Jared Landers completes the sweep at Tri-City’s Modified Mania! Burgtorf & Martintoni take big wins!

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Jared Landers


Bobby Martintoni

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Pontoon Beach, IL (October 4, 2009) Jared Landers of Blackwell, Arkansas had a miraculous weekend at Tri-City Speedway as he won all three nights of the Modified Mania and earned over $10,000 for his effort. At the Sunday evening finale, Landers took the lead at the drop of the green flag and led all thirty laps of the main event to earn the $3,000 victory and also claimed a $1,000 bonus for winning all three events. Landers only challenge came in the early laps as Rusty Griffaw battled hard for the lead. Lander was just too strong and slowly opened up the lead as the laps progressed. Griffaw would run in the second spot almost the entire event, however Kevin Weaver's late race charge would steal the second spot at the finish line. Griffaw and Weaver would cross the line in a photo finish with the transponders scoring Weaver just slightly ahead. Mike Harrison would finish in the fourth spot with Tim Hancock completing the top five.
Along with Landers, Michael Long, Tim Hancock, Mike Harrison, Ray Walsh and Randy Korte were the only three drivers to qualifying for all three events. Although Korte was unable to start the final event after his car flipped violently in the dash.

On Saturday, Rusty Griffaw set a new track record at Tri-City Speedway for Modifieds during qualifying when he turned a lap around the 3/8 mile oval in 15.991 seconds.

Sunday's UMP DIRTcar Late Model main event proved to be one of the most exciting events of the 2009 season at Tri-City Speedway. Dennis Erb, Jr. took the lead on the opening lap only to have Kevin Weaver slip by him in turns one and two on the second lap. As they battled in turn three, Erb would spin and bring out a caution. Weaver took the lead on the restart holding off the challenges of Michael Kloos. Mark Burgtorf started working the high side using the big cushion that developed about ten feet off the wall and moved past Kloos for the second spot. He would soon mount a challenge on Weaver for the lead. Weaver and Burgtorf would battle side-by-side for the final ten laps until Weaver slipped on the final lap causing him to fall all the way back to fourth. Erb recovered from his spin early on and charged back through the field and took the second spot on the final lap. Kloos would also get back Weaver to take third. Billy Moyer, Jr. rounded out the top five as he crossed the line behind Weaver.

In the UMP DIRTcar Pro Late Model division, Daniel Heck took the lead at the drop of the green flag but it wouldn't be long before Gordy Gundaker moved in to fight for the lead. Gundaker and Heck raced side-by-side for several laps before Gundaker got the advantage. Bobby Martintoni would soon move into the second spot but Gundaker appeared to be pulling away. As the final fifteen laps went caution free, lapped traffic would come into play in a huge way. The veteran racer Martintoni patiently worked the lapped cars and reeled in Gundaker as he struggled passing the lapped cars that were running in his line on the high side. Martintoni would take advantage of lapped cars racing side-by-side to slipped past Gundaker. Martintoni would then pull away in the final laps to take the win. Gundaker would finish second with Bobby Dauderman finishing third. Mark Oller would finish fourth and Dustin Griffin rounding out the top five.

Tri City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 10/4/2009

Late Models – A-Main — 21 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 7B Mark Burgtorf Quincy, IL
2 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
3 9* Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
4 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
5 21JR Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR
6 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
7 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
8 21L Kyle Logue Cisco, IL
9 97M Joey Mack Benton, MO
10 27S Mike Schulte Summerfield, IL
11 32 Chad Stapleton ,
12 76 Butch Kruckeberg Edwardsville, IL
13 5 Mike Jacober Highland, IL — STLRacing Hard Charger- Started Started 19th Passed 6 Cars
14 81JR Jason Riggs Harrisburg, IL
15 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. University Park, IL
16 441 Jared Landers Blackwell, AR
17 50 Jason Pritz Washington, MO
18 25G Joe Garson Highland, IL
19 94P Adam Parmeley Cadet, MO
20 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL DNS
21 22 Dan Jacober Highland, IL DNS

Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 28 Dennis Erb, Jr. Carpentersville, IL
2 21L Kyle Logue Cisco, IL
3 99JR Frank Heckenast, Jr. University Park, IL
4 97M Joey Mack Benton, MO
5 81JR Jason Riggs Harrisburg, IL
6 27S Mike Schulte Summerfield, IL
7 50 Jason Pritz Washington, MO

Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
2 21JR Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR
3 7B Mark Burgtorf Quincy, IL
4 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
5 22 Dan Jacober Highland, IL
6 94P Adam Parmeley Cadet, MO
7 25G Joe Garson Highland, IL

Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
2 9* Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
3 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
4 441 Jared Landers Blackwell, AR
5 32 Chad Stapleton ,
6 76 Butch Kruckeberg Edwardsville, IL
7 5 Mike Jacober Highland, IL

Modifieds – A-Main — 47 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 777 Jared Landers Blackwell, AR
2 b12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
3 16 Rusty Griffaw (M) Festus, MO
4 1 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
5 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
6 3L Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL
7 3 Kelly Shryock ,
8 22s Chad Kinder Newton, IL
9 89S Mike Spatola III Manhattan, IL
10 3E Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
11 1S Brian Shaw Robinson, IL
12 1WW Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
13 76 Shelby Miles ,
14 55 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO — STLRacing Hard Charger Started 24th – Passed 10 Cars
15 18M Matt Huddleston Asmore, Il
16 21D Danny Schwartz Ashmore, IL
17 86 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
18 24 Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
19 808 Ed Shamhart Olney, IL
20 14 Rick Conoyer Saint Peters, MO
21 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN
22 11L Kyle Logue Cisco, IL
23 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
24 18 Michael Long Quincy, IL
25 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL DNS
26 55 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL DNS

Modifieds – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 3 Kelly Shryock ,
2 22s Chad Kinder Newton, IL
3 808 Ed Shamhart Olney, IL
4 3E Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
5 11L Kyle Logue Cisco, IL
6 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN
7 14 Rick Conoyer Saint Peters, MO
8 24 Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
9 41G Matt Goulden Springfield, IL
10 28R Robbie Reed Mexico, MO
11 05 David Wietholder Liberty, IL
12 G1 Gabe Menser Ashmore, IL
13 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL
14 14H Leroy Haney Foristell, MO
15 n2 Mike Null Wentzville, MO
16 21S Denny Schwartz Ashmore, IL
17 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
18 4j Scott Weber (M) Festus, MO
19 51s Bob Stanton Godfrey, IL
20 000 Scott White Bridgeton, MO DNS

Modifieds – C-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 28R Robbie Reed Mexico, MO
2 05 David Wietholder Liberty, IL
3 G1 Gabe Menser Ashmore, IL
4 14 Rick Conoyer Saint Peters, MO
5 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL
6 11K Kelly Devall Vandalia, IL
7 6m Terry McClintock Saint Charles, MO
8 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
9 5V Dustin Vandeloecht Steedman, Mo
10 44X Roger Cary ,
11 0UT Tommie Seets Jr (M) Alton, IL
12 M41 Steve Maisel House Springs, MO
13 20n Bobby Newberry Roxana, IL
14 77 Kevin Lee Granite City, IL
15 14J Jeff Masson Irondale, MO
16 42 Steve Lach (M) Brownstown, IL
17 1G Devin Gilpin , DNS
18 55 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL DNS

Modifieds – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 777 Jared Landers Blackwell, AR
2 89S Mike Spatola III Manhattan, IL
3 16 Rusty Griffaw (M) Festus, MO
4 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
5 18 Michael Long Quincy, IL

Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18 Michael Long Quincy, IL
2 b12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL
3 1 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
4 3E Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
5 21S Denny Schwartz Ashmore, IL
6 11L Kyle Logue Cisco, IL
7 28R Robbie Reed Mexico, MO
8 42 Steve Lach (M) Brownstown, IL
9 11K Kelly Devall Vandalia, IL
10 M41 Steve Maisel House Springs, MO

Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 89S Mike Spatola III Manhattan, IL
2 1WW Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
3 76 Shelby Miles ,
4 14H Leroy Haney Foristell, MO
5 22s Chad Kinder Newton, IL
6 7R Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN
7 G1 Gabe Menser Ashmore, IL
8 77 Kevin Lee Granite City, IL
9 14 Rick Conoyer Saint Peters, MO
10 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO DNS

Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 16 Rusty Griffaw (M) Festus, MO
2 3L Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL
3 21D Danny Schwartz Ashmore, IL
4 4j Scott Weber (M) Festus, MO
5 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
6 41G Matt Goulden Springfield, IL
7 20n Bobby Newberry Roxana, IL
8 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL
9 14J Jeff Masson Irondale, MO
10 6m Terry McClintock Saint Charles, MO

Modifieds – Heat 4
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
2 0 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
3 86 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
4 3 Kelly Shryock ,
5 24 Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
6 n2 Mike Null Wentzville, MO
7 05 David Wietholder Liberty, IL
8 55 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
9 44X Roger Cary ,

Modifieds – Heat 5
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 777 Jared Landers Blackwell, AR
2 1S Brian Shaw Robinson, IL
3 18M Matt Huddleston Asmore, Il
4 808 Ed Shamhart Olney, IL
5 51s Bob Stanton Godfrey, IL
6 000 Scott White Bridgeton, MO
7 5V Dustin Vandeloecht Steedman, Mo
8 0UT Tommie Seets Jr (M) Alton, IL
9 1G Devin Gilpin , DNS

Pro (Crate) Late Models – A-Main — 28 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
2 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
3 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL
4 59 Mark Oller (C) Highland, IL
5 20 Dustin Griffin Quincy, IL
6 59R Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
7 55 Daniel Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
8 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
9 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
10 11K Shannon Kuhn Highland, IL
11 58 Charlie Heck (C) Mt. Vernon, IL
12 92s Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
13 1A Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
14 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL — STLRacing Hard Charger Started 21st Passed 7 Cars
15 16B Garrett Britton Benton, IL
16 36W Tommy Sheppard Marine, IL
17 72 Brad Yotter (C) Bethalto, IL
18 7M Kevin Moffett Moweaqua, IL
19 31R Jon Ridgway (C) Glendale, MO
20 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL
21 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
22 4E Scott Geaschel Collinsville, IL
23 8 Randy Korte Highland, IL DNS

Pro (Crate) Late Models – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 31R Jon Ridgway (C) Glendale, MO
2 92s Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
3 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
4 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
5 16B Garrett Britton Benton, IL
6 81R Jeff Ridgway St. Louis, MO
7 5J Josh Jackson (S) South Roxana, IL
8 9 Chris Lapp Barnett, MO
9 28X Jason Keith Fredericktown, MO DNS
10 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL DNS

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 55 Daniel Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
2 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
3 59R Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
4 11K Shannon Kuhn Highland, IL
5 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
6 1A Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
7 9 Chris Lapp Barnett, MO
8 28X Jason Keith Fredericktown, MO
9 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL
10 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8 Randy Korte Highland, IL
2 59 Mark Oller (C) Highland, IL
3 58 Charlie Heck (C) Mt. Vernon, IL
4 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL
5 36W Tommy Sheppard Marine, IL
6 4E Scott Geaschel Collinsville, IL
7 31R Jon Ridgway (C) Glendale, MO
8 81R Jeff Ridgway St. Louis, MO
9 5J Josh Jackson (S) South Roxana, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
2 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL
3 20 Dustin Griffin Quincy, IL
4 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
5 72 Brad Yotter (C) Bethalto, IL
6 7M Kevin Moffett Moweaqua, IL
7 92s Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
8 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
9 16B Garrett Britton Benton, IL

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