Michael Long, Brad Paquet & Danny Ems take victories at Tri-City Speedway!

Print Friendly
Share Button


Michael Long


Brad Paquet


Danny Ems

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY!

Pontoon Beach, IL (July 9, 2010) Michael Long of Quincy, Illinois claimed the $1,000 winner’s check as he piloted his UMP DIRTcar Modified to victory at Tri-City Speedway. Long appeared to be on his way to a relatively easy dominating win as he opened up a full straight-away lead on the competition, but a caution on lap seventeen of the twenty lap main event would erase the big lead. On the restart, Tommie Seets, Jr. would challenge Long for the lead and would actually move past Long for the lead as they battle through turns three and four on lap eighteen. However, Long would drive back under Seets down the front stretch and retake the lead and hold off Seets for the win. Mike Harrison would claim third while Jeff Leka made a late race dash past several cars to finish fourth. Ray Walsh would round out the top five.

The UMP DIRTcar Extreme Sportsman Challenge Series made their only scheduled appearance at Tri-City Speedway in 2010 and they didn’t disappoint as three different drivers lead the twenty-lap main event that paid $750 to the winner. Danny Ems paced the field early on, but he would have a heard of cars on his bumper trying to take the top spot away. Ryan Eilers would wrestle the top spot away and lead for several laps before Brad Paquet would use the high side to drive past Ryan Eilers for the lead. Russell Eilers would also move past Ryan Eilers for the second spot and keep the pressure on Paquet. It turned into a three-way battle for the lead between Paquet, Russell Eilers and Ryan Eilers until mechanical problems would sideline Russell Eilers in the closing laps. Ryan Eilers would make a serious challenge for the lead in the final two laps, pulling along side Paquet through the turns, but Paquet would hold him off and take the win. Ryan Eilers would finish second with Robbie Eilers taking third. Mark Bohnenstiehl would claim the fourth spot while Dustin Knerrer completed the top five.

Danny Ems would get redemption in the Street Stock feature as he claimed his first Street Stock main event of 2010 at Tri-City Speedway. Jimmy Bell led the race early on, but Ems would get past on lap five. Ems appeared to be on his way to a comfortable win, but Tommy Gegg made a late race charge and would battle Ems for the top spot in the final two laps. Gegg would actually pull along side Ems for the lead on lap fourteen, but Ems was able to hold him off and get the win. Gegg would finish second with Andy Beavers, Fred Sparks and Terry McCann rounding out the top five.

Modifieds – A-Main — 33 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18L Michael Long Quincy, IL
2 1 Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL
3 24H Mike Harrison (M) Highland, IL
4 3JL Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL
5 1W Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
6 41M Brent Mullins Litchfield, IL
7 79D John DeMoss Bloomington, IN
8 241D Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
9 14 Rick Conoyer (M) Saint Peters, MO
10 U2 Danny Jolly Christopher, IL
11 45 Trista Stevenson Pocahontas, IL
12 11H John Stanton East Alton, IL
13 10XX Jim Black Bonne Terre, MO
14 49 Craig Kern Vandalia, IL
15 32J Terry Johnson Winfield, MO
16 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
17 8 Levi Kissinger Mount Vernon, IN
18 05 David Wietholder Liberty, IL
19 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
20 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
21 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
22 20 Cody Clark ,
23 32 Donovan Lodge Moline, IL DNS

Modifieds – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
2 8 Levi Kissinger Mount Vernon, IN
3 79D John DeMoss Bloomington, IN
4 11H John Stanton East Alton, IL
5 49 Craig Kern Vandalia, IL
6 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
7 77 Rick Stevenson O’Fallon, MO
8 70 Josh Russell Festus, MO
9 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
10 14 Rick Conoyer (M) Saint Peters, MO
11 7z Matt Zimmerly De Soto, MO
12 C28 Corey Carriker Hazelwood, MO
13 98 JD Rottler Troy, MO
14 81A Michael Austin (MR) Godfrey, IL
15 N1 Gary Archambault Wright City, MO DNS
16 12S Mike Stuckey Old Monroe, MO DNS
17 21N Bill Nickelson , DNS

Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 U2 Danny Jolly Christopher, IL
2 1W Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
3 41M Brent Mullins Litchfield, IL
4 32 Donovan Lodge Moline, IL
5 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
6 79D John DeMoss Bloomington, IN
7 49 Craig Kern Vandalia, IL
8 14 Rick Conoyer (M) Saint Peters, MO
9 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL

Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18L Michael Long Quincy, IL
2 24H Mike Harrison (M) Highland, IL
3 241D Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
4 3JL Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL
5 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
6 77 Rick Stevenson O’Fallon, MO
7 11H John Stanton East Alton, IL
8 C28 Corey Carriker Hazelwood, MO

Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 45 Trista Stevenson Pocahontas, IL
2 20 Cody Clark ,
3 10XX Jim Black Bonne Terre, MO
4 32J Terry Johnson Winfield, MO
5 21N Bill Nickelson ,
6 8 Levi Kissinger Mount Vernon, IN
7 70 Josh Russell Festus, MO
8 81A Michael Austin (MR) Godfrey, IL

Modifieds – Heat 4
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL
2 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
3 05 David Wietholder Liberty, IL
4 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
5 N1 Gary Archambault Wright City, MO
6 98 JD Rottler Troy, MO
7 12S Mike Stuckey Old Monroe, MO
8 7z Matt Zimmerly De Soto, MO

Sportsmen – A-Main — 33 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 49 Brad Paquet High Ridge, MO
2 3 Ryan Eilers Highland, IL
3 1 Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
4 23b Mark Bohnenstiehl Edwardsville, IL
5 99K Dustin Knerrer O’ Fallon, IL
6 36 Danny Ems Arnold, MO
7 196 Jon Ripperda Bartelso, IL
8 55K Jason Keller Bonne Terre, MO
9 8se Steve Edgecombe House Springs, MO
10 23 Dennis Wernle New Douglas, IL
11 65 Gary Range Imperial, MO
12 19p Mark Pflueger Wood River, IL
13 57H Trey Harris Imperial, MO
14 3 Scott Hensler South Roxana, IL
15 8E Russell Eilers Highland, IL
16 69 Derek Bryant Mascoutah, IL
17 444 Marc Roberson Maryland Heights, MO
18 46B Paul Belken ,
19 28 Tyson Gegg St. Genevieve, MO
20 192 Mark Spraul Festus, MO
21 87 Gary Haynes Arnold, MO
22 15B Matt Brucato Imperial , Mo
23 19 Jimmy Cummins Waterloo, IL

Sportsmen – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 19 Jimmy Cummins Waterloo, IL
2 196 Jon Ripperda Bartelso, IL
3 3 Scott Hensler South Roxana, IL
4 192 Mark Spraul Festus, MO
5 69 Derek Bryant Mascoutah, IL
6 28 Tyson Gegg St. Genevieve, MO
7 96 Matt Koch Highland, IL
8 45 CJ Simpson O’Fallon, IL
9 56B Jim Lafferty Jr Carlinville, IL
10 23 Dennis Wernle New Douglas, IL
11 96S Bill Shuford Saint Charles, MO
12 68 Scott Bourland ,
13 6 Allan Gieseking Highland, IL
14 79 Bradley White (M) Bridgeton, MO
15 10 Daryn Klein Collinsville, IL
16 18 Jimmy Miller Highland, IL
17 97D Dale Laird ,

Sportsmen – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36 Danny Ems Arnold, MO
2 19p Mark Pflueger Wood River, IL
3 87 Gary Haynes Arnold, MO
4 46B Paul Belken ,
5 196 Jon Ripperda Bartelso, IL
6 3 Scott Hensler South Roxana, IL
7 6 Allan Gieseking Highland, IL
8 96S Bill Shuford Saint Charles, MO
9 97D Dale Laird ,

Sportsmen – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 55K Jason Keller Bonne Terre, MO
2 1 Robbie Eilers Highland, IL
3 65 Gary Range Imperial, MO
4 444 Marc Roberson Maryland Heights, MO
5 79 Bradley White (M) Bridgeton, MO
6 96 Matt Koch Highland, IL
7 10 Daryn Klein Collinsville, IL
8 18 Jimmy Miller Highland, IL

Sportsmen – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 3 Ryan Eilers Highland, IL
2 57H Trey Harris Imperial, MO
3 15B Matt Brucato Imperial , Mo
4 99K Dustin Knerrer O’ Fallon, IL
5 19 Jimmy Cummins Waterloo, IL
6 23 Dennis Wernle New Douglas, IL
7 192 Mark Spraul Festus, MO
8 68 Scott Bourland ,

Sportsmen – Heat 4
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 49 Brad Paquet High Ridge, MO
2 8E Russell Eilers Highland, IL
3 23b Mark Bohnenstiehl Edwardsville, IL
4 8se Steve Edgecombe House Springs, MO
5 28 Tyson Gegg St. Genevieve, MO
6 56B Jim Lafferty Jr Carlinville, IL
7 45 CJ Simpson O’Fallon, IL
8 69 Derek Bryant Mascoutah, IL

Street Stocks – A-Main — 27 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36 Danny Ems Arnold, MO
2 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL
3 21 Elza (Andy) Beavers (S) Alton, IL
4 11b Fred Sparks (S) Roxana, IL
5 68 Terry McCann (S) Cottage Hills, IL
6 01 Fred Dublo Jr (S) Alton, IL
7 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
8 5j Josh Jackson (CR) South Roxana, IL
9 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
10 4J Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
11 W1LD Ricky Huebner Bethalto, IL
12 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
13 B11 Brent Weaver (SR) Jerseyville, IL
14 81 Creg Cannon (S) Cottage Hills, IL
15 88 Cody Thornhill St. Louis, MO
16 17B Jimmy Bell (S) Godfrey, IL
17 27C Josh Case (SR) Bethalto, IL
18 29H Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
19 8T TJ Eilers Troy, IL
20 00jr Dave Meyers Bethalto, IL
21 17L Buddy Love (S) Wood River, IL
22 83G Kevin Goodbrake Brighton, IL

Street Stocks – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 81 Creg Cannon (S) Cottage Hills, IL
2 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
3 B11 Brent Weaver (SR) Jerseyville, IL
4 29H Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
5 313 Jordan Warren Medora, IL
6 48x Michael Jeffries (S) Godfrey, IL
7 19 Erik Sedlack (SR) Alton, IL
8 22X Max Morrison (SR) Bunker Hill, IL DNS
9 4K Dustin Knerrer O’ Fallon, IL DNS

Street Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 5j Josh Jackson (CR) South Roxana, IL
2 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL
3 W1LD Ricky Huebner Bethalto, IL
4 68 Terry McCann (S) Cottage Hills, IL
5 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
6 27C Josh Case (SR) Bethalto, IL
7 19 Erik Sedlack (SR) Alton, IL
8 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
9 48x Michael Jeffries (S) Godfrey, IL

Street Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17B Jimmy Bell (S) Godfrey, IL
2 36 Danny Ems Arnold, MO
3 8T TJ Eilers Troy, IL
4 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
5 17L Buddy Love (S) Wood River, IL
6 4J Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
7 22X Max Morrison (SR) Bunker Hill, IL
8 313 Jordan Warren Medora, IL
9 81 Creg Cannon (S) Cottage Hills, IL

Street Stocks – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 00jr Dave Meyers Bethalto, IL
2 21 Elza (Andy) Beavers (S) Alton, IL
3 11b Fred Sparks (S) Roxana, IL
4 01 Fred Dublo Jr (S) Alton, IL
5 88 Cody Thornhill St. Louis, MO
6 83G Kevin Goodbrake Brighton, IL
7 29H Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
8 B11 Brent Weaver (SR) Jerseyville, IL
9 4K Dustin Knerrer O’ Fallon, IL DNS

close
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonYouTube IconTwitter Icontwitter follow button