Frankel, Griffaw, Weber, Ems & Pryor take wins at Tri-City Speedway!

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Rickey Frankel


Rusty Griffaw


Scott Weber


Danny Ems


Earl Pryor

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Pontoon Beach, IL (September 3rd, 2010) A great field of 123 race cars were on hand to kick off their Labor Day weekend at Tri-City Speedway.

With a solid field of 25 UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models on hand, it didn’t take long for the action to heat up. Michael Kloos and Rickey Frankel battled lap after lap for the entire twenty-five lap distance for the top spot. Frankel took the lead at the drop of the green flag, but Kloos found his way past Frankel for the lead on lap four, but the caution would wave before another lap could be completed and that would give Frankel the lead again on the restart. Frankel would take advantage of the situation and hold Kloos off for the remainder of the race, even though the race was slowed several times including a big six car wreck in turns three and four on lap nine. That crash would eliminate all six cars involved (Tim Ratajczyk, Dewaye Kiefer, Brent Kreke, Brant Kehrer, John Beck and Chad Zobrist) and cause tempers to flare. Mark Voigt also had a run of bad luck that all but ended his hopes of repeating as track champion in the Late Model division at Tri-City Speedway. Voigt lost a left rear tire while battling for the third spot. His crew would get the tire replaced under the caution, only to lose the left rear tire again later in the race. In the end, it was Frankel holding off the challenges of Kloos to earn the win. Kloos was second with Billy Laycock taking third. Bobby Pierce would finish in the fourth spot with Claude Walker rounding out the top five.

Rusty Griffaw was on a mission in the UMP DIRTcar Modified division. Griffaw’s night got off to a rough start after starting last in his heat race and while working his way toward the front, was tagged by another car and sent spinning at the exit of turn four. Griffaw would restart at the tail of the field on the restart of the heat race with just four laps remaining and would climb his way back to a second place finish. That would give him the sixth and final starting spot in the Dash, which would only take one lap before he was leading. That would give Griffaw the pole starting spot in the main event and allow him to pretty well dominate the event. His only challenges came on the restarts as Kyle Byerline would make a couple of runs on the low side to challenge for the lead. But Griffaw was too strong and powered away to take the win. Byerline would get second with Marty Smith, Jr. charging to a third place finish from his eleventh place starting spot. Rick Conoyer would also charge through the field from the fourteenth starting spot to finish fourth. Bobby Regot would round out the top five.

Scott Weber once again dominated the UMP DIRTcar Pro Late Model main event. Weber led all twenty laps and won handily over second place finish Bobby Pierce. Mark Oller would take third with Aaron Heck finishing fourth and Bobby Martintoni fifth. Pierce and Oller would have a great battle for the second spot. Oller was holding off Pierce for the second spot until late in the race when Pierce took advantage of lapped traffic to make his move around Oller for second.

Danny Ems led all fifteen laps of the Street Stock main event as he claimed the win. The big story was second place finisher Tommy Gegg. Gegg started twenty-fourth in another driver’s car after his car suffered mechanical problems in his heat race. Gegg would charge through the field to earn the second spot. Jimmy Bell would finish third with Richie Gabriel taking fourth. Todd Erickson would round out the top five.

Earl Pryor would earn his first win at Tri-City Speedway in the Factory Stock division. Willie Myers would get the lead early on and lead the first six laps of the twelve lap main event. But Pryor would work his way past Myers and get the lead and then hold off the challenges of Myers for the rest of the way to earn the win. Myers was second with Jordan Suhre taking third. Justin Suhre would finish fourth with Travis Horner completing the top five. Jordan Suhre’s third place finish brought hiim to within twenty-nine points of the current point leader Trevor Isaak.

Season Championships are next Friday, September 10th for all five divisions.

Tri City Speedway — Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 9/3/2010

Factory Stocks – A-Main — 17 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 57E Earl Pryor Troy, MO
2 21M Willie Myers (F) Collinsville, IL
3 26 Jordan Suhre (F) Alhambra, IL
4 24 Justin Suhre (F) Alhambra, IL StLRacing.com Hardcharger: Started 16 Passed 12
5 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
6 9X Trevor Isaak (F) Highland, IL
7 WH0 Tristen Wentler Benld, IL
8 19X Zach Gaither (FR) Alton, IL
9 17W Joey Haun Jerseyville , IL
10 15 Kate Marks (FR) Waterloo, IL
11 39 Jonathan Schulte (F) Caseyville, IL
12 17R Jacob Rexing (FR) Brighton, IL
13 21 Casey Burns Edwardsville, IL
14 28J Justin Hall South Roxana, IL
15 81 Levi Cannon East Alton, IL
16 WH02 Eldon Hemken Gillespie, IL
17 07 Cynthia Hayes Pevely, MO DNS

Factory Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 57E Earl Pryor Troy, MO
2 26 Jordan Suhre (F) Alhambra, IL
3 39 Jonathan Schulte (F) Caseyville, IL
4 WH0 Tristen Wentler Benld, IL
5 17R Jacob Rexing (FR) Brighton, IL
6 19X Zach Gaither (FR) Alton, IL
7 15 Kate Marks (FR) Waterloo, IL
8 81 Levi Cannon East Alton, IL DNS
9 07 Cynthia Hayes Pevely, MO DNS

Factory Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 21M Willie Myers (F) Collinsville, IL
2 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
3 28J Justin Hall South Roxana, IL
4 9X Trevor Isaak (F) Highland, IL
5 21 Casey Burns Edwardsville, IL
6 17W Joey Haun Jerseyville , IL
7 WH02 Eldon Hemken Gillespie, IL
8 24 Justin Suhre (F) Alhambra, IL DNS

Late Models – A-Main — 25 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 33F Rickey Frankel, (L) Quincy, IL
2 6K Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
3 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL
4 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
5 35 Claude Walker (L) Moro, IL
6 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
7 33 Tim Manville (L) Troy, IL
8 15 Chris Fetter (L) Troy, MO
9 16H Mike Hammerle Saint Charles, MO StLRacing.com Hardcharger: Started 23 Passed 14
10 49 Steve Leach Staunton, IL
11 8BALL Eric Gowin Jerseyville, IL
12 25 Frankie Martin Du Quoin, IL
13 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
14 2M Scott Mueller Hendersonville, TN
15 28S Rodney Standerfer ,
16 13 Dewayne Kiefer (L) St. Genevieve, MO
17 112 Tim Ratajczyk (L) Millstadt, IL
18 28b John Beck Springfield, IL
19 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
20 13K Brent Kreke Lebanon, IL
21 92B Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
22 11 Steve Karnes Marion, IL
23 38L Ryan Little Springfield, IL
24 1s Rick Salter (L) Albers, IL DNS
25 80 Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO DNS

Late Models – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 6K Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
2 33F Rickey Frankel, (L) Quincy, IL
3 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
4 13 Dewayne Kiefer (L) St. Genevieve, MO
5 28b John Beck Springfield, IL
6 112 Tim Ratajczyk (L) Millstadt, IL

Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 6K Michael Kloos Trenton, IL
2 33F Rickey Frankel, (L) Quincy, IL
3 11 Steve Karnes Marion, IL
4 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL
5 92B Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
6 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
7 25 Frankie Martin Du Quoin, IL
8 8BALL Eric Gowin Jerseyville, IL
9 1s Rick Salter (L) Albers, IL DNS

Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 112 Tim Ratajczyk (L) Millstadt, IL
2 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
3 35 Claude Walker (L) Moro, IL
4 15 Chris Fetter (L) Troy, MO
5 28S Rodney Standerfer ,
6 2M Scott Mueller Hendersonville, TN
7 33 Tim Manville (L) Troy, IL
8 80 Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO DNS

Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 13 Dewayne Kiefer (L) St. Genevieve, MO
2 28b John Beck Springfield, IL
3 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
4 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
5 49 Steve Leach Staunton, IL
6 13K Brent Kreke Lebanon, IL
7 38L Ryan Little Springfield, IL
8 16H Mike Hammerle Saint Charles, MO

Modifieds – A-Main — 29 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
2 11B Kyle Byerline Dawson, IL
3 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
4 14 Rick Conoyer (M) Saint Peters, MO
5 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
6 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
7 241D Dean Hoffman Troy, IL StLRacing.com Hardcharger: Started 22 Passed 15
8 45 Trista Stevenson Pocahontas, IL
9 U2 Danny Jolly Christopher, IL
10 14H Winston (Leroy) Haney Foristell, MO
11 25 Brett Korves Swansea , IL
12 75 Eric Faust Aviston, IL
13 4W Rick Weekly Buffalo, IL
14 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
15 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
16 98 JD Rottler Troy, MO
17 b10 Bradley White (M) Bridgeton, MO
18 6B Dave Baldwin Perrysville, IN
19 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
20 11H John Stanton East Alton, IL
21 M41 Steve Maisel House Springs, MO
22 8X James Reed Saint Louis, MO
23 41 Larry Hull Sr. (M) Saint Charles, MO DNS

Modifieds – B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 U2 Danny Jolly Christopher, IL
2 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL
3 8X James Reed Saint Louis, MO
4 241D Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
5 M41 Steve Maisel House Springs, MO
6 22V Matt Mevert Steeleville, IL
7 38 Stephen Flannery Jr Wood River, IL
8 10F Kyle Steffens Saint Charles, MO
9 51s Bob Stanton Godfrey, IL DNS
10 21F Khris Fohne Lebanon, IL DNS
11 000 Scott White Bridgeton, MO DNS

Modifieds – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
2 45 Trista Stevenson Pocahontas, IL
3 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
4 11B Kyle Byerline Dawson, IL
5 41 Larry Hull Sr. (M) Saint Charles, MO
6 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL

Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 45 Trista Stevenson Pocahontas, IL
2 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
3 14H Winston (Leroy) Haney Foristell, MO
4 4UW Bobby Regot III (M) Saint Peters, MO
5 4W Rick Weekly Buffalo, IL
6 75 Eric Faust Aviston, IL
7 U2 Danny Jolly Christopher, IL
8 M41 Steve Maisel House Springs, MO
9 10F Kyle Steffens Saint Charles, MO
10 21F Khris Fohne Lebanon, IL DNS

Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 11B Kyle Byerline Dawson, IL
2 41 Larry Hull Sr. (M) Saint Charles, MO
3 98 JD Rottler Troy, MO
4 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
5 14 Rick Conoyer (M) Saint Peters, MO
6 25 Brett Korves Swansea , IL
7 8X James Reed Saint Louis, MO
8 38 Stephen Flannery Jr Wood River, IL
9 000 Scott White Bridgeton, MO
10 22V Matt Mevert Steeleville, IL

Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
2 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
3 b10 Bradley White (M) Bridgeton, MO
4 11H John Stanton East Alton, IL
5 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
6 6B Dave Baldwin Perrysville, IN
7 51s Bob Stanton Godfrey, IL
8 241D Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
9 42 Steve Lach Brownstown, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models – A-Main — 24 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8BALL Scott Weber (C) Festus, MO
2 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
3 67 Mark Oller (L) Highland, IL
4 59R Aaron Heck Mount Vernon, IL
5 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
6 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO StLRacing.com Hardcharger: Started 15 Passed 9
7 58 Kyle Monroe Salem, IL
8 36S Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
9 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
10 1A Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
11 74 Tim Hancock (CR) Granite City, IL
12 24 Dick Taylor Riverton, IL
13 87 Jason Zobrist (C) Highland, IL
14 72 Brad Yotter Bethalto, IL
15 55 Daniel Heck Mount Vernon, IL
16 11S Andy Scoles (CR) St. Charles, MO
17 73 Adam Kasick ,
18 95 Jeremy Nash (C) Marine, IL
19 4 Jason Suhre (CR) Alhambra, IL
20 21G Heidi Goodman ,
21 77 Neal McPhillips Highland, IL
22 4E Scott Geaschel Collinsville, IL
23 32 Derek Fetter Troy, MO
24 D9 David Dunn Hillsboro, MO DNS

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8BALL Scott Weber (C) Festus, MO
2 74 Tim Hancock (CR) Granite City, IL
3 36S Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
4 72 Brad Yotter Bethalto, IL
5 1A Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
6 4 Jason Suhre (CR) Alhambra, IL
7 73 Adam Kasick ,
8 11S Andy Scoles (CR) St. Charles, MO

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 55 Daniel Heck Mount Vernon, IL
2 59R Aaron Heck Mount Vernon, IL
3 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
4 87 Jason Zobrist (C) Highland, IL
5 21G Heidi Goodman ,
6 77 Neal McPhillips Highland, IL
7 95 Jeremy Nash (C) Marine, IL
8 D9 David Dunn Hillsboro, MO

Pro (Crate) Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 67 Mark Oller (L) Highland, IL
2 32P Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
3 58 Kyle Monroe Salem, IL
4 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
5 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
6 24 Dick Taylor Riverton, IL
7 32 Derek Fetter Troy, MO
8 4E Scott Geaschel Collinsville, IL

Street Stocks – A-Main — 28 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36 Danny Ems Arnold, MO
2 22g, 19 Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL StLRacing.com Hardcharger: Started 24 Passed 22
3 17B Jimmy Bell (S) Godfrey, IL
4 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
5 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
6 68 Terry McCann (S) Cottage Hills, IL
7 01 Fred Dublo Jr (S) Alton, IL
8 27C Josh Case (SR) Bethalto, IL
9 7D Dawn Rheinecker ,
10 12R Tyler Ratajaczyk Columbia, IL
11 313 Jordan Warren Medora, IL
12 63D Chad Day ,
13 22X Max Morrison (SR) Bunker Hill, IL
14 11b Fred Sparks (S) Roxana, IL
15 81 Creg Cannon (S) Cottage Hills, IL
16 17L Buddy Love (S) Wood River, IL
17 21 Elza (Andy) Beavers (S) Alton, IL
18 48x Michael Jeffries (S) Godfrey, IL
19 3Z Andy Marlow ,
20 29 Stephen Fohne Troy, IL
21 17C AJ Cline (S) Cottage Hills, IL
22 14 Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
23 99 Jeffrey (Jeff) Martin (SR) Salem, IL DNS
24 W1LD Ricky Huebner Bethalto, IL DNS
25 27P Earl Pryor Troy, MO DNS
26 29H Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL DNS
27 19 Erik Sedlack (SR) Alton, IL DNS
28 4J Zack Jordan Bunker Hill, IL DNS

Street Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 W1LD Ricky Huebner Bethalto, IL
2 17L Buddy Love (S) Wood River, IL
3 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
4 48x Michael Jeffries (S) Godfrey, IL
5 12R Tyler Ratajaczyk Columbia, IL
6 313 Jordan Warren Medora, IL
7 63D Chad Day ,
8 19 Erik Sedlack (SR) Alton, IL
9 22X Max Morrison (SR) Bunker Hill, IL
10 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL

Street Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36 Danny Ems Arnold, MO
2 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
3 11b Fred Sparks (S) Roxana, IL
4 01 Fred Dublo Jr (S) Alton, IL
5 29 Stephen Fohne Troy, IL
6 7D Dawn Rheinecker ,
7 27P Earl Pryor Troy, MO
8 99 Jeffrey (Jeff) Martin (SR) Salem, IL
9 29H Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL DNS

Street Stocks – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17B Jimmy Bell (S) Godfrey, IL
2 21 Elza (Andy) Beavers (S) Alton, IL
3 68 Terry McCann (S) Cottage Hills, IL
4 14 Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
5 81 Creg Cannon (S) Cottage Hills, IL
6 3Z Andy Marlow ,
7 4J Zack Jordan Bunker Hill, IL
8 17C AJ Cline (S) Cottage Hills, IL
9 27C Josh Case (SR) Bethalto, IL DNS

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