Zobrist, Weber, Tyson, Pryor & Mother Nature take wins at Tri-City Speedway!

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Chad Zobrist

Chad Zobrist

Scott Weber

Scott Weber

Randy Tyson, Jr.

Randy Tyson, Jr.

Earl Pryor

Earl Pryor

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Pontoon Beach, IL (June 10th, 2011) A hot afternoon turned into a stormy night but Tri-City Speedway was able to get all but one feature event in before the skies opened up. Some showers early in the program delayed the show about 40 minutes during heat race action. Then thunderstorms kept missing the track just to the north until a major storm rolled in at the track during the Sport Compact feature. The Sport Compact feature was half way completed so it was considered an official finish. The UMP DIRTcar Pro Late Model feature was the only feature that didn’t get in before the rain.

There weren’t a lot of UMP DIRTcar Late Models on hand, but Chad Zobrist and Rick Salter entertained the fans with a great battle for the top spot for the first twenty laps of the main event. Zobrist and Salter fought for the lead lap after lap often side by side and swapping the lead on several occasions. As the laps were winding down, Zobrist would work lapped traffic perfectly and pull away from Salter at the end to get the win. Salter would take second with Nick Lyons finishing third. Jerry Lierly would recover from the lap two incident to finish fourth as did Walker who rounded out the top five. On lap two, Dewayne Kiefer would get sideways in turn two and Chris Streeval would tag him causing both cars to spin which would also collect Claude Walker and Jerry Lierly in the incident. Kiefer and Walker were both able to restart at the rear of the field and Lierly was able to keep going, but the contact ended the night for the Edinburgh, Indiana driver Streeval.

Scott Weber ended his night with two big wins in the UMP DIRTcar Modified division. Weber first claimed the King of the Hill Dash as he outgunned Rusty Griffaw for the $400 payday in the one on one head to head battle. Weber would then come back in the feature event and take a victory away from Tim Hancock in the closing laps. Hancock jumped to the lead on the opening lap of the main event and even though his left front tire went flat on lap one, he dominated the first 3/4 of the feature. As Hancock got into lapped traffic, Weber quickly reeled him in. On lap seventeen, Hancock would choose the low side in turns one and two but would get caught up behind the lapped cars of Larry Hull and Timmy Hancock, Jr. Meanwhile, Weber went to the high side and slipped past Hancock for the top spot. Weber would pull away at the end to take the win. Hancock would get the second spot while Rusty Griffaw and Ray Walsh battled for the third spot. Walsh would spin in turn four as he and Griffaw battled on the final lap, sending Griffaw to a third place finish. Bobby Regot III would come home fourth with Tommie Seets, Jr. rounding out the top five.

The UMP DIRTcar Factory Stock (Street Stock) feature event had its own wild finish. Buddy Love, Tommy Gaither, Randy Tyson, Jr., and Richie Gabriel were locked in a furious battle for the top spot, racing two and three wide as they worked lapped traffic. The action between Love and Tyson featured plenty of contact in the closing laps as they rubbed fenders for several laps as they swapped the lead back and fourth. On the final lap, as they went through turns one and two, Love dove under Tyson for the top spot and made contact again sending Love spinning at the exit of turn two. The huge pack of cars directly behind him took evasive action and Gaither would get collected and get his left rear tire cut off and then sent into the back stretch wall. Love showed his displeasure with Tyson under the caution as he pulled up door to door with him and the two exchanged pleasantries. On the restart, Tyson would be out front and he would go unchallenged for the win. Gabriel would cross the line second with Creg Cannon taking third. Brent Weaver would get fourth and Jason Worley rounded out the top five.

In the Sport Compact feature, Justin Suhre jumped out to the lead at the drop of the green flag, but Jacob Rexing wrestled the lead away from him on lap two. After a caution on lap three reset the field, Earl Pryor moved past Suhre and Rexing for the top spot and proceeded to the lead the next three laps when another caution flew for Tim Holt who stopped in turn four. During this caution period, the heavy rain and dangerous lightning moved in forcing officials to halt the program at that point. Pryor was declared the winner with Rexing taking second, Joey Haun third, Suhre fourth and Travis Horner fifth.

Tri City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 6/10/2011

Factory Stk-4cyl/UMP Sport Compacts – A-Main — 13 Cars
Feature checkered after 6 laps of 12 laps (1/2 way) — considered complete!
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 57E Earl Pryor (F) Troy, MO
2 17R Jacob Rexing (F) Brighton, IL
3 17X Joey Haun (FR) Jerseyville , IL
4 24 Justin Suhre Alhambra, IL
5 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
6 21M Willy Myers (F) Collinsville, IL
7 2 Vincent Shehorn Mt. Vernon, il
8 60 John Jones (FR) Florissant, MO
9 9R Randy Horner (FR) Alhambra, IL
10 3R Tim Holt St. Louis, MO
11 6W Cody Weaver (FR) Jerseyville, IL
12 14B Ben Dryer Bridgeton, MO
13 15G Zach Gaither (F) Alton, IL

Factory Stk-4cyl/UMP Sport Compacts – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 24 Justin Suhre Alhambra, IL
2 17X Joey Haun (FR) Jerseyville , IL
3 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
4 60 John Jones (FR) Florissant, MO
5 3R Tim Holt St. Louis, MO
6 14B Ben Dryer Bridgeton, MO
7 21M Willy Myers (F) Collinsville, IL

Factory Stk-4cyl/UMP Sport Compacts – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17R Jacob Rexing (F) Brighton, IL
2 6W Cody Weaver (FR) Jerseyville, IL
3 57E Earl Pryor (F) Troy, MO
4 2 Vincent Shehorn Mt. Vernon, il
5 15G Zach Gaither (F) Alton, IL
6 9R Randy Horner (FR) Alhambra, IL

Street Stocks/UMP Factory Stocks – A-Main — 23 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36 Randy Tyson Jr. Florissant, MO
2 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
3 81 Creg Cannon Cottage Hills, IL
4 11 Brent Weaver Jerseyville, IL
5 28 Jason Worley Ste Genevieve, MO
6 11b Fred Sparks Roxana, IL
7 55 Darin Patton (S) Wood River, IL
8 48x Michael Jeffries (S) Godfrey, IL
9 29H Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
10 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
11 19 Erik Sedlack (S) Alton, IL
12 14 Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
13 17L Buddy Love Wood River, IL
14 W1LD Ricky Huebner Bethalto, IL
15 83G Kevin Goodbrake (S) Brighton, IL
16 B11 Buddy Jeffries (S) Bethalto, IL
17 00jr Dave Meyers (S) Bethalto, IL
18 17C AJ Cline Wood River, IL
19 3M Alan Dixon Hartford, IL
20 11S Jessy Snyders Eldred, IL
21 88 Cody Thornhill St. Louis, MO
22 17B Jimmy Bell Godfrey, IL DNS
23 313W Jordan Warren Madora, IL DNS

Street Stocks/UMP Factory Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
2 36 Randy Tyson Jr. Florissant, MO
3 11 Brent Weaver Jerseyville, IL
4 W1LD Ricky Huebner Bethalto, IL
5 28 Jason Worley Ste Genevieve, MO
6 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
7 29H Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
8 00jr Dave Meyers (S) Bethalto, IL

Street Stocks/UMP Factory Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17L Buddy Love Wood River, IL
2 81 Creg Cannon Cottage Hills, IL
3 83G Kevin Goodbrake (S) Brighton, IL
4 17C AJ Cline Wood River, IL
5 88 Cody Thornhill St. Louis, MO
6 11b Fred Sparks Roxana, IL
7 19 Erik Sedlack (S) Alton, IL
8 3M Alan Dixon Hartford, IL

Street Stocks/UMP Factory Stocks – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 14 Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
2 55 Darin Patton (S) Wood River, IL
3 48x Michael Jeffries (S) Godfrey, IL
4 B11 Buddy Jeffries (S) Bethalto, IL
5 17B Jimmy Bell Godfrey, IL
6 11S Jessy Snyders Eldred, IL
7 313W Jordan Warren Madora, IL

UMP Late Models – A-Main – 11 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
2 1s Rick Salter Albers, IL
3 8BALL Nick Lyons Centralia, IL
4 7L Jerry Lierly Camp Point, IL
5 35 Claude Walker (L) Bethalto, IL
6 0 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
7 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL
8 15 Chris Fetter (L) Troy, MO
9 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
10 49 Steve Leach (L) Staunton, IL
11 30S Chris Streeval Edinburgh, IN

UMP Late Models – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1s Rick Salter Albers, IL
2 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
3 0 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
4 8BALL Nick Lyons Centralia, IL
5 30S Chris Streeval Edinburgh, IN
6 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL

UMP Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1s Rick Salter Albers, IL
2 8BALL Nick Lyons Centralia, IL
3 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL
4 35 Claude Walker (L) Bethalto, IL
5 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
6 49 Steve Leach (L) Staunton, IL

UMP Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
2 0 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
3 30S Chris Streeval Edinburgh, IN
4 7L Jerry Lierly Camp Point, IL
5 15 Chris Fetter (L) Troy, MO

UMP Modifieds – A-Main — 22 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 4J Scott Weber Festus, MO
2 1 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
3 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
4 4UW Bobby Regot III Saint Peters, MO
5 86T Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL
6 51 Timmy Hill House Springs, MO
7 45 Trista Stevenson (M) Pocahontas, IL
8 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
9 70 Josh Russell Festus, MO
10 10XJY James (Jim) Black Bonne Terre, MO
11 14H Winston (Leroy) Haney Foristell, MO
12 22 Tommy Gegg Alton, IL
13 1W Ray Walsh Saint Louis, MO
14 9B Larry Brown Cottage Hills, IL
15 41 Larry Hull Sr. (M) Saint Charles, MO
16 71 Lynn Tidwell Highland, IL
17 44 Timmy Hancock Jr (MR) Mt. Olive, IL
18 33 Nathan Bowman (M) Collinsville, IL
19 44K Jared Kneemiller Saint Peters, MO
20 b10 Bradley White (M) Bridgeton, MO
21 23 Brian McCormick Bethalto, IL
22 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL

UMP Modifieds – King of Hill Dash — $500 Winner Take All!!!
Note: An Additional $100 was added to the winner by Ron Fisher — Before final, Weber & Griffaw decided between each other that the winner would take $400 and running up $200.
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 4J Scott Weber Festus, MO
2 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
3 86T Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL
4 1 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
5 70 Josh Russell Festus, MO
6 1W Ray Walsh Saint Louis, MO
7 44K Jared Kneemiller Saint Peters, MO
8 45 Trista Stevenson (M) Pocahontas, IL
9 4UW Bobby Regot III Saint Peters, MO

UMP Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
2 4UW Bobby Regot III Saint Peters, MO
3 70 Josh Russell Festus, MO
4 51 Timmy Hill House Springs, MO
5 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
6 22 Tommy Gegg Alton, IL
7 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
8 71 Lynn Tidwell Highland, IL

UMP Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 4J Scott Weber Festus, MO
2 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO
3 44K Jared Kneemiller Saint Peters, MO
4 10XJY James (Jim) Black Bonne Terre, MO
5 44 Timmy Hancock Jr (MR) Mt. Olive, IL
6 14H Winston (Leroy) Haney Foristell, MO
7 41 Larry Hull Sr. (M) Saint Charles, MO

UMP Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1W Ray Walsh Saint Louis, MO
2 86T Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL
3 45 Trista Stevenson (M) Pocahontas, IL
4 b10 Bradley White (M) Bridgeton, MO
5 23 Brian McCormick Bethalto, IL
6 33 Nathan Bowman (M) Collinsville, IL
7 9B Larry Brown Cottage Hills, IL DNS

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – Heat 1 — 18 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 20 Dustin Griffin (C) Camp Point, IL
2 17X Matt Santel New Memphis, IL
3 74H Tim Hancock (C) Granite City, IL
4 01 Casey Montague Lebanon, IL
5 5J Josh Jackson (C) South Roxana, IL
6 74C John Crenshaw Madison, IL
7 32 Derek Fetter (C) Troy, MO
8 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
9 2J David Jumper Fenton, MO

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 8BALL Nick Lyons Centralia, IL
2 87R Ken Rumble House Springs, MO
3 7K Darron Forrest Eureka, MO
4 14 Keaton Streeval Edinburgh, IN
5 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
6 4 Jason Suhre Alhambra, IL
7 11S Andy Scoles St. Peters, MO
8 72 Brad Yotter Worden, IL
9 36 Darrell McDowell Highland, IL

UMP Pro Crate Late Model Feature Rained Out ..
Date for Make Up will be announced on website.

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