October 9, 2004 Results

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"King of the Outlaws" Rules Tri-City, Exacts $10,000 Tariff!

By Steve Birmingham
 

October 9, 2004; Granite City, IL –  Steve Kinser,"The King of the Outlaws," showed why the title is so, leading all 30 laps Saturday to win his 23rd World of Outlaws A-Main at Tri-City Speedway.

Kinser bolted from his outside front row starting spot and was never challenged on the billiard-table smooth half-mile dirt. Wayne Johnson, Jason Meyers, Joey Saldana, Danny Lasoski and Tim Shaffer gave chase but Kinser at times stretched out to a 20-length lead enroute to his $10,000 payday. Shaffer turned in the drive of the night, starting 22nd on

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September 25, 2004 Results

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Squires, Yotter, Martintoni win "Triple Nickel" Loot!

By Steve Birmingham
 

September 25, 2004; Granite City, IL – In what looked like a dress rehearsal for Tri-City Speedway's October 2 "Demolition Derby Night of Destruction," Rick Squires, Pat Yotter and Bobby Martintoni emerged victorious and cashed $500 checks in Saturday's "Triple Nickel."

Squires led from the pole of the Mountain Dew Sportsman leg of "Triple Nickel" and was able to stay ahead of the carnage that visited itself on more than half the field. While Squires maintained a three-length lead, Terry Chester and Junior Benton ran side by side for seven laps in their battle for

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September 18, 2004 Results

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Krankel and Jacoby Win Missouri-Illinois
Dodge Dealers Racing Series Titles!

By Steve Birmingham
 

September 18, 2004; Granite City, IL – Tom Krankel won his first career Ironman Late Model championship while Bert Jacoby ended a suspenseful Mountain Dew Sportsman battle by nailing down his first career championship Saturday at Tri-City Speedway.

Bobby Martintoni won the Budweiser Modified championship while career first championships were won by Mark Pflueger in the Domino's Street Stocks and Todd Erickson in the Auto Trader Factory Stocks.

Mark Voigt made his first Tri-City appearance in the Ironman Late Model division a memorable one, starting deep in the 18 car field and

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September 11, 2004 Results

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Krankel Rolls a Seven in Ironman Late Models!

By Steve Birmingham
 

September 11, 2004; Granite City, IL – Tom Krankel made his only throw of the dice count Saturday by rolling to his seventh Missouri-Illinois Dodgre Dealers Racing Series Ironman Late Model win of the season at Tri-City Speedway.

Steve Meyer, Jr., led the feature from the outside front row and tried to stave off a swift Don Patton and Dick Taylor as Krankel powered his way to the table. Meyer was successful for only four tours before Taylor took command with Krankel right at his elbow. Taylor tried his mightiest to stretch out a

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September 4, 2004 Results

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Taylor Trounces Ironman Late Models for Second of Season!

By Steve Birmingham
 

September 4, 2004; Granite City, IL – Springfield's Dick Taylor said in Victory Lane that he loved coming to Tri-City Speedway because it was his favorite place to run, and he showed why by leading every lap to grab his second Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Racing Series Ironman Late Model win of the season.

The Illinois legend felt brief pressure at the start of the 25-lapper from Pat Ryan and Steve Meyer., Jr., but within three laps had a five-length lead over the duo. Several cautions slowed the pace but on each restart Taylor

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August 22, 2004 Results

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Hess Wins "Bob Wente Midget Classic" in Classic Wente Fashion!

By Steve Birmingham
 

August 22, 2004; Granite City, IL – Mike Hess took a page from history Sunday, jumping to the high side and rim riding in classic Bob Wente, Sr. fashion to win the presitgious 50-lap "Bob Wente Midget Classic" at Tri-City Speedway.

Hess grabbed the $3,000 winner's check from promoter Bob Wente, Jr.'s hand, banked $1,400 in lap money sponsored by the friends and family of Midget racing, and took a tight hold of the late Bob Wente's coveted George Amick Memorial Trophy.

"I love the longer races and if it had been

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August 21, 2004 Results

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Anderson Speeds to Fourth Ironman Late Model Win!

By Steve Birmingham
 

August 21, 2004; Granite City, IL – Justin Anderson bided his time, let bad luck befall the front runners and then fought his wayt to his fourth Dodge Ironman Late Model win Saturday at Tri-City Speedway.

Tom Krankel and Michael Kloos were engaged in a side by side battle for much of the opening rounds of the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Racing Series 25-lapper but as the pair rushed into turn one of the 11th lap, Kloos' attempted slide job took Krankel over the berm and out of contention. Both lost several position and as

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August 14, 2004 Results

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Kloos Forges Ironman Late Model Win at Tri-City!

By Steve Birmingham
 

August 14, 2004; Granite City, IL – Michael Kloos took the raw material of 20 red hot laps on Tri-City Speedway's tight quarter-mile dirt, laid it on the anvil and pounded out his fourth Dodge Ironman Late Model win of the season.

Kloos and veteran Dick Taylor raced side by side into the the first turn to start the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Racing Series event and battled just one lap before Shannon Kuhn and Tom Krankel spun to bring out the caution. The restart saw Kloos take the point once again and he paced

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August 11, 2004 Results

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Weaver Opens NALMS Illinois Speedweek with Tri-City Win!

By Steve Birmingham
 

August 11, 2004; Granite City, IL -In his first appearance at Tri-City Speedway in years, Kevin Weaver remembered the fast way around the tight quarter-mile dirt and captured the opening round of the Northern Allstars Late Model Series' Illinois Speedweek.

Even though it was DuPont Automotive Finshes presents "Ed Dixon Hall of Fame Recognition Night," in honor of the Washington, Missouri driver's August 14 induction into the National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame, Weaver was not humbled and sped to a five-length lead at the checkers.

Starting from the outside front row, Weaver

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August 7, 2004 Results

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Anderson Blasts to Third Ironman Late Model Win
Walsh a Stunner in Modified Go!

By Steve Birmingham
 

August 7, 2004; Granite City, IL -Justin Anderson set a torrid pace for 25 laps to fight off Tommy Kranel and win his third Dodge Ironman Late Model feature Saturday during Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers Racing Series action at Tri-City Speedway.

Anderson set the pace from the drop of the green while Shannon Kuhn, Krankel and Ken Rumble fought like dogs to take the second spot. Within a few laps Steve Meyer, Jr., and Dick Taylor joined the fray soon all five were battling behind Anderson for the runner-up

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