Korte, Seets, Oller, Ems & Shaw take victories at Tri-City Speedway!


Randy Korte


Tommie Seets, Jr.


Mark Oller


Danny Ems


Rob Shaw

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY!

Pontoon Beach, IL (July 31, 2009) The Tri-City Speedway track crews had the 3/8 mile dirt oval in perfect shape and it provided some of the best racing of the 2009 racing season!

In the Super Late Model division, Randy Korte of Highland, Illinois stormed from the eleventh starting position to win by a car-length over Tim Manville. Mark Voigt set the pace early on as he took the lead from the pole position at the drop of the green flag. Voigt dominated the first half of the race as he opened up a five car-length lead over Kevin Cole and Manville in the early laps. Meanwhile Korte was working his way toward the front of the field. On lap twelve, Cole would clip one of the big tires used to mark the infield damaging the nose of his machine, but it didn't seem to slow him down much. Just a few laps later, Korte and Manville would dispose of Cole and move in on the leader Voigt. The three of them battled two and three wide for the lead. The battle raged on for several laps before Voigt began to fade leaving the battle between Korte and Manville. They swapped the lead back and fourth during the final two laps. Korte would get a better run off the top as they exited turn four to take the checkered flag to win by a car length. Billy Moyer, Jr. worked his way through traffic as well as he took the third spot. Rick Salter came on strong in the closing laps to take the fourth spot just ahead of Voigt.
The Modifieds didn't disappoint as great battle raged on all throughout the top ten for all twenty laps of the main event. The battle early on was between Tommie Seets, Jr. and Ray Walsh with Dane Gundaker joining the mix as well. As the event progresses, some other heavy hitters were making their way to the front to join the battle including Mike Harrison and Joe Dresch. Seets used an unusual line through turns three and four as he would dive in low entering turn three and let the car drift all the way out to the wall as he went through turn four. Harrison kept his machine right along side the outside wall all the way around the track and Dresch kept his car glued to the bottom. They put on a great three way battle for the top spot. In the end, it was Seets hanging on for the victory with Harrison taking second and Dresch third. Gundaker would finish a close fourth with Brent Mullins rounding out the top five.

Mark Oller would claim his fifth UMP DIRTcar Pro Late Model feature win of 2009 at Tri-City Speedway. But it wouldn't be easy. Oller would battle early on Brant Kehrer and John Seets as the three battled two and three wide during the opening laps. Meanwhile, some heavy hitters were moving and shaking their way to the front including Dustin Griffin, Bobby Dauderman and Aaron Heck. Griffin would catch Oller and lap seven and the two would battle side-by-side for several laps. However, on lap twelve, Griffin would jump the cushion while running the high side, causing him to slip all the way back to the fifth spot. Griffin would regain his composure and begin his march toward the front again. Dauderman moved into the second spot when Griffin slipped and kept hounding Oller for the top spot until a late caution would reset the field with only five laps remaining. On the restart, Oller moved to the high side and opened a three car length lead over Dauderman and Griffin as those two battled fiercly for the second spot. Oller would take the victory with Griffin edging Dauderman at the line for the second spot. Aaron Heck would take fourth with Daniel Heck rounding out the top five.

Danny Ems won his eighth Street Stock main event of 2009. Ems got the lead from pole sitter Buddy Love on lap three and never looked back as he won handily over Tommy Gaither. Andy Beavers would finish third with Josh Jackson fourth and Buddy Love fifth.

Rob Shaw took the UMP DIRTcar Sport Compact (Tri-City Factory Stock) win. Jason Schmidt led the first nine laps before Shaw was finally able to pull along side. The two raced side-by-side for the next two laps before Shaw edged ahead on the final lap to take the victory. Chad Burgess would finish third with Mike Mandrell taking fourth. Jordan Suhre completed the top five.

Tri City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 7/31/2009

Factory Stocks - A-Main -- 18 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18 Robert Shaw (F) Highland, IL
2 9 Jason Schmidt (F) Highland, IL
3 77 Chad Burgess (F) Troy, IL
4 b0 Mike Mandrell Benton, IL
5 26 Jordan Suhre (F) Alhambra, IL
6 WH02 Eldon Hemken (F) Litchfield, IL
7 9X Trevor Isaak (F) Highland, IL
8 21M Willie Myers (F) Collinsville, IL
9 28J Justin Hall (F) South Roxana, IL
10 39 Jonathan Schulte (F) Pierron, IL
11 121V Rick Viviano ,
12 57S Ricky Smith Godfrey, IL
13 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
14 24 Jason Suhre (F) Alhambra, IL
15 7J Blake Jost Eureka, MO
16 88 Cody Thornhill ,
17 22R Chris McMillian ,
18 95 Brent Davis Granite City, il DNS

Factory Stocks - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9T Travis Horner (F) Alhambra, IL
2 24 Jason Suhre (F) Alhambra, IL
3 7J Blake Jost Eureka, MO
4 b0 Mike Mandrell Benton, IL
5 39 Jonathan Schulte (F) Pierron, IL
6 28J Justin Hall (F) South Roxana, IL
7 121V Rick Viviano ,
8 88 Cody Thornhill ,
9 95 Brent Davis Granite City, il DNS

Factory Stocks - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 9 Jason Schmidt (F) Highland, IL
2 18 Robert Shaw (F) Highland, IL
3 WH02 Eldon Hemken (F) Litchfield, IL
4 77 Chad Burgess (F) Troy, IL
5 26 Jordan Suhre (F) Alhambra, IL
6 9X Trevor Isaak (F) Highland, IL
7 21M Willie Myers (F) Collinsville, IL
8 22R Chris McMillian ,
9 57S Ricky Smith Godfrey, IL

Late Models - A-Main --- 23 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
2 33 Tim Manville Highland, IL
3 21JR Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR
4 1s Rick Salter (L) Albers, IL
5 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
6 81C Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
7 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
8 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
9 44K Shannon Kuhn Highland, IL
10 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL
11 441 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
12 81JR Jason Riggs Harrisburg, IL
13 10B Jimmy Burwell ,
14 15 Chris Fetter Troy, MO
15 112 Tim Ratajczyk (L) Millstadt, IL
16 76 Butch Kruckeberg Edwardsville, IL
17 51 Joe Cooksey Centralia, IL
18 5G Len Garson Pocahontas, IL
19 49 Steve Leach (L) Staunton, IL
20 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
21 24T Dick Taylor Springfield, IL
22 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL
23 17 Greg Williams Haubstadt, IN

Late Models - Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
2 33 Tim Manville Highland, IL
3 81C Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
4 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
5 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
6 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO

Late Models - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 81 Craig Smith (L) Godfrey, IL
2 13 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
3 44K Shannon Kuhn Highland, IL
4 24T Dick Taylor Springfield, IL
5 11K Steve Karnes Marion, IL
6 51 Joe Cooksey Centralia, IL
7 76 Butch Kruckeberg Edwardsville, IL
8 5G Len Garson Pocahontas, IL

Late Models - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 30 Mark Voigt (L) Marine, IL
2 33 Tim Manville Highland, IL
3 21JR Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR
4 00 Randy Korte Highland, IL
5 441 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
6 1s Rick Salter (L) Albers, IL
7 15 Chris Fetter Troy, MO
8 17 Greg Williams Haubstadt, IN

Late Models - Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist (L) Highland, IL
2 81C Kevin Cole Buckner, IL
3 81JR Jason Riggs Harrisburg, IL
4 82 Billy Laycock (L) Marine, IL
5 112 Tim Ratajczyk (L) Millstadt, IL
6 49 Steve Leach (L) Staunton, IL
7 10B Jimmy Burwell ,

Modifieds - A-Main -- 28 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 Tommie Seets Jr (M) Alton, IL
2 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
3 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
4 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
5 41M Brent Mullins Litchfield, IL
6 49 Craig Kern Vandalia, Il
7 4j Scott Weber (M) Festus, MO STLRacing Hard Charger: Started 19th Passed 12 Cars
8 1W Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
9 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL
10 1H Everett Bradham Olney, IL
11 43A Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
12 8 Levi Kissinger Mount Vernon, IN
13 M41 Steve Maisel House Springs, MO
14 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
15 51s Bob Stanton Godfrey, IL
16 42 Steve Lach (M) Brownstown, IL
17 26 Justin Houston ,
18 86 Steve Shive Saint Peters, MO
19 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
20 7SS Ronnie Chance St. Augustine, FL
21 b10 Bradley White (M) Hazelwood, MO
22 11K Kelly Devall Vandalia, IL

Modifieds - B-Main
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 4j Scott Weber (M) Festus, MO
2 11K Kelly Devall Vandalia, IL
3 42 Steve Lach (M) Brownstown, IL
4 26 Justin Houston ,
5 18B Rocky Berliew (M) Brighton, IL
6 7S Bryan Singleton Saint Charles, MO
7 7J Josh Clack Hillsboro, MO
8 8JR Larry Hull Jr O'Fallon, MO
9 67 Nick Busch ,
10 33 Nathan Bowman Collinsville, IL

Modifieds - Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 Tommie Seets Jr (M) Alton, IL
2 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
3 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
4 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL
5 1W Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
6 41M Brent Mullins Litchfield, IL

Modifieds - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 1 Tommie Seets Jr (M) Alton, IL
2 11H John Stanton (M) Alton, IL
3 1H Everett Bradham Olney, IL
4 24 Mike Harrison Highland, IL
5 M41 Steve Maisel House Springs, MO
6 8 Levi Kissinger Mount Vernon, IN
7 42 Steve Lach (M) Brownstown, IL
8 4j Scott Weber (M) Festus, MO
9 26 Justin Houston ,
10 7J Josh Clack Hillsboro, MO

Modifieds - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 11 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
2 1W Ray Walsh (M) Saint Louis, MO
3 43A Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
4 49 Craig Kern Vandalia, Il
5 51s Bob Stanton Godfrey, IL
6 b10 Bradley White (M) Hazelwood, MO
7 18B Rocky Berliew (M) Brighton, IL
8 67 Nick Busch ,
9 33 Nathan Bowman Collinsville, IL

Modifieds - Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 55 Marty Smith Jr (M) Troy, IL
2 41M Brent Mullins Litchfield, IL
3 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
4 87 Derek Dubree (M) Edwardsville, IL
5 86 Steve Shive Saint Peters, MO
6 7SS Ronnie Chance St. Augustine, FL
7 11K Kelly Devall Vandalia, IL
8 7S Bryan Singleton Saint Charles, MO
9 8JR Larry Hull Jr O'Fallon, MO

Pro (Crate) Late Models - A-Main -- 25 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 67 Mark Oller (C) Highland, IL
2 20 Dustin Griffin Quincy, IL
3 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL
4 59 Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
5 55 Daniel Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
6 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
7 92s Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
8 87 Jason Zobrist (C) Highland, IL
9 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
10 1A Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
11 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
12 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL
13 58 Charlie Heck (C) Mt. Vernon, IL
14 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
15 18L Brent Lewis ,
16 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
17 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL
18 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
19 26k Bobby Klucker (C) Highland, IL
20 81R Jeff Ridgway St. Louis, MO
21 72 Brad Yotter (C) Bethalto, IL
22 18C Jeff Carrier Fenton, MO
23 32F Derek Fetter Troy, MO
24 67S John Seets Sr Brighton, IL
25 36G Dave Grzywacz Caseyville, IL DNS

Pro (Crate) Late Models - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 92K Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL
2 67S John Seets Sr Brighton, IL
3 67 Mark Oller (C) Highland, IL
4 59 Aaron Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
5 01 Casey Montague (C) Lebanon, IL
6 2 Brandon Moss (C) Highland, IL
7 18C Jeff Carrier Fenton, MO
8 3 Craig Bessinger (C) Pacific, MO
9 36G Dave Grzywacz Caseyville, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 r52 Rylan Dagg (C) Bluford, IL
2 92s Matt Santel (C) New Memphis, IL
3 20 Dustin Griffin Quincy, IL
4 11 Gordy Gundaker (C) St. Charles, MO
5 55 Daniel Heck (C) Mount Vernon, IL
6 18L Brent Lewis ,
7 1A Steve Meyer Jr South Roxana, IL
8 26k Bobby Klucker (C) Highland, IL

Pro (Crate) Late Models - Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 87 Jason Zobrist (C) Highland, IL
2 72 Brad Yotter (C) Bethalto, IL
3 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
4 18D Bobby Dauderman (C) Alhambra, IL
5 58 Charlie Heck (C) Mt. Vernon, IL
6 30 Ryan Seger Saint Jacob, IL
7 81R Jeff Ridgway St. Louis, MO
8 32F Derek Fetter Troy, MO

Street Stocks - A-Main -- 20 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 36 Danny Ems (S) Arnold, MO
2 14 Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
3 21 Andy Beavers Alton, IL
4 5j Josh Jackson (S) South Roxana, IL
5 17L Buddy Love (S) Jerseyville, IL
6 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
7 01D Fred Dublo Jr Alton, IL
8 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
9 4J Mark Leuck Alton, IL
10 313 Jordan Warren (S) Alton, IL
11 68 Terry McCann (S) Cottage Hills, IL
12 07 Steve Stonecipher (S) Bethalto, IL
13 17B Jim Bell (S) Godfrey, IL
14 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL
15 79 Keith Rose Granite City, IL
16 5G Jimmy Glover Alton, IL
17 51 Brent Weaver Jerseyville, IL
18 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
19 27 Gene Crain Saint Louis, MO
20 48x Michael Jefferies (S) Bethalto, IL DNS

Street Stocks - Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17L Buddy Love (S) Jerseyville, IL
2 36 Danny Ems (S) Arnold, MO
3 27 Gene Crain Saint Louis, MO
4 5j Josh Jackson (S) South Roxana, IL
5 63g Richie Gabriel (S) Jerseyville, IL
6 94 Ed Lenhardt Brighton, IL
7 313 Jordan Warren (S) Alton, IL
8 07 Steve Stonecipher (S) Bethalto, IL
9 5G Jimmy Glover Alton, IL
10 48x Michael Jefferies (S) Bethalto, IL

Street Stocks - Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 21 Andy Beavers Alton, IL
2 14 Tommy Gaither (S) Alton, IL
3 17B Jim Bell (S) Godfrey, IL
4 68 Terry McCann (S) Cottage Hills, IL
5 01D Fred Dublo Jr Alton, IL
6 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
7 51 Brent Weaver Jerseyville, IL
8 79 Keith Rose Granite City, IL
9 4J Mark Leuck Alton, IL
10 22g Tommy Gegg (S) Alton, IL

Tri-City Speedway Videos

  • Modifieds on the 1/2 mile at Tri-City
  • Bobby Pierce Wins Tri City Speedway 2013 Topless Race Super Late Model
  • McKinney Motorsports l Tri-City Speedway l Mod Mania l 9.19.13
  • Tri City Speedway Modified Feature, Rick Conoyer, 8/9/13
  • Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt at Tri City Speedway
  • Tony Stewart in heat race at Tri-City Speedway July 25, 2013
  • Race Recap | POWRi Midgets | Tri-City Speedway
  • Race Recap | MOWA Illinois Sprint Week | Tri-City Speedway
  • Tri-City Speedway Lucas Oil Heat Race
  • Dirt Summer Nationals 2013 Hell Tour - Tri-City Speedway - UMP Modified Feature
  • tri city speedway 6 14 2013 014
  • Tri City Speedway Modified Feature Pt 1 6/7/13
  • LTD Productions and Tri City Speedway Present 2012 Gold Crown
  • Tri-City Speedway 2012 MOWA Season Championship
  • Tri City Speedway Gold Crown Main Event - Saturday 50 Laps Oct. 6, 2012
  • 8-24 Tri city speedway Feature race (Crash)
  • Tri City Speedway 8-3 heat race
  • Mike Harrison In Car | Tri-City Speedway | 6-15-12
  • TriCity Speedway Street Stock Feature 5-18-2012.wmv
  • Tri-City Speedway Fight