Fri. May 24th *Regular Program* Plus Kids Dash for Cash (ages 7 & 8)
Sun. May 26th Budweiser 50 paying $10,000 to win UMP Late Models. Plus $1,000 to win UMP Mods & $700 to win UMP Pro Late Models
Fri. May 31st Hut 100 - USAC/POWRi Midgets paying $4,000 to win! -- 3 wide start with 33 cars in feature! Also POWRi Outlaw Micros!
Tri City Speedway — Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 7/8/2011
Factory Stk-4cyl/UMP Sport Compacts – A-Main — 16 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17R Jacob Rexing (F) Brighton, IL
2 57E Earl Pryor (F) Troy, MO
3 2 Vincent Shehorn Mt. Vernon, il
4 3R Tim Holt (FR) St. Louis, MO
5 15G Zach Gaither (F) Alton, IL
Pontoon Beach, IL (July 1, 2011) Paul Bailey claimed his first ever UMP DIRTcar Late Model victory at Tri-City Speedway! Michael Kloos took the lead at the drop of the green flag and used the low line around Tri-City Speedway as he tried to hold off Chad Zobrist and Paul Bailey for the top spot. Zobrist would make his move on lap eleven as the leaders exited turn two and headed down the backstretch. As Zobrist went to the high side exiting turn two, he and Kloos would make just slight contact, but enough that Zobrist would get into the back stretch wall, cutting down his right front tire. That would move Bailey up to the second spot on the restart and he would show plenty of patience while trying to make the pass for the lead. Bailey would get several runs on Kloos for the lead as they exited turn two and headed down the backstretch, but wouldn’t be able to get far enough along side Kloos to make the pass. Finally on twenty, Bailey would get a great run on the high side through turns one and two and shoot past Kloos for the lead. Bailey would then pull away over the final five laps to take the victory. Kloos would get second with Rusty Griffaw having a great run to take third. Mark Voigt would claim the fourth spot with Frankie Martin rounding out the top five.
Pontoon Beach, IL (June 24, 2011) Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, Wisconsin claimed his third career UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory at Tri-City Speedway and claimed the $10,000 payday.
The race got off to an odd beginning when one of the favorites to win, Brian Birkhofer, lost his left front tire as the cars rolled out onto the racetrack to lineup for the main event. Birkhofer would have to go to the pit area and replace the tire, which ruined his chances for victory as he lost his second row starting spot and was forced to start from the rear of the field. On the initial start, trouble would find two more top contenders as Billy Moyer and Chad Simpson would get together in turn three on the first lap. That would end Simpson’s night, but Moyer would be able to restart. It was Pinconning, Michigan’s Jeep Van Wormer grabbing the lead at the drop of the green flag. Van Wormer would open up a decisive lead in the early laps and lead the first twenty-two laps of the forty lap main event. A caution on lap sixteen for Brian Shirley, Jason Feger and Brian Birkhofer would take away Van Wormer’s big lead. Schlieper went to work on Van Wormer immediately after the restart, with the two racing side-by-side for several laps before Schlieper would finally take control on lap twenty-three. Meanwhile, Billy Moyer started moving in on the lead duo. Moyer would soon dispose of Van Wormer to take the second spot and began trying to reel in Schlieper. Moyer would finally catch Schlieper with five laps to go. Moyer tried every line to get past Schlieper for the lead but would not be successful and would have to settle for a second place finish. Shannon Babb had his car dialed in for the feature event as he charged from the sixteenth starting spot and moved past Van Wormer late in the race to claim the third spot. Van Wormer would hold off Matt Miller to finish fourth with Miller taking fifth.