August 24, 2005 Results

From Dick Jordan: Jay Drake won the USAC Valvoline National Sprint Car series event at the Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Wednesday. Bud Kaeding, BIll Rose, Jerry Coons, Jr., and Justin Marvel rounded out the top five. VALVOLINE USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: August 24, 2005 * Pontoon Beach (Granite City), Illinois * Tri-City Speedway (more…)

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August 21, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (August 21, 2005) The defending UMP Late Model National Champion and current UMP Late Model National point leader Rodney Melvin of Logan, IL put on a dominating performance as he swept the night's events. Melvin, who had to start his qualifying heat race from the back after being late to the staging area, quickly powered his machine to the front of the field and went on to win his qualifying heat. He then backed that up with a victory in the dash which gave him a front row starting position in the main event. [...]

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August 7, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (August 7, 2005) Michael Kloos took the lead early on in the twenty-five lap main event for the UMP Late Models and then fought off the challenges of Bryan Collins in the closing laps to take the victory. Collins ran Kloos down as they battled through lapped traffic, but once they cleared the traffic, Kloos reassumed the lead and went on to the win. Matt Taylor and Steve Sheppard joined in the fight for the top spot late and rolled across the line in the third and fourth spot. Billy Laycock rounded out the top five. [...]

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July 31, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (July 31, 2005) The Wallace Brothers Homecoming was a huge success at Tri-City Speedway as thousands of fans came out to see and get autographs from Rusty, Mike and Kenny Wallace along with their father Russ Wallace and Ken Schrader. After signing autographs, Rusty Wallace had to leave to make an appearance on a national television show, but Mike and Kenny Wallace along with Ken Schrader suited up to race on the dirt. Mike and Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader all competed in the Lucas Oil Dirt Car Series Late Model event and Kenny Wallace also [...]

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July 24, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (July 24, 2005) Craig Smith of Godfrey, IL set a torrid pace as he drove away from the field to claim his first ever UMP Late Model main event. Smith started on the outside of the second row and found a fast line around the top of the track and drove by pole sitter Michael Kloos on lap nine. Smith checked out from the rest of the field once he got the lead and went on to win the event by a full straight-away. Meanwhile, Kloos had his hands full as he edged out Mark Oller [...]

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July 17, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (July 17, 2005) Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL roared to his fourteenth win in the grueling United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Summer Nationals Series. Babb has won all but eight of the twenty-two events that kicked off back on June 24th and winds through eight different states in the Midwest with racing almost every night at different tracks. (more…)

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July 10, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (July 10, 2005) Mark Oller earned his second straight UMP Late Model victory at the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealer's Tri-City Speedway. Jayme Zidar took the early lead from the pole position and led the main event until Steve Sheppard slipped past him on the low side on lap five. A good three-way battle for the lead shaped up as Oller, Sheppard and Zidar battled through lapped traffic. Oller was able to find a fast line around the top side about mid-way through the event and move past Sheppard for the lead. Sheppard would cut a right front [...]

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July 3, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (July 3, 2005) Mark Oller of Highland, IL grabbed the $2,000 victory at Tri-City Speedway by winning the UMP Late Model portion of the Freedom 30s. Oller, who started on the outside of the front row, took the lead on the opening lap from pole sitter Bryan Collins. Oller's lead was short lived as Steve Sheppard moved in to challenge for the lead from his third row starting position on lap seven. Sheppard and Oller battled side by side for several laps before Sheppard took command of the race in lapped traffic. A caution with just [...]

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June 26, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (June 26, 2005) The Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers presented the Mid-Season Championships at Tri-City Speedway. A great field of cars turned out and provided an excellent and fun night of racing. Tri-City Speedway's UMP Late Model point leader Steve Sheppard showed everyone why he is the point leader as he swept the night's events by winning his qualifying heat, the dash and the main event. Sheppard led all twenty-five laps of the main event but was challenged seriously for the lead on several occassions by Mark Oller and Michael Kloos. Oller used the middle groove [...]

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June 19, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (June 19, 2005) An exciting field of thirty-two MARS and UMP Late Models turned out to compete in the MARS vs. UMP Showdown on the big 1/2 mile oval at Tri-City Speedway. Terry Phillips of Springfield, MO brought home the checkered flag to win his second straight event at Tri-City Speedway. (more…)

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