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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June 5, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (June 5, 2005) A busy and action packed night of racing was on tap at Tri-City Speedway, with three feature events having to be made up from the previous week after rain shortened the program last Sunday. The Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealer's late afternoon racing action kicked off with the makeup UMP Modified feature which delivered a great battle for the lead over the entire twenty laps. Tim Hancock led the early laps before Bobby Bittle made the pass for the lead using the middle groove. Hancock would slip back to third as Bobby Martintoni moved into [...]

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June 1, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (June 1, 2005) Randy Korte fought off the challenges of Rodney Melvin for most of the thirty laps during the main event to capture the UMP Challenge of Champions event at Tri-City Speedway. Korte charged into the lead on the opening lap from the outside front row starting position and paced all thirty laps. Melvin stayed glued to the back of Korte for most of the event, but Korte put a little distance between himself and Melvin late in the event as they worked lapped traffic. Mark Oller continued his great season at Tri-City Speedway as [...]

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May 29, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (May 29, 2005) Mother Nature put a damper on most of the main events as rained moved in during the UMP Late Model main event. The UMP Late Model main event was officially declared completed after just nineteen of the twenty-five laps were completed as the track became too wet. The UMP Late Model main event proved to be a barn burner however, as Rodney Melvin and Steve Sheppard battled side-by-side for the final eight laps. The two traded the lead several times and Sheppard crossed the line with a nose out front on [...]

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May 22, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (May 22, 2005) Bryan Collins used the high side to move past Mark Oller on the fifth lap of the twenty-five lap main event in the UMP Late Model division and cruised to victory. Collins, of Elsberry, MO, kept a steady and smooth pace around the top of the 1/4 mile oval enroute to the win. Oller raced the low side and brought his mount home in second. Steve Sheppard took the third position while Wisconsin's Jayme Zidar took fourth. Billy Laycock rounded out the top five. Ray Walsh, James Lafferty and Steve Maisel [...]

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May 15, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL - (May 15, 2005) Another huge field of racecars turned out at Tri-City Speedway on this Sunday night, all total there were 134 racecars packed into the pit area. Great racing in all five divisions heated things up on what was another cool night at the track. The U.M.P. (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model division main event featured Randy Korte and Rodney Melvin in a classic battle through lapped traffic throughout the event. Melvin jumped to the lead on the opening lap and lead the first five circuits before Korte worked his way past [...]

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May 1, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (May 1, 2005) Another huge field of racecars were on hand at Tri-City Speedway Sunday night. There were 135 cars that checked in through the gates to compete. Mark Oller of Highland, IL claimed the UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Model main event. Twenty-nine UMP Late Models took to the track to battle for a spot in the twenty-four car main event. (more…)

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April 24, 2005 Results

Pontoon Beach, IL (April 24, 2005) A huge field of 152 racecars signed in to compete on a very cool evening at the Tri-City Speedway presented by the Missouri/Illinois Dodge Dealers. Michael Kloos of Trenton, IL bested a stellar field of thirty-six UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) Late Models. Kloos started on the outside of the front row, but pole sitter Rodney Melvin took the lead on the opening lap. Randy Korte quickly moved past Kloos and took over the second position. Kloos kept it a three-way battle for the lead and soon found his way past [...]

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