Harrison takes night 1 of Modified Mania in a photo finish! Montague, Jackson & Bimson take wins!


Mike Harrison edging Kevin Weaver out at the line!


Mike Harrison

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Pontoon Beach, IL (September 18, 2008) Mike Harrison of Highland, IL just edged out Kevin Weaver to win the opening night of the UMP DIRTcar Modified Mania. Harrison started on the pole and led all thirty laps of the main event. However, Weaver, who started eighth, made a late race charge to the front by using the cushion around the top came up just short of snatching the win from Harrison.
Harrison used the low groove around the track to lead the entire event, however on the final lap, Harrison moved up exiting turn four and Weaver dove down to the inside of him as they came to the checkered flag and the two crossed the line side-by-side with Harrison just a nose ahead at the start/finish line.

Randle Sweeney started on the outside of the front row and battled with Harrison for the lead for much of the first half of the event. Sweeney would search around looking for a faster line and would fall back to fourth as Donovan Lodge and Matt Mevert would get by him. Then on lap sixteen, Sweeney would spin in turn two while running fourth and collect the fifth place car of Tim Hancock. Hancock suffered a flat in the incident and both cars had to restart at the rear.

Lodge would challenge Harrison for the lead for much of the remaining distance, but would have to settle for third behind Harrison and Weaver. Mevert would finish in the fourth spot with Chris Moore rounding out the top five. Current UMP DIRTcar Modified National point leader Jeff Leka would finish in the sixth spot. Bobby Bittle would win the hard charger award as he finished seventh after starting twenty-second. Bobby Martintoni, Brandon Lennox and Jerry Grither completed the top ten.

Everett Bradham, who won this event back in 2004, found trouble as he clipped the big ute tire on the infield as he exited turn two, which sent his car over onto it's top. Bradham would walk away uninjured, but suffered a badly damaged racecar.

Tri-City Speedway — Pontoon Beach, IL
9/18/2008

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : A-Main 01 – 61 cars
1 24 MIKE HARRISON Highland, IL
2 b12 KEVIN WEAVER Gibson City, IL
3 32 DONOVAN LODGE
4 22m MATT MEVERT Steeleville, IL
5 1x CHRIS MOORE Bridgeport, IL
6 3L JEFF LEKA Buffalo, IL
7 89 BOBBY BITTLE New Athens, IL — STLRacing HARD CHARGER started 22nd (passed 15)
8 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
9 22c BRANDON LENNOX New London, MO
10 15g JERRY GRITHER High Ridge, MO
11 14 RICK CONOYER Saint Peters, MO
12 11 DANE GUNDAKER * BRIDGETON, MO
13 11h JOHN STANTON Alton, IL
14 182 RANDALL SWEENEY Clifty, KY
15 5 JOE DRESCH * Brighton, IL
16 7r KENT ROBINSON Bloomington, IN
17 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
18 0 TIM HANCOCK Mount Olive, IL
19 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
20 1H EVERETT BRADHAM Olney, IL
21 0x STEVE PICOU High Ridge, MO
22 43A LARRY ANDERSON
23 29 JEFF LEBAUBE Dittmer, MO

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : B-Main 01
1 22c BRANDON LENNOX New London, MO
2 29 JEFF LEBAUBE Dittmer, MO
3 W1 RICKY HUEBNER Bethalto, IL
4 155 CHRIS SMITH Highland, IL
5 44 RICK STANDRIDGE Collinsville, IL
6 51s BOB STANTON Godfrey, IL
7 77 KEVIN LEE Granite City, IL
8 22 CHUCKY MILAM * Granite City, IL
9 89T ANTERO TARVUDD
10 98W PAT WALSH Saint Louis, MO
11 5E ERIK EDGAR Farmington, MO
12 88 JOE PURICELLI Barnhart, MO
13 73 ED LENHARDT Brighton, IL
14 12 RICHIE STANDRIDGE Caseyville, IL
15 27x JOE PENDERGRASS Saint Peters, MO
16 4uw BOBBY REGOT III* Saint Peters, MO DNS
17 14H LEROY HANEY Foristell, MO DNS
18 44K JARED KNEEMILLER Saint Peters, MO DNS
19 6m TERRY MCCLINTOCK Saint Charles, MO DNS
20 41G MATT GOULDEN Springfield, IL DNS
21 7J JOSH CLACK Hillsboro, MO DNS
22 8X JAMES REED Saint Louis, MO DNS

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : B-Main 02
1 0x STEVE PICOU High Ridge, MO
2 89 BOBBY BITTLE New Athens, IL
3 59e CHAD EVANS Mattoon, IL
4 11x DON GRIMM * Worden, IL
5 05 DAVID WIETHOLDER Liberty, IL
6 11B KYLE BYERLINE* Dawson, IL
7 5x STEVE ELLISON Trenton, IL
8 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
9 1 TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
10 56 BRIAN RICK
11 94K KEVIN GRAF Hazelwood, MO
12 21S KENNY SHAW Bunker Hill, IL
13 7w PARKER WILLIAMS JR Brighton, IL
14 23B TIM BARRETT
15 00R RICK RHOADES Alton, IL
16 10x ROB PENDERGRASS O' Fallon, MO
17 23 BRIAN McCORMICK Cottage Hills, IL
18 7s ETHAN SCHNALL Springfield, IL
19 21DS DENNY SCHWARTZ Ashmore, IL DNS
20 33 NATE BOWMAN * Collinsville, IL DNS
21 e75 CHAD SELLERS Breese, IL DNS

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : Heat 01
1 24 MIKE HARRISON Highland, IL
2 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
3 43A LARRY ANDERSON
4 22c BRANDON LENNOX New London, MO
5 88 JOE PURICELLI Barnhart, MO
6 W1 RICKY HUEBNER Bethalto, IL
7 44 RICK STANDRIDGE Collinsville, IL
8 14H LEROY HANEY Foristell, MO
9 98W PAT WALSH Saint Louis, MO
10 41G MATT GOULDEN Springfield, IL
11 77 KEVIN LEE Granite City, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : Heat 02
1 32 DONOVAN LODGE
2 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
3 b12 KEVIN WEAVER Gibson City, IL
4 59e CHAD EVANS Mattoon, IL
5 56 BRIAN RICK
6 05 DAVID WIETHOLDER Liberty, IL
7 1 TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
8 21DS DENNY SCHWARTZ Ashmore, IL
9 5x STEVE ELLISON Trenton, IL
10 e75 CHAD SELLERS Breese, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : Heat 03
1 182 RANDALL SWEENEY Clifty, KY
2 3L JEFF LEKA Buffalo, IL
3 15g JERRY GRITHER High Ridge, MO
4 29 JEFF LEBAUBE Dittmer, MO
5 51s BOB STANTON Godfrey, IL
6 5E ERIK EDGAR Farmington, MO
7 4uw BOBBY REGOT III* Saint Peters, MO
8 89T ANTERO TARVUDD
9 44K JARED KNEEMILLER Saint Peters, MO
10 7J JOSH CLACK Hillsboro, MO

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : Heat 04
1 22m MATT MEVERT Steeleville, IL
2 5 JOE DRESCH * Brighton, IL
3 11 DANE GUNDAKER * BRIDGETON, MO
4 0x STEVE PICOU High Ridge, MO
5 89 BOBBY BITTLE New Athens, IL
6 23 BRIAN McCORMICK Cottage Hills, IL
7 23B TIM BARRETT
8 7s ETHAN SCHNALL Springfield, IL
9 00R RICK RHOADES Alton, IL
10 21S KENNY SHAW Bunker Hill, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : Heat 05
1 0 TIM HANCOCK Mount Olive, IL
2 1x CHRIS MOORE Bridgeport, IL
3 7r KENT ROBINSON Bloomington, IN
4 73 ED LENHARDT Brighton, IL
5 27x JOE PENDERGRASS Saint Peters, MO
6 155 CHRIS SMITH Highland, IL
7 22 CHUCKY MILAM * Granite City, IL
8 12 RICHIE STANDRIDGE Caseyville, IL
9 6m TERRY MCCLINTOCK Saint Charles, MO
10 8X JAMES REED Saint Louis, MO

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : Heat 06
1 1H EVERETT BRADHAM Olney, IL
2 14 RICK CONOYER Saint Peters, MO
3 11h JOHN STANTON Alton, IL
4 11x DON GRIMM * Worden, IL
5 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
6 11B KYLE BYERLINE* Dawson, IL
7 94K KEVIN GRAF Hazelwood, MO
8 7w PARKER WILLIAMS JR Brighton, IL
9 33 NATE BOWMAN * Collinsville, IL
10 10x ROB PENDERGRASS O' Fallon, MO

U.M.P. DIRTcar Modifieds : Qualifying Dash 01
1 24 MIKE HARRISON Highland, IL
2 182 RANDALL SWEENEY Clifty, KY
3 32 DONOVAN LODGE
4 22 CHUCKY MILAM * Granite City, IL
5 0 TIM HANCOCK Mount Olive, IL
6 1H EVERETT BRADHAM Olney, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models : A-Main 01 – 28 cars
1 1 CASEY MONTAGUE * Lebanon, IL
2 18D BOBBY DAUDERMAN* Alhambra, IL
3 84 TYLER DEIBERT* Highland, IL
4 77 CLAY BAUMANN Highland, IL
5 72 BRAD YOTTER * Bethalto, IL
6 55 DANIEL HECK * Mount Vernon, IL
7 360 JOHN (BJ) SEETS JR. Brighton, IL
8 16H MIKE HAMMERLE Saint Charles, MO
9 59X AARON HECK * Mount Vernon, IL — STLRacing HARD CHARGER started 19th (passed 10)
10 59 JOSH CARROLL Brighton, IL
11 36G DAVE GRZYWACZ
12 11K SHANNON KUHN Highland, IL
13 92 TOMMY KRANKEL Saint Louis, MO
14 92s MATT SANTEL* New Memphis, IL
15 20 DUSTIN GRIFFEN Quincy, IL
16 4E SCOTT GEASCHEL Collinsville, IL
17 r52 RYLAN DAGG * Wayne City, IL
18 26K ERIC GOWIN Jerseyville, IL
19 11H WILLIE HINNAH Florissant, MO
20 316 GARRETT RUSSELL * Worden, IL
21 92K BRANT KEHRER* New Memphis, IL
22 9 PAUL HUMPHREY * Madison, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models : B-Main 01
1 59X AARON HECK * Mount Vernon, IL
2 92s MATT SANTEL* New Memphis, IL
3 26K ERIC GOWIN Jerseyville, IL
4 11H WILLIE HINNAH Florissant, MO
5 1t CHRIS COX Jefferson City, MO
6 30 RYAN SEGER Saint Jacob, IL
7 10 DJ CYGAN Saint Jacob, IL
8 4 CRAIG BESSINGER * Pacific, MO
9 67 MARK OLLER Highland, IL
10 74 JOHN CRENSHAW * Madison, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models : Heat 01
1 4E SCOTT GEASCHEL Collinsville, IL
2 18D BOBBY DAUDERMAN* Alhambra, IL
3 360 JOHN (BJ) SEETS JR. Brighton, IL
4 9 PAUL HUMPHREY * Madison, IL
5 r52 RYLAN DAGG * Wayne City, IL
6 36G DAVE GRZYWACZ
7 30 RYAN SEGER Saint Jacob, IL
8 67 MARK OLLER Highland, IL
9 59X AARON HECK * Mount Vernon, IL
10 74 JOHN CRENSHAW * Madison, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models : Heat 02
1 1 CASEY MONTAGUE * Lebanon, IL
2 72 BRAD YOTTER * Bethalto, IL
3 92K BRANT KEHRER* New Memphis, IL
4 59 JOSH CARROLL Brighton, IL
5 20 DUSTIN GRIFFEN Quincy, IL
6 316 GARRETT RUSSELL * Worden, IL
7 10 DJ CYGAN Saint Jacob, IL
8 26K ERIC GOWIN Jerseyville, IL
9 4 CRAIG BESSINGER * Pacific, MO

U.M.P. DIRTcar Pro (Crate) Late Models : Heat 03
1 55 DANIEL HECK * Mount Vernon, IL
2 77 CLAY BAUMANN Highland, IL
3 84 TYLER DEIBERT* Highland, IL
4 16H MIKE HAMMERLE Saint Charles, MO
5 92 TOMMY KRANKEL Saint Louis, MO
6 11K SHANNON KUHN Highland, IL
7 1t CHRIS COX Jefferson City, MO
8 11H WILLIE HINNAH Florissant, MO
9 92s MATT SANTEL* New Memphis, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Street Stocks : A-Main 01 – 25 cars
1 5j JOSH JACKSON * South Roxana, IL
2 36 DANNY EMS * Arnold, MO
3 21 ANDY BEAVERS* Alton, IL
4 63g RICHIE GABRIEL * Jerseyville, IL
5 87 JASON ZOBRIST Highland, IL
6 68 TERRY MCCANN * Cottage Hills, IL
7 5 JEREMY PATE — STLRacing HARD CHARGER started 18th (passed 11)
8 1D TIM DRISCOLL Highland, IL
9 5G JIMMY GLOVER Alton, IL
10 93 TODD ERICKSON * Madison, IL
11 1 WALTER VAN DYKE * Cottage Hills, IL
12 22d DEVONE HARTWELL * South Roxana, IL
13 7 DENNIS PONDER Collinsville, IL
14 22g TOMMY GEGG Alton, IL
15 11H DAVID WALKER Cottage Hills, IL
16 17C AJ CLINE Cottage Hills, IL
17 00JR DAVE MEYERS Cottage Hills, IL
18 313 JORDAN WARREN Alton, IL
19 49 STEVE LEACH * Staunton, IL
20 77 DAN WAIT Granite City, IL
21 14 TOMMY GAITHER * Alton, IL
22 11b FRED SPARKS JR South Roxana, IL DNS
23 17 JIM BELL * Godfrey, IL DNS
24 48x MICHAEL JEFFRIES Bethalto, IL DNS
25 38f STEPHEN FLANNERY JR Wood River, IL DNS

U.M.P. DIRTcar Street Stocks : Heat 01
1 7 DENNIS PONDER Collinsville, IL
2 17C AJ CLINE Cottage Hills, IL
3 68 TERRY MCCANN * Cottage Hills, IL
4 1D TIM DRISCOLL Highland, IL
5 11b FRED SPARKS JR South Roxana, IL
6 5G JIMMY GLOVER Alton, IL
7 93 TODD ERICKSON * Madison, IL
8 313 JORDAN WARREN Alton, IL
9 38f STEPHEN FLANNERY JR Wood River, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Street Stocks : Heat 02
1 5j JOSH JACKSON * South Roxana, IL
2 36 DANNY EMS * Arnold, MO
3 63g RICHIE GABRIEL * Jerseyville, IL
4 49 STEVE LEACH * Staunton, IL
5 14 TOMMY GAITHER * Alton, IL
6 22d DEVONE HARTWELL * South Roxana, IL
7 1 WALTER VAN DYKE * Cottage Hills, IL
8 48x MICHAEL JEFFRIES Bethalto, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Street Stocks : Heat 03
1 00JR DAVE MEYERS Cottage Hills, IL
2 21 ANDY BEAVERS* Alton, IL
3 22g TOMMY GEGG Alton, IL
4 11H DAVID WALKER Cottage Hills, IL
5 87 JASON ZOBRIST Highland, IL
6 5 JEREMY PATE
7 17 JIM BELL * Godfrey, IL
8 77 DAN WAIT Granite City, IL

U.M.P. DIRTcar Limited Modifieds : A-Main 01 -21 cars
1 12 DAN BIMSON
2 102 KEN RUMBLE House Springs, MO
3 F5 JAKE SEWELL
4 22 SCOTT ANDERSON
5 69 KENNY HARRIS
6 2C MIKE MONNIG
7 8JR LARRY HULL JR
8 M16 BRIAN WOLFMEIER House Springs, MO — HARD CHARGER sponsored by Mike Null –started 19th (passed 11)
9 43 MIKE FLOYD
10 147 KYLE STOLZER
11 39 CHAD SLOAN
12 7C BRIAN CRISTIAN
13 73H DANIEL HAGAR
14 86 JAKE ROBBINS Saint Peters, MO
15 68 TRAVIS SLOAN
16 93 CHRIS SCHUERMAN
17 12R DON RANDALL
18 17 MATTHEW ANDERSON
19 87 DEREK DUBREE Edwardsville, IL
20 27 CHAD DESPAIN
21 7S BRYAN SINGLETON DNS

U.M.P. DIRTcar Limited Modifieds : Heat 01
1 12 DAN BIMSON
2 F5 JAKE SEWELL
3 2C MIKE MONNIG
4 39 CHAD SLOAN
5 17 MATTHEW ANDERSON
6 73H DANIEL HAGAR
7 M16 BRIAN WOLFMEIER House Springs, MO

U.M.P. DIRTcar Limited Modifieds : Heat 02
1 43 MIKE FLOYD
2 22 SCOTT ANDERSON
3 147 KYLE STOLZER
4 68 TRAVIS SLOAN
5 27 CHAD DESPAIN
6 86 JAKE ROBBINS Saint Peters, MO
7 7S BRYAN SINGLETON

U.M.P. DIRTcar Limited Modifieds : Heat 03
1 102 KEN RUMBLE House Springs, MO
2 7C BRIAN CRISTIAN
3 8JR LARRY HULL JR
4 87 DEREK DUBREE Edwardsville, IL
5 69 KENNY HARRIS
6 93 CHRIS SCHUERMAN
7 12R DON RANDALL

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