Kiefer, Walsh, Melvin, Gabriel & Portell take victories at Tri-City Speedway!

Pontoon Beach, IL (May 16, 2008) Dewayne Kiefer of Ste. Genevieve, MO claimed his first Super Late Model feature victory against a tough field of competitors at Tri-City Speedway. With all the rain during the week, the track was wicked fast. Although there were no real holes in the track to make it rough, there ripples through the turns that made the track very challenging to drivers. Brian Dively took the early lead in the main event and led for the first five laps before Kiefer slipped past for the lead. Billy Faust would keep the heat on Kiefer for the lead just about every lap. Faust made the pass for the lead on lap seventeen, but a caution flag waved and the field was reset to the previous laps running order, giving Kiefer back the lead and forcing Faust to try again. The battle raged on between Keifer and Faust after the restart, but now they were joined Tim Manville making it a three car race for the lead. Faust and Kiefer battled hard on the last lap, with the two making contact down the backstretch. Both drivers held on and Kiefer went on to pick up his first victory. Faust would cross the line second with Manville third. Chad Zobrist survived a couple of incidents and raced back to a fourth place finish. Dick Taylor would complete the top five.
Ray Walsh of St. Louis, MO took the Modified feature main event. Walsh and Scott Weber were racing hard for second place as Mike Harrison appeared to have the field covered. However, while under caution on lap fourteen, Harrison's car would lose fuel pressure and quit running. That turned the lead over to Walsh on the restart and set up a great battle with Weber to the end. The two drivers wouldn't disappoint the fans as they raced hard to the end with Walsh winning by a car length. Bobby Martintoni would finish third behind Weber with Alan Conner and Brad White completing the top five.

After having tough luck in the Super Late Model feature, Rodney Melvin of Logan, IL took the checkered flag in the UMP DIRTcar Pro Late Model feature event. Melvin led all twenty laps, but had to fend off the challenges of Aaron Heck for most of the event. Brant Kehrer would finish third with Kevin Hardin taking fourth and Matt Santel fifth.

Richie Gabriel of Jerseyville, IL took the lead from Josh Jackson on lap eight and the two proceeded to race side-by-side and nose-to-tail for the remaining seven laps. Gabriel was able to hang on and earn the win. Robby Benson would finish third with Jason Stanton taking fourth and Ron Petty fifth.

Nathan Portell of Festus, MO took the victory in the UMP DIRTcar 4 Cylinder division. Bobby Funderburk and Bob Zbinden battled with Portell for the lead for the entire twelve lap distance. Jason Schmidt got his ride upside down on the front stretch on lap seven, fortunately he was able to walk away uninjured. Chris Williams would finish the main event in the fourth position with Joe Joyce completing the top five.

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Results– Tri-City Speedway, Pontoon Beach, IL
5/16/2008

Factory Stocks : A-Main 01–14 Cars
1 49P NATHAN PORTELL Festus, MO
2 18J BOBBY FUNDERBURK Pierron, IL
3 99 BOB ZBINDEN Alhambra, IL
4 18 CHRIS WILLIAMS Collinsville, IL
5 17j JOE JOYCE Worden, IL
6 41 TIM WELCH Granite City, IL
7 9T TRAVIS HORNER* Alhambra, IL
8 9 JASON SCHMIDT Highland, IL
9 71 CODY CONNER Festus, MO
10 99b ETHAN STEUBE
11 9X TREVOR ISAAK* Highland, IL
12 4 JASON SUHRE* Alhambra, IL
13 14 TOMMY ROADY Granite City, IL DNS
14 24 JUSTIN SUHRE* Alhambra, IL DNS

Factory Stocks : Heat 01
1 49P NATHAN PORTELL Festus, MO
2 9 JASON SCHMIDT Highland, IL
3 9X TREVOR ISAAK* Highland, IL
4 71 CODY CONNER Festus, MO
5 17j JOE JOYCE Worden, IL
6 14 TOMMY ROADY Granite City, IL
7 9T TRAVIS HORNER* Alhambra, IL DNS

Factory Stocks : Heat 02
1 18J BOBBY FUNDERBURK Pierron, IL
2 18 CHRIS WILLIAMS Collinsville, IL
3 99 BOB ZBINDEN Alhambra, IL
4 41 TIM WELCH Granite City, IL
5 99b ETHAN STEUBE
6 4 JASON SUHRE* Alhambra, IL DNS
7 24 JUSTIN SUHRE* Alhambra, IL DNS

Late Models : A-Main 01–24 Cars
1 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER St. Genevieve, MO
2 92b BILLY FAUST Lebanon, IL
3 00K TIM MANVILLE* Highland, IL
4 78 CHAD ZOBRIST Highland, IL
5 24 DICK TAYLOR* Springfield, IL
6 16 RUSTY GRIFFAW* Festus, MO
7 11D BRIAN DIVELEY Springfield, IL
8 35 CLAUDE WALKER * Moro, IL
9 28b JOHN BECK* Springfield, IL
10 30 MARK VOIGT* Marine, IL
11 67d DYLAN SHARP Hillsboro, MO
12 22 DAN JACOBER Highland, IL
13 55 DON PATTON * Cottage Hills, IL
14 14 REID MILLARD Jefferson City, MO
15 1s RICK SALTER Albers, IL
16 11z BRYAN COLLINS* Elsberry, MO
17 112 TIM RATAJCZYK * Millstadt, IL
18 81 CRAIG SMITH Godfrey, IL
19 13k BRENT KREKE O' Fallon, IL
20 27 RODNEY MELVIN BENTON, IL
21 7W TRACE WESTLING
22 67 MARK OLLER Highland, IL
23 53 LEE THOMASON DNS
24 70 BILL WILLIAMSON Wood River, IL DNS

Late Models : Heat 01
1 92b BILLY FAUST Lebanon, IL
2 13k BRENT KREKE O' Fallon, IL
3 28b JOHN BECK* Springfield, IL
4 81 CRAIG SMITH Godfrey, IL
5 67d DYLAN SHARP Hillsboro, MO
6 112 TIM RATAJCZYK * Millstadt, IL
7 22 DAN JACOBER Highland, IL
8 55 DON PATTON * Cottage Hills, IL

Late Models : Heat 02
1 11D BRIAN DIVELEY Springfield, IL
2 35 CLAUDE WALKER * Moro, IL
3 14 REID MILLARD Jefferson City, MO
4 24 DICK TAYLOR* Springfield, IL
5 1s RICK SALTER Albers, IL
6 27 RODNEY MELVIN BENTON, IL
7 16 RUSTY GRIFFAW* Festus, MO
8 67 MARK OLLER Highland, IL

Late Models : Heat 03
1 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER St. Genevieve, MO
2 11z BRYAN COLLINS* Elsberry, MO
3 30 MARK VOIGT* Marine, IL
4 00K TIM MANVILLE* Highland, IL
5 78 CHAD ZOBRIST Highland, IL
6 7W TRACE WESTLING
7 53 LEE THOMASON
8 70 BILL WILLIAMSON Wood River, IL DNS

Late Models : Qualifying Dash 01
1 11D BRIAN DIVELEY Springfield, IL
2 13 DEWAYNE KIEFER St. Genevieve, MO
3 92b BILLY FAUST Lebanon, IL
4 13k BRENT KREKE O' Fallon, IL
5 11z BRYAN COLLINS* Elsberry, MO
6 35 CLAUDE WALKER * Moro, IL

Modifieds : A-Main 01–39 Cars
1 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
2 4j SCOTT WEBER Festus, MO
3 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
4 78c ALAN CONNER Festus, MO – STLRacing.com Hard Charger
5 b10 BRADLEY WHITE Hazelwood, MO
6 1a STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL
7 4uw BOBBY REGOT III Saint Peters, MO
8 24 MIKE HARRISON Highland, IL
9 99 ROBBY HELMS Festus, MO
10 14H LEROY HANEY Foristell, MO
11 1 TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
12 3e ROBBIE EILERS Highland, IL
13 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
14 11 DANE GUNDAKER* BRIDGETON, MO
15 11k KELLY DEVALL Vandalia, IL
16 51 TIMMY HILL Pacific, MO
17 00s CODY STILWELL Godfrey, IL
18 9w DOUG WOOD
19 67 TODD MCGRAW De Soto, MO
20 41 LARRY HULL* Saint Charles, MO
21 11x DON GRIMM* Worden, IL
22 23 BRIAN McCORMICK Cottage Hills, IL

Modifieds : B-Main 01
1 00s CODY STILWELL Godfrey, IL
2 23 BRIAN McCORMICK Cottage Hills, IL
3 11k KELLY DEVALL Vandalia, IL
4 10x ROB PENDERGRASS O' Fallon, MO
5 77 KEVIN LEE Granite City, IL
6 20w BRENT WARNER Camby, IN
7 37m MICHAEL MONROE Jerseyville, IL
8 2F JOHN GAMMON
9 16s STEVE STOTLER O' Fallon, MO
10 27x JOE PENDERGRASS O' Fallon, MO DNS
11 9 LARRY BROWN Cottage Hills, IL DNS
12 33 JOE DRESH* Brighton, IL DNS

Modifieds : B-Main 02
1 51 TIMMY HILL Pacific, MO
2 41 LARRY HULL* Saint Charles, MO
3 11 DANE GUNDAKER* BRIDGETON, MO
4 32J TERRY JOHNSON Winfield, MO
5 0s SCOTT WHITE Hazelwood, MO
6 87 DEREK DUBREE Edwardsville, IL
7 E55 CHAD SELLERS Breese, IL
8 1 ANTHONY LACH * Brownstown, IL
9 8X JAMES REED Saint Louis, MO
10 16 TERRY BOLIN Brighton, IL
11 17m MATT VERBECK Troy, IL DNS

Modifieds : Heat 01
1 99 ROBBY HELMS Festus, MO
2 4uw BOBBY REGOT III Saint Peters, MO
3 9w DOUG WOOD
4 3e ROBBIE EILERS Highland, IL
5 23 BRIAN McCORMICK Cottage Hills, IL
6 10x ROB PENDERGRASS O' Fallon, MO
7 27x JOE PENDERGRASS O' Fallon, MO
8 11k KELLY DEVALL Vandalia, IL
9 2F JOHN GAMMON
10 20w BRENT WARNER Camby, IN
Modifieds : Heat 02
1 24 MIKE HARRISON Highland, IL
2 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
3 42 STEVE LACH * Brownstown, IL
4 78c ALAN CONNER Festus, MO
5 51 TIMMY HILL Pacific, MO
6 E55 CHAD SELLERS Breese, IL
7 16 TERRY BOLIN Brighton, IL
8 32J TERRY JOHNSON Winfield, MO
9 1 ANTHONY LACH * Brownstown, IL
10 17m MATT VERBECK Troy, IL

Modifieds : Heat 03
1 11x DON GRIMM* Worden, IL
2 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
3 1a STEVE MEYER JR South Roxana, IL
4 14H LEROY HANEY Foristell, MO
5 37m MICHAEL MONROE Jerseyville, IL
6 00s CODY STILWELL Godfrey, IL
7 77 KEVIN LEE Granite City, IL
8 9 LARRY BROWN Cottage Hills, IL
9 16s STEVE STOTLER O' Fallon, MO
10 33 JOE DRESH* Brighton, IL

Modifieds : Heat 04
1 1 TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL
2 4j SCOTT WEBER Festus, MO
3 b10 BRADLEY WHITE Hazelwood, MO
4 67 TODD MCGRAW De Soto, MO
5 41 LARRY HULL* Saint Charles, MO
6 11 DANE GUNDAKER* BRIDGETON, MO
7 0s SCOTT WHITE Hazelwood, MO
8 87 DEREK DUBREE Edwardsville, IL
9 8X JAMES REED Saint Louis, MO

Modifieds : Qualifying Dash 01
1 24 MIKE HARRISON Highland, IL
2 99 ROBBY HELMS Festus, MO
3 1w RAY WALSH * Saint Louis, MO
4 48 BOB MARTINTONI * Livingston, IL
5 4j SCOTT WEBER Festus, MO
6 4uw BOBBY REGOT III Saint Peters, MO
7 11x DON GRIMM* Worden, IL
8 1 TOMMIE SEETS JR Brighton, IL DNS

UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models : A-Main 01– 23 Cars
1 16 RODNEY MELVIN BENTON, IL
2 59X AARON HECK Mount Vernon, IL
3 92K BRANT KEHRER New Memphis, IL
4 49 KEVIN HARDIN Williams, IN
5 92s MATT SANTEL New Memphis, IL
6 22S SCOTTY BRITTON
7 14C SHANE COCKRUM Benton, IL
8 7m KEVIN MOFFETT* Moweaqua, IL
9 11 GORDY GUNDAKER* St. Charles, MO
10 r52 RYLAN DAGG* Wayne City, IL
11 74 JOHN CRENSHAW* Madison, IL
12 84 TYLER DEIBERT Highland, IL
13 31R JEFF CARRIER* Fenton, MO
14 9 PAUL HUMPHREY Madison, IL
15 18 ROB SHAW Highland, IL
16 2B DAVID SHAW * Worden, IL
17 30 RYAN SEGER Saint Jacob, IL
18 18D BOBBY DAUDERMAN Alhambra, IL
19 10F TODD FERBER* Saint Peters, MO
20 8t TJ EILERS Troy, IL
21 55 DANIEL HECK Mount Vernon, IL DNS
22 1 CASEY MONTAGUE * Lebanon, IL DNS
23 4 CRAIG BESSINGER* Pacific, MO DNS

UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models : Heat 01
1 59X AARON HECK Mount Vernon, IL
2 55 DANIEL HECK Mount Vernon, IL
3 14C SHANE COCKRUM Benton, IL
4 r52 RYLAN DAGG* Wayne City, IL
5 74 JOHN CRENSHAW* Madison, IL
6 84 TYLER DEIBERT Highland, IL
7 31R JEFF CARRIER* Fenton, MO
8 4 CRAIG BESSINGER* Pacific, MO DNS

UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models : Heat 02
1 16 RODNEY MELVIN BENTON, IL
2 49 KEVIN HARDIN Williams, IN
3 92s MATT SANTEL New Memphis, IL
4 1 CASEY MONTAGUE * Lebanon, IL
5 22S SCOTTY BRITTON
6 11 GORDY GUNDAKER* St. Charles, MO
7 10F TODD FERBER* Saint Peters, MO
8 30 RYAN SEGER Saint Jacob, IL

UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models : Heat 03
1 18D BOBBY DAUDERMAN Alhambra, IL
2 92K BRANT KEHRER New Memphis, IL
3 7m KEVIN MOFFETT* Moweaqua, IL
4 18 ROB SHAW Highland, IL
5 8t TJ EILERS Troy, IL
6 9 PAUL HUMPHREY Madison, IL
7 2B DAVID SHAW * Worden, IL

UMP Street Stocks : A-Main 01– 21 Cars
1 63g RICHIE GABRIEL* Jerseyville, IL
2 5j JOSH JACKSON* South Roxana, IL
3 69b ROBBY BENSON Panama, IL
4 51 JASON STANTON Alton, IL
5 41 RON PETTY* Caseyville, IL
6 21 ANDY BEAVERS Alton, IL
7 27 GENE CRAIN Saint Louis, MO
8 68 TERRY MCCANN Cottage Hills, IL
9 11b FRED SPARKS JR South Roxana, IL
10 22 DEVONE HARTWELL* South Roxana, IL
11 14 TOMMY GAITHER* Alton, IL
12 43 JERRY HARRIS Bethalto, IL
13 379 STEVE STEELE
14 2j GREG JONES Arnold, MO
15 22g TOMMY GEGG Alton, IL
16 49 STEVE LEACH Staunton, IL
17 1 WALTER VAN DYKE Cottage Hills, IL
18 5G JIMMY GLOVER Alton, IL
19 30 KASEY GOVERO* Bethalto, IL
20 8h MATT HANCOCK Bunker Hill, IL DNS
21 7 STEVE STONECIPHER* Bethalto, IL DNS

Street Stocks : Heat 01
1 5j JOSH JACKSON* South Roxana, IL
2 69b ROBBY BENSON Panama, IL
3 27 GENE CRAIN Saint Louis, MO
4 22g TOMMY GEGG Alton, IL
5 51 JASON STANTON Alton, IL
6 379 STEVE STEELE
7 11b FRED SPARKS JR South Roxana, IL
8 43 JERRY HARRIS Bethalto, IL
9 49 STEVE LEACH Staunton, IL
10 30 KASEY GOVERO* Bethalto, IL
11 1 WALTER VAN DYKE Cottage Hills, IL DNS

Street Stocks : Heat 02
1 21 ANDY BEAVERS Alton, IL
2 63g RICHIE GABRIEL* Jerseyville, IL
3 22 DEVONE HARTWELL* South Roxana, IL
4 41 RON PETTY* Caseyville, IL
5 68 TERRY MCCANN Cottage Hills, IL
6 5G JIMMY GLOVER Alton, IL
7 2j GREG JONES Arnold, MO
8 8h MATT HANCOCK Bunker Hill, IL
9 14 TOMMY GAITHER* Alton, IL
10 7 STEVE STONECIPHER* Bethalto, IL

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