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VELOZ HOLDS OFF HARRISON FOR “MOD 50″ WIN At PEORIA SPEEDWAY

Peoria Speedway(Peoria,IL) 42 of the finest UMP Modfieds in the Midwest were on hand at Peoria Speedway Saturday night for the “Mod 50”, but Colona driver Milo Veloz held off the star-studded field and won $2,000 in the process.

Michael Long started on the pole and got the jump on defending UMP National Champion Mike Harrison, who jumped to the high side of the track as Long hugged the bottom. Long, Veloz, and Bobby Allen all kept on the bottom and were running in order until the caution flew on lap 3. After the restart, Allen drove under Veloz in turn 2 for 2nd, but Veloz drove back by on lap 6 at the same spot in turn 2.

Up front, Long decided to try the high side of he track on lap 8, but pushed the car and Veloz scooted by in turn 4 on the next lap for the lead. A lap 10 caution slowed the action as Harrison had slid back to 6th as he continued to run the top of the Peoria high banks. Long began to fade, getting passed by Allen and then Butch Weisser after a lap 14 restart. Long’s night ended with a flat right rear tire on lap 23, bringing out a caution.

Harrison then began a memorable assault on the high side of the track on the restart, passing Billy Tuckwell and Allen Weisser on lap 28 on the same corner coming out of turn 2 for 4th. 3 laps later, Harrrison used the same move to pass both Butch Weisser and Allen to take 2nd, and began the chase of Veloz. Lapped traffic slowed Harrison as Veloz extended his lead, but it was erased with a lap 46 caution for Scott May.

Harrison thrilled the crowd as he teetered on the edge of disaster on the top of the track, but could never catch Veloz, who held off the hard charging Harrison for the win. Harrison ended up 2nd, with Butch Weisser, Donovan Lodge and Allen completing the top 5. “I was really surprised Long went to the top when he did”, said Veloz in victory lane. “He left the bottom open and I kept it down there and drove by him. The track was real smooth so I just kept trying to hit my lines and keep everyone behind me. I just started running this UMP stuff again so it feels great to get a win here at Peoria.”

In the Limited Late Model class, Glasford driver Evan Fink made a last minute decision pay off with a win in dominating fashion. Fink was headed to Highland for a Crate race, but hauler problems diverted the crew to Peoria. Fink, who started 4th, followed outside front row starter Brian Crebo at the start of the feature as the duo drove past pole sitter Carl Feger. Crebo slid off the bottom in turn 2 on lap 3 and Fink turned under Crebo. They raced side-by-side for the next 2 laps until Fink took over coming out of turn 4 on lap 5.

Fink cruised to victory, working lapped traffic masterfully after a caution slowed a half lap lead. “We raced hard with Brian there for the first few laps” said Fink. “We nearly touched a couple of times when we were side-by-side, but I found a little moisture there and got by him”. Steve Shannon got under Crebo on lap 14 and ended up 2nd. Crebo, John Gardner, Jr., and Tommy Duncan rounded out the top 5 Travis Johnson held off defending Track Champ John Farris in the Street Stock feature after passing Jeff Massey on lap 4 for the lead. “We changed spark plugs and I think that helped us in the feature”, said Johnson. “I just tried to keep it on the bottom and hold Farris off”. Farris ended up 2nd, followed by Massey, David Weaver III and Jim Bolen.

The UMP Hornet class provided another memorable feature as best friends and teammates Jerry Sally and Tyler Benson swapped the lead 3 times over the last 4 laps. Benson gave Sally a nudge going into turn 4 on the last lap, but couldn’t get Sally loose and had to settle for 2nd. “That was fun with Tyler back there”, said Sally. “Tyler and I are like brothers. He hit me on the last lap, but he knew that if he crashed us we both had to fix the cars.” Zack Bollinger finished 3rd, with Jonathon Shuck and William Nimrick completing the top 5.

Next week it’s round 1 of the “Budweiser UMP Super Late Model Series” at Peoria Speedway, paying $2,000 to-win. Limited Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Street Stocks, Illinois Lightning Sprints and Hornets will also be racing.

Peoria Speedway Official Results

Illinois Lightning Sprints 4/21/2012 (10 cars)
A-Main:1. Austin Archdale (Brimfield, IL), 2. Andrew Funk (Morton, IL), 3. Shane Morgan (Creve Coeur, IL), 4. Brad Funk (Morton, IL), 5. Josh Brienen (East Peoria, IL), 6. John Springer, 7. Jake Sollenberger (Canton, IL), 8. Matthew Kavanaugh (Mackinaw, IL), 9. Terry Bolen (Peoria, IL), 10. Brennan Gregory (Pekin, IL),

Heat:1. Austin Archdale (Brimfield, IL), 2. Shane Morgan (Creve Coeur, IL), 3. Andrew Funk (Morton, IL), 4. Terry Bolen (Peoria, IL), 5. Jake Sollenberger (Canton, IL), 6. Josh Brienen (East Peoria, IL), 7. John Springer, 8. Matthew Kavanaugh (Mackinaw, IL), 9. Brad Funk (Morton, IL), 10. Brennan Gregory (Pekin, IL),

Limited Late Models 4/21/2012 (23 cars)
A-Main:1. Evan Fink (Glasford, IL), 2. Steve Shannon (Bartonville, IL), 3. Brian Crebo (Hanna City, IL), 4. John Gardner, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 5. Tommy Duncan (East Peoria, IL), 6. Carl Feger (East Peoria, IL), 7. Robbie Bauman (Fairview, IL), 8. Rob Bauman, Sr. (Fairview, IL), 9. Brad Willis, Jr. (Morton, IL), 10. James Carmody (Dunlap, IL), 11. Robert Cowell (East Peoria, IL), 12. Jeff Cunningham, 13. Kenny Egan (Bellevue, IL), 14. John Traver (Edwards, IL), 15. Chuck Barnes, Jr. (East Peoria, IL), 16. Joey Markle (Peoria, IL), 17. Matt Murphy (Peoria, IL), 18. Cameron Guidi (Farmington, IL), 19. Brad Willis, Sr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 20. Kevin Schrodt (Farview, IL),

B-Main:1. Brad Willis, Jr. (Morton, IL), 2. Chuck Barnes, Jr. (East Peoria, IL), 3. Jeff Cunningham, 4. Matt Murphy (Peoria, IL), 5. Robert Cowell (East Peoria, IL), 6. CJ VanBeveran (East Galesburg, IL), 7. Matt Mills (Peoria, IL), 8. Mike Reeder, 9. Tony Fisher (East Peoria, IL),

Heat 1:1. Steve Shannon (Bartonville, IL), 2. John Gardner, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 3. John Traver (Edwards, IL), 4. Kevin Schrodt (Farview, IL), 5. James Carmody (Dunlap, IL), 6. CJ VanBeveran (East Galesburg, IL), 7. Chuck Barnes, Jr. (East Peoria, IL), 8. Matt Mills (Peoria, IL),

Heat 2:1. Robbie Bauman (Fairview, IL), 2. Brian Crebo (Hanna City, IL), 3. Kenny Egan (Bellevue, IL), 4. Rob Bauman, Sr. (Fairview, IL), 5. Cameron Guidi (Farmington, IL), 6. Jeff Cunningham, 7. Matt Murphy (Peoria, IL), 8. Robert Cowell (East Peoria, IL),

Heat 3:1. Evan Fink (Glasford, IL), 2. Carl Feger (East Peoria, IL), 3. Tommy Duncan (East Peoria, IL), 4. Brad Willis, Sr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 5. Joey Markle (Peoria, IL), 6. Mike Reeder, 7. Brad Willis, Jr. (Morton, IL), 8. Tony Fisher (East Peoria, IL),

UMP DIRTcar Hornets 4/21/2012 (17 cars)
A-Main:1. Jerry Sally (Manito, IL), 2. Tyler Benson (Creve Coeur, IL), 3. Zac Bollinger, 4. Jonathon Shuck (Pekin, ), 5. William Nimrick (Pekin, IL), 6. Todd Breitbarth (Washington, IL), 7. Jeremy Kingsly, 8. Nolan Kaufman (Marquette Heights, IL), 9. Jennifer Wisher (Pekin, IL), 10. Chip Allenbarg, 11. Matt Machey (Pekin, IL), 12. Keith Siegal (Edwards, IL), 13. Damon Sadlin (Peoria, IL), 14. Danny Oaks, 15. Sandy Chadd (Neponset, IL), 16. Kenny Butterfield (Kingston Mines, IL), 17. Eric Wisher (Pekin, IL),

Heat 1:1. Tyler Benson (Creve Coeur, IL), 2. Jerry Sally (Manito, IL), 3. Jonathon Shuck (Pekin, ), 4. Nolan Kaufman (Marquette Heights, IL), 5. Todd Breitbarth (Washington, IL), 6. Chip Allenbarg, 7. Jennifer Wisher (Pekin, IL), 8. Matt Machey (Pekin, IL),

Heat 2:1. Zac Bollinger, 2. Kenny Butterfield (Kingston Mines, IL), 3. Jeremy Kingsly, 4. William Nimrick (Pekin, IL), 5. Keith Siegal (Edwards, IL), 6. Danny Oaks, 7. Sandy Chadd (Neponset, IL), 8. Damon Sadlin (Peoria, IL), 9. Eric Wisher (Pekin, IL),

UMP DIRTcar Modifieds 4/21/2012 (42 cars)
A-Main:1. Milo Veloz (Colona, IL), 2. Mike Harrison, 3. Butch Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Donovon Lodge (Andover, IL), 5. Bobby Allen (Canton, IL), 6. Jeff Leka, 7. Billy Tuckwell (Metamora, IL), 8. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 9. Kelly Kovski (Springfield, IL), 10. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 11. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 12. Bryan Zulauf (Springfield, IL), 13. Scott May (Creve Coure, IL), 14. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 15. Richie Biswell (Canton, IL), 16. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 17. Steven Delonjay, 18. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL), 19. Derick Doerr (Peoria, IL), 20. Erik Bruce (Peoria, IL),

B-Main 1:1. Kelly Kovski (Springfield, IL), 2. Steven Delonjay, 3. Gary Cook, Jr. (Deer Creek, IL), 4. Austin May, 5. Jacoby Hines (Nineren, IN), 6. Matt Goulden (Springfield, IL), 7. Zane Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 8. Noah Faw (Bartonville, IL), 9. Joe Wagner (Creve Coeur, IL), 10. Michael Mennel (East Peoria, IL), 11. Mark Vervynck (Kewanne, IL), 12. Kyle Steel (Mapleton, IL), 13. Tommy Duncan (Metamora, IL),

B-Main 2:1. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 2. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 3. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 4. Zaccary Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 5. Nick Wallrich (Cullom, IL), 6. Sean Kincade, 7. Chad Gray (Pekin, IL), 8. Floyd Jordan, Jr. (Pekin, IL), 9. Russ Coultas, 10. Mike Brooks (Bartonville, IL), 11. Mike Chasteen, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 12. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 13. Jason Wagner (Deer Creek, IL),

Dash:1. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 2. Mike Harrison, 3. Milo Veloz (Colona, IL), 4. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 5. Bobby Allen (Canton, IL), 6. Donovon Lodge (Andover, IL), 7. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 8. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL),

Heat 1:1. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 2. Donovon Lodge (Andover, IL), 3. Butch Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Scott May (Creve Coure, IL), 5. Kelly Kovski (Springfield, IL), 6. Austin May, 7. Steven Delonjay, 8. Jacoby Hines (Nineren, IN), 9. Zane Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 10. Joe Wagner (Creve Coeur, IL), 11. Mark Vervynck (Kewanne, IL),

Heat 2:1. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 2. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL), 3. Jeff Leka, 4. Richie Biswell (Canton, IL), 5. Russ Coultas, 6. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 7. Ray Bollinger (Kewanne, IL), 8. Mike Chasteen, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 9. Mike Brooks (Bartonville, IL), 10. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 11. Chad Gray (Pekin, IL),

Heat 3:1. Mike Harrison, 2. Bobby Allen (Canton, IL), 3. Billy Tuckwell (Metamora, IL), 4. Erik Bruce (Peoria, IL), 5. Gary Cook, Jr. (Deer Creek, IL), 6. Matt Goulden (Springfield, IL), 7. Noah Faw (Bartonville, IL), 8. Michael Mennel (East Peoria, IL), 9. Kyle Steel (Mapleton, IL), 10. Tommy Duncan (Metamora, IL),

Heat 4:1. Milo Veloz (Colona, IL), 2. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 3. Derick Doerr (Peoria, IL), 4. Bryan Zulauf (Springfield, IL), 5. Floyd Jordan, Jr. (Pekin, IL), 6. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 7. Zaccary Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 8. Nick Wallrich (Cullom, IL), 9. Sean Kincade, 10. Jason Wagner (Deer Creek, IL),

Qualifying 1:1. Michael Long (Quincy, IL), 2. Donovon Lodge (Andover, IL), 3. Butch Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Scott May (Creve Coure, IL), 5. Kelly Kovski (Springfield, IL), 6. Jacoby Hines (Nineren, IN), 7. Austin May, 8. Steven Delonjay, 9. Zane Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 10. Joe Wagner (Creve Coeur, IL), 11. Mark Vervynck (Kewanne, IL),

Qualifying 2:1. Jeff Larson (Freeport, IL), 2. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 3. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Jeff Leka, 5. Ray Bollinger (Kewanne, IL), 6. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 7. Richie Biswell (Canton, IL), 8. Mike Chasteen, Jr. (Creve Coeur, IL), 9. Russ Coultas, 10. Chad Gray (Pekin, IL), 11. Mike Brooks (Bartonville, IL),

Qualifying 3:1. Bobby Allen (Canton, IL), 2. Tommy Duncan (Metamora, IL), 3. Billy Tuckwell (Metamora, IL), 4. Mike Harrison, 5. Erik Bruce (Peoria, IL), 6. Matt Goulden (Springfield, IL), 7. Michael Mennel (East Peoria, IL), 8. Noah Faw (Bartonville, IL), 9. Kyle Steel (Mapleton, IL), 10. Gary Cook, Jr. (Deer Creek, IL),

Qualifying 4:1. Milo Veloz (Colona, IL), 2. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 3. Derick Doerr (Peoria, IL), 4. Floyd Jordan, Jr. (Pekin, IL), 5. Bryan Zulauf (Springfield, IL), 6. Nick Wallrich (Cullom, IL), 7. Zaccary Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 8. Sean Kincade, 9. Jason Wagner (Deer Creek, IL), 10. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL),

UMP DIRTcar Street Stocks 4/21/2012 (10 cars)
A-Main:1. Travis Johnson, 2. John Farris (Marquette Heights, IL), 3. Jeff Massey (Creve Couer, IL), 4. David Weaver III (Dahinda, IL), 5. Jim Bolen (Pekin, IL), 6. Mike Cusack (Brimfield, IL), 7. Ed Keith, 8. Rudy Oelberg, 9. Walter Zander (Pekin, IL), 10. Greg Sauder (Trivoli, IL),

Heat:1. John Farris (Marquette Heights, IL), 2. Mike Cusack (Brimfield, IL), 3. Walter Zander (Pekin, IL), 4. Travis Johnson, 5. Rudy Oelberg, 6. Jeff Massey (Creve Couer, IL), 7. Jim Bolen (Pekin, IL), 8. David Weaver III (Dahinda, IL), 9. Ed Keith, 10. Greg Sauder (Trivoli, IL),

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