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Chad Zobrist, Michael Long, Jim Shereck, Buddy Love & Jacob Rexing take wins at Tri-City Speedway!

Chad Zobrist

Chad Zobrist

Michael Long

Michael Long

Jim Shereck

Jim Shereck

Buddy Love

Buddy Love

Jacob Rexing

Jacob Rexing

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Pontoon Beach, IL (April 27th, 2012) – A solid field of racers were on hand even with the threat of rain most of the afternoon along with a chilly blustery night to compete at Tri-City Speedway.

The 2011 Tri-City Speedway Late Model Track Champion earned his first win of 2012 at Tri-City Speedway. Chad Zobrist got the lead from pole sitter Brent Kreke at the drop of the green flag and then held him off for the entire twenty-five laps to earn the win. While Zobrist and Kreke battled for the top spot, Jason McBride, Tim Manville, Shannon Babb and Nick Lyons battled in the closing laps for the third spot. Those four swapped positions three thru six many times over the final 7-8 laps. McBride would get the third spot at the line as he edged out Lyons who was fourth. Manville would settle for fifth with Babb crossing the in sixth.

Michael Long dominated a solid UMP Modified field as he pulled away to a convincing win. Long wasted little time getting to the lead from his second row starting spot as he moved inside of Mike Harrison exiting turn two on the opening lap and then proceeded to lead the entire twenty laps to get the victory. Harrison, Tim Hancock and Tommie Seets, Jr. battled fiercly for the second spot early on, only to have Rick Stevenson move in and join the battle in the closing laps. While Long, Harrison, Hancock and Seets primarily used the high side, Stevenson came on strong late by using the very bottom of the track. Hancock would get the second spot while Stevenson slipped past Harrison with two laps to go to get third. Harrison would settle for fourth while Seets rounded out the top five.

The UMP Pro Late Model main event turned into a battle between two former UMP Modified aces. Jim Shereck jumped to the lead early on by using the low side while outside front row starter Bryan Collins challenged on the high side. Derek Fetter turned it into a three car battle for the lead early on as he moved under Shereck on lap five took the lead for two laps before Shereck moved up to the very top and powered back past Fetter for the lead. It would then turn into a spectacular two car battle for the lead between Shereck and Collins as they bothed used the high side running nose to tail with Collins showing Shereck his nose in almost every corner. Collins would finally take his shot at the lead on lap fifteen as made a big slide job on Shereck going into turns one and two. Shereck would lift to give Collins room to slide up in front of him in turn two, but then Shereck used his momentum to dive back under Collins and retake the lead as they shot down the back stretch. Shereck would hold off Collins over the final few laps and pick up his first win after not racing full time for nearly six years. Collins would get second with Fetter taking third. Another former UMP Modified ace, Bobby Martintoni would finish fourth. Tim Hancock rounded out the top five.

Buddy Love would only lead two laps of the Street Stock feature event, but they were the final two laps and secured him his first win in 2012. Dave Armstrong paced the field for the first thirteen laps before Love went to the high side and challenged Armstrong for the lead. The two raced side by side for a couple of laps before Love secured the lead. Armstrong’s night would end on the back stretch on the final lap as his car slowed with mechanical problems. Fred Sparks would cross the line second, but get penalized two spots for jumping a restart earlier. Pure havoc ensued as the the rest of the field exited turn four to take the checkered flag. With several cars banging together and mulitple cars spinning down the front stretch, Creg Cannon would sneak thru to cross the line third and ultimately awarded second with Sparks penalty. Morris Booth would cross the line next and be awarded third. Sparks would take fourth with his penalty. Bobby Silkwood would cross the finish line spinning and backwards to round out the top five.

Jacob Rexing continues to be a force in the UMP Sport Compact division. Rexing led the entire distance, holding off Eldon Hempken, to earn his first win at Tri-City Speedway in 2012. However, Rexing has won many features at other tracks this season. Vincent Shehorn would cross the line third with Mark Crady taking fourth. Joe Merritt completed the top five.

Tri City Speedway — Pontoon Beach, IL
Race Results for 4/27/2012

Factory Stk-4cyl/UMP Sport Compacts – A-Main — 13 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17R Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL
2 WH02 Eldon Hemken Gillespie, IL
3 2 Vincent Shehorn Mt. Vernon, IL
4 70 Mark Crady DeSoto, MO
5 71 Joe Merritt Desoto, MO
6 22W Scott Wickliffe (F) Fenton, MO
7 21M Willy Myers Collinsville, IL
8 17 Matt Lear (F) Granite City, IL
9 89 Alex Heine Pickneyville, IL
10 R8 Jack Rogers Caseyville, IL
11 31J Austin Tettaton Collinsville, IL
12 35R Rickey Carriker (F) Wood River, IL
13 39 Jonathan Schulte Caseyville, IL DNS

Factory Stk-4cyl/UMP Sport Compacts – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17R Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL
2 WH02 Eldon Hemken Gillespie, IL
3 2 Vincent Shehorn Mt. Vernon, IL
4 21M Willy Myers Collinsville, IL
5 22W Scott Wickliffe (F) Fenton, MO
6 17 Matt Lear (F) Granite City, IL
7 35R Rickey Carriker (F) Wood River, IL

Factory Stk-4cyl/UMP Sport Compacts – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 70 Mark Crady DeSoto, MO
2 71 Joe Merritt Desoto, MO
3 31J Austin Tettaton Collinsville, IL
4 89 Alex Heine Pickneyville, IL
5 39 Jonathan Schulte Caseyville, IL
6 R8 Jack Rogers Caseyville, IL

Street Stocks/UMP Factory Stocks – A-Main — 18 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17L Buddy Love Wood River, IL
2 81 Creg Cannon Cottage Hills, IL
3 82 Morris Booth Fidelity, IL
4 11b Fred Sparks Roxana, IL
5 57P Bobby Silkwood Bethalto, IL
6 29 Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
7 01 Fred Dublo Jr. Alton, IL
8 9 Shawn Seymour Waterloo, IL
9 00jr Dave Meyers Bethalto, IL
10 5G Jimmy Glover Alton, IL
11 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
12 34 Dave Armstrong Festus, MO
13 313 Ricky Smith Brighton, IL
14 19 Erik Sedlack (S) Godfrey, IL
15 68 Max Morrison Bunker Hill, IL
16 14 Tommy Gaither Alton, IL
17 3 Wade Glover Brighton, IL
18 17C AJ Cline Wood River, IL DNS

Street Stocks/UMP Factory Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17L Buddy Love Wood River, IL
2 68 Max Morrison Bunker Hill, IL
3 11b Fred Sparks Roxana, IL
4 19 Erik Sedlack (S) Godfrey, IL
5 93 Todd Erickson (S) Madison, IL
6 14 Tommy Gaither Alton, IL
7 3 Wade Glover Brighton, IL
8 81 Creg Cannon Cottage Hills, IL
9 17C AJ Cline Wood River, IL

Street Stocks/UMP Factory Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 34 Dave Armstrong Festus, MO
2 57P Bobby Silkwood Bethalto, IL
3 01 Fred Dublo Jr. Alton, IL
4 29 Matt Hancock Bunker Hill, IL
5 00jr Dave Meyers Bethalto, IL
6 9 Shawn Seymour Waterloo, IL
7 82 Morris Booth Fidelity, IL
8 5G Jimmy Glover Alton, IL
9 313 Ricky Smith Brighton, IL DNS

UMP Late Models – A-Main — 21 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist Highland, IL
2 13 Brent Kreke Lebanon, IL
3 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
4 2X Nick Lyons Centralia, IL
5 33M Tim Manville Troy, IL
6 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL
7 0 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
8 20 Dustin Griffin (LR) Camp Point, IL
9 27 Jason Perry Payson, IL
10 76 Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN
11 49 Steve Leach Staunton, IL
12 1ST Justin Reed Collinsville, IL
13 15 Chris Fetter (L) Troy, MO
14 16H Mike Hammerle Saint Charles, MO
15 T4 Adam Tischauser Greenville, IL
16 87 Jason Zobrist Highland, IL
17 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL
18 33 Steve Lampley Benton, IL
19 10 Daryn Klein Collinsville, IL
20 94 Larry Copeland East Alton, IL
21 8 Craig Smith Godfrey, IL

UMP Late Models – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 13 Brent Kreke Lebanon, IL
2 78 Chad Zobrist Highland, IL
3 0 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
4 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL
5 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
6 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL DNS

UMP Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL
2 0 Dewayne Kiefer St. Genevieve, MO
3 2X Nick Lyons Centralia, IL
4 76 Shelby Miles Bloomington, IN
5 20 Dustin Griffin (LR) Camp Point, IL
6 87 Jason Zobrist Highland, IL
7 1ST Justin Reed Collinsville, IL

UMP Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 13 Brent Kreke Lebanon, IL
2 82 Billy Laycock Marine, IL
3 8 Craig Smith Godfrey, IL
4 10 Daryn Klein Collinsville, IL
5 16H Mike Hammerle Saint Charles, MO
6 94 Larry Copeland East Alton, IL
7 33 Steve Lampley Benton, IL

UMP Late Models – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 78 Chad Zobrist Highland, IL
2 77 Jason McBride Carbondale, IL
3 33M Tim Manville Troy, IL
4 27 Jason Perry Payson, IL
5 T4 Adam Tischauser Greenville, IL
6 49 Steve Leach Staunton, IL
7 15 Chris Fetter (L) Troy, MO

UMP Modifieds – A-Main — 25 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18L Michael Long (M) Quincy, IL
2 1 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
3 77 Rick Stevenson O’Fallon, MO
4 24H Mike Harrison Highland, IL
5 86 Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL
6 1a Steve Meyer Jr Edwardsville, IL
7 4B Neil Wade, Jr. Marthasville, MO
8 3S Dan Schlup Jr Wentzville, MO
9 4UW Bobby Regot (M) St. Charles, MO
10 51 Timmy Hill House Springs, MO
11 87Z Jeb Moake Freeburg, IL
12 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO
13 15 Will Hicks Saint Charles, MO
14 94K Kevin Graf (M) Hazelwood, MO
15 69X David Chilton Farmington, MO
16 000 Scott White St. Peters, MO
17 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL
18 98 Joe Walsh Fenton, MO
19 A1 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO
20 44 Timmy Hancock Jr Mt. Olive, IL
21 8 James Reed Saint Louis, MO
22 b10 Bradley White (M) Bridgeton, MO
23 24K Derek Kellerman Pickneyville, IL
24 2 Justin Hall South Roxana, IL
25 WILD1 Ricky Huebner Bethalto, IL DNS

UMP Modifieds – Dash
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 24H Mike Harrison Highland, IL
2 1 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
3 18L Michael Long (M) Quincy, IL
4 86 Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL
5 98 Joe Walsh Fenton, MO
6 4B Neil Wade, Jr. Marthasville, MO

UMP Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 18L Michael Long (M) Quincy, IL
2 1 Tim Hancock Mount Olive, IL
3 3S Dan Schlup Jr Wentzville, MO
4 2 Justin Hall South Roxana, IL
5 1a Steve Meyer Jr Edwardsville, IL
6 A1 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO
7 000 Scott White St. Peters, MO
8 24K Derek Kellerman Pickneyville, IL
9 56 Dane Gundaker (M) Bridgeton, MO

UMP Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 24H Mike Harrison Highland, IL
2 86 Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL
3 4UW Bobby Regot (M) St. Charles, MO
4 77 Rick Stevenson O’Fallon, MO
5 94K Kevin Graf (M) Hazelwood, MO
6 51 Timmy Hill House Springs, MO
7 WILD1 Ricky Huebner Bethalto, IL
8 5 Joe Dresch (M) Brighton, IL DNS

UMP Modifieds – Heat 3
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 98 Joe Walsh Fenton, MO
2 4B Neil Wade, Jr. Marthasville, MO
3 8 James Reed Saint Louis, MO
4 44 Timmy Hancock Jr Mt. Olive, IL
5 b10 Bradley White (M) Bridgeton, MO
6 87Z Jeb Moake Freeburg, IL
7 15 Will Hicks Saint Charles, MO
8 69X David Chilton Farmington, MO

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – A-Main — 16 Cars
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17UW Jim Shereck (C) St. Charles, MO
2 17X Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
3 32 Derek Fetter Troy, MO
4 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
5 74H Tim Hancock (C) Granite City, IL
6 01 Casey Montague Lebanon, IL
7 59 Aaron Heck Mount Vernon, IL
8 74C John Crenshaw Madison, IL
9 11S Andy Scoles St. Charles, MO
10 21 Andy Beavers Alton, IL
11 55 Daniel Heck Mount Vernon, IL
12 3 Craig Bessinger Pacific, MO
13 5J Josh Jackson (C) South Roxana, IL
14 68 Terry McCann Cottage Hills, IL
15 83S Chris Stahlschmidt Brighton, IL
16 50 Michael Weir Pacific, MO

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – Heat 1
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17UW Jim Shereck (C) St. Charles, MO
2 32 Derek Fetter Troy, MO
3 5J Josh Jackson (C) South Roxana, IL
4 74C John Crenshaw Madison, IL
5 74H Tim Hancock (C) Granite City, IL
6 21 Andy Beavers Alton, IL
7 83S Chris Stahlschmidt Brighton, IL
8 68 Terry McCann Cottage Hills, IL

UMP Pro Crate Late Models – Heat 2
Finish Car No Driver Hometown
1 17X Bryan Collins Elsberry, MO
2 48 Bobby Martintoni (C) Livingston, IL
3 59 Aaron Heck Mount Vernon, IL
4 3 Craig Bessinger Pacific, MO
5 01 Casey Montague Lebanon, IL
6 55 Daniel Heck Mount Vernon, IL
7 11S Andy Scoles St. Charles, MO
8 50 Michael Weir Pacific, MO

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