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Brian Shirley, Kenny Wallace, Trey Harris, Matt Santel & Lucas Pejakovich take Tri-City Speedway wins!

Brian Shirley

Brian Shirley Masters MARS Russ Wallace Memorial Victory at Tri-City Speedway

By Michael Despain

GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS – August 10, 2018 – Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL would be the next stop on the 2018 MARS Super Late Model Racing Series tour on Friday evening for the Russ Wallace Memorial and Brian Shirley would get the race lead from Frank Heckenast, Jr. on lap seventeen and drive to the $5,000 victory, plus garnered an extra $500 bonus that would be put up by Mike Wallace.

The win for Shirley would be his fifth of the season with the MARS tour, his second at Tri-City Speedway with the series, and his 13th career series victory and would come behind the wheel of the Bob Cullen owned Thomason Express, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, Jayco Construction, Cheap Cars, Vallejo Inc., KBC Graphics sponsored #3s Rocket Chassis, Andy Durham Race Engines powered entry.

Frank Heckenast, Jr. would take the lead at the start of the forty lap Russ Wallace Memorial event, with Daryn Klein, Brian Shirley, Gordy Gundaker, and Ryan Unzicker giving chase. Shirley would drive past Klein for second on lap four, while Unzicker would roll past Gundaker for fourth on the same circuit, however, the caution would wave one circuit later on lap five when Gundaker’s mount would slow on the backchute, ending his night. The restart would see the front four remain the same, while Brandon Sheppard would grab the fifth position. Heckenast, Jr. and Shirley would pull away from the field at this point and Heckenast, Jr. would start working slower traffic on lap fourteen. Shirley would close in on Heckenast, Jr. for the lead on lap fifteen and the pair would battle for the lead, with Shirley making a slidejob pass on Heckenast, Jr. for the lead in turn two on lap seventeen, with Heckenast spinning his machine in an attempt to work back under Shirley. The restart would see Shirley have the race lead at this point, with Unzicker, Sheppard, Tanner English, and Klein in pursuit. English would drive past Sheppard for third on lap nineteen, only to have Sheppard reclaim the position one lap later. The caution would wave once again on lap twenty-one when Kolby Vandenbergh would spin his machine in turn two, slowing the action. The restart would see the front-five remain the same, with Sheppard and English battling again for the third spot. Heckenast, Jr. would draw his second caution of the race on lap twenty-four and would pull to the pit area and be finished for the event. This restart would see Sheppard take the second position from Unzicker, while Michael Kloos would work past Klein for the fifth spot, only to see Kloos spin this mount in turn three on lap twenty-seven, while battling with Klein and Manville for the fifth position. On what would be the final restart of the race, Shirley controlled the pace, while Unzicker zipped past Sheppard for second, with that pair battling for the spot until Sheppard took the runner-up slot back on lap thirty-five. Shirley would encounter slower traffic on lap thirty-seven, but would not be challenged as he would see the checkered flag first, with Sheppard finishing second, and Unzicker settling for third. English would come home fourth, while Manville slipped by Klein on the final circuit to claim fifth. Klein would lead the second-five finishers home to the finish, trailed by Jose Parga, Jason Feger, Spencer Diercks, and Tony Jackson, Jr.

The MARS Super Late Model Racing Series next event will be Saturday August 11 at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL for the 4th Annual FALS Frenzy, paying $10,000 to win.

Further information on the MARS Super Late Model Racing Series can be obtained by calling Promoter/Race Director Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or by visiting the official series website located at www.marsracingseries.com.

Outlaw Winged Micros

A Feature 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Lucas Pejakovich Godfrey, IL 45
2 5 Jake Cheatham Bethalto, IL 71
3 3 Larry Drake Terre Haute, IN 97D
4 2 Mattison Lienemann Granite City, IL 20M
5 4 Josh Fisher Fenton, MO 95
6 11 Sean Robbins Collinsville, IL 53
7 6 Charlie Keeven Hazelwood, MO 55
8 7 Rayce Rudy St. Charles, MO 6R
9 10 Adam Johnson St. Peters, MO 72
10 12 Zach Douglas Warrnenton, MO 38D
11 9 Steve Finn Collinsville, IL 18
12 14 Jonathan Adams Herculaneum, MO 92A
13 8 Nick Worley St. Charles, MO 9W
DNS Hunter Pruitt 82H

Heat 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 4 Lucas Pejakovich Godfrey, IL 45
2 5 Larry Drake Terre Haute, IN 97D
3 3 Jake Cheatham Bethalto, IL 71
4 2 Rayce Rudy St. Charles, MO 6R
5 1 Steve Finn Collinsville, IL 18
6 7 Sean Robbins Collinsville, IL 53
DNS Hunter Pruitt 82H

Heat 2

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Mattison Lienemann Granite City, IL 20M
2 4 Josh Fisher Fenton, MO 95
3 7 Charlie Keeven Hazelwood, MO 55
4 6 Nick Worley St. Charles, MO 9W
5 5 Adam Johnson St. Peters, MO 72
6 3 Zach Douglas Warrnenton, MO 38D
7 2 Jonathan Adams Herculaneum, MO 92A

Special 1

00:04:46.890

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Lucas Pejakovich Godfrey, IL 45
2 6 Sean Robbins Collinsville, IL 53
3 5 Josh Fisher Fenton, MO 95
4 2 Mattison Lienemann Granite City, IL 20M
5 7 Nick Worley St. Charles, MO 9W
6 4 Steve Finn Collinsville, IL 18
7 1 Charlie Keeven Hazelwood, MO 55
8 17 Dustin Clary Marine, IL 22C
9 8 Jordan Clary Edwardsville, IL 94
10 15 Carlee Gress Alton, IL 12C
11 11 Brandon Hogenson 77H
12 20 Kevin Horcher Belleville, IL 262
13 9 Taylor Inboden Robinson, IL 60
14 14 Adam Johnson St. Peters, MO 72
15 12 Darin Johnson Bethalto, IL 20
16 13 Matt Morton Granite City, IL 21M
17 10 Colton Pierce Freeburg, IL 4P
18 19 Jeff Pierce 7P
19 18 Tyler Robbins Collinsville, IL 35
20 16 Ryan Timms Oklahoma City, OK 5T

B Modifieds

A Feature 1

00:24:26.857

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Trey Harris Hillsboro, MO 316
2 4 Clint Young Ava, IL 42
3 10 Earl Pryor Troy, MO 57E
4 13 Matthew Edler St. Louis, MO 17E
5 15 Bert Jacoby Wentzville, MO 28J
6 9 AJ Cline Troy, MO 17C
7 6 Jeff Yates Moscow Mills, MO 70
8 2 Johnny Seets III Brighton, IL 360
9 12 Tyler Cox Paris, TN 57
10 8 Jim Lafferty Jr Gillespie, IL 56
11 14 Jason Walsh St. Louis, MO 2W
12 21 Tony Walker Brighton, IL 80
13 1 Dan Bimson St. Peters, MO 12
14 20 Steve Shive St. Peters, MO 7G
15 16 George Wilson Troy, MO 77
16 19 Jarrett Stryker 18S
17 18 Terry Michael Bolin Brighton, IL 15B
18 11 Jimmie Naylor Brighton, IL 23N
19 5 Willy Myers Collinsville, IL 21M
20 7 Cole Queathem Troy, MO 82Q
DNS Jake Seets III Brighton, IL 18

B Feature 1

00:17:42.584

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Tony Walker Brighton, IL 80
2 9 Craig Bessinger Pacific, MO 76
3 6 Bryan Fisher X
4 1 Ricky Smith Alton, IL 63G
5 5 Josh Gibson 8G1
6 14 Blake Bailey 11KK
7 11 Jay Sansone Bunker Hill, IL 9
8 8 Jeb Simmons Wentzville, MO 86
9 10 Louie Loveless Elsberry, MO 69
10 4 Cole Sensel Fredricktown, MO 36
11 7 James Lambert 8L
DNS Jerry Kiser 68
DNS Joe Giesler St. Mary, MO 85G
DNS Owen Steinkoenig Highland, IL 5S

Heat 1

00:03:29.898

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Dan Bimson St. Peters, MO 12
2 7 Jeff Yates Moscow Mills, MO 70
3 2 Jimmie Naylor Brighton, IL 23N
4 4 George Wilson Troy, MO 77
5 6 Ricky Smith Alton, IL 63G
6 5 Keith Rose Granite City, IL 11K
7 1 Jeb Simmons Wentzville, MO 86

Heat 2

00:02:21.932

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 4 Johnny Seets III Brighton, IL 360
2 6 Cole Queathem Troy, MO 82Q
3 2 Tyler Cox Paris, TN 57
4 5 Jake Seets III Brighton, IL 18
5 1 Jerry Kiser 68
DNS Jay Sansone Bunker Hill, IL 9
DNS Joe Giesler St. Mary, MO 85G

Heat 3

00:02:13.850

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Trey Harris Hillsboro, MO 316
2 1 Jim Lafferty Jr Gillespie, IL 56
3 3 Matthew Edler St. Louis, MO 17E
4 6 Terry Michael Bolin Brighton, IL 15B
5 4 Tony Walker Brighton, IL 80
6 5 Bryan Fisher X
7 7 Craig Bessinger Pacific, MO 76

Heat 4

00:02:19.333

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Clint Young Ava, IL 42
2 3 AJ Cline Troy, MO 17C
3 4 Jason Walsh St. Louis, MO 2W
4 6 Jarrett Stryker 18S
5 5 Cole Sensel Fredricktown, MO 36
6 2 James Lambert 8L
7 7 Louie Loveless Elsberry, MO 69

Heat 5

00:04:33.430

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 4 Willy Myers Collinsville, IL 21M
2 5 Earl Pryor Troy, MO 57E
3 6 Bert Jacoby Wentzville, MO 28J
4 2 Steve Shive St. Peters, MO 7G
5 1 Josh Gibson 8G1
DNS Owen Steinkoenig Highland, IL 5S

Pro Late Model

A Feature 1

00:18:10.670

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 6 Matt Santel New Memphis, IL 8BALL
2 4 Kyle McMahon Opdyke, IL 45
3 5 Vance Wilson Quincy, IL B1
4 2 Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL 44
5 3 Josh Jackson South Roxana, IL 5J
6 11 Justin Bolin Brighton, IL 14B
7 13 Brady Rudd 28R
8 8 Trevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11
9 1 Tommy Elston Keokuk, IA 45E
10 10 Peyton Walker 2
11 14 Scott Geaschel Collinsville, IL 4E
12 7 Dustin Reese 13R
13 9 Steven Reinacher Pocahontas, IL 77
14 12 Devin Mclean Mt Vernon, IL 133

Heat 1

00:05:47.659

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 4 Tommy Elston Keokuk, IA 45E
2 2 Josh Jackson South Roxana, IL 5J
3 6 Vance Wilson Quincy, IL B1
4 1 Dustin Reese 13R
5 7 Steven Reinacher Pocahontas, IL 77
6 3 Justin Bolin Brighton, IL 14B
7 5 Brady Rudd 28R

Heat 2

00:02:59.841

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL 44
2 4 Kyle McMahon Opdyke, IL 45
3 5 Matt Santel New Memphis, IL 8BALL
4 6 Trevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11
5 7 Peyton Walker 2
6 3 Devin Mclean Mt Vernon, IL 133
7 1 Scott Geaschel Collinsville, IL 4E

UMP Late Models

A Feature 1

00:32:52.107

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S
2 7 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL B5
3 6 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 24X
4 10 Tanner English Benton, KY 33
5 11 Tim Manville Highland, IL 33M
6 2 Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL 10
7 13 Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P
8 17 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 25
9 19 Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA 29X
10 18 Tony Jackson Jr Lebanon, MO 56
11 15 Billy Laycock Marine, IL 82
12 16 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL 15V
13 5 Raymond Merrill Sallisaw, OK 12M
14 20 Dean Carpenter Coldwater, MS 51
15 14 Myles Moos Lincoln, IL 84
16 8 Michael Kloos Trenton, IL 6K
17 1 Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL 99
18 12 Scott Crigler Alton, MO 12
19 9 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21
20 21 Jeff Roth Bentonville, AR 14R
21 4 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11
22 22 Mark Voigt Marine, IL 30

B Feature 1

00:04:17.418

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL 15V
2 3 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 25
3 12 Tony Jackson Jr Lebanon, MO 56
4 11 Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA 29X
5 14 Mark Voigt Marine, IL 30
6 6 Paul Kuper Breese, IL 14K
7 4 Dean Carpenter Coldwater, MS 51
8 9 Randy Roth Bentonville, AR 14RX
9 2 Chris Fetter Troy, MO 15
10 5 Mike Hammerle St. Charles, MO 16H
11 13 Jeff Roth Bentonville, AR 14R
12 7 Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL 33F
DNS Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 21JR
DNS Scott Henseler South Roxana, IL 3

Heat 1

00:02:09.457

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL 99
2 2 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11
3 3 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL B5
4 5 Tanner English Benton, KY 33
5 4 Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P
6 6 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL 15V
7 8 Dean Carpenter Coldwater, MS 51
8 9 Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL 33F
9 10 Scott Henseler South Roxana, IL 3
10 7 Jeff Roth Bentonville, AR 14R

Heat 2

00:02:02.563

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL 10
2 4 Raymond Merrill Sallisaw, OK 12M
3 7 Michael Kloos Trenton, IL 6K
4 6 Tim Manville Highland, IL 33M
5 5 Myles Moos Lincoln, IL 84
6 9 Chris Fetter Troy, MO 15
7 10 Mike Hammerle St. Charles, MO 16H
8 1 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 21JR
9 3 Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA 29X
10 8 Mark Voigt Marine, IL 30

Heat 3

00:06:21.386

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 4 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S
2 1 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 24X
3 3 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21
4 5 Scott Crigler Alton, MO 12
5 6 Billy Laycock Marine, IL 82
6 7 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 25
7 8 Paul Kuper Breese, IL 14K
8 9 Randy Roth Bentonville, AR 14RX
9 2 Tony Jackson Jr Lebanon, MO 56

Qualifying 1

00:00:46

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 18 Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL 99 14.482
2 14 Billy Moyer Jr Batesville, AR 21JR 14.530
3 27 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 24X 14.567
4 4 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11 14.609
5 2 Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL 10 14.610
6 26 Tony Jackson Jr Lebanon, MO 56 14.721
7 23 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, IL B5 14.723
8 28 Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA 29X 14.729
9 19 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21 14.749
10 12 Jose Parga New Berlin, IL 6P 14.765
11 20 Raymond Merrill Sallisaw, OK 12M 14.806
12 6 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S 14.810
13 17 Tanner English Benton, KY 33 14.826
14 5 Myles Moos Lincoln, IL 84 14.890
15 16 Scott Crigler Alton, MO 12 14.969
16 25 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL 15V 14.994
17 15 Tim Manville Highland, IL 33M 15.019
18 21 Billy Laycock Marine, IL 82 15.105
19 8 Jeff Roth Bentonville, AR 14R 15.126
20 11 Michael Kloos Trenton, IL 6K 15.266
21 29 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 25 15.273
22 1 Dean Carpenter Coldwater, MS 51 15.305
23 13 Mark Voigt Marine, IL 30 15.330
24 9 Paul Kuper Breese, IL 14K 15.472
25 22 Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL 33F 15.659
26 10 Chris Fetter Troy, MO 15 15.671
27 24 Randy Roth Bentonville, AR 14RX 15.745
28 3 Scott Henseler South Roxana, IL 3 16.413
29 7 Mike Hammerle St. Charles, MO 16H 16.693

UMP Modifieds

A Feature 1

00:28:06.766

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Kenny Wallace Concord, NC 36W
2 3 Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL 9S
3 11 Rick Conoyer St Peters, MO 12K
4 1 Zach Schantz Highland, IL 128
5 9 Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO 8S
6 15 Bobby Regot 4UW
7 7 Dean Hoffman Troy, IL 1D
8 8 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z
9 14 Neil Wade Jr Marthasville, MO 4B
10 12 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO A1
11 13 Bryan Leach Harvel, IL 6L
12 10 Mark Enk St. Ann, MO 117
13 17 Jim Pelster New Haven, MO 21P
14 16 Allen Meyer Washington, MO 2M
15 18 Bryan Higgerson OAKDALE, IL 7H
16 5 Trey Harris Hillsboro, MO 57
17 4 Hunt Gossum Mayfield, KY 99
18 6 Mike Harrison Highland, IL 24H

Heat 1

00:03:04.842

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Zach Schantz Highland, IL 128
2 3 Hunt Gossum Mayfield, KY 99
3 5 Dean Hoffman Troy, IL 1D
4 4 Mark Enk St. Ann, MO 117
5 1 Bryan Leach Harvel, IL 6L
6 6 Allen Meyer Washington, MO 2M

Heat 2

00:02:55.806

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Kenny Wallace Concord, NC 36W
2 5 Trey Harris Hillsboro, MO 57
3 1 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z
4 3 Rick Conoyer St Peters, MO 12K
5 4 Neil Wade Jr Marthasville, MO 4B
6 6 Jim Pelster New Haven, MO 21P

Heat 3

00:02:54.371

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Tommie Seets Jr Alton, IL 9S
2 4 Mike Harrison Highland, IL 24H
3 3 Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO 8S
4 2 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO A1
5 6 Bobby Regot 4UW
6 5 Bryan Higgerson OAKDALE, IL 7H
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