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Jeff Swindell, Bobby Pierce & Michael Long take Deuce’s Wild wins at Tri-City Speedway

Jeff Swindell

Bobby Pierce

Michael Long

April 12th, 2019

410 Sprints – Winged

By Brendan Bauman – PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – Jeff Swindell sailed to victory in Friday’s Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car Series event at Tri-City Speedway after multiple caution periods over the course of the 25-Lap A-Main ultimately led to longtime race leader, Joey Moughan coming up short, due to running out of fuel.

Ryan Bunton and Joey Moughan led the field to the start, and battled for the first ten laps of the feature, only for a caution, which saw Bunton facing the infield scorers tower, resulting in damage unable to repair which then forced him pitside. Moughan regained the lead on the start and continued to muscle his way away around Tri-City Speedway, with charges from Paul Nienhiser, Cory Bruns and others.

A red flag on lap 12 for Chayse Hayhurst bunched the field up once again. Moughan, while showing signs of engine trouble with smoke bellowing from the headers, worked the topside of the track, until an attempt at a Green-White-Checkered finish, failed when his #29 machine stumbled on a start, stacking up the field behind, while Moughan quickly darted to the infield out of harm’s way.

Jeff Swindell, who started second, assumed the lead, and never looked back as he crossed under the checkers ahead of Joe B. Miller, Cory Bruns, Jeremy Standridge, and Kyle Schuett.

MOWA-Midwest Open Wheel Association

A Feature 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 8 Jeff Swindell Bartlett, TN 14X
2 7 Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 51B
3 3 Cory Bruns Lincoln, IL 42
4 19 Jeremy Standridge Springfield, IL 10S
5 18 Kyle Schuett Philo, IL 9K
6 5 Jason Keith Fredericktown, MO 28
7 11 Steve Short Farmington, MO 8S
8 21 Brayton Lynch Springfield, IL 29X
9 13 Christopher King Farmington, MO 13K
10 2 Joey Moughan Springfield, IL 29
11 10 George Crawford Springfield, IL 57
12 24 Robbie Standridge Springfield, IL 17*
13 4 Aidan Roosevans O’ Fallon, IL 6A
14 14 Brayden Fox Avon, IN 53
15 9 Brinton Marvel Lizton, IN 21
16 6 Paul Nienhiser Chapin, IL 9X
17 20 Chayse Hayhurst Evansville, IN 20
18 1 Ryan Bunton Morton, IL 6R
19 12 Jamie Ball Knoxville, IA 5J
20 17 Dustin Barks Farmington, MO 22
21 16 Chris Urish Elkhart, IL 77U
DNS Jeff Asher Park Hills, MO 56
DNS Paul May Terre Haute, IN 71M
DNS Jacob Patton Bethalto, IL 79J

Heat 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Jason Keith Fredericktown, MO 28
2 4 Joe B. Miller Millersville, MO 51B
3 7 Aidan Roosevans O’ Fallon, IL 6A
4 3 Steve Short Farmington, MO 8S
5 (DNF) 5 Paul May Terre Haute, IN 71M
6 (DNF) 6 Kyle Schuett Philo, IL 9K
DNS Jeff Asher Park Hills, MO 56
DNS Jacob Patton Bethalto, IL 79J

Heat 2

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Joey Moughan Springfield, IL 29
2 5 Paul Nienhiser Chapin, IL 9X
3 7 Ryan Bunton Morton, IL 6R
4 1 Brayden Fox Avon, IN 53
5 3 Dustin Barks Farmington, MO 22
6 8 Jamie Ball Knoxville, IA 5J
7 6 Jeremy Standridge Springfield, IL 10S
8 4 Brayton Lynch Springfield, IL 29X

Heat 3

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Jeff Swindell Bartlett, TN 14X
2 2 Cory Bruns Lincoln, IL 42
3 4 Brinton Marvel Lizton, IN 21
4 6 George Crawford Springfield, IL 57
5 (DNF) 5 Chris Urish Elkhart, IL 77U
6 (DNF) 8 Christopher King Farmington, MO 13K
7 (DNF) 1 Chayse Hayhurst Evansville, IN 20
DNS Robbie Standridge Springfield, IL 17*

UMP Late Models

By Jimmy Dearing – The 2019 racing season kicked off at Tri-City Speedway with the Deuce’s Wild event that brought twenty UMP DIRTcar Late Models from five different states to battle for the $2,000 top prize. Bobby Pierce would show his dominance at the 3/8 mile facility as he led every lap of the thirty lap event relatively unchallenged.  Meanwhile, the second thru fifth positions were being swapped around almost every lap as Brian Shirley, Billy Moyer, Shannon Babb and Michael Kloos fought tirelessly for the entire thirty laps as they traded around those positions.

The pace was slowed at lap eleven when Jason Papich’s car bicycled causing him to spin and he was then collected by his fellow California teammate Tony Toste. The incident ended the night for both drivers. Pierce would open the lead back up after the restart while Shirley, Moyer, Babb and Kloos continued their battle.

Pierce would go on to victory while Shirley edged out Moyer for the second spot. Babb would finish fourth and Kloos fifth.

A Feature 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 32P
2 5 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S
3 2 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21
4 3 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL 18B
5 4 Michael Kloos Trenton, IL 6K
6 9 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL 15V
7 6 Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL 10
8 7 Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL 33F
9 14 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11
10 12 Tim Ratajczyk Columbia, IL 112
11 16 Jason Suhre Highland, IL 4H
12 17 Jeremy Sneed Bluford, IL 24
13 19 Mike Hammerle St. Charles, MO 16H
14 10 Mark Voigt Marine, IL 30
15 13 Dean Carpenter Coldwater, MS 51
16 20 Adam Tischauser Mulberry Grove , IL T4
17 15 Brent McKinnon Carlyle, IL 26M
18 11 Tony Toste Arroyo Grande, CA 91
19 8 Jason Papich Nipomo, CA 91P
20 18 Reid Millard Jefferson City, MO 14

Heat 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 32P
2 4 Michael Kloos Trenton, IL 6K
3 3 Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL 33F
4 6 Mark Voigt Marine, IL 30
5 5 Dean Carpenter Coldwater, MS 51
6 2 Jason Suhre Highland, IL 4H
7 7 Mike Hammerle St. Charles, MO 16H

Heat 2

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21
2 4 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S
3 1 Jason Papich Nipomo, CA 91P
4 2 Tony Toste Arroyo Grande, CA 91
5 5 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11
6 7 Jeremy Sneed Bluford, IL 24
7 6 Adam Tischauser Mulberry Grove , IL T4

Heat 3

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL 18B
2 2 Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL 10
3 4 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL 15V
4 3 Tim Ratajczyk Columbia, IL 112
5 5 Brent McKinnon Carlyle, IL 26M
6 6 Reid Millard Jefferson City, MO 14

Qualifying 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 4 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 32P 14.853
2 3 Jason Suhre Highland, IL 4H 15.243
3 6 Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL 33F 15.260
4 2 Michael Kloos Trenton, IL 6K 15.270
5 5 Dean Carpenter Coldwater, MS 51 15.533
6 7 Mark Voigt Marine, IL 30 15.593
7 1 Mike Hammerle St. Charles, MO 16H 16.890

Qualifying 2

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 1 Jason Papich Nipomo, CA 91P 14.953
2 4 Tony Toste Arroyo Grande, CA 91 15.121
3 5 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21 15.146
4 7 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S 15.338
5 3 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11 15.426
6 2 Adam Tischauser Mulberry Grove , IL T4 15.546
7 6 Jeremy Sneed Bluford, IL 24 15.657

Qualifying 3

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 6 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL 18B 15.083
2 5 Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL 10 15.249
3 2 Tim Ratajczyk Columbia, IL 112 15.282
4 1 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL 15V 15.564
5 4 Brent McKinnon Carlyle, IL 26M 15.935
6 3 Reid Millard Jefferson City, MO 14 17.912

UMP Modifieds

BY Chris Westerfield – The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series would begin the 10th season of racing at the Tri City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL on Friday night. Michael Long from Fowler, IL would drive to victory in his Rage Chassis #18L entry and collect the $2,000 pay day.

 

Steve Meyer and Lucas Lee would lead the field of 22 starters to green on Friday night. Lee would grab the early lead off turn two on the opening lap followed by Michael Long and Steve Meyer. The event’s first caution would be displayed on lap-5 for a turn three accident involving Wade Wenthe and Vance Wilson. On the lap-5 restart, Long would take over the lead position and begin to pull away from Lee as the event approached the halfway-point. The event’s second caution would fly on lap-12 as Lucas Lee would suffer right front suspension damage thus ending his night. Several attempts on the lap-12 restart would see drivers suffer damage from multiple incidents, which included Jim Black, Derrick Black, Kenny Wallace, Dave Wietholder, and Steve Meyer. As the event would inch closer to the final 10 laps, Trent Young and Mike Harrison would have an intense battle for the second position as the duo attempted to chase down leader Michael Long. However, Long would prove to be too strong for the competition and collect the season opening victory of the 2019 season. Mike Harrison would take runner-up honors followed by Trent Young. Timmy Hill would claim fourth and Trey Harris would complete the top five.

 

The remainder of the top ten at the completion of the Summit Racing Equipment A-Main at Tri City Speedway would be Robbie Eilers, Brian Shaw, Kenny Wallace, Josh Harris, Mark Lamont.

 

The next event for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will be April 13th at Fayette County Speedway. The event will pay $2,000.00 to the winner.

 

Race Summary

Friday, April 12, 2019

12th Annual Deuces Wild

Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, IL)

 

Quick Car Racing Products Overall Fast Time: Michael Long (16.559 seconds)

 

Fast Time Group A: Lucas Lee (16.698 seconds)

Fast Time Group B: Michael Long (16.559 seconds)

A Feature 1

20 laps | 00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 3 Michael Long Fowler, IL 18L
2 8 Mike Harrison Highland, IL 24H
3 5 Trent Young Crofton, KY 10Y
4 12 Timmy Hill House Springs, MO 51
5 4 Trey Harris Hillsboro, MO 57
6 18 Robbie Eilers Highland, IL 3E
7 19 Brian Shaw Robinson, IL 1S
8 11 Kenny Wallace Concord, NC 36W
9 16 Josh Harris Utica, KY 22
10 13 Mark Lamont Crossville, IL 7ML
11 10 Will Krup Mt. Carmel, IL K19
12 15 Vance Wilson Quincy, IL B1
13 22 Gabriel Kirtley K7
14 20 Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL 35
15 21 Blaze Melton 55M
16 9 Wade Wenthe Effingham, IL 22W
17 (DNF) 2 Lucas Lee Paris, TN 12L
18 (DNF) 1 Steve Meyer Jr Stanton, IL 1A
19 (DNF) 7 David Wietholder Liberty, IL 05
20 (DNF) 14 Jim Black Bonne Terre, MO 10X
21 (DNF) 17 Derrick Black Bonne Terre, MO 01W
22 (DNF) 6 Richie Lex Morgantown, IN 7L

B Feature 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 5 Derrick Black Bonne Terre, MO 01W
2 1 Brian Shaw Robinson, IL 1S
3 3 Gabriel Kirtley K7
4 2 Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL 59R
5 4 Blake Thompson Troy, IL 7
6 6 Matt Markham Fredonia, KY 19M
7 7 Kevin Graf Hazelwood, MO 94K
DNS Ricky Smith Alton, IL 61S
DNS Paul Schrempf Jr St. Louis, MO 4G
DNS Rick Conoyer St Peters, MO 14C

B Feature 2

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Robbie Eilers Highland, IL 3E
2 3 Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL 35
3 2 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z
4 4 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO A1
5 6 Craig Spegal New London, MO 10
6 7 Blaze Melton 55M
7 10 Rigel Stillman Park Hills, MO 24S
8 (DNF) 9 Kurt Slinger Wright City, MO 92
9 (DNF) 5 Christopher Cole Evansville, IN 81C
10 (DNF) 8 Mark Cole 81

Heat 1

8 laps | 00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Lucas Lee Paris, TN 12L
2 5 Trent Young Crofton, KY 10Y
3 3 Wade Wenthe Effingham, IL 22W
4 2 Mark Lamont Crossville, IL 7ML
5 4 Brian Shaw Robinson, IL 1S
6 7 Gabriel Kirtley K7
7 6 Derrick Black Bonne Terre, MO 01W
8 8 Kevin Graf Hazelwood, MO 94K
9 9 Paul Schrempf Jr St. Louis, MO 4G

Heat 2

8 laps | 00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Trey Harris Hillsboro, MO 57
2 4 David Wietholder Liberty, IL 05
3 2 Kenny Wallace Concord, NC 36W
4 3 Vance Wilson Quincy, IL B1
5 8 Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL 59R
6 5 Blake Thompson Troy, IL 7
7 7 Matt Markham Fredonia, KY 19M
8 (DNF) 9 Ricky Smith Alton, IL 61S
9 (DNF) 6 Rick Conoyer St Peters, MO 14C

Heat 3

8 laps | 00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Michael Long Fowler, IL 18L
2 2 Richie Lex Morgantown, IN 7L
3 5 Will Krup Mt. Carmel, IL K19
4 3 Jim Black Bonne Terre, MO 10X
5 4 Robbie Eilers Highland, IL 3E
6 6 Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL 35
7 7 Christopher Cole Evansville, IN 81C
8 8 Blaze Melton 55M
9 9 Kurt Slinger Wright City, MO 92

Heat 4

8 laps | 00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Steve Meyer Jr Stanton, IL 1A
2 5 Mike Harrison Highland, IL 24H
3 1 Timmy Hill House Springs, MO 51
4 3 Josh Harris Utica, KY 22
5 6 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z
6 4 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO A1
7 8 Craig Spegal New London, MO 10
8 7 Mark Cole 81
9 9 Rigel Stillman Park Hills, MO 24S

Qualifying 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 5 Lucas Lee Paris, TN 12L 16.698
2 13 Trey Harris Hillsboro, MO 57 16.804
3 4 Mark Lamont Crossville, IL 7ML 16.921
4 12 Kenny Wallace Concord, NC 36W 17.043
5 16 Wade Wenthe Effingham, IL 22W 17.059
6 17 Vance Wilson Quincy, IL B1 17.088
7 7 Brian Shaw Robinson, IL 1S 17.117
8 10 David Wietholder Liberty, IL 05 17.135
9 18 Trent Young Crofton, KY 10Y 17.141
10 14 Blake Thompson Troy, IL 7 17.268
11 6 Derrick Black Bonne Terre, MO 01W 17.278
12 3 Rick Conoyer St Peters, MO 14C 17.359
13 8 Gabriel Kirtley K7 17.450
14 9 Matt Markham Fredonia, KY 19M 17.500
15 2 Kevin Graf Hazelwood, MO 94K 17.619
16 15 Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL 59R 17.741
17 1 Paul Schrempf Jr St. Louis, MO 4G 17.814
18 11 Ricky Smith Alton, IL 61S 18.030

Qualifying 2

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 12 Michael Long Fowler, IL 18L 16.559
2 7 Timmy Hill House Springs, MO 51 16.672
3 15 Richie Lex Morgantown, IN 7L 16.732
4 9 Steve Meyer Jr Stanton, IL 1A 16.798
5 3 Jim Black Bonne Terre, MO 10X 16.824
6 8 Josh Harris Utica, KY 22 16.851
7 5 Robbie Eilers Highland, IL 3E 16.889
8 14 Gary Bentley St. Charles, MO A1 16.891
9 13 Will Krup Mt. Carmel, IL K19 16.892
10 2 Mike Harrison Highland, IL 24H 17.059
11 10 Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL 35 17.149
12 1 Zeb Moake Freeburg, IL 87Z 17.163
13 11 Christopher Cole Evansville, IN 81C 17.344
14 4 Mark Cole 81 17.409
15 6 Blaze Melton 55M 17.751
16 16 Craig Spegal New London, MO 10 18.109
17 18 Kurt Slinger Wright City, MO 92 18.948
18 17 Rigel Stillman Park Hills, MO 24S 19.121
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5 comments

  1. Going to miss seeing Billy Laycock out at Tri-City. Congratulations to Bobby Pierce.