Peoria SpeedwayBollinger, Siegel, Harrison, Butterfield, Archdale get wins on Fathers Day Eve

(Peoria, IL) Steve Lance, Jr. battled his brother Tim and Charley Hess, winning an entertaining 30 lap UMP Late Model feature on Fathers’ Day weekend at Peoria Speedway Saturday night.

Tim Lance started outisde row 1 and jumped to the lead at the beginnng the race over pole sitter Jay Sparks using the very top of the track. By lap 7, Steve Lance,Jr had driven past Sparks and Mike Mullvain for 2nd, and began what would become a race-long chase of his brother, who was driving the top in turns 1 &2, and the bottom of 3 & 4 as his preferred line.

Tim began to encounter lapped traffic on lap 10, but was trapped on lap 13 behind a 3-way battle between Dick Taylor, Roger Rebhotlz, and Keith Piano which virtually blocked the track. The blockage allowed Steve to close the gap by lap 16 and the 2 ran nose-tail until clearing lapped traffic on lap 18.

Charley Hess, who had charged from his 8th starting spot , joined the battle using the low side exclusively, and took 2nd from Steve as he tried the middle on lap 20. The first caution of the race flew on lap 24, and on the re-start Steve jumped to the high side and sailed past Hess to take over 2nd. Running the top exclusively, Steve pulled even on lap 27, and then took the lead down the back stretch on lap 28. A Jason Jaggers spin on the front stretch negated the pass, however, bringing out the 2nd caution of the race.

On the re-start, Tim drove to the top to block his brother, but Steve turned left as they raced side-by-side down the backstrectch with Hess in tow. Steve drove to the bottom of the track in turn 3 and cleared Tim coming out of turn 4 as the white flag flew for the lead. Hess passed Tim for 2nd in turn 2, but could never close the gap on Steve. Hess finished 2nd, with Lance, Todd Bennett, and Richie Bell completing the top 5.

“That was a lot of fun racing with my brother”, Steve said after the race. “I think I out-guessed them on tires, as we went harder so we were good over that long run. I knew he would try to block me on that re-start so I just turned under him and made it stick in 4. The fans had to enjoy that one!”

In the UMP Modifieds, Ray Bollinger led flag-to-flag, surviving 4 cautions for the win over Donovan Lodge, Butch Weisser, Mike Chasteen, Jr., and Mark Johnson. “We had the car set up to run the bottom so it was key for us to get a good start. I saw Erik’s nose a few times so I knew I had to not make any mistakes”, said Bollinger.

Jason Weyeneth jumped to the start of the Limited Late Model feature event until lap 6, when Jack Siegel made a pass in the middle of the track for the lead on lap 6. Siegel had to hold off a charging Ryan Blair for the win. “I want to thank my brother for helping me out with the car, It’s a family affair”, Siegel said in victory lane.

Paula Harrison picked up her first win of the year in one of the best races of the night in the Street Stock feature. Harrison started on the pole, but quickly found herself in a 3-way battle with veterans Chuck Barnes, Jr. and John Farris. After a lap 3 caution, Farris tried to drive under Harrison by the flag stand, but Harrison slammed the door shut as the two made contact. Farris began running the middle of the track and pulled even with Harrison on lap 6. Harrison and Farris ran dead-even over the next 4 laps until another caution 10 set up a 2 lap shootout. Harrison got a good start and held on for the win. Barnes, Farris, Bob Simpson and Virgil Nussel rounded out the top 5.

An excited Harrison could hardly describe the race as she sat in victory lane. “I can’t believe I beat those guys!! I saw Chucks’ nose there and me and John ran side-by-side for a long time there. Those guys are awful hard to beat so this is great!”. When asked about slamming the door shut on Farris on the re-start, Harrison replied “That’s the way we play, John and I.”

Austin Archdale dominated the Illinois Lightning Sprint feature event, and shared a special moment in victory lane on Fathers’ Day weekend with his grandfather, Peoria announcer Roger Sollenberger. “In all my years of coming down here, I never, ever thought I would be standing in victory lane with my grandson”, Sollenberger told the crowd as Archdale held the trophy. “This is a special night for us.”

The Hornet feature was another battle between Kenny Butterfield and Jeremy Kinglsey, who ran in a dead heat over the first 6 laps of the 10 lap feature until Butterfield assumed control on lap 7. Kingsley ended up 2nd, followed by Brent Terry, Tyler Benson and Matt Musgrave.

Action resumes next Saturday night at Peoria Speedway with a full UMP racing program.




1. 25-Steve Lance, Jr., Cuba

2. 40-Charley Hess, Bartonville

3. J1-Tim Lance, Brimfield

4. T2-Todd Bennett, Peoria

5. 21B-Richie Bell, Sheffield

6.  10x-Scott Schmitt, Tonica

7. 7-Jay Sparks, Metamora

8. 4-Mike Mullvain, Bartonville

9. 5-Sean Gray, Bartonville

10. 38C- John Gardner, Peoria

11. 32J-Jason Jaggers,Wyanet

12. 22-Jeff Maher, Brimfield

13. 10-Roger Rebholtz, Sparland

14. 83x-Nathan Balenseifen, Sheffield

15. N59-Chad Evans, Mattoon, IL

16. 74-Russ Adams, Princeville

17.  21-Keith Piano, Ogelsby

18. 4G-Bob Gardner, Peoria

19. 24-Dick Taylor, Springfield

20. 65-Gerry Reeder, Jr., Peoria


FAST TIME: Tim Lance 12.433

HEAT 1: 1. Mulvain 2. Lance, Jr. 3. Hess 4. Jaggers 5. J. Gardner 6. Taylor 7. Reeder 8. Kevin Paul (Colchester) 9. 38J-Jake Little (Springfield)

HEAT 2: 1. T.Lance  2. Bell 3. B. Bennett 4. Balenseifen 5. Piano 6. Jon Rogers (Freeport) 7. Tim Faulkenberry (Mapleton) 8. Jim Carmody (Dunlap)

HEAT 3: 1. Schmitt 2. Sparks 3. Gray 4. Maher 5. Adams 6. Evans 7.B. Gardner

SEMI : 1. J. Gardner 2. Maher 3. Evans 4. Piano 5. Taylor 6. Adams 7. B. Gardner 8. Reeder 9. Paul 10. Little



1. 77-Ray Bollinger, Kewanee

2. 32-Donovan Lodge, Moline

3. 25-Butch Weisser, Bartonville

4. 40-Mike Chasteen, Jr., East Peoria

5. 26J-Mark Johnson, Glasford

6. 32D-Tommy Duncan, Peoria

7. 25W-Allen Weisser, Bartonville

8. 26d-Derrick Doerr, Peoria

9. 292-Bobby Allen, Canton

10. 00-Darren Pennycuff, Bartonville

11. 1Jr-Floyd Jordan, Jr., Pekin

12. 87-Dan Turner, Princeville

13. D3-Matt Dillon, Peoria

14. 8-Gary Scharp, Peoria

15. 56- Joe Cook, Spring Bay

16. C4-Chris Morefield, Edwards

17. 11-Zane Oedewaldt, Hanna City

18. 89-Noah Faw, Hanna City

19. 2-Erik Bruce, Norwood

20. Z1-Zac Oedewaldt, Hanna City


HEAT 1: 1. A. Weisser 2. Chasteen  3. Allen  4. Faw 5. D. Turner 6. Johnny Parlier (Peoria) 7. Dillon 8. Zane Oedewaldt (Hanna City)  9. Chris Culbertson (Peoria)

HEAT 2: 1. B. Weisser 2. Lodge 3. Doerr  4. Pennycuff 5. Zac Oedewaldt 6. Steve Turner (Princeville)  7. Jordan, Jr. 8. Kyle Giraud (London Mills) 9. Culbertson 10. Scharp

HEAT 3: 1. Bollinger 2. Bruce 3. Duncan 4. Doerr 5. Richie Biswell (Canton) 6. Jim Picardi (Pekin) 7. John Smith (Peoria) 8. John Winters (Canton) 9. Kenny Egan (Peoria) 10. Kevin Morrow (Peoria)

SEMI 1: 1. D. Turner 2. Dillon 3. Cook 4. Scharp 5. Giraud 6. S. Turner 7.Smith

SEMI 2: 1. Jordan, Jr. 2. Zac Oedewaldt 3. Morefield 4. Zane Oedewaldt 5. Parlier 6. Picardi



1. A2-Jack Siegel, Pekin

2. F14-Ryan Blair, Edinburgh

3. 0-Zac Kuhel, Pekin

4. 00-Jason Weyeneth, Peoria

5. 30Jr-Robbie Bauman Jr., Fairview

6. 78-Jeff Cunningham, Peoria

7. 99-Brian Crebo, Hanna City

8. 5-John Traver, Peoria

9. 22c-Bobby Cowell, Sr., East Peoria

10. 30-Rob Bauman, Sr., Fairview

11. F4-Chris Feger, Marquette Heights

12. 1-Brad Carrington, Peoria

13. 7-Rick Erwin, Peoria

14. 01-Jim Sellner, Peoria Heights

15. 73s-Scott Schoener, Flanagan

16. 55-C J VanBeveran, East Galesburg

17. 51- Cameron Guidi, Hanna City

18. 1F-Evan Fink, Glasford



HEAT 1: 1. Weyeneth 2. Fink 3. Crebo 4. Bauman, Sr. 5. Schoener 6. Cowell 7. Carrington 8. Sellner 9. Guidi

HEAT 2: 1. Siegel 2. Bauman, Jr, 3. Blair 4. Kuhel 5. VanBeveran 6. Cunningham 7. Traver 8.Erwin 8. Feger


PRO STREET (17cars)

1. 4h-Paula Harrison, Germantown Hills

2. B22-Chuck Barnes, Jr., Peoria

3. 90-John Farris, Peoria

4. 20-Bob Simpson, Peoria

5. 258-Virgil Nussel, Peoria

6. 63p-Greg Sauder, Peoria

7. 75M-Michael Mennell, Peoria

8. 22x-Bob Cowell, Jr., East Peoria

9. V8-Jeff Massey, Peoria

10. K9-Kevin Hutchinson, Peoria

11. 52-Michael Wells



HEAT: 1. Harrison 2. Farris 3. Jason Weyeneth (Peoria) 4. Hutchinson 5. Cowell 6. Wally Zander (Groveland) 7. Ed Keith 8. Simpson 9. Wells

HEAT 2: 1. Sauder 2. Barnes, Jr. 3. Nussell 4. 17 5. Mennell 6. Massey 7. Rick Skelton 8. Squoria Rivers (Peoria)


UMP HORNETS (20 cars)

1. 24-Kenny Butterfield, Kingston Mines

2. K2-Jeremy Kingsley, Peoria

3. 39-Brent Terry, Peoria

4. B5-Tyler Benson, Creve Coeur

5. 13-Matt Musgrave, Peoria

6. 88B-Billy Snider, Elmwood

7. 24x-Curtis Bouc, Canton

8. 83-Nolan Kauffman, Marquette Heights

9. 57-Fred Lodgson, Pekin

10. 65B-Don Britton, Creve Coeur

11. 106-Chris Courson

12. 1x-Rick Wagner, Tiskilwa

13. 41-Danny Oates

14. 20J-Jack Marion, Washington

15. C7-Mike Cusack, Jr., Edwards

16. D30-Eric Wisher, Peoria (DQ)

17. 7-Mike Cusack, Edwards (DQ)

18. 15 -driver unknown (DQ)

19. 77-Zac Bollinger (Kewanee) (DQ)


HEAT 1: Butterfield  2. Kingsley 3. Bollinger 4. Wisher  5. Benson 6. Cusack 7.Snider 8. Cusack, Jr.

HEAT 2: 1. Terry 2. 15 car 3. Musgrave 4. Lodgson 5. 00 (driver unknown) 6. Wagner 7. Britton 8. Marion 9. Kauffman 10.Oates



1. 2-Austin Archdale, Brimfield

2. 52-Brent Burrows, Lewistown

3. 15m- Shane Morgan, Creve Couer

4. 2c-Chaz Gregory, Pekin

5. 57-Doug Kraft, Princeville

6. 72-Doug Wall, Galesburg

7. 20- Brennan Gregory, Pekin

8. 6- TJ Bolen, Peoria

9. 7-Jake Sollenberger, Brimfield


HEAT 1: 1. Gregory 2. Archdale 3. Kraft 4. Wall 5. Sollenberger

HEAT 2: 1. Morgan 2. 51-driver unknown 3. Gregory 4. Bolen 5. 266-driver unknown 6. John Lamb




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