Young, Krup, Hawkins and Bollinger win day 2 UMP Modified A-Features at Eldora


ROSSBURG – Four more UMP National Modified drivers won A-Features on day two of the DIRTcar Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg.

Impending rain caused officials to dispatch the scheduled order of events in order to get the four A-Features completed before approaching rains hit the area.

Trent Young, from Crofton, Kentucky, started third and led every lap of the first A-Feature, winning by .495 of a second over David Mielke, who started seventh. Mielke battled with Young for the final 15 laps wheel to wheel and almost got by him with four to go. But Young pulled away to score the victory.

Aaron Orr was third while Curt Spalding and Jeff Babcock rounded out the top five.

“It feels really good to be up here tonight after making a mistake and putting it in the wall last night,” Young said. “I couldn’t be more proud of my crew for all the work they did today. We rebounded really well.”

Will Krup, from Mt. Carmel, Illinois, had a good restart in the second A-Feature with four laps remaining and won the event. He had a fierce battle with KC Burdette and Kyle Strickler for several laps but pulled away to win by three seconds when the checkered flag flew.

“This is a dream come true to be up on the stage here,” Krup said. “To race with all these guys and win, it’s a big deal. The night moved quick, but it wasn’t too bad. It was a good night.”

Burdette was second while Stickler was third. Jess Hartman and Jason Kinney were fourth and fifth.

The third A-Feature was led all the way by polesitter Jacob Hawkins, but he was challenged throughout the entire race by Nick Hoffman and Travis Stemler. The three cars were three wide as they came to the white flag, but Hawkins, from Fairmont, West Virginia, stayed in the gas and won by .3 of second over Hoffman.

“It’s been a phenomenal year,” Hawkins said. “We were OK last night but just had some things happen. It was nice to turn it around and have a good run. I feel like the left rear kind of sealed up on that last restart. I could tell on the screen they were right on me, and I knew I had to do something. I worked around the top and it seemed to work out.”

Stemler was third while Garret Stewart was fourth. Ed Roley started 13th but rallied to finish fifth.

Rain was making its way toward Eldora at the start of the fourth A-Feature so most drivers knew they’d be racing against the weather. Ray Bollinger, from Kewanee, Illinois, started second but grabbed the lead and held it until the 11th lap. By that point the rain was too heavy, and Eldora officials called the race official.

“It feels like a dream, and I’ve got my whole family here, too,” Nicely said. “I can’t say enough for my family and my crew. We had a good car tonight.”

Dave Baker Jr was second followed by Devin Gilpin, David Stremme and Jeff Koz.

On Saturday, there are eight preliminary races or “Alphabet Soup Features” that drivers can work their way through to get to the 30-lap A-Feature paying $5,000-to-win.

For the late models, they will race a full racing program on Saturday with qualifying, heat races, last chance races and another $5,000-to-win A-Feature.

DIRTcar UMP Fall Nationals

Oct. 2, 2015

(Features only due to impending weather)

DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Qualifying (listed by overall times)

1.45S-Nick Stroupe, 18.376; 2.35S-David Stremme, 18.643; 3.K9-Will Krup, 18.656; 4.21C-Taylor Cook, 18.664; 5.36W-Kenny Wallace, 18.678; 6.2TS-Travis Stemler, 18.700; 7.9*-Jordan Bauer, 18.711; 8.64JR-Billy Workman Jr, 18.717; 9.9-Ken Schrader, 18.750; 10.1DH-Dean Hoffman, 18.824; 11.5H-Jason Hoogerhyde, 18.827; 12.8-Kyle Strickler, 18.855; 13.5-Jess Hartman, 18.863; 14.90-Jason Beaulieu, 18.889; 15.67-Garret Stewart, 18.902; 16.1G-Devin Gilpin, 18.912; 17.77B-Ray Bollinger, 18.942; 18.1S-Brian Shaw, 18.954; 19.15B-Dave Baker Jr, 18.964; 20.17R-Brandon Ramsey, 18.982; 21.58P-James Post, 19.058; 22.111-Curt Spalding, 19.062; 23.24M-Zeke McKenzie, 19.103; 24.44-KC Burdette, 19.104; 25.13-Jacob Hawkins, 19.111; 26.4-Jason Kinney, 19.116; 27.45P-Brian Post, 19.120; 28.OJ-Bryce Jewell, 19.127; 29.14-Joe Godsey, 19.138; 30.17W-Tanner Wilson, 19.144; 31.49-Brian Ruhlman, 19.147; 32.21D-Danny Schwartz, 19.148; 33.22T-Tony Anderson, 19.164; 34.10L-Nathon Loney, 19.209; 35.11PH-Pete Holt, 19.227; 36.2NH-Nick Hoffman, 19.245; 37.65-Todd Sherman, 19.250; 38.87-David Mielke, 19.269; 39.36L-Jamie Lomax, 19.271; 40.225-Jesse Bitterling, 19.273; 41.6B-David Baldwin, 19.281; 42.1SW-Scott Williams, 19.291; 43.16-Jeff Koz, 19.309; 44.11R-Ed Roley, 19.326; 45.3W-Dylan Woodling, 19.335; 46.09D-Joel Dick, 19.351; 47.51-Brandon Green, 19.370; 48.71O-Joel Ortberg, 19.372; 49.P0-Brody Pompe, 19.378; 50.15X-Rich Robinson Jr, 19.388; 51.D1-Lance Dehm, 19.389; 52.91R-Derrick Ramey, 19.400; 53.188-Aaron Orr, 19.411; 54.1AS-Andrew Sprague, 19.414; 55.12-Jeff Curl, 19.416; 56.19B-Chad Bauer, 19.442; 57.34X-Andy Bibler, 19.443; 58.47-Collin Thirlby, 19.444; 59.4B-John Burdett, 19.453; 60.10B-Scott Bowersock, 19.458; 61.98-Shon Flanary, 19.491; 62.83-Kasey Schrock, 19.510; 63.00-Will Norris, 19.512; 64.09-Cullen Breeden, 19.531; 65.757-Kurt Allison, 19.546; 66.52-Weasel Phlipot, 19.551; 67.20-Josh Morton, 19.564; 68.86-Andrew Smith, 19.596; 69.5X-Tim Richardson, 19.600; 70.10Y-Trent Young, 19.652; 71.52G-Colin Green, 19.653; 72.57-Tyler Fitzpatrick, 19.657; 73.7B-Jeff Babcock, 19.661; 74.1A-Andy Galgoci, 19.669; 75.22TL-Bill Lewis, 19.731; 76.6-Ryan Ayers, 19.732; 77.77L-Darrell Lowe, 19.739; 78.59N-Chad Evans, 19.785; 79.36V-Brandon Vaughan, 19.874; 80.01L-Patrick Lyon, 19.875; 81.89W-Rick Weitekamp, 19.978; 82.20J-Carlos Jaramillo, 20.047; 83.1RW-Rob Williams, 20.057; 84.9V-Shawn Valenti, 20.106; 85.11H-Mike Hohlbein, 20.151; 86.72-Brian Lynn, 20.313; 87.05-David Smith, 20.377; 88.18-Ryan Sutter, 20.444; 89.79-Shane Unger, 20.482; 90.8L-Jimmy Lennex Jr., 20.509; 91.17-Nick Rosselit, 20.650; 92.71H-Chris Hicks, 20.835; 93.01-Jared Spalding, 20.916; 94.16P-Rick Pauley, 20.994; 95.19C-Andrew Corbin, 21.927; 96.15G-Richard Gibson, 21.955; 97.21A-Nick Allen, 99.991; 98.25N-Tyler Nicely, 99.992; 99.21S-Denny Schwartz, 99.993; 100.116-Jerry Bowersock, 99.994; 101.2-David Mitchell, 99.995; 102.32B-T.D. Burger, 99.999; 103.7M-Lonnie McIntyre, 99.999; 104.78-Gabe Menser, 99.999;

A FEATURE 1 – (20 Laps)

1. 10Y-Trent Young[3] ; 2. 87-David Mielke[7] ; 3. 188-Aaron Orr[5] ; 4. 111-Curt Spalding[8] ; 5. 7B-Jeff Babcock[1] ; 6. 05-David Smith[16] ; 7. 1A-Andy Galgoci[9] ; 8. 18-Ryan Sutter[17] ; 9. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[14] ; 10. 36V-Brandon Vaughan[10] ; 11. 9V-Shawn Valenti[13] ; 12. 21A-Nick Allen[24] ; 13. 09-Cullen Breeden[4] ; 14. 72-Brian Lynn[15] ; 15. 20J-Carlos Jaramillo[11] ; 16. 1RW-Rob Williams[12] ; 17. 52G-Colin Green[2] ; 18. 19C-Andrew Corbin[22] ; 19. 8L-Jimmy Lennex Jr.[18] ; 20. 15G-Richard Gibson[23] ; 21. 17-Nick Rosselit[19] ; 22. 71H-Chris Hicks[20] ; 23. 15X-Rich Robinson Jr[6]

A FEATURE 2 – (20 Laps)

1. K9-Will Krup[8] ; 2. 44-KC Burdette[2] ; 3. 8-Kyle Strickler[6] ; 4. 5-Jess Hartman[5] ; 5. 4-Jason Kinney[1] ; 6. 24M-Zeke McKenzie[3] ; 7. 14-Joe Godsey[9] ; 8. 116-Jerry Bowersock[24] ; 9. 225-Jesse Bitterling[11] ; 10. 36W-Kenny Wallace[7] ; 11. 17W-Tanner Wilson[10] ; 12. 71O-Joel Ortberg[13] ; 13. 1AS-Andrew Sprague[15] ; 14. 1SW-Scott Williams[12] ; 15. 12-Jeff Curl[16] ; 16. 5X-Tim Richardson[18] ; 17. 6-Ryan Ayers[20] ; 18. 1S-Brian Shaw[4] ; 19. 20-Josh Morton[17] ; 20. 01L-Patrick Lyon[21] ; 21. 2-David Mitchell[25] ; 22. P0-Brody Pompe[14] ; 23. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick[19] ; 24. 89W-Rick Weitekamp[22] ; 25. 79-Shane Unger[23]

A FEATURE 3 – (20 Laps)

1. 13-Jacob Hawkins[1] ; 2. 2NH-Nick Hoffman[11] ; 3. 2TS-Travis Stemler[7] ; 4. 67-Garret Stewart[3] ; 5. 11R-Ed Roley[13] ; 6. 21C-Taylor Cook[8] ; 7. 36L-Jamie Lomax[12] ; 8. 91R-Derrick Ramey[17] ; 9. 3W-Dylan Woodling[14] ; 10. 9-Ken Schrader[5] ; 11. 52-Weasel Phlipot[23] ; 12. 98-Shon Flanary[21] ; 13. 09D-Joel Dick[15] ; 14. 47-Collin Thirlby[19] ; 15. 01-Jared Spalding[26] ; 16. 19B-Chad Bauer[18] ; 17. 00-Will Norris[22] ; 18. 10B-Scott Bowersock[20] ; 19. 58P-James Post[2] ; 20. 59N-Chad Evans[25] ; 21. 51-Brandon Green[16] ; 22. 64JR-Billy Workman Jr[6] ; 23. 90-Jason Beaulieu[4] ; 24. 49-Brian Ruhlman[9] ; 25. 77L-Darrell Lowe[24]

A FEATURE 4 – (20 Laps)

1. 77B-Ray Bollinger[2] ; 2. 15B-Dave Baker Jr[1] ; 3. 1G-Devin Gilpin[3] ; 4. 35S-David Stremme[7] ; 5. 16-Jeff Koz[17] ; 6. 1DH-Dean Hoffman[5] ; 7. 6B-David Baldwin[16] ; 8. 83-Kasey Schrock[21] ; 9. 34X-Andy Bibler[19] ; 10. 22TL-Bill Lewis[24] ; 11. D1-Lance Dehm[18] ; 12. 11PH-Pete Holt[14] ; 13. 4B-John Burdett[20] ; 14. 86-Andrew Smith[23] ; 15. 45S-Nick Stroupe[8] ; 16. 5H-Jason Hoogerhyde[4] ; 17. 9*-Jordan Bauer[6] ; 18. 757-Kurt Allison[22] ; 19. 17R-Brandon Ramsey[9] ; 20. OJ-Bryce Jewell[11] ; 21. 10L-Nathon Loney[13] ; 22. 45P-Brian Post[10] ; 23. 22T-Tony Anderson[12] ; 24. 65-Todd Sherman[15]

http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2015/10/web1_Eldora2.jpg