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WALLACE AND TAYLOR JOIN REPEAT ELDORA WINNERS WESTFALL & HOFFMAN

ROSSBURG, OH (Oct. 3) – Nick Hoffman (NC) and Matt Westfall (OH) duplicated their Thursday night victories last evening (Friday) to lock themselves into one of the first six positions in tonight’s 32-car, 25-lap Modified wrap-up of the DIRTcar UMP Fall Nationals presented by Allstar Performance at Eldora Speedway. Joining them in the re-draw for one of those spots in the starting line-up will be Kenny Wallace (MO) and Evan Taylor (PA) who captured Friday’s other two $1,000-to-win featured events that were completed minutes before Mother Nature invaded the one-half mile clay oval; plus Thursday winners Brian Ruhlman (MI) and Matt Mevert (IL).

While the Modified ‘alphabet’ Feature portion – (A, B, C, D, E & F) of tonight’s (Saturday) doubleheader has been set based upon earned finishing positions over the past two nights, the Late Models will join the crowd in a full racing program to set the field for their 40-lap, $5,000-to-win chase.

Heavy overnight rains and quickly dropping temperatures had cast a doubt on the completion of Friday’s chase; however, dedicated efforts by the Eldora staff and extreme cooperation from the 110 teams on hand allowed the ‘show to go on’ .

Always excitable in victory lane, Wallace was no different Friday. The veteran of many NASCAR wars bolted to any early lead in the first of four 20-lap, $1,000-to-win, chases and just when he appeared to have a runaway victory, young upstart driver Taylor Cook (NC) came upon the scene and chased him down. In the final race for the checkered flag, it was Wallace holding off Cook, as Tyler Nicely (KY), fellow NASCAR driver David Stremme (NC) and Jonathan Sluka (O) completed the top five.

Hoffman’s run duplicated his strong performance of the night before as he was able to beat Mike Harrison (IL), Mark Anderson (MI), Jerry Bowersock (OH) and Travis Stemler (MI) in the evening’s second A-Feature, as the winds intensified and the approaching storm became more imminent.

Opting to move away from the traditional victory lane ceremony to save time in the race against the weather, the 24-car field for A-Feature number three rolled immediately on to the high banks.

In another spirited chase for the win, it was Evan Taylor prevailing over Jamie Lomax (IN), Jeff Leka (IL), David Smith (IN) and Brandon Green (KY).

The night’s final run for the money found Westfall holding off Thursday night winner Brian Ruhlman (Mi) and the newly crowned UMP Modified champion Devin Gilpin (IN), while fellow Illinois drivers Dean Hoffman and Matt Mevert completed the top five.

It was the best of a driver’s feature finish over the course of the two-nights that was used to set up the grid for tonight’s progressive Feature events. The top finishers from each feature will move to the rear of the subsequent lettered event, leading up to the finale. Twenty cars have been locked into the chase, with eight more positions coming from the B-Feature and four provisional starting spots based upon the Eldora and UMP point races.

A series of preliminary Heat Races and B-Features will be the format for determining the Late Model finale, as both divisions make their final 2014 appearance at Eldora.

Tickets for the final night of the Fall Nationals and next Saturday’s UNOH Sprintacular events are available by going online to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. Additionally, tickets may be purchased through the Eldora offices during normal business hours by calling (937) 338-3815 or on race day.

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Race Results

Event Box Score

UMP DIRTcar MODIFIEDS

[Time Trial groups assigned by draw number.  Heat races lined up by results of each Time Trial group]

TIME TRIALS – 1. 13-Jacob Hawkins [17.603]; 2. 7T-Evan Taylor [17.618]; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman [17.630]; 4. 17W-Tanner Wilson [17.690]; 5. 11JR-Josh Rice [17.704]; 6. 22M-Matt Mevert [17.730]; 7. 54-Matt Westfall [17.739]; 8. 36L-Jamie Lomax [17.742]; 9. 5T-Jonathan Taylor [17.822]; 10. 111-Curt Spalding [17.841]; 11. 21C-Taylor Cook [17.896]; 12. 18L-Randy Lines [17.914]; 13. 1G-Devin Gilpin [17.953]; 14. OJ-Bryce Jewell [17.969]; 15. 45P-Brian Post [17.973]; 16. 43A-Mark Anderson [17.993]; 17. 3L-Jeff Leka [17.995]; 18. 4C-Chad Boone [17.998]; 19. 21A-Nick Allen [17.999]; 20. 4D-Kc Burdette [18.014]; 21. 99J-Jimmy Dehm [18.033]; 22. 2NH-Nick Hoffman [18.041]; 23. 51-Brandon Green [18.049]; 24. 21S-Denny Schwartz [18.078]; 25. 45-Nick Stroupe [18.139]; 26. 42-Bob Baldwin [18.148]; 27. 05-David Smith [18.156]; 28. 19-Chad Bauer [18.204]; 29. 87-David Mielke [18.218]; 30. 85R-Kent Robinson [18.226]; 31. 42P-Cody Parker [18.231]; 32. 24M-Zeke Mckenzie [18.255]; 33. 91R-Derrick Ramey [18.277]; 34. 21D-Danny Schwartz [18.284]; 35. 0-Brent Hole [18.285]; 36. 1DH-Dean Hoffman [18.285]; 37. 20M-Josh Morton [18.287]; 38. D1-Lance Dehm [18.289]; 39. 225-Jesse Bitterling [18.290]; 40. 47B-Joe Brosseau [18.326]; 41. 47-Collin Thirlby [18.326]; 42. X-Jerry Bowersock [18.333]; 43. 10L-Nathon Loney [18.359]; 44. 10KM-Kevin Morehouse [18.392]; 45. L5-Casey Luedeke [18.401]; 46. 2H-Brian Hayden [18.413]; 47. WO-Jeff Koz [18.421]; 48. 4K-Jason Kinney [18.422]; 49. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [18.423]; 50. 24H-Mike Harrison [18.446]; 51. 1AS-Andy Sprague [18.480]; 52. 10-Scott Bowersock [18.510]; 53. 01-Anthony Flannery [18.527]; 54. 14S-Terry Sroufe [18.574]; 55. 116-Jimmy Haager [18.646]; 56. 5X-Tim Richardson [18.655]; 57. 55S-Zach Schroeder [18.664]; 58. 50-Amos Bunch [18.695]; 59. 22T-Tony Anderson [18.829]; 60. 20WD-Jeff Daniels [18.847]; 61. 133-Gary Ricketts [18.851]; 62. 1SW-Scott Williams [18.860]; 63. 21T-David Treon, Jr [18.868]; 64. 2TS-Travis Stemler [18.915]; 65. 14GE-Gary Eicher [18.955]; 66. 18-Ryan Sutter [18.979]; 67. 26S-Jared Spalding [18.997]; 68. 757-Kurt Allison [19.004]; 69. 21JS-Jonathan Sluka [19.055]; 70. 01L-Patrick Lyon [19.095]; 71. 82N-Nick Tharp [19.139]; 72. 21MS-Michael Stratton [19.139]; 73. 55-Clayton Smith [19.188]; 74. 36W-Kenny Wallace [19.208]; 75. 79-Shane Unger [19.272]; 76. 25N-Tyler Nicely [19.284]; 77. 86-Drew Smith [19.290]; 78. 8L-Jimmy Lennex Jr [19.303]; 79. N59-Chad Evans [19.323]; 80. 69KW-Kris Williamson [19.334]; 81. 0DA-Derrick Austin [19.391]; 82. 11R-Ed Roley [19.444]; 83. 00G-Andy Galgoci [19.454]; 84. 4B-Brian Brindley [19.570]; 85. 7B-Jeff Babcock [19.574]; 86. 11PH-Pete Holt [19.670]; 87. 69D-Dennis Deserraro [19.702]; 88. 77B-Ray Bollinger [19.797]; 89. 91T-Adam Thrush [19.802]; 90. 04-Aaron Raby [19.829]; 91. 83S-Kasey Schrock [19.872]; 92. 24GH-Gary Hayden [19.878]; 93. 35S-David Stremme [20.206]; 94. 36-Brandon Vaughan [20.312]; 95. 6M-Dylan Woodling [20.384]; 96. 71-Joel Ortberg [20.564]; 97. 28SM-Scott Mackenzie [20.642]; 98. 31J-Ray Jackson [20.685]; 99. 15H-Jeff Hamby [20.744]; 100. 19C-Andrew Corbin [20.797]; 101. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [21.507]; 102. 77L-Darrell Lowe [99.999]; 103. 4T-Andrew Terrill [99.999]; 104. 4S-Rob Starkey [99.999]; 105. 16T-Ryan Thomas [99.999]; 106. K12-Scotty Kincaid [99.999]; 107. 8C-Corey Bevard [99.999]; 108. 67S-Warren Shingleton [99.999]; 109. 6B-David Baldwin [99.999];

HEAT 1 – 1. 7B-Jeff Babcock [1]; 2. 36W-Kenny Wallace [4]; 3. 25N-Tyler Nicely [3]; 4. 04-Aaron Raby [7]; 5. 11R-Ed Roley [2]; 6. 77B-Ray Bollinger [5]; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan [9]; 8. 91T-Adam Thrush [6]; 9. 71-Joel Ortberg [11]; 10. 6M-Dylan Woodling [10]; 11. 83S-Kasey Schrock [8]; 12. 19C-Andrew Corbin [14]; 13. 15H-Jeff Hamby [DNF]; 14. 28SM-Scott Mackenzie [DNF];

HEAT 2 – 1. 21C-Taylor Cook [4]; 2. 22T-Tony Anderson [3]; 3. 01L-Patrick Lyon [1]; 4. 35S-David Stremme [11]; 5. 21JS-Jonathan Sluka [2]; 6. 82N-Nick Tharp [5]; 7. 00G-Andy Galgoci [6]; 8. 11PH-Pete Holt [8]; 9. 4B-Brian Brindley [7]; 10. 24GH-Gary Hayden [DNF]; 11. 69D-Dennis Deserraro [DNF]; 12. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [DNF]; 13. 31J-Ray Jackson [DNF];

HEAT 3 – 1. 2NH-Nick Hoffman [3]; 2. D1-Lance Dehm [2]; 3. 2TS-Travis Stemler [9]; 4. 24H-Mike Harrison [5]; 5. 45P-Brian Post [4]; 6. X-Jerry Bowersock [1]; 7. 21MS-Michael Stratton [11]; 8. N59-Chad Evans [12]; 9. 1AS-Andy Sprague [6]; 10. 18-Ryan Sutter [10]; 11. 5X-Tim Richardson [7]; 12. 69KW-Kris Williamson [13]; 13. 1SW-Scott Williams [DNF]; 14. 77L-Darrell Lowe [DNS];

HEAT 4 – 1. 13-Jacob Hawkins [4]; 2. 43A-Mark Anderson [2]; 3. 11JR-Josh Rice [3]; 4. 85R-Kent Robinson [6]; 5. 87-David Mielke [5]; 6. 19-Chad Bauer [1]; 7. WO-Jeff Koz [10]; 8. 10L-Nathon Loney [8]; 9. 4T-Andrew Terrill [14]; 10. 21T-David Treon, Jr [11]; 11. 757-Kurt Allison [12]; 12. 8L-Jimmy Lennex Jr [13]; 13. 42P-Cody Parker [DNF]; 14. 2H-Brian Hayden [DNF];

HEAT 5 – 1. 7T-Evan Taylor [4]; 2. 5T-Jonathan Taylor [3]; 3. 3L-Jeff Leka [2]; 4. 05-David Smith [6]; 5. 0-Brent Hole [7]; 6. 14GE-Gary Eicher [13]; 7. 51-Brandon Green [5]; 8. 10KM-Kevin Morehouse [8]; 9. 14S-Terry Sroufe [9]; 10. 55S-Zach Schroeder [11]; 11. 116-Jimmy Haager [10]; 12. 20WD-Jeff Daniels [12]; 13. 4C-Chad Boone [DNF]; 14. 79-Shane Unger [DNF];

HEAT 6 – 1. 4D-Kc Burdette [1]; 2. 36L-Jamie Lomax [4]; 3. 111-Curt Spalding [3]; 4. 21A-Nick Allen [2]; 5. 45-Nick Stroupe [8]; 6. 99J-Jimmy Dehm [5]; 7. 42-Bob Baldwin [9]; 8. 21S-Denny Schwartz [6]; 9. 4S-Rob Starkey [7]; 10. 86-Drew Smith [12]; 11. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [10]; 12. 55-Clayton Smith [11]; 13. 0DA-Derrick Austin [DNF]; 14. 16T-Ryan Thomas [DNS];

HEAT 7 – 1. 49-Brian Ruhlman [4]; 2. 1DH-Dean Hoffman [2]; 3. 1G-Devin Gilpin [3]; 4. 20M-Josh Morton [1]; 5. 225-Jesse Bitterling [5]; 6. L5-Casey Luedeke [7]; 7. 10-Scott Bowersock [9]; 8. 4K-Jason Kinney [8]; 9. 26S-Jared Spalding [10]; 10. 47B-Joe Brosseau [6]; 11. K12-Scotty Kincaid [DNS]; 12. 8C-Corey Bevard [DNS]; 13. 67S-Warren Shingleton [DNS];

HEAT 8 – 1. 54-Matt Westfall [2]; 2. 22M-Matt Mevert [3]; 3. OJ-Bryce Jewell [5]; 4. 18L-Randy Lines [1]; 5. 17W-Tanner Wilson [4]; 6. 91R-Derrick Ramey [7]; 7. 24M-Zeke Mckenzie [6]; 8. 47-Collin Thirlby [9]; 9. 21D-Danny Schwartz [8]; 10. 133-Gary Ricketts [12]; 11. 01-Anthony Flannery [10]; 12. 50-Amos Bunch [11]; 13. 6B-David Baldwin [DNS];

B-FEATURE 1 – 1. 6M-Dylan Woodling [1]; 2. 83S-Kasey Schrock [3]; 3. 28SM-Scott Mackenzie [9]; 4. 19C-Andrew Corbin [5]; 5. 31J-Ray Jackson [8]; 6. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [6]; 7. 24GH-Gary Hayden [2]; 8. 69D-Dennis Deserraro [DNF]; 9. 15H-Jeff Hamby [DNF]; 10. 13K-Joey Kramer [DNS];

B-FEATURE 2 – 1. 757-Kurt Allison [4]; 2. 2H-Brian Hayden [10]; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter [1]; 4. 8L-Jimmy Lennex Jr [6]; 5. 21T-David Treon, Jr [2]; 6. 5X-Tim Richardson [3]; 7. 69KW-Kris Williamson [5]; 8. 1SW-Scott Williams [7]; 9. 42P-Cody Parker [8]; 10. 77L-Darrell Lowe [9];

B-FEATURE 3 – 1. 55S-Zach Schroeder [1]; 2. 86-Drew Smith [2]; 3. 116-Jimmy Haager [3]; 4. 55-Clayton Smith [6]; 5. 20WD-Jeff Daniels [5]; 6. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [4]; 7. 0DA-Derrick Austin [DNS]; 8. 4C-Chad Boone [DNS]; 9. 16T-Ryan Thomas [DNS]; 10. 79-Shane Unger [DNS];

A FEATURE 1 – 1. 36W-Kenny Wallace [1]; 2. 21C-Taylor Cook [3]; 3. 25N-Tyler Nicely [7]; 4. 35S-David Stremme [8]; 5. 21JS-Jonathan Sluka [10]; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson [2]; 7. 11R-Ed Roley [9]; 8. 77B-Ray Bollinger [11]; 9. 82N-Nick Tharp [12]; 10. 36-Brandon Vaughan [13]; 11. 11PH-Pete Holt [16]; 12. 91T-Adam Thrush [15]; 13. 01L-Patrick Lyon [4]; 14. 00G-Andy Galgoci [14]; 15. 04-Aaron Raby [5]; 16. 4B-Brian Brindley [18]; 17. 71-Joel Ortberg [17]; 18. 7B-Jeff Babcock [6]; 19. 6M-Dylan Woodling [19]; 20. 83S-Kasey Schrock [20]; 21. 11MH-Mike Hohlbein [24]; 22. 31J-Ray Jackson [23]; 23. 19C-Andrew Corbin [22]; 24. 28SM-Scott Mackenzie [21];

A FEATURE 2 – 1. 2NH-Nick Hoffman [3]; 2. 24H-Mike Harrison [1]; 3. 43A-Mark Anderson [2]; 4. X-Jerry Bowersock [11]; 5. 2TS-Travis Stemler [8]; 6. 87-David Mielke [10]; 7. 45P-Brian Post [9]; 8. 19-Chad Bauer [12]; 9. 10L-Nathon Loney [16]; 10. 757-Kurt Allison [19]; 11. N59-Chad Evans [15]; 12. 4T-Andrew Terrill [18]; 13. WO-Jeff Koz [14]; 14. 18-Ryan Sutter [21]; 15. 8L-Jimmy Lennex Jr [22]; 16. 5X-Tim Richardson [24]; 17. 21T-David Treon, Jr [23]; 18. 2H-Brian Hayden [20]; 19. 21MS-Michael Stratton [13]; 20. 13-Jacob Hawkins [DNF]; 21. 11JR-Josh Rice [DNF]; 22. 85R-Kent Robinson [DNF]; 23. D1-Lance Dehm [DNF]; 24. 1AS-Andy Sprague [DNS];

A FEATURE 3 – 1. 7T-Evan Taylor [1]; 2. 36L-Jamie Lomax [6]; 3. 3L-Jeff Leka [5]; 4. 05-David Smith [8]; 5. 51-Brandon Green [13]; 6. 99J-Jimmy Dehm [12]; 7. 14GE-Gary Eicher [11]; 8. 21A-Nick Allen [7]; 9. 45-Nick Stroupe [10]; 10. 10KM-Kevin Morehouse [15]; 11. 52-John Phlipot, Jr [24]; 12. 42-Bob Baldwin [14]; 13. 4S-Rob Starkey [18]; 14. 5T-Jonathan Taylor [4]; 15. 0-Brent Hole [9]; 16. 55S-Zach Schroeder [19]; 17. 14S-Terry Sroufe [17]; 18. 4D-Kc Burdette [3]; 19. 111-Curt Spalding [2]; 20. 86-Drew Smith [DNF]; 21. 20WD-Jeff Daniels [DNF]; 22. 55-Clayton Smith [DNF]; 23. 116-Jimmy Haager [DNF]; 24. 21S-Denny Schwartz [DNS];

A FEATURE 4 – 1. 54-Matt Westfall [2]; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman [5]; 3. 1G-Devin Gilpin [3]; 4. 1DH-Dean Hoffman [7]; 5. 22M-Matt Mevert [6]; 6. OJ-Bryce Jewell [8]; 7. 21D-Danny Schwartz [18]; 8. 17W-Tanner Wilson [10]; 9. 225-Jesse Bitterling [9]; 10. L5-Casey Luedeke [11]; 11. 10-Scott Bowersock [13]; 12. 91R-Derrick Ramey [12]; 13. 24M-Zeke Mckenzie [14]; 14. 50-Amos Bunch [DNF]; 15. 01-Anthony Flannery [DNF]; 16. 133-Gary Ricketts [DNF]; 17. 47B-Joe Brosseau [DNF]; 18. 20M-Josh Morton [DNF]; 19. 4K-Jason Kinney [DNF]; 20. 18L-Randy Lines [DNF]; 21. 47-Collin Thirlby [DNF]; 22. 26S-Jared Spalding [DNS];


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