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2011 Montpelier Motor Speedway Results

July 9, 2011

Sherman, Pendleton, Matheny, and Nichols to Montpelier Victory Lane on July 9.

With July 9th serving as the final tune up for the big money at the Double Header Classic next weekend, a healthy 33 UMP Modified field signed in to compete at the Montpelier Motor Speedway.  Todd Sherman and Casey Luedke made up the first row of the A Main, and when the green flag flew Sherman began working the low grove with Luedke working side by side in the middle grove    An early caution slowed the pace and found damage on heavy hitters, Scott and Aaron Orr’s machines when they were unable to avoid slight contact with a spun car in front of them.  When the green flag flew again, Sherman and Luedke led around the low grove meanwhile North Manchester’s, Ryan Cripe was the first to venture to the top shelf propelling himself into the second position from 6th and soon Rensselaer’s Derek Losh followed suit working the high side as well.  As the race progressed, Losh took 2nd from Cripe and began to pursue Sherman who began to hit lap traffic.  As Sherman and Losh continued to play cat and mouse through lapped traffic, Losh closed the gap to a couple of car length; however, it wasn’t enough to catch Sherman.  The win marked Sherman’s 48th win at the speedway spanning a decade of racing at Montpelier.  Losh finished second with Cripe, Luedke, and 2010 Track Runner-Up Zeke McKenzie rounding out the top 5.  Last week’s winner, Tyler Boggs won the 17 car B Main and heat races were won by Luedke, Cripe, Lonnie McIntryre, and Sherman.

When Pendleton Motorsports makes the 4 hour tow one way from Jackson, Ohio to East Central Indiana, they certainly make the trip worth their effort.  Aaron Pendleton, a three time winner at the speedway in 2010, picked up the Mod Lite feature win making Pendleton the 6th different winner in 6 races at the speedway in Mod Lite action.  Early on Gary Griffith, Hillsboro, Ohio, took the reins with Bloomingburg, Ohio’s J.T. Jones following closely in tow.  Griffith and Jones swapped the leads several times racing side by side through the corners.  Meanwhile, Pendleton continued to work his way through the field as a heat race spin earlier in the evening relegated him to a back of the pack starting spot.  Pendleton worked the high side blasting off the cushion to grab the lead from Griffith and Jones.  Jones made a strong run at Pendleton deep in the feature; however, Pendleton was able to grab hold on to pick up the win.  Jones finished second, Dan Smith followed suit making a strong run to third place from the back, Gary Griffith and Dennis Griffith rounded out the top 5.

Super Street action found current point’s leader, Tony Anderson of Bluffton, Ohio, grabbing the lead early with Richmond’s Jeff Matheny in second.  Anderson and Matheny took two different approaches with Anderson working the low side and Matheny blasting the top side. Matheny swept around Anderson to grab the lead and continued a strong run.  Deep in the feature Anderson made a several strong runs at Matheny but was unable to complete the pass as Matheny took his first Montpelier checkers of the season.  Anderson, Luke Timmerman, Calvin Collis, and Jamie Heiser rounded out the top 5.  Heat races were won by Anderson and Timmerman.

In Thunder Car action, Marion, Indiana’s Jason Shrout led early and often with heat winner Shane Richardson in tow.  As the feature progressed, Shrout appeared to slow and the race was soon halted by a red flag when a small fire appeared under Shrout’s machine.  Diagnosed with a broken hub, Shrout’s evening would end prematurely and his points lead vanished.  At the beginning of the feature, 2010 Thunder Car Track Champion and Portland, Indiana’s Travis Nichols looked to be an unlikely winner began as he was forced to start deep in the field.  Nichols methodically worked his way through the field picking up his 3rd feature win of the season.  Mark Keith, Lonnie Hughes, Steve Mills, and Rick Frasure rounded out the top 5.  Heat race winners included Jason Shrout and Shane Richardson.

The Montpelier Motor Speedway will be back in action next Friday and Saturday night, July 15 and July 16, with the 1st Annual Double Header Classic paying $1000 To Win and $125 to start for UMP Modifieds, $500 To Win for Super Streets, and $350 To Win for Thunder Cars.  Mod Lites will also be back in action both nights and the UMRA TQ Midget Series will be on hand on Saturday night.   Visit for more info.


UMP Modifieds
                      33 Entries
 A Main:

1.65	Todd Sherman	Churubusco, Indiana
2. 21L	Derek Losh	Rensselaer, Indiana
3. 23C	Ryan Cripe	North Manchester, Indiana
4. L5	Casey Luedke	
5. 24	Zeke McKenzie	North Manchester, Indiana
6. 22T	Tony Anderson	Bluffton, Ohio
7. 3M	Lonnie McIntyre	Decatur, Indiana
8. 4S	Doug St Myers	
9. 11A	Tyler Boggs	Warsaw, Indiana
10. 96	JR Ruefer	Roanoke, Indiana
11. 16H	Jim Haager	Richmond, Indiana
12. 05	David Smith	Richmond, Indiana
13. 10	Brent Davis	Montpelier, Indiana
14. 15J	Jami Cale	Huntington, Indiana
15. 66J	Jack Waldfogel	Wauseon, Ohio
16. 76	John Halsey	Huntington, Indiana
17. 43	Eric Morris	Hartford City, Indiana
18. 88	Scott Orr	Columbia City, Indiana
19. 188	Aaron Orr	Columbia City, Indiana
20. 92	Bill Haager	Richmond, Indiana

 B Main: (Top 4 To A Main)
5. 24	Terry Grilliot  	Versailles, Ohio
6. 20F	Brent Hess	St. Henry, Ohio
7. 8	Jim Mallory	Moorsville, Indiana
8. 17R	Bill Lewis	Montpelier, Indiana
9. 71D	Anthony Davis	New Castle, Indiana
10. 511	Terry Hampton	Bluffton, Indiana
11. 8cent Corey Bevard	Litchfield, Michigan
12. 22	Greg Pitts	Sheridan, Indiana
13. 78	Charlie Walden	Windfall, Indiana
14. 45	Dennis Farver Sr. Alexandria, Indiana
15. 31	Ed Minnich	Versailles, Ohio
16. 18	Randy Lines	Marion, Indiana
17. 37	JD Francis	Noblesville, Indiana
 Heat Winners
1st Heat -  #L5 Casey Luedke
2nd Heat - #23 Ryan Cripe
3rd Heat - #3M Lonnie McIntyre
4th Heat - #65 Todd Sherman
Super Streets
                13 Entries
 A Main:
1. J1	Jeff Matheny	Brownsville, Indiana
2. 22T	Tony Anderson	Bluffton, Ohio
3. 86	Luke Timmerman St. Henry, Ohio
4. 93	Calvin Collis	Charlottesville, Indiana
5. 9	Jamie Heiser	Fort Recovery, Ohio
6. T5X	Bub Roberts 	Warren, Indiana
7. 73	Jeff Baldauf	Portland, Indiana
8. 17	Tristan Ramseyer	
9. 99	Andy King	
10. 00	Brett Clark	Columbia City, Indiana
11. 37	Scott Hubbard	Upland, Indiana
12. 94	Josh Collis	Carthage, Indiana
13. 22R	Richard Williams Portland, Indiana

Heat Winners
1st Heat -  #22T Tony Anderson
2nd Heat - #86 Luke Timmerman

          Thunder Cars
                                  14 Entries
A Main:
1. 83	Travis Nichols	Portland, Indiana
2. 87	Mark Keith	Muncie, Indiana
3. 14H	Lonnie Hughes	Silver Lake, Indiana
4. 17	Steve Mills	Portland, Indiana
5. 71F	Rick Frasure	Hartford City, Indiana
6. 90	Mike Parks	Warren, Indiana
7. 11	Shawn Wible	Bryant, Indiana
8. 73	Brian Baldauf	Portland, Indiana
9. 828	Shane Richardson Markle, Indiana
10. 12	Chris Clemons	Huntington, Indiana
11. 50	Jason Shrout	Marion, Indiana
12. 7	Shane Hillman	Hartford City, Indiana
13. 2T	Ed Johnson	New Hope, Ohio
14. 9X	Corey Johnson	
Heat Winners
1st Heat -  #828 Shane Richardson
2nd Heat - #50 Jason Shrout
             Mod Lites
                                10 Entries
A Main:
1.  #1Y Aaron Pendleton
2.  #940 J.T. Jones
3.  #47U  Dan Smith
4.  #26 Gary Griffith
5.  #98 Dennis Griffith
6.  #5 Gary Gipson
7.  #56  Rob Brenner
8.  #11 Willie McFarland
9.  #22M Taylor Arnold
10. #14 Tim Vangundy
Heat Winners
1st Heat -  #26 Gary Griffith
2nd Heat - #14 Tim Vangundy


  Next Event:  Friday & Saturday, July 15 & 16 - Double Header Classic

UMP Modifieds - $1000 To Win $125 To Start
 Super Streets - $500 To Win $75 To Start
Thunder Cars - $350 To Win $60 To Start
Mod Lites
Plus UMRA TQ Midgets on Saturday

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