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posted July 28, 2001 01:22 AM UIN: 16262997
JEWELL AND BLOOMQUIST ON FRONT ROW FOR IRONMAN 100

UNION, KY - Mike Jewell of Scottsburg, IN will start the Southern Indiana
Rock Drilling Mastersbilt/Cornett Grand Prix on the pole position for the
United Dirt Track Racing Association Pro DirtCar Series $20,000-to-win
Ironman 100 on Saturday night at Florence Speedway.

Jewell outran fast qualifier Jerry Rice of Verona, KY in the 1st 12-lap
Borla Performance Heat Race for the win and the pole position. Rice
out-timed the 49 entrants during time trials with a lap around the -mile
clay oval in 17.778 seconds for an average speed of 101.249 miles per hour
in the Brooks Electric Rocket/Draime Monte Carlo. Rice will start fifth
in
the Ironman 100.

The defending and four-time UDTRA Champion Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg,
TN will be looking for his eighth win of the UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series season
in the Miller Brother Coal Warrior/Custom Mustang from the outside of row
one for the start of the Ironman 100. Bloomquist won the 2nd heat race
and
the JE Pistons $100 Bonus Award.

Local favorite Darrell Lanigan of Union, KY will start his Lanigan
Motorsports Rocket/Cornett Mustang from the inside of the second row for
the
Ironman 100 after winning the 3rd heat race. John Gill of Mitchell, IN
starts the Ironman 100 from the outside of the second row after winning
the
4th heat race in the Elrod Grain Service Rocket/Race Tech Grand Prix.

The top four finishers in Friday night's four 12-lap Borla Performance
heat
races earned the first 16 starting spots in the Ironman 100. Drivers
finishing fifth on back will have another chance to crack the 24-car
starting field on Saturday night in one of two consolation races, in which
the top three finishers will fill in the 17th through 22nd starting spots
for the Ironman 100.

The Consolation Race line-ups look like a who's who in dirt late model
racing. Among the top entries in the Saturday night consys are UDTRA point
leader Rick Eckert of York, PA, 1999 UDTRA Champion Dale McDowell of
Rossville, GA, 1997 UDTRA Champion Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR, and
two-time 2001 UDTRA winner Jimmy Mars of Elk Mound, WI.

On Saturday, there will be a UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series Driver's Autograph
Session on Souvenir Row at 5 p.m. The UDTRA Pro DirtCars will compete in
the Renegade Transporters and Polaris ATVs Consolation Races, and the
$20,000-to-win Ironman 100. The pit gate opens at 3 p.m. and the grandstand
gate opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The Comfort Inn in Erlanger, KY will be the Official Host Hotel for the
UDTRA Pro DirtCar Series event at Florence Speedway. The Comfort Inn is
located off I-75 at exit 184, just minutes from Florence Speedway.

The Comfort Inn will be offering UDTRA fans and competitors a special
discount rate of $55 per night. The Comfort Inn features newly renovated
rooms, outdoor pool, complementary Continental Breakfast, and ample truck
parking. To make reservations call (859) 727-3400 and be sure to ask for
the special UDTRA discount rate.

For ticket information call Florence Speedway at (859) 493-0034, or visit
the Florence Speedway web site at www.florencespeedway.com. Florence
Speedway is located 9 miles south of I-75 on U.S. Highway 42.

OFFICIAL QUALIFYING AND HEAT RACE RESULTS OF ROUND 33 AT FLORENCE SPEEDWAY
IN UNION, KY ON 7/27/01:

QUALIFYING:

POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS CAR MAKE 1ST LAP 2ND LAP TIME SPEED
1 1b Jerry Rice Verona, KY Rocket Monte Carlo 17.778 17.994 17.778 101.249
2 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN Warrior Mustang 17.995 17.913 17.913
100.486
3 29L Darrell Lanigan Union, KY Rocket Mustang 18.115 17.980 17.980 100.111
4 75 John Gill Mitchell, IN Rocket Grand Prix 17.997 18.099 17.997 100.017
5 9j Mike Jewell Scottsburg, IN Mastersbilt Grand Prix 18.126 18.061 18.061
99.662
6 32p Bob Pierce Oakwood, IL Rayburn Monte Carlo 18.243 18.065 18.065 99.640
7 77b Barry Bragdon Wheelersburg, OH Rocket Monte Carlo 18.389 18.080 18.080
99.558
8 5u Dan Hoard Union, KY Warrior Monte Carlo 18.280 18.089 18.089 99.508
9 18 Steve Landrum Erlanger, KY Rocket Grand Prix 18.090 18.464 18.090
99.502
10 00k Randy Korte Highland, IL Larry Shaw Monte Carlo 18.180 18.110 18.110
99.393
11 31 Skip Arp Georgetown, TN GRT Mustang 18.417 18.120 18.120 99.338
12 00 Freddy Smith Knoxville, TN GRT Monte Carlo 18.160 18.143 18.143 99.212
13 9n Ted Nobbe Batesville, IN Rocket Monte Carlo 20.042 18.147 18.147
99.190
14 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY Rocket Dodge 18.349 18.155 18.155 99.146
15 24 Rick Eckert York, PA Rocket Mustang 18.164 18.182 18.164 99.097
16 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC GRT Taurus 18.233 18.171 18.171 99.059
17 71o Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN Rocket Monte Carlo 18.302 18.179 18.179
99.015
18 s9 Dan Schlieper Pewaukee, WI Rayburn Monte Carlo 18.278 18.200 18.200
98.901
19 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR Rayburn Grand Prix 18.348 18.215 18.215
98.820
20 6m Wendell Wallace Batesville, AR GRT Grand Prix 18.417 18.223 18.223
98.776
21 1 Rick Aukland Zanesville, OH Rocket Monte Carlo 18.248 18.281 18.248
98.641
22 28m Jimmy Mars Elk Mound, WI Mastersbilt Monte Carlo 18.262 18.257 18.257
98.592
23 53h Stanley Haddix Prestonsburg, KY Rocket Monte Carlo 18.367 18.267
18.267 98.538
24 72m John Mason Millersburg, OH Rocket Monte Carlo 18.301 18.270 18.270
98.522
25 18 Shannon Babb Decatur, IL Rayburn Monte Carlo 18.521 18.295 18.295
98.388
26 17m Dale McDowell Rossville, GA Larry Shaw Grand Prix 18.397 18.297
18.297 98.377
27 33 Jesse James Lay Walton, KY Rocket Monte Carlo 18.316 18.598 18.316
98.275
28 15e Gary Engle Newport, KY Warrior Grand Prix 18.328 19.232 18.328 98.210
29 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN Rocket Monte Carlo 18.682 18.331 18.331
98.194
30 10 Audie McWilliams Walton, KY GRT Grand Prix 18.471 18.348 18.348 98.103
31 23 Buddy James Bright, IN Rocket Grand Prix 18.371 18.393 18.371 97.981
32 9c Rick Corbin Independence, KY Mastersbilt Monte Carlo 18.416 18.435
18.416 97.741
33 166 Joe Izzo Chicago, IL GRT Monte Carlo 18.577 18.433 18.433 97.651
34 99j Johnny Johnson West Burlington, IA GRT Mustang 18.445 18.640 18.445
97.587
35 01 Tony Traficant West Chester, OH GRT Monte Carlo 18.531 18.448 18.448
97.572
36 7c Jim Curry Norman, IN Rayburn Monte Carlo 18.501 18.483 18.483 97.387
37 7 Brandon Green Walton, KY Rayburn Monte Carlo 18.495 18.674 18.495
97.324
38 19 Jeremy Miller Littlestown, PA Rocket Grand Prix 18.601 18.545 18.545
97.061
39 a1 Duke Whiseant Texarkana, AR Rocket Grand Prix 18.759 18.770 18.759
95.954
40 18k Brandon Kinzer Allen, KY GRT Mustang 18.769 18.784 18.769 95.903
41 11d **** Phillips Scipio, IN Rayburn Grand Prix 18.891 18.853 18.853
95.476
42 w7 Thomas Ware Cynthianna, KY Rayburn Monte Carlo 18.865 19.083 18.865
95.415
43 28cm Chuckie May Allen, KY GRT Mustang 18.994 18.892 18.892 95.278
44 28x Mike McWilliams Florence, KY Rayburn Monte Carlo 18.998 19.130 18.998
94.747
45 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA Rocket Grand Prix 19.250 19.028 19.028
94.597
46 21h Robert Hensley Richwood, KY Rocket Monte Carlo 19.152 19.210 19.152
93.985
47 28r Bill Reed Knoxville, TN Fast Monte Carlo 19.443 19.198 19.198 93.760
48 55r Jeff Raisor Belleview, KY Rocket Monte Carlo 19.887 19.847 19.847
90.694
49 1h John Holt Independence, KY Rocket Grand Prix 20.188 20.528 20.188
89.162

BORLA PERFORMANCE 12-LAP HEAT RACES (Top 4 Finishers Transfer To Main
Event):

1ST HEAT: 1. Jewell; 2. Rice; 3. Landrum; 4. O'Neal; 5. Aukland; 6. Babb;
7. S. James; 8. Green; 9. Nobbe; 10. Izzo; 11. Phillips; 12. Holt; 13.
Birkhofer.

JE PISTONS 2ND HEAT RACE: 1. Bloomquist; 2. Pierce; 3. Francis; 4.
Schlieper; 5. Korte; 6. Mars; 7. McDowell; 8. Miller; 9. Johnson; 10. Ware;
11. Hensley; 12. A. McWilliams.

3RD HEAT: 1. Lanigan; 2. Arp; 3. Bragdon; 4. Lay; 5. Moyer; 6. Eckert;
7.
Whiseant; 8. Traficant; 9. Haddix; 10. B. James; 11. Reed; 12. May.

SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRE 4TH HEAT: 1. Gill; 2. Smith; 3. Cook; 4. Wallace;
5. Mason; 6. Corbin; 7. Curry; 8. Kinzer; 9. M. McWilliams; 10. Raisor;
11.
Engle; 12. Hoard.

"SWEET 16" STARTING LINE-UP FOR THE IRONMAN 100 (Car #, Driver, Hometown,
Sponsor Chassis/Engine Car Make):

ROW 1:
9j - Mike Jewell, Scottsburg, IN, Southern Indiana Rock Drilling
Mastersbilt/Cornett Grand Prix
0 - Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, TN, Miller Brothers Coal Warrior/Custom
Mustang

ROW 2:
29 - Darrell Lanigan, Union, KY, Lanigan Motorsports Rocket/Cornett Mustang
75 - John Gill, Mitchell, IN, Elrod Grain Service Rocket/Race Tech Grand
Prix

ROW 3:
1b - Jerry Rice, Verona, KY, Brooks Electric Rocket/Draime Monte Carlo
32 - Bob Pierce, Oakwood, IL, Murphy Trucking Rayburn/Pro Power Monte Carlo

ROW 4:
31 - Skip Arp, Georgetown, TN, Curtis Equipment GRT/Cornett Mustang
00 - Freddy Smith, Knoxville, TN, Christenberry Trucking and Farms
GRT/Custom Monte Carlo

ROW 5:
18 - Steve Landrum, Erlanger, KY, Rocket Chassis Rocket/Custom Grand Prix
15 - Steve Francis, Ashland, KY, Valvoline/Mopar Performance Rocket/Stanton
Intrepid

ROW 6:
77 - Barry Bragdon, Wheelersburg, OH, Finishing Touch Painting Rocket/T&H
Monte Carlo
53 - Ray Cook, Brasstown, NC, English Mountain Spring Water GRT/Cornett
Mustang

ROW 7:
71o - Don O'Neal, Martinsville, IN, Ware Funeral Home Rocket/Cropper Monte
Carlo
s9 - Dan Schlieper, Pewaukee, WI, Performance Roofing Systems Rayburn/Pro
Power Monte Carlo

ROW 8:
33 - Jesse James Lay, Walton, KY, Cox Outdoor Advertising Rocket/Dargie
Monte Carlo
6m - Wendell Wallace, Batesville, AR, JFR Graphics/Monday Motorsports
GRT/Russell Baker Grand Prix

CONSOLATION RACE LINE-UPS:

RENEGADE TRANSPORTERS 1ST CONSY:
1 Rick Aukland - 00k Randy Korte
18 Shannon Babb - 28m Jimmy Mars
83 Scott James - 17m Dale McDowell
7 Brandon Green - 19 Jeremy Miller
9n Ted Nobbe - 99 Johnny Johnson
166 Joe Izzo - 71w Thomas Ware
11 **** Phillips - 21h Robert Hensley
1j John Holt - 10 Audie McWilliams
15b Brian Birkhofer

POLARIS ATVs 2ND CONSY:
21 Billy Moyer - 72 John Mason
24 Rick Eckert - 9c Rick Corbin
a1 Duke Whiseant - 7c Jim Curry
01 Tony Traficant - 18k Brandon Kinzer
53h Stanley Haddix - 28x Mike McWilliams
23 Bubby James - 55 Jeff Raisor
28r Bill Reed - 15e Gary Engle
28c Chuckie May - 5u Dan Hoard

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