Weekend results 97-09-07

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Weekend results 97-09-07
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DirtNews Digest Your Online News Source for Late Model Dirt Track Racing "Get Some Dirt On Your Computer!" Todd Turner, editor

Email address: DirtNews@aol.com Web site: http://members.aol.com/dirtnews/digest =================================== CONTENTS: Sept. 5-6 results (published Sept. 7) UMP: Moran becomes first four-time World 100 winner =================================== UNITED MIDWESTERN PROMOTERS (UMP) 27th annual World 100

ROSSBURG, Ohio (Friday and Saturday) Donnie Moran of Dresden, Ohio, became the first four-time winner of the World 100, capturing Eldora Speedway's most prestigious late model race Saturday night.

Moran led the final 52 laps on his way to the $30,000 victory. Scott Bloomquist came from back in the pack to finish second, while Jack Boggs, John Mason and Ronnie Johnson rounded out the top five finishers. Rick Eckert, Terry Phillips, Kevin Weaver, Steve Francis and Mike Jewell finished sixth through 10th on the historic half-mile oval in westcentral Ohio.

Darrell Lanigan led the first 34 laps of the race until Billy Moyer took over from laps 35-47. But Moran led the rest of the way to become the event's first four-time winner. Moyer, Larry Moore and Jeff Purvis are three-time winners.

CAR COUNT: 242 late models.

FAST QUALIFIER: Scott Bloomquist.

FIRST HEAT (top three advance): Matt Miller, Dale McDowell, Jack Boggs, Wendell Wallace, Bob Pierce, Don O'Neal, Eddie Carrier Sr., Rodney Combs, Jay Johnson, Josh Tarter, Russ Scheffler, Charlie Fisher, Scott Bloomquist, Samuel Epling, Steve Landrum, Jack Hewitt, Joel Cryderman, Randle Chupp, Gusty Christenberry, Terry Sroufe.

SECOND HEAT: Ronnie Johnson, Jimmy Mars, Mike Jewell, Rod Conley, H.E. Vineyard, Jim Rarick, Lance Matthees, Roger Best, Rick DeLong, Joe Izzo, Layne Meyer, Steve Russell, Jeff Mounce, Vic Hill, Dan Schlieper, Rick Eckert, Gary Stuhler, Dave Burks, Shawn Holliday, Wade Knowles (Knowles crossed finish line first but was disqualified for being light at the scales).

THIRD HEAT: Billy Moyer, Terry Phillips, Booper Bare, Robbie Starnes, Al Purkey, Mark Barber, Charlie Swartz, Mike Head, Audie McWilliams, Jerry Redetzke, Ray Cook, Paul Harris, Rusty Misner, Shannon Thornsberry, Frank Reaber, Tony Izzo Jr., Tony Marks, Andy Genzman, Joe Johnson, Ray Godsey.

FOURTH HEAT: Donnie Moran, Kevin Weaver, Steve Francis, Steve Smith, Tim Hitt, Jerry Bowersock, Steve Barnett, Scotty Earl, Eddie Carrier Jr., Gary Green, Scott Sexton, Ronnie Fisher Jr., Steve Cornelius, Jesse Lay, Kevin Claycomb, Rody Schroyer, Earl Pearson Jr., John Gill, Jack Pennington, Jeff Napper.

FIFTH HEAT: Darrell Lanigan, Mike Duvall, Jerry Rice, Skip Arp, Rick Aukland, John Lawhorn, R.J. Conley, Bryan Dunaway, Billy Drake, Mike Boland, Tony Cardin, Leslie Essary, Dennis Potridge, Clint Smith, Steve Casebolt Jr., Marshall Green, Jeff Treece, Brian Stinson, Steve Kosiski, Greg Williams.

SIXTH HEAT: John Mason, Bob Pohlman Jr., Freddy Smith, Shane Yoder, Steve Shaver, Kris Patterson, Mark Miner, David Gibson, Donnie Barnhart, Johnny Johnson, Roger Long, Bob Flinn, Curtis Roberts, Shawn Toczek, Eddie Rickman, Dan Sturgeon, Rick Thoennes, Dick Potts, Rex Richey, Gary Mary.

CONSOLATION (top four advance): Wendell Wallace, Bob Pierce, Rod Conley, Tim Hitt, Robbie Starnes, Steve Smith, Jerry Bowersock, Kris Patterson, Jim Rarick, R.J. Conley, H.E. Vineyard, Al Purkey, Don O'Neal, Steve Barnett, Rick Aukland, Eddie Carrier Sr., Charlie Swartz, John Lawhorn, Lance Matthees, Mark Barber, Steve Shaver, Mark Miner, Skip Arp, Shane Yoder.

FEATURE (Pos., driver, hometown, laps) 1. Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio 100 laps, $30,000 2. Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn., 100 laps 3. Jack Boggs, Grayson, Ky., 100 laps 4. John Mason, Millersburg, Ohio, 100 laps 5. Ronnie Johnson, Chattanooga, Tenn., 100 laps 6. Rick Eckert, York, Pa., 99 laps 7. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo., 99 laps 8. Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, Ill., 99 laps 9. Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky., 99 laps 10. Mike Jewell, Scottsburg, Ind., 99 laps 11. Rod Conley, Wheelersburg, Ohio, 98 laps 12. Dale McDowell, Rossville, Ga., 89 laps 13. Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark., 83 laps 14. Matt Miller, Whitehouse, Ohio, 82 laps 15. Tim Hitt, Weston, W.Va., 72 laps 16. Mike Duvall, Cowpens, S.C., 68 laps 17. Bob Pohlman Jr., Oaklawn, Ill., 63 laps 18. Jimmy Mars, Elk Mound, Wis., 58 laps 19. Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky., 40 laps 20. Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill., 36 laps 21. Wendell Wallace, Batesville, Ark., 22 laps 22. Freddy Smith, Knoxville, Tenn., 18 laps 23. Jerry Rice, Verona, Ky., 17 laps 24. Booper Bare, Rockbridge Baths, Va., 17 laps. ------------------------------------------------------------- WORLD 100 CHAMPIONS

1997: Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio 1996: Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio 1995: Jack Boggs, Grayson, Ky. 1994: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark. 1993: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark. 1992: Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio 1991: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark. 1990: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn. 1989: Donnie Moran, Dresden, Ohio 1988: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn. 1987: Randy Boggs, Grayson, Ky. 1986: Jeff Purvis, Clarksville, Tenn. 1985: Larry Moore, Dayton, Ohio 1984: Jeff Purvis, Clarksville, Tenn. 1983: Jeff Purvis, Clarksville, Tenn. 1982. Mike Duvall, Gaffney, S.C. 1981: Larry Moore, Dayton, Ohio 1980: Charlie Swartz, Lucasville, Ohio 1979: Larry Moore, Dayton, Ohio 1978: Ken Walton, Viola, Iowa 1977: Doug Kenimer, Dalton, Ga. 1976: Charles Hughes, Dalton, Ga. 1975: Joe Merryfield, Des Moines, Iowa 1974: Ed Sanger, Waterloo, Iowa 1973: Floyd Gilbert, Lockland, Ohio 1972: Verlin Eakers, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 1971: Bruce Gould, Milford, Ohio ------------------------------------------------------------- EDITOR'S NOTE: More information on the World 100 is expected. ------------------------------------------------------------- CORRECTIONS: Roger Long's hometown was incorrect in a recent report. He's from Fithian, Ill. Also, a recent report said Tom Nesbitt fell out of a race in Hibbing, Minn., with a blown motor. Nesbitt had a broken axle. -------------------------------------------------------------

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