Apparently the " dog ate my homework, " as my recap of the UMP Summernationals late model and modified event Friday night at Tri City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Il. has disappeared into cyber space.
Anyway, thanks to Lane Evans from Mt Pleasant, Iowa for waiting for me to get off work and doing the driving, thanks to the Gundakers for another quality show at their top notch facility, with 43 late models, 45 modifieds, and 21 crate late models offering up top notch racing, Congratulations to up and coming Iowa talent Chris Simpson, who overtook Brady Smith on lap 19 of the 40 lap finale to collect the $10,000 top prize. Brian Birkhofer, Mark Burgtorf, and Shannon Babb also turned in top five runs. Also congratulations to Fowler, Il ace Michael Long, who dominated to UMP modified $1,000 to win 25 lapper, and Aaron Heck who picked up another Tri City crate late model checkers.