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Shelby Miles dominates UMP DIRTcar Modified event at DuQuoin Mile!

Shelby Miles


By Jay Hardin/Track Enterprises

DuQuoin, IL (September 7, 2010)-Shelby Miles of Bloomington, Indiana dominated the 17th Bill Oldani Memorial for UMP Modifieds Labor Day on the DuQuoin State Fair “Magic Mile” leading all 20 laps of the main event. Curt Rhodes of Taylorville, Illinois finished second with Jesse Snyder of Palestine, Illinois third, Bobby Regot of St. Peters, Missouri fourth and Bryan Higgerson of Pinckneyville, Illinois fifth.

Miles, the son of racing promoter Mike Miles, jumped into the lead from the outside of the front row and sailed past Tim Burdel for a lead he would never give up. Behind him the action was wild and wooly as three cautions and one red flag slowed and eventually stopped the action. Two-time winner Jeff Parks spun in turn four on the fifth lap but was able to pit and rejoin the action. On the restart Jeff Masson spun in turn four but was also able to continue, as was Steve Adams who made light contact with the turn one wall on lap 11.

Lap 14 saw perhaps the biggest wreck in DuQuoin modified history as seven cars tangled in turn three with Rick Sims rolling his machine. The action started when Benton’s Shane Cockrum (up to eighth from twenty-fifth) and Emmett Groves tangled in turn three with both hitting the wall. When the dust cleared Jeff Masson, Randy Myers, Chris Winters, Adams and Sims were all involved with Adams the only one able to continue. No one was injured in the melee.

Miles pulled away on the restart and ended up with a fair margin of victory at the checker. Thirteen cars were running at the end with twelve on the lead lap. Caution-free heat races were held on Sunday night in conjunction with the Ted Horn 100 and were won by Tim Burdel of DuQuoin, Miles and Rhodes with Miles setting a new modified track record for six laps of
109.218 miles an hour. Four-time winner Brian Shaw of Robinson had his car break on the last lap of his heat Sunday night and was unable to start Monday’s feature.

Feature Results: 17th Oldani Memorial DuQuoin September 6, 2010
Distance: 20 miles Time: No time Speed: Red flag
P NO Driver-Car Laps St Lineup
1 76 Shelby Miles/Bloomington, INTK&M Excavating 20 14r
2 10 Curt Rhodes/Taylorville, IL/First Financial Bank of Terre Haute 20 76
3 X Jesse Snyderi/Palestine, IL/B VS-Pierce Race Cars 20 10
4 4uw Bobby Regot/St. Peters, MO/Imo’s Pizza 20 85g
5 7h Bryan Higgerson/Pinckneyville, IL/Vogler Ford-SI Race Parts 20 44x
6 75 Jeff Parks/Marion, IL/Parks Trucking 20 75
7 95 Danny Sissom/Cape Girardeau, MO/Rent To Own 20 7h
8 85g Joe Giesler/St. Mary, MO/Sticks Chevy Shed-Jokers Farms 20 12
9 44x Rich Lentz/Carterville, IL/Century 21 20 500
10 2 Patrick Lawson/Edwardsville, IL/Wick Racing Fuels 20 4uw
11 500 Steve Adams/Humboldt, IL/Steve’s Performance 20 21
12 9b Charlie Baker/Labelle, MO/Roberts Garage 20 X
13 12 Brian Rieck/Troy, MO/Charlton Trucking 19 14j
14 86 Shane Cockrum/Benton, IL/Andy’s Auto Body 13 Is
15 21 Emmett Groves/Sikeston, MO/Boomland-Focus Bank 13 44
16 18 Randy Myers/Springfield, IL/Koo Koos West-Dodd Signs 13 18
17 14j Jeff Masson/Irondale, MO/Masson Trucking 13 9c
18 21x Chris Winters/DuQuoin, IL/Country Financial 13 2
19 95x Rick Sims/Sesser, IL/Sims Motorsports 13 9b
20 9c Blake Cook/DuQuoin, IL/Professional Auto Body 8 21x
21 14r Tim Burdel/DuQuoin, IL/Pictures by Cheryl 6 95
22 44k Jared Kneemiller/St. Charles, MO/Imo’s Pizza 3 95x
23 56 Jonathan Rowan/Jackson, TN/Jackson Battery Service 1 17
24 1s Brian Shaw/Robinson, IL/Masson Trucking 0-DNS 77
25 17 Jesse Wisely/Vergennes, IL/Eggemeyer Farms-Robison Excavating 0-DNS 86
26 77 Jim Shipman/Flat Rock, IL/Cuppy’s Collision 0-DNs 56

Lap Leaders: 1-20 Miles

Yellow Lights: Lap 5, Parks spun turn 4; lap 6 Masson spun turn 4; lap 11 Adams hit turn I wall; lap 14 seven car accident in turn 4 (Cockrum, Groves, Masson, Sims, Winters, Adams, Myers) with red flag for Sims flip.

Heat Race Results: 17th Bill Oldani Memorial at DuQuoin Date: 9/5/10

Heat 1 Dist: 6 miles Time: 3:22.60 Speed: 106.614
P NO DRIVER-CAR Laps St Lineup
1 14r Tim Burdel 6 9b
2 85g Joe Giesler 6 85g
3 7h Bryan Higgerson 6 95x
4 4uw Bobby Regot 6 14r
5 14j Jeff Masson 6 18
6 18 Randy Myers 6 7h
7 9b Charlie Baker 6 86
8 95x Rick Sims 6 4uw
9 86 Shane Cockrum 1 14j

Heat 2 Dist: 6 miles Time: 3:17.77 Speed: 109.218 NTR
P NO DRIVER-CAR: Laps St Lineup
1 76 Shelby Miles 6 21x
2 44x Rich Lentz 6 21
3 12 Brian Rieck 6 76
4 21 Emmett Groves 6 12
5 1s Brian Shaw 6 44x
6 9c Blake Cook 6 1s
7 21x Chris Winters 4 17
8 17 Jesse Wisely 0 9c

Heat 3 Dist: 6 miles Time: 3:20.40 Speed: 107.784
P NO DRIVER-CAR Laps St Lineup
1 10 Curt Rhodes 6 10
2 75 Jeff Parks 6 77
3 500 Steve Adams 6 X
4 X Jesse Snyder 6 95
5 44k Jared Kneemiller 6 44k
6 2 Patrick Lawson 6 500
7 95 Danny Sissom 5 75
8 77 Jim Shipman 0-DNS 2

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