Steve Lance, Jr. made two appearances in Victory Lane at
Peoria Speedway. (Rocky Ragusa)
UMP: Lance Doubles Up in
Peoria "Spring Fling"
PEORIA, Ill. - May 30. Steve Lance, Jr. had twice the
fun at Peoria Speedway Monday, charging to victories in both the Crate and UMP Super Late Model divisions. Lance
pocketed $3,000 for the two wins in the Chuck Barnes-promoted “Spring Fling”, which had been rained out
Lance dominated the Crate Late Model race, leading
flag-to-flag in a two-race old C.J. Rayburn car. Lance used the race as a test session for the Super Late Model
feature, trying out the high side while leading eventual Crate runner-up Evan Fink. Lance tested the top of the
track on a night where the bottom was the preferred line, and the move paid off.
Kevin Weaver and #94 Wes Steidinger race door to door
before finishing fourth and sixth, respectively, at Peoria. (Rich Edwards
14 year-old Bobby Pierce, who picked up his first
career win at Peoria on May 7th, out-gunned Jason Feger at the start of the 40 lap UMP Super Late Model feature.
Feger tried several different lines, and challenged Pierce in lapped traffic on lap 11. On lap 13, the duo split
a lapped car coming out of turn two, and tried the same manuver on John Gardner in turn three. Pierce went to
the top and Feger dove under Gardner out of turn four, but Feger drove over the rear wheel of Gardner and his
car rode on two wheels on top of Gardner as they crossed the start-finish line. Feger got unhooked in turn
two, and was scored in first as the caution flew for Jason Weyeneth.
Steve Lance, Jr. swept both
the Super Late Model and Crate Late Model portions of Monday's "Spring Fling" at Peoria
Speedway. (Darrel Unzel)
On the lap 13 restart, Lance made use of the
double-file re-starts and drove to the outside of Feger in turns three and four to take the lead going
down the backstretch. Two more cautions could not slow Lance, who held off Feger, Pierce, Kevin Weaver and Tim
Lance for the $2,000 win.
“It's nice to have two good cars”, said Lance in
victory lane. “Any time you can beat Jason, that's pretty good. He won a big race last night at Granite City, so
we are happy to get two wins tonight.”
May 30 - Peoria Speedway
1) Steve Lance, Jr., 2) Jason Feger,
3) Bobby Pierce, 4) Kevin Weaver, 5) Tim Lance, 6) Wes Steidinger, 7) Scott Schmitt, 8) Billy Drake, 9)
Todd Bennett, 10) Jason Jaggers, 11) Roger Rebholtz, 12) Steve Thorsten, 13) John Gardner, 14) Torrin
Mettille, 15) Jim Carmody, 16) Mike Mullvain, 17) Richie Bell, 18) Joseph Hughes, 19) Nathan
Balenseifen, 20) Charley Hess, 21) Jay Sparks, 22) Gary Cook, Sr., 23) Carl Feger, 24) Scott
Fast Time (29 entries): Pierce (12.805); Heat Winners: Pierce, Mullvain, Feger
Rich Edwards photo