- Sept. 29 - Peoria Speedway by Sam Holbrooks


Jason Feger at Peoria Speedway UMP

Jason Feger works traffic en route to his Peoria Speedway UMP win on Wednesday. (Erik Grigsby)

Jason Feger and friends at Peoria. (Rich Edwards, Jr.)
UMP: Feger Outlasts Van Wormer at Peoria

PEORIA, Ill - Sept. 29. In a 90-lap race that got physical at times between Illinois' own Jason Feger and Michigan traveller Jeep Van Wormer, Feger came home with the win in Wednesday's rain-delayed 57th annual Late Model State Championship for the UMP Late Model division at Peoria Speedway. The Bloomington ace took home $6,000 for his efforts.

Feger, an April's Fool's day winner here last spring and a runner up to Jack Sullivan in the Summernationals event here, gambled on a harder tire compound than his challenger and managed to stay competitive with Van

Jason Feger - Jeep VanWormer - Peoria UMP


A little friendly competition between Jeep Van Wormer and Jason Feger (#55) came with more than its share of sheet metal massaging before Feger was able to prevail. (Rich Edwards, Jr.)

Wormer until the tires on Van Wormer's #55 began to fade. He would ultimately drop back to fifth as Ryan Unzicker advance to second to finish ahead of Mike Provenzano and local track champion Todd Bennett, who drove from his 19th place start to finish fourth.

The scheduled 100-lap race was shortened by ten laps when noise complaints began to come in from residents of the area, unused to or unprepared for the special Wednesday night venue.

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