St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff
Friday, June 24, 2022
Race Recap  

DESTROYED IT: Conoyer Wins at I-55, Snaps Hoffman’s Win Streak

Rick Conoyer has competed all season long at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 but had yet to go to Victory Lane. That was, until Friday night, when he led every lap of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature, collecting his second career victory with the tour and snapping four-time and defending champion Nick Hoffman’s perfect season.

“To beat those guys, it’s phenomenal,” Conoyer said.

Prior to Friday night, The Destroyer had only one other Summit Modified victory in his career – June 30, 2018, right at I-55. Nearly four years in the making, and the Wentzville, MO-native drives back to Victory Lane in the biggest way, defeating the most stacked field of DIRTcar UMP Modifieds the track has hosted all year.

Conoyer now has two career Summit Modified victories. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

The race was 25 laps, but it seemed like an eternity in the cockpit for Conoyer, knowing Hoffman started one row behind him at the drop of the green.

“That whole race I was driving out there, the car was so good,” Conoyer said. “I was on like a Sunday cruise. But I kept looking over my shoulder like, ‘Where’s the 2 car? Where’s the 2 car? He’s gotta be coming, because I’m running like quarter-throttle, half-throttle tops.’”

Crossing the stripe with two-to-go, polesitter Will Krup was right on Conoyer’s rear bumper with a small cluster of lapped traffic in front. Conoyer dove into Turn 1 in the middle, opening the door for Krup down low. Conoyer defended down the backstretch and through Turns 3-4 with Krup right on him, using the lapped car as a pick.

“Then we got into lapped traffic and I was like, ‘Oh boy, just don’t make a stupid move,’” Conoyer said. “Will [Krup] came in there and ran me clean as a whistle, and I can’t be more happy. I just can’t.

“I just about gave it up when I saw the white flag. I was on the outside of that lapped car, and I just about went around the outside of him. If I would’ve, I’d have slid up, and he would’ve got me. So, I dove down to the bottom and just protected.”

Hoffman crossed the line right where he started, in third. This effectively ends his perfect season at seven-straight victories, though he still sits way out front in Summit Modified points.

“I just needed to be a little bit more compliant,” Hoffman said about what his car needed in the Feature. “I was way too stiff. I never really felt like my right-rear tire was in the racetrack.”

Conoyer (14) defending the lead from Krup (K9) (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

At various points through the Feature, Hoffman did get a look underneath Krup for second, but couldn’t get the bite he needed to make the pass. He eventually faded back comfortably in third, and crossed the stripe to complete the podium.

“My only shot was to try and clean that one lane up a little bit and get underneath [Krup], because he wasn’t gonna leave that middle where most of the grip was,” Hoffman said.

UP NEXT

The Summit Modifieds are back in action Saturday night at I-55 for the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff finale; watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 25 Laps | 00:09:28.266

  1. 14C-Rick Conoyer[2]; 2. K9-Will Krup[1]; 3. 2-Nick Hoffman[3]; 4. 8-Kyle Steffens[13]; 5. 36-Kenny Wallace[4]; 6. 1D- Dean Hoffman[10]; 7. 25-Tyler Nicely[7]; 8. 10X-Jim Black[6]; 9. 59R-Jacob Rexing[8]; 10. 12L-Lucas Lee[9]; 11. J82-Treb Jacoby[16]; 12. 130-Chase Allen[11]; 13. 4T-Jake Trebilcock[17]; 14. 327-Chuck Goodman[20]; 15. 24D-Jesse Dill[12]; 16. 18L-Michael Long[19]; 17. 1A-Steve Meyer Jr[18]; 18. 7P-Dennis Ponder[14]; 19. 23-Dylan Sharp[15]; 20. 77S-Rick Stevenson[5]; 21. M41-Steve Maisel[21]; 22. 96-Curtis Rodenhaber[22]
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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+114CRick Conoyer 250.00025Running77$1,500
21-1K9Will Krup 25-0.2570Running72$700
3302Nick Hoffman 25-0.8110Running67$400
413+98Kyle Steffens 25-2.7090Running62$300
54-136Kenny Wallace 25-4.7700Running27$275
610+41DDean Hoffman 25-5.4030Running52$250
77025Tyler Nicely 25-6.2650Running50$225
86-210XJim Black 25-7.9140Running48$200
98-159RJacob Rexing 25-8.2910Running46$175
109-112LLucas Lee 25-8.7520Running44$150
1116+5J82Treb Jacoby 25-10.7830Running42$150
1211-1130Chase Allen 25-12.3050Running41$150
1317+44TJake Trebilcock 25-13.2680Running40$150
1420+6327Chuck Goodman 25-16.5020Running39$150
1512-324DJesse Dill 25-17.4850Running38$150
1619+318LMichael Long 25-18.7270Running37$150
1718+11ASteve Meyer Jr.24-1 Laps0Running36$150
1814-47PDennis Ponder 24-1 Laps0Running35$150
1915-423Dylan Sharp 13-12 Laps0DNF34$150
205-1577SRick Stevenson 6-19 Laps0DNF33$150
21210M41Steve Maisel 5-20 Laps0DNF32$150
2222096Curtis Rodenhaber 0-25 Laps0DNF31$150
Hard Charger: Kyle Steffens
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11023Dylan Sharp 100.00010Running0$0
25+3J82Treb Jacoby 10-0.3890Running0$0
3304TJake Trebilcock 10-0.8490Running0$0
440327Chuck Goodman 10-1.4840Running0$0
52-31ASteve Meyer Jr.10-2.0020Running0$0
660M41Steve Maisel 10-2.0280Running0$0
712+596Curtis Rodenhaber 10-3.2130Running0$0
811+388Chris Bolyard 10-3.9460Running30$0
99014SCody Stacy 10-4.0960Running29$0
108-218LMichael Long 8-2 Laps0DNF28$0
1110-118Brent Thompson 0-10 Laps0DNS27$0
127-599AChuck Adams 0-10 Laps0DNS26$0
Hard Charger: Curtis Rodenhaber
Heat 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
11K9Will Krup 414.1600.000
2336Kenny Wallace 418.043-3.883
3425Tyler Nicely 418.554-4.394
421DDean Hoffman 418.972-4.812
5524HMike Harrison 419.455-5.295
6723Dylan Sharp 420.419-6.259
79327Chuck Goodman 422.016-7.856
8699AChuck Adams 17.436396.724
9818Brent Thompson 18.704395.456
Heat 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1114CRick Conoyer 132.7710.000
2377SRick Stevenson 133.733-0.962
3459RJacob Rexing 135.123-2.352
42130Chase Allen 135.580-2.809
558Kyle Steffens 135.838-3.067
661ASteve Meyer Jr.136.620-3.849
77J82Treb Jacoby 137.304-4.533
8818LMichael Long 137.996-5.225
9988Chris Bolyard 141.430-8.659
Heat 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
112Nick Hoffman 126.4300.000
2310XJim Black 131.316-4.886
3812LLucas Lee 133.089-6.659
4224DJesse Dill 133.354-6.924
547PDennis Ponder 136.781-10.351
674TJake Trebilcock 137.506-11.076
76M41Steve Maisel 138.098-11.668
8514SCody Stacy 138.958-12.528
9996Curtis Rodenhaber 140.980-14.550
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+2K9Will Krup 00.0000Running0$0
2201DDean Hoffman 0-0.0140Running0$0
31-236Kenny Wallace 0-0.0450Running0$0
44025Tyler Nicely 0-0.1370Running0$0
56+124HMike Harrison 0-0.1370Running0$0
67+199AChuck Adams 0-0.3830Running0$0
75-223Dylan Sharp 0-0.3940Running0$0
89+118Brent Thompson 0-0.5770Running0$0
98-1327Chuck Goodman 0-1.0890Running0$0
Hard Charger: Will Krup
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+114CRick Conoyer 00.0000Running0$0
27+5130Chase Allen 0-0.0560Running0$0
39+677SRick Stevenson 0-0.0980Running0$0
48+459RJacob Rexing 0-0.1150Running0$0
54-18Kyle Steffens 0-0.1720Running0$0
61-51ASteve Meyer Jr.0-0.1850Running0$0
76-1J82Treb Jacoby 0-0.2430Running0$0
83-518LMichael Long 0-0.3020Running0$0
95-488Chris Bolyard 0-0.4900Running0$0
Hard Charger: Rick Stevenson
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
18+72Nick Hoffman 00.0000Running0$0
29+724DJesse Dill 0-0.3310Running0$0
34+110XJim Black 0-0.5590Running0$0
46+27PDennis Ponder 0-0.5600Running0$0
57+214SCody Stacy 0-0.6840Running0$0
63-3M41Steve Maisel 0-0.7930Running0$0
72-54TJake Trebilcock 0-0.8310Running0$0
81-712LLucas Lee 0-0.8370Running0$0
95-496Curtis Rodenhaber 0-1.0730Running0$0
Hard Charger: Nick Hoffman
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff
Friday, June 24, 2022
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, Missouri 63070 

Event Description
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has been a staple on the World of Outlaws schedule for many years. But in 2022, the World of Outlaws Late Models will make their first appearance at the track since 2018, meeting up with the Hell Tour for the first time in several years.

The Series will make its stop at the Missouri venue on June 24-25, with $10,000-to-win on Friday and $20,000 on the line to finish the weekend.

Joining them will be the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars battling for $5,000 on Friday and $6,000 on Saturday.

Series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Feature Laps Length
25

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Ticket Options  
Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Options And Prices
2-Day Adult Reserved: $55
2-Day Child (12 & Under) Reserved: $30
2-Day GA: $50
Single Day Adult Reserved: $30
Single Day Child (12 and Under) Reserved: $15
Single Day Adult GA: $25
Single Day Child (12 and under) GA: FREE


Grandstand Type
Bleachers

Reserved Seating
Sec ABC Sec K

Family Section Location
None

Handicapped Seating Location
End of all bleachers

Pit Age Requirement
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Parking Cost
$0.00

Handicapped Parking Location
In front of main Gate

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$50 for Reserved & $25 for General Camping

Frequently Asked Questions  
To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Reserved Seating
Sec ABC Sec K

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Stadium Seating
Stadium chairs allowed

Handicapped Seating
End of all bleachers

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section
None

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$50 for Reserved & $25 for General Camping

Track Info  

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, Missouri 63070 

Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
smarleri55@gmail.com

Track Type
0.333; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Late Model Track Record
12.081 seconds by Billy Moyer on 6/23/07

Closest Airport
Festus

Other Airport
St. Louis

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Track Map
Competitor Info  
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Competitor Info
(Hoosier 20) LF, RF, LR
(Hoosier 30 or 40) RR Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.