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Bobby Pierce Returns to the Top with Belle-Clair Win

The series returns to action Thursday at Springfield Raceway BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 30, 2016 – After rare bad luck at Clarksville Speedway on Tuesday night, Bobby Pierce rebounded on Wednesday to win at Belle-Clair Speedway and claim his sixth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Jason Feger looked to be the driver to beat early as he tried for his first Summer Nationals victory of the season. On the green, he jumped ahead of Ryan Unzicker. Through the opening laps, Unzicker tried to run down Feger and nearly had him when a caution flag flew. After the caution, Feger pulled away as Pierce battled into third and then began challenging Unzicker for second. Through traffic, the top three stayed tight and Pierce was able to take over second on lap 30. On a restart with 10 laps remaining, Pierce took his shot. Feger bobbled on the back straight …

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Mike Harrison Notches Win at Belle-Clair

The series returns to action on Friday at Fayette County Speedway BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 29, 2016 – Mike Harrison, the reigning and four-time DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion, found victory lane for the first time in 2016 at Belle-Clair Speedway on Wednesday night. Harrison, who started on the outside front row with Nate Zimmer on the pole, powered to the lead and then claimed victory over Nick Hoffman, the current series points leader. Ray Walsh finished third, Paul Bailey fourth and Brian Bielong in fifth. With Harrison, of Highland, Ill., returning to victory lane, this could signal the opening shots of an epic championship battle down the stretch between he and Hoffman, who has been red hot so far this year with three wins. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Friday at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. Follow the Summer Nationals …

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Marty Smith, Jr. takes B-Modified win at Belle-Clair Speedway

June 29th, 2016 B-Modifieds Heat 1: 1. 55 Marty Smith, Jr. 2. 23 Darron Forrest 3. 55 Joe Volluz 4. 39 Kyle Wilde Heat 2: 1. 17 Mike Jones 2. 43 Denny Tribout, Jr. 3. 57 Trey Harris 4. 19 Jimmy Cummins Heat 3: 1. C4 Chris Soutiea 2. 42 Clint Young 3. 19S Nathan Schmitt 4. 2F Nic Frey Feature: 1. 55 Marty Smith, Jr. 2. 23 Darron Forrest 3. 55 Joe Volluz 4. 43 Denny Tribout, Jr. 5. 19S Nathan Schmitt 6. 2F Nic Frey 7. 19 Jimmy Cummins 8. C4 Chris Soutiea 9. 57 Trey Harris 10. 39 Kyle Wilde 11. 66 CJ Volluz 12. 42 Clint Yount 13. M14 Shad Prescott 14. 6F Ronnie Flanigan 15. 11B Jeff Pasqualone 16. 18 Jerry Thompson 17. 188 Chris Merumio 18. 17 Mike Jones 19. 02 Brad Knepper DNS. 89T Travis Bittle

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Belle-Clair Summer Nationals Wednesday 6.29.16

Belleville, IL. – On Wednesday June 29th, the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals will invade Belle-Clair Speedway. In addition to the UMP DIRTcar late models, the UMP modifieds will be also be in attendance. The 13th night out of 29, the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals, dubbed “The Hell Tour,” is a grueling test of drivers and teams’ determination and drive as event is comprised of racing 28 times in 32 days, traveling over 5,500 miles from event to event. Competing for nearly $800,000 in total purse money over the course of the Summer Nationals, the stop at the 1/5th mile Belle-Clair Speedway produces some of the best side-by-side, fender-banging racing in the whole tour. Previous winners of the Summer Nationals appearance at Belle-Clair include Bobby Pierce (2015, 2014), Brandon Sheppard (2013), Jason Feger (2012), Ryan Unzicker (2011), Dennis Erb, Jr. (2010, 2009), and Will Vaught (2008). Pit Gates Open –1:00pm Pit …

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Belle-Clair Speedway POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, June 24th

This Friday’s June 24th event will feature the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros and Mod Lites / Dwarfs. The UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Belleville Automotive Pure Stocks, UMP Pro 4 Cylinder Hornets/ Sport Compacts and BOSS Chassis 600cc Outlaw Micros will have the weekend off. Spectator gates will open at 5:00pm, hot laps at 6:30pm with racing following hot laps.  General Admission is $15.00 Kids (under 12) FREE with adult.  For more Information, go to www.belleclairspeedway.com.   Times Pit Gates Open – 3:00pm Spectator gates open – 5:00pm General Admission – $15.00, Kids (under 12) FREE with adult Hot Laps – 6:30pm, racing following hot laps   Classes POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros Mod Lites / Dwarfs

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Belle-Clair Speedway Results 6/17/16

UMP Late Models Heat 1: 1. 1S Rick Salter 2. 10K Daryne Klein 3. 30 Mark Voigt 4. 7 Matt Weidner Heat 2: 1. 27 Greg Kimmons 2. 78 Chad Zobrist 3. 4 Jason Suhre 4. 16H Mike Hammerle Heat 3: 1. 25 Frankie Martin 2. 16G Rusty Griffaw 3. 27S Mike Schulte 4. 27F Corey Ford Dash: 1. 16G Rusty Griffaw 2. 1S Rick Salter 3. 78 Chad Zobrist 4. 27 Greg Kimmons Feature: 1. 1S Rick Salter 2. 16 Rusty Griffaw 3. 7 Matt Weidner 4. 10K Daryn Klein 5. 27 Greg Kimmons 6. 30 Mark Voigt 7. 16H Mike Hammerle 8. 12 Rick Standridge 9. 12T Dave Thornton 10. 15 Richard Frost 11. 4 Jason Suhre 12. 27F Corey Ford 13. 27S Mike Schulte 14. 14J John Baker 15. 13R Dustin Reese 16. 87 Jason Zobrist 17. 25 Frankie Martin 18. 78 Chad Zobrist 19. 34 Chase …

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Belle-Clair Speedway Late Models Friday, June 17th

This Friday’s June 17th event will feature the UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Belleville Automotive Pure Stocks, UMP Pro 4 Cylinder Hornets/ Sport Compacts and BOSS Chassis 600cc Outlaw Micros. Spectator gates will open at 5:00pm, hot laps at 6:30pm with racing following hot laps. General Admission is $15.00 Kids (under 12) FREE with adult. For more Information, go to www.belleclairspeedway.com. Times Pit Gates Open – 3:00pm Spectator gates open – 5:00pm General Admission – $15.00, Kids (under 12) FREE with adult Hot Laps – 6:30pm, racing following hot laps Classes UMP Late Models UMP Modifieds Pro-Mods (B-Mods) Belleville Automotive Pure Stocks UMP Pro 4 Cylinder Hornets/ Sport Compacts BOSS Chassis 600cc Outlaw Micros

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Belle-Clair Speedway Results 6/10/16

UMP Modified Heat 1: 1. 12R Tyler Ratajczyk 2. 81 Paul Bailey 3. 6S Nathan Schmitt 4. 22 David Seger 5. 31 Brian Shubirg 6. 76F Walter Ford 7. 27 Lenny Garson 8. 84 Tyler Deibert Heat 2: 1. 70 Brian Bielong 2. 15 Chris Smith 3. 25 Brett Korves 4. 87Z Zeb Moake 5. 7 Dennis Ponder 6. 6 Justin Reando 7. 10 Rick Standridge Dash: 1. 25 Brett Korves 2. 70 Brian Bielong 3. 6S Nathan Schmitt 4. 12R Tyler Ratajczyk 5. 15 Chris Smith 6. 81 Paul Bailey Feature: 1. 70 Brian Bielong 2. 25 Brett Korves 3. 87Z Zeb Moake 4. 84 Tyler Deibert 5. 6S Nathan Schmitt 6. 12R Tyler Ratajczyk 7. 81 Paul Bailey 8. 7 Dennis Ponder 9. 31 Brian Shubirg 10. 76 Walter Ford 11. 22 David Seger 12. 6 Justin Reando 13. 15 Chris Smith 14. 10 Rick Standridge 15. 27 …

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Belle-Clair Speedway set for weekly racing on Friday, June 10th

This Friday’s June 10th event will feature the UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Belleville Automotive Pure Stocks, UMP Pro 4 Cylinder Hornets/ Sport Compacts and BOSS Chassis 600cc Outlaw Micros. Spectator gates will open at 5:00pm, hot laps at 6:30pm with racing following hot laps. General Admission is $12.00 Kids (under 12) FREE with adult. For more Information, go to www.belleclairspeedway.com. Times Pit Gates Open – 3:00pm Spectator gates open – 5:00pm General Admission – $12.00, Kids (under 12) FREE with adult Hot Laps – 6:30pm, racing following hot laps Classes UMP Modifieds Pro-Mods (B-Mods) Belleville Automotive Pure Stocks UMP Pro 4 Cylinder Hornets/ Sport Compacts BOSS Chassis 600cc Outlaw Micros

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Tanner Thorson Takes Night One of Illinois SPEED Week

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY! Belleville, IL- Minden, Nevada native Tanner Thorson claimed the opening night of Illinois SPEED Week for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series at Belle-Clair Speedway. Swooping in and stealing the lead on lap nine and never looking back, Thorson chose the long way around and put his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports entry up on the fence for the win. Starting inside, second row, Thorson would have to chase down pole-sitter Zach Daum and second place runner Jake Neuman for the initial eight laps. By lap three Thorson would move past Neuman for second and work to reel in Daum. The caution Thorson needed happened in the form of misfortune for teammate Holly Shelton, as Shelton looped her machine off turn four bringing out the initial yellow of the evening. On the restart, Andrew Felker would end up spun in the middle of …

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