Yearly Archives: 2016

Felker and Benson Take Wins at Belle-Clair

Belleville, IL – Andrew Felker of Carl Junction, Missouri overtook Zach Daum in the final laps of the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series feature event to earn his sixth-career victory with the series, on a two-in-a-row victory streak after his win last week at Macon Speedway. Nathan Benson of Concordia, Missouri utilized lap traffic to pick off Slater Helt for his second Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series victory of 2016, his 17th victory with the series. In typical thrilling Belle-Vegas fashion, Felker would come from eighth, as Christopher Bell and Austin Brown shared the front row for the start of the 30 lap feature. At the drop of the green, Bell would take the lead with Zach Daum in tow. Struggling to keep the front wheels on the ground, Daum worked overtime to reel in Bell. The gap between the two drivers would shorten as Bell quickly closed …

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Brian Wolfmeier, Jimmy Cummins, Eric Harris, Kurt Westerfield & Jeff Asher take Southern Illinois Shootout wins!

Brian Wolfmeier – Connor Hamilton photo Jimmy Cummins – Connor Hamilton photo Eric Harris – Connor Hamilton photo Kurt Westerfield – Connor Hamilton photo Jeff Asher – Connor Hamilton photo April 22nd, 2016 UMP Modifieds Heat 1: 1. 22 David Seger 2. 95 Randy Dietzel 3. 7 Blake Thompson 4. 20W Shane Wilson 5. 76F Walter Ford, Jr. 6. 87Z Zeb Moake 7. 24T Louis Taylor Heat 2: 1. 10 Rick Standridge 2. 6 Justin Reando 3. 12R Tyler Ratajczyk 4. 12 Chris King 5. 24S Jacob Steinkoenig 6. 31 Brian Shubirg Heat 3: 1. 37 Brian Wolfmeier 2. 25 Brett Korves 3. 70 Brian Bielong 4. 84 Tyler Deibert 5. 81 Paul Bailey 6. 12S Rich Standridge Feature: 1. 37 Brian Wolfmeier 2. 70 Brian Bielong 3. 6 Justin Reando 4. 12R Tyler Ratajczyk 5. 7 Blake Thompson 6. 81 Paul Bailey 7. 22 David Seger 8. 87Z Zeb …

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Southern Illinois Shootout & Nickel Night this Friday, April 22nd!

Belle-Clair Speedway Friday, April 22nd The Friday event will feature the UMP Modifieds, B-Mods, Belleville Automotive Pure Stocks, BOSS Micros and Mod Lites/Dwarfs. Brian Thompson of Thompson Roofing will be sponsoring nickel night for the kids. 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 UMP Pro-Mods (B-Mods) Belleville Automotive Pure Stocks BOSS Micros Mod Lites/Dwarfs

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Jeff Asher takes Mod Lite win!

Belle-Clair Speedway April 15th, 2016 Heat 1: 1. 11M Terry Moulton 2. 28 Billy Beard 3. 7 Cody Miller 4. 11T Chad Despain 5. 25 Robert Halbrook 6. 1 John Potter Heat 2: 1. 111 Matt Dotson 2. 4F Randy Foutch 3. 56 Jeff Asher 4. 23M Duston Moulton 5. 21 Chasten Boen Feature: 1. 56 Jeff Asher 2. 28 Billy Beard 3. 111 Matt Dotson 4. 23M Duston Moulton 5. 11M Terry Moulton 6. 4F Randy Foutch 7. 7 Cody Miller 8. 11T Chad Despain 9. 25 Robert Halbrook 10. 21 Chasten Boen 11. 1 John Potter

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Joe B. Miller takes WAR Wingless Sprint win at Belle-Clair Speedway!

Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, IL(April 15, 2016)-In a race that saw three drivers lead at least eight laps each, Joe B. Miller led the final seven laps to pick up his first career Boss Chassis WAR Series win. Rookie Clinton Boyles paced the field early from his second starting spot as he moved by Tucker Klaasmeyer going into turn one. Boyles set a furious pace on the fifth-mile oval as he was chased early on by Terry Babb.  With the leaders in heavy lapped traffic, Boyles would get a little high and into the wall allowing Babb to move by on lap thirteen.  The first stoppage of the race would happen with sixteen laps complete as Austin Brown got upside down in turn two ending the Millstadt, IL driver’s evening. Babb set the pace on the restart as Miller was on the move.  The two drivers gave the fans their money’s …

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Benson Hold off Miller and Camp, Takes POWRi Micro Season Opener

Nathan Benson – Connor Hamilton photo April 15th, 2016 – Belleville, IL – Nathan Benson of Concordia, Missouri conquered the Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro Series feature at Belle-Clair Speedway after a hard fought battle with Jeremy Camp, and holding off a hard charging Joe B. Miller to snag the season opener victory. Benson started on the front row outside of Lucas Pejakovich for the start of the 20 lap main event. At the drop of the green, Pejakovich looked to have the advantage over Benson and Jeremy Camp until Pejakovich clipped the infield tire exiting turn four. However, Pejakovich would save it, ultimately losing spots, but the caution would fly for Tyler Robbins in the middle of turns three and four. Returning to green flag racing, Jeremy Camp would follow Benson into turn one, diving to the bottom of the high-banked 1/5th mile as Benson screamed around the …

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Non-Wing Nationals, Featuring WAR Non-Wing Sprints on Friday, April 15th!

Belleville, IL – This Friday, April 15th Belle-Clair Speedway will be hosting the Non-Wing Nationals, featuring BOSS Chassis WAR Non-Wing Sprints, Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros, and Mod Lites/Dwarfs. This will be the first ever appearance of non-wing sprint cars at the high-banked 1/5th mile oval. After being rained out for their season opener at I-35 Speedway, the April 15th show at Belle-Clair will kick off 2016 for the BOSS Chassis WAR Non-Wing Sprints before the series travels to Saint Francois County Raceway on Saturday. The Speedway Motors POWRi 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will also be in attendance Friday, beginning their 2016 tour, as well. This will be the first of 12 shows the POWRi Micros will run at Belle-Clair Speedway in 2016. The POWRi Micros put on fantastic shows with close-quartered, side-by-side racing. In 2015, Joe B. Miller, Aaron Andruskevitch, and Dereck King all took victories when POWRi came …

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