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Belle-Clair Speedway (aka: BelleVegas) is a 1/5 mile semi-banked dirt oval located at the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds in Belleville, IL that hosts UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro Modifieds, UMP/AARA Pure Stocks, POWRi National Midget's, POWRi Micro's, Sprint Cars in addition to other family friendly events between the months of March and October. With the wide variety of events scheduled, there is something for everyone at the most action-packed track in Southern Illinois. Come visit the historic Little Belleville!



Joe B. Miller Wins Micros in the 25th Knepper Memorial

Belleville, IL – Taking to the high-banked Belle-Clair Speedway for the 25th Annual Knepper Memorial, Joe B. Miller took the checkers over a relentless Slater Helt for his 25th career POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series main event, placing him at a tie with Dereck King on the all-time win list. Starting on the pole, this would be no easy feat for Miller as Slater Helt pressured from the drop of the green flag, closely followed by Weldon, Illinois’s Garrett Duff. A mix of action and racing lines, Miller worked both the top and the bottom sides of the high-banked Belle-Clair Speedway, while Helt relentlessly railed the top side. Duff on the other hand, worked the bottom side, trading positions with Helt around the halfway point. As the laps wound down, Miller would cross the finish line first, Helt in second, and Garrett Duff took third. Nathan Benson finished …

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Thorson Goes Down as 25th Knepper Memorial Champion

Belleville, IL – On a hammer-down, running above the cushion Belle-Clair Speedway, it would be Minden, Nevada’s own Tanner Thorson finding his way into victory lane at the conclusion of the 30 lap POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series main event honoring the legendary Arnie Knepper. Grabbing the lead ten laps in from Andy Malpocker, Thorson had to deflect a hard charging Austin Brown who was the first car to attempt running above the tall cushion on the board walls, moving all the way to the second position and challenging for the lead before the caution on lap 20. Returning to racing, Thorson jumped to the extreme high side and began working his Keith Kunz/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports Toyota-powered Bullet above the curb. With 10 short laps left, teammate Spencer Bayston running in the third position closed in on Brown, but the action was slowed for the final caution with five to …

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Belle-Clair Speedway 25th Annual Knepper Memorial Friday, July 15th

Belleville, IL. – Friday July 15th, 25th annual Knepper Memorial. This event will feature the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi 600cc Speedway Motors Outlaw Micro’s, UMP Modifieds and B-Mods. 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 Times Pit Gates Open – 2:00pm 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 Micro’s UMP Modifieds Pro-Mods (B-Mods)

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Belle-Clair Speedway canceled for Friday, July 8th

Belleville, IL – Friday, July 8th at Belle-Clair Speedway has been cancelled due to the excessive amount of rain received Wednesday, Thursday, and overnight into Friday morning. With standing water on the racing surface in turns one and two, it would be impossible to prepare the track for tonight’s events. The next event at Belle-Clair Speedway is the Knepper Memorial set for Friday, July 15th featuring POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets and Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros. For further information, visit, “Like” Belle-Clair Speedway on Facebook and follow @BelleClairSpdwy on Twitter.

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