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BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS

TRACK SIZE: 1/5 MILE HIGH BANKED CLAY OVAL

RACE DAYS:  FRIDAY NIGHTS: UMP LATE MODELS, UMP MODIFIEDS, AARA SPORTSMEN & AARA PURE STOCKS

PHONE: 618-233-0052

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DIRECTIONS: JUST EAST OF SR 159 ON SR 13, THEN SOUTH (AT FAIRGROUNDS) 

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Belle Clair results - 4/06/07

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Belle Clair results - 4/06/07
By Jack Pugh

The racing continued at Belle Clair Speedway on a windy and cold night. There were plenty of cars for the second night of racing including NASCARís Kenny Wallace in a Modified and there was a good crowd consisting the weather.

In the UMP Late Model division, there were 19 cars ready to race. In the first heat race, Ed Dixon took the win followed by Jim Gibson, Mike Hammerle, Dan Dondero, Mike Bryant, Jared Haselhorst and Paul Roider. In the second heat, Mike Schulte took the win over Rusty Griffaw, Dave Thornton, Matt Weinder, Bob Geaschel and John Pauley. In the third heat, Kevin Cole got the win with Rusty Schlenk, Don Klein, Dallas Bennett, Michael Jacober, Dan Jacober and Frankie Martin trailing. The dash went to Cole followed by Dixon, Griffaw, Schlenk, Schulte, and Gibson.

The start of the 25 lap feature race started with Cole and Dixon on the front row. Dixon took the lead after a tangle on the first start resulted in a restart. Cole, Schlenk and Griffaw were giving chase of Dixon.

The first caution came on lap two when Roider spun in turn four. The running order was Dixon, Cole, Schlenk, Griffaw and Schulte in the top five.

With the green light back on, Dixon continued to lead with Cole and Schlenk giving chase. The racing continued for several more laps before the yellow came out again when Roider hit the front straight wall and was done for the night. The running order up front remained the same.

Back to the racing for a few more laps before another caution came out. During this period Schulte got by Griffaw for fourth. The caution on lap 11 was for Geaschelís spin in turn two.

With another lap in the books, Schaefer spun in turn two. At this time, Schlenk pulled off the track with problems while running third. The running now was Dixon, Cole, Schulte, Griffaw and Klein.

After a few more laps, Jacober and Schaefer tangled in turn two for the last caution on the night. No change in the front running five.

With the remaining laps being running under the green light, it was the Schulte show as he moved past Cole and gave Dixon and the crowd a run for the win. Schulte was on Dixon and could him passed for the win, but he ran out of laps. Hammerle also came on during this part of the race to crack the top five.
Dixon went on to win his second race of the year and his 582nd of his career. Trailing Dixon were Schulte, Cole, Hammerle, and Klein to complete the top five.

In the UMP Modified class, there were 20 cars ready for action. In the first heat, Kent Robinson took the win followed by Tim Hancock, Chris Smith, Brian Bielong, David Seger, Jason Pritz, Brett Korves, and Dean Hoffman. In the second heat, Kenny Wallace won over Mark Miner, Todd McGraw, Steve Ellison and Bobby Bittle. In the third heat, Paul Reinneck took the victory with Todd Feber, Tom Ratajczyk, Marty Smith and Chad Frauenfelder in tow. The dash went Wallace followed by Reineck, Hancock, Robinson, Feber and Miner.

In the 20 lap feature, Wallace and Reinneck started on the front row. With the dropping of the green flag, Wallace took the lead that he never gave up. Reineck, Robinson and C. Smith chased Wallace in the early going.

The first caution came out after the first lap was completed as Korves stopped on the track. The top five were Wallace, Reinneck, Robinson, C. Smith and Miner.

With the green light back on, Wallace continue to lead and began pulling away a little. Hancock jumped into the top five during this run. On lap five, Seger spun in turn four to slow the race down. The top five were Wallace, Hancock, Reinneck, Robinson, and C. Smith.

The race went on until lap nine when Korves and McGraw got together in turn two to stop the action. The top five was now Wallace, Hancock, C. Smith, Robinson and Reinneck.

Wallace went on to sweep the night and also get his first ever feature win at Belle Clair Speedway. Completing the top five were Hancock, Bittle, Robinson and Ellison.

In the UMP Sportsmen class, there were 21 cars ready to do battle. In the first heat, Jimmy Cummins took the win followed by Tommy Smallwood, Brian Shubirg, Mike Harris, Jason Keller, Jim Clark and Randy Dietzel. The seond heat went to Jason Ketrow followed by Troy Medley, Matt Workman, Kyle Stozler, Derek Bryant and Louie Hayes. The third heat race saw the win go to Mike Jones over Joe Volluz, Shawn Seymour, Gary Haynes, Ronnie Bader, Adam Haas and Brad McKinnon, The dash was won by Ketrow followed by Volluz, Cummins, Medley, Smallwood and Jones.

The 15 lap race started with Ketrow and Volluz on the front row. Cummins raced to the lead before the completion of the first lap. He was followed by Volluz, Ketrow, Smallwood and Medley in the early laps.
Volluz was challenging but on lap 7, he caught the tire in turn two and spun on the back straight and was done for the night. The running order was Cummins, Ketrow, Medley, Smallwood and Shubirg.

Cummins continued to lead the race and took the checkered flag for his first win of the season and became the second feature winner in the Sportsmen class. Medley managed to get by Ketrow for second with Shubirg and Smallwood completing the top five.

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Belle Clair results - 4/01/07
By Jack Pugh

The first night of racing for the 2007 season at Belle Clair Speedway took place on Sunday after Mother Nature wiped out the normal opening day. The racing started earlier and that brought out a large field of cars and a good crowd in the stands. This year there are several changes to the racing program, the features will start 20 cars in each class and the dashes will be lined up by a pill draw rather than the pill draw being done after the race.

In the UMP Late Model class, there were 22 cars ready to race. In the first heat race, Ed Dixon took the first checkered flag of the new season followed by Mike Hammerle, Mark Voigt, Kenny Helmick, Don Klein, Mike Schulte and Andy Pryor. In the second heat, Frankie Martin won over Aaron Kleine, Mike Bryant, Ron Jarrell, Dan Dondero, Bob Geaschel, and Casey Schaefer. The third heat went to Brian Wolfmeier with Jim Gibson, Brent Kreke, Billy Laycock, Dave Thornton, and Brad White trailing. The dash went to Dixon followed by Martin, Gibson, Hammerle, Wolfmeier and Kleine. The semi sent Schulte, Rusty Schlenk, Pryor, Geaschel and White to the feature.

The feature started with Dixon and Martin on the front row. With dropping of the first green flag for a feature race in 2007, Dixon jumped into the lead with Wolfmeier, Hammerle and Voigt following.

The first caution came on lap seven as Helmick spun in turn four. The running order was Dixon, Wolfmeier, Hammerle, Voigt and Kreke in the top five.

With green flag back out, Dixon continued to lead with Wolfmeier pressing Dixon. With most of the racing being done on the bottom of the track, the passing was going on in the back. Rusty Schlenk from Michigan started 17th and was moving though the field as was 15th starting Thornton.

The race ran green until lap 18 when Martin pulled up with a problem as he rode the top of the track slowly. As he came down the back straight, he had an opening to go down the track to pull off and allow the race to continue green. But as he exited the track the front runners were coming. Voigt, Kreke and Schlenk tangled in turn three. The tangled resulted in a long delay to get Kreke and Schlenk apart. The running order for the restart was Dixon, Wolfmeier, Hammerle, Kleine and Schlenk I the top five.

With the green light back on, Dixon continued with the lead and Wolfmeier was still trying hard to stay with the leader. Hammerle, Kleine and Schlenk stayed close to the leaders.

The final caution came on lap 22 for spinning Dondero in turn one. The order was still Dixon, Wolfmeier, Hammerle, Kleine and Schlenk in the top five.

The final green light came on and race went to the checkered flag with Dixon taking the first feature of the new season. Dixon lead every lap in the feature and also had a sweep for the night. Wolfmeier, Hammerle, Kleine and Schlenk completed the top five.

In the UMP Modified class, there were 24 cars on hand to race. In the first heat race, Chris Smith won over Paul Reinneck, Bobby Bittle, Lenny Bryant, Ray Wagner, Tom Ratajczyk and Todd Feber. In the second heat race, Mark Miner took the checkered flag ahead of Marty Smith Jr., Tim Hancock, Chris Gray, Chad Fraunfelder, Dean Hoffman,Bobby Johnson and Jake Seets. The third heat was won by Brian Bielong over Chad Evans, Brett Korves, Mark Clary, Marty Smith Sr., David Seger, Matt Koesterer and Steve Ellison. The dash went to Evans followed by Smith Jr., Bielong, C. Smith, Miner and Reinneck. The semi sent Hoffman, Ratajczyk, Seger, Johnson and Feber to the rear of the feature.

The 20 lap feature started with Evans and Smith Jr. on the front row. Evans and Smith Jr. stayed side-by-side for the first lap. The race did not last long as eight cars tangled in turn three. Smith Sr. was eliminated at this time. The top five were Evans, Smith Jr., C. Smith, Reinneck and Miner.

When the race restarted, Evans continued to lead with Smith Jr. trying several different lines to overtake the leader. Chris Smith did not last long in the top five as he slowed on the track and was done after losing a driveshift. The top five was Evans, Smith Jr., Reinneck, Hancock and Miner.

With the green light back on, Evans continued his lead, but things were about to change in the rest of the order. Smith back to lose ground as first Reinneck move past to take over second place. Then a few laps later, Hancock to over third from Smith Jr.

The final stoppage cam on lap 13, when Clary spun in turn three. The lineup was Evans, Reinneck, Hancock Smith Jr. and Miner in the top five.

With just two laps left, the green flag was waving again and nothing changed in the top five as Evans went on to win his first feature at Belle Clair Speedway. Reinneck, Hancock, Smith Jr. and Miner completed the top five.

In the UMP Sportsmen class, there were 24 cars available to race. In the first heat race, Joe Volluz took the win over Jimmy Cummins, Ronnie Bader, Troy Neager, Derek Bryant, Matt Tettaton and Louie Hayes. In the second heat, Justin Ketrow got the checkered flag followed by Tom Smallwood, Jason Keller, Brad McKinnon, Adam Haas, Randy Dietzel, Mike Jones and Chris Lodike. In the third heat, Jimmy Clark took the win with Mike Harris, Shawn Seymour, Troy Medley, Matt Workmen, Jimmy Miller and Brian Schlichter trailing. The dash went to Volluz over Ketrow, Cummins, Harris, Smallwood and Clark. The semi sent Dietzel, Jones, Workmen, Miller and Hayes to the feature.

The 15 lap feature started with Volluz and Ketrow on the front row. With the dropping of the green flag, Volluz took command of the race with Ketrow, Cummins and Harris in tow.

The first caution came on lap four when Hayes spun on the back straight away. The running order was Volluz, Ketrow, Cummins, Harris and Clark in the top five.

With the race restarted, Volluz continued to dominate the race while Harris was on the move. Harris moved past Cummins for third and then past Ketrow for second.

The final caution came on lap 11 for debris on the track. The running order now was Volluz, Harris, Ketrow, Cummins and Clark.

Volluz took the victory over Harris, Ketrow, Clark and Shubirg to complete the first feature of the 2007 season.

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