POWRi: Belle-Clair Speedway hosts 12th Annual Meents Memorial

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Belleville, IL — Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will take to Belle-Clair Speedway for the final time of 2016. Saturday’s event is held in honor of former Midwest Auto Racing Association President, Charlene Meents.  During her years with MARA, Meents was instrumental in …

POWRi: National Midgets Gear Up for Double Race Weekend in the Midwest

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BELLVILLE, Ill. — Official Release — After an eventful double header weekend at Jacksonville Speedway Friday night and Macon Speedway on Saturday night, both the Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget Series and the Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series will head back to the high-banked fifth mile of Belle-Clair Speedway on Friday, April 29th for the Spring Fling. On Saturday, …

MIDWEST: Belle-Clair Speedway Releases 27-Race Schedule of Events for 2016 Season

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – official release — The 2016 schedule for Belle-Clair Speedway has been released, featuring 27 events from March to October. The season will begin with a test and tune on Saturday, March 12 before returning to running mainly Friday night events. Running a mix of race cars, Belle-Clair will again continue to host UMP Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, …

POWRi: Bayston Masters Belle-Clair Battle for Second Career Lucas Oil National Midget Win

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – official series release — POWRi photo — Spencer Bayston earned his second-career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series feature victory on Sunday night, outlasting several cautions and a red flag period to become the winner of the 24th annual Arnie Knepper Memorial at Belle-Clair Speedway. Starting on the pole for the second night in a row, Darren Hagen …

POWRi: Bell Rings for Fifth Time in 2015 at Battle of Belle-Vegas III

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – official series release — POWRi photo — Christopher Bell earned his fifth POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series victory of 2015 on Sunday night. Involved in an incident early on, Bell came from the back to claim the 30-lap midget portion of the Battle at Belle-Vegas III on the high-banked fifth-mile Belle-Clair Speedway. Starting on the pole …

POWRi: The Race Around the Arch — POWRi Heads to Belle-Clair and Farmington

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MILLSTADT, Ill. — official series release — POWRi photo — The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Motor Series will head to Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois on Friday, May 8th for the Battle at Belle-Vegas II. The Battle at Belle-Vegas II will be a display of excellent racing with UMP Kettler & Son’s …

POWRi: Belle-Clair Speedway to Reopen in 2015 Under POWRi Management

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MILLSTADT, Ill. – official series release — Belle-Clair Speedway will re-open in 2015 after reaching a multi-year agreement with Performance Open Wheel Racing Inc. (POWRi). Because Belle Clair Promotions LLC elected to terminate their partnership with Belle-Clair Speedway, POWRi will take over the promotion of the Belleville, Ill., track starting in 2015. POWRi will sanction the open wheel divisions while …

POWRi: Clauson Scores Meents Memorial Victory at Belle-Clair

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. — staff report — Don Figler photo — Bryan Clauson won Sunday night’s Charlene Meents Memorial midget race at Belle-Clair Speedway. Clauson held off POWRi Midget Series point leader Zach Daum for the victory. Justin Peck, Tyler Thomas and Michael Pickens completed the rest of the top five. Kyle Schuett won the micro sprint feature.

POWRi: Clauson Grabs Knepper Memorial Victory

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – official release — POWRi photo — Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Indiana overcame a flat left rear tire on lap 11 and raced his way back up front to claim the 23rdAnnual Arnie Knepper Memorial. The victory was Clauson’s 23rd career POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series win and his first of the 2014 season at the high-banked 1/5th …

POWRi: National Series Head to Belle-Clair and St. Francois

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MILLSTADT, Ill. – official release — Mark Funderburk photo — The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Motor Series will head to Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. on Friday. This will be the third time POWRi has visited the 1/5 mile dirt high-banked oval during the 2014 season. The first two events of …

USAC/POWRi: Bell Doubles Down; Grabs Belleville Bash Midget Victory

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. — official release — Rich Forman photo — Christopher Bell survived a grueling 40-lap “Belleville Bash” on Saturday night at Belle-Clair Speedway to post his first Honda USAC Dirt Midget Series victory of the season. It was the eighth career victory for the defending series champion, who earned his first World of Outlaws sprint car win earlier in …