Dauderman goes wire-to-wire for win at Belle-Clair

News-DemocratMay 24, 2013 

Bobby Dauderman led every lap last Friday to pick up his first UMP Late Model win this season at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville.

Dauderman picked up $2,000 for the 30-lap victory, with Mike Hammerle finishing second and Michael Kloos in third.

In the other main events last Friday at Belle-Clair, Chris Bell finished less than a car length ahead of Belleville's Nick Knepper to win his first feature in the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Joe B. Miller drove to victory in the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micro Series.

Knepper drove deep on the inside into Turn 3 to briefly put the nose on his Essingler-powered Spike ahead, but Bell turned his Toyota-powered Bullet underneath in Turn 4 and beat him to the checkered flag on the one-fifth mile track.

Bell's victory for Keith Kunz Motorsports came in his 20th POWRi start. It was his first in a Midget in any series.

Bell, on the inside, and Knepper started on the front row for the 30-lap feature. Knepper jumped into the lead and held it through three restarts. On the 14th lap, Bell passed him for the lead in Turn 4, sliding around him and then getting the power down to narrowly move ahead.

Miller passed Nathan Benson for the lead with three laps to go in the 20-lap micro feature. It was the seventh win of his POWRi career for the 2012 series champion.

On Friday, Belle-Clair is hosting the G.I. Joe Twin 30's Military Night with all active and veteran military members admitted free with proper ID. Late Models and Modified feature races will be 30-laps apiece.

Tri-City Speedway

Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach will be running Friday and Sunday this weekend, with the $10,000 to win Bud 50 for UMP Late Models set for Sunday night.

Also on Sunday, UMP Modifieds are running for $1,000 to win and UMP Pro Crate Late Models for $700.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Sunday with qualifying at 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. Two children's bikes will be given away Friday.

Last Friday, Billy Laycock was the feature winner in the UMP DIRTCar Late Model division. Michael Long was the UMP DIRTCar Modified feature winner while Mark Oller outlasted Jim Shereck and Aaron Heck in the UMP Pro Late Models.

Jason Worley won the Street Stocks and Eldo Hemken won the UMP Sport Compact event with Mindy Wiser winning the Dirt Divas feature.

Highland Speedway

Highland Speedway will be holding Miller Lite Military Night on Saturday with free grandstand admission for all active and retired military and veterans with proper ID.

Saturday also marks the second night of the Crate Double Down Series.

Last Saturday, Chad Zobrist won the UMP Late Models feature at Highland and Mike Harrison won the UMP Steve Schmitt Modifieds feature.

Chad Zobrist also won the Miller Lite Crate feature race and Billy Knebel Jr. won the UMP Sport Mods feature.

Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., will hold the Red, White & Blue Shootout Saturday featuring $2,000 to win for MOWA (Missouri Open Wheel Association) 410 Winged Sprint Cars and UMP Late Models and $1,000 to win for UMP Modifieds.

Last weekend, Randy Korte held off Michael Kloos to win the UMP DIRTCar Late Model feature win. Rusty Griffaw made it two straight wins in the UMP Modifieds division while Trey Harris won the UMP/AARA Sportsman feature.

Andrew Wibbenmeyer remains undefeated in the UMP/AARA Pro 4 Stock Divisions.

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