Pierce opens season with win at Belle-Clair

News-DemocratMarch 28, 2014 

Bobby Pierce picked up $1,500 for winning the Shamrock 40 UMP Late Models main event last Friday in the inaugural week of dirt track racing at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville.

Randy Korte was second, followed by Greg Kimmons and Daryn Klein. Brian Bielong won the UMP Modified feature, Marc McClintock won in Pure Stocks and Joe B. Miller won in Micro Sprints.

Friday night's main event is the Klein Klassic 28 in honor of local racing legend Don Klein. The purse is $1,228 to win for Kettler & Sons UMP Late Models.

It's also the track's points season opener. Tickets are $12 with children 12-under admitted free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps t 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

St. Louis Supercross

Monster Energy AMA Supercross motorcycle racing returns to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on Saturday. This will be the 13th race of the 17-race season.

Door open at 12:30 p.m. for practice and qualifying and the main event begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are priced from $10 to $55.

Tri-City Speedway

NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace will be among the drivers running at Tri-City Speedway' season opener in Pontoon Beach on Friday.

Highland Speedway

Highland Speedway kicks off its season opener Saturday with the running of the "Lucky 40," a 40-lap, $1,500 to win race for UMP Late Models.

Grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m.

Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Federated Aston Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., also will hold its season-opening night of racing on Saturday featuring UMP DIRTcar Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman and Pro 4 Stocks.

Grandstands open at 5 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.

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