Battle at Belle-Vegas II set for Friday at Belle-Clair Speedway

A BND file photo of racing at Belle-Clair Speedway.
A BND file photo of racing at Belle-Clair Speedway. News-Democrat

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Motor Series will head to Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville on Friday for the “Battle at Belle-Vegas II.”

The “Battle at Belle-Vegas II” will be a display of excellent racing with UMP Kettler & Sons Late Models, POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, and POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Micros on tap.

This will be the second time POWRi has visited the 1/5 mile dirt high-banked oval during the 2015 season. The first POWRi event of 2015 at Belle-Clair Speedway was the “Battle at Belle-Vegas I,” where 2014 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series Rookie of the Year Spencer Bayston claimed his first career feature victory. For the POWRi Speedway Motors 600cc Outlaw Motor Series, the “Battle at Belle-Vegas I” served as the season opener, with Dereck King taking the win.

On Saturday, the POWRi series will make the short haul across the Mississippi River to St. Francois County Raceway in Missouri.

Belle-Clair Speedway

Tyler Ratajczyk claimed his first UMP Modified division feature win last week in teh 25-lap main event at Belle-Clair Speedway. Zach Hoffman was second, followed by Brett Korves, Brian Bielong and Zeb Moake.

Jimmy Cummins won his second B-Modified feature this season.

It was also announced that the purses for all the classes would be increased with the Late Models racing for $1,200 to win and the Modifieds racing for $700 to win.

Tri-City Speedway

Rusty Griffaw took the victory in a wild UMP DIRTcar Modified feature event last week at Tri-City Speedway near Granite City. Rick Stevenson was second and Tyler Nicely was third. John Stanton won the B-Modified feature event.

Scott Bloomquist reached Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory lane for the first time this season on Friday as he won the “Spring Spectacular.” It was Bloomquist’s 55th career win in the series and he was the ninth different winner this season.

Highland Speedway

Michael Kloos won the UMP Late Model feature last week at Highland Speedway ahead of Chad Zobrist and Daryn Klein. Mike Harrison won the UMP Modified feature.

Coming up Saturday is the third annual Greg McCray Memorial Race along with the regular racing program.