Kloos Tames Belle Clair

Michael Kloos celebrates in Belle Clair Speedway Victory Lane - STLRacingPhotos.com


BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 29, 2011 – Michael Kloos of Trenton, Ill., became the third different first-time winner on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Wednesday night at Belle Clair Speedway.


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Kloos, a weekly DIRTcar Late Model warrior around the St. Louis area, started second and powered around Billy Moyer Jr., of Batesville, Ark., on the lesser used top groove near the midpoint of the 40-lap main event to take over the lead. Kloos held off a charge from second place finisher Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., late in the race to claim his first Hell Tour victory worth $5,000. Moyer crossed the line third ahead of St. Charles, Mo., driver Mike Hammerle. Mark Voight of Marine, Ill., was fifth.


Summer Nationals championship points leader Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., struggled throughout the event, finishing 14th in the feature after using a provisional to make the field. Scott James of Martinsville, Ind., who sits second in points finished one spot ahead of Babb after also using a provisional. Defending Summer Nationals Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., finished 10th.

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The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action Thursday, June 30, at Clay Hill Motorsports Park in Atwood, Tenn.

Kloos goes high around Moyer Jr. at Belle Clair – STLRacingPhotos.com

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Belle Clair Speedway; Belleville, Ill.; June 29, 2011

A-Main (40-Laps ): 1. Michael Kloos ($5,000), 2. Ryan Unzicker, 3. Billy Moyer Jr., 4. Mike Hammerle, 5. Mark Voigt, 6. Randy Korte, 7. Kevin Weaver, 8. Brian Shirley, 9. Kevin Cole, 10. Jason Feger, 11. Brandon Sheppard, 12. Donny Walden, 13. Scott James, 14. Shannon Babb, 15. Dennis Erb Jr., 16. Jim Gibson, 17. Mike Schulte, 18. Leon Henderson, 19. Jack Sullivan, 20. Dewayne Kiefer, 21. Rodney Standerfield, 22. Dillan White. Fast qualifiers (among 32 cars): Unzicker, Moyer Jr., Kloos, Voigt. Heat race winners: Moyer, Unzicker, Kloos, Feger. B-Main winner: Erb. Provisional starters: Babb, White, Schulte, James.

2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “The Hell Tour” Schedule




Winner (Cars)

June 15

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

PPD/July 12

June 16

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Mike Spatola (37)

June 17

Cedar Lake Speedway

Cedar Lake, Wis.

Scott James (29)

June 18

Cedar Lake Speedway

Cedar Lake, Wis.

Canceled Rain

June 20

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

PPD/July 13

June 21

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

PPD/July 14

June 22

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

Scott James (50)

June 23

Fayette County Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

Jason Feger (48)

June 24

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.

Dan Schlieper (52)

June 25

Fairbury American Legion Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.

PPD/July 23

June 26

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, Mich.

Shannon Babb (46)

June 28

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, Ind.

Shannon Babb (22)

June 29

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

Michael Kloos (32)

June 30

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, Tenn.

July 1

Paducah International Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

July 2

I-55 Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

July 3

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

July 4

34 Raceway

Burlington, Iowa

July 6

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

July 7

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

July 8

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

July 9

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, Tenn.

July 10

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

July 12

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

July 13

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

July 14

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

July 15

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

July 16

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio

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