Schrader Soars at Belle Clair

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 29, 2011 – NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader tied Mike Harrison for the most wins in the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Wednesday night, earning his third win of the 2011 tour at Belle Clair Speedway.

 

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Schrader started on the outside pole and surged to the lead holding off Tim Hancock of Mt. Olive, Ill., and Steve Lach of Brownstown, Ill., over the course of 30-laps to earn the $1,000 top prize.  Schrader’s win boosts him to 7th in the points standings on the strength of three feature wins in the three events he’s raced in so far during the month-long tour. 

 

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Paul Bauman of Zell, Mo., finished fourth, as Jimmy Cummins of Waterloo, Ill., rounded out the top five.  DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals points leader Jeff Curl of Forrest, Ill., finished 10th in the evening’s main event opening up his points lead to 47 markers over John DeMoss of Bloomington, Ind.

 

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Ken Schrader battles with Mike Harrison early at Belle Clair – STLRacingPhotos.com

 

Heat race wins went to Bauman, Schrader and Harrison.  Dean Hoffman of hometown Belleville, Ill., won the event’s B-Main.

 

The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals return to action Thursday, June 29, at Clay Hill Motorsports Park in Atwood, Tenn.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Belle Clair Speedway; Belleville, Ill.; June 29, 2011

A-Main (30-Laps):  1. 9 Ken Schrader ($1,000), 2. 1 Tim Hancock, 3. 42 Steve Lach, 4. 24 Paul Bauman, 5. 19 Jimmy Cummins, 6. 25 Brett Korves, 7. 15 Chris Smith, 8. 89 Bobby Bittle, 9. 428 Mike Haas, 10. 12 Jeff Curl, 11. 42 McKay Wenger, 12. 17 Jesse Wisely, 13. 87 Zeb Moake, 14. 808 Kelby Simmons, 15. 84 Tyler Diebert, 16. 55 Brad Venhaus, 17. 8 Brendan Bittle, 18. 1D Dean Hoffman, 19. 28 Tom Smallwood, 20. 24 Mike Harrison. 

 

2011 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule

July 7

Date

Track

Location

Winner (Cars)

June 15

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

PPD/July 12

June 16

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Ken Schrader (39)

June 17

Cedar Lake Speedway

Cedar Lake, Wis.

Ryan Gustin (52)

June 18

Cedar Lake Speedway

Cedar Lake, Wis.

Canceled Rain

June 20

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

PPD/July13

June 21

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

PPD/July 14

June 22

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

Ken Schrader (37)

June 23

Fayette County Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

Mike Harrison (35)

June 24

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.

Mike Harrison (41)

June 25

Fairbury American Legion Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.

PPD/July 23

June 26

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, Mich.

Jacob Poel (31)

June 28

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, Ind.

Mike Harrison (34)

June 29

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

Ken Schrader(24)

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 6

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

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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