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Mark Voigt, Bobby Bittle, Mark Schaefer, Jim Rowney & Ryan Emig take wins at Belle-Clair Speedway!

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By Jimmy Dearing
Belleville, IL (April 1, 2011) Mark Voigt of Marine, Illinois claimed his first win of 2011 in the UMP DIRTcar Late Model division as he powered his way past early leader Mike Hammerle and pulled away to a convincing win. It was a great win for Voigt, who’s wife Deane has been battling some ongoing medical issues. Voigt’s two young grandsons joined him victory lane for the celebration. Mike Hammerle jumped out to the early lead and paced the field for the first six laps. After an early caution on lap five, Voigt would use the high side cushion to power past Hammerle for the top spot. As the race went the final nineteen laps caution free, this would give Voigt the opportunity to pull away to a comfortable lead.

Meanwhile, a heck of a race was brewing back throughout the rest of the top ten. Hammerle, Dewayne Kiefer, Frankie Martin, Ryan Unzicker, Tim Ratajczyk, Dick Taylor, Dan Dondero, vince Grondzki and Michael Kloos all were involved in a crazy battle that had them all swapping positions as they powered through lapped traffic. Kloos, who had to start back in sixteenth after winning the semi-feature was on a mission. Kloos passed cars on the high side, the low side and down the middle as he charged to the front. Kloos would finally take over the second spot with four laps remaining, but Voigt was too far gone for him to mount a challenge on. Kloos would finish in the runner-up spot with Frankie Martin getting third. Ryan Unzicker would pass three cars in the final two laps to get fourth while Dewayne Kiefer completed the top five.

Bobby Bittle of Smithton, Illinois would claim victory in a hard fought UMP DIRTcar Modified feature event. Bittle would lead all twenty laps of the main event, but he would race about half of those laps side-by-side with second place finisher Brett Korves. Tim Hancock kept it a three car battle as he stayed glued to the backside of Korves and Bittle as raced through the field. In the end, it would be Bittle holding off both of them with Korves just edging Hancock for second. Steve Lach would finish a close fourth behind Hancock who was third. Dave Seger would round out the top five.

Mark Schaefer would get the victory in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman main event. Schaefer would use the low side to work his way under and then past early leader Brian Shubirg. Schaefer would then have to hold off John Schrand as Schrand applied constant pressure as the two raced around the low side hugging the inside wall. C.J. Simpson would make it a three-horse race as he was the first to move to the top side and ran the top two down. Jon Ripperda would move up to the high side behind Simpson to make it a four car race. Simpson would get as close as pulling along side second place runner Schrand, but he couldn’t make the pass work on the top side. Schaefer would hold them all off and get the win with Schrand taking second. Simpson would settle for third while Ripperda was fourth. Joe Volluz would round out the top five.

Jim Rowney would get the win in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pure Stock division. Rowney got the lead on lap two after early leader Dawn Rheinecker’s engine let go as she entered turns one and two. Rowney would lead the rest of the way as Tyler Ratajczyk kept the pressure on. Ratajczyk tried lap after lap to get past Rowney but couldn’t find a way by and would settle for the second spot. Randy Dietzel would get third while Troy Bunfill crossed the line fourth. Bryan Baker completed the top five.

Ryan Emig came home the winner in the UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stock division. Emig had his hands full with Jordan Suhre throughout the main event. The two would bump several times and Jordan Suhre could get a fender along side him but no more. Jordan Suhre would settle for second while Justin Suhre crossed the line third. Kyle Swip would get fourth while Joe Merritt completed the top five.

Action resumes next Friday, April 8th at Belle-Clair Speedway with all five divisions set to do battle.

April 1, 2011
UMP DIRTcar Modifieds

Heat 1:
1. Paul Reinneck
2. Aaron Kleine
3. Zeb Moake
4. Steve Lach
5. Dave Seger
6. Tyler Deibert
7. Brendan Bittle
8. Bobby Johnson

Heat 2:
1. Tim Hancock
2. Bobby Bittle
3. Brett Korves
4. Dean Hoffman
5. Rusty Griffaw
6. Mike Haas
7. Brad Venhaus

Dash:
1. Bobby Bittle
2. Brett Korves
3. Tim Hancock
4. Paul Reinneck
5. Zeb Moake
6. Aaron Kleine

Bobby Bittle

Bobby Bittle

Feature:
1. Bobby Bittle
2. Brett Korves
3. Tim Hancock
4. Steve Lach
5. Dave Seger
6. Bobby Johnson
7. Rusty Griffaw
8. Zeb Moake
9. Brad Venhaus
10. Paul Reinneck
11. Mike Haas
12. Tyler Diebert
13. Dean Hoffman
14. Brendan Bittle
15. Aaron Kleine

 

UMP DIRTcar Late Models
Heat 1:
1. Dewayne Kiefer
2. Dick Taylor
3. Vince Grondzki
4. Bobby Dauderman
5. Steve Leach
6. Paul Roider
7. Mike Harris
8. Bobby Brown

Heat 2:
1. Mark Voigt
2. Mike Hammerle
3. Frankie Martin
4. ryan Unzicker
5. Aaron Kleine
6. Michael Kloos
7. Don Klein
8. C.J. Simpson

Heat 3:
1. Mike Schulte
2. Tim Ratajczyk
3. Dan Dondero
4. Richie Standridge
5. Andrew Johns
6. Jim Gibson
DNS. Matt Weidner

Dash:
1. Mike Hammerle
2. Dewayne Kiefer
3. Dick Taylor
4. Mark Voigt
5. Tim Ratajczyk
6. Mike Schulte

Mark Voigt

Mark Voigt

Feature:
1. Mark Voigt
2. Michael Kloos
3. Frankie Martin
4. Ryan Unzicker
5. Dewayne Kiefer
6. Mike Hammerle
7. Tim Ratajczyk
8. Dick Taylor
9. Mike Schulte
10. Dan Dondero
11. Bobby Dauderman
12. Vince Grondzki
13. Richie Standridge
14. Andrew Johns
15. Steve Leach
16. Don Klein
17. Mike Harris
18. Jim Gibson
19. Aaron Kleine
20. Paul Roider

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Sportsman
Heat 1:
1. C.J. Simpson
2. Ryan Gegg
3. John Schrand
4. Jon Ripperda
5. Stu Springer
6. Brian Sinn
7. Jim Clark
8. Mark Pflueger
9. Denny Tribout

Heat 2:
1. Brian Eaves
2. Brian Shubirg
3. Mark Schaefer
4. Mike Jones
5. Joe Volluz
6. Mike Armstrong
7. Jimmy Cummins
8. Wade Sutter

Mark Schaefer

Mark Schaefer

Feature:
1. Mark Schaefer
2. John Schrand
3. C.J. Simpson
4. Jon Ripperda
5. Joe Volluz
6. Mike Jones
7. Mike Armstrong
8. Jimmy Cummins
9. Ryan Gegg
10. Stu Springer
11. Denny Tribout
12. Wade Sutter
13. Mark Pflueger
14. Brian Eaves
15. Brian Sinn
16. Brian Shubirg
17. Craig Monk
18. Jim Clark

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pure Stocks
Heat 1:
1. Brian Bunfill
2. Randy Dietzel
3. Jim Rowney
4. Bryan Baker
5. Matt Meier
6. Ron Weidler
7. A.J. Marks
8. Nick Collette
9. Tom Isler

Heat 2:
1. Jake Hewitt
2. Dawn Rheinecker
3. Tyler Ratajczyk
4. Brian Crawford
5. Amber Casey
6. Austin Isaak
7. David Kuehn
8. Dustin McClintock

Jim Rowney

Jim Rowney

Feature:
1. Jim Rowney
2. Tyler Ratajczyk
3. Randy Dietzel
4. Brian Bunfill
5. Bryan Baker
6. Dustin McClintock
7. Brian Crawford
8. Amber Casey
9. Nick Collette
10. Matt Meier
11. Austin Isaak
12. Jake Hewitt
13. A.J. Marks
14. Dawn Rheinecker
15. Ron Weidler
DNS. David Kuehn
DNS. Tom Isler

UMP DIRTcar/AARA Pro 4 Stocks
Heat 1:
1. Justin Suhre
2. James Southers
3. Kyle Swip
4. Joe Merritt
5. Sean Boyce
6. John Melvin
7. Trevor Isaak
8. Dave Racer

Heat 2:
1. Jordan Suhre
2. Ryan Emig
3. Mark Crady
4. Avery Branson
5. Travis Bittle
6. Derek Reeves
7. Craig Thornton

Ryan Emig

Ryan Emig

Feature:
1. Ryan Emig
2. Jordan Suhre
3. Justin Suhre
4. Kyle Swip
5. Joe Merritt
6. James Southers
7. Dave Racer
8. Sean Boyce
9. Mark Crady
10. Avery Branson
11. John Melvin
12. Travis Bittle
13. Derek Reeves
DQ. Craig Thornton
DNS. Trevor Isaak

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