Belleville High Banks
Boen half-tracks the field for $3,000 at Belleville
BELLEVILLE, Kan. (June 6) — Track dominator Kelly Boen did it again at one of the country’s fastest dirt tracks, cruising to victory Sunday at the Belleville High Banks for a $3,000 victory co-sanctioned by the O’Reilly National Championship Racing Association and MARS DIRTcar Series. | Video | Slideshow
Boen, who started outside the front row, topped runner-up Terry Phillips of Springfield, Mo., by a half-track margin for his 11th career NCRA victory at the fame half-mile oval in northern Kansas.
Kyle Berck of Marquette, Neb., was third followed by Eric Turner of Springfield, Mo., and Corey Zeitner of Bellevue, Neb., in the 20-lap main event.
Polesitter Dean Moore of Grand Junction, Colo., ended up 12th while John Anderson of Omaha, Neb., the previous night’s $10,000 winner in Jetmore, Kan., was sixth.
Notes: Boen's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Roadrunner Fabrication and Peterson Fluid Systems. ... Boen drove his own car after fielding a Terry Pannell-owned No. 33x at the Great American Dirt Track in Jetmore, Kan., earlier in the weekend. ... Scott Christian drove a No. 33 in prelims, but his son Gary Christian drove the car in the feature. ... Former NCRA champ Al Purkey blew a motor in hot laps. ... MARS regular Jeremy Payne, teammate to runner-up Terry Phillips, broke an engine in his heat race. ... Eric Turner crossed the finish line first in the third heat, but he was docked a position for jumping the initial start, handing the victory to Dean Moore.
MARS-NCRA @ Belleville: (1) Kelly Boen, (2) Terry Phillips, (3) Kyle Berck, (4) Eric Turner, (5) Corey Zeitner, (6) John Anderson, (7) Jerry Warner, (8) Earl Kinderknecht, (9) Darrell Mooneyham, (10) Dustin Mooneyham, (11) Leroy Johnson, (12) Dean Moore, (13) Shawn Harker, (14) Wylan Petrie, (15) Jase Kaser, (16) Bill Koons, (17) Gary Christian. Scratched: Jeremy Payne, Al Purkey, Gary Christian. Heat race winners (among 20 cars): Berck, Boen, Moore.
Correction: Fixes number of Boen's NCRA victories at Belleville; fixes Gary Christian sted Scott Christian as 17th-place finisher.