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May 4
Belle-Clair Speedway,
Belleville, IL
Sanction: MARS Racing Series - $3,000
Information provided by: STL Motorsport Mag and series reports (last updated May 5, 1:27 pm)
Shirley captures MARS debut at Belle-Clair
  1. Brian Shirley
  2. Rusty Griffaw
  3. Tanner English
  4. Daryn Klein
  5. Gordy Gundaker
  6. Myles Moos
  7. Caleb Ashby
  8. Dean Carpenter
  9. Charlie Cole
  10. David Seibers
  11. Greg Kimmons
  12. Mike Hammerle
  13. Tim Manville
  14. Mark Rose
  15. Dave Jacober
  16. Corey Ford
  17. Dan Jacober
  18. Jason Zobrist
  19. Brent McKinnon
  20. Mark Voigt
  21. Jason Suhre
  22. Dave Armstrong
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Brian Shirley digs down low en route to his Belleville victory.
What won the race: Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., earned a $3,000 victory Friday at Belle-Clair Speedway in the 30-lap MARS debut at the fifth-mile fairgrounds oval. He beat Rusty Griffaw to the finish line by more than two seconds while polesitter Tanner English settled for third.
Key notes: Shirley notched his ninth career series victory. ... Ten drivers completed 30 laps. ... .MARS returned to action after a nine-week layoff. ... The Belle-Clair series debut is the first of seven events scheduled in Illinois this season for MARS, now under Chris Tilley's ownership. ... Belle-Clair hosts the Midwest Big 10 Series on June 15 and the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals on June 19.
Winner's sponsors: Shirley’s Bob Cullen Racing Rocket Chassis is powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Thomason Express, Cheap Cars, KBX Graphix, Kid’s Castle Learning Center, Skateland South, Jayco Construction, Kim's Autobody, Vallejo, Inc. and Popejoy Inc.
Car count: 26
Fast qualifier: Tanner English
Time: 10.988 seconds
Polesitter: Tanner English
Heat race winners: Tanner English, Rusty Griffaw, Brian Shirley
Next series race: May 5, Fayette County Speedway (Brownstown, IL) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: English, Griffaw
Row 2: Shirley, Manville
Row 3: Gundaker, Moos
Row 4: Cole, Klein
Row 5: Ashby, McKinnon
Row 6: Suhre, Voigt
Row 7: Carpenter, J. Zobrist
Row 8: Seibers, Kimmons
Row 9: Jacober, Rose
Row 10: Hammerle, Armstrong

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