Friday, June 25, 2010
highlight RevHoney Energy Belleville 100 roster
(June 25) – Several of the hottest dirt Modified drivers in America are
poised to tackle the legendary Belleville High Banks as both machine and driver
will be tested in a contest never before witnessed at the “World’s Fastest
Half-Mile Dirt Track” or anywhere else across the fruited plain when the
inaugural RevHoney Energy Belleville 100 takes place on Friday, Saturday and
Sunday, July 2-4.
“We have a very diverse
list of pre-entered drivers right now,” said event coordinator Wayne Dake.
“There’s a great mix of talented names on the list, and from the conversations
I’ve had and the phone calls we’ve gotten I expect the final car count to be
somewhere between 80 and 100 cars by the time the first green flag
Some of the hottest
mud-slingers behind the wheel today are pre-entered for the chance to walk away
with one-of-a-kind bragging rights and a possible $100,000 payday.
Several marquee names are
already on the list of pre-entered drivers, including four-time O’Reilly NCRA
Modified Series champion John Allen, 2008 MLRA Late Model Series champion John
Anderson, Belleville Motor Sports fabricator Darrick Klima, Volusia Speedweek
dominator and last year’s World 100 polesitter Jared Landers, four-time IMCA
National Champion David Murray Jr., Late Model ace Delbert “The Ice Man” Smith
and Texas speedster Dillon Smith.
The list also includes
USMTS standouts Johnny Bone Jr., Corey Dripps, Ryan Gustin, Chase Junghans,
Grant Junghans and Zack VanderBeek.
Long tows on the list are
California racers Joe Carr and Jeff Thomas.
BELLEVILLE 100 PRE-ENTERED DRIVERS:
Showing car number,
driver’s name (age), hometown and chassis/engine.
98 John Allen (41),
Chanute, Kan., Hughes/Allen’s.
18X John Anderson, Omaha, Neb.,
112 Jim Armstrong, Liberal, Kan., Hughes/Allen’s.
Behrends, Webber, Kan., TBA/TBA.
8 Justin Bell, Omaha, Neb., BMS/Bell.
Brandon Blochlinger (29), Concordia, Kan., BMS/TBA.
12 Johnny Bone Jr. (43),
Pea Ridge, Ark., TRE/Homegrown.
43C Brian Calhoon, Beloit, Kan.,
12C Joe Carr, Petaluma, Calif., Carr/Carr.
21C Chris Cole, Cache,
1C Jeff Cyphers, Concordia, Kan., BMS/BigPappa.
Corey Dripps (37), Waterloo, Iowa, BC/AEM.
35 Tim Echevarria, Junction City,
2G Kenny Gaddis, Hallsville, Texas, Hughes/JR.
Germar, Red Oak, Iowa, Germar/Cramer.
3G Clinton Gilmore, Chapman, Kan.,
19R Ryan Gustin (19), Marshalltown, Iowa, Hughes/Mullins.
Larry Hall, Rochester, Minn., Hall/Hall.
75 Garry Hall, Rochester, Minn.,
07 Mark Hedberg, Lindsborg, Kan., TBA/TBA.
88J Troy Johnson,
Concordia, Kan., BMS/JR.
18 Chase Junghans (17), Manhattan, Kan.,
2 Grant Junghans (21), Manhattan, Kan., Hughes/Sput’s.
David Karst, Mills, Wyo., BMS/TBA.
2K Darrick Klima, Belleville, Kan.,
82 Brad Koehn, Omaha, Neb., TBA/TBA.
777 Jared Landers (28),
Benton, Ark., Shaw/TBA.
16T Todd Ligenza (43), Columbus, Neb.,
81 Garfield Lopez, Elizabeth, Colo., BMS/TBA.
McCleskey, Lawton, Okla., GRT/TBA.
97M David Murray Jr., Oberlin, Kan.,
9D8 Paden Phillips, Chanute, Kan. BillsBuilt/Allen’s.
Jeremy Rasmussen (23), Bella Vista, Ark., TRE/Donrich.
65 Greg Sharpe,
Commerce City, Colo., Sharpe/Sharpe.
92 Delbert Smith (49), Wichita, Kan.,
03 Dillon Smith, Waco, Texas, Skyrocket/Carroll’s.
Spurgeon, Ponca City, Okla., Shaw/Hebb’s.
26 Scott Styskal, David City, Neb.,
117 Jason Teague, Tahlequah, Okla., Hughes/BMS.
Thomas, Penngrove, Calif., Carr/Mullins.
75X Jon Thompson, Superior, Neb.,
33Z Zack VanderBeek (25), New Sharon, Iowa,
38S Gary Whitmore, Derby, Kan., Hoffman/Hebb’s.
Wilkinson, York, Neb., BMS/Donrich.
11 Brad Withenshaw, DuQouin, Ill.,
On Friday night, the
Modifieds take on the Belleville High Banks with heat races, “B” mains and a
40-lap “A” main carrying a $5,000 top prize and a minimum $500 to start. The
top-10 finishers will be locked into Saturday night’s thrilling finale. Saturday
will feature another round of qualifying events, followed by a 15-lap
Non-Qualifiers “A” main with drivers racing for $2,000 to win and $300 to
The thrilling conclusion
will be the 60-lap championship “A” main with 30 cars starting three-wide on the
big half-mile clay oval with $10,000 earmarked for the winner and a minimum of
$1,000 for each of the starters. The main event will see the race red-flagged on
lap 30 for a 10-minue pit stop that will take place on the front stretch in
front of the grandstands.
But that’s not all ...
the polesitter for Saturday’s championship “A” main will have the option of
starting dead last in the field and go for a whopping $100,000 paycheck if he or
she can win from the 30th starting position.
Dozens of contingency
prizes will also be awarded during the event, plus a Halfway Leader Award, Hard
Charger Award, Hard Luck Award and more. Attendees can also look forward to a
gigantic fireworks display to round out the Independence Day
Sunday will conclude the
Fourth of July Holiday with a dazzling auto thrill show and other entertainment
suitable for a 100-year celebration of auto racing, including the Pig 100 — a
not-so-light-hearted special event featuring real live pigs and a shot at $500
for one lucky participant.
The Sunday date is also
being held in reserve as a rain date for Friday or Saturday.
Tickets can be purchased
by calling 402-761-3676 or by checking out the ‘Tickets’ section at www.belleville100.com. Entry forms, rules and
additional information can also be found on the Official Website of the
Be sure to watch Wind
Tunnel with Dave Despain this Sunday on SPEED Channel. Despain will be
interviewing RevHoney Energy Belleville 100 promoter Wayne Dake during the show,
which airs at 8:00 p.m. in the Central Time Zone.
For more information
about the Belleville 100, contact Wayne Dake via email at [email protected] or call 402-440-3977.