"Dandy" Don Klein

           # 28

Dandy” Don Klein #28 from St. Genevieve, Il is 63 years of age. He began racing in 1956 in the modified division. His racing hero is AJ Foyt. 

“Dandy” Don calls Belle Claire Speedway home on Friday nights and you can also catch him at Pevely on Saturday night. 

Don got his first win in 1957 in a modified in Chester, Il. His list of accomplishments is powerful, beginning with his first track championship in 1959 at Fredrickstown, Mo. 

Don has won 17 track championships in his career, all as part of the Allied Auto Racing Association. With 7 of those championships being back to back. 7 in a row….UNBELIEVABLE!!!!! His most recent accomplishment is 2nd in the Belle Claire late model points in 2000. 

Don’s late model is a Masterbilt chassis powered by a Glenn Berry engine. Don says his racing goal is “retirement”. He would like to thank his brother, his four sons and everyone who has helped him during his 40+ years on the track. 

Quote: “we’ll get ‘em next week”