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  1. DIRTcar Racing and World of Outlaws Adopt Unified Dirt Late Model Council Specs CONCORD, N.C., - Nov. 9, 2016 - DIRTcar Racing and the World of Outlaws will officially adopt the Unified Dirt Late Model Council's technical and driver personal protection specifications, adding them to the rule books for the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, DIRTcar Late Models and DIRTcar Pro Late Models. The Council's sanctioning body committee met in October to develop unified specifications for all Council members, including the World of Outlaws, Lucas Oil Series, MLRA, Ultimate Series, Southern Nationals Series, AMLS, MARS, DIRTcar Racing and Eldora Speedway. All dirt late model sanctioning series will be encouraged to adopt the specifications effective January 1, 2017. The adopted specifications, detailed in the below bulletin, will be integrated into the 2017 General Rules and Specifications. This includes fuel cells, battery and electrical systems, wheels and wheel discs/covers, and personal safety equipment such as drivers' gloves, head and neck systems, seats and fire suppression. In addition to the outlined technical and driver personal protection specifications, the Council will meet at PRI in December to address weighted suspension components, rear end construction materials and axels. Specifications for these components will be released after the December meeting. DIRTcar Racing and World of Outlaws continue to work with their partners to ensure the safety and consistency of its cars and drivers, and to solidify the sport in all its facets. =================================================================================== THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED AS A GUIDE TO THE UNIFIED LATE MODEL COUNCIL RULES, RULE ADJUSTMENTS, RULE ADDITIONS, REFINEMENTS, AND ADDENDUMS. Please note: The bullet points of this bulletin will be applied to each Series' individual rule book, amending the applicable rule section or in some cases creating a new section. LATE MODEL TECHNICAL BULLETIN Effective January 1, 2017 Fuel, Fuel Cells, Fuel Systems: An approved fuel cell must be used at all times. The only fuel cells that are approved are those that meet and/or exceed the FIA / FT3 specifications. Fuel cells must be used in accordance with the FT3 specifications. Alterations of any kind will not be permitted. (Example: alterations to top plate, alterations or removal of foam, etc.) Fuel valve plate, fuel pickup and fuel return fittings must be on the top of the fuel cell. Fuel cells that are not contained within a welded steel tubing "rack" must have two (2) equally spaced steel straps that measure two (2) inches wide by 1/8 inch in thickness that completely surround the fuel cell. The straps must be bolted to the frame. Longitudinal (front to rear) orientation is recommended for strap mounting. Willy's Carburetor roll over plate part # WCD4000 is approved for competition. Electrical Systems, Batteries, Electrical Accessories: The battery must be securely mounted with positive fasteners and brackets. The battery terminals must be insulated or enclosed with a non-conductive material that will prevent contact with any part of the race car should the battery become dislodged from the battery mount. One (1) mandatory battery disconnect switch must be installed on the rear deck, behind the driver seat, in a location that is easily accessible from outside the race car. The switch must be clearly labeled with off/on direction. The switch must be directly in-line with the NEGATIVE battery cable and be capable of completely disconnecting the NEGATIVE terminal of the battery from the race car. Negative or "ground" wiring connections must not be made anywhere from the battery negative terminal to the input side of the disconnect switch. An additional battery disconnect switch within the drivers reach may also be used. Wheel, Wheel Discs, Wheel Spacers: Only aluminum wheels will be permitted. Only approved wheel discs will be permitted. Approved wheel discs are wheel discs that are fastened to the wheel using a minimum of three (3), 5/16 inch diameter magnetic steel hex head bolts. The use of wheel discs with any other type of fastener will not be permitted. Only aluminum wheel spacers will be permitted. Personal Safety Equipment: Drivers must wear gloves at all times they are on track, during practice and competition. Driver's gloves must meet or exceed the SFI 3.3 specification and have a legible and valid SFI 3.3 label. Drivers, at all times they are on the track, must have their helmets correctly (following manufacturers installation and use instructions) connected to an approved head and neck restraint. The head and neck restraint must be SFI 38.1 approved and display a legible and valid SFI 38.1 label. Race Car Installed Safety Equipment: A. Seats All racecars must be equipped with a complete driver full containment type seat with head rest and head surround. All seats must meet or exceed the SFI 39.2 specification and display a legible and valid SFI 39.2 label. Seats must be used as supplied and instructed by the seat manufacturer with the exception of trimming the length of the left side head surround for the purpose of egress only. If the left side head surround is trimmed to a distance that is less than the most forward surface of the drivers helmet (usually the area crossing the chin) then a left side head net meeting the SFI 37.1 must be installed with a quick release latch. Seats must be mounted to a seat frame that is welded to the racecar frame/roll cage structure. Attaching points, angles, and materials for the seat frame and mounting of the seat to the seat frame must be in accordance to the seat manufacturer instructions. B. Fire Suppression All racecars must be equipped with a thermally deployed automatic fire suppression system. The fire suppression system will consist of a DOT approved cylinder manufactured from aluminum or steel with a capacity of ten (10) lbs. of fire extinguishing agent, steel or steel reinforced lines, and two (2) thermally activated discharge nozzles. All systems must meet or exceed SFI 17.1 specifications. Systems must be fully charged with ten (10) lbs. of DuPont FE-36, 3M NOVEC 1230, or Fire Aide and display a legible and valid SFI and manufacturer label depicting fire extinguishing agent, capacity, and certification date. Cylinders that or beyond useful certification date must be inspected, serviced and re-labeled by the manufacturer. Cylinders must be mounted forward of the fuel cell. Cylinders must be securely mounted to the frame/roll cage assembly. The certification label must be unobstructed and easily accessible for inspection when the mounting is complete. The cylinder must be connected to the nozzles with steel or steel reinforced lines. Two (2) thermally activated nozzles must be used. One (1) nozzle must be located directly above the fuel cell in the fuel cell area and the second nozzle must be located in the driver cockpit area. An optional manual override cable may be added to the system. As agreed by the Unified Late Model Council - November 5, 2016 rev.3
  2. Sheppard Breaks Out The Broom - Nothing says champion like sweeping the weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte CONCORD, N.C. - October 29, 2016 - Matt Sheppard, the driver of the FX Caprara No. 9s Big Block Modified, made a mark in history this weekend as he broke a record and won his fifth Super DIRTcar Series Championship. Sheppard proved once again that he was the man to beat Saturday night during the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. "This place was so racy tonight," said Sheppard in victory lane. "These big blocks put on a heck of a show tonight. We were racing two, three, four wide there. Last time we started on the pole and led the whole race. I was happy to get that win and tonight was even more satisfying. Starting in the back a little bit further and driving through the field. I just can't say enough about this racecar. It was just fantastic." Pat Ward and Justin Haers led the 29-car field to the initial green flag. On the drop of the green, a four-car battle for the lead emerged as Ward, Hears, Brett Hearn and Billy Decker all ran wire-to-wire - until Haers took the lead and pulled away from the field on lap two. Decker, who started fifth, slid his way into third as he began to chase down Ward. It didn't take long for eighth place starter, Sheppard, to make his way into the picture as he slipped his way under Tim Fuller and advanced into fifth on lap ten. The first caution of the night was brought out due to a slow moving Mike Mahaney. Racing once again resumed but not for long as Ryan Watt made hard contact with the turn one wall on lap 12. Keith Flach, Erick Rudolph and Mike Maresca made contact going into turn three, sending Flach flipping on lap 14. The third restart of the night saw Hearn running the outside line as Sheppard tried to sneak up underneath him. Hearn didn't give up that easily as he managed to close the door on Sheppard. Justin Haers held a steady lead at the halfway mark over Ward, Decker, Hearn and Sheppard. The battle for third began to heat up as Hearn and Sheppard started closing in on Decker on lap 24. Wight soon made his way into the picture as four cars began to battle side-by-side for the third position. As the battle for third continued, Haers caught the back end of the pack with just eight laps remaining. Sheppard was a man on the move as he moved his way into third on lap 32 then soon began to close in on Ward. Sheppard charged hard into one and slid up out of two to pass Ward for second on lap 35. Haers got out of shape coming out of turn four and Sheppard was there to take advantage. Sheppard blew by Hears on the front stretch and went on to take the lead on lap 36. Another yellow was thrown with two laps to go due to a slowing Tyler Dippel. Ward took advantage of the lap 38 restart as he drove by Haers for second, setting his sights on Sheppard. Ward ran out of time and fell one spot short as Sheppard crossed the line first over Ward, Haers, Hearn and Wight to sweep the weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte and to capture his fifth Super DIRTcar Series Championship. "It's like we flipped a light switch there about halfway and that thing just took off like a missile," Sheppard said. "When I could see Justin and Pat there I wanted to win this race again. I didn't want to settle for third. Thankfully this car was good enough that we could do it." Ward had a competitive car as it showed this weekend during World Finals by placing his No. 42p Big Block Modified in the top five in both features. "Sheppard has had a very dominant car. You can't say enough about the way he's been running," Ward said. "Justin bobbled one time and it just happened to be when Matt was up under me and I was just kind of hoping Justin did that sooner so I could get by. It was a heck of a race between the three of us." Friday nights second place finisher was looking to get the job done and move one spot forward but ended up closing out the season with a third place finish. "We'll take it. We were on a little bit different tire than Pat and Matt," Haers said. "I wanted to move down because the top was getting so far out there, my right front was harder than both of these guys. I just couldn't turn anymore, then I'd get lose up off. A true podium finish in Charlotte, we can't complain." "I honestly didn't know how many laps were left," laughed Sheppard. "I knew there couldn't be a ton. I was running just as hard as I could and luckily we were able to get to the lead. When we got the lead it was kind of a sigh of relief. Again, I didn't want to see that yellow at the end but just like last night this car is so good. It felt good to win the race last night but to do it the way we did it tonight felt even better." Sheppard proved early on in the season that his new team combination was a force to reckoned with. "It's kind of funny, we started off good in Florida and came out strong. Then the first series race at Fulton I think I finished seventeenth or something, it was awful. Then after that it was like we just really got rolling. I mean twelve series wins in one year, wow, that's unbelievable. I think we even had four or five seconds too. When you can finish first or second in 17 of the races that's pretty impressive. It just goes to show we built a potent team this winter. We had all the right parts, crew, car, engines, the whole deal. Everybody and everything did its job. It's just a dream season." Matt Sheppard was no stranger to doing the confetti dance in victory lane this year as he broke the record for the most wins in a season and clinched the Super DIRTcar Series championship, for the fifth time. A-Main (40 laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 42p-Pat Ward, 3. 3-Justin Haers, 4. 20-Brett Hearn, 5. 99l-Larry Wight, 6. 27j-Danny Johnson, 7. 19-Tim Fuller, 8. 91-Billy Decker, 9. 84-Gary Tomkins, 10. 18h-Peter Britten, 11. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 12. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 13. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 14. 01-Chris Raabe, 15. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 17. 6m-Mat Williamson, 18. 1-Tyler Dippel, 19. 10h-Dave Blaney, 20. 35-Frank Cozze, 21. 66-Rick Laubach, 22. 19b-Brett Kresley, 23. 7m-Mike Maresca, 24. 43-Keith Flach, 25. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 26. 14w-Ryan Watt, 27. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 28. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 29. 88m-Mike Mahaney Last-Chance Showdown No. 1: 1. 43- Keith Flach; 2. 35- Frank Cozze; 3. 19b - Brett Kresley; 4. 07 - Tim Kerr; 5. 13 - Rick Regalski Jr.; 6. 21 - Gary Edwards Jr.; 7. 37m - Jeremiah Shingledecker; 8. 48T - Dave Rauscher; 9. 747 - Ryan Godown; 10. 17J - Matt Janiak; 11. 19w - Justin Wright. Last-Chance Showdown No. 2: 1. 15 - Billy Pauch Jr.; 2. 43h - Jimmy Horton; 3. 115- Kenny Tremont Jr.; 4. 8- Rich Scagliotta; 5. 96 - Jean-Francois Corriveau; 6. 6h- Max McLaughlin; 7. 88m - Mike Mahaney; 8. R13- Ralph McBride; 9. 88-Joe August Jr. Saturday Heat 1 - 1. 42p-Pat Ward, 2. 14w-Ryan Watt, 3. 01-Chris Raabe, 4. 7m-Mike Maresca, 5. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 6. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 7. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 9. 17J-Matt Janiak Saturday Heat 2 - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 3. 6m-Mat Williamson, 4. 10h-Dave Blaney, 5. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 7. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 8. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker Saturday Heat 3 - 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 3. 84-Gary Tomkins, 4. 25r-Erick Rudilph, 5. 747-Ryan Godown, 6. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 7. 07-Tim Kerr, 8. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 9. 19w-Justin Wright Saturday Heat 4 - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 18h-Peter Britten, 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 4. 27J-Danny Johnson, 5. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 6. 43-Keith Flach, 7. 5h-Chris Hile, 8. 66x-Carey Terrance, 9. 88-Joe August Jr. Saturday Heat 5 - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 2. 1-Tyler Dippel, 3. 66-Rick Laubach, 4. 44-Stewart Friesen, 5. 19-Brett Kresley, 6. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 7. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 8. R13-Ralph McBridge Saturday Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 01-Chris Raabe, 16.050; 2. 7m-Mike Maresaca, 16.092; 3. 14w-Ryan Watt, 16.196; 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 16.212; 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.251; 6. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 16.295; 7. 17j-Matt Janiak, 16.304; 8. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 16.577; 9. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.740; 10. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 33.580 Saturday Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 15.860; 2. 19-Tim Fuller, 15.962; 3. 10h-Dave Blaney, 16.027; 4. 6m-Mat Williamson, 16.108; 5. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 16.152; 6. 88m-Mike Mahaney,16.407; 7. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 16.451; 8. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.527; 9. 35-Frank Cozze, 32.704 Saturday Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 20-Brett Hearn, 15.955; 2. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.073; 3. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 16.097; 4. 19w-Justin Wright, 16.098; 5. 07-Tim Kerr, 16.155; 6. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 16.170; 7. 747-Ryan Godown, 16.292; 8. Max McLaughlin, 16.295; 9. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 16.538 Saturday Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 15.878; 2. 18h-Peter Britten, 15.898; 3. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 16.037; 4. 43-Keith Flach, 16.039; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 16.278; 6. 5h-Chris Hile, 16.280; 7. 66x-Carey Terrance, 16.345; 8. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 16.355; 9. 88-Joe August Jr., 16.780 Saturday Group 5 Qualifier - 1. 91-Billy Decker, 15.913; 2. 66-Rick Laubach, 16.006; 3. 1-Tyler Dippel, 16.216; 4. 19b-Brett Kresley, 16.216; 5. 44-Stewart Friesen, 16.339; 6. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 16.453; 7. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 16.465; 8. R13-Ralph McBride, 17.513; 9. 11R-Robbie Bellinger, NT
  3. Sheppard Scores Record Breaking Victory at World Finals - Cruises to eleventh Super DIRTcar Series win By Mandee Pauch CONCORD, N.C. - October 28, 2016 - Matt Sheppard won his eleventh Super DIRTcar Series feature in style by setting a new series record for the most wins in a season Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the Bad Boy Off Road World Finals. Sheppard started off World Finals strong by winning his heat and drawing the pole for the 40-lap main event. It was smooth sailing from there on out. "This car is awesome," said Sheppard in victory lane. "It's been awesome since we got here. We haven't had to touch a thing on it. When you have a car that good it makes my life easy. We started our own team here this winter and to come out and have a record-breaking year like this, I never would have dreamed of it." Sheppard and Justin Haers led the 28-car field to the initial green flag. Mat Williamson was on the move early as he passed Dave Blaney for third-place on the third lap of the 40-lap feature event. Sheppard drew off a sizable lead over Haers as he caught the tail end of the field by lap eight. Sheppard worked his way through heavy traffic allowing Haers to close in by lap 15. Haers began to put pressure on Sheppard in lapped traffic as he looked to make his move. Haers shot up high opening the door for Blaney to dive under him in turn one to take over second. Haers didn't give up though as the battle for second began to heat up. "We got stock there behind a couple lapped cars and I got to his back bumper, I was going to try and take a couple laps and just try to roll him on the outside," Haers said. "As soon as I did it Blaney went by me so I had to try and get back by him. I was just trying to protect the bottom." Sheppard led the field to the halfway mark over Blaney, Haers, Williamson and Pat Ward. Ward made a flawless move as he slid under Williamson but Williamson didn't give up as he passed him back for fourth. It wasn't for long until Ward once again took fourth place. The first caution of the night was brought out with eight laps remaining. Ward took advantage of the first restart of the night as he advanced himself into third. The second caution of the night was due to a tangle up between Mike Mahaney and Jimmy Horton in turns three and four on lap 35. Racing once again resumed with five laps remaining as Sheppard led the way over Haers, Ward, Wight and Decker. The caution flag flew once again as Max McLaughlin came to a complete stop on the backstretch with four laps remaining. There was one more caution of the night and it was due to Keith Flach who spun in turns three and four with one lap to go. On the ensuing restart Decker shot to the outside of Haers as he tried to make the move of the night but it didn't happen as Haers immediately closed the door for second-place. At the checkered it was all Sheppard taking the win and breaking the all-time Super DIRTcar Series record which was set back in 2008 by Decker. Brett Hearn previously held the record before Decker which was set back in 2002. "You feel like you're getting a good rhythm and you're rolling along there pretty good and you see the yellow come out," Sheppard said. "I really didn't want to see that yellow there on lap 39. The car was so good we were able to hold on. I'm just really excited to get this win down here in Charlotte. What a dream season." Tickets and pit passes for the 2016 Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals are still available by visiting the ticket booths at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. If you are unable to make it to this premier event, www.DIRTvision.com will be covering all the action LIVE! Super DIRTcar Series Statistical Report; Oct. 28, 2016; The Dirt Track at Charolotte, Concord, N.C. A-Main (40 laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 3-Justin Haers, 3. 91-Billy Decker, 4. 42p-Pat Ward, 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 6. 99l-Larry Wight, 7. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 8. 84-Gary Tomkins, 9. 44-Stewart Friesen, 10. 20-Brett Hearn, 11. 6m-Mat Williamson, 12. 19-Tim Fuller, 13. 1-Tyle Dippel, 14. 18h-Peter Britten, 15. 01-Chris Raabe, 16. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 17. 43-Keith Flach, 18. 19b-Brett Kressley, 19. 5h-Chris Hile, 20. 35-Frank Cozze, 21. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 22. 747-Ryan Godown, 23. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 24. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 25. 6h-Max McLaughln, 26. 10h-Dave Blaney, 27. 14w-Ryan Watt, 28. 8-Rich Scagliotta Last Chance Showdown 2 (8 laps)- 1. 5H- Chris Hile, 2. 6H - Max McLaughlin, 3. 19b - Brett Kresley, 4. 07 - Tim Kerr, 5. 15- Billy Pauch Jr., 6. 19w - Justin Wright, 7. 48T- Dave Rauscher, 8. 115- Kenny Tremont Jr., 9. 66- Rick Laubach, 10. 17J - Matt Janiak, 11. 88- Joe August Jr., 12. 01- Chris Raabe. Last Chance Showdown 1 (8 laps)- 1. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 2. 84-Gary Tomkins, 3. 8- Rich Scagliotta, 4. 7m- Mike Maresca, 5. 96- Jean-Francois Corriveau, 6. 13- Rick Regalski Jr., 7. 66x- Carey Terrence, 8. 37m - Jeremiah Shingledecker, 9. 21 - Gary Edwards Jr., 10. R13- Ralph McBride, 11. 19- Tim Fuller, 12. 35- Frank Cozze. Group 1 Qualifier - 1. 42p-Pat Ward, 15.971; 2. 6m-Mat Williamson, 15.980; 3. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 16.073; 4. 37m -Jeremiah Shingledecker, 16.099; 5. 747-Ryan Godown, 16.205; 6. 88-Joe August Jr., 16.355; 7. 66m-J.R. McGinley, 16.370; 8. 17-Marcus Dinkins, 16.777; 9. R13-Ralph McBride, 17.911; DQ: 19b-Brett Kresley Group 2 Qualifier - 1. 10h-Dave Blaney, 15.686; 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 15.789; 3. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 15.817; 4. 5H-Chris Hile, 15.967; 5. O7-Tim Kerr, 16.047; 6. 17J-Matt Janiak, 16.134; 7. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 16.150; 8. 14w-Ryan Watt, 16.318; 9. 35-Frank Cozze, NT Group 3 Qualifier - 1. 3-Justin Haers, 15.867; 2. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 15.902; 3. 44-Stewart Friesen, 15.954; 4. 18h-Peter Britten, 15.973; 5. 19w-Justin Wright, 16.040; 6. 84-Gary Tomkins, 16.147; 7. 7m-Mike Maresca, 16.229; 8. 21-Gary Edwards Jr., 16.464; DQ: 66-Rick Laubach Group 4 Qualifier - 1. 99L-Larry Wight, 15.582; 2. 91-Billy Decker, 15.680; 3. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 15.710; 4. O1-Chris Raabe, 15.875; 5. 27j-Danny Johnson, 16.137 DQ: 19-Tim Fuller, 115-Kenny Tremont Jr., 6h-Max McLaughlin, 13-Rick Regalski Group 5 Qualifier - 1. 43-Keith Flach, 15.756; 2. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 15.809; 3. 20-Brett Hearn, 15.888; 4.15-Billy Pauch Jr., 15.902; 5. 1-Tyler Dippel, 15.999; 6. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 16.152; 7. 66x-Carey Terrance, 16.157; 8. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 16.212; 9. 11r-Robbie Bellinger, NT Heat 1 - 1. 6m-Mat Williamson, 2. 42p-Pat Ward, 3. 43h-Jimmy Horton, 4. 747-Ryan Godown, 5. 66m- J.R. McGinley, 6. 19b-Brett Kresley, 7. 37m-Jeremiah Shingledecker, 8. 88-Joe August Jr., 9. R13-Ralph McBride, 10. 17-Marcus Dinkins Heat 2 - 1. 10h-Dave Blaney, 2. 98h-Jimmy Phelps, 3. 25r-Erick Rudolph, 4. 14w-Ryan Watt, 5. 5h-Chris Hile, 6. 35-Frank Cozze, 7. 07-Tim Kerr, 8. 96-Jean-Francois Corriveau, 9. 17J-Matt Janiak Heat 3 - 1. 3-Justin Hears, 2. 44-Stewart Friesen, 3. Y21-Yan Bussiere, 4. 18h-Peter Britten, 5. 84-Gary Tomkins, 6. 66-Rick Laubach, 7. 7m-Mike Maresca, 8. 19w-Justin Wright, 9. 21-Gary Edwards Jr. Heat 4 - 1. 99l-Larry Wight, 2. 91-Billy Decker, 3. 88m-Mike Mahaney, 4. 27j-Danny Johnson, 5. 01-Chris Raabe, 6. 19-Tim Fuller, 7. 6h-Max McLaughlin, 8. 13-Rick Regalski Jr., 9. 115-Kenny Tremont Jr. Heat 5 - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 20-Brett Hearn, 3. 1-Tyler Dippel, 4. 43-Keith Flach, 5. 8-Rich Scagliotta, 6. 15-Billy Pauch Jr., 7. 66x-Carey Terrance, 8. 48t-Dave Rauscher, 9. 11r-Robbie Bellinger
  4. Over 300 Cars Come Out for Night One of OneDirt World Short Track Championship CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 20, 2016 - Night one of the OneDirt World Short Track Championship drew to a close at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 10pm. Over 300 entries across nine divisions showed up for the opening night hot laps of the inaugural 3-day event. Under a warmer than usual fall evening in Concord, North Carolina, the first-ever OneDirt World Short Track Championship kicked off with a night of rotating hot laps. Logging nearly 3,000 laps at the Dirt Track at Charlotte over the course of three-and-half hours were: 53 FOX Racing Shox Pro Late Models, 36 VP Racing Fuel Sportsman Modifieds, 37 Summit Racing UMP Modifieds, 24 DRIVEN Racing Oil Crate Sportsmans, 19 GottaRace Hornets, 5 Chevrolet Performance Pro Sprint Cars, 38 QuarterMaster Monster Minis, 27 Hoosier Tire Pro Modifieds, and 21 Comp Cam 360 Sprint Cars. "The track is awesome tonight," said Johnny Petrozelle, driver of the No.59 Comp Cams 360 Sprint Car. "It's good and heavy, and looks like it's slicking off. We just made a couple of adjustments [before heading back out there], but it's fun to be here at Charlotte. It's the first time we've been here in the 360s, and we look forward to coming back next year already." Several drivers compared the OneDirt World Short Track Championship to their Super Bowl, their Daytona 500. "I've been [to The Dirt at Charlotte] a lot just watching, but now we're in it. It's amazing," said Cody Ussery, driver of the No.00 QuarterMaster Monster Mini. Racing action continues Friday night with pit gates opening at 12:00 p.m., spectator gates opening at 4:00 p.m., and racing starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the OneDirt World Short Track Championship are available at the ticket booths at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. If you can't make it in person, you can watch the action live on DIRTvision.com. For full race coverage visit OneDirt.com.
  5. U.S. District Court Dismisses Case of Suspended Dirt Late Model Dream Drivers - Drivers can return to competition with payment of fines and reinstatement of suspended DIRTcar membership CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 18, 2016 - U.S. District Judge Mae A. D'Agostino today issued a stipulation of dismissal in the case of plaintiffs Scott Bloomquist, Gregg Satterlee, Jimmy Owens, and Ricky Thornton vs World Racing Group and subsidiary DIRTcar Racing, Eldora Speedway, and its owner Tony Stewart regarding suspension following tire analysis after Eldora Speedway's Dirt Late Model Dream. Drivers will be allowed to return to competition with payment of the fine and fees imposed, following a request for reinstatement of their suspended DIRTcar membership. "We're happy this is over," said DIRTcar Racing COO Tom Deery. "It is a waste of resources that should have been invested in the sport rather than damaging it and polarizing fans." The attorney for the five plaintiffs and their team owners, R&W Motorsports, LLC, W.G. Satterlee & Sons, Inc., Best Performance Motorsports and J.R. Motorsports, LLC, filed a voluntary motion for dismissal on Monday. Brandon Sheppard, among the five drivers originally involved, voluntarily withdrew from the case on September 9, 2016. The New York law firms of Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP and Ahmuty, Demers and McManus represented DIRTcar Racing, Eldora and Stewart in the Northern District of New York. Counsel from IceMiller, LLP (Indianapolis) and Apollo Sports & Entertainment Group Law (Charlotte) complemented the team. On June 20, 2016 DIRTcar Racing officials disqualified five competitors following failed post-race inspections at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway. Tire samples collected from the #B5 driven by BSheppard, #22 driven by Satterlee, #20 driven by Owens, #33X driven by Thornton and #0 driven by Bloomquist and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis. A total of 32 samples were taken throughout the weekend, June 9, 10 and 11, from participants. All five competitors were found to be in violation of rule 15.11-G and were fined in accordance with rule 11.1. Rule 15.11-G.) Chemical alterations, vulcanizing, tire softening, defacing and/or altering the face of the tire lettering and/or tire stamping will not be permitted. Chemicals or tire softening is not permitted at any time. Tires may be inspected at any time. Any violation with any tire presented for competition may result in immediate disqualification from the events and/or other penalties including but not limited to; loss of money, fine, loss of points and/or suspension. All five drivers were disqualified from the event, including the loss of all purse money and championship points earned during the event, fined $1,000 and penalized 1,000 DIRTcar Late Model points for the 2016 season. The total penalty, including loss of money, fine and the cost of the tire analysis was $19,630 for Sheppard, $4,655 for Satterlee, $7,630 for Owens, $10,930 for Thornton and $6,105 for Bloomquist. Each was also placed under a three-month suspension from all DIRTcar sanctioned events, but this was delayed by their appeals. On June 29, 2016, the World Racing Group Commission upheld the penalties issued. The three-member panel heard appeals in Indianapolis, and after deliberation, panel members agreed that the collection and testing of the samples followed accepted protocols and the samples did not meet accepted benchmarks. As stated in the rule book, DIRTcar members in good standing can request a final appeal be heard by the World Racing Group Commission Commissioner Potestas. The five plaintiffs pursued this option. On July 23, 2016, World Racing Group Commission Chairman Potestas, motorsports executive John Darby, again upheld the penalties issued by DIRTcar Racing. Darby interviewed all five competitors, DIRTcar Racing Officials, and visited the testing facility to inspect the testing procedure. In an effort to promote consistency for the length of suspensions, Darby decided that the final suspension should be defined by weeks, not months as prescribed in the original penalty. The original three-month suspension became a 12-week suspension from all DIRTcar sanctioned events, including World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series competition. The suspensions commenced on June 21, 2016 and concluded on Sept. 13, 2016. For more information on DIRTcar Racing and all DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned divisions, visit DIRTcar.com. For more information on Eldora Speedway, visit EldoraSpeedway.com.
  6. DIRTcar Racing "Family Reunion" Allows Family of All Ages in the Pit Area - Great forecast for OneDirt World Short Track Championship CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 18, 2016 -Warm and sunny conditions are forecast for the fast approaching OneDirt World Short Track Championship, starting this Thursday at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. And DIRTcar Racing would like to remind everyone that family members of all ages will be welcome into the pit area for this "family reunion." For the first time at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, children under 17 will be allowed in the pit area. Minors will be required to have a Charlotte Motor Speedway waiver signed by both parents or guardians in order to enter the pit area with a regularly priced pit pass. Please note that if both parents are not present at the event, the waiver must be completed in advance, signed by both parents or guardians and notarized. Waivers are available at charlottemotorspeedway.com/waivers. Dirt racing's "family reunion" kicks off this Thursday with an all-new, three-day event at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. The OneDirt World Short Track Championship will put on center stage nine divisions, featuring the best weekly racers across the country, in pursuit of a purse in excess of $120,000, plus contingency awards in excess of $50,000. The mega-event, from October 20-22, will be the prelude to the prestigious Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, which will also feature a family-friendly pit area with the proper waivers.
  7. On Top of the World: Pierce wins Eldora's Crown-Jewel - Dennis Erb Jr. and Dale McDowell go bumper-to-bumper ROSSBURG, Ohio ­- September 10, 2016 - Bobby Pierce battled more than 100 dirt late models all weekend long to capture his first-ever World 100 title Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. The 46th running of the event featured drivers from 22 states, two Canadian provinces and two Australian cities. The Oakwood, Ill. native was the last man standing in the five-caution feature. "I've won some big races, but this by far is the biggest win," said Pierce, who was the first Illinois driver to win the event. "This is going to take forever to sink in. It means the world. I dreamt of this day and when I cross the finish line, I [thought I was] going to have tears coming out of my eyes. But, I didn't. I don't think I did because this has to take a while to sink in. It hasn't yet." In the 100-lap crown-jewel, 14 states were represented. Of the three Illinois-natives competing, the Oakwood driver's World 100 victory did not come easily. Though Pierce won one of the two preliminary features on Friday, Pierce's No. 32P Allgayer Inc. Champion Spark Plugs Bob Pierce racecar had some ground to cover for the night's main event - starting 22nd in the 30-car field. Chickamauga, Ga. driver Dale McDowell, who led the field into the green flag of one of dirt late model racing's most prestigious races, opened up a 2.139-second lead by the fifth lap. Though the 2005 World 100 Champion dominated early, it was those who started from mid-pack that would soon challenge him. Dennis Erb Jr., the 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream Champion, started 11th. However, the Carpentersville, Ill. driver was on the prowl. Erb broke into the podium by passing Billy Moyer Jr. in turn three of lap 14. Less than one lap later, Erb was runner-up to McDowell and quickly approaching. The following lap, Erb got within 0.297 seconds of McDowell before making his move. Side-by-side, the duo charged down the straightaways, swapping spots with every turn; Erb got the better of the battle. All the while, Pierce was climbing up into the top five. On lap 26, Pierce had his sights at the lead from fourth position. It did not take long. By lap 35, Pierce was in a barn-burner for second with McDowell. "Ever since lap 20, I was thinking, 'I don't know how long these tires are going to last," Pierce said. "When I got the lead there, I started working them harder and harder. They stayed under me the whole race." The 2016 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion managed to get by McDowell before the race's second caution on lap 37; however, McDowell reclaimed the spot by his strong restarts. From there Pierce filed back into fifth, leaving Erb and McDowell to revisit their battle. Through four more cautions and a fierce battle between Erb and McDowell - the advantage to Erb - Pierce yet again charged to the front. Fender-to-fender with Erb, Pierce passed Erb on lap 55 for the lead. He never looked back. Pierce opened-up more than a two-second and by lap 77, lapped former World 100-winner Jonathan Davenport; last year's winner placed 18th on the night. With one-quarter of the race left, Erb solidified second position over McDowell. Erb finished 4.489 seconds behind Pierce. Erb finished third in his heat earlier in the program, while McDowell won his. McDowell said his car grew tighter into the race. Pierce's car was balanced, while Erb's car performed better than his on the bottom - though they were both tight in the corners. "I mean, we had a good car that was racey from the middle to the bottom," Erb said. "Dale was up-top and we were side-by-side for a long time. Dale and I had a great race going there for a while, but he just faded." When Pierce met his family and crew in victory lane, the 19-year-old grew emotional - especially when his father met him up on victory lane to hoist the coveted trophies over their heads. Bob Pierce, a National Dirt Late Model Hall of Fame Inductee in 2003, never won the World 100. "Shoot, I can't," said Bob Pierce when asked how it felt to see his son win Eldora's gem. "I'll tell you what...I told Earl [baltes] years ago...I said, 'Earl, I'll win this race, and me and you will be on the front stretch all night drinking beer.' He's coming down tonight, and he's going to drink beer with us. This one's for you, Earl." DIRTcar UMP Late Models Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio Heat 1 - (15 Laps) 1. 71C-RJ Conley[1] ; 2. 44M-Chris Madden[4] ; 3. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [2] ; 4. 22-Chris Ferguson[7] ; 5. 18x-Michael Page[10] ; 6. 7R-Kent Robinson[8] ; 7. 15J-Scott James[11] ; 8. 7W-Ricky Weiss[3] ; 9. 39T-Rob Toland[9] ; 10. 48L-Tim Lance[12] ; 11. 51-Joey Moriarty[6] ; 12. 4x-Kevin Reeve[14] ; 13. 93b-Donald Bradsher[13] ; 14. 17-Lamar Haygood[18] ; 15. 77B-Adam Bowman[15] ; 16. 3K-Tanner Kellick[16] ; 17. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[17] ; 18. 5-Don O'Neal[5] Heat 2 - (15 Laps) 1. 99M-Devin Moran[14] ; 2. 1-Josh Richards[5] ; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[4] ; 4. D8-Dustin Linville[1] ; 5. 4B-Jackie Boggs[17] ; 6. 15H-Jon Henry[6] ; 7. 91s-Rusty Schlenk[13] ; 8. 71H-Hudson O'neal[3] ; 9. 0-Jake O'Neil[7] ; 10. 71-Delmas Conley[11] ; 11. 6w-Mark Whitener[15] ; 12. 2c-Joey Coulter[10] ; 13. 11-Josh Rice[9] ; 14. 79-Shane Unger[16] ; 15. 212-Josh Putnam[8] ; 16. 8V-Craig Vosbergen[12] ; 17. 9G-Larry Greer[18] ; 18. 1H-Jason Hiett[2] Heat 3 - (15 Laps) 1. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [2] ; 2. C9-Steve Casebolt[4] ; 3. 25C-Shane Clanton[5] ; 4. 17D-Zack Dohm[1] ; 5. R1-Riley Hickman[8] ; 6. 18-Shannon Babb[3] ; 7. 9R-Curtis Roberts[13] ; 8. 50-Shanon Buckingham[7] ; 9. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[17] ; 10. 31-Nick Latham[9] ; 11. 40B-Kyle Bronson[6] ; 12. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[12] ; 13. 10-Alex Ferree[11] ; 14. 3G-Brian Gray[16] ; 15. 8-Rob Anderzack[14] ; 16. 21H-Robby Hensley[10] ; 17. 1JH-Jared Hawkins[18] Heat 4 - (15 Laps) 1. 101-Casey Roberts[1] ; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [3] ; 3. 3-Matt Miller[5] ; 4. 21-Billy Moyer[4] ; 5. 91-Tyler Erb[2] ; 6. 14M-Morgan Bagley[6] ; 7. 16-Jason Jameson[12] ; 8. 1N-Casey Noonan[11] ; 9. 88-Andrew Reaume[7] ; 10. 14z-Zachary McMillan[14] ; 11. 1V-Vic Hill[8] ; 12. 4G-Kody Evans[13] ; 13. 89-Mike Spatola[15] ; 14. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[18] ; 15. 6s-Blake Spencer[17] ; 16. 4BG-Bob Gardner[9] ; 17. P3-Jeff Robertson[16] ; 18. 1G-Devin Gilpin[10] Heat 5 - (15 Laps) 1. 6m-Wendell Wallace[2] ; 2. 14-Steve Francis[6] ; 3. 32-Chris Simpson[4] ; 4. 32P-Bobby Pierce[13] ; 5. 28M-Jimmy Mars[5] ; 6. 240-Doug Drown[11] ; 7. c8-Timothy Culp[9] ; 8. 55-Jeep VanWormer[7] ; 9. 1m-Mike Mataragas[8] ; 10. 25-Jason Feger[10] ; 11. 77-Gavin Landers[12] ; 12. 33-Jesse James Lay[14] ; 13. 69-Jonny Huck[15] ; 14. 8JR-Samuel Tolley[18] ; 15. 34-Chase Porter[16] ; 16. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[1] ; 17. 11A-Austin Smith[3] ; 18. 281-Kyle Pierce[17] Heat 6 - (15 Laps) 1. 17M-Dale McDowell[2] ; 2. 6-Jonathan Davenport[4] ; 3. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[5] ; 4. 72-Mike Norris[1] ; 5. 4-Cody Mahoney[3] ; 6. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[13] ; 7. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[8] ; 8. 49-Brian Ruhlman[6] ; 9. 2NH-Nick Hoffman[11] ; 10. F5-Garrett Alberson[9] ; 11. 1GK-Ryan King[12] ; 12. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[7] ; 13. 77A-Dylan Ames[10] ; 14. 23w-Brad Wade[15] ; 15. 25S-Chad Simpson[16] ; 16. 93-Jay Johnson[14] ; 17. 12-Devin Friese[17] B-Feature 1 - (20 Laps) 1. D8-Dustin Linville[2] ; 2. 17D-Zack Dohm[3] ; 3. 7R-Kent Robinson[7] ; 4. 18x-Michael Page[4] ; 5. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[18] ; 6. 22-Chris Ferguson[1] ; 7. 18-Shannon Babb[9] ; 8. 7W-Ricky Weiss[13] ; 9. 31-Nick Latham[21] ; 10. 9R-Curtis Roberts[12] ; 11. R1-Riley Hickman[6] ; 12. 48L-Tim Lance[19] ; 13. 15H-Jon Henry[8] ; 14. 50-Shanon Buckingham[15] ; 15. 51-Joey Moriarty[22] ; 16. 40B-Kyle Bronson[24] ; 17. 71H-Hudson O'neal[14] ; 18. 15J-Scott James[10] ; 19. 39T-Rob Toland[16] ; 20. 4B-Jackie Boggs[5] ; 21. 3K-Tanner Kellick[26] ; 22. 91s-Rusty Schlenk[11] ; 23. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[25] B 1 Scramble - (5 Laps) 1. 18-Shannon Babb[2] ; 2. 7W-Ricky Weiss[3] ; 3. 31-Nick Latham[4] ; 4. 22-Chris Ferguson[1] ; 5. 9R-Curtis Roberts[5] ; 6. 48L-Tim Lance[7] ; 7. 40B-Kyle Bronson[15] ; 8. 51-Joey Moriarty[10] ; 9. 15J-Scott James[13] ; 10. 39T-Rob Toland[14] ; 11. 4B-Jackie Boggs[11] ; 12. R1-Riley Hickman[6] ; 13. 3K-Tanner Kellick[16] ; 14. 15H-Jon Henry[8] B-Feature 2 - (20 Laps) 1. 32P-Bobby Pierce[2] ; 2. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[9] ; 3. c8-Timothy Culp[8] ; 4. 72-Mike Norris[3] ; 5. 2NH-Nick Hoffman[18] ; 6. 1V-Vic Hill[22] ; 7. 21-Billy Moyer[1] ; 8. 240-Doug Drown[5] ; 9. 14M-Morgan Bagley[7] ; 10. F5-Garrett Alberson[21] ; 11. 91-Tyler Erb[4] ; 12. 55-Jeep VanWormer[11] ; 13. 16-Jason Jameson[10] ; 14. 14z-Zachary McMillan[19] ; 15. 1N-Casey Noonan[13] ; 16. 49-Brian Ruhlman[15] ; 17. 4-Cody Mahoney[6] ; 18. 1m-Mike Mataragas[14] ; 19. 88-Andrew Reaume[16] ; 20. 1GK-Ryan King[24] ; 21. 33-Jesse James Lay[23] ; 22. 77-Gavin Landers[20] ; 23. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[12] ; 24. 25-Jason Feger[17] B 2 Scramble - (5 Laps) 1. 1V-Vic Hill[1] ; 2. 21-Billy Moyer[2] ; 3. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 4. 14M-Morgan Bagley[4] ; 5. 55-Jeep VanWormer[7] ; 6. F5-Garrett Alberson[5] ; 7. 14z-Zachary McMillan[9] ; 8. 49-Brian Ruhlman[11] ; 9. 16-Jason Jameson[8] ; 10. 91-Tyler Erb[6] ; 11. 1N-Casey Noonan[10] ; 12. 33-Jesse James Lay[16] ; 13. 1m-Mike Mataragas[13] ; 14. 1GK-Ryan King[15] World 100 - (100 Laps) 1. 32P-Bobby Pierce[22] ; 2. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [13] ; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell[1] ; 4. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [4] ; 5. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[18] ; 6. 32-Chris Simpson[17] ; 7. 25C-Shane Clanton[15] ; 8. 18x-Michael Page[27] ; 9. 5-Don O'Neal[19] ; 10. 7R-Kent Robinson[25] ; 11. 1-Josh Richards[8] ; 12. 44M-Chris Madden[7] ; 13. 14-Steve Francis[11] ; 14. 39-Tim McCreadie[14] ; 15. 17D-Zack Dohm[23] ; 16. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [10] ; 17. 99M-Devin Moran[5] ; 18. 6-Jonathan Davenport[12] ; 19. 6m-Wendell Wallace[2] ; 20. 2NH-Nick Hoffman[30] ; 21. 71C-RJ Conley[6] ; 22. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[29] ; 23. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[24] ; 24. 72-Mike Norris[28] ; 25. 101-Casey Roberts[3] ; 26. 28M-Jimmy Mars[20] ; 27. 3-Matt Miller[16] ; 28. C9-Steve Casebolt[9] ; 29. c8-Timothy Culp[26] ; 30. D8-Dustin Linville[21]
  8. Pierce and Pearson Jr. Earn Preliminary Wins at Eldora - Both battle from mid-pack to nail-biting finishes ROSSBURG, Ohio ­- September 9, 2016 - Bobby Pierce and Earl Pearson Jr. captured back-to-back checkered flags under the Friday night lights, each winning their 25-lap feature events on the second preliminary day of the World 100 weekend at Eldora Speedway. The 105 competitors were split into two feature groups - odd and even. On the line: $10,000 for the two drivers who outshined the field. The first feature was an instant classic - multiple barn-burners merging into one giant shootout in the closing laps of the race. Menomonie, Wisc. driver Jimmy Mars started on the outside of the first row but roared down the backstretch into the lead within the first lap. While Mars built more than a one-second advantage over the 24-car field, Martinsville, Ind. driver Don O'Neal battled toward the front from 11th position. O'Neal, who was the fast-timer earlier in the night, split Ade, Ohio native Jon Henry and Chickamauga, Ga. wheelman Dale McDowell for a three-way drag race to challenge Mars. Six laps into the feature, O'Neal wedged his car underneath Henry for the runner-up spot. A caution on lap nine regrouped the field and diminished Mars' lead. Mars chose to start on the outside of red-hot O'Neal. Mars got the better jump but even so, the top five became a mad dash for the lead. Devin Moran highlighted the list of drivers battling for the top spot. The Dresden, Ohio driver wheeled his car underneath the rest and into the second spot. The closest he got to Mars: 0.097 seconds behind with nine laps remaining. Three laps later, O'Neal joined Mars and Moran. The three waged war for the final laps of the feature. While all eyes were fixed on the three-wide spectacle out front, in the bottom corner was Pierce charging to the top spot. Unlike the top three, he was unchallenged in his pursuit from 10th position. Using that extra momentum, the Oakwood, Ill. young-gun ultimately catapulted his No. 32P Allgayer Inc./ Champion Spark Plugs Bob Pierce racecar to a 0.693 advantage at the checkers. "Hey, after last night we need all the points we can get," said Pierce, who did not make one of Thursday's twin-features because of mechanical failure. "I just have to give a big hand to my crew and everyone who works on my car. I think they won the race for me with the choices they made before the feature. This is just awesome being in victory lane at Eldora." The victory was Pierce's 18th of the season. Moran finished runner-up, while Mars rounded-out the podium. Though the first feature set a high standard for the following 25-lapper, the second feature of the night did not disappoint. Former World 100-winner Jonathan Davenport wasted no time, soaring on the top cushion into the top spot; he started third. However, he could not keep the spot for long. Making contact with the wall on lap 11, Davenport lost the spot to Kyle Bronson, who initially led the 24-car field into the green flag. Coincidentally, Bronson had the same Kryptonite as Davenport. Losing grip on the top of the track, Bronson continued to make contact with the wall. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Defending Champion Shane Clanton saw this as an opportunity to take the lead. Clanton solidified the lead, but Bronson's battered car forced a caution on the final lap. The crowd gave Bronson a standing ovation while his car was towed off the famed half-mile. A green-white-caution gave those behind Clanton hope. But all Pearson needed was a fast car. The Dunn, N.C. driver had the strong No. 1P Freeport Recycling Center/ MDI Environmental Systems Black Diamond car to capitalize on Clanton's fading machine. Clanton chose the top on the restart and fell victim to the wall. Pearson won the coveted World 100 in 2006. "We've had a pretty good car all weekend," Pearson said. "I want to thank all these fans for staying out here. It was one heck of a race right before ours, but we put on a good show at the end. I'm pretty surprised Clanton took the top on that restart, but it definitely worked out for me. Ten years ago we were standing right here on this stage. We're looking to do that again tomorrow night." Clanton had enough gusto to finish second on the night, and third place went to Darrell Lanigan. All three drivers on the podium of the second feature won a heat race earlier in the night. Clanton was the first to record a sub-16 second lap time in hot laps; he was the only one to do it in the field. In qualifying, history was made as O'Neal and his son Hudson became the first father-son duo to finish one-two in World 100 qualifying. O'Neal not only recorded the night's fast-time, but he also did it coming off his first feature win since January 15. DIRTcar UMP Late Models Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio Qualifying 1.5-Don O'Neal, 15.727; 2.71H-Hudson O'neal, 15.779; 3.1-Josh Richards, 15.852; 4.3-Matt Miller, 16.033; 5.6m-Wendell Wallace, 16.072; 6.44M-Chris Madden, 16.073; 7.32-Chris Simpson, 16.075; 8.14-Steve Francis, 16.088; 9.1H-Jason Hiett, 16.093; 10.11A-Austin Smith, 16.095; 11.32P-Bobby Pierce, 16.114; 12.0-Jake O'Neil, 16.131; 13.99M-Devin Moran, 16.138; 14.101-Casey Roberts, 16.139; 15.39-Tim McCreadie, 16.172; 16.C9-Steve Casebolt, 16.183; 17.21-Billy Moyer, 16.194; 18.7W-Ricky Weiss, 16.202; 19.21H-Robby Hensley, 16.216; 20.18-Shannon Babb, 16.220; 21.R1-Riley Hickman, 16.232; 22.D8-Dustin Linville, 16.236; 23.4-Cody Mahoney, 16.249; 24.1P-Earl Pearson Jr., 16.254; 25.20C-Duane Chamberlain, 16.260; 26.15L-Darrell Lanigan, 16.264; 27.28M-Jimmy Mars, 16.265; 28.25S-Chad Simpson, 16.275; 29.15H-Jon Henry, 16.284; 30.25C-Shane Clanton, 16.300; 31.28C-Tyler Carpenter, 16.312; 32.22-Chris Ferguson, 16.321; 33.77A-Dylan Ames, 16.324; 34.55-Jeep VanWormer, 16.331; 35.17M-Dale McDowell, 16.332; 36.6-Jonathan Davenport, 16.341; 37.F5-Garrett Alberson, 16.342; 38.2NH-Nick Hoffman, 16.358; 39.15J-Scott James, 16.380; 40.40B-Kyle Bronson, 16.385; 41.99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. , 16.389; 42.1G-Devin Gilpin, 16.404; 43.21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. , 16.446; 44.88-Andrew Reaume, 16.464; 45.c8-Timothy Culp, 16.492; 46.51-Joey Moriarty, 16.494; 47.4B-Jackie Boggs, 16.501; 48.91-Tyler Erb, 16.502; 49.89-Mike Spatola, 16.520; 50.11-Josh Rice, 16.530; 51.77-Gavin Landers, 16.533; 52.31-Nick Latham, 16.545; 53.16-Jason Jameson, 16.583; 54.71C-RJ Conley, 16.597; 55.17D-Zack Dohm, 16.600; 56.14M-Morgan Bagley, 16.601; 57.25-Jason Feger, 16.602; 58.50-Shanon Buckingham, 16.635; 59.72-Mike Norris, 16.660; 60.1N-Casey Noonan, 16.669; 61.11G-Gordy Gundaker, 16.672; 62.25Z-Mason Zeigler, 16.681; 63.10-Alex Ferree, 16.725; 64.28-Dennis Erb Jr. , 16.768; 65.212-Josh Putnam, 16.800; 66.12-Devin Friese, 16.806; 67.91s-Rusty Schlenk, 16.835; 68.4BG-Bob Gardner, 16.837; 69.49-Brian Ruhlman, 16.838; 70.1GK-Ryan King, 16.861; 71.8V-Craig Vosbergen, 16.872; 72.7R-Kent Robinson, 16.874; 73.1JH-Jared Hawkins, 16.883; 74.71-Delmas Conley, 16.912; 75.93-Jay Johnson, 16.917; 76.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 16.943; 77.23w-Brad Wade, 16.962; 78.2c-Joey Coulter, 16.978; 79.18x-Michael Page, 17.028; 80.48L-Tim Lance, 17.033; 81.39T-Rob Toland, 17.169; 82.93b-Donald Bradsher, 17.234; 83.14z-Zachary McMillan, 17.255; 84.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 17.260; 85.17-Lamar Haygood, 17.285; 86.33-Jesse James Lay, 17.288; 87.1V-Vic Hill, 17.391; 88.6w-Mark Whitener, 17.427; 89.77B-Adam Bowman, 17.432; 90.69-Jonny Huck, 17.470; 91.3K-Tanner Kellick, 17.502; 92.TK0-Tom Krankel, 17.510; 93.4G-Kody Evans, 17.540; 94.4x-Kevin Reeve, 17.639; 95.1m-Mike Mataragas, 17.669; 96.3G-Brian Gray, 17.932; 97.8JR-Samuel Tolley, 17.936; 98.281-Kyle Pierce, 17.988; 99.79-Shane Unger, 18.004; 100.34-Chase Porter, 18.034; 101.8-Rob Anderzack, 18.116; 102.P3-Jeff Robertson, 18.198; 103.9G-Larry Greer, 18.203; 104.5*-Bryant Dickinson, 18.328; 105.6s-Blake Spencer, 18.350; 106.240-Doug Drown, 99.991; 107.9R-Curtis Roberts, 99.992; Heat 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 32P-Bobby Pierce[3] ; 2. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[1] ; 3. 5-Don O'Neal[4] ; 4. 39T-Rob Toland[9] ; 5. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [5] ; 6. R1-Riley Hickman[2] ; 7. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[7] ; 8. 8V-Craig Vosbergen[8] ; 9. 77-Gavin Landers[6] ; 10. 8-Rob Anderzack[11] ; 11. 3K-Tanner Kellick[10] Heat 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 22-Chris Ferguson[1] ; 2. D8-Dustin Linville[2] ; 3. 31-Nick Latham[6] ; 4. 7R-Kent Robinson[8] ; 5. 71H-Hudson O'neal[4] ; 6. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5] ; 7. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[7] ; 8. 0-Jake O'Neil[3] ; 9. TK0-Tom Krankel[10] ; 10. 93b-Donald Bradsher[9] ; 11. P3-Jeff Robertson[11] Heat 3 - (10 Laps) 1. 99M-Devin Moran[3] ; 2. 1-Josh Richards[4] ; 3. 4-Cody Mahoney[2] ; 4. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [5] ; 5. 10-Alex Ferree[7] ; 6. 16-Jason Jameson[6] ; 7. 14z-Zachary McMillan[9] ; 8. 77A-Dylan Ames[1] ; 9. 9G-Larry Greer[11] ; 10. 4G-Kody Evans[10] ; 11. 1JH-Jared Hawkins[8] Heat 4 - (10 Laps) 1. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[2] ; 2. 55-Jeep VanWormer[1] ; 3. 71C-RJ Conley[6] ; 4. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [7] ; 5. 101-Casey Roberts[3] ; 6. 3-Matt Miller[4] ; 7. 88-Andrew Reaume[5] ; 8. 71-Delmas Conley[8] ; 9. 4x-Kevin Reeve[10] ; 10. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[11] ; 11. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[9] Heat 5 - (10 Laps) 1. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[2] ; 2. 17M-Dale McDowell[1] ; 3. 17D-Zack Dohm[6] ; 4. 6m-Wendell Wallace[4] ; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie[3] ; 6. c8-Timothy Culp[5] ; 7. 212-Josh Putnam[7] ; 8. 1m-Mike Mataragas[10] ; 9. 93-Jay Johnson[8] ; 10. 6s-Blake Spencer[11] ; 11. 17-Lamar Haygood[9] Heat 6 - (10 Laps) 1. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[2] ; 2. 6-Jonathan Davenport[1] ; 3. 44M-Chris Madden[4] ; 4. C9-Steve Casebolt[3] ; 5. 51-Joey Moriarty[5] ; 6. 14M-Morgan Bagley[6] ; 7. 240-Doug Drown[11] ; 8. 33-Jesse James Lay[9] ; 9. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[8] ; 10. 3G-Brian Gray[10] ; 11. 12-Devin Friese[7] Heat 7 - (10 Laps) 1. 21-Billy Moyer[3] ; 2. 28M-Jimmy Mars[2] ; 3. 9R-Curtis Roberts[11] ; 4. 1V-Vic Hill[9] ; 5. F5-Garrett Alberson[1] ; 6. 32-Chris Simpson[4] ; 7. 4B-Jackie Boggs[5] ; 8. 25-Jason Feger[6] ; 9. 91s-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 10. 23w-Brad Wade[8] ; 11. 8JR-Samuel Tolley[10] Heat 8 - (10 Laps) 1. 14-Steve Francis[4] ; 2. 91-Tyler Erb[5] ; 3. 2NH-Nick Hoffman[1] ; 4. 7W-Ricky Weiss[3] ; 5. 6w-Mark Whitener[9] ; 6. 25S-Chad Simpson[2] ; 7. 50-Shanon Buckingham[6] ; 8. 4BG-Bob Gardner[7] ; 9. 2c-Joey Coulter[8] ; 10. 281-Kyle Pierce[10] Heat 9 - (10 Laps) 1. 49-Brian Ruhlman[7] ; 2. 15H-Jon Henry[2] ; 3. 18x-Michael Page[8] ; 4. 15J-Scott James[1] ; 5. 72-Mike Norris[6] ; 6. 1H-Jason Hiett[4] ; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[3] ; 8. 89-Mike Spatola[5] ; 9. 77B-Adam Bowman[9] ; 10. 79-Shane Unger[10] Heat 10 - (10 Laps) 1. 25C-Shane Clanton[2] ; 2. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1] ; 3. 18-Shannon Babb[3] ; 4. 11A-Austin Smith[4] ; 5. 11-Josh Rice[5] ; 6. 48L-Tim Lance[8] ; 7. 1GK-Ryan King[7] ; 8. 1N-Casey Noonan[6] ; 9. 69-Jonny Huck[9] ; 10. 34-Chase Porter[10] Even B-Feature 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 71H-Hudson O'neal[1] ; 2. 3-Matt Miller[4] ; 3. 25S-Chad Simpson[5] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[7] ; 5. 71-Delmas Conley[9] ; 6. 51-Joey Moriarty[2] ; 7. 1GK-Ryan King[8] ; 8. 4BG-Bob Gardner[10] ; 9. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[12] ; 10. TK0-Tom Krankel[11] ; 11. 11-Josh Rice[3] ; 12. 69-Jonny Huck[13] ; 13. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[14] ; 14. P3-Jeff Robertson[16] ; 15. 281-Kyle Pierce[15] ; 16. 12-Devin Friese[17] ; 17. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[6] Even B-Feature 2 - (12 Laps) 1. 14M-Morgan Bagley[4] ; 2. 50-Shanon Buckingham[7] ; 3. 6w-Mark Whitener[2] ; 4. 101-Casey Roberts[1] ; 5. 48L-Tim Lance[5] ; 6. 0-Jake O'Neil[8] ; 7. 1N-Casey Noonan[10] ; 8. 4x-Kevin Reeve[11] ; 9. 2c-Joey Coulter[12] ; 10. 88-Andrew Reaume[6] ; 11. 93b-Donald Bradsher[13] ; 12. 3G-Brian Gray[14] ; 13. 34-Chase Porter[15] ; 14. 1G-Devin Gilpin[3] ; 15. 33-Jesse James Lay[9] ; 16. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[16] Odd B-Feature 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 39-Tim McCreadie[2] ; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [1] ; 3. 72-Mike Norris[3] ; 4. 32-Chris Simpson[5] ; 5. 16-Jason Jameson[4] ; 6. 25-Jason Feger[10] ; 7. 212-Josh Putnam[7] ; 8. 77A-Dylan Ames[9] ; 9. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[6] ; 10. 93-Jay Johnson[12] ; 11. 17-Lamar Haygood[17] ; 12. 3K-Tanner Kellick[16] ; 13. 77-Gavin Landers[11] ; 14. 23w-Brad Wade[15] ; 15. 4G-Kody Evans[14] ; 16. 77B-Adam Bowman[13] ; 17. 21H-Robby Hensley[8] Odd B-Feature 2 - (12 Laps) 1. 10-Alex Ferree[1] ; 2. R1-Riley Hickman[3] ; 3. c8-Timothy Culp[4] ; 4. F5-Garrett Alberson[2] ; 5. 1H-Jason Hiett[5] ; 6. 1m-Mike Mataragas[9] ; 7. 89-Mike Spatola[10] ; 8. 1JH-Jared Hawkins[16] ; 9. 4B-Jackie Boggs[7] ; 10. 6s-Blake Spencer[14] ; 11. 14z-Zachary McMillan[6] ; 12. 79-Shane Unger[15] ; 13. 8-Rob Anderzack[13] ; 14. 91s-Rusty Schlenk[12] ; 15. 9G-Larry Greer[11] ; 16. 8V-Craig Vosbergen[8] ; 17. 8JR-Samuel Tolley[17] Twin 25 Feature 1 (Even) - (25 Laps) 1. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[9] ; 2. 25C-Shane Clanton[6] ; 3. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[8] ; 4. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [17] ; 5. 14-Steve Francis[7] ; 6. 18-Shannon Babb[15] ; 7. 3-Matt Miller[23] ; 8. 55-Jeep VanWormer[4] ; 9. 91-Tyler Erb[2] ; 10. 7R-Kent Robinson[16] ; 11. 71C-RJ Conley[12] ; 12. 2NH-Nick Hoffman[14] ; 13. 6-Jonathan Davenport[3] ; 14. 44M-Chris Madden[13] ; 15. C9-Steve Casebolt[18] ; 16. 31-Nick Latham[11] ; 17. 11A-Austin Smith[20] ; 18. 14M-Morgan Bagley[22] ; 19. 22-Chris Ferguson[10] ; 20. 50-Shanon Buckingham[24] ; 21. 7W-Ricky Weiss[19] ; 22. 71H-Hudson O'neal[21] ; 23. 40B-Kyle Bronson[1] ; 24. D8-Dustin Linville[5] Twin 25 Feature 2 (Odd) - (25 Laps) 1. 32P-Bobby Pierce[10] ; 2. 99M-Devin Moran[9] ; 3. 28M-Jimmy Mars[2] ; 4. 5-Don O'Neal[11] ; 5. 17M-Dale McDowell[3] ; 6. 39-Tim McCreadie[21] ; 7. 1-Josh Richards[4] ; 8. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[8] ; 9. 6m-Wendell Wallace[18] ; 10. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[5] ; 11. 15H-Jon Henry[1] ; 12. 4-Cody Mahoney[12] ; 13. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [23] ; 14. 21-Billy Moyer[7] ; 15. 9R-Curtis Roberts[14] ; 16. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [17] ; 17. R1-Riley Hickman[24] ; 18. 17D-Zack Dohm[13] ; 19. 10-Alex Ferree[22] ; 20. 18x-Michael Page[15] ; 21. 1V-Vic Hill[19] ; 22. 49-Brian Ruhlman[6] ; 23. 39T-Rob Toland[16] ; 24. 15J-Scott James[20]
  9. Miller and O'Neal Share Opening Night Victories at Eldora - Miller escapes a near photo-finish between podium ROSSBURG, Ohio ­- September 8, 2016 - Matt Miller and Don O'Neal shared the spotlight Thursday night in a pair of features that showcased the talented 108-car field that came to compete during the 46th Annual World 100 weekend at Eldora Speedway. Each feature was 25 laps, with a $10,000 payout. In the first of the twin-features, 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream winner Dennis Erb Jr. lost the battle of restarts. With two yellow flags within the first few laps, the No. 3 Rick Delong Racing/ Dominator Race Products Rocket car of Miller managed to overtake the Carpentersville, Ill. native for the top spot. Riding the cushion for the remainder of the race, Miller was only challenged at the checkered flag. Like Miller, Shannon Babb held his ground in second place. That is, until Erb regained ground and created a three-way dash to the checkers. The trio stretched the width of turn four, grouped side-by-side. Carrying more momentum than the rest, Miller won the opening feature of the weekend by a 0.114-second margin. Babb was runner-up, while Erb rounded-out the podium. Miller has not won a show at the World 100 since winning Friday's preliminary in 2014. The Whitehouse, Ohio driver is also a past-winner of Eldora's Dirt Late Model Dream (2005). "It was kind of a struggle," said Miller, gesturing to where he hit lapped traffic. "You get behind all that traffic there and you start to push. I knew they were closing in there. You don't want to slide job to those guys up in the cushion. You just have to make yourself wide." In the final feature of the night, O'Neal's No. 5 Clint Bowyer Racing/ Peak Auto Motor Oil Club 29 racecar started on the outside in the front row which ultimately gave him that slight edge at the end. The Martinsville, Ind. driver rode the cushion for the majority of the race, and it proved to be too much to handle for Dekalb, Ill. driver Mike Mataragas. The 2011 Dirt Late Model Dream winner's career goal is to win the World 100, and leading the majority of the race gives him the confidence he needs to fulfill it. "Saturday night's the night we want to be up here," said O'Neal, recording his first win since January. "It's a good start. We came back with the same car we ran in the Spring (The Dream). The guys worked hard, and hopefully we can win this damn race for a change." Jonathan Davenport, who has won both crown-jeweled events at Eldora, was making quick work of those ahead of him late in the race of the second feature. Davenport, who started 14th, weaved through the field ahead of him to lock-up the second place finish compliments of the top-cushion. Josh Richards, who also battled from mid-pack, finished third on the night. DIRTcar UMP Late Models Statistical Report; Eldora Speedway; Rossburg, Ohio Qualifying 1.72-Mike Norris, 15.306; 2.1-Josh Richards, 15.312; 3.71C-RJ Conley, 15.317; 4.17D-Zack Dohm, 15.399; 5.C9-Steve Casebolt, 15.437; 6.4B-Jackie Boggs, 15.496; 7.25C-Shane Clanton, 15.503; 8.5-Don O'Neal, 15.510; 9.1H-Jason Hiett, 15.543; 10.51-Joey Moriarty, 15.556; 11.32-Chris Simpson, 15.582; 12.15L-Darrell Lanigan, 15.591; 13.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 15.593; 14.99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. , 15.634; 15.7W-Ricky Weiss, 15.640; 16.28M-Jimmy Mars, 15.652; 17.49-Brian Ruhlman, 15.673; 18.6-Jonathan Davenport, 15.676; 19.281-Kyle Pierce, 15.677; 20.4-Cody Mahoney, 15.685; 21.11A-Austin Smith, 15.686; 22.212-Josh Putnam, 15.687; 23.71H-Hudson O'neal, 15.688; 24.39-Tim McCreadie, 15.693; 25.25S-Chad Simpson, 15.697; 26.21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. , 15.726; 27.32P-Bobby Pierce, 15.729; 28.240-Doug Drown, 15.733; 29.28-Dennis Erb Jr. , 15.743; 30.44M-Chris Madden, 15.752; 31.21-Billy Moyer, 15.753; 32.99M-Devin Moran, 15.759; 33.88-Andrew Reaume, 15.763; 34.1P-Earl Pearson Jr., 15.770; 35.14M-Morgan Bagley, 15.775; 36.4BG-Bob Gardner, 15.787; 37.3-Matt Miller, 15.788; 38.39T-Rob Toland, 15.803; 39.2c-Joey Coulter, 15.806; 40.1m-Mike Mataragas, 15.817; 41.91-Tyler Erb, 15.819; 42.1V-Vic Hill, 15.823; 43.D8-Dustin Linville, 15.827; 44.6m-Wendell Wallace, 15.830; 45.0-Jake O'Neil, 15.832; 46.101-Casey Roberts, 15.833; 47.40B-Kyle Bronson, 15.838; 48.71-Delmas Conley, 15.848; 49.7R-Kent Robinson, 15.889; 50.17M-Dale McDowell, 15.892; 51.11-Josh Rice, 15.897; 52.8V-Craig Vosbergen, 15.901; 53.15H-Jon Henry, 15.908; 54.c8-Timothy Culp, 15.911; 55.50-Shanon Buckingham, 15.914; 56.93-Donald Bradsher, 15.923; 57.8-Rob Anderzack, 15.929; 58.9R-Curtis Roberts, 15.936; 59.18-Shannon Babb, 15.943; 60.55-Jeep VanWormer, 15.944; 61.4G-Kody Evans, 15.949; 62.18x-Michael Page, 15.956; 63.R1-Riley Hickman, 15.962; 64.20C-Duane Chamberlain, 15.963; 65.21H-Robby Hensley, 15.968; 66.91s-Rusty Schlenk, 15.994; 67.25-Jason Feger, 15.997; 68.1G-Devin Gilpin, 15.999; 69.31-Nick Latham, 16.041; 70.77-Gavin Landers, 16.044; 71.4x-Kevin Reeve, 16.046; 72.1GK-Ryan King, 16.049; 73.1N-Casey Noonan, 16.087; 74.F5-Garrett Alberson, 16.093; 75.33-Jesse James Lay, 16.102; 76.22-Chris Ferguson, 16.106; 77.11G-Gordy Gundaker, 16.113; 78.77B-Adam Bowman, 16.132; 79.77A-Dylan Ames, 16.136; 80.1JH-Jared Hawkins, 16.139; 81.12-Devin Friese, 16.145; 82.48L-Tim Lance, 16.150; 83.16-Jason Jameson, 16.157; 84.28C-Tyler Carpenter, 16.203; 85.10-Alex Ferree, 16.227; 86.TK0-Tom Krankel, 16.248; 87.14-Steve Francis, 16.279; 88.14z-Zachary McMillan, 16.312; 89.93J-Jay Johnson, 16.396; 90.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 16.398; 91.23w-Brad Wade, 16.422; 92.69-Jonny Huck, 16.499; 93.3K-Tanner Kellick, 16.550; 94.9G-Larry Greer, 16.551; 95.79-Shane Unger, 16.724; 96.17-Lamar Haygood, 16.732; 97.15J-Scott James, 16.739; 98.25Z-Mason Zeigler, 16.801; 99.3G-Brian Gray, 16.820; 100.6w-Mark Whitener, 16.821; 101.34-Chase Porter, 16.960; 102.P3-Jeff Robertson, 17.394; 103.5*-Bryant Dickinson, 17.507; 104.8JR-Samuel Tolley, 18.028; 105.2NH-Nick Hoffman, 99.991; 106.89-Mike Spatola, 99.992; 107.6s-Blake Spencer, 99.993; 108.31AUS-Paul Stubber, 99.994; Heat 1 - (10 Laps) 1. 32-Chris Simpson[3] ; 2. 91-Tyler Erb[5] ; 3. 21-Billy Moyer[1] ; 4. 11A-Austin Smith[2] ; 5. 72-Mike Norris[4] ; 6. 11-Josh Rice[6] ; 7. 4G-Kody Evans[7] ; 8. 4x-Kevin Reeve[8] ; 9. 12-Devin Friese[9] ; 10. 34-Chase Porter[11] ; 11. 23w-Brad Wade[10] Heat 2 - (10 Laps) 1. 1-Josh Richards[4] ; 2. 1V-Vic Hill[5] ; 3. 18x-Michael Page[7] ; 4. 212-Josh Putnam[2] ; 5. 48L-Tim Lance[9] ; 6. 1GK-Ryan King[8] ; 7. 8V-Craig Vosbergen[6] ; 8. 69-Jonny Huck[10] ; 9. P3-Jeff Robertson[11] ; 10. 99M-Devin Moran[1] ; 11. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[3] Heat 3 - (10 Laps) 1. 71C-RJ Conley[4] ; 2. 71H-Hudson O'neal[2] ; 3. D8-Dustin Linville[5] ; 4. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[3] ; 5. 88-Andrew Reaume[1] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[8] ; 7. 15H-Jon Henry[6] ; 8. 3K-Tanner Kellick[10] ; 9. R1-Riley Hickman[7] ; 10. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[11] ; 11. 16-Jason Jameson[9] Heat 4 - (10 Laps) 1. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[1] ; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [3] ; 3. 39-Tim McCreadie[2] ; 4. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[7] ; 5. 17D-Zack Dohm[4] ; 6. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[9] ; 7. 6m-Wendell Wallace[5] ; 8. F5-Garrett Alberson[8] ; 9. 8JR-Samuel Tolley[11] ; 10. 9G-Larry Greer[10] ; 11. c8-Timothy Culp[6] Heat 5 - (10 Laps) 1. 7W-Ricky Weiss[3] ; 2. 50-Shanon Buckingham[6] ; 3. C9-Steve Casebolt[4] ; 4. 14M-Morgan Bagley[1] ; 5. 2NH-Nick Hoffman[11] ; 6. 0-Jake O'Neil[5] ; 7. 33-Jesse James Lay[8] ; 8. 10-Alex Ferree[9] ; 9. 21H-Robby Hensley[7] ; 10. 79-Shane Unger[10] ; 11. 25S-Chad Simpson[2] Heat 6 - (10 Laps) 1. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [2] ; 2. 28M-Jimmy Mars[3] ; 3. 101-Casey Roberts[5] ; 4. 22-Chris Ferguson[8] ; 5. 4BG-Bob Gardner[1] ; 6. 4B-Jackie Boggs[4] ; 7. 89-Mike Spatola[11] ; 8. 91s-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 9. 17-Lamar Haygood[10] ; 10. 93-Donald Bradsher[6] ; 11. TK0-Tom Krankel[9] Heat 7 - (10 Laps) 1. 25C-Shane Clanton[4] ; 2. 3-Matt Miller[1] ; 3. 40B-Kyle Bronson[5] ; 4. 49-Brian Ruhlman[3] ; 5. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[8] ; 6. 25-Jason Feger[7] ; 7. 14-Steve Francis[9] ; 8. 15J-Scott James[10] ; 9. 8-Rob Anderzack[6] ; 10. 6s-Blake Spencer[11] ; 11. 32P-Bobby Pierce[2] Heat 8 - (10 Laps) 1. 240-Doug Drown[2] ; 2. 5-Don O'Neal[4] ; 3. 6-Jonathan Davenport[3] ; 4. 39T-Rob Toland[1] ; 5. 9R-Curtis Roberts[6] ; 6. 1G-Devin Gilpin[7] ; 7. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[10] ; 8. 71-Delmas Conley[5] ; 9. 77B-Adam Bowman[8] ; 10. 14z-Zachary McMillan[9] ; 11. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[11] Heat 9 - (10 Laps) 1. 18-Shannon Babb[6] ; 2. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [2] ; 3. 1H-Jason Hiett[4] ; 4. 2c-Joey Coulter[1] ; 5. 7R-Kent Robinson[5] ; 6. 77A-Dylan Ames[8] ; 7. 31-Nick Latham[7] ; 8. 281-Kyle Pierce[3] ; 9. 93J-Jay Johnson[9] ; 10. 3G-Brian Gray[10] Heat 10 - (10 Laps) 1. 44M-Chris Madden[2] ; 2. 1m-Mike Mataragas[1] ; 3. 51-Joey Moriarty[4] ; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell[5] ; 5. 55-Jeep VanWormer[6] ; 6. 4-Cody Mahoney[3] ; 7. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[9] ; 8. 77-Gavin Landers[7] ; 9. 6w-Mark Whitener[10] ; 10. 1JH-Jared Hawkins[8] Even B-Feature 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 48L-Tim Lance[1] ; 2. 4BG-Bob Gardner[2] ; 3. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5] ; 4. 8V-Craig Vosbergen[6] ; 5. F5-Garrett Alberson[9] ; 6. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] ; 7. 89-Mike Spatola[7] ; 8. 14z-Zachary McMillan[15] ; 9. 71-Delmas Conley[10] ; 10. TK0-Tom Krankel[17] ; 11. P3-Jeff Robertson[11] ; 12. 6w-Mark Whitener[13] ; 13. 28C-Tyler Carpenter[4] ; 14. 55-Jeep VanWormer[3] ; 15. 17-Lamar Haygood[12] ; 16. 9G-Larry Greer[14] ; 17. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[16] Even B-Feature 2 - (12 Laps) 1. 17D-Zack Dohm[1] ; 2. 4-Cody Mahoney[5] ; 3. 6m-Wendell Wallace[6] ; 4. 9R-Curtis Roberts[2] ; 5. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[7] ; 6. 77B-Adam Bowman[12] ; 7. 93-Donald Bradsher[14] ; 8. c8-Timothy Culp[16] ; 9. 77-Gavin Landers[10] ; 10. 69-Jonny Huck[8] ; 11. 1GK-Ryan King[3] ; 12. 91s-Rusty Schlenk[9] ; 13. 8JR-Samuel Tolley[11] ; 14. 99M-Devin Moran[13] ; 15. 1JH-Jared Hawkins[15] ; 16. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[17] Odd B-Feature 1 - (12 Laps) 1. 72-Mike Norris[1] ; 2. 2NH-Nick Hoffman[2] ; 3. 7R-Kent Robinson[3] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[4] ; 5. 25-Jason Feger[5] ; 6. 4G-Kody Evans[6] ; 7. 15J-Scott James[10] ; 8. 31-Nick Latham[8] ; 9. 21H-Robby Hensley[12] ; 10. 33-Jesse James Lay[7] ; 11. 3K-Tanner Kellick[9] ; 12. 12-Devin Friese[11] ; 13. 93J-Jay Johnson[13] ; 14. 23w-Brad Wade[16] ; 15. 6s-Blake Spencer[15] ; 16. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[14] ; 17. 25S-Chad Simpson[17] Odd B-Feature 2 - (12 Laps) 1. 11-Josh Rice[3] ; 2. 88-Andrew Reaume[1] ; 3. 15H-Jon Henry[6] ; 4. 0-Jake O'Neil[4] ; 5. 11G-Gordy Gundaker[2] ; 6. 10-Alex Ferree[9] ; 7. 14-Steve Francis[7] ; 8. 16-Jason Jameson[16] ; 9. 77A-Dylan Ames[5] ; 10. 4x-Kevin Reeve[8] ; 11. 8-Rob Anderzack[12] ; 12. R1-Riley Hickman[11] ; 13. 281-Kyle Pierce[10] ; 14. 79-Shane Unger[14] ; 15. 3G-Brian Gray[15] ; 16. 34-Chase Porter[13] ; 17. 32P-Bobby Pierce[17] Twin 25 Feature 1 (Even) - (25 Laps) 1. 5-Don O'Neal[2] ; 2. 6-Jonathan Davenport[14] ; 3. 1-Josh Richards[10] ; 4. 44M-Chris Madden[6] ; 5. 1m-Mike Mataragas[1] ; 6. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [4] ; 7. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[9] ; 8. 28M-Jimmy Mars[3] ; 9. 39-Tim McCreadie[12] ; 10. 101-Casey Roberts[13] ; 11. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [8] ; 12. 240-Doug Drown[7] ; 13. 22-Chris Ferguson[18] ; 14. 17M-Dale McDowell[20] ; 15. 1V-Vic Hill[5] ; 16. 17D-Zack Dohm[22] ; 17. 4-Cody Mahoney[24] ; 18. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[17] ; 19. 48L-Tim Lance[21] ; 20. 51-Joey Moriarty[15] ; 21. 39T-Rob Toland[19] ; 22. 212-Josh Putnam[16] ; 23. 18x-Michael Page[11] ; 24. 4BG-Bob Gardner[23] Twin 25 Feature 2 (Odd) - (25 Laps) 1. 3-Matt Miller[2] ; 2. 18-Shannon Babb[6] ; 3. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [1] ; 4. 21-Billy Moyer[11] ; 5. 25C-Shane Clanton[7] ; 6. 32-Chris Simpson[10] ; 7. 7W-Ricky Weiss[8] ; 8. D8-Dustin Linville[12] ; 9. 91-Tyler Erb[5] ; 10. 50-Shanon Buckingham[3] ; 11. 71H-Hudson O'neal[4] ; 12. C9-Steve Casebolt[13] ; 13. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[17] ; 14. 40B-Kyle Bronson[14] ; 15. 14M-Morgan Bagley[18] ; 16. 88-Andrew Reaume[24]
  10. Driver Dies from Injuries Sustained in Crash at Eldora Speedway ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 10, 2016) - Dirt Late Model racer Shane Unger died Saturday night at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio, where he was transported following a multi-car crash at Eldora Speedway. Unger, a DIRTcar Racing member from Rossburg, Ohio, was 35 years old. During a late restart in the second heat race at the DIRTcar-sanctioned World 100, Unger was involved in a multi-car crash in Turn 3 of the half-mile oval. Emergency crews quickly attended to Unger and placed him in an ambulance to transport him to the hospital. The Unger family has conveyed their appreciation of the prayers and support expressed by the racing community, and requests their privacy be respected at this time. Darke County Coroners Office is leading the investigation.
  11. Local 358-Modified Star Gage Morin Captures Cornwall CORNWALL, Ont - Sunday, September 4, 2016 - Local star Gage Morin captured the biggest event of the year at his home track. The driver of the #16 machine took the lead on lap 13 and repeated the feature from 2015 by winning the DIRTcar 358-Modified series event at Cornwall. "I have a great car, but this race was nerve racking. 125 laps is a long race, and I am tired," proclaimed Morin after resisting numerous charges from runner up Chris Raabe. "I can't thank my crew enough, and also my grandfather, who is pretty proud at the moment," continued Morin in reference to longtime track promoter Ron Morin. Throwing everything to Morin, the second place finisher Chris Raabe was also all smiles in the post-race interview: "It is always fun to have a great car to drive and finally win this track championship as we came close in the past, but the driver was not able to close the deal,'' stated Raabe, the new Cornwall track champion in 2016. Jordan McCreadie and David Hebert were on the top row of the Bandit Motorsports Canadian Nationals 125-lap finale. Hebert took a commanding lead over McCreadie with Tommy Flannigan running in third. Hebert slowed in turn 4, and caution came out on lap 14. On the restart, Morin took the lead as Raabe made his way to second with McCreadie sliding to third. A side-by-side battle continued between Morin and Raabe for several laps. The caution came out due to debris on the speedway on lap 42. McCreadie pulled his 9j machine into the infield. When the race was back in action the leaders quickly got into heavy traffic on lap 55, and Raabe pulled closer to Morin as Mike Bowman put his 71 machine into the infield and caution was out on lap 61. Action started back on lap 65 as Yan Bussiere and Roy Delormier came together in turn 1, which brought up the lap 75 pit stop. The race resumed after the mandatory stop, and both Morin and Raabe resumed the battle for the lead. As both drivers got into slower traffic, Mario Clair was able to get close in on them as an accident occurred on lap 92 in turn 2. When the green lights were back Morin stayed first. Raabe tried everything to pass him, but the leader resisted as Carey Terrance made his way to the top 4 with less than 20 lap remaining. A accident with 7 laps to go sent Michael Parent upside down and Flannigan reeling. On the restart, Terrance moved up to third, passing Clair. Tyler MacPherson and David Hebert got together below the flag stand bringing the race to a green-white-checker situation. Morin led the final race capturing this event for a second year in a row over Raabe, and Terrance finished third. The series will remain close to Cornwall as it crosses the Cornwall Island bridge and heads to Mohawk International Raceway in less than two weeks on Friday, September 16, and then the following night at Autodrome Granby. DIRTcar 358 Modified Series Race #3 Cornwall Motor Speedway, September 4, 2016 Rutters Elevators & Pioneer Hi-Bred 125 Feature Results: Gage Morin, Chris Raabe, Carey Terrance, Mario Clair, Steve Bernard, Kyle Dingwall, Bobby Herrington, Dominic Dufault, Corey Wheeler, Joey Ladouceur, Danny Bilodeau, Steve Bernier, Mike Maresca, Mathieu Boisvert, Chris Herbison, Brian McDonald, Lance Willix, Joel Doiron, David Hebert, Zach Aubertine, Tyler McPherson, Gabriel Richer, Tommy Flannigan, Michael Parent, Tim O'Brien, Danny O'Brien, Yan Bussiere, Roy Delormier, Mike Bowman, Jordan McCreadie; LAP LEADERS: Hebert (1-13), Morin (14-125) Heat Races (8 laps, top 3 went to redraw, 5 to feature) #1: Gage Morin, Steve Bernard, Yan Bussiere, Kyle Dingwall, Carey Terrance, Mike Bowman, Zach Aubertine, Marc Therrien #2: Steve Bernier, Tim O'Brien, Mario Clair, Joel Doiron, Tyler McPherson, Chris Herbison, Eric Landry, Brian McDonald, #3: Bobby Herrington, David Hebert, Chris Raabe, Gabriel Richer, Lance Willix, Mike Maresca, Roger Levesque, Francois Bellemare, Roy Delormier #4: Tommy Flannigan, Danny O'Brien, Jordan McCreadie, Dominic Dufault, Michael Parent, Dany Bilodeau, Joey Ladouceur, Mathieu Boisvert, David Papineau Upcoming DIRTcar 358-Modified Series Schedule Sept. 16 Mohawk International Speedway Sept. 17 Autodrome Granby Sept. 23 LeRPM Speedway Sept. 24 Autodrome Drummond Oct. 5 Weedsport Speedway Oct. 6 Brewerton Speedway Oct. 8 Oswego Speedway NAPA Super DIRT Week Oct. 14 Brockville Speedway Martin Pelletier Dominates the DIRTcar Sportsman Series race at Cornwall CORNWALL, Ont - Sunday, September 4, 2016 - Sportsman star Martin Pelletier took the lead on lap 18 and never looked back, becoming the fourth driver to win on the tour in 2016. "The track was slick, and I was able to bring my car up and stick it there," said Pelletier from the winners circle. "We will make a decision this week if we are going to Niagara, but we will make a big portion of the series." Louie Jackson was the early leader in the DIRTcar Sportsman Race for the Cure as points leader Shane Pecore moved up to second with Gabriel Cyr running in third. Pelletier started to make some noise by lap 10 as he passed Cyr for third and found something on the high lane, passing both Pecore and Jackson before he got the lead on lap 18. Pelletier started to pull away from the field in heavy traffic as the feature picked up some great momentum. Pelletier had Jackson on his back bumper with 15 lap to go. Pelletier brushed off the challenges from Jackson and collected the win over Jackson and Pecore. The 50-lap event went caution free and lasted only 13 minutes! The DIRTcar Sportsman series will have a busy next weekend heading into the beautiful Niagara region for three nights in a row with stops at Ramsomville Speedway on Friday, Merrittville on Saturday and Humberstone on Sunday. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Race #4 Cornwall Motor Speedway, September 4, 2016 Rutters Elevators & Pioneer Hi-Bred 50 Feature Results: Martin Pelletier, Louie Jackson, Shane Pecore, Jonathon Ferguson, Gabriel Cyr, Adam Rozon, Tyler Givogue, Ryan Stabler, Tristan Draper, Mathieu Bardier, Dave Rogers, Emmanuel St-Denis, Dave Marcuccilli, Thomas Cook, Steve Morris, Scott McGill, Jessica Power, Brianna Ladouceur, Mike Stacey, Bryan Cloutier, Moise Page, Derek Cryderman, Justin Lalancette, Ron Davis III, Alex Lajoie, Felix Murray, Michael Richard, Gilles Godard, Martin Hebert, Chris Cunningham, Ryan Scott, Ryan Comeau Upcoming DIRTcar Sportsman Series Schedule Sept. 9 Ransomville Speedway Sept. 10 Merrittville Speedway Sept. 11 Humberstone Speedway Sept. 16 Brewerton Speedway Sept. 17 Mohawk Speedway Sept. 23 LeRPM Speedway Sept. 24 Brighton Speedway Drivers drop four worst finishes from above Sept. 30 Fulton Speedway Oct. 1 Fulton Speedway Oct. 5 Weedsport Speedway Oct. 6 Brewerton Speedway Oct. 9 Oswego Speedway Oct. 15 Brockville Speedway For more information visit DIRTcar Racing.
  12. All-New World Short Track Championships Takes Center Stage at the Dirt Track at Charlotte - Joins the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals for two huge weeks of dirt racing CONCORD, N.C. - Aug. 3, 2016 - The World Short Track Championships, an all-new, three-day event featuring the best weekly racers from throughout the United States, was announced today by DIRTcar Racing. The event, hosted at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.), Thursday, Oct. 20 to Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, will put on the center stage nine divisions in pursuit of a purse in excess of $120,000 The mega event takes place the weekend before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, creating two-weeks of can't miss, season-ending action featuring all of dirt racing's top drivers, series and divisions. "The World Short Track Championships is sure to be 'lots of laps' and 'lots of fun' giving weekly drivers from nine different divisions the chance to stand on the big stage at Charlotte," said World Racing Group CEO Brian Carter. "This massive event will make Charlotte the epi-center of dirt track racing in the United States and bring the best and brightest from around the country together for two incredible weeks." Participating divisions at the World Short Track Championships are: DIRTcar/SECA Pro Late Models - A full-bodied late model with a Chevrolet Performance 604 engine DIRTcar UMP Modified - Open wheeled modifieds as raced in all of North America DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds - Northeast open-wheel modified with center steer Northeast modified body style with Chevrolet Performance 602 engines DIRTcar/SECA Pro Modifieds - Open wheel Modifieds with a Chevrolet Performance 602 engine. 360 Sprint Cars -Winged Sprint cars with 360 cubic inch engines DIRTcar Pro-Sprints - Winged sprint cars with Chevrolet Performance 602 engines SECA Crate Sportsman - Full-bodied American stock car with Chevrolet Performance 602 engine MMSA Mini-Stocks - Monster Mini Stock Association 4-cylinder stock cars FWD/Hornets - Front wheel drive sports compacts modified for dirt track racing Each entry will receive a free pit camping permit in the pit area for the entire weekend and an invitation to the Friday night bonfire worthy of a true homecoming. Competitor registration for the World Short Track Championships opens on Thursday, Oct. 20 at noon. "Nowhere else in the World can you see this many dirt racing divisions housed at one track for such a huge weekend," said DIRTcar Racing Director of Series and Sanctioning Sam Driggers. "We are excited to be able showcase everything from late models to 4 cylinders, winged sprint cars to Northeast Sportsman Modifieds at the Charlotte Dirt Track " Thursday's slate of events will feature a four-hour open practice with rotating divisions. On Friday, there will be qualifying events for all divisions with six of the nine divisions running all-star invitational features. Saturday though will be unlike any other event in the country, with all nine divisions competing for an inaugural World Short Track Championship victory. Complete competitor information, including division payouts, will be available on Aug. 22 by visiting DIRTcar.com.
  13. Levi Kissinger Scores Birthday Win at Fairbury Prairie Dirt Classic - Nick Hoffman honored as Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Champion FAIRBURY, Ill. - July 31, 2016 - The 2016 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals went out with a bang on Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway as Levi Kissinger scored a birthday win at the Prairie Dirt Classic and Nick Hoffman claimed the series championship, his first. Kissinger, who started the night's feature in third, hung tough throughout muchof the 40 laps, biding his time to take on Jeff Leka who led through much of the FALS feature. Through the closing laps, Kissinger took over the top spot and celebrated his 29th birthday with a $5,000 victory. Kissinger joined a stout field of competitors who stood in victory lane throughout the season, in capturing his first Modified Nationals victory of the year. Joining in the festivities on Saturday night was Mooresville, N.C.'s Nick Hoffman who continued his phenomenal season by holding off the reigning champion Mike Harrison to score his first ever Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship. Hoffman shot out of the gate on the rain-delayed opening night at Kankakee and despite being challenged late by Harrison, was the class of the field through the month-long stretch. Hoffman, who won six times throughout the grueling summer season finished 13th on Saturday night. The accolades add to a year that has included numerous wins and a DIRTcar Nationals title and the coveted 'Big Gator' trophy. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Fairbury American Legion Speedway; Fairbury, Ill. A-Main: 1. 8K-Levi Kissinger; 2. 16C-Josh Harris; 3. 3L-Jeff Leka; 4. 25-Tyler Nicely; 5. 41M-Brent Mullins; 6. 18C-Matt Cooper; 7. 24H-Mike Harrison; 8. 22S-Chad Kinder; 9. 96M-Mike McKinney; 10. 77-Ray Bollinger; 11. 18L-Jeffery Ledford; 12. 35S-David Stremme; 13. 2-Nick Hoffman; 14. 10Y-Trent Young; 15. 7L-Jay Ledford; 16. 28-Rodney Standerfer; 17. 12-Jeff Curl; 18. 96-Cory Daugherty; 19. 13-Luke Gash; 20. 5-Steven Brooks; 21. 12LL-Lucas Lee; 22. 83-Nathan Balensiefen; 23. 111-Curt Spalding; 24. D1-Lance Dehm
  14. Jon Henry Scores at Oakshade as Bobby Pierce Wins the Championship - Pierce walks away with championship after a dominating season WAUSEON, Ohio - July 16, 2016 - Jon Henry dominated the DIRTcar Summer Nationals finale at Oakshade Raceway on Saturday night as he scored the 18th Annual Birthday Race. As Henry of Ada, Ohio, celebrated his race win, 19-year-old Bobby Pierce celebrated his second straight series championship. Henry started the night's feature on the outside pole and quickly took control of the race. Henry held off Jason Feger, who took the previous night's win and Pierce who charged into second late in the race. Through three restarts Henry easily dispatched his competition and even with lapped traffic late in the feature, Henry crossed the finish line nearly two seconds ahead of Pierce, who finished in second. The $10,000 victory is the biggest of Henry's career. "It's unreal," Henry said. "It's something I always dreamed to do… it's very emotional, to be honest with you. It doesn't really sink in, but it's gonna sink in probably here soon - tomorrow and the next week and the next month - that we were able to accomplish something that we've always wanted to do and in front of a great crowd." For Pierce, the second place finish wrapped up a dominating season that saw him in victory lane 10 times, score three of the five weekly championships and easily secure the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship, his second straight. "I wanted to get that last (win) so I could be 50/50 (11 wins in 22 features), but it's been a great Hell Tour," Pierce said. "It's really cool to do it again. There's a lot of competition with this series, and venturing out to other places… not only did we win the championship, but we ran really good at a lot of tracks that I'm not really used to running at. I'm pretty proud of the team and everyone who helped us out." Pierce is the first repeat Summer Nationals champion since Dennis Erb Jr. won three in a row from 2007 to 2009. He also became just the fifth driver in Summer Nationals history to cross over the double-digit win mark, joining greats Shannon Babb, Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer and Don O'Neal. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio A-Main: 1. Jon Henry (Ada, OH), 2. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 3. Matt Miller (Findlay, OH), 4. Kent Robinson (Bloomington, IN), 5. Wayne Chinn (Bradford, OH), 6. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 7. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 8. Brian Ruhlman (Clarklake, MI), 9. Devin Shiels (Britton, MI), 10. Devin Moran (Dresden, OH), 11. Steve Kester (Holland, OH), 12. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 13. Casey Noonan (Toledo, OH), 14. Rob Anderzack (Metamora, OH), 15. Rusty Schlenk (Weston, OH), 16. Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha, WI), 17. Mason Zeigler (Uniontown, PA), 18. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 19. Curtis Roberts (Coleman, MI), 20. Jeep Van Wormer (Pinconning, MI), 21. Steve Casebolt (Richmond, TN), 22. Nick Kurtz (Greenville, MI).
  15. Nick Hoffman Makes It a Weekend Sweep at Oakshade - Series returns to action on July 29 and 30 at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway WAUSEON, Ohio - July 16, 2016 - Saturday's DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature at Oakshade Speedway was again the Brian Ruhlman and Nick Hoffman show - and again, it was Nick Hoffman who came out on top. Ruhlman started on the front row and quickly pulled to the lead. It took Hoffman slightly more time to clear for second, but once he did, the two leaders pulled away from the field. A mid-race restart gave Hoffman the shot he needed - when the green flag flew Hoffman took the highline and battled around Ruhlman. Hoffman maneuvered through traffic late and held off Ruhlman through a restart to sweep the weekend double-header at Oakshade Raceway. The win is sixth of the season for Hoffman who leads the series points going into the final events. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on July 29 and 30 at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway as the tour kicks off a double-header with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio A-Main: 1. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 2. Brian Ruhlman (Clarklake, MI), 3. Randy Lines (Marion, IN), 4. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 5. Jared Guinn (Hudsonville, MI), 6. Jeff Koz (Lima, OH), 7. Zachary Schroeder (Findlay, OH), 8. Josh Scott (Grand Rapids, OH), 9. Taylor Cook (Stanley, NC), 10. Hillard Miller (Defiance, OH), 11. Brandon Vaughan (Spencerville, OH), 12. Jerry Bowersock (Wapka, OH), 13. Scott Gordeman (Findlay, OH), 14. Craig Dippman (Oregon, OH), 15. Justin Coulter (Leamington, ON), 16. Bill Keeler (Rawson, OH), 17. Derrick Noffsinger (Continental, OH), 18. Mitch Bailey (North Judson, IN), 19. Terry Rushlow (Holland, MI), 20. Jon Horner (Napoleon, OH), 21. Kory Maurice (Grant, MI), 22. John McClure (Clarksville, MI).
  16. Nick Hoffman Scores in Oakshade Opener - Returns to Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory lane for the first time since July 5 WAUSEON, Ohio - July 15, 2016 - Nick Hoffman had some work to do in the opener of the first ever DIRT Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals double-header at Oakshade Raceway on Friday night as had to battle past a hard-charging Brian Ruhlman and Cory Daugherty to score his series-leading fifth win of the tour. The current points leader started back in the field but made easy work of several of his competitors. Cory Daugherty put up a several lap fight but Hoffman battled around. Then he started to reel in Ruhlman as Ruhlman closed in on the tail of the field. Through traffic, Ruhlman opened a lane on the bottom for Hoffman to get around. Ruhlman tried to run him back down but Hoffman held him off. Through the closing laps and a late restart, Hoffman continued to be the class of the field. "That was a huge stepping stone toward this deal," said Hoffman, of Mooresville, N.C., about his pursuit of the DIRTcar Modified Nationals championship. "After last night, I thought we had a really good piece and then made the wrong adjustments before the feature and just got our butt kicked. We were really good tonight. Ruhlman ran me hard in the feature but I knew I had the perfect racecar for this type of condition. We've just got to get another one tomorrow, keep everything in one piece and see what we can do." The points battle between Hoffman and reigning series champion Mike Harrison remains tight as the series grinds through its final races. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Saturday, July 16 for the second night of the first ever Summit Modified Nationals double-header at Oakshade Speedway. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio A-Main: 1. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 2. Brian Ruhlman (Clarklake, MI), 3. Zachary Schroeder (Findlay, OH), 4. Randy Lines (Marion, IN), 5. Jared Guinn (Hudsonville, MI), 6. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 7. Scott Gordeman (Findlay, OH), 8. Taylor Cook (Stanley, NC), 9. Kory Maurice (Grant, MI), 10. Hillard Miller (Defiance, OH), 11. Justin Coulter (Leamington, ON), 12. Derrick Noffsinger (Continental, OH), 13. Josh Lolmaugh (Columbia City, IN), 14. Bill Keeler (Rawson, OH), 15. Craig Dippman (Oregon, OH), 16. Jason Jones (Angola, IN), 17. John Gamber (Wauseon, OH), 18. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound, IL), 19. Brandon Ordway (Defiance, OH), 20. Jon Horner (Napoleon, OH), 21. Jack Waldfogel (Wauseon, OH), 22. Josh Wilkerson.
  17. Three for Jason Feger with Oakshade Win - With an insurmountable championship points lead, Bobby Pierce feels relief WAUSEON, Ohio - July 15, 2016 - Jason Feger rebounded Friday night at Oakshade Raceway, beating Ryan Unzicker who get the better of him the night before and claiming his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of the season. Feger started on the outside pole and jumped out to the early lead but Unzicker ran him down and battled past him on lap 15. Feger, not wanting a repeat of the night before at Merritt, wheeled the car into turns one and two on lap 16 and took back the top spot. Through the remaining distance Feger had his hands full with Unzicker right behind, but this time it was Feger celebrating in victory lane. "I told him he got his (victory) last night, so he had to share," Feger said of Unzicker. "I knew the top was good, but it's just a lot easier to make a mistake up there… I felt like I was better up the track, but I figured, if somebody's gonna pss me, I'm gonna make them go around me on the outside." Points leader Bobby Pierce closed out the night with a third-place finish as he stares at his second straight DIRTcar Summer Nationals title. "This year, at this race, compared to last year, it's just completely differet," Pierce said. "Last year I just remember pacing around, thinking not to make any mistakes. We won by 10 points last year and this year we've got a (big) lead so... no pressure." The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Friday night at Oakshade Speedway in Wauseon, Ohio for the first night of a double-header. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio A-Main: 1. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 2. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 3. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 4. Jon Henry (Ada, OH), 5. Devin Moran (Dresden, OH), 6. Matt Miller (Findlay, OH), 7. Mike Bores (Bellevue, OH), 8. Devin Shiels (Britton, MI), 9. Rusty Schlenk (Weston, OH), 10. Jeep Van Wormer (Pinconning, MI), 11. Brian Ruhlman (Clarklake, MI), 12. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 13. Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha, WI), 14. Mike Benedun (Salem, WV), 15. Casey Noonan (Toledo, OH), 16. Brad Eitniear (Wauseon, OH), 17. Larry Kingseed (Attica, OH), 18. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 19. Greg Walters (Banks, OR), 20. Nick Kurtz (Greenville, MI), 21. Kent Robinson (Bloomington, IN), 22. Steve Kester (Holland, OH).
  18. David Mielke Scores Merritt Speedway Win - The series returns to action on Friday at Oakshade Speedway LAKE CITY, Mich. - July 14, 2016 - David Mielke battled Nick Hoffman through the first half of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature at Merritt Speedway on Thursday night and came out on top for his first win of the season. Hoffman led the field to the green flag as Mielke bided his time. Mielke finally got his chance, battling past Hoffman on the bottom side to take over the lead. As Hoffman faded, Mielke expanded his lead on the field. Chad Bauer tried to run down Mielke but was not able to take the position. Mielke is the 10th different winner on the Summer Nationals tour this season. Bauer finished second with Aaron Morey in third and Hoffman in the fourth. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Friday, July 15 for the first of a double-header at Oakshade Speedway in Wauseon, Ohio. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Merritt Speedway; Lake City, Mich. A-Main: 1. David Mielke (Gladwin, MI), 2. Chad Bauer (Farwell, Mi), 3. Aaron Morey (West Olive, MI), 4. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 5. Joe Rokos (Interlochen, MI), 6. Dave Baker (Grand Rapids, MI), 7. Jacob Poel (Spring Lake, MI), 8. Jared Guinn (Hudsonville, MI), 9. Taylor Wiles (Hubbardston, MI), 10. Collin Thirlby (Traverse City, MI), 11. Larry Cade (Buckley, MI), 12. Jeff Cade (Buckley, MI), 13. Brett Banning (West Branch, MI), 14. Josh Lolmaugh (Columbia City, IN), 15. Bob Baldwin (Bangor, MI), 16. Paul Johnson (Arcadea, MI), 17. Scott Payton (Gaylord, MI), 18. Drew Wilkerson (Ravenna, MI), 19. Kyle Novak (Traverse City, MI), 20. Corey Bevard (Union City, MI), 21. Rick Gokee (Owosso, WI), 22. Cody Bauer (Farwell, MI),
  19. Ryan Unzicker Holds off Feger, Pierce for Summer Nationals Win at Merritt - The series kicks off its final two nights with a double-header at Oakshade Speedway on Friday LAKE CITY, Mich. - July 14, 2016 - Ryan Unzicker was up front throughout Thursday night's Summer Nationals event at Merritt Speedway, but Jason Feger did not make his second series win this year easy. Unzicker started on the pole with points leader and reigning series champion Bobby Pierce on his outside. Pierce slipped back early as Feger charged. Through the late portions of the feature, Feger pulled even with Unzicker twice as he worked his way through traffic. Unzicker managed to maintain the top spot and once he cleared the traffic, he pulled away from Feger. Pierce rallied late, battling past Feger and taking the second spot. "I seen him coming off of turn two one time," Unzicker said of the charging Feger. "I never really saw him on the inside, never really felt the pressure on the inside, but I seen him on the outside there on lap 26 and we just tried to drop the hammer again and get going." Unzicker has one other win this season at Clarksville Speedway on June 28. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Friday night at Oakshade Speedway in Wauseon, Ohio for the first night of a double-header. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Merritt Speedway; Lake City, Mich. A-Main: 1. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 2. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 3. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 4. Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha, WI), 5. Travis Stemler (Ionia, MI), 6. Ryan Vanderveen (Six Lakes, MI), 7. Richard Neiser (Fruitport, MI), 8. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 9. Nick Kurtz (Greenville, MI), 10. Chad Foster (McBain, MI), 11. Sam Epling (Bancroft, MI), 12. Garrett Wiles (Hubbardston, MI), 13. Michael Luberda (AuGres, MI), 14. Chris Brindley (West Branch, MI), 15. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 16. Greg Walters (Banks, OR), 17. Bob Mayer (Holland, OH), 18. Jarrett Rendel (Clayton, MI), 19. Greg Gokey (Buckley, MI), 20. Eric Spangler (Lake City, MI), 21. Bobby Timmer (McBain, MI), 22. Curt Spalding (Hartford, MI),
  20. Ray Bollinger Rebounds to Score Summit Modified Nationals Win at Quincy - The series returns to action on Tuesday at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway QUINCY, Ill. - July 10, 2016 - One night after Mike Harrison denied Ray Bollinger his third DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season, Bollinger returned to victory lane with a win at Quincy Raceways. Bollinger started on the feature pole and fought a fierce battle early with Kenny Wallace. Just before the midway point, Wallace took the lead as the two drivers worked their way through traffic. Wallace built the gap on Bollinger but as he worked to get around a lapped car, Wallace caught a tire on the bottom of the track and lost the lead with a damaged car. Bollinger, back in the lead worked to hold off Michael Long through the closing laps. The win was the third of the Summit Modified Nationals season for Bollinger. Long finished in second with Ray Walsh in third. Wallace closed out the night with a 16th place finish. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action for the final countdown of the 2016 season on Tuesday as the series takes on Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Quincy Raceways; Quincy, Ill. A-Main: 1. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 2. Michael Long (Fowler, IL), 3. Ray Walsh (St Louis, MO), 4. Shawn Deering (Quincy, IL), 5. Donovan Lodge (Andover, IL), 6. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 7. Rick Conoyer (St Peters, MO), 8. Spencer Havermale (Quincy, IL), 9. Kevin Blackburn (Fulton, MO), 10. Frankie Wellman (Quincy, IL), 11. Kevin Tomlinson (New London, MO), 12. Charles Baker (Labelle, MO), 13. Russ Coultas (Bluffs, IL), 14. Craig Spegal (New London, MO), 15. Darin Weisinger (Meadow, IL), 16. Kenny Wallace (Concord, NC), 17. Joey Gower (Quincy, IL), 18. Kelly Bartz (Quincy, IL).
  21. Double Digits for Bobby Pierce with Quincy Win - The series takes Monday off as it returns to action for its final Champions Week on Tuesday at Plymouth Speedway QUINCY, Ill. - July 10, 2016 - Bobby Pierce did something Sunday night few before him have done - he scored his 10th DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season after a battle with Tyler Erb at Quincy Raceways. Pierce, the 19-year-old from Oakwood, Ill., became just the fifth driver in Summer Nationals history to reach double-digit wins in a single season. Erb, also 19 years old, started on the pole but it was Pierce with his smooth line around the track that took the early lead. Erb looked for a way around and with Pierce survived a mid-race crash in front of them, but was never able to get around. "It was a different Quincy Raceway tonight," Pierce said. "They kind of refigured the race track and made it a lot less banked. It was really bottom dominant." "When we took the lead that early, I was like, 'all right, just settle down here and try to find a smooth line around the race track.' And then, once we kind of got rolling there… it got pretty simple to just stay down there and try not to make a little mistake, and it worked out for us." Shannon Babb, in 2006, was the last driver to score 10 or more wins in a single season. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Tuesday for the final countdown of events and the Champions Week at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Quincy Raceways; Quincy, Ill. A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Tyler Erb (New Waverly, TX), 3. Michael Kloos (Trenton, IL), 4. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 5. Dustin Griffin (Camp Point, IL), 6. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 7. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 8. Jason Perry (Payson, IL), 9. Mark Burgtorf (Quincy, IL), 10. Denny Woodworth (Mendon, IL), 11. Justin Reed (Camp Point, IL), 12. Bo Brockway (Glasford, IL), 13. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 14. Clint Kirkham (Camden, IL), 15. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 16. Cliff Powell (Hannibal, MO), 17. John Gardner Jr (Germantown Hills, IL), 18. Terry Wilson (Bowling Green, MO), 19. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO).
  22. Harrison Battles Bollinger for Summit Modified Nationals Win at Highland - Harrison picks up his second win of the season HIGHLAND, Ill. – July 9, 2016 – Mike Harrison and Ray Bollinger did battle throughout much of Saturday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Highland Speedway. When the green flag fell, Harrison jumped out to an early lead with Bollinger hot on his tail. Bollinger, searching for a line. About midway through the feature, Bollinger found the line and got around Harrison. The reigning series champion was not done though as he kept up the pressure on Bollinger. Thorugh a late restart, Harrison stayed tight and on the final lap, Harrison made contact with Bollinger down the back straight sending Bollinger into the wall. Bollinger was forced to retire for the night. Through the final restart, Harrison easily held off Josh Russell and Ricky Conoyer to score his second DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Sunday night at Quincy Raceways. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Highland Speedway; Highland, Ill. A-Main: 1. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL), 2. Josh Russell (Dittmer, MO), 3. Rick Conoyer (St Peters, MO), 4. Jordan Bauer (Highland, IL), 5. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL), 6. Ray Walsh (St Louis, MO), 7. Gary Bentley (St Peters, MO), 8. Rob Lee (Sorento, IL), 9. Jeff Buss (Carlyle, IL), 10. Chris Smith (Highland, IL), 11. Tyler Deibert (Highland, IL), 12. John Clippinger (Evansville, IN), 13. Brian Bielong (Summerfield, IL), 14. Chase Copeland (Paducah, KY), 15. Blake Thompson (Troy, IL), 16. Zeb Moake (Freeburg, IL), 17. Luke Gash (Chebanse, IL), 18. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 19. Craig Kern (Vandalia, IL), 20. Chad Sellers (Breese, IL), 21. Josh Harris (Utica, KY), 22. Lucas Lee (Paris, TN)
  23. Jason Feger Cruises to Farmer City Summer Nationals Win - Scores his fourth straight podium finish FARMER CITY, Ill. - July 8, 2016 - Jason Feger continued his recent string of success Friday night at Farmer City Raceway as he scored his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory in four days. Feger started back in ninth, but made steady progress through the field and battled past Devin Gilpin with 10 laps to go. Through the end of the feature, Feger held off Ryan Unzicker, who has one win on the season and Tim Manville, who powered forward from a 20th place starting position. The win was the fourth straight podium finish for Feger on the tour. Unzicker finished in second with Manville in third, Gilpin in fourth and Billy Moyer in fifth. Series points leader Bobby Pierce closed out the night in sixth. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Saturday night at Highland Speedway in Highland, Ill. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill. A-Main: 1. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 2. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 3. Tim Manville (Troy, IL), 4. Devin Gilpin (Columbus, IN), 5. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR), 6. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 7. Kent Robinson (Bloomington, IN), 8. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 9. Mckay Wenger (Fairbury, IL), 10. Scott Schmitt (Tonica, IL), 11. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 12. Joe Harlan (El Paso, IL), 13. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 14. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 15. Russ Adams (Princeville, IL), 16. Jay Morris (Watseka, IL), 17. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 18. Daniel Flessner (Roberts, IL), 19. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL), 20. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 21. Mike Glasscock (LeRoy, IL), 22. Don Hammer (Clinton, IL). Hard Charger: Nathan Balensiefen
  24. Lady Luck Blesses Bobby Pierce in Macon Speedway Win - The series returns to action on Friday at Farmer City Raceway MACON, Ill. - July 7, 2016 - Kevin Weaver was poised to win Thursday night at Macon Speedway but bad luck sidelined him, giving red-hot Bobby Pierce another DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Jason Feger led the feature early with Weaver hot on his tail. Weaver took over the top spot from Feger on lap 25 and led big until mechanical issues sidelined Weaver on lap 38. Weaver's bad luck was Pierce's good luck as inherited the lead and through the remaining laps pulled away from the field. "That's what it takes to get this many wins. You've got to have luck," Pierce said. "You can be running first and break like Weaver did. He was super fast tonight. I was just kind of waiting for the track to slick off a little bit. I was just kind of biding my time, but he was really fast. I was going to be pretty worried." Feger finished in second with Bob Gardner in third, Chuck Mitchell in fourth and Daryn Klein in fifth. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Macon Speedway; Macon, Ill. A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 3. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 4. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville, IL), 5. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights, IL), 6. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 7. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 8. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 9. Joseph Hughs (Springfield, IL), 10. Jake Little (Springfield, IL), 11. Roben Huffman (Clinton, IL), 12. Dean Carpenter (Coldwater, MS), 13. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 14. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains, IL), 15. Don Hammer (Clinton, IL), 16. Matt Taylor (Springfield, IL), 17. Danny Smith (Argenta, IL), 18. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 19. MCKay Wenger (Fairbury, IL), 20. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 21. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX), 22. Jim Black (Bonne Terre, MO), 23. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL). Hard Charger: Jake Little.
  25. It’s Bobby Pierce on Top at Peoria - The series returns to action on Thursday at Macon Speedway PEORIA, Ill. - July 6, 2016 - Bobby Pierce battled Kevin Weaver to score his eighth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season on Wednesday night at Peoria Speedway. Weaver, who started on the outside front row, jumped out to the early lead but Pierce caught him as he began working through traffic. With Pierce out front, Weaver began a three-way battle for second with Billy Moyer and Jason Feger. Pierce successfully navigated through traffic and notched his second victory of Independence Week as he continues his dominating run through Summer Nationals. "It's just so hard to pass here because you swing out to the wall," Pierce said. "If you've got a run on the top, then you always have to check up for the other person. I was trying to make a bottom lane work and (Weaver) got in there and washed up a little bit and got stuck behind the lapped car and I got under there. Peoria's a racetrack where you've got to expect a lot of cars," Pierce said. "I'm just glad we got another win. It's really awesome. The car was great tonight." Weaver closed out the night in second with Feger in third, Moyer in fourth and Ryan Unzicker in fifth. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Thursday night at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series' websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill. A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 3. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 4. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR), 5. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 6. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 7. Billy Drake (Lincoln, IL), 8. MCKay Wenger (Fairbury, IL), 9. Todd Bennett (Peoria, IL), 10. Scott Schmitt (Tonica, IL), 11. Roger Rebholz (Sparland, IL), 12. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 13. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 14. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 15. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 16. Bo Brockway (Glasford, IL), 17. Jeremy Conaway (Springfield, IL), 18. Jim Black (Bonne Terre, MO), 19. Jason Wagner (Deer Creek, IL), 20. Russ Adams (Princeville, IL), 21. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 22. Charles Hess (Peoria, IL). Hard Charger: Scott Schmitt.
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