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  1. Kenny Wallace Knocks Down Peoria Win - The series returns to action on Thursday at Macon Speedway PEORIA, Ill. - July 6, 2016 - Kenny Wallace dominated Wednesday night's DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Peoria Speedway as he claimed his first win of the season and became the ninth different driver to stand in victory lane. Wallace started on the front row with reigning series champion Mike Harrison, but quickly jumped out to the lead. Very quickly he had to contend with a charging Levi Kissinger. A caution came out with 10 laps to go which added Harrison back into the mix. Through the remaining laps, Harrison fought Kissinger for second as Wallace worked to hang on to the lead. Ultimately it was Wallace across the line in first with Kissinger in second and Harrison in third. "I can tell you this, the reason I run the Summer Nationals is for these trophies," Wallace said in victory lane. "When we had that caution, I heard (Kissinger) was in second. I watched him at Brownstown and he rolled the bottom really good. I knew I had to hit my marks." The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Thursday 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 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill. A Main: 1. Kenny Wallace (Concord, NC), 2. Levi Kissinger (Mt Vernon, IN), 3. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL), 4. Mike Chasteen Jr (Creue Coeur, IL), 5. Nathan Balensiefen (Sheffield, IL), 6. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 7. Steven Brooks (New Lenox, IL), 8. Ray Walsh (St Louis, MO), 9. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 10. Dan Dozard (Peoria, IL), 11. Lucas Lee (Paris, TN), 12. Joseph Wagner (Peoira, IL), 13. Mike Brooks (Peoria, IL), 14. Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX), 15. Chris Morefield (Edwards, IL), 16. Derick Doerr (Peoria, IL), 17. Noah Faw (Bartonville, IL), 18. Chris Osborne Jr (East Peoria, IL), 19. Rick Weitekamp (Springfield, IL), 20. Shane Mecum (Ohio, IL), 21. Josh Harris (Utica, KY), 22. Rodney Bowman (Peoria, IL). Hard Charger: Chris Morefield.
  2. Ray Bollinger Gets His Win at LaSalle Speedway - The series returns to action on Tuesday at Daugherty Speedway LASALLE, Ill. - July 4, 2016 - Ray Bollinger got his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals win Monday night at LaSalle Speedway as he dominated the field. Bollinger started on the front row and through multiple restarts to start the feature, Bollinger quickly pulled away from the field. The battle farther back was more intense, as Scott Heeren, Kenny Wallace, Nick Hoffman and Lucas Lee battle back and forth, trading positions two through five. Past halfway, Lee pulled away from the battle and began running down Bollinger closing the distance to under two seconds but with two laps to go, Lee jumped the cushion and got into the wall, erasing his chance. The win is the first for Bollinger this season with the Summit Modified Nationals. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Tuesday at Daugherty 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; LaSalle Speedway; LaSalle, Ill. A Main: 1. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 2. Lucas Lee (Paris, TN), 3. Kenny Wallace (Concord, NC), 4. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 5. Scott Heeren (Forreston, IL), 6. Nathan Balensiefen (Sheffield, IL), 7. Luke Gash (Chebanse, IL), 8. Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX), 9. Nicholas Lueth (Grand Ridge, IL), 10. Chris Osborne Jr (East Peoria, IL), 11. Travis Kohler (Morris, IL), 12. Mike McKinney (Plainfield, IL), 13. Austin Lynn (Mason City, IL), 14. Jacob Waterman (Milan, IL), 15. Paul Miles (Owensboro, KY), 16. Josh Smith (Depue, IL), 17. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 18. Tim Hamburg (Dixon, IL), 19. Rodney Bowman (Peoria, IL), 20. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL), 21. Bob Pohlman (Oaklawn, IL), 22. Roger Martin (Monticello, AR), 23. MIke Simons (Genoa City, WI). Hard Charger: Austin Lynn
  3. Bobby Pierce Continues to Roll with LaSalle Win - The series returns to action at Daugherty Speedway on Tuesday LASALLE, Ill. - July 4, 2016 - Bobby Pierce continued his incredible run through the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at LaSalle Speedway on Monday night as he charged through the field and got past leader Kevin Weaver on the final lap to score seventh win of the season. "It was awesome," Pierce said. "I think this was my first last-lap, last-corner pass to win the race. Me and Kevin had an awesome race." Frank Heckenast Jr. led early with Bob Gardner battling around him on lap seven for the lead. One lap later though, Weaver took advantage of Gardner jumping the cushion and retained the lead. Pierce, the night's Hard Charger, was advancing through the field. By the time the final caution of the night flew with four laps to go, Pierce made his move. "Starting 12th, I didn't think I'd get through there that early, but the bottom was just so good. I thought about the middle to the top, it tested it on the caution, just warming up the tire. It felt like it was kind of loose up there. About a lap and a half to go, my dad motioned me up finally. I was like, 'well, I'll try it out.' And it worked out." Pierce continues to lead the Summer Nationals points standings and kicks off the week three Independence Tour on top of the charts. Weaver finished second with Heckenast in third, Joey Coulter in fourth and Gardner in fifth. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action Tuesday night at Daugherty Speedway in Boswell, Ind. 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; LaSalle Speedway; LaSalle, Ill. A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 3. Frank Heckenast Jr (Frankfort, IL), 4. Joey Coulter (Union Grove, NC), 5. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 6. Rich Bell (Sheffield, IL), 7. Scott Schmitt (Tonica, IL), 8. Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha, WI), 9. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 10. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 11. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 12. Lyle Zanker (Rockford, IL), 13. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 14. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 15. John Gardner Jr (Germantown Hills, IL), 16. Austin Smith (Rome, GA), 17. Tyler Erb (New Waverly, TX), 18. Shane Clanton (Fayetteville, GA), 19. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 20. Jeremy Conaway (Springield, IL), 21. John Piccatto (Spring Valley, IL), 22. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA). Hard Charger: Bobby Pierce
  4. Rain Cancels World of Outlaws and Summer Nationals at Lincoln Speedway - DIRTcar will reschedule Lincoln Speedway for a later date LINCOLN, Ill. – July 3, 2016 – A certainty of rain throughout the day with the potential of flooding Central Illinois forced the cancellation of Sunday’s “World of Outlaws/ Hell Tour” Shootout presented by Graue Chevrolet at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill. This was going to be the first time in history the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Models and DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models stood tire-to-tire against to each other, all competing for the $10,000 purse. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals were set to be the supporting class in a night to go down in history. ”Fans would have stayed on their feet for this one,” World of Outlaws Series Director Tim Christman said. “We had an impressive lineup for this event, and we were excited to put on a great show for the fans. Unfortunately, the weather just had other plans.” Though the World of Outlaws will not be returning to Lincoln in 2016, a makeup date has been scheduled for Thursday, August 25 for the Summer Nationals squad. It will be a $5,000-to-win show; more details about the special event will be announced at a later date. ”With the weather forecast, we knew we were in trouble,” DIRTcar UMP Series Director Sam Driggers said. “We started looking at other options. More information will be released soon.” The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series will travel to Iowa to serve-up a two-day special of races at Hamilton County Speedway on Thursday, July 7 and Mason City Speedway on Friday, July 8. General Admission tickets for each show are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Pit passes are $40. Visit hamiltoncospeedway.com and masoncitymotorspeedway.com for more information. Follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series on Twitter at Twitter.com/WoOLateModels, like it on Facebook at Facebook.com/WorldofOutlawsLateModelSeries, or check out the latest videos on YouTube at Youtube.com/WorldofOutlaws.
  5. Josh Richards Scores Summer Nationals Win at Fayette County - The series returns to action on Saturday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 BROWNSTOWN, Ill. - July 1, 2016 - Josh Richards battled Brian Shirley to score his first-career Summer Nationals victory on Friday night at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. Richards took the the quick time award earlier in the night and started the feature in third. Polesitter, Tyler Erb, coming off a career-best World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series finish at Rockford Speedway, came into the night with momentum. Erb led the field early, but it was Shirley and Richards who battled forward, both drivers swapping the lead on several occasions. Richards though edged past Shirley on lap 35 for the final time and built an insurmountable lead down the stretch. "It feels really good," Richards said. "These guys are extremely tough in this area and we're kind of outsiders coming in… It was fun to go out there and race side-by-side with Shirley." Series points leader Bobby Pierce rounded out the night in 14th. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues to roll Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo. 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; Fayette County Speedway; Brownstown, Ill. A-Main: 1. Josh Richards (Shinnston, WV), 2. Brian Shirley (Chatham, IL), 3. Frank Heckenast Jr (Frankfort, IL), 4. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR), 5. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 6. Steve Casebolt (Richmond, TN), 7. Tyler Erb (New Waverly, TX), 8. Chase Junghans (Manhattan, KS), 9. Tanner English (Benton, KY), 10. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 11. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 12. Brandon Overton (Evans, GA), 13. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 14. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 15. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 16. Michael Kloos (Trenton, IL), 17. Tim Manville (Troy, IL), 18. Shane Clanton (Fayetteville, GA), 19. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 20. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL), 21. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL), 22. Billy Moyer Jr (Batesville, AR). Hard Charger: Jason Feger.
  6. Summer Nationals Rains Out at Springfield Raceway - Race will be rescheduled at a later date SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - June 30, 2016 - The DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at Springfield Raceway has been postponed due to heavy rain. The event will be rescheduled at a later date. The rain out is the third of the season for the Summer Nationals this season. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues to roll Friday night with a stop at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, 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.
  7. Bobby Pierce Returns to the Top with Belle-Clair Win - The series returns to action Thursday at Springfield Raceway BELLEVILLE, Ill. - June 30, 2016 - After rare bad luck at Clarksville Speedway on Tuesday night, Bobby Pierce rebounded on Wednesday to win at Belle-Clair Speedway and claim his sixth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Jason Feger looked to be the driver to beat early as he tried for his first Summer Nationals victory of the season. On the green, he jumped ahead of Ryan Unzicker. Through the opening laps, Unzicker tried to run down Feger and nearly had him when a caution flag flew. After the caution, Feger pulled away as Pierce battled into third and then began challenging Unzicker for second. Through traffic, the top three stayed tight and Pierce was able to take over second on lap 30. On a restart with 10 laps remaining, Pierce took his shot. Feger bobbled on the back straight and Pierce took the lead. "I was just kind of being patient, waiting for him to hopefully to do that," Pierce said. "And right when he did that, at the same time I had a heckuva run, and I just decided to take it right there, and luckily it paid off." Feger finished in second with Unzicker in third. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues to roll Thursday night with a stop at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo. 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; Belle-Clair Speedway; Belleville, Ill. A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 3. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 4. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 5. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL), 6. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 7. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL), 8. Rick Salter (Aviston, IL), 9. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 10. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights, IL), 11. Mike Hammerle (St Charles, MO), 12. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 13. Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR), 14. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains, IL), 15. Brent Larson (Lake Elmo, MN), 16. Corey Ford (Belleville, IL), 17. Chad Zobrist (Highland, IL), 18. Adam Tischhauser (Mulberry Grove, IL), 19. Michael Kloos (Trenton, IL), 20. Mike Schulte (Summer Field, IL), 21. Myles Moos (Lincoln, IL), 22. Matt Taylor (Springfield, IL). Hard Charger: Timothy Culp.
  8. Josh Harris Claims Summit Modified National Win at Clarksville - The series rolls on to Belle Clair Speedway tonight CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - June 28, 2016 - Josh Harris, of Utica, Ky., claimed the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory Tuesday night at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway. Harris was on a roll through Tuesday's event, taking the fast time in his qualifying group and his Heat race win. Harris started the feature in third and powered past Lucas Lee and Levi Kissinger to take 25-lap feature win. It is the first Summer Nationals win for Harris this season. Lucas Lee and Trent Young rounded out the podium finishers. Tour points leader Nick Hoffman closed out the night in fifth. He leads Ray Bollinger in the series points, 413 to 253. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Wednesday at Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville, 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; Clarksville Speedway; Clarksville, Tenn. A Main: 1. Josh Harris (Utica, KY), 2. Lucas Lee (Paris, TN), 3. Trent Young (Crofton, KY), 4. Shon Flanary (Church Hill, TN), 5. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 6. Brian Markham (Princeton, KY), 7. Levi Kissinger (Mt Vernon, IN), 8. Michael Sabatino (Hopkinsville, KY), 9. Matt Markham (Fredonia, KY), 10. Brian Ashby (Cumberland Farm, TN), 11. John Clippinger (Evansville, IN), 12. Daniel Wadley (Herndon, KY), 13. Dustin Rollins (Princeton, KY), 14. Josh Holley (Cadic, KY), 15. Jeremy Sneed (Cedar Hill, TN), 16. David Mitchell (Robards, KY), 17. Michael Lee (Paris, TN), 18. Clayton Miller (Elkton, KY), 19. Clay Lane (Fort Branch, IN). Hard Charger: Josh Holley
  9. Chad Kinder Claims Summit Modified Nationals Win at Fairbury - The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action Sunday at Tri-State Speedway FAIRBURY, Ill. - June 25, 2016 - Fairbury American Legion Speedway has been good to Chad Kinder during the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals and Saturday night was not any different as he cruised to his first tour win of the season and second at the track in two seasons. Kinder started on the feature pole and had to contend with reigning Modified Nationals champion Mike Harrison and a hard-charging Justin Allgaier. Through the 25-lap feature though, Kinder held tough and claimed victory. The Newton, Ill.-native won the Modified Nationals feature at Fairbury in 2015 too. Nick Hoffman, who leads the Summit Modified Nationals points and has three-wins on the season, closed out the night with a ninth place finish. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. 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. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL), 2. Justin Allgaier (Springfield, IL), 3. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL), 4. Jeffery Ledford (Pontiac, IL), 5. Jacob Poel (Spring Lake, MI), 6. Tyler Nicely (Owensboro, KY), 7. Lance Dehm (Chatsworth, IL), 8. Jay Ledford (Pontiac, IL), 9. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 10. Ray Walsh (St Louis, MO), 11. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 12. Travis Kohler (Morris, IL), 13. Jeff Curl (Fairbury, IL), 14. Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX), 15. Steven Brooks (New Lenox, IL), 16. Nathan Balensiefen (Sheffield, IL), 17. Vince Cooper (Morris, IL), 18. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 19. Mike McKinney (Plainfield, IL), 20. Tait Davenport (Benton, KY), 21. Tommy Duncan (Metamora, IL), 22. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL). Hard Charger: Jeff Curl.
  10. Brandon Sheppard Earns Hard Fought Fairbury Win - Pierce continues to expand his Summer Nationals points lead FAIRBURY, Ill. - June 25, 2016 - It was not an easy win, but Brandon Sheppard held tough and fought back challenges Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway to claim his first Summer Nationals victory of the season. Sheppard started the feature on the outside pole with veteran Billy Moyer next to him. Moyer jumped out to an early lead. Sheppard got around him on lap three but Moyer battled back. He cruised through the next 20 laps with Sheppard glued to the high-side of the track and fighting to maintain his second place position, which he lost briefly at the midpoint of the feature. Sheppard found another opening on lap 26 and held the top spot for two laps but Moyer again battled back to the lead. This time, Shannon Babb was on the move and took the top spot from Moyer - but again, only briefly. On a lap 35 restart, Sheppard, who at that point was in fourth, blasted forward retaking third from Jimmy Mars, then second from Moyer. Using that high line, Sheppard then fought past Babb to retake the lead. It was smooth sailing to the end. "I knew I just had to hit my marks and not bobble," Sheppard said. "The cushion was like a one-foot brick wall all the way around the top. It was really hard. And the tire rule that we're on, my left-rear (tire) would die after about five laps and I'd just have to run sideways all the way around the corner and hope not to push, because my right-front wouldn't steer either. We just tried to hit our marks and keep everything together, and we did." Moyer finished second and Jimmy Mars in third. Bobby Pierce, who finished eighth, continues to hold a strong points lead over second place Mike Marlar. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Sunday at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. 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; Fairbury American Legion Speedway; Fairbury, Ill. A-Main: 1. Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin, IL), 2. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR), 3. Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI), 4. Michael Kloos (Trenton, IL), 5. Joe Harlan (El Paso, IL), 6. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 7. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 8. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 9. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 10. Derek Chandler (Pontiac, IL), 11. Scott Bull (Fairbury, IL), 12. Jay Morris (Watseka, IL), 13. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN), 14. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 15. Scott Schmitt (Tonica, IL), 16. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 17. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 18. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 19. Ashley Newman (Rippley, TN), 20. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL), 21. Brent Larson (Lake Elmo, MN), 22. Spencer Diercks (Davenport, IA). Hard Charger: Ryan Unzicker.
  11. Clayton Miller Scores Summit Modified Nationals Win at Tri-City - The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action Saturday at Fairbury American Legion Speedway PONTOON BEACH, Ill. - June 24, 2016 - Clayton Miller, of Fredonia, Ky., cruised to his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season. Miller was on a roll throughout Friday night's event as he cruised to a heat race win and started the feature on the outside pole next to Michael Long. Miller, who has been dominant at Clarksville Speedway this year, showed similar dominance at Tri-City as he jumped out to the lead early and led all 25-laps in the feature. Long finished second with reigning Summit Modified Nationals champion Mike Harrison in third, Ray Walsh in fourth and Nick Hoffman in fifth. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion 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; Tri-City Speedway; Pontoon Beach, Ill. A Main: 1. Clayton Miller (Fredonia, KY); 2. Michael Long (Fowler, IL); 3. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL); 4. Ray Walsh (Saint Louis, MO); 5. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC); 6. Rick Conoyer (Wentzvile, MO); 7. Levi Kissinger (Mount Vernon, IN); 8. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL); 9. Kenny Schrader (Concord, NC); 10. Trent Young (Crofton, KY); 11. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL); 12. Lucas Lee (Paris, TN); 13. Chad Kinder (Newton, IL); 14. Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX); 15. Chris Smith (Highland, IL); 16. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL); 17. Tim Nash (Farmington, MO); 18. Gary Bentley (St. Charles, MO); 19. Tyler Nicely (Owensboro, KY); 20. Dean Hoffman (Troy, IL); 21. Rick Weitekamp (Springfield, IL); 22. Jordan Bauer (Highland, IL) DNS
  12. Bobby Pierce Battles Billy Moyer for Tri-City Win - Pierce adds to his Summer Nationals points lead PONTOON BEACH, Ill. - June 24, 2016 - Friday night's Summer Nationals feature at Tri-City Speedway played out very similarly to Cedar Lake as Billy Moyer and Bobby Pierce battled it out for the win. This time though the young gun, Pierce, got the better of the veteran, Moyer, to score his fourth Summer Nationals victory of the season. The two drivers started on the feature front row together and battled side-by-side through the opening laps. Pierce made his move for the lead on lap 10 and took it from the Hall of Famer. Pierce built up a strong lead through the remaining laps as Moyer worked to run him down, but, in the end, Moyer couldn't catch the 19-year-old Pierce. "You know, just growing up and watching Billy like that, I've always kind of wanted this race. You know, me and him - kind of just a duel match between me and him," Pierce said. "When we drew the front row together, I was like, 'all right, this could be my chance to race Billy, just me and and him,' and hopefully try to beat him." With his $10,000 feature win, Pierce continues to add to his series points lead and Heartland Tour weekly championship lead. Ryan Unzicker, Chris Simpson and Brandon Sheppard rounded out the top five at Tri-City. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion 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; Tri-City Speedway; Pontoon Beach, Ill. A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL); 2. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR); 3. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL); 4. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA); 5. Brandon Sheppard (Berlin, IL); 6. Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI); 7. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL); 8. Tanner English (Benton, KY); 9. Ashley Newman (Ripley, TN); 10. Mike Marler (Winfield, TN); 11. Bob Gardner (Washington, IL); 12. Gordy Gundaker (St. Charles, MO); 13. Matt Furman (Iowa City, IA); 14. Tim Manville (Highland, IL); 15. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR); 16. Jeff Herzog (Herculaneum, MO); 17. Riley Hickman (Cleveland, TN); 18. Kolby Vandenbergh (Ashland, IL); 19. Billy Laycock (Marine, IL); 20. Jim Shereck (St. Charles, MO); 21. Dennis Erb, Jr. (Carpentersville, IL); 22. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO); 23. Michael Kloos (Trenton, IL); 24. Mike Hammerle (Saint Charles, MO); 25. Casey Montague (Troy, IL)
  13. Nick Hoffman Returns to Victory at Spoon River - The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action Friday at Tri-City Speedway CANTON, Ill. - June 23, 2016 - Nick Hoffman continued to roll Thursday night at Spoon River Speedway as he claimed his third DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season. Hoffman, from Mooresville, N.C., jumped out to an early lead over Brent Mullins in the feature. Through three cautions, Mullins, who had his hands full with Allen Weisser, tried to run down Hoffman but was unable to close the gap. Mullins finished second with Weisser in third, Kelly Kovski in fourth and Ray Bollinger in fifth. Nathan Balensiefen was the night's hard charger. In just four races so far this Modified Nationals season, Hoffman has won three. The Summit Racing DIRTcar Modified Nationals returns to action on Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, 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 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Spoon River Speedway; Canton, Ill. A-Main: 1. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 2. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 3. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 4. Kelly Kovski (Sherman, IL), 5. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 6. Tyler Nicely (Owensboro, KY), 7. Mike Chasteen Jr (Creue Coeur, IL), 8. Chris Osborne Jr (East Peoria, IL), 9. Nathan Balensiefen (Sheffield, IL), 10. Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX), 11. Kyle Steele (Mapleton, IL), 12. Aaron Draege (Vandalia, IL), 13. Mark Ross (Havana, IL), 14. Todd Bates (Canton, IL), 15. Travis Shoulders (Green Castle, IN), 16. Rick Weitekamp (Springfield, IL), 17. Josh Allen (Trivoli, IL), 18. Zac Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 19. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 20. Zane Oedewaldt (Hanna City, IL), 21. Michael Long (Fowler, IL), 22. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL). Hard Charger: Nathan Balensiefen
  14. Dennis Erb Jr. Dominates Summer Nationals at Spoon River - Pierce adds to his Summer Nationals points lead CANTON, Ill. - June 23, 2016 - Dennis Erb Jr., fresh of his win at the Dirt Late Model Dream, came into Thursday night's DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Spoon River Speedway with the wind at his back and did it ever show. Erb cruised to a dominant victory over Billy Moyer and Bobby Pierce in the 50-lap feature and scored the $10,000 payday. "I didn't know if it was easy or not," Erb said. "The car was good and I didn't see anybody challenge me there. We were able just to get out front and I didn't feel no challenge, so I just kept driving my line." Erb started the feature on the pole and and easily pulled away from Moyer through the opening half of the feature. A caution flag flew on lap 28, but Erb maintained when the feature returned to green. Through traffic in the closing laps, Moyer tried to close the gap on Erb but was unable to make a move. The win was the 20th Summer Nationals victory of Erb's career. Pierce charged through the field and battled past Mike Marlar to finish in third. He added to his Summer Nationals points lead. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, 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; Spoon River Speedway; Canton, Ill. A-Main: 1. Dennis Erb, Jr (Carpentersville, IL), 2. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR), 3. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 4. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN), 5. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 6. Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin, IL), 7. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 8. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 9. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL), 10. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA), 11. Billy Drake (Lincoln, IL), 12. Taylor Scheffler (Waukesha, WI), 13. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 14. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 15. Justin Reed (Camp Point, IL), 16. Kolby Vandenbergh (Ashland, IL), 17. Austin Rettig (Sikeston, MO), 18. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 19. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 20. Jim Moon (New Florence, MO), 21. Don Hammer (Clinton, IL), 22. Nick Bauman (New Berlin, IL). Hard Charger: Taylor Scheffler
  15. Ray Walsh Tops Modified Nationals Field at Jacksonville Speedway - Walsh is just the second driver in three events to win and scores his first ever on the tour JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - June 21, 2016 - Ray Walsh held off Michael Long to score his first ever DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals win at Jacksonville Speedway on Tuesday night. Walsh, a St. Louis-native, was on a roll throughout the night, scoring his heat race victory and starting on the outside pole. Through the feature, Walsh battled past Rick Conoyer and held off Long to pick up the win. He joins Nick Hoffman as the only other driver through three races with a Modified Nationals victory. Former Modified Nationals Champion Kenny Wallace scored the qualifying quick time earlier in the night. The Summit Racing DIRTcar Modified Nationals returns to action on Thursday, June 23 at Spoon River Speedway in Lewistown, 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 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville Speedway; Jacksonville, Ill. A-Main: 1. Ray Walsh (St Louis, MO), 2. Michael Long (Fowler, IL), 3. Kenny Wallace (Concord, NC), 4. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 5. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 6. Jeff Leka (Buffalo, IL), 7. Rick Conoyer (St Peters, MO), 8. Craig Kern (Vandalia, IL), 9. Kyle Byerline (Buffalo, IL), 10. Shawn Deering (Quincy, IL), 11. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 12. Josh Allen (Trivoli, IL), 13. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 14. Russ Coultas (Bluffs, IL), 15. Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX), 16. Charles Baker (Labelle, MO), 17. Wes Odell (Springfield, IL), 18. Jeff Curl (Fairbury, IL), 19. Steve Theivagt (Virginia, IL), 20. Ryan Blakeman (Jacksonville, IL), 21. Mike McKinney (Plainfield, IL), 22. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL),
  16. Rain Cancels Summer Nationals at Farley Speedway - Series returns to action on Thursday at Spoon River Speedway FARLEY, Iowa - June 22, 2016 - Rain has forced the cancellation of Wednesday's Summer Nationals event at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. The race will not be rescheduled. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Thursday at Spoon River Speedway in Lewistown, 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.
  17. Bobby Pierce Continues to Roll with Jacksonville Win - Summer Nationals kicks off Heartland Tour week JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - June 21, 2016 - Bobby Pierce continued his Summer Nationals dominance Tuesday night at Jacksonville Speedway's ILMO Propane Wildman Kelly Classic as he battled Mike Marlar to score his third win so far this season. Pierce, the 19-year-old reigning Summer Nationals champion, came into the Heartland Tour kick off at Jacksonville after the first Monday break. After setting a new track record of 11.783 during qualifying, Pierce started the 40-lap feature in sixth with Marlar on the pole. Pierce very quickly powered through the field once the green flag fell and found his way around the leader Marlar on lap 14. Through the remaining laps, Pierce was in a class all his own as Marlar looked for some way to catch the No. 32. Just before a caution on lap 37, Pierce nearly had the entire field lapped, having caught the battle for third at that point. Pierce easily closed out the night with his second win in a row and third in five races. It was his 10th career Summer Nationals victory. "Man, it's starting off really good," Pierce said. "I just hope it keeps going." Marlar, who has consistently been up front through the still young Summer Nationals tour, closed out the night in second with Michael Kloos getting a hard fought third place finish. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Wednesday at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. 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; Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, Ill. A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL) ($5,000), 2. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN), 3. Michael Kloos (Trenton, IL), 4. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 5. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL), 6. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 7. Dennis Erb, Jr (Carpentersville, IL), 8. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 9. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville, IL), 10. Kolby Vandenbergh (Ashland, IL), 11. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains, IL), 12. Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin, IL), 13. Mark Burgtorf (Quincy, IL), 14. Mike Hammerle (St Charles, MO), 15. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 16. Caleb Ashby (Cunningham, TN), 17. Don Hammer (Clinton, IL), 18. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 19. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 20. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL), 21. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 22. Justin Reed (Camp Point, IL). Hard Charger: Jason Feger.
  18. Five Disqualified Following the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway CONCORD, N.C. - June 20, 2016 - DIRTcar Racing officials have 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 Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott 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 have been 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 has been placed under a three-month suspension from all DIRTcar sanctioned events, which includes World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series competition, beginning June 11, 2016 and concluding Sept. 11, 2016 and will be under probation following the conclusion of the suspension for the remainder of the 2016 season. For more information on DIRTcar Racing and all DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned divisions, visit DIRTcar.com. For more information on Eldora Speedway, visit EldoraSpeedway.com.
  19. Billy Moyer Makes History with Summer Nationals Victory at Cedar Lake - Bobby Pierce battles back from mechanical issues to finish fourth NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - June 17, 2016 - Billy Moyer powered to victory lane at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday night as he claimed his 91st career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory and became the winningest driver in series history. Moyer, of Batesville, Ark., was the class of the field, leading flag-to-flag from the pole. The 58-year-old hall of famer held off Jason Krohn, who battled past Jason Rauen near the midway point of the feature. Krohn, who finished second, tried to run down Moyer late but was unable to close the distance. He scored his best ever Summer Nationals performance. Chris Simpson battled forward to finish in third. Bobby Pierce, the reigning Summer Nationals champion, claimed the win in the season opener at Kankakee County Speedway, but night two was not as easy. Mechanical issues sidelined him in his Heat race. After pulling down the backup, Pierce battled through the Last Chance Showdown to make the feature. Through the adversity of the night, he finished fourth. The Summer Nationals returns to action Saturday for the conclusion of the double-header at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. 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; Cedar Lake Speedway, New Richmond, Wis. A-Main: 1. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR) ($5,000), 2. Jason Krohn (Slayton, MN), 3. Chris Simpson (Oxford, IA), 4. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 5. Jimmy Mars (Menomonie, WI), 6. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 7. Rodney Sanders (Happy, TX), 8. Nick Anvelink (Bonduel, WI), 9. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN), 10. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 11. Jordan Yaggy (Rochester, MN), 12. Mike Mullen (Suamico, WI), 13. Ricky Thornton Jr (Chandler, AZ), 14. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 15. Lance Matthees (Winona, MN), 16. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX), 17. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 18. Brent Larson (Lake Elmo, MN), 19. Jason Rauen (Farley, IA), 20. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 21. Mike Fryer (Freeport, IL), 22. AJ Diemel (Elk Mound, WI), 23. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 24. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL) 2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
  20. Bobby Pierce Fires Opening Shot in DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Kankakee County Speedway The Summer Nationals opens up a double-header Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. KANKAKEE, Ill. - June 16, 2016 - Bobby Pierce, the reigning DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, fired the opening shot of the grueling tour, scoring a hard fought win over Mike Marlar at Kankakee County (Ill.) Speedway on Thursday night. Pierce, a native of Oakwood, Ill. and son of legendary late model racer Bob Pierce, battled forward through the opening laps as Tanner English led. Mike Marlar battled past English on a restart while Pierce moved to second over English. World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series regular Frank Heckenast Jr. moved to the fourth position. By the halfway mark, the 19-year-old Pierce had cut Marlar's lead to half a second as Heckenast moved to third. Pierce continued to cut down the lead in the succeeding laps, ultimately taking the lead on a slider. Pierce and Marlar fought a two-lap battle but Pierce held the position and ultimately claimed the $5,000-to-win opener. "A lot of times you're searching for just one win throughout the tour, so to just get it out of the way as soon as possible is really cool," Pierce said. "Last year I won twice. The year before that I won only one. So starting off the year with a win is really good." The Summer Nationals returns to action Friday for the start of a double-header at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. 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; Kankakee County Speedway, Kankakee, Ill. A-Main - 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL) ($5,000), 2. Mike Marlar (Winfield, TN), 3. Frank Heckenast Jr (Frankfort, IL), 4. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 5. Jon Henry (Ada, OH), 6. Tanner English (Benton, KY), 7. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 8. Cody Mahoney (Hanover, IN), 9. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL), 10. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL), 11. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 12. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 13. Jay Morris (Watseka, IL), 14. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 15. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 16. Billy Moyer Jr (Batesville, AR), 17. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 18. Billy Hough (Thomasboro, IL), 19. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX), 20. Glen Thompson (Buckingham, IL), 21. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR), 22. Steve Thorsten (Milford, IL)
  21. Nick Hoffman Scores DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Opener at Kankakee County Speedway - The grueling summer schedule kicks off after a rain out at Brownstown on Wednesday KANKAKEE, Ill. - June 16, 2016 - Nick Hoffman dominated the season opener of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Kankakee (Ill.) County Speedway on Thursday night. Hoffman, a native of Mooresville, N.C., held off Mike McKinney and Kenny Wallace to score the first win of the 2016 Summit Modified Nationals season. It was just his second ever visit to the track and came after the season opener at Brownstown Speedway was rained out on Wednesday. Hoffman, who earlier this year claimed the DIRTcar Nationals Modified Week title, started the night on the pole, and held tough through the 25-lap feature as McKinney and Wallace put up a tough fight for the top spot. Hoffman hung tough through four cautions. McKinney and Wallace fought perhaps the toughest battle through the night, trading the second position several times with McKinney ultimately taking the second spot over Wallace. The Summit Racing DIRTcar Modified Nationals returns to action on Sunday, June 19 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track. 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; Kankakee County Speedway; Kankakee, Ill. A-Main: 1. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 2. Mike McKinney (Plainfield, IL), 3. Kenny Wallace (Concord, NC), 4. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 5. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL), 6. Jeff Curl (Fairbury, IL), 7. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 8. Dan Hamstra (Wheatfield, IN), 9. Jacoby Hines (Trafolger, IN), 10. Nick Allen (Wheatfield, IN), 11. Zeke McKenzie (Claypool, IN), 12. Dane Tilstra (Onarga, IL), 13. Todd Sherman (Cherbusco, IN), 14. Adam Pockrus (Lowell, IN), 15. Rick Weitekamp (Springfield, IL), 16. Luke Gash (Chebanse, IL), 17. Brad DeYoung (Wheatfield, IN), 18. Bob Pohlman (Oaklawn, IL), 19. Joe Gillespie (Ashkum, IL), 20. Steven Brooks (New Lenox, IL), 21. Shawn Scripter (Manteno, IL), 22. Kevin Hastings (Kankakee, IL),
  22. Rain claims Summer Nationals Opener at Brownstown - Series resumes with Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday, June 16 An unfavorable forecast cancels the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals opener Wednesday at Brownstown Speedway (Ind.). A forecast filled with potential showers ultimately forced track owner Jim Price and Series Director Sam Driggers to pull the plug on the inauguration race of the 2016 season. There will be no make-up date for the race. The 32nd "Hoosier Dirt Classic" and UMP Summer Nationals show was set to feature the UMP Late Models, with UMP Modifieds and Super Stocks on the 1/4-mile oval. Driggers expected a large field to kick-off the season of more than 40 cars. “We’re disappointed but for all the rain we got and the 50 percent forecast throughout the day, it was beyond our control,” Driggers said. “Being the first show, it’s always the travelling guys against the local guys, and it makes for a great show.” Racing carries on to Kankakee County Speedway (Ill.) Thursday, June 16. Hot laps are scheduled to start at 6:15 p.m. ET, with racing at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets will be sold at the door for $20, and pit access for $40. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the summer on the series’ websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.
  23. Dennis Erb Jr. Captures The Dream at Eldora ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 11, 2016 – Dennis Erb Jr.’s voice grew shaky Saturday night in front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway. The crowd gave the Carpentersville, Ill. native a standing ovation after surviving a two-lap shootout to win his first crown-jeweled late model event, the Dirt Late Model Dream By Ferris Mowers. “How about that Illinois?” yelled Erb, dedicating the win to the Illinoisans who traveled the 300 miles to see him hopefully win. “My heart dropped coming out of that [turn four] corner. I didn’t know what was going to happen.” In a plethora of bone-chilling battles, Erb bought his time. When Jared Landers took the lead on lap four and Tim McCreadie moved into second position two laps later, Erb maintained more than a one-second buffer from fourth position to remain on the podium – something he accomplished for the entire race. “I just wanted to keep hitting my marks,” Erb said. Lap eight is when Erb began his prowl to the top with his No. 28 McBride Mack/ V.O. Mack Truck Sales Black Diamond machine. Two cautions took place during the lap, and in both McCreadie had a strong restart. The cautions regrouped the dispersing field and on lap 11, Erb overtook Landers to leave McCreadie as the only driver standing in his way. On lap 31, Erb accelerated up to McCreadie from the high-side. The two cars were parallel to each other, inches away from contact. Erb won his first battle while McCreadie slowly faded out of the picture; McCreadie suffered extensive left-rear body damage from a bumper-to-bumper exchange with Jonathan Davenport 13 laps later. Within those laps though, Erb had his second battle with eventual runner-up and Shinnston, W.V. native Josh Richards. Richards contending for the top spot on lap 34 was the first of many battles for the two wheelmen. Richards used the restart to accelerate his No. 1 Valvoline / Seubert Calf Ranches Rocket past Erb from the bottom of the track. Richards hung on to the lead through two more cautions, until Erb closed his lead to 0.137 seconds on lap 57. Thereon, Erb and Richards volleyed the lead in all four turns; Erb overcame the back-and-forward and extended his lead to nearly four-and-a-half seconds in 12 laps. The race’s sixth caution regrouped the field and Richards got the best of an all-or-nothing shootout – third through sixth place slid four-wide into lap 70. Davenport made the charge and got the best of Erb for the time-being on lap 77. Richards extended his lead to more than a one-second margin while Erb duked-it out against Davenport to reclaim second place. Erb overcame the deficit on the next lap, getting the lead back with ten laps remaining. Though Erb opened-up a two-second gap to seemingly solidify the win, a caution threw a wrench in his plans on lap 99. Richards had another chance to get his first Dirt Late Model Dream of his career. However, Erb managed to distance himself away from the rest of the field to take the race to the checkers. “I had a blast out there. Congrats to Dennis. The best car won the race,” Richards said. “I was trying to do all that I could but I was a little too free to move to the bottom. We’ll just have to try a little harder next time, but I feel so blessed that I get to do what I love to do – and get to do it on a stage like this. I knew it was going to be a long shot. We had a lot of damage; the left-front corner was dragging on the ground, and I spun the tires on the restart because the nose was dragging. I thought we maybe had a little bit of a shot there – maybe another car length or two to get a run down into turn three. We’ll get it one of these years.” Dale McDowell rounded-out the podium with his No. 17m Bad Boy Buggies/ University of Northwestern Ohio Warrior. McDowell , who started 16th on the night, blazed his own trail, weaving his way up into the top ten within the first ten laps of the race. The Chickamauga, Ga. native stood his ground from there until beating-out Davenport for the final podium spot on the last restart. “We had a pretty good weekend overall,” McDowell said. “It’s awesome to be in the top three, and we’ll take it. We’ll come back for the World [100] and improve in a couple places.” Erb takes home the $100,000 check – $1,000 dollars for each lap along with one unforgettable night for the books. “I made the right decisions, picked the right line in the end and we just got it done tonight,” Erb said. “I got a little worried out there when those guys got out there on top but I kept running my line. I just thank God it got done. I was just worried about getting to the checkered flag [at the end]. That last caution there had me worried.” 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers - Saturday, June 11, 2016 DIRTcar UMP Late Models Dirt Late Model Dream – (100 Laps) 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [2] ; 2. 1-Josh Richards[13] ; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell[17] ; 4. 6-Jonathan Davenport[3] ; 5. 5-Don O’Neal[21] ; 6. 32-Chris Simpson[28] ; 7. 99M-Devin Moran[24] ; 8. 25C-Shane Clanton[12] ; 9. 44M-Chris Madden[16] ; 10. 33x-Ricky Thornton Jr[8] ; 11. 32P-Bobby Pierce[5] ; 12. 18-Shannon Babb[25] ; 13. B5-Brandon Sheppard[11] ; 14. 39-Tim McCreadie[9] ; 15. 777-Jared Landers[7] ; 16. C9-Steve Casebolt[4] ; 17. 20-Jimmy Owens[18] ; 18. 157-Mike Marlar[1] ; 19. 25-Jason Feger[22] ; 20. 76-Brandon Overton[15] ; 21. 21B-Chris Brown[14] ; 22. 55-Jeep VanWormer[23] ; 23. 33-Tim Manville[27] ; 24. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[10] ; 25. 28M-Jimmy Mars[26] ; 26. 21-Billy Moyer[19] ; 27. 3s-Brian Shirley[20] ; 28. 15-Jon Henry[6] B-Feature 1 – (20 Laps) 1. 55-Jeep VanWormer[5] ; 2. 18-Shannon Babb[8] ; 3. 33-Tim Manville[3] ; 4. 97-Michael Chilton[2] ; 5. 31-Nick Latham[18] ; 6. 1G-Devin Gilpin[7] ; 7. 93-Jay Johnson[22] ; 8. 75P-Terry Phillips[6] ; 9. 1M-Mike Mataragas[11] ; 10. 18J-Chase Junghans[20] ; 11. 94-Austin Rettig[24] ; 12. 1GK-Ryan King[21] ; 13. 20s-Rodney Sanders[23] ; 14. 1B-Mike Benedum[19] ; 15. 41R-TJ Reaid[13] ; 16. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[25] ; 17. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[14] ; 18. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[15] ; 19. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[4] ; 20. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [12] ; 21. 7R-Kent Robinson[16] ; 22. 28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. [10] ; 23. 15J-Scott James[9] ; 24. 77-Gavin Landers[17] ; DNF. 5-Don O’Neal[1] B-Scramble 1 – (5 Laps) 1. 97-Michael Chilton[1] ; 2. 31-Nick Latham[2] ; 3. 93-Jay Johnson[4] ; 4. 75P-Terry Phillips[5] ; 5. 1M-Mike Mataragas[6] ; 6. 1GK-Ryan King[9] ; 7. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[13] ; 8. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[14] ; 9. 1G-Devin Gilpin[3] ; 10. 20s-Rodney Sanders[10] ; 11. 18J-Chase Junghans[7] ; 12. 1B-Mike Benedum[11] ; 13. 41R-TJ Reaid[12] ; 14. 94-Austin Rettig[8] B-Feature 2 – (20 Laps) 1. 25-Jason Feger[6] ; 2. 99M-Devin Moran[8] ; 3. 28M-Jimmy Mars[12] ; 4. 32-Chris Simpson[15] ; 5. 0-Scott Bloomquist[5] ; 6. 11A-Austin Smith[2] ; 7. 6m-Wendell Wallace[11] ; 8. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[17] ; 9. 15F-Steve Francis[3] ; 10. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[18] ; 11. 51-Jason Noll[16] ; 12. 48L-Tim Lance[21] ; 13. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[20] ; 14. 42-Doug Sanders[23] ; 15. 12-Jason Jameson[9] ; 16. 16-Tyler Bruening[1] ; 17. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[14] ; 18. 4G-Kody Evans[24] ; 19. 4-Brian Ligon[27] ; 20. 50-Shanon Buckingham[4] ; 21. 22-Chris Ferguson[7] ; 22. 7B-Jeff Babcock[10] ; 23. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[13] ; 24. 21H-Robby Hensley[19] ; 25. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [22] ; 26. 22*-GR Smith[25] ; 27. 101-Casey Roberts[26] B-Scramble 2 – (5 Laps) 1. 6m-Wendell Wallace[3] ; 2. 11A-Austin Smith[2] ; 3. 15F-Steve Francis[5] ; 4. 0-Scott Bloomquist[1] ; 5. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[4] ; 6. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[6] ; 7. 51-Jason Noll[7] ; 8. 42-Doug Sanders[10] ; 9. 48L-Tim Lance[8] ; 10. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[9] Heat 1 – (15 Laps) 1. 15-Jon Henry[2] ; 2. 777-Jared Landers[1] ; 3. 1-Josh Richards[3] ; 4. 5-Don O’Neal[4] ; 5. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[5] ; 6. 1G-Devin Gilpin[6] ; 7. 28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. [7] ; 8. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [8] ; 9. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[10] ; 10. 31-Nick Latham[9] ; 11. 1GK-Ryan King[11] ; 12. 94-Austin Rettig[12] Heat 2 – (15 Laps) 1. 32P-Bobby Pierce[1] ; 2. 33x-Ricky Thornton Jr[2] ; 3. 21B-Chris Brown[4] ; 4. 97-Michael Chilton[6] ; 5. 55-Jeep VanWormer[8] ; 6. 18-Shannon Babb[5] ; 7. 21-Billy Moyer[3] ; 8. 41R-TJ Reaid[10] ; 9. 7R-Kent Robinson[7] ; 10. 1B-Mike Benedum[9] ; 11. 93-Jay Johnson[11] ; 12. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[12] Heat 3 – (15 Laps) 1. C9-Steve Casebolt[1] ; 2. 39-Tim McCreadie[2] ; 3. 76-Brandon Overton[4] ; 4. 33-Tim Manville[9] ; 5. 75P-Terry Phillips[5] ; 6. 15J-Scott James[8] ; 7. 1M-Mike Mataragas[10] ; 8. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[12] ; 9. 77-Gavin Landers[11] ; 10. 18J-Chase Junghans[6] ; 11. 20s-Rodney Sanders[7] ; 12. 3s-Brian Shirley[3] Heat 4 – (15 Laps) 1. 6-Jonathan Davenport[3] ; 2. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[5] ; 3. 44M-Chris Madden[2] ; 4. 16-Tyler Bruening[7] ; 5. 50-Shanon Buckingham[6] ; 6. 22-Chris Ferguson[10] ; 7. 7B-Jeff Babcock[4] ; 8. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[9] ; 9. 51-Jason Noll[11] ; 10. 21H-Robby Hensley[8] ; 11. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [1] ; 12. 22*-GR Smith[12] Heat 5 – (15 Laps) 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [1] ; 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3] ; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell[2] ; 4. 11A-Austin Smith[5] ; 5. 0-Scott Bloomquist[9] ; 6. 99M-Devin Moran[8] ; 7. 6m-Wendell Wallace[4] ; 8. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[12] ; 9. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[6] ; 10. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[10] ; 11. 42-Doug Sanders[11] ; 12. 101-Casey Roberts[7] Heat 6 – (15 Laps) 1. 157-Mike Marlar[2] ; 2. 25C-Shane Clanton[4] ; 3. 20-Jimmy Owens[3] ; 4. 15F-Steve Francis[1] ; 5. 25-Jason Feger[6] ; 6. 12-Jason Jameson[10] ; 7. 28M-Jimmy Mars[7] ; 8. 32-Chris Simpson[5] ; 9. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] ; 10. 48L-Tim Lance[12] ; 11. 4G-Kody Evans[9] ; 12. 4-Brian Ligon[11]
  24. Brandon Sheppard and Jared Landers steal second show at Eldora ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 10, 2016 – “Two” seemed to be the lucky number Friday night at the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as Brandon Sheppard and Jared Landers became the duo to win the double-feature program in front of a packed crowd. The Big E’s 24-degree banking is where most of the battles were held during the first feature. The victory was not only Sheppard’s fourth of the year, but also a follow-up to Thursday night’s win. Sheppard is the most recent driver to sweep both preliminary nights of an event weekend at the track since Jonathan Davenport did it at the World 100 in 2015. Sheppard ran a similar race as the night before. His No. B5 Best Performance Motorsports Rocket machine started on the outside of first position, and he eventually shut the door on the rest of the 24-car field within the first five laps. Sheppard cleared his car for the lead at turn four on lap four. “We got lucky starting in the front row both nights, but we had a strong car tonight,” Sheppard said. “This is a new car for this track for us. We tried a bunch of different stuff and last night we found a setup that worked. We stuck with that.” Chris Brown, who started the race in first, began to fall from the podium when the No. 28 McBride Mac/ V.O. Mack Truck Sales Black Diamond car of Dennis Erb Jr. undertook Brown on lap six. Erb thereon challenged Sheppard for the lead, sticking to the bottom of the track; Sheppard relied on sheer momentum on the outside. This battle went on for the remainder of the race, and despite the two cautions in the stretch, Erb could only close the gap to 0.065 seconds. “I think we just out-tired the rest of the field,” Sheppard said. “I think having the right tires was the reason I could enter above the holes and stay up around the wall. I think that’s where we could keep our momentum.” Bobby Pierce rounded-out the podium with a thrilling pass on Billy Moyer with 12 laps remaining. Pierce glided under Moyer through turn four in his No. 32 Allgayer Inc./ Champion Spark Plugs Bob Pierce machine, forcing Moyer to forfeit the spot. Moyer did not have the speed to fend-off Pierce’s push. In the second feature, Landers had neither a front-row start nor the chance for a favorable restart to give him a clear path to the top. Greg Satterlee, who started on the outside of Scott Bloomquist in the front row, had a strong start much like Sheppard in the feature before. Satterlee maintained less than a half-second lead throughout the race – that is until Landers’ No. 777 Crop Production Services/ Bad Boy Mowers Bloomquist machine made his push with 11 laps remaining. “This is awesome to win a race here,” Landers said. “I’m pumped-up to have this car and the crew worked their butts off to fix everything from last night. We rebuilt the car and worked toward a setup, and finally got one of them. We know [the setup] is good, but we were reluctant to put it on the car because we’ve been so good here through the years.” Landers’ gamble paid off as he passed Satterlee’s No. 22 Satterlee Petroleum Distributors/ Keyser Manufacturing Rocket from the bottom of the track. Satterlee continued to fade, losing second place to Bloomquist’s No. 0 Crop Production Services/ Reese Monument Co. Bloomquist car in the final laps; Satterlee held on to third. This was Landers’ second win of the season. The 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers returns to action Saturday with a “don’t-want-to-miss” showing of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream. Gates open at 12 p.m. with hot laps scheduled to start at 6 p.m. 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream presented by Ferris Mowers – Night 2 - Friday, June 10, 2016 - DIRTcar UMP Late Models A-Main 1 – (25 Laps) 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard[2] ; 2. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [6] ; 3. 32P-Bobby Pierce[4] ; 4. 21-Billy Moyer[3] ; 5. 17M-Dale McDowell[11] ; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[24] ; 7. 3s-Brian Shirley[7] ; 8. 25C-Shane Clanton[16] ; 9. 21B-Chris Brown[1] ; 10. 44M-Chris Madden[21] ; 11. 25-Jason Feger[14] ; 12. 76-Brandon Overton[15] ; 13. C9-Steve Casebolt[10] ; 14. 20s-Rodney Sanders[17] ; 15. 101-Casey Roberts[5] ; 16. 1G-Devin Gilpin[9] ; 17. 1M-Mike Mataragas[20] ; 18. 50-Shanon Buckingham[19] ; 19. 1B-Mike Benedum[18] ; 20. 16-Tyler Bruening[22] ; 21. 7R-Kent Robinson[13] ; 22. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [8] ; 23. 97-Michael Chilton[23] ; 24. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[12] A-Main 2 – (25 Laps) 1. 777-Jared Landers[3] ; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist[1] ; 3. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[2] ; 4. 33x-Ricky Thornton Jr[6] ; 5. 39-Tim McCreadie[16] ; 6. 6-Jonathan Davenport[8] ; 7. 1-Josh Richards[10] ; 8. 11A-Austin Smith[11] ; 9. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[9] ; 10. 15-Jon Henry[5] ; 11. 5-Don O’Neal[4] ; 12. 28M-Jimmy Mars[14] ; 13. 6m-Wendell Wallace[19] ; 14. 15F-Steve Francis[17] ; 15. 75P-Terry Phillips[15] ; 16. 157-Mike Marlar[20] ; 17. 28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. [13] ; 18. 55-Jeep VanWormer[21] ; 19. 18J-Chase Junghans[24] ; 20. 18-Shannon Babb[7] ; 21. 32-Chris Simpson[23] ; 22. 7B-Jeff Babcock[12] ; 23. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[22] ; 24. 12-Jason Jameson[18] B-Feature 1 – (12 Laps) 1. 44M-Chris Madden[5] ; 2. 16-Tyler Bruening[3] ; 3. 97-Michael Chilton[2] ; 4. 20-Jimmy Owens[4] ; 5. 31-Nick Latham[9] ; 6. 15J-Scott James[7] ; 7. 33-Tim Manville[11] ; 8. 1GK-Ryan King[1] ; 9. 4-Brian Ligon[10] ; 10. 94-Austin Rettig[16] ; 11. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[13] ; 12. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [12] ; 13. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[15] ; 14. 21H-Robby Hensley[6] ; 15. 22*-GR Smith[14] ; 16. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[8] B-Feature 2 – (12 Laps) 1. 55-Jeep VanWormer[1] ; 2. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[4] ; 3. 32-Chris Simpson[8] ; 4. 18J-Chase Junghans[13] ; 5. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[2] ; 6. 41R-TJ Reaid[6] ; 7. 93-Jay Johnson[3] ; 8. 77-Gavin Landers[5] ; 9. 51-Jason Noll[12] ; 10. 42-Doug Sanders[9] ; 11. 4G-Kody Evans[14] ; 12. 22-Chris Ferguson[10] ; 13. 48L-Tim Lance[7] ; 14. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[11] ; 15. 99M-Devin Moran[15] ; 16. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[16] Time Trials 1.44M-Chris Madden, 16.208; 2.5-Don O’Neal, 16.266; 3.3s-Brian Shirley, 16.356; 4.1-Josh Richards, 16.371; 5.76-Brandon Overton, 16.379; 6.22S-Gregg Satterlee, 16.389; 7.21B-Chris Brown, 16.402; 8.157-Mike Marlar, 16.406; 9.32P-Bobby Pierce, 16.443; 10.6-Jonathan Davenport, 16.452; 11.21-Billy Moyer, 16.493; 12.777-Jared Landers, 16.494; 13.B5-Brandon Sheppard, 16.495; 14.6m-Wendell Wallace, 16.568; 15.20-Jimmy Owens, 16.573; 16.15-Jon Henry, 16.600; 17.20s-Rodney Sanders, 16.605; 18.55-Jeep VanWormer, 16.630; 19.C9-Steve Casebolt, 16.639; 20.28M-Jimmy Mars, 16.656; 21.28-Dennis Erb Jr. , 16.671; 22.11A-Austin Smith, 16.673; 23.25Z-Mason Zeigler, 16.674; 24.0-Scott Bloomquist, 16.696; 25.99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. , 16.701; 26.18J-Chase Junghans, 16.719; 27.25-Jason Feger, 16.723; 28.18-Shannon Babb, 16.731; 29.50-Shanon Buckingham, 16.738; 30.33x-Ricky Thornton Jr, 16.739; 31.101-Casey Roberts, 16.783; 32.7B-Jeff Babcock, 16.791; 33.1G-Devin Gilpin, 16.792; 34.1P-Earl Pearson Jr., 16.793; 35.97-Michael Chilton, 16.794; 36.4G-Kody Evans, 16.795; 37.17M-Dale McDowell, 16.807; 38.99M-Devin Moran, 16.811; 39.15L-Darrell Lanigan, 16.838; 40.39-Tim McCreadie, 16.847; 41.31-Nick Latham, 16.874; 42.15F-Steve Francis, 16.898; 43.21H-Robby Hensley, 16.902; 44.22-Chris Ferguson, 16.908; 45.15J-Scott James, 16.944; 46.75P-Terry Phillips, 16.973; 47.21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. , 16.979; 48.32-Chris Simpson, 16.983; 49.7R-Kent Robinson, 16.985; 50.28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. , 16.995; 51.22*-GR Smith, 16.996; 52.41R-TJ Reaid, 16.997; 53.33-Tim Manville, 17.010; 54.48L-Tim Lance, 17.015; 55.1M-Mike Mataragas, 17.017; 56.11RS-Rusty Schlenk, 17.018; 57.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 17.142; 58.42-Doug Sanders, 17.145; 59.1B-Mike Benedum, 17.150; 60.12-Jason Jameson, 17.168; 61.16-Tyler Bruening, 17.227; 62.93-Jay Johnson, 17.268; 63.25C-Shane Clanton, 17.276; 64.51-Jason Noll, 17.382; 65.1GK-Ryan King, 17.384; 66.77-Gavin Landers, 17.510; 67.4-Brian Ligon, 17.549; 68.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 17.562; 69.3c-Charlie LaPlant, 17.697; 70.5*-Bryant Dickinson, 18.789; 71.94-Austin Rettig, 99.999; Heat 1 – (10 Laps) 1. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr. [1] ; 2. 32P-Bobby Pierce[3] ; 3. 1G-Devin Gilpin[5] ; 4. 7R-Kent Robinson[7] ; 5. 20s-Rodney Sanders[2] ; 6. 1GK-Ryan King[9] ; 7. 44M-Chris Madden[4] ; 8. 31-Nick Latham[6] ; 9. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[8] Heat 2 – (10 Laps) 1. 6-Jonathan Davenport[3] ; 2. 5-Don O’Neal[4] ; 3. 1P-Earl Pearson Jr.[5] ; 4. 28C-Eddie Carrier Jr. [7] ; 5. 15F-Steve Francis[6] ; 6. 55-Jeep VanWormer[2] ; 7. 77-Gavin Landers[9] ; 8. 42-Doug Sanders[8] ; 9. 18J-Chase Junghans[1] Heat 3 – (10 Laps) 1. 3s-Brian Shirley[4] ; 2. 21-Billy Moyer[3] ; 3. C9-Steve Casebolt[2] ; 4. 25-Jason Feger[1] ; 5. 1B-Mike Benedum[8] ; 6. 97-Michael Chilton[5] ; 7. 21H-Robby Hensley[6] ; 8. 4-Brian Ligon[9] ; 9. 22*-GR Smith[7] Heat 4 – (10 Laps) 1. 18-Shannon Babb[1] ; 2. 777-Jared Landers[3] ; 3. 1-Josh Richards[4] ; 4. 28M-Jimmy Mars[2] ; 5. 12-Jason Jameson[8] ; 6. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[9] ; 7. 41R-TJ Reaid[7] ; 8. 22-Chris Ferguson[6] ; 9. 4G-Kody Evans[5] Heat 5 – (10 Laps) 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr. [2] ; 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3] ; 3. 17M-Dale McDowell[5] ; 4. 76-Brandon Overton[4] ; 5. 50-Shanon Buckingham[1] ; 6. 16-Tyler Bruening[8] ; 7. 15J-Scott James[6] ; 8. 33-Tim Manville[7] ; 9. 3c-Charlie LaPlant[9] Heat 6 – (10 Laps) 1. 33x-Ricky Thornton Jr[1] ; 2. 22S-Gregg Satterlee[4] ; 3. 11A-Austin Smith[2] ; 4. 75P-Terry Phillips[6] ; 5. 6m-Wendell Wallace[3] ; 6. 93-Jay Johnson[8] ; 7. 48L-Tim Lance[7] ; 8. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[9] ; 9. 99M-Devin Moran[5] Heat 7 – (10 Laps) 1. 101-Casey Roberts[1] ; 2. 21B-Chris Brown[4] ; 3. 15L-Darrell Lanigan[5] ; 4. 25C-Shane Clanton[8] ; 5. 1M-Mike Mataragas[7] ; 6. 20-Jimmy Owens[3] ; 7. 25Z-Mason Zeigler[2] ; 8. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr. [6] ; 9. 94-Austin Rettig[9] Heat 8 – (10 Laps) 1. 15-Jon Henry[3] ; 2. 0-Scott Bloomquist[2] ; 3. 7B-Jeff Babcock[1] ; 4. 39-Tim McCreadie[5] ; 5. 157-Mike Marlar[4] ; 6. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[7] ; 7. 32-Chris Simpson[6] ; 8. 51-Jason Noll[8]
  25. Twice as Nice: Sheppard and Davenport win doubleheader - The Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers returns Friday for a second-straight double feature ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 9, 2016 – It was a night of extremes Thursday as the first day of The 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers at Eldora Speedway delivered a doubleheader delight for Brandon Sheppard and Jonathan Davenport. While Sheppard dominated the first feature of the night, Davenport made a late push to win his A-Main. In a 72-car entry list, Sheppard said he under-performed in both his feature race and in qualifying; however, Sheppard started the 24-car A-Main on the outside first row. The New Berlin, Ill. native ended up capturing the lead in turn four on the very first lap in turn three. He was uncontested by Terry Phillips, who lead the field into the green flag. This is Sheppard’s third win of the season. “Early in the night we struggle really badly,” Sheppard said. “But we had a really great car in the feature. We did a little homework last year at the World 100 and got better with our older cars. We kind of did some stuff [tonight] that we were doing to them. We’re just really fortunate to come out with the win.” On lap two, Billy Moyer moved his way up one spot to second place. His early push – like Sheppard’s – was not enough to challenge for the lead spot. Moyer only closed the gap to a 0.848-second margin. But, Moyer did separate himself from the rest of the field by a similar margin. With five laps remaining, Moyer’s strong run faded, leaving the door open for Ricky Thornton Jr. who eventually finished in the runner-up position; Moyer managed to hold on to the final podium spot. Steve Casebolt, who won The Dream in 2007, led much of the race with challenges from Josh Richards, Chris Brown and Jimmy Owens throughout the race. However, it was the final 15 laps that decided the race. Jonathan Davenport from Williamston, S.C. darted to the front, swerving top to bottom to find an opening. It took Davenport running three-wide alongside Casebolt and Richards on lap 11 to maneuver the car for a pass at the bottom of the track. Davenport started sixth. “Everyone ran a heck of a race,” Davenport said. “Casebolt was running up front for a while, and Josh and I were racing really tight. That was definitely awesome.” Casebolt eventually blew a rear-right tire, rearranging the podium spots. Davenport maintained a nearly a three-second lead for the final laps – reopening the lead after the race’s final caution on lap 20. But, the buffer did not come without one last push from Richards, who placed second. Jimmy Owens rounded-out the podium in thrilling fashion, using the restart on lap five to catapult him to a third-place finish. Both feature winners take home a $5,000 purse. The 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers returns to action Friday with another doubleheader. Gates open at 12 p.m. with hot laps scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
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