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  1. DIRTcar to Sanction Weedsport Sportsman Shootout Series - The season kicks off on May 22 at Weedsport Speedway WEEDSPORT, N.Y. - March 11, 2016 - DIRTcar Northeast and Weedsport Speedway have announced that the track's 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Sportsman Shootout Series will be DIRTcar sanctioned. The move presents significant benefits for racers and teams at the premier facility. The previously announced nine race series featuring crate sportsman modifieds kicks off on May 22 at Weedsport with the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series. The Sportsman Shootout Series runs until Sept. 19 and will accompany the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on June 21 and Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds for the Hall of Fame 100 on August 9. In addition to the track point fund and lucrative weekly purses, the DIRTcar sanctioning allows racers the opportunity to make Weedsport a home track and receive home track bonus points in pursuit of the overall DIRTcar championship. Racers will also be able to compete for the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman points title. The Weedsport Sportsman Shootout Series champion will be honored at the DIRTcar Northeast banquet in November. "Weedsport Speedway has quickly become a showplace for dirt racing not just in Central New York but in the country," said DIRTcar Northeast's Mike Perrotte. "We are proud to join them in sanctioning their 2016 Sportsman Shootout Series. As the leader in sportsman modified sanctioning, DIRTcar is excited to give our racers another great option to compete. We look forward to the exciting season ahead." Weedsport Speedway General Manager Jimmy Phelps said they are excited to extend the opportunity to their sportsman competitors. "Being both track operators as well as competitors, we've seen firsthand how working with a structured sanctioning body strengthens the program," Phelps said. "This is a great opportunity for our Sportsman Series competitors, and we are proud to bring the DIRTcar banner to Weedsport for 2016." For more information on the NAPA Auto Parts Sportsman Shootout Series visit WeedsportSpeedway.com. For more information on DIRTcar, visit DIRTcar.com and for more information on DIRTcar Northeast, visit 2016 NAPA Auto Parts Sportsman Shootout Series Schedule
  2. Richards Crowned DIRTcar Nationals Champion - Bringing Home Three Wins at Volusia Speedway Park SHINNSTON, W.Va. (Feb. 25, 2016) - Josh Richards was crowned the DIRTcar Nationals Late Model Champion at Volusia Speedway Park, collecting the famed "Big" Gator Trophy Saturday night. During the weeklong DIRTcar Nationals at the half-mile Barberville, Fla., track, Richards scored three wins, two top-five finishes and one top-10 finish en route to the Championship. Courtesy of DIRTcar Racing PR Monday night kicked-off the first of six nights of late model racing at Volusia Speedway Park, and Richards entered the evening hoping to add to his already impressive Florida/Georgia Speedweeks. The 27-year-old started the night by qualifying the quickest in his group. Per the rulebook, the top-four in qualifying would be inverted for their heat races Monday through Wednesday, which lined Richards up in fourth for Heat Race 3. Able to advance two positions in the 10-lap heat, the Valvoline driver finished second, securing the seventh starting spot for the night's 30-lap Feature. At the drop of the green flag, Richards was shuffled back to 10th, before falling in line nose-to-tail with the rest of the field. The West Virginia driver methodically made his way back to seventh by the halfway point of the A-Main and remained there until the checkered flag flew on a race that saw very little passing. Richards began Tuesday evening by qualifying fourth in his group. His time trial effort allowed him to hit the invert perfectly and start on the pole of his heat race. Showing his car had speed, Richards led all 10 laps of Heat 6 to collect the win. With each of the six heat race winners eligible for the redraw, Richards drew the number one starting spot for the Feature. Starting on the pole of the 30-lap event, the three-time World of Outlaws Champion dominated the race leading flag-to-flag unchallenged to capture his fifth win of Speedweeks. Wednesday, marked the final night of the qualifying invert and Richards qualified second quickest in his group. His effort lined him up in third for Heat Race 1. Starting third, Richards maintained his position for the 10-lap heat allowing him to transfer into the night's 40-lap A-Main. The Valvoline machine lined up in 13th for the start of the Feature, and Richards didn't waste any time making his way to ninth in just the first seven laps. The Rocket Chassis driver continued his march toward the front and was scored in seventh at the halfway point. At Lap 27 he had picked off three more positions and was running in fourth, knocking on the door of the top-three. Caught in lap traffic, Richards did all he could to collect a podium finish, but ran out of time, ultimately crossing the stripe in fourth. Thursday saw the return of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series points racing and Richards was hungry for his first World of Outlaws points win of the season. It didn't take long for the driver of the No. 1 to show he was going to be the man to beat in night four's racing action. Richards qualified fastest in Group A, which lined him up on the pole for Heat Race 1. When the green flag dropped, the West Virginia native never looked back, leading all 10 laps and winning by a five second margin. His heat race win made him eligible for the redraw, and he drew the first starting spot in the 50-lap Feature. Starting on the pole, Richards quickly set a blistering pace and drove away from the field leading by over a straightaway for much of the race. The superstar driver led unchallenged flag-to-flag to capture his sixth win of Speedweeks. With two wins under his belt at Volusia Speedway Park, Richards started Friday night looking for win number three. He qualified eighth in Group A, which lined him up in third for Heat 2. With the track wet and muddy, the Valvoline driver ran out of helmet tear-offs halfway through the 10-lap heat and was driving with one hand over his face in an attempt to shield his helmet visor from mud. Impressively, Richards was still able to finish third, allowing him to transfer to the main event. Though he would transfer, he would start deep in the field in 14th for the 50-lap Feature. At the drop of the green flag, Richards immediately showed he was on a mission, muscling his was through the field to be scored in eighth on Lap 10. Richards continued his charge to the front and on Lap 15 he had worked his way inside the top-five. Putting on an incredible show for the fans, the young driver pushed his No.1 machine to the limits, passing on both the top and bottom grooves until he found himself in second with just five laps remaining. Now with his sights set on leader Jonathan Davenport, Richards drove to the high-side to complete the pass on lap 46 and take command of the race. But, unlike the night before, Richards was unable to drive off, as he and Davenport would battle side-by-side as they came out of Turn 2 on the final lap. Fighting for position in lap traffic, Richards was able to roll around the high-side giving him enough momentum to clear Davenport and capture his milestone 60th-career World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series win in spectacular fashion. The victory marked his seventh of Speedweeks and third at Volusia Speedway Park. With back-to-back wins at Volusia, Richards looked to pull off the trifecta in Saturday night's finale. He quickly looked as if he was going to be the man to beat again as he qualified second quickest and won his heat race by a 4.7 second margin. His heat race win made him eligible for the redraw and for the third time in six days, the Rocket Chassis driver again drew the pole. Starting the 50-lap finale in first, Richards was quickly the class of the field, leading by several car lengths during the initial laps of the race. The 27-year-old showed his dominance pacing the field while weaving in and out of lap traffic until Lap 46 when second-place driver Shane Clanton pulled to his back bumper. Unable to keep up his speed and pass on the high-side, Richards attempted to pass the lap car of Tim McCreadie on the bottom and Clanton went to the high-side and was able to clear McCreadie and Richards. Still held up by McCreadie, Richards decided to go high on the final lap, but just as he was clearing McCreadie, third-place driver Scott Bloomquist slipped in between and took over the second position coming out of Turn 4. Richards ultimately crossed the stripe third, but collected a podium finish and the week's biggest honor, the DIRTcar Late Model Championship. Saturday night conclude the month-long Florida/Georgia Speedweeks in which Richards made history, winning seven times in 15 events and never finishing worse than seventh. He collected 12 podium-finishes, 13 top-five and 15 top-10 finishes making him the most successful driver of this year's Speedweeks. Richards is scheduled to return to racing action on March 17 for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. Monday Results Qualifying - 1st Heat Race -2nd Feature Start - 7th Feature Finish - 7th Tuesday Results Qualifying - 4th Heat Race -1st Feature Start - 1st Feature Finish - 1st Wednesday Results Qualifying - 2nd Heat Race -3rd Feature Start - 13th Feature Finish -4th Thursday Results Qualifying - 1st Heat Race -1st Feature Start - 1st Feature Finish - 1st Friday Results Qualifying - 8th Heat Race -3rd Feature Start - 14th Feature Finish - 1st Saturday Results Qualifying - 2nd Heat Race -1st Feature Start - 1st Feature Finish -3rd JOSH RICHARDS QUOTES: "Winning this DIRTcar Late Model Championship means everything to us. We worked hard all winter and then to have a Speedweeks like we did, it was just unbelievable. "I think our worst finish was seventh a couple of times, but most of the time we were running up front and battling for wins, so that's all we can ask for. We had another great Valvoline car again tonight (Saturday) and I wanted to end the trip with another win, but sometimes when you're leading you can be a sitting duck. But, we can't be dissatisfied with our trip, we had a phenomenal trip, it was just awesome. "I'm going to spend some time at home, but we're going to continue to work and get ready for the rest of the swing. It's going to be nice to be home - it's been a long month, but it's been a lot of fun. We're going to take a break for a few days and then get back to work." For additional information please contact Andrea Cleveland-Richards at 704-575-2296 or via e-mail at andrea@joshrichards.com.
  3. Josh Richards Dominates World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series Opener at DIRTcar Nationals Matt Sheppard wins thrilling Super DIRTcar Series victory BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 18, 2016 - Josh Richards dominated the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series DIRTcar Nationals opener on Thursday night at Volusia Speedway Park. Richards, a three-time series champion, took the top position in his qualifying group earlier in the night and then battled through lapped traffic and held off Dale McDowell in the 50-lap feature to score his first series win of the season. The 27-year-old Richards entered DIRTcar Nationals with a string of wins and top-five runs, and built momentum into the series opener. "It has been a lot of fun," Richards said. "We gambled a little bit on tires, so I was kind of nervous and didn't know how it was going to hold up. We got stuck in lapped traffic and actually moved up [the race track] and gained speed. The guys have been giving me great cars every night, it's been a dream to drive them, and it has been a fun speed weeks." Matt Sheppard, the reigning Super DIRTcar Series champion, entered DIRTcar Nationals after an off-season of flux saw him start his own team. The driver proved Thursday night that in spite of the challenges, he is still one to beat. Larry Wight, last year's DIRTcar Nationals Big-Block Week champion, started on the feature pole but lost the lead after a short battle with Rick Laubach. Laubach led the field for 22 laps, holding off the previous night's winner Tim Fuller. As Laubach tried to work his way through traffic, Sheppard closed with Wight close behind. Sheppard and Wight got the run on Laubach and quickly drove around. "This is unreal," Sheppard said of his victory. "It was such a crazy off-season for us; building this team in such a short period of time. We can say I'm going out on my own but not really. I got a ton of great people that have stepped up to help out. Everything really came together. The crew has been busting their butt all night on this car. We had trouble in qualifying, we had trouble in the heat race and they never gave up. Man two races in and we are sitting in Victory Lane already that is awesome." Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run through Saturday, Feb. 20. The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series return for night two at DIRTcar Nationals as the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds takes on its night three. For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, clickDIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats. DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 18, 2016; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla. World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series A-Feature (50 Laps) - 1. 1-Josh Richards, 2. 17M-Dale McDowell, 3. 6-Jonathan Davenport, 4. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 5. 7-Rick Eckert, 6. 22s-Gregg Satterlee, 7. 5-Don O'Neal, 8. 25F-Jason Feger, 9. 14M-Morgan Bagley, 10. 25-Shane Clanton, 11. C9-Steve Casebolt, 12. 99B-Boom Briggs, 13. 18-Eric Wells, 14. 15-Steve Francis, 15. 1*-Chub Frank, 16. 3s-Brian Shirley, 17. 18c-Chase Junghans, 18. 38s-Kenny Pettyjohn, 19. 2F-Dennis Franklin, 20. 77-Jordan Yaggy, 21. 99j-Frank Heckenast Jr, 22. 76-Brandon Overton, 23. 20-Jimmy Owens, 24. 39-Tim McCreadie, 25. 21-Ivedent Lloyd Jr, 26. 11-Austin Smith, 27. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr, 28. 1W-Dillon Wood, 29. 16-Justin Rattliff Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds A-Feature (30 Laps) - 1. 9s-Matt Sheppard, 2. 99L-Larry Wight, 3. 7-Rick Laubach, 4. 44-Stewart Freisen, 5. 25R-Erick Rudolph, 6. 49-Billy Dunn, 7. 19-Tim Fuller, 8. 1-Billy Pauch, 9. 20-Brett Hearn, 10. 1T-Tyler Dippel, 11. 07-Tim Kerr, 12. 32c-Vic Coffey, 13. 21a-Pete Britten, 14. 54-Steve Bernard, 15. 14J-Alan Johnson, 16. 74-J.R Heffner, 17. 27J-Danny Johnson, 18. 5*-Tyler Siri, 19. 83-Brian Swartzlander, 20. 1G-Darwin Green, 21. 6m-Mat Williamson, 22. 323-Neal Williams, 23. 85-H.J. Bunting, 24. 48T-Dave Rauscher, 25. 28p-Eldon Payne, 26. 5-Billy VanInwegen DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.) Friday, Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series Saturday, Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series
  4. Bloomquist Cashes In at 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals - Scores $10,000 victory on third night of Late Model week BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2016 – Scott Bloomquist rebounded Wednesday from misfortunate the previous night as he scored the DIRTcar Late Model Swamp King Championship at the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals. Bloomquist, a resident of Mooresburg, Tenn., set the overall quick time during qualifying driving his famous Reec Monument/Crop Production Services No. 0. Bloomquist then continued his strong night by dominating his heat race, putting him in the redraw group for the 40-lap feature event. Bloomquist drew the fourth starting position with Steve Casebolt selecting pole-position. Casebolt, piloting the Riesbeck’s Food Markets/Lias Tires Racing Division No. C9, lost the lead once the green flag dropped to second place starter Dale McDowell driving the 17M. Bloomquist quickly charged to the second position, passing Casebolt and placing McDowell in his crosshairs for the lead. A caution on lap 6 brought Bloomquist to the inside of McDowell for the lead, and after a side-by-side battle for two laps, Bloomquist completed the pass on lap 8. The 52-year-old Bloomquist pulled away from the field after he completed the pass for the lead, but quickly approached the tail end of the 28-car field. A hard-charging, red-hot Jonathan Davenport drove his Baird Transport/Elite Concrete No. 6 to Bloomquist’s back bumper, as the leader began navigating through lapped traffic. For the second night in a row, a multi-lane racetrack allowed for side-by-side and three-wide racing throughout the field which allowed drivers like Davenport and, Tuesday night’s winner, Josh Richards to make their way to the front of the field. Davenport picked up seven spots to reach the second position and Richards picked up nine spots to get to the fourth position. As the laps wound down, and lapped traffic subsided, Bloomquist pulled away from Davenport for good with less than 10 laps to go. Bloomquist, much as he did the entire night, dominated the feature event and captured the Swamp King Championship portion of the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. “[The car] was really good,” Bloomquist said. “I see we have some things to do to help ourselves in traffic - it took a while for heat to get in the front tires so I’m going to work on that. I want to thank my family even though they can’t be out here. I think my wife and daughter are going to come in Saturday and we may stick around a little bit and go to Disney [World] or Sea World.” Davenport held on to finish second and improved on his third place finish from Tuesday night. “I keep getting better at this place,” Davenport, a Blairsville, Ga.-native said. “We definitely had a good hotrod tonight. I think we were a little better than Scott [bloomquist] early until we got to lapped traffic and he could just maneuver better. I got under Jason [Feger] and he slipped out of the groove a little bit and I hit him on the right front and it didn’t quite steer as good after that. Finishing second tonight, I couldn’t be happier. I don’t think we have had a finish outside of the top five this year, so we have definitely been one of the most consistent cars in the country.” McDowell, who led the opening seven laps before handing the lead over to Bloomquist, finished in the third position after losing second to Davenport on lap 12. “We had a good starting position, but they were better than us,” the Chicamaugua, Ga.-native said. “Tonight was only our second night out so I could see where they were beating us at and what areas we need to work on.” The World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series’ stars invade the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, continuing their year-long battle for the 2016 series title, while also trying to capture a coveted Gator trophy. Great seats remain for DIRTcar Nationals and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Infield parking will be available on a first come, first served basis to all fans with a pit pass. The cost of the infield parking pass is $10 and will be available at the pit gate off of turn four. Visit http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com for the latest news and information from the event. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals. DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 16, 2016; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla. A-Main (30-laps): 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist [4][$10,000], 2. 6-Jonathan Davenport [9], 3. 17M-Dale McDowell [2], 4. 1-Josh Richards [13], 5. 20-Rodney Sanders [6], 6. 25-Shane Clanton [12], 7. 7-Rick Eckert [10], 8. 15L-Darrell Lanigan [20], 9. 777-Jared Landers [15], 10. C9-Steve Casebolt [1], 11. 16T-Tyler Bruening [3], 12. 99j-Frank Heckenast Jr [22], 13. 5-Don O'Neal [17], 14. 3s-Brian Shirley [24], 15. 21J-Billy Moyer Jr [25], 16. 72-Mike Norris [5], 17. 76-Brandon Overton [19], 18. 15s-Donny Schatz [16], 19. 1*-Chub Frank [18], 20. 25F-Jason Feger [23], 21. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr. [27], 22. 22-Gregg Satterlee [21], 23. 79-Nick Kurtz [26], 24. 11-Austin Smith [7], 25. 14M-Morgan Bagley [14], 26. 39-Tim McCreadie [11], 27. 16H-Mike Hammerle [28], 28. 5w-Mark Whitener [8]. Qualifying Group 1: 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 16.106; 2. 1-Josh Richards, 16.394; 3. 76-Brandon Overton, 16.399; 4. 11-Austin Smith, 16.44; 5. 21-Ivedent Lloyd Jr., 16.502; 6. 21J-Billy Moyer Jr., 16.714; 7. 99j-Frank Heckenast Jr., 16.821; 8. 79-Nick Kurtz, 17.780; 9. 57-Chuck Julien, 17.863. Qualifying Group 2: 1. 2c-Joey Coulter, 16.717; 2. 14M-Morgan Bagley, 16.726; 3. C9-Steve Casebolt, 16.856; 4. 5W-Mark Whitener, 16.930; 5. 20-Jimmy Owens, 17.068; 6. 91-Tyler Erb, 17.085; 7. 18c-Chase Junghans, 17.206; 8. 0f-Coleby Frye, 17.389; 9. 16H-Mike Hammerle, 19.063. Qualifying Group 3: 1. 6-Jared Davenport, 16.466; 2. 777-Jared Landers, 16.474; 3. 20-Rodney Sanders, 16.542; 4. 15L-Darrell Lanigan, 16.720; 5. 25z-Mason Zeigler, 16.858; 6. 2F-Dennis Franklin, 17.106; 7. 25F-Jason Feger, 17.239; 8. 3c-Charles LaPlant, 17.409; 9. 94-Austin Rettig (DNQ). Qualifying Group 4: 1. 15s-Donny Schatz, 16.545; 2. 99B-Boom Briggs, 16.560; 3. 7-Rick Eckert, 16.574; 4. 16T-Tyler Bruening, 16.605; 5. 93-Pancho Lawler, 16.695; 6. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr., 16.995; 7. 7W-Ricky Weiss, 17.211; 8. 14-Tyler Clem, 17.640; 9. 14r-Reid Millard, 18.438. Qualifying Group 5: 1. 39-Tim McCreadie, 16.542; 2. 5-Don O’Neal, 16.778; 3. 18-Eric Wells, 16.827; 4. 17M-Dale McDowell, 16.864; 5. B1-Paul Wilmoth, 17.025; 6. 4d-Chad Hollenbeck, 17.153; 7. 16-Justin Rattliff, 17.331; 8. 77-Jordan Yaggy, 17.429. Qualifying Group 6: 1. 3s-Brian Shirley, 16.317; 2. 22-Gregg Satterlee, 16.699; 3. 72-Mile Norris, 16.801; 4. 25-Shane Clanton, 16.836; 5. 15-Steve Francis, 17.063; 6. 1*-Chub Frank, 17.084; 7. 5B-Kyle Bronson, 17.140; 8. K0-Freddie Carpenter, 17.430. Heat No. 1 (8 laps - Top 3 Transfer): 1. 0-Scott Bloomquist, 2. 11-Austin Smith, 3. 1-Josh Richards, 4. 76-Brandon Overton, 5. 21-Ivedent Lloyd Jr., 6. 99j-Frank Heckenast Jr., 7. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr., 8. 79-Nick Kurtz, 9. 57-Chuck Julien. Heat No. 2 (8 laps - Top 3 Transfer): 1. C9-Steve Casebolt, 2. 5w-Mark Whitener, 3. 14M-Morgan Bagley, 4. 2c-Joey Coulter, 5. 91-Tyler Erb, 6. 20-Jimmy Owens, 7. 18c-Chase Junghans, 8. 0f-Coleby Frye, 9. 16H-Mike Hammerle. Heat No. 3 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. 20-Rodney Sanders, 2. 6-Jonathan Davenport, 3. 777-Jared Landers, 4. 15L-Darrell Lanigan, 5. 25F-Jason Feger, 6. 25z-Mason Zeigler, 7. 2F-Dennis Franklin, 8. 3c-Chris LaPlant, 9. 94-Austin Rettig. Heat No. 4 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. 16T-Tyler Bruening, 2. 7-Rick Eckert, 3. 15s-Donny Schatz, 4. 7W-Ricky Weiss, 5. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr., 6. 99B-Boom Briggs, 7. 93-Pancho Lawler, 8. 14-Brandon Sheppard, 9. 14r-Reid Millard. Heat No. 5 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. 17M-Dale McDowell, 2. 39-Tim McCreadie, 3. 5-Don O’Neal, 4. 16-Justin Rattliff, 5. B1-Paul Wilmoth, 6. 18-Eric Wells, 7. 4d-Chad Hollenbeck, 8. 77-Jordan Yaggy. Heat No. 6 (8 laps – Top 3 Transfer): 1. 72-Mike Norris, 2. 25-Shane Clanton, 3. 1*-Chub Frank, 4. 22-Gregg Satterlee, 5. 3s-Brian Shirley, 6. 15-Steve Francis, 7. 5B-Kyle Bronson, 8. K0-Freddie Carpenter. Last-Chance Showdown No. 1 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): 1. 76-Brandon Overton, 2. 99j-Frank Heckenast Jr., 3. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr., 4. 2c-Joey Coulter, 5. 21-Ivedent Lloyd Jr., 6. 20-Jimmy Owens, 7. 0f-Coleby Frye, 8. 79-Nick Kurtz, 9. 18c-Chase Junghans, 10. 57-Chuck Julien, 11. 16H-Mike Hammerle, 12. 91-Tyler Erb. Last-Chance Showdown No. 2 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): 1. 15L-Darrell Lanigan, 2. 25F-Jason Feger, 3. 7W-Ricky Weiss, 4. 25z-Mason Zeigler, 5. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr., 6. 99B-Boom Briggs, 7. 14-Brandon Sheppard, 8. 93-Pancho Lawler, 9. 3c-Charles LaPlant, 10. 2F-Dennis Franklin, 11. 14r-Reid Millard, 12. 94-Austin Rettig. Last-Chance Showdown No. 3 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): 1. 22-Gregg Satterlee, 2. 3s-Brian Shirley, 3. 15-Steve Francis, 4. 16-Justin Rattliff, 5. B1-Paul Wilmoth, 6. 18-Eric Wells, 7. K0-Freddie Carpenter, 8. 77-Jordan Yaggy, 9. 5B-Kyle Bronson, 10. 4d-Chad Hollenbeck.
  5. Moyer Jr. Kicks-Off Late Model Week at DIRTcar Nationals with Victory - Leads flag-to-flag for first career DIRTcar Nationals victory BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 15, 2016 – Billy Moyer Jr. survived a late race challenge from Dennis Erb Jr. and Shane Clanton as he captured the DIRTcar Late Models checkered flag on opening night of Late Model Week at DIRTcar Nationals. Moyer Jr., a World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series rookie of the year contender and son of legendary late model driver Billy Moyer Sr., started from the outside of row one in his Crop Production Services/Dyna-Gro Seed 21JR for the 30-lap, $7,000-to-win feature at Volusia Speedway Park. Moyer easily made his way around pole-sitter Erb once the green flag fell. Erb, driving the Black Diamond Chassis number 28E, had his hands full with fourth place starter Clanton, whom he battled with side-by-side for most of the race. Clanton utilized the outside line to stay even with the bottom-running Erb as the leader pulled away. As the laps dwindled down, Erb and Clanton pulled within striking distance of the leader who was having trouble navigating lapped traffic. With 10 laps to go, the top three were separated by less than a second. Clanton faded in the closing laps, but Erb stayed glued to Moyer’s rear bumper. Moyer maintained his lead for the remaining laps, leading flag-to-flag and claiming his first career DIRTcar Nationals victory. “I’ve never ran good in a feature here,” the Batesville, Ark.-native said. “The car was perfect - my dad did a heck of a job. Just having my dad here means more than anything. Growing up he didn’t always get to be there, he had to go out and make a living, so this means a lot. “I’m really excited, we finally got a Gator and that means a lot to me. The car was phenomenal, I tend to overtighten myself a lot, so it was great having my dad here to help me on the adjustments. We’ll go to work tomorrow and hopefully get another one.” Erb finished in the runner-up position after doing everything he could to muscle his way around the leader, but came up just short of capturing a coveted Gator trophy. Clanton faded during the latter parts of the race as 2014 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year Frank Heckenast Jr. maneuvered around him for the third position. “I buried myself after qualifying and had to come from fifth in the heat,” Heckenast Jr. said. “We did a lot better than last year, it took us until the end of the week to get going. I think we found something, so we will work on it, but I am still kind of mad at myself because I thought I could’ve finished better.” The DIRTcar late models continue on Tuesday and Wednesday before the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series takes on DIRTcar Nationals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Great seats remain for DIRTcar Nationals and are available by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Infield parking will be available on a first come, first served basis to all fans with a pit pass. The cost of the pit pass is $10 and will be available at the pit gate off of turn four. Visit http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com for the latest news and information from the event. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals. Results from DIRTcar Late Model Series 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals night #1 at Volusia Speedway Park: A-Main (30-laps): 1. 21 Billy Moyer Jr ($7,000), 2. 28E Dennis Erb Jr, 3. 99 Frank Heckenast Jr, 4. 25 Shane Clanton, 5. 777 Jared Landers, 6. 25F Jason Feger, 7. 1 Josh Richards, 8. 15s Donny Schatz, 9. 99B Boom Briggs, 10. 20 Rodney Sanders, 11. B5 Brandon Sheppard, 12. 15 Steve Francis, 13. 3s Brian Shirley, 14. 7 Rick Eckert, 15. 39 Tim McCreadie, 16. 38 Kenny Pettyjohn, 17. 14M Morgan Bagley, 18. 22 Gregg Satterlee, 19. 16T Tyler Bruening, 20. 7W Ricky Weiss, 21. 201 Billy Ogle Jr, 22. 1* Chub Frank, 23. 5 Mark Whitener, 24. 40B Kyle Bronson. Qualifying Group 1: Wilmoth, Briggs, Coffey, Weiss, Erb Jr., Bruening, Schatz, Kurtz, Hammerle, Junghans, Yaggy (DNS) Qualifying Group 2: Landers, Satterlee, Sanders, Ogle Jr, Casebolt, Feger, Bagley, Frank, Rattliff, Boles, Millard. Qualifying Group 3: Richards, Sheppard, Moyer Jr., Pettyjohn, Whitener, Bronson, Clem, LaPlant, Wells, Julien, Hollenbeck. Qualifying Group 4: Shirley, McCreadie, Francis, Clanton, Heckenast Jr, Eckert, Frye, Norris, Lawler, Carpenter, Rettig. Heat No. 1 (8 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Erb Jr., Briggs, Schatz, Bruening, Weiss, Wilmoth, Coffey, Kurtz, Hammerle, Junghans, Yaggy. Heat No. 2 (8 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Feger, Landers, Sanders, Satterlee, Ogle Jr., Bagley, Frank, Boles, Casebolt, Millard, Rattliff. Heat No. 3 (8 laps – Top 4 Transfer): Moyer Jr., Richards, Sheppard, Pettyjohn, Whitner, Bronson, Hollenbeck, Clem, Wells, LaPlant, Julien. Heat No. 4 (8 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Clanton, Heckenast Jr., Francis, McCreadie, Shirley, Eckert, Norris, Lawler, Carpenter, Rettig, Frye. Last-Chance Showdown No. 1 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Bagley, Weiss, Ogle Jr., Frank, Wilmoth, Ratliff, Coffey, Boles, Kurtz, Millard, Hammerle, Casebolt, Junghans, Yaggy. Last-Chance Showdown No. 2 (10 laps - Top 4 Transfer): Shirley, Eckert, Whitener, Bronson, Norris, Wells, Clem, Hollenbeck, Lawler, Rettig, Carpenter, LaPlant, Julien, Frye.
  6. Hoffman Battles Dillon for DIRTcar Nationals Win - Donny Schatz rebounds, wins World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series feature BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 13, 2016 - Ty Dillon looked to be the driver to beat in Saturday night's DIRTcar UMP Modified Gator Qualifying feature at DIRTcar Nationals but Nick Hoffman had other ideas as he cruised to his third win at Volusia Speedway Park. Dillon dominated the early part of the 20-lap modified feature building a large lead over Hoffman and Ray Bollinger. As the laps wound down though, Hoffman, who has been the class of the field at DIRTcar Nationals, closed the gap. As lapped traffic came into play, Hoffman made his move. He battled past Dillon off of turn four and took the lead on lap 16. Dillon, a driver in NASCAR's Xfinity Series, tried to close the gap, but Hoffman marched to the win. "Ty was really good," Hoffman said. "Once I got to about halfway I started to momentum my car around. It was really good. I think he still would have had me if it wasn't for that lap traffic deal. We'll take them as we can get them." Hoffman won Tuesday and Wednesday night's modified features. One night after his first did-not-finish result since September 2013, Donny Schatz rebounded at DIRTcar Nationals as he battled with Brad Sweet to score his first World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series win of the 2016 season. Sweet, who won the Outlaws season opener on Friday night, was the class of the field on Saturday as he led 17 laps. Restarts proved pivotal for Schatz though as one on lap 16 eliminated Sweet's lead and another on lap 21 gave Schatz the opportunity he needed to get around Sweet. Schatz said he was happy to move past the pressure of the once two-year-old streak and start building momentum toward an eighth series championship. "It's kind of a relief to be over that hill of having that DNF that's been haunting us for I guess 180 races or whatever," Schatz said. "Now we can just focus on trying to win races." "I'd be even better if we could win all of them," Schatz said. "That's what this team shoots for, that's what they aim for, and that's what they work hard for. We're here tonight and that's all that matters." Nightly doubleheaders at Volusia run through Saturday, Feb. 20. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns on Sunday for its final night at DIRTcar Nationals. The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds returns for night two of Gator Qualifying. For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Nationals, clickDIRTcarNationals.com or follow on Twitter at @DIRTcarNats. DIRTcar Nationals Statistical Report; Feb. 13, 2016; Volusia Speedway Park; Barberville, Fla. World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series A-Main (30 Laps) - 1. 15-Donny Schatz [5] [$10,000]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 3. 1B-Dale Blaney [6]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [10]; 6. 27-Greg Hodnett [9]; 7. 10H-Chad Kemenah [1]; 8. 83-Joey Saldana [8]; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen [18]; 10. 5-David Gravel [3]; 11. W20-Greg Wilson [20]; 12. 41-Jason Johnson [17]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [22]; 14. 70-Danny Holtgraver [21]; 15. 71M-Dave Blaney [14]; 16. 1-Sammy Swindell [12]; 17. 17W-Bryan Clauson [23]; 18. 2L-Danny Lasoski [24]; 19. 7S-Jason Sides [13]; 20. 7-Paul McMahan [15]; 21. O7-Doug Esh [16]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [19]; 23. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11]; 24. 45-Tim Shaffer [7]. Lap Leaders: Chad Kemenah 1-4, Brad Sweet 5-21, Donny Schatz 22-30. KSE Hard Charger Award: 29-Kerry Madsen [+9] DIRTcar UMP Modified Gator Qualifying Night 1 Feature (20 Laps) - 1. 2-Nick Hoffman ($700), 2. 41-Ty Dillon, 3. 16C-Josh Harris, 4. 77-Ray Bollinger, 5. 0J-Bryce Jewell, 6. 10Y-Trent Young, 7. 35-David Stremme, 8. 54-Larry Burkins, 9. 64-Billy Workman Jr, 10. K9-Will Krup, 11. 33-Jeff Matthews, 12. 13M-Dale McDowell, 13. 72X-Brian Papiez, 14. 11T-Dugan Thye, 15. 22T-Tony Anderson, 16. 12K-Scotty Kincaid, 17. 7W-Kody Weisner, 18. 67-Garrett Stewart, 19. 23-Ryan Cripe, 20. 51-Brandon Green, 21. 72-Todd Neiheiser, 22. 17T-Tyler Evans, 23. 21C-Taylor Cook, 24. 21-Sean Monaghan DIRTcar Nationals Day-by-Day Schedule (Grandstands open at 5 p.m.) Sunday, Feb. 14 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series & UMP Modified Gator Qualifying 2 Monday, Feb. 15 - DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Gator Championship Tuesday, Feb. 16 - DIRTcar Late Models & UMP Modified Triple 20's Wednesday, Feb. 17 - DIRTcar Late Models Swamp King Champ & Super DIRTcar Series Thursday, Feb. 18 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series Friday, Feb. 19 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series Saturday, Feb. 20 - World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series & Super DIRTcar Series
  7. The Countdown is On To 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals - New DIRTcarNationals.com gives fans all the latest on the event BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Jan. 6, 2016 - The New Year means the countdown to the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park is on. The annual tradition of Florida in February kicks off on February 9 in Barberville, Fla. DIRTcar Nationals features 12 straight nights of doubleheaders with the All Star Circuit of Champions, World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Late Model Series, DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series. From February 9 to February 20, the greatest drivers on dirt kick-off the 2016 season and compete side-by-side in pursuit of bragging rights and the coveted 'Big Gator.' For fans, DIRTcar Nationals is the most accessible motorsports event in Florida during February where every ticket is a hot pass. With full access to the pits, fans can meet their favorite drivers, see crew members in action and get up close and personal with sprint cars, late models and modifieds. All new for 2016 is a redesigned http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com to enhance the experience for fans and competitors alike. The streamlined website provides a place to purchase tickets, view daily and event schedules and read the latest news and information. Last season's DIRTcar Nationals saw Donny Schatz start off his history-making World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season with a victory on night three and Shane Clanton make a statement, sweeping all three World of Outlaws Late Model Series features, the opening shot in his championship season. NASCAR star Austin Dillon joined Daryn Pittman, Clanton and Larry Wight in hoisting the 'Big Gator.' Tickets for DIRTcar Nationals start at just $20 and are on sale now by calling 844-DIRT-TIX (347-8849), or by visiting http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Visit http://www.DIRTcarNationals.com for the latest news and information from the event. Follow DIRTcar Nationals on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/DIRTcarNats and on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/DIRTcarNationals.
  8. 2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule Revealed - Tours return during the summer of 2016 for two of the most challenging schedules in all of motorsports INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 10, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today at the Performance Racing Industry show the schedule for the 2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Annually one of the most challenging schedules in all of motorsports, the Summer Nationals tour kicks off at Brownstown (Indiana) Speedway on June 15. For five weeks, the tour takes some of the best late model drivers in the country and pits them against each other at 28 races in Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Missouri, Michigan and Ohio. Friday and Saturday events throughout the tour pay $10,000-to-win, except the opening night at Cedar Lake Speedway which pays $5,000-to-win. The 2016 Summer Nationals champion will be decided at Oakshade Speedway in Wauseon, Ohio on July 15 and 16. Competitors who managed to make it through the tour will battle it out for bragging rights and a $25,000 prize. “This season marks one of the tightest tour schedules to date for the Summer Nationals,” said DIRTcar UMP Director Sam Driggers. “We continue to look for ways to improve the racing experience for fans and competitors alike and build upon this great racing tradition.” This season, the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Tour covers 28 races in five states across eight weeks. The tour kicks off at the Terre Haute (Indiana) Action Track on June 12 and then heads to tracks in Illinois and Tennessee through the opening weeks. The tour meets up with the Summer Nationals late models on June 15 at Brownstown Speedway. The 2016 Summit Modified Nationals again joins the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for the Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury (Illinois) American Legion Speedway on July 29 and 30 to wrap up the 2016 tour. “Every year the Modified Nationals gets bigger and better,” Driggers said. “Even though both it and the Summer Nationals are still nearly seven months away from kicking off, we can’t wait to get the racing tours underway.” Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at http://www.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 www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. 2016 DIRTcar Racing Late Model Summer Nationals Schedule 2016 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
  9. DIRTcar Racing Pro Sprint Rules Released - Plymouth Speedway first sanctioned track to participate CONCORD, N.C. - Oct. 16, 2015 - Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway has become the first DIRTcar-sanctioned race track to include the recently released DIRTcar Pro Sprint as a weekly division. Ed Kennedy, owner of the 3/8-mile dirt oval, is excited with the prospects: "The developers of this package used our track numerous times, and I have been impressed every time it hits the track. The concept is perfect for the weekly and hobby racer. This division will be a great addition to our weekly lineup." Plans include nine regional divisions and a National Champion who will be recognized at the World of Outlaws Sprint Series Banquet. Regions and the number of races to qualify will be released in March 2016. "These cars are plenty fast and will race really well," said weekly participant Garret Saunders, who has tested the sprint cars. "Fans are going to love them." Kemp, a veteran motorsports promoter, has developed a strict set of specifications that includes mandatory specified parts based around the Chevy Performance 602 sealed engine. "With the rules now in publication, the fun work will begin working with tracks, like Plymouth Speedway, and the numerous potential participants," Kemp said. "I have taken calls from nearly every state with great interest." The rules for the inaugural season are available at http://www.dirtcarump.com/category/divisions/pro-sprint or can be received via emailed by contacting Larry Kemp at lkemp@dirtcar.com. The specifications will become part of the DIRTcar Racing Rulebook covering weekly racing throughout the United States.
  10. DIRTcar Racing Introduces Pro Sprint Division With Chevrolet Performance Engine to Create New Entry-Level Winged Sprint Car Class CONCORD, N.C. - Sept. 25, 2015 - Two years of development have led to the new DIRTcar Pro Sprint Car division, an entry-level sprint car class for weekly tracks spearheaded by motorsports veteran Larry Kemp. Identical in appearance to a World of Outlaws winged sprint car, the Pro Sprint specifies a number of components based around the Chevrolet Performance 602 sealed engine. "Tracks are excited to add an economical winged sprint car division to their schedules," Kemp said. "Promoters may run this class weekly or occasionally and it gives fans a chance to experience one of the most exciting dirt racing divisions at their local track. The key is using specified parts from one supplier for the base Chevrolet Performance 602 engine, plus specifying carburetor, shocks, tires, ignition and adaptation parts that will make this division easy entry for the competitor." Additional mandated parts installed by the exclusive supplier, Pace Performance, include Crate Innovations Crank Balancing Hub and Yoke Assembly, Crate Innovations Carb Spacer and linkage, MSD #8728 Soft Touch DIRTcar-branded Rev Control with a 6,200 RPM chip, Holley 750 CFM Classic HP methanol Carburetor, Chevrolet Performance HEI distributer and ignition, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Racing Tires, and DIRTcar approved PS shocks. Pace Performance will also have complete "plug-and-play" packages for the program. "DIRTcar is always working with tracks and promoters to build the weekly program," DIRTcar CEO Brian Carter said. "The time has come for the addition of an entry-level winged sprint car that people can afford to race weekly, and it will blend well into the current DIRTcar program. Working with Larry, strict control of the rules, a ceiling on purse awards and regional and national recognition will make this division an immediate success. The Chevrolet Performance engine, combined with a smaller and harder Hoosier tire package, will work well for this class and we expect it to provide an introduction to winged sprint cars to build the future stars of the World of Outlaws." Competition will focus as a weekly DIRTcar-sanctioned division with North America divided into nine regions. Each region will accumulate points with National standings maintained. The National Champion will receive recognition at the World of Outlaws National Banquet. Regions and participating tracks will be announced in spring 2016. A unique feature will be an optional 5-foot-wide-by-4-foot-long wing that will retain the existing dimensions for the sideboards and traditional sprint car appearance, but take away a significant amount of downforce and need for horsepower. Randy Hannagan, a World of Outlaws 410 participant, was one of the primary test drivers and confirmed the race-ability of the combination. "This combination of the traditional winged sprint car and the Chevrolet Performance 602 with the specified parts make the perfect weekly entry division into winged sprint cars," Hannagan said. "The power created is more than plenty and I see this car becoming very popular." Pace Performance is the exclusive supplier of the base engine performing the adaptations to a new engine supplied by Pace or the customer. An approved up fitter will install additional mandatory and approved components. A three-seal program, with bar code recognition, that will access to the database will be implemented. With a smart phone, anyone can verify the history of the seal and engine. "We believe this new division will help to increase interest in sprint car racing while also giving competitors who feel they've been priced out of sprint car racing a chance to get started in the division," Pace's Matt Fullerton said. "This program, with DIRTcar's support, will make sprint car racing affordable at more tracks across the country." The division will also use the DIRTcar "Approved" shock program where the shock manufacturer installs a decal seal indicating it meets the shock program. Currently, Bilstein, Genesis, Pro, FOX and AFCO have approved products. For further information, contact Larry Kemp at 317-416-6854, lkemp@dirtcar.com or larrykemp1959@yahoo.com. To contact Pace Performance, call 1-800-748-3791. Frequently Asked Questions, rules and DIRTcar information can be found at www.DIRTcar.com.
  11. Nicely Earns Breakthrough Victory at Fairbury in DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season Finale FAIRBURY, Ill. - July 25, 2015 - Tyler Nicely powered to victory in a flawless feature performance on Saturday at Fairbury American Legion Speedway to win the final night of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals and secure second place in the championship. Nicely, of Owensboro, Ky., was smooth in every corner on the quarter-mile dirt oval while the field behind him was two- and three-wide trying to run him down in the 30-lap, $2,000-to-win season finale. The victory was Nicely's first win of the 2015 tour, finally putting him over the top after he turned in four second-place finishes during the month-long season that ran primarily in conjunction with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. "I just kept hitting my marks right around the bottom so nobody could sneak underneath me," Nicely said. "I knew if I didn't make any mistakes I had a good enough hot rod. It's huge, I've been wanting to win in Illinois, and Fairbury is the best track in America in my opinion. It's awesome, and the fans make it even better. You just feel welcome here." There were 47 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds in competition at Fairbury, which also ran the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Prairie Dirt Classic, for a combined total of 106 cars in the pits on Saturday night. The event was delayed about an hour by rain that fell during the Last Chance Showdown. Heat race winners included Lance Dehm, Curt Spaulding, Brandon Roberts and Tyler Nicely. Mike Harrison earned the overall DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified championship with nine victories in 13 starts. Unfortunately in Saturday night's finale, Harrison started 15th and was on the move when he was involved in a scary-looking crash on the frontstretch, leaving him with a 23rd-place finish. Follow the DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series website at www.ModifiedNationals.com. 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report A-MAIN (30 laps) - 1. Tyler Nicely ($2,000); 2. Brandon Roberts; 3. Brian Lynn; 4. Curt Spaulding; 5. Jeff Curl; 6. Jeff Leka; 7. Ray Bollinger; 8. David Stremme; 9. Steven Brooks; 10. Mike McKinney; 11. Brian Shaw; 12. Lance Dehm; 13. Colling Thirlby; 14. Jay Ledford; 15. Jeffrey Ledford; 16. Patrick Lyon; 17. A.J. May; 18. Andy Sprague; 19. Dave Porth; 20. Travis Kohler; 21. Tommy Duncan; 22. Nathan Balensiefen; 23. Mike Harrison; 24. Jimmy Dehm.
  12. Harrison Celebrates DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship with Victory at Fairbury FAIRBURY, Ill. - July 24, 2015 - Mike Harrison won for the ninth time in 12 races, exacting revenge on Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Friday night, as he celebrated his fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship in the past five years. Fairbury had been one of only three tracks where Harrison raced on this year's tour but didn't win, until he dominated on Friday to lead all 30 laps and capture the $2,000 checkered flag on a night when he was honored for winning the series crown. "It's never easy," said Harrison, of Highland, Ill. "I just try to get out there and be as smooth as I can and keep the car as straight as I can. I try to focus on my laps and my line and not worry about anybody else." There were two cautions during the main event. Following the second restart, Jeff Curl hooked up his DIRTcar UMP Modified and charged through the field to finish second. Tyler Nicely, who is trying to hold onto second overall in the championship, finished third with David Stremme and Ray Bollinger rounding out the top five. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship is decided by a driver's best eight finishes over the course of the tour. Harrison became the first driver in the tour's five-year history to post victories in every possible slot, and added to it with his ninth win on Friday night. Heat race winners included Nicely, Patrick Lyon, Mike McKinney and Harrison. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour concludes its season on Saturday night at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway as part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series' Prairie Dirt Classic night. Follow the DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series website at www.ModifiedNationals.com.
  13. NAPA Super DIRT Week A Massive Celebration of Motorsports Oct. 6-11 on the N.Y. State Fairgrounds ‘Moody Mile’ - New ‘Camping World Fast Friday’ shifts Modified Triples, Twins back to daylight along with USAC Silver Crown qualifying SYRACUSE, N.Y. - July 17, 2015 - The 2015 NAPA Super DIRT Week is going to be the biggest week of racing and celebration in the storied 44-year history of the event that runs from Oct. 6 through Oct. 11. Fans and competitors from 21 states and three countries are already making plans to descend on the New York State Fairgrounds for what's become known as Racing's Biggest Party, and with so many fans taking part of this event for nearly five decades it's truly the most anticipated annual New York motorsports tradition. It all kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 6, with a tech inspection day where all of the new and unique hot rods that will compete during the week are unveiled for officials to dissect. Cars hit the Moody Mile for the first time on Wednesday and qualify on Thursday. At night on Wednesday the racing shifts to Weedsport (N.Y.) Speedway for DIRTcar 358-Modified and DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds, and on Thursday it's the DIRTcar 358-Modified Hurricane 100 at Brewertown (N.Y.) Speedway. "Camping World Fast Friday" is now a jam-packed day with the Triple 20s for the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, the Twin 20s for the DIRTcar 358-Modifieds and the Triple 10s for the DIRTcar Sportsman Modifieds running during the day along with USAC Silver Crown qualifying and DIRTcar Futures races. The Camping World Fast Friday action then shifts at night to "The Fast Track" Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., where DIRTcar 358-Modifieds and ESS 360 Sprint Cars will put on a show at the monster 5/8-mile dirt oval. The huge weekend kicks off on Saturday with the USAC Silver Crown Salt City 78 and DIRTcar 358-Modified Salute to the Troops 150. At night everything shifts back to Rolling Wheels Raceway Park for World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and "Win-and-You're-In" DIRTcar Big-Block Modified features. The massive week of racing wraps up on Sunday with DIRTcar Sportsman Modified 30-lap championship, the DIRTcar Pro Stock 25-lap event and the finale, the Super DIRTcar Series Syracuse 200. Along with many special surprises for fans, the week is sure to be the most memorable NAPA Super DIRT Week in history. Camping is already nearly sold out and tickets are going fast so don't delay in making plans to be part of this unique event. For tickets and information, call 844-DIRTTIX (844-347-8849) or go to www.DIRTcar.com/tickets. For all the latest news and information about NAPA Super DIRT Week, go to www.SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SuperDIRTWeek or follow us on Twitter @SuperDIRTWeek.
  14. Mielke Powers to His First DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Oakshade Raceway WAUSEON, Ohio - July 11, 2015 - David Mielke topped a 33-car field on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway to win his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature. Mielke, of Gladwin, Mich., charged out to an early lead, managed to stay up front through two restarts, and powered his way to the $1,000 checkered flag ahead of wild three-wide action behind him. Jacob Poel, Collin Thirlby and Brian Ruhlman raced as a pack trying to run down Mielke but finished second through fourth, respectively. Matt Hamilton rounded out the top five. Click here to watch highlights from Saturday night's race. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour wraps up its season with two $2,000-to-win events and a championship celebration on July 24-25 at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway as part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series' Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City (Ill.) Speedway; July 10, 2015 A-MAIN (25 LAPS) - 1. (87) David Mielke, Gladwin, MI ($1,000); 2. (82) Jacob Poel, Spring Lake, MI; 3. (47C) Collin Thirlby, Traverse City, MI; 4. (29) Brian Ruhlman, Clarklake, MI; 5. (9H) Matt Hamilton, Aurora, IN; 6. (15) David Baker, Grand Rapids, Mi; 7. (5) Steven Brooks, New Lenox, IL; 8. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 9. (11JS) Josh Scott, Grand Rapids, OH; 10. (2) Travis Stemler, Ionia, MI; 11. (9J) Jared Guinn, Hudsonville, MI; 12. (9V) Shawn Valent, Fostoria, OH; 13. (43) Mark Anderson, Lowell, MI; 14. (42) Bob Baldwin, Hartford, MI; 15. (26P) Michael Patrick, Pewamo, MI; 16. (86) Andrew Smith, Port Hamilton, ON; 17. (79M) Kory Maurice, Grant, MI; 18. (6) Jacob Rendel, Adrian, MI; 19. (18N) Derrick Noffsinger, Continental, OH; 20. (20WD) Jeff Daniels, Mevin, ON; 21. (16) Jeff Koz, Lima, OH; 22. (71E) Pat Ehlert, Ovid, MI. HEAT RACE WINNERS: David Mielke, Shawn Valent, Steven Brooks and Jacob Poel.
  15. Moyer Jr. Wins DIRTcar Summer Nationals Finale at Oakshade, Pierce Youngest Champion in Series History WAUSEON, Ohio - July 11, 2015 - Billy Moyer Jr. needed a victory on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway to have any chance of winning the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship, so in the first half a lap he charged through the front row from his fourth-starting position and pulled away to win. The 18-year-old Bobby Pierce, though, became the youngest champion in the history of the series by finishing fifth, edging Moyer for the crown by a mere 10 points. Both Pierce and Moyer Jr. are the sons of former DIRTcar Summer Nationals champions, with Pierce and his father, Bob, now the only father-son combo to claim the title. Pierce also joins a prestigious group of racers who have won the DIRTcar Late Model national championship (2014) as well as a DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship. "We tried really hard and we had a good hot rod tonight," said Moyer Jr., of Batesville, Ark., after his $10,000 victory. "Ten points shy, it is what it is. Bobby did a good job and we're just glad to be winning races and running up front. People at least know we're there … it's no fun running seventh and 10th every night and we've been there too. So we're just glad to be up front. "I hate to even think about the points, but you know, you have to. It pays a lot of money. I want my name on that deal. But we're gonna get it on there … we're gonna work really hard and come back and hopefully do it again next year if all my support and everything stays the same. It sucks to get beat, but man, to win $10,000 here in Ohio with a huge crowd, I'm happy." Pierce started 12th and had to race forward to ensure he would lay claim to the championship, worth $25,000. "It's been a long month of racing, even with the rainouts it's still been 30 days up and down the road," said Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill. "It takes a toll on you, on your equipment. Now that it's over it's just kind of like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I knew when I saw Jr. get the lead and I was still back in 10th that I had to get up on the wheel. I had the math figured in my head that I had to get to a certain spot to win. Once I started picking cars off I got more comfortable. Congrats to Billy, he did everything he could do to try to win the points." Moyer bested a field of 50 cars and survived 60 laps with two restarts to come ever so close to the title. Casey Noonan, Jason Feger, Dona Marcouiller and Pierce rounded out the top five. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio; July 11, 2015 A-MAIN (60 LAPS) - 1. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, AR ($10,000); 2. (1N) Casey Noonan, Toledo, OH; 3. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 4. (6M) Dona Marcoullier, Houguton Lake, MI; 5. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 6. (55) Jeep Van Wormer, Pinconning, MI; 7. (49) Brian Ruhlman, Clarklake, MI; 8. (3) Matt Miller, Findlay, OH; 9. (83) Scott James, Harrison, OH; 10. (11) Rusty Schlenk, Weston, OH; 11. (20C) Duane Chamberlain, Richmond, IN; 12. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 13. (77K) Steve Kester, Holland, OH; 14. (15H) Jon Henry, Ada, OH; 15. (54) Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH; 16. (53H) Hillard Miller, Defiance, OH; 17. (51S) Devin Shiels, Britton, MI; 18. (0) Chris Keller, Adrian, MI; 19. (75) Dusty Moore, Swanton, OH; 20. (25Z) Mason Zeigler, Uniontown, PA; 21. (15A) Phil Ausra, Dowagiac, MI; 22. (C9) Steve Casebolt, Richmond, TN. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Billy Moyer Jr., Dona Marcoullier, Jason Feger and Jeep Van Wormer.
  16. Rain-Saturated Grounds Force Officials to Cancel Macon Speedway’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events MACON, Ill. - July 9, 2015 - A rainy week in downstate Illinois has led to saturated grounds at Macon Speedway, forcing track and series officials to cancel tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. Two nights now remain for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour -- Farmer City (Ill.) Speedway on Friday and Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio, on Saturday. In addition to Farmer City and Oakshade, the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals includes two $2,000-to-win events, July 24-25, at Fairbury American Legion Speedway during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series' Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. Bobby Pierce is the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship leader, with a 40-point advantage over Billy Moyer Jr., while Mike Harrison and his seven victories on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour have a stranglehold on that series' championship. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 15 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship Top 13
  17. Feger Passes Moyer at Highland Speedway, Earns Third DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory of the Season HIGHLAND, Ill. - July 4, 2015 - Jason Feger wore out the high side on Saturday night at Highland Speedway to pass Billy Moyer for his tour-leading third DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Feger, of Bloomington, Ill., led the opening lap before Moyer charged from fourth to swipe the top spot. Feger kept the pressure on Moyer, the tour's all-time leading winner, and reclaimed the lead on lap 24, then pulled away in traffic over the final 26 circuits to earn the $10,000 checkered flag. "He's (Moyer) arguably the best one ever," said Feger, the 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion who now has 14 series wins in his career. "He's a great, clean racer. So it was good to race with him … you know you're going to put on a good show. The leg still shakes a little bit on that gas pedal when I pass him. It feels great any time you can beat him. That's saying a lot." Moyer finished second with Brian Shirley, Michael Kloos and Ryan Unzicker rounding out the top five. In the championship battle, points leader Bobby Pierce started 19th and powered his way to a 7th-place finish, one spot behind Billy Moyer Jr., who is second in points. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour races to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday and then Monday takes another shot at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway after it was rained out on June 28. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Highland (Ill.) Speedway; July 4, 2015 A-MAIN (50 LAPS) - 1. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL ($10,000); 2. (21) Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR; 3. (3S) Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL; 4. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 5. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 6. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 7. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 8. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 9. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 10. (78) Chad Zobrist, Highland, IL; 11. (81JR) Jason Riggs, Harrisburg, IL; 12. (54) Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH; 13. (33X) Tim Manville, Troy, IL; 14. (R5) Hunter Rasdon, Jonesboro, AR; 15. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 16. (3C) Kevin Cole, Benton, IL; 17. (1S) Rick Salter, Aviston, IL; 18. (8) Dan Schlieper, Oak Creek, WI; 19. (18D) Bobby Dauderman, Alhambra, IL; 20. (38L) Ryan Little, Springfield, IL; 21. (7) Matt Weidner, Highland, IL; 22. (27M) Rodney Melvin, Benton, IL. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Billy Moyer, Michael Kloos, Jason Feger and Brian Shirley.
  18. Harrison Charges to Hometown Win at Highland for Sixth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory HIGHLAND, Ill. - July 4, 2015 - Mike Harrison was dialed in on the bottom Saturday night at Highland Speedway as he slid inside of leader Brian Shaw on the third lap, held on through two restarts and powered to his sixth victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., made no mistakes during the 25-lap main event, hitting his marks in every corner as he showed why he's the three-time and defending series champion who appears to be on his way to a fourth crown in five years after taking another $1,000 victory. "Summit stepped up to do this deal for us modified guys and it's been a blast chasing this series around," said Harrison, who farms during the day. "It's a lot of fun going to all the tracks. Last year Brownstown and here kind of evaded me, I think I ran second both nights, so it's good to come to home turf and win in front of the hometown crowd." Runner-up Tyler Deibert held off Brian Bielong, who was making the top side of Highland work to his advantage as he kept surging toward the front. Ray Bollinger and Robbie Eilers rounded out the top five. Click here to watch highlights from Saturday night's race. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour rolls into Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday and then heads Monday to Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, which was rained out on June 28. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Highland (Ill.) Speedway; July 4, 2015 A-MAIN (25 LAPS) - 1. (24H) Mike Harrison, Highland, IL ($1,000); 2. (84) Tyler Deibert, Highland, IL; 3. (70) Brian Bielong, Summerfield, IL; 4. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 5. (3E) Robbie Eilers, Highland, IL; 6. (16) Rusty Griffaw, Festus, MO; 7. (9) Ken Schrader, Concord, NC; 8. (1S) Brian Shaw, Robinson, IL; 9. (9*) Jordan Bauer, St Jacob, IL; 10. (36) Kenny Wallace, Concord, NC; 11. (3D) Ryan Driemeyer, Pocahontas, IL; 12. (55) Marty Smith, Troy, IL; 13. (88) Rob Lee, Sorento, IL; 14. (15) Chris Smith, Highland, IL; 15. (0) Rick Standridge, Collinsville, IL; 16. (76) Eric Goetter, Summerfield, IL; 17. (11) Chad Sellers, Breese, IL; 18. (6) Matt Koch, Aviston, IL; 19. (25K) Brett Korves, Swansen, IL; 20. (7P) Dennis Ponder, Collinsville, IL; 21. (10X) Jim Black, Bonne Terre, MO; 22. (26E) James Edens, Breese, IL. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Brian Shaw, Rusty Griffaw, Mike Harrison and Ray Bollinger.
  19. Gilpin Dominates DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Main Event at Indiana’s Daugherty Speedway BOSWELL, Ind. - July 1, 2015 - Devin Gilpin powered to his second DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season, winning Wednesday night at Daugherty Speedway. Gilpin, of Columbus, Ind., is the three-time and defending DIRTcar UMP Modified national champion and showed why he’s been so successful on Wednesday night. He jumped out to the lead in the first corner, survived two restarts, and never looked back en route to winning the 25-lapper worth $1,000. "I knew I wanted to get to the top, I just wanted to make a good start and get to the top and get clear," said Gilpin, who also finished seventh in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals late model feature. "My grandpa just had this thing dialed in tonight. I was undecided what to do with the tire. We had a little bit of tire wear in the heat and I didn't know what tire to put on it. He put the perfect tire on. All the glory to my grandpa." Bob Pohlman, Joe Godsey, points-leader Tyler Nicely and and Tim Reynolds rounded out the top five. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour rolls to LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway for Thursday night's action followed on Friday by Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Daugherty Speedway; Boswell, Ind.; July 1, 2015 A-MAIN (25 LAPS) - 1. (1G) Devin Gilpin, Columbus, IN ($1,000); 2. (1W) Bob Pohlman, Oaklawn, IL; 3. (14) Joe Godsey, Edinburgh, IN; 4. (25) Tyler Nicely, Owensboro, KY; 5. (40R) Tim Reynolds, Boswell, IN; 6. (82) Jacob Poel, Spring Lake, MI; 7. (36) Kenny Wallace, Concord, NC; 8. (1S) Brian Shaw, Robinson, IL; 9. (65) Todd Sherman, Cherbusco, IN; 10. (36L) Jamie Lomax, Lake Village, IN; 11. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 12. (47C) Collin Thirlby, Traverse City, MI; 13. (757) Kurt Allison, Wanatau, IN; 14. (12) Jeff Curl, Fairbury, IL; 15. (59N) Chad Evans, Mattoon, IL; 16. (24Z) Zeke McKenzie, Claypool, IN; 17. (28M) Frank Marshall, Valparaiso, IN; 18. (225) Jesse Bitterling, Star City, IN; 19. (62G) Butch Carnaghl, Dannle, IL; 20. (18L) Randy Lines, Marion, IN; 21. (6B) Dave Baldwin, Perrysville, IN; 22. (79D) John DeMoss, Bloomington, IN. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Devin Gilpin, Bob Pohlman and Tim Reynolds. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship Top 20
  20. Four-Race DIRTcar Late Model River Festival Features $5,000-to-Win Events Aug. 27-30 - Mini-series of events will run at Paducah, Tri-City, Federated I-55 and Quincy CONCORD, N.C. - June 27, 2015 - A four-race DIRTcar Late Model River Festival Series will feature four consecutive nights of $5,000-to-win DIRTcar Late Model races Aug. 27 through Aug. 30. Events at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway and Quincy (Ill.) Raceways will now bookend two previously scheduled events at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., and Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill. The Paducah event replaces the rained out Summer Nationals race from Friday, June 26, while the Quincy event will include the completion of its Summer Nationals race that was postponed after heat races were completed on June 22. The events at Paducah, I-55 and Tri-City will be run under the MARS DIRTcar Late Model banner. First up will be the Chris Smith/World 50 on Thursday, Aug. 27, at Paducah followed on Friday, Aug. 28, at Tri-City Speedway; Saturday, Aug. 29, at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55; and finally the completion of the postponed DIRTcar Summer Nationals race on Sunday, Aug. 30, at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways, which will also have a weekly show on the card. "The weather certainly has been rough on us the first half of this year's Summer Nationals tour, but out of the rain we're pleased to be able to create a mini-series reminiscent of DIRTcar Racing's early days for those four races that were affected by Mother Nature," said DIRTcar's Sam Driggers. "We're happy to work with all four tracks to provide the competitors with $5,000-to-win races in late August." The first three races will be complete shows, while the fourth and final race at Quincy will be the completion of that event from the Summer Nationals race night, when qualifying and heat races were already completed. For more information on DIRTcar Racing, go to www.DIRTcar.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DIRTcar or follow us on Twitter @DIRTcar_Racing.
  21. Rain Strikes Lincoln Speedway, Cancels Sunday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events - Action returns Tuesday at I-96 Speedway with NAPA Auto Parts Summer Rumble LINCOLN, Ill. - June 28, 2015 - Rain once again has hit the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tours, forcing the cancellation of today's events at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway. The two series will be off on Monday before invading I-96 Speedway on Tuesday for the NAPA Auto Parts Summer Rumble. Fans who bring a proof of purchase receipt from a NAPA store to I-96 on Tuesday will receive $5 off their grandstand tickets, limit two people per receipt. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.
  22. Kissinger Holds Off Wallace at Clarksville, Earns First DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory of His Career CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - June 25, 2015 - Levi Kissinger swept past Wendell Wallace with 15 laps to go on Thursday night at Clarksville Speedway and drove to the first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of his career. Kissinger, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., chased Wallace from the initial green, survived a restart with 11 to go and hit his marks to close out the $5,000 win. It was also the first Dirt Late Model victory of his career. Wallace held on to finish second with Dennis Erb Jr., Richard Frost and Rodney Melvin rounding out the top five. "I never in a million years would have thought I could win one of these races, and to do it this quick in our Super Late Model career, is even better yet," said Kissinger, who had previously been racing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. "I'm speechless. The emotions are running through me so much because I know how much hard work we put into this deal and it's finally started paying off. "This is the biggest moment of my career. I could probably win a lot of races, but to win your first race at a Summer Nationals race, I don't know what to say. We beat a lot of good guys who have a lot of wins. This will rank up there for the rest of my life as a career moment for me." Championship leader Bobby Pierce survived a rough outing to finish 11th, good enough to maintain the points lead over Billy Moyer Jr. and Shannon Babb. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour heads north to Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway on Friday night and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday night. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway; June 25, 2015 A-MAIN (40 LAPS) - 1. (8K) Levi Kissinger, Mt Vernon, IN; 2. (6M) Wendell Wallace, Batesville, AR; 3. (28E) Dennis Erb Jr, Carpentersville, IL; 4. (15X) Richard Frost, Clarksville, TN; 5. (27M) Rodney Melvin, Benton, IL; 6. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 7. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 8. (157) Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN; 9. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 10. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 11. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 12. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 13. (4) Cody Mahoney, Hanover, IN; 14. (81JR) Jason Riggs, Harrisburg, IL; 15. (96T) Terry English, Benton, KY; 16. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 17. (61) Caleb Ashby, Cunningham, TN; 18. (16) Justin Rattliff, Campbellsville, KY; 19. (7R) Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN; 20. (96) Tanner English, Benton, KY; 21. (124) John Hahler, New Florence, MO; 22. (3S) Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Richard Frost, Levi Kissinger, Wendell Wallace and Rodney Melvin.
  23. Harrison Takes Belle-Clair Win for His Third DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals This Season BELLEVILLE, Ill. - June 24, 2015 - Mike Harrison took charge of Wednesday night's DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature on lap seven and drove to victory for the third time in the past four races. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., led the final 18 laps after Ray Bollinger charged to the lead on the initial green flag and Matt Mevert moved into the top spot for laps two through six. Mevert held on for second while Nick Hoffman, Dean Hoffman and Bollinger rounded out the top five. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is back in action on Thursday night at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Belle-Clair Speedway Speedway; June 24, 2015 A-MAIN (25 LAPS) - 1. (24H) Mike Harrison, Highland, IL ($1,000); 2. (22M) Matt Mevert, Steeleville, IL; 3. (2H) Nick Hoffman, Mooresville, NC; 4. (1D) Dean Hoffman, Troy, IL; 5. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 6. (9) Ken Schrader, Concord, NC; 7. (84) Tyler Deibert, Highland, IL; 8. (55) Marty Smith, Troy, IL; 9. (3E) Robbie Eilers, Highland, IL; 10. (70) Brian Bielong, Summerfield, IL; 11. (87Z) Zeb Moake, Freeburg, IL; 12. (36) Kenny Wallace, Concord, NC; 13. (1A) Aaron Draege, Vandalia, IL; 14. (18) Jake Seets, Brighton, IL; 15. (5) Steven Brooks, New Lenox, IL; 16. (5) David Wietholder, Liberty, IL; 17. (1Z) Zach Hoffman, Troy, IL; 18. (9*) Jordan Bauer, St Jacob, IL; 19. (15) Chris Smith, Highland, IL; 20. (25K) Brett Korves, Swansen, IL; 21. (28) Rodney Standerfer, Germantown, IL; 22. (16) Rusty Griffaw, Festus, MO. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Ray Bollinger, Matt Mevert, Dean Hoffman and Nick Hoffman.
  24. Pierce Powers to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at Belle-Clair BELLEVILLE, Ill. - June 24, 2015 - Bobby Pierce powered from pole to checkers on Wednesday night at Belle-Clair Speedway to earn his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Pierce, who leads the tour's championship battle, held off Rodney Melvin midway through the 40-lap main event and fought off Shannon Babb down the stretch to earn the $5,000 victory. Babb, whose two-race win streak ended with Pierce's win, Melvin, Ryan Unzicker and former Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard rounded out the top five. "It feels really good," said Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., who also won last year's DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at Belle-Clair. "This is starting to become one of my favorite tracks. I'm really good at these little bullrings. You can get up on the cushion and get a good run off." The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour heads to Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway on Thursday night. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Belle-Clair Speedway; Belleville, Ill.; June 24, 2015 A-MAIN (40 LAPS) - 1. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL ($5,000); 2. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 3. (27M) Rodney Melvin, Benton, IL; 4. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 5. (B5) Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL; 6. (1S) Rick Salter, Auiston, IL; 7. (78) Chad Zobrist, Highland, IL; 8. (33X) Tim Manville, Troy, IL; 9. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 10. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 11. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 12. (91) Tyler Erb, New Waverly, TX; 13. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 14. (81JR) Jason Riggs, Harrisburg, IL; 15. (10) Daryn Klein, Fairview Heights, IL; 16. (38L) Ryan Little, Springfield, IL; 17. (87) Jason Zobrist, Highland, IL; 18. (16H) Mike Hammerle, St Charles, IL; 19. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 20. (4) Jason Suhre, Highland, IL; 21. (12B) Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL; 22. (7) Matt Weidner, Highland, IL. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Rodney Melvin, Daryn Klein, Tyler Erb and Bobby Pierce
  25. Harrison Powers to Peoria Victory for His Second 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Win PEORIA, Ill. - June 23, 2015 - Mike Harrison fought off Dave Wietholder on a restart Tuesday night at Peoria Speedway and drove to his second DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory in the past three races. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., got the jump on the initial green flag and was pulling away from Justin Allgaier when a caution bunched the field on lap 12. Wietholder charged to the inside of Harrison on the restart, but Harrison was too strong on the top and powered his way to the 25-lap, $1,000 victory. "This car has just been phenomenal," said Harrison, who has won two of the three races he's entered on this year's tour. "I can't ask for anything better. Me, the car, the motor, we're all just clicking. That's what it takes, the whole deal." Wietholder, Allgaier, Nick Hoffman and A.J. May rounded out the top five. Click here for highlights of Tuesday night's race. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is back in action on Wednesday night at Belle-Clair Speedway. A driver's best eight finishes count toward the championship, and through seven completed events Tyler Nicely is atop the points lead. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria (Ill.) Speedway; June 23, 2015 A-MAIN (25 LAPS) - 1. (24H) Mike Harrison, Highland, IL; 2. (5) David Wietholder, Liberty, IL; 3. (51) Justin Allgaier, Springfield, IL; 4. (2H) Nick Hoffman, Mooresville, NC; 5. (A9) A.J. May. (Creve, Coure, IL; 6. (26D) Derick Doerr, Peoria, IL; 7. (25W) Allen Weisser, Peoria, IL; 8. (59N) Chad Evans, Mattoon, IL; 9. (5) Steven Brooks, New Lenox, IL; 10. (7) Rodney Bowman, Peoria, IL; 11. (2) Erik Bruce, Peoria, IL; 12. (40C) Mike Chasteen Jr, Creue Coeur, IL; 13. (242) Richie Biswell, Canton, IL; 14. (32) Donovan Lodge, Moline, IL; 15. (83) Nathan Balensiefen, Sheffield, IL; 16. (12) Jeff Curl, Fairbury, IL; 17. (72) Brian Lynn, Mason City, IL; 18. (6) Brock Bauman, Eureka, IL; 19. (89W) Rick Weitekamp, Springfield, IL; 20. (16C) Josh Harris, Utica, KY; 21. (G1) Gabe Menser, Ashmore, IL; 22. (97) Charles Hess, Peoria, IL. HEAT RACE WINNERS: David Wietholder, Mike Harrison, Justin Allgaier and A.J. May. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship Top 20
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