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  1. Babb Takes Peoria Checkers, Becomes First 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Two-Time Winner PEORIA, Ill. - June 23, 2015 - Shannon Babb became the first repeat winner during this year's DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour when he passed Bobby Pierce midway through Tuesday night's feature at Peoria Speedway and led the final 20 laps to collect the $5,000 checkered flag. Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., also tied Billy Moyer Jr. with the most all-time wins in DIRTcar Summer Nationals history with 89 victories. Pierce, who continues to lead the overall championship, Ryan Unzicker, Dennis Erb Jr. and Billy Moyer Jr. rounded out the top five. Unzicker led the first two laps on Tuesday night before Pierce moved into the top spot. Babb, who started fourth, worked first past Unzicker then Pierce and never looked back. "The moisture, it was soaking in around in the wall at the top of three and four, and one and two, but one and two falls off the banking on exit, but three and four was awesome," said Babb, a four-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion. "I started fourth and I was in the right position to find that line, and I was able to my way around them guys." The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour races into Belle-Clair Speedway on Wednesday night in Belleville, Ill. Pierce extended his championship lead over Moyer Jr. to 32 points. The victory helped Babb move into third in his quest for a fifth crown. 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; Peoria (Ill.) Speedway; June 23, 2015 A-MAIN (40 LAPS) - 1. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL ($5,000); 2. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 3. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 4. (28E) Dennis Erb, Jr, Carpentersville, IL; 5. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 6. (58R) Ray Guss Jr, Milan, IL; 7. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 8. (B5) Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL; 9. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 10. (12B) Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL; 11. (T2) Todd Bennett, Peoria, IL; 12. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 13. (42) McKay Wenger, Fairbury, IL; 14. (89) Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL; 15. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 16. (7T) Steve Thorsten, Milford, IL; 17. (10) Roger Rebholz, Sparland, IL; 18. (124) John Hahler, New Florence, MO; 19. (4G) Bob Gardner, East Peoria, IL; 20. (38C) John Gardner Jr, Germantown Hills, IL; 21. (75D) Billy Drake, Lincoln, IL; 22. (10S) Scott Schmitt, Tonica, IL. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, Ray Guss Jr. and Ryan Unzicker. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 14
  2. Kinder Survives Three-Car Battle to Capture DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Fairbury - Rain Pushes Quincy Raceways Event to Monday FAIRBURY, Ill. - June 20, 2015 - Chad Kinder used to the top side of Fairbury American Legion Speedway to survive an epic three-car battle with Mike Harrison and Jay Ledford for his first victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. NOTE: Sunday's event at Quincy Raceways has been moved to Monday night (June 22) because of rain. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. Kinder, of Newton, Ill., started on the outside of the front row alongside Brian Shaw. The two raced wheel-to-wheel before Harrison and Ledford made it a three-car battle. Kinder held his ground through two restarts and powered to victory, worth $1,500. Championship points leader Tyler Nicely worked his way to second by the time the checkered flag waved with Ledford, Jeff Curl and Harrison rounding out the top five. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals now returns to action on Monday night at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways. Hot laps are slated for 6:15 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. 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; Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway; June 20, 2015 A-MAIN (25 LAPS) - 1. (22S) Chad Kinder, Newton, IL; 2. (25) Tyler Nicely, Owensboro, KY; 3. (7L) Jay Ledford, Pontiac, IL; 4. (12) Jeff Curl, Fairbury, IL; 5. (24H) Mike Harrison, Highland, IL; 6. (1S) Brian Shaw, Robinson, IL; 7. (1D) Dean Hoffman, Troy, IL; 8. (1W) Bob Pohlman, Oaklawn, IL; 9. (5) Steven Brooks, New Lenox, IL; 10. (G1) Gabe Menser, Ashmore, IL; 11. (16C) Josh Harris, Utica, KY; 12. (18) Jeffery Ledford, Pontiac, IL; 13. (4) Jeb Friedman, Pontiac, IL; 14. (72) Brian Lynn, Mason City, IL; 15. (25P) Dave Porth, Gardner, IL; 16. (3L) Jeff Leka, Buffalo, IL; 17. (D1) Lance Dehm, Chatsworth, IL; 18. (10X) Jim Black, Bonne Terre, MO; 19. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 20. (36) Kenny Wallace, Concord, NC; 21. (67) Chris Gaither, Pontiac, IL; 22. (2%) Nicholas Clubb, Coal City, IL. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Jay Ledford, Mike Harrison, Chad Kinder and Brian Shaw. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship Top 10
  3. New Dad Babb Delivers His First Victory of 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour at Fairbury American Legion Speedway - Rain Pushes Quincy Raceways Event to Monday FAIRBURY, Ill. - June 20, 2015 - New father Shannon Babb moved to the lead in traffic on Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway on lap 28, then held off Ryan Unzicker to the checkered flag for his first victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. NOTE: Sunday's event at Quincy Raceways has been moved to Monday night because of rain. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. Babb, whose wife Emalie delivered the couple's daughter, Finlee Jo Babb, on Friday, started 12th in the main event and was the last of four different leaders, pocketing $10,000 for his effort. Billy Moyer Jr. got the jump and led the first 13 laps before his father Billy Moyer led until lap 22. Scott Schmitt moved in front until lap 27, when Babb worked to the lead and was able to stay up front to the checkered flag in the 50-lapper run in front of a huge crowd. Unzicker, Moyer Jr., Bobby Pierce and Jason Feger rounded out the top five. "It's been the busiest couple of days of my entire life," said Babb, a four-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion. "I got the best wife that anybody could have. "I needed those guys to zig-zag at the right time. There was a lot of strong cars. Schmitt was really good, and Unzicker was really good. You never can tell. Fairbury always produces a heckuva a race, and there's another one." The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour invades Quincy (Ill.) Raceways on Sunday night. Pierce continues to lead the championship by 17 points over Moyer Jr. heading into Sunday night's event. Babb has moved to fourth in the championship with his win, trailing Pierce, Moyer Jr. and Feger. 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; Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway; June 20, 2015 A-MAIN (50 LAPS) - 1. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 2. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 3. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 4. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 5. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 6. (75D) Billy Drake, Lincoln, IL; 7. (12B) Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL; 8. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 9. (10S) Scott Schmitt, Tonica, IL; 10. (83) Scott Bull, Fairbury, IL; 11. (89F) Daren Friedman, Forrest, IL; 12. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 13. (9D) Daniel Flessner, Roberts, IL; 14. (33X) Tim Manville, Troy, IL; 15. (30) Mike Glasscock, LeRoy, IL; 16. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 17. (7T) Steve Thorsten, Milford, IL; 18. (4G) Bob Gardner, East Peoria, IL; 19. (21) Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR; 20. (42) MCKay Wenger, Fairbury, IL; 21. (89) Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL; 22. (7R) Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Mike Spatola, Scott Schmitt, Billy Moyer Jr. and Billy Moyer. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 14
  4. Rainy Week Forces Tri-State Speedway to Cancel Friday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events PONTOON BEACH, Ill. - June 18, 2015 - A rainy week at Tri-City Speedway has forced the track to cancel Friday night's DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The two series will return to action on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway and on Sunday at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways. 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 Top 12 Championship Standings
  5. Billy Moyer Jr. Pockets $10,000 for DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Iowa's Farley Speedway FARLEY, Iowa - June 17, 2015 - Billy Moyer Jr. dominated the DIRTcar Summer Nationals event on Wednesday night at Farley Speedway, leading all 50 laps and collecting $10,000 for the effort. Moyer Jr., of Batesville, Ark., started the feature alongside polesitter Bobby Pierce. Pierce and Moyer Jr. are 1-2 in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings, but on Wednesday night it was Moyer Jr. who surged to the lead on the first lap and survived four restarts to claim his first victory of the 2015 tour. Chris Simpson charged from sixth to finish second with Pierce, Shannon Babb and Chad Simpson rounding out the top five. With Pierce winning Tuesday at Jacksonville Speedway and Moyer Jr. getting into the win column on Wednesday night, the championship battle has taken an interesting turn. Pierce's father, Bob, is a two-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion (1992 & 1995) while Moyer Jr.'s legendary father, Billy, is a six-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champ (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001 and 2003). Should either of them win the crown, they would become the first championship-winning father-son combo in series history. "I'm not going to lie, I want my name on that championship with my dad," Moyer Jr. said. "If we stay up front we'll keep going." The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to Illinois for the rest of the week beginning Thursday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, 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 Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Farley (Iowa) Speedway; June 17, 2015 A-MAIN (50 LAPS) - 1. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, AR ($10,000); 2. (32S) Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA; 3. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 4. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 5. (25S) Chad Simpson, Mt Vernon, IA; 6. (21) Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR; 7. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 8. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 9. (29) Spencer Diercks, Davenport, IA; 10. (15K) Justin Kay, Wheatland, IA; 11. (98) Jason Rauen, Farley, IA; 12. (22) Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, IA; 13. (3) Austin Dillon, Welcome, NC; 14. (22M) Darrel Moser, New haven, MO; 15. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 16. (58) Dave Eckrich, Oxford, IA; 17. (124) John Hahler, New Florence, MO; 18. (54) Mike Fryer, Freeport, IL; 19. (40) Joel Callahan, Dubuque, IA; 20. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 21. (58R) Ray Guss Jr., Milan, IL; 22. (0) Chris Keller, Adrian, MI. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Chad Simpson, Billy Moyer Jr. and Bobby Pierce.
  6. Heavy Rain Forces Spoon River to Cancel DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events CANTON, Ill. - June 18, 2015 - Heavy rain this week has forced DIRTcar Racing and Spoon River Speedway officials to cancel Thursday night's DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The two series will return to action on Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., with a $10,000-to-win feature for the Summer Nationals tour and a $1,000-to-win Summit Modified race. The busy stretch of races continues on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway and on Sunday at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways. 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.
  7. Gilpin Charges to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Brownstown Speedway BROWNSTOWN, Ind. - June 10, 2015 - National DIRTcar UMP Modified champion Devin Gilpin charged to victory on Wednesday night at Brownstown Speedway to earn his first win of this year's DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Gilpin started third and drove to the lead on lap 3, going to the inside of polesitter Joe Godsey on a restart. He led the rest of the way while the battle behind him was intense. Tyler Nicely wound up second with Bradley Sterrett, Godsey and Chad Combs rounding out the top five. "This racecar was just awesome tonight, it's a really good night," said Gilpin, of Columbus, Ind., who also finished sixth in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model feature. "I want to thank Summit for everything they do for the Modifieds. To be able to race 30 nights with the modified Summit deal is just awesome. When I was a youngster I always said I wished they did that. Now that I'm older and they're doing it I'm like, 'Man, this is serious!'" There were 35 UMP Modifieds entered in the event. Nicely's runner-up finish was enough to move him to the top of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship standings, 21 points ahead of Josh Harris. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action Thursday and Friday with a doubleheader at Kankakee (Ill.) County 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; Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway; June 10, 2015 A-MAIN (20 LAPS) - 1. (1G) Devin Gilpin, Columbus, IN ($1,000); 2. (25) Tyler Nicely, Owensboro, KY; 3. (90) Bradley Sterrett, Bloomington, IN; 4. (14) Joe Godsey, Edinburgh, IN; 5. (9) Chad Combs, Bloomington, IN; 6. (24Z) Zeke McKenzie, Claypool, IN; 7. (115) Jacoby Hines, Ninnerch, IN; 8. (0) Jeremy Owens, North Vernon, IN; 9. (79D) John DeMoss, Bloomington, IN; 10. (16) Ryan Thomas, Gasport, IN; 11. (65) Todd Sherman, Chuizubusco, IN; 12. (16C) Josh Harris, Utica, KY; 13. (X) Roy Bruce Jr, Bloomington, IN; 14. (25X) Mike Bowersox, Washington, IN; 15. (147) Billie Haager, Lynn, IN; 16. (12C) Bryce Clark, Northvernon, IN; 17. (59H) Darren Crawhorn, Edinburgh, IN; 18. (6B) Dave Baldwin, Perrysville, IN; 19. (27A) Greg Amick, Spencer, IN; 20. (24) Jared Bailey, Bedford, IN; 21. (G1) Gabe Menser, Ashmore, IL; 22. (48D) Derek Groomer, Bloomington, IN. HEAT RACE WINNERS: Devin Gilpin, Tyler Nicely, Bradley Sterrett, Joe Godsey. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship Standings
  8. Bloomquist Masters Volusia Speedway Park To Earn 10th Career DIRTcar Nationals Victory - Veteran Tennessee Driver Earns $10,000 DIRTcar Late Model Victory During Night Three of 44th Annual DIRTcar Nationals BARBERVILLE, Fla. - Feb. 18, 2015 - Scott Bloomquist rekindled his love affair with Volusia Speedway Park Wednesday night. The veteran 51-year-old racer from Mooresburg, Tenn., mastered the half-mile oval's tricky clay surface during Wednesday's DIRTcar Nationals A-Main, leading all 40 laps of the caution-free race for a $10,000 DIRTcar Late Model victory. "I love this racetrack," said Bloomquist, who recorded his 10th career DIRTcar Nationals triumph as Volusia closed out its stretch of DIRTcar-sanctioned action ahead of three straight nights of World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs Thursday through Saturday. "It's so demanding and has so much character. There's nothing like it really anywhere. It's definitely one of my top three racetracks I love coming to." Bloomquist, who has now claimed at least one DIRTcar Nationals victory in every season since 2011, was nearly untouchable in racing to his first win of the season. He took command from the outside pole and never looked back. Third-starting Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., briefly closed within striking distance as Bloomquist entered lapped traffic midway through the race, but Bloomquist quickly stretched his advantage once he cleared the slower cars. "Sometimes a good car drives itself," said Bloomquist, who steered his Durham-powered Sweet-Bloomquist Race Car to the convincing triumph. "But you got to work at this place. I love racetracks that are a challenge." McDowell settled for the runner-up finish, 1.923 seconds behind Bloomquist. Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas, was third with reigning WoO LMS champion Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., fourth. Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., who won Monday's DIRTcar Nationals opening round feature, was fifth. Making his first appearance at this year's DIRTcar Nationals, McDowell at times appeared to be able to keep pace with Bloomquist in traffic, but he was never able to mount a serious challenge. The veteran driver, who spent the first week of the DIRTcar Nationals assisting DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers Austin and Ty Dillon, fell just short of claiming his third career DIRTcar Nationals victory. "It took me a little bit of time there to get going," said McDowell, who hasn't won a DIRTcar Nationals A-Main since winning in back-to-back seasons in 1998-99. "I've been working with modifieds this week and this was our first night out with this thing. We did good. We made some adjustments, but we've got some work to do for tomorrow night. "We'll work on this thing and see if we can't get it closer to the front - one spot more tomorrow night." After dropping back to fourth form his pole starting spot, Bagley recovered to take third from Jared Landers of Batesville, Ark., on lap 16 on his way to recording his first DIRTcar Nationals podium finish. "It wasn't a bad night," said Bagley, whose previous best DIRTcar Nationals performance was a sixth-place finish in 2012. "We finally got qualified good and got to start up front. We just got to work on this thing and get her better so maybe we can get up there and get us a trophy." Landers slid back to sixth at the finish after pressuring McDowell for second early in the race. Three-time WoO LMS champion Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., advanced from his 17th starting spot to finish seventh with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., eighth. Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., was ninth with fellow Keystone State driver Gregg Satterlee of Rochester Mills, Pa., rounding out the top 10. The DIRTcar Nationals continue Thursday at Volusia with the first of three straight nights of $10,000-to-win World of Outlaws Late Model Series programs. More information is available at www.DIRTcarNationals.com. Results of DIRTcar Late Models DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park (Finishing Position/Driver/Laps Completed): 1. (2) Scott Bloomquist/40 2. (3) Dale McDowell/40 3. (1) Morgan Bagley/40 4. (9) Darrell Lanigan/40 5. (5) Shane Clanton/40 6. (4) Jared Landers/40 7. (17) Josh Richards/40 8. (6) Jonathan Davenport/40 9. (10) Chub Frank/40 10. (7) Gregg Satterlee/40 11. (21) Dennis Erb Jr./40 12. (15) Kent Robinson/40 13. (12) Billy Moyer/40 14. (14) Brandon Sheppard/40 15. (18) Eric Wells/40 16. (22) Kenny Pettyjohn/39 17. (23) Tim McCreadie/39 18. (20) Mason Zeigler/39 19. (19) Tyler Bruening/39 20. (19) Kyle Bronson/39 21. (13) Charles LaPlant/38 22. (26) Ricky Weiss/30 23. (11) Frank Heckenast Jr./29 24. (24) Boom Briggs/26 25. (28) Terry English/19 26. (25) Casey Roberts/12 27. (8) Don O'Neal/8 8. (27) Rick Eckert/6 Time of Race: 12 Mins., 46 Secs. Margin of Victory: 1.923 Secs. Yellow Flags: None Lap Leaders: Bloomquist (1-40) Provisional Starters: Roberts, Weiss, Eckert, English Time Trial Results (Position/No./Driver/Hometown/Best Lap): Group 1 777-Jared Landers, Batesville, Ark., 16.116 22-Gregg Satterlee, Rochester Mills, Pa., 16.292 16B-Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 16.736 3c-Charles LaPlant, East Prairie, Mo., 17.039 96-Terry English, Benton, Ky., 17.259 4DS-Chad Hollenbeck, Kingsley, Pa., 17.343 15-Steve Francis, Ashland, Ky., no time 77-Jordan Yaggy, Rochester, Minn., no time 7v-Rick Eckert,York, Pa., time unavailable Group 2 5-Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind.,16.271 14m-Morgan Bagley, Longview, Texas, 16.280 38-Kenny Pettyjohn, Millsboro, Del., 16.523 B5-Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, Ill., 16.580 2-Dennis Franklin, Gaffney, S.C., 16.747 16-Justin Ratliff, Campbelsville, Ky., 16.858 11B-Stacy Boles, Clinton, Tenn., 16.884 201-Billy Ogle Jr., Knoxville, Tenn., 16.939 Group 3 6-Jonathan Davenport, Blairsville, Ga., 16.445 39-Tim McCreadie, Watertown, N.Y., 16.524 7R-Kent Robinson, Bloomington, Ind., 16.556 7-Ricky Weiss, Headingly, Manitoba, 16.582 29-Darrell Lanigan, Union, Ky., 16.664 21D-Dan Stone, Thompson, Pa., 16.664 2s-Stormy Scott, Las Cruces, N.M., 16.669 14-Tyler Clem, St. Petersburg, Fla., 17.160 Group 4 25z-Mason Zeigler, Chalk Hill, Pa., 16.422 0-Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn., 16.594 18c-Chase Junghans, Manhattan, Kan., 16.604 40B-Kyle Bronson, Brandon, Fla., 16.702 1*-Chub Frank, Bear Lake, Pa., 16.728 1-Earl Pearson Jr., Jacksonville, Fla., 16.887 11R-James Rice, Verona, Ky., 17.251 101-Casey Roberts, Toccoa, Ga., no time Group 5 25-Shane Clanton, Zebulon, Ga., 15.788 99jr-Frank Heckenast Jr., Frankfort, Ill., 16.238 99B-Boom Briggs, Bear Lake, Pa., 16.272 1-Josh Richards, Shinnston, W.Va., 16.779 28-Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill., 16.962 15-Donny Schatz, Fargo, N.D., 17.24 0 27-Jeff Beyers, Pana, Ill., 18.385 16H-Mike Hammerle, St. Charles, Mo., 19.437 Group 6 21-Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark., 16.099 17m-Dale McDowell, Chickamauga, Ga., 16.630 18-Eric Wells, Hazard, Ky., 16.632 20-Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas, 16.757 85-Mark Dotson, Cameron, Mo., 16.991 8-Gregg Hill, Eveleth, Minn., 17.356 72-Michael Norris, Sarver, Pa., 17.469 87-Walker Arthur, Forrest, Va., no time Heat No. 1 (8 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Landers, Satterlee, LaPlant, Bruening, Hollenbeck, English, Eckert. Did not start: Francis, Yaggy. Heat No. 2 (8 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Bagley, O'Neal, Sheppard, Pettyjohn, Franklin, Rattliff, Ogle, Boles. Heat No. 3 (8 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Davenport, Lanigan, Robinson, McCreadie, Scott, Stone, Weiss, Clem. Heat No. 4 (8 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Bloomquist, Frank, Bronson, Zeigler, Pearson, Junghans, Roberts, Rice. Heat No. 5 (8 laps - Top 3 Transfer): Clanton, Heckenast, Richards, Erb, Briggs, Schatz, Beyers, Hammerle. Heat No. 6 (8 laps - Top 3 Transfer): McDowell, Moyer, Wells, Dotson, Norris, Hill, Arthur. DNS: Sanders. B-Main No. 1 (10 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Bruening, Pettyjohn, Franklin, Hollenback, English, Ogle, Eckert. DNS: Rattliff, Francis, Boles, Yaggy. B-Main No. 2 (10 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Zeigler, McCreadie, Pearson, Scott, Junghans, Stone, Clem, Weiss, Rice, Roberts. B-Main No. 3 (10 laps - Top 2 Transfer): Erb, Briggs, Dotson, Norris, Hill, Schatz, Arthur, Beyers, Hammerle, DNS: Sanders.
  9. Pierce & Gilpin share stage at Saturday Night’s 31st Annual DIRTcar Racing UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Jan. 10, 2015 - Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., shared the spotlight during Saturday night's 31st annual DIRTcar Racing UMP 'Night of Champions' Awards Banquet inside the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel's ballroom. Pierce, 17, entered the DIRTcar UMP Late Model history books in 2014 by becoming the youngest driver ever to claim the UMP Late Model weekly-racing championship, while Gilpin, 24, continued his reign as the top UMP Modified driver in earning his third consecutive UMP Modified weekly-racing title. More than 700 attendees watched as DIRTcar Racing officials presented both Pierce and Gilpin with championship trophies and $20,000 points-fund checks. Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., left the banquet with the largest single check. The 41-year-old racer was crowned for the third time in his career as champion of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals 'Hell Tour' and earned a $25,000 points-fund payday. In all, more than $350,000 was awarded to the champions and top performers who raced under the DIRTcar UMP banner in 2014. Pierce's recognition as the season's top UMP Late Model driver was the crowning moment of the second-generation driver's quick ascension to the top of UMP competition. Born and raised in the heart of DIRTcar UMP country in central Illinois, Pierce grew up dreaming of one day matching his Hall of Fame father Bob Pierce in claiming a national championship before establishing himself as one of the division's top up-and-coming drivers in piloting his father's Bob Pierce Race Cars house car to impressive results over his first four seasons of Late Model competition. After a runner-up finish in the 2013 UMP Late Model points, Pierce took command of this year's national title chase with nine wins before Memorial Day. By the end of the season, Pierce had racked up a total of 14 UMP victories highlighted by a pair of victories in Eldora Speedway's Spring Nationals and the season-ending Fall Nationals, a $10,555 payday in 34 Raceway's Slocum 50 and a Summer Nationals victory at Belle-Clair Speedway. For all his success in 2014, it was how Pierce overcame the low points of his season that made it special. Picked as a favorite to claim the Summer Nationals title based on his early season success, Pierce was quickly disappointed on the grueling six-week tour by early struggles and setbacks. He hit a low point midway through the tour when after crashing both of his team's race cars, he was ready to pull off the series all together. But the support of his family and crew kept him going. A rebound during the second half of the series wasn't enough to put Pierce back in title contention - he finished fifth in the final Summer Nationals points standings - but it did provide momentum that propelled him to a string of victories and solid performances during the homestretch of the national points chase. "I really have to thank my parents for getting me started in racing and supporting me and my crew," said Pierce, whose crew chief Jason Palubicki was recognized as the UMP Late Model Crew Chief of the Year. "The greatest gift my parents ever gave me wasn't the race car or the hauler, it was the gift of belief. When I was younger I wanted to play football, but I was way too small. I decided to drive race cars instead and I'm glad I made that choice." Pierce drove his Champion Spark Plugs-sponsored Bob Pierce Race Car to DIRTcar victories at nine different tracks in tying Randy Korte of Highland, Ill., for the most DIRTcar Late Model victories on the season. He ended the season with 2,561 points to beat out Ryan Unzicker (2,423 points) of El Paso, Ill., in the UMP Late Model national points chase. Pierce earned an additional $5,000 points-fund check for winning the Sunoco American Late Model Series West championship. Five of Pierce's 14 UMP-sanctioned victories came on the regional tour. Gilpin found himself in a familiar place while accepting accolades for his third consecutive UMP Modified national championship. The third-generation racer was once again stellar all season, driving his Vallery Chevrolet-sponsored Impressive Race Car to a whopping 33 victories. That mark bettered his total of 31 victories last season but fell shy of his 36-win season in 2012. Gilpin topped a fierce points battle in edging former champion Mike Harrison of Highland, Ill., by 11 points in the final rundown. He earned an extra $2,000 for claiming the Indiana South Region championship. "It's a pretty humbling experience," said Gilpin, who began his Modified career in 2005 and has leaned on the support and help of his grandfather and crew chief, retired racer Don Fleetwood. "It was a great thrill for me to be a 24-year-old guy racing and running up and down the road with my grandfather as crew chief." Gilpin's third championship puts him in an elite category among current and former Modified competitors as he joins Harrison and Jimmy Owens as the division's only three-time national champions and matches Owens, who has moved on from the Modified division to become one of the nation's top dirt Late Model drivers, as the only drivers to win three consecutive titles. "I'm proud to be one of only two drivers to three-peat a national championship," said Gilpin, who plans to follow in the footsteps of Owens in making limited Late Model starts for Jim Beeman Motorsports in 2015. "To be at the same level as Jimmy Owens, that's an accomplishment I'm extremely proud of." Babb celebrated his fourth Summer Nationals 'Hell Tour' championship with another $25,000 points-fund check. The veteran racer was solid and steady on the 29-race tour that ran from June 12 to July 25. He collected five victories on his way to topping Unzicker and former Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., for the title. Babb, who has finished among the top three of the final Hell Tour standings every year since 2009, said he will most likely chase a fifth tour title in 2015. Although he and his wife Emalie are expecting their first child in late June, Babb said his wife has already began encouraging him to run the series. While Harrison fell short of claiming his fourth Modified national championship, he had a nice consolation in the form of two $5,000 points-fund checks, one for his runner-up finish in the national points and the other for his Summit Racing Equipment UMP Modified Summer Nationals championship. The night's fourth-largest national championship check was presented to Tait Davenport of Paducah, Ky., who pocketed $10,000 for capturing the DIRTcar UMP Pro Late Model title. Davenport earned his second Pro Late Model national championship and first since 2008. Tyler Cain of Seymour, Ind., was honored for winning the DIRTcar UMP Sportsman national championship. He received a total payout of $3,200, including $200 for capturing the East region points title. Ryan Eilers of Highland, Ill., accepted accolades for winning the DIRTcar UMP Pro Modified national crown. He totaled 15 feature wins en route to his $1,000 champion's check. Josh Frye of Coopersville, Mich., earned a $3,200 check for his Stock Car national crown and East region title. Frye was a 22-time feature winner in 2014. Tony Walker of Alton, Ill., (Factory Stocks) and Jeremy Reed of Decatur, Ill., (Sport Compacts) were honored as the national champions of DIRTcar UMP's entry-level classes. Walker captured 16victories while Reed picked up 20 wins on the season. Both drivers earned $1,000 for their national titles. Regional champions recognized during the banquet included: * Late Models ($2,000 each): Kevin Weaver (Northeast), Caleb Ashby (South), Jacob McGee (Deep South), Randy Korte (Southwest), Rich Neiser (North), Rick Weight (West), Rob Mayea (Northeast) and Rusty Schlenk (East). * UMP Modifieds ($2,000 each): Gilpin (Indiana South), Erik Bruce (Illinois East), Brian Lynn (Illinois West), Chad Evans (Southeast), David Mielke (Michigan), Derek Losh (Indiana North), Matt Westfall (Northeast), Paul Snyder (Deep South),Rusty Griffaw (Southwest) and Trent Young (South). * Pro Late Models ($500 each): Nick Bauman (North) and Jeff Walston (South). * Sportsman ($200 each): Cain (East) and Trey Harris (West) * Stock Car ($200 each): Frye (East), David Hurst (Northern Illinois), Terry Reed (Southern Illinois) and Mike Hodges (South). * Sport Compact ($200 each): Travis Bittle (West), Greg Garrison (East), Josh Hartman (South) and Kenny Butterfield (North). Other DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned series titlists recognized during Saturday's festivities were Jeff Curl (American Modified Series), Ryan Hamilton (KidModz) and Steve Lance (Quick Car). Greg Kimmons of Pleasant Plains, Ill., received a $1,000 check for winning the 2012 DIRTcar UMP Late Model Rookie of the Year award. He captured one A-Main win and finished 34th in the national standings. Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., was announced as the DIRTcar UMP Track of the Year, while Matt Curl of Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway was presented the DIRTcar UMP Promoter of the Year award. Oakshade Raceway promoters Pam and Terry Hendricks were honored with the 10th annual Bob Memmer Achievement Award, which honors the memory of the circuit's late founder. Adding to a big night for the Pierce family, Bob Pierce Race Cars was crowned 2014's Late Model national champion Chassis Builder of the Year. Bill Schlieper's Pro Power Engines in Sullivan, Wis., meanwhile, earned billing as the 2014 DIRTcar UMP Late Model national champion Engine Builder of the Year. In the UMP Modified division, Donnie Jumper's Impressive Race Cars won 2014 DIRTcar UMP Modified national champion chassis builder honors. Mike Shell was recognized as the open-wheel class's national champion engine builder. The 2015 DIRTcar UMP season begins on Jan. 29 with the first of three consecutive nights of UMP Modified racing at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton, Fla. Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., hosts UMP Modifieds Feb. 5-6 ahead of events at North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Fla., Feb. 7-8. UMP Modifieds will participate in the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment Feb. 10-17 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. The DIRTcar UMP Late Model division will also kick off the 2014 season in Florida, visiting North Florida Speedway on Feb. 8 before competing on the opening night of Bubba Raceway Park's Late Model Winter Nationals on Feb. 13-15. UMP Late Models will open the Late Model portion of Volusia's DIRTcar Nationals with three events Feb. 13-15. For more information on DIRTcar Racing and to see the complete final points standings for all DIRTcar-sanctioned divisions, visit www.DIRTcar.com.
  10. Busy 2015 Speedweeks Schedule Features Action in Four DIRTcar Racing Divisions at Five Tracks - DIRTcar Racing action scheduled at four Florida tracks and one Georgia oval during January and February CONCORD, N.C. - Nov. 6, 2014 - The 2015 DIRTcar Racing season will get off to a hot start this winter with Speedweeks action in four divisions spread among five dirt tracks and two months. The traditional stretch of early-season racing begins in late January with Winternationals and culminates with the DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment in mid-February. DIRTcar UMP Modifieds The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds kick off Speedweeks with the Winternationals at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton, Fla., Jan. 29 to 31. The series then makes stops at Bubba Raceway Park and Volusia Speedway Park for 15 total nights of racing. Jan. 29-31 - Winternationals, East Bay Raceway, Gibsonton, Fla. Feb. 5 and 6 - Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla. Feb. 7 and 8 - North Florida Speedway, Lake City, Fla. Feb. 10-17 - DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, plus the Gator Championship, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. World of Outlaws Late Model Series and DIRTcar Late Models For 12 nights at tracks in Georgia and Florida, the DIRTcar Late Models and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series compete during Speedweeks. Feb. 6 and 7 –Winter Freeze, Screven Motorsports Park, Sylvania, Ga. Feb. 8 – North Florida Speedway, Lake City, Fla. Feb. 13-15 – Winter Nationals, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla. Feb. 16-21 – DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, Barberville, Fla. World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Joining the modifieds and late models during Speedweeks are the sprint cars of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions. The two series make stops at Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba's Raceway Park. Feb. 5-7 – Winter Nationals, Bubba Raceway Park, Ocala, Fla. (All Star) Feb. 11-13 – DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. (All Star) Feb. 13-15 – DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. (WoO Sprint Cars) Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series The Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modifieds take on Volusia during DIRTcar Nationals Feb. 18-21 with a $5,000-to-win feature on the final night. Feb. 18-21 – DIRTcar Nationals presented by Summit, Volusia Speedway Park, Barberville, Fla. A full schedule and ticket information for each event is available online at http://www.DIRTcar.com.
  11. Ruhlman Captures Oakshade Finale, Harrison Scores DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Title By Jordan Morris WAUSEON, Ohio — July 19, 2014 — Brian Ruhlman charged past Taylor Cook to claim the lead on lap two as he dominated the remaining 24-laps and scored his first win of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway. For the second year in-a-row, and third time in four years, Mike Harrison claimed the overall season title after scoring six victories during the six week-long tour. Ruhlman, of Clarklake, Mich., started the 25-lap feature event in the third position, just behind pole-sitter Randy Lines. Lines failed to lead the opening lap as Taylor Cook, who started on the outside of row one, surged to the top spot. Cook, Lines and Ruhlman raced three-wide for the lead on lap two, as Ruhlman eventually captured the top spot exiting turn two. Ruhlman quickly pulled away from Lines and Cook to build an early lead as Matt Hamilton and Jeff Babcock joined the battle for the second position. With most drivers stuck to the outside line, Hamilton found grip on the inside and charged his way to the second position as he passed Cook, who began to fade back, eventually finishing in the seventh position. In a race that ran caution free, Ruhlman’s early lead proved to be beneficial as Hamilton didn’t have enough laps to reel in the leader. Hamilton settled for a second place finish as Ruhlman easily coasted to his first and only victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Oakshade Raceway. Neither Mike Harrison nor Jacob Poel were present for the Saturday night feature, handing the $5,000 series title to Harrison, who held a slim six-point lead on Poel. Harrison’s six wins were good enough for second most of the year as only Poel had more (seven). The two drivers battled all season long for victories, with Poel winning the battle but Harrison winning the war as he successfully defended his 2013 series title, repeating in 2014. Jeff Babcock, Collin Thirlby and Josh Scott rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Brad Wilson, Brian Ruhlman, Randy Lines and Taylor Cook. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio; July 19, 2014; A-Main (25-laps): 1. 49-Brian Ruhlman ($1,000), 2. 9H-Matt Hamilton, 3. 7B-Jeff Babcock, 4. 47C-Collin Thirlby, 5. 11JS-Josh Scott, 6. 18L-Randy Lines, 7. 21-Taylor Cook, 8. 555-Justin Coulter, 9. 42-Bob Baldwin, 10. 2-Travis Stemler, 11. 4-Taylor Wiles, 12. 4K-Jason Kinney, 13. 9J-Jared Guinn, 14. 52-Jordan Bailey, 15. 6-Dave Golembrewski, 16. 15B-Dave Baker, 17. 91T-Adam Thrush, 18. 71E-Pat Elhert, 19. 8C-Corey Bevard, 20. 15G-Jacob Gamber, 21. 43-Mark Anderson, 22. 21W-Brad Wilson.
  12. Miller Captures Oakshade Raceway Win, Babb Scores Fourth Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Title By Jordan Morris WAUSEON, Ohio. — July 19, 2014 — On the night of champions, local star Matt Miller charged his way from the third position to capture the lead on lap 17 en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag at his hometown track of Oakshade Raceway for the second year in-a-row, and third time in his career. Shannon Babb, who only needed a 19th place finish to secure his fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals title, finished in the third position and easily scored the $25,000 series title for the first time since 2011. Miller, of Whitehouse, Ohio, started the 40-lap feature from the third position as Mason Zeigler and Jeep Van Wormer started on the front row. Zeigler, after winning Thursday and Friday nights, looked as if he would accomplish the three-night sweep after jumping out to an early lead. Saturday night had the look of the previous two nights as Zeigler managed to dominate the opening 16-laps of the feature. Unlike his previous two victories, the leader was reeled in by Miller who passed Van Wormer for second on lap five, and tracked down the leader by lap 16. Miller, the 1991 Oakshade Raceway track champion, powered around Zeigler’s outside on lap 17, completing the pass and securing the lead. Miller stretched his lead by the halfway point as Zeigler came under fire from championship hopeful Ryan Unzicker for second. Unzicker, who started the night 45-markers behind Shannon Babb for the title, worked his way around Zeigler for second just before Zeigler lost control of his car, causing the race’s only caution on lap 38. Unzicker pressured Miller for the top spot but fell short of claiming the victory yet again as he finished second for the seventh time of the 2014 season. Miller led 24 laps and defeated Unzicker by .759 of a second en route to claiming the checkered flag for the second year in-a-row at his hometown track of Oakshade Raceway. “This one is fun,” Miller said in victory lane. “There’s always going to be a race in September (the World 100 at nearby Eldora Speedway) that’s at the top of my list, but this is definitely a good one. We’re close to home and we’ve got tons of fans and people I know up there in the stands, so there’s no doubt I get pumped up for this race.” Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started the feature in the seventh position, just behind championship rivals Ryan Unzicker and Brian Shirley. Babb chased Unzicker through the field, eventually finding their way to the front, as Shirley was a non-factor and finished in the sixth position. Babb did what he needed to do in order to recapture the championship trophy. Babb glued himself to Unzicker’s back-bumper, and even challenged him for the second position in the final stages of the race. Babb settled for a third place finish - which was his series leading 17th top-five finish to go with four victories – as he captured his fourth career DIRTcar Summer Nationals title by 38-points over Ryan Unzicker. “It’s really hard to get these,” said Babb, who admitted to getting nervous before the race started. “Thirty nights of racing is a lot. You have a lot of ups and downs, but we got it done.” Brandon Sheppard and Jeep Van Wormer rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Zeigler, Miller, Sheppard and Van Wormer. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio; July 19, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 3-Matt Miller ($10,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 6. 81-Brian Shirley, 7. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 8. 21D-Dan Stone, 9. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 10. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen, 11. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, 12. 49-Brian Ruhlman, 13. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 14. 77K-Steve Kester, 15. 9R-Curtis Roberts, 16. 1N-Casey Noonan, 17. 99M-Devin Moran, 18. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 19. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 20. 0-Chris Keller, 21. 6M-Dona Marcoullier, 22. 20-Doug Drown.
  13. Zeigler Goes Two-for-Two in DIRTcar Summer Nationals Starts after Claiming Victory at Attica Raceway Park By Jordan Morris ATTICA, Ohio. — July 18, 2014 — Mason Zeigler, for the second night in-a-row, found himself in DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory lane after dominating flag-to-flag on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park – grabbing his second win in his second career DIRTcar Summer Nationals start. Zeigler once again started on row one, this time joining Duane Chamberlain, who captured the pole-position. Just like on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Zeigler shot around the pole-sitter to capture the lead on the opening lap of the 40-lap feature. Zeigler proved his first start in DIRTcar Summer Nationals action wasn’t a fluke as he easily controlled the lead by more than a straightaway for much of the race. Zeigler’s only competition came from Devin Moran, who started sixth and is the son of Hall of Fame driver Donnie Moran. Moran took control of second place on lap 15 and quickly cut into the Zeigler’s large lead, but faded in the closing stages as the leader continued his dominant performace. Zeigler defeated Moran by more than 3.689 seconds, as he was never seriously challenged for the lead. Zeigler’s performance mirrored that of his first career start on Thursday night, as the 21-year-old led every single lap en route to capturing the $5,000 checkered flag for the second night in-a-row at Attica Raceway Park. “It’s taken us seven years to get to this point,” said Zeigler, who is fresh off his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory at Brushcreek Motorosports Complex on Thursday night. “We’re finally on the right path. I’m just so tickled to death with our whole program right now.” Shannon Babb used a provisional to start the A-Main after suffering a flat tire in his heat race. The points-leader was forced to start in the 19 th position, nine spots behind Ryan Unzicker, who sat 45-points behind Babb for the championship lead. Babb recovered from the poor starting position, finishing in the seventh position, just one spot behind Unzicker. Babb continues to hold a firm grip on a 43-point lead heading into championship night at Oakshade Raceway. Brian Shirley, Dan Stone and Jason Riggs rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Shirley, Stone and Zeigler. Heading into the final race of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season, the tour joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on championship night at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio on Saturday night. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Attica Raceway Park; Attica, Ohio; July 18, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 25Z-Mason Zeigler ($5,000), 2. 99M-Devin Moran, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 21D-Dan Stone, 5. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 6. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 7. 18-Shannon Babb, 8. 20-Doug Drown, 9. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 10. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 11. 11-Rusty Schlenk, 12. 96-Tanner English, 13. 1B-Jeff Babcock, 14. 29-Rocky Owens, 15. 21K-Larry Kingseed, 16. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 17. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 18. 5M-Ryan Markham, 19. 51S-Devin Shiels, 20. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 21. 50Y-Ryan Missler, 22. 77K-Steve Kester.
  14. Ebert Captures First Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex By Jordan Morris PEEBLES, Ohio — July 17, 2014 — Daniel Ebert captured his first victory of the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season in dominating fashion after leading flag-to-flag on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex. Ebert, of Lake Shore, Minn., started the 20-lap feature event from the outside of row one, with Taylor Cook starting from the pole-position. Ebert wasted little time capturing the lead as he rocketed past Cook on the backstretch of the opening lap. Once out front, Ebert kept his car glued on the faster outside line which kept Cook from mounting a serious charge on the leader. Cook worked his way to the inside of Ebert on several occasions but could never get enough momentum to complete the pass for the lead. Unfortunately for Cook his bid for the victory would come to an early end as he tried to power his way to the inside of the leader and spun his car after trying to avoid contact with Ebert. With Cook at the back of the field, Ebert faced challenges from Jackie Boggs on several restarts around the halfway point in the race, but Ebert’s car proved to be too strong for Boggs. Ebert pulled away from Boggs on a restart with four laps to go, and cruised to the $1,000 checkered flag at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex. For the second night in-a-row, Jacob Poel was involved in an accident in his heat race, resulting in a poor starting position. Poel’s bad luck carried over to the feature event where he finished in the 16th position, again failing to gain ground on an absent Mike Harrison in the championship standings. With just two races remaining, Poel is still just six-points behind Harrison for the $5,000 title. Kenny Johnson, Dave Jamison and David McWilliams rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Taylor Cook and Daniel Ebert. With only two races remaining, the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals in continuing the closest points battle in series history on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Brushcreek Motorsports Complex; Peebles, Ohio; July 17, 2014; A-Main (20-laps): 1. 60-Daniel Ebert ($1,000), 2. D4-Jackie Boggs, 3. 1-Kenny Johnson, 4. D4J-Dave Jamison, 5. 18-David McWilliams, 6. 13J-Adam Colley, 7. 89-Blake Terry, 8. 10L-Nathan Loney, 9. 19-Walt Mayabb, 10. K9-Scott Gerdeman, 11. 6-TJ Schulz, 12. 26-Jason Bilyeu, 13. 21-Taylor Cook, 14. 17-Brandon Ramsey, 15. 12-Jeremy Rayburn, 16. 82-Jacob Poel, 17. 1G-Devin Gilpin, 18. 8-Cody Mayabb.
  15. Zeigler Captures First DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win by Dominating Brushcreek Motorsports Complex By Jordan Morris PEEBLES, Ohio. — July 17, 2014 — Mason Zeigler became the twelfth different winner in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals action after capturing the $5,000 checkered flag on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex for his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Zeigler, a 17-year-old from Chalk Hill, Pa., started the 40-lap feature event on the outside of pole-sitter Ryan Unzicker. Zeigler quickly shot around Unzicker for the top spot on the opening lap, as Unzicker fell back through the field, eventually settling for a eighth place finish. Zeigler was never seriously challenged, as third-place starter R.J Conley worked his way to second but could never catch Zeigler to capture the lead. R.J Conley ran second for much of the race but fell to fourth after allowing his dad, Rod Conley, and championship-leader Shannon Babb to slip by him. Rod Conley had a chance to overtake Zeigler following a late-race restart, but fell just short as the leader rocketed away from the field after a couple of laps. Rod Conley eventually finished a distant 3.298 seconds behind Zeigler, who became just the second Pennsylvania native driver to win in DIRTcar Summer Nationals action, joining Rick Eckert on that exclusive list. Zeigler, who runs a family-owned Longhorn Chassis car, led from the drop of the green-flag to the checkers, easily capturing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory in his first career start at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex. “We’ve been trying so hard and working so hard at the shop just to get everything dialed in,” said Zeigler, whose win will likely allow him to continue in DIRTcar Summer Nationals action on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. “We got this new Longhorn earlier this year and we struggled a little bit, but we’ve been really good overall with it. I think we’re finally getting to the point where we can really dial it in and get it how we like it.” The 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings took another substantial turn Thursday night. After closing to within 26-points of championship-leader Shannon Babb, Ryan Unzicker started from the pole-position and looked to carry over the momentum. He was joined at the front of the field by Brian Shirley, who started fourth and sat third in the points just 45-markers behind Babb. Unfortunately for both Unzicker and Shirley, their cars were never in contention. Babb, on the other-hand, marched from his seventh starting position to pass both drivers, who finished eighth and seventh respectively, en route to a third place finish. Babb increased his points-lead back to 45-points over Unzicker with just two races to go. Rod Conley, Shannon Babb and R.J Conley rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Shirley, Unzicker, R.J Conley and Zeigler. With only two races remaining in the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season, the tour joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Brushcreek Motorsports Complex; Peebles, Ohio; July 17, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 25Z-Mason Zeigler ($5,000), 2. 71R-Rod Conley, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. 71C-RJ Conley, 5. 20-Doug Drown, 6. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 7. 81-Brian Shirley, 8. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 9. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 10. 99M-Devin Moran, 11. 31-Nick Latham, 12. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 13. 1B-Jeff Babcock, 14. 21M-Jason Montgomery, 15. 96-Tanner English, 16. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 17. 51-Jamie Oldfield, 18. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 19. 5M-Ryan Markham, 20. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 21. 71-Delmas Conley, 22. 77K-Steve Kester.
  16. Shirley Dominates Atomic Speedway for Third Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season By Jordan Morris CHILLICOTHE, Ohio. — July 16, 2014 — 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley survived an over-heating engine en route to dominating all 40-laps and claiming the $5,000 checkered flag Wednesday night at Atomic Speedway. Shirley started the feature event in the third position behind front-row starters Duane Chamberlain and Delmas Conley. On the races opening lap, Shirley quickly made his way to the lead by rocketing around both drivers before either had a chance to lead a single lap. Conley fell back through the field, eventually settling for an 18th place finish. Chamberlain stayed glued to the leader’s back-bumper for the first handful of laps, as he challenged Shirley for the top spot on several occasions. Shirley had trouble pulling away from Chamberlain in the early laps of the race, but by lap 18 the leader began to inch further from the field after finding a faster line higher up the track. Shirley had the car to beat, eventually building a lead of over two-seconds on second-place, but in the final stages of the event his car began to overheat. The leader suffered a punctured hole in his radiator, turning his car into a ticking bomb waiting to explode. Shirley continued on, never surrendering the lead during the duration of the event, and surviving an overheating engine to claim his third victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season at Atomic Speedway. “It’s nice to still have a shot at the championship, but we’re not worrying about the points deal,” said Shirley, who last won at Clayhill Motorsports Park on June 26. “We just came out here to try to win races and make as much money as we can - so we’re just gonna try to win the rest of the races and let the points fall where they fall.” If the battle atop the championship standings wasn’t close enough before the race, it has since gotten closer. Points-leader Shannon Babb started the feature in the eighth position, six spots better than Ryan Unzicker who trailed Babb in the standings by 41-points heading into the night. On lap 29, Babb managed to climb to the fifth position and was slowly working his way to the front of the field when his car suddenly slowed on the front stretch. Babb was forced to retire following mechanical issues, giving Unzicker the opportunity to gain ground on the points-leader. Unzicker took advantage, finishing the night in the seventh position, and cutting Babb’s points lead to 26-points. After capturing the win on Wednesday night, Brian Shirley now sits third in the championship standings only 45-markers behind Babb for the top spot and 19 behind Unzicker for second. The championship battle now becomes a three driver fight with three races remaining. RJ Conley, Doug Drown and Jeep Van Wormer rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Chamberlain, Delmas Conley and Shirley. With only three races remaining in the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season, the tour joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Atomic Speedway; Chillicothe, Ohio; July 16, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 81-Brian Shirley ($5,000), 2. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 3. 71C-RJ Conley, 4. 20-Doug Drown, 5. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 6. 99M-Devin Moran, 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 8. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 9. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 10. 21M-Jason Montgomery, 11. 5M-Ryan Markham, 12. 51-Jamie Oldfield, 13. 96-Tanner English, 14. 77K-Steve Kester, 15. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 16. 19-Chad Smith, 17. 18-Shannon Babb, 18. 71-Delmas Conley, 19. 29K-Garrett Krummert, 20. 9F-Mark Frazier, 21. 71R-Rod Conley, 22. 33-Kevin Wagner.
  17. Gilpin Scores Third Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Atomic Speedway By Jordan Morris CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — July 16, 2014 — Devin Gilpin claimed his third victory of the 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals after recapturing the lead with 10-laps remaining en route to securing the $1,000 checkered flag at Atomic Speedway. Gilpin led the field to the green-flag with Cody Parker starting to his outside. Gilpin jumped out to an early lead as Parker faded through the field, surrendering second-place to Jackie Boggs, who started just behind the leaders in the second row. Gilpin controlled the field for the opening four circuits, but could never pull away from Boggs who stayed glued to his back-bumper. Boggs had the fastest car and made his way around Gilpin for the lead on lap five. Boggs looked to have the car to beat as held the lead for the next six laps. Unfortunately for the leader, his night would come to an early end after his car spun in turn four on lap 11, causing damage to his left-front suspension. With Boggs out of the race, Gilpin would inherit the lead. Gilpin dominated the final 11-laps, but had to hold off a hard-charging Daniel Ebert on a late race caution with three laps remaining. Gilpin, following several attempts by Ebert to muscle his way to the lead, held off second-place and captured the checkered flag at Atomic Speedway. Championship leader Mike Harrison failed to race his way into the A-Main giving second-place Jacob Poel the opportunity to cut into the slim six-point deficit. Poel only managed a 10th place finish, failing to close in on Harrison in the closest points battle in DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals history. With three races remaining, the point deficit still sits at six-points. Kenny Johnson, Jeremy Rayburn and Cody Parker rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Cody Parker, Kenny Johnson and Devin Gilpin. With only three races remaining, the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, continuing the closest points battle in series history on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Atomic Speedway; Chillicothe, Ohio; July 16, 2014; A-Main (25-laps): 1. 1G-Devin Gilpin ($1,000), 2. 60-Daniel Ebert, 3. 1-Kenny Johnson, 4. 12-Jeremy Rayburn, 5. 42-Cody Parker, 6. 25B-Philip Bapst, 7. 21-Taylor Cook, 8. 8P-Fireball Pinkerton, 9. 13J-Adam Colley, 10. 82-Jacob Poel, 11. 36-Kenny Wallace, 12. 18-David McWilliams, 13. K9-Scott Gerdeman, 14. 17-Brandon Ramsey, 15. 75C-Steven Clemmons, 16. 8-Jimmy Lennex, 17. 20-Kevin Dulaney, 18. D4-Jackie Boggs, 19. 21S-Seth Daniels, 20. 1PJ-Shawn Holliday, 21. 22-Brandon Oliver, 22. 10L-Nathan Loney.
  18. DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Kick-Off Final Dash to Checkers - Tours head to I-96 Speedway for Sunday night races CONCORD, NC. — July 15, 2014 — 2014 has proven to be a year to remember in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. So far the six-week long tour has provided everything from broken records to photo finishes. Here’s what to look forward to as both tours kick-off their final stretch of action with just four races remaining until championship night at Oakshade Raceway on July 19. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals has seen its fair share of winners so far this year, with 11 different drivers claiming checkered flags. Two drivers have been the headline stealers as they continue their season-long battle for the top spot on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all-time wins list. Billy Moyer currently holds the top spot on the list with 88 career wins – just one ahead of Shannon Babb who scored his 87th career victory Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway. Moyer has a series-leading six wins, including four of his last five starts, followed by Babb who has four wins, as the two drivers have combined to dominate series action this past week. As the two continue their back-and-forth battle for career wins, the three-time series champion Babb continues to sit atop the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings. Babb holds a 41-point margin over Ryan Unzicker, as he looks to claim the $25,000 championship prize and become just the second driver to claim at least four series titles. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals also has a back-and-forth battle currently taking place, as championship-leader Mike Harrison and second-place Jacob Poel continue their season-long battle for victories. Poel holds the upper hand after capturing his seventh victory of the season on Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway. Harrison, who has six wins this season, hasn’t visited victory lane since July 3 at LaSalle Speedway after winning five-out-of-seven events, including three-in-a-row, at the end of June and beginning of July. In the tightest points battle in series history, Harrison clings to a very slim six-point advantage over Poel for the top spot in the standings. Poel has been red-hot as-of-late, capturing two of the last three races, as he continues to turn up the heat on the points leader with just four races remaining before the $15,000 championship title will be handed out. Both series take a couple of days off to prepare for the final dash to championship night at Oakshade Raceway on July 19. Racing resumes on Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chilliclothe, Ohio for what’s sure to be another action-packed night as 2014 continues to be a year to remember in DIRTcar history.
  19. Poel Captures Seventh Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Vermilion County Speedway By Jordan Morris DANVILLE, Ill. — July 13, 2014 — Red-hot Jacob Poel continued to dominate Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals action on Sunday night as he led the races final 15-laps en route to claiming his series-leading seventh checkered flag of the season. 22 Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds roared into the 3/8-mile oval located in western Illinois, near the state-line with Indiana, with championship leader Mike Harrison capturing the pole for the 25-lap feature event. Harrison failed to lead a single lap as second-place starter Randy Lines jumped out to an early lead. Harrison came under fire from Nick Allen and Jacob Poel for second early as the three battled side-by-side, and even three-wide at one time, with Allen and Poel eventually sliding past Harrison for the position. Lines led the opening six laps, but fell back to third on lap seven when a hard-charging Allen quickly chased him down and rocketed past him for the lead, bringing Poel with him. Lines continued to drop back through the field as the race progressed, eventually settling for a sixth place finish by the time the checkered flag flew. Allen controlled the top spot over Poel for the next four laps, but had trouble holding off the red-hot driver from Michigan. Poel, utilizing the faster high-side of the race track, made his way to the leader’s outside and eventually cleared Allen to claim the top spot on lap 10. Poel navigated lap traffic and built a large lead by the end of the feature event, as he easily dominated the final 16-laps en route to capturing his series-leading seventh $1,000 checkered flag of the season at Vermilion County Speedway. In what’s shaping up to be the tightest points battle in series history, Jacob Poel cut into defending champion Mike Harrison’s 11-point lead he had coming into the night, after Poel captured the victory and Harrison settled for a fifth place finish. Jamie Lomax, Gabe Menser and Mike Harrison rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Jimmy Dehm, Mike Harrison and Randy Lines. Following a two-day break in action, the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, as both tours kick off their final stretch of action before championship night at Oakeshade Raceway on July 19. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill.; July 11, 2014; A-Main (25-laps): 1. 82-Jacob Poel ($1,000), 2. 21A-Nick Allen, 3. 36L-Jamie Lomax, 4. G1-Gabe Menser, 5. 24H-Mike Harrison, 6. 18-Randy Lines, 7. 59N-Chad Evans, 8. 92-Kenny Carmichael, 9. 11M-Josh McDaniel, 10. 1-Donald Kiger, 11. 44-Roger Cary, 12. 91-Neil Rollins, 13. 6B-Dave Baldwin, 14. 89W-Rick Weitekamp, 15. 722-Jerimy Hanlin, 16. 20X-Sabreena Ekstrom, 17. 83-Kasey Schrock, 18. 39-Kevin Gummere, 19. 1W-Jamie Kuntz, 20. 22P-Wilson Prater, 21. 99J-Jimmy Dehm, 22. 12-Jeff Curl.
  20. Babb Dominates Vermilion County Speedway for Fourth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season By Jordan Morris DANVILLE, Ill. — July 13, 2014 — Three-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Shannon Babb continued the back-and-forth battle for victories with six-time champion Billy Moyer Sunday night, as he dominated Vermilion County Speedway for his fourth checkered flag of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season. Jason Feger started the 40-lap feature event from the pole-position with points-leader Shannon Babb starting to his outside. Feger would fail to lead the opening lap as Babb powered his way to the front of the field, leaving Ferger to settle into second-place. Babb’s closest competition in the championship standings, Ryan Unzicker, suffered from a flat right-rear tire on lap four, causing the races only caution and bringing Feger back to the leader’s back-bumper. The restart was Feger’s only shot at Babb for the lead, but the leader proved to be too strong and pulled away from second-place, eventually building up a three-second lead with 10-laps remaining. Babb never faced a serious challenge for the victory, as he dominated all 40-laps en route to claiming the $5,000 checkered flag at Vermilion County Speedway – his 87th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory, just one behind Billy Moyer on the series all-time wins list. “The car was really comfortable tonight,” said Babb, who within the last week has combined with Billy Moyer to win six-out-of-seven races. “We never changed nothing on the thing all night long. It was good all night. There’s probably one out of the whole year that that happens.” With just four races remaining in the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship chase, Shannon Babb extended the slim 14-point advantage he had over Ryan Unzicker, who recovered from his lap four flat tire to finish seventh, in what’s shaping up to be the tightest points battle in series history. Brandon Sheppard, Brian Shirley and Tanner English rounded out the top five. - Heat race winners were Feger and Babb. Following a two-day break, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Wednesday night at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Vermilion County Speedway; Danville, Ill.; July 13, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 18-Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. 25-Jason Feger, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 81-Brian Shirley, 5. 96-Tanner English, 6. 89F-Daren Friedman, 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 8. 77M-Jay Morris, 9. 42-MCKay Wenger, 10. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 11. 4G-Bob Gardner, 12. 1CJ-Gary Christian, 13. 116-Torin Mettille, 14. 33H-Billy Hough, 15. 32-Bobby Pierce, 16. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 17. 89-Mike Spatola, 18. 38C-John Gardner Jr.
  21. Rain Cancels DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Fairbury Speedway By Jordan Morris FAIRBURY, Ill. — July 12, 2014 — For the second time this year, rain forced DIRTcar and Fairbury Speedway officials to cancel Saturday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals action at Fairbury Speedway, three weeks after the originally scheduled event was also plagued by rain. No reschedule date has been announced. With five races remaining in the grueling six-week long tour, defending champion Mike Harrison clings to a diminishing 11 point lead in the 2014 championship standings over Jacob Poel. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals rejoins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Ill.
  22. Babb Captures Third Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Hometown Macon Speedway By Jordan Morris MACON, Ill. — July 10, 2014 — Shannon Babb, from nearby Moweaqua, Ill., traded the lead back-and-forth with championship rival Ryan Unzicker for most of the race before Babb finally claimed the top spot just past halfway en route to capturing his third win of the season and fifth Herald & Review 100 at his hometown Macon Speedway. Bobby Pierce, who started from the pole-position, jumped out to an early lead and controlled the first four circuits. Babb, who started just behind Pierce in the third position, easily made his way around second-place starter Brian Shirley, as he stayed close to the leader’s back bumper. Babb captured the lead from Pierce on lap five and was not seriously challenged for almost the next 30 laps. Babb held the lead until lap 34 when lapped traffic helped a hard-charging Ryan Unzicker, who started in the seventh position, squeeze past Babb and claim the top spot. Unzicker held the lead for the next 22 laps but could not hold off Babb, who found the high-line just past halfway in the event and charged back to the front to retake the lead. Babb pulled away from Unzicker and easily led the final 45 laps of the 100-lap feature event, claiming the $5,000 checkered flag at Macon Speedway. Unzicker settled for his sixth runner-up finish of the season without capturing a victory yet. “We’ve growed up here and raced here a lot, so it means a lot to win this thing,” said three-time series champion Shannon Babb, who received a loud ovation upon winning in front of his hometown crowd. “You know, it’s tough running 100 laps here and staying out of trouble.” In another back-and-forth battle, Babb returned his name to atop the series all-time wins list as he tied Billy Moyer at 86 DIRTcar Summer Nationals career victories, just one night after Moyer won at Terre Haute Action Track and took the outright lead. Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb Jr. and Matt Taylor rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Pierce, Gary Christian, Babb and Shirley. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Friday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Macon Speedway; Macon, Ill.; July 10, 2014; A-Main (100-laps): 1. 18-Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr, 5. 24T-Matt Taylor, 6. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 7. 42-MCKay Wenger, 8. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 9. 4T-Guy Taylor, 10. 38L-Ryan Little, 11. 91-Kyle Logue, 12. 7T-Steve Thorsten, 13. 30V-Mark Voigt, 14. 27K-Greg Kimmons, 15. 1M-Jim Moon, 16. 28B-John Beck, 17. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 18. 1CJ-Gary Christian, 19. 36-Andrew Barnes, 20. 32-Bobby Pierce, 21. 33H-Billy Hough, 22. 21B-Rich Bell.
  23. Schrader Grabs First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Macon Speedway By Jordan Morris MACON, Ill. — July 10, 2014 — Ken Schrader overtook leader Jeff Curl with just four laps remaining, then held him off on two late-race restarts en route to securing his first $1,000 checkered flag of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Thursday night at Macon Speedway. Cory Daughtery claimed the pole-position for the 25-lap feature event with points leader Mike Harrison starting to his outside. Daughtery slid out to an early lead as second place Harrison came under fire from Jeff Curl and Ken Schrader, who started in the row behind the leaders. Daughtery led a race-high 13 laps but the tight, 1/5-mile dirt oval provided close racing all night long, keeping any one driver from dominating the feature event. With slower traffic starting to cause an issue, second-place Jeff Curl reeled in the leader with ease and quickly jumped to his outside. On lap 14, after a few laps of side-by-side battling, Curl managed to slip around Daughtery for the lead and brought Schrader with him. Curl led the next eight laps, but slower lapped traffic caused problems for the leaders again, this time striking Curl on lap 22 who was stuck behind two slower drivers battling for position. Second-place Ken Schrader, seizing the opportunity, dove to Curl’s inside as the leader became blocked behind a slower car, allowing Schrader to slide into the lead. Schrader navigated slower traffic and held off Curl after two late-race cautions in the final four laps, en route to claiming his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the 2014 season at Macon Speedway. “We just got rolling around the middle,” said Schrader, who tested a USAC Silver Crown car in Indianapolis for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Tony Stewart earlier in the day. “We got to second and then lapped traffic worked out for us, so we just got lucky there.” Jeff Leka, Harrison and Daughtery rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Schrader, Curl, Daughtery and Harrison. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Macon Speedway; Macon, Ill.; July 10, 2014; A-Main (25-laps): 1. 9-Ken Schrader ($1,000), 2. 12-Jeff Curl, 3. 3L-Jeff Leka, 4. 24H-Mike Harrison, 5. 96D-Cory Daugherty, 6. 59N-Chad Evans, 7. 10R-Curt Rhodes, 8. 7-Rodney Bowman, 9. 41G-Matt Goulden, 10. 37-Dave Crawley, 11. 7S-Ethan Schnapp, 12. 98D-Danny Smith, 13. 77T-Guy Taylor, 14. 4B-Cody Bauman, 15. 77-Ray Bollinger, 16. 96M-Mike McKinney, 17. 111-Zach Bunning, 18. 6T-Tommy Sheppard JR, 19. 20-Eric Hamilton, 20. 89W-Rick Weitekamp, 21. 1-Jeremy Nichols, 22. 11-Chad Sellers.
  24. Wallace Scores First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Terre Haute Action Track By Jordan Morris TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — July 9, 2014 — Kenny Wallace started from the pole-position and led over half of the feature event Wednesday night at Terre Haute Action Track en route to scoring his first $1,000 checkered flag of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season. Wallace, of Concord, N.C., started from the pole-position in the 20-lap feature event with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Justin Allgaier joining him on the outside of the front row. Allgaier slipped out to an early lead on Wallace as he controlled the first eight circuits. The leader extended his advantage on Wallace who held off challenges from Tuesday night winner Devin Gilpin and Jacob Poel. Unfortunately for Allgaier his car started to fade just before halfway, allowing Wallace and Poel to catch and pass him before his engine finally let go a few laps later, resulting in a disappointing 12th place finish. Wallace took control of the top spot on lap nine and never looked back as he held off challenges from Poel but never lost the lead, eventually defeating the second place driver by over a straightaway. Wallace dominated the remaining 12 laps, securing his first victory of the season with only seven races remaining in the six-week long DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals 2014 season. “We’ve been busting our [back sides] running back and forth to Fox Sports 1 every Sunday,” said Wallace speaking of his day job hosting NASCAR pre-race shows. “All week I’ve been running this dirt car and I’ve been crushed we haven’t won a Summer Nationals race.” Ken Schrader, A.J Fike and Tyler Nicely rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Poel, Allgaier and Wallace. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Thursday night at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Terre Haute Action Track; Terre Haute, Ind.; July 9, 2014; A-Main (20-laps): 1. 36-Kenny Wallace ($1,000), 2. 82-Jacob Poel, 3. 9-Ken Schrader, 4. 10-A.J. Fike, 5. 25-Tyler Nicely, 6. 4S-Rob Starkey, 7. 42-Roger Mills, 8. 77H-Jake Humphrey, 9. 92-Kenny Carmichael, 10. 11M-Josh McDaniel, 11. 500-Steve Adams, 12. 51-Justin Allgaier, 13. 33-Scott Ricketts, 14. 92C-Kenny Carmichael Jr, 15. 89W-Rick Weitekamp, 16. 67-Jeff Vanlannen, 17. 32Z-Nate Zimmer, 18. 1G-Devin Gilpin, 19. 10R-Curt Rhodes, 20. K9-Will Krup, 21. 6B-Dave Baldwin, 22. 35S-Matthew Smith, 23. 13W-Josh Webb.
  25. Moyer Captures Fourth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Terre Haute Action Track By Jordan Morris TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — July 9, 2014 — After claiming his record 85th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway, Hall of Famer Billy Moyer backed it up by claiming his 86th career win just three nights later at Terre Haute Action Track. Moyer and Shannon Babb have battled back-and-forth all season long to claim the top spot on the series all-time winningest driver list. Babb took an early advantage, but in the last week, Moyer has stormed back and now leads Babb by one race. Moyer captured the pole-position for the 40-lap feature at the half-mile dirt oval, which is the largest on the 39 race schedule. Brian Shirley joined the pole-sitter on the front row but was no match for Moyer who escaped to an early lead. As Moyer was never challenged for the victory, the race was for the runner-up position. Shirley who held the position all race came under fire from a hard-charging Shannon Babb, who started the feature in the eighth position. Shirley was challenged by Babb a few times but eventually held off the three-time series champion. With a third place finish, Babb regained the series points lead over Ryan Unzicker, who led the standings coming into the night but drove conservatively all night after suffering a concussion during Tuesday night’s feature event. Moyer easily cruised to his season leading fourth victory, leading flag-to-flag en route to capturing the $5,000 checkered flag at Terre Haute Action Track over Shirley by more than a straightaway. “People say like fine wine it just gets better with age,” said the 56-year-old Moyer, whose fourth win is the most he’s had in a season since he had six in 2010. “I know it’s a little harder to get out of bed in the morning than when I was 25, but we’re just gonna keep plugging along.” Babb, Brandon Sheppard and Austin Dillon rounded out the top five. Heat race winners were Moyer and Shirley. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Thursday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Terre Haute Action Track; Terre Haute, Ind.; July 9, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 21-Billy Moyer ($5,000), 2. 81-Brian Shirley, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 3-Austin Dillon, 6. 77K-Steve Kester, 7. 1M-Jim Moon, 8. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 9. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 10. 15F-Chris Fetter, 11. 80-Duke Mounce, 12. 42*-Bob Mayer, 13. 7R-Kent Robinson, 14. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 15. 32-Bobby Pierce.
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