DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Moyer Jr. Wins DIRTcar Summer Nationals Finale at Oakshade, Pierce Youngest Champion in Series History

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] 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…

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Erb Slides to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Farmer City

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Erb Slides to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Farmer City FARMER CITY, Ill. - July 10, 2015 - Dennis Erb Jr. surged past Jason Feger with 12 laps to go on Friday night at Farmer City Speedway to win his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals race of the season. It took Erb, of Carpentersville, Ill., only 22 laps to push forward from his fifth-starting position and put pressure on Feger, who started from the pole. After stalking Feger for another 10 laps he finally slid to the lead and held on for the $10,000 payday at the quarter-mile dirt oval. "It…

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Sheppard Powers to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Lincoln Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] LINCOLN, Ill. - July 6, 2015 - Brandon Sheppard methodically worked his way from fourth to the lead on Monday night at Lincoln Speedway to earn his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill., worked the low groove early then shifted his line to the top on lap 15 to surge past leader Billy Moyer Jr. Once in front, Sheppard, the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, survived a restart and pulled away to the $5,000 checkered flag in an event that was rain-delayed from June 28. "We had a really good car,"…

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Babb Charges to Late Race Victory at Tri-State for Third DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win of the Season

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] HAUBSTADT, Ind. - July 5, 2015 - Shannon Babb passed Billy Moyer Jr. in heavy lapped traffic with two laps to go on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway to earn his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started sixth and kept pushing forward in the 40-lap feature, eventually catching and passing Moyer Jr. to take the $5,000 checkered flag and tie Billy Moyer with 90 DIRTcar Summer Nationals victories atop the all-time win list. "It was pretty wild out there," Babb said. "It always is here at Haubstadt. It's racy as can…

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Feger Passes Moyer at Highland Speedway, Earns Third DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory of the Season

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] 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…

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Simpson Surges to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at La Salle Speedway

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] LA SALLE, Ill. - July 2, 2015 - Chris Simpson charged from fourth to victory on Thursday night at La Salle Speedway to earn the second DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of his career. Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, stalked Jason Feger for the first half of the race and eventually surged to the lead in traffic on lap 29 then powered the remaining 11 laps to the $5,000 checkered flag. "We've had a rough start to the year so it feels good," said Simpson, who is only a week removed from a fire in his car during a heat…

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Rain Knocks Out I-96 Speedway’s NAPA Auto Parts Summer Rumble

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals, DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals try again on Wednesday at Indiana’s Daugherty Speedway LAKE ODESSA, Mich. - June 30, 2015 - It has rained again on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, forcing officials to cancel tonight's NAPA Auto Parts Summer Rumble at I-96 Speedway. [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] As much as NAPA is trying to #ConquerTheJob, so too are the series trying to conquer Mother Nature, which has won four races in a row. The series will take aim at Daugherty Speedway on Wednesday night in Boswell, Ind. Follow the Summer Nationals…

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Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Forced to Cancel Saturday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals Event Because of Rain, Rising Water Around Track

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] PEVELY, Mo. - June 26, 2015 - Rain that's caused water to rise around Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has forced DIRTcar and track officials to cancel Saturday's DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event. The two series are still on track for tonight's event at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway. 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. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals "Hell Tour" is brought to fans across the country by many important partners…

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Kissinger Holds Off Wallace at Clarksville, Earns First DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory of His Career

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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…

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Pierce Powers to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at Belle-Clair

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] 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…

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Babb Takes Peoria Checkers, Becomes First 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Two-Time Winner

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  [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] 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…

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Severe Storm Forces Postponement of DIRTcar Summer Nationals

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QUINCY, Ill. - June 22, 2015 - Rain at Quincy Raceways already delayed its DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events from Sunday to Monday before a severe storm rolled through after heat races Mondaynight and forced the postponement of the rest of the night. DIRTcar and track officials are expected to announce within the next two days a suitable date to finish the event. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tours now head Tuesday night to Peoria (Ill.) Speedway. [xyz-ihs snippet="Horizontal-Google-Banner-Series"] Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals…

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New Dad Babb Delivers His First Victory of 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour at Fairbury American Legion Speedway

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Rain Pushes Quincy Raceways Event to Monday FAIRBURY, Ill. - June 20, 2015 - New father Shannon Babb moved to the lead in trafficon 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…

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Rainy Week Forces Tri-State Speedway to Cancel Friday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events

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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 20 Championship Standings Pos. Car Driver Points 1 32 Bobby Pierce 365 2 21JR Billy Moyer…

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Billy Moyer Jr. Pockets $10,000 for DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Iowa’s Farley Speedway

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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…

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Harrison Holds Off Schrader for DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Jacksonville Speedway

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Harrison Holds Off Schrader for DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Jacksonville Speedway JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - June 16, 2015 - A star-studded field in Tuesday night's DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Jacksonville Speedway couldn't slow three-time series champion Mike Harrison, who Ken Schrader started alongside Harrison on the front row and led the first eight laps before Harrison used his inside line to slide in front when Schrader in the top lane caught the cushion just for a moment. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., held off Schrader and the rest of the field through a couple…

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Rained Out on Sunday at Wilmot Raceway

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Rained Out on Sunday at Wilmot Raceway JACKSONVILLE, Ill. - June 16, 2015 - Bobby Pierce was leading the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings going into Tuesday night's event at Jacksonville Speedway, but he had yet to post a victory. Pierce checked the win off his list by surging past polesitter Michael Kloos on lap 11 and driving to the checkered flag. Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., is trying to join his father as a DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion this season. After his $5,000 victory on the Jacksonville bullring Tuesdaynight, he's certainly making it hard on the competition.…

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Rained Out on Sunday at Wilmot Raceway

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  WILMOT, Wis. - June 14, 2015 - After four consecutive nights with four different winners in three different states to start the 2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, Sunday's event at Wilmot Raceway is rained out. Championship points-leader Bobby Pierce and the tour now shift on Tuesday to Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway, where it will be rejoined by the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals series. The two tours are set to race for six consecutive nights before getting another breather: June 16 in Jacksonville, Ill.; June 17 in Farley, Iowa; June 18 at Spoon River in Canton, Ill.; June 19…

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Feger Tames Cedar Lake for DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win

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  NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - June 13, 2015 - Jason Feger held off A.J. Diemel in Saturday night's DIRTcar Summer Nationals main event to earn the first victory of his career at Cedar Lake Speedway. Feger's $10,000 win, his first on this year's DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, was the 12th of his career in the grueling annual series. Billy Moyer Jr., Bobby Pierce and Shannon Babb all gave chase down the stretch to round out the top five in the track's "Masters" weekend main event. Billy Moyer started on the pole and led the first six laps before his right…

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Heckenast Conquers Kankakee to Earn First DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory

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KANKAKEE, Ill. - June 11, 2015 - He might be only 26, but reigning World of Outlaws Late Model Series rookie of the year Frank Heckenast Jr. has turned many laps through the years in his quest to earn a DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Finally, on Thursday night at Kankakee County Speedway, he reached his goal. Heckenast, a touring driver on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series tour from Orland Park, Ill., inherited the lead on lap 33 when Kevin Weaver's motor expired. Weaver, the 2000 Summer Nationals champion, was closing in on his first series victory since 2013…

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