Simpson Surges to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at La Salle Speedway

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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 race. “We had an awesome car. The track couldn’t have been prepared any better. We had soft tires on, me and Feger had the same thing on. And it all worked out for us.”

Shannon Babb finished third with Michael Kloos and Ryan Unzicker rounding out the top five. Points leader Bobby Pierce raced from 19th to finish 8th.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour invades Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill., on Friday night and then races to Highland (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday.

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; La Salle (Ill.) Speedway; July 2, 2015

A-MAIN (40 LAPS) – 1. (32S) Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA ($5,000); 2. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 3. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 4. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 5. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 6. (99JR) Frank Heckenast Jr, Frankfort, IL; 7. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 8. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 9. (21) Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR; 10. (3S) Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL; 11. (10S) Scott Schmitt, Tonica, IL; 12. (89) Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL; 13. (54) Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH; 14. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 15. (12B) Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL; 16. (58R) Ray Guss Jr, Milan, IL; 17. (9R) Curtis Roberts, Coleman, MI; 18. (4G) Bob Gardner, East Peoria, IL; 19. (21B) Rich Bell, Sheffield, IL; 20. (29) Spencer Diercks, Davenport, IA; 21. (75D) Billy Drake, Lincoln, IL; 22. (7) Mike Mataragas, Dekalb, IL.
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Shannon Babb, Chris Simpson, Jason Feger and Billy Moyer Jr.

2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

June 10

Wednesday

Brownstown Speedway

Dennis Erb. Jr.

June 11

Thursday

Kankakee Co. Speedway

Frank Heckenast Jr.

June 12

Friday

Cedar Lake Speedway

Jimmy Mars

June 13

Saturday

Cedar Lake Speedway

Jason Feger

June 14

Sunday

Wilmot Speedway

Rain

June 15

Monday

Off

June 16

Tuesday

Jacksonville Speedway

Bobby Pierce

June 17

Wednesday

Farley Speedway

Billy Moyer Jr.

June 18

Thursday

Spoon River Speedway

Rain

June 19

Friday

Tri-City Speedway

Rain

June 20

Saturday

Fairbury Speedway

Shannon Babb

June 21

Sunday

Quincy Raceways

PPD rain to June 22

June 22

Monday

Quincy Raceways

Rain

June 23

Tuesday

Peoria Speedway

Shannon Babb (2)

June 24

Wednesday

Belle-Clair Speedway

Bobby Pierce (2)

June 25

Thursday

Clarksville Speedway

Levi Kissinger

June 26

Friday

Paducah Int. Raceway

Rain

June 27

Saturday

Federated I-55 Raceway

Rain

June 28

Sunday

Lincoln Speedway

PPD rain to July 6

June 29

Monday

Off

June 30

Tuesday

I-96 Speedway

Rain

July 1

Wednesday

Daugherty Speedway

Jason Feger (2)

July 2

Thursday

LaSalle Speedway

Chris Simpson

July 3

Friday

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

July 4

Saturday

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

July 5

Sunday

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

July 6

Monday

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

July 7

Tuesday

Vermilion Co. Speedway

Danville, IL

July 8

Wednesday

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

July 9

Thursday

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

July 10

Friday

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, IL

July 11

Saturday

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communications Provider), VP Racing Fuel (Official Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Petroff Towing.

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