Sheppard Survives Summer Nationals Showdown

Sheppard Survives Summer Nationals Showdown

Sheppard lands 8th Series win and 13th Summer Nationals career win

By: Kayla May

PEVELY, MO- July 1, 2017- Brandon Sheppard claimed his eighth win of the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season and his second win of the 2017 DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday. This win additionally advanced him to 13-career Summer Nationals wins, ultimately placing him 13th on the all-time wins list.

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Brandon Sheppard Wins at Plymouth Speedway

By Alli Collis

DirtonDirt.com staff writer

PLYMOUTH, Ind. (June 29) — Barely hanging on at the checkers to complete a flag-to-flag victory, polesitter Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., nipped fellow front-row starter Scott Bloomquist at the checkers for a $5,000 UMP DIRTcar Summernationals victory at Plymouth Speedway.

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Flag-to-flag Moyer Jr. nabs Charleston victory

Flag-to-flag Moyer Jr. nabs Charleston Cictory

By Alli Collis

DirtonDirt.com staff writer

CHARLESTON, Ill. (June 27) — Tuesday’s UMP DIRTcar Summernationals stop at Charleston Speedway was a perfect night for Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., who lead every lap of the $5,000-to-win feature after clocking the evening’s overall fast time and winning his heat race.

Redrawing to start on the pole of the 40-lap main event, Moyer Jr. charged to the front of the field at the drop of the green flag, never seriously challenged as he outran Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., for his second Summernationals victory of the season.

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Erb Jr. Wins at Clarksville Speedway

By Robert Holman

DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — After running roughshod over his competitors for 33 laps, Dennis Erb Jr. had to be perfect for the final seven. When a caution wiped out a monstrous lead he’d built in a caution-free 33-lap span, Erb, of Carpentersville, Ill., hit his marks with precision over the final seven circuits to win Monday’s UMP DIRTcar Summernationals race at Clarksville Speedway.

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Tyler Erb Wins at Tri-State Speedway

By Robert Holman

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HAUBSTADT, Ind. — Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas, completed a perfect night with a 40-lap flag-to-flag victory in the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals feature at Tri-State Speedway. From the pole, Erb led every circuit to top Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., and Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill. He earned $5,000 for his first-ever Summernationals win in his Tri-State debut.

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