It's Pierce on Top at Peoria

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It’s Bobby Pierce on Top at Peoria

The series returns to action on Thursday at Macon Speedway

PEORIA, Ill. – July 6, 2016 – Bobby Pierce battled Kevin Weaver to score his eighth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season on Wednesday night at Peoria Speedway.

Weaver, who started on the outside front row, jumped out to the early lead but Pierce caught him as he began working through traffic. With Pierce out front, Weaver began a three-way battle for second with Billy Moyer and Jason Feger.

Pierce successfully navigated through traffic and notched his second victory of Independence Week as he continues his dominating run through Summer Nationals.

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Jason Feger Dominates at Daugherty

Jason Feger Dominates at Daugherty

The series returns to action at Peoria Speedway on Wednesday

BOSWELL, Ind. – July 5, 2016 – Jason Feger dominated Tuesday night at Daugherty Speedway to claim his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season.

For the Bloomington, Ill.-native and former track champion, Daugherty is old hat.

Feger led flag-to-flag at the track, holding a consistent straightaway lead and at one point lapping up to eighth place. The win was Feger’s second straight at Daugherty with the Summer Nationals.

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Pierce Continues To Roll at LaSalle

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Bobby Pierce Continues to Roll with LaSalle Win

The series returns to action at Daugherty Speedway on Tuesday

LASALLE, Ill. – July 4, 2016 – Bobby Pierce continued his incredible run through the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at LaSalle Speedway on Monday night as he charged through the field and got past leader Kevin Weaver on the final lap to score seventh win of the season.

“It was awesome,” Pierce said. “I think this was my first last-lap, last-corner pass to win the race. Me and Kevin had an awesome race.”

Frank Heckenast Jr. led early with Bob Gardner battling around him on lap seven for the lead. One lap later though, Weaver took advantage of Gardner jumping the cushion and retained the lead. Pierce, the night’s Hard Charger, was advancing through the field. By the time the final caution of the night flew with four laps to go, Pierce made his move.

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Rain Cancels Lincoln Speedway

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Rain Cancels World of Outlaws and Summer Nationals at Lincoln Speedway

The Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” will revisit Lincoln Speedway at a later date

LINCOLN, Ill. – July 3, 2016 – A certainty of rain throughout the day with the potential of flooding Central Illinois forced the cancellation of Sunday’s “World of Outlaws/ Hell Tour” Shootout presented by Graue Chevrolet at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill.

 

This was going to be the first time in history the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models® and DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models stood tire-to-tire against to each other, all competing for the $10,000 purse. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals were set to be the supporting class in a night to go down in history.

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Springfield Date Rescheduled

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Summer Nationals to Join Mars Late Model DIRTcar Series at Springfield Raceway

Event rescheduled for Sept. 17 following rain out this week

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – July 2, 2016 – The rained out Summer Nationals event at Springfield Raceway, originally scheduled for June 30, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 in a special event that will pair the tour with the Mars Late Model DIRTcar Series.

The event, sponsored by Greenlawn Funeral Home, will be a combined show and marks the first time the Summer Nationals has joined the Mars Late Models.

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