Pierce muscles way to Highland victory

By Robert Holman

DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

HIGHLAND, Ill. (July 8) — Bobby Pierce said he likes bullrings. Point taken.

Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., emerged from a three-way battle with Chad Zobrist of Highland, Ill., and Daryn Klein of Fairview Heights, Ill., to win his fourth UMP DIRTcar Summernationals race of the season Saturday night at Highland Speedway.

Battling the two local stars on their home turf, the third-starting Pierce muscled his way into the lead just past the halfway mark of the 50-lapper and went on to win his second tour event in three days.

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Marler wins at Farmer City

By Robert Holman

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FARMER CITY, Ill. — Taking advantage of his prime starting spot on a track with limited passing, Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., led flag-to-flag at Farmer City Speedway to collect his fourth career UMP DIRTcar Summernationals victory and first in a decade. With the Farmer City Speedway surface becoming uncharacteristically one-laned early in the main event Marlar showed patience in lapped traffic while hitting his marks as low as he could get around the 1/4-mile oval.

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Bobby Pierce wins Herald & Review 100 at Macon Speedway

 

By Robert Holman

DirtonDirt.com

MACON, Ill. — Retaking the lead on lap 73 after a back-and-forth battle with Ryan Unzicker, Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., ran away over the final 27 laps to win his second straight Herald & Review 100 at Macon Speedway. Pierce collected $5,000 for his third victory of the season on the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals tour.

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Summer Nationals Event at Belle-Clair Speedway Canceled Due to Rain

Summer Nationals Event at Belle-Clair Speedway Canceled Due to Rain

CONCORD, N.C. — July 5, 2017 — With rain currently in the Belleville, IL-area and forecasted to continue throughout the day, officials have cancelled tonight's Summer Nationals event at Belle-Clair Speedway on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

The Summer Nationals tour will continue Thursday, July 6 at Macon Speedway in Macon, IL.  For more information on the Summer Nationals tour visit TheHellTour.com

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Brandon Sheppard wins at Fayette County victory

By Alli Collis

DirtonDirt.com staff writer

BROWNSTOWN, Ill. (July 4) — Brandon Sheppard’s UMP DIRTcar Summernationals hot streak continued on Tuesday night at Fayette County Speedway. Leading all but the first circuit of the 50-lap Fourth of July special, the New Berlin, Ill., driver scored his fifth straight Hell Tour victory.

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