Shirley Goes Flag-to-Flag for Win No. 6 at Fayette County

BROWNSTOWN, IL – Racing only 90 minutes from home, with his car owners at the track, against the biggest field of 41 DIRTcar Late Models so far this year. Whatever you throw at him, the pressure just never seems to get to Brian Shirley. The Chatham, IL-racer fended off challenges from Brandon Sheppard, Frank Heckenast … Read more

Sheppard Tastes Victory in Herald & Review 100 at Macon

MACON, IL – If there’s one thing Brandon Sheppard’s perfected in 14+ years of racing Dirt Late Models, it’s how to be patient in long races. On Thursday night at Macon Speedway, he put every bit of that patience to good use, passing DIRTcar Summer Nationals points leader Brian Shirley in traffic for the lead … Read more

Shirley Edges Sheppard by .090 in Thriller at Fairbury

FAIRBURY, IL – There’s one constant about Fairbury Speedway. The racing never disappoints. Brian Shirley, Brandon Sheppard and Frank Heckenast Jr. put on an instant DIRTcar Summer Nationals classic Wednesday night, battling it out with the rest of the field over 40 laps that ended with Shirley’s fifth Hell Tour win of the season by … Read more

Birthday Race at Oakshade Canceled, Merritt to Replace Summer Nationals Finale on Aug. 22

WAUSEON, OH – Current restrictions on mass gatherings in the State of Ohio from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have forced Oakshade Raceway officials to cancel their DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event, known as the Birthday Race, originally scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22. Oakshade has been hosting events for the … Read more

Storms Cancel Race at RICO Bullring

EAST MOLINE, IL – Aug. 10, 2020 – Severe thunderstorms with strong winds, heavy rain and downed power lines in the area have forced DIRTcar and track officials to cancel Monday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at The Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds. The Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Modifieds … Read more

Rain Postpones Peoria Makeup Event

PEORIA, IL — Continued rain in Peoria, IL, has forced series and track officials to once again postpone the remainder of the July 9th DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Peoria Speedway tonight, Thursday, July 30. Officials are working on an alternate plan for the event. Summit Modified Nationals teams … Read more

Jacksonville Event on August 12 Moved to Fairbury

JACKSONVILLE, IL – Due to local government restrictions on mass gatherings in the State of Illinois, Jacksonville Speedway officials have partnered with Fairbury Speedway to move Jacksonville’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event to Fairbury on its originally scheduled date of Wednesday, August 12. With the current mass gathering … Read more