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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

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Shirley Dominates at LaSalle for Summer Nationals Win No. 30

LaSALLE, IL – They say to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Not only did the defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley beat every driver on one of the best rosters the tour will compete against all season, but he dominated them on Wednesday night at LaSalle Speedway for the 30th

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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

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Erb Jr. Wins at Clarksville, Makes Eighth Different Winner in 12 Races

CLARKSVILLE, TN – There were few drivers in the DIRTcar Late Model field Sunday night that have had more success at Clarksville Speedway than Dennis Erb Jr., and he showed exactly why with a flag-to-flag victory over the 28-car field for the 23rd time in his Summer Nationals career. From the pole, Erb shot to

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Shirley Goes Back-to-Back with Win at Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, TN – A grand total of 90 Feature laps have been contested over the last two days with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Brian Shirley has led every single one of them. The three-time and defending champion put on another dominant display of car control and finesse in lapped traffic Saturday night at Clarksville Speedway,

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Shirley Goes Flag-to-Flag for Win No. 2 at Lake Ozark

ELDON, MO – He’s not a driver that particularly concerns himself with points battles, but Brian Shirley has just put some more padding on his venture to capture a fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals points title with a Feature win Friday night at Lake Ozark Speedway. Shirley started on the outside pole of the Feature after

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Heckenast Jr. Comes From 11th to Win at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Earlier this week, Frank Heckenast Jr. was about ready to give up his bid for the 2020 DIRTcar Summer Nationals title after a few frustrating nights on the tour. Fast forward just a few days, and he parks it in Victory Lane. Heckenast certainly made the most of his first-ever visit to

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Rain Postpones Peoria Makeup to July 30

PEORIA, IL – Overnight rain and forecasted thunderstorms at Peoria Speedway have forced series and track officials to once again postpone the remainder of the July 9th event to Thursday, July 30. The makeup program will resume with the DIRTcar Late Model C-main, Late Model Feature, Summit Modified Feature and Crate Modified Feature. Feature events

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Pierce Wins 27th Career Summer Nationals Race at Randolph County

Three-time tour champion leads every lap in rain-shortened Feature MOBERLY, MO – Eight races into the 2020 DIRTcar Summer Nationals campaign and Bobby Pierce becomes the second driver to notch two Feature wins with his trip to Victory Lane Sunday night in the tour’s debut at Randolph County Raceway. Pierce set fast time in Qualifying,

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LOWSIDE HUSTLER: Feger Wins at Highland from 16th

HIGHLAND, IL – They call him The Highside Hustler, but it was the very bottom lane that won Jason Feger his 20th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature in an epic climb from his 16th starting spot Saturday night at Highland Speedway. Feger began his run to the front with some good fortune, gaining a few

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Shirley Dominates at Farmer City for First Summer Nationals Win of 2020

FARMER CITY, IL – The win may have slipped away from him one night ago, but on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway, there was no way Brian Shirley was going to be denied again. The three-time and defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion found the pole for the 50-lap Feature and wasted no time, jetting

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Clarksville to Host Two-Day Event July 25-26, LaSalle Moved to July 29

LaSALLE, IL – July 17, 2020 – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at LaSalle Speedway that had been previously rescheduled for Sunday, July 26, are now being moved to Wednesday, July 29. With the Late Model competitors and their teams already having to drive over 400 miles overnight