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Continued Rain Cancels Summer Nationals, Summit Modifieds at Jacksonville

Continued rain throughout the weekend and more storms forecasted in the area have forced DIRTcar and Jacksonville Speedway officials to cancel Sunday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The Late Models will now take the next three days off before returning to action on Wednesday, June 30, at Beaver Dam Raceway

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Rain, Electrical Issues Postpone I-55 to August 14

Overnight rain, electrical issues and more wet weather forecasted in the area have forced DIRTcar and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 officials to postpone Saturday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events to August 14. The Late Models will still compete for the $10,000 grand prize alongside the $1,500-to-win Summit Modifieds,

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TWO FOR 3s: Shirley Outruns Pierce in Traffic to Win Back-to-Back at Sycamore

Pierce increases points lead with runner-up finish Never doubt the heart of a champion to come alive when it matters most. Defending Hell Tour champion Brian Shirley has gone back-to-back. After a trying yet competitive first week, Shirley and the Bob Cullen Racing team regrouped after a few days off and have since struck gold,

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Storms Move Spoon River to July 7th, Belle-Clair Canceled

Storms in the weather forecast throughout the day Thursday have forced DIRTcar and Spoon River Speedway officials to reschedule Thursday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events to Wednesday, July 7. Belle-Clair Speedway will not be opening this year, and Spoon River will take its July 7 spot on the schedule. The

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SQUIRREL STRIKES: Shirley Scores First Hell Tour Win of 2021 at LaSalle

Winger finishes top-10 after flip in Qualifying, Pierce 19th-to-ninth in provisional start It was only a matter of time before the reigning DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley scored his first win of the season. On Wednesday night at LaSalle Speedway, he did just that, leading all 40 laps green-to-checkered for his 34th career Hell

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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Babb Goes for Win 100, Hoffman Goes for Sixth Straight in Week Two

LaSalle, Spoon River, Sycamore, I-55 and Jacksonville up next LASALLE, IL – June 22, 2021 – Five races down, 30 to go. Week Two of the 2021 DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals hits five tracks in five nights, starting Wednesday night, June 23, at the quarter-mile bullring of LaSalle Speedway. With last

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Rain Forces Cancelation of Summer Nationals, Summit Modifieds at Plymouth

Overnight storms in the area and more wet weather forecasted for Sunday afternoon into the evening have forced DIRTcar and Plymouth Speedway officials to cancel Sunday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The tours next head to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, IL, on Wednesday night, June 23, to kick off the

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MISSILE LAUNCH: Babb Scores Career Win 99 With Low-Side Speed at Fairbury

Babb’s $10,000 victory comes on night of daughter’s birthday The quest for 100 DIRTcar Summer Nationals wins just got one race closer for Shannon Babb. Babb, of Moweaqua, IL, found a sudden burst of speed late in the race around the bottom lane of Fairbury Speedway Saturday night and blew by his opponents for a