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Robinson Steals Win from Shirley on Final Lap Pass at Spoon River

LEWISTOWN, IL – Pulling into the Spoon River Speedway Thursday afternoon, Kent Robinson had never turned a single lap around the high-banked 3/8-mile. By the time he pulled out of his parking space eight hours later, a big $5,000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals winner’s check was heading out with him. Robinson brought the fans to their


Races at LaSalle, RICO Bullring Rescheduled

LaSALLE, IL – Makeup dates for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals visits to LaSalle Speedway and The Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds have been determined. Both tours will now race at LaSalle on Sunday, July 26, after the trip to Tennessee’s Clarksville Speedway on Saturday. $5,000 on the line


Saturday Storms Postpone Summer Nationals at RICO Bullring

EAST MOLINE, IL – Heavy rains on Saturday night have presented unfavorable track conditions for Sunday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals races at The Bullring at RICO Fairgrounds, forcing track and DIRTcar officials to postpone the event to a later date. Officials are working to find a reschedule date that suits


COVID-19 Restrictions Cancel Date at Belle-Clair

BELLEVILLE, IL – Due to local restrictions on mass gatherings from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals race originally scheduled for Sunday, July 26 at Belle-Clair Speedway has been canceled, track and DIRTcar officials announced today. Belle-Clair has not hosted any racing events yet this season and


Rain Postpones Remainder of Summer Nationals Race at Peoria to July 21

PEORIA, IL – A thunderstorm ascended over the Peoria Speedway just after the completion of the DIRTcar Summit Modified C-main, forcing DIRTcar officials to postpone the remainder of Thursday night’s program to Tuesday, July 21. The makeup program will resume with the DIRTcar Late Model C-main, Late Model Feature, Summit Modified Feature and Crate Modified


Randolph Co. Raceway to Replace Date at Quincy, Modified Event Confirmed at Cedar Ridge

CONCORD, NC – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event scheduled for Sunday, July 19, at Quincy Raceways is shifting to Randolph County Raceway because of local restrictions connected to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The local Adams County Health Department in Quincy, IL, remains committed to the Phase 4 guidelines


FROM PARKERSBURG WITH LOVE: Carpenter Set to Tackle 2020 Summer Nationals Tour

Young West Virginian, armed with Kryptonite power, eyes the biggest challenge of his career CONCORD, NC – Dirt Late Model racing’s biggest underdog story is headed for the Hell Tour. Tyler Carpenter, the 2019 Gateway Dirt Nationals champion, announced Thursday afternoon his plans to follow the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model circuit – much to


DIRTcar Summer Nationals to Launch July 8 with 26 Races

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals celebrates 10 years CONCORD, NC – For the first time in tour history, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds will race over two phases to complete the 2020 schedule. Both tours are set to race 26 times in 46 days over 7 calendar


2020 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour Features 29 Events In 33 Nights

NOTE (6/19/20): This release is now outdated. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a schedule remake, click here to view the updated version. INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The buzz around the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model tour is already getting loud with the release of the 2020 schedule on Thursday at the Performance Racing Industry show. Twenty-nine races across


Title Bout Shifts to Michigan, Ohio

MUSKEGON, MI — July 9, 2019 — The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champions Week kicks off Wednesday night at Thunderbird Raceway, and it’s shaping up to be a showdown between Illinois drivers Bobby Pierce and Brian Shirley. Pierce, a three-time series champion in 2015, ’16 and ’17, owns a slim 13-point advantage over Shirley in the

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Pierce Powers to Sycamore Victory

MAPLE PARK, IL – July 8, 2019 – Bobby Pierce pocketed $10,000 after dominating Sycamore Speedway on Monday night, giving him the DIRTcar Summer Nationals points lead heading into the final Champions Week. Dennis Erb Jr. set the front row with two-time Sycamore track champion Charlie Olson for the 50-lap Feature, but a caution on

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Marlar Wins From Fifth at Quincy Raceways

QUINCY, IL — July 7, 2019 — Brian Shirley was in command early on Sunday night at Quincy Raceways, but a caution midway through the Feature allowed second-place running Mike Marlar to close the gap and eventually pass Shirley for the sixth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of his career. Rusty Schlenk, of McClure, Ohio, set