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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

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Pierce Pierces Field at Fayette County

BROWNSTOWN, IL — July 6, 2019 — Three-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Bobby Pierce is starting to find his groove, and that could spell trouble for the rest of the field. On Saturday night at Fayette County Speedway, Pierce converted his outside front-row starting spot into a $7,500 payday at the makeup event from an

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Gundaker Pulls Off Thriller at Farmer City

STLRACING.COM PHOTO FARMER CITY, IL — July 5, 2019 — Gordy Gundaker pulled off a slide job on Shannon Babb through turns three and four coming to the checkers on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway to win his second consecutive DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature. Gundaker, Babb and Bobby Pierce battled back-and-forth over the final


Gloria for Gundaker!

Rick Neff Photo – Story by Ruben Mireles   MACON, IL – July 4, 2019 – Gordy Gundaker goes back-to-back in the Herald & Review 100 at Macon Speedway after getting around Bobby Pierce on a last lap pass to win his second career Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” event. The St. Charles, Missouri racer won

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Fayette Rescheduled for Saturday, July 6

photo by A.E. Blair   BROWNSTOWN, IL — July 3 2019 — With rain affecting twelve DIRTcar Summer Nationals events already this season, officials are doing everything they can to reschedule events and make use of every free slot on the schedule. To this end, the Fayette Country Speedway event, originally scheduled for June 16,

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Oh, Mother! Davenport Postponed

  DAVENPORT, IA — July 3, 2019 — It seems Mother Nature is determined to put out the Hell Tour fires this year as she continues her torrent into Davenport, Iowa, forcing postponement of tonight’s Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Davenport Speedway. DIRTcar and track officials — determined not to let


I-55 Canceled

Receding Floodwaters Still Too High to Run Saturday’s Summer Nationals Event at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 PEVELY, MO – July 2, 2019 – First officials tried moving the event back a weekend, but still the Mississippi River has not cooperated enough. Unfortunately, DIRTcar and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 officials will have


Lincoln Events Rescheduled

  LINCOLN, IL – July 2, 2019 – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Features that were cut short by rain last Sunday, June 30, at the Lincoln Speedway have been rescheduled for Thursday, July 25.