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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

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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

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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

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Sheppard Wins in First Summer Nationals Start of 2020 at Sycamore

MAPLE PARK, IL – He hadn’t raced his family-owned #B5 Rocket Chassis since May, but it just doesn’t seem to matter which car he drives or what track he’s at. Brandon Sheppard has been just plain dominant so far this year. B-Shepp invaded the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model circuit Tuesday night at Sycamore Speedway

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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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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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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