Category: Recaps


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


TWO-TIME TERBO: Erb Scores Win #2 at Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, IN – The gap was over three years between his first and second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victories, but it took him just six days to win his third. Tyler Erb led all 40 laps en route to a $5,000 victory Tuesday night at Plymouth Speedway – his third career Summer Nationals victory and second


Gundaker Charges From 14th to Claim $10k in FALS Thriller

FAIRBURY, IL – In one of the most exciting runs to the front seen all year in a DIRTcar Late Model, Gordy Gundaker dazzled the crowd Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway, coming all the way from 14th to score his fourth career Summer Nationals victory. Defending tour champion Brian Shirley jetted out to a commanding


Pierce High-Steps to $10k Victory at Tri-City

PONTOON BEACH, IL – Pulling into Victory Lane with battered and beaten right side body panels, Bobby Pierce climbed atop his Pierce Platinum Race Car with excitement after scoring the 26th DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of his career Friday night at Tri-City Speedway. Coming from his fifth-place starting spot, Pierce used extreme-high line around the


Terbo Starts the Flame with Victory in Season Opener at Brownstown

BROWNSTOWN, IN – Just over three years ago, Tyler Erb scored his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory in the Hoosier State. In Wednesday night’s season opener at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway, Terbo did it again. Erb wheeled his Best Performance Rocket Chassis #1 around the low side of Turns 1-2 with just four laps remaining


Shirley Settles Unfinished Business at Lincoln

LINCOLN, IL – Having already wrapped up the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship, “Squirrel” Brian Shirley topped off his 2019 Hell Tour effort with a win in the make-up Feature event at the Lincoln Speedway on Thursday night. Originally scheduled for June 30 but forced to stop by ways of Mother Nature, the race resumed with


Keller Tops Oakshade, Shirley Claims Title

WAUSEON, OH — Chris Keller dominated on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals season finale for his first win of the season, but Brian Shirley had the biggest celebration of the night as his fifth-place finish was good enough to lock up his third championship on the grueling month-long tour. Keller,


Robinson Takes Oakshade Checkers

WAUSEON, OH – July 12, 2019 – Kent Robinson battled Jason Feger side-by-side to claim the second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of his career on Friday night at Oakshade Raceway, which also came at Oakshade in 2017. The drama was building for the championship with points leader Brian Shirley 17th in the field while second-running

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Shirley Conquers I-96 Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, MI – July 11, 2019 – Brian Shirley is seizing every opportunity in his quest to win a third DIRTcar Summer Nationals crown, holding off Frank Heckenast Jr. on Thursday night at I-96 Speedway for his second consecutive victory during Champions Week presented by Summit Racing Equipment. The victory, his sixth overall during


Shirley Takes Five at Thunderbird

MUSKEGON, MI — July 10, 2019 — Two-time and defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Brian Shirley kicked off Champions Week presented by Summit Racing Equipment in winning fashion. The Chatham, Illinois native scored his 24th DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature win, and fifth of the 2019 Hell Tour season, from the inside of row two at