2014 Tour Kicks Off June 11

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Roars to Life on Wednesday, June 11, at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway

2014 tour comprised of 33 events in the span of 39 days through nine Midwestern states

 

CONCORD, N.C. – June 10, 2014 – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals pushes drivers, crews and Dirt Late Models to their limits by competing 33 times in the span of 39 days beginning Wednesday, June 11, at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway. The schedule is so grueling some call it “The Hell Tour.”

 

So many tracks are seeking a piece of the action the schedule was increased to six weeks, running from the June 11 opener through the July 19 finale at Ohio’s Oakshade Raceway, hitting dirt bullrings in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and eventually Ohio along the way. With only six scheduled off-days over the course of the 5,500-mile journey through the hottest days of summer, it’s not a series for the faint of heart.

 

“Over the last few years we’ve had a tremendous outpouring of tracks wanting DIRTcar Summer Nationals events,” said Sam Driggers, DIRTcar Competition Director. “We have some of the best tracks in the country located in the heart of the Midwest and we wanted our fans and tracks to be able to see a show that they might not have been able to see before, so we increased our schedule.”

In addition to the purse at each event, another milestone accomplishment for the series is surpassing the $50,000 mark in contingency cash and product being given to the drivers in 2014. At each event, drivers will be competing for $755 in contingency cash and $980 in product as part of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals contingency program. Series drivers will be competing for just over $58,000 during the whole series and product at the awards banquet.

“Our program is unique because we give $50 cash awards to our drivers from each of our series partners,” said Alex Cummings, DIRTcar Client Services Manager. “Our partners understand the importance of cash awards to drivers to help them get up and down the highway to each event and in return our drivers understand the importance of displaying our partner’s decals on their cars and supporting those companies with purchasing power. Support those that support you. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Day

Track

Location

Win

June 11

Wed

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

$5,000

June 12

Thur

Kankakee Co. Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

$5,000

June 13

Fri

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

$5,000

June 14

Sat

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

$10,000

June 15

Sun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, Wis.

$5,000

June 16

Mon

Off

   

June 17

Tue

Farley Speedway

Farley, Iowa

$10,000

June 18

Wed

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

$5,000

June 19

Thur

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, Ill.

$5,000

June 20

Fri

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.

$10,000

June 21

Sat

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.

$10,000

June 22

Sun

I-96 Speedway

Ionia, Mich.

$5,000

June 23

Mon

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

$5,000

June 24

Tue

Off

   

June 25

Wed

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, Tenn.

$5,000

June 26

Thur

Clayhill Motorsports

Atwood, Tenn.

$5,000

June 27

Fri

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

$10,000

June 28

Sat

Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

$10,000

June 29

Sun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

$5,000

June 30

Mon

Off

   

July 1

Tue

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

$5,000

July 2

Wed

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.

$5,000

July 3

Thur

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

$5,000

July 4

Fri

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

$7,500

July 5

Sat

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

$10,000

July 6

Sun

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

$5,000

July 7

Mon

Off

   

July 8

Tue

Florence Speedway

Union, Ky.

$5,000

July 9

Wed

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, Ind.

$5,000

July 10

Thur

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

$5,000

July 11

Fri

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

$10,000

July 12

Sat

34 Raceway

Burlington, Iowa

$10,000

July 13

Sun

Vermilion Co. Speedway

Danville, Ill.

$5,000

July 14

Mon

Off

   

July 15

Tue

TBA

   

July 16

Wed

Atomic Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio

$5,000

July 17

Thur

Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Peebles, Ohio

$5,000

July 18

Fri

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

$5,000

July 19

Sat

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio

$10,000

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champions

Year – Champion, Hometown

1988 – Pete Parker, Kaukana, Wis.

1989 – Rick Standridge, Divernon, Ill.

1990 – Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.

1991 – Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.

1992 – Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill.

1993 – Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.

1994 – Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.

1995 – Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill.

1996 – Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.

1997 – Rick Aukland, Fargo, N.D.

1998 – Rick Aukland, Fargo, N.D.

1999 – Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.

2000 – Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, Ill.

2001 – Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.

2002 – Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.

2003 – Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.

2004 – Don O’Neal, Martinsville, Ind.

2005 – Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.

2006 – Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.

2007 – Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.

2008 – Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.

2009 – Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.

2010 – Jason Feger, Bloomington, Ill.

2011 – Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.

2012 – Brian Shirley, Chatham, Ill.

2013 – Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Winners

Rank – Winner, Hometown

1. Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill. (82)

Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark. (82)

3. Don O’Neal, Martinsville, Ind. (39)

4. Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn. (28)

5. Rick Aukland, Fargo, N.D. (23)

6. Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill. (17)

Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, Ill. (17)

8. Jeep Van Wormer, Pinconning, Mich. (15)

9. Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill. (14)

10. Randy Korte, Highland, Ill. (13)

11. Brian Shirley, Chatham, Ill. (12)

12. Brian Birkhofer, Muscatine, Iowa (10)

Billy Drake, Bloomington, Ill. (10)

13. Jason Feger, Bloomington, Ill. (9)

14. Bill Frye, Greenbrier, Ark. (8)

15. Jim Curry, Norman, Ind. (7)

Rodney Melvin, Benton, Ill. (7)

John Gill, Mitchell, Ind. (7)

Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, Ill. (7)

Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, Ill. (7)

20. Jimmy Mars, Elk Mound, Wis. (6)

21. Ed Dixon, Washington, Mo. (5)

Terry English, Benton, Ky. (5)

Roger Long, Fithian, Ill. (5)

24. Kevin Claycomb, Vincennes, Ind. (4)

Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, Ill. (4)

Dick Taylor, Springfield, Ill. (4)

27. Donnie Barnhart, N. Little Rock, Ark. (3)

Tony Izzo Jr., Bridgeview, Ill. (3)

Jim Leka, Illiopolis, Ill. (3)

Mike Marlar, Winfield, Tenn. (3)

Darren Miller, Milledgeville, Ill. (3)

Matt Miller, Waterville, Ohio (3)

Billy Moyer Jr., Batesville, Ark. (3)

Tom Rients, Streator, Ill. (3)

Wes Steidinger, Fairbury, Ill. (3)

Wendell Wallace, Batesville, Ark. (3)

37. Steve Barnett, Franklin, Ind. (2)

Ray Cook, Brasstown, N.C. (2)

Bob Hill, Story City, Iowa (2)

Scott James, Lawrenceburg, Ind. (2)

Earl Pearson Jr., Jacksonville, Fla. (2)

Joe Ross Jr., Springfield, Ill. (2)

Rusty Schlenk, Jackson, Mich. (2)

Dan Schlieper, Oak Creek, Wis. (2)

Randy Sellars, Mayfield, Ky. (2)

Mike Spatola, Manhattan, Ill. (2)

Jack Sullivan, Greenbrier, Ark. (2)

Mike Wallace, St. Louis, Mo. (2)

One victory: Doug Drown, R.J. Conley, Gary Webb, Dick Potts, Larry Phillips, Rick Standridge, Jack Boggs, Tom Helfrich, Steve Kosiski, Paul Shafer, Rick Egersdorf, Doug McCammon, Joey Izzo, Willy Kraft, Pete Parker, Donnie Moran, Tony Stewart, Darrell Lanigan, Ed Bauman, Bart Hartman, Jay Johnson, Matt Taylor, Billy Faust, Jimmy Owens, Steve Francis, Steve Hillard, Steve Sheppard Jr., Brady Smith, Brad Neat, Will Vaught, Eric Smith, Tim McCreadie, Jon Henry, Scott Weber, Eddie Carrier Jr., Chris Simpson.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), Velocita (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.