2014 Tour Kicks Off June 11


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






June 11


Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.


June 12


Kankakee Co. Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.


June 13


Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.


June 14


Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.


June 15


Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, Wis.


June 16




June 17


Farley Speedway

Farley, Iowa


June 18


Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.


June 19


Quincy Raceways

Quincy, Ill.


June 20


Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.


June 21


Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.


June 22


I-96 Speedway

Ionia, Mich.


June 23


Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.


June 24




June 25


Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, Tenn.


June 26


Clayhill Motorsports

Atwood, Tenn.


June 27


Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, Ky.


June 28


Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Pevely, Mo.


June 29


Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.


June 30




July 1


Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.


July 2


Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.


July 3


LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.


July 4


Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.


July 5


Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.


July 6


Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.


July 7




July 8


Florence Speedway

Union, Ky.


July 9


Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, Ind.


July 10


Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.


July 11


Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.


July 12


34 Raceway

Burlington, Iowa


July 13


Vermilion Co. Speedway

Danville, Ill.


July 14




July 15




July 16


Atomic Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio


July 17


Brushcreek Motorsports Complex

Peebles, Ohio


July 18


Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio


July 19


Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio



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.