Babb Dominates at Fairbury; Feger Gains in Standings

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FAIRBURY, IL – July 10, 2010 – Shannon Babb powered his way to a $10,000 victory on Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, tightening the overall DIRTcar Summer Nationals standings entering the final week of Hell Tour action.

While Babb was trying to hold off the field on the 22nd night of the Hell Tour, series leader Dennis Erb Jr. had a right rear tire go down late in the feature, dropping him to 14th. It was also costly in his quest for a fourth consecutive DIRTcar Summer Nationals crown. Jason Feger capitalized on Erb’s misfortune and drove to a fourth-place finish. Feger now has a slim 10-point lead in the Summer Nationals standings after trailing Erb by 13 points entering Fairbury.

Matt Miller was second on Saturday night, followed by Ryan Unzicker, Feger and Jeep Van Wormer.

Up next for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour is a visit to Quincy Raceways on Sunday July 11, 2010.  In total the Hell Tour has traveled over 4,100 miles in the course of 25 nights.  The trip from Fairbury, Ill., to Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill., will have drivers traveling over 210 miles west to the track, where feature winner Babb won in 2009.

Events at Spoon River Speedway (Monday), Peoria Speedway (Tuesday), Kokomo Speedway (Wednesday), Attica Raceway Park (Friday) and Oakshade Raceway (Saturday) are also left to decide who will be the 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour champion.babb071010cw

A-Main 50-Laps: (1) Shannon Babb, (2) Matt Miller, (3) Ryan Unzicker, (4) Jason Feger, (5) Jeep Van Wormer, (6) Jack Sullivan, (7) Billy Moyer Jr., (8) Kevin Weaver, (9) Steve Lance Jr., (10) Scott Bull, (11) Mark Burgtorf, (12) Jay Morris, (13) Daren Friedman, (14) Dennis Erb Jr., (15) Aaron Ricketts, (16) Joe Harlan, (17) Doug Drown, (18) Brandon Sheppard, (19) Frank Heckenast Jr., (20) Mike Glynn, (21) Brian Shirley.

B-Main: Brandon Sheppard, Mark Burgtorf, Eric Smith, Frank Heckenast Jr., Derek Chandler, Donny Walden, Jason McBride, Lisa Shickel, Jimmy Dehm, Eric Vaughn, Brandon Freeburg, Brandon Thirlby, Jim Moon, Chris Dick, Brian Shirley, Aaron Ricketts.

C-Main winner: Brian Shirley.

First heat: Ryan Unzicker, Kevin Weaver, Mike Glynn, Daren Friedman, Derek Chandler, Frank Heckenast Jr., Lisa Shickel, Jimmy Dehm, Dillan White, Snooky Dehm, Rodney Melvin.

Second heat: Shannon Babb, Steve Lance Jr., Billy Moyer Jr., Jay Morris, Brandon Sheppard, Donny Walden, Jim Moon, Brian Shirley, Aaron Ricketts, Bob Freeburg.

Third heat: Doug Drown, Scott Bull, Jack Sullivan, Joe Harlan, Brandon Thirlby, Mark Burgtorf, Brandon Freeburg, Jay Sparks, Steve Thorsten, Craig Vosbergen.

Fourth heat: Matt Miller, Dennis Erb Jr., Jeep Van Wormer, Jason Feger, Eric Smith, Jason McBride, Chris Dick, Eric Vaughan, Richie Hedrick.

Time trials (unofficial)
First group
Ryan Unzicker (24), El Paso, Ill., 13.02
Daren Friedman (89), Forrest, Ill., 13.11
Dillan White (54), Crofton, Ky., 13.31
Rodney Melvin (27), Benton, Ill., 13.33
Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Orland Park, Ill., 13.34
Derek Chandler (35), Pontiac, Ill., 13.47
Kevin Weaver (B12), Gibson City, Ill., 13.57
Jimmy Dehm (99j), Lexington, Ill., 14.05
Mike Glynn (K9), La Salle, Ill., 14.06
Snooky Dehm (00), Chatsworth, Ill., 14.51
Lisa Shickel (15s), Bloomington, Ill., 15.16
Second group
Bob Freeburg (71), Metamora, Ill., 13.42
Billy Moyer Jr. (21jr), Batesville, Ark., 13.42
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 13.44
Brandon Sheppard (B5), New Berlin, Ill., 13.72
Steve Lance Jr. (25), Cuba, Ill., 13.73
Jay Morris (77x), Pittwood, Ill., 13.87
Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 14.04
Aaron Ricketts (95), Fairbury, Ill., 14.06
Donny Walden (1w), Towanda, Ill., 14.11
Jim Moon (1m), Zionsville, Ind., 14.52
Third group
Scott Bull (83), Fairbury, Ill., 13.53
Jack Sullivan (1), Greenbrier, Ark., 13.55
Doug Drown (12), Wooster, Ohio, 13.56
Steve Thorsten (7t), Chebanse, Ill., 13.59
Joe Harlan (Z), El Paso, Ill., 13.84
Mark Burgtorf (7B), Quincy, Ill., 14.19
Jay Sparks (7s), Metamora, Ill., 14.19
Brandon Thirlby (m14), Traverse City, Mich., 14.27
Brandon Freeburg (7f), Metamora, Ill., 14.70
Craig Vosbergen (8), Perth, Western Australia, 21.45
Fourth group
Matt Miller (7), Waterville, Ohio, 13.49
Eric Smith (9), Bloomington, Ill., 13.67
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 13.86
Jeep Van Wormer (55), Pinconning, Mich., 13.89
Mike Glasscock (30), LeRoy, Ill., 14.10
Chris Dick (22), Deland, Ill., 14.24
Jason McBride (77), Carbondale, Ill., 14.29
Richie Hedrick (0), Urbana, Ill., 14.46
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 14.62
Eric Vaughan (36), Fairbury, Ill., 15.06

 

2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘The Hell Tour’ Schedule

Date/ Track/Location/Winner/Car Count

06/16/10 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind. (Billy Moyer – 50)

06/17/10 – Kankakee County Speedway – Kankakee, Ill. (Billy Moyer – 47)

06/18/10 – Cedar Lake Speedway – Somerset, Wis. (Billy Moyer – 43)

06/19/10 – Cedar Lake Speedway – Somerset, Wis. (Brian Birkhofer – 44)

06/20/10 – Wilmot Speedway – Wilmot, Wis. (Rodney Melvin – 31)

06/21/10 – Vermillion County Speedway – Danville, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer – 35)

06/22/10 – Highland Speedway – Highland, Ill. (Shannon Babb – 43)

06/23/10 – Belle Clair Speedway – Belleville, Ill. (Dennis Erb Jr. – 37)

06/24/10 – Shepps Speedway – Alexander, Ill. (Shannon Babb – 43)

06/25/10 – Farmer City Raceway – Farmer City, Ill. (Don O’Neal – 45)

06/26/10 – Clarksville Speedway – Clarksville, Tenn. (Jack Sullivan – 39)

06/27/10 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind. (Don O’Neal – 28)

06/28/10 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind. (Don O’Neal – 27)

06/29/10 – I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, Mich. (Jeep Van Wormer – 45)

06/30/10 – Charleston Speedway – Charleston, Ill. (Brian Shirley – 26)

07/01/10 – Clay Hill Motorsports Park – Atwood, Tenn. (Billy Moyer – 33)

07/02/10 – Paducah International Raceway – Paducah, Ky (Billy Moyer – 43)

07/03/10 – I-55 Raceway – Pevely, Mo (Billy Moyer – 37)

07/04/10 – Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, Ill. (RAIN)

07/06/10 – Fayette County Speedway – Brownstown, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer – 32)

07/08/10 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill. (Dennis Erb Jr. – 34)

07/09/10 – Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, Ill. (Jason Feger – 39)

07/10/10 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway – Fairbury, Ill. (Shannon Babb – 41)

07/11/10 – Quincy Raceways – Quincy, Ill.

07/12/10 – Spoon River Speedway – Canton, Ill.

07/13/10 – Peoria Speedway – Peoria, Ill.

07/14/10 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.

07/16/10 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, Ohio

07/17/10 – Oakshade Raceway – Wauseon, Ohio

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour is brought to racing fans by many important sponsors and partners, including AFCO, ASI Racewear, Bill Pink Carburetors, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Dyers Rods, Eibach Springs, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Hoosier Racing Tire, Intercomp, Ohlins, Quarter Master, R2C Performance, Racing Electronics, Special Olympics, U Coat-It,  University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels,Vicci, and Wrisco Aluminum.