Birkhofer Wins Cedar Lake Opener

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Birkhofer Holds Off Sheppard for Cedar Lake Speedway Victory

 

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — June 14, 2013 — Brian Birkhofer led 31 laps after starting from the third position and held off a mid-race challenge from Brandon Sheppard to secure his first win of the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour on Friday’s opening night of the Masters at Cedar Lake Speedway.

 

Birkhofer, of Muscatine, Iowa, inherited the lead on lap 9 after second-place starter and leader Kevin Weaver broke a driveshaft. Birkhofer would never look back, going on to capture the $5,000 checkered flag.

 

“I knew I was a little loose, but I had to run the top, so I had to kind of back-pedal a little bit on the throttle and gave [Sheppard] the opportunity,” said Birkhofer in victory lane. “He was racing hard, and I thought it was great. It was great racing.”

 

Brian Shirley, Jason Krohn, and Bobby Pierce rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Kevin Weaver, Brian Birkhofer, and Brian Shirley.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Saturday at Cedar Lake Speedway.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway; New Richmond, Wis.; June 14, 2013

A-Main (40-laps): 1. Brian Birkhofer ($5,000), 2. Brandon Sheppard, 3. Brian Shirley, 4. Jason Krohn, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Shannon Babb, 7. Randy Korte, 8. Tim Isenberg, 9. Chris Simpson, 10. Dustin Griffin, 11. Jason McBride, 12. Jimmy Mars, 13. Ryan Unzicker, 14. Jake Redetzke, 15. Steve Isenberg, 16. Chad Simpson, 17. Jeff Provinzino, 18. Mark Dotson, 19. Charlie McKenna, 20. Brady Smith, 21. Pat Doar, 22. Kevin Weaver.

 

2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule

Day

Date

Track

Location

Winner

Wed.

June 12

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Dennis Erb, Jr.

Thurs.

June 13

Off

   

Fri.

June 14

Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI

Brian Birkhofer

Sat.

June 15

Cedar Lake Speedway

New Richmond, WI

 
         

Sun.

June 16

Wilmot Speedway

Wilmot, WI

 

Mon.

June 17

Off

   

Tues.

June 18

Off

   

Wed.

June 19

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

 

Thurs.

June 20

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

 

Fri.

June 21

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

 

Sat.

June 22

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

 
         

Sun.

June 23

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

 

Mon.

June 24

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

 

Tues.

June 25

Off

   

Wed.

June 26

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

 

Thurs.

June 27

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

 

Fri.

June 28

Paducah International Raceway

Paducah, KY

 

Sat.

June 29

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO

 
         

Sun.

June 30

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

 

Mon.

July 1

Off

   

Tues.

July 2

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

 

Wed.

July 3

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

 

Thurs.

July 4

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, IL

 

Fri.

July 5

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

 

Sat.

July 6

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

 
         

Sun.

July 7

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

 

Mon.

July 8

Off

   

Tues.

July 9

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

 

Wed.

July 10

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

 

Thurs.

July 11

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

 

Fri.

July 12

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

 

Sat.

July 13

34 Raceway

Burlington, IA

 
         

Sun.

July 14

Vermilion County Speedway

Danville, IL

 

Mon.

July 15

Off

   

Tues.

July 16

Off

   

Wed.

July 17

Brushcreek Motorsports Park

Peebles, OH

 

Thurs.

July 18

Twin Cities Raceway Park

North Vernon, IN

 

Fri.

July 19

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

 

Sat.

July 20

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The 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 Electonics (Official Communication), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Sponsors: Beyea Headers, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Chevy Performance Parts, , Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Performance, Petroff Towing, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and Wrisco Aluminum.