Conley Captures Brushcreek

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R.J. Conley Wins First Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” Race at Brushcreek Motorsports Park

 

PEEBLES, Ohio July 17, 2013 Pole-sitter R.J. Conley claimed his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” victory Wednesday night at Brushcreek Motorspoirts Park.

 

Conley, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, started on the inside of row one with Dustin Griffin on the outside. Conley pulled out to an early lead but relinquished it on a lap-17 restart to Jason Jameson, who had maneuvered his way to the front after starting in fifth. Jameson, who utilized the top groove to make his way to the front, stretched his lead over the rest of the field.

 

Jameson, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., dominated the next five laps and looked to be the car to beat, until his machine slowed on lap 23, letting Conley slip back in front. Conley then moved up the track and held off a late-race charge from Greg Johnson, who kept his car glued to the bottom and had a fender under Conley a few times but could never gather enough momentum to make a pass for the lead, letting Conley capture the $5,000 checkered flag.

 

“Jason definitely had us covered,” Conley said. “I kept thinking that outside would be good, but I was afraid to try it because I was leading and you never know what’s going on behind you. Once he jumped up there, I jumped up there and I thought ‘whew, no wonder he passed me.’”

 

 

Bobby Pierce shaved a few points off of Brandon Sheppard’s points lead after finishing third, one spot ahead of Sheppard. With two races remaining in the 2013 Hell Tour, Sheppard clings to a 43 point lead over Pierce with two events remaining.

 

 

Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, and Zach Dohm rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included R.J. Conley, Bobby Pierce, and Dustin Griffin.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues in its final week of action on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park located on Attica, Ohio.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Brushcreek Motorsports Park; Peebles, Ohio; July 17, 2013

A-Main (40-laps): 1. RJ Conley ($5,000), 2. Greg Johnson, 3. Bobby Pierce, 4. Brandon Sheppard, 5. Zack Dohm, 6. Ben Adkins, 7. Rod Conley, 8. Dustin Griffin, 9. Tim Lance, 10. Steve Kester, 11. Jeff Arnold, 12. Mark Morrison, 13. Daniel Williams, 14. Todd Frank, 15. Jason Jameson, 16. Delmas Conley, 17. Rob Starkey, 18. Mike Meyers, 19. Chad Smith, 20. Dillion Huron, 21. Chris Garnes, 22. Ryan Markham.

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

Cancelled (RAIN)

         

Sun.

June 16

Wilmot Speedway

Wilmot, WI

Kevin Weaver

Mon.

June 17

Off

   

Tues.

June 18

Off

   

Wed.

June 19

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Brandon Sheppard

Thurs.

June 20

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

Brandon Sheppard (2)

Fri.

June 21

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Chris Simpson

Sat.

June 22

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Ryan Unzicker

         

Sun.

June 23

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

Shannon Babb

Mon.

June 24

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

Postponed (RAIN)

Tues.

June 25

Off

   

Wed.

June 26

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

Brandon Sheppard (3)

Thurs.

June 27

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

Brandon Sheppard (4)

Fri.

June 28

Paducah International Raceway

Paducah, KY

Billy Moyer

Sat.

June 29

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO

Postponed/Rain

(Aug. 17)

         

Sun.

June 30

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

Bobby Pierce

Mon.

July 1

Off

   

Tues.

July 2

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

Shannon Babb (2)

Wed.

July 3

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

Shannon Babb (3)

Thurs.

July 4

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, IL

Bobby Pierce (2)

Fri.

July 5

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Ryan Unzicker (2)

Sat.

July 6

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

Postponed (RAIN)

         

Sun.

July 7

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

Shannon Babb (4)

Mon.

July 8

Off

   

Tues.

July 9

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

Scott Bloomquist

Wed.

July 10

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

Cancelled (RAIN)

Thurs.

July 11

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

Shannon Babb (5)

Fri.

July 12

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Bobby Pierce (3)

Sat.

July 13

34 Raceway

Burlington, IA

Bobby Pierce (4)

         

Sun.

July 14

Vermilion County Speedway

Danville, IL

Shannon Babb (6)

Mon.

July 15

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

Brian Shirley

Tues.

July 16

Off

   

Wed.

July 17

Brushcreek Motorsports Park

Peebles, OH

R.J. Conley

Thurs.

July 18

Off

   

Fri.

July 19

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

 

Sat.

July 20

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

 

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 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.