Feger Wins Thriller at Spoon River

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Feger Wins DIRTcar Summer Nationals Thriller at Spoon River Speedway

 

By Jordan Morris

 

CANTON, Ill. June 18, 2014 —  Jason Feger, the 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, finally found his way back to a Summer Nationals victory lane Wednesday night, doing so in exciting fashion as he held off Ryan Unzicker to claim the $5,000 checkered flag at Spoon River Speedway.

 

 

Unzicker started the pole position and looked to be the car to beat early in the 50-lap feature. Unzicker dueled with Feger, who started on the outside of row one, for much of the early laps. Feger, who’s also known as The Highside Hustler, used the bottom of the race track to slide in front of Unzicker for the lead on lap 27.

 

Unzicker temporarily slipped back to third as the tour’s most recent winner Shannon Babb joined the fight for the lead. Babb mounted several charges at Feger, but was not be able to pass him as he and Unzicker continued to take shots at the leader, sometimes even going three wide.

 

Feger held off all challenges and led the final 23 laps. Feger’s victory at Spoon River Speedway becomes the 10th of DIRTcar Summer Nationals career and his first since July 3, 2012.

 

“It feels good to kind of get that monkey off our back,” said Feger, of Bloomington, Ill. “We’ve had some motor issues – just self-inflicted – and other stuff happen, so we needed some money to give to our engine builder and get the tire guy paid off. This definitely helps things a lot.”

 

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Unzicker, Brady Smith, Babb and Randy Korte rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Feger, Billy Moyer Jr., Randy Korte and Unzicker.

 

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Thursday night at Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Spoon River Speedway; Canton, Ill.; June 18, 2014

A-Main (50-laps): 1. 25-Jason Feger ($5,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 2S-Brady Smith, 4. 18-Shannon Babb, 5. 0-Randy Korte, 6. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 7. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 8. 81-Brian Shirley, 9. 1-Rick Eckert, 10. 22-Gregg Satterllee, 11. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 12. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 13. 00V-Kolby Vanderbergh, 14. 28M-Jimmy Mars, 15. 42-MCKay Wenger, 16. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 17. 17-Jim Shereck, 18. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 19. 83-Scott Bull, 20. 2-Allen Murray, 21. B1-Nick Bauman, 22. 32-Bobby Pierce.

 

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Day

Track

Location

Win

June 11

Wed

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

RAIN

June 12

Thur

Kankakee Co. Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Billy Moyer

June 13

Fri

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

Rick Eckert

June 14

Sat

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, Wis.

RAIN

June 15

Sun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, Wis.

Rick Eckert

June 16

Mon

Off

   

June 17

Tue

Farley Speedway

Farley, Iowa

Shannon Babb

June 18

Wed

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

Jason Feger

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

 

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Standings

Rank

Car

First

Last

Points

 

1

1

Rick

Eckert

334

 

2

24

Ryan

Unzicker

322

 

3

18

Shannon

Babb

299

 

4

81

Brian

Shirley

267

 

5

B5

Brandon

Sheppard

264

 

6

32

Bobby

Pierce

259

 

7

22

Gregg

Satterlee

225

 

8

21

Billy

Moyer Jr

223

 

9

10

Scott

Schmitt

215

 

10

81

Jason

Riggs

193

 

11

21

Billy

Moyer

179

 

12

28

Jimmy

Mars

132

 

13

96

Tanner

English

126

 

14

2

Brady

Smith

121

 

15

25

Jason

Feger

117

 

16

89

Mike

Spatola

115

 

17

1m

Jimmy

Moon

102

 

18

15b

Brian

Birkhofer

98

 

19

1cj

Gary

Christian

95

 

20

B12

Kevin

Weaver

94

 

21

98

Jason

Rauen

86

 

22

32j

Jason

Jaggers

80

 

23

83

Scott

Bull

76

 

24

77

Jason

McBride

71

 

25

5m

Mike

Fryar

71

 

26

20

Rodney

Sanders

70

 

27

17

Jim

Shereck

70

 

28

21

Rich

Bell

65

 

29

10

Pete

Parker

61

 

30

Oo

Randy

Korte

60

 

31

25

Steve

Lance

59

 

32

45

Kyle

Hammer

55

 

33

15

Brian

Harris

50

 

34

77

Tim

McCreadie

49

 

35

77

Jay

Morris

45

 

36

7k

Jason

Krohn

43

 

37

Oov

Kolby

Vandenbergh

43

 

38

10

Don

Hilleary

42

       

39

74

Mitch

Mcgrath

42

       

40

42

Shawn

Toczek

41

       

41

33

Adam

Hensel

41

       

42

42

Mckay

Wenger

41

       

43

99

Franky

Heckenast

40

       

44

90

Lance

Mathees

38

       

45

D7

Jim 

Letizia

36

       

46

2

Allen

Murray

36

       

47

58

A J

Diemel

35

       

48

56

Andy

Eckrich

35

       

49

33h

Billy

Hough

35

       

50

B1

Nick

Bauman

35

       

51

116

Torrin

Mettille

34

       

52

11

Pat

Doar

34

       

53

8

Bill

Rezetek

34

       

54

58

Ray

Guss

34

       

55

33

Kevin

Cole

32

       

56

32

Chris

Simpson

32

       

57

75

Billy

Drake

32

       

58

M27

Mike

Provenzano

31

       

59

7

Steve

Thornsten

30

       

60

28

Jeff

Provinzino

30

       

61

4g

Bob

Gardner

30

       

62

2

Mike

Nutzmann

29

       

63

16

Tyler

Bruening

29

       

64

94

Evan

Fink

29

       

65

40

Joel

Callahan

28

       

66

6

Nick

Herrick

27

       

67

20

Jake

Meier

27

       

68

28

Clint

Kirkham

27

       

69

14

Glen

Thompson

26

       

70

15

Caley

Emerson

26

       

71

9d

Dan

Flessner

26

       

72

21

Joel

Collins

25

       

73

65

Lucas

Peterson

24

       

74

7s

Jay

Spark

23

       

75

74

Russ

Adams

22

       
                     

 

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.