It’s Bobby Pierce on Top at Peoria
The series returns to action on Thursday at Macon Speedway
PEORIA, Ill. – July 6, 2016 – Bobby Pierce battled Kevin Weaver to score his eighth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season on Wednesday night at Peoria Speedway.
Weaver, who started on the outside front row, jumped out to the early lead but Pierce caught him as he began working through traffic. With Pierce out front, Weaver began a three-way battle for second with Billy Moyer and Jason Feger.
Pierce successfully navigated through traffic and notched his second victory of Independence Week as he continues his dominating run through Summer Nationals.
“It’s just so hard to pass here because you swing out to the wall,” Pierce said. “If you’ve got a run on the top, then you always have to check up for the other person. I was trying to make a bottom lane work and (Weaver) got in there and washed up a little bit and got stuck behind the lapped car and I got under there.”
“Peoria’s a racetrack where you’ve got to expect a lot of cars,” Pierce said. “I’m just glad we got another win. It’s really awesome. The car was great tonight.”
Weaver closed out the night in second with Feger in third, Moyer in fourth and Ryan Unzicker in fifth.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Thursday night at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill.
A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 3. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 4. Billy Moyer (Batesville, AR), 5. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 6. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 7. Billy Drake (Lincoln, IL), 8. MCKay Wenger (Fairbury, IL), 9. Todd Bennett (Peoria, IL), 10. Scott Schmitt (Tonica, IL), 11. Roger Rebholz (Sparland, IL), 12. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 13. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 14. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 15. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 16. Bo Brockway (Glasford, IL), 17. Jeremy Conaway (Springfield, IL), 18. Jim Black (Bonne Terre, MO), 19. Jason Wagner (Deer Creek, IL), 20. Russ Adams (Princeville, IL), 21. Mike Spatola (Manhattan, IL), 22. Charles Hess (Peoria, IL). Hard Charger: Scott Schmitt.
2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 15||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 16||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Bobby Pierce|
|June 17||Friday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Billy Moyer|
|June 18||Saturday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Billy Moyer (2)|
|June 19||Sunday||Wilmot Speedway||Bobby Pierce (2)|
|June 21||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Bobby Pierce (3)|
|June 22||Wednesday||Farley Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 23||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Dennis Erb Jr.|
|June 24||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Bobby Pierce (4)|
|June 25||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Brandon Sheppard|
|June 26||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Bobby Pierce (5)|
|June 28||Tuesday||Clarksville Speedway||Ryan Unzicker|
|June 29||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Bobby Pierce (6)|
|June 30||Thursday||Springfield Raceway||Rain/PPD|
|July 1||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Josh Richards|
|July 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Rain/Cancelled|
|July 3||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain/PPD|
|July 4||Monday||LaSalle Speedway||Bobby Pierce (7)|
|July 5||Tuesday||Daugherty Speedway||Jason Feger|
|July 6||Wednesday||Peoria Speedway||Bobby Pierce (8)|
|July 7||Thursday||Macon Speedway|
|July 8||Friday||Farmer City Speedway|
|July 9||Saturday||Highland Speedway|
|July 10||Sunday||Quincy Raceways|
|July 12||Tuesday||Plymouth Speedway|
|July 13||Wednesday||Shadyhill Speedway|
|July 14||Thursday||Merritt Speedway|
|July 15||Friday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 16||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway|
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