Pierce Takes 34 Raceway

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Pierce Captures Fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” Victory in 2013 at 34 Raceway

 

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa July 13, 2013 Bobby Pierce claimed his second win in as many nights and his fourth win of the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” season Saturday night as he lead the final 15 laps and held off Brian Birkhofer at 34 Raceway.

 

Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., would have to pass fewer cars to capture this victory compared to the victory Friday night. Pierce started on the outside of row two, just behind the front row of points-leader Brandon Sheppard and Birkhofer, who grabbed the lead from Sheppard as the two drivers battled side-by-side for much of the early going. With Birkhofer and Sheppard putting on a show for the fans, the youngster Pierce was marching his way to the front.

 

Pierce, in the same fashion as his three previous wins, stayed glued to the bottom for the duration of the event as he picked up ground on the leaders. Pierce first caught and passed second place Sheppard on lap 25 and then leader Birkhofer one lap later. The 16-year-old easily maneuvered through lapped traffic and extended his lead over the final 15 laps, claiming another $10,000 checkered flag.

 

“I think once you get rolling along, you get too hard to beat,” said Pierce, who is now second in the point standings. “My dad chose the right tires. We were kinda debating on that the whole night, but we picked the right ones.”

 

 

Brandon Sheppard, Chris Simpson and Tanner English rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Brandon Sheppard, Chris Simpson and Brian Birkhofer.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway located in Danville, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; 34 Raceway; Burlington, Iowa: July 13, 2013

A-Main (40-laps): 1. Bobby Pierce ($10,000), 2. Brian Birkhofer, 3. Brandon Sheppard, 4. Chris Simpson, 5. Tanner English, 6. Mark Burgtorf, 7. Chad Simpson, 8. Brian Shirley, 9. Shannon Babb, 10. Denny Eckrich, 11. Brian Harris, 12. Jason McBride, 13. Dustin Griffin, 14. Ryan Unzicker, 15. Jay Johnson, 16. Ron Elbe, 17. Tim Lance, 18. Randy Korte, 19. Richey Frankel, 20. Todd Frank, 21. Denny Woodworth, 22. Frank Heckenast Jr.

 

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

Canceled/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

PPD/Rain July 15

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

         

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

PPD/Rain Aug. 25

         

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

Canceled/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

 

Mon.

July 15

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

 

Tues.

July 16

Off

   

Wed.

July 17

Brushcreek Motorsports Park

Peebles, OH

 

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.