Sheppard Dominates Belle-Clair

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Sheppard Dominates Belle-Clair for Second Consecutive Victory

 

BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 20, 2013 – Brandon Sheppard continues to own his home state of Illinois, dominating the DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” event on Thursday night at Belle-Clair Speedway for his second consecutive victory.

 

Sheppard started on the pole and utilized the high side on the small 1/6th-mile oval. Kevin Weaver challenged him early before a tangle with lapped traffic ended his chances.

 

Sheppard, from New Berlin, Ill., cashed his second $5,000 paycheck in the fifth installment of this year’s Hell Tour. Former DIRTcar Late Model national champion Ryan Unzicker, of El Paso, Ill., continued his strong run at the title with a runner-up finish.

 

“I just love to coming to Belleville, you get on the top and let her eat,” said Sheppard in victory lane. “That’s what I love about this place. There’s always something to hold you up there.”

 

The field consisted of 42 cars. Michael Kloos, Mark Voigt and Bobby Pierce rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Sheppard, Pierce, Bobby Dauderman and Weaver.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Belle-Claire Speedway; Belleville, Ill.: June 20, 2013

A-Main (40-laps): 1. Brandon Sheppard ($5,000), 2. Ryan Unzicker, 3. Michael Kloos, 4. Mark Voigt, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Randy Korte, 7. Shannon Babb, 8. Brent Kreke, 9. Kevin Weaver, 10. Rick Salter, 11. Bobby Dauderman, 12. Tim Lance, 13. Frankie Martin, 14. Mike Hammerle, 15. Jim Moon, 16. Mike Schulte, 17. Jason McBride, 18. Dustin Griffin, 19. Brian Divley, 20. Wendell Wallace, 21. Dewayne Kiefer, 22. Todd Frank.

 

2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Championship Standings

Pos. Car Name Points

1. B5 Brandon Sheppard 360

2. 32 Bobby Pierce 293

3. 18 Shannon Babb 284

4. 24 Ryan Unzicker 262

5. 81 Randy Korte 259

6. 77 Jason McBride 255

7. B12 Kevin Weaver 254

8. 20 Dustin Griffin 211

9. 48 Tim Lance 209

10. 11 Tyler Reddick 196

 

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

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 “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.