Shirley Nabs FALS Victory

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Shirley Dominates at Fairbury for $10,000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Triumph

 

Fairbury, Ill. – June 23, 2012 – Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., scored his second Hell Tour win in three nights at Fairbury American Legion Speedway Saturday night earning $10,000 for his 50-lap main event victory.


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Shirley got the early jump on defending Summer Nationals champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., and never looked back turning away a challenge from Eric Smith of Bloomington, Ill., late in the main event.  Shirley will extend his Summer Nationals point lead over Babb to 36 with the win.  Smith finished second ahead of hometown driver Scott Bull.  Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., finished fourth and polesitter Babb rounded out the top five.


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The tour returns to action Sunday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., where Shannon Babb bested 45 other DIRTcar Late Model drivers for the win last year.

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Photo Credit: Mike Ruefer (LateModelAmerica.com)


DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Fairbury American Legion Speedway; Fairbury, Ill.; June 23, 2012 A-Main (50-laps): 1. Brian Shirley ($10,000), 2. Eric Smith, 3. Scott Bull, 4. Shannon Babb, 5. Ryan Unzicker, 6. Jason Feger, 7. Brandon Sheppard, 8. Jason McBride, 9. Billy Drake, 10. Steve Lance Jr., 11. Dennis Erb Jr., 12. Daren Friedman, 13. Bobby Pierce, 14. Aaron Ricketts, 15. Brian Birkhofer, 16. Jimmy Mars, 17. Jon Henry, 18. Kevin Weaver, 19. Frank Heckenast Jr., 20. Billy Moyer Jr. 21. Joe Harlan, 22. Rodney Melvin. Fast qualifiers (among 41 cars): Heckenast, Pierce, Shirley, Feger. Heat race winners: Heckenast, Babb, Shirley, Feger. B-main winner: Drake. Provisional starters: Moyer Jr., Henry, McBride, Freidman. C-main winner: Mike Mullvain.


2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Track

Location

Winner (Cars)

13-Jun

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Billy Moyer Jr. (49)

14-Jun

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Shannon Babb(45)

15-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Billy Moyer Jr. (37)

16-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Billy Moyer Jr. (32)

17-Jun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Ryan Unzicker (31)

19-Jun

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Jon Henry (38)

20-Jun

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

Rodney Melvin (42)

21-Jun

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

22-Jun

Tri City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Billy Moyer (43)

23-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

24-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

26-Jun

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

27-Jun

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

28-Jun

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

29-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

30-Jun

Federated Auto Parts I-55

Pevely, MO

1-Jul

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

2-Jul

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

3-Jul

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

4-Jul

Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL

5-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

6-Jul

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

7-Jul

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

8-Jul

Tri State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

10-Jul

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

11-Jul

Brushcreek Motorsports

Pebbles, OH

12-Jul

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

13-Jul

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

14-Jul

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The Hell Tour) is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and 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, Chevy Performance Parts, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Quartermaster, Superflow Dyno’s, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), Wix Filters, and Wrisco Aluminum.