Simpson Soars at Tri-City

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Simpson Scores First Summer Nationals Win at Tri-City Speedway

 

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. June 21, 2013 Chris Simpson passed Brady Smith for the lead on lap 18, then led the remaining 22 laps en route to his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” victory on Friday night at Tri-City Speedway.

 

With a field of 43 cars in attendance, Simpson of Oxford, Iowa, started the race from the fourth position and ran third for the first 10 laps. Then he changed his driving line and ran down pole-sitter Brian Shirley, who was running second. Simpson was definitely in the right groove because after he cruised past Shirley, he went by Smith and captured the $10,000 checkered flag.

 

 

“I jumped up to the top early there and wasn’t too good,” Simpson said. “So I just ran that momentum line. I bought this car from Brian Birkhofer and I’ve watched him win a lot of races running that line. It worked for us tonight.”

 

 

Birkhofer, Mark Burgtorf and Shannon Babb rounded out the top five.

 

 

Heat race winners included Shirley, Simpson, Smith and Kevin Weaver.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-City Speedway; Pontoon Beach, Ill.: June 21, 2013

A-Main (40-laps): 1. Chris Simpson ($10,000), 2. Brady Smith, 3. Brian Birkhofer, 4. Mark Burgtorf, 5. Shannon Babb, 6. Brian Shirley, 7. Ryan Unzicker, 8. Tyler Reddick, 9. Jack Sullivan, 10. Billy Faust, 11. Dustin Griffin, 12. Jason McBride, 13. Brandon Sheppard, 14. Scott Weber, 15. Jason Perry, 16. Kevin Weaver, 17. Jimmy Mars, 18. Randy Korte, 19. Bobby Pierce, 20. Craig Smith, 21. Michael Kloos, 22. Billy Moyer.

 

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

Chris Simpson

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.