Unzicker Wins Fayette

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Unzicker Scores Second DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Victory at Fayette County Speedway

 

BROWNSTOWN, Ill. July 5, 2013 Ryan Unzicker charged to the lead at the drop of the green flag Friday night at Fayette County Speedway, then held off red-hot Shannon Babb on a restart with nine laps to go en route to scoring his second win of the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” season.

 

Unzicker, of El Paso, Ill., started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the front row, next to pole-sitter and winner of the previous night, Bobby Pierce. Unzicker worked his car on the outside groove from the start to give himself to an early lead. Unzicker was running away before a late-race caution brought the field, and most notably Babb, back to his bumper. Babb made Unzicker earn his money, but Unzicker stuck to his line and turned back the challenge to earn his second win and cash the $5,000 paycheck at Fayette County Speedway.

 

 

“Everybody knows we like the bottom, but we set up for the top tonight,” said Unzicker, who also claimed the victory at Fairbury American Legion Speedway earlier in the six-week tour. “It seemed like the top was the favorable spot all night long. We just kept the car where it needed to be and hit the right marks. We definitely hit the setup, that thing was rolling tonight.”

 

 

Tyler Reddick, Brian Shirley and Bobby Pierce rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Tyler Reddick, Ryan Unzicker, Bobby Pierce and Shannon Babb.

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Saturday night at Highland Speedway located in Highland, Illinois.

 

NOTEBOOK

SCHEDULE UPDATES – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals event originally scheduled June 24 at Peoria Speedway that was lost to rain has been rescheduled for Monday, July 15. The event scheduled for July 18 at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Ind., has been cancelled.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Fayette County Speedway; Brownstown, Ill.: July 5, 2013

A-Main (40-laps): 1. Ryan Unzicker ($5,000), 2. Shannon Babb, 3. Tyler Reddick, 4. Brian Shirley, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Kevin Weaver, 7. Brandon Sheppard, 8. Randy Korte, 9. Mark Burgtorf, 10. Kent Robinson, 11. Tanner English, 12. Jason McBride, 13. Michael Kloos, 14. MCKay Wenger, 15. Dustin Griffin, 16. Tim Lance, 17. Rodney Melvin, 18. Kevin Cole, 19. Chad Zobrist, 20. Austin Rettig, 21. Mark Voigt, 22. Terry English.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Top 10

Pos.

Car

Name

Points

1

B5

Brandon Sheppard

1048

2

32

Bobby Pierce

983

3

24

Ryan Unzicker

980

4

18

Shannon Babb

961

5

11

Tyler Reddick

781

6

81

Randy Korte

746

7

20

Dustin Griffin

718

8

B12

Kevin Weaver

716

9

77

Jason McBride

710

10

48

Tim Lance

527

 

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 (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

 
         

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

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.