Wallace Weaves to Clarksville Win

Wendell Wallace & Track Promoter William Scoggin in Clarksville Speedway Victory Lane - Henry Kohlhaas/kohlsracingphotos.com Photo

Wallace Weaves to $10,000 Clarksville Summer Nationals Victory

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – July 9, 2011 – Wendell Wallace certainly has Clarksville Speedway figured out after winning the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour main event Saturday night.

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Wallace, who won both nights of the famed Toilet Bowl Classic at the Tennessee track in 2009, worked around Shannon Babb in the midst of lapped traffic to take command near the midpoint of the 40-lap main event.  The Batesville, Ark., driver never looked back holding Babb at bay over the final 27 circuits to claim the $10,000 win.  Babb claimed second after starting on the pole, ahead of fellow front row starter Terry English of Benton, Ky., who finished third.  DIRTcar late model rookie Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., finished fourth.  Jack Sullivan of Greenbriar, Ark., rounded out the top five.

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With his second consective runner up finish Babb will extend his point lead to 168 markers over Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and to 251 points over defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., who finished 20th.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Saturday, July 10 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Clarksville Speedway; Clarksville, Tenn.; July 9, 2011

A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Wendell Wallace ($10,000), (2) Shannon Babb, (3) Terry English, (4) Kent Robinson, (5) Jack Sullivan, (6) Mike Spatola, (7) Brandon Sheppard, (8) Matt Miller, (9) Ryan Unzicker, (10) Dennis Erb Jr., (11) Tony Morris, (12) Jeff Walston, (13) Caleb Ashby, (14) Scott James, (15) Donny Walden, (16) Dillan White, (17) Josh Harris, (18) Jeep Van Wormer, (19) Charles Zimmerman, (20) Jason Feger, (21) Clayton Miller, (22) Tim Lance. Fast qualifiers (among 44 cars): English, Wallace, Babb, Robinson. Heat race winners: English, Babb, Wallace, Robinson. B-Main winner: C. Miller. Provisional Starters: James, Walston, Ashby, White. C-Main winners: Tanner English, Credence Mott.

2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “The Hell Tour” Schedule




Winner (Cars)

June 15

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

PPD/July 12

June 16

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Mike Spatola (37)

June 17

Cedar Lake Speedway

Cedar Lake, Wis.

Scott James (29)

June 18

Cedar Lake Speedway

Cedar Lake, Wis.

Canceled Rain

June 20

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

PPD/July 13

June 21

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

PPD/July 14

June 22

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

Scott James (50)

June 23

Fayette County Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

Jason Feger (48)

June 24

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.

Dan Schlieper (52)

June 25

Fairbury American Legion Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.

PPD/July 23

June 26

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, Mich.

Shannon Babb(46)

June 28

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, Ind.

Shannon Babb (22)

June 29

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

Michael Kloos (32)

June 30

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, Tenn.

Mike Spatola (30)

July 1

Paducah International Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

Ray Cook(40)

July 2

I-55 Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

Billy Moyer(41)

July 3

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

Brandon Sheppard (35)

July 4

34 Raceway

Burlington, Iowa

Brian Birkhofer(26)

July 6

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

Shannon Babb (38)

July 7

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

PPD/July 21

July 8

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

Brandon Sheppard(41)

July 9

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, Tenn.

Wendell Wallace(44)

July 10

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

July 12

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

July 13

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

July 14

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

July 15

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

July 16

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio

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