St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff
Saturday, June 25, 2022
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Event Info

St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff
June 24, 2022 to June 25, 2022
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Event Description
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has been a staple on the World of Outlaws schedule for many years. But in 2022, the World of Outlaws Late Models will make their first appearance at the track since 2018, meeting up with the Hell Tour for the first time in several years.

The Series will make its stop at the Missouri venue on June 24-25, with $10,000-to-win on Friday and $20,000 on the line to finish the weekend.

Joining them will be the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars battling for $5,000 on Friday and $6,000 on Saturday.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series, DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Late Model Track Record
Billy Moyer -- 12.081 (6/23/07)

To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Feature Laps Length
55

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$20,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Stadium Seating
only clip on seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
End of all bleachers

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate , Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section
none

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$0.00, no hookups

Closest Airport
Festus

Other Airport
St. Louis

Track Info
Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
marlermusic@gmail.com

Track Size & Type
1/3 mile, High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Competitor Info
Competitor Downloads
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

Competitor Info
(Hoosier 20) LF, RF, LR
(Hoosier 30 or 40) RR Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Race Recap: DENNIS DOUBLES UP: Erb Sweeps St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff at I-55

If former Major League Baseball catcher Yogi Berra was watching Dennis Erb Jr. Saturday night, he’d probably repeat his famous line, “It’s like Déjà vu all over again.”

Along with winning for the second straight night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 to sweep the inaugural St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff, Erb also pulled the same move he did Friday night to win Saturday.

This time the Carpentersville, IL driver used the same move in Turns 3 and 4 to take the lead from Jason Feger and drive away with the $20,000 payday.

Dennis Erb Jr. and Feger race for the lead

Erb went unchallenged in the final 27 laps to best the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models and DIRTcar Summer Nationals fields for the second straight night with Bobby Pierce, in second, and Jason Feger, in third, rounding out the podium.

“We were just riding out there and following [Feger] for a little bit,” Erb said. “I knew we were starting to get into traffic, and I was trying to watch him and see how he was entering the corner. He just went in there and gave me enough room to sneak up underneath him.”

Erb’s win is his fourth World of Outlaws CASE Late Models victory of the season – the most of all drivers. It’s also his 13th overall career Series triumph and his 25th DIRTcar Summer Nationals win.

While Erb was able to move past Feger for the lead early in the race, he was still left with having to maneuver through traffic in the remaining 27 laps. He stated that being aggressive was important, knowing the caliber of drivers behind him.

“I knew we had a good group behind me there, so there was no time to relax,” Erb said. “We just had to make our marks and watch the cars in front of us. You just really can’t back off because you never know what’s going to happen.”

St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff Trophy

Erb extended his points lead for the second consecutive night—144 points ahead of Max Blair, who finished 11th.

Feger, who led the first 27 laps, was passed by Pierce for second and had to settled for third. The Bloomington, IL driver stated he couldn’t get the car to stick to the bottom the way he wanted, allowing Erb and Pierce to slip by.

“I just felt like I was too tight to keep it down there,” Feger said. “I couldn’t get rotated. I couldn’t like, enter in on the bottom and get rotated.

“I kind of based everything off of [Friday] night and how the track raced. I thought there’d be enough speed to go there, which there was, but instead of all the lap cars being on the bottom, they were in the middle. So, it just kind of made it hard to pass, and [Bobby Pierce] and Dennis could rotate the bottom better than I could.”

Pierce made his way to second from eighth. He snuck by Feger on the bottom late in the 55-lap Feature but didn’t have enough time to catch Erb. The “Smooth Operator” tried multiple lanes throughout the first 30 laps before settling on the inside line.

Bobby Pierce races Jason Feger

“I was searching a little bit, and the top wasn’t really there like it normally is in the past,” Pierce said. “It’s not even like the bottom had that much moisture. The top was just so slick and crumbly. There wasn’t enough bite up there to really get anything going, so it is what it is.

“But hey, coming from eighth to second, catfishing like that and scraping the inside wall, we’ll take it any day.”

Pierce also extended his DIRTcar Summer Nationals points lead, beating out Ryan Unzicker, who finished ninth.

Shannon Babb crossed the line fourth, climbing as high as third before fading in the race’s late stages. The Moweaqua, IL driver was happy with his car and enjoyed racing against his Midwest rivals.

“Overall, it was a really good race,” Babb said. “Running around the inside wall with Bobby and Feger and Gordy [Gundaker] and everybody. So, I consider it a pretty good race.”

Gundaker rounded out the top five, his third World of Outlaws CASE Late Models top five of the season.

Gordy Gundaker

“I just missed a little bit on the setup, and that’s the way it goes,” Gundaker said. “When you run fifth in a crowd of 47 race cars and a bunch of really, really good guys are here, there’s nothing to hang your head about.

“We’ve definitely had our ups and downs so far this year, and this is definitely an up. So, we’re going to take this weekend in stride and hopefully keep the momentum going.”

The highly-anticipated faceoff between the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models and the DIRTcar Summer Nationals ended with Erb proving why he’s one of the most successful drivers in both series, further solidifying that with a sense of Déjà vu.

Feature (55 Laps): 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce[8]; 3. 25F-Jason Feger[1]; 4. 18-Shannon Babb[5]; 5. 11-Gordy Gundaker[3]; 6. 81E-Tanner English[18]; 7. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 8. B1-Brent Larson[14]; 9. 24-Ryan Unzicker[23]; 10. 97-Cade Dillard[10]; 11. 111V-Max Blair[11]; 12. 11H-Jeff Herzog[12]; 13. 19R-Ryan Gustin[19]; 14. 25-Shane Clanton[17]; 15. 99B-Boom Briggs[21]; 16. 36-Logan Martin[2]; 17. 10-Daryn Klein[9]; 18. 1-Josh Richards[15]; 19. F1-Payton Freeman[26]; 20. 14G-Joe Godsey[16]; 21. 16G-Rusty Griffaw[22]; 22. 3S-Brian Shirley[7]; 23. 10J-Jordan Bauer[13]; 24. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[24]; 25. 23-Paul Roider[25]; 26. 6K-Michael Kloos[20]

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+328Dennis Erb Jr550.00028Running80$20,000
28+632Bobby Pierce 55-3.2480Running75$10,000
31-225FJason Feger 55-4.79327Running70$5,000
45+118Shannon Babb 55-6.8680Running65$4,000
53-211Gordy Gundaker 55-7.4490Running60$3,500
618+1281ETanner English 55-8.2070Running55$3,000
76-199JRFrank Heckenast Jr55-10.7250Running53$2,800
814+6B1Brent Larson 55-11.6470Running51$2,700
923+1424Ryan Unzicker 55-12.2610Running49$2,600
1010097Cade Dillard 55-13.2440Running47$2,500
11110111VMax Blair 55-15.1920Running45$2,000
1212011HJeff Herzog 55-16.0530Running44$1,800
1319+619RRyan Gustin 55-16.2250Running43$1,600
1417+325Shane Clanton 55-16.5660Running42$1,500
1521+699BBoom Briggs 55-20.1060Running41$1,400
162-1436Logan Martin 54-1 Laps1Running40$1,300
179-810Daryn Klein 54-1 Laps0Running39$1,200
1815-31Josh Richards 54-1 Laps0Running38$1,200
1926+7F1Payton Freeman 54-1 Laps0Running37$1,200
2016-414GJoe Godsey 54-1 Laps0Running36$1,200
2122+116GRusty Griffaw 54-1 Laps0Running35$1,200
227-153SBrian Shirley 54-1 Laps0Running34$1,200
2313-1010JJordan Bauer 27-28 Laps0DNF33$1,200
2424011TTrevor Gundaker 21-34 Laps0DNF32$1,200
2525023Paul Roider 18-37 Laps0DNF31$1,200
2620-66KMichael Kloos 6-49 Laps0DNF30$1,200
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusMoney
11025Shane Clanton 00.0000Running$0
23+119RRyan Gustin 0-0.3720Running$0
32-199BBoom Briggs 0-1.0770Running$0
47+326MBrent McKinnon 0-1.7370Running$0
54-121Billy Moyer Jr0-1.8010Running$0
616+102SStormy Scott 0-2.0990Running$0
79+286Kyle Beard 0-2.2110Running$0
86-277Preston Luckman 0-2.6890Running$0
95-415Justin Duty 0-2.9160Running$0
1015+514KPaul Kuper 0-3.3850Running$0
1111044Blaze Burwell 0-3.7840Running$0
1210-20GDeshawn Gingerich 0-4.4270Running$0
1313023Paul Roider 0-4.8680Running$0
1414016Tony Wolf 0-5.3490Running$0
158-754Dane Dacus 098.8690Running$0
1612-426Tyler Worley 0113.5220Running$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11036Logan Martin West Plains, MO0.000
22099JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL-1.471
33010Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL-3.215
45+110JJordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL-4.344
57+225Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA-4.790
68+219RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA-5.500
79+215Justin Duty Mulino, OR-8.254
84-426MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL-9.319
912+386Kyle Beard Trumann, AR-9.530
1010044Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL-10.266
1111023Paul Roider Columbia, IL-11.481
126-614KPaul Kuper Aviston, IL-12.301
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+125FJason Feger Bloomington, IL0.000
23+13SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL-1.608
35+2111VMax Blair Centerville, PA-2.517
41-31Josh Richards Houston, OH-2.918
54-199BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA-3.493
68+221Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR-3.789
76-177Preston Luckman Coos Bay, OR-4.875
87-154Dane Dacus Lakeland, TN-5.095
9900GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA-5.745
1011+126Tyler Worley St. Genevieve, MO-6.636
1112+116Tony Wolf Highland, IL-6.869
1210-22SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM243.895
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11011Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO0.000
24+232Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL-0.776
33097Cade Dillard Robeline, LA-2.012
42-2B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN-2.783
5506KMichael Kloos Trenton, IL-4.550
68+281ETanner English Benton, KY-4.803
710+316GRusty Griffaw Festus, MO-6.843
86-24DDoug Tye Troy, IL-7.776
99093Mason Oberkramer Broseley, MO-8.854
107-331KKye Blight Katanning, WAU-9.028
1111011KShannon Kuhn Highland, IL-10.876
121204EScott Geaschel Collinsville, ILDNS
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11028Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL0.000
22018Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL-2.048
35+211HJeff Herzog Festus, MO-3.640
44014GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-5.640
53-2F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA-5.751
67+124Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL-6.424
76-111TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO-7.213
89+114RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR-9.858
98-130Mark Voigt Marine, IL-11.830
1011+186SJebadiah Simmons Wentzville, MO-13.408
1110-123NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-15.513
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1536Logan Martin 0.0000.000
261Josh Richards 0.0000.000
31599JRFrank Heckenast Jr0.0000.000
4325FJason Feger 0.0000.000
5110Daryn Klein 0.0000.000
6243SBrian Shirley 0.0000.000
71626MBrent McKinnon 0.0000.000
82099BBoom Briggs 0.0000.000
92110JJordan Bauer 0.0000.000
1018111VMax Blair 0.0000.000
11414KPaul Kuper 0.0000.000
121277Preston Luckman 0.0000.000
131025Shane Clanton 0.0000.000
142354Dane Dacus 0.0000.000
151719RRyan Gustin 0.0000.000
161121Billy Moyer Jr0.0000.000
17715Justin Duty 0.0000.000
1820GDeshawn Gingerich 0.0000.000
191944Blaze Burwell 0.0000.000
2082SStormy Scott 0.0000.000
211323Paul Roider 0.0000.000
22926Tyler Worley 0.0000.000
231486Kyle Beard 0.0000.000
242216Tony Wolf 0.0000.000
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
11011Gordy Gundaker 13.1350.000
22028Dennis Erb Jr13.179-0.044
313B1Brent Larson 13.183-0.048
41518Shannon Babb 13.256-0.121
5197Cade Dillard 13.344-0.209
612F1Payton Freeman 13.356-0.221
7932Bobby Pierce 13.398-0.263
8314GJoe Godsey 13.424-0.289
976KMichael Kloos 13.447-0.312
102311HJeff Herzog 13.460-0.325
1154DDoug Tye 13.461-0.326
121411TTrevor Gundaker 13.480-0.345
131731KKye Blight 13.534-0.399
141624Ryan Unzicker 13.584-0.449
15681ETanner English 13.594-0.459
16230Mark Voigt 13.619-0.484
17493Mason Oberkramer 13.691-0.556
181914RJeff Roth 14.031-0.896
19816GRusty Griffaw 14.122-0.987
201823NZMick Quin 14.280-1.145
212111KShannon Kuhn 14.719-1.584
222286SJebadiah Simmons 15.088-1.953
23114EScott Geaschel 15.088-1.953