St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff
Friday, June 24, 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
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$10,000.00

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: ULTIMATE OPPORTUNIST: Erb Scores Night 1 of St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff

A second chance isn’t something that slips away from Dennis Erb Jr.

However, the veteran Late Model driver needed that second chance Friday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 after a caution negated his pass for the lead.

Erb found another opportunity to strike 18 laps later, as race leader Billy Moyer Jr. caught the tail of the field. That’s when Erb dove to the bottom, splitting Kye Blight’s car as Moyer tried to pass him on the outside. Erb took the advantage, thundering past both of them with momentum to take the lead with 12 laps to go.

This time, a caution wouldn’t get in Erb’s way as he bested the top drivers with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and DIRTcar Summer Nationals to earn the $10,000 prize on night one of the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff.

Erb stressed the importance of hitting his marks as a key to finding Victory Lane.

“We really would’ve liked to have gotten [the lead] earlier, but you know we were able to just wait and got it at the right time and was able to make a move on [Moyer],” Erb said. “Our car was working really good around that bottom, and we just had to hit our marks real good.

“Once I got out front, I was able to move up and move around. It was a little slippery tonight, but we were able to go out and get it.”

Erb’s win is his 12th World of Outlaws victory and 24th DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph.

The four-time Hell Tour champion stated his time running Summer Nationals events the past two weeks gave him the chance to get better, despite his consistency in the first half of the season.

“We spent the last week or so going out and running [DIRTcar Summer Nationals] races,” Erb said. “We tried a few different things to see if we can make ourselves better. So, we picked up on a few things, and hopefully, it’ll help us out the rest of the year.”

Erb’s win extends his World of Outlaws CASE Late Models points lead—122 points over Max Blair, who finished 12th.

Billy Moyer Jr. settled for second after leading the race’s first 28 laps.

The Batesville, AK driver stated he had a good car but started to tighten up once he reached traffic.

 

“If the whole time we are in clean air, I don’t know if [Erb] would’ve got us,” Moyer said. “His car was just way better than ours maneuverability-wise.

“I couldn’t run that bottom like he did, and hell, I felt like I had a parachute back there. So, I just moved back up and tried to use the whole track. All in all, the car is good, just not as good as his around the bottom.”

Frank Heckenast Jr. crossed the line third, his first podium with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Summer Nationals in 2022.

Despite coming home third, the Frankfort, IL driver said his finish felt like a win.

“I screwed up in the Heat,” Heckenast said. “I didn’t screw up in the Heat; I just mean [Shannon Babb], and I had such a good race, and I have so much respect for him. I could’ve tried to slide him, and then I would’ve had the last pill for the fourth heat and started second.

“This feels like a win. We just had so much stuff going wrong lately. When you get that close, it really just tears at you that you had a shot to win.”

Jason Feger finished fourth, his fifth DIRTcar Summer Nationals top five this season, and first with the World of Outlaws—after starting 12th.

“Once we got rolling, the car was pretty good, and it came to life,” Feger said. “It felt really good on the restarts, and we were rolling by guys. We couldn’t get by Frankie at the end, and you know we were probably a little too nice to him.

“But I’m really happy; 12th to fourth against this bunch of guys. The car is fast and in one piece, and maybe we have something for them [Saturday].”

Four-time Hell Tour champion Brian Shirley rounded out the top five.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals points leader Bobby Pierce finished eighth, extending his lead over Ryan Unzicker.

Dennis Erb Jr.’s ability to take advantage of a second chance allowed him to get the edge on the competition Friday at I-55. If having that edge pays off on Saturday, it could be another $20,000 in his bank account.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models and DIRTcar Summer Nationals return to I-55 on Saturday, June 25 for the second night of the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff.

TICKETS: https://bit.ly/3xVzo9u

If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

CASE Construction Feature (40 Laps): 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[3]; 2. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 3. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 4. 25F-Jason Feger[12]; 5. 3S-Brian Shirley[7]; 6. 18-Shannon Babb[2]; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin[14]; 8. 32-Bobby Pierce[5]; 9. 14G-Joe Godsey[9]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton[16]; 11. 11-Gordy Gundaker[24]; 12. 111V-Max Blair[8]; 13. 97-Cade Dillard[10]; 14. B1-Brent Larson[17]; 15. 81E-Tanner English[21]; 16. 1-Josh Richards[23]; 17. 24-Ryan Unzicker[22]; 18. 16G-Rusty Griffaw[26]; 19. 99B-Boom Briggs[29]; 20. 77-Preston Luckman[19]; 21. F1-Payton Freeman[25]; 22. 31K-Kye Blight[15]; 23. 11H-Jeff Herzog[20]; 24. 10J-Jordan Bauer[13]; 25. 2S-Stormy Scott[18]; 26. 10-Daryn Klein[4]; 27. 36-Logan Martin[11]; 28. 23-Paul Roider[28]; 29. 30-Mark Voigt[27] FOX Factory Hard Charger: Gordy Gundaker [+13].

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+228Dennis Erb Jr400.00013Running80$10,000
21-121Billy Moyer Jr40-4.03427Running75$6,000
36+399JRFrank Heckenast Jr40-8.1340Running70$3,500
412+825FJason Feger 40-8.2390Running65$2,800
57+23SBrian Shirley 40-9.0530Running60$2,500
62-418Shannon Babb 40-9.6640Running55$2,300
714+719RRyan Gustin 40-10.4240Running53$2,200
85-332Bobby Pierce 40-10.8750Running51$2,100
99014GJoe Godsey 40-11.3390Running49$2,050
1016+625Shane Clanton 40-11.6270Running47$2,000
1124+1311Gordy Gundaker 40-12.6100Running45$1,600
128-4111VMax Blair 40-13.0810Running44$1,400
1310-397Cade Dillard 40-13.8540Running43$1,200
1417+3B1Brent Larson 40-14.5100Running42$1,100
1521+681ETanner English 40-14.9050Running41$1,050
1623+71Josh Richards 39-1 Laps0Running40$1,000
1722+524Ryan Unzicker 39-1 Laps0Running39$1,000
1826+816GRusty Griffaw 39-1 Laps0Running38$1,000
1929+1099BBoom Briggs 39-1 Laps0Running37$1,000
2019-177Preston Luckman 39-1 Laps0Running36$1,000
2125+4F1Payton Freeman 39-1 Laps0Running35$1,000
2215-731KKye Blight 39-1 Laps0Running34$1,000
2320-311HJeff Herzog 16-24 Laps0DNF33$1,000
2413-1110JJordan Bauer 13-27 Laps0DNF32$1,000
2518-72SStormy Scott 13-27 Laps0DNF31$1,000
264-2210Daryn Klein 13-27 Laps0DNF30$1,000
2711-1636Logan Martin 13-27 Laps0DNF29$1,000
2828023Paul Roider 13-27 Laps0DNF28$1,000
2927-230Mark Voigt 9-31 Laps0DNF27$1,000
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusMoney
12+1B1Brent Larson 100.00010Running$0
23+177Preston Luckman 10-3.0110Running$0
36+381ETanner English 10-3.9760Running$0
41-314KPaul Kuper 10-4.3540Running$0
54-186Kyle Beard 10-5.1860Running$0
613+711Gordy Gundaker 10-6.8160Running$0
78+10GDeshawn Gingerich 10-8.9610Running$0
810+226MBrent McKinnon 10-10.0490Running$0
95-414RJeff Roth 10-10.7730Running$0
1012+299Hunt Gossum 10-11.4770Running$0
1111016Tony Wolf 10-13.8140Running$0
127-523NZMick Quin 10-16.3200Running$0
1314+186SJebadiah Simmons 9-1 Laps0Running$0
149-54EScott Geaschel 0-10 Laps0DNS$0
1515030Mark Voigt 0-10 Laps0DNS$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11028Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL0.000
24+2111VMax Blair Centerville, PA-1.539
32-114GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-2.502
43-110JJordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL-3.366
57+214KPaul Kuper Aviston, IL-3.577
66077Preston Luckman Coos Bay, OR-3.976
78+114RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR-4.564
89+123NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-5.651
912+34EScott Geaschel Collinsville, IL-6.680
1011+116Tony Wolf Highland, IL-6.046
115-611Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO345.808
1210-230Mark Voigt Marine, IL342.210
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11021Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR0.000
26+43SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL-1.065
32-136Logan Martin West Plains, MO-1.656
43-131KKye Blight Katanning, WAU-3.291
550B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN-3.540
67+186Kyle Beard Trumann, AR-5.220
78+181ETanner English Benton, KY-5.660
810+20GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA-7.275
94-526MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL-7.475
109-199Hunt Gossum Mayfield, KY-8.647
1111086SJebadiah Simmons Wentzville, MO-10.703
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11010Daryn Klein Fairview Heights, IL0.000
22032Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL-0.209
33097Cade Dillard Robeline, LA-0.232
46+219RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA-0.981
55011HJeff Herzog Festus, MO-1.581
64-299BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA-3.390
77054Dane Dacus Lakeland, TN-3.937
810+223Paul Roider Columbia, IL-5.657
911+226Tyler Worley St. Genevieve, MO-6.119
108-21Josh Richards Houston, OH-7.681
1112+14DDoug Tye Troy, IL-8.411
129-315Justin Duty Mulino, OR253.106
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+118Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL0.000
21-199JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL-0.696
34+125FJason Feger Bloomington, IL-0.860
43-125Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA-2.192
56+124Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL-3.374
65-12SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM-4.138
77093Mason Oberkramer Broseley, MO-4.605
89+1F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA-4.684
911+216GRusty Griffaw Festus, MO-9.624
1010011EAdam Elliott Cunningham, KY-10.595
118-311TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO6.929
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
11728Dennis Erb Jr12.3540.000
22121Billy Moyer Jr12.576-0.222
3714GJoe Godsey 12.599-0.245
41036Logan Martin 12.698-0.344
5110JJordan Bauer 12.719-0.365
6631KKye Blight 12.721-0.367
722111VMax Blair 12.834-0.480
8226MBrent McKinnon 12.846-0.492
92011Gordy Gundaker 12.902-0.548
108B1Brent Larson 12.906-0.552
112377Preston Luckman 12.933-0.579
12163SBrian Shirley 12.981-0.627
131414KPaul Kuper 13.043-0.689
141186Kyle Beard 13.098-0.744
15414RJeff Roth 13.220-0.866
161881ETanner English 13.260-0.906
171223NZMick Quin 13.330-0.976
181599Hunt Gossum 13.345-0.991
191930Mark Voigt 13.461-1.107
2090GDeshawn Gingerich 13.523-1.169
21516Tony Wolf 13.621-1.267
22386SJebadiah Simmons 13.965-1.611
23134EScott Geaschel 14.170-1.816
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1610Daryn Klein 12.7100.000
22099JRFrank Heckenast Jr12.731-0.021
32232Bobby Pierce 12.763-0.053
41918Shannon Babb 12.774-0.064
51497Cade Dillard 12.835-0.125
61125Shane Clanton 12.861-0.151
7399BBoom Briggs 12.906-0.196
8825FJason Feger 12.924-0.214
9411HJeff Herzog 13.005-0.295
1072SStormy Scott 13.056-0.346
111519RRyan Gustin 13.095-0.385
121724Ryan Unzicker 13.116-0.406
131854Dane Dacus 13.123-0.413
141693Mason Oberkramer 13.134-0.424
1551Josh Richards 13.140-0.430
16111TTrevor Gundaker 13.165-0.455
17215Justin Duty 13.185-0.475
1823F1Payton Freeman 13.199-0.489
191023Paul Roider 13.252-0.542
201211EAdam Elliott 13.437-0.727
212126Tyler Worley 13.464-0.754
22916GRusty Griffaw 13.549-0.839
23134DDoug Tye 13.815-1.105