DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Friday, July 22, 2022
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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
July 22, 2022
Tri-City Motor Speedway
85 Wheeler Rd
Auburn, MI 

Event Description
$10,000 to win for Late Models, $1,500 for UMP Modifieds.

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Late Model Track Record
12.349 seconds by Dona Marcoullier in 9/2014

Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Track Info
Track Phone
(989) 316-6804

Track Size & Type
0.375;

Late Model Car Track Record
12.349 seconds by Dona Marcoullier in 9/2014

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

DONA DOMINATES: Marcoullier Beats Hell Tour Again for $10K at TCMS

For the second time in three years, Dona Marcoullier reigns supreme over the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Tri-City Motor Speedway.

Two seasons ago, it was a late pass for the lead that sealed his first Hell Tour triumph. Friday night, it was a display of dominance by the 38-year-old from Houghton Lake, MI, as he led all 40 laps around the 3/8-mile oval to score another $10,000 and his second career victory with the series.

Terry Page Photo

“I love Tri-City,” Marcoullier said. “It’s the kind of place that levels-off, where there’s no motor – it doesn’t matter. You can have the best car; you’ve just got to be able to drive it. That’s why I like the place so much.”

The night went well for the 6M team, qualifying atop their group and winning Heat Race #4, earning Marcoullier an outside pole starting spot in the redraw. At the drop of the green, he wasted zero time, slipping past polesitter Cody Bauer with momentum on the high side to take the lead on the opening lap.

“The tire fired good, I didn’t screw-up, I didn’t push, and I just got good momentum running,” Marcoullier said. “That’s really how this place runs – you’ve just got to keep the car rolling; you can’t bend the car because there’s no traction. There’s no cushion.”

From there on out, it was Marcoullier’s race to lose. The race went caution-free in just over 10 minutes total, which meant Marcoullier was never forced through a restart and could stretch his lead – which went nearly as wide as five seconds at one point.

Though Marcoullier’s progress through lapped traffic was slowed at various points, the field behind him was unable to catch him. Once Billy Moyer Jr. got to second on Lap 23, he began reeling the leader in slightly, but never got closer than three full seconds back.

Ultimately, Marcoullier went unchallenged for the win and completed the first-ever Michigan sweep of the Hell Tour after fellow Michigander Collin Thirlby won the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Feature earlier on in the evening.

Marcoullier (6M) working his way through traffic. (Terry Page Photo)

The win also counts as his third DIRTcar Late Model Feature triumph in four starts at TCMS this season. He did it in his older Black Diamond Race Cars chassis, but it’s the one he knows best, and has built on it since he began winning more often.

“I think it’s just growing up racing my whole life and not having the best equipment,” Marcoullier said. “We’ve always had smaller motors, older cars, and you just learn how to make those cars work.

“Now, we’ve got some better pieces, and we can shine.”

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals is back in action Saturday, July 23, for the penultimate round of competition at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, MI. If you can’t be at the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 40 Laps | 00:10:18.455

  1. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[2]; 2. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[5]; 3. 42-Chad Finley[6]; 4. 27-Eric Spangler[7]; 5. 19X-Cody Bauer[1]; 6. 4T-Andrew Terrill[4]; 7. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[17]; 8. 11X-Ryan Lanphierd[13]; 9. 50-Greg Gokey[10]; 10. 44S-Colin Shipley[11]; 11. M14-Brandon Thirlby[15]; 12. 91-Rusty Schlenk[18]; 13. 03-JC Witherspoon[8]; 14. 18-Chase Burda[9]; 15. F1-Payton Freeman[19]; 16. 21N-Logan Nickerson[14]; 17. 19-Derrick Hilliker[21]; 18. 14G-Joe Godsey[22]; 19. 30-Mark Voigt[12]; 20. 55V-Michael vandecar[16]; 21. 55-Jeep Van Wormer[3]; 22. 4-Travis Stemler[20]
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+16MDona Marcoullier 400.00040Running80$10,000
25+321Billy Moyer Jr40-3.7360Running75$5,000
36+342Chad Finley 40-6.6750Running70$3,000
47+327Eric Spangler 40-8.5730Running65$2,000
51-419XCody Bauer 40-10.7940Running60$1,800
64-24TAndrew Terrill 40-10.9080Running55$1,600
717+1099JRFrank Heckenast Jr40-11.0610Running53$1,400
813+511XRyan Lanphierd 40-11.3160Running51$1,200
910+150Greg Gokey 40-15.1180Running49$1,000
1011+144SColin Shipley 40-15.2810Running47$700
1115+4M14Brandon Thirlby 39-1 Laps0Running45$500
1218+691Rusty Schlenk 39-1 Laps0Running44$500
138-503JC Witherspoon 39-1 Laps0Running43$500
149-518Chase Burda 39-1 Laps0Running42$500
1519+4F1Payton Freeman 39-1 Laps0Running41$500
1614-221NLogan Nickerson 39-1 Laps0Running40$500
1721+419Derrick Hilliker 39-1 Laps0Running39$500
1822+414GJoe Godsey 39-1 Laps0Running38$500
1912-730Mark Voigt 39-1 Laps0Running37$500
2016-455VMichael vandecar 37-3 Laps0Running36$500
213-1855Jeep Van Wormer 23-17 Laps0DNF35$500
2220-24Travis Stemler 3-37 Laps0DNF34$500
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+199JRFrank Heckenast Jr120.00012Running0$0
25+391Rusty Schlenk 12-2.2980Running0$0
39+615Dave Baker 12-3.4290Running33$350
46+24Travis Stemler 12-5.5320Running0$0
510+514GJoe Godsey 12-5.6300Running0$0
68+238Thomas Hunziker 12-6.9470Running32$325
718+11F1Payton Freeman 12-8.0020Running0$0
813+520Jim Plotts 12-8.4110Running31$300
915+614NTyler Norton 12-8.8240Running30$250
107-39Marc Super 12-9.6660Running29$200
1116+531AUSPaul Stubber 12-11.4590Running28$175
1211-114RJeff Roth 12-11.5130Running27$150
1314+107Rylee Knoll 12-11.5830Running26$125
1412-223NZMick Quin 12-13.3480Running25$100
154-1116Mike Staszak 12-14.2580Running24$75
161-1519Derrick Hilliker 9-3 Laps0DNF0$0
173-1421DDavid Hilliker 6-6 Laps0DNF23$75
1817-124Joseph Pomeroy 1-11 Laps0DNF22$75
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
13+24TAndrew Terrill Sanford, MI0.000
22021Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR-2.145
31-218Chase Burda Columbiaville, MI-2.768
45+111XRyan Lanphierd Midland, MI-3.676
54-119Derrick Hilliker Midland, MI-4.378
68+291Rusty Schlenk McClure, OH-4.541
76-115Dave Baker Grand Rapids, MI-5.741
89+120Jim Plotts Holgate, OH-8.112
97-224Joseph Pomeroy Cass City, MI-8.781
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11019XCody Bauer Farwell, MI0.000
22042Chad Finley St Johns, MI-1.007
33050Greg Gokey Buckley, MI-1.925
44021NLogan Nickerson Vestaburg, MI-2.607
55099JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL-3.732
67+14Travis Stemler Ionia, MI-4.813
76-114GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-6.282
89+107Rylee Knoll Lake, MI-8.238
98-1F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA36.663
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
13+255Jeep Van Wormer Pinconning, MI0.000
21-127Eric Spangler Lake City, MI-0.558
34+144SColin Shipley Weston, OH-1.986
42-2M14Brandon Thirlby Buckley, MI-2.564
58+321DDavid Hilliker Midland, MI-3.092
67+19Marc Super Munger, MI-3.140
75-214RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR-4.847
86-214NTyler Norton Midland, MI124.608
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
1106MDona Marcoullier Houghton Lake, MI0.000
22003JC Witherspoon Kinde, MI-2.792
35+230Mark Voigt Marine, IL-5.004
47+355VMichael vandecar Gagetown, MI-6.661
53-216Mike Staszak Kawkawlin, MI-6.878
66038Thomas Hunziker Bend, OR-7.122
78+123NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-10.435
84-431AUSPaul Stubber Bunbury, WAU175.634
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1118Chase Burda 12.5900.000
2921Billy Moyer Jr12.659-0.069
324TAndrew Terrill 12.740-0.150
4819Derrick Hilliker 12.797-0.207
5711XRyan Lanphierd 12.880-0.290
6315Dave Baker 12.980-0.390
7424Joseph Pomeroy 12.992-0.402
8591Rusty Schlenk 13.140-0.550
9620Jim Plotts 13.804-1.214
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1319XCody Bauer 12.8630.000
2142Chad Finley 12.864-0.001
3450Greg Gokey 12.981-0.118
4821NLogan Nickerson 13.054-0.191
5699JRFrank Heckenast Jr13.099-0.236
6714GJoe Godsey 13.176-0.313
724Travis Stemler 13.237-0.374
89F1Payton Freeman 13.280-0.417
9507Rylee Knoll 13.317-0.454
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1827Eric Spangler 13.2980.000
24M14Brandon Thirlby 13.361-0.063
3255Jeep Van Wormer 13.621-0.323
4144SColin Shipley 13.793-0.495
5514RJeff Roth 14.095-0.797
6614NTyler Norton 14.096-0.798
739Marc Super 14.141-0.843
8721DDavid Hilliker 14.171-0.873
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
186MDona Marcoullier 13.6310.000
2403JC Witherspoon 13.680-0.049
3616Mike Staszak 13.786-0.155
4231AUSPaul Stubber 14.305-0.674
5530Mark Voigt 14.318-0.687
6138Thomas Hunziker 14.535-0.904
7355VMichael vandecar 14.998-1.367
8723NZMick Quin 20.130-6.499