DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Thursday, July 21, 2022
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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
July 21, 2022
Butler Motor Speedway
1031 Clarendon Rd
Quincy, MI 

Event Description
$5,000 to win for Late Models, $1,500 for UMP Modifieds.

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Track Info
Track Phone
(517) 542-3627

Track Size & Type
0.375;

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

BMJ DON’T PLAY: Moyer Dominates Butler for First Summer Nationals Win of Season

Billy Moyer Jr. has gone through his ups-and-downs racing part-time on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail this season, but he and his team’s hard work and perseverance finally earned them a win Thursday night at Butler Motor Speedway.

“It’s good to finally get a win; It feels really good,” Moyer told DIRTVision Pit Reporter Heather Debeaux in Victory Lane. “I love it up here in Michigan.”

He’d been as close as third and finished as far back as 22nd in 14 Summer Nationals starts this season, but Moyer stuck with it and decided to finish out the schedule in Michigan. It paid off immediately, earning the Arkansan his third tour victory in the state of Michigan in the first race of the week.

Thursday night was Moyer Jr’s 10th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature win. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

In short, Moyer dominated, leading all 40 laps en route to his 10th career Hell Tour victory and first since 2017. A threat of rain was in the area throughout the evening, forcing a hurry-up program that eliminated Heat Races from the program and instead took transfers from Qualifying. Moyer was quickest in Group 3 and redrew the outside pole, which allowed him to momentum around the top side and grab the lead at the drop of the green.

Though several caution flags flew throughout the Feature, nothing seemed to be able to break Moyer’s concentration. He fended off race-long pressure from Michigan regulars Chad Finley and Dona Marcoullier, and even a push from Hell Tour rookie Payton Freeman, who’s still hot on the trail for his first win with the schedule winding down.

On restarts, he was flawless, never once letting those behind him get a chance to make a pass for the lead. All of this, while navigating the fast, 3/8-mile oval with steering issues.

“The rack’s going out on this thing, I don’t know what was going on,” Moyer said. “I couldn’t steer the greatest. This Longhorn [Chassis] was really good, if it wasn’t for that… we probably wouldn’t have won.”

Marcoullier (6M) and Finley (42) battling for second (Jim DenHamer Photo)

With the laps winding down, Freeman was neck-deep in a battle for fourth with Eric Spangler, which he won to come across the line with his fourth top-five in the last six races. Finley and Marcoullier held their spots on the podium, giving them each a shot of momentum heading into weekly venues Tri-City Motor Speedway on Friday and Merritt Speedway on Saturday.

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals is back in action Friday, July 22 at Tri-City Motor Speedway in Auburn, MI. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATEED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 40 Laps | 00:27:24.047

  1. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[2]; 2. 42-Chad Finley[1]; 3. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[5]; 4. F1-Payton Freeman[3]; 5. 27-Eric Spangler[9]; 6. 38-Thomas Hunziker[11]; 7. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[4]; 8. 21B-Rich Bell[6]; 9. 14G-Joe Godsey[15]; 10. 14R-Jeff Roth[13]; 11. 71-Rusty Smith[20]; 12. 23NZ-Mick Quin[16]; 13. 91-Rusty Schlenk[12]; 14. 30-Mark Voigt[10]; 15. 55-Michael Archer[21]; 16. 22F-Nicholas Fenner[22]; 17. 07-Rylee Knoll[7]; 18. 20-Jim Plotts[17]; 19. P33-Josh Robertson[19]; 20. 06-Jarrett Rendel[18]; 21. 16-Garrett Wiles[8]; 22. 20C-Chad White[14]
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+121Billy Moyer Jr400.00040Running77$5,000
21-142Chad Finley 40-1.6280Running72$2,500
35+26MDona Marcoullier 40-2.2100Running67$2,000
43-1F1Payton Freeman 40-2.6670Running62$1,600
59+427Eric Spangler 40-2.8660Running57$1,400
611+538Thomas Hunziker 40-4.0620Running52$1,200
74-331AUSPaul Stubber 40-5.0910Running50$1,000
86-221BRich Bell 40-5.3730Running48$800
915+614GJoe Godsey 40-6.1740Running46$700
1013+314RJeff Roth 40-6.1750Running44$600
1120+971Rusty Smith 40-7.7500Running42$500
1216+423NZMick Quin 39-1 Laps0Running41$500
1312-191Rusty Schlenk 27-13 Laps0DNF40$500
1410-430Mark Voigt 22-18 Laps0DNF39$500
1521+655Michael Archer 19-21 Laps0DNF38$500
1622+622FNicholas Fenner 15-25 Laps0DNF37$500
177-1007Rylee Knoll 12-28 Laps0DNF36$500
1817-120Jim Plotts 12-28 Laps0DNF35$500
19190P33Josh Robertson 8-32 Laps0DNF34$500
2018-206Jarrett Rendel 7-33 Laps0DNF33$500
218-1316Garrett Wiles 4-36 Laps0DNF32$500
2214-820CChad White 4-36 Laps0DNF31$500
Consolation Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+223NZMick Quin 100.00010Running0$0
22020Jim Plotts 10-2.6760Running0$0
38+506Jarrett Rendel 10-4.8850Running0$0
49+571Rusty Smith 10-5.1820Running0$0
57+2P33Josh Robertson 10-6.3040Running0$0
610+48MCarter Murday 10-7.2110Running30$350
712+522FNicholas Fenner 10-7.5410Running0$0
84-455Michael Archer 10-7.8530Running0$0
96-3E5SChris Sands 10-8.4510Running29$325
105-52Trevor Reed 10-11.2420Running28$300
111-1052Brad Harden 0-10 Laps0DNS27$275
1211-120WJustin White 0-10 Laps0DNS26$250
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1942Chad Finley 15.9630.000
2731AUSPaul Stubber 16.139-0.176
3507Rylee Knoll 16.275-0.312
4430Mark Voigt 16.399-0.436
5614RJeff Roth 16.588-0.625
6252Brad Harden 16.737-0.774
7855Michael Archer 16.848-0.885
81P33Josh Robertson 17.542-1.579
938MCarter Murday 17.798-1.835
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
18F1Payton Freeman 15.5490.000
226MDona Marcoullier 15.788-0.239
3716Garrett Wiles 15.891-0.342
4338Thomas Hunziker 16.431-0.882
5520CChad White 16.606-1.057
6120Jim Plotts 17.092-1.543
792Trevor Reed 18.111-2.562
8406Jarrett Rendel 18.627-3.078
9620WJustin White 18.627-3.078
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1321Billy Moyer Jr15.5880.000
2221BRich Bell 15.658-0.070
3427Eric Spangler 15.677-0.089
4691Rusty Schlenk 15.849-0.261
5514GJoe Godsey 15.889-0.301
6823NZMick Quin 16.602-1.014
79E5SChris Sands 16.980-1.392
8771Rusty Smith 17.384-1.796
9122FNicholas Fenner 17.985-2.397