Birthday Race
Oakshade Raceway | Wauseon, OH
Saturday, July 16, 2022
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Event Info

Birthday Race
July 16, 2022
Oakshade Raceway
12985 County Rd 14-2
Wauseon, OH 

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

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

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
(419) 337-6850

Track Email
phbus2@netzero.com

Track Size & Type
0.375;

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

PIECE OF CAKE: Moran Wins 24th Annual Birthday Race at Oakshade

His father Donnie did it in 1999, and now Devin Moran has a big slice of Birthday Race cake cut all for himself.

Moran took the lead from Colin Shipley on Lap 10 and never looked back, leading the final 31 circuits around Oakshade Raceway Saturday night en route to Victory Lane in the 24th running of the Birthday Race.

“To win the Birthday Race is pretty cool,” said Moran, of Dresden, OH. “I never get to come up here, but it’s a home-state track. To come out here and win is definitely a lot of fun.”

Shipley (44) racing with Schlenk (91) (Jim DenHamer Photo)

He and father Donnie Moran now join six-time Hell Tour champion Billy Moyer and son Billy Moyer Jr. as the only two father-son duos to win the coveted Summer Nationals event.

“The crowd and the fanbase here are pretty electric, and it’s a lot of fun to come race in front of these guys,” Moran said. “To win it with my dad is pretty badass.”

Moran took the green from third on the starting grid and wasted zero time in his charge to the front, getting around Payton Freeman for second on Lap 2 and setting his sights on leader Shipley, who was nearly two seconds ahead at one point.

When 16-year-old Shipley, of Weston, OH, reached lapped traffic and overshot Turns 1-2 on Lap 10, Moran was ready to pounce in the bottom lane and zoomed by to capture the top spot.

“I was just being patient and letting [Shipley] go as hard as he could,” Moran said. “I knew eventually, he was going to mess-up a little bit. When he did, I slid underneath him and tried to hold on from there.”

But his fight wasn’t done there. Moran encountered a heavy challenge from six-time Oakshade track champion Rusty Schlenk in the closing stages. Schlenk, of McClure, OH, worked his way up through the top-five after starting eighth and came to life in the second half. He pressured Moran heavily after a restart with 13-to-go, then threw a big slide job at him to take the lead for one turn before Moran crossed him back over in Turn 4 to regain the spot.

Moran (9) holding off challenges from Schlenk (91) (Jim DenHamer Photo)

Despite more pressure from the #91 in the final laps, Moran was able to hold on to score the $10,000 check and his fourth career Summer Nationals Feature win.

Schlenk held on for second while Bobby Pierce crossed in third after dropping as low as eighth at one point early on. Payton Freeman bagged his fifth top-five finish of the season with a fourth-place run, and defending track champion Devin Shiels rounded-out the top-five.

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models are back in action Sunday, July 17, for the tour debut at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, OH. If you can’t be there in person, watch every lap live on DIRTVison.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 40 Laps | 00:24:33.927

  1. 9-Devin Moran[3]; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[8]; 3. 32-Bobby Pierce[4]; 4. F1-Payton Freeman[2]; 5. 51S-Devin Shiels[10]; 6. 44S-Colin Shipley[1]; 7. 71DS-Drew Smith[17]; 8. 27H-Ken Hahn[13]; 9. 30-Mark Voigt[21]; 10. 14G-Joe Godsey[7]; 11. 71- Rusty Smith[23]; 12. 1N-Casey Noonan[22]; 13. 77K-Steve Kester[14]; 14. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[5]; 15. 8-Rob Anderzack[12]; 16. 4D-Doug Tye[15]; 17. 75-Dusty Moore[19]; 18. 22-Brad Eitniear[20]; 19. 63-Terry Rushlow[6]; 20. 55-Jeep Van Wormer[18]; 21. 34-Herb Reich[16]; 22. 53-Hillard Miller[9]; 23. R4-Rich Ruff[11]; 24. 14R-Jeff Roth[24]
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+29Devin Moran 400.00031Running80$10,000
28+691Rusty Schlenk 400.0000Running75$5,000
34+132Bobby Pierce 400.0000Running70$3,000
42-2F1Payton Freeman 400.0000Running65$2,000
510+551SDevin Shiels 400.0000Running60$1,800
61-544SColin Shipley 400.0009Running55$1,600
717+1071DSDrew Smith 400.0000Running53$1,400
813+527HKen Hahn 400.0000Running51$1,200
921+1230Mark Voigt 400.0000Running49$1,000
107-314GJoe Godsey 400.0000Running47$700
1123+1271Rusty Smith 39-1 Laps0Running45$500
1222+101NCasey Noonan 30-10 Laps0DNF44$500
1314+177KSteve Kester 27-13 Laps0DNF43$500
145-921Billy Moyer Jr19-21 Laps0DNF42$500
1512-38Rob Anderzack 19-21 Laps0DNF41$500
1615-14DDoug Tye 19-21 Laps0DNF40$500
1719+275Dusty Moore 18-22 Laps0DNF39$500
1820+222Brad Eitniear 18-22 Laps0DNF38$500
196-1363Terry Rushlow 17-23 Laps0DNF37$500
2018-255Jeep Van Wormer 15-25 Laps0DNF36$500
2116-534Herb Reich 12-28 Laps0DNF35$500
229-1353Hillard Miller 8-32 Laps0DNF34$500
2311-12R4Rich Ruff 7-33 Laps0DNF33$500
2424014RJeff Roth 3-37 Laps0DNF32$500
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+375Dusty Moore 00.0000Running0$0
26+422Brad Eitniear 0-5.0680Running0$0
35+249LMatt Lindsey 0-6.7100Running31$350
49+506Jake Rendel 0-9.1250Running30$325
53-231AUSJoe Chalmers 0-9.9800Running29$300
67+122FNicholas Fenner 0-1.1730Running28$250
712+520Jim Plotts 0103.6400Running27$200
88023NZMick Quin 0118.3460Running26$175
91-87Drake Troutman 0160.0580Running25$150
1010030Mark Voigt 0152.6840Running0$0
1115+439Brandon Moore 0147.5830Running24$125
1214+214RJeff Roth 0168.6320Running0$0
1316+3P0Jeff Robertson 0166.8700Running23$100
1413-11NCasey Noonan 0164.9250Running0$0
1511-423Brad Wade 0164.9250DNS22$0
162-1467Chris Keller 0164.9250DNS21$0
Consolation Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
17+61NCasey Noonan 00.0000Running0$0
22039Brandon Moore 0-6.2740Running0$0
34+147JCody Laney 042.8530Running0$0
411+7P33Josh Robertson 0108.9360Running0$0
512+7G15Jacob Gamber 0108.9360DNS0$0
65-150Ryan Missler 0108.9360DNS0$0
71-6D3Dan Gehring 0108.9360DNS0$0
89+187Jeff Geis 0108.9360DNS0$0
93-671Rusty Smith 0108.9360DNS0$0
1010036Joel Morton 0108.9360DNS0$0
1113+228Steve Reeves 0108.9360DNS0$0
128-456BJ Gregory 0108.9360DNS0$0
1314+110Chad Doxsee 0108.9360DNS0$0
146-819JHJimmy Houston 0108.9360DNS0$0
Consolation Race 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
112+1114RJeff Roth 00.0000Running0$0
25+3P0Jeff Robertson 0-11.5120Running0$0
32-122JRBill Reeves Jr0-13.0710Running0$0
44095MSteve Miller 0114.3360Running0$0
51-438Thomas Hunziker 0114.3360Running0$0
613+742*Bob Mayer 0114.3360Running0$0
710+399JRFrank Heckenast Jr0114.3360Running0$0
89+1E55Chris Sands 0114.3360Running0$0
97-255RKevin Mack 0114.3360Running0$0
106-4LIL91Carter Schlenk 0114.3360Running0$0
118-359Adam Lantz 0114.3360Running0$0
123-98MStephen Mills 0114.3360Running0$0
1311-29MMatthew Chapman 0114.3360Running0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+132Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL0.000
24+214GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-1.644
35+227HKen Hahn Gibsonburg, OH-2.713
43-17Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA-4.497
58+322FNicholas Fenner Morenci, MI-6.168
660D3Dan Gehring Pettisville, OH120.047
79+247JCody Laney Hicksville, OH169.053
81-71NCasey Noonan Sylvania, OH169.053
97-214RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR169.053
10100G15Jacob Gamber Wauseon, OHDNS
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11021Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR0.000
22091Rusty Schlenk McClure, OH-1.355
310+777KSteve Kester Holland, OH-3.610
45+167Chris Keller Adrian, MI-4.455
57+223NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-7.142
66039Brandon Moore Bryan, OH-6.301
73-450Ryan Missler Bellevue, OH142.002
84-456BJ Gregory Swanton, OH201.778
98-136Joel Morton Hudson, MI201.778
109-128Steve Reeves Sherwood, OHDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+144SColin Shipley Weston, OH0.000
23+153Hillard Miller Defiance, OH6.980
34+14DDoug Tye Troy, IL6.413
47+331AUSJoe Chalmers Perth, WAU5.779
56+106Jake Rendel Adrian, MI4.587
61-571Rusty Smith Sylvania, OH12.251
79+219JHJimmy Houston Swanton, OH7.331
85-387Jeff Geis Wauseon, OH87.249
98-1P33Josh Robertson Defiance, OHDNS
1010010Chad Doxsee Swanton, OHDNS
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
13+29Devin Moran Dresden, OH0.000
21-151SDevin Shiels Britton, MI-0.641
35+234Herb Reich Ann Arbor, MI-2.535
46+275Dusty Moore Swanton, OH-6.979
57+230Mark Voigt Marine, IL-9.981
62-438Thomas Hunziker Bend, OR-11.316
78+195MSteve Miller Toledo, OH-13.787
89+155RKevin Mack Defiance, OH84.678
94-599JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL152.902
Heat 5 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+163Terry Rushlow Holland, OH0.000
25+3R4Rich Ruff Adrian, MI-3.112
31-271DSDrew Smith Sylvania, OH-4.309
46+249LMatt Lindsey Adrian, MI-8.207
54-123Brad Wade Dundee, MI-8.836
69+322JRBill Reeves JrBryan, OH-15.630
78+1P0Jeff Robertson Definance, OH-15.630
87-159Adam Lantz Wauseon, OH-15.630
93-69MMatthew Chapman Adrian, MIDNS
Heat 6 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
110F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA0.000
2208Rob Anderzack Swanton, OH-1.941
33055Jeep Van Wormer Pinconning, MI-4.531
44022Brad Eitniear Wauseon, OH-6.268
55020Jim Plotts Holgate, OH-8.762
69+38MStephen Mills Adrian, MI-0.959
770LIL91Carter Schlenk Mcculer, OH-1.125
86-2E55Chris Sands Morenci, MI20.847
98-142*Bob Mayer Holland, OH117.637
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
141NCasey Noonan 14.6070.000
2732Bobby Pierce 14.820-0.213
317Drake Troutman 15.033-0.426
4914GJoe Godsey 15.157-0.550
5527HKen Hahn 15.736-1.129
610D3Dan Gehring 15.882-1.275
7214RJeff Roth 16.297-1.690
8622FNicholas Fenner 16.491-1.884
9347JCody Laney 16.752-2.145
108G15Jacob Gamber 0.00014.607
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1721Billy Moyer Jr14.7250.000
2691Rusty Schlenk 14.895-0.170
3150Ryan Missler 14.957-0.232
4956BJ Gregory 15.201-0.476
5867Chris Keller 15.490-0.765
61039Brandon Moore 15.753-1.028
7323NZMick Quin 15.988-1.263
8436Joel Morton 16.886-2.161
9228Steve Reeves 18.156-3.431
10577KSteve Kester 0.00014.725
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1171Rusty Smith 15.3820.000
2944SColin Shipley 15.470-0.088
3853Hillard Miller 15.484-0.102
444DDoug Tye 15.531-0.149
51087Jeff Geis 15.959-0.577
6306Jake Rendel 16.028-0.646
7731AUSJoe Chalmers 16.073-0.691
86P33Josh Robertson 16.490-1.108
9219JHJimmy Houston 17.171-1.789
10510Chad Doxsee 0.00015.382
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1851SDevin Shiels 14.8880.000
2938Thomas Hunziker 15.024-0.136
379Devin Moran 15.033-0.145
4699JRFrank Heckenast Jr15.142-0.254
5334Herb Reich 15.499-0.611
6275Dusty Moore 15.609-0.721
7430Mark Voigt 15.828-0.940
8595MSteve Miller 16.093-1.205
9155RKevin Mack 16.227-1.339
Qualifying Flight 5 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1171DSDrew Smith 14.9760.000
2763Terry Rushlow 15.031-0.055
359MMatthew Chapman 15.082-0.106
4923Brad Wade 15.143-0.167
58R4Rich Ruff 15.590-0.614
6249LMatt Lindsey 15.765-0.789
7459Adam Lantz 15.979-1.003
86P0Jeff Robertson 16.739-1.763
9322JRBill Reeves Jr17.088-2.112
Qualifying Flight 6 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
16F1Payton Freeman 14.9920.000
238Rob Anderzack 15.098-0.106
3955Jeep Van Wormer 15.138-0.146
4222Brad Eitniear 15.533-0.541
5120Jim Plotts 15.564-0.572
64E55Chris Sands 16.019-1.027
78LIL91Carter Schlenk 16.605-1.613
8542*Bob Mayer 16.854-1.862
978MStephen Mills 16.941-1.949