DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN
Sunday, July 10, 2022

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (812) 768-5995

Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
July 10, 2022
Tri-State Speedway
9981 South US Highway 41
Haubstadt, IN 

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

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Sprint Car Track Record
11.110 seconds by Sammy Swindell on 10/8/04

Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand
Bleacher; Seats in the reserved section have seat backs

Stadium Seating
Stadium chairs are allowed in GA only, stadium chairs are not permitted in reserved seating; No lawn chairs.

Handicapped Seating
East side stands

Pit Age Limit
There is not an age limit for the pit area at this event. Minors aged 17 and younger must submit a fully-executed minor “Parental Consent, Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement/Minor's Assumption of Risk and Release and Waiver of Liability by.” These will be available at the Pit Ticket Windows

Personal Coolers
Yes, we still allow coolers to be brought in, but the maximum size is 15 x 15 x 15 inches


Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase at the track

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free Camping - permitted overnight in designated area at track. No hookups. Please park in designated area for campers or you will be asked to move even if you have already set up. No open campfires. Please take your burnt charcoals with you or dispose of them in appropriate containers in the trash barrels. Do not dump the coals in the grass. Swimming or fishing in private lake is not permitted. As a courtesy to others, we ask you not to save spots or take up more space than is necessary for your motorhome/camper. Personal vehicles arriving later must park in the main parking area. Please be courteous of other campers and our neighbors. No loud music, dumping of trash or trespassing on the neighbors properties.

Closest Airport
13 miles: Evansville, IN (EVV / KEVV) Evansville Regional Airport (Domestic)

Other Airport
Louisville, KY (SDF / KSDF) Louisville International Airport (international)

Track Info
Track Phone
(812) 768-5995

Track Size & Type
0.250; high banked

Sprint Car Track Record
11.110 seconds by Sammy Swindell on 10/8/04

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

DRIVE FOR FIVE: Pierce Conquers Freeman’s Challenge to Win at Tri-State

In the ultimate showing of rookie vs. veteran, a packed Tri-State Speedway was treated to a memorable show in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals’ return for the first time in over four years Sunday night.

It was a high-speed chase through lapped traffic, starring two of the Hell Tour’s brightest young stars – four-time and reigning champion Bobby Pierce versus Payton Freeman – the rookie from Commerce, GA, racing the high banks of Tri-State for the first time.

Pierce (32) and Freeman (F1) trade slide jobs for the lead (Josh James Artwork)

Freeman beat Pierce out of Turn 2 to take the lead on the opening lap, using the famed Tri-State cushion to its max, charged with momentum from the outside lane. He led the first 13 circuits of the race on the ragged edge, with more urgency in traffic than he’d ever shown before, surprising even Pierce.

“It was kinda like last night, I really had to get up on the wheel if I was going to catch and pass [Freeman],” Pierce said. “He was doing good, and then we got in lapped traffic and we were getting through there well.”

Catching the tail of the field only five laps in, Freeman pulled Pierce through traffic until the yellow came out 11 laps in, erasing the sizable gap he’d established.

On the restart, Freeman launched strong, but so did Pierce. Freeman sent it in hard on the cushion in Turns 3-4 and caught a right-rear full of black dirt, slowing him down just enough for Pierce to pounce with a slide job for the lead into Turns 1-2. Freeman answered back with a slider of his own in 3-4, but Pierce sealed the deal with another slide job back by the F1 in Turns 1-2.

“I had a really good restart, and he just made that one bobble there when I had a good run off of Turn 4 that allowed me to slide him in 1,” said Pierce, of Oakwood, IL. “He came down [to my pit area after the race] and I was like, ‘Heck, we could’ve done that the whole race, it was a lot of fun.’”

Now in control of the race, Pierce immediately tried to run away and hide, but Freeman didn’t back down. Another restart three laps later saw Pierce get the jump and Freeman following within a second-and-a-half. Back into traffic the two went, staying within two seconds of each other, weaving in-and-out of multiple waves of slower cars.

“When I got to lapped traffic, it was kind of the same thing – just get by them as quick as I can,” Pierce said. “It got hairy there a few times.”

Pierce has 45 career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature wins (Josh James Artwork)

Pierce appeared to be pulling away even further in the final laps, until the caution was displayed one final time with eight laps left on the board. Though he got another good jump on the restart, Pierce knew all it would take was one mistake for the field behind him to have a shot at the lead.

“I knew even when I was in second, it’s hard to get a good enough run on someone and slide them unless they make a mistake,” Pierce said. “So, I was just trying not to make any mistakes for those first few laps.”

In the end, Freeman was unable to catch Pierce, coming up nearly three seconds short of his first Summer Nationals win at the line. Pierce crossed comfortably for his fifth triumph on tour this season.


The DIRTcar Summer Nationals takes Monday and Tuesday off before returning to action Wednesday, July 13, in the tour’s debut at Montpelier Motor Speedway. If you can’t be at the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision.


Feature 40 Laps | 00:21:43.125

  1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. F1-Payton Freeman[2]; 3. 14G-Joe Godsey[3]; 4. 10J-Jordan Bauer[8]; 5. 19X-Cody Bauer[12]; 6. 16C-John Clippinger[4]; 7. 4-Jason Suhre[14]; 8. 44-Blaze Burwell[9]; 9. 99-Dylan Thompson[15]; 10. 16-Rusty Griffaw[7]; 11. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[5]; 12. 17SS-Brenden Smith[18]; 13. 4D-Doug Tye[13]; 14. 14R-Jeff Roth[19]; 15. 7S-Jeff Sloan[17]; 16. 17W-Greg Williams[21]; 17. 30-Mark Voigt[10]; 18. 23NZ-Mick Quin[22]; 19. 38-Thomas Hunziker[20]; 20. 21- Billy Moyer Jr[6]; 21. 91-Rusty Schlenk[11]; 22. 89-Jeremy Anderson[16]
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Feature Results
11032Bobby Pierce 400.00028Running78$5,000
220F1Payton Freeman 40-2.71713Running73$2,500
33014GJoe Godsey 40-5.0210Running68$2,000
48+410JJordan Bauer 40-7.0390Running63$1,600
512+719XCody Bauer 40-7.7470Running58$1,400
64-216CJohn Clippinger 40-8.5430Running53$1,200
714+74Jason Suhre 40-8.8400Running51$1,000
89+144Blaze Burwell 40-10.7860Running49$800
915+699Dylan Thompson 39-1 Laps0Running47$700
107-316Rusty Griffaw 39-1 Laps0Running45$600
115-631AUSPaul Stubber 39-1 Laps0Running43$500
1218+617SSBrenden Smith 38-2 Laps0Running42$500
131304DDoug Tye 38-2 Laps0Running41$500
1419+514RJeff Roth 38-2 Laps0Running40$500
1517+27SJeff Sloan 38-2 Laps0Running39$500
1621+517WGreg Williams 38-2 Laps0Running38$500
1710-730Mark Voigt 30-10 Laps0DNF37$500
1822+423NZMick Quin 28-12 Laps0DNF36$500
1920+138Thomas Hunziker 26-14 Laps0DNF35$500
206-1421Billy Moyer Jr10-30 Laps0DNF34$500
2111-1091Rusty Schlenk 9-31 Laps0DNF33$500
2216-689Jeremy Anderson 3-37 Laps0DNF32$500
Consolation Race Results
12+189Jeremy Anderson 100.00010Running0$0
21-17SJeff Sloan 10-4.8440Running0$0
33017SSBrenden Smith 10-5.3340Running0$0
44017WGreg Williams 10-6.1960Running0$0
56+138Thomas Hunziker 10-7.1700Running0$0
68+217Lee Williams 10-8.5820Running31$0
75-211Robby Moore 10-9.7760Running30$0
89+114RJeff Roth 10-10.2750Running0$0
912+318MJimmy Miller 10-11.8250Running29$0
1010023NZMick Quin 10-13.7500Running0$0
1113+281Mark Cole 9-1 Laps0Running28$0
1211-143RRobert Tincher 7-3 Laps0DNF27$0
137-622Aaron Edwards 4-6 Laps0DNF26$0
Heat 1 Results
12+114GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN0.000
21-116CJohn Clippinger Evansville, IN-1.890
33016Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO-2.948
44030Mark Voigt Marine, IL-7.649
58+34DDoug Tye Troy, IL-7.916
65-17SJeff Sloan Charleston, MO-8.825
77017WGreg Williams Haubstadt, IN-9.702
89+122Aaron Edwards Clarksville, TN-11.041
96-323NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-12.526
1010081Mark Cole Evansville, IN-3.308
Heat 2 Results
110F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA0.000
22031AUSPaul Stubber Bunbury, WAU-1.621
34+110JJordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL-2.173
45+191Rusty Schlenk McClure, OH-7.467
53-24Jason Suhre Highland, IL-8.148
67+189Jeremy Anderson Princeton, KY-9.732
76-111Robby Moore Broseley, MO-14.526
88017Lee Williams Haubstadt, IN-0.760
99043RRobert Tincher French Lick, IN58.869
Heat 3 Results
11032Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL0.000
22021Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR-2.235
33044Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL-4.524
45+119XCody Bauer Farwell, MI-4.795
54-199Dylan Thompson Paducah, KY-5.171
66017SSBrenden Smith Dade City, FL-7.558
79+238Thomas Hunziker Bend, OR-9.063
87-114RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR-9.610
98-118MJimmy Miller Highland, IL52.116
Qualifying Results
1116CJohn Clippinger 14.3740.000
2514GJoe Godsey 14.667-0.293
3216Rusty Griffaw 15.011-0.637
41030Mark Voigt 15.112-0.738
577SJeff Sloan 15.149-0.775
6623NZMick Quin 15.281-0.907
7817WGreg Williams 15.407-1.033
844DDoug Tye 15.545-1.171
9322Aaron Edwards 15.562-1.188
10981Mark Cole 16.330-1.956
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
13F1Payton Freeman 14.0540.000
2531AUSPaul Stubber 14.196-0.142
314Jason Suhre 14.434-0.380
4610JJordan Bauer 14.515-0.461
5791Rusty Schlenk 14.695-0.641
6411Robby Moore 14.791-0.737
7989Jeremy Anderson 15.164-1.110
8217Lee Williams 15.651-1.597
9843RRobert Tincher 17.390-3.336
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
1832Bobby Pierce 14.1430.000
2521Billy Moyer Jr14.441-0.298
3744Blaze Burwell 14.684-0.541
4199Dylan Thompson 15.015-0.872
5219XCody Bauer 15.098-0.955
6617SSBrenden Smith 15.186-1.043
7414RJeff Roth 15.311-1.168
8318MJimmy Miller 15.515-1.372
9938Thomas Hunziker 15.634-1.491