DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Lincoln Speedway (IL) | Lincoln, IL
Sunday, July 03, 2022

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (217) 764-3200

Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
July 3, 2022
Lincoln Speedway (IL)
1408 Short 11th St
Lincoln, IL 

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

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Late Model Track Record
12.219 seconds by Dennis Erb Jr. on 6/28/09

Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount

Track Info
Track Phone
(217) 764-3200

Track Email

Track Size & Type
0.250; Semi Banked Dirt Oval

Late Model Car Track Record
12.219 seconds by Dennis Erb Jr. on 6/28/09

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

HOW THE DICE ROLLS: Feger Takes Lead from Pierce-Unzicker Collision, Wins at Lincoln

Jason Feger’s third week on the 2022 DIRTcar Summer Nationals trail had seen its struggles.

First, a cut tire while leading his Heat at Fayette County forced him to come from the tail of the Feature to finish eighth on Thursday. Then, another cut tire while running up front in the Feature at Paducah on Friday set him back again.

With 10 laps remaining Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway and leader Bobby Pierce getting away in traffic, it looked as though he’d have to wait yet another day.

And then, caution.

A slow car on the backstretch brought out the yellow, restacking a spread-out field in traffic that had been under green-flag conditions since the beginning. Feger now sat third in line behind only Ryan Unzicker and Pierce; Brian Shirley and Shannon Babb behind him.

Pierce (32) Feger (25) and Unzicker (24) three-wide for the lead (Brendon Bauman Photo)

The green dropped and Feger jumped to the high side, making the move around Unzicker for second and getting a good run on Pierce for the lead as they headed toward the stripe to complete Lap 33.

Feger got such a bite off the top in Turn 4 that he slipped right inside a closing gap between Pierce and Unzicker to his inside; three-wide they crossed the line with Feger only inches ahead. Then, a slide job from Feger to seal the pass into Turn 1, Pierce way up top and Unzicker rolling the bottom.

“I didn’t know what happened,” said Feger, of Bloomington, IL, describing his view from the cockpit of the madness unfolding. “I went into Turn 1 and slid Bobby and came out with the lead. I was thinking I was gonna get crossed-over.”

Feger drag-raced Unzicker into Turn 3 and had the advantage by corner exit. But behind him, Pierce was hot on the case, and made contact with Unzicker at the apex of the corner, sending him around and bringing out the yellow again.

“I heard the yellow come out and thought ‘Oh no, Bobby’s gonna get the lead back,’” Feger said. “I’m like, ‘Shoot, I’m definitely not going to win now.’ I guess lucky for me, it was [Pierce and Unzicker] that got into it. I don’t know what happened, I guess it was just a hard racing deal it sounded like to me.”

Under yellow, Unzicker and Pierce were determined to be part of the caution and were both sent to the rear of the field for the restart. This handed the lead over to Feger with seven laps left and four-time Hell Tour champion Babb right behind him.

Feger (25) defends from Babb (18) in the final laps (Brendon Bauman Photo)

The field went back to green, and the battle was on for the lead; Feger hustling the high side and Babb looking to make the pass down low. With the white flag in the air, Babb got a great bite off Turn 2 and briefly nosed ahead into the lead. But Feger’s momentum up top pulled through and defended against Babb’s last-ditch effort in Turn 4 to hang on and score his first Summer Nationals victory of the season.

“Shannon raced me clean there at the end, and I thought he had a chance to throw a slider on me and he didn’t do it,” Feger said.

Finally, Feger’s luck had turned around. He finished off what had been a trying week with a $5,000 check in the air and a grandstand packed full of fans cheering as he celebrated in Victory Lane for the 22nd time in his Summer Nationals career.

“It just feels good to finally get the monkey off our back,” Feger said. “We’ve been really fast the whole tour, and I feel like we’ve had a car capable to win every night, but just had some back luck and haven’t been in a position to get it done.”


The Summer Nationals takes the next three days off and resumes Thursday, July 7, at Macon Speedway for the 42nd running of the Herald & Review 100. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 40 Laps | 00:17:22.994

  1. 25-Jason Feger[4]; 2. 18-Shannon Babb[3]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley[2]; 4. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[6]; 5. 38J-Jake Little[7]; 6. T6- Tommy Sheppard Jr[11]; 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker[9]; 8. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 9. F1-Payton Freeman[5]; 10. 14G-Joe Godsey[8]; 11. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[10]; 12. 21B-Rich Bell[14]; 13. 4D-Doug Tye[13]; 14. 26M-Brent McKinnon[12]; 15. 30-Mark Voigt[15]; 16. 23NZ-Mick Quin[17]; 17. B15-Bob Sidener[20]; 18. T22-Tegan Evans[19]; 19. 38-Thomas Hunziker[18]; 20. 14R-Jeff Roth[16]
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Feature Results
14+325Jason Feger 400.0008Running75$5,000
23+118Shannon Babb 40-0.4770Running70$2,500
32-13SBrian Shirley 40-1.9731Running65$2,000
46+221Billy Moyer Jr40-2.2030Running60$1,600
57+238JJake Little 40-3.0430Running55$1,400
611+5T6Tommy Sheppard Jr40-3.4180Running50$1,200
79+224Ryan Unzicker 40-3.4700Running48$1,000
81-732Bobby Pierce 40-4.15533Running46$800
95-4F1Payton Freeman 40-5.6190Running44$700
108-214GJoe Godsey 40-8.7070Running42$600
1110-131AUSPaul Stubber 39-1 Laps0Running40$500
1214+221BRich Bell 39-1 Laps0Running39$500
131304DDoug Tye 39-1 Laps0Running38$500
1412-226MBrent McKinnon 39-1 Laps0Running37$500
1515030Mark Voigt 39-1 Laps0Running36$500
1617+123NZMick Quin 37-3 Laps0Running35$500
1720+3B15Bob Sidener 30-10 Laps0DNF34$500
1819+1T22Tegan Evans 27-13 Laps0DNF33$500
1918-138Thomas Hunziker 8-32 Laps0DNF32$500
2016-414RJeff Roth 0-40 Laps0DNF31$500
Heat 1 Results
11018Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL0.000
23+125Jason Feger Bloomington, IL-0.582
32-138JJake Little Springfield, IL-2.172
44031AUSPaul Stubber Bunbury, WAU-3.016
5504DDoug Tye Troy, IL-6.156
67+114RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR-6.331
76-1T22Tegan Evans Clinton, IA117.035
Heat 2 Results
1103SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL0.000
220F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA-0.389
33014GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-1.252
440T6Tommy Sheppard JrNew Berlin, IL-1.705
55021BRich Bell Sheffield, IL-3.790
67+123NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-12.765
76-1B15Bob Sidener Springfield, IL-19.024
Heat 3 Results
12+132Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL0.000
21-121Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR-0.746
34+124Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL-1.580
43-126MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL-1.922
55030Mark Voigt Marine, IL-4.740
66038Thomas Hunziker Bend, OR-5.349
Qualifying Results
1618Shannon Babb 13.3360.000
2238JJake Little 13.348-0.012
3725Jason Feger 13.464-0.128
4331AUSPaul Stubber 13.660-0.324
544DDoug Tye 13.998-0.662
61T22Tegan Evans 14.276-0.940
7514RJeff Roth 14.474-1.138
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
133SBrian Shirley 13.6160.000
27F1Payton Freeman 13.692-0.076
3614GJoe Godsey 13.703-0.087
45T6Tommy Sheppard Jr13.821-0.205
5421BRich Bell 13.829-0.213
61B15Bob Sidener 14.773-1.157
7223NZMick Quin 15.031-1.415
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
1121Billy Moyer Jr13.7780.000
2632Bobby Pierce 13.853-0.075
3226MBrent McKinnon 13.986-0.208
4524Ryan Unzicker 14.051-0.273
5330Mark Voigt 14.692-0.914
6438Thomas Hunziker 14.746-0.968