DIRTcar Summer Nationals/ Summit Modified Nationals
Friday, July 01, 2022

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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals/ Summit Modified Nationals
July 1, 2022
Paducah International Raceway
4445 Shemwell Ln
Paducah, KY 

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

Feature Laps Length

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

To Win Amount

Track Info
Track Phone
(731) 434-9832

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DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

EXPERIENCE MATTERS: Pierce Uses Prior Visits to Win Hell Tour’s Return to Paducah

While the top side of the banking held him up through much of the race, Bobby Pierce may have leaned most on his past experiences at Paducah International Raceway to score his fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season Friday night.

Until Friday, the Hell Tour hadn’t graced the high banks of the big 3/8-mile oval since June 28, 2013. That race was won by the one and only six-time champion and Dirt Late Model Hall-of-Famer Billy Moyer. Also in the field that night – a 16-year-old Bobby Pierce.

Though he finished fifth, the teenage racing sensation showed he was right on the cusp of breaking through to victory. Two nights later, he finally did break through, winning his first career Summer Nationals Feature in front of a home state Illinois crowd.

With his fourth victory of the season, Pierce now has 44 career Summer Nationals Feature wins. (Josh James Artwork)

Nine years and forty-four tour victories later, Pierce still recalls the laps he made around the ultra-fast Paducah, and they might have just played a role in his journey to a dominant victory for $10,000 Friday night.

“I’ve always really liked this racetrack when I was younger; I just haven’t been able to come here in years,” Pierce said. “This was one I wanted to win pretty badly, probably more than any other on the tour, just because this place is so unique. Really, there’s nowhere like it.”

Pierce, the four-time Summer Nationals champion from Oakwood, IL, also has memories of racing at Paducah even before his Super Late Model career started.

“It definitely helped out that I was here in the past,” he said. “The first time I came here was in my Crate Late Model, and I was 12 or 13, I think. That’s pretty young for how big this place is.

“I remember going down the straightaways and having all day to think about my corner entrance because it felt like it took five days to get there with how long the straightaways are.”

He used those long straightaways to the fullest Friday night, stretching out his lead with ease once the race got going after a few early caution periods. Former tour regular Tanner English chased him throughout the 30-lap event, but never could keep pace with Pierce, ultimately settling for second.

Pierce (32) and English (81E) battle for the lead (Josh James Artwork)

After the first two yellows in the opening laps, only one final caution appeared just past the halfway mark. This erased Pierce’s three-plus-second lead and put English right on his bumper for the restart, which Pierce handled with ease, though there’s always the chance he doesn’t launch well.

“You always worry about that, especially going into Turn 1 here,” Pierce said. “With the line I was running, it’s a little bit strange. You go in there and it feels like you’re going 100 miles an hour and that wall is like a quick 90, and it was kinda slick up to it.”


The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on July 2 for a $10,000-to-win Saturday night special at Clarksville Speedway. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 30 Laps | 00:25:37.649

  1. 32-Bobby Pierce[2]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[1]; 3. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[4]; 4. 15-Christian Hanger[7]; 5. 96T-Terry English[8]; 6. 3S-Brian Shirley[11]; 7. 25-Jason Feger[5]; 8. 212-Josh Putnam[14]; 9. 81JR-Jason Riggs[6]; 10. 18-Matt Cooper[12]; 11. 14G-Joe Godsey[17]; 12. 4D-Doug Tye[13]; 13. 30-Mark Voigt[9]; 14. 10-Ronnie Cooper[24]; 15. 31AUS-Paul Stubber[20]; 16. 38-Thomas Hunziker[18]; 17. 26M-Brent McKinnon[21]; 18. 81J-Jack Riggs[16]; 19. 23NZ-Mick Quin[10]; 20. 14R-Jeff Roth[15]; 21. F1-Payton Freeman[22]; 22. 99-Dylan Thompson[3]; 23. 22-Aaron Edwards[23]; 24. 15F-Richard Frost[19]
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Feature Results
12+132Bobby Pierce 300.00030Running75$10,000
21-181ETanner English 30-5.1200Running70$5,000
34+121Billy Moyer Jr30-8.0240Running65$3,000
47+315Christian Hanger 30-9.6220Running60$2,000
58+396TTerry English 30-10.3230Running55$1,800
611+53SBrian Shirley 30-10.8650Running50$1,600
75-225Jason Feger 30-13.6470Running48$1,400
814+6212Josh Putnam 30-15.1040Running46$1,200
96-381JRJason Riggs 30-15.5510Running44$1,000
1012+218Matt Cooper 30-19.2160Running42$700
1117+614GJoe Godsey 29-1 Laps0Running40$500
1213+14DDoug Tye 29-1 Laps0Running39$500
139-430Mark Voigt 28-2 Laps0Running38$500
1424+1010Ronnie Cooper 28-2 Laps0Running37$500
1520+531AUSPaul Stubber 28-2 Laps0Running36$500
1618+238Thomas Hunziker 13-17 Laps0DNF35$500
1721+426MBrent McKinnon 12-18 Laps0DNF34$500
1816-281JJack Riggs 2-28 Laps0DNF33$500
1910-923NZMick Quin 2-28 Laps0DNF32$500
2015-514RJeff Roth 2-28 Laps0DNF31$500
2122+1F1Payton Freeman 2-28 Laps0DNF30$500
223-1999Dylan Thompson 2-28 Laps0DNF29$500
2323022Aaron Edwards 2-28 Laps0DNF28$500
2419-515FRichard Frost 1-29 Laps0DNF27$500
Heat 1 Results
12+132Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL0.000
23+121Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR-3.810
36+315Christian Hanger Winchester, TN-5.604
44023NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-10.239
5504DDoug Tye Troy, IL-13.317
67+181JJack Riggs NOLENSVILLE, TN5.747
78+115FRichard Frost Clarksville, TNDNS
81-7F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GADQ
Heat 2 Results
11099Dylan Thompson Paducah, KY0.000
23+125Jason Feger Bloomington, IL-0.554
32-196TTerry English Benton, KY-2.375
45+13SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL-4.112
54-1212Josh Putnam Florence, AL-5.745
66014GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-6.060
78+131AUSPaul Stubber Bunbury, WAU-9.732
87-122Aaron Edwards Clarksville, TN-11.398
Heat 3 Results
11081ETanner English Benton, KY0.000
22081JRJason Riggs College Grove, TN-4.608
33030Mark Voigt Marine, IL-4.797
46+218Matt Cooper McKenzie, TN-7.733
54-114RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR-8.914
67+138Thomas Hunziker Bend, OR-9.715
75-226MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL-10.078
88010Ronnie Cooper McKenzie, TN5.878
Qualifying Results
11F1Payton Freeman 15.5990.000
2432Bobby Pierce 15.798-0.199
3721Billy Moyer Jr16.290-0.691
4323NZMick Quin 16.633-1.034
554DDoug Tye 16.675-1.076
6615Christian Hanger 16.682-1.083
7881JJack Riggs 17.059-1.460
8215FRichard Frost 17.059-1.460
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1599Dylan Thompson 15.8530.000
2196TTerry English 16.251-0.398
3825Jason Feger 16.322-0.469
43212Josh Putnam 16.416-0.563
543SBrian Shirley 16.493-0.640
6614GJoe Godsey 16.738-0.885
7222Aaron Edwards 16.786-0.933
8731AUSPaul Stubber 16.842-0.989
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
1581ETanner English 16.8640.000
2381JRJason Riggs 16.938-0.074
3430Mark Voigt 17.446-0.582
4214RJeff Roth 17.502-0.638
5726MBrent McKinnon 17.803-0.939
6618Matt Cooper 17.851-0.987
7138Thomas Hunziker 18.155-1.291
8810Ronnie Cooper 18.215-1.351