DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
June 22, 2022
Adams County (IL) Speedway
8000 Broadway
Quincy, IL 

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

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$5,000.00

Track Info
Track Phone
(217) 242-5055

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

GREAT FEELING: Pierce Survives Late Restart, Wins 44th of Career at Adams County

Right as he was rolling trackside for the Feature, reigning DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Bobby Pierce caught a positive wave of energy. Inside, he knew Wednesday night’s return to Adams County Raceway (IL) for the first time since 2019 was going to go well for he and the #32 crew.

“I felt great before the Feature,” he said. “Just before we took the green, I felt like the car was good on the warmup laps. I had a great feeling.”

Jacy Norgaard Photo

Pierce used the low side of the quarter-mile for the majority of the race, making moves to the inside of his competition to take the lead in the first half and the eventual trip to Hell Tour Victory Lane for the 44th time in his career.

“I started fifth on the bottom, and realized I had to move up and get going on top,” Pierce said of his lane choice in the opening laps. “I did and I was rolling, and I passed a car or two, and then I was the first one to go back down and find that really low line in Turns 1-2.

“When I found it, in a couple laps it seemed like I was in the lead. It changed that quick.”

Though he made quick work of the opponents in front of him en route to the lead, keeping them behind him got hairy in the home stretch. A caution was thrown with three laps remaining, which erased Pierce’s lead and put a hungry Shannon Babb right on his rear bumper.

Pierce mashed the throttle in Turn 4 and pulled away from Babb, leaving the others behind him as he crossed the stripe for his third Summer Nationals Feature win of the 2022 campaign.

“At that point, I didn’t really think anyone would have anything on the top,” Pierce said. “If I got pressured, maybe I could turn it up a notch and do something.

Pierce (32) reeling-in Max Blair (111v) for position (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

“I wasn’t too worried, I just knew I had to hit my marks the last few laps and not allow anything to happen.”

Babb, of Moweaqua, IL, came home second after spending the entire race inside the podium. Max Blair, of Centerville, PA, garnered his third-consecutive podium finish in his last three Summer Nationals starts with a third-place Wednesday night. Ryan Unzicker and Brian Shirley rounded-out the top-five.

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals next heads to its birthplace on Thursday, June 23 – Spoon River Speedway in Lewiston, IL. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 40 Laps | 00:16:42.305

  1. 32-Bobby Pierce[5]; 2. 18-Shannon Babb[4]; 3. 111V-Max Blair[2]; 4. 24-Ryan Unzicker[6]; 5. 3S-Brian Shirley[9]; 6. 25- Jason Feger[11]; 7. 86-Kyle Beard[7]; 8. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[20]; 9. 36-Logan Martin[18]; 10. 42-Mckay Wenger[1]; 11. 14G-Joe Godsey[10]; 12. 81E-Tanner English[15]; 13. F1-Payton Freeman[13]; 14. 44-Blaze Burwell[3]; 15. 77-Preston Luckman[19]; 16. 31-Paul Stubber[14]; 17. 4D-Doug Tye[8]; 18. 97-Cade Dillard[17]; 19. 10-Garrett Smith[12]; 20. 30-Mark Voigt[22]; 21. 7B-Mark Burgtorf[21]; 22. 29-Spencer Diercks[16]
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
15+432Bobby Pierce 400.00028Running80$5,000
24+218Shannon Babb 40-1.1331Running75$2,500
32-1111VMax Blair 40-1.72112Running70$2,000
46+224Ryan Unzicker 40-2.5520Running65$1,600
59+43SBrian Shirley 40-3.2060Running60$1,400
611+525Jason Feger 40-3.2810Running55$1,200
77086Kyle Beard 40-3.8910Running53$1,000
820+1299JRFrank Heckenast Jr40-4.4750Running51$800
918+936Logan Martin 40-4.8380Running49$700
101-942Mckay Wenger 40-5.4190Running47$600
1110-114GJoe Godsey 40-5.6520Running45$500
1215+381ETanner English 40-6.0120Running44$500
13130F1Payton Freeman 40-6.0610Running43$500
143-1144Blaze Burwell 40-6.5470Running42$500
1519+477Preston Luckman 38-2 Laps0Running41$500
1614-231Paul Stubber 38-2 Laps0Running40$500
178-94DDoug Tye 38-2 Laps0Running39$500
1817-197Cade Dillard 37-3 Laps0DNF38$500
1912-710Garrett Smith 36-4 Laps0DNF37$500
2022+230Mark Voigt 23-17 Laps0DNF36$500
212107BMark Burgtorf 18-22 Laps0DNF35$500
2216-629Spencer Diercks 9-31 Laps0DNF34$500
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+197Cade Dillard 120.00012Running0$0
24+236Logan Martin 12-1.6530Running0$0
31-299JRFrank Heckenast Jr12-2.9940Running0$0
46+238JJake Little 12-3.1000Running33$350
58+330Mark Voigt 12-6.7960Running0$0
63-31STJustin Reed 12-7.3060Running32$325
75-211Gordy Gundaker 12-8.0210Running31$300
812+477Preston Luckman 12-9.4650Running0$0
910+111TTrevor Gundaker 12-10.6830Running30$250
107-315Justin Duty 12-11.7410Running29$200
1114+30Deshawn Gingerich 12-11.9110Running28$175
1213+17BMark Burgtorf 12-13.1600Running0$0
1311-214RJeff Roth 12-13.8250Running27$150
149-512Brandon Queen 11-1 Laps0Running26$125
1515025TTucker Finch 11-1 Laps0Running25$100
1616023Chad Walter 11-1 Laps0Running24$75
Consolation Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+17BMark Burgtorf 100.00010Running0$0
23+10Deshawn Gingerich 10-4.9960Running0$0
36+325TTucker Finch 10-5.9220Running0$0
44023Chad Walter 10-12.8750Running0$0
57+223NZMick Quin 9-1 Laps0Running0$0
68+2T8Tim Gauntt 9-1 Laps0Running0$0
75-226MBrent McKinnon 1-9 Laps0DNF0$0
81-791Rusty Schlenk 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
99017AAustin Howes 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
110111VMax Blair Centerville, PA0.000
23+132Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL0.000
32-13SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL0.000
45+1F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA0.000
54-199JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL0.000
66011Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO0.000
77012Brandon Queen Keokuk, IA0.000
810+291Rusty Schlenk McClure, OHDNS
98-126MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, ILDNS
109-117AAustin Howes Memphis, MODNS
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
13+218Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL0.000
24+224Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL0.000
38+514GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN0.000
41-331Paul Stubber Bunbury, WAU0.000
55097Cade Dillard Robeline, LA0.000
67+138JJake Little Springfield, IL0.000
72-511TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO0.000
86-27BMark Burgtorf Quincy, IL0.000
99025TTucker Finch Jacksonvile, IL0.000
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11042Mckay Wenger Fairbury, IL0.000
22086Kyle Beard Trumann, AR0.000
34+125Jason Feger Bloomington, IL0.000
43-181ETanner English Benton, KY0.000
56+11STJustin Reed Camp Point, IL0.000
65-115Justin Duty Mulino, OR0.000
77014RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR0.000
89+10Deshawn Gingerich Dover, PA0.000
98-123NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ0.000
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+144Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL0.000
21-14DDoug Tye Troy, IL0.000
33010Garrett Smith Eatonton, GA0.000
44029Spencer Diercks Davenport, IA0.000
58+336Logan Martin West Plains, MO0.000
65-130Mark Voigt Marine, IL0.000
77077Preston Luckman Coos Bay, OR0.000
89+123Chad Walter Jacksonville, MO0.000
96-3T8Tim Gauntt Brighton, IL0.000
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
16111VMax Blair 13.3560.000
233SBrian Shirley 13.502-0.146
3932Bobby Pierce 13.640-0.284
4799JRFrank Heckenast Jr13.872-0.516
58F1Payton Freeman 13.953-0.597
6111Gordy Gundaker 14.013-0.657
7512Brandon Queen 14.693-1.337
8426MBrent McKinnon 14.695-1.339
9291Rusty Schlenk 14.695-1.339
101017AAustin Howes 14.695-1.339
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1131Paul Stubber 14.0220.000
2511TTrevor Gundaker 14.104-0.082
3718Shannon Babb 14.175-0.153
4824Ryan Unzicker 14.242-0.220
5297Cade Dillard 14.355-0.333
637BMark Burgtorf 14.603-0.581
7438JJake Little 14.643-0.621
8614GJoe Godsey 14.758-0.736
9925TTucker Finch 14.891-0.869
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1342Mckay Wenger 14.1430.000
2886Kyle Beard 14.396-0.253
3681ETanner English 14.450-0.307
4925Jason Feger 14.725-0.582
5215Justin Duty 14.890-0.747
671STJustin Reed 15.069-0.926
7514RJeff Roth 15.263-1.120
8123NZMick Quin 15.601-1.458
940Deshawn Gingerich 16.618-2.475
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
114DDoug Tye 14.6690.000
2444Blaze Burwell 14.969-0.300
3310Garrett Smith 14.997-0.328
4929Spencer Diercks 15.145-0.476
5830Mark Voigt 15.360-0.691
67T8Tim Gauntt 16.534-1.865
7277Preston Luckman 17.253-2.584
8636Logan Martin 17.253-2.584
9523Chad Walter 15.852-1.183