DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Tri-City Speedway | Granite City, IL
Friday, June 17, 2022

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (618) 931-7836

Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
June 17, 2022
Tri-City Speedway
5100 Nameoki Rd
Granite City, IL 

Event Description
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals makes its annual stop at one of DIRTcar's oldest weekly-sanctioned venues, Tri-City Speedway, for the first $10,000-to-win showdown of the 2022 tour.

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

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Sprint Car Track Record
12.174 seconds by Zach Chappell on 6/14/07

Late Model Track Record
13.904 seconds by Michael Kloos on 8/22/14

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
On the backstretch

Handicapped Seating
Front rows of grandstansds

Personal Coolers
All coolers are prohibited


Credit Card Use
Office, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Race fans that consume alcohol are encouraged to drink responsibly. All alcohol sales will require a picture ID as proof of age; you must be 21 years of age or older. Tri-City Speedway may refuse to serve alcoholic beverages to any person for any reason.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstands

Family Section
no family section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free, No open fires

Track Info
Track Phone
(618) 931-7836

Track Email

Track Size & Type

Sprint Car Track Record
12.174 seconds by Zach Chappell on 6/14/07

Late Model Car Track Record
13.904 seconds by Michael Kloos on 8/22/14

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

REDEMPTION RUN: Pierce Wins Battle with Erb, $10,000 at Tri-City

He broke Thursday night while leading, but Friday night at Tri-City Speedway was Bobby Pierce’s race for redemption.

The four-time and reigning DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion was forced to earn that redemption, however, working his way around fellow Hell Tour champion Dennis Erb Jr. in the second half of the 40-lap main event to claim the first $10,000 check of the season.

To go along with the riches, a nice dose of true Hell Tour experience was served to him on a silver platter.

“Today felt like Hell Tour, for sure,” Pierce, of Oakwood, IL, said. “It was humid, hot. We had a little issue qualifying… it was typical Hell Tour today.”

Pierce (32) battling with Erb (28) (Rich LaBrier Photo)

After making repairs to a broken rear-end after Qualifying, Pierce won his Heat Race and lined up third on the Feature starting grid. Erb jumped out to the lead and held it firmly through the first 27 laps, fending-off multiple challenges from Pierce to his inside on several restarts.

“The cushion was the place to be, but you had to run it so weird, and it was so treacherous up there that it was hard to run,” Pierce said. “I started running that bottom and I think I kinda sucked Erb down. Once he started running the bottom and was mixing it up, we were having a hell of a race.”

Erb continued through the low-middle groove as the race crossed the halfway point. Pierce continued following the bottom lane as well but went a little too low at one point and clipped one of the infield tractor tires on his way through. That’s when he knew it was time to move up and get serious about a move for the lead.

“I actually hit one of the tires shortly before I passed [Erb],” Pierce said. “I hit it coming out of Turn 4 pretty good. I got [it with] the left-front tire and the wheel jumped out of my hand for a second.

“At that point, Dennis was somewhat leaving the door open, and I’d found a little bit of a line under there that the car wasn’t bouncing so bad. I was able to just get enough momentum and I got around him.”

Pierce braved the infamous Tri-City cushion on Lap 27 and made it through smoothly, getting a big boost of speed off Turn 4 to grab the lead away for good and leading the rest of the way to collect his 43rd career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.

Rich LaBrier Photo

Erb held on for second and his second top-five this week; World of Outlaws CASE Late Model Series regular Ryan Gustin rounded out the podium. Shannon Babb finished fourth in his season debut with the tour, Tanner English was fifth and previous points leader Ryan Unzicker drove all the way from a provisional 19th starting spot to finish sixth.


The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model action continues with another $10,000-to-win show Saturday night, June 18, at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 40 Laps | 00:29:06.715

  1. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 2. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[1]; 3. 19R-Ryan Gustin[4]; 4. 18-Shannon Babb[6]; 5. 81E-Tanner English[7]; 6. 24-Ryan Unzicker[19]; 7. 3S-Brian Shirley[10]; 8. 25-Jason Feger[5]; 9. 36-Logan Martin[17]; 10. 111V-Max Blair[12]; 11. 11H-Jeff Herzog[2]; 12. 4G-Bob Gardner[9]; 13. F1-Payton Freeman[23]; 14. 14G-Joe Godsey[11]; 15. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[15]; 16. 10-Daryn Klein[14]; 17. 15D-Justin Duty[13]; 18. 30-Mark Voigt[20]; 19. 26M-Brent McKinnon[21]; 20. 15- Kolby Vandenbergh[18]; 21. 11-Gordy Gundaker[8]; 22. 77-Preston Luckman[16]; 23. 7-Drake Troutman[22]
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Feature Results
13+232Bobby Pierce 400.00014Running80$10,000
21-128Dennis Erb Jr40-3.02827Running75$5,000
34+119RRyan Gustin 40-4.4860Running70$3,000
46+218Shannon Babb 40-6.2170Running65$2,000
57+281ETanner English 40-7.4280Running60$1,800
619+1324Ryan Unzicker 40-9.7910Running55$1,600
710+33SBrian Shirley 40-10.7410Running53$1,400
85-325Jason Feger 40-13.5190Running51$1,200
917+836Logan Martin 40-15.8140Running49$1,000
1012+2111VMax Blair 39-1 Laps0Running47$700
112-911HJeff Herzog 39-1 Laps0Running45$500
129-34GBob Gardner 39-1 Laps0Running44$500
1323+10F1Payton Freeman 39-1 Laps0Running43$500
1411-314GJoe Godsey 39-1 Laps0Running42$500
1515011TTrevor Gundaker 30-10 Laps0DNF41$500
1614-210Daryn Klein 17-23 Laps0DNF40$500
1713-415DJustin Duty 17-23 Laps0DNF39$500
1820+230Mark Voigt 17-23 Laps0DNF38$500
1921+226MBrent McKinnon 15-25 Laps0DNF37$500
2018-215Kolby Vandenbergh 15-25 Laps0DNF36$500
218-1311Gordy Gundaker 5-35 Laps0DNF35$500
2216-677Preston Luckman 5-35 Laps0DNF34$500
2322-17Drake Troutman 1-39 Laps0DNF33$500
Last Chance Showdown Results
12+136Logan Martin 120.00012Running0$0
21-115Kolby Vandenbergh 12-2.5360Running0$0
35+224Ryan Unzicker 12-3.5810Running0$0
440T6Tommy Sheppard Jr12-4.5100Running32$350
57+233Rickey Frankel 12-5.0150Running31$325
66026MBrent McKinnon 12-5.8900Running0$0
711+430Mark Voigt 12-6.6910Running0$0
89+182Billy Laycock 12-7.4350Running30$300
913+435Claude Walker 12-9.1650Running29$250
1012+2F1Payton Freeman 12-9.2860Running0$0
118-314RJeff Roth 12-9.8900Running28$200
1210-24DDoug Tye 12-11.7290Running27$175
1315+214MReid Millard 12-12.1970Running26$150
1414050CKayden Clatt 12-15.0190Running25$125
1516+1T8Tim Gauntt 7-5 Laps0DNF24$100
163-1314Paul Kuper 6-6 Laps0DNF23$75
Consolation Race Results
13+235Claude Walker 100.0008Running0$0
24+250CKayden Clatt 10-3.0411Running0$0
38+514MReid Millard 10-3.7410Running0$0
49+5T8Tim Gauntt 10-12.5900Running0$0
57+223NZMick Quin 9-1 Laps0Running22$0
61-531Paul Stubber 1-9 Laps1DNF21$0
72-50Deshawn Gingerich 0-10 Laps0DNF20$0
810+299JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-10 Laps0DNF18$0
95-44Jason Suhre 0-10 Laps0DNS19$0
106-47Drake Troutman 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
Heat 1 Results
12+132Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL0.000
21-125Jason Feger Bloomington, IL-0.590
34+14GBob Gardner Washington, IL-3.924
46+215DJustin Duty Mulino, OR-4.300
53-215Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland, IL-4.935
68+224Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL-5.133
75-282Billy Laycock Marine, IL-7.810
87-131Paul Stubber Bunbury, WAU-16.041
9904Jason Suhre Highland, IL148.582
10100T8Tim Gauntt Brighton, IL178.891
Heat 2 Results
12+128Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL0.000
21-118Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL-0.993
34+13SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL-1.347
43-110Daryn Klein Trenton, IL-1.932
55036Logan Martin West Plains, MO-2.159
66026MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL-3.524
78+14DDoug Tye Troy, IL-6.186
87-10Deshawn Gingerich Dover, PA-6.982
9907Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA232.296
Heat 3 Results
12+119RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA0.000
21-181ETanner English Benton, KY-2.101
33014GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-6.975
44011TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO-7.338
55014Paul Kuper Aviston, IL-8.294
66033Rickey Frankel Quincy, IL-9.849
77030Mark Voigt Marine, IL-14.660
88035Claude Walker Moro, IL-0.590
99023NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-7.914
Heat 4 Results
12+111HJeff Herzog Festus, MO0.000
25+311Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO-2.082
330111VMax Blair Centerville, PA-3.132
44077Preston Luckman Coos Bay, OR-3.274
56+1T6Tommy Sheppard JrNew Berlin, IL-3.736
68+214RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR-7.393
71-6F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA-7.393
87-150CKayden Clatt Edina, MO-7.393
99014MReid Millard Jefferson City, MO-7.393
Qualifying Results
1525Jason Feger 14.2190.000
2432Bobby Pierce 14.513-0.294
3115Kolby Vandenbergh 14.709-0.490
484GBob Gardner 14.720-0.501
5982Billy Laycock 14.915-0.696
6615DJustin Duty 14.923-0.704
71031Paul Stubber 14.937-0.718
8724Ryan Unzicker 15.008-0.789
934Jason Suhre 15.026-0.807
102T8Tim Gauntt 17.335-3.116
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1118Shannon Babb 14.3360.000
2528Dennis Erb Jr14.462-0.126
3410Daryn Klein 14.483-0.147
493SBrian Shirley 14.494-0.158
5636Logan Martin 14.556-0.220
6226MBrent McKinnon 14.833-0.497
780Deshawn Gingerich 15.472-1.136
874DDoug Tye 16.019-1.683
937Drake Troutman 16.019-1.683
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
1981ETanner English 14.3660.000
2719RRyan Gustin 14.461-0.095
3314GJoe Godsey 14.661-0.295
4211TTrevor Gundaker 14.758-0.392
5114Paul Kuper 14.861-0.495
6533Rickey Frankel 14.982-0.616
7630Mark Voigt 15.349-0.983
8835Claude Walker 15.370-1.004
9423NZMick Quin 16.610-2.244
Qualifying Flight 4 Results
17F1Payton Freeman 14.5450.000
2811HJeff Herzog 14.641-0.096
36111VMax Blair 14.720-0.175
4377Preston Luckman 14.747-0.202
5211Gordy Gundaker 14.948-0.403
61T6Tommy Sheppard Jr15.030-0.485
7550CKayden Clatt 15.429-0.884
8914RJeff Roth 15.775-1.230
9414MReid Millard 16.469-1.924