Thunderbird Speedway Event Info
DIRTcar Summer Nationals
 Thunderbird Speedway
Muskegon, MI
Thursday, August 20, 2020 
Winner: Frank Heckenast Jr.
2nd: Ryan Gustin
3rd: Dona Marcoullier

Race Recap: Heckenast Jr. Wins at Thunderbird, Cuts into Points Deficit

MUSKEGON, MI – Right when he needs it the most, Frank Heckenast Jr. pulls through. The Frankfort Flyer was facing a 150-point deficit coming into the Thursday night’s event at Thunderbird Raceway, hot on the tail of his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship. That gap has now shrunken to 135 after scoring his third Hell Tour Feature win of the season, leading all 40 laps for the $5,000 top prize.… [Read More]

Race Results: 8/20/20 – Thunderbird Raceway

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [2][]; 2. 19R-Ryan Gustin [3][]; 3. 6M-Dona Marcoullier [1][]; 4. 3S-Brian Shirley [5][]; 5. M14-Brandon Thirlby [13][]; 6. 42-Chad Finley [4][]; 7. 55-Jeep VanWormer [9][]; 8. 44-Colten Burdette [7][]; 9. 21N-Logan Nickerson [6][]; 10. 21B-Rich Bell [8][]; 11. 25-Jason Feger [10][]; 12. 9R-Curtis Roberts [16][]; 13. 4G-Bob Gardner [19][]; 14. 4-Travis Stemler [20][]; 15. 27-Eric Spangler [15][]; 16. 41-Mike Vandermark [14][]; 17. 16-Garrett Wiles [18][]; 18. 94-Bill Bray [24][]; 19. 1S-Andy Sprague [21][]; 20. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen [17][]; 21. 91-Rusty Schlenk [11][]; 22. 21S-Tom Sprague [23][]; 23. 7-Drake Troutman [12][]; 24. 48-Tim Lance [22][] Hard Charger: M14-Brandon Thirlby[+8]

Qualifying Flight-A  1. 19R-Ryan Gustin, 13.167; 2. 6M-Dona Marcoullier, 13.174; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley, 13.231; 4. 44-Colten Burdette, 13.305; 5. 55-Jeep VanWormer, 13.318; 6. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 13.517; 7. M14-Brandon Thirlby, 13.564; 8. 27-Eric Spangler, 13.635; 9. 48-Tim Lance, 13.759; 10. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen, 13.878; 11. 79-Nick Kurtz, 13.884; 12. 48L-Tim Lance Jr, 14.29; 13. 19X-Cody Bauer, 14.296; 14. 11X-Ryan Lanphierd, 14.367; 15. 5X-Bryant Dickinson, 14.615; 16. 52-Brad Harden, 14.716; 17. 20-Brian Juusola, 14.947; 18. 4G-Bob Gardner, 99.999

Qualifying Flight-B 1. 21N-Logan Nickerson, 13.425; 2. 42-Chad Finley, 13.654; 3. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 13.789; 4. 9R-Curtis Roberts, 13.809; 5. 25-Jason Feger, 13.951; 6. 16-Garrett Wiles, 14.064; 7. 94-Bill Bray, 14.229; 8. O-Ronnie Smith, 14.237; 9. 41-Mike Vandermark, 14.314; 10. 21B-Rich Bell, 14.352; 11. 50-Greg Gokey, 14.382; 12. 7-Drake Troutman, 14.549; 13. 1S-Andy Sprague, 14.557; 14. 21S-Tom Sprague, 14.676; 15. 71-Derek Passenier, 14.963; 16. P3-Jeff Robertson, 15.598; 17. 4-Travis Stemler, 99.999

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 19R-Ryan Gustin [1]; 2. 3S-Brian Shirley [2]; 3. 55-Jeep VanWormer [3]; 4. M14-Brandon Thirlby [4]; 5. 48-Tim Lance [5]; 6. 79-Nick Kurtz [6]; 7. 5X-Bryant Dickinson [8]; 8. 20-Brian Juusola [9]; 9. 19X-Cody Bauer [7]

Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 6M-Dona Marcoullier [1]; 2. 44-Colten Burdette [2]; 3. 91-Rusty Schlenk [3]; 4. 27-Eric Spangler [4]; 5. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen [5]; 6. 52-Brad Harden [8]; 7. 11X-Ryan Lanphierd [7]; 8. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [6]; 9. 4G-Bob Gardner [9]

Heat #3 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [2]; 2. 21N-Logan Nickerson [1]; 3. 25-Jason Feger [3]; 4. 41-Mike Vandermark [5]; 5. 50-Greg Gokey [6]; 6. 94-Bill Bray [4]; 7. 1S-Andy Sprague [7]; 8. 71-Derek Passenier [8]; 9. 4-Travis Stemler [9]

Heat #4 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 42-Chad Finley [1]; 2. 21B-Rich Bell [5]; 3. 7-Drake Troutman [6]; 4. 9R-Curtis Roberts [2]; 5. 16-Garrett Wiles [3]; 6. O-Ronnie Smith [4]; 7. 21S-Tom Sprague [7]; 8. P3-Jeff Robertson [8]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer 1. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen [3][]; 2. 16-Garrett Wiles [4][]; 3. 48-Tim Lance [1][]; 4. 94-Bill Bray [6][]; 5. 50-Greg Gokey [2][]; 6. 79-Nick Kurtz [5][]; 7. 1S-Andy Sprague [10][]; 8. 11X-Ryan Lanphierd [11][]; 9. 71-Derek Passenier [14][]; 10. 52-Brad Harden [7][]; 11. 4G-Bob Gardner [19][]; 12. 19X-Cody Bauer [17][]; 13. 5X-Bryant Dickinson [9][]; 14. P3-Jeff Robertson [16][]; 15. 20-Brian Juusola [13][]; 16. 48L-Tim Lance Jr [15][]; 17. O-Ronnie Smith [8][]; 18. 21S-Tom Sprague [12][]; 19. 4-Travis Stemler [18][]


DIRTcar Summer Nationals
August 20, 2020
Thunderbird Speedway
350 W Riley Thompson Rd
Muskegon, MI 49445 

 http://www.thunderbirdracewaymi.com

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.com/broadcasts.php?action=show&id=3989

Event Description
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals visits the Thunderbird Raceway for the third time in series history on August 20. The series has never seen a repeat winner at the Thunderbird Raceway. With only three races remaining on the 2020 season it’s a good chance for new faces to get a win with the series!

Series
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$5,000.00


Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$5,000.00




Thunderbird Speedway
350 W Riley Thompson Rd
Muskegon, MI 49445 

 http://www.thunderbirdracewaymi.com

Track Phone
(231) 766-3300

Track Email
 tom@winstonspeedwaymi.com

Track Size & Type
3/8 MILE