DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Peoria Speedway | Peoria, IL
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
June 15, 2022
Peoria Speedway
3520 West Farmington Road
Peoria, IL 

Event Description
Just like last year, Peoria is the second race on the Hell Tour schedule. Will Bobby Pierce take another win?

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

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Late Model Track Record
Bobby Pierce – 11.460 set on June 27th, 2020

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
(309) 357-3339

Track Email
plumerinc@comcast.net

Track Size & Type
1/4 mile

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Race Recap: TOO QUICK: Pierce Wins Sub-10-Minute Feature at Peoria

Nine minutes, forty-seven seconds. That’s all it took for Bobby Pierce to carve-up the quarter-mile bullring of Peoria Speedway and collect his first Hell Tour Feature win of the season.

“It was a fun race,” Pierce said. “This place has become one of the most fun tracks on the Hell Tour, really.”

Pierce and the rest of the leaders ducked-and-dodged their way through lapped traffic over 40 laps in caution-free fashion, throwing slide jobs and making on-the-edge passes for position in the second DIRTcar Summer Nationals event of the season Wednesday night.

Setting a blazing pace in the opening laps, Pierce got to second and chased outside polesitter Jason Feger around until he caught him with a big slide job in Turns 1-2. Both had been running the top side and were diving into the first wave of lapped traffic when Pierce threw it to the bottom with a lapped car right ahead of them both, then slid up in front of Feger to take the spot away.

Terry Page Photo

The race pace was hot, and Pierce cranked it up a few degrees warmer in wasting zero time with lapped traffic. He gobbled-up the slower cars one-by-one, passing them almost as soon as he reached them, and stretched his lead out to over two seconds with 10-to-go.

“Once I got the lead, I was just trying to put a good distance on second,” Pierce, of Oakwood, IL, said. “With all the lapped cars, I didn’t want to waste any time with them because if Jason or Brian caught up to me, it probably would have been easy for them to get their nose in there and throw a slider.”

As Pierce began to slow the pace down slightly, about a half-second per lap compared to the opening circuits, Feger began to reel him in with seven-to-go. Pierce encountered another cluster of traffic and had his lead chopped in half by the time he began to work through the slower cars. Once he cleared them, however, he was home-free.

“Fortunately, I found [the bottom lane] when I went down to pass a lapped car,” said Pierce, when he learned the field behind him was closing. “I felt my car had really good traction in the black. After that, I moved down for them last few laps just to protect.

Mike Ruefer Photo

“I was definitely feeling some heat there. Whenever you’re stuck behind a lapped car, even for like a lap, it feels like an eternity.”

Feger crossed the stripe second to post back-to-back top-fives in the first two races. Four-time champion Brian Shirley rebounded after an eighth-place effort on Tuesday night to finish third, while Tuesday’s winner Ryan Unzicker and Billy Moyer Jr. rounded out the top-five.

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals action picks right back up at the quarter-mile oval of Davenport Speedway in Davenport, IA, on Thursday night, June 16. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (40 Laps)

  1. 32-Bobby Pierce[4]; 2. 25-Jason Feger[2]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley[1]; 4. 24-Ryan Unzicker[8]; 5. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[7]; 6. 28- Dennis Erb Jr[3]; 7. 7-Drake Troutman[6]; 8. 14G-Joe Godsey[5]; 9. 10J-Jordan Bauer[10]; 10. F1-Payton Freeman[12]; 11. T2-Todd Bennett[9]; 12. T6-Tommy Sheppard Jr[16]; 13. 4G-Bob Gardner[11]; 14. 77-Preston Luckman[14]; 15. 21B-Rich Bell[13]; 16. 30-Mark Voigt[17]; 17. 36-Logan Martin[15]; 18. 26M-Brent McKinnon[20]; 19. 10-Paul Parker[18]; 20. M27- Mike Provenzano[22]; 21. 9R-Curtis Roberts[19]; 22. 248-Brandon Lance[21]
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+332Bobby Pierce 400.00030Running80$5,000
22025Jason Feger 40-2.67110Running75$2,500
31-23SBrian Shirley 40-4.2590Running70$2,000
48+424Ryan Unzicker 40-7.4160Running65$1,600
57+221Billy Moyer Jr40-8.0050Running60$1,400
63-328Dennis Erb Jr40-8.4760Running55$1,200
76-17Drake Troutman 40-10.8970Running53$100
85-314GJoe Godsey 40-13.8220Running51$800
910+110JJordan Bauer 39-1 Laps0Running49$700
1012+2F1Payton Freeman 39-1 Laps0Running47$600
119-2T2Todd Bennett 39-1 Laps0Running45$500
1216+4T6Tommy Sheppard Jr39-1 Laps0Running44$500
1311-24GBob Gardner 39-1 Laps0Running43$500
1414077Preston Luckman 38-2 Laps0Running42$500
1513-221BRich Bell 31-9 Laps0DNF41$500
1617+130Mark Voigt 19-21 Laps0DNF40$500
1715-236Logan Martin 17-23 Laps0DNF39$500
1820+226MBrent McKinnon 13-27 Laps0DNF38$500
1918-110Paul Parker 8-32 Laps0DNF37$500
2022+2M27Mike Provenzano 8-32 Laps0DNF36$500
2119-29RCurtis Roberts 7-33 Laps0DNF35$500
2221-1248Brandon Lance 4-36 Laps0DNF34$500
Consolation Race Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusMoney
110T6Tommy Sheppard Jr100.0009Running$0
22030Mark Voigt 10-0.8591Running$0
33010Paul Parker 10-0.8770Running$0
48+4M27Mike Provenzano 10-1.7890Running$0
56+19RCurtis Roberts 10-2.2080Running$0
610+414RJeff Roth 10-2.4960Running$75
74-380Rich Dawson 10-3.0810Running$75
87-126MBrent McKinnon 10-3.6650Running$0
911+20Deshawn Gingerich 10-4.1300Running$75
1012+231Paul Stubber 10-4.9120Running$75
1115+4248Brandon Lance 10-5.5610Running$0
1216+423NZMick Quin 10-6.7590Running$75
13130T8Tim Gauntt 10-7.3480Running$75
149-54DDoug Tye 8-2 Laps0Running$75
155-1015Justin Duty 0-10 Laps0DNS$75
1614-299Hunt Gossum 0-10 Laps0DNS$75
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
1103SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL0.000
24+232Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL-0.678
33021Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR-2.003
42-210JJordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL-2.630
56+121BRich Bell Sheffield, IL-4.947
68+2T6Tommy Sheppard JrNew Berlin, IL-7.603
75-280Rich Dawson Lowell, IN-7.629
87-126MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL-8.192
99014RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR-11.817
1011+1T8Tim Gauntt Brighton, IL-14.937
1110-123NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ-1.851
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+128Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL0.000
21-114GJoe Godsey Edinburgh, IN-1.558
37+424Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL-2.541
43-14GBob Gardner Washington, IL-3.456
55077Preston Luckman Coos Bay, OR-5.221
68+230Mark Voigt Marine, IL-5.378
710+315Justin Duty Mulino, OR-6.500
89+1M27Mike Provenzano Grand Ridge, IN-7.026
94-50Deshawn Gingerich Dover, PA-9.151
106-499Hunt Gossum Mayfield, KY-9.151
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+125Jason Feger Bloomington, IL0.000
21-17Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA-2.392
34+1T2Todd Bennett Peoria, IL-2.644
43-1F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA-5.265
55036Logan Martin West Plains, MO-6.288
67+110Paul Parker Kaukauna, WI-6.999
710+39RCurtis Roberts Coleman, MI-7.560
8804DDoug Tye Troy, IL-8.753
96-331Paul Stubber Bunbury, WAU-11.157
109-1248Brandon Lance Brimfield, IL-11.819
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
133SBrian Shirley 11.7530.000
2810JJordan Bauer 11.790-0.037
31121Billy Moyer Jr11.896-0.143
4732Bobby Pierce 11.979-0.226
5180Rich Dawson 12.005-0.252
6221BRich Bell 12.069-0.316
7526MBrent McKinnon 12.169-0.416
89T6Tommy Sheppard Jr12.495-0.742
91014RJeff Roth 12.609-0.856
10623NZMick Quin 13.045-1.292
114T8Tim Gauntt 13.530-1.777
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1114GJoe Godsey 11.9010.000
2428Dennis Erb Jr12.084-0.183
384GBob Gardner 12.157-0.256
430Deshawn Gingerich 12.249-0.348
5777Preston Luckman 12.304-0.403
6699Hunt Gossum 12.355-0.454
7224Ryan Unzicker 12.444-0.543
8930Mark Voigt 12.471-0.570
910M27Mike Provenzano 12.800-0.899
10515Justin Duty 12.800-0.899
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
127Drake Troutman 12.2890.000
2625Jason Feger 12.384-0.095
31F1Payton Freeman 12.408-0.119
49T2Todd Bennett 12.574-0.285
5336Logan Martin 12.589-0.300
6531Paul Stubber 12.684-0.395
7810Paul Parker 12.777-0.488
8104DDoug Tye 12.970-0.681
97248Brandon Lance 13.326-1.037
1049RCurtis Roberts 13.326-1.037