Week 2: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Race Recap  

Stormy Scott Wins First Career Summer Nationals Feature in Wild Finish at I-55

When the air temperature rises on the Hell Tour, so does the action on track. Stormy Scott served up a blazing hot plate of excitement Saturday night with a last-lap, last-corner pass on Ashton Winger for his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature win.

“To win at I-55 – it’s more exciting because everybody knows the history of this place,” Scott said. “Everybody knows who half of one of the owners is, the track is on the video game… It’s awesome to get a win here, for sure.”

After Winger took the lead from Shannon Babb just past the halfway point, Scott and Drake Troutman had ascended into the second and third spots and were hot on Winger’s tail as the laps clicked off. Babb had broken drivetrain components immediately after taking the green on a Lap 25 restart and drew a caution, retiring to the infield under yellow.

Winger (12) driving by Babb (18) for the lead. (Terry Page Photo)

Though Scott had got to the runner-up spot first, Troutman found some speed on the cushion and drove around Scott to take second. A couple caution flags in the few laps that followed gave Scott and Troutman some more chances at the leader, but they went uncapitalized as Winger continued his charge out front.

At its largest, Winger’s lead stretched to slightly over a full second as the leaders prepared to enter lapped traffic in the final 10 laps.

“I felt like when I had a gap, I actually tried to slow my pace down ever so slightly to not catch that lapped car,” Winger said. “I saw where the lapped car was running, and I didn’t have it in my mind how I was going to pass him when I got to him.”

That’s when Scott and Troutman began to close back in on Winger, shrinking the gap to less than a car length at its closest. Troutman tried several lanes on the track to make the pass but Winger was able to hold him off. Scott, however, was not to be tamed.

“We all got to racing, and I saw where Troutman got by me on the bottom,” Scott said. “I tried running that line for about three laps and I kept missing it. I knew I had to be patient and figure it out.”

“I knew that as long as I could keep a good run going, if I could keep my tires cooler than theirs at the end, they’d come back to me.”

Armed with a good car and the right strategy, Scott stuck to the bottom and pulled nearly even with Winger down the backstretch as they headed for the white flag.

Winger was forced to make a quick move around a lapped car out of Turn 4 and did so without issue, though he said it did slow his progress slightly.

Scott, of Las Cruces, NM, crossing under the checkers. (Terry Page Photo)

“I really had to throw a haymaker on that lapped car coming to the white,” Winger said. “I misjudged my entry a little bit – it just barely hindered my rhythm a little bit.”

Scott was unaffected by the slower traffic and continued getting faster on the bottom. He got a run on Winger out of Turn 2 and down the backstretch, came into Turns 3-4 with the speed he needed to get under Winger, held it to the bottom and snuck past him just before the start/finish line by .224 seconds to bag the $10,000 check.

“I knew that if we could be door-to-door getting into Turn 3, I knew the spot where we were all entering, and I was gonna enter as hard as he went,” Scott said. “I was afraid that if I let off too early and he got too much momentum going, I wouldn’t beat him off the corner.

“I didn’t plan on dooring him or anything like that, but I knew that I needed to drive in with him and keep up my speed so I could at least have a shot at it to get off of Turn 4 and we could drag race in.”

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals action continues with the final race of Week 2 on Sunday, June 25, at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL. Tickets will be available at the gate; streaming is available on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 2S-Stormy Scott[5]; 2. 12-Ashton Winger[2]; 3. 7T-Drake Troutman[3]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[7]; 5. 25-Jason Feger[8]; 6. 21J-Billy Moyer Jr[10]; 7. 33-Mike Harrison[6]; 8. 36-Logan Martin[1]; 9. 2-Tyler Stevens[18]; 10. 31AUS-Kye Blight[16]; 11. 16-Rusty Griffaw[20]; 12. 58-Tyler Clem[17]; 13. 4G-Bob Gardner[19]; 14. 30-Mark Voigt[22]; 15. 19X-Cody Bauer[14]; 16. 15-Clayton Stuckey[13]; 17. 10-Daryn Klein[12]; 18. 18-Shannon Babb[4]; 19. 94-Austin Rettig[9]; 20. 54-Dane Dacus[15]; 21. 4-Jason Suhre[11]; 22. 6K-Michael Kloos[21]

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Results  
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
15+42SStormy Scott 400.0001Running80$10,000
22012Ashton Winger 40-0.22415Running75$5,000
3307TDrake Troutman 40-1.3800Running70$3,000
47+399JRFrank Heckenast Jr40-2.1730Running65$2,000
58+325Jason Feger 40-4.0130Running60$1,800
610+421JBilly Moyer Jr40-5.4790Running55$1,600
76-133Mike Harrison 40-5.5010Running53$1,400
81-736Logan Martin 40-6.66414Running51$1,200
918+92Tyler Stevens 40-8.6110Running49$1,000
1016+631AUSKye Blight 40-12.5680Running47$700
1120+916Rusty Griffaw 39-1 Laps0Running45$500
1217+558Tyler Clem 39-1 Laps0Running44$500
1319+64GBob Gardner 39-1 Laps0Running43$500
1422+830Mark Voigt 39-1 Laps0Running42$500
1514-119XCody Bauer 39-1 Laps0Running41$500
1613-315Clayton Stuckey 39-1 Laps0Running40$500
1712-510Daryn Klein 26-14 Laps0DNF39$500
184-1418Shannon Babb 24-16 Laps11DNF38$500
199-1094Austin Rettig 18-22 Laps0DNF37$500
2015-554Dane Dacus 17-23 Laps0DNF36$500
2111-104Jason Suhre 4-36 Laps0DNF35$500
2221-16KMichael Kloos 2-38 Laps0DNF34$500
Hard Charger: Tyler Stevens
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11058Tyler Clem 100.00010Running0$0
24+22Tyler Stevens 10-0.5560Running0$0
38+526HKyle Hammer 10-1.1020Running33$350
43-130Mark Voigt 10-1.7000Running0$0
512+714Paul Kuper 10-3.6040Running32$325
62-44GBob Gardner 10-4.6770Running0$0
713+616Rusty Griffaw 10-4.7590Running0$0
89+15Austin Vincent 10-6.1380Running31$300
915+682Billy Laycock 10-6.3800Running30$250
1014+44DDoug Tye 10-8.0360Running29$200
1111023NZMick Quin 10-9.4840Running28$175
125-738Thomas Hunziker 2-8 Laps0DNF27$150
1310-36KMichael Kloos 2-8 Laps0DNF0$0
147-77PDavid Payne 2-8 Laps0DNF26$125
156-921Billy Moyer Sr0-10 Laps0DNS25$75
Hard Charger: Paul Kuper
Consolation Race Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11016Rusty Griffaw Festus, MO0.000
28+64DDoug Tye Troy, IL-0.612
34+182Billy Laycock Marine, IL-1.060
47+335Claude Walker Moro, IL-1.609
5501HJosh Heuiser St. Jacob, IL-4 Laps
62-410JJordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL-8 Laps
73-41XAaron Marrant Richmond, MO-8 Laps
86-214MMorgan Bagley Longview, TX-8 Laps
Heat 1 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1336Logan Martin 194.0140.000
222SStormy Scott 195.496-1.482
3194Austin Rettig 196.403-2.389
4715Clayton Stuckey 197.135-3.121
5458Tyler Clem 198.092-4.078
6538Thomas Hunziker 199.410-5.396
765Austin Vincent 199.852-5.838
8916Rusty Griffaw 187.0097.005
981HJosh Heuiser 187.1936.821
Heat 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
117TDrake Troutman 395.7900.000
2499JRFrank Heckenast Jr396.955-1.165
354Jason Suhre 397.463-1.673
4254Dane Dacus 397.832-2.042
5730Mark Voigt 398.636-2.846
697PDavid Payne 399.314-3.524
7823NZMick Quin 400.053-4.263
8310JJordan Bauer 386.7429.048
9614MMorgan Bagley 58.522337.268
Heat 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1112Ashton Winger 140.8260.000
2233Mike Harrison 141.953-1.127
3321JBilly Moyer Jr143.025-2.199
4619XCody Bauer 144.709-3.883
554GBob Gardner 145.631-4.805
6421Billy Moyer Sr146.138-5.312
786KMichael Kloos 146.776-5.950
871XAaron Marrant 147.525-6.699
9935Claude Walker 149.005-8.179
Heat 4 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1118Shannon Babb 137.6310.000
2625Jason Feger 140.572-2.941
3310Daryn Klein 141.411-3.780
4531AUSKye Blight 142.597-4.966
542Tyler Stevens 143.091-5.460
6226HKyle Hammer 144.934-7.303
7714Paul Kuper 146.042-8.411
8882Billy Laycock 146.594-8.963
994DDoug Tye 149.116-11.485
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11094Austin Rettig 00.0000Running0$0
212+107TDrake Troutman 0-0.1060Running0$0
316+132SStormy Scott 0-0.1330Running0$0
48+454Dane Dacus 0-0.1430Running0$0
515+1036Logan Martin 0-0.2370Running0$0
65-110JJordan Bauer 0-0.2420Running0$0
711+458Tyler Clem 0-0.2960Running0$0
89+199JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-0.3920Running0$0
96-338Thomas Hunziker 0-0.4080Running0$0
1018+84Jason Suhre 0-0.4090Running0$0
112-95Austin Vincent 0-0.4130Running0$0
127-514MMorgan Bagley 0-0.4330Running0$0
1314+115Clayton Stuckey 0-0.5170Running0$0
1417+330Mark Voigt 0-0.5590Running0$0
154-111HJosh Heuiser 0-0.6020Running0$0
163-1323NZMick Quin 0-0.6750Running0$0
1713-416Rusty Griffaw 0-0.7100Running0$0
1810-87PDavid Payne 0-0.7100DNS0$0
Hard Charger: Stormy Scott
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+112Ashton Winger 00.0000Running0$0
24+218Shannon Babb 0-0.0040Running0$0
37+433Mike Harrison 0-0.1550Running0$0
48+426HKyle Hammer 0-0.2790Running0$0
511+621JBilly Moyer Jr0-0.2990Running0$0
617+1110Daryn Klein 0-0.3370Running0$0
75-221Billy Moyer Sr0-0.3560Running0$0
83-52Tyler Stevens 0-0.3810Running0$0
914+54GBob Gardner 0-0.4780Running0$0
1013+331AUSKye Blight 0-0.5150Running0$0
116-519XCody Bauer 0-0.5380Running0$0
129-325Jason Feger 0-0.5390Running0$0
1315+21XAaron Marrant 0-0.6050Running0$0
1412-214Paul Kuper 0-0.7250Running0$0
151-146KMichael Kloos 0-0.8890Running0$0
1618+282Billy Laycock 0-1.2360Running0$0
1710-735Claude Walker 0-1.2450Running0$0
1816-24DDoug Tye 0-1.5470Running0$0
Hard Charger: Daryn Klein
Hot Laps 1 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
121+202Tyler Stevens 00.0000Running0$0
233+311XAaron Marrant 0-0.0630Running0$0
331+2831AUSKye Blight 0-0.1020Running0$0
420+1612Ashton Winger 0-0.1960Running0$0
524+1919XCody Bauer 0-0.2040Running0$0
626+2026HKyle Hammer 0-0.2310Running0$0
727+2025Jason Feger 0-0.5190Running0$0
834+264DDoug Tye 0-0.6200Running0$0
923+1421Billy Moyer Sr0-0.6990Running0$0
1029+1921JBilly Moyer Jr0-0.7510Running0$0
1130+1914Paul Kuper 0-0.7990Running0$0
1219+76KMichael Kloos 0-0.8180Running0$0
1325+1233Mike Harrison 0-0.9440Running0$0
1436+2282Billy Laycock 0-1.0100Running0$0
1532+174GBob Gardner 0-1.1700Running0$0
1622+618Shannon Babb 0-1.2120Running0$0
1712-57TDrake Troutman 0-1.3040Running0$0
1815-336Logan Martin 0-1.4670Running0$0
199-1099JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-1.4700Running0$0
2017-330Mark Voigt 0-1.5200Running0$0
2114-715Clayton Stuckey 0-1.5220Running0$0
227-1514MMorgan Bagley 0-1.7190Running0$0
238-1554Dane Dacus 0-1.7800Running0$0
2428+435Claude Walker 0-1.8490Running0$0
2516-92SStormy Scott 0-1.8870Running0$0
2613-1316Rusty Griffaw 0-2.1290Running0$0
2710-177PDavid Payne 0-2.1310Running0$0
281-2794Austin Rettig 0-2.2400Running0$0
294-251HJosh Heuiser 0-2.7720Running0$0
305-2510JJordan Bauer 0-2.8860Running0$0
3118-134Jason Suhre 0-2.9510Running0$0
3211-2158Tyler Clem 0-3.0150Running0$0
336-2738Thomas Hunziker 0-3.0780Running0$0
342-325Austin Vincent 0-3.2900Running0$0
353-3223NZMick Quin 0-3.6540Running0$0
3635-110Daryn Klein 0-46.2870Running0$0
Hard Charger: Aaron Marrant
DIRTVision Highlights  
Event Info  

Week 2: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Saturday, June 24, 2023
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, Missouri 63070 

Event Description
Another chapter in the long and storied history of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at the famed 1/3-mile oval of I-55 will be written in 2023 – one year removed from 3X Hell Tour champion Dennis Erb Jr's sweep of both races there last year.

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Feature Laps Length
40

Event Hashtag
#HellTour

Frequently Asked Questions  
Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

To Win Amount
$10,000.00

Reserved Seating
Sec ABC Sec K

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Stadium Seating
Stadium chairs allowed

Handicapped Seating
End of all bleachers

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section
None

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$50 for Reserved & $25 for General Camping

Track Info  

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, Missouri 63070 

Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
smarleri55@gmail.com

Track Type
0.333; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Late Model Track Record
12.081 seconds by Billy Moyer on 6/23/07

Closest Airport
Festus

Other Airport
St. Louis

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Track Map
Competitor Info