DIRTcar Summer Nationals
I-96 Speedway -- Lake Odessa, MI
Thursday, August 19, 2021
Event Info
I-96 Speedway
Thursday
19
Aug

Winner: Devin Moran
2nd: Tanner English
3rd: Ashton Winger
DIRTcar Summer Nationals
August 19, 2021
I-96 Speedway
3823 Portland Rd
Lake Odessa, MI 48849 

 http://i96speedway.com/

Watch on DIRTVision
 https://www.dirtvision.tv/videos/dirtcar-summer-nationals-i-96-speedway

Series
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

Support Divisions
Summit Modified Nationals

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers - No backs

Stadium Seating
Stadium seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
Section I

Handicapped Parking
Front gate

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

Personal Coolers
24" or smaller/ no glass bottles allowed in

Credit Card Use
Ticket Window, Pit Gate , Concessions

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for purchase at the event

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstand - Smoking allowed is designated areas

Family Section
Center section

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
onsite, non-electric

Camping Cost
Camping is available - contact the track

Closest Airport
Grand Rapids

Other Airport
Lansing

Race Recap: MAILMAN DELIVERS: Moran Dominates I-96 for Third Career Victory

English rebounds from Wednesday to finish second, Pierce DNF after late engine issues

Seven starts, two wins. Devin Moran has made his 2021 DIRTcar Summer Nationals campaign a short one, but a very sweet one.

After grabbing his first checkered flag on tour back in Week #1 at Kankakee County Speedway, The Mailman cashed-in again Thursday night at I-96 Speedway, leading all 40 laps en route to his third career Hell Tour victory.

Jim DenHamer Photo

“I felt like we were gonna be good as long as I didn’t make a big mistake, and that’s kinda what happened. We kept pace and it all worked out,” said Moran, of Dresden, OH.

A win in the opening Heat Race set Moran up for a Feature starting spot on the outside front row, where he jumped out to the early lead at the drop of the green. He took that jump and extended it out to a five-plus-second lead before the first caution erased it on Lap 18.

Moran held the top spot through another restart before jetting out to a solid lead again, and soon reached slower traffic with points leader Bobby Pierce, of Oakwood, IL, right on his tail. Pierce closed the small gap quickly and looked to make a move on Moran, now impeded by traffic.

With a little patience and some great car control, Moran was able to maneuver through the pack. Pierce got caught-up in the jam, allowing Moran to pull away.

Jim DenHamer Photo

“They were side-by-side, and I was set up a little bit free so I could run the top, so I couldn’t just blast-off down in there,” Moran said of the lapped traffic. “I just kinda had to wait and find the right moment to when my car was going to be able to pass them, and we took advantage of it.”

Continuing to rip the top side like he had been all night, Moran kept it steady on the wall-less 3/8-mile and appeared to have it in the bag when the caution flew one final time with two laps left. Bobby Pierce had been showing smoke for the previous 4-5 laps and took his Pierce Platinum #32 pit-side and would not return, fearing engine issues. Travis Stemler, of Ionia, MI, also gave up his spot inside the top-10 and headed pit-side after running on the podium earlier on.

Moran dropped the hammer on the green-white checkered finish and led the field back around to the checkers unscathed, collecting his second $5,000 check of the season.

Jim DenHamer Photo

“I watched some videos on the place, and it kinda seemed like the top was the place to be,” Moran said. “It got kinda sketchy though – the cushion got almost all the way off the end of it, so I had to be tip-toeing there at the end.”

UP NEXT

The Summer Nationals Late Models return to the unique Tri-City Motor Speedway on Friday, Aug. 20, for the next-to-last race of Champions Week and the 2021 campaign. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision presented by Drydene.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 9-Devin Moran[2]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[10]; 3. 12-Ashton Winger[7]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 5. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[12]; 6. 74-Mitch McGrath[9]; 7. 42-Chad Finley[11]; 8. 4-Travis Stemler[1]; 9. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4]; 10. M14- Brandon Thirlby[8]; 11. 21N-Logan Nickerson[13]; 12. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 13. 14G-Joe Godsey[14]; 14. 38-Thomas Hunziker[17]; 15. 20-Chad White[18]; 16. 14R-Jeff Roth[19]; 17. 248-Brandon Lance[22]; 18. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[16]; 19. 41-Mike Vandermark Jr[15]; 20. 55-Jeep Van Wormer[5]; 21. 16-Garrett Wiles[21]; 22. 44S-Colin Shipley[20]

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Race Results: 8/19/21 – I-96 Speedway

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 9-Devin Moran[2]; 2. 81E-Tanner English[10]; 3. 12-Ashton Winger[7]; 4. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 5. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[12]; 6. 74-Mitch McGrath[9]; 7. 42-Chad Finley[11]; 8. 4-Travis Stemler[1]; 9. 91-Rusty Schlenk[4]; 10. M14- Brandon Thirlby[8]; 11. 21N-Logan Nickerson[13]; 12. 32-Bobby Pierce[3]; 13. 14G-Joe Godsey[14]; 14. 38-Thomas Hunziker[17]; 15. 20-Chad White[18]; 16. 14R-Jeff Roth[19]; 17. 248-Brandon Lance[22]; 18. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[16]; 19. 41-Mike Vandermark Jr[15]; 20. 55-Jeep Van Wormer[5]; 21. 16-Garrett Wiles[21]; 22. 44S-Colin Shipley[20]

Qualifying (2 Laps) 1. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 00:15.719[21]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce, 00:15.731[8]; 3. 4-Travis Stemler, 00:15.771[16]; 4. 9-Devin Moran, 00:15.833[12]; 5. M14-Brandon Thirlby, 00:15.857[11]; 6. 6M-Dona Marcoullier, 00:15.936[7]; 7. 12-Ashton Winger, 00:15.969[23]; 8. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 00:16.000[4]; 9. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 00:16.023[9]; 10. 81E-Tanner English, 00:16.036[10]; 11. 42-Chad Finley, 00:16.045[28]; 12. 74-Mitch McGrath, 00:16.119[15]; 13. 21N-Logan Nickerson, 00:16.156[27]; 14. 44S-Colin Shipley, 00:16.325[3]; 15. 2-Bry Johnson, 00:16.387[2]; 16. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen, 00:16.443[22]; 17. 14G-Joe Godsey, 00:16.452[1]; 18. 41-Mike Vandermark Jr, 00:16.569[20]; 19. 38-Thomas Hunziker, 00:16.576[17]; 20. 4T-Andrew Terrill, 00:16.701[19]; 21. 15-Dave Baker, 00:16.741[5]; 22. 14R-Jeff Roth, 00:16.774[25]; 23. 20-Chad White, 00:16.861[14]; 24. 20W-Justin White, 00:17.020[6]; 25. 16-Garrett Wiles, 00:17.471[24]; 26. 15G-Jamie Grochowski, 00:17.512[18]; 27. 248-Brandon Lance, 00:17.773[13]; 28. (DNS) 48-Tim Lance

Heat 1 (10 Laps) 1. 9-Devin Moran[2]; 2. 91-Rusty Schlenk[1]; 3. 12-Ashton Winger[3]; 4. 81E-Tanner English[4]; 5. 21N-Logan Nickerson[5]; 6. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[6]; 7. 38-Thomas Hunziker[7]; 8. 14R-Jeff Roth[8]; 9. 16-Garrett Wiles[9]; 10. (DNS) 48-Tim Lance

Heat 2 (10 Laps) 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[1]; 2. 55-Jeep Van Wormer[3]; 3. M14-Brandon Thirlby[2]; 4. 42-Chad Finley[4]; 5. 14G-Joe Godsey[6]; 6. 4T-Andrew Terrill[7]; 7. 44S-Colin Shipley[5]; 8. 15G-Jamie Grochowski[9]; 9. 20-Chad White[8]

Heat 3 (10 Laps) 1. 4-Travis Stemler[1]; 2. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[3]; 3. 74-Mitch McGrath[4]; 4. 6M-Dona Marcoullier[2]; 5. 41-Mike Vandermark Jr[6]; 6. 2-Bry Johnson[5]; 7. 15-Dave Baker[7]; 8. 20W-Justin White[8]; 9. 248-Brandon Lance[9]

Consolation Race (10 Laps) 1. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen[1]; 2. 38-Thomas Hunziker[4]; 3. 20-Chad White[11]; 4. 4T-Andrew Terrill[2]; 5. 16-Garrett Wiles[10]; 6. 44S-Colin Shipley[5]; 7. 15G-Jamie Grochowski[8]; 8. 15-Dave Baker[6]; 9. 2-Bry Johnson[3]; 10. 248-Brandon Lance[12]; 11. 14R-Jeff Roth[7]; 12. (DNS) 48-Tim Lance; 13. (DNS) 20W-Justin White


I-96 Speedway
3823 Portland Rd
Lake Odessa, MI 48849 

 http://i96speedway.com/

Track Phone
(616) 642-0555

Track Email
 info@i96speedway.com

Track History
Built in 1971

Track Size & Type
Semi-banked, 3/8 mile

Late Model Track Record
15.719 set by Rusty Schlenk on August 19, 2021

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