DIRTcar Summer Nationals
Saturday, August 14, 2021
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Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (636) 479-3219

Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals
August 14, 2021
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Series Racing
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

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

Late Model Track Record
Billy Moyer -- 12.081 (6/23/07)

Frequently Asked Questions
Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Stadium Seating
only clip on seats are 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
$0.00, no hookups

Closest Airport
Festus

Other Airport
St. Louis

Track Info
Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Track Email
marlermusic@gmail.com

Track Size & Type
1/3 mile, High-banked

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

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Race Recap: HELD ‘EM OFF: Pierce Defends Lead from Sheppard at I-55 to Win 12th of Season

Martin speaks after early incident while leading, Feger 15th-sixth

Bobby Pierce has conquered many of DIRTcar’s most historic venues across the Midwest over his young career, but one track had continuously excluded him from Summer Nationals Victory Lane.

Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, the three-time Hell Tour champion finally checked the third-mile, high-banked oval off of his list with a victory in the 40-lap Feature event, worth $10,000 and his 39th career victory with the tour.

Jimmy Dearing Photo

For as many times he’s raced I-55 with the Summer Nationals but never won, some might think he’d dread coming to the place every year. But in reality, it’s one of his favorites.

“This is definitely one of the top-three of my favorite tracks, if not, my favorite,” Pierce said. “Throughout the years of coming here for Summer Nationals, if it hasn’t rained out, it’s been really tough competition every time.”

But to reach Victory Lane, he had to do what he failed to the night before at Highland Speedway – defend the lead from a hungry Brandon Sheppard.

Pierce inherited the lead after an unfortunate incident on Lap 8 between polesitter and race leader Logan Martin. He and Jeff Roth came together in Turn 3 as he was trying to make the pass to put him a lap down, leaving Martin in the wall and off on the hook.

“I went in there, and he didn’t hold his line. He started at the bottom of Turns 1-2 and exited on the top, and I about got him, so I exited on the bottom because I thought he was going to run the top. Then we get down into 3-4 and he turns left to go to the middle, and we ended up in it,” Martin said.

Rich LaBrier Photo

“It’s just super frustrating for our race team when we put a ton of work and effort into this. You try and do everything you can to try and put yourself in position to win those races and end up losing it on a deal like that, it’s just super frustrating.”

“I saw that almost before it happened, luckily,” Pierce said of the incident. “I had the car checked-up, or else, I would have been in that, probably.”

Now with the lead and a clear track ahead of him, Pierce went back to work. As did Sheppard’s B5, who moved up to second by Lap 13.

Several caution flags were seen over the course of the race, but Pierce held strong on the restarts. Sheppard gave chase in the closing stages, chopping the lead down to under a full second in traffic, but was unable to catch Pierce at the checkers.

“With Brandon [Sheppard] behind me, he’s one of the best in the biz… last night, we had a hell of a battle. I didn’t want to give that to him again,” Pierce said.

Jimmy Dearing Photo

Sheppard crossed in second, Ashton Winger in third, Shannon Babb in fourth and Gordy Gundaker the top-five.

UP NEXT

The Late Models now get three days off before kicking off Championship Week on Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Butler Motor Speedway. Catch all the action live on DIRTVision. 

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (40 Laps) 1. 32-Bobby Pierce[4]; 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard[3]; 3. 12-Ashton Winger[5]; 4. 18-Shannon Babb[6]; 5. 11-Gordy Gundaker[8]; 6. 25-Jason Feger[15]; 7. 81E-Tanner English[7]; 8. 26M-Brent McKinnon[11]; 9. 54-Dane Dacus[10]; 10. 74- Mitch McGrath[9]; 11. 44-Blaze Burwell[17]; 12. 23-Paul Roider[14]; 13. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[20]; 14. 33-Rickey Frankel[16]; 15. 14R-Jeff Roth[12]; 16. 14G-Joe Godsey[19]; 17. 248-Brandon Lance[22]; 18. 10-Daryn Klein[2]; 19. 14- Paul Kuper[18]; 20. 16-Rusty Griffaw[13]; 21. 36-Logan Martin[1]; 22. 6K-Michael Kloos[21]

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Results

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 242-Brandon Bollinger[5]; 2. K19-Will Krup[1]; 3. 327-Chuck Goodman[8]; 4. 8-Kyle Steffens[2]; 5. 14C-Rick Conoyer[13]; 6. 13-Charlie Mefford[6]; 7. J82-Treb Jacoby[14]; 8. 82Q-Cole Queathem[15]; 9. 9H-John Demoss[12]; 10. 99- Hunt Gossum[4]; 11. 87Z-Zeb Moake[11]; 12. 59R-Jacob Rexing[19]; 13. 4G-Paul Schrempf Jr[22]; 14. 4T-Jake Trebilcock[17]; 15. 21-Randy Dickman[20]; 16. 44R-Anthony Reams[21]; 17. 1D-Dean Hoffman[9]; 18. 24H-Mike Harrison[7]; 19. 11X-Don Grimm[18]; 20. 4UW-Bobby Regot[16]; 21. 25-Tyler Nicely[3]; 22. 77-Rick Steveson[10]

Qualifying (3 Laps) 1. K19-Will Krup, 00:13.646[29]; 2. 25-Tyler Nicely, 00:13.816[22]; 3. 8-Kyle Steffens, 00:13.865[27]; 4. 99-Hunt Gossum, 00:13.900[10]; 5. 242-Brandon Bollinger, 00:13.978[25]; 6. 13-Charlie Mefford, 00:14.030[19]; 7. 77-Rick Steveson, 00:14.077[23]; 8. 327-Chuck Goodman, 00:14.110[18]; 9. 1D-Dean Hoffman, 00:14.152[9]; 10. 24H-Mike Harrison, 00:14.165[2]; 11. 15-William Hicks, 00:14.186[20]; 12. 82Q-Cole Queathem, 00:14.194[7]; 13. 89-Bobby Bittle, 00:14.212[13]; 14. 87Z-Zeb Moake, 00:14.314[26]; 15. 9H-John Demoss, 00:14.359[14]; 16. 14C-Rick Conoyer, 00:14.366[5]; 17. 4UW-Bobby Regot, 00:14.402[4]; 18. 4G-Paul Schrempf Jr, 00:14.550[12]; 19. 4T-Jake Trebilcock, 00:14.601[28]; 20. J82-Treb Jacoby, 00:14.602[8]; 21. 14S-Cody Stacy, 00:14.630[30]; 22. 70-Josh Russell, 00:14.657[17]; 23. 21-Randy Dickman, 00:14.668[21]; 24. 44R-Anthony Reams, 00:14.687[15]; 25. 11X-Don Grimm, 00:14.689[11]; 26. 59R-Jacob Rexing, 00:14.759[1]; 27. 28C-Mike Crostic, 00:15.039[16]; 28. 99A-Chuck Adams, 00:15.326[6]; 29. 94-Ed Lenhardt, 00:15.685[3]; 30. (DNS) 31-Brian Shubirg

Heat 1 (8 Laps) 1. K19-Will Krup[1]; 2. 99-Hunt Gossum[2]; 3. 24H-Mike Harrison[4]; 4. 77-Rick Steveson[3]; 5. 14C-Rick Conoyer[6]; 6. 4T-Jake Trebilcock[7]; 7. 11X-Don Grimm[9]; 8. 70-Josh Russell[8]; 9. 99A-Chuck Adams[10]; 10. 89-Bobby Bittle[5]

Heat 2 (8 Laps) 1. 25-Tyler Nicely[1]; 2. 242-Brandon Bollinger[2]; 3. 327-Chuck Goodman[3]; 4. 87Z-Zeb Moake[5]; 5. J82-Treb Jacoby[7]; 6. 4UW-Bobby Regot[6]; 7. 15-William Hicks[4]; 8. 59R-Jacob Rexing[9]; 9. 21-Randy Dickman[8]; 10. 94-Ed Lenhardt[10]

Heat 3 (8 Laps) 1. 8-Kyle Steffens[1]; 2. 13-Charlie Mefford[2]; 3. 1D-Dean Hoffman[3]; 4. 9H-John Demoss[5]; 5. 82Q-Cole Queathem[4]; 6. 44R-Anthony Reams[8]; 7. 4G-Paul Schrempf Jr[6]; 8. 31-Brian Shubirg[10]; 9. 14S-Cody Stacy[7]; 10. 28C-Mike Crostic[9]

Last Chance Showdown (10 Laps) 1. 4UW-Bobby Regot[2]; 2. 4T-Jake Trebilcock[1]; 3. 11X-Don Grimm[4]; 4. 4G-Paul Schrempf Jr[6]; 5. 14S-Cody Stacy[12]; 6. 15-William Hicks[5]; 7. 99A-Chuck Adams[10]; 8. 31-Brian Shubirg[9]; 9. 28C-Mike Crostic[15]; 10. 21-Randy Dickman[11]; 11. 94-Ed Lenhardt[14]; 12. 44R-Anthony Reams[3]; 13. 70-Josh Russell[7]; 14. 59R-Jacob Rexing[8]; 15. (DNS) 89-Bobby Bittle