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Miller Captures Oakshade Raceway Win, Babb Scores Fourth Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Title

By Jordan Morris

WAUSEON, Ohio. — July 19, 2014 — On the night of champions, local star Matt Miller charged his way from the third position to capture the lead on lap 17 en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag at his hometown track of Oakshade Raceway for the second year in-a-row, and third time in his career.

Shannon Babb, who only needed a 19th place finish to secure his fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals title, finished in the third position and easily scored the $25,000 series title for the first time since 2011.

Miller, of Whitehouse, Ohio, started the 40-lap feature from the third position as Mason Zeigler and Jeep Van Wormer started on the front row. Zeigler, after winning Thursday and Friday nights, looked as if he would accomplish the three-night sweep after jumping out to an early lead.

Saturday night had the look of the previous two nights as Zeigler managed to dominate the opening 16-laps of the feature. Unlike his previous two victories, the leader was reeled in by Miller who passed Van Wormer for second on lap five, and tracked down the leader by lap 16.

Miller, the 1991 Oakshade Raceway track champion, powered around Zeigler’s outside on lap 17, completing the pass and securing the lead. Miller stretched his lead by the halfway point as Zeigler came under fire from championship hopeful Ryan Unzicker for second.

Unzicker, who started the night 45-markers behind Shannon Babb for the title, worked his way around Zeigler for second just before Zeigler lost control of his car, causing the race’s only caution on lap 38. Unzicker pressured Miller for the top spot but fell short of claiming the victory yet again as he finished second for the seventh time of the 2014 season.

Miller led 24 laps and defeated Unzicker by .759 of a second en route to claiming the checkered flag for the second year in-a-row at his hometown track of Oakshade Raceway.

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This one is fun,” Miller said in victory lane. “There’s always going to be a race in September (the World 100 at nearby Eldora Speedway) that’s at the top of my list, but this is definitely a good one. We’re close to home and we’ve got tons of fans and people I know up there in the stands, so there’s no doubt I get pumped up for this race.”

Shannon Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started the feature in the seventh position, just behind championship rivals Ryan Unzicker and Brian Shirley. Babb chased Unzicker through the field, eventually finding their way to the front, as Shirley was a non-factor and finished in the sixth position.

Babb did what he needed to do in order to recapture the championship trophy. Babb glued himself to Unzicker’s back-bumper, and even challenged him for the second position in the final stages of the race.

Babb settled for a third place finish - which was his series leading 17th top-five finish to go with four victories – as he captured his fourth career DIRTcar Summer Nationals title by 38-points over Ryan Unzicker.

“It’s really hard to get these,” said Babb, who admitted to getting nervous before the race started. “Thirty nights of racing is a lot. You have a lot of ups and downs, but we got it done.”

Brandon Sheppard and Jeep Van Wormer rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Zeigler, Miller, Sheppard and Van Wormer.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio; July 19, 2014;
A-Main (40-laps):
1. 3-Matt Miller ($10,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 6. 81-Brian Shirley, 7. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 8. 21D-Dan Stone, 9. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 10. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen, 11. 25Z-Mason Zeigler, 12. 49-Brian Ruhlman, 13. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 14. 77K-Steve Kester, 15. 9R-Curtis Roberts, 16. 1N-Casey Noonan, 17. 99M-Devin Moran, 18. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 19. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 20. 0-Chris Keller, 21. 6M-Dona Marcoullier, 22. 20-Doug Drown

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Silver Dollar Nationals Up Next For Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series

WAYCROSS, GA (July 17 2014) -
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series heads to the state of Nebraska this weekend for the 4th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE.  This mega event is also part of the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup - Presented by DirtonDirt.com.  The Silver Dollar Nationals is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA.  I-80 Speedway promoter Joe Kosiski has increased this year's Silver Dollar Nationals purse to $30,000 to win and $1,400 to start with 32 cars starting the feature event.  The United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) will also be on hand running two full shows on Friday and Saturday nights.

This crown jewel event gets underway on Thursday night, July 17th with an open practice for both the Super Late Models and USMTS Modifieds. Then on Friday night, July 18th the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will run Heat Races lined up by pill draw and using the passing points system.  Each LOLMDS competitor will compete in two separate Heat Races on Friday night.  The USMTS Modified Series will run a complete show on Friday night, in conjunction with the LOLMDS.  Then on Saturday night July 19th the LOLMDS will run B-mains and a Belt Bash Non-Qualifiers Race paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start - to drivers failing to make the feature event.  Following the B-Mains and Non-Qualifiers race on Saturday, the stars and cars of the LOLMDS will compete in the 80-lap Silver Dollar Nationals feature event with Jimmy Owens returning as the defending race winner.  

For tickets and information about I-80 Speedway visit the track website at www.i80speedway.com.

"The series is thrilled to head back to I-80 Speedway this weekend for the running of the Silver Dollar Nationals.  Joe Kosiski and his entire staff are great to work with and we look forward to seeing all the fans in Nebraska again this year.  This event has really grown in just a few short years and has become a must see event for fans to attend.  Last year's Silver Dollar Nationals was one of the best races of the year", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Track Information- Thursday-Saturday July 17-19th
I-80 Speedway
Location: 13909 238th St Greenwood, NE 68366
Track Phone #: (402) 342-3453
Promoter: Ed Kosiski - (402) 659-3301
Website: www.i-80speedway.com/i80/

Tire Rule
Fronts - Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear - Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear - Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55

Event Purses
Belt Bash Non-Qualifier Purse: 1. $3,000, 2. 1,500, 3. $1,000, 4. $800, 5. $600, 6. $500, 7. $450, 8. $400, 9. $375, 10. $350, 11. $325, 12-20. $300

Silver Dollar Nationals Feature Purse: 1. $30,000, 2. $12,000, 3. $7,000, 4. $6,000, 5. $5,000, 6. $3,500, 7. $2,500, 8. $2,400, 9. $2,300, 10. $2,200, 11. $2,100, 12. $2,000, 13. $1,800, 14. $1,600, 15. $1,550, 16. $1,500, 17. $1,475 ,18. $1,450 ,19. $1,425, 20- 32. $1,400

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Shirley Dominates Atomic Speedway for Third Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season

By Jordan Morris

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio. — July 16, 2014 —
2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley survived an over-heating engine en route to dominating all 40-laps and claiming the $5,000 checkered flag Wednesday night at Atomic Speedway.

Shirley started the feature event in the third position behind front-row starters Duane Chamberlain and Delmas Conley. On the races opening lap, Shirley quickly made his way to the lead by rocketing around both drivers before either had a chance to lead a single lap.

Conley fell back through the field, eventually settling for an 18th place finish. Chamberlain stayed glued to the leader’s back-bumper for the first handful of laps, as he challenged Shirley for the top spot on several occasions. Shirley had trouble pulling away from Chamberlain in the early laps of the race, but by lap 18 the leader began to inch further from the field after finding a faster line higher up the track.

Shirley had the car to beat, eventually building a lead of over two-seconds on second-place, but in the final stages of the event his car began to overheat. The leader suffered a punctured hole in his radiator, turning his car into a ticking bomb waiting to explode. Shirley continued on, never surrendering the lead during the duration of the event, and surviving an overheating engine to claim his third victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season at Atomic Speedway.

“It’s nice to still have a shot at the championship, but we’re not worrying about the points deal,” said Shirley, who last won at Clayhill Motorsports Park on June 26. “We just came out here to try to win races and make as much money as we can - so we’re just gonna try to win the rest of the races and let the points fall where they fall.”

If the battle atop the championship standings wasn’t close enough before the race, it has since gotten closer. Points-leader Shannon Babb started the feature in the eighth position, six spots better than Ryan Unzicker who trailed Babb in the standings by 41-points heading into the night.

On lap 29, Babb managed to climb to the fifth position and was slowly working his way to the front of the field when his car suddenly slowed on the front stretch. Babb was forced to retire following mechanical issues, giving Unzicker the opportunity to gain ground on the points-leader. Unzicker took advantage, finishing the night in the seventh position, and cutting Babb’s points lead to 26-points.

After capturing the win on Wednesday night, Brian Shirley now sits third in the championship standings only 45-markers behind Babb for the top spot and 19 behind Unzicker for second. The championship battle now becomes a three driver fight with three races remaining.

RJ Conley, Doug Drown and Jeep Van Wormer rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Chamberlain, Delmas Conley and Shirley.

With only three races remaining in the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season, the tour joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Atomic Speedway; Chillicothe, Ohio; July 16, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 81-Brian Shirley ($5,000), 2. 20C-Duane Chamberlain, 3. 71C-RJ Co
nley, 4. 20-Doug Drown, 5. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 6. 99M-Devin Moran, 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 8. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 9. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 10. 21M-Jason Montgomery, 11. 5M-Ryan Markham, 12. 51-Jamie Oldfield, 13. 96-Tanner English, 14. 77K-Steve Kester, 15. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 16. 19-Chad Smith, 17. 18-Shannon Babb, 18. 71-Delmas Conley, 19. 29K-Garrett Krummert, 20. 9F-Mark Frazier, 21. 71R-Rod Conley, 22. 33-Kevin Wagner.

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Kick-Off Final Dash to Checkers

By: Jordan Morris

CONCORD, NC. — July 15, 2014 —
2014 has proven to be a year to remember in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. So far the six-week long tour has provided everything from broken records to photo finishes. Here’s what to look forward to as both tours kick-off their final stretch of action with just four races remaining until championship night at Oakshade Raceway on July 19.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals has seen its fair share of winners so far this year, with 11 different drivers claiming checkered flags. Two drivers have been the headline stealers as they continue their season-long battle for the top spot on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all-time wins list. Billy Moyer currently holds the top spot on the list with 88 career wins – just one ahead of Shannon Babb who scored his 87th career victory Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway. Moyer has a series-leading six wins, including four of his last five starts, followed by Babb who has four wins, as the two drivers have combined to dominate series action this past week.

As the two continue their back-and-forth battle for career wins, the three-time series champion Babb continues to sit atop the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings. Babb holds a 41-point margin over Ryan Unzicker, as he looks to claim the $25,000 championship prize and become just the second driver to claim at least four series titles.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals also has a back-and-forth battle currently taking place, as championship-leader Mike Harrison and second-place Jacob Poel continue their season-long battle for victories. Poel holds the upper hand after capturing his seventh victory of the season on Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway. Harrison, who has six wins this season, hasn’t visited victory lane since July 3 at LaSalle Speedway after winning five-out-of-seven events, including three-in-a-row, at the end of June and beginning of July.

In the tightest points battle in series history, Harrison clings to a very slim six-point advantage over Poel for the top spot in the standings. Poel has been red-hot as-of-late, capturing two of the last three races, as he continues to turn up the heat on the points leader with just four races remaining before the $5,000 championship title will be handed out.

Both series take a couple of days off to prepare for the final dash to championship night at Oakshade Raceway on July 19. Racing resumes on Wednesday at Atomic Speedway in Chilliclothe, Ohio for what’s sure to be another action-packed night as 2014 continues to be a year to remember in DIRTcar history.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to Kansas Tuesday Night for "Clash of the Titans"
 
WAYCROSS, GA (July 11, 2014) -
The stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will travel to Kansas City, Kansas on Tuesday July 15th for the 2nd Annual "Clash of the Titans" event at Lakeside Speedway. The premier national tour will visit the pristine facility where NASCAR Star and former Lakeside Speedway track champion Clint Bowyer honed his skills. Clint is scheduled to attend and sign autographs and watch his two current LOLMDS drivers Don O'Neal and Steve Francis compete. There will be a complete show with Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races and B-Mains, followed by the 50-Lap feature event - paying $10,000 to win. Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR is the defending race winner. For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.lakesidespeedway.net.

As part of this special event titled the "Clash of the Titians" the United States Modified Touring Series will also be in action in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Lakeside Speedway. The USMTS is the premier dirt open wheel modified series in the country and fans can expect to see the best modified drivers competing for a $3,000 to win first place prize. Several drivers are expected to pull double-duty racing in both the LOLMDS event and the USMTS event on Tuesday Night. Drivers planning on this huge task include Ronnie Sanders, 2010 USMTS national champion and current Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year driver on the LOLMDS Jason Hughes and second-generation star Terry Phillips. For more information about the USMTS visit their official website at www.usmts.com.

"The series is thrilled to return to Lakeside Speedway again this year and see all of the great fans from the Kansas area. We appreciate Clint Bowyer taking time from his busy schedule to attend this event and see all his hometown family and friends.Also having the USMTS competing with us will make for a great show and some entertaining racing. We look forward to having a big show on Tuesday night and hope all our great fans can make it out Tuesday to Lakeside Speedway", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  
 
Don O'Neal is leading the current LOLMDS championship point standings with a slim point lead in the over the hottest driver in the country right now, Jimmy Owens. Scott Bloomquist sits in third in the chase for the LOLMDS National Championship, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb Jr., and Jason Hughes rounds out the top ten in the series championship point standings.
 
Jason Hughes holds a slim lead over Jason Papich in the chase for the 2014 Dunn-Benson Rookie of the Year title.  Both rookie drivers continue to improve each week, as they compete at new tracks for the first time this year on the series.

Track Information- Tuesday, July 15th
Lakeside Speedway
Track Phone #: (913) 299-2040
Promoters:  Mike Johnson & Don Marrs
Location: 5615 Wolcott Drive, Kansas City, 66109
Website: www.lakesidespeedway.net
Tire Rule for Lakeside Speedway - July 15th
Fronts - Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear - Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear - Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55

Event Purse or LOLMDS
$10,000 to win- 1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.

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Moyer Claims Back-to-Back Victories in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Action at 34 Raceway

By Jordan Morris

BURLINGTON, Iowa. —
July 12, 2014 — One night after claiming his series-leading 87th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory, six-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Billy Moyer led the final 14 laps en route to capturing his 88th career checkered flag Saturday night at 34 Raceway.

Moyer captured the pole-position for the 40-lap feature event over local driver Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa. On the race’s opening lap, Simpson shot around Moyer who struggled to get going, as he fell back to fifth. Simpson controlled the top spot for the races first 26 laps, building a comfortable lead over third-place starter Brian Shirley.

Moyer charged his way back through to the field, and was in the right place at the right time when the leader jumped the cushion in the third-turn on lap 27. Simpson finally regained control of his car but had fallen to third, handing the lead over to Moyer.

Moyer held the top-spot for the final 14 laps, turning back seventh-place starter Brian Birkhofer, en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag at 34 Raceway – his second in as many nights after winning Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

"We just worked our butts off here in the pits trying to stay on top of the car, and not knowing much about this place, everything was pretty much a guess," said Moyer, whose victory celebrations were cut short after a rain shower moved into the area. "I don’t know if we had the best car or not. I had to work my butt off, I know that.”

Shannon Babb had a 28-point lead over Ryan Unzicker heading into Saturday night’s action, but due to engine problems had to exit the feature event on lap 12. Babb now clings to a 14-point advantage with just five races remaining in the six-week long tour.

Simpson, Brandon Sheppard and Tanner English rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Simpson, Moyer and Brian Shirley.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Sunday night at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; 34 Raceway; Burlington, Iowa
July 12, 2014; A-Main (40-laps):
1. 21-Billy Moyer ($10,000), 2. 15B-Brian Birkhofer, 3. 32S-Chris Simpson, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 96-Tanner English, 6. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 7. 98-Jason Rauen, 8. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 9. 20-Dustin Griffin, 10. 45DW-Denny Woodworth, 11. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 12. 21F-Todd Frank, 13. 29-Spencer Diercks, 14. 32-Bobby Pierce, 15. 18-Shannon Babb, 16. 15R-Brian Harris, 17. 93-Jay Johnson, 18. 81-Brian Shirley, 19. 1CJ-Gary Christian, 20. 7B-Mark Burgtorf, 21. 25-Jason Feger, 22. 58R-Ray Guss Jr.

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MARVIN WINTERS BANKS $3,000 IN SEASON SECOND LATE MODEL WIN

HAGERSTOWN, MD. –
If it wasn’t hot enough outside, Marvin Winters was really working up a sweat on Christmas in July night at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol as he battled Roy Deese Jr. for the $3,000 Late Model win. Going inside to pass a lapped car on the front stretch, Deese’s attempt around the outside ended with a hard crash into the first turn fence. Winters continued the final 11 laps to post the win over Jason Covert by 1.38 seconds.

“That lapped traffic was a little touchy and it looks like it got Roy, that’s a shame,” Winters said. “But we had a good race going on. I think he was getting a little bit loose or mine was starting to come on. It was going to be a good race. I didn’t see him. I went below the lapped car and the next time I came around and the red was out. I didn’t see it happen.”

In other racing and after 16 years, third generation driver Mike Walls fought back emotions following his career first win in the Late Model Sportsman feature. It was another day in the office for Mike Corbin who posted his ninth win in the Pure Stock event while Matt Williamson finally wrapped up his first win in the Four Cylinder feature. Defending Classic Racing Series champion Matt Wallace scored his Hagerstown second of the season with the Bill Bollinger Memorial event.  

With a heads up start, Brian Bernheisel led the opening lap with Roy Deese Jr. charging past off the fourth turn to lead the second circuit. Winters, C. S. Fitzgerald, Kyle Hardy and Jason Covert each passed Bernheisel in the next several laps with Winters closing in for the battle with Deese while Fitzgerald was feeling the pressure from Hardy and Covert was another several lengths back.    

Clearing Scott Richwine on the 12th lap, Wayne Johnson was next in line as Winters led the 16th lap with Deese battling back. The two were putting on a show while On the 19th lap, Winters went to the inside of Johnson entering the first turn while Deese went to the outside and contact was made sending him hard into the fence which brought out the red flag.

On the restart, Covert bolted into the runner up spot while Hardy got past Fitzgerald on the 21st lap. Winters continued to hold a several length lead and went on to take the triumph by 1.320 seconds over Covert and Hardy. Fitzgerald and Jamie Lathroum were next. B. Bernheisel, Deese and Fitzgerald were the heat winners.

“I have to thank Tex Shaffer,” Winters said. “He’s a great car owner. He lets me do whatever we need to the car; no questions asked. That’s the kind of owner you need.”

In a three car invert for the Malloy Ford Late Model Sportsman feature, it was Chaz Walls on the pole and Mike Walls (No relation) on the outside as they ran side by side the first lap with M. Walls pulling ahead off the fourth turn. Following the only yellow flag on lap six, M. Walls led while Chad  Myers, two time winner and running third, pulled pit side with mechanical issues.

C. Walls, then came under attack by Robbie Black who took over the third position on the 11th lap but M. Walls was more than two seconds ahead. Black kept cutting into the lead but still trailed Walls by 1.426 seconds at the checkered. It was Walls’ first ever win and came after 16 long years.  Myers, M.Walls and C.Walls won the heats.

Chaz Walls was involved in an accident east of Waynesboro on the way to the track when a car caused the incident which demolished his truck. Brother Mike Walls came to the rescue and towed Chaz ‘enclosed trailer on to the speedway.  

Late Models, 30 Laps:
1.Marvin Winters, 2.Jason Covert, 3.Kyle Hardy, 4.C.S. Fitzgerald, 5.James Lathroum, 6.Steve Axtell Jr., 7.Frankie  Plessinger, 8.Jim Bernheisel, 9.Ronnie DeHaven Jr., 10.Bryan Bernheisel, 11.Wayne Johnson, 12.Scott Richwine, 13. Trever Feathers, 14.Roy Deese Jr., 15.Jason Miller, 16.Tyler Castle, 17.Brian Tavenner, DNS – Tim Murphy

Late Model Sportsman,
20 Laps: 1Mike Walls, 2.Robbie Black, 3.Chaz Walls, 4.Dominic Defino, 5.Bobby Beard, 6.Rick Hulson, 7.Charlie Schaffer, 8.Kyle Lee, 9.Justin Weaver, 10.Tyler Armstrong, 11.Kris Eaton, 12.Keith Walls, 13.Rodney Walls, 14.Donnie Farlling, 15.Jimmy Jesmer Jr., 16.John McLanigan, 17.Scott Cline, 18.Eddie Cornett, 19.Darrell Dow, 20.Dave Friedrich, 21. Elwood Sord, 22. Chad Myers, DNS-Matt Murphy.

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Owens Wins His 3rd CMH Diamond Nationals at Lucas Oil Speedway
 
WHEATLAND, MO (July 12, 2014) -
Jimmy Owens returned to dominance on Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Speedway by winning the 8th Annual CMH Diamond Nationals. With car owner Mike Reece looking on, Owens ran away from Scott Bloomquist to record his 50th career win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The event was co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models.

Both Owens and Bloomquist entered the event with 49 wins, each, in series history. Owens initially took the lead on lap three from Earl Pearson, Jr. and then had to fight off the challenges of Bloomquist. Owens and Bloomquist ran side-by-side for a handful of laps in heavy traffic. Bloomquist led for four laps until Owens pulled ahead for good on lap 19. The race saw only one caution flag and that was for a multi-car accident four laps into the race.

Jesse Stovall charged from the16th starting spot to finish fourth. He survived a torrid battle with Don O'Neal, who entered the event as the LOLMDS points leader and finished fifth.

"Man, I don't know what to say. The car was super good all night. It's great to win here in front of my car owner and this tremendous crowd. The track was probably the best I have ever seen it from start to finish. We could run anywhere on it. I don't know what it is about this place, but for some reason we can get around here pretty good", stated Jimmy Owens in victory lane.

"I got by Earl early on, and then we had that one caution. Then I got into some big-time traffic and Scott caught me. We had a heck of a race for a while. Everybody out there was giving everybody plenty of room to maneuver. Once we got back in front, I was hoping the race would stay green and it did. That's just a testament to the drivers that raced tonight and the track conditions. I have to thank Reece Monument Company, Edge Services, Ohlins, Sunoco, Red Line Oil, FORD, and Keyser. It was a great win for us", Owens concluded. With his sixth series victory of 2014, Owens moved ahead of O'Neal in the series championship point standings by just five points heading into Tuesday's event at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas.

Bloomquist recorded yet another second -place finish, but could not keep pace with Owens over the last half of the race. "He [Owens] was really good tonight; I kind of made some adjustments on the car that didn't turn out liked I had hoped. The car has been solid no doubt. The track was just outstanding to race on tonight. Everyone could race from the bottom to the top. We needed to be a little freer with the car. But man one spot again, that's all we need. We have a few days off to regroup before we head to Lakeside, so we will hope for better results then. I have to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Andy Durham Race Engines, and Randy Sweet."

Pearson led the first two circuits, and then managed to stay in the top three for the rest of the race, coming home third behind Owens and Bloomquist. "What a great crowd tonight! Having Forrest Lucas was here tonight was a real honor. The track was just was superb tonight. Gary Hubert and his crew are really doing a great job with the track prep. We were good early on and could stay up there with those two, but I went to the top and got faster, but I had lost so much ground to them, I wasn't going to able to catch them without a caution flag. I have to thank Bobby Labonte, Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV American Real, Sunoco and everyone else on the team."

Completing the top ten were Steve Francis, Will Vaught, John Blankenship, Brandon Overton, and Terry Phillips.

In preliminary action, Justin Asplin set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 41 entrants, with a lap of15.263 seconds. Scott Lewis set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.439 seconds. Earl Pearson Jr., Jimmy Owens, Scott Lewis, and Scott Bloomquist won their respective heat races. Jeremy Payne and Josh Hughes won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday Night, July 12th, 2014
CMH Diamond Nationals
Lucas Oil Speedway - Wheatland, MO

Feature Finish (50 Laps): 
1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Earl Pearson Jr., 4. Jesse Stovall, 5. Don O'Neal, 6. Steve Francis, 7. Will Vaught, 8. John Blankenship, 9. Brandon Overton, 10. Terry Phillips, 11. Chad Simpson, 12. Dennis Erb Jr., 13. Ryan Gustin, 14. Tony Jackson Jr., 15. Jared Landers, 16. Justin Asplin, 17. Eddie Carrier Jr., 18. Jason Hughes, 19. Josh Hughes, 20. Travis Dickes, 21. Jason Papich, 22. Austin Siebert, 23. Garrett Alberson, 24. Reid Millard,  25. Scott Lewis, 26. Jeremy Payne, 27. Mark Dotson, 28. Jason Bodenhamer.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 41
Lap Leaders: Earl Pearson Jr. (Laps 1 - 2); Jimmy Owens (Laps 3 - 14); Scott Bloomquist (Laps 15 - 18); Jimmy Owens (Laps 19 - 50)
Time of Race: 21 minutes 11 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Jimmy Owens 4835
2. Don O'Neal 4830
3. Scott Bloomquist 4435
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 4320
5. Steve Francis 4260
6. Eddie Carrier Jr. 4145
7. John Blankenship 3860
8. Jared Landers 3790
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 3550
10. Jason Hughes 3320
*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Moyer Outlast Rain for Fifth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Farmer City Raceway

By Jordan Morris

FARMER CITY, Ill.  July 11, 2014 
One night after Shannon Babb tied Billy Moyer atop the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all-time wins list at 86 career victories, Moyer retook the lead and broke the tie by outlasting the rain and dominating Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

Brian Shirley started the 40-lap feature event from the pole-position with Mike Spatola starting to his outside. Neither driver managed to lead a lap as third-place starter Billy Moyer rocketed around both front-row starters and claimed the top spot on the first lap.

The six-time champion Moyer had the car to beat all night as he jumped out to a commanding lead early and never looked back. The only thing that dampened Moyer?s night was when a rain shower temporarily halted the race on lap 27.

Before the caution flew for rain, two race contenders were plagued by flat tires. Shirley, who started from the pole, rode around on a flat right-rear, gambling that the ensuing rain shower would end the race, but his bet didn?t pay off as he was caught in the pits when the caution did finally fly. Seventh-place starter Brandon Sheppard was cutting into Moyer?s large lead when he too suffered a flat tire on lap 27 just before the caution came out.

When the racing resumed, Moyer again proved to be too strong, as he easily dominated the remaining 13 laps, defeating fifth-place starting Bobby Pierce by over two seconds, en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag, his fifth win of the season and 87th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory,

?You just gotta have patience," said Moyer of the rain-delayed feature event. "I?m usually pretty good at that, just trying to hold yourself back and not make any stupid moves. Really, I couldn?t see. It was kinda, I guess, raining the whole time, spitting, I think, you know, because the vision wasn?t good the whole race really.?

Shannon Babb, Mike Spatola and Kevin Weaver rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Moyer, Shirley, Jason Feger and Spatola.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Saturday night at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill.; July 11, 2014;

A-Main (40-laps): 1. 21-Billy Moyer ($10,000), 2. 32-Bobby Pierce, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. 89-Mike Spatola, 5. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 6. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 8. 7R-Kent Robinson, 9. 81-Brian Shirley, 10. 89F-Daren Friedman, 11. Z-Joe Harlan, 12. 96-Tanner English, 13. 9D-Daniel Flessner, 14. 7T-Steve Thorsten, 15. 4G-Bob Gardner, 16. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 17. 25-Jason Feger, 18. 116-Torin Mettille, 19. 75D-Billy Drake, 20. 42-MCKay Wenger, 21. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 22. 83-Scott Bull.

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O'Neal Wins Terrific Battle at the Beach at Tri-City Speedway Friday Night
 
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GRANITE CITY, IL (July 11, 2014) -
A day after celebrating his birthday, current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader, Don O'Neal gave himself quite a present by winning the Battle at the Beach 50 on Friday Night at Tri-City Speedway. O'Neal took the lead from his teammate Steve Francis on lap 26 and withstood challenges from Jimmy Owens and Scott Bloomquist for the win.

In a battle amongst the top three in LOLMDS points standings, O'Neal held on for his fifth series win of the season. Bloomquist snuck by Owens at the end to finish second. Owens came home third, followed by 12th starting, Brian Birkhofer, and Francis rounded out the top five.

"What a win for this Clint Bowyer Race Team tonight! I saw Jimmy pull alongside a few times and I thought I had better get going. That top line was going away. The car handled really well whether we ran low, in the middle, or the top. It got pretty loose there at the end. I kept my pace pretty good, there were a few lapped cars that actually helped up keep the lead. The track was in excellent shape tonight, and I hope the fans got their money's worth," said the winner.

"Steve [Francis] got off to a good start. He had a really good car. I just kept digging and digging, and was finally able to get by him. I want to thank my crew chief Jeremy Justice, Tony, Trent, Barry and Lance Wright. Lance couldn't be here tonight. He is with his daughter who just had surgery. Thanks to Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Traeger Grills, Cometic Gasket, Ohlins, Georgia Boot, Toyota, and Clements Race Engines."

Bloomquist was able to overcome a few early setbacks; falling to fifth at one point; to collect the second place money. "We had a really good car; the track was just spectacular all night. I had a run there a few times, and I thought I was going to get both Don and Jimmy for the lead. Another second place finish for us tonight. It feels good knowing we have a car capable of winning every time out. I have to thank Ole Smoky Moonshine, Penske Shocks, Base, Andy Durham Engines and Randy Sweet. We will head to Wheatland tomorrow night and hopefully come home with a victory."

Owens was in the hunt trying to make it back-to-back wins after a stunning run from 17th place to win at 201 last Saturday. "Wow what a race, at one point there was five of us racing for the lead. I tried a few times to slide up there in front of him [O'Neal], but I was going to race him clean. Then I got into the wall and that ended any chance I had of passing him for the win. Then here comes Scott and he got underneath me for second. We had a good point's night and we'll head down to Wheatland tomorrow and try to get us another win there. Thanks my Mike Reece, Reece Monument Company, Sunoco, FORD, and everybody else on this car."

Completing the top ten were Jared Landers, Ryan Gustin, Chad Simpson, Billy Moyer Jr., and Terry Phillips.

In preliminary action, Jim Shereck set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 37 entrants, with a lap of 14.733 seconds. Steve Francis set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.066 seconds. Billy Moyer Jr., won their respective heat races. Jimmy Owens and Shannon Thornsberry won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, July 11, 2014
"Battle at the Beach 50"
Tri-City Speedway - Granite City, IL
Feature Finish (50 Laps):
1. Don O'Neal, 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Jimmy Owens, 4. Brian Birkhofer, 5. Steve Francis, 6. Jared Landers, 7. Ryan Gustin, 8. Chad Simpson, 9. Billy Moyer Jr., 10. Terry Phillips, 11. Jim Shereck, 12. Brandon Overton, 13. Tim Manville, 14. Earl Pearson Jr., 15. Dennis Erb Jr., 16. Jack Sullivan, 17. Tony Jackson Jr., 18. Jason Papich, 19. Jason Hughes, 20. Paul Schrempf, 21. Michael Kloos, 22. Eddie Carrier Jr., 23. John Blankenship, 24. Travis Dickes, 25. Randy Korte, 26. Jeremy Payne, 27. Scott Weber, 28. Scott Lewis.  

Race Statistics
Entrants: 37
Lap Leaders: Steve Francis (Laps 1 - 26); Don O'Neal (Laps 27 - 50)
Cautions: Eddie Carrier Jr., John Blankenship (Lap 29); Earl Pearson Jr. (Lap 30)
Time of Race: 28 minutes 20 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Don O'Neal 4625
2. Jimmy Owens 4585
3. Scott Bloomquist 4205
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 4100
5. Steve Francis 4060
6. Eddie Carrier Jr. 4000
7. John Blankenship 3670
8. Jared Landers 3635
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 3380
10. Jason Hughes 3180
 
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Babb Captures Third Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Hometown Macon Speedway

By Jordan Morris

MACON, Ill. — July 10, 2014 —
Shannon Babb, from nearby Moweaqua, Ill., traded the lead back-and-forth with championship rival Ryan Unzicker for most of the race before Babb finally claimed the top spot just past halfway en route to capturing his third win of the season and fifth Herald & Review 100 at his hometown Macon Speedway.

Bobby Pierce, who started from the pole-position, jumped out to an early lead and controlled the first four circuits. Babb, who started just behind Pierce in the third position, easily made his way around second-place starter Brian Shirley, as he stayed close to the leader’s back bumper.

Babb captured the lead from Pierce on lap five and was not seriously challenged for almost the next 30 laps. Babb held the lead until lap 34 when lapped traffic helped a hard-charging Ryan Unzicker, who started in the seventh position, squeeze past Babb and claim the top spot.

Unzicker held the lead for the next 22 laps but could not hold off Babb, who found the high-line just past halfway in the event and charged back to the front to retake the lead. Babb pulled away from Unzicker and easily led the final 45 laps of the 100-lap feature event, claiming the $5,000 checkered flag at Macon Speedway. Unzicker settled for his sixth runner-up finish of the season without capturing a victory yet.

“We’ve growed up here and raced here a lot, so it means a lot to win this thing,” said three-time series champion Shannon Babb, who received a loud ovation upon winning in front of his hometown crowd. “You know, it’s tough running 100 laps here and staying out of trouble.”

In another back-and-forth battle, Babb returned his name to atop the series all-time wins list as he tied Billy Moyer at 86 DIRTcar Summer Nationals career victories, just one night after Moyer won at Terre Haute Action Track and took the outright lead.

Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb Jr. and Matt Taylor rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Pierce, Gary Christian, Babb and Shirley.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Friday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Macon Speedway; Macon, Ill.;
July 10, 2014; A-Main (100-laps):
1. 18-Shannon Babb ($5,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr, 5. 24T-Matt Taylor, 6. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 7. 42-MCKay Wenger, 8. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 9. 4T-Guy Taylor, 10. 38L-Ryan Little, 11. 91-Kyle Logue, 12. 7T-Steve Thorsten, 13. 30V-Mark Voigt, 14. 27K-Greg Kimmons, 15. 1M-Jim Moon, 16. 28B-John Beck, 17. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 18. 1CJ-Gary Christian, 19. 36-Andrew Barnes, 20. 32-Bobby Pierce, 21. 33H-Billy Hough, 22. 21B-Rich Bell.

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Moyer Captures Fourth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Terre Haute Action Track

By Jordan Morris

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — July 9, 2014 —
After claiming his record 85th career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway, Hall of Famer Billy Moyer backed it up by claiming his 86th career win just three nights later at Terre Haute Action Track.

Moyer and Shannon Babb have battled back-and-forth all season long to claim the top spot on the series all-time winningest driver list. Babb took an early advantage, but in the last week, Moyer has stormed back and now leads Babb by one race.

Moyer captured the pole-position for the 40-lap feature at the half-mile dirt oval, which is the largest on the 39 race schedule. Brian Shirley joined the pole-sitter on the front row but was no match for Moyer who escaped to an early lead.

As Moyer was never challenged for the victory, the race was for the runner-up position. Shirley who held the position all race came under fire from a hard-charging Shannon Babb, who started the feature in the eighth position. Shirley was challenged by Babb a few times but eventually held off the three-time series champion.

With a third place finish, Babb regained the series points lead over Ryan Unzicker, who led the standings coming into the night but drove conservatively all night after suffering a concussion during Tuesday night’s feature event.

Moyer easily cruised to his season leading fourth victory, leading flag-to-flag en route to capturing the $5,000 checkered flag at Terre Haute Action Track over Shirley by more than a straightaway.

“People say like fine wine it just gets better with age,” said the 56-year-old Moyer, whose fourth win is the most he’s had in a season since he had six in 2010. “I know it’s a little harder to get out of bed in the morning than when I was 25, but we’re just gonna keep plugging along.”

Babb, Brandon Sheppard and Austin Dillon rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Moyer and Shirley.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Thursday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Terre Haute Action Track; Terre Haute, Ind.;

July 9, 2014; A-Main (40-laps):
1. 21-Billy Moyer ($5,000), 2. 81-Brian Shirley, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 3-Austin Dillon, 6. 77K-Steve Kester, 7. 1M-Jim Moon, 8. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 9. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 10. 15F-Chris Fetter, 11. 80-Duke Mounce, 12. 42*-Bob Mayer, 13. 7R-Kent Robinson, 14. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 15. 32-Bobby Pierce.

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Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Kicks Off Tenth Anniversary Season July 21st in Virginia!
 
By Chris Tilley - Series Publicist

BRASSTOWN, NORTH CAROLINA (July 8, 2014)
- The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man's Garage is gearing up for the tour's tenth anniversary season which will again showcase drivers from all over the Southeast vying for over $200,000 in prize money marking ten race nights in just 13 days.

Easier said than done for the drivers making all ten races right?  Well just ask any of the traveling drivers that make the nearly 1,400 mile trek in sweltering southern summer temperatures. They'll look tiresome at the end of that long journey and their preparedness to do so makes the challenge seem worth it at the end of the thirteen days.

The Southern Nationals Series has become a main stay in the Southeast over the last nine seasons producing ties in the point championship to door-to-door close quarters racing that can only be found in dirt track racing's birth place, the South.

This year's group of drivers expected to contend for the series prize are top of their class in this region.

Starting with Stacy Boles of Clinton, Tenn. who drives the Advanced Transportation sponsored Rocket Chassis, finished sixth in the final points chase in 2013 as he garnered his best finish of fourth at Wythe (Va.) Raceway in the tour's lid lifter.

Minden, Louisiana driver Anthony Burroughs is scheduled to compete this season with the tour. He was the 2010 Southern Regional Racing Series champion and drives the D.P. Motorsports and Peterson Contracting sponsored Barry Wright Race Car.

Kenny Collins of Colbert, Ga. will bring his Collins Sign sponsored Rocket Chassis to the tour for the first time. Collins finished a respective sixth in this year's final points with the tour's sister series the Spring Nationals. Collins also competes in the Southern Nationals Bonus events.

Vic Hill of Mosheim, Tenn. will tackle the grueling schedule for the fourth consecutive season. Hill earned a tenth place points finish in his first season in 2011, and a pair of fourth place finishes in the final run down the last two seasons. Hill, who is a skilled engine builder will bring his Landair Transport sponsored Warrior Race Car to this season's tour.

Eric Jacobsen of Rio Del Mar, Cal. returns to the tour for the second straight season, this time in a new chassis mount. The California hot shoe will bring his Soil Fume, Inc. sponsored Rocket Chassis to the tour. Jacobsen finished fifth in the 2013 points chase while collecting one win. That dramatic win came at Duck River Raceway Park.

Chris Madden is Mister Southern Nationals. Madden's four tour championships speak for themselves. His 23 wins on the tour keeps him high atop the list of series winners. The driver known as "Smokey" has won on all three National tours and is expected to be back in the Hamrick's of Gaffney sponsored Bloomquist Race Car. Last year, Madden collected two wins which came at Wythe, Va. and Smoky Mountain, Tenn.

Dawsonville, Ga's Donald McIntosh will bring his track championship at Dixie (Ga.) Speedway last season to this year's Southern Nationals as he will tackle the tour's grueling schedule for the first time. McIntosh already competed in the Spring Nationals Series this season finishing a close third in the final tallies.

Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn. recently captured the Spring Nationals Series title after finishing second to Steve Casebolt last season. Ogle has toured with the Southern Nationals the last two seasons finishing in the runner-up spot in 2013 and third in 2012. Ogle's team-mate Tommy Kerr of Maryville, Tenn. won the series title in 2009. Ogle will drive his Blount Excavating and Massey Electric sponsored Rocket Chassis on this year's tour.

Another new face to the Southern Nationals Series will be youngster Austin Smith of Cedartown, Ga. Smith also raced with the Spring Nationals this season, a taste of tour-style racing. Smith finished a respectable seventh in the final run down. Smith will try his hand at the tour for the first time in the Cedartown Electric and Ladd's Farm Supply sponsored Rocket Chassis.

Ninety-nine drivers did battle during last season's nine events. One event was rained out, the annual Rebel Yell at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga.

This year's schedule features two new tracks and one returning venue. Mitch McCarter's 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn. joins the slate for the first time. Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Ga. also is a new track to the tour. Modoc (S.C.) Raceway returns to the schedule for the first time since the inaugural season. Royce Bray picked up the last series' visit during the tour's first-ever event.

The Southern Nationals Series will feature a points fund in excess of $15,000 with $5,053 going to the Series Champion, second place receives $2,553, third place receives $2,053, fourth place receives $1,553, fifth place receives $1,053, sixth place receives $753, seventh place receives $653 and eighth place in series points will receive $553 along with all other prefect attendance drivers. Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA is the defending series champion.

In addition to the Southern Nationals and Spring Nationals Series point funds, the series has announced a Combined Bonus for the top five drivers who finish the highest with both tours. The overall top driver from each series will receive $5,053, with second place receiving $2,553, third place receiving $2,053, fourth place receiving $1,553 and fifth place receiving $1,053.

A possible $15,000+ could be won by Billy Ogle Jr. this season if he wins the Spring and Southern Nationals with points fund monies from both tours and the Combined Bonus Money. Also, if a driver was to at least run fifth in both tours, he could receive $3,159 with point funds and the combined bonus.

The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series officially kicks off on Monday Night July 21st at Fred & Susan Brown's Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Va.  For more information on the Southern Nationals, please log on to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
 
2014 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
Monday July 21-Wythe Raceway-Rural Retreat, VA-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Tuesday July 22-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Thursday July 24-Modoc Raceway-Modoc, SC-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Friday July 25-Swainsboro Raceway-Swainsboro, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Saturday July 26-Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Sunday July 27-Rome Speedway-Rome, GA-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Tuesday July 29-Boyd's Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Thursday July 31-Duck River Raceway Park-Wheel, TN-$3,500 to win/35 laps
Friday August 1-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$5,300 to win/53 laps
Saturday August 2-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$5,300 to win/53 laps

$3,500 to Win Event Purse: 1) $3,500, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,200, 4) $800, 5) $600, 6) $580, 7) $570, 8) $560, 9) $550, 10) $540, 11) $530, 12) $520, 13) $510, 14) $500, 15) $490, 16) $480, 17) $475, 18) $470, 19) $465, 20) $460, 21) $455, 22) $450 --- $16,705 TOTAL

$5,300 to Win Event Purse:  1) $5,300, 2) $2,500, 3) $1,500, 4) $1,000, 5) $900, 6) $800, 7) $750, 8) $725, 9) $700, 10) $675, 11) $650, 12) $630, 13) $620, 14) $610, 15) $600, 16) $590, 17) $580, 18) $570, 19) $560, 20) $550, 21) $540, 22) $530 --- $21,880 TOTAL
 
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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Heads to the Midwest this Weekend for Two Big Shows

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WAYCROSS, GA (July 9, 2014) -
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, coming off four exciting races in front of record spectator crowds last week, will head back to the Midwest this weekend for a pair of single day shows.  The premier national tour for dirt late models will make its second visit of the year in Pontoon Beach, IL this Friday, July 11th for the 10th Annual "Battle at the Beach 50" at Tri-City Speedway.  The event is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA.  There will be a complete show with Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races and B-Mains, followed by the 50-Lap feature event - paying $10,000 to win. Steve Francis of Ashland, KY is the defending race winner.  Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Tri-City Speedway include Modifieds and Pro Crate Late Models.  For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.tricityspeedway.net.

"The series is thrilled to return to the Midwest this weekend and see all of the great loyal fans out there. We always enjoy coming to Tri-City Speedway and working with the Gundakers and their great staff.  The racing there is always amazing and the fans really come out to support us when we're at their track. Having the Lucas Oil MLRA drivers there as well will make for a great show this year, as always", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.  

The LOLMDS will then travel to Wheatland, MO for the second time in 2014 for the 8th Annual "CMH Diamond Nationals" at Lucas Oil Speedway on Saturday, July 12th.  The event at Lucas Oil Speedway is also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA and will include a complete show with Hot-Laps, Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains and a 50-lap feature event, with the winner receiving $10,000 and a special Diamond Ring from Lucas Oil Speedway.  John Blankenship won last year's "Diamond Nationals" and will be looking to capture another victory at the "Diamond of Dirt Tracks".  Support classes running in conjunction with the LOLMDS at Lucas Oil Speedway includes the Pitts Homes USRA Modifieds.  Both events on Friday and Saturday will be filmed by the Lucas Oil Production Studios to air on several TV networks later this year.  For tickets and information about the event visit the track website at www.lucasoilspeedway.com.

"Lucas Oil Speedway is always a great place to go and Dan Robinson and his staff truly are wonderful people to work with.  We look forward to seeing all the great fans in the Midwest this weekend and watching some exciting racing action at two great tracks this weekend", stated Ritchie Lewis, Director, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.

Don O'Neal, will lead the LOLMDS stars into this big weekend of racing with a slim 10 point lead in the series championship point standings over the hottest driver in the country right now, Jimmy Owens. Scott Bloomquist, coming off a big win at Portsmouth Raceway Park on July 4th, sits in third in the chase for the LOLMDS National Championship, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Steve Francis, John Blankenship, Jared Landers, Dennis Erb Jr., and Jason Hughes rounds out the top ten in the series championship point standings.

Jason Hughes holds a slim lead over Jason Papich in the chase for the 2014 Dunn-Benson Rookie of the Year title.  Both rookie drivers continue to improve each week, as they compete at new tracks for the first time this year on the series.

Track Information- Friday, July 11th
Tri-City Speedway
Track Phone #: (618) 931-7836
Promoters: Kevin & Tammy Gundaker - (636) 448-9111
Location: 5100 Nameoki Road, Pontoon Beach, IL 62040
Website: www.tricityspeedway.net

Tire Rule for Tri-City - July 11th
Left Rear/Fronts - Hoosier 1320, LM20, 1640, LM40
Right Rear - Hoosier 02, LM20, 06, LM40

Track Information- Saturday July 12th
Lucas Oil Speedway
Track Phone #: (417) 282-5984
Promoter: Dan Robinson - (417) 282-5984
Location: 700 E Hwy 54, Wheatland, MO 65779
Website: www.lucasoilspeedway.com

Tire Rule for Lucas Oil Speedway - July 12th
Fronts - Hoosier WRS55
Left Rear - Hoosier 1640, LM40, WRS55
Right Rear - Hoosier 06, LM40, WRS55  

Purse for Both Events
$10,000 to win- 1. $10000, 2. $5500, 3. $3500, 4. $2750, 5. $2250, 6. $1800, 7. $1500, 8. $1300, 9. $1200, 10. $1100, 11. $1075, 12. $1050, 13. $1025, 14. $1000, 15. $950, 16. $925, 17. $900, 18. $875, 19. $850, 20. $825, 21. $800, 22. $800, 23. $800, 24. $800.

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Jamison Outduels Shirley in 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Thriller at Florence Speedway

By Jordan Morris

UNION, Ky. July 8, 2014 
Jason Jameson scored his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory in exciting fashion, as he passed 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley with less than 10 laps to go, then held him off on a late-race restart en route to scoring the $5,000 checkered flag at Florence Speedway.

Jameson, of Lawrenceburg, Ind., started the 40-lap feature event from the pole-position but failed to secure the top spot on lap one as Shirley, who started to Jameson?s outside, jumped out to an early lead.

Shirley looked to have the car to beat as he led a race-high 31 circuits, but started fading late as Jameson caught back up to the leader and slid around him to claim the lead on lap 32. Jameson quickly extended his lead and looked as if he would cruise to the victory with only eight laps remaining.

That was before a late-race caution brought a hungry Brian Shirley, who hasn?t won since Clayhill Motorsports Park on June 26, back to the leader?s back bumper on lap 38. On both of the final remaining laps Shirley dove his car under Jameson in turn two, both times capturing the lead, before handing it back over to Jameson who crossed back under him on the backstretch.

Jameson recaptured the top spot from Shirley on each of the final two laps, eventually pulling away from Shirley coming to the checkered flag as he was passed by Eric Wells for the second position. Jameson fought hard with the 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, but eventually came away with his first career victory in the grueling six-week long tour.

?Shirley, he was driving the wheels off that thing, and I was just chasing him the whole time,? said Jameson, who also crews for two-time World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion Darrell Lanigan. ?His car, seemed like the longer the race went, the tighter it got. I could rotate the center better than he could, so I figured it was a matter of time when I could run him off [turn] two and get him in three and four, and that?s kind of what happened.?

Shirley, Kent Robinson and Justin Rattliff rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Shirley, Jameson and Eric Wells.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Wednesday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Florence Speedway; Union, Ky.;
July 8, 2014; A-Main (40-laps):
1. 29-Jason Jameson ($5,000), 2. 18W-Eric Wells, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 7R-Kent Robinson, 5. 16-Justin Rattliff, 6. 18-Shannon Babb, 7. 91P-Jason Papich, 8. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 9. C9-Steve Casebolt, 10. 1B-Jeff Babcock, 11. 1M-Jim Moon, 12. 21-Robby Hensley, 13. 11R-James Rice, 14. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 15. 157-Mike Marlar, 16. 63-Jesse Lay, 17. 19-Chad Smith, 18. 3-Austin Dillon, 19. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 20. 18E-Ethan Burgess, 21. 77K-Steve Kester.

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Berck Celebrates 4th with NCRA Late Model Victory at 81 Speedway

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Park City, Kansas – July 4, 2014 - Former two-time tour champion Kyle Berck took the lead at the start and never looked back as the Marquette, Nebraska veteran won Friday nights National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products late model feature at 81 Speedway in Park City on this Independence Day.

By earning the most heat race and passing points, Berck started on the outside front row for the thirty lap feature and as the green flag fell, quickly opened up a sizable lead. Berck and his Missile chassis would go the rest of the distance to claim his second tour victory of the season.

Third starting Chris Kratzer came home second followed by pole sitter Chase Junghans, eleventh starting Bill Leighton, Jr. and Corey Zeitner.

The two, heat races for the 16 car field were won by Berck and Junghans.

The next event for the NCRA late model tour will be tonight, Saturday night July 5, at the Belleville High Banks Speedway in Belleville, Kansas.NCRA Late Models

81 Speedway/Park City, Kansas
July 4, 2014

A Feature:
1) Kyle Berck, 2) Chris Kratzer, 3) Chase Junghans, 4) Bill Leighton, 5) Corey Zeitner, 6) Dean Moore, 7) Jeremy Petty, 8) Damian Patocka, 9) Wylan Petrie, 10) Kasey Beckham, 11) Ron Seibert, 12) Bill Seibert, Sr., 13) Joe Gorby, DNS) Duston Bolster, DNS) Lee Seibert, DQ) Gary Gorby

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Bloomquist Back in Lucas Oil Victory Lane at Portsmouth Raceway Park
 
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PORTSMOUTH, OH (July 4, 2014) -
Scott Bloomquist returned to victory lane on Friday Night at tonight's "Independence 50" at Portsmouth Raceway Park. Bloomquist, in the Ole Smoky Moonshine, Sweet-Bloomquist Ford, led all 50-laps in winning his third LOLMDS event of 2014. He beat 3-time and reigning series champion Jimmy Owens by two car lengths at the finish.

"I was worried we had gone too soft on tires for the feature. There were other cars that went harder on tires for 50 laps. I think if it had been longer than 50 laps we would have still been ok. After the night we had last night, my crew worked their tails off the last night and this morning getting this car ready. Our car fired off really well after those early restarts. Traffic wasn't too much of a problem. I didn't know how close those other guys were", stated Bloomquist in victory lane.

"Last night was one of those nights where I thought I might as well go home. But we aren't quitters, and we changed engines in the car, and the car was just fantastic all night tonight. I was kind of locked in on the tire combination before they watered the track. Then I thought maybe we were in a little bit of trouble, but it all worked out for us. We have been snake-bitten here lately. It feels good to win one again," said Bloomquist, who with the win, broke a tie with Jimmy Owens for most all-time wins in series history. Bloomquist now has 49 victories in LOLMDS competition.

Owens started sixth and was in a mix of drivers who battled early on in the top five. Owens climbed to third by lap 31. Owens then caught the second place running Boggs and the two had a spirited race for the runner-up spot for several laps. Owens overhauled Boggs for second with eight laps to go.

Owens then tried to chase down Bloomquist in the closing circuits. With his sights set on Bloomquist, Owens had to contend with some lapped traffic which was running his line. Owens was able to get passed the lapped car and closed rapidly on Bloomquist over the final two laps. Owens march to the front came up just short at the finish line as Bloomquist took the checkers first.

"We had to work for that finish," said Owens afterwards. "There was a heck of battle between about four or five of us there for a while. When I caught Jackie, he and I went back-and-forth for a long time. When I got by him (Boggs), I didn't think I had enough laps to catch Scott. He was well out in front. But to come from sixth like we did was a good point's night and we will head to 201 tomorrow. We have never raced there, and we are looking forward to it," said the driver of the Reece Monument Company, Club 29 FORD entry.

Boggs was in the thick of things all race long as the second-generation driver came up short in his quest for his second LOLMDS win at PRP. "To run third with these guys, that's a good thing. Our car was pushing a little bit more than I would have liked near the end. We had a good car, but just not good enough. To beat these guys everything has to go right for you. If you are off by a little bit it makes a big difference, said the driver of the McCoy Brothers Logging, Kenny Hehman Engines, Swartz Race Cars entry.

Completing the top ten were John Blankenship, Earl Pearson Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Don O'Neal, and Rick Eckert.
 
In preliminary action, Steve Francis set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 34 entrants, with a lap of 15.302 seconds. Scott Bloomquist set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.530 seconds. Steve Francis, Jackie Boggs, Scott Bloomquist, and Duane Chamberlain won their respective heat races. Delmas Conley and Dennis Erb Jr. won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Wednesday Night, July 4, 2014
"Independence 50"
Portsmouth Raceway Park - Portsmouth, OH

Feature Finish (50 Laps):
1. Scott Bloomquist, 2. Jimmy Owens, 3. Jackie Boggs, 4. Duane Chamberlain, 5. Steve Francis, 6. John Blankenship, 7. Earl Pearson Jr.,  8. Eddie Carrier Jr., 9. Don O'Neal, 10. Rick Eckert, 11. Jason Papich, 12. Tim Dohm, 13. Rod Conley, 14. Greg Oliver, 15. RJ Conley, 16. Delmas Conley, 17. Dennis Erb Jr., 18. Jared Landers, 19. Jason Hughes, 20. JT Conley, 21. Shannon Thornsberry, 22. Tommy Bailey, 23. Craig Vosbergen, 24. Dustin Linville, 25.  Ben Adkins.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 33
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 - 50)
Cautions: RJ Conley (Lap 7); Ben Adkins (Lap 7); Shannon Thornsberry (Lap 9)
Time of Race: 24 minutes 52 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:    
1. Don O'Neal 4145
1. Jimmy Owens 4115
3. Scott Bloomquist 3805
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 3735
5. Steve Francis 3655
5. Eddie Carrier Jr. 3655
7. John Blankenship 3335
8. Jared Landers 3260
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 3090
10. Jason Hughes 2905

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Jimmy Owens Earns Crenos 50 Victory at Muskingum County Speedway

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ZANESVILLE, OH (July 3, 2014) -
Jimmy Owens sped away for his fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season on Thursday Night at Muskingum County Speedway after taking the lead for good on lap 18. Owens withstood a caution with nine laps to go and motored away from the field to take the win in the Creno's 50 in front the standing room only crowd.

Owens becomes the 10th different driver in ten appearances by the LOLMDS to win at Muskingum County since 2005. Rick Eckert had his best LOLMDS finish of the season, taking second, followed by series point's leader, Don O'Neal, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and the previous night's winner at Roaring Knob, Earl Pearson, Jr.

"It feels great to be back in victory lane. We have had some tough luck lately. We had a good finish last night [at Roaring Knob], but before that, we didn't have the finishes we wanted for a few weeks. The crew did a great job getting the car ready tonight. I could run anywhere on the track tonight, high, low, in the middle, it didn't matter."

"When they went out and watered the track before the fireworks, I think it helped the track a lot. We have been coming here long enough to know what they are going to do to the track. It smoothed out enough from the heat races, so hopefully we put on a good show for these fans. Don and I had a pretty good battle for the lead; we got close a couple of times, but once we were out in front, the car handled so well. I have to thank Darrell Lanigan and everybody else with the Club 29 Cars, Cornett Racing Engines, Reece Monument Company, Edge Services, Sunoco, Red Line Oil, FORD, and everybody associated with the race team."

O'Neal led the first 17 circuits of the race after starting from the pole. O'Neal and Owens ran many laps side-by-side. Owens was finally able to clear O'Neal in traffic on lap 18 and from then on he went unchallenged for the win. Eckert moved past O'Neal on lap 23, but could never get close enough to seriously challenge Owens for the win.

"He had the best car tonight," said Eckert of the winner Owens. "We worked on our car all day after last night's run. Right from the start tonight the car was so much better. I felt real comfortable with it tonight. It's great to be back here in front of this big crowd. That last restart the only chance I had was that he (Owens) would make a mistake, but he's too good to do that. We are happy to run second and we will be at Portsmouth tomorrow night hoping to gain one more spot," said the driver of the Valvoline, Seubert Calf Ranches, Rocket House Car for Mark Richards Racing.

After the race O'Neal still sits atop the points standings summed up his third place finish. "We got off to a good start in the feature. I was setting a pretty good pace out there. But then here comes Jimmy, and once he got past me it was pretty much over. Then Eckert got a run on me and I couldn't hold him off. Overall it was a good point's night for us. I have to thank Clint Bowyer, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Traeger Grills and all my crew."

Completing the top ten were Davey Johnson, Devin Moran, Tim Dohm, Mike Benedum, and Jared Landers.

In preliminary action, Don O'Neal set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group A) amongst the 33 entrants, with a lap of 15.593 seconds. Jimmy Owens set the fastest time in Group B with a time of 15.879 seconds. Don O'Neal, Eddie Carrier Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Rick Eckert won their respective heat races. Scott Bloomquist and Jared Hawkins won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Wednesday Night, July 3, 2014
"Crenos 50"
Muskingum County Speedway - Zanesville, OH
Feature Finish (50 Laps):
  1. Jimmy Owens, 2. Rick Eckert, 3. Don O'Neal, 4. Eddie Carrier Jr., 5. Earl Pearson Jr., 6. Davey Johnson, 7. Devin Moran, 8. Tim Dohm, 9. Mike Benedum, 10. Jared Landers, 11. Dennis Erb Jr., 12. John Blankenship, 13. Shane McLoughlin, 14. Michael Davis, 15. Jason Papich, 16. Doug Drown, 17. Ryan Markham, 18. Todd Brennan, 19. Matt Irey, 20. Steve Francis, 21. Jason Hughes, 22. Jared Hawkins, 23. Scott Bloomquist, 24. Rocky Owens, 25. Steve Prince, 26. Ronnie Mayle.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 33
Lap Leaders: Don O'Neal (Laps 1 - 17); Jimmy Owens (Laps 18 - 50)
Cautions: Jason Hughes (Lap 23); Steve Francis, Doug Drown (Lap 41)
Time of Race: 24 minutes 45 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Don O'Neal 3960
2. Jimmy Owens 3885
3. Scott Bloomquist 3545
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 3540
5. Eddie Carrier Jr. 3465
6. Steve Francis 3440
7. John Blankenship 3135
8. Jared Landers 3120
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 2945
10. Jason Hughes 2770

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Pierce Grabs First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Belle-Claire Speedway

By Jordan Morris

BELLEVILLE, Ill. — July 1, 2014 —
Bobby Pierce was one of three different drivers to control the top stop Tuesday night at Belle-Claire Speedway, as he made a daring pass on Shannon Babb with four laps to go to claim the lead and the $5,000 checkered flag, his first of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season.

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard captured the pole position, with Randy Korte starting on his outside. Bobby Pierce started just behind them in the third position.

On the first lap, Korte would slingshot around Sheppard, keeping the pole-sitter from leading a single lap all night. Korte led the most laps of the night as he controlled the top spot for the first 17 laps of the 40-lap feature. Korte eventually was chased down by a charging Pierce and Shannon Babb, who started the race in the fourth position.

Pierce made his way to the lead but couldn’t pull away from Babb, as he led only seven laps before Babb grabbed the lead on lap 25. Babb looked as if he would capture his third win of the season with ease after securing the top spot and leading the next 11 laps.

Unfortunately for Babb, Pierce had just enough left in his car to surge his way back to the front and challenge the leader for the win. Pierce would not be denied the victory as he caught and passed Babb with a thrilling, go-for-broke slide job on lap 36. Pierce held off Babb for the remaining four laps, capturing the victory at Belle-Claire Speedway.

“When you’re leading the race and then you end up losing it, no matter what you have to do, you wanna get that lead back,” said the 17-year-old Pierce. “I had a couple of good corners right in a row there, I caught Babb, and I knew that [a slider] was the only chance I had.”

Brandon Sheppard, Ryan Unzicker, and Randy Korte rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Pierce, Babb, Korte, and Sheppard.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Wednesday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Belle-Claire Speedway; Belleville, Ill;

July 2, 2014; A-Main (40-laps):
1. 32-Bobby Pierce ($5,000), 2. 18-Shannon Babb, 3. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 4. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 5. 0-Randy Korte, 6. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 7. 24T-Matt Taylor, 8. 81-Brian Shirley, 9. 10-Daryn Klein, 10. 6K-Michael Kloos, 11. 1S-Rick Salter, 12. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 13. 16H-Mike Hammerle, 14. 1M-Jim Moon, 15. 28B-John Beck, 16. 27S-Mike Schulte, 17. T4-Adam Tischhauser, 18. 20-Alan Westling, 19. 91-Rusty Schlenk, 20. 25L-

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Shirley Surges to Second DIRTCar Summer Nationals 2014 Season at Clayhill Motorsports Park

By Jordan Morris

ATWOOD, Tenn. — June 26, 2014 — 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley claimed his second win of the 2014 season on Thursday night at Clayhill Motorsports Park after overtaking pole-sitter Timothy Culp when motor troubles struck the race-long leader on lap 34.

Shirley, who picked up his first win of the season at I-96 Speedway Sunday night, found himself starting on the outside of Culp, who was looking to become the first Louisiana native to win a DIRTcar Summer Nationals feature. Culp quickly pulled away from Shirley and the rest of the field on the start of the race, looking to be the car to beat for most of the 40-lap A-Main.

Shirley slowly began to reel in Culp after his car began to slow battling lap-traffic, and eventually blew past the leader on lap 34, as Culp’s car was clearly suffering from mechanical problems. Culp’s car broke a water-pump early in the feature event, eventually leading to his motor frying, and ending his dreams of capturing his first career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.

Shirley dominated the final six laps, compiling a lead of 2.76 seconds over Bobby Pierce, rolling to an unlikely victory and claiming the $5,000 checkered flag at Clayhill Motorsports Park. Culp limped to a sixth place finish after leading races opening 33 laps.

“It was just a matter of time,” said Shirley, referring to when he would be able to pass Culp for the lead. “Things happen, we were just able to be in the right spot at the right time tonight.”

Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer Jr., and Ryan Unzicker rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Babb, Culp, and Shirley.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Friday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Clayhill Motorsports Park; Atwood, Tenn.;
June 26, 2014; A-Main (40-laps):
1. 81-Brian Shirley ($5,000), 2. 32-Bobby Pierce, 3. 18-Shannon Babb, 4. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 5. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 6. C8-Timothy Culp, 7. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 8. 18S-Jack Sullivan, 9. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr, 10. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 11. 96T-Terry English, 12. 6M-Wendell Wallace, 13. 94-Austin Rettig, 14. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 15. 71-Trace Westling, 16. 20-Alan Westling, 17. 96-Tanner English, 18. 1CJ-Gary Christian, 19. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 20. 15-Richard Frost, 21. 3X-Randy Sellars.

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Sheppard Captures First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Peoria Speedway

By Jordan Morris

PEORIA, Ill. - June 23, 2014 - Defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard found his way back to victory lane Monday night, capturing the checkered flag at Peoria Speedway for the first time in the 2014 season.

Sheppard started the 40-lap feature up front next to Sunday winner Brian Shirley, who was looking to join Rick Eckert and Billy Moyer as the only multiple race winners so far this season. Unfortunately for Shirley, Sheppard rocketed past the pole-sitter at the drop of the green flag, using the outside line to grab the lead and never let Shirley lead a lap. After securing the top spot, Sheppard pulled away from Shirley, who found himself battling Bobby Pierce for much of the race.

Pierce, last year's runner-up to Sheppard in the championship, managed to get around Shirley for second on lap 32, but Sheppard had already built an insurmountable margin. Sheppard went on to dominate, leading all 40 laps en route to capturing the $5,000 checkered flag.

"We've been waiting for things to fall into place," said Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill. "Finally they did. I'm pretty confident going into the rest of [the DIRTcar Summer Nationals season] now."

Pierce, Shirley, Ryan Unzicker and Shannon Babb rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Sheppard, Ray Guss Jr., Pierce and Shirley.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Wednesday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tenn.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill.; June 23, 2014
A-Main (40-laps): 1. B5-Brandon Sheppard ($5,000), 2. 32-Bobby Pierce, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 5. 18-Shannon Babb, 6. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 7. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 8. 75D-Billy Drake, 9. 1ST-Justin Reed, 10. 89-Mike Spatola, 11. 25-Jason Feger, 12. 1W-Donny Walden, 13. 42-MCKay Wenger, 14. 58R-Ray Guss Jr, 15. 38L-Ryan Little, 16. 4G-Bob Gardner, 17. 16B-Bo Brockway, 18. 74-Russ Adams, 19. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 20. T2-Todd Bennett, 21. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 22. 1M-Jim Moon.

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Northern Late Model Racing Association Preview - Ada, I-94 & Viking

Posted: 23 Jun 2014 06:09 PM PDT

A stretch of four races in four nights begins on Wednesday night June the 25th and continues on Thursday June the 26th at the Norman County Raceway in Ada, MN, as the NLRA races during the 119th Norman County Fair. Then the series heads south and makes its' debut at the I-94 Speedway in Fergus Falls, MN on Friday night June the 27th, before ending the weekend with its' third trip of the season at the Viking Speedway in Alexandria, MN.

The races on Wednesday and Thursday are scheduled to be the 12th and 13th appearances by the series at the three-eighths mile dirt oval on the Norman County Fairgrounds. Zach Johnson, Brad Seng, and Kent Arment were the winners in the three appearances by the NLRA at the speedway last season. Seng's win was his second series win at the speedway, while Dustin Strand is the only other series regular to claim  an NLRA win. Racing begins at 7pm on both nights.

Friday nights' race in Fergus Falls will be the inaugural appearance by the NLRA at the three-eighths mile oval since the pavement was removed and the speedway became a dirt track again in 2010. Eric Breeschoten won five races in becoming the track champion at the speedway last season. Don Shaw won four times, while Zach Johnson, Shawn Kirwin, and Casey Meyer all had one victory apiece. Racing starts at 7pm on Friday night.

On Saturday night the series returns to Alexandria, MN, for the third time this season, where the field will be racing for $1,600 to win. Thanks to Allstate Peterbilt Group of Alexandria, the purse will be increased throughout the field, with extra money given to the hard charger and longest tow as well. The top two in the NLRA points standings are also the two previous winners in May at Viking. Ricky Weiss and Brad Seng each won during the Memorial Day double header, and Seng is coming off a victory at the Hibbing Raceway on June 21 also. Racing starts at 6:45pm in Saturday night.

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Shirley Scores First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals at I-96 Speedway

By Jordan Morris

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. - June 22, 2014 - Brian Shirley rallied from a blown engine in hot laps, and then held off a red-hot Shannon Babb to capture his first victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season Sunday night at I-96 Speedway.

Shirley, the 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, dominated the 40-lap main event, leading every lap from flag-to-flag, as well as setting quick time for the night and winning his heat race.

Shirley started the feature from the pole-position and grabbed the lead early. Babb, who started four positions behind Shirley, needed only eight laps to make his way to second and 20 laps to reach Shirley's back bumper. Babb, who has dominated I-96 Speedway, winning four of the last five races held there during the Summer Nationals, found no luck getting around Shirley as lapped traffic came into play in the battle for the lead.

Shirley held a firm grip on the top spot, managing to lead every lap in a caution free feature, capturing the $5,000 checkered flag, his first of the season and 13th of his career.

"Tonight I was a little heartbroken," said a relieved Brian Shirley in victory lane. "We were fast in hot laps I felt like, and had to pull that car out because of mechanical problems, but glad it all worked out."

Ryan Unzicker, Brandon Sheppard and Dona Marcoullier rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Shirley, Unzicker and Ryan Vanderveen.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Monday night at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; I-96 Speedway; Lake Odessa, Mich.; June 22, 2014
A-Main (40-laps): 1. 81-Brian Shirley ($5,000), 2. 18-Shannon Babb, 3. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 6M-Dona Marcoullier, 6. 9R-Curtis Roberts, 7. 23V-Ryan Vanderveen, 8. 14M-Brandon Thirlby, 9. 55-Jeep Van Wormer, 10. 27S-Eric Spangler, 11. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 12. 111-Curt Spalding, 13. 77K-Steve Kester, 14. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 15. 1M-Jim Moon, 16. 2-Bry Sloan, 17. 34-Herb Reich, 18. 41-Jason Playter Jr, 19. 15A-Phil Ausra, 20. 52X-Brad Harden, 21. 42*-Bob Mayer, 22. 49-Brian Ruhlman.

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DEESE ENDS WINLESS LATE MODEL STREAK DATING TO AUGUST 2012

HAGERSTOWN, MD – After Roy Deese Jr. lost the lead to Steve Axtell Jr., it appeared he was destined to finish second Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol, but he battled to retake the lead and stay on top for the final five circuits to post his first win of the season and more importantly, the first triumph for the eight time Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model Champion and current point leader from Laurel Md. since August 11, 2012.   

Justin Weaver recorded a third triumph in the Malloy Ford Late Model Sportsman feature with Mike Corbin leading the final six circuits for his eighth K.Lynn Management Pure Stock victory. Gary Proctor was back in victory lane for his fifth win in the Mason Dixon Auto Auction Hobby Stocks while Michael Warrenfeltz recorded his first ever win in the Cochran Auctioneers Four Cylinder feature.

The Late Models started with a four car invert with Deese Jr. starting from the pole position and jumping out front as fifth starting Steve Axtell Jr. was quickly into the runner up spot ahead of Bo Feathers and Jason Miller.

Seventh starter Marvin Winters moved into fourth by the third lap and while Axtell took the lead from Deese on the fifth lap and opened a comfortable lead. Deese, Feathers and Winters had a good battle going as Feathers took second on the 11th lap with Winters moving into third three laps later before the first caution came out. Feathers came up lame on the restart as Trever Feathers was now in the picture with Winters dropping to fourth on the restart.

Deese began his assault on Axtell Jr. on the 19th lap and after several attempts, secured the lead on lap 22. He drove on to win over him by .838 seconds.

“I have no idea why I’m here,” Deese said. “The car wasn’t that great. I just finally found something up high. I hate getting passed and after a couple of them passed me, I said ‘I’m going to make the top work or put it in the trees and do something better with the thing.’ I knew Steve was on a softer tire, I pretty much think he was, and we were on a harder tire. I knew not to be impatient early and at the end there the longer I run it, the better it felt. The car got loose on me the biggest part of the race, but that went away. It was a good battle.”

In his quest to break the eight championship tie with Nathan Durboraw and be the overall leader, Deese came into the race with only three points over Winters.  

“Marvin has been fast,” he said. “It’s going to be a heck of a battle to the end. We have to get faster. Dad is at the garage seven days a week with me. It it’s not fast, it’s not because we’re not trying.”  

Feathers, Winters and Allen Brannon completed the top five. D.J. Myers was sixth followed by Miller, C.S. Fitzgerald, Bo Feathers and Keith Walls Winters and Andy Anderson won the heats.   

With a five car invert in the Late Model Sportsman feature, Justin Weaver of Williamsport sped into the lead with fifth starting Mike Walls moving into the runner up spot on the second lap.  

Following a lap eight caution, sixth starting Terry Flaherty challenged Walls and took the spot on the 11th lap with 16th starter Kyle Lear joining the front three car procession.   

Weaver continued on with a two-three car length lead until the checkered waved with his season third win over Flaherty by .48 second.  

“We got a good start on the initial green, but man, we’ve been chasing this car all night,” Weaver said. “It was a little loose on rotation. Mike and Flaherty were both quick. I told myself ‘It was either get up on the wheel and win a race or finish second’ so I had to wheel the thing.”

Walls, Lear and Chad Myers followed. M.Walls, Kris Eaton, and Rodney Walls won the heats.

Late Models – 25 Laps, 14 Entries,
(Lap Leader – Roy Deese 1-4, 22-25, Steve Axtell Jr. 5-21): 1.Roy Deese Jr., 2.Steve Axtell Jr., 3.Trever Feathers, 4.Marvin Winters, 5.Allen Brannon, 6.D.J. Myers, 7.Jason Miller, 8.C.S. Fitzgerald, 9.Bo Feathers, 10.Keith Walls, 11.Gene Knaub, DNS – Andy Anderson, Ronnie DeHaven Jr., Travis Wilson

Late Model Sportsman, 20 Laps,
26 Entries, (Lap Leaders Justin Weaver 1-20): 1.Justin Weaver, 2.Terry Flaherty, 3.Mike Walls, 4.Kyle Lear, 5.Chad Myers,  6.Rodney Walls, 7.Rick Hulson, 8.Bobby Beard, 9.Jonathan DeHaven Jr., 10.Tyler Horst, 11.Dominic Defino, 12.Kyle Lee, 13.Donnie Farlling, 14.Paul Cursey, 15.Kris Eaton, 16.Barry Lear Sr., 17.Steve Lowery, 18.Chaz Walls, 19.Chris Fletcher, 20.James Lichliter, 21.Travis Calhoun, 22.Scott Cline, 23.Garrett Walls, 24.Elwood Sord, 25.Larry Neiderer, 26.Bruce Kane  

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Roberts Wins Thriller in Lucas Oil Ole Smoky Moonshine Classic Saturday Night

MARYVILLE, TN (June 21, 2014) - Casey Roberts held off a final lap charge from Jonathan Davenport to win the Lucas Oil Ole Smoky Moonshine Classic on Saturday Night at Smoky Mountain Speedway..  The first ever appearance at the track for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drew a record crowd at the Tennessee track and provided a thrilling finish for all the fans in attendance.

Roberts inherited the lead after race-long leader; Scott Bloomquist's left rear tire went flat under a red-flag with 34 laps complete.  Roberts then led the rest of the way, despite a last-lap bonsai move by Davenport which fell a car-length short of a victory.  Bloomquist rallied to finish third, followed by series point's leader Don O'Neal, and 17th starting, Dennis Erb Jr.

"We had a second-place car tonight," said Roberts, who scored his second career LOLMDS victory, his first since 2009 at Swainsboro, GA.  "This Longhorn Chassis has been spectacular all weekend. We had a fourth place last night at Cherokee in our first race in the car and to come here tonight and win, I don't know what to say except thanks to Kevin Rumley, Labonte, and everyone at Longhorn Chassis.  I really like how this car feels; it's fast and fits my driving style exceptionally well.  I want to thank Cushman Paint and Body, M&S Concrete, and Custom Race Engines."

Bloomquist had the dominant car for most of the race.  He sprinted out to a healthy lead from the onset of the 50-lap race.  Bloomquist dominance ended however during a lap 34 red flag for a five-car accident in turn number two.  Under the red flag his cut left rear tire went flat.  "I don't know what happened, whether we ran over something or what.  The car was just super all night; it was the weekend we were really looking forward to.  We had the hole in the radiator last night, and then tonight the same thing happened in the heat race.  We replaced the radiator before the feature.  We wanted to win really badly tonight for our sponsor Ole Smoky Moonshine, but it just wasn't meant to be."

Davenport progressively got faster after long green flag stretches stormed to second around Don O'Neal with seven laps to go to set-up a last-ditch effort to run down Roberts.  "Our car was really quick, but it took us a few laps to get going after those cautions.  When I got around O'Neal I thought I had enough time to catch him [Roberts]. I was watching the scoreboard and the flagman and when he gave the two-to-go signal I thought, let's put this thing up against the wall and go for it.  I dived into turn three and thought I could clear him, but I just couldn't quite get it done.  That was a heck of a finish no doubt"

Completing the top ten were Tommy Kerr, Mike Marlar, Donald McIntosh, Ray Cook, and Jason Hughes.

In preliminary action, Scott Bloomquist set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time amongst the 27 entrants, with a lap of 14.920 seconds. Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson Jr., and Eddie Carrier Jr. won their respective heat races. Tommy Kerr won the B-Main.

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Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Saturday Night, June 21st, 2014
Lucas Oil Ole Smoky Moonshine Classic
Smoky Mountain Speedway - Maryville, TN

Feature Finish (50 Laps):  1. Casey Roberts, 2. Jonathan Davenport, 3. Scott Bloomquist, 4. Don O'Neal, 5. Dennis Erb, Jr., 6. Tommy Kerr, 7. Mike Marlar, 8. Donald McIntosh, 9. Ray Cook, 10. Jason Hughes, 11. Steve Francis, 12. Eddie Carrier, Jr., 13. Eric Jacobsen, 14. Jimmy Owens, 15. Chris Ferguson, 16. Jared Landers, 17. Dusty Carver, 18. Jason Papich, 19. Skylar Marlar, 20. Dale McDowell, 21. John Blankenship, 22. Mark Douglas, 23. James Kelso, 24. Earl Pearson, Jr.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 28
Lap Leaders: Scott Bloomquist (Laps 1 - 34); Casey Roberts (Laps 35 - 50)
Time of Race: 29 minutes 24 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Don O'Neal 3530
2. Jimmy Owens 3395
3. Scott Bloomquist 3200
4. Steve Francis 3110
5. Earl Pearson, Jr. 3085
6. Eddie Carrier, Jr. 3045
7. Jared Landers 2780
8. John Blankenship 2770
9. Dennis Erb, Jr. 2695
10. Jason Hughes 2480
 
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Don O'Neal Victorious in Grassy Smith Memorial at Cherokee Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
GAFFNEY, SC (June 20, 2014) - Current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship Point Leader, Don O'Neal wrestled the lead away from Brandon Overton with 14 laps to go to win the 16th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial on Friday Night at Cherokee Speedway.

O'Neal led the first two laps until Overton powered by him to take the point. Overton then led until lap 36 when O'Neal maneuvered around the leader for good and went on to win his fourth LOLMDS event of 2014. Overton recorded his best career LOLMDS finish with his second place run. Jonathan Davenport finished third, followed by Casey Roberts, and Jimmy Owens.

"What a night! To win for Barry and Lance Wright is great! The race shop is just down the road, so I know its special for them to be in victory lane tonight. We had a terrific night," said O'Neal, who swept the evenings events

"I kind of stumbled there in turn two on about the third lap and let those guys [Overton and Davenport] by me.   But we fought back. I went by Davenport and then followed him [Overton] for what seemed like forever. Traffic kind of held him up a little. I knew I had a car capable of getting back around him. I was patient with him. He drove a very good race. Once we caught up to him we were able to work the car better off of turn four and that's when we retook the lead."

"I have to thank Clint Bowyer for giving me this opportunity. Thanks to all of my sponsors, Peak, Crawford Supply, Traeger Grills, Ohlins, Toyota, Georgia Boot, Clements Race Engines, and of course Barry Wright Race Cars. Good to have Casey Bowyer [Clint's brother] here tonight to see us win. My crew chief Jeremy Justice was giving me hand signals, and telling me where to run, I just can't thank him enough. He may be young, but he knows what he is doing. It takes a total team effort to win this championship, and we have all the pieces in place."

Overton; piloting the Troy Baird owned, Baird Transport, Club 29 Race Cars entry; was pleased with his runner-up finish. "To run second with these guys, wow, I don't know what to say. I thought for a moment, hey I am leading this race, I might just win it. When he [O'Neal] got back around me, I knew I was in trouble. That caution with eight laps to go gave us some hope, but once we went green he [O'Neal] was gone. I have to thank Ronnie Stuckey and Darrell Lanigan for their help on the car. We are very pleased with it. We look forward to running several more Lucas Oil races the rest of the season."

Davenport came into the race as one of the local pre-race favorites and held steadily in third place at the finish. "We had a really good car tonight, those top two were just a little better than us. We will take it and head to Smoky Mountain tomorrow night, said the driver of the K&L Rumley, Longhorn Chassis #6.

Completing the top ten were Steve Francis, Chris Ferguson, Chris Madden, Dennis Franklin, and Eddie Carrier Jr.

In preliminary action, Don O'Neal set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time amongst the 28 entrants, with a lap of 15.410 seconds. Don O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, and Brandon Overton won their respective heat races. John Blankenship won the B-Main.

16th Annual Grassy Smith Memorial
Cherokee Speedway - Gaffney, SC
Feature Finish (50 Laps):  1. Don O'Neal, 2. Brandon Overton, 3. Jonathan Davenport, 4. Casey Roberts, 5. Jimmy Owens, 6. Steve Francis, 7. Chris Ferguson, 8. Chris Madden, 9. Dennis Franklin, 10. Eddie Carrier Jr., 11. Brent Dixon, 12. Dennis Erb Jr., 13. Earl Pearson Jr., 14. John Blankenship, 15. Dale McDowell, 16. Jared Landers, 17. Ross Bailes, 18. Jason Hughes, 19. Eric Jacobsen, 20. Jason Papich, 21. Johnny Pursley, 22. Zack Mitchell, 23. Scott Bloomquist, 24. Ricky Weeks.

Race Statistics
Entrants: 28
Lap Leaders: Don O'Neal (Laps 1 - 2); Brandon Overton (Laps 3 - 35); Don O'Neal (Laps 36 - 50)
Caution Flags: Ross Bailes (Lap 42)
Time of Race: 17 minutes 02 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Don O'Neal 3320
2. Jimmy Owens 3235
3. Scott Bloomquist 2970
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 2960
5. Steve Francis 2935
6. Eddie Carrier Jr. 2875
7. John Blankenship 2645
8. Jared Landers 2630
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 2490
10. Jason Hughes  2300

*Points are unofficial until Close of Business on the Tuesday following Race Day*

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Feger Wins DIRTcar Summer Nationals Thriller at Spoon River Speedway

By Jordan Morris

CANTON, Ill. - June 18, 2014 - Jason Feger, the 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, finally found his way back to a Summer Nationals victory lane Wednesday night, doing so in exciting fashion as he held off Ryan Unzicker to claim the $5,000 checkered flag at Spoon River Speedway.

Unzicker started the pole position and looked to be the car to beat early in the 50-lap feature. Unzicker dueled with Feger, who started on the outside of row one, for much of the early laps. Feger, who's also known as The Highside Hustler, used the bottom of the race track to slide in front of Unzicker for the lead on lap 27.

Unzicker temporarily slipped back to third as the tour's most recent winner Shannon Babb joined the fight for the lead. Babb mounted several charges at Feger, but was not be able to pass him as he and Unzicker continued to take shots at the leader, sometimes even going three wide.

Feger held off all challenges and led the final 23 laps. Feger's victory at Spoon River Speedway becomes the 10th of DIRTcar Summer Nationals career and his first since July 3, 2012.

"It feels good to kind of get that monkey off our back," said Feger, of Bloomington, Ill. "We've had some motor issues - just self-inflicted - and other stuff happen, so we needed some money to give to our engine builder and get the tire guy paid off. This definitely helps things a lot."

Unzicker, Brady Smith, Babb and Randy Korte rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Feger, Billy Moyer Jr., Randy Korte and Unzicker.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Thursday night at Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Spoon River Speedway; Canton, Ill.; June 18, 2014

A-Main (50-laps): 1. 25-Jason Feger ($5,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 2S-Brady Smith, 4. 18-Shannon Babb, 5. 0-Randy Korte, 6. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 7. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 8. 81-Brian Shirley, 9. 1-Rick Eckert, 10. 22-Gregg Satterllee, 11. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 12. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 13. 00V-Kolby Vanderbergh, 14. 28M-Jimmy Mars, 15. 42-MCKay Wenger, 16. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 17. 17-Jim Shereck, 18. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 19. 83-Scott Bull, 20. 2-Allen Murray, 21. B1-Nick Bauman, 22. 32-Bobby Pierce.

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NDRL Bad Boy 98 Event at Batesville Motor Speedway Postponed

Phoenix, Arizona (June 19, 2014)  Officials of the National Dirt Racing League and the Batesville Motor Speedway announced today that the Bad Boy 98 event slated for late June has been postponed. The goal is to grow the Bad Boy 98 into a very special event in years to come. An event that will provide an awesome experience for fans and provide a world class event to showcase Bad Boy Mowers like they deserve and nothing less. After conversations between BMS Promoter Mooney Starr and NDRL owner John Kennedy about events which were now conflicting, the conclusion was to postpone the current weekend and look for dates which make more sense and better serves the interests of fans and racers.

"Right now when you look around at schedules there is just too much going on that would take away from the Bad Boy. We want this to be a successful event and we just felt we needed to do something different. We really hate to make a change like this but after talking with Mooney I came to realize that it made the most sense for everyone involved to look at different dates going forward to grow the event. Our hope is to always do what is best for our drivers and fans. Mooney is one of the most successful promoters in the mid-south and he obviously understands his market better than anyone else. So we will look forward to working toward the future and growing with Batesville and the Bad Boy 98 event." added NDRL Owner John Kennedy.

Batesville Motor Speedway will be refunding all ticket money that were purchased through Batesville Motor Speedway, Please contact NDRL for any tickets that were purchased through their organization.

With the Bad Boy 98 postponement the next event on the NDRL 2014 schedule will be a pair of events at the Atomic Speedway on Waverly, Ohio. July 25th will see the NDRL competitors vying for $5,000 to win and July 26ththe drivers set after a $15,000 to win purse. For ticket info visit www.atomicspeedway.net or call (740) 703-9749.

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McKean County Raceway Celebrates St. Judes Foundation Saturday Night

East Smethport, PA (June 18, 2014) The NDRL's McKean County Raceway will be back in action this Saturday night with a "Super 6" show along with donations being accepted for St Jude's Children Hospital.    No child is denied treatment at St Judes Children Research Hospital in Memphis TN.  It's not just a race night at MCR , it is Saint Jude Night at MCR!

Max Blair picked up his second consecutive win in the super late model division.  Greg Oakes of Franklinville still holds the point lead despite not winning an event yet.  David Scott of Garland sits four points behind Oakes with Brent Rhebergen of Clymer just ten points behind Scott going into this week's event.

Bemis Point NY racer, Chad Ruhlman has dominated the RUSH Crate Late Models weekly division at MCR.  Ruhlman raced his way to his fifth win of the year and the third time from ninth last week.  The Terry Suppa and Brad Nolte prepared Rayburn chassis will again find themselves starting in the ninth place this week; will he pick up his sixth win of the year?  Bobby Rohrer of Erie, PA sits second in points just two markers ahead of Damien Bidwell of Eldred. Rohrer is looking for his first win of the year while Bidwell has one win on the season.  Veteran Ward Schell of Warren, PA driving the famous Ron Baker #74 sits fourth in points just six points ahead of Dave Shagla.

Vic Vena of Portville grabbed his first win of the year last weekend in the Close Racing Supply Modifieds. The win propelled Vena to the top of the point chart over Randy Hall and John Woodward Jr.   Hall and Woodward have two wins each on the season.  John Boardman of Jamestown sits fourth in points just six marks ahead of former MCR champion and 43 year veteran Al Brewer of Belfast.  Brewer coming off his best finish in years last week will no doubt be looking to find victory lane this week.

Wellsville's, Kurt Stebbins entered last week in a three way tie for the point lead and with his win in the Highway Auto Sales Stock Car division he sits solely on top with a six point lead over Rich Wotjowicz, who is still looking for his first win of the year.  Ted Mascho is third just a slight two point advantage over opening nights winner, Dennis Asel of Kane.

Mitch Boylan of Mt Jewett still leads the mini stock division with his three wins.  Kurt Babcock sits in second comfortably over Thomas Cupp.  Holden Heinemann sits two points ahead of Lewis Run's, Dave Lowe Jr.   The mini stocks have seen five different winners in seven nights so far this year.

Austin's, Roger Schweikart still holds the Pure Stock point lead with his two wins.  Defending point champion, Joe Layfield sits second with his two wins also.  Don Williams and Cliff Easton are tied for third with 604 points with Dennis Cummings of Wellsville just two points behind the duo.

St Jude's night kicks off at 7PM this Saturday night at the E. Smethport oval.  Grandstands open at 5pm with adult admission $12, senior citizen $10, children 11-17 $6 and children 10 and under are free.  Pit Passes are $25 this Saturday night.   Fans are reminded that July 4th will see the annual USMC Corporal Jason Dunham Memorial for the NDRL NorthEast Late Model Series and July 5th seeing FULL PULL PRODUCTIONS presented by Little Power Shop truck and tractor pull and fireworks by Young's Explosives of Rochester NY.

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"MID-ATLANTIC STATES CLASSIC" AT POTOMAC & WINCHESTER THIS WEEKEND FOR SWEENEY RUSH LATE MODEL TOUR; $2500 TO-WIN BOTH FRIDAY & SATURDAY
June 17, 2014

(By Mike Leone)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
(Pulaski, PA)...After a weekend off, the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Dirt Late Model Touring Series is ready to return to action this weekend (June 20-21) in a big fashion for the "Mid-Atlantic States Classic". The Friday-Saturday swing at Potomac Speedway in Mechanicsville, Maryland and Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia will feature the first ever Crate Late Model Tour events at each track.

The "Mid-Atlantic States Classic" will be one of the season's biggest weekends with $2,500 to-win, $250 to-start each night!  The Potomac and Winchester events will mark the richest Crate Late Model events ever held at each speedway with the Saturday Winchester show being the first ever Sweeney RUSH Tour event ever held in the state of Virginia!

"These will be exciting events for our Series," acknowledged Emig.  "Several racers from the Mid-Atlantic participated in our Sweeney Touring Series in 2013 so it'll be nice for them to have two events closer to home.  Our racers always enjoy going to new venues and now these will not only be new venues, but big events!  The original discussion was $2,500 to-win on Friday night and $2,000 to-win on Saturday night, but track owner Greg Gunter decided to make both $2,500 to-win due to the excellent response they received since the announcement was made!"

The Crate Late Models were added to each track's program in 2013, but in 2014 have been running under RUSH weekly-sanctioning. Both track have experienced dramatic increases in car counts. Potomac has averaged over 12 cars per night with 22 different competitors in their five events, while Winchester has averaged over 18 cars per night with 31 different competitors in their four events.

At Potomac, Ben Bowie and Jeff Pilkerton have each won a pair events, while Ralph Morgan, Jr. was the last victor. At Winchester, there have been four different winners in as many events including Chad McClellan, Rick Singleton, Rob Nichols, and Morgan.

Ironically, in Sweeney Tour action it's been McClellan and Singleton as the two victors so far. McClellan won the opening event at Freedom Speedway on May 30 in the track's first ever Tour event, while Singleton won the June 7 "Bill Hendren Memorial" at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex.

McClellan of Stoystown, Pa. has just a two-point lead on Jason Rider, who has recorded a pair of top fives as well, in the Sweeney Tour standings. West Virginia teen, Ryan Montgomery, who finished runner-up in last year's points, is third over New York's John Waters and Maryland's Cody Dawson. Interestingly enough, six different states are made up of the top seven in points as Ohio's Eric Wilson is sixth followed by Singleton of Front Royal, Virginia!

The Bobby Lake Motorsports "Shock the Clock & Beat the Heat" Quick Cash program will be in effect each night. The fast qualifiers will receive $100 cash, while each heat race winner will earn $25!

The K&N "Cold Air Induction" Dash & Championship Series has been renewed and will begin this weekend! The Dash will determine the beginning of the feature lineup with $100 K&N certificate going to the winner, $50 K&N certificate for runner-up, and $25 cash for the third and fourth place finishers.

Also, Precise Racing Products will award a $100 gift card for the "Pedal Down" Hard Charger that passes the most cars in the feature both nights.  The Brake Man "Tough Brake of the Night" will award three bottles of Xtreme6 Racing Brake Fluid valued at approximately $45 along with a certificate good for either $50 off of a purchase of $100 or more or 20% off any The Brake Man purchase.    

Driven Racing Oil's "Slick Move of the Night" winner will receive a bottle of Driven Racing Oil Race Wax, a can of Driven Racing Oil Speed Clean, and a certificate for $50 off a case of Driven XP Synthetic Racing Oil!  TurboStart will give away a 16-volt racing battery valued at $252 to one lucky driver in a random draw of all competitors that attend the events this weekend.

Crate Innovations will present both the "Ignite" and "Performance Plus" Awards.  The third place finisher on Friday night and the fourth place finisher on Saturday night will receive a carb spacer kit that includes one billet aluminum Accelerator-1, one upper and one lower spacer gasket, and four specifically designed washers used for installation, while the driver that finishes last on the lead lap each night will receive the Moroso Custom Fit Plug Wire Set, which are custom tailored for use with the Chevrolet Performance 602 and 604 circle track engines.   

Potomac & Winchester Feature Payoffs : 1. $2,500 2. $1,200 3. $700 4. $600 5. $500 6. $450 7. $425 8. $400 9. $350 10. $325 11. $300 12. $280 13. $275 14. $270 15. $265 16. $260 17. $255 18-24. $250.

Non-Qualifier: 1. $200 2. $150 3. $140 4. $135 5. $130 6. $125 7. $120 8. $115 9. $110 10-24. $105. $100 to any driver that fails to start either race.

You do not have to be a member of RUSH to compete. There is a $100 entry fee each night. RACEceivers are required. The yellow Westhold transponders will be used each night.

On Friday night at Potomac, gates open at 5 p.m. with warm-ups at 7:30. On Saturday night at Winchester, gates open at 4 p.m. with warm-ups at 6:45.

Potomac Speedway is a high-banked 3/8-mile dirt track located on Route 234 at 27963 Budds Creek Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659.  The track first opened in 1973, and is located about an hour south of Washington D.C and Baltimore.  For information, check out their website at www.potomacspeedway.com or call 301-481-8855.  

Winchester Speedway is also a high-banked 3/8-mile dirt track located just off Route 50 at 950 Airport Road Winchester, VA 22604.  The track first opened in 1936 under the name of Airport Speedway.  The track has been home to the Winchester 200, a major Super Late Model event, since 1963!  The track hosts major events for the World of Outlaw Late Models, ARDC Midgets, URC Sprints, and the Appalachian Mountain Late Model Speedweek.  For more information, check out their website at www.winchestervaspeedway.com or call 301-481-8855.

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Eckert Goes Back-to-Back with Dominating DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at Wisconsin’s Wilmot Raceway

By Jordan Morris

WILMOT, Wis. - June 15, 2014 - Rick Eckert didn't wait long after securing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory on Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, following it up by leading flag-to-flag and capturing the victory on Sunday night at Wilmot Raceway.

Eckert, of York, Pa., started from the pole position with Ryan Unzicker on his outside. Eckert, the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion racing the defending series champion's Rocket Chassis car, held off Unzicker on the start of the race and after two early cautions.

Eckert finally pulled away from Unzicker after the third and final caution when a hard-charging Shannon Babb, coming from his ninth-place starting position, challenged Unzicker for second. Babb cleared Unzicker, but Eckert was already out to a sizeable lead. Eckert wound up lead all 40 laps, defeating Babb by more than one second, capturing his second checkered flag in as many events.

"Anytime I get to race is fun, and I love racing tracks that I've never been to," said an excited Eckert in victory lane. "We were only going to hit a handful [of events] but now every day I get in the truck, I go wherever they set the GPS to, and they've been setting it for the next track. So we will probably see them at the next one."

Unzicker, Brian Shirley and Mike Spatola rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Eckert, Unzicker and Brandon Sheppard.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Tuesday night at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Wilmot Raceway; Wilmot, Wis.; June 15, 2014

A-Main (40-laps): 1. 1-Rick Eckert ($5,000), 2. 18-Shannon Babb, 3. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 4. 81-Brian Shirley, 5. 89-Mike Spatola, 6. 22-Gregg Satterllee, 7. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 8. 96-Tanner English, 9. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 10. 74-Mitch McGrath, 11. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 12. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 13. 1CJ-Gary Christian, 14. 1M-Jim Moon, 15. D7-Jim Letizia, 16. 32-Bobby Pierce, 17. 8R-Bill Rezutek, 18. 5M-Mike Fryer, 19. 21B-Rich Bell.

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O'Neal Wins Exhilarating Clash at the Mag

COLUMBUS, MS ( June 14, 2014) - In a terrific race amongst the top two in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship points standings, Don O'Neal topped Jimmy Owens to win the "Clash at the Mag" Saturday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. O'Neal became the first repeat winner in the $20,000-to-win event, sponsored by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.

With the enormous crowd on its feet, O'Neal and Owens swapped the lead four times during the race. O'Neal forged ahead for good on lap 90. Owens finished second, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist, and Timothy Culp.

"What a race," exclaimed O'Neal afterwards in front of the cheering standing room only crowd. "He started to drive off from me there with about 30 to go. I closed the gap on him, and then the caution came out. I thought I had a shot when that last caution came out. I changed my line for a moment, and the car started taking off better, and then I was able to run him down," said the winner who extended his series points lead over Owens to 30 points.

"I wasn't even looking at my guys towards the end. I was just concentrating on hitting my marks. We just kept digging, like the Show-Me 100. The track was awesome all night. Thanks to Johnny Stokes for a great race track and the fans for coming out tonight to see us race. I have to thank Barry and Lance Wright, Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Sunoco, and Clements Racing Engines.

Randy Weaver led the first 28 laps of the 100 lap event, jumping to the lead from his outside pole position at the start. O'Neal, who started fourth, tracked down Weaver taking the lead away from him on lap 29. Owens started ninth and then made his way past Weaver to take over the second spot. Owens then pulled alongside O'Neal for several laps clearing him for the lead on lap 40.

Owens held the top spot until O'Neal passed him again on lap 73. O'Neal then battled with Owens for the next dozen laps as the two had the capacity crowd on its feet. Owens battled back, regaining the point on lap 86. Owens' reign as the leader was limited when O'Neal charged back into the lead for good with ten laps remaining.

"That was pretty exciting," said Owens. "That should be a great race for television. I hope the fans here enjoyed that. O'Neal got around me, and I got back by him. We went back-and-forth so many times I lost track after awhile. Congrats to O'Neal, he had a good car, the track was really racy. We could run all over the track, high, low, in the middle," said the driver of the Reece Monument Company, Club 29 Race Cars entry.

Completing the top ten were Jared Landers, Randy Weaver, Chad Thrash, Steve Francis, and Chris Wall.

In preliminary action, Randy Weaver set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 44 entrants, with a lap of 14.109 seconds. Eddie Carrier Jr. set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 14.139 seconds. Eddie Carrier Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Randy Weaver, and Don O'Neal won their respective heat races. Steve Francis and Wendell Wallace won their respective B-Mains.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, June 13th, 2014
Clash at the Mag
Magnolia Motor Speedway - Columbus, MS

Clash at the Mag Feature Finish (100 Laps): 1. Don O'Neal, 2. Jimmy Owens, 3. Earl Pearson, Jr., 4. Scott Bloomquist, 5. Timothy Culp, 6. Jared Landers, 7. Randy Weaver, 8. Chad Thrash, 9. Steve Francis, 10. Chris Wall, 11. Dennis Erb, Jr., 12. Bub McCool, 13. Eric Cooley, 14. Ray Cook, 15. Jason Hughes, 16. Chase Washington, 17. Jason Papich, 18. John Blankenship, 19. Shane Clanton, 20. Wendell Wallace, 21. Neil Baggett, 22. Eddie Carrier, Jr., 23. Jimmy Cliburn, 24. Ronny Lee Hollingsworth.

Race Statistics

Entrants: 44

Lap Leaders: Randy Weaver (Laps 1 - 28); Don O'Neal (Laps 29 - 39); Jimmy Owens (Laps 40 - 72); Don O'Neal (Laps 73 - 85); Jimmy Owens (Laps 86 - 89); Don O'Neal (Laps 90 - 100)

Caution Flags: Eddie Carrier Jr. (Lap 33); Chase Washington (Lap 38); Wendell Wallace (Lap 42); John Blankenship (Lap 71)

Time of Race: 40 minutes 58 seconds

Lucas Oil Championship Point Standings:
1. Don O'Neal 3060
2. Jimmy Owens 3030
3. Scott Bloomquist  2835
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 2795
5. Steve Francis 2735
6. Eddie Carrier  Jr. 2695
7. John Blankenship 2485
8. Jared Landers  2480
9. Dennis Erb, Jr. 2320
10. Jason Hughes 2160

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Rain Knocks Out DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Cedar Lake Speedway

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. - June 14, 2014 - Heavy rain has forced DIRTcar and Cedar Lake Speedway officials to cancel Saturday night's finale to the Masters Weekend.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour shifts Sunday to Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway.

Following his victory on Friday night at Cedar Lake, Rick Eckert has a five-point lead in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings over Billy Moyer, who won at Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday night. Bobby Pierce, who finished second to Brandon Sheppard in the 2013 Summer Nationals championship, is third with Ryan Unzicker and Brian Shirley rounding out the top five.

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Standings
1. Rick Eckert  145
2. Billy Moyer 140
3. Bobby Pierce 130
4. Ryan Unzicker 112
5. Brian Shirley 106
5. Brandon Sheppard 106
7. Gregg Satterlee 98
8. Shannon Babb 89
9. Scott Schmitt 83
10. Billy Moyer Jr 82

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Flooding cancells racing at Hagerstown Speedway

HAGERSTOWN, MD: Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol LLC has been forced to cancel tonight’s race program as Mother Nature has won again.

For the second time in five weeks, the speedway is flooded out following torrential downpours in the area around, west and northwest of Hagerstown and the speedway late Thursday afternoon.

Anywhere from three to five inches of rain fell in a short amount of time and quickly sent streams over flowing and subsequently overfilling the adjacent Conococheague Creek close to five feet above flood stage. This resulted in water filling up the pit area and onto the track. At noon, water still covered more than half of the infield area.  

Hopefully and with weather again permitting, the Dirt Capitol will return Wednesday June 18 with the Test and Tune that was postponed from last Wednesday when rain interfered.

Next Saturday June 21, Dirt Capitol’s next program is a regular show of Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Pure Stocks, Hobby Stocks and Four Cylinders.

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Eckert Conquers Cedar Lake Speedway with Daring Late Race Pass for DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory

By Jordan Morris

SOMERSET, Wis. - June 13, 2014 - Rick Eckert claimed his first victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, and his first at Cedar Lake Speedway since 2002, after completing a daring pass with two laps to go on 17-year-old Bobby Pierce to claim the $5,000 checkered flag.

Defending Summer Nationals champ Brandon Sheppard started the race from the pole and jumped out to an early lead over Rodney Sanders and Billy Moyer. Sheppard controlled the lead for the first half of the race before surrendering it to Bobby Pierce, who managed to make his way to the front after starting fifth. The two young stars dominated much of the race, with 48-year-old Rick Eckert giving chase. Eckert made his way to Pierce's back bumper with less than 10 laps remaining, but Pierce's high-line kept Eckert from completing the pass. Finally with two laps to go, Eckert slung his car into the corner, sliding up in front of Pierce to secure the lead en route to claiming his first win since jumping into the Rocket Chassis house car nearly two months ago.

"Racing them two kids, they're going to win a lot of races, no doubt about it," said Eckert, of York, Pa. "So it's nice to steal one from them now while I still can."

Rodney Sanders, Brian Birkhofer and Billy Moyer rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Brandon Sheppard, Billy Moyer, Rick Eckert and Rodney Sanders.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in Somerset, Wis.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Cedar Lake Speedway; Somerset, Wis.; June 13, 2014

A-Main (40-laps): 1. 1-Rick Eckert ($5,000), 2. 32-Bobby Pierce, 3. 20-Rodney Sanders, 4. 15B-Brian Birkhofer, 5. 21-Billy Moyer, 6. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 7. 28M-Jimmy Mars, 8. 2S-Brady Smith, 9. 77X-Tim McCreadie, 10. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 11. 22-Gregg Satterllee, 12. 96-Tanner English, 13. 7K-Jason Krohn, 14. 18-Shannon Babb, 15. 33X-Adam Hensel, 16. 98-Jason Rauen, 17. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 18. 90-Lance Matthees, 19. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 20. 81-Brian Shirley, 21. 58-AJ Diemel, 22. 11-Pat Doar.

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Carrier and Weaver on the Front Row for Saturday's Clash at the Mag

COLUMBUS, MS (June 13, 2014) - Eddie Carrier Jr. and Randy Weaver will make up the front row for Saturday Night's Clash at the Mag at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Scott Bloomquist and current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader Don O'Neal will make up the second row for the 100-lap $20,000 to win event.

Carrier jumped to the lead at the start of the Fast Shafts heat race number one and led every lap of the first heat to earn the pole position for Saturday Night's main event. The race for second place was quite a battle throughout the entire 10 laps. Chase Washington; who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma two years ago at age 20,has overcome that disease to race again and outran LOLMDS regulars, Jimmy Owens and John Blankenship to make his first series feature event.

In the Eibach Springs second heat race, Scott Bloomquist picked up the win. Bloomquist dominated the event from the start, finishing ahead by several car lengths over Bub McCool, who rallied from his fifth starting spot to finish second, ahead of Timothy Culp and Neil Baggett.

In the Simpson Performance Products third heat race, the battle between Randy Weaver and Earl Pearson Jr. was phenomenal. Weaver was driving a brand new Longhorn Chassis and raced side-by-side with Pearson for several laps with Pearson edging out front early. Weaver battled back on the top side passing Pearson late in the heat and pulled away for the victory. Pearson finished second followed by Chris Wall and Jared Landers.

The FK Rod Ends fourth and final heat was all Don O'Neal. O'Neal took the lead at the start and was never challenged as he took the win to start fourth in tomorrow night's feature event Leading Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year candidate Jason Hughes finished second followed by Eric Cooley and Chad Thrash.

In preliminary action, Randy Weaver set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 44 entrants, with a lap of 14.109 seconds. Eddie Carrier Jr. set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 14.139 seconds. Eddie Carrier Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Randy Weaver, and Don O'Neal won their respective heat races.

Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Race Summary
Friday Night, June 13th, 2014
Clash at the Mag
Magnolia Motor Speedway - Columbus, MS

JRi Shocks B-Main #1 (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer) Line Up:         
Steve Francis  Ray Cook
Shane Hebert Brian Rickman
Jason Cliburn Jimmy Cliburn
Chris Jimerson  Dwight Falcon
Jamie Tollison Braden Mitchell
David Breazeale Howard Means
Dennis Erb, Jr. Gavin Landers
 
CV Products B-Main #2 (12 Laps, Top 3 Transfer) Line Up:
Shane Clanton  Ronny Lee Hollingsworth
Stacy Taylor Wendell Wallace
Scott Slay Jason Papich
Brett White Rick Rickman
Anthony Burroughs Clint Logan
Chad McCool Chad Dupont
Jack Sullivan Keith House
 
Clash at the Mag Feature Line Up (Heat Transfers for 100 Laps):
Eddie Carrier, Jr. Randy Weaver
Scott Bloomquist Don O'Neal
Chase Washington Earl Pearson, Jr.
Bub McCool Jason Hughes
Jimmy Owens Chris Wall
Timothy Culp Eric Cooley
John Blankenship Jared Landers
Neil Baggett Chad Thrash

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Moyer Powers to Victory at Kankakee County Speedway
Ties Babb for All-Time DIRTcar Summer Nationals Lead

By Jordan Morris

KANKAKEE, Ill. - June 12, 2014 - Billy Moyer claimed the checkered flag for his record eighth career DIRTcar Summer Nationals win at Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday night. Moyer's win ties him with Shannon Babb at the top of the tour's all-time win list at 83 victories.

With an all Moyer front row, the eldest Moyer starting from the pole and Billy Moyer Jr. starting second, the huge crowd knew it would be in for a show. Moyer Jr. powered his way around his dad to start the race, pulling out to an early lead. Unfortunately for the younger Moyer his lead would be short-lived. A power steering failure caused his car to fall back before finally retiring on lap 10, handing the lead to the elder Moyer. Billy Moyer went on to dominate the remaining 30 laps, holding off former DIRTcar national champion Ryan Unzicker for the eighth win of his career at Kankakee County Speedway.

Brian Shirley, Rick Eckert and Mike Spatola rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Mike Spatola, Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Friday at Cedar Lake Speedway in Somerset, Wis.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Kankakee County Speedway; Kankakee, Ill.; June 12, 2014

A-Main (40-laps): 1. 21M-Billy Moyer ($5,000), 2. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 1-Rick Eckert, 5. 89-Mike Spatola, 6. 32P-Bobby Pierce, 7. 22-Gregg Satterllee, 8. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 9. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 10. 18-Shannon Babb, 11. 77X-Jay Morris, 12. 10S-Scott Schmitt, 13. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 14. 10H-Don Hilleary, 15. 42A-Shawn Tozak, 16. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr, 17. 83-Scott Bull, 18. 77M-Jason McBride, 19. 25-Jason Feger, 20. 96X-Tanner Englis, 21. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 22. 116-Torin Mettille. Lap Leaders: Moyer Jr. 1-8, Moyer 9-40.

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Lucas Oil Late Model
July 12
1. Jimmy Owens 4835
2. Don O'Neal 4830
3. Scott Bloomquist 4435
4. Earl Pearson Jr. 4320
5. Steve Francis 4260
6. Eddie Carrier Jr. 4145
7. John Blankenship 3860
8. Jared Landers 3790
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 3550
10. Jason Hughes 3320
 
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