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Moyer Capitalizes On Clanton’s Traffic Woes, Wins Inaugural Workforce 40 At Quincy Raceways

Arkansas Veteran Scores 42nd-Career WoO LMS Victory in Front of Capacity Crowd at Western Illinois Oval

QUINCY, Ill. - July 23, 2015 - Billy Moyer finally found himself on the winning side of lapped-traffic problems Thursday night at Quincy Raceways.

After experiencing his own mishaps in traffic in a number of events earlier in the season, Moyer, 57, of Batesville, Ark., capitalized when Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., nearly hit a slowing car with two laps remaining in Thursday's inaugural Workforce 40. The three-time WoO LMS champion raced ahead and held Clanton off through the race's final two laps to earn an $8,100 victory in front of a capacity crowd at the western Illinois track.

"That was a bad deal there for Shane, but it's happened to me a couple times this year," said Moyer, the veteran racer who claimed two of his WoO LMS titles during the tour's first incarnation in the late 1980s before earning his only modern-era championship in 2005. "We got the lead and I was just trying to not to do something stupid and overrun the corner or slip up and let him get back underneath me. That last corner, I just kind of tip-toed around the bottom."

The pole-starting Moyer led the race's first 18 laps in his Mesilla Valley Transportation-sponsored Victory Race Car before allowing Clanton, who started fifth, to slip by in traffic. After pressuring Clanton through the race's middle stages, Moyer had dropped to nearly a straightaway behind before Eric Wells' slowing machine forced Clanton to stall his car on the front straightaway.

As Clanton continued rolling and rushed to refire the engine in his Capital Race Cars house car, Moyer swept pass. Clanton pulled back alongside Moyer the following lap, but Moyer edged back ahead and held on over the final circuit to claim his 42nd-career WoO LMS victory by a half-second margin.

Clanton settled for the runner-up spot, stretching his WoO LMS points lead to 196 points over Josh Richards of Shinnston, W.Va., who finished third in the Rocket Chassis house car. Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., was fourth in his Rocket machine with Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., rounding out the top five in another Rocket.

With a lead of more than three seconds in the closing laps, Clanton appeared to be headed toward what would've been his ninth WoO LMS victory of the season. It nearly turned out much worse when Wells slowed to exit the track just in front of him, but Clanton was able to avoid contact by nearly coming to a stop. His car's engine stalled in the process, but he continued rolling and refired before causing a caution.

"Overall it was a good night," said Clanton, who recorded his 22nd top-five finish in 25 WoO LMS A-Mains this season. "We led a bunch of laps and we definitely had the best car, I think. It was just driver error. I should've went to the top that lap, I guess."

Richards' third-place finish marked a major turnaround after qualifying 10th in the second of the night's two qualifying groups. He rallied to finish second in his heat race and was gaining ground in the feature after starting seventh before running out of time to make a run at the leaders.

"I was kind of disappointed when I looked up and saw the white flag. I felt like we were just starting to get rolling there," said Richards, who earned his 13th top five on the season. "The guys did a great job. My crew worked their tails off after qualifying."

The race ran caution free following an opening-lap spin by Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., that collected Wells of Hazard, Ky., and Jordan Yaggy of Rochester, Minn. All three cars continued running and reassumed their original starting spots for the complete restart.

Shirley rebounded to finish sixth in the race with ninth-starting Chub Frank of Bear Lake, Pa., placing seventh after climbing as high has fourth during the early going. Morgan Bagley of Longview, Texas, advanced from his 17th starting spot to finish eighth with 13th-starting Rick Eckert of York, Pa., ninth. Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, Ill., climbed from 19th to round out the top 10.

The first-ever WoO LMS event at Quincy Raceways' drew 32 entries to the quarter-mile oval. McCreadie topped time trials with a lap of 13.233 seconds. Heat races were claimed by Shirley, Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., McCreadie and Moyer. Bagley and Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., won the night's Last-Chance Showdowns.

Results of World of Outlaws Late Model Series Workforce 40 at Quincy Raceways (Finishing Position/Start/Driver/Laps Completed/Money Won):

1. (1) Billy Moyer/40 $8,100
2. (5) Shane Clanton/40 $4,550
3. (7) Josh Richards/40 $2,350
4. (8) Brandon Sheppard/40 $2,300
5. (2) Tim McCreadie/40 $2,800
6. (6) Brian Shirley/40 $1,650
7. (9) Chub Frank/40 $1,950
8. (17) Morgan Bagley/40 $1,850
9. (13) Rick Eckert/40 $1,900
10. (19) Frank Heckenast Jr./40 $1,650
11. (3) Bobby Pierce/40 $1,500
12. (14) Chase Junghans/40 $1,450
13. (12) Gregg Satterlee/40 $850
14. (4) Brandon Overton/40 $1,600
15. (18) Jimmy Mars/40 $750
16. (21) Mark Burgtorf/39 $750
17. (22) Jason Feger/39 $660
18. (16) Jason Perry/39 $640
19. (23) Boom Briggs/39 $1,170
20. (24) Jordan Yaggy/39 $600
21. (10) Eric Wells/36 $1,150
22. (15) Gordy Gundaker/33 $600
23. (11) Shannon Babb/27 $600
24. (20) Justin Reed/19 $625

Time of Race: 12 Mins., 50 Secs.
Margin of Victory: 0.551 Secs.

2015 WoO Points as of July 23 (25 A-Mains completed)
1. Shane Clanton 3642
2. Josh Richards 3446 (-196)
3. Chub Frank 3392 (-250)
4. Tim McCreadie 3302 (-340)
5. Morgan Bagley 3292 (-350)
6. Rick Eckert 3254 (-388)
7. Frank Heckenast Jr. 3222 (-420)
8. Eric Wells 3220 (-422)
9. Chase Junghans 3192 (-450)
10. Darrell Lanigan 3150 (-492)
11. Brandon Overton 3044 (-598)*
12. Boom Briggs 2924 (-718)
13. Jordan Yaggy 2732 (-910)*
*Rookie of the Year Competitor

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NLRA Event Preview - Greenbush Race Park

22 Jul 2015

This Saturday night, July the 25th, the NLRA returns for the second and final time this season to the Greenbush Race Park in Greenbush, MN. Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, won his second NLRA feature of the season, and his second overall at the three-eights mile oval during the NLRA series first stop this season, and first event in nearly four years at Greenbush on June 20th. Seng lead the final three laps after chasing down race long leader Ricky Weiss in traffic. Seng will head into Greenbush having won two of the last three NLRA series events, including last Saturday nights' outing at the Devils Lake Speedway.

Weiss, driving the No. 7  Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist finished second on June 20th, with Dustin Strand, driver of the Q & Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71 third, Cody Skytland, driver of the No. 75 Langdon Implement MasterSbuilt by JMR fourth, and Shane Edginton, in the No. 5E Avonlea Group Victory Circle, rounding out the top five. Mike Balcaen, in the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle, and Joey Pederson, driver of the No. 7P Dahlstrom Motors MB Custom finished sixth and seventh respectively, while John Halvorson, driver of the Taco Johns No. 35 finished eighth, with Dusty Peterson, driver of the Precision Lawn Car & Landscape No. 1 ninth, and Steffen Snare, in the No. 71S High Mark Snomobile Rentals Bloomquist, rounding out the top ten. Snare was the hard charger, gaining ten spots after starting in the 20th and final starting spot. Strand, Balcaen, and Weiss won the heats. 20 cars were in attendance.

Three-time NLRA champion Mike Balcaen leads the NLRA point standings with a twelve point advantage over 2013 series champion Dustin Strand. Defending series champion Brad Seng sits in the third spot, just 30 points behind the lead duo, while Steffen Snare and Ricky Weiss round out the top five. Steve Anderson, driver of the No. 9 Hi-Per-Flex Panel Systems Pierce is in the sixth spot, with Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Rivinius Ranch MasterSbuilt by JMR seventh, Jeff Hapala, driver of the No. 16S Auto Solutions GRT eighth, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 OMG Candy MasterSbuilt by JMR ninth, and Norm Olson, driver of the No. 29 Disabled American Veterans MasterSbuilt rounding out the top ten.

Previous NLRA Feature Winners at Greenbush Race Park:
2015 - Brad Seng on June 20
2011 - Joey Pederson on August 27
2009 - Ricky Weiss on June 13
2008 - Howie Schill  on July 5; Mike Balcaen on August 16
2007 - Howie Schill  on June 30
2006 - Roger Gendron on May 20; Kevin Sexton on June 24
2005 - Dale Skytland on June 25; Kevin Sexton on August 6
2004 - Dave Tyrchniewicz on June 5; John Seitz on July 10; Tom Corcoran on August 14
2003 - Mike Balcaen on July 12; John Seitz on August 16
2002 - Brad Seng on June 1; Troy Olson on August 25
2001 - Brian Strand on July 7
2000 - John Seitz on July 1
1999 - Troy Schill on July 10
1998 - Tom Corcoran on July 25

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Atomic to Host Dirtweek Late Model Finale

Upcoming Open Wheel Championships Next

By Scott Wolfe

Chillicothe, Ohio-   The Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week presented by Octane Race Products will revisit the Atomic Speedway for the Reno and Sons Lawncare rescheduled Dirtweek finale Saturday, July 25. The inagural Buckeye Late Model Dirt Week Champion will be crowned following the running of the coveted $5,000 to win 803fire.com Late Model feature.

Also on the racing card are Pine Tree Towing and Recovery Sprints $2,000 to win, Precision Grading AMRA Modifieds $1,000 to win, and C & M Racing Sport Mods & Enduros all for one low admission price of $20. Kids 12 and under are free. The Sprint cars will run under the Ohio Valley Sprint Car Association banner.

This is one event that race fans will not want to miss. Be a part of history with the crowning of the first annual dirtweek champion. The series ensures a good field of cars as this race comes on the coattails of the next-to-last race at Moler on Friday, July 24 making the trip economically feasible for the big-time traveling teams expected in town.

The finale is part of what originally was a seven-race, nine-day racing trek across Ohio.  All but two of the original races were rained out and have been rescheduled over the past two weeks with a great following of fans and cars.

Gates open at 4 p.m. and hot laps (warm-ups) are at 6 p.m. with racing beginning at 7:30.

Saturday August 1st, Atomic will host "Lunch with The King" a package that gives race fans a chance to pay tribute to 20-time "King of the Outlaws" Steve Kinser.

The event runs 1:30-3pm for Night 2 of the Open Wheel Championships featuring the UNOH All Star Sprints. The Open Wheel Championships will be Friday, July 31 and Saturday August 1. Thursday night, July 30 Atomic will host a pit party and cornhole tournament starting at 6 p.m. Teams can enter the cornhole tournament at $20 per team. Prizes will be awarded to the top teams. Several All Star drivers will be in attendance and participating in the cornhole tournament.

A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling Atomic Speedway from 9-5 Mon-Fri or they can be purchased on race days. Call 740-703-9749 for more details.

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Mike Marlar Claims Southern Nationals Bonus Series "Butterball" Memorial Win at Richmond

By Michael Despain, Richmond Raceway

RICHMOND, KY (July 18, 2015)-Richmond Raceway would present the 28th Annual Sunoco Race Fuels Paul "Butterball" Wooldridge Memorial on Saturday evening sanctioned by the Southern National Bonus Series presented by Collins Signs and Mike Marlar of Winfield, TN would take the $10,028 payday and score his third event win in this contest in late race duel that saw the lead change three times in the final eight laps.  

Tommy Bailey would lead the opening circuit of the 59 lap contest before Justin Rattliff would challenge for the lead and take the lead on lap 3 and pull away a bit from Bailey as would start working traffic on lap 9.  Jason Jameson would roll into the third spot and pressure Bailey for second before finally working past him in lapped traffic on lap 21.  A three car tangle involving Jason Barrett, Greg Johnson, and James Rice would slow the action on lap 25.  After a Michael Chilton spin on the frontchute one lap after the restart, Rattliff would again motor away from the pack until lap 35 when Skylar Marlar and Duane Chambelain would tangle in turn one and Cody Mahoney would also be collected in the melee, ending all three drivers night.  Rattliff would again keep Jameson about five cars away, while Mike Marlar would now pressure Jameson for second as the leader caught slower traffic on lap 47.

The 50th circuit would see business pick up at the point as Marlar would work past Jameson and began to challenge Rattliff for the lead and would work under Rattliff for the top spot on lap 52 and Jameson would get by Rattliff as well.  Jameson would work under Marlar for the lead off of turn four on lap 53 and the duo would battle side by side for lead, with Marlar retaking the race lead on lap 54 at the start/finish line.  Marlar would drive on the score his third "Butterball" victory in the Ronnie Delk owned Delk Equipment/R&S Trading/VP Race Fuels/Speedy Towing sponsored #157 Rocket Chassis sporting a Cornett Race Engine.  Jameson would finish second, with Rattliff taking the final podium position in third.  Jackie Boggs and 23rd starting Josh Rice would complete the top five.

The remainder of the top ten would be Bailey, Stephen Breeding, Chris Combs, 18th starting Johnny Wheeler, and 21st starting David Payne.  Thirty-four entries would see Jameson as top qualifier at 15.099 seconds and win a heat, while Rattliff, Bailey, and Boggs would also be heat race winners.  Skylar Marlar and Johnny Wheeler would be B-Main winners, while David Payne and Ross White were series provisional starters.  Josh Rice earned the Butterball Tune-Up provisional, with Aaron Hatton and Greg Johnson taking track provisionals.

Official Summary of Results

Feature Results of "Butterball" Wooldridge Memorial at Richmond (Ky.) Raceway on July 18, 2015:
1. Mike Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
2. Jason Jameson-Lawrenceburg, Ind.
3. Justin Rattliff-Campbellsville, Ky.
4. Jackie Boggs-Grayson, Ky.
5. Josh Rice-Verona, Ky.
6. Tommy Bailey-Corbin, Ky.
7. Stephen Breeding-Isom, Ky.
8. Chris Combs-Isom, Ky.
9. Johnny Wheeler-Campbellsville, Ky.
10. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
11. Derek Fisher-Olympia, Ky.
12. Greg Johnson-Bedford, Ind.
13. Jason Barrett-Waco, Ky.
14. Elliott Despain-Campbellsville, Ky.
15. Duane Chamberlain-Richmond, Ind.
16. Skylar Marlar-Winfield, Tenn.
17. Cody Mahoney-Seymour, Ind.
18. Walker Arthur-Forest, Va.
19. Ben Adkins-West Portsmouth, Ohio
20. Ross White-Knoxville, Tenn.
21. Michael Chilton-Salvisa, Ky.
22. James Rice-Verona, Ky.
23. Aaron Hatton-Mt. Sterling, Ky.
24. Austin Smith-Cedartown, Ga.
25. Mark Frazier-Chillicothe, Ohio

Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after July 18, 2015)
1. David Payne-744
2. Austin Smith-720
3. Kenny Collins-370
4. Ashton Winger-362
5. Ross White-348
6. George Mashburn-261
7. Shawn Chastain-259
8. Bo Eaton-245
9. Randy Weaver-200
9. Shane Clanton-200
9. Mike Marlar-200

Southern Nationals Bonus Series Event Winners:
March 21-Randy Weaver (Boyd's Speedway)
July 4-Shane Clanton (Senoia Raceway)
July 9-Austin Smith (Tri-County Race Track)
July 18-Mike Marlar (Richmond Raceway)
 
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UFo Super Lates & 410 Sprints Team Up at Port Royal & Dog Hollow July 18-19

(Mars, PA) The "New" UFo Championship will teleport back into Pennsylvania for a duo of events over two weekends at Port Royal Speedway and Dog Hollow Speedway. Both events will showcase the powerful UFo Super Late Models and 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars.

The "Tri-Star" Sizzler on Saturday, July 18 will mark the first-ever appearance of UFo at the famed Port Royal Speedway. This event was rescheduled from June due to weather. Like the June date, July 18 has become a prime date with two area Saturday night tracks not racing the Super Late Models.

The "Tri-Star Sizzler" on will feature three powerful divisions. The UFo Super Late Models will race 35 laps for $3,000 to win and $300 to start. The mighty 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars will compete in their regular $3,200 to win program. The event will be a double late model division bonus program with the Econo Late Models also in action.

Port Royal is a fast, sweeping clay superspeedway that receives improvements annually. This year, new clay and guardrails were installed at the track. The new clay has been providing spectacular racing in 2015. Port Royal has been generating strong Super Late Model car counts in 2015 with 32 cars attending their recent $2,000 to win program.

UFo Super Late Model teams please take note that the event a Port Royal will have an open brand, minimum hardness tire rule.   American Racer 44 or Hoosier 1300 or harder tires are required, with a minimum hardness of 32 on the track durometer.   All other UFo tire specifications apply.   Port Royal requires AMB (red) transponders.   Rentals are available at the track for $10.

Admission for the UFo "Tri-Star Sizzler" at Port Royal will be $20 for the grandstands and $7 for juniors 12-18. All pit tickets will be $30.   The $25 Super Late Model entry fee will be deducted from final payoff. Pit gates will open at 4:30 with grandstands at 5:00. Drivers meeting and pill draw cutoff will be approximately 6:00, with warm-ups at 6:30 and racing at 7:00.

On the following night, Sunday, July 19, the UFo Championship will roar back into the Dog Hollow Speedway for the second time of the season. The "Connor Bobik Make-A-Wish Race" brings one of the region's major summer events back to its home base. UFo Super Late Models and 410 Outlaw Sprint Cars will race for $3,000 each, with the Street Stocks racing for $600.   UFo Super Late Models will go 41 laps, with 410 Sprints racing 30 laps and Street Stocks 20 laps.   The June UFo event at Dog Hollow generated a 39 car Super Late Model field with 20th starting Dylan Yoder taking the win.

The "Connor Bobik Make-A-Wish" race originated at Dog Hollow as a UFo race in 2011. This event honors track photographer Derek Bobik's son, who left us that year.   Derek and his wife Diane will hold their annunal Chinese Auction that benefits the Make-A-Wish foundation before the racing begins.   The Bobiks have raised over $15,000 to date for the charity from this racing event.

The UFo "Connor Bobik Make-A-Wish Race" will also feature a free concert by country music singer Ricky Lee beginning at 2:00.   Pit gates will open at 3:30, with grandstands at 4:00 and racing at 6:00.   Pill draw cutoff and drivers meeting will be approximately 5:30. Rain date for this event will be Sunday, July 26. .  

This event will include bargain family pricing.   A family with two adults and two children between ages 7-12 will be admitted for $35 including two hot dogs and two drinks.   A family with two adults and three children between agest 7-12 can purchase a ticket for $40 including three hot dogs and three drinks. Students 13-17 will be admitted for $8 and children 7-12 will be admitted for $6, which represents the same pricing as a weekly show. Special event ticket pricing will apply to other ticket prices. Grandstand admission will be $20 and senior citizens $15. All pit passes will be $35.   Super Late Mode and Sprint entry fee will be $25, which will be deducted from final payoff from the track.

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Silver Dollar Nationals This Weekend at I-80 Speedway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WAYCROSS, GA (July 14, 2015) - The stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in the largest auto racing event in the state of Nebraska this weekend. The 5th Annual Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, NE is set for this coming Friday and Saturday nights, July 17th-18th. The event is co-sanctioned with the Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association.

The nation's top dirt late model drivers will be on hand in pursuit of the $32,000 top prize. It is customary for I-80 Speedway to provide some of the nation's most thrilling, door-to-door racing action, lap after lap. In 2014, Scott Bloomquist earned his first-career Silver Dollar Nationals after fighting his way through lapped traffic, and fending off a late-race charge from Brian Birkhofer.

This year's event will get underway on Thursday night, July 16th with an open practice for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series/Lucas Oil MLRA and United States Modified Touring Series competitors. Thursday night's action also includes a complete racing program for the SLMR Super Late Models, 360 Sprints, and B-Mods.

Friday night's racing action is highlighted by two rounds of heat races for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA. Passing points will determine the line-up for Saturday's events. The Cubby's Chase to the Silver Dollar Nationals will wrap up the night for the late models. The USMTS will feature a complete racing program on Friday night as well.

On Saturday, B-Mains for the LOLMDS/Lucas Oil MLRA will be held, plus the $3,000-to-win, Belt Bash non-qualifiers race before the 80-lap, Silver Dollar Nationals finale takes center stage. The USMTS will cap off the weekend with a complete racing program.

Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA continues to lead the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings. Three-time champion, Jimmy Owens and four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. are tied for second. Two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist is fourth, followed by defending champion, Don O'Neal. Sixth through twelfth include: Brandon Sheppard; Dennis Erb Jr.; Steve Francis; Eddie Carrier Jr.; Jared Landers; Devin Moran; and Chris Brown.

Brandon Sheppard leads the Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year chase over Chris Brown.

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Babb Charges to Late Race Victory at Tri-State for Third DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win of the Season

HAUBSTADT, Ind. - July 5, 2015 - Shannon Babb passed Billy Moyer Jr. in heavy lapped traffic with two laps to go on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway to earn his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season.

Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., started sixth and kept pushing forward in the 40-lap feature, eventually catching and passing Moyer Jr. to take the $5,000 checkered flag and tie Billy Moyer with 90 DIRTcar Summer Nationals victories atop the all-time win list.

"It was pretty wild out there," Babb said. "It always is here at Haubstadt. It's racy as can be and lapped traffic always plays into it a little bit. Billy (Moyer Jr.) was leading the thing, it's really hard to get off the corner here, so everybody was using the cushion or whatever they could use. It was just good racing everywhere on this place."

Points leader Bobby Pierce was also able to get past Moyer Jr. on the last lap to finish second while Scott James and Dennis Erb Jr. rounded out the top five.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals final week continues Monday at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway after it was rained out on June 28.

Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.; July 5, 2015

A-MAIN (40 LAPS) - 1. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL ($5,000); 2. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 3. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 4. (83) Scott James, Harrison, Oh; 5. (28E) Dennis Erb, Jr, Carpentersville, IL; 6. (96) Tanner English, Benton, KY; 7. (4) Cody Mahoney, Hanover, IN; 8. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 9. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 10. (54) Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH; 11. (92W) Scott Weber, Festus, MO; 12. (6M) Wendell Wallace, Batesville, AR; 13. (81JR) Jason Riggs, Harrisburg, IL; 14. (78) Chad Zobrist, Highland, IL; 15. (8K) Levi Kissinger, Mt Vernon, IN; 16. (24S) Jeremy Sneed, Bluford, IL; 17. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 18. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 19. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 20. (7R) Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN; 21. (27M) Rodney Melvin, Benton, IL; 22. (61) Caleb Ashby, Cunningham, TN.

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Bobby Pierce, Cody Mahoney, Timothy Culp and Billy Moyer Jr.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 20
1. Bobby Pierce 944
2. Billy Moyer Jr. 896
3. Jason Feger 844
4. Shannon Babb 839
5. Ryan Unzicker 795
6. Timothy Culp 681
7. Jim Moon 578
8. Billy Moyer 518
9. John Hahler 433
10. Michael Kloos 413

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Moyer Dominates at Fayette County Speedway for 90th Victory of His DIRTcar Summer Nationals Career

BROWNSTOWN, Ill. - July 2, 2015 - Billy Moyer dominated the DIRTcar Summer Nationals 50-lap feature on Friday night at Fayette County Speedway to lead a father-son sweep of the top-two spots.

Moyer, of Batesville, Ark., completely controlled the caution-free race, leading the final 47 laps and collecting $10,000 for his efforts while Billy Moyer Jr. held off points-leader Bobby Pierce to finish second. Brian Shirley finished fourth followed by Matt Westfall.

The victory was the 90th of Moyer's DIRTcar Summer Nationals career, breaking a tie with Shannon Babb, who finished 11th on Friday night.

"We've just had some terrible luck," said Moyer, a six-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion. "We come out at Brownstown pretty good and lapped cars kind of cost us. And then we had a couple flat tires, broke the transmission at Fairbury. We was running good at a lot of them and then there's a few nights that we haven't been good. This track … I don't know, I like this place. It's a little bullring, but it's racy and it's fun and we just hit everything right tonight."

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour races to Highland (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday.

Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.

A-MAIN (50 LAPS) - 1. Billy Moyer; 2. Billy Moyer Jr.; 3. Bobby Pierce; 4. Brian Shirley; 5. Matt Westfall; 6. Jason Feger; 7. Rodney Melvin; 8. Michael Kloos, Trenton; 9. Hunter Rasdon; 10. Ryan Unzicker; 11. Shannon Babb; 12. Jason Riggs; 13. Tim Manvillel; 14. Kolby Vanderbergh; 15. Jim Moon; 16. Dan Schlieper; 17. Brian Diveley; 18. Timothy Culp; 19. John Hahler; 20. Tanner English; 21. Levi Kissinger; 22. Scott Weber.

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Simpson Surges to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at La Salle Speedway

LA SALLE, Ill. - July 2, 2015 - Chris Simpson charged from fourth to victory on Thursday night at La Salle Speedway to earn the second DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of his career.

Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, stalked Jason Feger for the first half of the race and eventually surged to the lead in traffic on lap 29 then powered the remaining 11 laps to the $5,000 checkered flag.

"We've had a rough start to the year so it feels good," said Simpson, who is only a week removed from a fire in his car during a heat race. "We had an awesome car. The track couldn't have been prepared any better. We had soft tires on, me and Feger had the same thing on. And it all worked out for us."

Shannon Babb finished third with Michael Kloos and Ryan Unzicker rounding out the top five. Points leader Bobby Pierce raced from 19th to finish 8th.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour invades Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill., on Friday night and then races to Highland (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday.

Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; La Salle (Ill.) Speedway; July 2, 2015

A-MAIN (40 LAPS) - 1. (32S) Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA ($5,000); 2. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 3. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 4. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 5. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 6. (99JR) Frank Heckenast Jr, Frankfort, IL; 7. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 8. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 9. (21) Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR; 10. (3S) Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL; 11. (10S) Scott Schmitt, Tonica, IL; 12. (89) Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL; 13. (54) Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH; 14. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 15. (12B) Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL; 16. (58R) Ray Guss Jr, Milan, IL; 17. (9R) Curtis Roberts, Coleman, MI; 18. (4G) Bob Gardner, East Peoria, IL; 19. (21B) Rich Bell, Sheffield, IL; 20. (29) Spencer Diercks, Davenport, IA; 21. (75D) Billy Drake, Lincoln, IL; 22. (7) Mike Mataragas, Dekalb, IL.

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Feger Holds Off Robinson at Indiana’s Daugherty Speedway for His Second DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory of the Season

BOSWELL, Ind. - July 1, 2015 - He's known as the Highside Hustler and Jason Feger lived up to it on Wednesday night at Daugherty Speedway, using the top side to hold off Kent Robinson and earn his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season.

Feger, of Bloomington, Ill., led the first 29 laps before Robinson moved up to Feger's line, ran him down in traffic and slid in front on lap 30. Feger charged back on the top and reclaimed the top spot on the next lap and held on to win the 40-lapper for the 13th DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of his career.

"You were able to race all over and kind of move around," said Feger, the 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion. "I could just kind of roll in that top groove there and didn't have to get up on the berm … just rolling the black and it worked out."

While Feger used the victory to climb back into the championship picture, leader Bobby Pierce had his hands full throughout the feature with second-place Billy Moyer Jr., who eventually charged up behind Robinson to finish third last night. Pierce and Frank Heckenast Jr. rounded out the top five after race-long battles with each other.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour invades LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway on Thursday night followed on Friday by Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill.

Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series' websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Daugherty Speedway; Boswell, Ind.; July 1, 2015

A-MAIN (40 LAPS) - 1. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 2. (7R) Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN; 3. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 4. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 5. (99JR) Frank Heckenast Jr, Frankfort, IL; 6. (89) Mike Spatola, Manhattan, IL; 7. (1G) Devin Gilpin, Columbus, IN; 8. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 9. (54) Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH; 10. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 11. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 12. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 13. (15A) Phil Ausra, Dowagiac, MI; 14. (77K) Steve Kester, Holland, OH; 15. (7T) Steve Thorsten, Milford, IL; 16. (33H) Billy Hough, Thomasboro, IL; 17. (124) John Hahler, New Florence, MO; 18. (99) Ben Nicastri, Camden, NS; 19. (3S) Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL; 20. (9R) Curtis Roberts, Coleman, MI; 21. (7) Mike Mataragas, Dekalb, IL; 22. (16V) Joe Janowski, Carmel, IN.

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Mike Spatola, Kent Robinson, Jason Feger and Billy Moyer Jr.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship Top 20
1. Bobby Pierce 695
2. Billy Moyer Jr. 643
3. Shannon Babb 604
4. Jason Feger 585
5. Ryan Unzicker 577
6. Timothy Culp 512
7. Jim Moon 436
8. John Hahler 331
9. Billy Moyer 314
10. Mike Spatola 254

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Bob Miller Memorial at 201 Speedway Postponed to Sunday

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SITKA, KY (July 2, 2015) - Thursday's inaugural Bob Miller Memorial at 201 Speedway has been postponed. With the forecast for rain throughout the day and into the evening, Speedway and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series officials reached an agreement to postpone the event to Sunday, July 5th.

On Sunday, festivities will get underway with pit and general admission gates opening at 12:00pm [NOON]. A mandatory drivers meeting will take place at 6:00pm, followed by Hot Laps at 6:30pm, then a complete show for the series.

The LOLMDS will now trek north to Zanesville, OH for the "Creno's 50" at Muskingum County Speedway on Friday night. The series will then travel to Portsmouth Raceway Park Park in Portsmouth, OH on Saturday night for the "Independence 50". Capping off the holiday weekend will be the make-up event at 201 Speedway in Sitka, KY on Sunday night. All three events will feature action-packed programs that include: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main events.

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NLRA Event Preview - Red River Co-Op Speedway

30 Jun 2015

The NLRA heads north of the border for its' annual appearance this Thursday night, July the 2nd, at the Red River Co-Op Speedway, near Winnipeg, MB, Canada. The race is scheduled to be the 24th NLRA race at the speedway, which hosted the NLRA's inaugural event back in 1998. Two-time and defending NLRA champion, Brad Seng, driver of the No. 12S S&S Transport MB Custom, won last years' race at the four-tenths mile oval, defeating three-time and defending Wissota champion Ricky Weiss, pilot of the No. 7 Derrick's Sandblasting Bloomquist. 2013 NLRA champion Dustin Strand, driving the Q&Z Plumbing & Heating No. 71, three-time NLRA titlist Mike Balcaen, in the No. 10 Northstar Canada Victory Circle, and Steffen Snare, in the No. 71A High Mark Snomobile Rentals Bloomquist, rounded out the top five.

Mike Balcaen went on to win the track title last season in Winnipeg, the 42nd championship in his illustrious career, he also leads all drivers with five previous series triumphs in Winnipeg. Other NLRA winners in Winnipeg include Brad Seng and Joey Pederson, driver of the No 7P Dahlstrom Motors MB Custom with three wins each each, while Troy Schill, in the Forks Finest Auto Body No. 11 boasts a pair of victories, and Ricky Weiss with a single win.

Three races have been run in weekly competition at the Red River Co-Op Speedway this season, with three different drivers winning races. Mike Balcaen won on June 18th, Bill Mooney, driver of the No. 2 OMG Candy MasterSbuilt by JMR, won on June 11th, and Ricky Weiss won the opener on June 4th. Mooney enters the evening as the point leader in the Red River Co-Op Speedway's weekly standings by eight markers over Mike Balcaen. Kevin Sexton in the DAB's Repair No. 8 is third, with Paul Veert and Shane Edginton, driver of the No. 5E Avonlea Group Victory Circle rounding out the top five.

Mike Balcaen leads the NLRA point standings with a twelve point advantage over Dustin Strand. Brad Seng sits in the third spot, while Steffen Snare and Steve Anderson, driver of the No. 9 Hi-Per-Flex Panel Systems Pierce, round out the top five. Ricky Weiss is in the sixth spot, with Cody Skytland, driver of the No. 75 Langdon Implement MasterSbuilt by JMR in seventh, Jeff Hapala, driver of the No. 16S Auto Solutions GRT eighth, Cole Schill, driver of the No. 44 Rivinius Ranch MasterSbuilt by JMR ninth, and Norm Olson, driver of the No. 29 Disabled American Veterans MasterSbuilt rounding out the top ten. Racing begins at seven o'clock on Thursday night.

Previous NLRA Feature Winners at Red River Co-Op Speedway:
2014 - Brad Seng on July 17
2013 - Joey Pederson on June 27
2012 - Brad Seng on June 28
2009 - Ricky Weiss on June 11; Troy Schill on August 6
2008 - Brad Seng on May 22; Mike Balcaen on August 7
2007 - Kevin Sexton on May 17; Scott Greer on June 21; Kevin Sexton on August 16; Joel Cryderman on Sept. 8
2006 - Mike Balcaen on June 15; John Seitz on August 17; Kevin Sexton on Sept. 9
2005 - John Seitz on June 16; Mike Balcaen on Sept. 10
2004 - Troy Schill on May 1; Kevin Sexton on Sept. 11
2003 - Mike Balcaen on May 3; Joey Pederson on Sept. 6
2001 - Joey Pederson on April 28
1998 - Howie Schill on June 17; Mike Balcaen on July 15

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Rain Knocks Out I-96 Speedway’s NAPA Auto Parts Summer Rumble

DIRTcar Summer Nationals, DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals try again on Wednesday at Indiana’s Daugherty Speedway

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. - June 30, 2015 - It has rained again on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, forcing officials to cancel tonight's NAPA Auto Parts Summer Rumble at I-96 Speedway.

As much as NAPA is trying to #ConquerTheJob, so too are the series trying to conquer Mother Nature, which has won four races in a row. The series will take aim at Daugherty Speedway on Wednesday night in Boswell, Ind.

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I-55 Forced to Cancel Saturday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals Event Because of Rain, Rising Water Around Track

PEVELY, Mo. - June 26, 2015 - Rain that's caused water to rise around Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has forced DIRTcar and track officials to cancel Saturday's DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event.

The two series are still on track for tonight's event at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway.

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Independence Day Weekend Tripleheader on Tap

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WAYCROSS, GA (June 26, 2015) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will celebrate the Independence Day weekend with three events at three different venues. All three events will feature an action-packed program that includes: Miller Welders Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 50-lap, $10,000-to-win main event.

This blockbuster weekend begins on Thursday, July 2, when 201 Speedway in Sitka, KY, hosts the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for the inaugural running of the "Bob Miller Memorial." The nation's top dirt late model talents will battle a strong contingent of local and regional standouts at the historic, 3/8-mile oval. The Open Wheel Modified division will also be in competition. Jimmy Owens roared from his 17th starting position and survived a 3-wide battle for the lead with five laps remaining to win last year's event at 201 Speedway. For tickets and more information, visit: www.201speedway.net.

From there, the series will trek north to Zanesville, OH for the "Creno's 50" at Muskingum County Speedway on Friday, July 3. In addition to the high-speed, door-to-door racing action, the event will feature the area's largest fireworks display. Also on the racing card will be the Open Wheel Modifieds, Pure Stocks, and Four Cylinders. In 2014, Jimmy Owens became the tenth different winner in ten appearances by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Muskingum County Speedway.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will polish off the weekend with the "Independence 50" at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, OH on Saturday, July 4. Limited Late Models and Open Wheel Modifieds will run as support divisions. Scott Bloomquist returns as the defending winner of the "Independence 50." Further information is available at: www.portsraceway.com.

Jonathan Davenport, of Blairsville, GA, leads the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings over four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Defending champion, Don O'Neal is third, followed by three-time champion, Jimmy Owens. Two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist rounds out the top five in series standings. Sixth through twelfth include: Dennis Erb Jr., Steve Francis, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Jared Landers, Eddie Carrier Jr., and Chris Brown. Brandon Sheppard leads the current Lucas Oil Products Rookie of the Year chase over Chris Brown.

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Kissinger Holds Off Wallace at Clarksville, Earns First DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory of His Career

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - June 25, 2015 - Levi Kissinger swept past Wendell Wallace with 15 laps to go on Thursday night at Clarksville Speedway and drove to the first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of his career.

Kissinger, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., chased Wallace from the initial green, survived a restart with 11 to go and hit his marks to close out the $5,000 win. It was also the first Dirt Late Model victory of his career.

Wallace held on to finish second with Dennis Erb Jr., Richard Frost and Rodney Melvin rounding out the top five.

"I never in a million years would have thought I could win one of these races, and to do it this quick in our Super Late Model career, is even better yet," said Kissinger, who had previously been racing DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. "I'm speechless. The emotions are running through me so much because I know how much hard work we put into this deal and it's finally started paying off.

"This is the biggest moment of my career. I could probably win a lot of races, but to win your first race at a Summer Nationals race, I don't know what to say. We beat a lot of good guys who have a lot of wins. This will rank up there for the rest of my life as a career moment for me."

Championship leader Bobby Pierce survived a rough outing to finish 11th, good enough to maintain the points lead over Billy Moyer Jr. and Shannon Babb.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour heads north to Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway on Friday night and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday night.

A-MAIN (40 LAPS) - 1. (8K) Levi Kissinger, Mt Vernon, IN; 2. (6M) Wendell Wallace, Batesville, AR; 3. (28E) Dennis Erb Jr, Carpentersville, IL; 4. (15X) Richard Frost, Clarksville, TN; 5. (27M) Rodney Melvin, Benton, IL; 6. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 7. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 8. (157) Mike Marlar, Winfield, TN; 9. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 10. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 11. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 12. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 13. (4) Cody Mahoney, Hanover, IN; 14. (81JR) Jason Riggs, Harrisburg, IL; 15. (96T) Terry English, Benton, KY; 16. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 17. (61) Caleb Ashby, Cunningham, TN; 18. (16) Justin Rattliff, Campbellsville, KY; 19. (7R) Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN; 20. (96) Tanner English, Benton, KY; 21. (124) John Hahler, New Florence, MO; 22. (3S) Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL.

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 Lucas Oil 2015 Points
June 19
1. J. Davenport  3325
2. Earl Pearson Jr. 3185
3. Don O'Neal 3160
4. Jimmy Owens 3090
5. Scott Bloomquist 2960
6. Dennis Erb Jr. 2845
7. B. Sheppard 2830
8. Devin Moran 2825
9. Steve Francis 2815
10. Eddie Carrier Jr. 2770
 

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