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Bobby Pierce Returns to the Top with Belle-Clair Win

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Bobby Pierce

The series returns to action Thursday at Springfield Raceway

BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 30, 2016 – After rare bad luck at Clarksville Speedway on Tuesday night, Bobby Pierce rebounded on Wednesday to win at Belle-Clair Speedway and claim his sixth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season.

Jason Feger looked to be the driver to beat early as he tried for his first Summer Nationals victory of the season. On the green, he jumped ahead of Ryan Unzicker. Through the opening laps, Unzicker tried to run down Feger and nearly had him when a caution flag flew.

After the caution, Feger pulled away as Pierce battled into third and then began challenging Unzicker for second. Through traffic, the top three stayed tight and Pierce was able to take over second on lap 30. On a restart with 10 laps remaining, Pierce took his shot. Feger bobbled on the back straight and Pierce took the lead.

“I was just kind of being patient, waiting for him to hopefully to do that,” Pierce said. “And right when he did that, at the same time I had a heckuva run, and I just decided to take it right there, and luckily it paid off.”

Feger finished in second with Unzicker in third.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues to roll Thursday night with a stop at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo.

Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series’ websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com.

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

Super Late Models – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 5 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
2 2 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
3 3 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
4 1 16    Rusty Griffaw    Festus , Mo
5 6 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il
6 14 C8    Timothy Culp    Sheridan , Ar
7 8 27M    Rodney Melvin    Benton , Il
8 9 1S    Rick Salter    Aviston , Il
9 12 11    Gordy Gundaker    St Charles, Mo
10 11 10    Daryn Klein    Fairview Heights, Il
11 15 16H    Mike Hammerle    St Charles, Mo
12 19 4G    Bob Gardner    East Peoria, Il
13 10 86B    Kyle Beard    Trumann , Ar
14 17 27K    Greg Kimmons    Pleasant Plains, Il
15 22 B1    Brent Larson    Lake Elmo, Mn
16 21 27F    Corey Ford    Belleville , Il
17 4 78    Chad Zobrist    Highland , Il
18 13 T4    Adam Tischhauser    Mulberry Grove, Il
19 20 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
20 16 27S    Mike Schulte    Summer Field, Il
21 18 25M    Myles Moos    Lincoln , Il
22 7 44    Matt Taylor    Springfield , Il

Super Late Models – B-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 27K    Greg Kimmons    Pleasant Plains, Il
2 2 25M    Myles Moos    Lincoln , Il
3 3 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
4 4 30V    Mark Voigt    Marine , Il
5 5 94    Austin Rettig    Sikeston , Mo
6 8 87    Jason Zobrist    Highland , Il
7 13 0    Dewayne Kiefer    Bloomsdale , Mo
8 16 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
9 9 B1    Brent Larson    Lake Elmo, Mn
10 12 25X    Frankie Martin    Tamaroa , Il
11 15 15R    Richard Frost    Clarksville , Tn
12 14 1X    Daniel Hopper    Peru , In
13 10 27F    Corey Ford    Belleville , Il
14 6 4    Jason Suhre    Highland , Il
15 17 21T    Trevor Thornton    Trenton , Il
16 7 4G    Bob Gardner    East Peoria, Il
17 11 9G    Larry Greer    Bowling Green, Ky

Super Late Models – C-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 0    Dewayne Kiefer    Bloomsdale , Mo
2 2 1X    Daniel Hopper    Peru , In
3 4 15R    Richard Frost    Clarksville , Tn
4 5 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
5 6 21T    Trevor Thornton    Trenton , Il
6 3 33X    Tim Manville    Troy , Il
7 7 12S    Rick Standridge    Collinsville , Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 4
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
2 2 27M    Rodney Melvin    Benton , Il
3 3 11    Gordy Gundaker    St Charles, Mo
4 5 27S    Mike Schulte    Summer Field, Il
5 4 30V    Mark Voigt    Marine , Il
6 7 87    Jason Zobrist    Highland , Il
7 8 25X    Frankie Martin    Tamaroa , Il
8 6 15R    Richard Frost    Clarksville , Tn

Super Late Models – Heat Race 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 16    Rusty Griffaw    Festus , Mo
2 1 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il
3 3 86B    Kyle Beard    Trumann , Ar
4 5 C8    Timothy Culp    Sheridan , Ar
5 6 25M    Myles Moos    Lincoln , Il
6 4 4    Jason Suhre    Highland , Il
7 7 27F    Corey Ford    Belleville , Il
8 9 1X    Daniel Hopper    Peru , In
9 8 21T    Trevor Thornton    Trenton , Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
2 2 44    Matt Taylor    Springfield , Il
3 5 10    Daryn Klein    Fairview Heights, Il
4 8 16H    Mike Hammerle    St Charles, Mo
5 4 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
6 3 4G    Bob Gardner    East Peoria, Il
7 6 9G    Larry Greer    Bowling Green, Ky
8 7 33X    Tim Manville    Troy , Il
9 9 12S    Rick Standridge    Collinsville , Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 78    Chad Zobrist    Highland , Il
2 1 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
3 4 1S    Rick Salter    Aviston , Il
4 3 T4    Adam Tischhauser    Mulberry Grove, Il
5 7 27K    Greg Kimmons    Pleasant Plains, Il
6 5 94    Austin Rettig    Sikeston , Mo
7 6 B1    Brent Larson    Lake Elmo, Mn
8 8 0    Dewayne Kiefer    Bloomsdale , Mo
9 9 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo

2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date Day Track Winners
Northern Kickoff
June 15 Wednesday Brownstown Speedway Rain/Cancelled
June 16 Thursday Kankakee Co. Speedway Bobby Pierce
June 17 Friday Cedar Lake Speedway Billy Moyer
June 18 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway Billy Moyer (2)
June 19 Sunday Wilmot Speedway Bobby Pierce (2)
Heartland Tour
June 20 Monday OFF
June 21 Tuesday Jacksonville Speedway Bobby Pierce (3)
June 22 Wednesday Farley Speedway Rain/Cancelled
June 23 Thursday Spoon River Speedway Dennis Erb Jr.
June 24 Friday Tri-City Speedway Bobby Pierce (4)
June 25 Saturday Fairbury Speedway Brandon Sheppard
June 26 Sunday Tri-State Speedway Bobby Pierce (5)
Southern Tour
June 27 Monday OFF
June 28 Tuesday Clarksville Speedway Ryan Unzicker
June 29 Wednesday Belle-Clair Speedway Bobby Pierce (6)
June 30 Thursday Springfield Raceway
July 1 Friday Fayette Co. Speedway
July 2 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
July 3 Sunday Lincoln Speedway
Independence Week
July 4 Monday LaSalle Speedway
July 5 Tuesday Daugherty Speedway
July 6 Wednesday Peoria Speedway
July 7 Thursday Macon Speedway
July 8 Friday Farmer City Speedway
July 9 Saturday Highland Speedway
July 10 Sunday Quincy Raceways
Champions Week
July 11 Monday OFF
July 12 Tuesday Plymouth Speedway
July 13 Wednesday Shadyhill Speedway
July 14 Thursday Merritt Speedway
July 15 Friday Oakshade Raceway
July 16 Saturday Oakshade Raceway

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, MSD, Impact Race Products, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.

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