BROWNSTOWN, Ind. — June 12, 2013 — Three-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Dennis Erb Jr. kicked off the 2013 Hell Tour with a big victory in the 30th Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic at Brownstown Speedway.
Erb opened the grueling six-week series with in thrilling fashion, starting 18th and charging through the field to run down leader Jason Jameson with five to go, then hold on to the $5,000 checkered flag. Jameson was second with Shannon Babb, Bobby Pierce and Mike Jewell rounding out the top five.
Heat race winners included Brandon Sheppard, Mike Jewell, Tim Rivers and Jason McBride. Steve Francis topped the 32-car field in qualifying with a lap of 14.842 seconds.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Friday and Saturday with the annual Masters event at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway; June, 12, 2013
A-Main (40-laps): 1. Dennis Erb Jr. ($5000), 2. Jason Jameson, 3. Shannon Babb, 4. Bobby Pierce, 5. Mike Jewell, 6. Brandon Sheppard, 7. Randy Korte, 8. Jason McBride, 9. Ryan Unzicker, 10. Tim Lance, 11. Kevin Weaver, 12. Shelby Miles, 13. Tim Rivers, 14. Tyler Reddick, 15. Dustin Griffin, 16. Tyler Allen, 17. Scott James, 18. Daren Friedman, 19. Rodney Melvin, 20. Justin Rattliff, 21. Steve Francis.
2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule
|Wed.||June 12||Brownstown Speedway||
|Dennis Erb, Jr.|
|Fri.||June 14||Cedar Lake Speedway||
New Richmond, WI
|Sat.||June 15||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI|
|Sun.||June 16||Wilmot Speedway||Wilmot, WI|
|Wed.||June 19||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, IL|
|Thurs.||June 20||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, IL|
|Fri.||June 21||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, IL|
|Sat.||June 22||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
|Sun.||June 23||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, MI|
|Mon.||June 24||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, IL|
|Wed.||June 26||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, TN|
|Thurs.||June 27||Clayhill Motorsports Park||Atwood, TN|
|Fri.||June 28||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, KY|
|Sat.||June 29||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO|
|Sun.||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL|
|Tues.||July 2||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, IL|
|Wed.||July 3||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, IL|
|Thurs.||July 4||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, IL|
|Fri.||July 5||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brownstown, IL|
|Sat.||July 6||Highland Speedway||Highland, IL|
|Sun.||July 7||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN|
|Tues.||July 9||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|Wed.||July 10||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, IN|
|Thurs.||July 11||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|Fri.||July 12||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, IL|
|Sat.||July 13||34 Raceway||Burlington, IA|
|Sun.||July 14||Vermilion County Speedway||Danville, IL|
|Wed.||July 17||Brushcreek Motorsports Park||Peebles, OH|
|Thurs.||July 18||Twin Cities Raceway Park||North Vernon, IN|
|Fri.||July 19||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, OH|
|Sat.||July 20||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The 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 Electonics (Official Communication), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Sponsors: Beyea Headers, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Chevy Performance Parts, , Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Performance, Petroff Towing, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and Wrisco Aluminum.