WILMOT, Wis. — June 16, 2013 — After breaking a driveshaft while leading two nights earlier, Kevin Weaver bounced back in a big way on Sunday night by capturing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” victory in five seasons at Wilmot Raceway.
Weaver, of Gibson City, Ill., started outside of the first row in his Jimmy John’s-sponsored car and was definitely “freaky fast” on the high side the majority of the night en route to capturing the $5,000 checkered flag. Weaver held off pole sitter Brandon Sheppard, giving Sheppard his second consecutive runner-up finish.
“It was just an awesome car and an awesome race for me tonight,” said Weaver, the 2000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion.
Brian Birkhofer, Shannon Babb and Ryan Unzicker rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Brian Birkhofer, Brandon Sheppard and Kevin Weaver.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Wednesday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway; June 16, 2013
A-Main (40-laps): 1. Kevin Weaver ($5,000), 2. Brandon Sheppard, 3. Brian Birkhofer, 4. Shannon Babb, 5. Ryan Unzicker, 6. Jason McBride, 7. Bobby Pierce, 8. Tyler Reddick, 9. Randy Korte, 10. Dustin Griffin, 11. Jason Jaggers, 12. Russ Scheffler, 13. Dan Shlieper, 14. Brad Mueller, 15. Tim Lance, 16. Chris Simpson, 17. Rich Bell, 18. Todd Frank, 19. Pete Parker, 20. Scott Schmitt.
2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule
|Wed.||June 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, IN||
Dennis Erb, Jr.
|Fri.||June 14||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI||
Cedar Lake Speedway
|New Richmond, WI||
Spoon River Speedway
Belle Clair Speedway
|Pontoon Beach, IL|
|Lake Odessa, MI|
|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||
|Sun.||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||
|Tues.||July 2||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, IL|
|Wed.||July 3||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, IL|
|Thurs.||July 4||LaSalle Speedway||
|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 “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.