FAIRBURY, Ill. — June 22, 2013 — At one of the biggest events all year at his home track of Fairbury American Legion Speedway, Ryan Unzicker scored his first win of the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” in exciting fashion on Saturday night.
With 46 cars were in attendance, Unzicker, of El Paso, Ill., was the man to beat. Starting fourth in the 50-lap main event, Unzicker utilized the inside line to do the majority of his passing. At the halfway point he had only managed to reach the third position, but two laps later he hooked up with Brian Birkhofer and moved to second after passing race-long leader Kevin Weaver. Another 10 laps after reaching second, Unzicker managed to maneuver around a fading Birkhofer for the $10,000 checkered flag, his fifth “Hell Tour” victory of his career.
Unzicker, a former DIRTcar Late Model national champion, becomes the sixth different winner in seven DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour events this season. Only points leader Brandon Sheppard has more than one victory.
Birkhofer, Sheppard and Jimmy Mars rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Weaver, Daren Friedman and Unzicker.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Sunday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Fairbury (Ill.) Speedway: June 22, 2013
A-Main (50-laps): 1. Ryan Unzicker ($10,000), 2. Brian Birkhofer, 3. Brandon Sheppard, 4. Jimmy Mars, 5. Kevin Weaver, 6. Brian Shirley, 7. Joe Harlan, 8. Bobby Pierce, 9. Shannon Babb, 10. Chris Simpson, 11. Brady Smith, 12. Daren Friedman, 13. Randy Korte, 14. Dustin Griffin, 15. Frank Heckenast Jr, 16. Tim Lance, 17. Scott Schmitt, 18. Jason McBride, 19. Daniel Fiessner, 20. Tyler Reddick, 21. Scott Bull, 22. Derek Chandler, 23. Jason Krohn.
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||Brian Birkhofer|
|Sat.||June 15||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI||Cancelled (RAIN)|
|Sun.||June 16||Wilmot Speedway||Wilmot, WI||Kevin Weaver|
|Wed.||June 19||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, IL||Brandon Sheppard|
|Thurs.||June 20||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, IL||Brandon Sheppard|
|Fri.||June 21||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, IL||Chris Simpson|
|Sat.||June 22||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, IL||Ryan Unzicker|
|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 “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.