By Jordan Morris
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — July 2, 2014 — 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Jason Feger led flag-to-flag en route to claiming the $5,000 victory Wednesday night at Jacksonville Speedway, his second win in six DIRTcar Summer Nationals starts this year.
Feger, making his first start since rolling his car Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway, started the 40-lap feature on the outside of pole-sitter Billy Moyer Jr. At the drop of the green flag, Feger shot around Moyer Jr. for the lead and never looked back. Moyer Jr. hung with Feger for a few laps, but after an early race caution the leader began to pull away from the field.
Moyer Jr. mounted a charge around lap 24, as he closed to within a car-length of the leader, but Feger switched to a lower racing line and pulled back away from second place, which began to come under fire from third place.
Three time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Shannon Babb, who started in the fourth position, surged to the front of the field, eventually overtaking Moyer Jr. for second. Unfortunately for Babb, Feger had already built an insurmountable lead on the field.
Feger maintained a straightaway lead for the remainder of the feature event, dominating the night and scoring the well-deserved $5,000 checkered flag at Jacksonville Speedway, just three nights after his wild ride at Lincoln Speedway.
“Hard work pays off,” said Feger who scored his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory in the last three years at Jacksonville Speedway. “We got lucky with the roll [Sunday night] – we only broke some bolt on suspension stuff and bent the body up a little – but we put in some long hours the last couple of days to get ready. We worked real hard and got the results tonight.”
Moyer Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Tanner English rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Moyer Jr., Feger, and Brandon Sheppard.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Thursday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Ill.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville Speedway; Jacksonville, Ill.;
July 2, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 25-Jason Feger ($5,000), 2. 18-Shannon Babb, 3. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 5. 96-Tanner English, 6. 32-Bobby Pierce, 7. 42-MCKay Wenger, 8. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 9. 81-Brian Shirley, 10. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 11. 7B-Mark Burgtorf, 12. 12B-Kevin Weaver, 13. 1ST-Justin Reed, 14. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 15. 29W-Brian Divley, 16. 25L-Steve Lance Jr, 17. 1M-Jim Moon, 18. 71-Trace Westling, 19. 16H-Mike Hammerle, 20. 24T-Matt Taylor, 21. 38L-Ryan Little, 22. 20- Alan Westling.
2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 11||Wed||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||RAIN|
|June 12||Thur||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Billy Moyer|
|June 13||Fri||Cedar Lake Speedway||Somerset, Wis.||Rick Eckert|
|June 14||Sat||Cedar Lake Speedway||Somerset, Wis.||RAIN|
|June 15||Sun||Wilmot Raceway||Wilmot, Wis.||Rick Eckert(2)|
|June 17||Tue||Farley Speedway||Farley, Iowa||Shannon Babb|
|June 18||Wed||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||Jason Feger|
|June 19||Thur||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, Ill.||RAIN|
|June 20||Fri||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, Ill.||Billy Moyer(2)|
|June 21||Sat||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.||RAIN|
|June 22||Sun||I-96 Speedway||Ionia, Mich.||Brian Shirley|
|June 23||Mon||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.||Brandon Sheppard|
|June 25||Wed||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, Tenn.||Shannon Babb(2)|
|June 26||Thur||Clayhill Motorsports||Atwood, Tenn.||Brian Shirley(2)|
|June 27||Fri||Paducah Int. Raceway||Paducah, Ky.||RAIN|
|June 28||Sat||Federated Auto Parts Raceway||Pevely, Mo.||Brian Birkhofer|
|June 29||Sun||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.||Brady Smith|
|July 1||Tue||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||Bobby Pierce|
|July 2||Wed||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, Ill.||Jason Feger(2)|
|July 3||Thur||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 4||Fri||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.||$7,500|
|July 5||Sat||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.||$10,000|
|July 6||Sun||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||$5,000|
|July 8||Tue||Florence Speedway||Union, Ky.||$5,000|
|July 9||Wed||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, Ind.||$5,000|
|July 10||Thur||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 11||Fri||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.||$10,000|
|July 12||Sat||34 Raceway||Burlington, Iowa||$10,000|
|July 13||Sun||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Danville, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 16||Wed||Atomic Speedway||Chillicothe, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 17||Thur||Brushcreek Motorsports Complex||Peebles, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 18||Fri||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 19||Sat||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio||$10,000|
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), Velocita (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.
1. Billy Moyer, Jr.
2. Shannon Babb
3. Kevin Weaver
4. Bobby Pierce
5. Jason Riggs
6. Mark Burgtorf
7. Brian Shirley
8. Steve Lach
9. Richard Frost
10. Ryan Little
1. Jason Feger
2. Tanner English
3. McKay Wenger
4. Ryan Unzicker
5. Matt Taylor
6. Jim Moon
7. Greg Kimmons
8. Jason Zobrist
9. Mike Hammerle
10. Billy Hough
1. Brandon Sheppard
2. Jason Jaggers
3. Justin Reed
4. Trace Westling
5. Steve Lance, Jr.
6. Brian Dively
7. John Beck
8. Chuck Mitchell
9. Alan Westling
1. Brian Shirley
2. Mark Burgtorf
3. Brian Dively
4. Jim Moon
5. Jason Zobrist
6. Greg Kimmons
7. Richard Frost
8. Steve Lach
9. John Beck
10. Chuck Mitchell
11. Billy Hough
12. Mike Hammerle
13. Alan Westling
14. Ryan Little
1. Jason Feger
2. Shannon Babb
3. Billy Moyer, Jr.
4. Brandon Sheppard
5. Tanner English
6. Bobby Pierce
7. McKay Wenger
8. Jason Jaggers
9. Brian Shirley
10. Ryan Unzicker
11. Mark Burgtorf
12. Kevin Weaver
13. Justin Reed
14. Jason Riggs
15. Brian Dively
16. Steve Lance, Jr.
17. Jim Moon
18. Trace Westling
19. Mike Hammerle
20. Matt Taylor
21. Ryan Little
22. Alan Westling