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Reddick Grabs First Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Highland Speedway

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Reddick Grabs First Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Highland Speedway

By Jordan Morris

HIGHLAND, Ill.  July 5, 2014 — NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Tyler Reddick made his dramatic return to dirt ovals on Saturday night at Highland Speedway, as he led the final 26 laps en route to capturing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory and the $10,000 checkered flag.

Reddick, an 18-year-old Corning, Calif. native, has been absent from Dirt Late Models since the World of Outlaws World Finals last November while he competed on a limited basis for 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski in the Camping World Truck Series. Following a break in NASCAR action this week, Reddick and his father Clarence managed to get one of their two Bloomquist Race Cars ready for this weekend’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals action.

Reddick started the race on the outside of pole-sitter Bobby Pierce, who managed to grab the race lead for the opening two laps of the 40-lap feature event. Pierce and third-place starter Jason Feger battled side-by-side for the lead for a couple of laps as Feger claimed the top spot on lap three, before handing it back to Pierce the next lap.

As the two leaders battled, Reddick lurked in their rearview mirrors. Pierce controlled the lead until lap nine, when a hard-charging Reddick made his way back to the front of the field and rocketed around the leader Pierce.

Friday night winner Brandon Sheppard, who started the race in the fifth position, looked to go back-to-back as he worked his way to the front, passing Pierce for second on lap 16. Sheppard had some work to do in order to catch the leader, who had already built a large lead on second just two laps after capturing the lead. With 10 laps to go that lead would be wiped away as the leader was slowed by lapped traffic.

Sheppard would get to Reddick’s back bumper, but the leader, who was running the faster low-line, held on to lead the final 26 laps and claim the victory over the defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion at Highland Speedway.

“It’s been a long time since we won a race so this is exciting,” said Reddick whose only Dirt Late Model win came on Feb. 9, 2011 at Eastbay Raceway Park. “This was an unplanned race and here we are — $10,000 richer, won a Summer Nationals race and going to Haubstadt (Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway) tomorrow to hopefully get another win.

Brian Shirley, Bobby Pierce and Billy Moyer rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Jason Feger, Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce and Tyler Reddick

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Sunday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Highland Speedway; Highland, Ill.;

July 5, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 11R-Tyler Reddick ($10,000), 2. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 3. 81-Brian Shirley, 4. 32-Bobby Pierce, 5. 21-Billy Moyer, 6. 25-Jason Feger, 7. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 8. 6K-Michael Kloos, 9. 18-Shannon Babb, 10. 7R-Kent Robinson, 11. 32J-Jason Jaggers, 12. 78-Chad Zobrist, 13. 20W-Matt Weidner, 14. 1M-Jim Moon, 15. 0-Randy Korte, 16. 9R-Curtis Roberts, 17. 29W-Brian Divley, 18. 24T-Matt Taylor, 19. 25M-Frankie Martin, 20. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 21. 27S-Mike Schulte, 22. 1S-Rick Salter.

2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date Day Track Location Win
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 16 Mon Off
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 24 Tue Off
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
June 30 Mon Off
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. Brian Birkhofer
July 4 Fri Fayette Co. Speedway Brownstown, Ill. Brandon Sheppard
July 5 Sat Highland Speedway Highland, Ill. Tyler Reddick
July 6 Sun Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind. $5,000
July 7 Mon Off
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 14 Mon Off
July 15 Tue TBA
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.

 

Super Late Models – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 11R    Tyler Reddick    Corning , Ca
2 5 B5    Brandon Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
3 6 81    Brian Shirley    Chatham , Il
4 1 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
5 4 21    Billy Moyer    Batesville , Ar
6 3 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
7 7 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
8 11 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
9 10 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il
10 12 7R    Kent Robinson    Bloomington , In
11 14 32J    Jason Jaggers    Wyanet , Il
12 15 78    Chad Zobrist    Highland , Il
13 8 20W    Matt Weidner    Highland , Il
14 22 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
15 9 0    Randy Korte    Highland , Il
16 13 9R    Curtis Roberts    Coleman , Mi
17 20 29W    Brian Divley    Springfield , Il
18 16 24T    Matt Taylor    Springfield , Il
19 17 25M    Frankie Martin    Duquoin , Il
20 19 81JR    Jason Riggs    Harrisburg , Il
21 21 27S    Mike Schulte    Summer Field, Il
22 18 1S    Rick Salter    Auiston , Il

Super Late Models – B-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 25M    Frankie Martin    Duquoin , Il
2 6 1S    Rick Salter    Auiston , Il
3 8 10    Daryn Klein    Fairview Heights, Il
4 3 T4    Adam Tischhauser    Greenville , Il
5 4 12T    Dave Thornton    Trenton , Il
6 12 28B    John Beck    Springfield , Il
7 10 87    Jason Zobrist    Highland , Il
8 14 77    Clay Baumann    Highland , Il
9 11 25L    Steve Lance Jr    Cuba , Il
10 7 29W    Brian Divley    Springfield , Il
11 15 71    Trace Westling    Fulton , Mo
12 9 111    Jordan Bauer    St Jacob, Il
13 13 44    Bobby Marintoni    Libingston , Il
14 5 11K    Shannon Kuhn    Highland , Il
15 2 27M    Rodney Melvin    Benton , Il

Super Late Models – C-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 44    Bobby Marintoni    Libingston , Il
2 7 77    Clay Baumann    Highland , Il
3 3 71    Trace Westling    Fulton , Mo
4 11 49    Steve Leach    Stourton , Il
5 14 441    Daniel Jacober    Highland , Il
6 5 127    Alex Schulte    Summerfield , Il
7 6 16H    Mike Hammerle    St Charles, Il
8 12 9T    Travis Horner    Aehambra , Il
9 10 5    Dave Jacober    Highland , Il
10 4 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
11 15 85    Ed Pursell    Duquoin , Il
12 1 81JR    Jason Riggs    Harrisburg , Il
13 8 27S    Mike Schulte    Summer Field, Il
14 9 33X    Tim Manville    Troy , Il
15 13 15    Richard Frost    Clarksville , Tn

Super Late Models – Heat Race 4
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 11R    Tyler Reddick    Corning , Ca
2 4 20W    Matt Weidner    Highland , Il
3 2 7R    Kent Robinson    Bloomington , In
4 3 24T    Matt Taylor    Springfield , Il
5 9 12T    Dave Thornton    Trenton , Il
6 8 10    Daryn Klein    Fairview Heights, Il
7 5 28B    John Beck    Springfield , Il
8 6 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
9 7 27S    Mike Schulte    Summer Field, Il
10 10 9T    Travis Horner    Aehambra , Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
2 2 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
3 3 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
4 4 78    Chad Zobrist    Highland , Il
5 5 T4    Adam Tischhauser    Greenville , Il
6 6 29W    Brian Divley    Springfield , Il
7 7 25L    Steve Lance Jr    Cuba , Il
8 10 71    Trace Westling    Fulton , Mo
9 9 77    Clay Baumann    Highland , Il
10 11 49    Steve Leach    Stourton , Il
11 8 85    Ed Pursell    Duquoin , Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 21    Billy Moyer    Batesville , Ar
2 3 81    Brian Shirley    Chatham , Il
3 2 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il
4 5 32J    Jason Jaggers    Wyanet , Il
5 4 27M    Rodney Melvin    Benton , Il
6 8 1S    Rick Salter    Auiston , Il
7 7 87    Jason Zobrist    Highland , Il
8 9 44    Bobby Marintoni    Libingston , Il
9 10 16H    Mike Hammerle    St Charles, Il
10 11 5    Dave Jacober    Highland , Il
11 6 441    Daniel Jacober    Highland , Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
2 2 B5    Brandon Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
3 4 0    Randy Korte    Highland , Il
4 3 9R    Curtis Roberts    Coleman , Mi
5 7 25M    Frankie Martin    Duquoin , Il
6 8 11K    Shannon Kuhn    Highland , Il
7 9 111    Jordan Bauer    St Jacob, Il
8 6 81JR    Jason Riggs    Harrisburg , Il
9 10 127    Alex Schulte    Summerfield , Il
10 5 33X    Tim Manville    Troy , Il
11 11 15    Richard Frost    Clarksville , Tn

Super Late Models – Qualifying 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
2 10 11R    Tyler Reddick    Corning , Ca
3 6 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
4 3 7R    Kent Robinson    Bloomington , In
5 14 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
6 12 24T    Matt Taylor    Springfield , Il
7 2 78    Chad Zobrist    Highland , Il
8 7 20W    Matt Weidner    Highland , Il
9 5 T4    Adam Tischhauser    Greenville , Il
10 8 28B    John Beck    Springfield , Il
11 16 29W    Brian Divley    Springfield , Il
12 15 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
13 18 25L    Steve Lance Jr    Cuba , Il
14 17 27S    Mike Schulte    Summer Field, Il
15 13 85    Ed Pursell    Duquoin , Il
16 20 10    Daryn Klein    Fairview Heights, Il
17 21 77    Clay Baumann    Highland , Il
18 4 12T    Dave Thornton    Trenton , Il
19 11 71    Trace Westling    Fulton , Mo
20 9 9T    Travis Horner    Aehambra , Il
21 19 49    Steve Leach    Stourton , Il

Super Late Models – Qualifying 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 4 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
2 2 21    Billy Moyer    Batesville , Ar
3 21 B5    Brandon Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
4 9 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il
5 8 9R    Curtis Roberts    Coleman , Mi
6 3 81    Brian Shirley    Chatham , Il
7 17 0    Randy Korte    Highland , Il
8 1 27M    Rodney Melvin    Benton , Il
9 18 33X    Tim Manville    Troy , Il
10 12 32J    Jason Jaggers    Wyanet , Il
11 10 81JR    Jason Riggs    Harrisburg , Il
12 7 441    Daniel Jacober    Highland , Il
13 13 25M    Frankie Martin    Duquoin , Il
14 22 87    Jason Zobrist    Highland , Il
15 5 11K    Shannon Kuhn    Highland , Il
16 14 1S    Rick Salter    Auiston , Il
17 16 111    Jordan Bauer    St Jacob, Il
18 11 44    Bobby Marintoni    Libingston , Il
19 19 127    Alex Schulte    Summerfield , Il
20 6 16H    Mike Hammerle    St Charles, Il
21 20 15    Richard Frost    Clarksville , Tn
22 15 5    Dave Jacober    Highland , Il

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