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Bobby Pierce Returns to the Top with Belle-Clair Win

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The series returns to action Thursday at Springfield Raceway BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 30, 2016 – After rare bad luck at Clarksville Speedway on Tuesday night, Bobby Pierce rebounded on Wednesday to win at Belle-Clair Speedway and claim his sixth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Jason Feger looked to be the driver to beat early as he tried for his first Summer Nationals victory of the season. On the green, he jumped ahead of Ryan Unzicker. Through the opening laps, Unzicker tried to run down Feger and nearly …

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Appeals Panel Upholds Dirt Late Model Dream Penalties  

CONCORD, N.C. – June 29, 2016 – The World Racing Group Commission has upheld the penalties issued to the #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist following failed post-race inspection at Eldora Speedway’s Dirt Late Model Dream. All five of the drivers were penalized after tire samples collected at the event and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis. The three-member panel heard appeals …

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Unzicker Rebounds for Clarksville Summer Nationals Win

Ryan Unzicker - Jim Denhamer photo

Points leader Bobby Pierce has rare bad luck CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – June 28, 2016 – Ryan Unzicker has been charging through Summer Nationals but has not had the finishes he would have hoped. That changed Tuesday night at Clarksville Speedway as he was able to claim his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season. Unzicker started on the front row with current points leader and reigning Summer Nationals champion Bobby Pierce to his outside. Pierce fell back to sixth early and then got tangled in a crash – he …

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Bobby Pierce Edges Brandon Sheppard for Tri-State Win

Bobby Pierce holds off Brandon Sheppard for win at Tri-State Speedway - Jim Denhamer photo

Red hot Pierce continues to roll through Summer Nationals; takes Heartland Tour Week Championship HAUBSTADT, Ind. – June 26, 2016 – If the weather and Brandon Sheppard had anything to say about it, Bobby Pierce would have been left jilted on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway but Pierce was able to hold off both as he claimed his fifth Summer Nationals victory of the season and the Heartland Tour Week title. Ryan Unzicker led through the first 12 laps of the night’s rain-shortened feature, but it was Pierce and Sheppard …

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Brandon Sheppard Earns Hard Fought Fairbury Win

Brandon Sheppard

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM FAIRBURY SPEEDWAY’S SUMMER NATIONALS! Brandon Sheppard Earns Hard Fought Fairbury Win Pierce continues to expand his Summer Nationals points lead FAIRBURY, Ill. – June 25, 2016 – It was not an easy win, but Brandon Sheppard held tough and fought back challenges Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway to claim his first Summer Nationals victory of the season. Sheppard started the feature on the outside pole with veteran Billy Moyer next to him. Moyer jumped out to an early lead. Sheppard got around …

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Bobby Pierce Battles Billy Moyer for Tri-City Win

Bobby Pierce

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY! Bobby Pierce Battles Billy Moyer for Tri-City Win Pierce adds to his Summer Nationals points lead PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – June 24, 2016 – Friday night’s Summer Nationals feature at Tri-City Speedway played out very similarly to Cedar Lake as Billy Moyer and Bobby Pierce battled it out for the win. This time though the young gun, Pierce, got the better of the veteran, Moyer, to score his fourth Summer Nationals victory of the season. The two drivers started on the feature …

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Dennis Erb Jr. Dominates Summer Nationals at Spoon River

Dennis Erb, Jr.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! Dennis Erb Jr. Dominates Summer Nationals at Spoon River Pierce adds to his Summer Nationals points lead CANTON, Ill. – June 23, 2016 – Dennis Erb Jr., fresh of his win at the Dirt Late Model Dream, came into Thursday night’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Spoon River Speedway with the wind at his back and did it ever show. Erb cruised to a dominant victory over Billy Moyer and Bobby Pierce in the 50-lap feature and scored the …

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Bobby Pierce Continues to Roll with Jacksonville Win

Bobby Pierce

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY’S SUMMER NATIONALS! Bobby Pierce Continues to Roll with Jacksonville Win Summer Nationals kicks off Heartland Tour week JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – June 21, 2016 – Bobby Pierce continued his Summer Nationals dominance Tuesday night at Jacksonville Speedway’s ILMO Propane Wildman Kelly Classic as he battled Mike Marlar to score his third win so far this season. Pierce, the 19-year-old reigning Summer Nationals champion, came into the Heartland Tour kick off at Jacksonville after the first Monday break. After setting a new track record …

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Four Appeal Dirt Late Model Dream Suspensions

CONCORD, N.C. – June 21, 2016 – Brandon Sheppard, Greg Satterlee, Scott Bloomquist and Jimmy Owens have appealed their disqualifications and suspensions following a failed post-race inspection at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway. An appeal is expected from Ricky Thornton Jr. but has not yet been received. In accordance with rule 12.1-K, competitors who file an appeal will have penalties temporarily deferred. Both will be allowed to compete at DIRTcar sanctioned events until their appeals are heard on Monday, June 27. Sheppard, Satterlee, Bloomquist, Owens and Thornton …

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Five Disqualified Following the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – June 20, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing officials have disqualified five competitors following failed post-race inspections at the Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway. Tire samples collected from the #B5 driven by Brandon Sheppard, #22 driven by Gregg Satterlee, #20 driven by Jimmy Owens, #33X driven by Ricky Thornton and #0 driven by Scott Bloomquist and tested by an independent laboratory did not meet established benchmarks in a chemical analysis. A total of 32 samples were taken throughout the weekend, June 9, 10 and 11, from participants. …

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Bobby Pierce Looks for a Repeat of Summer Nationals Success

Bobby Pierce - Jim Denhamer photo

From a storied racing family, Pierce is looking to make history of his own By Brendan Capria CONCORD, N.C. – June 20, 2016 – It is a story 19-year-old Bobby Pierce Jr. can laugh about now, and that is just what he did when he told it. But to his credit, this particular step was big for a four-year-old. Pierce Jr. grabbed hold of a quarter midget for the first time then, and it was nothing like skating his toy cars across the Vermilion County Speedway grandstands. It only lasted …

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Bobby Pierce Battles Jason Feger for Father’s Day Win at Wilmot

Bobby Pierce - Jim Denhamer photo

Returns to victory lane as series hits first break WILMOT, Wis. – June 19, 2016 – Bobby Pierce battled Jason Feger Sunday night at Wilmot Speedway to claim his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of the season and the Northern Kickoff payoff. Pierce saluted his father, late model veteran and chassis builder, Bob Pierce, in victory lane during the special Father’s Day win. “He probably works harder than any person in the pit area so it’s really cool to get it for him,” Pierce said. “Was giving me the sticks …

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The Veteran Vs. The Young Gun: Moyer Beats Pierce at Cedar Lake

Billy Moyer - Jim Denhamer photo

Moyer sweeps the Summer Nationals weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway NEW RICHMOND, Wis. – June 18, 2016 – It was a battle between the veteran Billy Moyer and young gun Bobby Pierce Saturday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, as Moyer swept the weekend’s Summer Nationals events at the track in New Richmond, Wis. Moyer took the quick time earlier in the night and started on the feature pole with Pierce, who claimed the season’s first win at Kankakee County Speedway, on his outside. Pierce jumped out to an early lead …

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Billy Moyer Makes History with Summer Nationals Victory at Cedar Lake

Billy Moyer - Jim Denhamer photo

Bobby Pierce battles back from mechanical issues to finish fourth NEW RICHMOND, Wis. – June 17, 2016 – Billy Moyer powered to victory lane at Cedar Lake Speedway on Friday night as he claimed his 91st career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory and became the winningest driver in series history. Moyer, of Batesville, Ark., was the class of the field, leading flag-to-flag from the pole. The 58-year-old hall of famer held off Jason Krohn, who battled past Jason Rauen near the midway point of the feature. Krohn, who finished second, tried …

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