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Shirley Commands Summer Nationals Championship Standings during Legends Week

A.E.Blair Photo, Story by Matt Prieur Summit Racing Equipment Modified Series sees four different winners through four events CONCORD, NC — Jun. 24, 2018 — Brian Shirley took command of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour during Legends Week with victories at Spoon River Speedway and Fairbury Speedway. Now he and all of the DIRTcar Late Model drivers turn their focus to a couple of make-up events from the previous two weeks — Tri-City Speedway on Tuesday, June 25 and Peoria Speedway on Wednesday, June 26 — before officially commencing the aptly …

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Legends Week Kicks Off at Jacksonville

A.E. Blair Photography Several of last week’s events rescheduled by Mother Nature CONCORD, NC — June 18, 2018 — Tuesday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway will jumpstart the grueling schedules after Mother Nature put a damper on the opening week of action, leaving but a single winner on each tour: two-time defending Champion Brian Shirley and first-time winner Curt Spalding. Four of the five scheduled race nights were lost to wretched weather, but today’s sunny forecast will remedy that. All points …

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34th Annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals Kicks Off Wednesday in Peoria

CONCORD, NC — June 12, 2019 — The DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is set to kick off the 34th consecutive year of competition in 2019. Starting on Wednesday, June 12, at Peoria Speedway (IL) and ending with two straight nights at Oakshade Raceway (OH) on July 12-13, the premier drivers and teams within the DIRTcar Late Model ranks will race in 26 events in 32 days spread out over eight states vying for a whopping $235,000 in first-place prize money over the marathon five weeks of competition. Several …

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Three-Time Champion Nick Hoffman Leads Stellar Field of Modifieds to Florida

BARBERVILLE, FL – Jan. 25, 2019 – As usual, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds will kick off 12 straight nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The busiest division in Florida during the month of February, and perhaps the most competitive of all, will take on the legendary half-mile, high-banked dirt oval for seven straight nights from February 5-11. The UMP Modifieds will race in 10 total features in the chase for the 2019 DIRTcar Nationals title while celebrating their 15th year at the event.  Over the past …

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Night of Champions – 2018 DIRTcar Racing Banquet

The 2018 DIRTcar Racing banquet from the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL was yet another successful night of celebration and reflection from all of the champions in each of the 11 series. Lots of hardware was given out, good friends were seen and great speeches were made before what promises to be yet another exciting year of DIRTcar Racing in 2019. The evening began with the honoring of the Kids Mods class, and the champion Dominic Mertzke. After dinner was served, World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series announcer …

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour Commences in Three Weeks

Peoria Speedway kicks off the 33rd annual Hell Tour for DIRTcar Racing Super Late Models by Matt Prieur CONCORD, NC — May 25, 2018 — The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour embarks on its 33rd straight year of competition in 2018. From June 13 to July 14, the premier drivers and teams within the DIRTcar Super Late Model ranks will race in 28 events in 32 days spread out over seven states, vying for almost $200,000 in first-place prize money over the marathon five weeks of competition. A minimum of …

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I-96 Speedway Added to Summer Nationals Schedule 

Brian Shirley at I-96 Speedway

4/10-mile dirt oval in West Michigan will wrap up two-race stretch in the Great Lakes State CONCORD, NC — March 19, 2018 — A final adjustment to the 33rd Annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals schedule was put into place with the addition of the I-96 Speedway on Thursday, July 12th. The DIRTcar Super Late Models and UMP Modifieds will wrap up their Michigan swing with a date at the 4/10-mile (0.400) high-banked dirt oval located east of Grand Rapids in Lake Odessa, MI. This event will be the first appearance at …

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals 2017 Schedule

DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals 2017 Schedule Two of the Most Challenging Schedules in the Motorsports Industry Concord, NC—April 27, 2017— The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals 2017 schedule promises a summer of hot action on the track. The tours’ schedules mirror each other for all but one race during their 32 consecutive days on the road. The two touring Series embark on one of the most gruesome schedules in the motorsports industry as they will travel across eight-states-including Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Tennessee, …

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New Tread Pattern, Compound Names, and Siping Rules Await DIRTcar UMP Competitors in 2017

New Tread Pattern, Compound Names, and Siping Rules Await DIRTcar UMP Competitors in 2017 CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 7, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing, in conjunction with Hoosier Racing Tire, today announced that DIRTcar UMP Modified division drivers will have an improved tread pattern, renamed compounds, and less siping to do in the 2017 season. After three years of field testing, DIRTcar and Hoosier officials are pleased to release redesigned versions of the current A40S and H40 compounded tires. The new M-30S and M-60 tire will become the only available tires …

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Three for Jason Feger with Oakshade Win

With an insurmountable championship points lead, Bobby Pierce feels relief WAUSEON, Ohio – July 15, 2016 – Jason Feger rebounded Friday night at Oakshade Raceway, beating Ryan Unzicker who get the better of him the night before and claiming his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of the season. Feger started on the outside pole and jumped out to the early lead but Unzicker ran him down and battled past him on lap 15. Feger, not wanting a repeat of the night before at Merritt, wheeled the car into turns one …

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Ryan Unzicker Holds off Feger, Pierce for Summer Nationals Win at Merritt

The series kicks off its final two nights with a double-header at Oakshade Speedway on Friday LAKE CITY, Mich. – July 14, 2016 – Ryan Unzicker was up front throughout Thursday night’s Summer Nationals event at Merritt Speedway, but Jason Feger did not make his second series win this year easy. Unzicker started on the pole with points leader and reigning series champion Bobby Pierce on his outside. Pierce slipped back early as Feger charged. Through the late portions of the feature, Feger pulled even with Unzicker twice as he …

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Rain Forces Cancellation of Summer Nationals at Shadyhill Speedway

MEDARYVILLE, Ind. – July 13, 2016 – Rain has forced the cancellation of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, July 13, at Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, Ind. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals event will not be rescheduled. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Shadyhill will be rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals return to action on Thursday, July 14 at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Mich. Follow the …

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Rain Forces Cancellation of Summer Nationals at Plymouth Speedway

PLYMOUTH, Ind. – July 12, 2016 – Rain has forced the cancellation of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, July 12, at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway. The events will not be rescheduled. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals return to action on Wednesday, July 13 at Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, Ind. Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout …

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Double Digits for Bobby Pierce with Quincy Win

The series takes Monday off as it returns to action for its final Champions Week on Tuesday at Plymouth Speedway QUINCY, Ill. – July 10, 2016 – Bobby Pierce did something Sunday night few before him have done – he scored his 10th DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season after a battle with Tyler Erb at Quincy Raceways. Pierce, the 19-year-old from Oakwood, Ill., became just the fifth driver in Summer Nationals history to reach double-digit wins in a single season. Erb, also 19 years old, started on the …

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