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Bobby Pierce Battles Billy Moyer for Tri-City Win

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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

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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

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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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Bobby Pierce Looks for a Repeat of Summer Nationals Success

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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

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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

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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

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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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Bobby Pierce Fires Opening Shot in DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Kankakee County Speedway

Bobby Pierce - Jim Denhamer

The Summer Nationals opens up a double-header Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis. KANKAKEE, Ill. – June 16, 2016 – Bobby Pierce, the reigning DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, fired the opening shot of the grueling tour, scoring a hard fought win over Mike Marlar at Kankakee County (Ill.) Speedway on Thursday night. Pierce, a native of Oakwood, Ill. and son of legendary late model racer Bob Pierce, battled forward through the opening laps as Tanner English led. Mike Marlar battled past English on a restart while …

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Rain claims Summer Nationals Opener at Brownstown

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An unfavorable forecast cancels the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals opener Wednesday at Brownstown Speedway (Ind.). A forecast filled with potential showers ultimately forced track owner Jim Price and Series Director Sam Driggers to pull the plug on the inauguration race of the 2016 season. There will be no make-up date for the race. The 32nd “Hoosier Dirt Classic” and UMP Summer Nationals show was to feature the UMP Late Models, with UMP Modifieds and Super Stocks on the 1/4-mile oval. Driggers expected a large field to kick-off …

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Championship and Weekly Point Fund Format for the 2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals Announced

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The Summer Nationals kicks off on June 15, 2016 at Brownstown (Indiana) Speedway CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 21, 2015 – DIRTcar announced today the format and payout for the 2016 Late Model Summer Nationals championship. In 2016, the demanding schedule will be divided into five separate weeks crowning weekly champions and rewards from a weekly point fund. Each of the weekly point funds pay the top-ten drivers that week, with $2,000 going to the week’s champion. Drivers competing for a position in the points fund payout must attempt to qualify …

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2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule Revealed

Tours return during the summer of 2016 for two of the most challenging schedules in all of motorsports INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 10, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today at the Performance Racing Industry show the schedule for the 2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Annually one of the most challenging schedules in all of motorsports, the Summer Nationals tour kicks off at Brownstown (Indiana) Speedway on June 15. For five weeks, the tour takes some of the best late model drivers in the …

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Ryan Unzicker wins Macon Speedway’s Summer Nationals makeup! Ray Bollinger takes Summit Modified victory!

Ryan Unzicker

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM MACON SPEEDWAY! El Paso, IL driver Ryan Unzicker took the lead late in the race to claim the Herald & Review 100 for the UMP Late Models at Macon Speedway. Jason Feger, Shannon Babb, Kevin Weaver, and Ryan Weaver completed the top five. The race was a thriller with Brandon Sheppard and Bobby Pierce controlling the pace early before Unzicker came into the picture. Kewanee, IL driver Ray Bollinger dominated his way to feature checkers in the Billingsley Towing UMP Modified feature event. Brian …

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Moyer Jr. Wins DIRTcar Summer Nationals Finale at Oakshade, Pierce Youngest Champion in Series History

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM OAKSHADE RACEWAY! WAUSEON, Ohio – July 11, 2015 – Billy Moyer Jr. needed a victory on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway to have any chance of winning the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship, so in the first half a lap he charged through the front row from his fourth-starting position and pulled away to win. The 18-year-old Bobby Pierce, though, became the youngest champion in the history of the series by finishing fifth, edging Moyer for the crown by a mere 10 points. Both Pierce …

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Erb Slides to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Farmer City

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CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM FARMER CITY RACEWAY! FARMER CITY, Ill. – July 10, 2015 – Dennis Erb Jr. surged past Jason Feger with 12 laps to go on Friday night at Farmer City Speedway to win his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals race of the season. It took Erb, of Carpentersville, Ill., only 22 laps to push forward from his fifth-starting position and put pressure on Feger, who started from the pole. After stalking Feger for another 10 laps he finally slid to the lead and held on for …

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