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Pierce Claims Second DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Victory at LaSalle Speedway

Bobby Pierce

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LaSALLE, Ill. — July 4, 2013 — Four days after claiming his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ victory, Bobby Pierce won again in convincing fashion on Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway as he led the final 26 laps of the 40-lap feature.

Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., started seventh and kept his car glued to the bottom as he mounted a charge to the front. Pierce needed only 14 laps to make his way to the lead, as he maneuvered around Tyler Reddick on a restart. Pierce quickly pulled away from Reddick, who eventually fell back to fourth behind Ryan Unzicker and Kevin Weaver. Pierce dominated the remaining 26 laps en route to scoring the $5,000 checkered flag, four days after claiming the checkered flag at Lincoln Speedway.

“It was almost the same deal as Lincoln — just catfishing it there around the bottom,” said Pierce. “I had to work for this one though. It was a little bit more tough. I had to start farther back.”

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Ryan Unzicker, Kevin Weaver and Jason Jaggers rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Randy Korte, Kevin Weaver, Ryan Unzicker and Tyler Reddick.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Friday night at Fayette County Speedway located in Brownstown, Illinois.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway: July 4, 2013

A-Main (40-laps): 1. Bobby Pierce ($5,000), 2. Ryan Unzicker, 3. Kevin Weaver, 4. Tyler Reddick, 5. Jason Jaggers, 6. Tanner English, 7. Brandon Sheppard, 8. Mark Burgtorf, 9. Brian Birkhofer, 10. Shannon Babb, 11. Frank Heckenast Jr, 12. Rich Bell, 13. Jason Riggs, 14. Terry English, 15. Rusty Schlenk, 16. Jason McBride, 17. Dustin Griffin, 18. Steve Dimmick, 19. Todd Frank, 20. Scott Schmitt, 21. Randy Korte.

2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule

Day Date Track Location Winner
Wed. June 12 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN Dennis Erb, Jr.
Thurs. June 13 Off
Fri. June 14 Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI Brian Birkhofer
Sat. June 15 Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI Cancelled (RAIN)
Sun. June 16 Wilmot Speedway Wilmot, WI Kevin Weaver
Mon. June 17 Off
Tues. June 18 Off
Wed. June 19 Spoon River Speedway Canton, IL Brandon Sheppard
Thurs. June 20 Belle Clair Speedway Belleville, IL Brandon Sheppard (2)
Fri. June 21 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL Chris Simpson
Sat. June 22 Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, IL Ryan Unzicker
Sun. June 23 I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI Shannon Babb
Mon. June 24 Peoria Speedway Peoria, IL Cancelled (RAIN)
Tues. June 25 Off
Wed. June 26 Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, TN Brandon Sheppard (3)
Thurs. June 27 Clayhill Motorsports Park Atwood, TN Brandon Sheppard (4)
Fri. June 28 Paducah International Raceway Paducah, KY Billy Moyer
Sat. June 29 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO Postponed/Rain(Aug. 17)
Sun. June 30 Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, IL Bobby Pierce
Mon. July 1 Off
Tues. July 2 Quincy Raceways Quincy, IL Shannon Babb (2)
Wed. July 3 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, IL Shannon Babb (3)
Thurs. July 4 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, IL Bobby Pierce (2)
Fri. July 5 Fayette Co. Speedway Brownstown, IL
Sat. July 6 Highland Speedway Highland, IL
Sun. July 7 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN
Mon. July 8 Off
Tues. July 9 Florence Speedway Union, KY
Wed. July 10 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN
Thurs. July 11 Macon Speedway Macon, IL
Fri. July 12 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, IL
Sat. July 13 34 Raceway Burlington, IA
Sun. July 14 Vermilion County Speedway Danville, IL
Mon. July 15 Off
Tues. July 16 Off
Wed. July 17 Brushcreek Motorsports Park Peebles, OH
Thurs. July 18 Twin Cities Raceway Park North Vernon, IN
Fri. July 19 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
Sat. July 20 Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, OH

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 Electonics (Official Communication), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Sponsors: Beyea Headers, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Chevy Performance Parts, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Performance, Petroff Towing, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and Wrisco Aluminum. 

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