BROWNSTOWN, Ill. – July 5, 2013 – Ryan Unzicker charged to the lead at the drop of the green flag Friday night at Fayette County Speedway, then held off red-hot Shannon Babb on a restart with nine laps to go en route to scoring his second win of the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” season.
Unzicker, of El Paso, Ill., started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the front row, next to pole-sitter and winner of the previous night, Bobby Pierce. Unzicker worked his car on the outside groove from the start to give himself to an early lead. Unzicker was running away before a late-race caution brought the field, and most notably Babb, back to his bumper. Babb made Unzicker earn his money, but Unzicker stuck to his line and turned back the challenge to earn his second win and cash the $5,000 paycheck at Fayette County Speedway.
“Everybody knows we like the bottom, but we set up for the top tonight,” said Unzicker, who also claimed the victory at Fairbury American Legion Speedway earlier in the six-week tour. “It seemed like the top was the favorable spot all night long. We just kept the car where it needed to be and hit the right marks. We definitely hit the setup, that thing was rolling tonight.”
Tyler Reddick, Brian Shirley and Bobby Pierce rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Tyler Reddick, Ryan Unzicker, Bobby Pierce and Shannon Babb.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Saturday night at Highland Speedway located in Highland, Illinois.
SCHEDULE UPDATES – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals event originally scheduled June 24 at Peoria Speedway that was lost to rain has been rescheduled for Monday, July 15. The event scheduled for July 18 at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Ind., has been cancelled.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Fayette County Speedway; Brownstown, Ill.: July 5, 2013
A-Main (40-laps): 1. Ryan Unzicker ($5,000), 2. Shannon Babb, 3. Tyler Reddick, 4. Brian Shirley, 5. Bobby Pierce, 6. Kevin Weaver, 7. Brandon Sheppard, 8. Randy Korte, 9. Mark Burgtorf, 10. Kent Robinson, 11. Tanner English, 12. Jason McBride, 13. Michael Kloos, 14. MCKay Wenger, 15. Dustin Griffin, 16. Tim Lance, 17. Rodney Melvin, 18. Kevin Cole, 19. Chad Zobrist, 20. Austin Rettig, 21. Mark Voigt, 22. Terry English.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Top 10
2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule
|Wed.||June 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, IN||Dennis Erb, Jr.|
|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|
|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||PPD/Rain July 15|
|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|
|Sun.||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL||Bobby Pierce|
|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||Ryan Unzicker (2)|
|Sat.||July 6||Highland Speedway||Highland, IL|
|Sun.||July 7||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN|
|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||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, IL|
|Wed.||July 17||Brushcreek Motorsports Park||Peebles, OH|
|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.