The series returns to action on Friday at Farmer City Raceway
MACON, Ill. – July 7, 2016 – Kevin Weaver was poised to win Thursday night at Macon Speedway but bad luck sidelined him, giving red-hot Bobby Pierce another DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.
Jason Feger led the feature early with Weaver hot on his tail. Weaver took over the top spot from Feger on lap 25 and led big until mechanical issues sidelined Weaver on lap 38.
Weaver’s bad luck was Pierce’s good luck as inherited the lead and through the remaining laps pulled away from the field.
“That’s what it takes to get this many wins. You’ve got to have luck,” Pierce said. “You can be running first and break like Weaver did. He was super fast tonight. I was just kind of waiting for the track to slick off a little bit. I was just kind of biding my time, but he was really fast. I was going to be pretty worried.”
Feger finished in second with Bob Gardner in third, Chuck Mitchell in fourth and Daryn Klein in fifth.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Macon Speedway; Macon, Ill.
A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 3. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 4. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville, IL), 5. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights, IL), 6. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 7. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 8. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 9. Joseph Hughs (Springfield, IL), 10. Jake Little (Springfield, IL), 11. Roben Huffman (Clinton, IL), 12. Dean Carpenter (Coldwater, MS), 13. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 14. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains, IL), 15. Don Hammer (Clinton, IL), 16. Matt Taylor (Springfield, IL), 17. Danny Smith (Argenta, IL), 18. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 19. MCKay Wenger (Fairbury, IL), 20. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 21. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX), 22. Jim Black (Bonne Terre, MO), 23. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL). Hard Charger: Jake Little.
2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 15||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 16||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Bobby Pierce|
|June 17||Friday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Billy Moyer|
|June 18||Saturday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Billy Moyer (2)|
|June 19||Sunday||Wilmot Speedway||Bobby Pierce (2)|
|June 21||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Bobby Pierce (3)|
|June 22||Wednesday||Farley Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 23||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Dennis Erb Jr.|
|June 24||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Bobby Pierce (4)|
|June 25||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Brandon Sheppard|
|June 26||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Bobby Pierce (5)|
|June 28||Tuesday||Clarksville Speedway||Ryan Unzicker|
|June 29||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Bobby Pierce (6)|
|June 30||Thursday||Springfield Raceway||Rain/PPD|
|July 1||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Josh Richards|
|July 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Rain/Cancelled|
|July 3||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain/PPD|
|July 4||Monday||LaSalle Speedway||Bobby Pierce (7)|
|July 5||Tuesday||Daugherty Speedway||Jason Feger|
|July 6||Wednesday||Peoria Speedway||Bobby Pierce (8)|
|July 7||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Bobby Pierce (9)|
|July 8||Friday||Farmer City Speedway|
|July 9||Saturday||Highland Speedway|
|July 10||Sunday||Quincy Raceways|
|July 12||Tuesday||Plymouth Speedway|
|July 13||Wednesday||Shadyhill Speedway|
|July 14||Thursday||Merritt Speedway|
|July 15||Friday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 16||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway|
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