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Double Digits for Bobby Pierce with Quincy Win

Bobby Pierce
Bobby Pierce

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 pole but it was Pierce with his smooth line around the track that took the early lead. Erb looked for a way around and with Pierce survived a mid-race crash in front of them, but was never able to get around.

“It was a different Quincy Raceway tonight,” Pierce said. “They kind of refigured the race track and made it a lot less banked. It was really bottom dominant.”

“When we took the lead that early, I was like, ‘all right, just settle down here and try to find a smooth line around the race track.’ And then, once we kind of got rolling there… it got pretty simple to just stay down there and try not to make a little mistake, and it worked out for us.”

Shannon Babb, in 2006, was the last driver to score 10 or more wins in a single season.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Tuesday for the final countdown of events and the Champions Week at Plymouth (Ind.) Speedway.

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Quincy Raceways; Quincy, Ill.

Super Late Models – Heat Race 1
Pos Car # Driver
1 91 Tyler Erb
2 6K Michael Kloos
3 20 Dustin Griffin
4 45DW Denny Woodworth
5 11D Brian Diveley
6 25 Jason Feger
7 6C Cliff Powell

Super Late Models – Heat Race 2
Pos Car # Driver
1 24 Ryan Unzicker
2 4G Bob Gardner
3 11 Gordy Gundaker
4 28K Clint Kirkham
5 7B Mark Burgtorf
6 16B Bo Brockway

Super Late Models – Heat Race 3
Pos Car # Driver
1 32 Bobby Pierce
2 1ST Justin Reed
3 27 Jason Perry
4 38C John Gardner Jr
5 16 Rusty Griffaw
6 115 Terry Wilson

Super Late Models – Feature
1. 32 Bobby Pierce
2. 91 Tyler Erb
3. 6K Michael Kloos
4. 24 Ryan Unzicker
5. 20 Dustin Griffin
6. 25 Jason Feger
7. 38G Bob Gardner
8. 27 Jason Perry
9. 7B Mark Burgtorf
10. 45 Denny Woodworth
11. 1ST Justin Reed
12. 16B Bo Brockway
13. 16 Rusty Griffaw
14. 28 Clint Kirkham
15. 11D Brian Diveley
16. 6C Cliff Powell
17. 38C John Gardner, Jr.
18. 115 Terry Wilson
19. 11G Gordy Gundaker

2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date Day Track Winners
Northern Kickoff
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)
Heartland Tour
June 20 Monday OFF
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)
Southern Tour
June 27 Monday OFF
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
Independence Week
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 Raceway Jason Feger (2)
July 9 Saturday Highland Speedway Billy Moyer (3)
July 10 Sunday Quincy Raceways Bobby Pierce (10)
Champions Week
July 11 Monday OFF
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

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 Electronics (Official Communication), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, MSD, Impact Race Products, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.

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