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Shirley Surges to Second DIRTCar Summer Nationals 2014 Season at Clayhill Motorsports Park

By Jordan Morris ATWOOD, Tenn. — June 26, 2014 — 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley claimed his second win of the 2014 season on Thursday night at Clayhill Motorsports Park after overtaking pole-sitter Timothy Culp when motor troubles struck the race-long leader on lap 34. Shirley, who picked up his first win of the season at I-96 Speedway Sunday night, found himself starting on the outside of Culp, who was looking to become the first Louisiana native to win a DIRTcar Summer Nationals feature. Culp quickly pulled away …

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Rasdon Captures 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Clayhill Motorsports Park

By Jordan Morris ATWOOD, Tenn. — June 26, 2014 — Hunter Rasdon captures his first victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season in dominating fashion, leading flag-to-flag and capturing the $1,500 checkered flag Thursday night at Clayhill Motorsports Park. Rasdon, of Jonesboro, AR, would start the 25-lap main event at the front of the field, with Lucas Lee and Mike Harrison starting right behind him. Lee and Harrison, fresh off their battle for the victory at Clarksville Speedway Wednesday night, looked to carry on their battle …

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Babb Scores Second Win of 2014 DIRTCar Summer Nationals Season at Clarksville Speedway

By Jordan Morris  CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — June 25, 2014 — Shannon Babb, starting from the outside of row one, powered around pole-sitter Ryan Unzicker on the opening lap and never looked back en route to grabbing his second victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season on Wednesday night at Clarksville Speedway. Unzicker, who lead the series points heading into the night, managed to finish second but never had a chance to lead a lap, as Babb would pull away from the field by half of a straightaway. The race was slowed …

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Harrison Captures Second Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Clarksville Speedway

By Jordan Morris CLARKSVILLE Tenn. — June 25 2014 — Defending DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion Mike Harrison scored his second win of the 2014 season Wednesday night at Clarksville Speedway. Lucas Lee the young west Tennessee native started the 25-lap feature event strong as he grabbed the lead and led the opening six laps. Harrison who started just behind Lee would not let the Clarksville Speedway regular open too large an advantage as he was stuck to Lee’s back-bumper before finally getting around Lee on lap seven. …

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Sheppard Captures First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Peoria Speedway

By Jordan Morris PEORIA, Ill. – June 23, 2014 – Defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brandon Sheppard found his way back to victory lane Monday night, capturing the checkered flag at Peoria Speedway for the first time in the 2014 season. Sheppard started the 40-lap feature up front next to Sunday winner Brian Shirley, who was looking to join Rick Eckert and Billy Moyer as the only multiple race winners so far this season. Unfortunately for Shirley, Sheppard rocketed past the pole-sitter at the drop of the green flag, using …

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Wietholder Dominates Peoria Speedway for First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

By Jordan Morris PEORIA, Ill. — June 23, 2014 — David Wietholder captured his first win of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals in dominating fashion Monday night, overtaking Jeff Curl on lap three and leading the final 23 laps en route to capturing the victory at Peoria Speedway. Wietholder, whose last DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory came almost one year ago on July 3 at Jacksonville Speedway, started the race on the outside of pole-sitter Jeff Curl, who led the opening two laps of the …

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Shirley Scores First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals at I-96 Speedway

By Jordan Morris LAKE ODESSA, Mich. – June 22, 2014 – Brian Shirley rallied from a blown engine in hot laps, and then held off a red-hot Shannon Babb to capture his first victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season Sunday night at I-96 Speedway. Shirley, the 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, dominated the 40-lap main event, leading every lap from flag-to-flag, as well as setting quick time for the night and winning his heat race. Shirley started the feature from the pole-position and grabbed the lead early. Babb, …

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Poel Captures Third DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at I-96 Speedway

By Jordan Morris LAKE ODESSA, Mich. – June 22, 2014 – Jacob Poel continued his great start to the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, capturing his third win in six races on Sunday night at I-96 Speedway. Poel came into the night sitting third in the point standings behind Matt Goulden and Jeff Curl, after missing the previous race at Tri-City Speedway. With Goulden and Curl not at I-96, Poel had a good shot at regaining some of the points he lost after missing the race two nights …

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Feger Wins DIRTcar Summer Nationals Thriller at Spoon River Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY! By Jordan Morris CANTON, Ill. – June 18, 2014 – Jason Feger, the 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, finally found his way back to a Summer Nationals victory lane Wednesday night, doing so in exciting fashion as he held off Ryan Unzicker to claim the $5,000 checkered flag at Spoon River Speedway. Unzicker started the pole position and looked to be the car to beat early in the 50-lap feature. Unzicker dueled with Feger, who started on the outside of row …

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Poel Goes Back-to-Back in DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals with Victory at Spoon River Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY! By Jordan Morris CANTON, Ill. – June 18, 2014 – Jacob Poel becomes the first multi-race winner of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, claiming the $1,000 checkered flag on Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway. Poel, of Spring Lake, Michigan, didn’t have the fastest car to start the 25-lap feature race. He chased current points leader Matt Goulden, who managed to grab the lead on the start of the race and led the opening 11 laps. Poel managed …

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‘Super Matt’ Sheppard speeds to victory at New Egypt Speedway

    Sheppard’s win over Laubach, Pauch launches him to Super DIRTcar Series point lead NEW EGYPT, N.J. – June 18, 2014 – Fending off challenges until the very last lap, “Super Matt” Sheppard raced to victory Tuesday, June 17, at New Egypt Speedway’s Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Pioneer Pole Buildings, Inc. ‘Dirty Jersey 60.’ “It was an unbelievable race,” the three-time Super DIRTcar Series Champion said after the action-packed 60-lapper. “Great race track, wide race track, start to finish. There are a few guys that I think could …

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Eckert Goes Back-to-Back with Dominating DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at Wisconsin’s Wilmot Raceway

By Jordan Morris WILMOT, Wis. – June 15, 2014 – Rick Eckert didn’t wait long after securing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory on Friday night at Cedar Lake Speedway, following it up by leading flag-to-flag and capturing the victory on Sunday night at Wilmot Raceway. Eckert, of York, Pa., started from the pole position with Ryan Unzicker on his outside. Eckert, the 2011 World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion racing the defending series champion’s Rocket Chassis car, held off Unzicker on the start of the race and after …

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Eckert Conquers Cedar Lake Speedway with Daring Late Race Pass for DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory

By Jordan Morris SOMERSET, Wis. – June 13, 2014 – Rick Eckert claimed his first victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, and his first at Cedar Lake Speedway since 2002, after completing a daring pass with two laps to go on 17-year-old Bobby Pierce to claim the $5,000 checkered flag. Defending Summer Nationals champ Brandon Sheppard started the race from the pole and jumped out to an early lead over Rodney Sanders and Billy Moyer. Sheppard controlled the lead for the first half of the race before surrendering …

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Gilpin Earns DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Kankakee County Speedway

By Jordan Morris KANKAKEE, Ill. – June 12, 2014 – Two-time DIRTcar UMP Modified national champion Devin Gilpin passed Kenny Wallace with 15 laps remaining to score his first win of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Thursday night at Kankakee County Speedway. Gilpin, of Columbus, Ind., rallied early to have a chance for the victory after his second place finish in the third heat. In the 25-lap feature, Kenny Wallace, of St. Louis, Mo., jumped out to the lead after shooting around pole-sitter Ray Bollinger on …

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