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Shirley Dominates for Peoria Speedway DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory

Brian Shirley

Brian Shirley

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Peoria, Ill. – July 2, 2012 – Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., cruised to his third ‘Hell Tour’ win Monday night at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway. Shirley dominated from flag-to-flag picking up the $5,000 top prize on the tour’s 17th stop.

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Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., drove to a second place finish ahead of defending champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill. Babb started outside of current point leader Shirley in the 40-lap main event and wound up third in the final rundown. Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and Billy Drake of Bloomington, Ill., rounded out the top five.

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The tour returns to action Tuesday night at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway for a $5,000-to-win event.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill.; July 2, 2012 A-Main (40-laps): 1. Brian Shirley, 2. Dennis Erb Jr., 3. Shannon Babb, 4. Scott James, 5. Billy Drake, 6. Brian Diveley, 7. Kyle Logue, 8. Ryan Unzicker, 9. Jon Henry, 10. Morgan Bagley 11. Rusty Schlenk, 12. Mike Spatola, 13. Scott Schmitt, 14. Wes Steidinger, 15. Jason Feger, 16. Brandon Sheppard, 17. Jason McBride, 18. Eric Smith, 19. Bobby Pierce, 20. Jason Jaggers, 21. Jack Sullivan, 22. Steve Lance Jr. Fast qualifier (among 41 cars): Henry, 12.799 seconds. Heat race winners: Erb, Babb, Shirley, Diveley. B-main winner: Sheppard. Provisional starters: Pierce, Smith, Lance, McBride. C-main winner: Nick Bartels.

2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Track

Location

Winner (Cars)

13-Jun

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Billy Moyer Jr. (49)

14-Jun

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Shannon Babb(45)

15-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Billy Moyer Jr. (37)

16-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Billy Moyer Jr. (32)

17-Jun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Ryan Unzicker (31)

19-Jun

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Jon Henry (38)

20-Jun

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

Rodney Melvin (42)

21-Jun

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

22-Jun

Tri City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Billy Moyer (43)

23-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

24-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

Shannon Babb (36)

26-Jun

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

Jason Feger (21)

27-Jun

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

Jason Feger (34)

28-Jun

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

Brandon Sheppard (28)

29-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

Brian Birkhofer (35)

30-Jun

Federated Auto Parts I-55

Pevely, MO

Billy Moyer (34)

1-Jul

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

Canceled (Heat)

2-Jul

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

3-Jul

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

4-Jul

Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL

5-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

6-Jul

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

7-Jul

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

8-Jul

Tri State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

10-Jul

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

11-Jul

Brushcreek Motorsports

Pebbles, OH

12-Jul

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

13-Jul

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

14-Jul

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

 

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The Hell Tour) is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and 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, Chevy Performance Parts, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Quartermaster, Superflow Dyno’s, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), Wix Filters, and Wrisco Aluminum.

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