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Shirley Goes Back-to-Back for Quincy Raceways Summer Nationals Victory

Brian Shirley

Brian Shirley

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Quincy, Ill. – July 6, 2012 – Brian Shirley has hit his stride on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour winning Friday night at Quincy Raceways for his second consecutive win on the 2012 tour. Shirley pocketed $7,500 for the win, his fifth win overall on the month long tour.

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Grabbing the lead on the opening lap, Shirley never looked back leading from flag-to-flag outdistancing Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., for the victory. Sheppard finished second ahead of Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill. Defending DIRTcar Late Model National Champion Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., finished fourth after he and Babb battled the majority of the 40-lap main event. Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., rounded out the top five.

With the win, Shirley unofficially stretched his point lead to 39 markers over defending champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., with seven events remaining.

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The tour returns to action Saturday night at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tenn., for a $7,500-to-win main event.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Quincy Raceways; Quincy, Ill.; July 6, 2012 A-Main (40-laps): 1. Brian Shirley ($7,500), 2. Brandon Sheppard, 3. Shannon Babb, 4. Ryan Unzicker, 5. Jason Feger, 6. Dennis Erb Jr., 7. Jason McBride, 8. Jon Henry, 9. Mark Burgtorf, 10. Mike Spatola, 11. Justin Reid, 12. Jerry Lierly, 13. Nick Bartels, 14. Clint Kirkham, 15. Jim Moon, 16. Mike Hammerle, 17. Jason Perry, 18. RIckey Frankel, 19. Kathy Jarvis, 20. Jason Rauen, 21. Duke Whiseant, 22. Jason Papich. Fast qualifiers (among 31 cars): Shirley, Unzicker, Kirkham, Erb Jr. Heat race winners: Shirley, Unzicker, Sheppard, Babb. B-main winner: Spatola. Provisional starters: Jarvis, Hammerle, Reid, Papich.

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

Jason Feger (40)

4-Jul

Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL

Brian Birkhofer (36)

5-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

Brian Shirley (38)

6-Jul

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

Brian Shirley (31)

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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