Erb Snaps Drought with Clarksville Speedway Summer Nationals Triumph

Dennis Erb, Jr. outruns Shannon Babb for win at Clarksville! - Drew England Photo

Dennis Erb, Jr. outruns Shannon Babb for win at Clarksville! – Drew England Photo

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Clarksville, Tenn. – July 7, 2012 – Three-time Hell Tour Champion Dennis Erb Jr. got his first win on the 2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour Saturday night at Clarksville Speedway leading flag-to-flag to bag the $7,500 winner’s check.

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Erb held off a valiant effort by defending Summer Nationals Champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., over the course of the 40-lap main event that saw the duo split lapped traffic while battling for the lead. Babb settled for second, a spot in front of current Hell Tour point leader Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., who rallied from a 13th-place starting spot to finish third. Tanner English of Benton, Ky., finished fourth while his father Terry English also of Benton, Ky., rounded out the top five.

Shirley’s point lead was cut to 34 markers over defending champion Babb with six events remaining.

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The tour returns to action Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., for a $5,000-to-win main event. Shannon Babb won the Summer Nationals event at Tri-State in 2011.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Clarksville Speedway; Clarksville, Tenn.; July 7, 2012 A-Main (40-laps): 1. Dennis Erb Jr.($7,500), 2. Shannon Babb, 3. Brian Shirley, 4. Tanner English, 5. Terry English, 6. Jason McBride , 7. Brandon Sheppard, 8. Mike Spatola, 9. Ryan Unzicker, 10. Rodney Melvin, 11. Jason Riggs, 12. Caleb Ashby, 13. Nick Bartels, 14. Jason Feger, 15. Chris Shelton, 16. Carnell Parker, 17. Dillan White, 18. Derek Chandler, 19. Mitchell Ligauer, 20. Jerry Lierly, 21. Charles Zimmerman, 22. Jeff Walston.Fast qualifiers (among 32 cars): Zimmerman, 13.446 seconds. Heat race winners: Babb, Erb, Te. English, Ta. English. B-main winner: Ashby. Provisional starters: Unzicker, Walston, Shelton, Lierly.

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

Dennis Erb Jr. (32)

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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