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Bobby Pierce takes Jacksonville Speedway’s UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory!

Bobby Pierce

Bobby Pierce

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JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – June 16, 2015 – Bobby Pierce was leading the DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship standings going into Tuesday night’s event at Jacksonville Speedway, but he had yet to post a victory. Pierce checked the win off his list by surging past polesitter Michael Kloos on lap 11 and driving to the checkered flag.

Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., is trying to join his father as a DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion this season. After his $5,000 victory on the Jacksonville bullring Tuesday night, he’s certainly making it hard on the competition.

Runner-up Timothy Culp posted the best Summer Nationals finish of his career with Shannon Babb, Jason Feger and Kloos rounding out the top five.

“I didn’t expect the win to come here,” said Pierce, the reigning DIRTcar Late Model national champion who finished second in the 2013 Summer Nationals championship. “I’ve never been really good here. It’s a little bullring and I’m pretty good at those, but I’ve never been able to have any good runs here. When you’ve got guys like Babb and everyone who’s grown up here racing their whole lives on tracks like this, it’s really hard to beat them, so to get the win here is pretty amazing. I’m just stoked to get rid of those top-fives and knock one off.”

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals rolls into Farley (Iowa) Speedway on Wednesday night, returning to Illinois for the rest of the week beginning Thursday at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.

Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series’ websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway; June 16, 2015

A-MAIN (40 LAPS) – 1. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL ($5,000); 2. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 3. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 4. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 5. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 6. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 7. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 8. (1ST) Justin Reed, Camp Point, IL; 9. (11D) Brian Divley, Springfield, IL; 10. (15) Kolby Vanderbergh, Ashland, IL; 11. (38L) Ryan Little, Springfield, IL; 12. (3) Austin Dillon, Welcome, NC; 13. (33B) Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, IL; 14. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 15. (21B) Rich Bell, Sheffield, IL; 16. (27) Greg Kimmons, Pleasant Plains, IL; 17. (25V) Dennis Vandermersch, Arlington, IL; 18. (25L) Steve Lance Jr, Cuba, IL; 19. (134) Chuck Mitchell, Jacksonville, IL; 20. (16H) Mike Hammerle, St Charles, IL; 21. (124) John Hahler, New Florence, MO; 22. (38J) Jake Little, Springfield, IL.

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Michael Kloos, Shannon Babb and Bobby Pierce.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communications Provider), VP Racing Fuel (Official Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Petroff Towing.

FULL RESULTS

Heat 1:

1 #6K Michael Kloos
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 04:53.554 2 00:13.089
N/A
2 #38J Jake Little
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 04:54.827 2 00:12.938 1.273 1.273
N/A
3 #21B Rich Bell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 04:55.690 3 00:13.113 2.136 0.863
N/A
4 #38L Ryan Little
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 04:56.324 3 00:13.149 2.770 0.634
N/A
5 #15 Kolby Vanderbergh
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 04:57.571 5 00:13.314 4.017 1.247
N/A
6 #27 Greg Kimmons
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:00.043 3 00:13.679 6.489 2.472
N/A
7 #1M Jim Moon
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:01.229 5 00:13.711 7.675 1.186
N/A
8 #25L Steve Lance Jr
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
0 02:41.802
N/A

 

Heat 2:

1 #18 Shannon Babb
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:40.122 3 00:12.961
N/A
2 #C8 Timothy Culp
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:44.425 3 00:13.026 4.303 4.303
N/A
3 #3 Austin Dillon
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:47.820 4 00:13.432 7.698 3.395
N/A
4 #134 Chuck Mitchell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:48.831 4 00:13.676 8.709 1.011
N/A
5 #11D Brian Divley
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:49.066 4 00:13.749 8.944 0.235
N/A
6 #33B Mark Burgtorf
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:49.249 5 00:13.514 9.127 0.183
N/A
7 #124 John Hahler
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:53.438 7 00:14.137 13.316 4.189
N/A

 

Heat 3:

1 #32 Bobby Pierce
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:43.455 2 00:12.871
N/A
2 #21JR Billy Moyer Jr
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:46.101 5 00:13.221 2.646 2.646
N/A
3 #25 Jason Feger
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:47.023 7 00:13.025 3.568 0.922
N/A
4 #24 Ryan Unzicker
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:50.602 3 00:13.565 7.147 3.579
N/A
5 #1ST Justin Reed
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:51.153 6 00:13.573 7.698 0.551
N/A
6 #25V Dennis Vandermersch
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:53.821 6 00:13.918 10.366 2.668
N/A
7 #16H Mike Hammerle
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:57.108 4 00:14.070 13.653 3.287
N/A

 

Feature:

1 #32 Bobby Pierce
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
40 14:25.101 3 00:12.505
N/A
2 #C8 Timothy Culp
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
40 14:27.753 4 00:12.833 2.652 2.652
N/A
3 #18 Shannon Babb
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
40 14:27.956 4 00:12.746 2.855 0.203
N/A
4 #25 Jason Feger
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
40 14:33.992 4 00:13.552 8.891 6.036
N/A
5 #6K Michael Kloos
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
40 14:34.398 1 00:12.541 9.297 0.406
N/A
6 #24 Ryan Unzicker
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
40 14:34.455 3 00:13.652 9.354 0.057
N/A
7 #21JR Billy Moyer Jr
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
40 14:35.030 4 00:12.458 9.929 0.575
N/A
8 #1ST Justin Reed
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:26.785 12 00:13.722 1.684
N/A
9 #11D Brian Divley
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:29.250 4 00:13.785 4.149 2.465
N/A
10 #15 Kolby Vanderbergh
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:29.420 4 00:13.781 4.319 0.170
N/A
11 #38L Ryan Little
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:29.974 3 00:13.425 4.873 0.554
N/A
12 #3 Austin Dillon
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:30.13 6 00:13.501 4.912 0.039
N/A
13 #33B Mark Burgtorf
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:30.434 3 00:13.671 5.333 0.421
N/A
14 #1M Jim Moon
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:33.159 15 00:13.953 8.058 2.725
N/A
15 #21B Rich Bell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:34.251 4 00:13.390 9.150 1.092
N/A
16 #27 Greg Kimmons
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:37.519 3 00:14.036 12.418 3.268
N/A
17 #25V Dennis Vandermersch
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
39 14:39.053 4 00:14.087 13.952 1.534
N/A
18 #25L Steve Lance Jr
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 12:25.014 6 00:13.894
N/A
19 #134 Chuck Mitchell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
19 09:45.240 7 00:13.804
N/A
20 #16H Mike Hammerle
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
5 15:52.471 2 00:14.779 1:27.370 6:07.231
N/A
21 #124 John Hahler
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
0 05:15.900 0 00:00.000
N/A
22 #38J Jake Little
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
0 05:19.478 0 00:00.000 3.578
N/A
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2 comments

  1. Sad to see what this once great series has become. Just to many races and not enough pay. Low twentys for car count most shows so far. Is not special. JMO

  2. Couldn’t agree more. Needs a big time sponsor to step in and put more money from 5th-15th to draw more traveler. some will just hit the weekend 10k showsCan’t blame them.