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Gordy Gundaker wins Farmer City Raceway’s UMP Summer Nationals with another last lap pass!

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Gundaker Pulls Off Thrilling DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory at Farmer City

FARMER CITY, IL — July 5, 2019 — Gordy Gundaker pulled off a slide job on Shannon Babb through turns three and four coming to the checkers on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway to win his second consecutive DIRTcar Summer Nationals Feature.

Gundaker, Babb and Bobby Pierce battled back-and-forth over the final 10 laps for the $10,000 payday at the quarter-mile dirt oval before Gundaker drove it in hard and slid up in front of Babb for the win.

Twenty-nine DIRTcar Late Models signed up for the 29th visit to Farmer City Raceway for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Four-time “Hell Tour” Champion Babb set the front row with Gundaker in the 50-lap Feature.

Babb took command early over Pierce and Brian Shirley. Pierce challenged for the lead early on the bottom, but Babb had the top on lockdown. Pierce and Shirley fell into line on the top while Gundaker ran the bottom.

Lapped traffic helped Gundaker pass Shirley for third when Babb wobbled a bit in turns three and four allowing Pierce to close in. Pierce continued to attempt a pass on the bottom, but heavy lapped traffic slowed down Babb and Pierce as Gundaker closed. It was a three-car battle for the lead as your leaders caught heavy lapped traffic. One lapped car spun in front of the leaders, bringing out the caution, before Babb managed to brake enough to avoid contact.

On the restart Gundaker passed Pierce on the top for second and went after Babb. Pierce, Shirley and Kent Robinson went three-wide for third as Robinson came to life on the bottom in the late stages of the race.

Ten laps remained with Gundaker challenging Babb for the lead until Robinson spun in turn one to bring out a caution. Gundaker passed Babb on the restart then the two exchanged the lead back-to-back laps, being separated only by the blink of an eye at the line each lap.

With three laps to go, Pierce made it three-wide for the lead. Gundaker came to the white flag with lapped traffic on the bottom and Babb on his outside. Gundaker then pulled off the slide job on the lapped car and Babb to earn the victory.

Dirt Late Models

A Feature 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 2 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11
2 1 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL 18
3 3 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 32
4 4 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S
5 7 Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN 7R
6 12 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21
7 20 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W
8 5 Rodney Melvin Benton, IL 33
9 14 Michael Spatola Manahattn, IL 89
10 9 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 24
11 11 Bob Gardner East Peoria, IL 4G
12 19 Rusty Schlenk McClure, OH CJ1
13 8 Donny Walden Bloomington, IL 1W
14 18 Paul Stubber Wanneroo, Aust 31AU
15 17 David Jaeger Germantown, WI 13
16 22 Chuck Hummer Lyons, OH 25H
17 10 Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL 99
18 13 Taylor Scheffler 10S
19 16 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 25
20 21 Mike Glasscock Leroy, IL 30
21 15 Myles Moos Lincoln, IL 84
22 6 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL B12

C Feature 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 25
2 2 David Jaeger Germantown, WI 13
3 9 Paul Stubber Wanneroo, Aust 31AU
4 14 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W
5 3 Bill Hough Thomasboro, IL 33H
6 6 Skyller Lewis Brownstown, IN 22
7 5 Chuck Hummer Lyons, OH 25H
8 10 Matthew Mickelson Keokuk, IA 2M
9 12 Steven Stehle 01
10 4 Don Hammer Clinton, IL 45
DNS Josh Anderson Milford, IL 30C
DNS Mike Glasscock Leroy, IL 30
DNS Rusty Schlenk McClure, OH CJ1
DNS Mckay Wenger Fairbury, IL 42

Heat 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 32
2 5 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S
3 3 Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN 7R
4 4 Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL 99
5 2 Taylor Scheffler 10S
6 6 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 25
7 8 Don Hammer Clinton, IL 45
8 7 Rusty Schlenk McClure, OH CJ1
9 9 Matthew Mickelson Keokuk, IA 2M
10 10 Josh Anderson Milford, IL 30C

Heat 2

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL 18
2 3 Rodney Melvin Benton, IL 33
3 2 Donny Walden Bloomington, IL 1W
4 5 Bob Gardner East Peoria, IL 4G
5 8 Michael Spatola Manahattn, IL 89
6 7 David Jaeger Germantown, WI 13
7 10 Chuck Hummer Lyons, OH 25H
8 4 Mike Glasscock Leroy, IL 30
9 6 Mckay Wenger Fairbury, IL 42
DNS Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W

Heat 3

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car
1 1 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11
2 2 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL B12
3 4 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 24
4 3 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21
5 5 Myles Moos Lincoln, IL 84
6 6 Bill Hough Thomasboro, IL 33H
7 8 Skyller Lewis Brownstown, IN 22
8 7 Paul Stubber Wanneroo, Aust 31AU
9 9 Steven Stehle 01

Qualifying 1

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 8 Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 32 0.000
2 1 Taylor Scheffler 10S 0.000
3 7 Kent Robinson Bloomington, IN 7R 0.000
4 4 Frank Heckenast Jr Frankfort, IL 99 0.000
5 9 Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 3S 0.000
6 6 Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 25 0.000
7 10 Rusty Schlenk McClure, OH CJ1 0.000
8 3 Don Hammer Clinton, IL 45 0.000
9 5 Matthew Mickelson Keokuk, IA 2M 0.000
10 2 Josh Anderson Milford, IL 30C 0.000

Qualifying 2

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 3 Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL 18 0.000
2 10 Donny Walden Bloomington, IL 1W 0.000
3 5 Rodney Melvin Benton, IL 33 0.000
4 6 Mike Glasscock Leroy, IL 30 0.000
5 2 Bob Gardner East Peoria, IL 4G 0.000
6 1 Mckay Wenger Fairbury, IL 42 0.000
7 4 David Jaeger Germantown, WI 13 0.000
8 8 Michael Spatola Manahattn, IL 89 0.000
9 9 Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 25W 0.000
10 7 Chuck Hummer Lyons, OH 25H 0.000

Qualifying 3

00:00:00

Pos Start Driver Hometown Car Time
1 1 Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO 11 0.000
2 9 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL B12 0.000
3 5 Billy Moyer Sr Batesville, AR 21 0.000
4 8 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 24 0.000
5 4 Myles Moos Lincoln, IL 84 0.000
6 2 Bill Hough Thomasboro, IL 33H 0.000
7 7 Paul Stubber Wanneroo, Aust 31AU 0.000
8 3 Skyller Lewis Brownstown, IN 22 0.000
9 6 Steven Stehle 01 0.000
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5 comments

  1. Way to go Gordy Gundaker

  2. Great finish! Way to keep after the win!

  3. Going to have to change hos name to last lap leroy

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