LaSALLE, Ill. — July 4, 2013 — Four days after claiming his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ victory, Bobby Pierce won again in convincing fashion on Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway as he led the final 26 laps of the 40-lap feature.
Pierce, of Oakwood, Ill., started seventh and kept his car glued to the bottom as he mounted a charge to the front. Pierce needed only 14 laps to make his way to the lead, as he maneuvered around Tyler Reddick on a restart. Pierce quickly pulled away from Reddick, who eventually fell back to fourth behind Ryan Unzicker and Kevin Weaver. Pierce dominated the remaining 26 laps en route to scoring the $5,000 checkered flag, four days after claiming the checkered flag at Lincoln Speedway.
“It was almost the same deal as Lincoln — just catfishing it there around the bottom,” said Pierce. “I had to work for this one though. It was a little bit more tough. I had to start farther back.”
Ryan Unzicker, Kevin Weaver and Jason Jaggers rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Randy Korte, Kevin Weaver, Ryan Unzicker and Tyler Reddick.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour continues on Friday night at Fayette County Speedway located in Brownstown, Illinois.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway: July 4, 2013
A-Main (40-laps): 1. Bobby Pierce ($5,000), 2. Ryan Unzicker, 3. Kevin Weaver, 4. Tyler Reddick, 5. Jason Jaggers, 6. Tanner English, 7. Brandon Sheppard, 8. Mark Burgtorf, 9. Brian Birkhofer, 10. Shannon Babb, 11. Frank Heckenast Jr, 12. Rich Bell, 13. Jason Riggs, 14. Terry English, 15. Rusty Schlenk, 16. Jason McBride, 17. Dustin Griffin, 18. Steve Dimmick, 19. Todd Frank, 20. Scott Schmitt, 21. Randy Korte.
2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule
|Wed.||June 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, IN||Dennis Erb, Jr.|
|Fri.||June 14||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI||Brian Birkhofer|
|Sat.||June 15||Cedar Lake Speedway||New Richmond, WI||Cancelled (RAIN)|
|Sun.||June 16||Wilmot Speedway||Wilmot, WI||Kevin Weaver|
|Wed.||June 19||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, IL||Brandon Sheppard|
|Thurs.||June 20||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, IL||Brandon Sheppard (2)|
|Fri.||June 21||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, IL||Chris Simpson|
|Sat.||June 22||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, IL||Ryan Unzicker|
|Sun.||June 23||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, MI||Shannon Babb|
|Mon.||June 24||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, IL||Cancelled (RAIN)|
|Wed.||June 26||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, TN||Brandon Sheppard (3)|
|Thurs.||June 27||Clayhill Motorsports Park||Atwood, TN||Brandon Sheppard (4)|
|Fri.||June 28||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, KY||Billy Moyer|
|Sat.||June 29||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO||Postponed/Rain
|Sun.||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL||Bobby Pierce|
|Tues.||July 2||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, IL||Shannon Babb (2)|
|Wed.||July 3||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, IL||Shannon Babb (3)|
|Thurs.||July 4||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, IL||Bobby Pierce (2)|
|Fri.||July 5||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brownstown, IL|
|Sat.||July 6||Highland Speedway||Highland, IL|
|Sun.||July 7||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN|
|Tues.||July 9||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|Wed.||July 10||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, IN|
|Thurs.||July 11||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|Fri.||July 12||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, IL|
|Sat.||July 13||34 Raceway||Burlington, IA|
|Sun.||July 14||Vermilion County Speedway||Danville, IL|
|Wed.||July 17||Brushcreek Motorsports Park||Peebles, OH|
|Thurs.||July 18||Twin Cities Raceway Park||North Vernon, IN|
|Fri.||July 19||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, OH|
|Sat.||July 20||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important 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, Edelbrock, Chevy Performance Parts, Integra Shocks, Intercomp, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Performance, Petroff Towing, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and Wrisco Aluminum.