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    Brian Shirley takes I-96 Speedway UMP Summer Nationals win!

    Brian Shirley – Jim DenHamer photo

    Shirley Sweeps DIRTcar Summer Nationals Michigan Events

    LAKE ODESSA, MI – July 11, 2019 – Brian Shirley is seizing every opportunity in his quest to win a third DIRTcar Summer Nationals crown, holding off Frank Heckenast Jr. on Thursday night at I-96 Speedway for his second consecutive victory during Champions Week presented by Summit Racing Equipment.

    The $5,000 victory, his sixth overall win during this tour, moved Shirley back atop the standings headed into Oakshade Raceway for the Series’ final two races on Friday and Saturday. Shirley has been battling three-time Summer Nationals champion Bobby Pierce for the championship lead, but Pierce missed the scales after winning the second heat race and was forced to come through the field from the Last Chance Showdown and into the 40-lap Feature, where he was up to third before a broken rear end halted his night on lap 24.

    Several cautions helped to keep the field bunched, with Heckenast challenging Shirley for the lead on the bottom. Shirley edged ahead one thousandth of a second every lap to pull into Victory Lane.

    Feature

    1 #3S Brian Shirley   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    74
    40 32:27.754 27 00:17.283
    2 #99JR Frank Heckenast   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    40 32:28.613 8 00:17.417 0.859 0.859
    Jr.
    3 #87M David Mielke   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    47
    40 32:31.026 1 00:17.468 3.272 2.413
    4 #23V Ryan VanderVeen   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    1
    40 32:31.770 27 00:18.179 4.016 0.744
    5 #CJ1 Rusty Schlenk   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    52
    40 32:32.481 3 00:17.454 4.727 0.711
    6 #25F Jason Feger   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    67
    40 32:33.416 13 00:17.948 5.662 0.935
    7 #2S Travis Stemler   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    33
    40 32:33.746 30 00:17.963 5.992 0.330
    8 #55 Jeep VanWormer   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    26
    40 32:34.312 17 00:17.705 6.558 0.566
    9 #12 Scott Fisk   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    7
    40 32:35.573 6 00:18.453 7.819 1.261
    10 #113 Kyle Roberts   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    13
    40 32:36.851 27 00:18.596 9.097 1.278
    11 #5X Bryant Dickinson   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    53
    40 32:38.504 37 00:19.134 10.750 1.653
    12 #O6 Jake Rendel   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    91
    40 32:39.149 27 00:18.871 11.395 0.645
    13 #P3 Truck Robertson   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    65
    39 32:40.095 38 00:19.215 12.341 0.946
    14 #25H Chuck Hummer   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    14
    39 32:43.099 6 00:19.048 15.345 3.004
    15 #M14 Brandon Thirlby   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    10
    28 26:14.610 8 00:18.261
    16 #53 Hillard Miller   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    50
    25 23:12.802 19 00:19.021
    17 #32 Bobby Pierce   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    54
    23 19:42.664 17 00:17.609
    18 #41 Jason Playter   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    19 17:03.083 6 00:18.322
    Jr.
    19 #31AUS Paul Stubber   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    34
    13 13:42.572 8 00:18.762
    20 #8 Rob Anderzack   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    63
    13 13:43.319 7 00:19.168 0.747
    21 #51 Devin Shiels   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    17
    10 10:31.288 6 00:17.939
    22 #52 Brad Harden   2019 DIRTcar Late Model
    Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
    62
    3 02:37.005 2 00:18.809
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