BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 30, 2016 – After rare bad luck at Clarksville Speedway on Tuesday night, Bobby Pierce rebounded on Wednesday to win at Belle-Clair Speedway and claim his sixth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season.
Jason Feger looked to be the driver to beat early as he tried for his first Summer Nationals victory of the season. On the green, he jumped ahead of Ryan Unzicker. Through the opening laps, Unzicker tried to run down Feger and nearly had him when a caution flag flew.
After the caution, Feger pulled away as Pierce battled into third and then began challenging Unzicker for second. Through traffic, the top three stayed tight and Pierce was able to take over second on lap 30. On a restart with 10 laps remaining, Pierce took his shot. Feger bobbled on the back straight and Pierce took the lead.
“I was just kind of being patient, waiting for him to hopefully to do that,” Pierce said. “And right when he did that, at the same time I had a heckuva run, and I just decided to take it right there, and luckily it paid off.”
Feger finished in second with Unzicker in third.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues to roll Thursday night with a stop at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Mo.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Belle-Clair Speedway; Belleville, Ill.
A-Main: 1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 3. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 4. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 5. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL), 6. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 7. Rodney Melvin (Benton, IL), 8. Rick Salter (Aviston, IL), 9. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 10. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights, IL), 11. Mike Hammerle (St Charles, MO), 12. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 13. Kyle Beard (Trumann, AR), 14. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains, IL), 15. Brent Larson (Lake Elmo, MN), 16. Corey Ford (Belleville, IL), 17. Chad Zobrist (Highland, IL), 18. Adam Tischhauser (Mulberry Grove, IL), 19. Michael Kloos (Trenton, IL), 20. Mike Schulte (Summer Field, IL), 21. Myles Moos (Lincoln, IL), 22. Matt Taylor (Springfield, IL). Hard Charger: Timothy Culp.
2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 15||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 16||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Bobby Pierce|
|June 17||Friday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Billy Moyer|
|June 18||Saturday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Billy Moyer (2)|
|June 19||Sunday||Wilmot Speedway||Bobby Pierce (2)|
|June 21||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Bobby Pierce (3)|
|June 22||Wednesday||Farley Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 23||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Dennis Erb Jr.|
|June 24||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Bobby Pierce (4)|
|June 25||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Brandon Sheppard|
|June 26||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Bobby Pierce (5)|
|June 28||Tuesday||Clarksville Speedway||Ryan Unzicker|
|June 29||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Bobby Pierce (6)|
|June 30||Thursday||Springfield Raceway|
|July 1||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway|
|July 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55|
|July 3||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway|
|July 4||Monday||LaSalle Speedway|
|July 5||Tuesday||Daugherty Speedway|
|July 6||Wednesday||Peoria Speedway|
|July 7||Thursday||Macon Speedway|
|July 8||Friday||Farmer City Speedway|
|July 9||Saturday||Highland Speedway|
|July 10||Sunday||Quincy Raceways|
|July 12||Tuesday||Plymouth Speedway|
|July 13||Wednesday||Shadyhill Speedway|
|July 14||Thursday||Merritt Speedway|
|July 15||Friday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 16||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway|
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