Paducah, KY – June 30, 2012
By: Kellen Burns
Brian Birkhofer claimed the Chris Smith Memorial race Friday night at Paducah International Raceway, the fifteenth leg of the month long ‘Hell Tour’. Birkhofer claimed $12,000 for the win, the richest winner’s payout on the 2012 edition of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals.
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Birkhofer moved past leader Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., on lap 18 and cruised to the victory. Early leader Billy Moyer Jr., of Batesville, Ark., finished second. 2010 Summer Nationals Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., finished third. Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind. finished fourth and Mike Spatola of Manhattan, Ill., rallied from 18th to round out the top five.
Current Summer National point leader Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., finished eighth after both he and closest competitor Babb both experienced tire issues. Babb held on for a 13th-place finish.
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The tour returns to action Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., for a $10,000-to-win event. Billy Moyer claimed the Summer Nationals event win in 2011.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Paducah International Raceway; Paducah, Ky.; June 29, 2012 A-Main (40-laps): 1. Brian Birkhofer, 2. Billy Moyer Jr., 3. Jason Feger, 4. Scott James, 5. Mike Spatola, 6. Ryan Unzicker, 7. Kevin Cole, 8. Brian Shirley, 9. Tim Brown 10. Greg Johnson, 11. Randy Sellars, 12. Bobby Pierce, 13. Shannon Babb, 14. Dennis Erb Jr., 15. Tanner English, 16. Klint Byars, 17. Jason Papich, 18. Terry English, 19. Jason Riggs, 20. Billy Moyer, 21. Jon Henry, 22. Brandon Sheppard. Fast qualifiers (among 35 cars): Birkhofer, Sheppard, Babb, Moyer. Heat race winners: Moyer Jr., Babb, James, Moyer. B-main winner: Terry English. Provisional starters: Unzicker, Henry, Riggs, Erb.
Mevert Scorches Paducah for Summit Modified Nationals Victory
Paducah, Ky. – June 29, 2012 – Matt Mevert of Steeleville, Ill., became the fourteenth different driver in 15 races to win during the DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals tour Friday night at Paducah International Raceway. Mevert pocketed a $1,000 winner’s check for his efforts.
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Mevert bested defending Summit Modified Nationals Champion Mike Harrison of Highland, Ill., in the 20-lap showdown. Harrison finished second ahead of Mooresville, N.C., driver Nick Hoffman. Ray Bollinger of Kewanee, Ill., finished fourth and Dustin Isom of Hopkinsville, Ky., rounded out the top five.
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The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., where defending champion Mike Harrison of Highland, Ill., won his fifth of eight Summit Modified Nationals events in 2011.
Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Paducah International Raceway; Paducah, Ky.; June 29, 2012 A-Main (20-laps): 1. Matt Mevert ($1,000), 2. Mike Harrison, 3. Nick Hoffman, 4. Ray Bollinger, 5. Dustin Isom, 6. Everett Bradham, 7. Matt Cooper, 8. Paul Bauman, 9. Gabe Menser, 10. Tyler Nicely, 11. Ronnie Chance, 12. Justin Story, 13. Ron Wall, 14. Darrell Brewer, 15. Jeff Elliott, 16. Trent Young, 17. Aaron Draege, 18. Steve Ladd, 19. Dustin Ladd, 20. George Helter, 21. Todd Miller, 22. JR Mason.
2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
Date Track Location Winner (Cars)
13-Jun Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN Billy Moyer Jr. (49)
14-Jun Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, IL Shannon Babb (45)
15-Jun Cedar Lake Speedway Somerset, WI Billy Moyer Jr. (37)
16-Jun Cedar Lake Speedway Somerset, WI Billy Moyer Jr. (32)
17-Jun Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, WI Ryan Unzicker (31)
19-Jun Spoon River Speedway Canton, IL Jon Henry (38)
20-Jun Highland Speedway Highland, IL Rodney Melvin (42)
21-Jun Fayette Co. Speedway Brownstown, IL Brian Shirley (41)
22-Jun Tri City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL Billy Moyer (43)
23-Jun Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, IL Brian Shirley (41)
24-Jun I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI Shannon Babb (36)
26-Jun Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, IN Jason Feger (21)
27-Jun Belle Clair Speedway Belleville, IL Jason Feger (34)
28-Jun Clay Hill Motorsports Park Atwood, TN Brandon Sheppard (28)
29-Jun Paducah Int. Raceway Paducah, KY Brian Birkhofer (35)
30-Jun Federated Auto Parts I-55 Pevely, MO
1-Jul Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, IL
2-Jul Peoria Speedway Peoria, IL
3-Jul Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, IL
4-Jul Lasalle Speedway Lasalle, IL
5-Jul Macon Speedway Macon, IL
6-Jul Quincy Raceways Quincy, IL
7-Jul Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, TN
8-Jul Tri State Speedway Haubstadt, IN
10-Jul Florence Speedway Union, KY
11-Jul Brushcreek Motorsports Pebbles, OH
12-Jul Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN
13-Jul Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
14-Jul Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, OH