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Henry Nabs First Career Summer Nationals at Spoon River

Banner, Ill. – June 19, 2012 – Jon Henry of Ada, Ohio, got his first taste of victory on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour Tuesday night at Spoon River Speedway. Henry earned $5,000 for his efforts in turning back multiple attempts by defending Hell Tour Champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill.

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Henry led from the drop of the green and meticulously worked lapped traffic while being aided by two late cautions that allowed the 26-year-old driver to have a clear track for the remainder of the 40-lap main event. Babb, who sat second in points entering the night, finished second ahead of fellow group quick-timer Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill. Billy Drake of Bloomington, Ill., and Scott Bull of Fairbury, Ill. rounded out the top five.

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The tour will return to action Wednesday night at Highland Speedway in Highland, Ill., where Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., won the Summer Nationals event in 2011.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Spoon River Speedway; Banner, Ill.; June 19, 2012 A-Main (40-laps): 1. Jon Henry ($5,000), 2. Shannon Babb, 3. Brian Shirley, 4. Billy Drake, 5. Scott Bull, 6. Rusty Schlenk, 7. Randy Korte, 8. Jason Feger, 9. Mark Burgtorf, 10. Dennis Erb Jr., 11. Ryan Unzicker, 12. Mike Spatola, 13. Scott Schmitt, 14. Bobby Pierce, 15. Brandon Sheppard, 16. Jason McBride, 17. Jason Riggs, 18. Jerry Lierly, 19. Billy Moyer Jr., 20. Todd Bennett, 21. Frank Heckenast Jr., 22. Mark Voigt. Fast qualifiers (among 38 cars): Shirley, Drake, Schmitt, Babb. Heat race winners: Shirley, Henry, Drake, Babb. B-main winner: Lierly. C-main winner: Steve Lance Jr.Provisional starters: Moyer, Pierce, Heckenast, Bennett.

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

21-Jun

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

22-Jun

Tri City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

23-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

24-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

26-Jun

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

27-Jun

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

28-Jun

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

29-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

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

 

 

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The Hell Tour) is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and 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, Chevy Performance Parts, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Quartermaster, Superflow Dyno’s, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), Wix Filters, and Wrisco Aluminum.

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