PEVELY, Mo. — June 28, 2014 — Brian Birkhofer recorded his first win of the 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals season on Saturday night after sliding past Billy Moyer with four laps left to secure the $10,000 checkered flag at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55.
Birkhofer and Moyer dominated the front row to start the 40-lap feature event, with the latter sitting on the pole. Moyer looked to continue his dominance of the 1/3 mile oval, rolling into the track winning the previous three DIRTcar Summer Nationals events held there from 2010-2012.
Moyer cleared Birkhofer on the initial start and looked to have the car to beat early, but Birkhofer stayed within striking distance, stalking the leader for the first half of the race. Moyer would lead most of the race, but with four laps remaining, Birkhofer caught an opening underneath Moyer and cleared him exiting turn four.
Birkhofer lead the remaining four laps, holding off Moyer and Bobby Pierce, who rallied from an eighth place start, to claim the checkered flag at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, his eleventh career DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.
Randy Korte and Brady Smith rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Brian Shirley, Randy Korte, Moyer and Birkhofer.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals continues on Sunday night as they join the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Ill.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55; Pevely, Mo.; June 28, 2014; A-Main (40-laps): 1. 15B-Brian Birkhofer ($10,000), 2. 21-Billy Moyer, 3. 32-Bobby Pierce, 4. 0-Randy Korte, 5. 2S-Brady Smith, 6. 28E-Dennis Erb Jr, 7. 81-Brian Shirley, 8. 6K-Michael Kloos, 9. 18S-Jack Sullivan, 10. 25-Jason Feger, 11. 18-Shannon Babb, 12. 92W-Scott Weber, 13. 81JR-Jason Riggs, 14. 75-Terry Phillips, 15. 33X-Tim Manville, 16. B5-Brandon Sheppard, 17. 24-Ryan Unzicker, 18. 21JR-Billy Moyer Jr, 19. 00S-Jesse Stovall, 20. 33F-Rickey Frankel, 21. 7B-Mark Burgtorf, 22. 1CJ-Gary Christian.
2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 11||Wed||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||RAIN|
|June 12||Thur||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Billy Moyer|
|June 13||Fri||Cedar Lake Speedway||Somerset, Wis.||Rick Eckert|
|June 14||Sat||Cedar Lake Speedway||Somerset, Wis.||RAIN|
|June 15||Sun||Wilmot Raceway||Wilmot, Wis.||Rick Eckert(2)|
|June 17||Tue||Farley Speedway||Farley, Iowa||Shannon Babb|
|June 18||Wed||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||Jason Feger|
|June 19||Thur||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, Ill.||RAIN|
|June 20||Fri||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, Ill.||Billy Moyer(2)|
|June 21||Sat||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.||RAIN|
|June 22||Sun||I-96 Speedway||Ionia, Mich.||Brian Shirley|
|June 23||Mon||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.||Brandon Sheppard|
|June 25||Wed||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, Tenn.||Shannon Babb(2)|
|June 26||Thur||Clayhill Motorsports||Atwood, Tenn.||Brian Shirley (2)|
|June 27||Fri||Paducah Int. Raceway||Paducah, Ky.||RAIN|
|June 28||Sat||Federated Auto Parts Raceway||Pevely, Mo.||Brian Birkhofer|
|June 29||Sun||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 1||Tue||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 2||Wed||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 3||Thur||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 4||Fri||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.||$7,500|
|July 5||Sat||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.||$10,000|
|July 6||Sun||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||$5,000|
|July 8||Tue||Florence Speedway||Union, Ky.||$5,000|
|July 9||Wed||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, Ind.||$5,000|
|July 10||Thur||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 11||Fri||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.||$10,000|
|July 12||Sat||34 Raceway||Burlington, Iowa||$10,000|
|July 13||Sun||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Danville, Ill.||$5,000|
|July 16||Wed||Atomic Speedway||Chillicothe, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 17||Thur||Brushcreek Motorsports Complex||Peebles, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 18||Fri||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio||$5,000|
|July 19||Sat||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio||$10,000|
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 Electronics (Official Communication), Velocita (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, Quartermaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal, Intercomp and Petroff Towing.