Birkhofer Outduels Moyer for First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Season at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

1i55 062814-977By Jordan Morris

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

Date Day Track Location Win
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 16 Mon Off
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 24 Tue Off
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
June 30 Mon Off
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 7 Mon Off
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 14 Mon Off
July 15 Tue TBA
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.