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Bobby Pierce Battles Billy Moyer for Tri-City Win

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Bobby Pierce Battles Billy Moyer for Tri-City Win

Pierce adds to his Summer Nationals points lead

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – June 24, 2016 – Friday night’s Summer Nationals feature at Tri-City Speedway played out very similarly to Cedar Lake as Billy Moyer and Bobby Pierce battled it out for the win. This time though the young gun, Pierce, got the better of the veteran, Moyer, to score his fourth Summer Nationals victory of the season.

The two drivers started on the feature front row together and battled side-by-side through the opening laps. Pierce made his move for the lead on lap 10 and took it from the Hall of Famer. Pierce built up a strong lead through the remaining laps as Moyer worked to run him down, but, in the end, Moyer couldn’t catch the 19-year-old Pierce.

“You know, just growing up and watching Billy like that, I’ve always kind of wanted this race. You know, me and him – kind of just a duel match between me and him,” Pierce said. “When we drew the front row together, I was like, ‘all right, this could be my chance to race Billy, just me and and him,’ and hopefully try to beat him.”

With his $10,000 feature win, Pierce continues to add to his series points lead and Heartland Tour weekly championship lead.

Ryan Unzicker, Chris Simpson and Brandon Sheppard rounded out the top five at Tri-City.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway.

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-City Speedway; Pontoon Beach, Ill. Super Late Models – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
2 1 21    Billy Moyer    Batesville , Ar
3 6 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
4 3 32S    Chris Simpson    Oxford , Ia
5 8 B5    Brandon Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
6 7 28M    Jimmy Mars    Menomonie , Wi
7 5 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
8 12 96    Tanner English    Benton , Ky
9 10 73    Ashley Newman    Rippley , Tn
10 18 157    Mike Marlar    Winfield , Tn
11 13 4G    Bob Gardner    East Peoria, Il
12 22 11    Gordy Gundaker    St Charles, Mo
13 11 51    Matt Furman    Columbus , Oh
14 4 33X    Tim Manville    Troy , Il
15 19 C8    Timothy Culp    Sheridan , Ar
16 23 11H    Jeff Herzog    Herculaneum , Mo
17 14 R1    Riley Hickman    Cleveland , Tn
18 16 15    Kolby Vandenbergh    Ashland , Il
19 21 82    Billy Laycock    Marine , Il
20 9 17    James Shereck    St. Charles, Mo
21 17 28E    Dennis Erb, Jr    Carpentersville , Il
22 24 10X    Rusty Griffaw    Festus , Mo
23 20 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
24 25 16H    Mike Hammerle    St Charles, Mo
25 15 1    Casey Montague    Trey , Il

Super Late Models – B-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 28E    Dennis Erb, Jr    Carpentersville , Il
2 9 157    Mike Marlar    Winfield , Tn
3 5 94    Austin Rettig    Sikeston , Mo
4 7 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
5 10 82    Billy Laycock    Marine , Il
6 2 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
7 12 30V    Mark Voigt    Marine , Il
8 14 11    Gordy Gundaker    St Charles, Mo
9 4 B1    Brent Larson    Lake Elmo, Mn
10 13 10X    Rusty Griffaw    Festus , Mo
11 15 0    Dewayne Kiefer    Bloomsdale , Mo
12 3 24B    Jared Bailey    Bedford , In
13 8 74    Taylor Scheffler    Waukesha , Wi
14 11 1X    Daniel Hopper    Peru , Il
15 6 7B    Mark Burgtorf    Quincy , Il
16 16 45    Don Hammer    Clinton , Il

Super Late Models – C-Main 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 11    Gordy Gundaker    St Charles, Mo
2 2 45    Don Hammer    Clinton , Il
3 5 C8    Timothy Culp    Sheridan , Ar
4 7 15F    Chris Fetter    Troy , Mo
5 3 28R    Mark Rose    Dorchester , Wi
6 6 16H    Mike Hammerle    St Charles, Mo
7 4 27M    Rodney Melvin    Benton , Il
8 8 4    Cody Mahoney    Hanover , In
9 9 74H    Tim Hancock    Granite City, Il

Super Late Models – C-Main 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 10X    Rusty Griffaw    Festus , Mo
2 3 0    Dewayne Kiefer    Bloomsdale , Mo
3 7 11D    Brian Diveley    Springfield , Il
4 5 11H    Jeff Herzog    Herculaneum , Mo
5 6 3C    Cody Conner    Desoto , Mo
6 2 14    Reid Millard    Jefferson City, Mo
7 4 27C    Chris Cowling    Tauranga , Nz
8 8 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il
9 9 186    Jeremy Payne    Springfield , Mo

Super Late Models – Heat Race 4
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 4 32S    Chris Simpson    Oxford , Ia
2 2 B5    Brandon Sheppard    New Berlin, Il
3 1 96    Tanner English    Benton , Ky
4 9 15    Kolby Vandenbergh    Ashland , Il
5 3 B1    Brent Larson    Lake Elmo, Mn
6 7 74    Taylor Scheffler    Waukesha , Wi
7 6 30V    Mark Voigt    Marine , Il
8 11 45    Don Hammer    Clinton , Il
9 5 27M    Rodney Melvin    Benton , Il
10 10 16H    Mike Hammerle    St Charles, Mo
11 8 4    Cody Mahoney    Hanover , In

Super Late Models – Heat Race 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 21    Billy Moyer    Batesville , Ar
2 4 24    Ryan Unzicker    El Paso, Il
3 7 73    Ashley Newman    Rippley , Tn
4 2 R1    Riley Hickman    Cleveland , Tn
5 3 6K    Michael Kloos    Trenton , Il
6 5 7B    Mark Burgtorf    Quincy , Il
7 6 82    Billy Laycock    Marine , Il
8 11 11    Gordy Gundaker    St Charles, Mo
9 12 28R    Mark Rose    Dorchester , Wi
10 9 C8    Timothy Culp    Sheridan , Ar
11 10 15F    Chris Fetter    Troy , Mo
12 8 74H    Tim Hancock    Granite City, Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 33X    Tim Manville    Troy , Il
2 1 28M    Jimmy Mars    Menomonie , Wi
3 3 51    Matt Furman    Columbus , Oh
4 7 1    Casey Montague    Trey , Il
5 8 24B    Jared Bailey    Bedford , In
6 5 1M    Jim Moon    New Florence, Mo
7 9 1X    Daniel Hopper    Peru , Il
8 10 14    Reid Millard    Jefferson City, Mo
9 11 27C    Chris Cowling    Tauranga , Nz
10 6 3C    Cody Conner    Desoto , Mo
11 4 18    Shannon Babb    Moweaqua , Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 32    Bobby Pierce    Oakwood , Il
2 5 25    Jason Feger    Bloomington , Il
3 4 17    James Shereck    St. Charles, Mo
4 2 4G    Bob Gardner    East Peoria, Il
5 6 28E    Dennis Erb, Jr    Carpentersville , Il
6 3 94    Austin Rettig    Sikeston , Mo
7 12 157    Mike Marlar    Winfield , Tn
8 9 10X    Rusty Griffaw    Festus , Mo
9 10 0    Dewayne Kiefer    Bloomsdale , Mo
10 7 11H    Jeff Herzog    Herculaneum , Mo
11 8 11D    Brian Diveley    Springfield , Il
12 11 186    Jeremy Payne    Springfield , Mo

2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date Day Track Winners
Northern Kickoff
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)
Heartland Tour
June 20 Monday OFF
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
June 26 Sunday Tri-State Speedway
Southern Tour
June 27 Monday OFF
June 28 Tuesday Clarksville Speedway
June 29 Wednesday Belle Clair Speedway
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
Independence Week
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
Champions Week
July 11 Monday OFF
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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