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Bobby Pierce Continues to Roll with Jacksonville Win

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Bobby Pierce Continues to Roll with Jacksonville Win

Summer Nationals kicks off Heartland Tour week

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – June 21, 2016 – Bobby Pierce continued his Summer Nationals dominance Tuesday night at Jacksonville Speedway’s ILMO Propane Wildman Kelly Classic as he battled Mike Marlar to score his third win so far this season.

Pierce, the 19-year-old reigning Summer Nationals champion, came into the Heartland Tour kick off at Jacksonville after the first Monday break. After setting a new track record of 11.783 during qualifying, Pierce started the 40-lap feature in sixth with Marlar on the pole.

Pierce very quickly powered through the field once the green flag fell and found his way around the leader Marlar on lap 14. Through the remaining laps, Pierce was in a class all his own as Marlar looked for some way to catch the No. 32. Just before a caution on lap 37, Pierce nearly had the entire field lapped, having caught the battle for third at that point.

Pierce easily closed out the night with his second win in a row and third in five races. It was his 10th career Summer Nationals victory.

“Man, it’s starting off really good,” Pierce said. “I just hope it keeps going.”

Marlar, who has consistently been up front through the still young Summer Nationals tour, closed out the night in second with Michael Kloos getting a hard fought third place finish.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Wednesday at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa.

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, Ill.

Super Late Models – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 6 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood , Il
2 1 157 Mike Marlar Winfield , Tn
3 2 6K Michael Kloos Trenton , Il
4 4 12B Kevin Weaver Gibson City, Il
5 7 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua , Il
6 16 25 Jason Feger Bloomington , Il
7 5 28E Dennis Erb, Jr Carpentersville , Il
8 8 11D Brian Diveley Springfield , Il
9 10 134 Chuck Mitchell Jacksonville , Il
10 17 15 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland , Il
11 21 27K Greg Kimmons Pleasant Plains, Il
12 9 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, Il
13 18 7B Mark Burgtorf Quincy , Il
14 20 16H Mike Hammerle St Charles, Mo
15 19 C8 Timothy Culp Sheridan , Ar
16 3 61 Caleb Ashby Cunningham , Tn
17 22 45 Don Hammer Clinton , Il
18 12 4G Bob Gardner East Peoria, Il
19 13 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, Il
20 14 27M Rodney Melvin Benton , Il
21 11 11 Gordy Gundaker St Charles, Mo
22 15 1ST Justin Reed Camp Point, Il

Super Late Models – C-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 4 25 Jason Feger Bloomington , Il
2 2 15 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland , Il
3 7 7B Mark Burgtorf Quincy , Il
4 3 16B Bo Brockway Glasford , Il
5 5 45 Don Hammer Clinton , Il
6 1 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, Mn
7 8 27C Chris Cowling Tauranga , Nz
8 13 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus , Mo
9 12 C8 Timothy Culp Sheridan , Ar
10 10 33H Billy Hough Thomasboro , Il
11 9 22 Daniel Jacober Highland , Il
12 6 16H Mike Hammerle St Charles, Mo
13 11 27K Greg Kimmons Pleasant Plains, Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 157 Mike Marlar Winfield , Tn
2 1 32 Bobby Pierce Oakwood , Il
3 3 B5 Brandon Sheppard New Berlin, Il
4 5 4G Bob Gardner East Peoria, Il
5 6 1ST Justin Reed Camp Point, Il
6 7 16B Bo Brockway Glasford , Il
7 9 16H Mike Hammerle St Charles, Mo
8 8 22 Daniel Jacober Highland , Il
9 4 C8 Timothy Culp Sheridan , Ar

Super Late Models – Heat Race 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 6K Michael Kloos Trenton , Il
2 4 28E Dennis Erb, Jr Carpentersville , Il
3 2 11D Brian Diveley Springfield , Il
4 3 11 Gordy Gundaker St Charles, Mo
5 9 27M Rodney Melvin Benton , Il
6 5 15 Kolby Vandenbergh Ashland , Il
7 6 45 Don Hammer Clinton , Il
8 8 27C Chris Cowling Tauranga , Nz
9 7 27K Greg Kimmons Pleasant Plains, Il

Super Late Models – Heat Race 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 61 Caleb Ashby Cunningham , Tn
2 1 12B Kevin Weaver Gibson City, Il
3 3 18 Shannon Babb Moweaqua , Il
4 4 134 Chuck Mitchell Jacksonville , Il
5 6 24 Ryan Unzicker El Paso, Il
6 7 B1 Brent Larson Lake Elmo, Mn
7 5 25 Jason Feger Bloomington , Il
8 8 7B Mark Burgtorf Quincy , Il
9 9 33H Billy Hough Thomasboro , Il
10 10 16 Rusty Griffaw Festus , 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

June 23 Thursday

Spoon River Speedway

June 24 Friday

Tri-City Speedway

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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