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Don O’Neal takes third UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals win at Lincoln Park Speedway!

DIRTcar Summer NationalsPutnamville, IN – June 28, 2010 – Don O’Neal was once again the show Monday night at Lincoln Park Speedway during the 13th leg of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour.

For the third time in four days, O’Neal of Martinsville, Ind., fought off challenges from some of the best the Hell Tour has to offer to claim the $5,000 top prize. The driver known to many as “The Real Deal” lead all 40 laps but had to repel a serious charge from current Summer Nationals point leader Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., in the last 10 laps for his 38th victory all time with the grueling month-long series.

Babb settled for second as the lead duo would be followed to the line by 2009 DIRTcar Late Model National Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill. Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich., and defending Hell Tour champion Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. would round out the top five finishers.

First group
Jeep Van Wormer (55), Pinconning, Mich., 12.967
Rusty Schlenk (91), Jackson, Mich., 13.599
Dillan White (54), Crofton, Ky., 13.626
Billy Moyer Jr. (21jr) Batesville, Ark., 13.647
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 13.763
Marty Cooper (00), Franklin, Ind., 13.795
Jason McBride (77), Carbondale, Ill., 13.848
Jim Moon (1m), Zionsville, Ind., 14.059
Bob Robinson (3), Stilesville, Ind., 17.830

Second group
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 13.307
Steve Casebolt (c9), Richmond, Ind., 13.482
Scott Schmitt (10), Tonica, Ill., 13.499
Ryan Unzicker (24), El Paso, Ill., 13.613
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 13.696
Jack Sullivan (1), Greenbrier, Ark., 13.832
Brandon Thirlby (m14), Traverse City, Mich., 13.991
Brandon Sheppard (B5), New Berlin, Ill., 14.066
Josh Scott (30js), Grand Rapids, Ohio, 14.228

Third group
Don O’Neal (1), Martinsville, Ind., 12.947
Chad Stapleton (32), Edinburgh, Ind., 13.378
Rodney Melvin (27), Benton, Ill., 13.401
Richie Hedrick (jp7), Urbana, Ill., 13.776
Marty O’Neal (19), Spencer, Ind., 13.867
Kenny Carmichael (39x), Terre Haute, Ind., 14.721
Donny Walden (1w), Towanda, Ill., 14.892
Mitchell Lankford (39), Terre Haute, Ind., 15.030
Jon Dome (22), Brazil, Ind., 17.006

Heat 1:
Jeep Van Wormer, Shannon Babb, Dillan White, Billy Moyer Jr., Marty Cooper, Jason McBride, Jim Moon, Rusty Schlenk, Bob Robinson

Heat 2:
Steve Casebolt, Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Jack Sullivan, Scott Schmitt, Brandon Thirlby, Josh Scott

Heat 3:
Don O’Neal, Rodney Melvin, Richie Hedrick, Chad Stapleton, Donny Walden, Marty O’Neal, Kenny Carmichael, Mitchell Lankford. Scratched: Jon Dome

Jack Sullivan, Jason McBride, Jim Moon, Marty O’Neal, Rusty Schlenk, Brandon Thirlby, Kenny Carmichael, Scott Schmitt, Josh Scott, Mitchell Lankford. Scratched: Jon Dome

(1) Don O’Neal, (2) Shannon Babb, (3) Jason Feger, (4) Jeep Van Wormer, (5) Dennis Erb Jr., (6) Billy Moyer Jr., (7) Steve Casebolt, (8) Rodney Melvin, (9) Jack Sullivan, (10) Brandon Sheppard, (11) Richie Hedrick, (12) Donny Walden, (13) Chad Stapleton, (14) Marty Cooper, (15) Brandon Thirlby, (16) Kenny Carmichael, (17) Jim Moon, (18) Ryan Unzicker, (19) Rusty Schlenk, (20) Jason McBride, (21) Dillan White

2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘The Hell Tour’ Schedule

Date/ Track/Location/Winner/Car Count

06/16/10 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind. (Billy Moyer – 50)

06/17/10 – Kankakee County Speedway – Kankakee, Ill. (Billy Moyer – 47)

06/18/10 – Cedar Lake Speedway – Somerset, Wis. (Billy Moyer – 43)

06/19/10 – Cedar Lake Speedway – Somerset, Wis. (Brian Birkhofer – 44)

06/20/10 – Wilmot Speedway – Wilmot, Wis. (Rodney Melvin – 31)

06/21/10 – Vermillion County Speedway – Danville, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer – 35)

06/22/10 – Highland Speedway – Highland, Ill. (Shannon Babb – 43)

06/23/10 – Belle Clair Speedway – Belleville, Ill. (Dennis Erb Jr. – 37)

06/24/10 – Shepps Speedway – Alexander, Ill. (Shannon Babb – 43)

06/25/10 – Farmer City Raceway – Farmer City, Ill. (Don O’Neal – 45)

06/26/10 – Clarksville Speedway – Clarksville, Tenn. (Jack Sullivan – 39)

06/27/10 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind. (Don O’Neal – 28)

06/28/10 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind. (Don O’Neal – 27)

06/29/10 – I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, Mich.

06/30/10 – Charleston Speedway – Charleston, Ill.

07/01/10 – Clay Hill Motorsports Park – Atwood, Tenn.

07/02/10 – Paducah International Raceway – Paducah, Ky

07/03/10 – I-55 Raceway – Pevely, Mo

07/04/10 – Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, Ill.

07/06/10 – Fayette County Speedway – Brownstown, Ill.

07/07/10 – Spoon River Speedway – Canton, Ill.

07/08/10 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill.

07/09/10 – Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, Ill.

07/10/10 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway – Fairbury, Ill.

07/11/10 – Quincy Raceways – Quincy, Ill.

07/13/10 – Peoria Speedway – Peoria, Ill.

07/14/10 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.

07/16/10 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, Ohio

07/17/10 – Oakshade Raceway – Wauseon, Ohio

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour is brought to racing fans by many important sponsors and partners, including AFCO, ASI Racewear, Bill Pink Carburetors, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Dyers Rods, Eibach Springs, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Hoosier Racing Tire, Intercomp, Ohlins, Quarter Master, R2C Performance, Racing Electronics, Special Olympics, U Coat-It, University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels, Vicci, and Wrisco Aluminum.

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