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Shirley Fights to Macon Speedway DIRTcar Summer Nationals Triumph

Brian Shirley
Brian Shirley

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Macon, Ill. – July 5, 2012 – Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., won his fourth Hell Tour feature event Thursday night at Macon Speedway. The victory was Shirley’s first ever Herald & Review 100 win at the tiny Macon, Ill., oval worth $5,000.

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Shirley held off defending race winner Shannon Babb of nearby Moweaqua, Ill., over the final 30 laps of the main event to score the win. With his fourth victory which is the most on tour in 2012, Shirley will unofficially extend his point lead over Babb to 29 markers with eight races remaining on tour.

Defending DIRTcar Late Model Nationals Champion Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., finished third. Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., rallied from 18th to finish fourth while his father Steve Sheppard Jr. also of New Berlin, Ill., rounded out the top five.

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The tour returns to action Friday night at Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Ill., for a $7,500-to-win main event.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Macon Speedway; Macon, Ill.; July 5, 2012 A-Main (100-laps): 1. Brian Shirley ($5,000), 2. Shannon Babb, 3. Ryan Unzicker, 4. Brandon Sheppard, 5. Steve Sheppard Jr., 6. Jason McBrride, 7. Jason Feger, 8. Dennis Erb Jr., 9. Jon Henry, 10. Matt Taylor, 11. Wes Steidinger, 12. Tony Toste, 13. Chuck Mitchell, 14. Greg Kimmons, 15. Nick Bartels, 16. Mike Spatola, 17. Kyle Logue, 18. Mike Hammerle, 19. Kevin Weaver, 20. Chris Dick, 21. Richie Hedrick, 22. Joseph Hughs. Fast qualifier (among 38 cars): 10.942 seconds. Heat race winners: Shirley, Weaver, Henry, Logue. B-main winner: Taylor. Provisional starters: Spatola, Hammerle, Kimmons, McBride. C-main winner: Jerry Lierly.

2012 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date

Track

Location

Winner (Cars)

13-Jun

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Billy Moyer Jr. (49)

14-Jun

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Shannon Babb(45)

15-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Billy Moyer Jr. (37)

16-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Billy Moyer Jr. (32)

17-Jun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Ryan Unzicker (31)

19-Jun

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Jon Henry (38)

20-Jun

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

Rodney Melvin (42)

21-Jun

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

22-Jun

Tri City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Billy Moyer (43)

23-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

24-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

Shannon Babb (36)

26-Jun

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

Jason Feger (21)

27-Jun

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

Jason Feger (34)

28-Jun

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

Brandon Sheppard (28)

29-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

Brian Birkhofer (35)

30-Jun

Federated Auto Parts I-55

Pevely, MO

Billy Moyer (34)

1-Jul

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

Canceled (Heat)

2-Jul

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

Brian Shirley (41)

3-Jul

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

Jason Feger (40)

4-Jul

Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL

Brian Birkhofer (36)

5-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

Brian Shirley (38)

6-Jul

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

7-Jul

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

8-Jul

Tri State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

10-Jul

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

11-Jul

Brushcreek Motorsports

Pebbles, OH

12-Jul

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

13-Jul

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

14-Jul

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

 

 

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