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Shirley Rolls to Fayette County Summer Nationals Triumph

Brian Shirley
Brian Shirley

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Brownstown, Ill. – June 21, 2012 – Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., dominated Thursday night at Fayette County Speedway en route to his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour victory of 2012 worth $5,000.

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Shirley, who is second in Summer Nationals point standings, started on pole and held off a late rally by Kyle Logue of Oreana, Ill., to earn his first tour win since 2010. Logue used the knowledge he gained running at Fayette County in a DIRTcar UMP Modified earlier in his racing career and charged from 11th to finish second. Wendell Wallace of Batesville, Ark., was third. Jason Feger, the 2010 Summer Nationals champion from Bloomington, Ill., finished fourth while Jon Henry of Ada, Ohio, started 15th and rallied to finish fifth.

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The tour returns to action Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., where Dan Schlieper won the Summer Nationals event in 2011. The event at Tri-City Speedway is set to be heavily contested with a $10,000 winner’s purse up for grabs.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Fayette County Speedway; Brownstown, Ill.; June 21, 2012 A-Main (40-laps): 1. Brian Shirley ($5,000), 2. Kyle Logue, 3. Wendell Wallace, 4. Jason Feger, 5. Jon Henry, 6. Shannon Babb, 7. Frank Heckenast Jr., 8. Brandon Sheppard, 9. Bobby Pierce, 10. Billy Moyer Jr., 11. Kevin Weaver, 12. Dennis Erb Jr., 13. Dillan White, 14. Ryan Unzicker, 15. Jason McBride, 16. Jason Riggs, 17. Jerry Lierly, 18. Nick Bartels, 19. Mike Spatola, 20. Rusty Schlenk, 21. Kevin Cole, 22. Greg Johnson. Fast qualifiers(among 41 cars): Feger, White, Babb, Cole. Heat race winners: Wallace, McBride, Shirley, Cole. B-main winner: Spatola. Provisional starters: Unzicker, Schlenk, Pierce, Lierly. C-main winner: Scott Weber.

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

23-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

24-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

26-Jun

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

27-Jun

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

28-Jun

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

29-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

30-Jun

Federated Auto Parts I-55

Pevely, MO

1-Jul

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

2-Jul

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

3-Jul

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

4-Jul

Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL

5-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

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

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals (The Hell Tour) is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electonics (Official Communication), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to these fine contingency sponsors: Beyea Headers, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Dominator Race Products, Chevy Performance Parts, Intercomp, JE Pistons, Klotz Lubricants, MSD Ignition, Ohlins Shocks, Quartermaster, Superflow Dyno’s, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), Wix Filters, and Wrisco Aluminum.