CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – July 9, 2011 – Wendell Wallace certainly has Clarksville Speedway figured out after winning the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour main event Saturday night.
Wallace, who won both nights of the famed Toilet Bowl Classic at the Tennessee track in 2009, worked around Shannon Babb in the midst of lapped traffic to take command near the midpoint of the 40-lap main event. The Batesville, Ark., driver never looked back holding Babb at bay over the final 27 circuits to claim the $10,000 win. Babb claimed second after starting on the pole, ahead of fellow front row starter Terry English of Benton, Ky., who finished third. DIRTcar late model rookie Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., finished fourth. Jack Sullivan of Greenbriar, Ark., rounded out the top five.
With his second consective runner up finish Babb will extend his point lead to 168 markers over Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., and to 251 points over defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., who finished 20th.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Saturday, July 10 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Clarksville Speedway; Clarksville, Tenn.; July 9, 2011
A-Main (40-Laps): 1. Wendell Wallace ($10,000), (2) Shannon Babb, (3) Terry English, (4) Kent Robinson, (5) Jack Sullivan, (6) Mike Spatola, (7) Brandon Sheppard, (8) Matt Miller, (9) Ryan Unzicker, (10) Dennis Erb Jr., (11) Tony Morris, (12) Jeff Walston, (13) Caleb Ashby, (14) Scott James, (15) Donny Walden, (16) Dillan White, (17) Josh Harris, (18) Jeep Van Wormer, (19) Charles Zimmerman, (20) Jason Feger, (21) Clayton Miller, (22) Tim Lance. Fast qualifiers (among 44 cars): English, Wallace, Babb, Robinson. Heat race winners: English, Babb, Wallace, Robinson. B-Main winner: C. Miller. Provisional Starters: James, Walston, Ashby, White. C-Main winners: Tanner English, Credence Mott.
2011 DIRTcar Summer Nationals “The Hell Tour” Schedule
|June 15||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||PPD/July 12|
|June 16||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Mike Spatola (37)|
|June 17||Cedar Lake Speedway||Cedar Lake, Wis.||Scott James (29)|
|June 18||Cedar Lake Speedway||Cedar Lake, Wis.||Canceled Rain|
|June 20||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||PPD/July 13|
|June 21||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||PPD/July 14|
|June 22||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.||Scott James (50)|
|June 23||Fayette County Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.||Jason Feger (48)|
|June 24||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, Ill.||Dan Schlieper (52)|
|June 25||Fairbury American Legion Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.||PPD/July 23|
|June 26||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, Mich.||Shannon Babb (46)|
|June 28||Lincoln Park Speedway||Putnamville, Ind.||Shannon Babb (22)|
|June 29||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||Michael Kloos (32)|
|June 30||Clay Hill Motorsports Park||Atwood, Tenn.||Mike Spatola (30)|
|July 1||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, Ky.||Ray Cook (40)|
|July 2||I-55 Raceway||Pevely, Mo.||Billy Moyer (41)|
|July 3||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.||Brandon Sheppard (35)|
|July 4||34 Raceway||Burlington, Iowa||Brian Birkhofer (26)|
|July 6||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.||Shannon Babb (38)|
|July 7||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.||PPD/July 21|
|July 8||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.||Brandon Sheppard (41)|
|July 9||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, Tenn.||Wendell Wallace(44)|
|July 10||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.|
|July 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.|
|July 13||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.|
|July 14||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.|
|July 15||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio|
|July 16||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio|
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals is brought to fans by many important sponsors and partners including Hoosier Racing Tires, GM Performance Parts, ASI Racewear, Comp Cams, Intercomp Racing, JE Pistons, QuarterMaster, Superflow, Wix Filters, Wrisco Aluminum, the University of Northwestern Ohio, R2C Competition Series Air Filters, VP Racing Fuels, Racing Electronics, ButlerBuilt, MSD Ignition, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Vicci Apparel, Beyea Custom Headers, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Dyer’s Rods, and Ohlins Shocks.