PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – June 24, 2011 – Dan Schlieper of Sullivan, Wisc., proved to be quite the ‘Wildman’ powering to his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour win worth $10,000 at Tri-City Speedway Friday night.
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Schlieper moved passed race leader Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, Mich., near the midpoint the feature event, and held dirt late model hall of fame driver Billy Moyer at bay to claim his first Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ win. The victory serves as redemption for Schlieper after he was outdueled at home state Cedar Lake Speedway by point leader Scott James of Lawrenceburg, Ind., during the tour’s second night of racing.
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Moyer, of Batesville, Ark., would finish in the runner up spot ahead of long-time teammate Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., while VanWormer slid to fourth. Whitehouse, Ohio driver Matt Miller would climb two spots up from his seventh place starting spot to round out the top five.
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The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Saturday, June 25 at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Ill.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour Statistical Report; Tri-City Speedway; Pontoon Beach, Ill.; June 24, 2011
A-Main (40-laps): 1. Dan Schlieper (10,000), 2. Billy Moyer, 3. Shannon Babb, 4. Jeep Van Wormer, 5. Matt Miller, 6. Jason Rauen, 7. Terry Phillips, 8. Steve Lance Jr. 9. Brandon Sheppard, 10. Jason Feger, 11. Scott James, 12. Ryan Unzicker, 13. Steve Casebolt, 14. Frank Heckenast Jr., 15. Dennis Erb Jr., 16. Brian Shirley, 17. Will Vaught, 18. Craig Smith, 19. Brian Birkhofer, 20. Mark Burgtorf, 21. Dewayne Keifer, 22. Chad Simpson. Fastest qualifier (among 52 cars): Schlieper, 15.104 seconds. Heat race winners: Schlieper, Sheppard, Birkhofer, Van Wormer. B-Main winner: Shirley. C-Main winners: Doug Drown, Ryan Dauber. Provisional starters: Unzicker, Feger, Kiefer, Erb.
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 (51)|
|June 25||Fairbury American Legion Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.|
|June 26||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, Mich.|
|June 28||Lincoln Park Speedway||Putnamville, Ind.|
|June 29||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.|
|June 30||Clay Hill Motorsports Park||Atwood, Tenn.|
|July 1||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, Ky.|
|July 2||I-55 Raceway||Pevely, Mo.|
|July 3||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.|
|July 4||34 Raceway||Burlington, Iowa|
|July 6||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.|
|July 7||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.|
|July 8||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.|
|July 9||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, Tenn.|
|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|
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