LINCOLN, Ill. (July 3) — Updates from the 16th round of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Lincoln Speedway, an event highlighted by a $5,000-to-win feature for Super Late Models (results unofficial):
Holding off a relentless low-side charge from Shannon Babb over the final five laps, Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., won Sunday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop at Lincoln Speedway. Feger, who hustled the high side for most of the 40-lap main event, stayed there in the waning laps despite Babb’s pressure. Babb, of Moweaqua, Ill., eased ahead on the final lap, but Feger drove back around in the outside as the two approached a slower car exiting turn four. He finished a half-second ahead of Babb to earn a $5,000 payday and his first Summer Nationals win of the season.
Second-starting Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., finished third, while Billy Moyer Jr. of Batesville, Ark., improved two positions to finish fourth. Jake Little of Springfield, Ill., completed the top five after starting seventh.
Feger took the lead on lap 33 when Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., spun in turn four after contact from race-long leader Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill. Pierce went from first to third as Unzicker and Feger shuffled him back. Unzicker nosed ahead in the bottom but spun before the lap was complete and never officially led a lap. Pierce was charged with the caution and went to the tail with Unzicker for the final restart.
Row 1: Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley
Row 2: Shannon Babb, Jason Feger
Row 3: Payton Freeman, Billy Moyer Jr.
Row 4: Jake Little, Joe Godsey
Row 5: Ryan Unzicker, Paul Stubber
Row 6: Tommy Sheppard Jr., Brent McKinnon
Row 7: Doug Tye, Rich Bell
Row 8: Mark Voigt, Jeff Roth
Row 9: Mick Quin, Thomas Hunziker
Row 10: Tegan Evans, Bob Sidener
Row 11: Michael Maestas
(10 laps; all transfer)
First heat: Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, Jake Little, Paul Stubber, Doug Tye, Jeff Roth, Tegan Evans.
Second heat: Brian Shirley, Payton Freeman, Joe Godsey, Tommy Sheppard Jr., Rich Bell, Mick Quin, Bob Sidener.
Third heat: Bobby Pierce, Billy Moyer Jr., Ryan Unzicker, Brent McKinnon, Mark Voigt, Thomas Hunziker, Michael Maestas (DNS).
(Heat races start straightup by qualifying times)
Driver (car no.), hometown, time (unofficial)
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 13.336
Jake Little (38J), Springfield, Ill., 13.348
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 13.464
Paul Stubber (31aus), Bunbury, Australia, 13.660
Doug Tye (4D), Collinsville, Ill., 13.998
Tegan Evans (T22), Clinton, Iowa, 14.276
Jeff Roth (14R), Bentonville, Ark., 14.474
Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 13.616
Payton Freeman (F1), Commerce, Ga., 13.692
Joe Godsey (14G), Edinburgh, Ind., 13.703
Tommy Sheppard Jr. (T6), New Berlin, Ill., 13.821
Rich Bell (21B), Sheffield, Ill., 13.829
Bob Sidener (B15), Springfield, Ill., 14.773
Mick Quin (23NZ), Hawks Bay, New Zealand, 15.031
Billy Moyer Jr. (21), Batesville, Ark., 13.778
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., 13.853
Brent McKinnon (26M), Carlyle, Ill., 13.986
Ryan Unzicker (24), El Paso, Ill., 14.051
Mark Voigt (30), Marine, Ill., 14.692
Thomas Hunziker (38), Bend, Ore., 14.746
Michael Maestas (7z), Lincoln, Ill., no time
(All times local)
5:30 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
6 p.m. - On-track activity
- Late Model hot laps
- Sprint car hot laps
- Modified hot laps/time trials
- Late Model time trials (2 laps)
- Sprint car heats (8 laps)
- Late Model heat races (10 laps)
- Modified heat races (8 laps)
Intermission/Track Prep (if needed)
- Sprint cars (18 laps)
- Late Models (40 laps)
- Modifieds (25 laps)