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Daily Dirt 04/20/2021 23:52:20

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June 30
Springfield Raceway,
Springfield, MO
Sanction: DIRTcar Summer Nationals - $5,000
Information provided by: Todd Turner (last updated June 30, 9:09 pm)
UMP tour stop at Springfield rained out
Todd Turner/DirtonDirt.com
Windshield wipers slap the window of a truck in the Springfield pits.
Key notes: Rain before hot laps caused a delay and eventualy cancellation. ... Springfield was set to host the series for the first time in one of the westernmost events in tour history. ... Springfield would've been the 11th Missouri track to host the tour. ... The event was added to the schedule in the spring after a schedule shuffling caused by the addition of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series dirt-on-asphalt race at Rockford (Ill.) Speedway.
Points chase: Entering Springfield, Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., had 756 points for a commanding lead over Jason Feger (579) and Ryan Unzicker (564).
Car count: 19
Next series race: July 1, Fayette County Speedway (Brownstown, IL) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
By Todd Turner
DirtonDirt.com managing editor

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Live blog-style updates from Thursday’s UMP DIRTcar Summernationals stop at Springfield Raceway, the 12th stop on the tour featuring a $5,000-to-win program for Super Late Models (results unofficial):

Rained out

Off-and-one showers that got heavier rained out Thursday's UMP DIRTcar Summernationals stop at Springfield Raceway. No information on a makeup date was immediately announced.

Just before 6:30 p.m. hot laps, a light shower that got heavier for about 10 minutes hit the racetrack. A few ore sprinkles hit over the next 90 minutes before rain eventually forced officials to call the event.

Time trial order

First group
Kyle Beard (86), Trumann, Ark.
Justin Asplin (77a), Birch Tree, Mo.
Tony Jackson Jr. (56), Lebanon, Mo.
Gordy Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo.
Randy Timms (5T), Wheatland, Okla.
Jesse Stovall (00), Billings, Mo.
Ryan Unzicker (24), El Paso, Ill.
Second group
Billy Moyer (21), Batesville, Ark.
Payton Looney (15), Republic, Mo.
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill.
Jim Moon (1), New Florence, Mo.
Brad Looney (14), Republic, Mo.
Timothy Culp (c8), Prattsville, Ark.
Third group
Daniel Hopper (1x), Peru, Ill.
Brent Larson (B1), Lake Elmo, Minn.
Don Cloyd (30), Fairgrove, Mo.
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill.
Jacob Magee (10), Caney, Kan.
Bob Gardner (4G), East Peoria, Ill.

Pre-race setup

The UMP DIRTcar Summernationals tour travels to its first new stop of the season with a $5,000-to-win event at Springfield Raceway, a southwestern Missouri quarter-mile oval that frequently hosts events on the DIRTcar-sanctioned MARS DIRTcar Series.

Series points leader Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., winner of six races in 11 starts and holding a commanding points leader, leads touring competitors to Springfield fresh off a Wednesday victory at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill. Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., and Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., Pierce’s closest pursuers in the points chase, were second and third at Belle-Clair.

Springfield is the 11th Missouri track to host the series. Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., has been a long-time regular Summernationals track while events have also been held at Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon; State Fair Speedway in Sedalia; I-44 Speedway in Lebanon; Poplar Bluff Speedway; Montgomery County Speedway in New Florence; West Plains (Mo.) Motor Speedway; Missouri International Speedway in Benton; St. Francois County Raceway in Farmington; and St. Charles Speedway.

There’ll be three groups of qualifying with three heats and 40-lap main event.

Springfield schedule

Drivers’ meeting: 6 p.m.
Hot laps: 6:30 p.m.
- B-mods
- Late Models
- A-mods
- Late Model time trials
Opening ceremonies
Heat races
- B-mods
- Late Models (10 laps)
- A-mods
Consolations
- B-mods
- A-mods
Main events
- Late Models (40 laps)
- B-mods
- A-mods

 
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