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):
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drivers’ meeting: 6 p.m.
Hot laps: 6:30 p.m.
- Late Models
- Late Model time trials
- Late Models (10 laps)
- Late Models (40 laps)