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August 17
Wilmot Raceway,
Wilmot, WI
Sanction: American Ethanol Late Model Tour (DIRTcar) (Dairyland Duel) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated August 18, 2:39 pm)
Shirley's spin helps Erb to victory at Wilmot
Dairyland Duel
  1. Dennis Erb Jr.
  2. Jared Siefert
  3. Ron Berna
  4. Nick Anvelink
  5. Spencer Diercks
  6. Brandon Thirlby
  7. Brian Shirley
  8. Taylor Scheffler
  9. Travis Stemler
  10. Paul Parker
  11. Brad Mueller
  12. David Mielke
  13. Eric Spangler
  14. Jim Schmidt
  15. Kevin Reeve
  16. Joe Bongiorno
  17. Mark Rose
  18. Tim Buhler
  19. Turk Letizia
  20. Jim Letizia
  21. Chris Engels
  22. Rich Bell
  23. Logan Arntz
  24. Nick Kurtz
presented by
Jim DenHamer
Winner Dennis Erb Jr. (28) battles Ron Berna (66) Friday at Wilmot.
What won the race: Inheriting the lead when race-dominating Brian Shirley spun on lap 30, Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., led the remaining 20 laps at Wilmot Raceway. The fifth-starting Erb earned a $4,000 payday in a race co-sanctioned by the DiscountShopTowels.com Dirt Kings Tour and American Ethanol Late Model Tour.
Quotable: “We got ourselves in position there, and I don’t know what happened with Brian (Shirley) there,” Erb said. “I knew he was leading and then all of the sudden they told me to take the lead. We had a good car. As soon as we got out to second, we started to find a little rhythm. I don’t know what would’ve happened if it had played out, but it’s good to get the win here tonight.”
Key notes: After running third for the first half of the race, Dennis Erb Jr. grabbed the second spot on lap 27. … Erb finished a half-second ahead of Jared Seifert. … Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., had a nine-second advantage when he spun with a lapped car on lap 30; Shirley ended up seventh. … The Ethanol Tour made its first Wisconsin visit. … The $4,000 winner’s share was the richest on the Dirt King’s tour this season. … The Dirt Kings return to Wilmot on Sept. 15.
On the move: Nick Anvelink of Navarino, Wis., started eighth and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Erb’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored J.R. McBride Leasing, McBride Mack, Rhino Ag, Deegan's Tire & Auto Repair, Ideal Ready Mix, VolMac Truck Sales @ Service, M&M Painting and Construction, Keyser Mfg., Integra Racing Shocks, VP Racing Fuels, Performance Rod & Custom, Allstar Performance and Hoosier Racing Tire.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Nick Anvelink (346) led Brett Swedberg (280) and Justin Schmidt (274) in the Dirt Kings standings; Brandon Thirlby (536) led the Ethanol Tour over Eric Spangler (532) and Nick Kurtz (505).
Car count: 40
Fast qualifier: Brandon Thirlby
Time: 15.099 seconds
Polesitter: Ron Berna
Heat race winners: Brandon Thirlby, Spencer Diercks, Brian Shirley, Dennis Erb Jr.
Consolation race winners: Logan Arntz, Mark Rose
Provisional starters: Turk Letizia, David Mielke, Jim Letizia, Nick Kurtz
Next series race: August 18, La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, IL) $4,000
Editor's note: Corrects winner's sponsors.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Berna, Stemler
Row 2: Shirley, Siefert
Row 3: Erb, Diercks
Row 4: Thirlby, Anvelink
Row 5: T. Sheffer, Mueller
Row 6: Bell, Parker
Row 7: J. Schmidt, Engels
Row 8: Buhler, Bongiorno
Row 9: Arntz, Rose
Row 10: Reeve, Spangler
Row 11: T. Letizia, Mielke
Row 12: J. Letizia, Kurtz

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