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June 17
Tri-City Speedway,
Granite City, IL
Sanction: DIRTcar Summer Nationals - $10,000
Information provided by: Kyle McFadden and staff reports (last updated June 18, 7:34 am)
Pierce rebounds for $10,000 Tri-City victory
  1. Bobby Pierce
  2. Dennis Erb Jr.
  3. Ryan Gustin
  4. Shannon Babb
  5. Tanner English
  6. Ryan Unzicker
  7. Brian Shirley
  8. Jason Feger
  9. Logan Martin
  10. Max Blair
  11. Jeff Herzog
  12. Bob Gardner
  13. Payton Freeman
  14. Joe Godsey
  15. Trevor Gundaker
  16. Daryn Klein
  17. Justin Duty
  18. Mark Voigt
  19. Brent McKinnon
  20. Kolby Vandenbergh
  21. Gordy Gundaker
  22. Preston Luckman
  23. Drake Troutman
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Bobby Pierce takes the checkers at Tri-City Speedway, earning $10,000.
What won the race: Rebounding from an off-night, Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., swept around Dennis Erb Jr. on the 27th lap Friday at Tri-City Speedway and raced to a $10,000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Pierce, who broke the yoke on his driveshaft while leading the previous night in Davenport, Iowa, finished 3.028 seconds ahead of Erb for his 42nd career tour victory.
Quotable: "It was a hard race. ... Starting in that second row, it's been making the work for it night in, night out. I just can't get that front-row spot," Pierce said.
Key notes: Pierce won his second straight start at Tri-City; he won June 3's World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series event. ... Five cautions slowed Friday's 40-lapper, including on laps 17 and 18 when Daryn Klein and then Mark Voigt got into the backstretch wall. ... Joe Godsey spun in turn four on the 19th lap. ... The first caution appeared on the sixth lap when Preston Luckman stopped with a broken nosepiece (another caution appeared on the ensuing restart when a driver struck the restart cone). ... A lap-nine caution dropped for a slowing Trevor Gundaker. ... The Kevin and Tammy Gundaker-owned track hosted the tour for the 24th time.
On the move: Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., started 19th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Pierce’s Pierce Race Car is sponsored by Hoker Trucking, Allgayer Inc., Rio Grande Waste Services, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Carnaghi Towing & Repair, Extreme Electric, Toyota of Danville, Quality Paint & Body, Base Racing Fuels, Senior Life Insurance and the Vermilion County Bobcats.
Points chase: After Tri-City: 1. Bobby Pierce (274): 2. Ryan Unzicker (270); 3. Jason Feger (261); 4. Dennis Erb Jr. (251); 5. Brian Shirley (227); 6. Logan Martin (193); 7. Payton Freeman (189); 8. Drake Troutman (186); 9. Joe Godsey (176); 10. Tommy Sheppard Jr. (172).
Current weather: Clear, 77°F
Car count: 37
Fast qualifier: Jason Feger
Time: 14.219 seconds
Heat race winners: Bobby Pierce, Ryan Gustin, Dennis Erb Jr., Jeff Herzog
Consolation race winners: Logan Martin
Provisional starters: Ryan Unzicker, Mark Voigt, Brent McKinnon, Drake Troutman, Payton Freeman
Next series race: June 18, Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, IL) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

GRANITE CITY, Ill. — Updates and results from Friday's fourth round of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Tri-City Speedway, highlighted by a $10,000-to-win Super Late Model feature (results unofficial):


Rebounding from an off-night, Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., swept around Dennis Erb Jr. on the 27th lap Friday at Tri-City Speedway and raced to a $10,000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Pierce, who broke the yoke on his driveshaft while leading the previous night in Davenport, Iowa, finished 3.028 seconds ahead of Erb for his 42nd career tour victory.

Feature lineup

(40 laps)

Row 1: Dennis Erb Jr., Jeff Herzog
Row 2: Bobby Pierce, Ryan Gustin
Row 3: Jason Feger, Shannon Babb
Row 4: Tanner English, Gordy Gundaker
Row 5: Bob Gardner, Brian Shirley
Row 6: Joe Godsey, Max Blair
Row 7: Justin Duty, Daryn Klein
Row 8: Trevor Gundaker, Preston Luckman
Row 9: Logan Martin, Kolby Vandenbaugh
Row 10: Ryan Unzicker, Mark Voigt
Row 11: Brent McKinnon, Drake Troutman
Row 12: Payton Freeman

Consolation race results

(10 laps; top two transfer)

B-main (12 laps; top two transfer): Logan Martin, Kolby Vandenbaugh, Ryan Unzicker, Tommy Sheppard Jr., Rickey Frankel, Brent McKinnon, Mark Vogt, Billy Laycock, Claude Walker, Payton Freeman, Jeff Roth, Doug Tye, Reid Millard, Kayden Clatt, Tim Gauntt, Paul Kuper.

C-main (10 laps; top four transfer): Claude Walker, Kayden Clatt, Reid Millard, Tim Gauntt, Mick Quin, Paul Stubber, Deshawn Gingerich. DNS: Jason Suhre, Drake Troutman.

Heat race results

(10 laps; top four transfer)

First heat: Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, Bob Gardner, Justin Duty, Kolby Vandenbergh, Ryan Unzicker, Billy Laycock, Paul Stubber, Jason Suhre, Tim Gauntt.

Second heat: Dennis Erb Jr., Shannon Babb, Brian Shirley, Daryn Klein, Logan Martin, Brent McKinnon, Doug Tye, Deshawn Gingerich, Drake Troutman.

Third heat: Ryan Gustin, Tanner English, Joe Godsey, Trevor Gundaker, Paul Kuper, Rickey Frankel, Mark Voigt, Claude Walker, Mick Quin.

Fourth heat: Jeff Herzog, Gordy Gundaker, Max Blair, Preston Luckman, Tommy Sheppard Jr., Jeff Roth, Payton Freeman, Kayden Clatt, Reid Millard.

Time trials

(Heat races start straightup by qualifying times)

Driver (car no.), hometown
, time
First group
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 14.219
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., 14.513
Kolby Vandenbergh (15), Ashland, Ill., 14.709
Bob Gardner (4G), East Peoria, Ill., 14.720
Billy Laycock (82), Marine, Ill., 14.915
Justin Duty (15), Mulino, Ore., 14.923
Paul Stubber (31aus), Bunbury, Australia, 14.937
Ryan Unzicker (24), El Paso, Ill., 15.008
Jason Suhre (4), Highland, Ill., 15.026
Tim Gauntt (T8), Brighton, Ill., 17.335
Second group
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 14.336
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 14.462
Daryn Klein (10), Fairview Heights, Ill., 14.483
Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 14.494
Logan Martin (36), West Plains, Mo., 14.556
Brent McKinnon (26M), Carlyle, Ill., 14.833
Deshawn Gingerich (0), Dover, Pa., 15.472
Doug Tye (4D), Collinsville, Ill., 16.019
Drake Troutman (7T), Hyndman, Pa., did not time
Third group
Tanner English (81E), Benton, Ky., 14.366
Ryan Gustin (19r), Marshalltown, Iowa, 14.461
Joe Godsey (14G), Edinburgh, Ind., 14.661
Trevor Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo., 14.758
Paul Kuper (14k), Aviston, Ill., 14.861
Rickey Frankel (33), Quincy, Ill., 14.982
Mark Voigt (30), Marine, Ill., 15.349
Claude Walker (35), Moro, Ill., 15.370
Mick Quin (23NZ), Hawks Bay, N.Z., 16.610
Fourth group
Payton Freeman (F1), Commerce, Ga., 14.545
Jeff Herzog (11H), Festus, Mo., 14.641
Max Blair (111v), Centerville, Pa., 14.720
Preston Luckman (77), Coos Bay, Ore., 14.747
Gordy Gundaker (11), St. Charles, Mo., 14.948
Tommy Sheppard Jr. (T6), New Berlin, Ill., 15.030
Kayden Clatt (50C), Edina, Mo., 15.429
Jeff Roth (14R), Bentonville, Ark., 15.775
Reid Millard (14R), Jefferson City, Mo., 16.469

Friday's schedule

(All times local)

6 p.m. - Drivers' meeting
6:30 p.m. - On-track activity
- DIRTcar Late Model hot laps
- Modified hot laps/qualifying
- DIRTcar Late Model time trials
- B-mod hot laps
Opening ceremonies

- DIRTcar Late Model heats (10 laps)
- Modified heats (8 laps)
- B-mod heats (8 laps
- DIRTcar Late Model C-main (10 laps if necessary)
- Modified consolation (10 laps if necessary)
- DIRTcar Late Model B-main (12 laps if necessary)
- B-mod B-main (10 laps if necessary)

- DIRTcar Late Models (40 laps)
- Modifieds (25 laps)
- B-mods (20 laps)

Feature lineup

Row 1: Erb, Herzog
Row 2: Pierce, Gustin
Row 3: Feger, Babb
Row 4: English, G. Gundaker
Row 5: Gardner, Shirley
Row 6: Godsey, Blair
Row 7: Duty, Klein
Row 8: T. Gundaker, Luckman
Row 9: Martin, Vandenbaugh
Row 10: Unzicker, Voigt
Row 11: McKinnon, Troutman
Row 12: Freeman

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