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July 1
Paducah International Raceway,
Paducah, KY
Sanction: DIRTcar Summer Nationals - $10,000
Information provided by: Robert Holman and series reports (last updated July 2, 2:36 pm)
Pierce nets $10,000 in tour's Paducah return
  1. Bobby Pierce
  2. Tanner English
  3. Billy Moyer Jr.
  4. Christian Hanger
  5. Terry English
  6. Brian Shirley
  7. Jason Feger
  8. Josh Putnam
  9. Jason Riggs
  10. Matt Cooper
  11. Joe Godsey
  12. Doug Tye
  13. Mark Voigt
  14. Ronnie Cooper
  15. Paul Stubber
  16. Thomas Hunziker
  17. Brent McKinnon
  18. Jack Riggs
  19. Mick Quin
  20. Jeff Roth
  21. Payton Freeman
  22. Dylan Thompson
  23. Aaron Edwards
  24. Richard Frost
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Bobby Pierce heads to a $10,000 victory in Paducah, Ky.
What won the race: Winning his tour-leading fourth race, Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., led all 30 laps Friday at Paducah International Raceway for a $10,000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Pierce won by 5.120 seconds over polesitting Tanner English in front of a big crowd enjoying the 3/8-mile track's first tour event in nine years.
Key notes: Pierce has 44 career Summer Nationals victories. ... Terry English finished fifth in his first series start since 2018. ... Jason Feger pitted three times for various issues but soldiered to a seventh-place finish. ... Three cautions slowed the action, including on the 13th lap when Brent McKinnon spun in turn two. ... On the third lap, Jack Riggs got into the turn-two wall and triggered a multicar pileup; fast qualifier Payton Freeman was among retirees. ... A lap-two caution appeared when Dylan Thompson got sideways in turn four after making contact with Billy Moyer Jr., collecting Brian Shirley. ... Dusty conditions plagued hot laps and time trials and the track was reworked before heat races. .... PIR owners Adam and Brittany Elliott reopened the track shuttered since 2018 and most of the last six seasons.
On the move: Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., started 11th 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 Paducah: 1. Bobby Pierce (943); 2. Brian Shirley (831); 3. Jason Feger (824); 4. Ryan Unzicker (669); 5. Payton Freeman (641); 6. Joe Godsey (616); 7. Dennis Erb Jr. (590); 8. Logan Martin (511); 9. Mark Voigt (493); 10. Max Blair (481).
Current weather: Clear, 79°F
Car count: 24
Fast qualifier: Payton Freeman
Time: 15.599 seconds
Polesitter: Tanner English
Heat race winners: Bobby Pierce, Dylan Thompson, Tanner English
Next series race: July 2, Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
From staff and series reports

PADUCAH, Ky. — Updates from the 14th round of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Paducah International Raceway, returning to the series for the first time since 2013 and running a $10,000-to-win event for Super Late Models (results unofficial):

Feature

Winning his tour-leading fourth race, Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., led all 30 laps Friday at Paducah International Raceway for a $10,000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Pierce won by 5.120 seconds over polesitting Tanner English in front of a big crowd enjoying the 3/8-mile track's first tour event in nine years.

Feature lineup

(30 laps)

Row 1: Tanner English, Bobby Pierce
Row 2: Dylan Thompson, Billy Moyer Jr.
Row 3: Jason Feger, Jason Riggs
Row 4: Christian Hanger, Terry English
Row 5: Mark Voigt, Mick Quin
Row 6: Brian Shirley, Matt Cooper
Row 7: Doug Tye, Josh Putnam
Row 8: Jeff Roth, Jack Riggs
Row 9: Joe Godsey, Thomas Hunziker
Row 10: Richard Frost, Paul Stubber
Row 11: Brent McKinnon, Payton Freeman
Row 12: Aaron Edwards, Ronnie Cooper

Heat race results

(Eight laps; all transfer)

First heat: Bobby Pierce, Billy Moyer Jr., Christian Hanger, Mick Quin, Doug Tye, Jack Riggs. Scratched: Richard Frost. Disqualified: Payton Freeman (light at scales).

Second heat: Dylan Thompson, Jason Feger, Terry English, Brian Shirley, Josh Putnam, Joe Godsey, Paul Stubber, Aaron Edwards.

Third heat: Tanner English, Jason Riggs, Mark Voigt, Matt Cooper, Jeff Roth, Thomas Hunziker, Brent McKinnon, Ronnie Cooper.

Time trials

(Heat races start straightup by qualifying times)

Driver (car no.), hometown
First group
Payton Freeman (F1), Commerce, Ga., 15.599
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., 15.798
Billy Moyer Jr. (21jr), Batesville, Ark., 16.290
Mick Quin (23nz), Hawks Bay, New Zealand, 16.633
Doug Tye (4D), Collinsville, Ill., 16.675
Christian Hanger (15), Winchester, Tenn., 16.682
Jack Riggs (81j), Nolensville, Tenn., 17.059
Richard Frost (15), Clarksville, Tenn., no time
Second group
Dylan Thompson (99), Paducah, Ky., 15.853
Terry English (96), Benton, Ky., 16.251
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 16.322
Josh Putnam (212), Florence, Ala., 16.416
Brian Shirley (3s), Chatham, Ill., 16.493
Joe Godsey (14G), Edinburgh, Ind., 16.738
Aaron Edwards (22), Clarksville, Tenn., 16.786
Paul Stubber (31aus), Bunbury, Australia, 16.842
Third group
Tanner English (81E), Benton, Ky., 16.864
Jason Riggs (81r), College Grove, Tenn., 16.938
Mark Voigt (30), Marine, Ill., 17.446
Jeff Roth (14R), Bentonville, Ark., 17.502
Brent McKinnon (26M), Carlyle, Ill., 17.803
Matt Cooper (18), McKenzie, Tenn., 17.851
Thomas Hunziker (38), Bend, Ore., 18.155
Ronnie Cooper (10), McKenzie, Tenn., 18.215

Friday’s schedule

(All times local)

6 p.m. - Drivers’ meeting
6:30 p.m. - On-track activity
- Late Model hot laps
- Modified hot laps/time trials
- Late Model time trials (2 laps)
- Street stock hot laps/time trials
- Bomber hot laps/time trials
Opening ceremonies
- Modified heats (8 laps)
- Late Model heats (8 laps)
- Street stock heats (6 laps)
- Late Model C-main (8 laps if necessary)
- Modified B-main (10 laps if necessary)
- Late Model B-main (10 laps if necessary)
Feature races
- Bombers (10 laps)
- Modifieds (20 laps)
- Late Models (40 laps)
- Street stocks (12 laps)

Feature lineup

Row 1: Ta. English, Pierce
Row 2: Thompson, Moyer Jr.
Row 3: Feger, Jason Riggs
Row 4: Hanger, Te. English
Row 5: Voigt, Quin
Row 6: Shirley, M. Cooper
Row 7: Tye, Putnam
Row 8: Roth, Jack Riggs
Row 9: Godsey, Hunziker
Row 10: Frost, Stubber
Row 11: McKinnon, Freeman
Row 12: Edwards, R. Cooper

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