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Trivia Time: DIRTcar Summer Nationals quiz

July 4, 2019, 12:18 am
By Bob Markos
DirtonDirt.com contributor

Part of a continuing feature at DirtonDirt.com, test your Dirt Late Model knowledge with a 20-question quiz from longtime racing historian Bob Markos. Here’s a special edition related to the DIRTcar Summer Nationals (click here for answers):

1. Which Super Late Model racer at 20 years of age captured the Summer Nationals title, DIRTcar weekly championship and Dirt Track World Championship in a single season?

2. What is the longest track layout to host a Summer Nationals event?

3. Which one of the following Illinois dirt venues have never scheduled a Summer Nationals event?

(a) Bureau County Speedway, Pecatonica
(b) Clay County Speedway, Flora
(c) Jefferson County Raceway, Mount Vernon
(d) Mid-State Speedway, Mount Vernon
(e) Morgan County Speedway, Jacksonville

(f) Santa Fe Speedway, Willow Springs

4. Which driver was the first to take a Summer Nationals title and a DIRTcar weekly championship in the same season?

5. What World 100 winner earned his biggest victory to date and his first UMP win in a 1997 Summer Nationals event?

6. What end result awaited Scott Bloomquist and Freddy Smith after their victories in the first two 1991 Summer Nationals stops at Farley, Iowa, and Owatonna, Minn.?

7. Who has earned a record 14 DIRTcar manufacturer awards?

8. Which year was the fewest Summer Nationals events scheduled?

9. Name two DIRTcar modified weekly champions with Late Model Summer Nationals victories.

10. Which one of the following Missouri dirt venues has never scheduled a Summer Nationals event?

(a) Federated Raceway at I-55, Pevely
(b) Joplin 66 Speedway
(c) Montgomery County Speedway, New Florence
(d) St. Charles Speedway
(e) St. Francois Raceway, Farmington

(f) West Plains Motor Speedway

11. Which past Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway champion won that year’s Summer Nationals event at Paducah on a last-lap pass?

12. Who began in racing as a National Speed Sport News reporter and was an intricate part of the Summer Nationals?

13. Which pair of NASCAR Weekly Racing Series national champions have Summer Nationals victories?

14. What is the westernmost track to host a Summer Nationals event?

15. Match these past and present Summer Nationals stops with their original track names.

(a) Daugherty Speedway
(b) I-96 Speedway
(c) Kickapoo Speedway
(d) 67 Raceway Park
(e) Southlake Speedway
(f) Spoon River Speedway
(g) Sycamore Speedway
(h) Windy Hollow Raceway
Action Speedway
Bob-Jo Speedway
Dixie Speedway
Clarke’s Speedway
GLV Raceway
Eastern Illinois Speedway
Henry’s Speedway

Broadway Speedway

16. Which two past NASCAR Cup competitors have Summer Nationals victories?

17. Name the half dozen father-son racing duos with Summer National victories?

18. In the tour's inaugural year in 1986, what was the original name of the Summer Nationals?

19. Who in a 100-lap Summer Nationals event suffered a flat tire during a caution, put on a spare in the infield and rallied to victory?

20. Which one of the following Wisconsin dirt venues has never scheduled a Summer Nationals event?

a) ABC Raceway, Ashland
b) Beaver Dam Raceway Park
c) Marshfield Speedway
d) Rice Lake Speedway
e) Seymour Speedway

f) Shawano Speedway

Answers: www.dirtondirt.com/story_10672.html

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