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Farmer City Raceway

Feger tops B-Shepp in Farmer City Pride 50

July 21, 2012, 6:32 am
By Patrick Davis
DirtonDirt.com correspondent
Jason Feger picked up $5,000 at Farmer City. (Rocky Ragusa)
Jason Feger picked up $5,000 at Farmer City. (Rocky Ragusa)

FARMER CITY, Ill. (July 20) — Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., raced to a $5,000 victory in Friday’s Farmer City Pride 50 at Farmer City Raceway, leading every lap of the unsanctioned event that was rescheduled from July 6.

The second-starting Feger turned back several late challenges from polesitter Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, in racing to his fifth overall victory of the season. | Slideshow

Sheppard, who has driven the Rocket Chassis house car full time since early May, was back in his family-owned No. B5 for the home-state event, but couldn’t find a way around Feger while the two leaders raced through heavy traffic during most of the second half of the race.

The race’s only caution appeared for a pileup involving Bobby Pierce, Joe Harlan and Daniel Flessner with four laps remaining, giving Feger clear track for a final run to the finish. Feger pulled away on the restart and cruised to the victory.

Sheppard settled for the runner-up finish followed by Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville. Kyle Logue of Oreana, and Billy Drake of Bloomington, rounded out the top five finishers.

Notes: Feger's Pierce Race Car is powered by a Rhyne Competition Engine and sponsored by Chizmark Larson Insurance, Pro Tire & Automotive, Jaxon Chase Steel Detailing, Box Seat Motorsports, Mulligans and Stearn Ironworks. … The event was originally slated for July 6 in place of Farmer City’s UMP DIRTcar Summernationals event that was moved to Quincy (Ill.) Raceway due to a financial dispute between the management of Farmer City Raceway and World Racing Group, UMP’s parent company. … The victory is Feger’s second this season at Farmer City. The first came in a weekly event on April 6. … Feger’s other three previous victories all came in Summernationals action during the past month.

Farmer City Pride 50: (1) Jason Feger, (2) Brandon Sheppard, (3) Dennis Erb Jr., (4) Kyle Logue, (5) Billy Drake, (6) Joe Harlan, (7) Steve Sheppard Jr., (8) Bobby Pierce, (9) Kent Robinson, (10) Scott Bull, (11) McKay Wenger, (12) Eric Smith, (13) Charley Hess, (14) Daren Friedman, (15) Daniel Flessner, (16) Jeremy Conoway, (17) Brian Rickey, (18) Russ Adams, (19) Steve Lance Jr., (20) Custis Hobbs, (21) Brian Dunn. Fast qualifier: Harlan, 12.88 seconds. Heat race winners: B. Sheppard, Feger, Logue.

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