Bobby Pierce Strolls to 2016 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship
Five weeks, two winners in new weekly championship points structure
CONCORD, N.C. – July 28, 2016 – Two years, one familiar name at the top of the charts as Bobby Pierce cruised to his second straight DIRTcar Summer Nationals title – this season by a dominant 226 points over Jason Feger.
Pierce kicked off the grueling summer tour on June 16 by scoring on the first night at Kankakee County Speedway. He battled Mike Marlar and stood in victory lane – the opening salvo of a season for the history books.
Through the 29 race schedule that stretched from June 15 to July 16, that included seven races rained out or postponed, Pierce dominated, scoring 10 wins. He was the first driver since Shannon Babb in 2006 to accomplish the feat.
Jon Henry Scores at Oakshade as Bobby Pierce Wins the Championship
Pierce walks away with championship after a dominating season
WAUSEON, Ohio – July 16, 2016 – Jon Henry dominated the DIRTcar Summer Nationals finale at Oakshade Raceway on Saturday night as he scored the 18th Annual Birthday Race. As Henry of Ada, Ohio, celebrated his race win, 19-year-old Bobby Pierce celebrated his second straight series championship.
Henry started the night’s feature on the outside pole and quickly took control of the race. Henry held off Jason Feger, who took the previous night’s win and Pierce who charged into second late in the race.
Through three restarts Henry easily dispatched his competition and even with lapped traffic late in the feature, Henry crossed the finish line nearly two seconds ahead of Pierce, who finished in second.
Three for Jason Feger with Oakshade Win
With an insurmountable championship points lead, Bobby Pierce feels relief
WAUSEON, Ohio – July 15, 2016 – Jason Feger rebounded Friday night at Oakshade Raceway, beating Ryan Unzicker who get the better of him the night before and claiming his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of the season.
Feger started on the outside pole and jumped out to the early lead but Unzicker ran him down and battled past him on lap 15. Feger, not wanting a repeat of the night before at Merritt, wheeled the car into turns one and two on lap 16 and took back the top spot.
Ryan Unzicker Holds off Feger, Pierce for Summer Nationals Win at Merritt
The series kicks off its final two nights with a double-header at Oakshade Speedway on Friday
LAKE CITY, Mich. - July 14, 2016 - Ryan Unzicker was up front throughout Thursday night's Summer Nationals event at Merritt Speedway, but Jason Feger did not make his second series win this year easy.
Unzicker started on the pole with points leader and reigning series champion Bobby Pierce on his outside. Pierce slipped back early as Feger charged. Through the late portions of the feature, Feger pulled even with Unzicker twice as he worked his way through traffic.
Unzicker managed to maintain the top spot and once he cleared the traffic, he pulled away from Feger. Pierce rallied late, battling past Feger and taking the second spot.
Rain Forces Cancellation of Summer Nationals at Shadyhill Speedway
MEDARYVILLE, Ind. – July 13, 2016 – Rain has forced the cancellation of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, July 13, at Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, Ind.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals event will not be rescheduled. The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Shadyhill will be rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27.