Sullivan Sails to Peoria Hell Tour Triumph



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Peoria, IL – July 13, 2010 – Jack Sullivan earned his second Hell Tour victory the season on Tuesday night at Peoria Speedway, where the DIRTcar Summer Nationals competed for the 25th time in 27 days.

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Sullivan, of Greenbriar, Ark., jumped out to early lead over pole-sitter Frank Heckenast Jr., and then fended off multiple challenges from multiple angles thrown at him by Hell Tour point leader Jason Feger during the 40-lap main event. Sullivan, who also won at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway, collected $5,000 for winning.

Feger finished a strong second, charging from his eighth-place starting spot to add a little more distance between himself and defending champion Dennis Erb Jr. in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals point standings. Monday night winner Ryan Unzicker was third, followed by Heckenast and Steve Lance Jr.

 

Up next for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour is a visit to the Hoosier state and Kokomo Speedway on Wednesday, July 14. In total the Hell Tour has traveled more than 4,500 miles in the course of 27 nights. The trip from Peoria, Ill., to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Ind., will have drivers traveling over 230 miles east to the track which will serve as 26th race of the 2010 tour. The tour last visited Kokomo in 2005 when Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., won. The win was his 10th of 15 wins in 2005.sullivan071310a_web

A-Main 40-Laps: (1) Jack Sullivan, (2) Jason Feger, (3) Ryan Unzicker, (4) Frank Heckenast Jr., (5) Steve Lance Jr., (6) Dennis Erb Jr., (7) Mike Mullvain, (8) Kevin Weaver, (9) Billy Moyer Jr., (10) Shannon Babb, (11) Rich Bell, (12) Doug Drown, (13) Brian Harris, (14) Jeff Maher, (15) Brandon Sheppard, (16) Tim Lance, (17) Jason Jaggers, (18) Todd Bennett, (19) Jeep Van Wormer, (20) Mike Hammerle, (21) Charley Hess, (22) Jay Sparks, (23) Mike Provenzano, (24) Dillan White.


B-Main: Brian Harris, Mike Provenzano, Brian Shirley, Brandon Sheppard, Tim Lance, Bobby Pierce, Jason McBride, Brandon Thirlby, Jim Moon, Mike Hammerle, Jim Carmody, Scott Schmitt, Dennis Erb Jr., Gerry Reeder Jr., Ryan Dauber.

C-Main winners: Mike Hammerle, Jim Moon.

First heat: Jack Sullivan, Mike Mullvain, Todd Bennett, Doug Drown, Ryan Dauber, Brian Harris, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Hammerle, Russ Adams, Jeff Maher.

Second heat:  Frank Heckenast Jr., Dillan White, Kevin Weaver, RIch Bell, Brian Shirley, Bobby Pierce, Dennis Erb Jr., John Gardner, Larry Riekert, Zack Kuhel. Scratched: Donny Walden.

Third heat: Ryan Unzicker, Jason Jaggers, Jay Sparks, Charley Hess, Brandon Thirlby, Mike Provenzano, Gerry Reeder Jr., Jim Carmody, Jim Moon, Dick Taylor, Jeep Van Wormer.

Fourth heat: Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, Steve Lance Jr., Billy Moyer Jr., Tim Lance, Scott Schmitt, Jason McBride, Craig Vosbergen, Bob Gardner, Kyle Logue, Brian Crebo.

Time trials (unofficial)
(Heat races start straight up by qualifying)
First group
Mike Mullvain (4), Bartonville, Ill., 12.763
Jack Sullivan (1), Greenbrier, Ark., 12.942
Brian Harris (75), Davenport, Iowa, 12.946
Todd Bennett (T2), Peoria Heights, Ill., 12.979
Doug Drown (12), Wooster, Ohio, 13.024
Ryan Dauber (64), Tonica, Ill., 13.087
Wes Steidinger (J1), Fairbury, Ill., 13.198
Mike Hammerle (16H), St. Charles, Mo., 13.379
Russ Adams (74), Princeville, Ill., 13.431
Jeff Maher (22), Elmwood, Ill., 13.514
Brandon Sheppard (B5), New Berlin, Ill., 13.702
Second group
Brian Shirley (48x), Chatham, Ill., 12.545
Frank Heckenast Jr. (99jr), Orland Park, Ill., 12.937
Donny Walden (1w), Towanda, Ill., 13.018
Dillan White (54), Crofton, Ky., 13.047
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 13.048
Rich Bell (21B), Sheffield, Ill., 13.260
John Gardner (38c), Creve Couer, Ill., 13.411
Kevin Weaver (B12), Gibson City, Ill., 13.714
Bobby Pierce (32), Oakwood, Ill., 13.797
Larry Reikert (94), Edelstein, Ill., 13.963
Zach Kuhel (0), Morton, Ill., 14.411
Third group
Ryan Unzicker (24), El Paso, Ill., 12.983
Jeep Van Wormer (55), Pinconning, Mich., 13.060
Jay Sparks (7s), Metamora, Ill., 13.075
Jason Jaggers (32j), Wyanet, Ill., 13.174
Charley Hess (40), Peoria, Ill., 13.259
Brandon Thirlby (m14), Traverse City, Mich., 13.284
Mike Provenzano (m27), Marsielles, Ill., 13.352
Gerry Reeder Jr. (65), Lexington, Ky., 13.434
Dick Taylor (24), Springfield, Ill., 13.552
Jim Moon (1m), Zionsville, Ind., 13.584
Jim Carmody (83c), Dunlap, Ill., 13.641
Fourth group
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 12.748
Jason Feger (25), Bloomington, Ill., 12.874
Billy Moyer Jr. (21jr), Batesville, Ark., 12.939
Tim Lance (48), Brimfield, Ill., 12.990
Steve Lance Jr. (25), Cuba, Ill., 13.104
Kyle Logue (21), Cisco, Ill., 13.202
Jason McBride (77), Carbondale, Ill., 13.307
Brian Crebo (99c), Washington, Ill., 13.322
Scott Schmitt (10), Tonica, Ill., 13.569
Craig Vosbergen (8), Perth, Western Australia, 13.732
Bob Gardner (4G), Creve Couer, Ill., 15.944



2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘The Hell Tour’ Schedule

Date/ Track/Location/Winner/Car Count

06/16/10 – Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, Ind. (Billy Moyer – 50)

06/17/10 – Kankakee County Speedway – Kankakee, Ill. (Billy Moyer – 47)

06/18/10 – Cedar Lake Speedway – Somerset, Wis. (Billy Moyer – 43)

06/19/10 – Cedar Lake Speedway – Somerset, Wis. (Brian Birkhofer – 44)

06/20/10 – Wilmot Speedway – Wilmot, Wis. (Rodney Melvin – 31)

06/21/10 – Vermillion County Speedway – Danville, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer – 35)

06/22/10 – Highland Speedway – Highland, Ill. (Shannon Babb – 43)

06/23/10 – Belle Clair Speedway – Belleville, Ill. (Dennis Erb Jr. – 37)

06/24/10 – Shepps Speedway – Alexander, Ill. (Shannon Babb – 43)

06/25/10 – Farmer City Raceway – Farmer City, Ill. (Don O’Neal – 45)

06/26/10 – Clarksville Speedway – Clarksville, Tenn. (Jack Sullivan – 39)

06/27/10 – Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, Ind. (Don O’Neal – 28)

06/28/10 – Lincoln Park Speedway – Putnamville, Ind. (Don O’Neal – 27)

06/29/10 – I-96 Speedway – Lake Odessa, Mich. (Jeep Van Wormer – 45)

06/30/10 – Charleston Speedway – Charleston, Ill. (Brian Shirley – 26)

07/01/10 – Clay Hill Motorsports Park – Atwood, Tenn. (Billy Moyer – 33)

07/02/10 – Paducah International Raceway – Paducah, Ky (Billy Moyer – 43)

07/03/10 – I-55 Raceway – Pevely, Mo (Billy Moyer – 37)

07/04/10 – Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, Ill. (RAIN)

07/06/10 – Fayette County Speedway – Brownstown, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer – 32)

07/08/10 – Macon Speedway – Macon, Ill. (Dennis Erb Jr. – 34)

07/09/10 – Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, Ill. (Jason Feger – 39)

07/10/10 – Fairbury American Legion Speedway – Fairbury, Ill. (Shannon Babb – 41)

07/11/10 – Quincy Raceways – Quincy, Ill. (Jeep Van Wormer – 32)

07/12/10 – Spoon River Speedway – Canton, Ill. (Ryan Unzicker – 38)

07/13/10 – Peoria Speedway – Peoria, Ill. (Jack Sullivan – 44)

07/14/10 – Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, Ind.

07/16/10 – Attica Raceway Park – Attica, Ohio

07/17/10 – Oakshade Raceway – Wauseon, Ohio


The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour is brought to racing fans by many important sponsors and partners, including AFCO, ASI Racewear, Bill Pink Carburetors, Chizmark Larson Insurance, Dyers Rods, Eibach Springs, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Hoosier Racing Tire, Intercomp, Ohlins, Quarter Master, R2C Performance, Racing Electronics, Special Olympics, U Coat-It,  University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels,  Vicci, and Wrisco Aluminum.