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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Roars to Life Wednesday

June 10, 2015 • App, Archives, Dirt Cars, Top Stories

If you can survive racing 28 times over the next 32 days, traveling nearly 5,500 miles from event to event, you might be able to call yourself a DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion.

Defending champion Shannon Babb has won the crown four times since 2005. Now, a new generation of racers has stepped to the forefront to take their shots at the legendary “Hell Tour” in recent years. Defending DIRTcar national champion Bobby Pierce nearly won the title in 2013 as he looks to join his father, a two-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, as the only father-son duo to ever top this grueling tour.

The action kicks off on Wednesday night at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway before shifting to Kankakee (Ill.) County Speedway on Thursday and then Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wis., by Friday and Saturday. It will eventually wind through nine states, concluding on July 11 at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio.

For many, the 28 races in 32 days can make or break their season as drivers are competing for a share of more than $750,000 in purse, point fund and contingency money.

For all of the Competitor Information, from purses and contact information to awards, formats, procedures and sponsors, go to www.TheHellTour.com.

Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series’ websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com.

2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

June 10 Wednesday Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN
June 11 Thursday Kankakee Co. Speedway Kankakee, IL
June 12 Friday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
June 13 Saturday Cedar Lake Speedway New Richmond, WI
June 14 Sunday Wilmot Speedway Wilmot, WI
June 15 Monday Off
June 16 Tuesday Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, IL
June 17 Wednesday Farley Speedway Farley, IA
June 18 Thursday Spoon River Speedway Canton, IL
June 19 Friday Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL
June 20 Saturday Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, IL
June 21 Sunday Quincy Raceways Quincy, IL
June 22 Monday Off
June 23 Tuesday Peoria Speedway Peoria, IL
June 24 Wednesday Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, IL
June 25 Thursday Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, TN
June 26 Friday Paducah Int. Raceway Paducah, KY
June 27 Saturday Federated I-55 Raceway Pevely, MO
June 28 Sunday Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, IL
June 29 Monday Off
June 30 Tuesday I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI
July 1 Wednesday Daughtery Speedway Chase, IN
July 2 Thursday LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, IL
July 3 Friday Fayette Co. Speedway Brownstown, IL
July 4 Saturday Highland Speedway Highland, IL
July 5 Sunday Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN
July 6 Monday Off
July 7 Tuesday Vermilion Co. Speedway Danville, IL
July 8 Wednesday Florence Speedway Union, KY
July 9 Thursday Macon Speedway Macon, IL
July 10 Friday Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, IL
July 11 Saturday Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, OH

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communications Provider), VP Racing Fuel (Official Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: Beyea Headers, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, Fox Shocks, JE Pistons, JRI Shocks, Mobil 1, MSD, QuarterMaster, Superflow Dynos, Summit Racing Equipment and Wrisco Aluminum; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Petroff Towing.

 

– DIRTcar press release

– Photo credit: Josh James Artwork

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