Highland, IL – Jason Feger wore out the high side on Saturdaynight at Highland Speedway to pass Billy Moyer for his tour-leading third DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season.
Feger, of Bloomington, Ill., led the opening lap before Moyer charged from fourth to swipe the top spot. Feger kept the pressure on Moyer, the tour’s all-time leading winner, and reclaimed the lead on lap 24, then pulled away in traffic over the final 26 circuits to earn the $10,000 checkered flag.
“He’s (Moyer) arguably the best one ever,” said Feger, the 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion who now has 14 series wins in his career. “He’s a great, clean racer. So it was good to race with him … you know you’re going to put on a good show. The leg still shakes a little bit on that gas pedal when I pass him. It feels great any time you can beat him. That’s saying a lot.”
Moyer finished second with Brian Shirley, Michael Kloos and Ryan Unzicker rounding out the top five. In the championship battle, points leader Bobby Pierce started 19th and powered his way to a 7th-place finish, one spot behind Billy Moyer Jr., who is second in points.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour races to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday and then Monday takes another shot at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway after it was rained out on June 28.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Highland (Ill.) Speedway; July 4, 2015
A-MAIN (50 LAPS) – 1. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL ($10,000); 2. (21) Billy Moyer, Batesville, AR; 3. (3S) Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL; 4. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 5. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 6. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 7. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 8. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 9. (1M) Jim Moon, New Florence, MO; 10. (78) Chad Zobrist, Highland, IL; 11. (81JR) Jason Riggs, Harrisburg, IL; 12. (54) Matt Westfall, Pleasant Hill, OH; 13. (33X) Tim Manville, Troy, IL; 14. (R5) Hunter Rasdon, Jonesboro, AR; 15. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 16. (3C) Kevin Cole, Benton, IL; 17. (1S) Rick Salter, Aviston, IL; 18. (8) Dan Schlieper, Oak Creek, WI; 19. (18D) Bobby Dauderman, Alhambra, IL; 20. (38L) Ryan Little, Springfield, IL; 21. (7) Matt Weidner, Highland, IL; 22. (27M) Rodney Melvin, Benton, IL.
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Billy Moyer, Michael Kloos, Jason Feger and Brian Shirley.
2015 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule
|June 10||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Dennis Erb. Jr.|
|June 11||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Frank Heckenast Jr.|
|June 12||Friday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Jimmy Mars|
|June 13||Saturday||Cedar Lake Speedway||Jason Feger|
|June 14||Sunday||Wilmot Speedway||Rain|
|June 16||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Bobby Pierce|
|June 17||Wednesday||Farley Speedway||Billy Moyer Jr.|
|June 18||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Rain|
|June 19||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Rain|
|June 20||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Shannon Babb|
|June 21||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||PPD rain to June 22|
|June 22||Monday||Quincy Raceways||Rain|
|June 23||Tuesday||Peoria Speedway||Shannon Babb (2)|
|June 24||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Bobby Pierce (2)|
|June 25||Thursday||Clarksville Speedway||Levi Kissinger|
|June 26||Friday||Paducah Int. Raceway||Rain|
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||Rain|
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||PPD rain to July 6|
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Speedway||Rain|
|July 1||Wednesday||Daugherty Speedway||Jason Feger (2)|
|July 2||Thursday||LaSalle Speedway||Chris Simpson|
|July 3||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Billy Moyer|
|July 4||Saturday||Highland Speedway||Jason Feger (3)|
|July 5||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN|
|July 6||Monday||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL|
|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