Dennis Erb Jr. surged past Jason Feger with 12 laps to go on Friday night at Farmer City Speedway to win his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals race of the season.
It took Erb, of Carpentersville, Ill., only 22 laps to push forward from his fifth-starting position and put pressure on Feger, who started from the pole. After stalking Feger for another 10 laps he finally slid to the lead and held on for the $10,000 payday at the quarter-mile dirt oval.
"It was a good race," said Erb, a three-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion. "I had to start off a little slow, and I think once our tires came in, it got a little bit better there. We were able to get up there and follow him for a few laps there, see what he was doing, and knew that we could make a move, and it all worked out."
Feger held on to finish second with Brandon Sheppard, Billy Moyer Jr. and Mason Zeigler rounding out the top five. Championship leader Bobby Pierce finished sixth, putting him in position to clinch the championship on Saturday night as the season wraps up at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City (Ill.) Speedway; July 10, 2015
A-MAIN (40 LAPS) - 1. (28E) Dennis Erb Jr, Carpentersville, IL ($10,000); 2. (25) Jason Feger, Bloomington, IL; 3. (B5) Brandon Sheppard, New Berlin, IL; 4. (21JR) Billy Moyer Jr, Batesville, AR; 5. (25Z) Mason Zeigler, Uniontown, PA; 6. (32) Bobby Pierce, Oakwood, IL; 7. (3S) Brian Shirley, Chatham, IL; 8. (89F) Daren Friedman, Forrest, IL; 9. (75D) Billy Drake, Lincoln, IL; 10. (9) Eric Smith, Bloomington, IL; 11. (10S) Scott Schmitt, Tonica, IL; 12. (42) McKay Wenger, Fairbury, IL; 13. (6K) Michael Kloos, Trenton, IL; 14. (18) Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, IL; 15. (4G) Bob Gardner, East Peoria, IL; 16. (30) Mike Glasscock, LeRoy, IL; 17. (24) Ryan Unzicker, El Paso, IL; 18. (C8) Timothy Culp, Sheridan, AR; 19. (32S) Chris Simpson, Oxford, IA; 20. (12B) Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, IL; 21. (7R) Kent Robinson, Bloomington, IN; 22. (Z) Joe Harlan, El Paso, IL
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Mason Zeigler, Kent Robinson, Jason Feger and Billy Moyer Jr.
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 (2)|
|June 19||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Rain (3)|
|June 20||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Shannon Babb|
|June 21||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||PPD rain to June 22 (4)|
|June 22||Monday||Quincy Raceways||Rain (5)|
|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 (6)|
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||Rain (6)|
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||PPD rain to July 6|
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Speedway||Rain (7)|
|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||Shannon Babb (3)|
|July 6||Monday||Lincoln Speedway||Brandon Sheppard|
|July 7||Tuesday||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Rain (8)|
|July 8||Wednesday||Florence Speedway||Rain (9)|
|July 9||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Rain (10)|
|July 10||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Dennis Erb Jr. (2)|
|July 11||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|