TWO FOR 3s: Shirley Outruns Pierce in Traffic to Win Back-to-Back at Sycamore Pierce increases points lead with runner-up finish   MAPLE PARK, IL – June 25, 2021 – Never doubt the heart of a champion to come alive when it matters most. Defending Hell Tour champion Brian Shirley has gone back-to-back.   After a trying […]

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LASALLE, IL – It was only a matter of time before the reigning DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley scored his first win of the season.   On Wednesday night at LaSalle Speedway, he did just that, leading all 40 laps green-to-checkered for his 34th career Hell Tour victory. With this win, Shirley has now won […]

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Despite the setbacks of 2020, it was still an action-packed year for Dirt Late Models.  Both national tours worked tirelessly to put together complete seasons after losing time during the spring, and several marquee events carried on or reimagined to deal with the obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Which Dirt Late Model stars shone […]

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Quincy, MI — After a rough past couple of races, the current DIRTcar Summer Nationals point leader Brian Shirley is back on top after earning his seventh Feature win of the season Wednesday night in the tour debut at Butler Motor Speedway.   Shirley got caught-up in a wreck in the Feature at Lincoln Speedway […]

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DIRTcar Late Models PEVELY, MO – Aug. 15, 2020 – Patience has been an incredible virtue for Brandon Sheppard this week. In the DIRTcar Summer Nationals’ first visit to the hallowed high banks of the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 since 2018, Sheppard timed his strike for the lead perfectly, riding top-five for most […]

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BROWNSTOWN, IL – Aug. 14, 2020 – Racing only 90 minutes from home, with his car owners at the track, against the biggest field of 41 DIRTcar Late Models so far this year. Whatever you throw at him, the pressure just never seems to get to Brian Shirley. The Chatham, IL-racer fended off challenges from […]

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ELDON, MO – He’s not a driver that particularly concerns himself with points battles, but Brian Shirley has just put some more padding on his venture to capture a fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals points title with a Feature win Friday night at Lake Ozark Speedway.   Shirley started on the outside pole of the Feature after […]

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FARMER CITY, IL  – The win may have slipped away from him one night ago, but on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway, there was no way Brian Shirley was going to be denied again.   The three-time and defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion found the pole for the 50-lap Feature and wasted no time, […]

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LEWISTOWN, IL – Pulling into the Spoon River Speedway Thursday afternoon, Kent Robinson had never turned a single lap around the high-banked 3/8-mile. By the time he pulled out of his parking space eight hours later, a big $5,000 DIRTcar Summer Nationals winner’s check was heading out with him.   Robinson brought the fans to […]

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the Speed51.com Short Track Racing Power Poll ranks drivers from all across the land on their strength to this point in the season.    A panel of industry experts from all four corners of the country and Canada have voted on their choices for the first round of power rankings […]

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