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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The 2020 edition of the Wild West Shootout has become the year of “The Squirrel,” as Brian Shirley capped off his third win in five races on the penultimate race of the event on Saturday night.   For the first 10 laps of the 40-lap Super Late Model feature, it was Johnny Scott in front, […]

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Brian Shirley needed to beat one of the best in the business to reach victory lane Friday night at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.  The 38-year-old driver from Chatham, Illinois did just that, pulling away from Brandon Sheppard on a late restart to win the fourth race of this year’s Wild West Shootout.   Shirley, […]

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A new season of short track racing is upon us, which brings about a new season of storylines.  Young guns are moving up the racing ladder, proven racers are taking on new challenges and champions are looking at the next step in their career.   Here are 10 drivers we believe race fans should keep […]

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