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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Two-time UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley made his first trip to the Wild West Shootout a memorable one by winning the Late Model A-Main on night one of the 14th edition of the event at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.  “Squirrel” capitalized on a mistake by race-long leader Ricky Thornton, Jr. with 12 laps […]

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Chilton, WI — Brian Shirley will return to national touring competition in 2020. Shirley announced on Thursday that he will pilot the Bob Cullen Racing No. 3s Thomason Express/ J&J Ventures Gaming/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) next season. Coming off a […]

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Wauseon, OH — Chris Keller dominated on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway in the DIRTcar Summer Nationals season finale for his first win of the season, but Brian Shirley had the biggest celebration of the night as his fifth-place finish was good enough to lock up his third championship on the grueling month-long tour.   […]

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LAKE ODESSA, MI — Brian Shirley is seizing every opportunity in his quest to win a third DIRTcar Summer Nationals crown, holding off Frank Heckenast Jr. on Thursday night at I-96 Speedway for his second consecutive victory during Champions Week presented by Summit Racing Equipment.   The victory, his sixth overall during this tour, moved […]

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Rising to the challenge is what separates a top-notch driver from the rest of the pack.  Whether it’s dominating a race, going on a winning streak or sealing a win with a late-race pass, drivers slowly rise to the top of the field and make a name for themselves.     That’s why the FK […]

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PEORIA, IL — The 19th Series visit to Peoria Speedway was a stellar one as fans packed the stands on Wednesday night. Twenty-six DIRTcar Late Models checked in for the $5,000.00 to win round one make-up race for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals.    Brian Shirley claimed the VP Racing Fuels Checkered flag once again as […]

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FAIRBURY, IL — June 22, 2019 — Brian Shirley earned his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of the season by holding off Frank Heckenast Jr. to win on Saturday night in Fairbury Speedway’s 30th all-time Summer Nationals event. Shirley, of Chatham, IL, narrowly edged Heckenast in the 50-lap Feature to pocket $10,000 and extend his […]

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