MACON, Ill. – Kevin Weaver was poised to win Thursday night at Macon Speedway but bad luck sidelined him, giving red-hot Bobby Pierce another DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory.
Jason Feger led the feature early with Weaver hot on his tail. Weaver took over the top spot from Feger on lap 25 and led big until mechanical issues sidelined Weaver on lap 38.
Weaver’s bad luck was Pierce’s good luck as inherited the lead and through the remaining laps pulled away from the field.
“That’s what it takes to get this many wins. You’ve got to have luck,” Pierce said. “You can be running first and break like Weaver did. He was super fast tonight. I was just kind of waiting for the track to slick off a little bit. I was just kind of biding my time, but he was really fast. I was going to be pretty worried.”
Feger finished in second with Bob Gardner in third, Chuck Mitchell in fourth and Daryn Klein in fifth.
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Ill.
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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Macon Speedway; Macon, Ill.
A-Main:1. Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL), 2. Jason Feger (Bloomington, IL), 3. Bob Gardner (East Peoria, IL), 4. Chuck Mitchell (Jacksonville, IL), 5. Daryn Klein (Fairview Heights, IL), 6. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso, IL), 7. Brian Diveley (Springfield, IL), 8. Rusty Griffaw (Festus, MO), 9. Joseph Hughs (Springfield, IL), 10. Jake Little (Springfield, IL), 11. Roben Huffman (Clinton, IL), 12. Dean Carpenter (Coldwater, MS), 13. Gordy Gundaker (St Charles, MO), 14. Greg Kimmons (Pleasant Plains, IL), 15. Don Hammer (Clinton, IL), 16. Matt Taylor (Springfield, IL), 17. Danny Smith (Argenta, IL), 18. Kevin Weaver (Gibson City, IL), 19. MCKay Wenger (Fairbury, IL), 20. Timothy Culp (Sheridan, AR), 21. Allen Murray (San Antonio, TX), 22. Jim Black (Bonne Terre, MO), 23. Shannon Babb (Moweaqua, IL). Hard Charger: Jake Little.
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