Jacksonville, Ill. – July 3, 2012 – Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., raced to his third DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of 2012 on Tuesday night at Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway pocketing $5,000 for the win.
Feger worked past current Hell Tour point leader Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., and defending champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., on lap 29 after having a back-and-forth battle that saw them trade running position and racing lines the previous 10 laps. Feger then withstood an assault from Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., the last five laps to earn the victory. Sheppard finished second ahead of Shirley (third) and Babb (fourth). Mike Spatola of Manhattan Ill., rounded out the top five.
The tour returns to action Tuesday night at LaSalle (Ill.) Speedway for a $5,000-to-win event. Shannon Babb won the Summer Nationals event at LaSalle Speedway in 2011.
DIRTcar Summer Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville Speedway; Jacksonville, Ill.; July 3, 2012 A-Main (40-laps): 1. Jason Feger ($5,000), 2. Brandon Sheppard, 3. Brian Shirley, 4. Shannon Babb, 5. Mike Spatola, 6. Steve Lance Jr., 7. Jack Sullivan, 8. Morgan Bagley, 9. Jon Henry, 10. Kevin Weaver, 11. Ryan Unzicker, 12. Nick Bartels, 13. Jason McBride, 14. Matt Taylor, 15. Mark Burgtorf, 16. Rusty Schlenk, 17. Jerry Lierly, 18. Brian Diveley, 19. Roger Brickler, 20. Bobby Pierce, 21. Dennis Erb Jr., 22. Mike Hammerle. Fast qualifiers (among 40 cars): Brickler, Pierce, Shirley, Henry. B-main winner: Burgtorf. Provisional starters: Unzicker, Hammerle, Lierly. C-main winner: Jake Little.