Summer Nationals

Sheppard scores Summer Nationals Win, Bollinger grabs Modified Nationals Win

Brandon Sheppard finally achieved his goal of winning a DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour event, taking the checkered flag Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway.

Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., used a lap three restart to claim the lead from fellow front row starter Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill. He then held off current ‘Hell Tour’ point leader Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., over the last half of the event to claim the win worth $5,000. The victory is the 18-year-old driver’s first after following the tour full-time since the 2009 season. Babb settled for second ahead of Greenbriar, Ark., driver Jack Sullivan who earned his second top five finish on the Summer Nationals Tour. Waterville, Ohio driver Matt Miller would cross the line fourth one spot in front of Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, Mich.

Ray Bollinger of Kewanee grabbed the $1,000 Modified Nationals win over Donovan Lodge of Moline, Allen Weisser of Peoria, Brandon Roberts of Ashland, and Butch Weisser of Peoria. Brandon Kessinger of Normal took the Street Stock victory and Kenny Butterfield of Glasford was victorious in the Wild Thing feature.

Official results from all classes are posted on the forum.
Live (unofficial) updates from the night are also posted on the forum.

Originally posted on by dotcomguy

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