HELL TOUR: Pierce Rockets to Third Summer Nationals Victory at Jackonsville

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Bobby Pierce scored his third win in four races during the Summer Nationals on Tuesday at Jacksonville. (Jim Denhamer photo)

Bobby Pierce scored his third win in five races during the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Tuesday at Jacksonville Speedway. (Jim Denhamer photo)

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Bobby Pierce continued his Summer Nationals dominance Tuesday night at Jacksonville Speedway’s ILMO Propane Wildman Kelly Classic, battling Mike Marlar to score his third win so far this season.

Pierce, the reigning Summer Nationals champion, came into the Heartland Tour kick off at Jacksonville after the first Monday break. After setting a new track record of 11.783 seconds during qualifying, Pierce started the 40-lap feature in sixth with Marlar on the pole.

Pierce very quickly powered through the field once the green flag fell and found his way around Marlar for the leadon lap 14. Through the remaining laps, Pierce was in a class all his own as Marlar looked for some way to catch the No. 32. Just before a caution on lap 37, Pierce nearly had the entire field lapped, having caught the battle for third at that point.

Pierce easily closed out the night with his second win in a row and third in five races. It was his 10th career Summer Nationals victory.

“Man, it’s starting off really good,” Pierce said. “I just hope it keeps going.”

Marlar, who has consistently been up front through the still young Summer Nationals tour, closed out the night in second with Michael Kloos getting a hard fought third place finish.

The DIRTcar Summer Nationals returns to action on Wednesday at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa.

 

RESULTS; DIRTcar Summer Nationals: The Hell Tour; Jacksonville Speedway; June 21, 2016

  1. Bobby Pierce
  2. Mike Marlar
  3. Michael Kloos
  4. Kevin Weaver
  5. Shannon Babb
  6. Jason Feger
  7. Dennis Erb Jr.
  8. Brian Diveley
  9. Chuck Mitchell
  10. Kolby Vandenbergh
  11. Greg Kimmons
  12. Brandon Sheppard
  13. Mark Burtgtorf
  14. Mike Hammerle
  15. Timothy Culp
  16. Caleb Ashby
  17. Don Hammer
  18. Bob Gardner
  19. Ryan Unzicker
  20. Rodney Melvin
  21. Gordy Gundaker
  22. Justin Reed

CREDIT: DIRTcar Racing

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