Feger Fights Off The Field For 2018 Hell Tour Win At I-96 Speedway

Feger and crew celebrate the win. Photos by Jim DenHamer.

Coming alive on the inside of the track, Jason Feger overtook Billy Moyer for the lead on lap 36 and held on to score his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of 2018 in Thursday night’s 40-lap Dan Salay Memorial at I-96 Speedway. Rusty Schlenk charged around the outside to make a final, furious bid for the $5,000 top prize, but he slipped over the cushion in turn four on the last circuit and Moyer beat him to the line to finish second, 0.755 of a second behind Feger.

Frank Heckenast Jr. set fast time.

Billy Moyer (21) Frank Heckenast Jr. (99)

Kevin Reeve (45) Scott Fisk (12)

Qualifying 1: 1. (8) Jason Playter Jr (#4), 2. (1) Eric Spangler (#27), 3. (7) Rich Bell (#21B), 4. (4) Jason Feger (#25), 5. (3) Garrett Wiles (#16), 6. (2) Jake Rendel (#06), 7. (5) Bob Mayer (#42*), 8. (6) Gordy Gundaker (#11G).

Qualifying 2: 1. (7) Frank Heckenast Jr (#99JR), 2. (4) Rusty Schlenk (#CJ1), 3. (3) David Mielke (#87m), 4. (8) Logan Arntz (#21A), 5. (5) Mike Spatola (#89), 6. (1) Travis Stemler (#2S), 7. (2) Cameron Pearson (#10AUS), 8. (6) Paul Stubber (#31AUS).

Qualifying 3: 1. (2) Brian Shirley (#3s), 2. (7) Billy Moyer (#21), 3. (4) Brandon Thirlby (#M14), 4. (8) Scott Fisk (#12), 5. (6) Dona Marcoullier (#6M), 6. (5) Nick Kurtz (#79), 7. (1) Kevin Reeve (#45), 8. (3) Charles Hummer (#25H).

Garrett Wiles (16) Paul Stubber (31)

Jason Feger (25) Rusty Schlenk (1)

Logan Arntz (21) 6 Dona Marcoullier (6)

HEAT 1: 1. (2) Eric Spangler (#27), 2. (3) Rich Bell (#21B), 3. (4) Jason Feger (#25), 4. (5) Garrett Wiles (#16), 5. (1) Jason Playter Jr (#4), 6. (6) Jake Rendel (#06), 7. (7) Bob Mayer (#42*), 8. (8) Gordy Gundaker (#11G).

HEAT 2: 1. (2) Rusty Schlenk (#CJ1), 2. (1) Frank Heckenast Jr (#99JR), 3. (3) David Mielke (#87m), 4. (6) Travis Stemler (#2S), 5. (4) Logan Arntz (#21A), 6. (7) Cameron Pearson (#10AUS), 7. (8) Paul Stubber (#31AUS), 8. (5) Mike Spatola (#89).

HEAT 3: 1. (1) Brian Shirley (#3s), 2. (2) Billy Moyer (#21), 3. (5) Dona Marcoullier (#6M), 4. (3) Brandon Thirlby (#M14), 5. (6) Nick Kurtz (#79), 6. (7) Kevin Reeve (#45), 7. (4) Scott Fisk (#12), 8. (8) Charles Hummer (#25H).

Brandon Thirlby (14) Brian Shirley (3)

Nick Kurtz (79) Eric Spangler (27)

David Mielke (87) Mike Spatola (89)

DASH: 1. (2) Rusty Schlenk (#CJ1), 2. (3) Brian Shirley (#3s), 3. (1) Eric Spangler (#27), 4. (5) Frank Heckenast Jr (#99JR), 5. (6) Billy Moyer (#21), 6. (4) Rich Bell (#21B).

FEATURE: 1. (7) Jason Feger (#25), 2. (5) Billy Moyer (#21), 3. (1) Rusty Schlenk (#CJ1), 4. (4) Frank Heckenast Jr (#99JR), 5. (6) Rich Bell (#21B), 6. (12) Brandon Thirlby (#M14), 7. (11) Travis Stemler (#2S), 8. (14) Logan Arntz (#21A), 9. (2) Brian Shirley (#3s), 10. (9) Dona Marcoullier (#6M), 11. (3) Eric Spangler (#27), 12. (10) Garrett Wiles (#16), 13. (17) Mike Spatola (#89), 14. (8) David Mielke (#87m), 15. (15) Nick Kurtz (#79), 16. (16) Kevin Reeve (#45), 17. (21) Paul Stubber (#31AUS), 18. (22) Jake Rendel (#06), 19. (13) Jason Playter Jr (#4), 20. (18) Scott Fisk (#12), 21. (23) Charles Hummer (#25H), 22. (19) Gordy Gundaker (#11G), 23. (20) Bob Mayer (#42*), 24. (24) Cameron Pearson (#10AUS).

Travis Stemler (2) Frank Heckenast Jr. (99)

Billy Moyer (21) Rusty Schlenk (1)

Jason Feger (25) Billy Moyer (21)

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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