Shirley Wins At Lincoln Speedway Following Schlenk’s Bad Break

Brian Shirley in victory lane. Photos by Jim DenHamer.

Starting from the fifth spot in the feature, Shirley took advantage of an opening when Schlenk and Feger made contact when raced for the lead. With  Schlenk leading, Shirley was battling Shannon Babb for second for the early part of the feature event. Shirley took control of the runner-up position on lap 22 and began to reel in the leader.

#25 Jason Feger gets out of shape on the opening lap as #1 Rusty Schlenk gets a run on the outside.

Schlenk suddenly slowed because of engine failure with only 13 laps remaining, allowing Shirley to once again capitalize on a bad break. From there Shirley continued to ease away from Babb and cruise to the win on Monday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals race at Lincoln Speedway.

#33 Ruben Huffman, #11 Gordy Gundaker, and #99 Frank Heckenast Jr.

QUALIFYING 1: 1. (5) Frank Heckenast Jr (#99JR) 2. (4) Jason Feger (#25) 3. (2) Ryan Unzicker (#24) 4. (7) Brian Shirley (#3s) 5. (1) Cody Maguire (#32m) 6. (3) Cameron Pearson (#10AUS) 7. (9) Roben Huffman (#33H) 8. (8) Jeffrey Reed (#52R) 9. (6) Cliff Powell (#6).

#25 Jason Feger and #84 Myles Moos.

QUALIFYING 2: 1. (7) Rusty Schlenk (#CJ1) 2. (2) Myles Moos (#84) 3. (3) Brian Diveley (#11D) 4. (4) Collin Alexander (#55) 5. (1) Gordy Gundaker (#11G) 6. (9) Phil Taylor (#48T) 7. (6) Shannon Babb (#18) 8. (5) Paul Stubber (#31AUS) 9. (8) Charles Hummer (#25H).

#3 Brian Shirley and #18 Shannon Babb.

#99 Frank Heckenast Jr. and #84 Myles Moos.

HEAT 1: 1. (2) Jason Feger (#25) 2. (1) Frank Heckenast Jr (#99JR) 3. (4) Brian Shirley (#3s) 4. (3) Ryan Unzicker (#24) 5. (6) Cameron Pearson (#10AUS) 6. (5) Cody Maguire (#32m) 7. (7) Roben Huffman #33H) 8. (9) Cliff Powell (#6) 9. (8) zeffrey Reed (#52R).

For the lead: #3 Brian Shirley over #1 Rusty Schlenk.

HEAT 2: 1. (1) Rusty Schlenk (#CJ1) 2. (2) Myles Moos (#84) 3. (3) Brian Diveley (#11D) 4. (7) Shannon Babb (#18) 5. (4) Collin Alexander (#55) 6. (5) Gordy Gundaker (#11G) 7. (6) Phil Taylor (#48T) 8. (8) Paul Stubber (#31AUS) 9. (9) Charles Hummer (#25H)

Brian Shirley and crew.

FEATURE: 1. (5) Brian Shirley (#3s) 2. (8) Shannon Babb (#18) 3. (1) Jason Feger (#25) 4. (3) Frank Heckenast Jr (#99JR) 5. (6) Brian Diveley (#11D) 6. (4) Myles Moos (#84) 7. (9) Cameron Pearson (#10AUS) 8. (11) Cody Maguire (#32m) 9. (10) Collin Alexander (#55) 10. (12) Gordy Gundaker (#11G) 11. (13) Roben Huffman (#33H) 12. (2) Rusty Schlenk (#CJ1) 13. (7) Ryan Unzicker (#24) 14. (16) Paul Stubber (#31AUS) 15. (17) Jeffrey Reed (#52R) 16. (15) Cliff Powell (#6) 17. (14) Phil Taylor (#48T) 18. (18) Charles Hummer (#25H).

Tim Hancock won the B mod feature.

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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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