Shirley Wins Independence Day Event At Fayette County Speedway

Brian Shirley.

Brian Shirley of Chatham, Illinois, picked up his second DIRTcar Summer Nationals feature win of the season, capturing Wednesday’s 40-lap main event at Fayette County Speedway. Shirley, the polesitter, won by nearly a straightaway ahead of runner-up Brandon Sheppard, who led briefly during the middle stage of the race before falling back to second in his family-owned No. B5.

QUALIFYING 1

1. Brian Shirley (3s), 2. Tanner English (96), 3. Frank Heckenast Jr (99JR), 4. Jason Feger (25), 5. Brent McKinnon (26m), 6. Paul Stubber (31AUS), 7. Dave Armstrong (6), 8. Daniel Jacober (22), 9.Charles Hummer (25H), 10. Randy Bingham (B1).

QUALIFYING 2

1. Tyler Erb (111E), 2. Brandon Sheppard (B5), 3. Steven Roberts (111), 4. Ryan Unzicker (24), 5.Rusty Schlenk (CJ1), 6. Allen Weisser (61), 7. Brian Diveley (11D), 8.Mike Hammerle (16H), 9. Freddie Carpenter (K0).

QUALIFYING 3

1. Shannon Babb (18), 2. Daryn Klein (10K), 3.Tim Manville (33), 4. Gordy Gundaker (11G), 5. Matt Santel (17x), 6. Shannon Kuhn (11K), 7. Dean Carpenter (51C), 8. Taylor Scheffler (15s), 9. Jason Milam (51m).

#24 Ryan Unzicker and #25 Jason Feger.

#11 Gordy Gundaker and #33 Tim Manville.

Brian Shirley.

#1 Rusty Schlenk and #99 Frank Heckenast Jr.

#5 Brandon Shepherd and #3 Brian Shirley.

HEAT 1

1. Brian Shirley (3s), 2. Jason Feger (25), 3.Tanner English (96), 4.Frank Heckenast Jr (99JR), 5. Brent McKinnon (26m), 6.Paul Stubber (31AUS), 7.Dave Armstrong (6), 8. Charles Hummer (25H) 9. Randy Bingham (B1), 10. Daniel Jacober (22).

HEAT 2

1. Tyler Erb (111E), 2. Brandon Sheppard (B5), 3. Ryan Unzicker (24), 4. Rusty Schlenk (CJ1), 5. Steven Roberts (111), 7. Brian Diveley (11D), 8. Allen Weisser (61), 9. Freddie Carpenter (K0), 10. Mike Hammerle (16H).

HEAT 3

1. Shannon Babb (18), 2. Tim Manville (33), 3. Daryn Klein (10K), 4. Gordy Gundaker (11G), 5. Dean Carpenter (51C), 6. Taylor Scheffler (15s), 7. Matt Santel (17x), 8. Shannon Kuhn (11K), 9. Jason Milam (51m).

B-MAIN

1. Allen Weisser (61), 2. Freddie Carpenter (K0), 3. Brian Diveley (11D), 4. Shannon Kuhn (11K), 5. Dave Armstrong (6), 6. Daniel Jacober (22), 7. Taylor Scheffler (15s), 8. Matt Santel (17x), 9. Jason Milam (51m), 10. Charles Hummer (25H), 11. Mike Hammerle (16H), 12. Paul Stubber (31AUS), 13. Randy Bingham (B1).

#25 Jason Feger and #3 Brian Shirley.

#5 Brandon Shepherd and #18 Shannon Babb.

#31 Paul Stubber and #11 Brian Dively.

#99 Frank Heckenast Jr. and #24 Ryan Unzicker.

Shirley and crew in victory lane.

FEATURE:

1. (1) Brian Shirley (3s), 2. (5) Brandon Sheppard (B5), 3. (4) Jason Feger (25), 4. (12) Gordy Gundaker (11G), 5. (8) Ryan Unzicker (24), 6. (6) Tim Manville (33), 7. (10) Frank Heckenast Jr (99JR), 8. (11) Rusty Schlenk (CJ1), 9. (15) Dean Carpenter (51C), 10. (14) Steven Roberts (111), 11. (18) Brian Diveley (11D), 12. (22) Paul Stubber (31AUS), 13. (21) Shannon Kuhn (11K), 14. (16) Allen Weisser (61), 15. (13) Brent McKinnon (26m), 16. (19) Charles Hummer (25H), 17. (17) Freddie Carpenter (K0), 18. (2) Tyler Erb (111E), 19. (3) Shannon Babb (18), 20. (7) Tanner English (96), 21. (9) Daryn Klein (10K), 22. (20) Mike Hammerle (16H).

 

About the author

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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