Summer National Late Model Stars Make Wilmot Raceway Return Tuesday
(Wilmot, WI) The stars of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour will be heading to Wilmot, WI for Tuesday night’s Super Late Model event. The race, which will pay $5,000 to the winner, will draw some of the best dirt Super Late Models to the 3/8-mile clay, semi-banked oval. The popular series will be joined by the Wilmot Modifieds and Street Stocks
Brian Shirley, of Springfield, IL, currently leads the Summer National standings, leading by 22 points over Bobby Pierce, who has been quickly closing the gap. Shirley had a great start to the tour, winning four of the first six events. Pierce has been solid but hasn’t been in victory lane, like a number of Summer Nationals in the past. That said, he has a few runner-up finishes as of late and is looking to make a tight battle out of the points.
Winners on the tour this year include Shirley (4), Brandon Sheppard (2), Kyle Bronson (1), Mike Marlar (1), and Shannon Babb (1). The biggest winner of the tour has been Mother Nature, who has claimed or affected ten of the events already this year.
Following Shirley and Pierce in the standings are Frank Heckenast, Jr., Babb, and former DIRTcar National Champion, Rusty Schlenk. Jason Feger, Sheppard, Billy Moyer, Tanner English, and Paul Stubber complete the top ten.
Joining the Super Late Models will be the Wilmot Modifieds and Street Stocks. Joe Huenefeld leads the Modified standings into the night, while Courtney Atkinson is atop the Street Stock standings. Both classes have had solid car counts, with the Mods coming off of a Saturday night event which had over 20 on track. Mike Knurr won the most recent Modified race, while Josh Gehrig took the Street Stock A-Main.
Pit gates open Tuesday at 3:00 with grandstand gates swinging open at 5:00. Hotlaps are scheduled to begin at 6:30 with Summer National qualifying at 7:00 and racing at 8:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $25 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.
Tickets for the event will be sold at the gate on raceday. For more information or any questions, visit wilmotraceway.com or call 262-862-2090. The event is a promotion of Track Enterprises, out of Central Illinois.