DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour
Route 66 Summer Nationals rained out
By Stan Kalwasinski
June 15, 2019
Joliet, Ill.—Rain so far has been pretty much the big winner on this year’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour as “Mother Nature” dealt another wet hand to the dirt late model tour, forcing the postponement of Saturday night’s event at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway. The event has been rescheduled for Monday, July 1.
With the exception of Brian Shirley’s win at Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday, three of the first four tour events have been hampered by rain – Peoria Speedway last Wednesday (now set for June 26), Sycamore Speedway on Friday (a rescheduled date for the 40-lap feature to be announced in the next day or two) and now Route 66.
By virtue of his victory at Kankakee, Shirley, a two-time Summer Nationals champion, leads the early points standings over Frank Heckenast Jr., Rusty Schlenk, 2010 Nationals titlist Jason Feger and Ryan Unzicker.
Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill. is next up on the Hell Tour slate with a $5,000-to-win main event scheduled for Sunday, June 16.