Brian Shirley, #9 Eric Smith, and #24 Ryan Unzicker at
Lincoln Speedway. Shirley claimed the Monster Midwest Tour nightcap after trailing Jason Feger in the Summer
Nationals make-up event. (Mike
Monster Midwest Tour:
Shirley Adds Points With Lincoln MMT Win
LINCOLN, Ill. - July 25. After Jason Feger put the finishing touch on a successful UMP Summer Nationals tour,
with his win in a makeup event from a July 4th rainout, Lincoln Speedway capped off the night with it's
scheduled Monster Midwest tour special event with most of the same drivers on hand.
Brian Shirley is joined by builder Bob Pierce after his Monster Midwest Tour win at
Lincoln, Ill. (Bill Haffer)
While Brian Shirley had earlier chased Jason Feger to the checkered flag, this time it was Shirley who would
keep Feger at bay to double his increasing points lead with the Monster tour. Friday's tour winner, Eric
Smith, set fast time and won the first heat race, but it was Shirley who jumped off the outside of the front row to
take a lead he would not relinquish, while Feger worked his way into second.
While Smith continued to slide back to seventh by race's end, Shirley and Feger were chased in the top five by
Michael Kloos, Tim Lance, and Ryan Unzicker.
July 25 - Monster Midwest Tour - Lincoln
1) Brian Shirley, 2) Jason Feger, 3) Michael Kloos, 4)
Tim Lance, 5) Ryan Unzicker, 6) Bobby Pierce, 7) Eric Smith, 8) Dillan White, 9) Matt Furman, 10)
Brandon Sheppard, 11) Tanner English, 12) Brian Harris, 13) Jason McBride, 14) John Beck, 15) Ryan
Little, 16) Kevin Weaver, 17) Frank Heckenast Jr., 18) Aaron Ricketts, 19) Steve Sheppard Jr., 20)
Fast Time (27 entries): Smith. Heat winners: Smith, Shirley, Steve Sheppard.
B-Main winner: Heckenast.
|Jim Denhamer photo