latemodelamerica.com - June 20 - Wilmot Speedway
LateModelAmerica.com by Sam Holbrooks

 
 
Early front runners Jeep Van Wormer and Bub McCool both ran into trouble when McCool was spun out of the top five by Shannon Babb, and Van Wormer suffered a flat tire while leading on lap 19. (Dan Simpson)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIRTCar Summernationals: Melvin Maneuvers to Wilmot Win

Kellen Burns

WILMOT, Wis. - June 20. Rodney Melvin made the most of his opportunities Sunday at Wilmot Raceway. The driver from Benton, Ill., drove the less used high groove up and around Billy Moyer, Jr., with five laps left to claim the win during night five of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals "Hell Tour".

Melvin was also the quickest in his group during qualifying, which in turn led to a heat race win. Melvin drew the third starting spot and put himself in position

Rodney Melvin - Wilmot Speedway Summernationals Late Model winner

Rodney Melvin at Wilmot Speedway. (Dan Simpson)


for the win after separate on-track misfortunes claimed then leader Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich., and Vicksburg, Miss., driver Bub McCool. Moyer Jr., whose father Billy Moyer claimed the first three nights of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals finished second. Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., finished third while Jack Sullivan of Greenbriar, Ark., and Waterville, Ohio's Matt Miller rounded out the top five. 

Rodney Melvin and #18 Shannon Babb mix it up in early action at Wilmot. Babb picked up third in the final. (Dan Simpson)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summernationals - Wilmot Raceway - June 20th
(1) Rodney Melvin, (2) Billy Moyer Jr., (3) Shannon Babb, (4) Jack Sullivan, (5) Matt Miller, (6) Eric Spangler, (7) Chris Carlson, (8) Dennis Erb Jr., (9) Ryan Unzicker, (10) Brian Shirley, (11) Jason Feger (prov.), (12) Bub McCool (13) Brandon Thirlby, (14) Brad Mueller, (15) Jason Rauen, (16) Bret Sievert, (17) Billy Rezutek, (18) Donny Walden, (19) Jay Crichton (prov.), (20) Jeep Van Wormer, (21) Pete Parker, (22) Wendell Wallace.

Fast qualifier (among 31 cars): Rezutek, 16.147 seconds. Heat winners: Van Wormer, McCool, Melvin, Moyer. B-Main winners: Shirley, Wallace.

Dan Simpson photo



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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