- June 22 - Highland Speedway Summer Nationals by Sam Holbrooks


Scott James got an early challenge from #18 Shannon Babb before James got away to the Summer Nationals win at Highland Speedway and Babb gave up second to Mark Burgtorf. (Drew England)

DirtCar Summer Nationals: James Cops Second Straight at Highland

Kellen Burns

HIGHLAND, Ill. - June 22. Scott James is making the most of the DirtCar Summer Nationals "Hell Tour", surging to his second consecutive win worth $5,000 Wednesday night at Highland (Ill.) Speedway.

The driver from Lawrenceburg, Ind., drove the Scott Riggs owned #81 to the win over Quincy, Ill. native Mark Burgtorf, who challenged late in the 40-lap

Mark Burgtorf rallied past Shannon Babb to capture a second place finish in Summer Nationals action at Highland, Ill. (Drew England)

 main event. The win will extend James' point lead over third finishing Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., who challenged James early on. James also won a heat race after starting on the pole courtesy of a quick time effort in group five of time trials.

Tim Lance of Bloomfield, Ill., would finish the night in the fourth spot after a heat win earlier in the night while overall fast timer and third heat race winner Doug Drown of Wooster, Ohio rounded out the top five.

Scott James races to his second straight Sumer Nationals win at Highland (Ill.) Speedway. (Jimmy Dearing)
DirtCar Summer Nationals - Highland Speedway
1. Scott James, 2. Mark Burgtorf, 3. Shannon Babb, 4. Tim Lance, 5. Doug Drown, 6. Jason Feger, 7. Dillan White, 8. Ryan Unzicker, 9. Kevin Cole, 10. Matt Miller, 11. Frankie Martin, 12. Brian Shirley (prov.), 13. Dennis Erb Jr. (prov.), 14. Clay Baumann, 15. Brandon Sheppard, 16. Donny Walden (prov.), 17. Rusty Schlenk, 18. Kent Robinson, 19. Jeep Van Wormer, 20. Rick Salter, 21. Mike Schulte (prov.), 22. Randy Korte.
Fast Time (50 entries): Drown; Heat winners: Babb,James, Drown, Burgtorf, Lance; B-Main winner: Baumann.

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