O'Neal slips under Jason Feger with less than five laps left to win his second Summernationals win of the season at
Tri-State Speedway. (Drew
DIRTCar Summernationals: O'Neal Powers to
Second "Hell Tour" Win of `10
|Don O'Neal after his second Summernationals victory of the
season, this time in his home state. (Drew England)
HAUBSTADT, Ind. - June 27. Don O'Neal provided some home state flavor Sunday at Tri-State Speedway during the
12th leg of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals.
O'Neal who hails from nearby Martinsville, Ind., drew the pole for the 40-lap main event but would have to run
down race long leader and 2009 DIRTcar Late Model National Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., late to
capture the $5,000 win. O'Neal slipped by Feger with less than five circuits remaining to capture his second win of
the 2010 Hell Tour.
Feger would hold on to finish second while defending DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Dennis Erb Jr. of
Dennis Erb, Jr. (#28) battles Jack Sullivan and #24 Ryan
Unzicker on his way to third place at Haubstadt. (Drew England)
Carpentersville, Ill., would finish third. Current Hell Tour point leader Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill.,
took fourth as Pinconning, Mich., driver Jeep Van Wormer rounded out the top five.
Shannon Babb takes a low line in front of a high flying
Rodney Melvin on his way to fourth place at Tri-State. (Drew England)
Summernationals - Tri-State Speedway - June
(1) Don O'Neal, (2) Jason Feger, (3)
Dennis Erb Jr., (4) Shannon Babb, (5) Jeep Van Wormer, (6) Jack Sullivan, (7) Brian Shirley,
(8) Dillan White, (9) Rodney Melvin, (10) Ryan Unzicker, (11) Brandon Sheppard, (12) Richie
Hedrick, (13) Chad Zobrist (prov.), (14) Donny Walden, (15) Jeff Walston, (16) Joe Morris,
(17) Rusty Schlenk (prov.), (18) Jason McBride (prov.), (19) Billy Moyer Jr., (20) Steve
Casebolt, (21) Tim Lance.
Fast qualifier (among 28 cars): Babb, 13.542 seconds. Heat winners: O'Neal, Feger, Sullivan.
Consolation winner: Shirley.