Summernationals: O'Neal Prevails at Lincoln Park Summernationals
PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. - June 28 Don O'Neal was once again the show Monday at Lincoln
Park Speedway during the 13th leg of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour.
For the third time in four days, O'Neal of Martinsville, Ind., fought off challenges from some of the best the
Hell Tour has to offer to claim the $5,000 top prize. The driver known to many as "The Real Deal" lead all 40 laps,
but had to repel a serious charge from current Summer Nationals point leader Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., in the
last 10 laps for his 38th victory all time with the grueling month-long series.
Babb settled for second as the lead duo would be followed to the line by 2009 DIRTcar Late Model National
Champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill. Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich., and defending Hell Tour champion
Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill. would round out the top five finishers.
Summernationals - Lincoln Park Speedway - June
1) Don O'Neal, 2) Shannon Babb, 3) Jason Feger,
4) Jeep Van Wormer, 5) Dennis Erb Jr., 6) Billy Moyer Jr., 7) Steve Casebolt, 8) Rodney Melvin, 9) Jack
Sullivan, 10) Brandon Sheppard, 11) Richie Hedrick, 12) Donny Walden, 13) Chad Stapleton, 14) Marty
Cooper, 15) Brandon Thirlby, 16) Kenny Carmichael, 17) Jim Moon, 18) Ryan Unzicker, 19) Rusty Schlenk,
20) Jason McBride, 21) Dillan White.
Fast Time (27 entries): O'Neal (12.947); Heat winners: O'Neal, Csebolt, Van Wormer; B-Main winner:
Drew England photo