DirtCar Summer Nationals:
Spatola Impressive On the Road With Clayhill Win
ATWOOD, Tenn. - June
30. Mike Spatola is quickly familiarizing himself with victory lane on the
DirtCar Summer Nationals tour after winning Thursday at Clay Hill Motorsports Park. Spatola, a weekly DIRTcar Late Model rookie this year, grabbed the lead from the outset of the
40-lap main event, turned back a furious onslaught from second-place starter
Brian Shirley, and and held off Hall-of-Famer Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark.,
to earn the Hell Tour victory worth $5,000.
Moyer finished second just ahead of
Shirley. Current point leader Shannon Babb was fourth ahead of Moyer’s son, Billy Moyer Jr. Babb extended his
points lead over Lawrenceburg, Ind., driver Scott James, who finished seventh.
The victory is the second for the Manhattan, Ill., standout
on the 2011 Hell Tour. Spatola also claimed the opening night event at Kankakee County (Ill.) Speedway on June
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals will return to action Friday,
July 1 at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky.
June 30 - DIRTcar Summer Nationals - Clay Hill Motorsports
1. Mike Spatola, 2. Billy Moyer, 3. Brian
Shirley, 4. Shannon Babb, 5. Billy Moyer Jr., 6. Jack Sullivan, 7. Scott James, 8. Will Vaught, 9.
Brandon Sheppard, 10. Ray Cook, 11. Terry English, 12. Ryan Unzicker (prov.), 13. Austin Dillon, 14.
Dennis Erb Jr. 15. Donny Walden, 16. Jason Feger, 17. Dillan White, 18. Tanner English (prov.), 19.
Jason McBride (prov.), 20. Dane Dacus, 21. T.J. Henderson, 22. Ronnie Cooper (prov.).
Time (30 entries): Shirley, Spatola, Moyer, Feger,. Heat winners: Shirley, Spatola, Moyer, Babb.
Charlie Lancour photo