Pontoon Beach, IL (April 18th, 2014) Beautiful weather brought out a huge crowd for the Dueces Wild event at Tri-City Speedway and they witnessed some spectacular racing including a late model feature that was one for the ages.
In the UMP Late Model main event, Tim Manville jumped out to the early lead and then faced a barrage of challenges from Brian Shirley and Dennis Erb, Jr. early on in the event. Then Bobby Pierce would get through traffic to join the battle for the top spot. Those
Pontoon Beach, IL (April 18th, 2014) The Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) made their first of four visits of 2014 to Tri-City Speedway and a great field of cars were on hand to battle.
Their feature event got off to a rough start with a four car crash in turn one of the first lap that saw Cole Wood and Ian Madsen get upside down. Both would make repairs and make the restart. Christopher Bell jumped out to a huge lead on the restart and pulled away in the opening laps. But his machine would begin smoking
Brian Shirley of Chatham, IL would claim the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model main event as he held off the challenges of Randy Korte and Michael Kloos on the restarts after several late race cautions. Kloos made the final attempt at Shirley on the final restart with just five laps remaining and would get a nose under Shirley but Shirley would power back ahead. Kloos couldn’t get closer
Even fans unable to make it to the track for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events May 1-3 at Macon (Ill.) Speedway, Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway can see all the action live.
Live video from all three nights of the national tour’s swing through the Midwest will be available on-line at DirtonDirt.com, the popular Dirt Late Model news website that has been bringing lap-by-lap coverage of special events to