FEGER TAKES SUMMER NATIONALS CHAMPIONSHIP; VP FUELS 9 0F TOP 10
ATTICA, OH (July 16, 2010) Ohio race fans had a rare treat this past weekend as the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour entered its championship weekend Friday night at Attica Raceway Park. Jason Feger, who had been on top in the overall standings through 26 events sought his first series crown and came out victorious. Feger fueled his racecar with VP113 to get him to the checkered, leading 9 of the top 10 Summer Nationals finalists who used either VP113 or Late Model Plus, including Dennis Erb, Shannon Babb, Jeep Van Wormer, Ryan Unzicker, Billy Moyer, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Rodney Melvin and Brian Shirley
There has been no rest for the weary this month as DIRTcar participants have been subject to a grueling schedule placing them at races all across the Midwest. Feger has fought hard and Friday night he sealed the deal by holding off Jeep Van Wormer for 40+ laps to earn his second Hell Tour victory. In doing so, Feger also clinched his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour championship.
"You feel every bump, every vibration, and all the noise with so much on the line," said Feger, the 2009 DIRTcar Late Model national champion. "I'm just glad the pressure is off and we can get back to having fun.
Feger expressed his desire to add one more win to his sterling season in the series finale. A win like this brings Feger that much closer to unseating the three-time Hell Tour champion, Dennis Erb Jr.
"It means a lot to finally beat Dennis. He's been so good on this deal for so long. That guy is just so good and is always consistent. He and I race together a lot and we're both fierce competitors. It also feels really good being the first Bob Pierce racecar to win a Summer Nationals. It's just a pretty awesome feeling right now."
For Feger, this win was no easy feat considering the challenges Van Wormer had thrown at him. The winner was properly rewarded though, collecting $5,000 for winning at Attica, plus another $25,000 for the DIRTcar Summer Nationals crown.
"It was a long 40 laps, especially until the last green flag stretch," Feger said. "I knew Jeep had a softer tire on the left than I did and he was firing really well down on the bottom on the restarts. I just needed a few laps to get going."
Van Wormer settled for a second place finish just ahead of Matt Miller. In total the Hell Tour has traveled more than 4,900 miles in the course of 30 nights. This race marked the 27th event since the 2010 tour started on June 16.