Atomic Raceway Press Release
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour rolls into Atomic Speedway Wednesday, July 16 for a special midweek show, paying $5,000 for a Super Late Models win. Some of the top drivers from around the Midwest will be on hand to battle it out on the high banked three-eighths mile dirt oval.
Atomic Speedway will be near the end of the 33 race schedule that has taken place over the short span of just 39 days. The possible champion could be determined at Atomic. The four-race Ohio swing is expected to increase the number of cars as well. The series concludes Saturday, July 19 at Oakshade Speedway in Wauseon, Ohio.
One night after Shannon Babb tied Billy Moyer atop the DIRTcar Summer Nationals all time wins list at 86, Billy Moyer retook the lead by outlasting the rain and dominating on July 11 at Farmer City Raceway in Illinois. The six-time champion Moyer had the car to beat all night as he jumped out to a commanding lead early and never looked back. Saturday, July 12 Moyer led the final 14 laps en route to capturing his 88th career checkered flag at 34 Raceway in Burlington, Iowa.
NASCAR legend Kenny Wallace has indicated he will be on hand to race his modified. “The Hermanator” claimed the modified win at Atomic Speedway August 17, 2006 in a close battle with Doug Adkins and Kenny Johnson. Wallace knows how to drive and he knows how to get around Atomic Speedway.
“Those boys up front (Adkins and Johnson) looked like they wanted to win, so I just stayed low in case they crashed,” Wallace had said after his win. “Seriously, those boys are good racers. This track is just a first class place and I hope the fans enjoyed the show tonight as much as I did.”