St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff
Friday, June 24, 2022
Event Info

St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff
June 24, 2022 to June 25, 2022
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Event Description
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has been a staple on the World of Outlaws schedule for many years. But in 2022, the World of Outlaws Late Models will make their first appearance at the track since 2018, meeting up with the Hell Tour for the first time in several years.

The Series will make its stop at the Missouri venue on June 24-25, with $10,000-to-win on Friday and $20,000 on the line to finish the weekend.

Joining them will be the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Cars battling for $5,000 on Friday and $6,000 on Saturday.

Series Racing
World of Outlaws Late Model Series, DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Late Model Track Record
12.081 seconds by Billy Moyer on 6/23/07

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Schedule
2PM Pit Gates open
5PM Grandstand Gates open
6:30PM Hot Laps/Qualifying
7:30PM Opening Ceremonies
*All times Central

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
only clip on seats are allowed

Handicapped Seating
End of all bleachers

Handicapped Parking
In front of main Gate

Pit Age Limit
No Age limit - All minor's require proper waiver

Pit Gate Location
Pit gate is location near the drag strip entrance

Personal Coolers
No personal coolers allowed

Credit Card Use
Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Alcohol is available for sale at the track

Smoking Policy
No smoking in grandstands

Family Section

Parking Cost

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$0.00, no hookups

Closest Airport

Other Airport
St. Louis

Track Info

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
1540 Herky-Horine
Pevely, MO 

Track Phone
(636) 479-3219

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email
[email protected]

Track Size & Type
0.333; High-banked

Sprint Car Track Record
9.995 seconds by Kyle Larson on 5/22/20

Competitor Info
Competitor Downloads

Competitor Info
(Hoosier 20) LF, RF, LR
(Hoosier 30 or 40) RR Option
*You MUST Qualify, Heat Race, and LCS on the same tires.
You can change (1) tire for the Feature.

DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

ULTIMATE OPPORTUNIST: Erb Scores Night 1 of St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff

A second chance isn’t something that slips away from Dennis Erb Jr.

However, the veteran Late Model driver needed that second chance Friday at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 after a caution negated his pass for the lead.

Erb found another opportunity to strike 18 laps later, as race leader Billy Moyer Jr. caught the tail of the field. That’s when Erb dove to the bottom, splitting Kye Blight’s car as Moyer tried to pass him on the outside. Erb took the advantage, thundering past both of them with momentum to take the lead with 12 laps to go.

Moyer Jr. and Erb battle at I-55
Dennis Erb Jr. passes Billy Moyer for the lead with 12 laps to go/Jacy Norgaard photo

This time, a caution wouldn’t get in Erb’s way as he bested the top drivers with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series and DIRTcar Summer Nationals to earn the $10,000 prize on night one of the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff.

Erb stressed the importance of hitting his marks as a key to finding Victory Lane.

“We really would’ve liked to have gotten [the lead] earlier, but you know we were able to just wait and got it at the right time and was able to make a move on [Moyer],” Erb said. “Our car was working really good around that bottom, and we just had to hit our marks real good.

“Once I got out front, I was able to move up and move around. It was a little slippery tonight, but we were able to go out and get it.”

Erb’s win is his 12th World of Outlaws victory and 24th DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph.

The four-time Hell Tour champion stated his time running Summer Nationals events the past two weeks gave him the chance to get better, despite his consistency in the first half of the season.

“We spent the last week or so going out and running [DIRTcar Summer Nationals] races,” Erb said. “We tried a few different things to see if we can make ourselves better. So, we picked up on a few things, and hopefully, it’ll help us out the rest of the year.”

Erb’s win extends his World of Outlaws CASE Late Models points lead—122 points over Max Blair, who finished 12th.

Billy Moyer Jr. settled for second after leading the race’s first 28 laps.

The Batesville, AR driver stated he had a good car but started to tighten up once he reached traffic.

Billy Moyer runs in Turn 3 at I-55
Billy Moyer Jr. grabs his first podium of the season with the World of Outlaws/Jacy Norgaard photo

“If the whole time we are in clean air, I don’t know if [Erb] would’ve got us,” Moyer said. “His car was just way better than ours maneuverability-wise.

“I couldn’t run that bottom like he did, and hell, I felt like I had a parachute back there. So, I just moved back up and tried to use the whole track. All in all, the car is good, just not as good as his around the bottom.”

Frank Heckenast Jr. crossed the line third, his first podium with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Summer Nationals in 2022.

Despite coming home third, the Frankfort, IL driver said his finish felt like a win.

“I screwed up in the Heat,” Heckenast said. “I didn’t screw up in the Heat; I just mean [Shannon Babb], and I had such a good race, and I have so much respect for him. I could’ve tried to slide him, and then I would’ve had the last pill for the fourth heat and started second.

“This feels like a win. We just had so much stuff going wrong lately. When you get that close, it really just tears at you that you had a shot to win.”

Jason Feger finished fourth, his fifth DIRTcar Summer Nationals top five this season, and first with the World of Outlaws—after starting 12th.

“Once we got rolling, the car was pretty good, and it came to life,” Feger said. “It felt really good on the restarts, and we were rolling by guys. We couldn’t get by Frankie at the end, and you know we were probably a little too nice to him.

“But I’m really happy; 12th to fourth against this bunch of guys. The car is fast and in one piece, and maybe we have something for them [Saturday].”

Four-time Hell Tour champion Brian Shirley rounded out the top five.

DIRTcar Summer Nationals points leader Bobby Pierce finished eighth, extending his lead over Ryan Unzicker.

Dennis Erb Jr.’s ability to take advantage of a second chance allowed him to get the edge on the competition Friday at I-55. If having that edge pays off on Saturday, it could be another $20,000 in his bank account.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models and DIRTcar Summer Nationals return to I-55 on Saturday, June 25 for the second night of the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff.


If you can’t make it to the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision – either online on with the DIRTVision App.

CASE Construction Feature (40 Laps): 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[3]; 2. 21-Billy Moyer Jr[1]; 3. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 4. 25F-Jason Feger[12]; 5. 3S-Brian Shirley[7]; 6. 18-Shannon Babb[2]; 7. 19R-Ryan Gustin[14]; 8. 32-Bobby Pierce[5]; 9. 14G-Joe Godsey[9]; 10. 25-Shane Clanton[16]; 11. 11-Gordy Gundaker[24]; 12. 111V-Max Blair[8]; 13. 97-Cade Dillard[10]; 14. B1-Brent Larson[17]; 15. 81E-Tanner English[21]; 16. 1-Josh Richards[23]; 17. 24-Ryan Unzicker[22]; 18. 16G-Rusty Griffaw[26]; 19. 99B-Boom Briggs[29]; 20. 77-Preston Luckman[19]; 21. F1-Payton Freeman[25]; 22. 31K-Kye Blight[15]; 23. 11H-Jeff Herzog[20]; 24. 10J-Jordan Bauer[13]; 25. 2S-Stormy Scott[18]; 26. 10-Daryn Klein[4]; 27. 36-Logan Martin[11]; 28. 23-Paul Roider[28]; 29. 30-Mark Voigt[27] FOX Factory Hard Charger: Gordy Gundaker [+13].

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Feature Results
13+228Dennis Erb Jr400.00013Running150$10,000
21-121Billy Moyer Jr40-4.03427Running146$6,000
36+399JRFrank Heckenast Jr40-8.134Running144$3,500
412+825FJason Feger 40-8.239Running142$2,800
57+23SBrian Shirley 40-9.053Running140$2,500
62-418Shannon Babb 40-9.664Running138$2,300
714+719RRyan Gustin 40-10.424Running136$2,200
85-332Bobby Pierce 40-10.875Running134$2,100
99014GJoe Godsey 40-11.339Running132$2,050
1016+625Shane Clanton 40-11.627Running130$2,000
1124+1311Gordy Gundaker 40-12.610Running128$1,600
128-4111VMax Blair 40-13.081Running126$1,400
1310-397Cade Dillard 40-13.854Running124$1,200
1417+3B1Brent Larson 40-14.510Running122$1,100
1521+681ETanner English 40-14.905Running120$1,050
1623+71Josh Richards 39-1 LapsRunning118$1,000
1722+524Ryan Unzicker 39-1 LapsRunning116$1,000
1826+816GRusty Griffaw 39-1 LapsRunning114$1,000
1929+1099BBoom Briggs 39-1 LapsRunning112$0
2019-177Preston Luckman 39-1 LapsRunning110$1,000
2125+4F1Payton Freeman 39-1 LapsRunning108$1,000
2215-731KKye Blight 39-1 LapsRunning106$1,000
2320-311HJeff Herzog 16-24 LapsDNF104$1,000
2413-1110JJordan Bauer 13-27 LapsDNF102$1,000
2518-72SStormy Scott 13-27 LapsDNF102$1,000
264-2210Daryn Klein 13-27 LapsDNF102$1,000
2711-1636Logan Martin 13-27 LapsDNF102$1,000
2828023Paul Roider 13-27 LapsDNF102$1,000
2927-230Mark Voigt 9-31 LapsDNF102$1,000
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
12+1B1Brent Larson 100.00010Running0$0
23+177Preston Luckman 10-3.011Running0$0
36+381ETanner English 10-3.976Running0$0
41-314KPaul Kuper 10-4.354Running90$110
54-186Kyle Beard 10-5.186Running90$110
613+711Gordy Gundaker 10-6.816Running0$0
78+10GDeshawn Gingerich 10-8.961Running90$110
810+226MBrent McKinnon 10-10.049Running90$110
95-414RJeff Roth 10-10.773Running90$110
1012+299Hunt Gossum 10-11.477Running90$110
1111016Tony Wolf 10-13.814Running90$110
127-523NZMick Quin 10-16.320Running90$110
1314+186SJebadiah Simmons 9-1 LapsRunning90$110
149-54EScott Geaschel 1-9 LapsDNF90$110
1515030Mark Voigt 1-9 LapsDNF0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
14+32SStormy Scott 100.0009Running0$0
21-111HJeff Herzog 10-2.9251Running0$0
32-124Ryan Unzicker 10-3.797Running0$0
43-199BBoom Briggs 10-4.888Running0$0
510+516GRusty Griffaw 10-6.207Running0$0
66093Mason Oberkramer 10-6.943Running90$110
713+64DDoug Tye 10-7.467Running90$110
815+715Justin Duty 10-9.375Running90$110
914+511TTrevor Gundaker 10-11.998Running90$110
1012+211EAdam Elliott 10-12.097Running90$110
117-423Paul Roider 6-4 LapsRunning0$0
129-326Tyler Worley 2-8 LapsRunning90$110
138-5F1Payton Freeman 1-9 LapsRunning0$0
1411-31Josh Richards 0-10 LapsDNS0$0
155-1054Dane Dacus 0-10 LapsDNS90$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11028Dennis Erb Jr80.0008Running
24+2111VMax Blair 8-1.539Running
32-114GJoe Godsey 8-2.502Running
43-110JJordan Bauer 8-3.366Running
57+214KPaul Kuper 8-3.577Running
66077Preston Luckman 8-3.976Running
78+114RJeff Roth 8-4.564Running
89+123NZMick Quin 8-5.651Running
912+34EScott Geaschel 8-6.680Running
1011+116Tony Wolf 7-1 LapsRunning
115-611Gordy Gundaker 6-2 LapsDNF
1210-230Mark Voigt 6-2 LapsDNF
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11021Billy Moyer Jr80.0008Running
26+43SBrian Shirley 8-1.065Running
32-136Logan Martin 8-1.656Running
43-131KKye Blight 8-3.291Running
550B1Brent Larson 8-3.540Running
67+186Kyle Beard 8-5.220Running
78+181ETanner English 8-5.660Running
810+20GDeshawn Gingerich 8-7.275Running
94-526MBrent McKinnon 8-7.475Running
109-199Hunt Gossum 8-8.647Running
1111086SJebadiah Simmons 8-10.703Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11010Daryn Klein 80.0008Running
22032Bobby Pierce 8-0.209Running
33097Cade Dillard 8-0.232Running
46+219RRyan Gustin 8-0.981Running
55011HJeff Herzog 8-1.581Running
64-299BBoom Briggs 8-3.390Running
77054Dane Dacus 8-3.937Running
810+223Paul Roider 8-5.657Running
911+226Tyler Worley 8-6.119Running
108-21Josh Richards 8-7.681Running
1112+14DDoug Tye 8-8.411Running
129-315Justin Duty 2-6 LapsDNF
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+118Shannon Babb 80.0008Running
21-199JRFrank Heckenast Jr8-0.696Running
34+125FJason Feger 8-0.860Running
43-125Shane Clanton 8-2.192Running
56+124Ryan Unzicker 8-3.374Running
65-12SStormy Scott 8-4.138Running
77093Mason Oberkramer 8-4.605Running
89+1F1Payton Freeman 8-4.684Running
911+216GRusty Griffaw 8-9.624Running
1010011EAdam Elliott 8-10.595Running
118-311TTrevor Gundaker 7-1 LapsRunning
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
11728Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL12.3540.000
22121Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR12.576-0.222
3714GJoe Godsey Bedford, IN12.599-0.245
41036Logan Martin West Plains, MO12.698-0.344
5110JJordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL12.719-0.365
6631KKye Blight Katanning, WAU12.721-0.367
722111VMax Blair Centerville, PA12.834-0.480
8226MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL12.846-0.492
92011Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO12.902-0.548
108B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN12.906-0.552
112377Preston Luckman Coos Bay, OR12.933-0.579
12163SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL12.981-0.627
131414KPaul Kuper Aviston, IL13.043-0.689
141186Kyle Beard Trumann, AR13.098-0.744
15414RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR13.220-0.866
161881ETanner English Benton, KY13.260-0.906
171223NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ13.330-0.976
181599Hunt Gossum Mayfield, KY13.345-0.991
191930Mark Voigt Marine, IL13.461-1.107
2090GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA13.523-1.169
21516Tony Wolf Highland, IL13.621-1.267
22386SJebadiah Simmons Wentzville, MO13.965-1.611
23134EScott Geaschel Collinsville, IL14.170-1.816
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1610Daryn Klein Trenton, IL12.7100.000
22099JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL12.731-0.021
32232Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL12.763-0.053
41918Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL12.774-0.064
51497Cade Dillard Robeline, LA12.835-0.125
61125Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA12.861-0.151
7399BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA12.906-0.196
8825FJason Feger Bloomington, IL12.924-0.214
9411HJeff Herzog Festus, MO13.005-0.295
1072SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM13.056-0.346
111519RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA13.095-0.385
121724Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL13.116-0.406
131854Dane Dacus Lakeland, TN13.123-0.413
141693Mason Oberkramer Broseley, MO13.134-0.424
1551Josh Richards Shinnston, WV13.140-0.430
16111TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.165-0.455
17215Justin Duty Mulino, OR13.185-0.475
1823F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA13.199-0.489
191023Paul Roider Columbia, IL13.252-0.542
201211EAdam Elliott Cunningham, KY13.437-0.727
212126Tyler Worley St. Genevieve, MO13.464-0.754
22916GRusty Griffaw Festus, MO13.549-0.839
23134DDoug Tye Troy, IL13.815-1.105

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