St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff
Saturday, June 25, 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
$20,000.00

Feature Laps Length
55

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
$20,000.00

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

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
none

Parking Cost
$0.00

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
$0.00, no hookups

Closest Airport
Festus

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
 https://www.dirtcarmembers.com/downloads.php

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

DENNIS DOUBLES UP: Erb Sweeps St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff at I-55

If former Major League Baseball catcher Yogi Berra was watching Dennis Erb Jr. Saturday night, he’d probably repeat his famous line, “It’s like Déjà vu all over again.”

Along with winning for the second straight night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 to sweep the inaugural St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff, Erb also pulled the same move he did Friday night to win Saturday.

This time the Carpentersville, IL driver used the same move in Turns 3 and 4 to take the lead from Jason Feger and drive away with the $20,000 payday.

Dennis Erb Jr. and Feger race for the lead
Dennis Erb Jr. passes Jason Feger for the win at I-55/Jacy Norgaard photo

Erb went unchallenged in the final 27 laps to best the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models and DIRTcar Summer Nationals fields for the second straight night with Bobby Pierce, in second, and Jason Feger, in third, rounding out the podium.

“We were just riding out there and following [Feger] for a little bit,” Erb said. “I knew we were starting to get into traffic, and I was trying to watch him and see how he was entering the corner. He just went in there and gave me enough room to sneak up underneath him.”

Erb’s win is his fourth World of Outlaws CASE Late Models victory of the season – the most of all drivers. It’s also his 13th overall career Series triumph and his 25th DIRTcar Summer Nationals win.

While Erb was able to move past Feger for the lead early in the race, he was still left with having to maneuver through traffic in the remaining 27 laps. He stated that being aggressive was important, knowing the caliber of drivers behind him.

“I knew we had a good group behind me there, so there was no time to relax,” Erb said. “We just had to make our marks and watch the cars in front of us. You just really can’t back off because you never know what’s going to happen.”

St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff Trophy
Erb wins not only $20,000, but the St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff Trophy/Jacy Norgaard photo

Erb extended his points lead for the second consecutive night—144 points ahead of Max Blair, who finished 11th.

Feger, who led the first 27 laps, was passed by Pierce for second and had to settled for third. The Bloomington, IL driver stated he couldn’t get the car to stick to the bottom the way he wanted, allowing Erb and Pierce to slip by.

“I just felt like I was too tight to keep it down there,” Feger said. “I couldn’t get rotated. I couldn’t like, enter in on the bottom and get rotated.

“I kind of based everything off of [Friday] night and how the track raced. I thought there’d be enough speed to go there, which there was, but instead of all the lap cars being on the bottom, they were in the middle. So, it just kind of made it hard to pass, and [Bobby Pierce] and Dennis could rotate the bottom better than I could.”

Pierce made his way to second from eighth. He snuck by Feger on the bottom late in the 55-lap Feature but didn’t have enough time to catch Erb. The “Smooth Operator” tried multiple lanes throughout the first 30 laps before settling on the inside line.

Bobby Pierce races Jason Feger
Bobby Pierce sneaks by Jason Feger for 2nd in traffic/Jacy Norgaard photo

“I was searching a little bit, and the top wasn’t really there like it normally is in the past,” Pierce said. “It’s not even like the bottom had that much moisture. The top was just so slick and crumbly. There wasn’t enough bite up there to really get anything going, so it is what it is.

“But hey, coming from eighth to second, catfishing like that and scraping the inside wall, we’ll take it any day.”

Pierce also extended his DIRTcar Summer Nationals points lead, beating out Ryan Unzicker, who finished ninth.

Shannon Babb crossed the line fourth, climbing as high as third before fading in the race’s late stages. The Moweaqua, IL driver was happy with his car and enjoyed racing against his Midwest rivals.

“Overall, it was a really good race,” Babb said. “Running around the inside wall with Bobby and Feger and Gordy [Gundaker] and everybody. So, I consider it a pretty good race.”

Gundaker rounded out the top five, his third World of Outlaws CASE Late Models top five of the season.

Gordy Gundaker
Gordy Gundaker scores his 3rd World of Outlaws Top 5 of the season/Jacy Norgaard photo

“I just missed a little bit on the setup, and that’s the way it goes,” Gundaker said. “When you run fifth in a crowd of 47 race cars and a bunch of really, really good guys are here, there’s nothing to hang your head about.

“We’ve definitely had our ups and downs so far this year, and this is definitely an up. So, we’re going to take this weekend in stride and hopefully keep the momentum going.”

The highly-anticipated faceoff between the World of Outlaws CASE Late Models and the DIRTcar Summer Nationals ended with Erb proving why he’s one of the most successful drivers in both series, further solidifying that with a sense of Déjà vu.

UP NEXT: The World of Outlaws CASE Late Models head North to Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, IL, on Sunday, June 26, for the Wild Man Kelly Classic, as part of the JB Hawks Summer Spectacular. Joining The Most Powerful Late Models on the Planet are the Xtreme Outlaw Midgets presented by Toyota.

CASE Construction Equipment Feature (55 Laps): 1. 28-Dennis Erb Jr[4]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce[8]; 3. 25F-Jason Feger[1]; 4. 18-Shannon Babb[5]; 5. 11-Gordy Gundaker[3]; 6. 81E-Tanner English[18]; 7. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr[6]; 8. B1-Brent Larson[14]; 9. 24-Ryan Unzicker[23]; 10. 97-Cade Dillard[10]; 11. 111V-Max Blair[11]; 12. 11H-Jeff Herzog[12]; 13. 19R-Ryan Gustin[19]; 14. 25-Shane Clanton[17]; 15. 99B-Boom Briggs[21]; 16. 36-Logan Martin[2]; 17. 10-Daryn Klein[9]; 18. 1-Josh Richards[15]; 19. F1-Payton Freeman[26]; 20. 14G-Joe Godsey[16]; 21. 16G-Rusty Griffaw[22]; 22. 3S-Brian Shirley[7]; 23. 10J-Jordan Bauer[13]; 24. 11T-Trevor Gundaker[24]; 25. 23-Paul Roider[25]; 26. 6K-Michael Kloos[20] Fox Factory Hard Charger: Ryan Unzicker [+14].

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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+328Dennis Erb Jr00.000Running0$0
28+632Bobby Pierce 0-3.248Running0$0
31-225FJason Feger 0-4.793Running0$0
45+118Shannon Babb 0-6.868Running0$0
53-211Gordy Gundaker 0-7.449Running0$0
618+1281ETanner English 0-8.207Running0$0
76-199JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-10.725Running0$0
814+6B1Brent Larson 0-11.647Running0$0
923+1424Ryan Unzicker 0-12.261Running0$0
1010097Cade Dillard 0-13.244Running0$0
11110111VMax Blair 0-15.192Running0$0
1212011HJeff Herzog 0-16.053Running0$0
1319+619RRyan Gustin 0-16.225Running0$0
1417+325Shane Clanton 0-16.566Running0$0
1521+699BBoom Briggs 0-20.106Running0$0
162-1436Logan Martin 0-2.312Running0$0
179-810Daryn Klein 0-2.970Running0$0
1815-31Josh Richards 0-3.574Running0$0
1926+7F1Payton Freeman 0-8.176Running0$0
2016-414GJoe Godsey 0-8.474Running0$0
2122+116GRusty Griffaw 0-10.125Running0$0
227-153SBrian Shirley 0-11.296Running0$0
2313-1010JJordan Bauer 0441.685Running0$0
2424011TTrevor Gundaker 0538.068Running0$0
2525023Paul Roider 0587.398Running0$0
2620-66KMichael Kloos 01,108.456Running0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
11025Shane Clanton 00.000Running0$0
23+119RRyan Gustin 0-0.372Running0$0
32-199BBoom Briggs 0-1.077Running0$0
47+326MBrent McKinnon 0-1.737Running0$0
54-121Billy Moyer Jr0-1.801Running0$0
616+102SStormy Scott 0-2.099Running0$0
79+286Kyle Beard 0-2.211Running0$0
86-277Preston Luckman 0-2.689Running0$0
95-415Justin Duty 0-2.916Running0$0
1015+514KPaul Kuper 0-3.385Running0$0
1111044Blaze Burwell 0-3.784Running0$0
1210-20GDeshawn Gingerich 0-4.427Running0$0
1313023Paul Roider 0-4.868Running0$0
1414016Tony Wolf 0-5.349Running0$0
158-754Dane Dacus 098.869Running0$0
1612-426Tyler Worley 0113.522Running0$0
Micro-Lite Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
13+281ETanner English 00.000Running0$0
21-16KMichael Kloos 0-0.340Running0$0
35+216GRusty Griffaw 0-1.695Running0$0
42-2F1Payton Freeman 0-2.365Running0$0
54-124Ryan Unzicker 0-3.277Running0$0
67+14DDoug Tye 0-4.826Running0$0
78+114RJeff Roth 0-5.843Running0$0
86-211TTrevor Gundaker 0-5.961Running0$0
910+130Mark Voigt 0-6.086Running0$0
109-193Mason Oberkramer 0-6.681Running0$0
1113+211KShannon Kuhn 0-6.874Running0$0
1211-131KKye Blight 0-6.879Running0$0
1312-186SJebadiah Simmons 0-8.701Running0$0
1414023NZMick Quin 0-10.640Running0$0
151504EScott Geaschel 0-10.640DNS0$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11036Logan Martin 00.000Running
22099JRFrank Heckenast Jr0-1.471Running
33010Daryn Klein 0-3.215Running
45+110JJordan Bauer 0-4.344Running
57+225Shane Clanton 0-4.790Running
68+219RRyan Gustin 0-5.500Running
79+215Justin Duty 0-8.254Running
84-426MBrent McKinnon 0-9.319Running
912+386Kyle Beard 0-9.530Running
1010044Blaze Burwell 0-10.266Running
1111023Paul Roider 0-11.481Running
126-614KPaul Kuper 0-12.301Running
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
12+125FJason Feger 00.000Running
23+13SBrian Shirley 0-1.608Running
35+2111VMax Blair 0-2.517Running
41-31Josh Richards 0-2.918Running
54-199BBoom Briggs 0-3.493Running
68+221Billy Moyer Jr0-3.789Running
76-177Preston Luckman 0-4.875Running
87-154Dane Dacus 0-5.095Running
9900GDeshawn Gingerich 0-5.745Running
1011+126Tyler Worley 0-6.636Running
1112+116Tony Wolf 0-6.869Running
1210-22SStormy Scott 0243.895Running
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11011Gordy Gundaker 00.000Running
24+232Bobby Pierce 0-0.776Running
33097Cade Dillard 0-2.012Running
42-2B1Brent Larson 0-2.783Running
5506KMichael Kloos 0-4.550Running
68+281ETanner English 0-4.803Running
710+316GRusty Griffaw 0-6.843Running
86-24DDoug Tye 0-7.776Running
99093Mason Oberkramer 0-8.854Running
107-331KKye Blight 0-9.028Running
1111011KShannon Kuhn 0-10.876Running
121204EScott Geaschel 0-10.876DNS
Heat 4 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverLaps CompletedBehindLaps LedStatus
11028Dennis Erb Jr00.000Running
22018Shannon Babb 0-2.048Running
35+211HJeff Herzog 0-3.640Running
44014GJoe Godsey 0-5.640Running
53-2F1Payton Freeman 0-5.751Running
67+124Ryan Unzicker 0-6.424Running
76-111TTrevor Gundaker 0-7.213Running
89+114RJeff Roth 0-9.858Running
98-130Mark Voigt 0-11.830Running
1011+186SJebadiah Simmons 0-13.408Running
1110-123NZMick Quin 0-15.513Running
My Place Hotels Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
1536Logan Martin West Plains, MO0.0000.000
261Josh Richards Shinnston, WV0.0000.000
31599JRFrank Heckenast JrFrankfort, IL0.0000.000
4325FJason Feger Bloomington, IL0.0000.000
5110Daryn Klein Trenton, IL0.0000.000
6243SBrian Shirley Chatham, IL0.0000.000
71626MBrent McKinnon Carlyle, IL0.0000.000
82099BBoom Briggs Bear Lake, PA0.0000.000
92110JJordan Bauer St. Jacob, IL0.0000.000
1018111VMax Blair Centerville, PA0.0000.000
11414KPaul Kuper Aviston, IL0.0000.000
121277Preston Luckman Coos Bay, OR0.0000.000
131025Shane Clanton Zebulon, GA0.0000.000
142354Dane Dacus Lakeland, TN0.0000.000
151719RRyan Gustin Marshalltown, IA0.0000.000
161121Billy Moyer JrBatesville, AR0.0000.000
17715Justin Duty Mulino, OR0.0000.000
1820GDeshawn Gingerich Dover, PA0.0000.000
191944Blaze Burwell Mt Vernon, IL0.0000.000
2082SStormy Scott Las Cruces, NM0.0000.000
211323Paul Roider Columbia, IL0.0000.000
22926Tyler Worley St. Genevieve, MO0.0000.000
231486Kyle Beard Trumann, AR0.0000.000
242216Tony Wolf Highland, IL0.0000.000
My Place Hotels Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverHometownTimeDifference
11011Gordy Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.1350.000
22028Dennis Erb JrCarpentersville, IL13.179-0.044
313B1Brent Larson Lake Elmo, MN13.183-0.048
41518Shannon Babb Moweaqua, IL13.256-0.121
5197Cade Dillard Robeline, LA13.344-0.209
612F1Payton Freeman Commerce, GA13.356-0.221
7932Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL13.398-0.263
8314GJoe Godsey Bedford, IN13.424-0.289
976KMichael Kloos Trenton, IL13.447-0.312
102311HJeff Herzog Festus, MO13.460-0.325
1154DDoug Tye Troy, IL13.461-0.326
121411TTrevor Gundaker St. Charles, MO13.480-0.345
131731KKye Blight Katanning, WAU13.534-0.399
141624Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL13.584-0.449
15681ETanner English Benton, KY13.594-0.459
16230Mark Voigt Marine, IL13.619-0.484
17493Mason Oberkramer Broseley, MO13.691-0.556
181914RJeff Roth Bentonville, AR14.031-0.896
19816GRusty Griffaw Festus, MO14.122-0.987
201823NZMick Quin Hawks Bay, NZ14.280-1.145
212111KShannon Kuhn Highland, IL14.719-1.584
222286SJebadiah Simmons Wentzville, MO15.088-1.953
23114EScott Geaschel Collinsville, IL15.088-1.953

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