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June 25, 2021 - Winger notches podium finish at Sycamore Speedway
For the second week with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, Ashton Winger traveled to La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, Ill.) on Wednesday afternoon for the $5,000 prize. After a flip in time trials prevented him recording a time, Winger charged from the tail of the field in his heat race to finish third. Earning the 11th-starting position for the A-Main, Ashton was running in fifth with two laps remaining when he tagged the wall on the final lap. The bobble dropped him back to eighth when the checkered flag flew. (Jim DenHamer photo)

Persistent rain postponed Thursday night's event at Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Ill.) to July 7th.

1On Friday afternoon at Sycamore Speedway (Maple Park, Ill.), Ashton topped the 28-car field in time trials before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the third-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main via the redraw, Winger ran a steady pace throughout the 50-lapper, scoring a third-place finish at the line. He trailed Brian Shirley and Bobby Pierce to the checkers with Ryan Unzicker and Jason Feger rounding out the Top-5.

Mother Nature axed Saturday and Sunday's scheduled dates at Federated Raceway at I-55 (Pevely, Mo.) and Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, Ill.).

Ashton climbed to fourth in the latest Summer Nationals point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com.

June 19, 2021 - Eighth-place finish in Hell Tour opener at Brownstown Speedway
1Ashton Winger made the trek to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Ind.) on Tuesday afternoon to kick off the DIRTcar Summmer Nationals with the Hoosier Dirt Classic. Drawing 24 Late Models, Winger rebounded to finish fourth in his heat after experiencing engine issues in his time trial session. Starting the opening night feature in 12th, Ashton improved four spots in the 40-lapper to register an eighth-place finish.

On Wednesday evening at Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Ill.), Ashton missed a transfer spot by one position in his heat, sending him into the B-Main. Picking up a 10-lap consolation victory, Winger locked into the 17th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Ashton passed 10 cars to finish seventh. (Todd Healy photos)

For the third round on Thursday at Kankakee County Speedway (Kankakee, Ill.), Winger timed in fifth fastest in his group before placing third in his heat race. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Ashton faded one spot in the 40-lap affair to place ninth.

The following night at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Ill.), Ashton was slated to start on the pole of his heat but suffered a broken transmission. Rallying from the tail of his C-Main and B-Main to pick up the wins, Winger locked into the 17th-starting position for the main event. After wheeling his way into the Top-10 in the first half of the 50-lapper, Ashton tagged the wall following a lap-37 restart that ended his night early.

On Saturday afternoon at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.), Winger followed up the fifth fastest time in his group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Tanner English. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in fifth, Ashton faded five spots in the 50-lapper to finish 10th.

Sunday's finale at Plymouth Speedway (Plymouth, Ind.) fell victim to Mother Nature.

Ashton is currently sixth in the latest Summer Nationals point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcarSummerNationals.com.