Sterling Heights, MI (Friday, December 13, 2019) - DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour recently released their schedule for the 2020 race season. Running from June 16th to July 18th, the Hell Tour will be making several stops in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, and Ohio, where they will end the 2020 season.
With over twenty races scheduled for the upcoming season, many notable tracks remain on the list, while some tracks have been removed. Notably, the Hell Tour will not be making a visit to I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, MI. Having made a total of eight trips all-time to the Speedway, 2019 was the first year the Tour made an appearance since 2014. In last year’s contest, Brian Shirley held off Frank Heckenast, Jr. and David Mielke to take home the $5,000 prize.
Even with the removal of I-96 from the schedule, the Hell Tour will still make three stops
in the Mitten State. Drivers begin the Michigan swing on July 15th at Butler Motor Speedway in Quincy, MI. The last time the 3/8th mile oval welcome late model racing, was during a 2018 American Ethanol Late Model Tour event - one which Eric Spangler went on to win. From there, they travel north to Thunderbird Raceway in Muskegon, before concluding the Michigan portion of the Tour at Auburn’s Tri-City Motor Speedway, on July 17th. This marks the first time since 2017 that Michigan has featured three dates for the Summer Nationals - the last time Hartford Speedway, Thunderbird Raceway, and Merritt Speedway played host. In 2020, Tri-City Motor Speedway and Butler Motor Speedway will be making history on the Hell Tour schedule, with their first ever appearance on the list in the Tour’s 32 year history.
Once again, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour will be ending their season at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, OH. However, this year's finale will now be a one night show on July 18th, compared to the double header event in previous years.
More information on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour can be found at https://dirtcarsummernationals.com/. There you can find schedule updates as well as race results for the 2020 race season.