Bronson Slides Erb For Tri-City Score

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Kyle Bronson (40) slides under Tyler Erb, who bounces off the wall, Tuesday at Tri-City Speedway. (Brad Plant photo)
Kyle Bronson (40) slides under Tyler Erb, who bounces off the wall, Tuesday at Tri-City Speedway. (Brad Plant photo)

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. — Kyle Bronson fired the last shot to win Tuesday night’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals feature at Tri-City Speedway.

Unhappy with an aggressive move that Tyler Erb made to pass him on lap three, Kyle Bronson made a similarly aggressive attempt to pass Erb for the lead on the final lap. The move resulted in Erb bouncing off the turn three wall and a yellow flag.

Bronson survived the one-lap shootout to the checkered flag, holding off Bobby Pierce for his first Summer Nationals victory, which was worth $7,500. Erb limped home in 10thspot.

Point leader Brian Shirley romped from 19thon the grid to finish third with Brandon Sheppard and Rusty Schlenk rounding out the top five.

The finish:

Feature (40 Laps) – 1. 40B-Kyle Bronson [4]; 2. 32-Bobby Pierce [7]; 3. 3S-Brian Shirley [19]; 4. B5-Brandon Sheppard [8]; 5. CJ1-Rusty Schlenk [13]; 6. 18-Shannon Babb [11]; 7. 21JR-Billy Moyer, Jr. [2]; 8. 28-Dennis Erb, Jr. [9]; 9. 11-Gordy Gundaker [23]; 10. 1T-Tyler Erb [3]; 11. 99JR-Frank Heckenast, Jr. [12]; 12. 25-Jason Feger [14]; 13. 24-Ryan Unzicker [10]; 14. 96-Tanner English [5]; 15. 21-Billy Moyer [6]; 16. 33-Rodney Melvin [15]; 17. 16-Rusty Griffaw [20]; 18. 1S-Tim Manville [16]; 19. 6K-Michael Kloos [21]; 20. 32S-Chris Simpson [1]; 21. 97-Cade Dillard [18]; 22. 25W-Allen Weisser [22]; 23. 18J-Chase Junghans [17]; KSE Hard Charger Award: 3S-Brian Shirley[+16]