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July 28, 2018 - Dixon Wraps Up Summer Skid With Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury American Legion Speedway
Friday night found Phil Dixon back in action in the Land of Lincoln for the 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic at Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois). Drawing a stout field of 61 UMP DIRTcar Modified entries for four rounds of qualifying features, Dixon experienced issues with a secondary car throughout the night that resulted in a 15th place finish. (Josh James Artwork)

On Saturday night starting on the tail of his B-Main, Phil improved four positions to place 10th. Relying on a provisional into the $5,000-to-win finale, Phil passed nine cars in the 40-lap feature reeling in a 14th place outing.

Full results from this event are available at www.FairburySpeedway.com.

July 14, 2018 - Phil Dixon Wraps up DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour; Raced 25 Times in 31 Days
Phil Dixon returned with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Monday night for the rescheduled event at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Illinois). In a field 25 Open Wheel Modifieds, Dixon laid down the second fastest time in his group behind Ray Bollinger before placing 2nd in his heat behind Bollinger. Earning the 4th-starting position for the A-Main, Phil dropped three spots in the 25-lapper logging a 7th place finish.

On Tuesday night at Shadyhill Speedway (Medaryville, Indiana), Dixon secured his spot into the feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Bobby Stremme. Falling short of a Top-5 finish, Phil landed a 7th place spot.

The following night at Thunderbird Raceway (Muskegon, Michigan), Phil followed up the fourth fastest time overall in qualifying with a 4th place finish in his heat. Starting the feature in 10th, Dixon was battling for a Top-5 finish when contact with an infield tire dropped him back to an 11th place outing.

On Thursday night at I-96 Speedway (Lake Odessa, Michigan), Dixon registered the fourth fastest time overall in qualifying but slipped over the outside berm in the opening laps of his heat race that sent him flipping. He was able to walk away from the violent wreck unharmed.

Bringing an end to the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour, Phil Dixon stopped at Oakshade Raceway (Wauseon, Ohio) on Friday for the two-day Birthday Race Weekend. With 22 Open Wheel Modifieds on hand, Phil was running in 3rd in his heat race when he was taken out by another competitor. Relying on a provisional into the show, Phil Dixon advanced through the field 10 spots reeling in a 9th place outing.

On Saturday evening, Dixon dropped one spot in his heat race to place 4th. Earning the 10th-starting position for the finale, Phil slipped back to a 16th place finish.

Full results from these events are available at www.TheHellTour.com.

July 8, 2018 - Dixon Competes in Challenge Week of Hell Tour
For the third week of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour, Phil Dixon headed to Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, Tennessee) on Tuesday night. Following the third fastest time in his qualifying group, Phil posted a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Lucas Lee locking him into the 4th-starting position for the feature. Getting smacked from behind on the opening lap, Dixon suffered extensive body damage but hung on to an 8th place finish.

The following night at Fayette County Speedway (Brownstown, Illinois) with 31 Open Wheel Modifieds registered in for action, Dixon posted a 9th place finish in the feature.

On Thursday night at Macon Speedway (Macon, Illinois) for the Herald & Review 100, Phil earned the 17th-starting position for the A-Main via preliminary events. Wheeling his way into a podium spot, Dixon passed 14 cars in the 25-lapper to place 3rd behind Mike Harrison and Kenny Wallace with David Shain and Rusty Griffaw completing the Top-5 finishers. (Terry Page photo)

For the 16th stop of the tour on Friday at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois), Phil jumped up two spots in his heat to place 5th. Starting the feature in 17th, Dixon passed nine cars reeling in an 8th place finish.

On Saturday night at Highland Speedway (Highland, Illinois), Phil Dixon improved five spots in the feature to place 9th.

Wrapping up the Challenge Week of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour, Phil stopped at Quincy Raceways (Quincy, Illinois) on Sunday. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the feature, Phil posted a 4th place spot in the 25-lapper trailing Mike Harrison, Rick Stevenson, and Mike McKinney across the the line with Kevin Blackburn coming in 5th. (Rick Neff photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.TheHellTour.com.