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June 30, 2019 - Gardner Follows Hell Tour to Peoria Speedway
Wednesday night saw Bob Gardner in action at Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Illinois) following the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour. After scoring a 7th place finish in his heat, Gardner fell one spot short of a transfer position in his B-Main with a 4th place finish. He was granted a provisional for the show where improved four spots to place 16th. (Brendon Bauman photo)

On Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Speedway (Lincoln, Illinois) for the $5,000 top prize, Gardner came up one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 6th place finish. With a provisional already secured, Bob scratched from his B-Main to prepare for the feature. Rolling off 20th, a steady shower rolled in with only four laps complete postponing the remainder of the event.

For more information on these events, please visit www.HellTour.com.

June 20, 2019 - 14th Place Finish in Hell Tour Stop at Spoon River Speedway
Bob Gardner returned with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour on Thursday evening at Spoon River Speedway (Canton, Illinois) for the eighth round of the tour. After coming one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat, Gardner scored a 2nd place finish in his B-Main behind Bobby Pierce locking his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining four spots in the 40-lapper, Bob recorded a 14th place finish. (Mike Ruefer photo)

For more information on this event, please visit www.HellTour.com.

June 14, 2019 - Gardner Lands 10th Place Finish in Hell Tour Opener
After Mother Nature wiped out Wednesday’s opener, Bob Gardner followed the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour to Kankakee County Speedway (Kankakee, Illinois) on Thursday for the $5,000-to-win opener. In a field of 29 cars, Bob laid down the fifth fastest time in his group before placing 3rd in his heat. Starting the opening night feature in 9th, Gardner dropped one spot in the 40-lap affair to place 10th. (Jim DenHamer photo)

The following night at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois), Bob followed up the fastest lap in time trials with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Mike Glasscock. Slated to start the feature in 2nd, Mother Nature made an appearance and postponed the feature to later date.

Saturday and Sunday's Hell Tour events at Dirt Oval at Route 66 (Joliet, IL) and Fayette County Speedway (Brownstown, IL) fell victim to bad weather.

For more information on these events, please visit www.HellTour.com and www.FarmerCityRacing.com.

June 8, 2019 - Top 5 Finish at FCR
Friday night saw Bob Gardner return to action at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) for the regular night of racing. Gaining one spot in his heat, Bob posted a 2nd place finish behind Allen Weisser which positioned him 4th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Holding his spot for the entire distance, Gardner notched a 4th place finis behind Weisser, Mike Glasscock, and Taylor Scheffler with Donny Walden coming in 5th. (Josh James Artwork)

On Saturday evening at Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Illinois), Gardner secured his pot into the A-Main with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position, Bob jumped out to an early lead and led the first 20 circuits until contact with another competitor sent him spinning. Rebounding from the tail of the field, Gardner reeled in an 8th place finish.

For more information on these events, please visit www.FarmerCityRacing.com and www.PeoriaSpeedway.com.