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Harrison Captures Third Win in the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Macon Speedway

Mike Harrison


MACON, Ill. — July 11, 2013 — In a season that has proven difficult for any driver to score more than one win, Mike Harrison now has three in the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals as he claimed the victory Thursday night at 1/5th-mile Macon Speedway.

Harrison, of Highland, Ill., started the race from the outside of row two, just behind the front row of Brian Divley and Kenny Wallace. Staying glued to the bottom, Harrison passed Wallace within the first five laps and set his sights on leader Divley. With a restart coming on lap 9, Harrison was right on Divley’s tail. Harrison changed his line and moved to the top of the track to try and get around Divley, who did his best to hold his line but on lap 13 Harrison got a nose under Divley’s right corner and make the pass in turn one on lap 14.

With just a handful of laps remaining, Harrison maneuvered through thick lapped traffic. He searched for any open hole, and in doing so he did not see a stopped car on the front straightaway, resulting in Harrison colliding directly with the parked vehicle. Luckily for Harrison he would be able to restart from the first position with minimal damage. Harrison’s car was obviously hurting, but he held off Divley to capture the $1,000 checkered flag.

“Anytime you get in a wreck like that you never know what will be broke,” said Harrison, who took over the lead in the championship standings with the victory. “We went back to green and I just tried to stay on the bottom. Hopefully no one was going around me on the top because I was leery of diving off on the top and letting the cushion get ahold of me.”

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Kenny Wallace, Jeff Leka and Jeff Curl rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Kenny Wallace, Cory Daugherty, Brian Divley and Mike Harrison.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Friday night at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Macon (Ill.) Speedway; July 11, 2013

A-Main (25-laps): 1. Mike Harrison ($1,000), 2. Brian Divley, 3. Kenny Wallace, 4. Jeff Leka, 5. Jeff Curl, 6. Matt Goulden, 7. Danny Smith, 8. Jake Griffin, 9. Cory Daugherty, 10. Jeff Graham, 11. Ray Bollinger, 12. Clark Robertson, 13. Tommy Sherpard Jr., 14. Steve Ewing, 15. Joe Strawkas, 16. Chad Evans, 17. Guy Taylor, 18. Eric Hamilton, 19. Norm Wood, 20. Ethan Schnapp, 21. Wes Odell, 22. Alan Crowder.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Top 10

Pos. Car Name Points
1. 24 Mike Harrison 464
2. 16 Rusty Griffaw 452
3. C12 Jeff Curl 416
4. 3L Jeff Leka 402
5. 36 Kenny Wallace 398
6. 32 Donovan Lodge 393
7. 77 Ray Bollinger 379
8. O5 Dave Wietholder 357
9. 41 Matt Goulden 347
10. 8 Levi Kissinger 339

2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Day Date Track Location Winner
Saturday June 8 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN Devin Gilpin
Wednesday June 12 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN Devin Gilpin (2)
Friday June 14 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, IL Nick Allen
Sunday June 16 Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, WI Mitch McGrath
Wednesday June 19 Spoon River Speedway Canton, IL Kenny Wallace
Thursday June 20 Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, IL Brian Beilong
Friday June 21 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL Michael Long
Saturday June 22 Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, IL Lance Dehm
Sunday June 23 I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI Dona Marcoullier
Monday June 24 Peoria Speedway Peoria, IL PPD/Rain July 15
Wednesday June 26 Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, TN Matt Cooper
Thursday June 27 Clayhill Motorsports Park Atwood, TN Lucas Lee
Friday June 28 Paducah International Raceway Paducah, KY Mike Harrison
Saturday June 29 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO Canceled/Rain
Sunday June 30 Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, IL Ray Bollinger
Tuesday July 2 Quincy Raceways Quincy, IL Steven DeLonjay
Wednesday July 3 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, IL David Wietholder
Thursday July 4 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, IL Donovan Lodge
Friday July 5 Fayette County Speedway Brownstown, IL Brent Mullins
Saturday July 6 Highland Speedway Highland, IL PPD/Rain Aug. 25
Sunday July 7 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN Mike Harrison (2)
Tuesday July 9 Florence Speedway Union, KY Ryan Thomas
Wednesday July 10 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN Canceled/Rain
Thursday July 11 Macon Speedway Macon, IL Mike Harrison (3)
Friday July 12 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, IL
Sunday July 14 Vermillion County Speedway Danville, IL
Monday July 15 Peoria Speedway Peoria, IL
Wednesday July 17 Brushcreek Motorsports Park Peebles, OH
Friday July 19 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
Saturday July 20 Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, OH

The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partners : Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Parters: MSD Performance, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), Racing Electronics, Intercomp, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts, XS Power Racing Batteries, and Chevy Performance. 

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