Harrison Bumps and Runs to Fourth Win of 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Peoria Speedway

Mike Harrison – Jim Denhamer photo

PEORIA, Ill. — July 15, 2013 — Mike Harrison extended his DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals points lead over Rusty Griffaw after he turned leader Kenny Wallace in the final corner and drove to the checkers to claim his fourth win of the 2013 tour on Monday night at Peoria Speedway.

The top two in final points of the 2012 series championship, Harrison, of Highland, Ill., and Wallace, of St. Louis, Mo., shared the front row. Wallace got the jump on Harrison in the high groove and pulled out to an early lead before an early race caution bunched the field.

Wallace again started quickly and tried to hold off Harrison, who could get to Wallace’s bumper but could never get a nose under him. Harrison finally got position on Wallace as Milo Veloz Jr. joined the battle for the lead. Harrison and Wallace raced side-by-side for the next handful of laps with Veloz lurking behind them, but Wallace maintained the top spot in the faster outside line.

With five laps remaining, tempers started to flare and patience was starting to wear. Harrison dove underneath Wallace every lap in turn three, but his car would never stick and Wallace kept the lead coming off of four. On the last lap it looked like it was Wallace’s race to lose, until Harrison would dive it off into turn three again, but this time making contact with Wallace’s left rear sending him spinning. Harrison rolled on to claim the $1,000 checkered flag with Wallace finishing seventh.

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Ray Bollinger, Erik Bruce and Allen Weisser rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Mike Harrison, Kenny Wallace and Milo Veloz Jr.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues in its final week of action Wednesday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria (Ill.) Speedway; July 14, 2013

A-Main (30-laps): 1. Mike Harrison ($1,000), 2. Milo Veloz Jr, 3. Ray Bollinger, 4. Erik Bruce, 5. Allen Weisser, 6. Mike Chasteen Jr, 7. Kenny Wallace, 8. Billy Tuckwell, 9. Brian Lynn, 10. Flyod Jordan Jr, 11. Cody Bauman, 12. Donovan Lodge, 13. Derick Doerr, 14. Scott May, 15. David Wietholder, 16. Steven Delonjay, 17. A.J. May, 18. Rusty Griffaw, 19. Jake Griffin, 20. Collin Thirlby, 21. Joe Wagner, 22. Mike Brooks, 23. Jeff Leka.

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 Cancelled (RAIN)
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 Postponed/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 Postponed (RAIN)
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 Cancelled (RAIN)
Thursday July 11 Macon Speedway Macon, IL Mike Harrison (3)
Friday July 12 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, IL Jeff Curl
Sunday July 14 Vermillion County Speedway Danville, IL Ryan Thomas (2)
Monday July 15 Peoria Speedway Peoria, IL Mike Harrison (4)
Wednesday July 17 Brushcreek Motorsports Park Peebles, OH
Thursday July 18 Off
Friday July 19 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
Saturday July 20 Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, OH

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