FARMER CITY, Ill. – July 10, 2015 – Mike Harrison fought off Ray Bollinger on Friday night at Farmer City Raceway to earn his eighth victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.
Harrison, of Highland, Ill., clinched his fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship in the past five years, and did it in unprecedented fashion in 2015. The series counts a driver’s best eight finishes toward the championship, and Harrison won eight of the 11 races he entered, becoming the first driver to post only victories toward the championship.
It wasn’t easy on Saturday night. Bollinger raced hard, trying to get under Harrison several times, but Harrison had the high side dialed in at the quarter-mile dirt oval.
“I knew about five laps in my steering wheel was way off so I’ve got something bent in the front end,” Harrison said. “I think my pull bar bushings actually busted out of the car because it’s clanking and clattering. I was a little worried. I was just glad to hang on.”
Bollinger finished second with Steven Brooks, Danny Schwartz and Jeffery Ledford rounding out the top five.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour rolls into Oakshade Raceway on Saturday at Wauseon, Ohio, then finishes its season with two $2,000-to-win events and a championship celebration on July 24-25 at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway as part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series’ Prairie Dirt Classic weekend.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City (Ill.) Speedway; July 10, 2015
A-MAIN (25 LAPS) – 1. (24H) Mike Harrison, Highland, IL ($1,000); 2. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 3. (5) Steven Brooks, New Lenox, IL; 4. (21S) Danny Schwartz, Ashmore, IL; 5. (18) Jeffery Ledford, Pontiac, IL; 6. (72) Brian Lynn, Mason City, IL; 7. (D1) Lance Dehm, Chatsworth, IL; 8. (7L) Jay Ledford, Pontiac, IL; 9. (79D) John DeMoss, Bloomington, IN; 10. (70) Brian Bielong, Summerfield, IL; 11. (99J) Jimmy Dehm, Chenoa, IL; 12. (59N) Chad Evans, Mattoon, IL; 13. (87) David Shain, Humboldt, IL; 14. (14C) Alan Crowder, Elwin, IL; 15. (59) Chevy Miller, Clinton, Il; 16. (9) Cullen Breeden, Forrest, IL; 17. (29S) Preston Seratt, Dyersbury, TN; 18. (12) Jeff Curl, Fairbury, IL; 19. (3L) Jeff Leka, Buffalo, IL; 20. (25W) Allen Weisser, Peoria, IL; 21. (G1) Gabe Menser, Ashmore, IL; 22. (55A) Collin Alexander, Clinton, IL; 23. (6B) Dave Baldwin, Perrysville, IN.
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Mike Harrison, A.J. May and Brandon Roberts.
2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 6||Saturday||Tri-State Speedway||Josh Harris|
|June 7||Sunday||Terre Haute Action Track||Bradley Sterrett|
|June 10||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Devin Gilpin|
|June 11||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Jeff Curl|
|June 12||Friday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Rain|
|June 16||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Mike Harrison|
|June 18||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Rain (2)|
|June 19||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Rain (3)|
|June 20||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Chad Kinder|
|June 21||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||Rain/PPD June 22 (4)|
|June 22||Monday||Quincy Raceways||Rain (5)|
|June 23||Tuesday||Peoria Speedway||Mike Harrison (2)|
|June 24||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Mike Harrison (3)|
|June 25||Thursday||Clarksville Speedway||Lucas Lee|
|June 26||Friday||Paducah International Raceway||Rain (5)|
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||Rain (6)|
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain/PPD July 6|
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Raceway||Rain (7)|
|July 1||Wednesday||Daugherty Speedway||Devin Gilpin (2)|
|July 2||Thursday||La Salle Speedway||Mike Harrison (4)|
|July 3||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Mike Harrison (5)|
|July 4||Saturday||Highland Speedway||Mike Harrison (6)|
|July 5||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Dustin Beck|
|July 6||Monday||Lincoln Speedway||Mike Harrison (7)|
|July 7||Tuesday||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Rain (8)|
|July 8||Wednesday||Florence Speedway||Rain (9)|
|July 9||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Rain (10)|
|July 10||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Mike Harrison (8)|
|July 11||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
|July 24||Friday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
|July 25||Saturday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
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