LA SALLE, Ill. – July 2, 2015 – Mike Harrison earned his fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the season on Thursday night at La Salle Speedway.
Harrison, who is attempting to win his fourth series championship, started on the outside of the front row and worked the high groove with near perfection as the battle behind him was intense. While Harrison was in charge out front, the top five shook out with Steven Brooks, Jacob Poel, Ray Bollinger and Kenny Wallace.
“I just got my little baby motor in here,” said Harrison, who is locked into a fierce battle with Tyler Nicely for the championship, which counts a driver’s best eight finishes during the tour. “I was really leery of coming up here because it’s a little bit bigger track, but the points and nights are starting to dwindle down and I figured we have to come regardless. Thank God we did because the outcome’s good.”
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour invades Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill., on Friday night and then races to Highland (Ill.) Speedway on Saturday and Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; La Salle (Ill.) Speedway; July 2, 2015
A-MAIN (25 LAPS) – 1. (24H) Mike Harrison, Highland, IL ($1,000); 2. (5) Steven Brooks, New Lenox, IL; 3. (82) Jacob Poel, Spring Lake, MI; 4. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 5. (36) Kenny Wallace, Concord, NC; 6. (1W) Bob Pohlman, Oaklawn, IL; 7. (79D) John DeMoss, Bloomington, IN; 8. (72) Brian Lynn, Mason City, IL; 9. (47C) Collin Thirlby, Traverse City, MI; 10. (5) David Wietholder, Liberty, IL; 11. (83) Nathan Balensiefen, Sheffield, IL; 12. (A9) A.J. May, Creve Coure, IL; 13. (36L) Jamie Lomax, Lake Village, IN; 14. (25W) Allen Weisser, Peoria, IL; 15. (7) Scott Heeren, Forreston, IL; 16. (16) Nicholas Lueth, Grand Ridge, IL; 17. (0) Travis Kohler, Morris, IL; 18. (128) Zach Schantz, Highland, IL; 19. (89W) Rick Weitekamp, Springfield, IL; 20. (83D) Dave Dulceak, Cortland, IL; 21. (12) Jeff Curl, Fairbury, IL; 22. (37N) Nick Odell, Mooresville, NC.
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Jacob Poel, Steven Brooks, John DeMoss and Mike Harrison.
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|
|June 19||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Rain|
|June 20||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Chad Kinder|
|June 21||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||Rain/PPD June 22|
|June 22||Monday||Quincy Raceways||Rain|
|June 23||Tuesday||Peoria Speedway||Mike Harrison (2)|
|June 24||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Mike Harrison (3)|
|June 25||Thursday||Clarksville Speedway||
|June 26||Friday||Paducah International Raceway||
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||
Rain/PPD July 6
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Raceway||
|July 1||Wednesday||Daugherty Speedway||
Devin Gilpin (2)
|July 2||Thursday||La Salle Speedway||
Mike Harrison (4)
Fayette Co. Speedway
|July 4||Saturday||Highland Speedway||Highland, IL|
|July 5||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN|
|July 6||Monday||Lincoln Speedway||From June 28|
|July 7||Tuesday||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Danville, IL|
|July 8||Wednesday||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|July 9||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|July 10||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, IL|
|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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