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Mike Harrison - Jimmy Dearing photo

Harrison Rides the Top Side to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Fayette County Speedway

Mike Harrison - Jimmy Dearing photo
Mike Harrison – Jimmy Dearing photo

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BROWNSTOWN, Ill. – July 3, 2015 – If Mike Harrison winds up winning the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals crown this year for the fourth time in his career, he might look back on Friday night’s race at Fayette County Speedway as the one that put him over the top.

Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace led the field to green, but it took Harrison only five laps to power his way around the top and into the lead, where he would survive two restarts, charge to his fifth victory of the season and strengthen his grasp on the overall championship.

“You could say that’s a little home turf advantage there,” said Harrison, who is a three-time DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion. “I know how this place is and I know if the stuff is right we can usually get around the top of this place pretty good and I think I took them all by surprise a little bit off the bat. I don’t think Kenny thought I was coming around the top there. It paid off.”

The race was Harrison’s seventh during this year’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour and he has five victories. The championship counts a driver’s top eight finishes.

Robbie Eilers, Brent Mullins, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader rounded out the top five. Harrison’s nearest championship foe, Tyler Nicely, was sixth.

Click here to watch highlights from Friday night’s race.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour invades 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. (3E) Robbie Eilers, Highland, IL; 3. (41M) Brent Mullins, Litchfield, IL; 4. (36) Kenny Wallace, Concord, NC; 5. (9) Ken Schrader, Concord, NC; 6. (25) Tyler Nicely, Owensboro, KY; 7. (1S) Brian Shaw, Robinson, IL; 8. (14C) Rick Conoyer, St Peters, MO; 9. (16) Rusty Griffaw, Festus, MO; 10. (128) Zach Schantz, Highland, IL; 11. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 12. (1BUD) Zach Fair, Petersburg, IN; 13. (43A) Larry Anderson, Clay City, IL; 14. (70) Brian Bielong, Summerfield, IL; 15. (32Z) Nate Zimmer, Mattoon, IL; 16. (196) Jon Ripperda, Posey, IL; 17. (84) Tyler Deibert, Highland, IL; 18. (59N) Chad Evans, Mattoon, IL; 19. (2M) Michael Meyer, Shobonier, IL; 20. (87Z) Zeb Moake, Freeburg, IL; 21. (9*) Jordan Bauer, St Jacob, IL; 22. (8B) Brendan Bittle, New Athens, IL.

HEAT RACE WINNERS: Tyler Nicely, Brent Mullins, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Top 20

Pos. Car Driver Points
1 24H Mike Harrison 506
2 25 Tyler Nicely 476
3 77 Ray Bollinger 398
4 36 Kenny Wallace 360
5 9 Ken Schrader 350
6 5 Steven Brooks 332
7 c12 Jeff Curl 314
8 16C Josh Harris 311
9 59N Chad Evans 242
10 24Z Zeke McKenzie 240
11 1W Bob Pohlman 237
12 O5 David Wietholder 228
13 6B Dave Baldwin 209
14 89W Rick Weitekamp 178
15 2H Nick Hoffman 167
16 72 Brian Lynn 165
17 1G Devin Gilpin 156
18 1S Brian Shaw 155
19 G1 Gabe Menser 149
20 90 Bradley Sterrett 145

2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule

Date Day Track City
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 Lucas Lee
June 26 Friday Paducah International Raceway Rain
June 27 Saturday Federated I-55 Raceway Rain
June 28 Sunday Lincoln Speedway Rain/PPD July 6
June 29 Monday OFF
June 30 Tuesday I-96 Raceway Rain
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 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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