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Kinder Races to Summit Modified Nationals Triumph at Farmer City Raceway

Chad Kinder
Chad Kinder

FARMER CITY, Ill. – July 8, 2011 – Chad Kinder wasn’t to be denied on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

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Kinder of Newton, Ill., worked his way past two former DIRTcar National Champions in Mike Harrison of Highland, Ill., and Jeff Leka of Buffalo, Ill., on his way to the 30-lap main event win worth a cool $1,000.  Harrison, who has been the dominant driver on tour, settled for second ahead of Pontiac, Ill., driver Jay Ledford.  Leka finished fourth while Justin Delong of Bloomington, Ill., rounded out the top five.

Heat race victories went to Leka, Kinder, Mckay Wenger of Fairbury, Ill, and Harrison.  Driver Wes O’Dell of Springfield bested Rory Overmyer of Champaign, Ill., to capture the Last Chance Showdown.  Mike Harrison extends his lead in the Summit Racing Equipment Modified National points to 119 markers over Mckay Wenger of Fairbury, Ill., with Jeff Curl of Forrest, Ill., 153 points behind.

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The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals return to action Saturday, July 9, at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill.; July 8, 2011
A-Main (30-Laps): 1. M2 Chad Kinder ($1,000), 2. 24 Mike Harrison, 3. 7L Jay Ledford, 4. 3L Jeff Leka, 5. 7J Justin Delong, 6. 21DS Danny Schwartz, 7. 42 Mckay Wenger, 8. 77 Ray Bollinger, 9. 32 Donovan Lodge, 10. 2L Justin Leka, 11. 11 Ed Roley, 12. 12 Jeff Curl, 13. 28T Dane Tilstra, 14. 87 Wes O’Dell, 15. 11B Kyle Byerline, 16. 14 Brian Lynn, 17. R0 Rory Overmyer, 18. 31 Dave Crawley, 19. 1A Aaron Draege, 20. D1 Lance Dehm.

2011 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule

Date Track Location Winner (Cars)
June 15 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, Ind. PPD/July 12
June 16 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, Ill. Ken Schrader (39)
June 17 Cedar Lake Speedway Cedar Lake, Wis. Ryan Gustin (52)
June 18 Cedar Lake Speedway Cedar Lake, Wis. Canceled Rain
June 20 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Ill. PPD/July13
June 21 Spoon River Speedway Canton, Ill. PPD/July 14
June 22 Highland Speedway Highland, Ill. Ken Schrader (37)
June 23 Fayette County Speedway Brownstown, Ill. Mike Harrison (35)
June 24 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, Ill. Mike Harrison (41)
June 25 Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury, Ill. PPD/July 23
June 26 I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, Mich. Jacob Poel (31)
June 28 Lincoln Park Speedway Putnamville, Ind. Mike Harrison (34)
June 29 Belle Clair Speedway Belleville, Ill. Ken Schrader (24)
June 30 Clay Hill Motorsports Park Atwood, Tenn. Lucas Lee (16)
July 1 Paducah International Raceway Paducah, Ky. Mike Harrison (26)
July 2 I-55 Raceway Pevely, Mo. Mike Harrison (37)
July 3 Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Ill. Ray Bollinger (40)
July 6 Peoria Speedway Peoria, Ill. Mike Harrison (23)
July 7 Macon Speedway Macon, Ill. PPD/July 21
July 8 Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Ill. Chad Kinder(30)
July 9 Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, Tenn.
July 10 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind.
July 12 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, Ind.
July 13 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Ill.
July 14 Spoon River Speedway Canton, Ill.
July 15 Attica Raceway Park Attica, Ohio
July 16 Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, Ohio

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