CANTON, Ill. – July 14, 2011 – Jay Ledford etched his name into the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals history books Thursday night by earning the win at Spoon River Speedway.
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Ledford, of Pontiac, Ill., would battle with Butch Weisser over the course of the 30-lap main event, making a final move to the lead with five laps remaining to score his first Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals win worth $1,000. Weisser finished second ahead of Lincoln Speedway Modified Nationals winner Ray Bollinger of Kewanee, Ill. Former DIRTcar UMP Modified National Champions Gary Cook Jr. of Deer Creek, Ill. and Jeff Leka of Buffalo, Ill., finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Mike Harrison continues to lead the Summit Racing Equipment Modified National by 209 markers over Curl with Mckay Wenger of Fairbury, Ill., 243 points out.
The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will return to action Friday, July 15 at Attica (Ohio) Raceway Park.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Spoon River Speedway; Canton, Ill.; July 14, 2011
A -Main (30-Laps): 1. 7L Jay Ledford ($1,000), 2. 25 Butch Weisser, 3. 77 Ray Bollinger, 4. 64 Gary Cook, 5. 3L Jeff Leka, 6. 32 Donovan Lodge, 7. C12 Jeff Curl, 8. 31 Mark Anderson, 9. 26 JD Beal, 10. 49 Todd Bates 11. O5 Dave Wietholder, 12. 14 Richie Biswell, 13. 242 Gabe Menser, 14. 12J Kevin Morrow, 15. 1JR Floyd Jordan, 16. 292 Bobby Allen, 17. 21 Joe Wagner, 18. 25 Allen Weisser, 19. 32 Tommy Duncan, 20. 128 Brian Harris, 21. 28 Jim Hisber.
2011 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|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.||Randle Sweeney (16)|
|July 10||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||Mike Harrison (39)|
|July 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||John Demoss (20)|
|July 13||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||Mike Harrison (22)|
|July 14||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||Jay Ledford(41)|
|July 15||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio|
|July 16||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio|
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