Matt Cooper Rides Cushion to Victory in the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Clarksville Speedway

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified NationalsCLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — June 26, 2013 — Matt Cooper raced side-by-side with Trent Young for the last handful of laps on Wednesday night before outdueling him on the final straightaway and claiming the $1,000 checkered flag in the eighth points event of the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour.

Cooper, of McKenzie, Tenn., qualified in the third position, but had trouble making his way to the front to challenge leader Devin Gilpin. Cooper eventually found the outside lane and started picking up time quickly. Cooper and Young raced side-by-side even as they caught Gilpin, splitting Gilpin and continuing their duel for the lead. Cooper eventually slid past Young claiming the checkered flag at his home-state track.

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Gilpin, Lucas Lee and Clayton Miller rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Gilpin and Levi Kissinger.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Thursday night at Clayhill Motorsports Park in Atwood, Tenn.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway; June 26, 2013

A-Main (25-laps): 1.Matt Cooper ($1,000), 2.Trent Young, 3.Devin Gilpin, 4.Lucas Lee, 5.Clayton Miller, 6.Cody Bauman, 7.Levi Kissinger, 8.Brock Bauman, 9.Ray Bollinger, 10.Todd Riley, 11.Kenny Wallace, 12.Justin Jenkins, 13.Dustin Rollins, 14.Fred Thalmann, 15.Miles Thalmann, 16.Ricky Knight, 17.Kyle Robertson.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship Top 10

Pos. Car Name Points
1 77 Ray Bollinger 320
2 C12 Jeff Curl 263
3 3L Jeff Leka 258
4 36 Kenny Wallace 256
5 8 Levi Kissinger 198
6 32 Donovan Lodge 193
7 1G Devin Gilpin 187
8 4B Cody Bauman 170
9 O5 Dave Wietholder 164
10 22 Matt Mevert 163

2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Day Date Track Location Winner
Saturday June 8 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN Devin Gilpin
Wednesday June 12 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN Devin Gilpin (2)
Friday June 14 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, IL Nick Allen
Sunday June 16 Wilmot Raceway Wilmot, WI Mitch McGrath
Wednesday June 19 Spoon River Speedway Canton, IL Kenny Wallace
Thursday June 20 Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, IL Brian Beilong
Friday June 21 Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, IL Michael Long
Saturday June 22 Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, IL Lance Dehm
Sunday June 23 I-96 Speedway Lake Odessa, MI Dona Marcoullier
Monday June 24 Peoria Speedway Peoria, IL Cancelled (RAIN)
Wednesday June 26 Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, TN Matt Cooper
Thursday June 27 Clayhill Motorsports Park Atwood, TN
Friday June 28 Paducah International Raceway Paducah, KY
Saturday June 29 Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Pevely, MO
Sunday June 30 Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, IL
Tuesday July 2 Quincy Raceways Quincy, IL
Wednesday July 3 Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, IL
Thursday July 4 LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, IL
Friday July 5 Fayette County Speedway Brownstown, IL
Saturday July 6 Highland Speedway Highland, IL
Sunday July 7 Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, IN
Tuesday July 9 Florence Speedway Union, KY
Wednesday July 10 Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, IN
Thursday July 11 Macon Speedway Macon, IL
Friday July 12 Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, IL
Sunday July 14 Vermillion County Speedway Danville, IL
Wednesday July 17 Brushcreek Motorsports Park Peebles, OH
Thursday July 18 Twin Cities Raceway Park North Vernon, IN
Friday July 19 Attica Raceway Park Attica, OH
Saturday July 20 Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, OH

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