By Jordan Morris
FARMER CITY, Ill. July 11, 2014 Jacob Poel captured his sixth victory of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in dominating fashion as he led flag-to-flag en route to securing the $1,000 payday.
Poel, who last won Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway, started the 25-lap feature event on the outside of pole-sitter Nick Allen. Poel rocketed around Allen on the start of the race as he captured the lead on the opening lap.
Poel escaped to an early lead as second-place Allen came under fire from Lance Dehm, who started the feature in third position and grabbed second-place with ease as Allen faded through the field.
Dehm tried to muscle around Poel after two cautions slowed the field around the halfway point of the race, but the leader turned back the challenge from Dehm, as second place came under fire from Jeff Curl, who was charging through the field. Dehm and Curl battled side-by-side for a couple of laps before Curl cleared Dehm and set his sights on the leader.
Poel proved to be too strong in the final three laps as he never allowed Curl to close in for the lead. Poel dominated the feature event, leading every lap without facing a serious challenge for the $1,000 checkered flag at Farmer City Raceway.
I cant say enough about this car, said the six-time winner in 2014 who drives a Rocket Chassis racecar. Its been a great car for me, and Farmer City has been a great track for us today and Im glad to take home another one.
With just six races remaining in the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, Mike Harrison clings to an 11 point lead over Jacob Poel in the championship standings.
Lance Dehm, Jeff Leka and Mike Harrison rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners were Dehm, Nick Allen and Poel.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals travel to Fairbury Speedway Saturday night after the June 21 event was rescheduled due to rain.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill.; July 11, 2014;
A-Main (25-laps): 1. 82-Jacob Poel ($1,000), 2. 12-Jeff Curl, 3. D1-Lance Dehm, 4. 3L-Jeff Leka, 5. 24H-Mike Harrison, 6. 5-Steven Brooks, 7. 21A-Nick Allen, 8. 99J-Jimmy Dehm, 9. 7L-Jay Ledford, 10. 55A-Collin Alexander, 11. 77-Ray Bollinger, 12. 28H-Davin Henderson, 13. 18-Jeffery Ledford, 14. 6B-Dave Baldwin, 15. 11-Ed Roley, 16. 32Z-Nate Zimmer, 17. 20X-Sabreena Ekstrom, 18. 7-Rodney Bowman, 19. 41G-Matt Goulden, 20. 1-Donald Kiger, 21. 36L-Jamie Lomax, 22. 3-Cory Schwengel, 23. 2L-Justin Leka, 24. 1A-Aaron Draege.
2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 7||Sat||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||Tyler Nicely|
|June 11||Wed||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||RAIN|
|June 12||Thur||Kankakee Co-Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Devin Gilpin|
|June 13||Fri||Kankakee Co-Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Jacob Poel|
|June 18||Wed||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||Jacob Poel|
|June 19||Thur||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, Ill.||RAIN|
|June 20||Fri||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, Ill.||Mike Harrison|
|June 21||Sat||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.||RAIN|
|June 22||Sun||I-96 Speedway||Ionia, Mich.||Jacob Poel|
|June 23||Mon||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.||David Wietholder|
|June 25||Wed||Clarksville Speedway Park||Clarksville, Tenn.||Mike Harrison|
|June 26||Thur||Clayhill Motorsports Park||Atwood, Tenn.||Hunter Rasdon|
|June 27||Fri||Paducah Int-Raceway||Paducah, Ky.||RAIN|
|June 28||Sat||Federated I-55 Raceway||Pevely, Mo.||Mike Harrison|
|June 29||Sun||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.||Jacob Poel|
|July 1||Tue||Belle-Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||Mike Harrison|
|July 2||Wed||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, Ill.||Mike Harrison|
|July 3||Thur||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||Mike Harrison|
|July 4||Fri||Fayette Co-Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.||Brian Shaw|
|July 5||Sat||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.||Rusty Griffaw|
|July 6||Sun||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||Jacob Poel|
|July 8||Tue||Florence Speedway||Union, Ky.||Devin Gilpin|
|July 9||Wed||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, Ind.||Kenny Wallace|
|July 10||Thur||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.||Ken Schrader|
|July 11||Fri||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.||Jacob Poel|
|July 13||Sun||Vermilion Co-Speedway||Danville, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 16||Wed||Atomic Speedway||Chillicothe, Ohio||$1,000|
|July 17||Thu||Brushcreek Motorsports||Peebles, Ohio||TBA|
|July 18||Fri||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio||$1,000|
|July 19||Sat||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio||$1,000|
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