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Wietholder Dominates Peoria Speedway for First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Dave Wietholder - Jim Denhamer photo
Dave Wietholder - Jim Denhamer photo

Dave Wietholder – Jim Denhamer photo

By Jordan Morris

PEORIA, Ill. — June 23, 2014 — David Wietholder captured his first win of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals in dominating fashion Monday night, overtaking Jeff Curl on lap three and leading the final 23 laps en route to capturing the victory at Peoria Speedway.

Wietholder, whose last DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory came almost one year ago on July 3 at Jacksonville Speedway, started the race on the outside of pole-sitter Jeff Curl, who led the opening two laps of the 25-lap feature and looked as if he would be able to make-up points on championship leader Jacob Poel.

Curl’s early success was short-lived as Wietholder eventually powered his way around the leader and drove off from the rest of the field. Only Mike Harrison, who set quick time earlier in the night but started from the second row after a second place finish in heat two, was able to provide a challenge to Wietholder for the win.

Harrison passed Curl easily as Curl’s car suddenly became ill-handling as he slipped back to a 10th-place finish. Harrison would catch up to Wietholder but was not able to pass him. Wietholder held off Harrison by half a second as he grabbed the $1,000 checkered flag.

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Erik Bruce, Charley Hess and Matt Goulden rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Curl and Wietholder.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Wednesday night at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tenn.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill.; June 23, 2014

A-Main (25-laps): 1. 05W-David Wietholder ($1,000), 2. 24H-Mike Harrison, 3. 2-Erik Bruce, 4. 97-Charley Hess, 5. 41G-Matt Goulden, 6. 26D-Derick Doerr, 7. 17D-Dan Dozard, 8. 77-Ray Bollinger, 9. 4B-Cody Bauman, 10. 12-Jeff Curl, 11. 14-Brian Lynn, 12. 83-Nathan Balensiefen, 13. 27S-Gary Scharp, 14. 8-Jake Griffin, 15. 23T-Billy Tuckwell, 16. 27-A.J Hill, 17. 59N-Chad Evans, 18. A9-Austin May, 19. 40C-Mike Chasteen Jr, 20. 818-Zach Fordham.

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 15 Sun Off
June 16 Mon Off
June 17 Tue Off
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 24 Tue Off
June 25 Wed Clarksville Speedway Park Clarksville, Tenn. $1,000
June 26 Thur Clayhill Motorsports Park Atwood, Tenn. $1,500
June 27 Fri Paducah Int-Raceway Paducah, Ky. $1,000
June 28 Sat Federated I-55 Raceway Pevely, Mo. $1,000
June 29 Sun Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Ill. $1,000
June 30 Mon Off
July 1 Tue Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, Ill. $1,000
July 2 Wed Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, Ill. $1,000
July 3 Thur LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Ill. $1,000
July 4 Fri Fayette Co-Speedway Brownstown, Ill. $1,000
July 5 Sat Highland Speedway Highland, Ill. $1,000
July 6 Sun Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind. $1,000
July 7 Mon Off
July 8 Tue Florence Speedway Union, Ky. $1,000
July 9 Wed Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Ind. $1,000
July 10 Thur Macon Speedway Macon, Ill. $1,000
July 11 Fri Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Ill. $1,000
July 13 Sun Vermilion Co-Speedway Danville, Ill. $1,000
July 14 Mon Off
July 15 Tue Off
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

The Summit Racing Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partners : Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communication ), Velocita (Official Uniform),VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Parters: MSD, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Joes Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Penske Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, Strange Oval, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp. 

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