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Green Flag Waves June 8 on Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified NationalsIndiana’s Tri-State Speedway ready for season-opener of 29 race tour

CONCORD, N.C. – May 15, 2013 – The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals kicks off Saturday, June 8, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. During the next 42 hot summer nights, the tour will travel across eight states in the heart of DIRTcar Racing’s UMP region before concluding in mid-July at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio.

The tour will travel an astonishing 4,776 miles and make 29 stops at 27 different facilities making it the largest schedule in its three-year history. Tri-State Speedway and Kankakee County Speedway are the only tracks with two Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events this season.

Defending champion Kenny Wallace and 2011 champ Mike Harrison will no doubt face fierce competition in their efforts to win a second title, with competitors from as far away as North Carolina planning to run a majority of the races.

“Summit Racing knows DIRTcar UMP Modifieds are one of the strongest divisions in motorsports,” said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports and Event Manager. “Over the last three years, we have been aggressively adding top of the line products to ensure UMP Modified racers can get the parts they need at unbeatable prices with the best service in the industry. We pride ourselves on providing the best pricing we possibly can; the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is designed for the working man or woman to be able to compete and run for a championship while not breaking the bank.”

As Title Sponsor of the series, Summit Racing Equipment will post a $10,000 cash point fund along with more than $23,000 in Summit Racing Equipment in other awards. All 22 positions in the feature will be sponsored with 20 positions receiving $50, $40, or $25 to spend at Summit Racing Equipment and two positions receiving product awards from Wrisco Aluminum and Hoosier Racing Tire. With more than $1,100 up for grabs each night in contingency monies along with a nightly cash purse, the competition will be fierce.

“I can’t thank Summit enough for their contributions to the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals,” said Jeff Curl, winner at Kankakee Speedway in 2012. “This is our touring series and gives modified drivers much needed national exposure throughout the summer. I look forward to the challenges presented at each race with such fierce competition, when you combine the best national drivers with heavy local talent in the Midwest; it’s a recipe for door to door action. Running this tour has definitely made my team better.”

Last year 552 different drivers competed in at least one Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals race with Devin Gilpin winning three events. There were 23 different winners in 28 races. The largest car count for the tour was 53 at Tri-State Speedway on July 8 followed closely by 52 at Wilmot Raceway on June 17. On 17 different occasions, the tour saw more than 30 cars register with an average car count of 33.

“DIRTcar Racing is happy to offer the Modifieds a common set of rules, procedures, and payoffs for the tracks that plan to host a Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals race in 2013,” stated Sam Driggers, DIRTcar UMP Director. “Racing in the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals has become a highlight for our UMP Modified teams and winning an event on this tour is like winning the Daytona 500. The level of competition night in and night out is second to none, even NASCAR drivers Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader have stated if you can win here, you can win anywhere.”

For all 2013 races, the tire rule will be as follows: Hoosier A-40, D-40, H-40 compounds. Raceceivers and transponders will be mandatory at ALL Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events with “Hot Lap” qualifying taking place each night.

 

Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Day

Date

Track

Location

Travel Dist

Saturday

8-Jun

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

N/A

Wednesday

12-Jun

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

115

Friday

14-Jun

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

226

Sunday

16-Jun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

120

Wednesday

19-Jun

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

221

Thursday

20-Jun

Belle-Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

196

Friday

21-Jun

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

26

Saturday

22-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

188

Sunday

23-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

295

Monday

24-Jun

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

351

Wednesday

26-Jun

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

401

Friday

28-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

92

Saturday

29-Jun

I-55 Raceway

Pevely, MO

166

Sunday

30-Jun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

158

Tuesday

2-Jul

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

149

Wednesday

3-Jul

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

83

Thursday

4-Jul

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, IL

164

Friday

5-Jul

Fayette County Speedway

Brownstown, IL

186

Saturday

6-Jul

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

47

Sunday

7-Jul

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

125

Tuesday

9-Jul

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

193

Wednesday

10-Jul

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

200

Thursday

11-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

114

Friday

12-Jul

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

136

Sunday

14-Jul

Vermillion County Speedway

Danville, IL

77

Wednesday

17-Jul

Bruschcreek Mts. Park

Peebles, OH

275

Thursday

18-Jul

Twin Cities Raceway Park

North Vernon, IN

136

Friday

19-Jul

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

236

Saturday

20-Jul

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

100

For more information and updates on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, go towww.modifiednationals.com. For more on Summit Racing Equipment, go to www.summitracing.com or call 1.800.230.3030.

About Summit Racing Equipment

Established in 1968, Summit Racing Equipment is the leading high performance parts and accessories company. Summit Racing offers the largest selection, lowest prices, and best customer service in the high performance industry via catalogs, Internet, and Retail Super Stores. The company is headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio with retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and McDonough, Georgia.

 

The Summit Racing Equipment 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), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Parters: MSD Performance, Tom Cat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bassett Racing Wheel, Bilstein Shocks, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, QA1, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), Racing Electronics, Intercomp, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts, XS Power Racing Batteries, and Chevy Performance.

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