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CANTON, Ill. — June 19, 2013 —Defending DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion Kenny Wallace picked up his first victory of the 2013 tour on Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway.
Wallace started on the outside of the front row and quickly charged to the front with Michael Long in pursuit at the 3/8-mile track. As the top five pulled away, Jake Griffin thrilled the crowd by wheeling his car around the cushion in an effort to run down Wallace and Long. Griffin’s efforts went for naught, though, when he slipped over the banking on the backstretch while running second with two laps to go.
Wallace held off Long for the $1,000 victory on a green-white-checkered finish, with Jeff Curl, Griffin and Allen Weisser rounding out the top five.
“We led the whole race but I could hear somebody was up top,” Wallace said. “My crew chief said go to the top, but I couldn’t go to the top because I didn’t have a half a lap up there. … We really needed this win because we’ve been struggling.”
There were 43 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds in the event.
Heat race winners included Bruce Erik, Ray Bollinger, Wallace and Curl.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill., on Thursday June 20.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Spoon River Speedway; Canton, Ill.; June 19, 2013
A-main (25-laps): 1. Kenny Wallace ($1,000), 2. Michael Long, 3. Jeff Curl, 4. Jake Griffin, 5. Allen Weisser, 6. Jeff Leka, 7. Ray Bollinger, 8. Billy Tuckwell, 9. Tommy Duncan, 10. Brian Lynn, 11. Chad Evans, 12. Steven Delongay, 13. Butch Weusser, 14. Dave Baldwin, 15. A.J. May, 16. Richie Biswell, 17. Steve Grotz, 18. David Wietholder, 19. Bobby Allen, 20. Lodge Donovan, 21. Bruce Erik, 22. Jason Wagner.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship Standings
2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals
|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|
|Friday||June 21||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, IL|
|Saturday||June 22||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
|Sunday||June 23||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, MI|
|Monday||June 24||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, IL|
|Wednesday||June 26||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, TN|
|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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