Matt Cooper Rides Cushion to Victory in the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Clarksville Speedway
CLARKSVILLE, 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.
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
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||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|
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, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Wheels, 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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