LINCOLN, Ill. — June 30, 2013 —Illinois native Ray Bollinger took advantage of leader Justin Allgaier’s mid-race spin to capture a home-state win Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway during the 13th-leg of the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Lincoln Speedway.
With a massive field of 59 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at the quarter-mile oval, each chasing the $2,000 checkered flag, it was almost guaranteed to be a shootout. Bollinger, of Kewaee, Ill., started the A-main from the outside of the front row, with NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Allgaier on the pole. Allgaier led for the first half of the race before things quickly changed when Allgaier spun, turning over the lead to second-place-running Bollinger. The wreck destroyed the driver’s side of Bollinger’s car but that didn’t slow him down as he dominated the remainder of the race, capturing the $2,000 purse over Brian Lynn.
“I was getting a good run on (Allgaier) in turns 3 and 4, he was kind of messing up and getting tight through the corner,” said Bollinger, the current DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals points leader. “He kind of stood on it, getting it pinched down, and ended up spinning out. I couldn’t believe my eyes when he came off the corner and the yellow came out.”
Tyler Nicely, Rusty Griffaw and Allen Weisser rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Brian Lynn, Tyler Nicely, Rusty Griffaw, Justin Allgaier and Erik Bruce.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Tuesday night at Quincy Raceways located in Quincy, Illinois.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway; June 30, 2013
A-Main (30-laps): 1. Ray Bollinger ($2,000), 2. Brian Lynn, 3. Tyler Nicely, 4. Rusty Griffaw, 5. Allen Weisser, 6. Devin Gilpin, 7. Erik Bruce, 8. Jay Ledford, 9. Charley Hess, 10. Danny Schwartz, 11. Kenny Wallace, 12. Chad Kinder, 13. T.D. Burger, 14. Jeremy Nichols, 15. Donovan Lodge, 16. John DeMoss, 17. Jake Griffin, 18. Justin Allgaier, 19. Mike Harrison, 20. Lance Dehm, 21. Jeff Curl, 22. Brian Divley.
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||Lucas Lee|
|Friday||June 28||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, KY||Mike Harrison|
|Saturday||June 29||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Pevely, MO||Postponed/Rain|
|Sunday||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL||Ray Bollinger|
|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.