DANVILLE, Ill. — July 14, 2013 — Ryan Thomas scored his second victory of the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals in dominating fashion on Sunday night, leading every lap but the first one at Vermilion County Speedway.
Thomas, of Martinsville, Ind., becomes only the third repeat winner of the six-week 2013 season. Thomas started on the outside of Steven Brooks, of New Lenox, Ill., on the front row as the field thundered to the green flag. Brooks got the early jump on Thomas before surrendering the lead on lap 2 to Thomas, who made his move to the front in the low groove.
Thomas quickly extended his lead over Brooks, who had his hands full with Brian Lynn and Nick Allen. Brooks allowed Lynn by him for a few laps before finally recapturing the second position, but no one could catch Thomas, who had extended his lead over the field. Eventually Brooks had a chance to pass Thomas with two to go but could not pull even with him as Thomas held him off to capture the $1,000 checkered flag.
Nick Allen, Rusty Griffaw and Brian Lynn rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Steven Brooks, Randy Shuman, Ryan Thomas and Brian Lynn.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues in its final week of action Monday night at Peoria Speedway located in Peoria, Illinois.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Vermilion County Speedwway; Danville, Ill.; July 13, 2013
A-Main (25-laps): 1. Ryan Thomas ($1,000), 2. Steven Brooks, 3. Nick Allen, 4. Rusty Griffaw, 5. Brian Lynn, 6. Mike Harrison, 7. Lodge Donovan, 8. Gabe Menser, 9. Collin Thirlby, 10. Tim Reynolds, 11. Clint DeMoss, 12. Wes McClara, 13. Dave Baldwin, 14. Chad Evans, 15. Kenny Carmichael, 16. Jeffery Ledford, 17. Kenny Carmichael Jr, 18. Jason Thomas, 19. Richie Dawson, 20. Randy Shuman, 21. Ryan Cary, 22. Josh Ferguson.
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||PPD/Rain July 15|
|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||Canceled/Rain|
|Sunday||June 30||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, IL||Ray Bollinger|
|Tuesday||July 2||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, IL||Steven DeLonjay|
|Wednesday||July 3||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, IL||David Wietholder|
|Thursday||July 4||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, IL||Donovan Lodge|
|Friday||July 5||Fayette County Speedway||Brownstown, IL||Brent Mullins|
|Saturday||July 6||Highland Speedway||Highland, IL||PPD/Rain Aug. 25|
|Sunday||July 7||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN||Mike Harrison (2)|
|Tuesday||July 9||Florence Speedway||Union, KY||Ryan Thomas|
|Wednesday||July 10||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, IN||Canceled/Rain|
|Thursday||July 11||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL||Mike Harrison (3)|
|Friday||July 12||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, IL||Jeff Curl|
|Sunday||July 14||Vermillion County Speedway||Danville, IL||Ryan Thomas (2)|
|Monday||July 15||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, IL|
|Wednesday||July 17||Brushcreek Motorsports Park||Peebles, OH|
|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.