PEORIA, Ill. — July 15, 2013 — Mike Harrison extended his DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals points lead over Rusty Griffaw after he turned leader Kenny Wallace in the final corner and drove to the checkers to claim his fourth win of the 2013 tour on Monday night at Peoria Speedway.
The top two in final points of the 2012 series championship, Harrison, of Highland, Ill., and Wallace, of St. Louis, Mo., shared the front row. Wallace got the jump on Harrison in the high groove and pulled out to an early lead before an early race caution bunched the field.
Wallace again started quickly and tried to hold off Harrison, who could get to Wallace’s bumper but could never get a nose under him. Harrison finally got position on Wallace as Milo Veloz Jr. joined the battle for the lead. Harrison and Wallace raced side-by-side for the next handful of laps with Veloz lurking behind them, but Wallace maintained the top spot in the faster outside line.
With five laps remaining, tempers started to flare and patience was starting to wear. Harrison dove underneath Wallace every lap in turn three, but his car would never stick and Wallace kept the lead coming off of four. On the last lap it looked like it was Wallace’s race to lose, until Harrison would dive it off into turn three again, but this time making contact with Wallace’s left rear sending him spinning. Harrison rolled on to claim the $1,000 checkered flag with Wallace finishing seventh.
Ray Bollinger, Erik Bruce and Allen Weisser rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners included Mike Harrison, Kenny Wallace and Milo Veloz Jr.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues in its final week of action Wednesday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Park in Peebles, Ohio.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria (Ill.) Speedway; July 14, 2013
A-Main (30-laps): 1. Mike Harrison ($1,000), 2. Milo Veloz Jr, 3. Ray Bollinger, 4. Erik Bruce, 5. Allen Weisser, 6. Mike Chasteen Jr, 7. Kenny Wallace, 8. Billy Tuckwell, 9. Brian Lynn, 10. Flyod Jordan Jr, 11. Cody Bauman, 12. Donovan Lodge, 13. Derick Doerr, 14. Scott May, 15. David Wietholder, 16. Steven Delonjay, 17. A.J. May, 18. Rusty Griffaw, 19. Jake Griffin, 20. Collin Thirlby, 21. Joe Wagner, 22. Mike Brooks, 23. Jeff Leka.
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||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||Postponed (RAIN)|
|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||Cancelled (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||Mike Harrison (4)|
|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.