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David Mielke Scores Merritt Speedway Win

David Mielke - Jim Denhamer photo
David Mielke – Jim Denhamer photo

The series returns to action on Friday at Oakshade Speedway

LAKE CITY, Mich. – July 14, 2016 – David Mielke battled Nick Hoffman through the first half of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature at Merritt Speedway on Thursday night and came out on top for his first win of the season.

Hoffman led the field to the green flag as Mielke bided his time. Mielke finally got his chance, battling past Hoffman on the bottom side to take over the lead. As Hoffman faded, Mielke expanded his lead on the field.

Chad Bauer tried to run down Mielke but was not able to take the position. Mielke is the 10th different winner on the Summer Nationals tour this season. Bauer finished second with Aaron Morey in third and Hoffman in the fourth.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Friday, July 15 for the first of a double-header at Oakshade Speedway in Wauseon, Ohio.

Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series’ websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Merritt Speedway; Lake City, Mich.

A-Main: 1. David Mielke (Gladwin, MI), 2. Chad Bauer (Farwell, Mi), 3. Aaron Morey (West Olive, MI), 4. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 5. Joe Rokos (Interlochen, MI), 6. Dave Baker (Grand Rapids, MI), 7. Jacob Poel (Spring Lake, MI), 8. Jared Guinn (Hudsonville, MI), 9. Taylor Wiles (Hubbardston, MI), 10. Collin Thirlby (Traverse City, MI), 11. Larry Cade (Buckley, MI), 12. Jeff Cade (Buckley, MI), 13. Brett Banning (West Branch, MI), 14. Josh Lolmaugh (Columbia City, IN), 15. Bob Baldwin (Bangor, MI), 16. Paul Johnson (Arcadea, MI), 17. Scott Payton (Gaylord, MI), 18. Drew Wilkerson (Ravenna, MI), 19. Kyle Novak (Traverse City, MI), 20. Corey Bevard (Union City, MI), 21. Rick Gokee (Owosso, WI), 22. Cody Bauer (Farwell, MI),

2016 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule

Date Day Track Winner
June 15 Wednesday Brownstown Speedway Rain/Cancelled
June 16 Thursday Kankakee Co. Speedway Nick Hoffman
June 19 Sunday Terre Haute Action Track Nick Hoffman (2)
June 21 Tuesday Jacksonville Speedway Ray Walsh
June 23 Thursday Spoon River Speedway Nick Hoffman (3)
June 24 Friday Tri-City Speedway Clayton Miller
June 25 Saturday Fairbury Speedway Chad Kinder
June 26 Sunday Tri-State Speedway PPD/Rain
June 27 Monday OFF
June 28 Tuesday Clarksville Speedway Josh Harris
June 29 Wednesday Belle Clair Speedway Mike Harrison
June 30 Thursday OFF
July 1 Friday Fayette Co. Speedway Brian Bielong
July 2 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Rain
July 3 Sunday Lincoln Speedway Rain
July 4 Monday LaSalle Speedway Ray Bollinger
July 5 Tuesday Daugherty Speedway Nick Hoffman (4)
July 6 Wednesday Peoria Speedway Kenny Wallace
July 7 Thursday Macon Speedway Rodney Standerfer
July 8 Friday Farmer City Raceway Ray Bollinger (2)
July 9 Saturday Highland Speedway Mike Harrison (2)
July 10 Sunday Quincy Raceways Ray Bollinger (3)
July 11 Monday OFF
July 12 Tuesday Plymouth Speedway Rain
July 13 Wednesday Shadyhill Speedway PPD/Rain
July 14 Thursday Merritt Speedway David Mielke
July 15 Friday Oakshade Raceway
July 16 Saturday Oakshade Raceway
July 29 Friday Fairbury Speedway
July 30 Saturday Fairbury Speedway

The Summit Racing Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partner : Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Partners: MSD, Landrum Performance Springs, Quartermaster, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Performance Friction Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers and Bell Helmets; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.

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