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Harrison Captures DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Win at Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. — June 28, 2013 — Mike Harrison led every lap but the opening circuit en route to capturing his first victory in the 11th installment of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Modified Nationals on Friday night at Paducah International Raceway. A field of 25 cars stormed into the 3/8-mile oval, with former DIRTcar UMP Modified national champion Harrison capturing the $1,000 checkered flag. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., started third behind the front row of Steve Ladd and Tyler Young. Harrison got a great jump on the opening start of …

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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 …

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Storms Force Officials to Cancel Monday’s Hell Tour Event at Peoria Speedway

PEORIA, Ill. — June 24, 2013 — Rain and storms throughout the area forced DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Peoria Speedway officials to cancel tonight’s Hell Tour and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The officials are working together to look for a new date for the two series events. The Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tours return to action on Wednesday night at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway. 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Schedule Day Date Track Location Winner Wed. June 12 Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, IN Dennis …

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Lance Dehm Scores DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Win at Fairbury Speedway

FAIRBURY, Ill. — June 22, 2013 — Three-time defending track champion Lance Dehm used the middle grove on Saturday night to lead 25 of 30 laps en route to scoring his first victory of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Dehm, of Chatsworth, Ill., started fourth but quickly made his way into the top three after just two laps. Dehm, keeping it one groove off of the bottom, moved past race leader Dave Porth three laps later to capture the lead. Dehm faced constant …

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Long Earns His First DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Tri-City Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY! PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – June 21, 2013 -Michael Long had the DIRTcar UMP Modified to beat all night on Friday at Tri-City Speedway, but he had to outduel late-charging Levi Kissinger to become the sixth different winner during the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. Long, of Fowler, Ill., started from the pole and led 24 of the 25 laps, only losing the lead once as the field came to the white flag. Long faced challenges from three different drivers …

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Brian Bielong takes Summit UMP Modified win at Belle-Clair Speedway!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY! BELLEVILLE, Ill. — June 20, 2013 — Brian Beilong started on the outside of the front row on Thursday night at Belle-Clair Speedway and kept his DIRTcar UMP Modified on the outside all night, cruising to his first win in the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Beilong, of Summerfield, Ill., made slight contact with the wall early in A-main as he passed Rusty Griffaw for the lead. The only challenge to Beilong’s lead after that came from eventual runner-up Dean …

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Wallace Captures DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Checkered Flag at Spoon River Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY! CANTON, Ill. — June 19, 2013 —Defending DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion Kenny Wallace picked up his first victory of the 2013 tour on Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway. Wallace started on the outside of the front row and quickly charged to the front with Michael Long in pursuit at the 3/8-mile track. As the top five pulled away, Jake Griffin thrilled the crowd by wheeling his car around the cushion in an effort to run down Wallace …

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McGrath Edges Priewe to Capture DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature at Wilmot Raceway

WILMOT, Wis. — June 16, 2013 — Mitch McGrath topped a field of 53 modifieds on Sunday night at Wilmot Raceway to win the fourth stop on this year’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. McGrath, of Neosho, Wis., battled Craig Priewe wheel-to-wheel down the stretch before Priewe’s motor let go just as the two were coming to the white flag. McGrath went around Priewe on the outside and powered to the checkered flag worth $1,000. “I was just trying to keep mine together,” McGrath said. “Mine was running …

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Nick Allen Tops Star-Studded DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Field at Kankakee County Speedway

KANKAKEE, Ill. — June 14, 2013 — Nick Allen topped a star-studded field of DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on Friday night at Kankakee County Speedway for his first victory of the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. Allen, a native of Wheatfield, Ind., out-raced a 42-car field to capture the $1,000 checkered flag, and put an end to UMP Modified national champion Devin Gilpin’s win streak. Allen started from the pole and held off third place starter Chad Kinder, with Denny Schwartz, Jeff Leka and Brian Ruhlman rounding out the top …

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Gilpin Continues DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Streak, Goes Two-for-Two with Brownstown Speedway Victory

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. — June 12, 2013 — Devin Gilpin picked up his second win in as many starts in the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Wednesday night at Brownstown Speedway. Twenty-five UMP Modifieds took to the quarter-mile track, each trying to capture the $1,000-to-win checkered flag. Gilpin dominated from the drop of the green flag, going on to win over Jacob Poel for his second consecutive victory on the tour after winning on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. “Anything is possible,” said Gilpin, the defending DIRTcar UMP Modified …

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DEFENDING CHAMPS MURDICK & THOMAS WIN SEASON’S 1ST IN BIG-BLOCK MODS & RUSH L.M; DIVER UPSETS MODS; 1ST EVER SHARON WINS FOR SLOSS, 12 Y.O. EUCKER & CREECH IN STOCKS, ECONOS & MINIS

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH May 18, 2013 Sharon Speedway was able to complete their fifth straight night of racing and sixth of the season on a beautiful, sunny Saturday evening. Trumbull Business College presented the “Steel Valley Thunder” program on a night that saw six new feature winners, of which three were their first ever wins at the speedway! The age of the winners ranged from 12 to 59! Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Dave Murdick-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Will Thomas III-Barris …

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TRUMBULL COUNTY BUSINESS COLLEGE TO PRESENT “STEEL VALLEY THUDNER” SATURDAY AT SHARON

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH May 15, 2013 Sharon Speedway continues to battle Mother Nature seemingly every week this year, but is hoping for brighter, warmer weather this Saturday night (May 18) as it looks to complete its fifth straight week of racing action on Trumbull County Business College Night. It’ll be another installment of “Steel Valley Thunder” featuring the Governor Insurance Agency DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products Econo Mods, and the Deforest Used Parts …

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Green Flag Waves June 8 on Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway ready for season-opener of 29 race tour CONCORD, N.C. – May 15, 2013 – The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals kicks off Saturday, June 8, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. During the next 42 hot summer nights, the tour will travel across eight states in the heart of DIRTcar Racing’s UMP region before concluding in mid-July at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. The tour will travel an astonishing 4,776 miles and make 29 stops at 27 different facilities making it the largest schedule in its three-year …

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SWARTZLANDER & DOUBLE ARE NEW SHARON WINNERS IN BIG-BLOCK MODS & RUSH LM; WATSON, DAVIS, FRALEY & GILLILAND KEEP ON WINNING IN MODS, STOCKS, ECONOS & MINIS

By Mike Leone Hartford, OH May 11, 2013 While just about every race track in the region cancelled due to the inclement weather on Saturday, Sharon forged on with the “Steel Valley Thunder” program on Speed Energy Drink Night. Heavy rains Friday night and overcast, cool conditions led to a fast track and the show was completed just before the rains came again. Celebrating in the Hovis Auto & Truck Supply victory lane were Brian Swartzlander-Governor Insurance DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, Josh Double-Barris Supply RUSH Late Models, Joel Watson-Summit Racing Equipment …

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