PEORIA, Ill. – July 6, 2011 – Mike Harrison once again charged to victory on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour Wednesday night at Peoria Speedway.
Harrison who climbed from sixth to second in the first five laps of the 30-lap main event, passing Gabe Menser of Ashmore, Ill., on lap 11 to take the lead en route to his sixth victory of the 2011 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Harrison, the defending DIRTcar UMP Modified National Champion earned $800 for his win. Menser finished second on the night, a spot in front of Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway winner Ray Bollinger of Kewanee, Ill. Brian Lynn of Mason City, Ill., was fourth one spot ahead of Danny Schwartz another Ashmore native and the son of former DIRTcar UMP Modified Nationals Champion Denny Schwartz.
Heat race victories went to Harrison, Lynn, and Chad Goff of Galesburg, Ill. Drivers Donovan Lodge of Moline, Ill., and Modified Nationals newcomer Erik Bruce of Peoria claimed Last Chance Showdowns. Mike Harrison extended his lead in the Summit Racing Equipment Modified National points to 97 markers over Mckay Wenger of Fairbury, Ill., with Jeff Curl of Forrest, Ill., 122 points behind.
The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals return to action Thursday, July 7, at Macon (Ill.) Speedway.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill.; July 6, 2011
A-Main (30-Laps): 1. 24 Mike Harrison ($800), 2. G1 Gabe Menser, 3. 77 Ray Bollinger, 4. 72 Brian Lynn, 5. 21 Danny Schwartz, 6. 7L Jay Ledford, 7. 23 Billy Tuckwell, 8. 42 Mckay Wenger, 9. 19 Jimmy Cummins, 10. 32 Donovan Lodge, 11. 555 Chad Goff, 12. 3L Jeff Leka, 13. 26 Derick Doerr, 14. Z1 Zac Odewalt, 15. 25 Allen Weisser, 16. 12 Jeff Curl, 17. 2 Erik Bruce, 18. 25 Butch Weisser.
2011 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 15||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||PPD/July 12|
|June 16||Kankakee County Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Ken Schrader (39)|
|June 17||Cedar Lake Speedway||Cedar Lake, Wis.||Ryan Gustin (52)|
|June 18||Cedar Lake Speedway||Cedar Lake, Wis.||Canceled Rain|
|June 20||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||PPD/July13|
|June 21||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||PPD/July 14|
|June 22||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.||Ken Schrader (37)|
|June 23||Fayette County Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.||Mike Harrison (35)|
|June 24||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, Ill.||Mike Harrison (41)|
|June 25||Fairbury American Legion Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.||PPD/July 23|
|June 26||I-96 Speedway||Lake Odessa, Mich.||Jacob Poel (31)|
|June 28||Lincoln Park Speedway||Putnamville, Ind.||Mike Harrison (34)|
|June 29||Belle Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||Ken Schrader (24)|
|June 30||Clay Hill Motorsports Park||Atwood, Tenn.||Lucas Lee (16)|
|July 1||Paducah International Raceway||Paducah, Ky.||Mike Harrison (26)|
|July 2||I-55 Raceway||Pevely, Mo.||Mike Harrison (37)|
|July 3||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.||Ray Bollinger (40)|
|July 6||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.||Mike Harrison (23)|
|July 7||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.|
|July 8||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.|
|July 9||Clarksville Speedway||Clarksville, Tenn.|
|July 10||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.|
|July 12||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.|
|July 13||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.|
|July 14||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.|
|July 15||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio|
|July 16||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio|
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is brought to fans by several sponsors and partners including Summit Racing Equipment, Hoosier Racing Tires, GM Performance Parts, University of Northwestern Ohio, Aero Race Wheels, ASI Racewear, Auto Meter, Bell Helmets, Beyea Custom Headers, Bilstein Shocks, Fast Shafts, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, Intercomp, Racing Electronics, Vicci, Chizmark Larson Insurance, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignition, QA1 Motorsports, Quarter Master, R2C Competition Series Air Filters, RacingJunk.com, Willy’s Carburetor & Dyno Shop, VP Racing Fuels.