By Jordan Morris
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. July 9, 2014 Kenny Wallace started from the pole-position and led over half of the feature event Wednesday night at Terre Haute Action Track en route to scoring his first $1,000 checkered flag of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season.
Wallace, of Concord, N.C., started from the pole-position in the 20-lap feature event with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Justin Allgaier joining him on the outside of the front row. Allgaier slipped out to an early lead on Wallace as he controlled the first eight circuits.
The leader extended his advantage on Wallace who held off challenges from Tuesday night winner Devin Gilpin and Jacob Poel. Unfortunately for Allgaier his car started to fade just before halfway, allowing Wallace and Poel to catch and pass him before his engine finally let go a few laps later, resulting in a disappointing 12th place finish.
Wallace took control of the top spot on lap nine and never looked back as he held off challenges from Poel but never lost the lead, eventually defeating the second place driver by over a straightaway. Wallace dominated the remaining 12 laps, securing his first victory of the season with only seven races remaining in the six-week long DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals 2014 season.
Weve been busting our [back sides] running back and forth to Fox Sports 1 every Sunday, said Wallace speaking of his day job hosting NASCAR pre-race shows. All week Ive been running this dirt car and Ive been crushed we havent won a Summer Nationals race.
Ken Schrader, A.J Fike and Tyler Nicely rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners were Poel, Allgaier and Wallace.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Thursday night at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Terre Haute Action Track; Terre Haute, Ind.; July 9, 2014;
A-Main (20-laps): 1. 36-Kenny Wallace ($1,000), 2. 82-Jacob Poel, 3. 9-Ken Schrader, 4. 10-A.J. Fike, 5. 25-Tyler Nicely, 6. 4S-Rob Starkey, 7. 42-Roger Mills, 8. 77H-Jake Humphrey, 9. 92-Kenny Carmichael, 10. 11M-Josh McDaniel, 11. 500-Steve Adams, 12. 51-Justin Allgaier, 13. 33-Scott Ricketts, 14. 92C-Kenny Carmichael Jr, 15. 89W-Rick Weitekamp, 16. 67-Jeff Vanlannen, 17. 32Z-Nate Zimmer, 18. 1G-Devin Gilpin, 19. 10R-Curt Rhodes, 20. K9-Will Krup, 21. 6B-Dave Baldwin, 22. 35S-Matthew Smith, 23. 13W-Josh Webb.
2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 7||Sat||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||Tyler Nicely|
|June 11||Wed||Brownstown Speedway||Brownstown, Ind.||RAIN|
|June 12||Thur||Kankakee Co-Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Devin Gilpin|
|June 13||Fri||Kankakee Co-Speedway||Kankakee, Ill.||Jacob Poel|
|June 18||Wed||Spoon River Speedway||Canton, Ill.||Jacob Poel|
|June 19||Thur||Quincy Raceways||Quincy, Ill.||RAIN|
|June 20||Fri||Tri-City Speedway||Pontoon Beach, Ill.||Mike Harrison|
|June 21||Sat||Fairbury Speedway||Fairbury, Ill.||RAIN|
|June 22||Sun||I-96 Speedway||Ionia, Mich.||Jacob Poel|
|June 23||Mon||Peoria Speedway||Peoria, Ill.||David Wietholder|
|June 25||Wed||Clarksville Speedway Park||Clarksville, Tenn.||Mike Harrison|
|June 26||Thur||Clayhill Motorsports Park||Atwood, Tenn.||Hunter Rasdon|
|June 27||Fri||Paducah Int-Raceway||Paducah, Ky.||RAIN|
|June 28||Sat||Federated I-55 Raceway||Pevely, Mo.||Mike Harrison|
|June 29||Sun||Lincoln Speedway||Lincoln, Ill.||Jacob Poel|
|July 1||Tue||Belle-Clair Speedway||Belleville, Ill.||Mike Harrison|
|July 2||Wed||Jacksonville Speedway||Jacksonville, Ill.||Mike Harrison|
|July 3||Thur||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||Mike Harrison|
|July 4||Fri||Fayette Co-Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.||Brian Shaw|
|July 5||Sat||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.||Rusty Griffaw|
|July 6||Sun||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||Jacob Poel|
|July 8||Tue||Florence Speedway||Union, Ky.||Devin Gilpin|
|July 9||Wed||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, Ind.||Kenny Wallace|
|July 10||Thur||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 11||Fri||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 12July 13||SatSun||OffVermilion Co-Speedway||Danville, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 16||Wed||Atomic Speedway||Chillicothe, Ohio||$1,000|
|July 17||Thu||Brushcreek Motorsports||Peebles, Ohio||TBA|
|July 18||Fri||Attica Raceway Park||Attica, Ohio||$1,000|
|July 19||Sat||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, Ohio||$1,000|
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