In what’s shaping up to be a seesaw battle for wins between Mike Harrison and Jacob Poel, Harrison claimed his fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory Tuesday night at Belle-Claire Speedway, just two nights after Poel’s fourth victory of the season.
A thundering 38 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds stormed into Belleville, Ill., but Mike Harrison, who last won at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Saturday, had the car to beat. Harrison started at the front of the field and stayed there, leading all 30 laps in dominating fashion.
After falling a bumper short of Jacob Poel in a photo finish on Sunday night, Harrison removed all doubt of who the winner was Tuesday night as he beat second place Matt Mevert by more than two seconds. Harrison, the points leader heading into the race, extended his points lead even more after capturing the $1,000 checkered flag at Belle-Claire Speedway.
Devin Gilpin, Kenny Wallace, and Tyler Nicely rounded out the top five.
Heat race winners were Kenny Wallace, Tyler Nicely, Mike Harrison, and Matt Mevert.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Wednesday night at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill.
DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Belle-Claire Speedway; Belleville, Ill.; July 1, 2014
A-Main (30-laps): 1. 24H-Mike Harrison ($1,000), 2. 22-Matt Mevert, 3. 1G-Devin Gilpin, 4. 36-Kenny Wallace, 5. 25-Tyler Nicely, 6. 5-Steven Brooks, 7. 9-Ken Schrader, 8. 8K-Levi Kissinger, 9. 12-Jeff Curl, 10. 4B-Cody Bauman, 11. 96D-Cory Daugherty, 12. 7-Dennis Ponder, 13. 0-Tim Hancock, 14. 9S-Tommy Seets Jr, 15. 12R-Tyler Ratatczyk, 16. 05W-David Wietholder, 17. 41G-Matt Goulden, 18. 8B-Brendan Bittle, 19. 11-Chad Sellers, 20. 16-Rusty Griffaw, 21. 25K-Brett Korves, 22. 10XJY-Jim Black.
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.||$1,000|
|July 3||Thur||LaSalle Speedway||LaSalle, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 4||Fri||Fayette Co-Speedway||Brownstown, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 5||Sat||Highland Speedway||Highland, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 6||Sun||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, Ind.||$1,000|
|July 8||Tue||Florence Speedway||Union, Ky.||$1,000|
|July 9||Wed||Terre Haute Action Track||Terre Haute, Ind.||$1,000|
|July 10||Thur||Macon Speedway||Macon, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 11||Fri||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, Ill.||$1,000|
|July 13||Sun||Vermilion 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|
The Summit Racing 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), Racing Electronics (Official Communication ), Velocita (Official Uniform),VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Parters: MSD, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Joes Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Penske Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, Strange Oval, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.
– DIRTcar press release. Photo credit: STLRacingPhotos.com