Photo by Rick Neff / Story by Ruben Mireles
BROWNSTOWN, Ind. – June 27th, 2019 – Nick Hoffman stops Tyler Nicely once again as they finish one and two on back-to-back nights. It was a double duty shift for the North Carolina driver Nick Hoffman as he raced in both DIRTcar Late Model and DIRTcar Modified divisions on Thursday night at the Brownstown Speedway. Hoffman would cash the $1,000.00 payday for his third win of the 2019 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.
Summit Modified Nationals point leader Tyler Nicely would fire from the pole position with Ryan Thomas on the outside pole. Nicely jumped to an early lead on the bottom with Hoffman quickly challenging on the bottom for the lead on lap two from the third starting position. Hoffman took the lead on the bottom from Nicely on lap three and jumped to a commanding lead early.
Mike McKinney, from the fifth starting position, would get around runner-up Nicely for second, nine laps into the feature. Following McKinney back to the front was Ryan Thomas as he would also power around Nicely for third and challenged McKinney for second. Nicely would bounce back and pass Thomas until a caution flew.
Hoffman wouldn’t be challenged on the restart as he would drive away to win back-to-back with the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Tyler Nicely would finish second, Ryan Thomas third, and Kenny Wallace drove from eleventh to fourth in Thursday’s twenty-five lap feature.
Modified Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 2-Nick Hoffman ; 2. 25N-Tyler Nicely ; 3. T9-Ryan Thomas ; 4. 36-Kenny Wallace ; 5. 1G-Devin Gilpin ; 6. 99-Hunt Gossum ; 7. 96M-Mike McKinney ; 8. 35-David Stremme ; 9. 7-Spencer Hughes ; 10. K19-Will Krup ; 11. O9-Chad Combs ; 12. 115-Jacoby Hines ; 13. OO-Jeremy Owens ; 14. 29J-Jordan Wever ; 15. 46-Tim Rivers ; 16. MB4-Marty Lindeman ; 17. 27D-Beau DeYoung ; 18. 55W-Lucas Wehmiller ; 19. J1-Roger Jackson ; 20. 22-Josh Harris ; 21. 39-Earl Plessinger ; 22. 28-Jeff Deckard ; KSE Hard Charger Award: 29J-Jordan Wever[+8]