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Race Time Weather Outlook Cancels Summer Nationals, Summit Modifieds at Kankakee

With weather models showing severe thunderstorms around the Kankakee, IL area for Thursday evening, DIRTcar Racing and Kankakee County Speedway officials have decided to cancel the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The decision comes with the safety of traveling fans and teams in mind.

Mike McKinney Wins 14th Annual Summit Modified Season Opener at Peoria

There’s a reason why Mike McKinney is currently the No. 1-ranked DIRTcar UMP Modified driver in the nation, and he showed exactly why Wednesday night at Peoria Speedway. McKinney, 31, of Plainfield, IL, kicked off competition in the 14th annual DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals with a win, taking

Unzicker Capitalizes on Winger, Schlenk Flat Tires to Win at Butler

One trip to Butler Motor Speedway, one win for Ryan Unzicker. The 2011 DIRTcar Late Model national champion from El Paso, IL, grabbed the family and crew and set out on the road to take part in the final week of competition in the 38th annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Championship Week Set for Trips to Michigan, Ohio

Four-straight weeks of Late Model and UMP Modified racing have brought the 38th annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour down to its final week of competition, where the overall Late Model points champion will be crowned in the season finale as the tour ventures east. Jason Feger, the 2010 Summer

Rain Cancels Summer Nationals, Summit Modifieds at Shadyhill

Due to rainfall already received throughout Wednesday morning and more wet weather in the forecast, DIRTcar and Shadyhill Speedway officials have canceled Wednesday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. There will be no makeup date. Both series will return to action Thursday, July 13

Lamont Wins Tri-State Summit Modified Feature for Second-Straight Year

When it comes to the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Tri-State Speedway, no driver has had the field covered more recently than Mark Lamont. Lamont, 39, of Crossville, IL, won his first career Summit Modified Feature last year at Tri-State, defeating Tyler Nicely in a dogfight. Fast forward

Shirley Leads Caution-Free Late Model Feature Flag-to-Flag at Farmer City

Nine minutes and 52 seconds is all Brian Shirley needed to assert his dominance over the star-studded DIRTcar Summer Nationals field at Farmer City Raceway. Shirley, the four-time Hell Tour champion from Chatham, IL, put on a clinic Friday night, leading all 40 laps of the caution-free Feature en route

Summer Nationals at Red Hill Raceway Makeup Date Canceled

After receiving word from Red Hill Raceway that they will not have the required staff to successfully conduct the rescheduled DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events on Monday, July 10, officials have decided to cancel the event. Anybody who purchased pit admission for the

Mike McKinney Leads Summit Modifieds Flag-to-Flag for First Career Win at Macon

For only having raced the Mighty Macon Speedway twice before in his career, you wouldn’t have known it watching Mike McKinney’s night of domination at the 1/5-mile bullring Thursday night. McKinney, 30, of Plainfield, IL, bagged his first career Feature win at Macon and his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment

Ryan Unzicker Wins Second Career Herald & Review 100 at Macon

For the second time in his career and first in eight years, Ryan Unzicker is victorious in one of Illinois dirt track racing’s most prestigious events – the Herald & Review 100. Unzicker, the 2011 DIRTcar Late Model national points champion from El Paso, IL, won a late-race duel with

Thunderstorms Postpone Red Hill to Monday, July 10

Due to severe thunderstorms moving through the area Wednesday evening, DIRTcar and Red Hill Raceway officials have postponed the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events to Monday, July 10. Tickets will be on sale at the gate on Monday. If you can’t make it to

Nicely Wins Tri-City for Fourth Summit Modified Triumph of 2023

Tyler Nicely padded his stats Tuesday night at Tri-City Speedway, leading another DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature flag-to-flag, garnering his ninth career victory with the series. The 27-year-old from Owensboro, KY, took advantage of his pole starting spot, grabbed the lead on the opening lap and never looked

Harrison Wins Tri-City for First Career Late Model, Summer Nationals Victory

Fifty-nine DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature wins. Six Summit Modified championships. A record eight DIRTcar UMP Modified national points titles. And now, at 48 years young and 27 years into his racing career, Mike Harrison is a DIRTcar Late Model Feature winner. Harrison, of Highland, IL, piloted the

WEEK 3 CHAMPION: Ashton Winger
Winger Passes Clem Late to Win Lake Cumberland, Week 3 Points Title

With three wins in the last five DIRTcar Summer Nationals Features, Ashton Winger is Week 3 champion of the 38th annual Hell Tour. The 23-year-old Georgian scored his fourth victory of the season Monday night in the Summer Nationals Late Models’ debut at Lake Cumberland Speedway, making the move around

Heavy Rain Postpones Lake Cumberland to Monday, July 3

Due to heavy rainfall throughout the morning, coupled with more precipitation forecasted throughout the day Sunday, DIRTcar Racing and Lake Cumberland Speedway officials have postponed Sunday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events to Monday, July 3. Gates will open Monday at 3pm; Hot Laps

Thunderstorms Cancel Summer Nationals, Summit Modifieds at Clarksville

Severe thunderstorms bringing heavy rainfall Saturday afternoon, coupled with more rain forecasted later in the day, has forced DIRTcar Racing and Clarksville Speedway officials to cancel the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The event will not be made up. The Late Models and

Nicely Dominates Paducah for Back-to-Back Summit Modified Wins

Tyler Nicely has gone back-to-back with the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Nicely, 27, of Owensboro, KY, put on a clinic Friday night at Paducah International Raceway, leading all 20 circuits around the big, 3/8-mile oval and holding off close challengers Lucas Lee and Kenny Wallace to score his

ZERO TO HERO: Feger Completes Comeback After Early Flat Tire to Win at Paducah

From national and regional touring series events, to the marquee Wayne Coakley Memorial and USA World 50 races, Jason Feger had won nearly every prestigious event held at Paducah International Raceway, except one. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals main event had, for many years, escaped his grasp. Friday night, he put

Nicely Dominates to Win at Benton, Takes Summit Modified Points Lead

Current DIRTcar UMP Modified national points leader Tyler Nicely padded his stats with his seventh career DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature win Thursday night at Benton Speedway. Nicely, 27, of Owensboro, KY, grabbed the lead from the pole on Lap 1 and never looked back, leading all 20