Baker Scores Attica Win

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Baker Scores First Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Attica Raceway Park

 

By Jordan Morris

 

ATTICA, Ohio July 18, 2014 — Dave Baker scored his first Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of the 2014 season in thrilling fashion after leading the final two en route to capturing the $1,000 checkered flag on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park.

 

Baker started the 20-lap feature event from the outside of row one, as Jeff Babcock captured the pole-position. Babcock slipped out to an early lead as Baker came under fire from second-row starters Taylor Cook and Collin Thirlby.

 

Cook managed to grab the second position from Baker, who settled into third. After securing second, Cook reeled in Babcock, who led the opening three laps, with ease. Cook managed to get to the leader’s inside as the two leaders battled side-by-side for the top spot.

 

Cook was credited as taking the lead on lap four, but had trouble clearing Babcock and building an advantage on second-place. The two leaders remained within a car-length of each other for much of the race, as Babcock could never build up enough momentum to work his way to Cook’s outside.

 

Then with two-laps remaining, Babcock tried a daring go-for-broke move to the inside of the leader, as the two made contact, sending the leader spinning. Both drivers would be forced to start the final two laps from the rear of the field which gave third-place driver Dave Baker the lead. Baker held off Brad Wilson on the final restart, leading only two laps en route to claiming the $1,000 checkered flag at Attica Raceway Park.

 

Both points-leader Mike Harrison and Jacob Poel were absent from the feature event on Friday night. Heading into the final event at Oakshade Raceway, Harrison continues to cling to his slim six-point advantage over Poel as the two drivers duel it out on championship night.

 

Collin Thirlby, Jason Kinney and Mark Anderson rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners were Babcock, Baker and Thirlby.

 

With the closest points battle in series history heading into the final event, the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on champsionship night at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Attica Raceway Park; Attica, Ohio; July 18, 2014;

A-Main (20-laps):1. 15B-Dave Baker ($1,000), 2. 21W-Brad Wilson, 3. 47C-Collin Thirlby, 4. 4-Jason Kinney, 5. 43-Mark Anderson, 6. 55S-Zachary Schroeder, 7. 10L-Nathan Loney, 8. 11JS-Josh Scott, 9. 31J-Ray Jackson, 10. 20K-Bill Keeler, 11. 8C-Corey Bevard, 12. 15G-Jacob Gamber, 13. 66W-Jack Waldfogel, 14. 21-Taylor Cook, 15. 7B-Jeff Babcock, 16. K9-Scott Gerdeman, 17. 73B-Cody Basinger, 18. 6-Dave Golembrewski, 19. 53-Brad Johnson, 20. 5-Dean Taylor, 21. 18-Ryan Sutter.

 

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 15

Sun

Off

   

June 16

Mon

Off

   

June 17

Tue

Off

   

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 24

Tue

Off

   

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

June 30

Mon

Off

   

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 7

Mon

Off

   

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.

Ken Schrader

July 11

July 12

Fri
Sat

Farmer City Raceway

Fairbury Speedway

Farmer City, Ill.

Fairbury, Ill.

Jacob Poel

RAIN

July 13

Sun

Vermilion Co-Speedway

Danville, Ill.

Jacob Poel

July 14

Mon

Off

   

July 15

Tue

Off

   

July 16

Wed

Atomic Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio

Devin Gilpin

July 17

Thu

Brushcreek Motorsports

Peebles, Ohio

Daniel Ebert

July 18

Fri

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

Dave Baker

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.