Ray Bollinger Survives Challenges to Win at Highland Speedway
Highland, IL — July 7, 2018 — Ray Bollinger of Kewanee, IL survived challenges from a host of contenders to take home his second win of the 2018 Summit Modified Nationals on Friday at Highland Speedway (IL). The event saw a host of battles for the lead, including a charge from four-time 2018 winner Mike Harrison from the 19th position.
Bollinger also overcame an early challenge from the 3 car of Highland, IL native Ryan Ellers who temporarily took the lead from Bollinger before being passed back by Bollinger using the top side of the racing surface. Ellers fell out of the race following the battle for the lead.
Harrison found himself starting the 19th position after a rough start to the evening before a charge to the front lead to a last lap challenge for the win at his home track.
Following Harrison was Brian Bielong of Summerfield, IL who challenged the leaders early in the event before settling in the 3rd position following Harrison’s amazing run. Robbie Ellers finished in the 4th position following by Chris Smith cementing the strong run by Highland, IL drivers that made up 3 of the top 5 positions.
Feature Finish: Ray Bollinger, Mike Harrison, Brian Bielong, Robbie Ellers, Chris Smith, Chad Sellers, Tyler Delbert, Shuan Hortsmann, Phil Dixon, James Edens, Mark Clary, Zeb Moake, Rob Lee, Mark Enk, Ryan Ellers, Rusty Griffaw, Mike McKinney, Kenny Wallace, Joey Lee, Larry Anderson, Tj Frazier, Gary Bentley
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals will travel to Quincy Raceways on July 8th for round 6 of Independence Week presented by FK Rod Ends. Follow the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Twitter or Facebook for updates during and between race seasons. The Summit Modified Nationals will be joined by the DIRTcar Summer Nationals as the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals runs parallel to the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Information on the Summer Nationals can be found thehelltour.com.