Curl Captures Kankakee

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Curl Captures First Win of 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Kankakee County Speedway

 

KANKAKEE, Ill. July 12, 2013 Jeff Curl passed race-long leader Nick Allen with six laps remaining and then held on to the checkered flag to secure his first win of the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season at Kankakee County Speedway.

 

Curl, of Forrest, Ill., started sixth and found the early-going a challenge to find room to make a pass, leaving him stuck outside the top five. A restart near the midway point gave him the opportunity he needed and with the field bunched up he moved to the outside line. Not many drivers chose to get off of the bottom of the track, giving Curl enough room to pass and catch Allen, who had dominated the entire race from his pole-position.

 

Allen, seeing Curl cutting into his lead, moved up to the high side to try and hold off Curl, but Curl was too strong as he got to the corner of Allen’s car and slipped by him going into turn three with six laps remaining. Curl then held off Kenny Wallace en route to scoring the $1,000 checkered flag, his first of the six-week long tour.

 

Curl becomes the 18th different winner in 21 races heading into the final week of the tour. Only Mike Harrison (3) and Devin Gilpin (2) have won more than once.

 

“I found something in the middle of (turn) one and two, and got alongside of Nick Allen, and I knew if I couldn’t get him in one and two then I would finish second to him,” said Curl, who won this same event last year. “To go by guys like (Mike) Harrison, Nick Allen and Kenny Wallace we’ve just worked really hard to get to this point and I can’t think all the guys enough.”

 

 

Kenny Wallace, Nick Allen, Steven Brooks Dave Porth rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Kenny Wallace, Mike Harrison and Nick Allen.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Sunday night at Vermillion County Speedway located in Danville, Illinois.

 

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Kankakee (Ill.) County Speedway; July 12, 2013

A-Main (25-laps): 1. Jeff Curl ($1,000), 2. Kenny Wallace, 3. Nick Allen, 4. Steven Brooks, 5. Dave Porth, 6. James Farris Sr., 7. Mike McKinney, 8. Mike Harrison, 9. Chad Osterhoff, 10. Todd Sherman, 11. Devin Wright, 12. Shawn Scripter, 13. Kevin Hastings, 14. Jason Hastings, 15. Richie Dawson, 16. Ray Bollinger, 17. Jason Klopp, 18. Thomas Pasek, 19. Andrew Funk, 20. Travis Kohler, 21. Dane Tilstra, 22. AJ Dixon, 23. Rusty Griffaw, 24. Shannon Mudro, 25. Joe Gillespie.

 

2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Paducah, KY

Day

Date

Track

Location

Winner

Saturday

June 8

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

Devin Gilpin

Wednesday

June 12

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Devin Gilpin (2)

Friday

June 14

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Nick Allen

Sunday

June 16

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Mitch McGrath

Wednesday

June 19

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Kenny Wallace

Thursday

June 20

Belle-Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

Brian Beilong

Friday

June 21

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Michael Long

Saturday

June 22

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Lance Dehm

Sunday

June 23

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

Dona Marcoullier

Monday

June 24

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

PPD/Rain July 15

Wednesday

June 26

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

Matt Cooper

Thursday

June 27

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

Lucas Lee

Friday

June 28

Paducah International Raceway

Mike Harrison

Saturday

June 29

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO

Canceled/Rain

Sunday

June 30

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

Ray Bollinger

         

Tuesday

July 2

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

Steven DeLonjay

Wednesday

July 3

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

David Wietholder

Thursday

July 4

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, IL

Donovan Lodge

Friday

July 5

Fayette County Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Brent Mullins

Saturday

July 6

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

PPD/Rain Aug. 25

Sunday

July 7

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

Mike Harrison (2)

Tuesday

July 9

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

Ryan Thomas

Wednesday

July 10

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

Canceled/Rain

Thursday

July 11

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

Mike Harrison (3)

Friday

July 12

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Jeff Curl

Sunday

July 14

Vermillion County Speedway

Danville, IL

 

Monday

July 15

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

 

Wednesday

July 17

Brushcreek Motorsports Park

Peebles, OH

 

Friday

July 19

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

 

Saturday

July 20

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

 

 

The Summit Racing Equipment 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), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Parters: MSD Performance, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Schoenfeld Headers, University of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH), Racing Electronics, Intercomp, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts, XS Power Racing Batteries, and Chevy Performance.