Harrison Captures Tri-City Speedway Win

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Harrison Returns to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory Lane at Tri-City Speedway

 

By Jordan Morris

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – June 20, 2014 – Mike Harrison ended a winless drought that stretched back to the 2013 season on Friday night, capturing the $1,000 checkered flag at Tri-City Speedway.

 

Harrison, the defending DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion, fought his way to the front following a poor finish in heat two. Dean Hoffman, the pole-sitter, charges out to the lead on lap one and dominated the first half of the 25-lap main event.

 

Hoffman’s car began to fade around lap 10, allowing Harrison and Michael Long to close to his back-bumper. Harrison was able to complete the pass for the lead on lap 11, as he quickly separated himself from the rest of the field. Long was able to complete the pass on Hoffman, but Harrison had already pulled away to an insurmountable lead.

 

Harrison claimed the victory over Long by more than four seconds as he dominated the second half of the race, leading 14 laps en route to capturing his first victory of the season.

 

Hoffman, Rusty Griffaw and Levi Kissinger rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Hoffman, Ray Walsh, Brent Mullins and Rusty Griffaw.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues on Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-City Speedway; Pontoon Beach, Ill.; June 20, 2014

A-Main (25-laps): 1. 24H-Mike Harrison ($1,000), 2. 18L-MIchael Long, 3. 1D-Dean Hoffman, 4. 16-Rusty Griffaw, 5. 8K-Levi Kissinger, 6. 1W-Ray Walsh, 7. 41M-Brent Mullins, 8. 5-Steven Brooks, 9. 12-Jeff Curl, 10. 77-Ray Bollinger, 11. 14C-Rick Conoyer, 12. 0-Tim Hancock, 13. 35D-Steven Delonjay, 14. 3C-Cody Conner, 15. 36-Kenny Wallace, 16. 10XJY-Jim Black, 17. 05W-David Wietholder, 18. 10B-Bradley White, 19. 41G-Matt Goulden, 20. 18-Jake Seets, 21. 96D-Cory Daugherty, 22. 32-Donovan Lodge.

 

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.

$1,500

June 22

Sun

I-96 Speedway

Ionia, Mich.

$1,000

June 23

Mon

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

$1,000

June 24

Tue

Off

   

June 25

Wed

Clarksville Speedway Park

Clarksville, Tenn.

$1,000

June 26

Thur

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, Tenn.

$1,500

June 27

Fri

Paducah Int-Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

$1,000

June 28

Sat

Federated I-55 Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

$1,000

June 29

Sun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

$1,000

June 30

Mon

Off

   

July 1

Tue

Belle-Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

$1,000

July 2

Wed

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.

$1,000

July 3

Thur

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

$1,000

July 4

Fri

Fayette Co-Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

$1,000

July 5

Sat

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

$1,000

July 6

Sun

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

$1,000

July 7

Mon

Off

   

July 8

Tue

Florence Speedway

Union, Ky.

$1,000

July 9

Wed

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, Ind.

$1,000

July 10

Thur

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

$1,000

July 11

Fri

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

$1,000

July 13

Sun

Vermilion Co-Speedway

Danville, Ill.

$1,000

July 14

Mon

Off

   

July 15

Tue

Off

   

July 16

Wed

Atomic Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio

$1,000

July 17

Thu

Brushcreek Motorsports

Peebles, Ohio

TBA

July 18

Fri

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

$1,000

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.