Harrison Earns Macon Win

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Harrison Captures Third Win in the 2013 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Macon Speedway

 

MACON, Ill. July 11, 2013 In a season that has proven difficult for any driver to score more than one win, Mike Harrison now has three in the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals as he claimed the victory Thursday night at 1/5th-mile Macon Speedway.

 

Harrison, of Highland, Ill., started the race from the outside of row two, just behind the front row of Brian Divley and Kenny Wallace. Staying glued to the bottom, Harrison passed Wallace within the first five laps and set his sights on leader Divley. With a restart coming on lap 9, Harrison was right on Divley’s tail. Harrison changed his line and moved to the top of the track to try and get around Divley, who did his best to hold his line but on lap 13 Harrison got a nose under Divley’s right corner and make the pass in turn one on lap 14.

 

With just a handful of laps remaining, Harrison maneuvered through thick lapped traffic. He searched for any open hole, and in doing so he did not see a stopped car on the front straightaway, resulting in Harrison colliding directly with the parked vehicle. Luckily for Harrison he would be able to restart from the first position with minimal damage. Harrison’s car was obviously hurting, but he held off Divley to capture the $1,000 checkered flag.

 

“Anytime you get in a wreck like that you never know what will be broke,” said Harrison, who took over the lead in the championship standings with the victory. “We went back to green and I just tried to stay on the bottom. Hopefully no one was going around me on the top because I was leery of diving off on the top and letting the cushion get ahold of me.”

 

 

Kenny Wallace, Jeff Leka and Jeff Curl rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Kenny Wallace, Cory Daugherty, Brian Divley and Mike Harrison.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Friday night at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Macon (Ill.) Speedway; July 11, 2013

A-Main (25-laps): 1. Mike Harrison ($1,000), 2. Brian Divley, 3. Kenny Wallace, 4. Jeff Leka, 5. Jeff Curl, 6. Matt Goulden, 7. Danny Smith, 8. Jake Griffin, 9. Cory Daugherty, 10. Jeff Graham, 11. Ray Bollinger, 12. Clark Robertson, 13. Tommy Sherpard Jr., 14. Steve Ewing, 15. Joe Strawkas, 16. Chad Evans, 17. Guy Taylor, 18. Eric Hamilton, 19. Norm Wood, 20. Ethan Schnapp, 21. Wes Odell, 22. Alan Crowder.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Top 10

Pos.

Car

Name

Points

1.

24

Mike Harrison

464

2.

16

Rusty Griffaw

452

3.

C12

Jeff Curl

416

4.

3L

Jeff Leka

402

5.

36

Kenny Wallace

398

6.

32

Donovan Lodge

393

7.

77

Ray Bollinger

379

8.

O5

Dave Wietholder

357

9.

41

Matt Goulden

347

10.

8

Levi Kissinger

339

 

2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

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

Paducah, KY

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

 

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.