Harrison Closes In on DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Crown After Lincoln Speedway Victory
LINCOLN, Ill. – July 6, 2015 – After winning his seventh DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event on Monday night at Lincoln Speedway, Mike Harrison is one victory away from running the table and clinching his fourth championship in five years.
Harrison, of Highland, Ill., put up quick time, won a heat race and rode the high side to the lead around Brandon Roberts on lap 5 then drove to the $1,000 checkered flag in an event that was rain-delayed from June 28.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals counts a driver’s eight best finishes over the course of the month-long tour. Harrison has posted a stellar seven victories in just 10 starts. With seven more nights on the schedule, it’s entirely possible Harrison could count nothing but wins in the championship standings.
With Harrison out front, the field behind him was running three- and four-wide trying to chase him down. Roberts held on to finish second while Chad Evans, Jeff Leka and Gabe Menser completed the top five.
Click here to watch highlights from Monday night’s race.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour invades Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Ill., on Tuesday night then rolls on Wednesday to Florence Speedway in Union, Ky., and back to Illinois on Thursday at Macon Speedway.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway; July 6, 2015
A-MAIN (25 LAPS) – 1. (24H) Mike Harrison, Highland, IL ($1,000); 2. (35) Brandon Roberts, Ashland, IL; 3. (59N) Chad Evans, Mattoon, IL; 4. (3L) Jeff Leka, Buffalo, IL; 5. (G1) Gabe Menser, Ashmore, IL; 6. (A9) A.J. May, Creve Coure, IL; 7. (25W) Allen Weisser, Peoria, IL; 8. (14) Brian Lynn, Mason City, IL; 9. (72A) Austin Lynn, Pekin, IL; 10. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 11. (9) Ken Schrader, Concord, NC; 12. (51) Justin Allgaier, Springfield, IL; 13. (11B) Blake Buckholz, New Holland, IL; 14. (128) Zach Schantz, Highland, IL; 15. (83) Austin Charron, Peoria, IL; 16. (89W) Rick Weitekamp, Springfield, IL; 17. (88R) Dustin Rollins, Princeton, KY; 18. (59) Chevy Miller, Clinton, Il; 19. (32) Donovan Lodge, Moline, IL; 20. (16) Nick Macklin, Argenta, IL.
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Mike Harrison, A.J. May and Brandon Roberts.
2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 6||Saturday||Tri-State Speedway||Josh Harris|
|June 7||Sunday||Terre Haute Action Track||Bradley Sterrett|
|June 10||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Devin Gilpin|
|June 11||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Jeff Curl|
|June 12||Friday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Rain|
|June 16||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Mike Harrison|
|June 18||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Rain|
|June 19||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Rain|
|June 20||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Chad Kinder|
|June 21||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||Rain/PPD June 22|
|June 22||Monday||Quincy Raceways||Rain|
|June 23||Tuesday||Peoria Speedway||Mike Harrison (2)|
|June 24||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Mike Harrison (3)|
|June 25||Thursday||Clarksville Speedway||Lucas Lee|
|June 26||Friday||Paducah International Raceway||Rain|
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||Rain|
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain/PPD July 6|
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Raceway||Rain|
|July 1||Wednesday||Daugherty Speedway||Devin Gilpin (2)|
|July 2||Thursday||La Salle Speedway||Mike Harrison (4)|
|July 3||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Mike Harrison (5)|
|July 4||Saturday||Highland Speedway||Mike Harrison (6)|
|July 5||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Dustin Beck|
|July 6||Monday||Lincoln Speedway||Mike Harrison (7)|
|July 7||Tuesday||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Danville, IL|
|July 8||Wednesday||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|July 9||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|July 10||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, IL|
|July 11||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
|July 24||Friday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
|July 25||Saturday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
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