Harrison Takes LaSalle

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Harrison Rallies for Sixth Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified National at LaSalle Speedway

 

By Jordan Morris

 

LaSALLE, Ill. July 3, 2014 — A red-hot Mike Harrison charged from the fourth starting position to claim his third DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory in-a-row on Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway.

 

Allen Weisser and Mike McKinney would lead the field to the green flag, with Kenny Wallace and Mike Harrison starting behind them. The action started early as Mike Harrison using the highest line possible rocketed to the outside of McKinney and Wallace who were battling for the second position.

 

Weisser led the opening two laps of the 25-lap feature, but a high-line running Harrison rocketed past the leader on lap three. Unlike the previous two nights in which he dominated, Harrison had trouble pulling away from the field.

 

Weisser, Wallace and Jamie Lomax, who started the race in sixth, battled side-by-side for the second position and occasionally took shots at Harrison for the lead. The race was turning into a shootout until Weisser’s car got loose exiting turn two causing him to spin in front of the field and ruining his night.

 

Jacob Poel, who has been the only driver able to beat Harrison lately, rallied to the front late in the race, passing Wallace for second with sixth laps remaining. With the help of a caution, Poel was brought to Harrison’s back bumper. Poel challenged the leader, but Harrison proved to be too strong.

 

Harrison’s car looked to get stronger and stronger as the night went on as he was able to secure his sixth victory of the season at LaSalle Speedway. By claiming the $1,000 checkered flag, Mike Harrison extended his points lead and looks unbeatable with just two weeks remaining in the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.

 

Lomax, Wallace and Jeff Curl rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners were Weisser, Wallace, Harrison and McKinney.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Friday night at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; LaSalle Speedway; LaSalle, Ill.; July 3, 2014

A-Main (25-laps):1. 24H-Mike Harrison ($1,000), 2. 82-Jacob Poel, 3. 36L-Jamie Lomax, 4. 36-Kenny Wallace, 5. 12-Jeff Curl, 6. 96M-Mike McKinney, 7. 83-Nathan Balensiefen, 8. 88-Tom Sorn, 9. 75S-Bob Silaggi, 10. 47C-Collin Thirlby, 11. 5-Steven Brooks, 12. 0-Travis Kohler, 13. 92-Dustin Schram, 14. 88X-Sam Schlappi, 15. 10-A.J. Fike, 16. 99-Brandon Maciejewski, 17. 77-Ray Bollinger, 18. V43-Milo Veloz Jr, 19. 7-Scott Heeren, 20. 99G-RJ Gonzales, 21. 25W-Allen Weisser, 22. 0S-Shannon Mudro, 23. 4B-Cody Bauman.

 

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.

RAIN

June 22

Sun

I-96 Speedway

Ionia, Mich.

Jacob Poel

June 23

Mon

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

David Wietholder

June 24

Tue

Off

   

June 25

Wed

Clarksville Speedway Park

Clarksville, Tenn.

Mike Harrison

June 26

Thur

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, Tenn.

Hunter Rasdon

June 27

Fri

Paducah Int-Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

RAIN

June 28

Sat

Federated I-55 Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

Mike Harrison

June 29

Sun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

Jacob Poel

June 30

Mon

Off

   

July 1

Tue

Belle-Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

Mike Harrison

July 2

Wed

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.

Mike Harrison

July 3

Thur

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

Mike Harrison

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

 

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