Harrison Celebrates DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship with Victory at Fairbury
FAIRBURY, Ill. – July 24, 2015 – Mike Harrison won for the ninth time in 12 races, exacting revenge on Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Friday night, as he celebrated his fourth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship in the past five years.
Fairbury had been one of only three tracks where Harrison raced on this year’s tour but didn’t win, until he dominated on Friday to lead all 30 laps and capture the $2,000 checkered flag on a night when he was honored for winning the series crown.
“It’s never easy,” said Harrison, of Highland, Ill. “I just try to get out there and be as smooth as I can and keep the car as straight as I can. I try to focus on my laps and my line and not worry about anybody else.”
There were two cautions during the main event. Following the second restart, Jeff Curl hooked up his DIRTcar UMP Modified and charged through the field to finish second. Tyler Nicely, who is trying to hold onto second overall in the championship, finished third with David Stremme and Ray Bollinger rounding out the top five.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship is decided by a driver’s best eight finishes over the course of the tour. Harrison became the first driver in the tour’s five-year history to post victories in every possible slot, and added to it with his ninth win on Friday night.
Heat race winners included Nicely, Patrick Lyon, Mike McKinney and Harrison.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour concludes its season on Saturday night at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway as part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series’ Prairie Dirt Classic night.
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 (2)|
|June 19||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Rain (3)|
|June 20||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Chad Kinder|
|June 21||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||Rain/PPD June 22 (4)|
|June 22||Monday||Quincy Raceways||Rain (5)|
|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 (6)|
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||Rain (7)|
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain/PPD July 6|
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Raceway||Rain (8)|
|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||Rain (9)|
|July 8||Wednesday||Florence Speedway||Rain (10)|
|July 9||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Rain (11)|
|July 10||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Mike Harrison (8)|
|July 11||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway||David Mielke|
|July 24||Friday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Mike Harrison (9)|
|July 25||Saturday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
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