Harrison Tops Paducah

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Harrison Captures DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Win at Paducah


PADUCAH, Ky. June 28, 2013 Mike Harrison led every lap but the opening circuit en route to capturing his first victory in the 11th installment of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Modified Nationals on Friday night at Paducah International Raceway.


A field of 25 cars stormed into the 3/8-mile oval, with former DIRTcar UMP Modified national champion Harrison capturing the $1,000 checkered flag. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., started third behind the front row of Steve Ladd and Tyler Young. Harrison got a great jump on the opening start of the race, making it three-wide as they exited turn two. Young and Harrison split Ladd with Young leading the first lap. Harrison, using the high line, quickly passed Young and extended his lead over the field. Harrison then surged ahead and held off a last-lap challenge from Matt Mevert.


“It’s been a long year so far,” Harrison said. “We’ve struggled a little bit, I guess you could say, but you just got to keep plugging and chugging. We haven’t been able to run all the Summer Nationals yet, but tonight is the start, we are going to stay on track for a while.”



Trent Young, Rusty Griffaw and Matt Cooper rounded out the top five.


Heat race winners included Trent Young, Harrison and Steve Ladd.


The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Saturday night at the Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo.


DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway; June 28, 2013

A-Main (20-laps): 1. Mike Harrison ($1,000), 2. Matt Mevert, 3. Trent Young, 4. Rusty Griffaw, 5. Matt Cooper, 6. Kenny Wallace, 7. Nick Hoffman, 8. Levi Kissinger, 9. Ray Bollinger, 10. Will Krup, 11. Cody Bauman, 12. Danny Schwartz, 13. John DeMoss, 14. Brock Bauman, 15. Everett Bradham, 16. Zach Dennis, 17. Steve Ladd, 18. Bryant Dickinson, 19. Darrell Brewer, 20. Rich Lentz, 21. Ron Wall, 22. Tyler Nicely, 23. Jeff Elliott, 24. Ricky Sadler, 25. Rod Reed.


2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

July 14







June 8

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

Devin Gilpin


June 12

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Devin Gilpin (2)


June 14

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Nick Allen


June 16

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Mitch McGrath


June 19

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Kenny Wallace


June 20

Belle-Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

Brian Beilong


June 21

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Michael Long


June 22

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Lance Dehm


June 23

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

Dona Marcoullier


June 24

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

Cancelled (RAIN)


June 26

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

Matt Cooper


June 27

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

Lucas Lee


June 28

Paducah International Raceway

Paducah, KY

Mike Harrison


June 29

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO



June 30

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL



July 2

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL



July 3

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL



July 4

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, IL



July 5

Fayette County Speedway

Brownstown, IL



July 6

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL



July 7

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN



July 9

Florence Speedway

Union, KY



July 10

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN



July 11

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL



July 12

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL



Vermillion County Speedway

Danville, IL



July 17

Brushcreek Motorsports Park

Peebles, OH



July 18

Twin Cities Raceway Park

North Vernon, IN



July 19

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH



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.