Nick Hoffman Scores Summit Racing Modified Nationals Opener at Kankakee County Speedway
The grueling summer schedule kicks off after a rain out at Brownstown on Wednesday
KANKAKEE, Ill. – June 16, 2016 – Nick Hoffman dominated the season opener of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Kankakee (Ill.) County Speedway on Thursday night.
Hoffman, a native of Mooresville, N.C., held off Mike McKinney and Kenny Wallace to score the first win of the 2016 Summit Modified Nationals season. It was just his second ever visit to the track and came after the season opener at Brownstown Speedway was rained out on Wednesday.
Hoffman, who earlier this year claimed the DIRTcar Nationals Modified Week title, started the night on the pole, and held tough through the 25-lap feature as McKinney and Wallace put up a tough fight for the top spot. Hoffman hung tough through four cautions.
McKinney and Wallace fought perhaps the toughest battle through the night, trading the second position several times with McKinney ultimately taking the second spot over Wallace.
The Summit Racing DIRTcar Modified Nationals returns to action on Sunday, June 19 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Kankakee County Speedway; Kankakee, Ill.
A-Main: 1. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 2. Mike McKinney (Plainfield, IL), 3. Kenny Wallace (Concord, NC), 4. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 5. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL), 6. Jeff Curl (Fairbury, IL), 7. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 8. Dan Hamstra (Wheatfield, IN), 9. Jacoby Hines (Trafolger, IN), 10. Nick Allen (Wheatfield, IN), 11. Zeke McKenzie (Claypool, IN), 12. Dane Tilstra (Onarga, IL), 13. Todd Sherman (Cherbusco, IN), 14. Adam Pockrus (Lowell, IN), 15. Rick Weitekamp (Springfield, IL), 16. Luke Gash (Chebanse, IL), 17. Brad DeYoung (Wheatfield, IN), 18. Bob Pohlman (Oaklawn, IL), 19. Joe Gillespie (Ashkum, IL), 20. Steven Brooks (New Lenox, IL), 21. Shawn Scripter (Manteno, IL), 22. Kevin Hastings (Kankakee, IL),
2016 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 15||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 16||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Nick Hoffman|
|June 19||Sunday||Terre Haute Action Track|
|June 21||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway|
|June 23||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway|
|June 24||Friday||Tri-City Speedway|
|June 25||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway|
|June 26||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway|
|June 28||Tuesday||Clarksville Speedway|
|June 29||Wednesday||Belle Clair Speedway|
|June 30||Thursday||Springfield Speedway|
|July 1||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway|
|July 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55|
|July 3||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway|
|July 4||Monday||LaSalle Speedway|
|July 5||Tuesday||Daugherty Speedway|
|July 6||Wednesday||Peoria Speedway|
|July 7||Thursday||Macon Speedway|
|July 8||Friday||Farmer City Speedway|
|July 9||Saturday||Highland Speedway|
|July 10||Sunday||Quincy Raceways|
|July 12||Tuesday||Plymouth Speedway|
|July 13||Wednesday||Shadyhill Speedway|
|July 14||Thursday||Merritt Speedway|
|July 15||Friday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 16||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 29||Friday||Fairbury Speedway|
|July 30||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway|
The Summit Racing Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partner : Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Partners: MSD, Landrum Performance Springs, Quartermaster, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Performance Friction Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers and Bell Helmets; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.