Long Wins at Federated Auto Parts at I-55

Long Battles to Federated Auto Parts at I-55 Summit Modified Nationals Win


Pevely, Mo. — June 30, 2012 — Michael Long of Quincy, Ill., did everything he could to win Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, and it paid off with a $1,000 winner’s check.


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Long and previous night winner Matt Mevert of Steeleville, Ill., battled through the first eighteen laps of the race before contact between the two left Mevert’s car with damage.  Long held off Ray Walsh of St. Louis, Mo., over the final seven circuits to capture his first career DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals win.  Brent Mullins of Mt. Olive, Ill, who won the Summit Modified Nationals event at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., the previous weekend finished third.  Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, N.C., drove to his second consecutive top-five finish in fourth.  Dean Hoffman of Troy, Ill., who won at Belle-Clair Speedway on Wednesday night rounded out the top five


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The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action Monday night at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Ill., where defending champion Mike Harrison of Highland, Ill., won his sixth of eight Summit Modified Nationals events in 2011. Sunday’s event at Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway was canceled due to excessive heat and an early curfew.


Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55; Pevely, Mo.; June 30, 2012 A-Main (25-laps): 1. Michael Long ($1,000), 2. Ray Walsh, 3. Brent Mullins, 4. Nick Hoffman, 5. Dean Hoffman, 6. Conrad Miner, 7. Mark Miner, 8. Rusty Griffaw, 9. Paul Bauman, 10. Brad Thurston, 11. Jim Black, 12. Josh Russell, 13. Ricky Horton, 14. Jeff Leka, 15. Mike Stuckey, 16. Ray Bollinger, 17. Steve Lach, 18. Cody Conner, 19. Ronnie Chance, 20. Leo Kiefer, 21. Matt Mevert, 22. Joe Puricelli, 23. Brad Crosby, 24. Dan Zander.


2012 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule




Winner (Cars)


Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Devin Gilpin (39)


Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Jeff Curl (27)


Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Ryan Gustin (41)


Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Rodney Sanders (41)


Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Lance Arneson (52)


Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

David Wietholder (35)


Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

Mike Harrison (26)


Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Larry Anderson (35)


Tri City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Brent Mullins (41)


Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Lance Dehm (31)


I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

Jacob Poel (33)


Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

Devin Gilpin (39)


Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

Dean Hoffman (36)


Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

Matt Cooper (12)


Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

Matt Mevert (22)


Federated Auto Parts I-55

Pevely, MO

Michael Long (31)


Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

Canceled (Heat)


Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL


Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL


Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL


Macon Speedway

Macon, IL


Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL


Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN


Tri State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN


Florence Speedway

Union, KY


Brushcreek Motorsports

Pebbles, OH


Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN


Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH


Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electronics (Official Communications), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors: Auto Meter, Bell Helmets, Beyea Headers, Bilstein Shocks, Chevy Performance Parts, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts, Dominator Race Products, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Landrum Springs, MSD Ignitions, QA1 Motorsports, Quartermaster, Schoenfeld Headers, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and XS Power Racing Batteries.