Mielke Powers to His First DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Oakshade Raceway
WAUSEON, Ohio – July 11, 2015 – David Mielke topped a 33-car field on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway to win his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature.
Mielke, of Gladwin, Mich., charged out to an early lead, managed to stay up front through two restarts, and powered his way to the $1,000 checkered flag ahead of wild three-wide action behind him.
Jacob Poel, Collin Thirlby and Brian Ruhlman raced as a pack trying to run down Mielke but finished second through fourth, respectively. Matt Hamilton rounded out the top five.
Click here to watch highlights from Saturday night’s race.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour wraps up its season with two $2,000-to-win events and a championship celebration on July 24-25 at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway as part of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series’ Prairie Dirt Classic weekend.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City (Ill.) Speedway; July 10, 2015
A-MAIN (25 LAPS) – 1. (87) David Mielke, Gladwin, MI ($1,000); 2. (82) Jacob Poel, Spring Lake, MI; 3. (47C) Collin Thirlby, Traverse City, MI; 4. (29) Brian Ruhlman, Clarklake, MI; 5. (9H) Matt Hamilton, Aurora, IN; 6. (15) David Baker, Grand Rapids, Mi; 7. (5) Steven Brooks, New Lenox, IL; 8. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 9. (11JS) Josh Scott, Grand Rapids, OH; 10. (2) Travis Stemler, Ionia, MI; 11. (9J) Jared Guinn, Hudsonville, MI; 12. (9V) Shawn Valent, Fostoria, OH; 13. (43) Mark Anderson, Lowell, MI; 14. (42) Bob Baldwin, Hartford, MI; 15. (26P) Michael Patrick, Pewamo, MI; 16. (86) Andrew Smith, Port Hamilton, ON; 17. (79M) Kory Maurice, Grant, MI; 18. (6) Jacob Rendel, Adrian, MI; 19. (18N) Derrick Noffsinger, Continental, OH; 20. (20WD) Jeff Daniels, Mevin, ON; 21. (16) Jeff Koz, Lima, OH; 22. (71E) Pat Ehlert, Ovid, MI.
HEAT RACE WINNERS: David Mielke, Shawn Valent, Steven Brooks and Jacob Poel.
2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 6||Saturday||Tri-State Speedway||Josh Harris|
|June 7||Sunday||Terre Haute Action Track||Bradley Ster
|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 (5)|
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||Rain (6)|
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain/PPD July 6|
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Raceway||Rain (7)|
|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 (8)|
|July 8||Wednesday||Florence Speedway||Rain (9)|
|July 9||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Rain (10)|
|July 10||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Mike Harrison (8)|
|July 11||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway||David Mielke|
|July 24||Friday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
|July 25||Saturday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communications Provider), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: MSD, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Joe’s Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Penske Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.