Mullins Wins Fayette Thriller

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Mullins Wins DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Thriller at Fayette County Speedway

 

BROWNSTOWN, Ill. July 5, 2013 Brent Mullins led for about 50 feet on Friday night in the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals main event at Fayette County Speedway, but it was the most important stretch of track as he out-sprinted race-long leader Rusty Griffaw and former DIRTcar national champion Mike Harrison to the checkered flag in a three-wide photo finish.

 

Mullins, of Litchfield, Ill., started the feature in the sixth position. Griffaw rode the cushion to an early lead and dominated for the second straight night. As the laps ticked down, though, Mullins and Harrison reeled in Griffaw, who ran up on lapped traffic. As the three exited turn four for the final time, Mullins kept his car glued to the bottom, Harrison went to the outside and they split Griffaw. In what could be the most exciting finish all season, Mullins barely nosed Harrison and Griffaw at the line to claim the $1,000 checkered flag.

 

“We just brought this car back. It’s been sitting for about a year and a half,” said Mullins, who continues the streak of 16 different winners so far in the six week season. “We dropped a motor in it, first time on the track in almost two years. You got to love it, just got to love it.”

 

 

Rusty Griffaw, Robbie Eilers and Dean Hoffman rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Rusty Griffaw, Nick Hoffman and Cody Clark.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Saturday night at Highland Speedway located in Highland, Illinois.

 

NOTEBOOK

SCHEDULE UPDATES – The DIRTcar Summer Nationals event originally scheduled June 24 at Peoria Speedway that was lost to rain has been rescheduled for Monday, July 15. The event scheduled for July 18 at Twin Cities Raceway Park in North Vernon, Ind., has been canceled.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Top 10

Pos

Car

Name

Points

1

16

Rusty Griffaw

452

2

C12

Jeff Curl

400

3

32

Donovan Lodge

393

4

77

Ray Bollinger

379

5

3L

373

6

36

Kenny Wallace

365

7

O5

Dave Wietholder

357

8

24

Mike Harrison

343

9

41

Matt Goulden

327

10

4B

Cody Bauman

301

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Fayette County Speedway; Brownstown, Illinois; July 5, 2013

A-Main (25-laps): 1. Brent Mullins ($1,000), 2. Mike Harrison, 3. Rusty Griffaw, 4. Robbie Eilers, 5. Dean Hoffman, 6. Cody Clark, 7. Matt Goulden, 8. Lodge Donovan, 9. Steven Brooks, 10. Matt Mevert, 11. Larry Anderson, 12. Jake Griffin, 13. Rob Timmons, 14. Brian Bielong, 15. Tyler Ratatczyk, 16. Ryan Driemeyer, 17. Everett Bradham, 18. Clark Robertson, 19. David Shain, 20. Aaron Draege, 21. Craig Kern, 22. Nick Hoffman.

 

2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Day

Date

Track

Location

Winner

Saturday

June 8

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

Devin Gilpin

Wednesday

June 12

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Devin Gilpin (2)

Friday

June 14

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Nick Allen

Sunday

June 16

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Mitch McGrath

Wednesday

June 19

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

Kenny Wallace

Thursday

June 20

Belle-Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

Brian Beilong

Friday

June 21

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Michael Long

Saturday

June 22

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Lance Dehm

Sunday

June 23

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

Dona Marcoullier

Monday

June 24

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

PPD/Rain July 15

Wednesday

June 26

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

Matt Cooper

Thursday

June 27

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

Lucas Lee

Friday

June 28

Paducah International Raceway

Paducah, KY

Mike Harrison

Saturday

June 29

Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55

Pevely, MO

Postponed/Rain

Sunday

June 30

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

Ray Bollinger

         

Tuesday

July 2

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

Steven DeLonjay

Wednesday

July 3

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

David Wietholder

Thursday

July 4

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, IL

Donovan Lodge

Friday

July 5

Fayette County Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Brent Mullins

Saturday

July 6

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

 

Sunday

July 7

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

 

Tuesday

July 9

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

 

Wednesday

July 10

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

 

Thursday

July 11

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

 

Friday

July 12

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

 

Sunday

July 14

Vermillion County Speedway

Danville, IL

 

Monday

July 15

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

 

Wednesday

July 17

Brushcreek Motorsports Park

Peebles, OH

 

Friday

July 19

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

 

Saturday

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.