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Poel Claims Fifth Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Tri-State Speedway

 

By Jordan Morris

 

HAUBSTADT, Ind. July 6, 2014 — Bumping and banging was common Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway as Jacob Poel outdueled Zach Fair and Tyler Nicely to claim his fifth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory of season.

 

Defending champion Mike Harrison captured the pole-position for the 25-lap feature event, with Poel starting to his outside. The two front-row starters remained side-by-side as they battled for the lead on the opening two circuits, with Poel barely edging Harrison to lead both laps.

 

Harrison secured the top spot exiting turn two on the third lap, sliding right in front of Poel and making contact as he cleared the Michigan native. Harrison controlled the lead for the next 14 laps, keeping his car glued to the bottom of the race track while holding off the high-line running Poel.

 

Harrison built an early lead and was on his way to his seventh victory of the season, until his car broke entering turn one on lap 17, ending his night early and handing the lead back to Poel.

 

Zach Fair and a hard-charging Tyler Nicely kept the new leader from easily coasting to his fifth win of the season, as they challenged Poel for the lead in almost every corner. Fair took multiple shots at the leader, coming just short of grabbing the lead, before being bumped out of the way for second by Nicely.

 

Nicely, after clearing Fair, dove his car to the inside of Poel to challenge for the lead with just two laps to go. The two leaders made contact exiting turn four to take the white-flag as Nicely was just inches from clearing Poel for the lead. Nicely tried everything he could to jar the lead from Poel on the final lap, but the leader was too strong on the outside, leading the races final nine laps to claim the $1,000 checkered flag at Tri-State Speedway.

 

Fair, Trent Young and Stephen Schnaphf rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners were Rocky Wilson, Jacob Poel, Stephen Schnaphf and Tyler Nicely.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Tuesday night at Florence Speedway in Union, Ky.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Tri-State Speedway; Haubstadt, Ind.; July 6, 2014;

A-Main (25-laps):1. 82-Jacob Poel ($1,000), 2. 25-Tyler Nicely, 3. 95Z-Zach Fair, 4. 10Y-Trent Young, 5. 21S-Stephen Schnapf, 6. 36-Kenny Wallace, 7. 12H-Grant Hagan, 8. 71X-Dave Beck, 9. 75-Dustin Beck, 10. 88-Paul Miles, 11. 2-Billy Lewis, 12. 7-Mark Lamont, 13. 66-Michael Fox, 14. 37-Everett Bradham, 15. 1B-Larry Anderson, 16. 14-Shawn Cates, 17. 24H-Mike Harrison, 18. 32Z-Nate Zimmer, 19. 3D-Ryan Driemeyer, 20. 37K-Josh Harris, 21. 6B-Dave Baldwin, 22. 81-Mark Cole.

 

2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule

June 7

Sat

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

Tyler Nicely

June 11

Wed

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, Ind.

RAIN

June 12

Thur

Kankakee Co-Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Devin Gilpin

June 13

Fri

Kankakee Co-Speedway

Kankakee, Ill.

Jacob Poel

June 15

Sun

Off

   

June 16

Mon

Off

   

June 17

Tue

Off

   

June 18

Wed

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, Ill.

Jacob Poel

June 19

Thur

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, Ill.

RAIN

June 20

Fri

Tri-City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, Ill.

Mike Harrison

June 21

Sat

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, Ill.

RAIN

June 22

Sun

I-96 Speedway

Ionia, Mich.

Jacob Poel

June 23

Mon

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, Ill.

David Wietholder

June 24

Tue

Off

   

June 25

Wed

Clarksville Speedway Park

Clarksville, Tenn.

Mike Harrison

June 26

Thur

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, Tenn.

Hunter Rasdon

June 27

Fri

Paducah Int-Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

RAIN

June 28

Sat

Federated I-55 Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

Mike Harrison

June 29

Sun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

Jacob Poel

June 30

Mon

Off

   

July 1

Tue

Belle-Clair Speedway

Belleville, Ill.

Mike Harrison

July 2

Wed

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.

Mike Harrison

July 3

Thur

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

Mike Harrison

July 4

Fri

Fayette Co-Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

Brian Shaw

July 5

Sat

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

Rusty Griffaw

July 6

Sun

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

Jacob Poel

July 7

Mon

Off

   

July 8

Tue

Florence Speedway

Union, Ky.

$1,000

July 9

Wed

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, Ind.

$1,000

July 10

Thur

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

$1,000

July 11

Fri

Farmer City Raceway

Farmer City, Ill.

$1,000

July 13

Sun

Vermilion Co-Speedway

Danville, Ill.

$1,000

July 14

Mon

Off

   

July 15

Tue

Off

   

July 16

Wed

Atomic Speedway

Chillicothe, Ohio

$1,000

July 17

Thu

Brushcreek Motorsports

Peebles, Ohio

TBA

July 18

Fri

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, Ohio

$1,000

July 19

Sat

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, Ohio

$1,000

 

The Summit Racing 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), Racing Electronics (Official Communication ), Velocita (Official Uniform),VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Parters: MSD, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Joes 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, Strange Oval, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.