Poel Secures Vermilion County Win

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Poel Captures Seventh Victory of 2014 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Vermilion County Speedway

 

By Jordan Morris

 

DANVILLE, Ill. July 13, 2014 — Red-hot Jacob Poel continued to dominate Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals action on Sunday night as he led the races final 15-laps en route to claiming his series-leading seventh checkered flag of the season.

 

22 Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds roared into the 3/8-mile oval located in western Illinois, near the state-line with Indiana, with championship leader Mike Harrison capturing the pole for the 25-lap feature event.

 

Harrison failed to lead a single lap as second-place starter Randy Lines jumped out to an early lead. Harrison came under fire from Nick Allen and Jacob Poel for second early as the three battled side-by-side, and even three-wide at one time, with Allen and Poel eventually sliding past Harrison for the position.

 

Lines led the opening six laps, but fell back to third on lap seven when a hard-charging Allen quickly chased him down and rocketed past him for the lead, bringing Poel with him. Lines continued to drop back through the field as the race progressed, eventually settling for a sixth place finish by the time the checkered flag flew.

 

Allen controlled the top spot over Poel for the next four laps, but had trouble holding off the red-hot driver from Michigan. Poel, utilizing the faster high-side of the race track, made his way to the leader’s outside and eventually cleared Allen to claim the top spot on lap 10.

 

Poel navigated lap traffic and built a large lead by the end of the feature event, as he easily dominated the final 16-laps en route to capturing his series-leading seventh $1,000 checkered flag of the season at Vermilion County Speedway.

 

In what’s shaping up to be the tightest points battle in series history, Jacob Poel cut into defending champion Mike Harrison’s 11-point lead he had coming into the night, after Poel captured the victory and Harrison settled for a fifth place finish.

 

Jamie Lomax, Gabe Menser and Mike Harrison rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners were Jimmy Dehm, Mike Harrison and Randy Lines.

 

Following a two-day break in action, the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, as both tours kick off their final stretch of action before championship night at Oakeshade Raceway on July 19.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Farmer City Raceway; Farmer City, Ill.; July 11, 2014;

A-Main (25-laps):1. 82-Jacob Poel ($1,000), 2. 21A-Nick Allen, 3. 36L-Jamie Lomax, 4. G1-Gabe Menser, 5. 24H-Mike Harrison, 6. 18-Randy Lines, 7. 59N-Chad Evans, 8. 92-Kenny Carmichael, 9. 11M-Josh McDaniel, 10. 1-Donald Kiger, 11. 44-Roger Cary, 12. 91-Neil Rollins, 13. 6B-Dave Baldwin, 14. 89W-Rick Weitekamp, 15. 722-Jerimy Hanlin, 16. 20X-Sabreena Ekstrom, 17. 83-Kasey Schrock, 18. 39-Kevin Gummere, 19. 1W-Jamie Kuntz, 20. 22P-Wilson Prater, 21. 99J-Jimmy Dehm, 22. 12-Jeff Curl.

 

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.

Devin Gilpin

July 9

Wed

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, Ind.

Kenny Wallace

July 10

Thur

Macon Speedway

Macon, Ill.

Ken Schrader

July 11

July 12

Fri
Sat

Farmer City Raceway

Fairbury Speedway

Farmer City, Ill.

Fairbury, Ill.

Jacob Poel

RAIN

July 13

Sun

Vermilion Co-Speedway

Danville, Ill.

Jacob Poel

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.