Poel Wins Photo Finish at Lincoln

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Poel Captures Fourth Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Lincoln Speedway

 

By Jordan Morris

 

LINCOLN, Ill. June 29, 2014 — One night after Mike Harrison tied his 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals win total at three, Jacob Poel responded Sunday night by passing Harrison on the final lap to claim his fourth victory of the season at Lincoln Speedway.

 

Nick Hoffman, of Mooresville, NC, and Mike Harrison occupied the front row, with Jacob Poel starting right behind them in the third position. Hoffman and Harrison battled for the lead on the opening lap, with Harrison eventually securing the top spot.

 

Harrison had the car to beat as he held off challenges from Hoffman, Poel, and T.D Burger in the early laps of the 25-lap feature event. Harrison built a comfortable lead on the rest of the field with the action heating up for the second position where Poel, Hoffman and Burger battled for the majority of the race. Harrison looked to close out the weekend with back-to-back victories, but a late-race caution with four laps remaining changed that outcome.

 

On the final restart, the leader kept his car glued to the bottom, holding off a challenge from Burger. Poel took advantage of the front two cars battling for the lead, as he made his move to the outside lane and powered around Burger for second with three laps remaining. Poel drove his car deeper and deeper into the corners trying to catch Harrison, finally getting to his outside going into turn one on the final lap.

 

Harrison edged Poel heading into the final turn, but the outside line would prove to be valuable for Poel as he pulled even with Harrison exiting turn four. The two drivers hit the front stretch nose-to-nose with Poel claiming the $1,000 checkered flag in the first photo finish of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season.

 

“I was really just trying to put a show on,” said Poel who won by .05 of a second. “I didn’t even know or not if I won there at the end, it was so close. They must’ve had to go back to the transponders.”

 

Burger, Hoffman, and Jeff Curl rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners were Poel, Hoffman, and Harrison.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Tuesday night at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Lincoln Speedway; Lincoln Ill.; June 29, 2014;

A-Main (25-laps):1. 82-Jacob Poel ($1,000), 2. 24H-Mike Harrison, 3. 32B-T.D. Burger, 4. 2-Nick Hoffman, 5. 12-Jeff Curl, 6. 36-Kenny Wallace, 7. 25W-Allen Weisser, 8. 84-Tyler Deibert, 9. 14-Brian Lynn, 10. 3L-Jeff Leka, 11. 5-Steven Brooks, 12. 72A-Austin Lynn, 13. 26D-Derick Doerr, 14. 11-Blake Buchholz, 15. 41G-Matt Goulden, 16. 55A-Collin Alexander, 17. 96D-Cory Daugherty, 18. 89W-Rick Weitekamp, 19. Z8-Max McLaughlin, 20. A9-Austin May, 21. 10K-Kelly Kovski, 22. 2L-Justin Leka, 23. 32Z-Nate Zimmer, 24. 77-Ray Bollinger, 25. 32-Donovan Lodge.

 

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.

$1,000

July 2

Wed

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, Ill.

$1,000

July 3

Thur

LaSalle Speedway

LaSalle, Ill.

$1,000

July 4

Fri

Fayette Co-Speedway

Brownstown, Ill.

$1,000

July 5

Sat

Highland Speedway

Highland, Ill.

$1,000

July 6

Sun

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, Ind.

$1,000

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 Equip
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