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Thomas Surges to First DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Florence Speedway

 

UNION, Ky. — July 9, 2013 — Ryan Thomas made his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature start of the season an exciting one on Tuesday night as he charged from the sixth to victory.

 

With 36 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds in attendance for the 19th round of the six week-long tour, including NASCAR star Austin Dillon, it was Thomas, of Martinsville, Ind., who made a name for himself by winning the 25-lap feature. Thomas started from the outside of row three after finishing second in his heat race. He faced an uphill battle all night before eventually moving into the lead and holding off Matt Hamilton, of Aurora, Ind., to claim the $1,000 checkered flag at half-mile Florence.

 

 

Jeff Babcock, Austin Dillon and Kelly Craddock rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included Josh Rice, Joey Kramer, Devin Gilpin and Larry Pickelheimer.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Wednesday night at Terre Haute Action Track located in Terre Haute, Ind.

 

NOTEBOOK

SCHEDULE UPDATE — The event that was underway on July 6 at Highland (Ill.) Speedway when rain forced it to a halt will be completed on Sunday, Aug. 25. … The rained out race that was originally scheduled for June 29 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Mo., will not be made up.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Florence Speedway; Union, Ky; July 9, 2013

A-Main (25-laps): 1. Ryan Thomas ($1,000), 2. Matt Hamilton, 3. Jeff Babcock, 4. Austin Dillon, 5. Kelly Craddock, 6. Larry Pickelheimer, 7. Billy Vaughn, 8. Don Adams, 9. Pete Holt, 10. Matt Westfall, 11. Ryan Morton, 12. Josh Rice, 13. Jimmy Lennex, 14. John Rhoades, 15. Andrew Corbin, 16. Kevin Mayabb, 17. Kevin Hess, 18. Adam Hamilton, 19. Joey Kramer, 20. Scotty Kincaid, 21. John Holt Jr, 22. Devin Gilpin.

2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Top 10

Pos.

Car

Name

Points

1.

16

Rusty Griffaw

452

2.

24

Mike Harrison

423

3.

C12

Jeff Curl

400

4.

32

Donovan Lodge

393

5.

77

Ray Bollinger

379

6.

36

Kenny Wallace

375

7.

3l

Jeff Leka

373

8.

O5

Dave Wietholder

357

9.

8

Levi Kissinger

339

10.

41

Matt Goulden

327

 

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

Cancelled/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

PPD/Rain Aug. 25

Sunday

July 7

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

Mike Harrison (2)

Tuesday

July 9

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

Ryan Thomas

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 Sp
eedway

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.