Wietholder Tops Peoria Speedway

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Wietholder Dominates Peoria Speedway for First Victory of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

By Jordan Morris

PEORIA, Ill. – June 23, 2014 – David Wietholder captured his first win of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals in dominating fashion Monday night, overtaking Jeff Curl on lap three and leading the final 23 laps en route to capturing the victory at Peoria Speedway.

 

 

Wietholder, whose last DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory came almost one year ago on July 3 at Jacksonville Speedway, started the race on the outside of pole-sitter Jeff Curl, who led the opening two laps of the 25-lap feature and looked as if he would be able to make-up points on championship leader Jacob Poel.

 

Curl’s early success was short-lived as Wietholder eventually powered his way around the leader and drove off from the rest of the field. Only Mike Harrison, who set quick time earlier in the night but started from the second row after a second place finish in heat two, was able to provide a challenge to Wietholder for the win.

 

Harrison passed Curl easily as Curl’s car suddenly became ill-handling as he slipped back to a 10th-place finish. Harrison would catch up to Wietholder but was not able to pass him. Wietholder held off Harrison by half a second as he grabbed the $1,000 checkered flag.

 

Erik Bruce, Charley Hess and Matt Goulden rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners were Curl and Wietholder.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Wednesday night at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tenn.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Peoria Speedway; Peoria, Ill.; June 23, 2014

A-Main (25-laps): 1. 05W-David Wietholder ($1,000), 2. 24H-Mike Harrison, 3. 2-Erik Bruce, 4. 97-Charley Hess, 5. 41G-Matt Goulden, 6. 26D-Derick Doerr, 7. 17D-Dan Dozard, 8. 77-Ray Bollinger, 9. 4B-Cody Bauman, 10. 12-Jeff Curl, 11. 14-Brian Lynn, 12. 83-Nathan Balensiefen, 13. 27S-Gary Scharp, 14. 8-Jake Griffin, 15. 23T-Billy Tuckwell, 16. 27-A.J Hill, 17. 59N-Chad Evans, 18. A9-Austin May, 19. 40C-Mike Chasteen Jr, 20. 818-Zach Fordham.

 

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.

$1,000

June 26

Thur

Clayhill Motorsports Park

Atwood, Tenn.

$1,500

June 27

Fri

Paducah Int-Raceway

Paducah, Ky.

$1,000

June 28

Sat

Federated I-55 Raceway

Pevely, Mo.

$1,000

June 29

Sun

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, Ill.

$1,000

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.

$1,00
0

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.