Wietholder Wins Jacksonville

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Wietholder Powers to First DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Jacksonville Speedway

 

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. July 3, 2013 David Wietholder had been close all season but had come up just shy of a victory on the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour, until Wednesday night when he powered to his first victory of 2013 at Jacksonville Speedway.

 

Wietholder, of Liberty, Ill., started the feature from the fifth position and locked his car to the inside to move up to third behind leaders Donovan Lodge and Jeff Leka, who were battling side-by-side the first five laps. Tuesday night winner Steven DeLonjay passed Wietholder for third as the leaders continued to sort out the top spot, but DeLonjay encountered troubles when he hit the inside cushion causing his car to spin out in front of the field.

 

When the field went back to green, Wietholder charged past both leaders, then he held off Jeff Curl to score his first victory of the six-week-long tour and secure the $1,000 checkered flag.

 

“This is the first win of the year, and hopefully we can get many more,” the ecstatic David Wietholder said in victory lane.

 

 

Tim Hancock, Rusty Griffaw and Donovan Lodge rounded out the top five.

 

Heat race winners included T.D Burger, Jeff Curl, Donovan Lodge and Jeff Leka.

 

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway located in LaSalle, Illinois.

 

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville (Ill.) Speedway; July 3, 2013

A-Main (25-laps): 1. David Wietholder ($1,000), 2. Jeff Curl, 3. Tim Hancock, 4. Rusty Griffaw, 5. Donovan Lodge, 6. Jeff Leka, 7. Kenny Wallace, 8. Ray Bollinger, 9. Brock Bauman, 10. Matt Goulden, 11. Steven Brooks, 12. T.D. Burger, 13. Brandon Roberts, 14. Jake Griffin, 15. Guy Taylor, 16. Brian Lynn, 17. Cody Bauman, 18. Dave Baldwin, 19. Steve Theivagt, 20. Michael Stuckey, 21. A.J. May, 22. Wes Odell, 23. Steven DeLonjay.

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

Cancelled (RAIN)

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

Postponed/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

 

Friday

July 5

Fayette County Speedway

Brownstown, IL

 

Saturday

July 6

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

 

Sunday

July 7

Tri-State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

 

Tuesday

July 9

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

 

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 Speedway

Danville, IL

 

Wednesday

July 17

Brushcreek Motorsports Park

Peebles, OH

 

Thursday

July 18

Twin Cities Raceway Park

North Vernon, IN

 

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.