Nicely Dominates to Win at Benton, Takes Summit Modified Points Lead

Current DIRTcar UMP Modified national points leader Tyler Nicely padded his stats with his seventh career DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature win Thursday night at Benton Speedway.

Nicely, 27, of Owensboro, KY, grabbed the lead from the pole on Lap 1 and never looked back, leading all 20 laps to score his second Summit Modified Feature win of the season and take over the points lead.

“It feels good – this is a good confidence booster going into Paducah and a couple big races coming up,” Nicely said.

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It was a night of great recovery for Nicely and the team after breaking a power steering pump in the Heat Race Wednesday night at Adams County, sidelining them from further competition in that event. They made repairs, thanks to some close friends, and hustled it back to Benton in time to win Thursday.


The DIRTcar Summit Modified action continues on Friday, June 30 at Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, KY. Tickets will be available at the gate; streaming available on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (20 Laps): 1. 25-Tyler Nicely[1]; 2. 12L-Lucas Lee[5]; 3. 36-Kenny Wallace[3]; 4. 27-Michael Turner[11]; 5. 19-Trey Harris[2]; 6. 55-Alyssa Rowe[10]; 7. 94-Mark Clary[6]; 8. 84G-Gary Gross[13]; 9. 54-Zachary Hawk[4]; 10. 25N-Rob Neubauer[12]; 11. D97-Daryl Hay[14]; 12. 117-Mark Enk[9]; 13. 1A-Steve Meyer Jr[7]; 14. 17B-Dustin Bollinger[15]; 15. 31P-Mitch Parmeley[18]; 16. 76-Shawn Knuckles[8]; 17. 72-Jeremy Roth[17]; 18. 74-Kevin Holman[16]