DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Peoria Speedway | Peoria, IL
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
June 15, 2022
Peoria Speedway
3520 West Farmington Road
Peoria, IL 

Event Description
Just like last year, Peoria is the second race on the Hell Tour schedule. Will Bobby Pierce take another win?

$5,000 to win for Late Models, $1,500 for UMP Modifieds.

Series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals

Late Model Track Record
Bobby Pierce – 11.460 set on June 27th, 2020

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Feature Laps Length
25

Frequently Asked Questions
Support Divisions
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Track Info
Track Phone
(309) 357-3339

Track Email
plumerinc@comcast.net

Track Size & Type
1/4 mile

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Race Recap: CLOSE ONE: Hoffman Holds off Wietholder for Victory at Peoria

Many of Nick Hoffman’s recent DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals wins have been smooth, uncontested drives to the finish. Wednesday night at Peoria Speedway was anything but.

Dave Wietholder, veteran wheelman and Peoria semi-regular racer from Liberty, IL, had chased Hoffman up to the halfway point in the 25-lap Feature when he began to reel him in. Held up by some lapped traffic, Hoffman’s lead shrank quickly from over one second down to a car-length.

“I was following [the lapped car], hoping he’d peel-off the wall and try to get back to the bottom,” Hoffman said. “He entered higher into Turn 1 and I missed the rubber pretty big into 1. That’s when Dave was able to drive underneath me.”

Wietholder suddenly saw a gap open under Hoffman heading into Turn 1 and took it, but was denied due to an untimely yellow flag with 13 laps complete. This cleared traffic from Hoffman’s path, though the race wasn’t over.

Hoffman celebrates in Victory Lane with a can of NOS Energy Drink (Terry Page Photo)

“I was kinda hoping with 8-to-go on that last restart that I wouldn’t get back to lapped traffic, but we did with 2-to-go,” Hoffman said. “[Stick man] showed me I had a little bit of a lead at that point, and I just followed [the lapped car]. I couldn’t drive by him; I was gonna have to run into him to pass him.”

Hoffman took the green on the restart and did reach the tail of the field again in the closing laps. Wietholder reeled Hoffman in yet again and tried one last-ditch effort in Turns 3-4, getting underneath Hoffman’s NOS Energy Drink #2, but to no avail. Hoffman gassed it out of Turn 4 and crossed the stripe for his 59th Summit Modified victory.

Notably, Wietholder races a chassis built by Hoffman at Elite Chassis in Mooresville, NC. The two have crossed several times in the past on the track, and the respect is real.

“He’s strong here, at Spoon River, and a lot of other places,” Hoffman said. “He races a lot of races over the year, and even comes to Florida, so he gets around and ventures out. I think that says a lot about his program to be as strong as he is everywhere he goes.”

UP NEXT

The Summit Modifieds take Thursday off before getting back into action at Tri-City Speedway on Friday, June 17. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 25 Laps | 00:13:57.826

  1. 2-Nick Hoffman[2]; 2. 05-Dave Wietholder[4]; 3. 25-Tyler Nicely[3]; 4. 8-Kyle Steffens[5]; 5. 8A-Austin Holcombe[6]; 6. 79D-John Demoss[8]; 7. 77-Ray Bollinger[12]; 8. 130-Chase Allen[7]; 9. 36-Kenny Wallace[9]; 10. 777-Trevor Neville[11]; 11. 89-Noah Faw[14]; 12. 26D-Derick Doerr[18]; 13. 242-Brandon Bollinger[21]; 14. 6M-Carl McKinney[17]; 15. 82-Shane Kelley[15]; 16. 17D-Degan Dozard[13]; 17. 73-Mark Rhoades[20]; 18. 10J-Steve Jones[16]; 19. 2B-Erik Bruce[10]; 20. 2D- Asa Dillon[22]; 21. 69-Derek Roberts[19]; 22. 25W-Allen Weisser[1]
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
12+12Nick Hoffman 250.00025Running75$1,500
24+205Dave Wietholder 25-2.5550Running70$700
33025Tyler Nicely 2514.2050Running65$400
45+18Kyle Steffens 2513.9660Running60$300
56+18AAustin Holcombe 2513.1460Running55$275
68+279DJohn DeMoss 2512.1800Running50$250
712+577Ray Bollinger 2511.1120Running48$225
87-1130Chase Allen 2510.4600Running46$200
99036Kenny Wallace 259.6070Running44$175
1011+1777Trevor Neville 259.1260Running42$150
1114+389Noah Faw 258.6720Running40$150
1218+626DDerick Doerr 257.0560Running39$150
1321+8242Brandon Bollinger 256.8090Running38$150
1417+36MCarl McKinney 256.0040Running37$150
1515082Shane Kelley 252.8340Running36$150
1613-317DDegan Dozard 252.4110Running35$150
1720+373Mark Rhoades 23-2 Laps0Running34$150
1816-210JSteve Jones 21-4 Laps0Running33$150
1910-92BErik Bruce 18-7 Laps0Running32$150
2022+22DAsa Dillon 14-11 Laps0Running31$150
2119-269Derek Roberts 6-19 Laps0Running30$150
221-2125WAllen Weisser 2-23 Laps0DQ29$0
Last Chance Showdown Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusMoney
11010JSteve Jones 00.0000Running$0
2206MCarl McKinney 00.0000Running$0
33026DDerick Doerr 00.0000Running$0
45+169Derek Roberts 00.0000Running$0
56+173Mark Rhoades 00.0000Running$0
67+1242Brandon Bollinger 00.0000Running$0
79+22DAsa Dillon 00.0000Running$0
84-420Brian Kidder 00.0000DNS$0
98-199James Carter 00.0000DNS$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+125WAllen Weisser Peoria, IL0.000
21-105Dave Wietholder Liberty, IL-1.453
330130Chase Allen Midlothian, TX-1.975
4402BErik Bruce Peoria, IL-3.013
57+217DDegan Dozard Peoria, IL-6.639
66010JSteve Jones East Peoria, IL-7.589
78+120Brian Kidder Washburn, IL-10.798
85-3242Brandon Bollinger Kewanee, IL68.169
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+125Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY0.000
21-18Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO-1.471
34+179DJohn DeMoss Bloomington, IN-3.177
43-1777Trevor Neville Mackinaw, IL-4.100
55089Noah Faw Bartonville, IL-5.190
6606MCarl McKinney Mars, PA-6.014
77069Derek Roberts Peoria, IL-8.152
88099James Carter Belleville, ILDNS
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
1102Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC0.000
2208AAustin Holcombe Elm City, NC-2.064
33036Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO-3.113
45+177Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL-4.329
56+182Shane Kelley Pekin, IL-4.761
64-226DDerick Doerr Peoria, IL-5.829
78+173Mark Rhoades West Chicago, IL-7.185
87-12DAsa Dillon Peoria, IL-8.576
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1305Dave Wietholder 13.2920.000
2625WAllen Weisser 13.461-0.169
32130Chase Allen 13.540-0.248
452BErik Bruce 13.597-0.305
58242Brandon Bollinger 13.654-0.362
6410JSteve Jones 13.807-0.515
7717DDegan Dozard 14.549-1.257
8120Brian Kidder 15.082-1.790
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
148Kyle Steffens 13.3180.000
2825Tyler Nicely 13.375-0.057
37777Trevor Neville 13.386-0.068
4579DJohn DeMoss 13.569-0.251
5189Noah Faw 13.770-0.452
626MCarl McKinney 13.872-0.554
7369Derek Roberts 14.101-0.783
8699James Carter 14.747-1.429
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
152Nick Hoffman 13.0960.000
248AAustin Holcombe 13.126-0.030
3636Kenny Wallace 13.530-0.434
4326DDerick Doerr 13.628-0.532
5777Ray Bollinger 13.746-0.650
6282Shane Kelley 14.341-1.245
712DAsa Dillon 14.499-1.403
8873Mark Rhoades 14.557-1.461