DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Tri-City Speedway | Granite City, IL
Friday, June 17, 2022
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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
June 17, 2022
Tri-City Speedway
5100 Nameoki Rd
Granite City, IL 

Event Description
The DIRTcar Summer Nationals makes its annual stop at one of DIRTcar's oldest weekly-sanctioned venues, Tri-City Speedway, for the first $10,000-to-win showdown of the 2022 tour.

$10,000 to win for Late Models, $1,500 for UMP Modifieds.

Series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals

Sprint Car Track Record
12.174 seconds by Zach Chappell on 6/14/07

Late Model Track Record
13.904 seconds by Michael Kloos on 8/22/14

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

Type of Grandstand
Bleachers

Stadium Seating
On the backstretch

Handicapped Seating
Front rows of grandstansds

Personal Coolers
All coolers are prohibited

ATMs
1

Credit Card Use
Office, Pit Gate, Ticket Window

Alcohol Sales
Race fans that consume alcohol are encouraged to drink responsibly. All alcohol sales will require a picture ID as proof of age; you must be 21 years of age or older. Tri-City Speedway may refuse to serve alcoholic beverages to any person for any reason.

Smoking Policy
No smoking in the grandstands

Family Section
no family section

Parking Cost
Free

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free, No open fires

Track Info
Track Phone
(618) 931-7836

Track Email
tricityspeedway@msn.com

Track Size & Type
0.375;

Sprint Car Track Record
12.174 seconds by Zach Chappell on 6/14/07

Late Model Car Track Record
13.904 seconds by Michael Kloos on 8/22/14

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

BATTLE OF STL: Hoffman Triumphs Over Harrison at Tri-City for 60th Career Win

With two of the best DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers in the nation taking the green right next to each other for a 25-lap duel around Tri-City Speedway, the action did not disappoint.

Mike Harrison, the six-time DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion from Highland, IL, and Nick Hoffman, the four-time and reigning champion from Mooresville, NC, took their spots on Row 2 of the starting grid, ready for a battle of St. Louis-area supremacy amidst a field of 23 other competitors trying to derail their train to Victory Lane.

Hoffman and Harrison neck-and-neck at the start/finish line (Rich LaBrier Photo)

The green dropped, and the chase was on. Polesitter Will Krup took the early lead and held strong through several restarts inside the first five laps, only letting Harrison slip by once to lead Lap 4. Hoffman trailed closely in third, waiting for the right moment to pounce.

But that moment had to wait a tick longer than usual. For the first time in a long time on the Summit Modified trail, Hoffman and his Elite Chassis #2 genuinely could not reel-in the cars ahead of him.

“I could not find a lane to get by Will,” Hoffman said. “I choose to run the middle and he’d slip out to middle and I’d lose all my speed. Finally, we had that red and I just cooled down a little bit.”

While Harrison took the point on Lap 8, Hoffman continued his search for a lane to get by Krup. A red flag was displayed just before halfway, which allowed Hoffman to reset and generate a new plan.

“I knew I could make speed in the middle of the racetrack if I could just get clear of him,” Hoffman said. “He finally left me enough lane down the straightaways that I could roll turns 1-2 on the outside and I could clear him.”

Now with the runner-up spot, Hoffman only had one to catch and pass. Harrison was well over a second ahead, but Hoffman stuck to the low-middle lane, reeled him in quickly and made the pass with five laps left as Harrison slid up the track and brushed the outside wall of Turn 2.

“Throughout that Late Model race [before], it just got so much more technical and got ledged-up where it was hard to run,” Hoffman said of racing the top line. “That was gonna be, really, my only hope and prayer that it got hard enough for [Harrison] to run that he couldn’t make enough speed up there.”

Hoffman celebrates with his son Maddox in Victory Lane (Rich LaBrier Photo)

The now 60-time Summit Modified winner was ecstatic in Victory Lane, much more so than after recent wins. An original Belleville, IL-resident, many of Hoffman’s close family and friends were present to see him take down one of DIRTcar’s all-time greats in Mike Harrison, bringing the emotion out of him as he climbed atop the car with son Maddox to celebrate.

“I was more pumped-up to win that race” Hoffman said. “Just straight-up. He had the lead, I did what I needed to do to just drive by him. I was pretty amped-up to win that one.”

UP NEXT

The DIRTcar Summit Modified action continues with a special $2,000-to-win show Saturday night, June 18, at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL. If you can’t be at the track, watch every lap live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 25 Laps | 00:22:48.890

  1. 2-Nick Hoffman[4]; 2. 24H-Mike Harrison[3]; 3. K9-Will Krup[1]; 4. 05-Dave Wietholder[5]; 5. 12L-Lucas Lee[2]; 6. 14C- Rick Conoyer[7]; 7. 8-Kyle Steffens[12]; 8. 25-Tyler Nicely[26]; 9. 18L-Michael Long[6]; 10. 36-Kenny Wallace[9]; 11. 4T- Jake Trebilcock[11]; 12. 66-Cole Falloway[10]; 13. J82-Treb Jacoby[14]; 14. 6M-Carl McKinney[24]; 15. 11B-Blake Bailey[22]; 16. 73-Mark Rhoades[20]; 17. 59R-Jacob Rexing[15]; 18. 77-Ray Bollinger[8]; 19. 7-Drake Troutman[21]; 20. 5S-Owen Steinkoenig[13]; 21. 19C-Carter Sinkhorn[19]; 22. 6-Chris Stauffer[23]; 23. 816-Travis Raterman[25]; 24. 130- Chase Allen[16]; 25. 82Q-Cole Queathem[17]; 26. (DNS) 1D-Dean Hoffman; 27. (DNS) 4-Mike Learman
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
14+32Nick Hoffman 250.0009Running77$1,500
23+124HMike Harrison 25-2.13312Running72$700
31-2K9Will Krup 25-3.7856Running67$400
45+105Dave Wietholder 25-5.7150Running62$300
52-312LLucas Lee 25-8.0570Running57$275
67+114CRick Conoyer 25-8.7410Running52$250
712+58Kyle Steffens 25-9.6310Running50$225
826+1825Tyler Nicely 25-10.3380Running48$200
96-318LMichael Long 25-11.3840Running46$175
109-136Kenny Wallace 25-13.1550Running44$150
111104TJake Trebilcock 25-15.1160Running42$150
1210-266Cole Falloway 25-15.8190Running41$150
1314+1J82Treb Jacoby 25-18.2090Running40$150
1424+106MCarl McKinney 24-1 Laps0Running39$150
1522+711BBlake Bailey 24-1 Laps0Running38$150
1620+473Mark Rhoades 24-1 Laps0Running37$150
1715-259RJacob Rexing 18-7 Laps0DNF36$150
188-1077Ray Bollinger 11-14 Laps0DNF35$150
1921+27Drake Troutman 11-14 Laps0DNF34$150
2013-75SOwen Steinkoenig 11-14 Laps0DNF33$150
2119-219CCarter Sinkhorn 11-14 Laps0DNF32$150
2223+16Chris Stauffer 10-15 Laps0DNF31$150
2325+2816Travis Raterman 7-18 Laps0DNF30$150
2416-8130Chase Allen 6-19 Laps0DNF29$150
2517-882QCole Queathem 0-25 Laps0DNF28$150
2618-81DDean Hoffman 0-25 Laps0DNS27$0
272704Mike Learman 0-25 Laps0DNS26$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
110K9Will Krup Mt. Carmel, IL0.000
23+12Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC-0.013
32-114CRick Conoyer Wentzville, MO-3.670
45+166Cole Falloway Owensboro, KY-3.912
56+15SOwen Steinkoenig Highland, IL-9.293
64-2130Chase Allen Midlothian, TX-10.890
77019CCarter Sinkhorn Taylorville, IL-13.854
88011BBlake Bailey Bunker Hill, IL-14.888
990816Travis Raterman Troy, MO-2.451
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
13+212LLucas Lee Paris, TN0.000
22005Dave Wietholder Liberty, IL-1.654
35+277Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL-3.303
4404TJake Trebilcock Caseyville, IL-3.748
56+1J82Treb Jacoby O'fallon, MO-6.124
67+182QCole Queathem Troy, MO-7.076
78+173Mark Rhoades West Chicago, IL-8.752
89+16Chris Stauffer Ellis Grove, IL10.414
91-825Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY193.555
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
11024HMike Harrison Highland, IL0.000
22018LMichael Long Fowler, IL-1.060
34+136Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO-2.215
43-18Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO-2.290
55059RJacob Rexing Brighton, IL-3.357
68+21DDean Hoffman Troy, IL-3.702
79+27Drake Troutman Hyndman, PA-4.928
86-26MCarl McKinney Mars, PA-5.206
97-24Mike Learman Woodstock, IL128.601
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
15K9Will Krup 15.8080.000
2214CRick Conoyer 15.867-0.059
392Nick Hoffman 15.936-0.128
46130Chase Allen 16.092-0.284
5166Cole Falloway 16.144-0.336
685SOwen Steinkoenig 16.438-0.630
7719CCarter Sinkhorn 16.899-1.091
8411BBlake Bailey 17.309-1.501
93816Travis Raterman 19.051-3.243
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1825Tyler Nicely 15.9540.000
2305Dave Wietholder 15.998-0.044
3712LLucas Lee 16.041-0.087
454TJake Trebilcock 16.129-0.175
5177Ray Bollinger 16.344-0.390
64J82Treb Jacoby 16.553-0.599
7682QCole Queathem 16.560-0.606
8273Mark Rhoades 17.658-1.704
996Chris Stauffer 45.918-29.964
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1224HMike Harrison 15.6490.000
2118LMichael Long 15.829-0.180
348Kyle Steffens 15.856-0.207
4336Kenny Wallace 16.010-0.361
5659RJacob Rexing 16.055-0.406
656MCarl McKinney 16.106-0.457
774Mike Learman 16.241-0.592
881DDean Hoffman 16.382-0.733