DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Spoon River Speedway | Lewistown, IL
Thursday, June 23, 2022
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Event Info

DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
June 23, 2022
Spoon River Speedway
16736 N Speedway Rd
Lewistown, IL 

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

Series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals

Late Model Track Record
Tyler Erb – 12.955 (6/20/19)

To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Feature Laps Length
25

Frequently Asked Questions
To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Track Info
Track Phone
(309) 668-2622

Track Email
bottomline11@aol.com

Track Size & Type
3/8 mile

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap

Race Recap: PLAY DEEP: Hoffman Charges from Ninth to win Seventh-Straight at Spoon River

A tough field of local cars, regional invaders, and a season-low ninth-place starting spot. Nothing was going to get in Nick Hoffman’s way of a seventh-straight DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory Thursday night at Spoon River Speedway.

After qualifying fourth in his group and running third in his Heat Race, Hoffman found himself in the deepest hole he’d been in so far on the Hell Tour, with a ninth-place starting spot for the 25-lap Feature.

The green flag dropped and polesitter Will Krup took off, opening up a nice advantage on the field that stretched to over 1.5 seconds at one point. By Lap 4, Hoffman had already taken sixth. By Lap 10, he was fifth. With six laps remaining, he was just .7 seconds behind Krup and closing fast.

“Once I got to fifth and saw Tyler [Nicely] and those guys in front of me, they were only about a half-straightaway out… I was like, ‘man, I think I can get this done if I just clear these lapped cars the way I need to,’” Hoffman said.

“Once I got past Nicely, that put me into third behind Allen and Will [Krup], the track was just getting slicker and slower, which was coming to me and going away from them.”

With a look to the inside when Krup pushed up the track slightly, Hoffman zoomed past Krup for the lead coming to two-to-go and took it to the checkers for his seventh Feature win in seven starts.

Hoffman (2) looks to take the lead Krup (K9) (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

“I told [Krup] before the race, I said, ‘Plan on seeing me,’” Hoffman said lightheartedly. “I told him at the time, I was just kinda screwing with him, ‘You’ll probably see me around Lap 10.’ Saying I was going to pass a car a lap, and I knew that wasn’t gonna be the case.”

Krup said he had no idea Hoffman was closing until Hoffman poked his nose underneath to try and make the pass. Some lapped traffic impeded his line in the final laps, and he was unable to get back at Hoffman as he drove away with the win.

“I couldn’t really see my stick guy down there in Turn 3,” Krup said, recalling leading the field around in the later stages of the race. “It was dusty enough in the lights and I couldn’t quite see him. I didn’t really know what kind of lead I had the whole race, but I knew the laps were coming down.”

UP NEXT

The Summit Modifieds join the card in the inaugural St. Louis Firecracker Faceoff Friday-Saturday, June 24-25, racing alongside the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models vs. World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Model Series clash, and the Xtreme Outlaw Sprint Car Series presented by Low-E Insulation.

If you can’t be at the track, watch all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature 25 Laps | 00:06:51.163

  1. 2-Nick Hoffman[9]; 2. K9-Will Krup[2]; 3. 25-Tyler Nicely[5]; 4. 05-Dave Wietholder[7]; 5. 292-Josh Allen[3]; 6. 36-Kenny Wallace[6]; 7. 12L-Lucas Lee[8]; 8. 8-Kyle Steffens[1]; 9. 31-Mark Anderson[4]; 10. 10K-Kelly Kovski[12]; 11. 96M-Mike McKinney[13]; 12. 130-Chase Allen[18]; 13. 3-Mike Brooks[15]; 14. 35-Brandon Roberts[10]; 15. 77-Ray Bollinger[16]; 16. 242-Brandon Bollinger[11]; 17. 08-Michael Claeys[14]; 18. 87-Blake Woodruff[17]; 19. 99B-Brandyn Ryan[19]; 20. 69- Derek Roberts[23]; 21. 54-Zachary Hawk[20]; 22. 20-Brian Kidder[21]; 23. (DNS) 777-Trevor Neville
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Results
Feature Results
POSStart+/-#DriverLapsBehindLedStatusPointsMoney
19+82Nick Hoffman 250.0005Running75$1,500
220K9Will Krup 25-2.13222Running70$700
35+225Tyler Nicely 25-2.7340Running65$400
47+305Dave Wietholder 25-4.1660Running60$300
53-2292Josh Allen 25-4.1750Running55$275
66036Kenny Wallace 25-4.6040Running50$250
78+112LLucas Lee 25-5.2220Running48$225
81-78Kyle Steffens 25-5.3300Running46$200
94-531Mark Anderson 25-7.9510Running44$175
1012+210KKelly Kovski 25-9.2830Running42$150
1113+296MMike McKinney 25-9.9490Running40$150
1218+6130Chase Allen 25-12.1240Running39$150
1315+23Mike Brooks 25-13.3860Running38$150
1410-435Brandon Roberts 25-13.5500Running37$150
1516+177Ray Bollinger 25-15.8610Running36$150
1611-5242Brandon Bollinger 24-1 Laps0Running35$150
1714-308Michael Claeys 24-1 Laps0Running34$150
1817-187Blake Woodruff 24-1 Laps0Running33$150
1919099BBrandyn Ryan 24-1 Laps0Running32$150
2023+369Derek Roberts 24-1 Laps0Running31$150
2120-154Zachary Hawk 17-8 Laps0Running30$150
2221-120Brian Kidder 10-15 Laps0Running29$150
2322-1777Trevor Neville 0-25 Laps0DNS28$0
Heat 1 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
110292Josh Allen Bartonville, IL0.000
22031Mark Anderson Canton, IL-0.635
36+305Dave Wietholder Liberty, IL-2.258
43-135Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL-2.424
54-196MMike McKinney Plainfield, IL-4.130
65-177Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL-4.442
78+199BBrandyn Ryan Coatsburg, IL-8.317
87-1777Trevor Neville Mackinaw, ILDNS
Heat 2 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
12+18Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO0.000
21-125Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY-0.038
33012LLucas Lee Paris, TN-3.255
45+1242Brandon Bollinger Kewanee, IL-6.597
57+208Michael Claeys Knoxville, IL-9.127
66087Blake Woodruff Knoxville, IL-10.342
74-354Zachary Hawk Rockford, OH-10.729
88069Derek Roberts Peoria, IL-12.754
Heat 3 Results
Pos.Start+/-#DriverHometownDifference
110K9Will Krup Mt. Carmel, IL0.000
22036Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO-1.894
34+12Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC-2.776
45+110KKelly Kovski Springfield, IL-4.770
53-23Mike Brooks Peoria, IL-5.160
660130Chase Allen Midlothian, TX-8.276
77020Brian Kidder Washburn, IL-13.263
Qualifying Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
12292Josh Allen 15.2570.000
2131Mark Anderson 15.265-0.008
3635Brandon Roberts 15.324-0.067
4496MMike McKinney 15.342-0.085
5777Ray Bollinger 15.517-0.260
6805Dave Wietholder 15.559-0.302
73777Trevor Neville 15.567-0.310
8599BBrandyn Ryan 15.986-0.729
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
1825Tyler Nicely 15.0640.000
268Kyle Steffens 15.128-0.064
3412LLucas Lee 15.359-0.295
4154Zachary Hawk 15.670-0.606
53242Brandon Bollinger 15.822-0.758
6587Blake Woodruff 15.913-0.849
7208Michael Claeys 15.987-0.923
8769Derek Roberts 16.500-1.436
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
POSStartCarDriverTimeDifference
13K9Will Krup 0.0000.000
2436Kenny Wallace 0.0000.000
353Mike Brooks 0.0000.000
472Nick Hoffman 0.0000.000
5110KKelly Kovski 0.0000.000
62130Chase Allen 0.0000.000
7620Brian Kidder 0.0000.000