Week 1: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Peoria Speedway | Peoria, Illinois
Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (309) 357-3339

Event Info

Week 1: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Peoria Speedway
3520 West Farmington Road
Peoria, Illinois 61604 

Event Description
The Hell Tour returns to Peoria, one of DIRTcar's longest-running weekly racing venues, for the 23rd time in history to kick off the 2023 season.

series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Late Model Track Record
11.460 seconds by Bobby Pierce on 6/27/20

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Hashtag

Frequently Asked Questions
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

To Win Amount

Track Info
Track Phone
(309) 357-3339

Track Email

Track Type

Late Model Track Record
11.460 seconds by Bobby Pierce on 6/27/20

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
Weisser Nips Nicely by .032 at Peoria to Win at Home Track

A bumper’s length of .032 seconds was all it took to get Allen Weisser his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature win in nearly four years Wednesday night at Peoria Speedway.

Weisser, the DIRTcar UMP Modified ace from Peoria, IL, grabbed hold of the lead on Lap 1 with current DIRTcar national points leader Tyler Nicely behind him. The two chased each other around the 1/4-mile high-banks through several waves of lapped traffic, but Nicely was unable to make a serious move for the lead.

As the laps clicked down to under five remaining, Nicely began to hit the top side of the track with greater intensity in an effort to get the speed he needed to make a move to Weisser’s outside.

“I knew [Nicely] was gonna be the car to beat,” Weisser said. “I really didn’t know where he was at, and we didn’t get any cautions, so I couldn’t tell where he had been running. I didn’t know where to go, honestly.”

Weisser (25W) barely beating Nicely to the stripe for the win. (Terry Page Photo)

The two shot down into the final two corners on the last lap; Weisser smooth on the bottom and Nicely mashing the throttle on the top. They drag raced to the finish line, and though Nicely came close, .032 seconds was all that separated him from a win in the season opener as Weisser took the checkered flag for the fourth time in his Summit Modified Nationals career and first since July 2019.


The Summit Modifieds head northward to Kankakee, IL, to race Kankakee County Speedway on Thursday, June 15. Get a ticket at the gate or stream the action live on DIRTVision.


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 25W-Allen Weisser[1]; 2. 25-Tyler Nicely[2]; 3. 8-Kyle Steffens[9]; 4. 24Z-Zeke McKenzie[3]; 5. 96M-Mike McKinney[4]; 6. 777-Trevor Neville[5]; 7. 77-Ray Bollinger[6]; 8. 97-Charles Hess[7]; 9. 20-Tanner Sullivan[8]; 10. 10M-Chris Morefield[16]; 11. 10J-Steve Jones[10]; 12. 69-Derek Roberts[13]; 13. 73-Mark Rhoades[14]; 14. 1-Nash Hilmes[12]; 15. 17D-Degan Dozard[11]; 16. 47-Dakota Traver[17]; 17. 2ND-Jake Leitzman[15]; 18. 99-James Carter[18]

Feature Results
11025WAllen Weisser 250.00025Running75$1,500
22025Tyler Nicely 25-0.0320Running70$700
39+68Kyle Steffens 25-3.9100Running65$400
43-124ZZeke McKenzie 25-4.9240Running60$300
54-196MMike McKinney 25-5.1620Running55$275
65-1777Trevor Neville 25-6.0730Running50$250
76-177Ray Bollinger 25-7.9090Running48$225
87-197Charles Hess 25-8.0100Running46$200
98-120Tanner Sullivan 25-13.6190Running44$175
1016+610MChris Morefield 25-14.3560Running42$150
1110-110JSteve Jones 24-1 Laps0Running40$150
1213+169Derek Roberts 24-1 Laps0Running39$150
1314+173Mark Rhoades 24-1 Laps0Running38$150
1412-21Nash Hilmes 23-2 Laps0Running37$150
1511-417DDegan Dozard 21-4 Laps0DNF36$150
1617+147Dakota Traver 9-16 Laps0DNF35$150
1715-22NDJake Leitzman 4-21 Laps0DNF34$150
1818099James Carter 0-25 Laps0DNF33$150
Hard Charger: Kyle Steffens
Heat 1 Results
12+125WAllen Weisser Peoria, IL0.000
21-124ZZeke McKenzie Claypool, IN-2.124
36+3777Trevor Neville Mackinaw, IL-2.991
44097Charles Hess Peoria, IL-3.646
53-28Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO-3.985
65-117DDegan Dozard Peoria, IL-6.621
77069Derek Roberts Peoria, IL-7.308
8802NDJake Leitzman Paragon, IN-8.012
99047Dakota Traver Hanna City, IL-10.997
Heat 2 Results
11025Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY0.000
22096MMike McKinney Plainfield, IL0.000
33077Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL0.000
44020Tanner Sullivan Pontiac, IL0.000
56+110JSteve Jones East Peoria, IL0.000
65-11Nash Hilmes Walnut, IL0.000
78+173Mark Rhoades West Chicago, IL0.000
89+110MChris Morefield Edwards, IL0.000
97-299James Carter Belleville, IL0.000
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1224ZZeke McKenzie 0.0000.000
2625WAllen Weisser 0.0000.000
338Kyle Steffens 0.0000.000
4197Charles Hess 0.0000.000
5517DDegan Dozard 0.0000.000
67777Trevor Neville 0.0000.000
7469Derek Roberts 0.0000.000
892NDJake Leitzman 0.0000.000
9847Dakota Traver 0.0000.000
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
1825Tyler Nicely 0.0000.000
2796MMike McKinney 0.0000.000
3577Ray Bollinger 0.0000.000
4220Tanner Sullivan 0.0000.000
511Nash Hilmes 0.0000.000
6410JSteve Jones 0.0000.000
7399James Carter 0.0000.000
8973Mark Rhoades 0.0000.000
9610MChris Morefield 0.0000.000