Week 1: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Kankakee County Speedway | Kankakee, Illinois
Thursday, June 15, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (815) 935-9000

Event Info

Week 1: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Kankakee County Speedway
213 W 4000 S Rd
Kankakee, Illinois 

Event Description
For the 34th time in history, the Hell Tour meets Kankakee County Speedway in the second race on the 2023 schedule.

A 1/3-mile oval located inside the Kankakee County Fairgrounds, this historic venue hosted its first DIRTcar Summer Nationals event in its inaugural season of 1986.

series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Late Model Track Record
13.374 seconds by Jason Feger on 6/11/15

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Hashtag

Frequently Asked Questions
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

To Win Amount

Track Info
Track Phone
(815) 935-9000

Track Email

Track Type

Late Model Track Record
13.374 seconds by Jason Feger on 6/11/15

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
Nicely Wins First Summit Modified Feature of 2023 at Kankakee

After coming up one spot short in the season opener Wednesday night, Tyler Nicely found redemption Thursday night at Kankakee County Speedway, winning his sixth career Feature with the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.

Nicely, the current DIRTcar UMP Modified national points leader from Owensboro, KY, started third on the grid and wasted little time making a bid for the lead, getting a big run underneath outside polesitter Levi Kissinger on Lap 6 and beating him in a drag race down the backstretch to take the top spot.

Nicely (25) makes the move on Kissinger (8K) for the lead. (Terry Page Photo)

Once he was at the head of the field, there was no stopping him. Nicely fended off the field for the rest of the 25-lap main event to win his first career Feature of any kind at Kankakee.

“I just made sure I kept hitting my marks; it got kinda tricky down there in Turns 1-2,” Nicely said. “I just hit my marks and held everybody off.”


The Summit Modifieds take on Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, IL, on Friday, June 16. Get a ticket at the gate or stream all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 25-Tyler Nicely[3]; 2. 8-Kyle Steffens[5]; 3. 777-Trevor Neville[11]; 4. 8K-Levi Kissinger[2]; 5. 28M-Frank Marshall[1]; 6. 96M-Mike McKinney[7]; 7. 5-Steven Brooks[20]; 8. 121-Deece Schwartz[15]; 9. 0F-Matt Fabrizius[23]; 10. 20-Tanner Sullivan[19]; 11. 1-Nash Hilmes[14]; 12. 2ND-Jake Leitzman[17]; 13. 94-Tom Pasek[21]; 14. B5-Matthew Baker[22]; 15. 01-Billy Knippenberg[12]; 16. 24Z-Zeke McKenzie[4]; 17. 36L-Jamie Lomax[9]; 18. 21A-Nick Allen[10]; 19. 35-Jason Hastings[8]; 20. 77-Ray Bollinger[16]; 21. 21-Lyndon Whitfill[6]; 22. 5CS-Curt Spalding[13]; 23. 89-Austin Friedman[18]; 24. 25B-Braiden Bohlmann[24]

Feature Results
13+225Tyler Nicely 250.0000Running75$1,500
25+38Kyle Steffens 0-25 Laps0Running70$700
311+8777Trevor Neville 0-25 Laps0Running65$400
42-28KLevi Kissinger 0-25 Laps0Running60$300
51-428MFrank Marshall 0-25 Laps0Running55$275
67+196MMike McKinney 0-25 Laps0Running50$250
720+135Steven Brooks 0-25 Laps0Running48$225
815+7121Deece Schwartz 0-25 Laps0Running46$200
923+140FMatt Fabrizius 0-25 Laps0Running44$175
1019+920Tanner Sullivan 0-25 Laps0Running42$150
1114+31Nash Hilmes 0-25 Laps0Running40$150
1217+52NDJake Leitzman 0-25 Laps0Running39$150
1321+894Tom Pasek 0-25 Laps0Running38$150
1422+8B5Matthew Baker 0-25 Laps0Running37$150
1512-301Billy Knippenberg 0-25 Laps0Running36$150
164-1224ZZeke McKenzie 0-25 Laps0Running35$150
179-836LJamie Lomax 0-25 Laps0Running34$150
1810-821ANick Allen 0-25 Laps0Running33$150
198-1135Jason Hastings 0-25 Laps0Running32$150
2016-477Ray Bollinger 0-25 Laps0Running31$150
216-1521Lyndon Whitfill 0-25 Laps0Running30$150
2213-95CSCurt Spalding 0-25 Laps0Running29$150
2318-589Austin Friedman 0-25 Laps0Running28$150
2424025BBraiden Bohlmann 0-25 Laps0Running27$150
Hard Charger: Matt Fabrizius
Heat 1 Results
11028MFrank Marshall Valpariso, IN0.000
23+124ZZeke McKenzie Claypool, IN-3.369
35+296MMike McKinney Plainfield, IL-3.780
42-221ANick Allen Wheatfield, IN-4.596
56+15CSCurt Spalding Watervilet, MI-5.423
64-277Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL-7.396
77020Tanner Sullivan Pontiac, IL-9.118
880B5Matthew Baker Kouts, IN-13.114
Heat 2 Results
1108KLevi Kissinger Mt. Vernon, IN0.000
23+18Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO-2.358
32-135Jason Hastings Kankakee, IL-5.385
45+1777Trevor Neville Mackinaw, IL-7.130
58+31Nash Hilmes Walnut, IL-8.765
67+12NDJake Leitzman Paragon, IN-9.485
74-35Steven Brooks Bourbanais, IL-10.098
86-20FMatt Fabrizius Genoa, IL-12.188
Heat 3 Results
13+225Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY0.000
25+321Lyndon Whitfill Fairbury, IL-3.691
34+136LJamie Lomax Lake Village, IN-4.938
41-301Billy Knippenberg Plainfield, IL-6.099
58+3121Deece Schwartz Ashmore, IL-6.130
62-489Austin Friedman Forrest, IL-6.635
76-194Tom Pasek Momence, IL-7.153
87-125BBraiden Bohlmann Kankakee, IL-7 Laps
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
1228MFrank Marshall 15.1020.000
2621ANick Allen 15.304-0.202
3824ZZeke McKenzie 15.336-0.234
4177Ray Bollinger 15.347-0.245
5796MMike McKinney 15.396-0.294
655CSCurt Spalding 15.657-0.555
7320Tanner Sullivan 15.719-0.617
84B5Matthew Baker 16.310-1.208
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
118KLevi Kissinger 15.3240.000
2535Jason Hastings 15.414-0.090
338Kyle Steffens 15.477-0.153
465Steven Brooks 15.535-0.211
57777Trevor Neville 15.538-0.214
620FMatt Fabrizius 15.909-0.585
742NDJake Leitzman 16.399-1.075
881Nash Hilmes 16.405-1.081
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
1401Billy Knippenberg 15.2060.000
2289Austin Friedman 15.240-0.034
3325Tyler Nicely 15.269-0.063
4636LJamie Lomax 15.557-0.351
5121Lyndon Whitfill 15.648-0.442
6794Tom Pasek 15.804-0.598
7525BBraiden Bohlmann 15.912-0.706
88121Deece Schwartz 15.912-0.706