Week 1: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Tri-City Speedway | Granite City, Illinois
Friday, June 16, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (618) 931-7836

Event Info

Week 1: DIRTcar Summer Nationals / Summit Modified Nationals
Tri-City Speedway
5100 Nameoki Rd
Granite City, Illinois 62040 

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 2023 tour.

series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Sprint Car Track Record
11.940 seconds by Rico Abreu on 5/31/23

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

To Win Amount

Feature Laps Length

Event Hashtag

Frequently Asked Questions
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

To Win Amount

Reserved Seating
Top 5 rows

Type of Grandstand

Stadium Seating
On the backstretch

Handicapped Seating
Front rows of grandstansds

Personal Coolers
All coolers are prohibited


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

Camping Availability
non-electric, onsite

Camping Cost
Free, No open fires

Track Info
Track Phone
(618) 931-7836

Ticket Phone
(844) 347-8849

Track Email

Track Type

Sprint Car Track Record
11.940 seconds by Rico Abreu on 5/31/23

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

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
Long Holds off Wallace, Conoyer to Win at Tri-City

Michael Long stood atop the UMP Modified world Friday night, winning an incredible battle with two of the best St. Louis-area racers in Kenny Wallace and Rick Conoyer to score his seventh career DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature win.

Conoyer led early from the pole but was soon engaged in a side-by-side battle with 2012 tour champion Wallace for the top spot. A caution just past the halfway point cooled the intensity, but opened the door for Long, who was only starting to heat up.

Long rolled off fifth on the starting grid but had dropped to as low as eighth at one point in the opening laps. However, that may have been by design.

“The car was a little tight there at the beginning,” Long said. “Once my hard tire came in and burned a little bit of fuel off, the car came to me – which I knew it would here.”

Long (18) making the pass on Wallace (36) for the lead. (Terry Page Photo)

Now running third with slightly under half the race distance to go, Long mashed the throttle on the restart and made a beeline for the leaders. He caught Conoyer and Wallace in about five laps – just in time to see Conoyer bobble hard on the cushion as he snuck by to his inside.

“I kinda found a line where I could get almost in between them,” Long said. “Conoyer finally messed up on the cushion and I was able to get a run and slide him.”

Long continued to rip to the high side and powered his way around Wallace with only five laps remaining. One final caution with three laps left on the board restacked the field and gave Wallace one final shot for the lead, but it was not to be. Long cruised around to the checkers to win his first Summit Modified event of the season.


The DIRTcar Summit Modified action continues Saturday night with a visit to Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL. Get a ticket to watch in person at the gate or stream all the action live on DIRTVision.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 18L-Michael Long[5]; 2. 36-Kenny Wallace[3]; 3. 14C-Rick Conoyer[1]; 4. 8-Kyle Steffens[7]; 5. 51-Timmy Hill[11]; 6. 25-Tyler Nicely[23]; 7. 13-Charlie Mefford[10]; 8. 66-Cole Falloway[8]; 9. 25W-Allen Weisser[9]; 10. 10Y-Trent Young[15]; 11. 8K-Levi Kissinger[16]; 12. 1A-Steve Meyer Jr[24]; 13. 77-Ray Bollinger[14]; 14. 39-Don Grimm[19]; 15. 51M-Joe Mercurio[17]; 16. 15-Chris Smith[20]; 17. 121-Caleb Slaughter[18]; 18. T9-Ryan Thomas[2]; 19. 19-Trey Harris[4]; 20. J82-Treb Jacoby[6]; 21. 12L-Lucas Lee[12]; 22. 1-Michael Barrett[22]; 23. 24Z-Zeke McKenzie[13]; 24. 71S-Dakota Smith[21]

Feature Results
15+418LMichael Long 250.0006Running79$1,500
23+136Kenny Wallace 25-2.2912Running74$700
31-214CRick Conoyer 25-3.10517Running69$400
47+38Kyle Steffens 25-3.7440Running64$300
511+651Timmy Hill 25-4.2500Running59$275
623+1725Tyler Nicely 25-5.8440Running54$250
710+313Charlie Mefford 25-7.5150Running52$225
88066Cole Falloway 25-8.4580Running50$200
99025WAllen Weisser 25-8.4780Running48$175
1015+510YTrent Young 25-8.6030Running46$150
1116+58KLevi Kissinger 25-9.3100Running44$150
1224+121ASteve Meyer Jr.25-9.5620Running43$150
1314+177Ray Bollinger 25-10.2710Running42$150
1419+539Don Grimm 25-10.9870Running41$150
1517+251MJoe Mercurio 25-11.2890Running40$150
1620+415Chris Smith 25-12.6460Running39$150
1718+1121Caleb Slaughter 25-13.2840Running38$150
182-16T9Ryan Thomas 21-4 Laps0DNF37$150
194-1519Trey Harris 21-4 Laps0DNF36$150
206-14J82Treb Jacoby 21-4 Laps0DNF35$150
2112-912LLucas Lee 18-7 Laps0DNF34$150
222201Michael Barrett 11-14 Laps0DNF33$150
2313-1024ZZeke McKenzie 5-20 Laps0DNF32$150
2421-371SDakota Smith 2-23 Laps0DNF31$150
Hard Charger: Tyler Nicely
Last Chance Showdown Results
1108KLevi Kissinger 100.00010Running0$0
22051MJoe Mercurio 10-0.7210Running0$0
37+4121Caleb Slaughter 10-2.5140Running0$0
410+639Don Grimm 10-5.2620Running0$0
59+415Chris Smith 10-6.2450Running0$0
63-371SDakota Smith 10-7.9570Running0$0
76-11Michael Barrett 2-8 Laps0DNF0$0
84-4128Zach Schantz 0-10 Laps0DNS30$50
95-424HMike Harrison 0-10 Laps0DNS29$50
108-225Tyler Nicely 0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
111101ASteve Meyer Jr.0-10 Laps0DNS0$0
1212021MWilly Myers 0-10 Laps0DNS28$50
131301DDean Hoffman 0-10 Laps0DNS27$50
141402CRonnie Chance 0-10 Laps0DNS26$50
Heat 1 Results
110T9Ryan Thomas Brownstown, IN0.000
22019Trey Harris Hillsboro, MO-0.224
34+18Kyle Steffens St. Charles, MO-1.806
45+113Charlie Mefford Belton, KY-4.828
56+124ZZeke McKenzie Claypool, IN-5.928
63-38KLevi Kissinger Mt. Vernon, IN-6.218
79+2128Zach Schantz Highland, IL-8.267
880121Caleb Slaughter Lewisburg, KY-9.354
910+139Don Grimm Edwardsville, IL-2 Laps
107-31DDean Hoffman Troy, IL-7 Laps
Heat 2 Results
11036Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO0.000
26+418LMichael Long Fowler, IL-0.726
35+266Cole Falloway Owensboro, KY-1.472
42-251Timmy Hill Pacific, MO-2.091
59+477Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL-2.953
67+151MJoe Mercurio Belleville, IL-3.696
74-324HMike Harrison Highland, IL-1 Laps
83-525Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY-3 Laps
98-11ASteve Meyer Jr.Staunton, IL-5 Laps
101002CRonnie Chance Elkton, FL-9 Laps
Heat 3 Results
11014CRick Conoyer Wentzville, MO0.000
220J82Treb Jacoby O'fallon, MO-0.841
33025WAllen Weisser Peoria, IL-0.976
45+112LLucas Lee Paris, TN-1.957
56+110YTrent Young Crofton, KY-2.574
68+271SDakota Smith Desoto, MO-4.942
79+21Michael Barrett St. Charles, MO-6.017
87-115Chris Smith Highland, IL-6.773
94-521MWilly Myers Collinsville, IL-6.773
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
15T9Ryan Thomas 16.1710.000
2719Trey Harris 16.302-0.131
338KLevi Kissinger 16.349-0.178
4108Kyle Steffens 16.355-0.184
5413Charlie Mefford 16.370-0.199
6924ZZeke McKenzie 16.414-0.243
761DDean Hoffman 16.517-0.346
81121Caleb Slaughter 16.698-0.527
98128Zach Schantz 16.706-0.535
10239Don Grimm 17.092-0.921
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
11036Kenny Wallace 16.0420.000
2651Timmy Hill 16.052-0.010
3925Tyler Nicely 16.070-0.028
4224HMike Harrison 16.132-0.090
5166Cole Falloway 16.160-0.118
6418LMichael Long 16.191-0.149
7851MJoe Mercurio 16.232-0.190
851ASteve Meyer Jr.16.325-0.283
9377Ray Bollinger 16.370-0.328
1072CRonnie Chance 17.223-1.181
Qualifying Flight 3 Results
1314CRick Conoyer 16.2480.000
25J82Treb Jacoby 16.336-0.088
3225WAllen Weisser 16.345-0.097
4921MWilly Myers 16.377-0.129
5812LLucas Lee 16.400-0.152
6110YTrent Young 16.457-0.209
7615Chris Smith 16.665-0.417
8771SDakota Smith 17.341-1.093
941Michael Barrett 18.542-2.294