Week 4: Summit Modified Nationals
Highland Speedway | Highland, Illinois
Saturday, July 08, 2023

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

For more information, call the track at (618) 654-6656

Event Info

Week 4: Summit Modified Nationals
Highland Speedway
2020 Park St
Highland, Illinois 

Event Description
The Summer Nationals visits Highland for the 25th time in its 38-year history with another $10,000 prize on the line for Late Models and $1,500 for Modifieds.

Home to half of the local Bi-State Battle Series races for Late Model drivers, Highland remains one of Illinois' trickiest 1/4-mile courses with its narrow straights and corners.

series Racing
Summit Modified Nationals DIRTcar Summer Nationals

Late Model Track Record
12.573 seconds by Daryn Klein on 7/27/22

To Win Amount

Event Hashtag

Frequently Asked Questions
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

To Win Amount

Track Info
Track Phone
(618) 654-6656

Track Email

Track Type

Late Model Track Record
12.573 seconds by Daryn Klein on 7/27/22

Competitor Info
DIRTVision Highlights
Race Recap
Harrison Holds off Steinkoenig to Win Eighth Career Summit Modified Feature at Highland

A victor so many times at Highland Speedway, there aren’t many situations Mike Harrison hasn’t prevailed in his career at the 1/4-mile bullring. Still, he put another on display for a packed house Saturday night.

With track points leader Owen Steinkoenig right on his tail for nearly the entire 25-lap Feature, Harrison fended off the pressure from behind and trekked his way through lapped traffic on the bottom to win his eighth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature at Highland in the last 12 years.

Terry Page Photo

“I knew [Steinkoenig] would be good here because he’s been really good here,” Harrison said. “He and Nicely – I knew they were the two I was going to have to contend with. I just had to keep my head on and stay down on that bottom; not necessarily protect, but just run my race and not worry about who was behind me.”


The DIRTcar Summit Modifieds will wrap-up Week 4 of competition Sunday, July 9, with a visit to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Tickets will be on sale at the gate; streaming is available at DIRTVision.com.


Feature (25 Laps): 1. 24H-Mike Harrison[1]; 2. 5S-Owen Steinkoenig[3]; 3. 25-Tyler Nicely[4]; 4. 0-Tim Hancock Sr[5]; 5. 1D-Dean Hoffman[9]; 6. 3E-Robbie Eilers[2]; 7. 1A-Steve Meyer Jr[10]; 8. 58R-Ryan Hamilton[6]; 9. 24S-Jacob Steinkoenig[8]; 10. 128-Zach Schantz[7]; 11. E55-Chad Sellers[16]; 12. 787-Cody Zobrist[13]; 13. 15-Chris Smith[18]; 14. 21M-Willy Myers[14]; 15. 27R-Steve Rex[19]; 16. 94-Mark Clary[11]; 17. 14C-Rick Conoyer[15]; 18. 87Z-Zeb Moake[21]; 19. I99-Mikey Kopka[24]; 20. 9-Chad Cornett[12]; 21. 51M-Joe Mercurio[20]; 22. 12T-Dave Thornton[17]; 23. 95-Rick Salter[22]; 24. 69L-Josh Lemke[23]

Feature Results
11024HMike Harrison 250.00025Running80$1,500
23+15SOwen Steinkoenig 25-0.5130Running75$700
34+125Tyler Nicely 25-0.9350Running70$400
45+10Tim Hancock Sr25-3.3530Running65$300
59+41DDean Hoffman 25-3.8400Running60$275
62-43ERobbie Eilers 25-4.9030Running55$250
710+31ASteve Meyer Jr.25-5.5210Running53$225
86-258RRyan Hamilton 25-6.2010Running51$200
98-124SJacob Steinkoenig 25-6.5580Running49$175
107-3128Zach Schantz 25-7.9160Running47$150
1116+5E55Chad Sellers 25-8.6020Running45$150
1213+1787Cody Zobrist 25-10.3130Running44$150
1318+515Chris Smith 25-10.9910Running43$150
1414021MWilly Myers 25-11.5330Running42$150
1519+427RSteve Rex 25-12.6150Running41$150
1611-594Mark Clary 25-35.2250Running40$150
1715-214CRick Conoyer 24-1 Laps0Running39$150
1821+387ZZeb Moake 24-1 Laps0Running38$150
1924+5I99Mikey Kopka 24-1 Laps0Running37$150
2012-89Chad Cornett 24-1 Laps0Running36$150
2120-151MJoe Mercurio 24-1 Laps0Running35$150
2217-512TDave Thornton 24-1 Laps0Running34$150
2322-195Rick Salter 15-10 Laps0DNF33$150
2423-169LJosh Lemke 6-19 Laps0DNF32$150
Hard Charger: Chad Sellers
Last Chance Showdown Results
14+312TDave Thornton 80.0004Running0$0
21-195Rick Salter 8-1.7564Running0$0
33027RSteve Rex 8-2.4070Running0$0
47+3I99Mikey Kopka 8-3.2330Running0$0
58+325PMichael Ripperda 8-5.5700Running31$50
79+221TTalen Beard 8-7.0030Running30$50
82-663VCody Ventimiglia 8-8.0010Running29$50
95-463Bret Eilerman 7-1 Laps0Running28$50
1010073XMatthew Duvall 1-7 Laps0DNF27$50
Last Chance Showdown 2 Results
12+115Chris Smith 80.0008Running0$0
21-169LJosh Lemke 8-4.2030Running0$0
33051MJoe Mercurio 8-4.4330Running0$0
45+18TT.J. Eilers 8-6.2500Running31$50
59+471Rayce Baker 8-8.6620Running30$50
67+199Wade Olmsted 8-8.9140Running29$50
78+187ZZeb Moake 3-5 Laps0DNF0$0
84-400JRDave Meyers 0-8 Laps0DNS28$50
96-322Tim Hancock Jr0-8 Laps0DNS27$50
Heat 1 Results
11025Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY0.000
2200Tim Hancock SrMount Olive, IL-2.451
3301DDean Hoffman Troy, IL-3.734
45+1787Cody Zobrist Highland, IL-5.559
54-195Rick Salter St. Jacob, IL-6.312
67+127RSteve Rex Youngsville, PA-7.040
76-163Bret Eilerman Highland, IL-7.760
880I99Mikey Kopka Astor, FL-8.320
99021TTalen Beard Highland, IL-8.826
Heat 2 Results
11024HMike Harrison Highland, IL0.000
220128Zach Schantz Highland, IL-1.216
33094Mark Clary Edwardsville, IL-2.804
44014CRick Conoyer Wentzville, MO-3.688
56+163VCody Ventimiglia Highland, IL-5.571
68+212TDave Thornton Trenton, IL-6.624
87-125PMichael Ripperda Troy, IL-8.776
99073XMatthew Duvall Clay City, IL-12.179
Heat 3 Results
1105SOwen Steinkoenig Highland, IL0.000
22058RRyan Hamilton Fairview Heights, IL-1.800
34+11ASteve Meyer Jr.Staunton, IL-3.314
43-121MWilly Myers Collinsville, IL-4.321
57+269LJosh Lemke West Salem, IL-7.311
66051MJoe Mercurio Belleville, IL-7.577
75-28TT.J. Eilers Saint Jacob, IL-9.792
88099Wade Olmsted Orange city, FL-3 Laps
99071Rayce Baker Pinckneyville, IL-8 Laps
Heat 4 Results
13+23ERobbie Eilers Highland, IL0.000
22024SJacob Steinkoenig Highland, IL-1.613
35+29Chad Cornett Festus, MO-2.631
440E55Chad Sellers Breese, IL-3.191
56+115Chris Smith Highland, IL-4.792
68+200JRDave Meyers Bethalto, IL-8.194
77022Tim Hancock JrMount Olive, IL-1 Laps
81-787ZZeb Moake Freeburg, IL-6 Laps
Qualifying Flight 1 Results
11525Tyler Nicely 13.8630.000
2124HMike Harrison 13.885-0.022
380Tim Hancock Sr14.038-0.175
418128Zach Schantz 14.083-0.220
5111DDean Hoffman 14.094-0.231
61694Mark Clary 14.109-0.246
71095Rick Salter 14.151-0.288
8414CRick Conoyer 14.205-0.342
913787Cody Zobrist 14.217-0.354
111463Bret Eilerman 14.432-0.569
12763VCody Ventimiglia 14.534-0.671
13227RSteve Rex 14.547-0.684
141225PMichael Ripperda 14.617-0.754
156I99Mikey Kopka 14.675-0.812
16312TDave Thornton 14.751-0.888
17521TTalen Beard 14.842-0.979
18973XMatthew Duvall 15.418-1.555
Qualifying Flight 2 Results
145SOwen Steinkoenig 14.0800.000
2287ZZeb Moake 14.122-0.042
3558RRyan Hamilton 14.131-0.051
41424SJacob Steinkoenig 14.136-0.056
5721MWilly Myers 14.143-0.063
613ERobbie Eilers 14.205-0.125
791ASteve Meyer Jr.14.280-0.200
815E55Chad Sellers 14.339-0.259
9108TT.J. Eilers 14.375-0.295
10119Chad Cornett 14.395-0.315
11851MJoe Mercurio 14.559-0.479
121615Chris Smith 14.590-0.510
131769LJosh Lemke 14.695-0.615
14622Tim Hancock Jr14.699-0.619
151299Wade Olmsted 15.005-0.925
16300JRDave Meyers 15.010-0.930
171371Rayce Baker 15.078-0.998