Harrison Charges to Hometown Win at Highland for Sixth DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory
HIGHLAND, Ill. – July 4, 2015 – Mike Harrison was dialed in on the bottom Saturday night at Highland Speedway as he slid inside of leader Brian Shaw on the third lap, held on through two restarts and powered to his sixth victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour.
Harrison, of Highland, Ill., made no mistakes during the 25-lap main event, hitting his marks in every corner as he showed why he’s the three-time and defending series champion who appears to be on his way to a fourth crown in five years after taking another $1,000 victory.
“Summit stepped up to do this deal for us modified guys and it’s been a blast chasing this series around,” said Harrison, who farms during the day. “It’s a lot of fun going to all the tracks. Last year Brownstown and here kind of evaded me, I think I ran second both nights, so it’s good to come to home turf and win in front of the hometown crowd.”
Runner-up Tyler Deibert held off Brian Bielong, who was making the top side of Highland work to his advantage as he kept surging toward the front. Ray Bollinger and Robbie Eilers rounded out the top five.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour rolls into Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind., on Sunday and then heads Monday to Lincoln (Ill.) Speedway, which was rained out on June 28.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Highland (Ill.) Speedway; July 4, 2015
A-MAIN (25 LAPS) – 1. (24H) Mike Harrison, Highland, IL ($1,000); 2. (84) Tyler Deibert, Highland, IL; 3. (70) Brian Bielong, Summerfield, IL; 4. (77) Ray Bollinger, Kewanee, IL; 5. (3E) Robbie Eilers, Highland, IL; 6. (16) Rusty Griffaw, Festus, MO; 7. (9) Ken Schrader, Concord, NC; 8. (1S) Brian Shaw, Robinson, IL; 9. (9*) Jordan Bauer, St Jacob, IL; 10. (36) Kenny Wallace, Concord, NC; 11. (3D) Ryan Driemeyer, Pocahontas, IL; 12. (55) Marty Smith, Troy, IL; 13. (88) Rob Lee, Sorento, IL; 14. (15) Chris Smith, Highland, IL; 15. (0) Rick Standridge, Collinsville, IL; 16. (76) Eric Goetter, Summerfield, IL; 17. (11) Chad Sellers, Breese, IL; 18. (6) Matt Koch, Aviston, IL; 19. (25K) Brett Korves, Swansen, IL; 20. (7P) Dennis Ponder, Collinsville, IL; 21. (10X) Jim Black, Bonne Terre, MO; 22. (26E) James Edens, Breese, IL.
HEAT RACE WINNERS: Brian Shaw, Rusty Griffaw, Mike Harrison and Ray Bollinger.
2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 6||Saturday||Tri-State Speedway||Josh Harris|
|June 7||Sunday||Terre Haute Action Track||Bradley Sterrett|
|June 10||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Devin Gilpin|
|June 11||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Jeff Curl|
|June 12||Friday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Rain|
|June 16||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Mike Harrison|
|June 18||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Rain|
|June 19||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Rain|
|June 20||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Chad Kinder|
|June 21||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||Rain/PPD June 22|
|June 22||Monday||Quincy Raceways||Rain|
|June 23||Tuesday||Peoria Speedway||Mike Harrison (2)|
|June 24||Wednesday||Belle-Clair Speedway||Mike Harrison (3)|
|June 25||Thursday||Clarksville Speedway||Lucas Lee|
|June 26||Friday||Paducah International Raceway||Rain|
|June 27||Saturday||Federated I-55 Raceway||Rain|
|June 28||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain/PPD July 6|
|June 30||Tuesday||I-96 Raceway||Rain|
|July 1||Wednesday||Daugherty Speedway||Devin Gilpin (2)|
|July 2||Thursday||La Salle Speedway||Mike Harrison (4)|
|July 3||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Mike Harrison (5)|
|July 4||Saturday||Highland Speedway||Mike Harrison (6)|
|July 5||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||Haubstadt, IN|
|July 6||Monday||Lincoln Speedway||From June 28|
|July 7||Tuesday||Vermilion Co. Speedway||Danville, IL|
|July 8||Wednesday||Florence Speedway||Union, KY|
|July 9||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Macon, IL|
|July 10||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Farmer City, IL|
|July 11||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway||Wauseon, OH|
|July 24||Friday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
|July 25||Saturday||Fairbury A.L. Speedway||Fairbury, IL|
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