Green Flag Waves June 8 on Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals
Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway ready for season-opener of 29 race tour
CONCORD, N.C. - May 15, 2013 - The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals kicks off Saturday, June 8, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. During the next 42 hot summer nights, the tour will travel across eight states in the heart of DIRTcar Racing's UMP region before concluding in mid-July at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio.
The tour will travel an astonishing 4,776 miles and make 29 stops at 27 different facilities making it the largest schedule in its three-year history. Tri-State Speedway and Kankakee County Speedway are the only tracks with two Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events this season.
Defending champion Kenny Wallace and 2011 champ Mike Harrison will no doubt face fierce competition in their efforts to win a second title, with competitors from as far away as North Carolina planning to run a majority of the races.
Ruhlman Oakshade Victor; Wallace Wins Summit Modified Nationals Crown
Wauseon, Ohio — July 14, 2012 — Brian Ruhlman of Clarklake, Mich., raced to his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory Saturday night in the finale of the month long tour at Oakshade Raceway. Kenny Wallace of Concord, N.C., finished sixth and thus won his first Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Championship over defending champion Mike Harrison of Highland, Ill.
Ruhlman, who was one of a few drivers competing in both a modified and late model, started eighth and charged around the track’s high groove the majority of the race. Ruhlman swapped the lead with Jake Ruefer of Roanoke, Ind., multiple times each lap in the races late stages eventually coming out on top.
Cook Claims Attica Raceway Park Summit Modified Nationals Victory
Attica, Ohio — July 13, 2012 —Taylor Cook of Stanley, N.C., made the trip from his Tarheel State home worth it Friday night, winning the 20-lap DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature at Attica Raceway Park.
Cooke, 18, led from the drop of the green and dominated, capturing his first Summit Modified Nationals victory.