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Late Models

NEW RACE PLACES: Hell Tour Lands More Dates in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana

Montpelier hosts for first time, Benton returns, Red Hill to reopen Less than 100 days until its 37th consecutive season begins, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals schedule is getting a boost. Four new dates have been added, along with two date changes, to the 2022 schedule, creating a 32-race stretch from mid-June to late-July for the

DIRTcar Summer Nationals

GLORY DAYS: 2022 Summer Tours Feature Six Consecutive Weeks of Racing

Traditional non-stop schedules return for 37th DIRTcar Summer Nationals, 12th DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals seasons The Midwest’s most beloved Dirt Late Model and Modified racing tours are coming back in familiar fashion next season. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model Hell Tour and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals will return to their


SUMMIT OF THE MOUNTAIN: Hoffman Reflects on Record-Breaking Season, Fourth Championship

Father Darrell’s support and inspiration from former Modified star Jimmy Owens helped drive the dominant campaign Twenty starts, 19 wins. Four-hundred fifty-four of 495 laps led. $32,000 in first-place earnings alone. A fourth career championship. To many, these seem like video game-type numbers. But to Nick Hoffman, this was reality at the end of his


MIGHTY MICHIGAN: Poel Earns Eleventh Career Victory in Season Finale at Merritt

Erickson runner-up in three-straight nights, Hoffman clinches championship The outside groove was faster, and Jacob Poel knew it. With one quick decision and the throttle down just a bit longer on the straightaway, he seized the opportunity to make the pass – and it worked. Now in command with nine laps remaining, Poel looked as


DID IT AGAIN: Gossum Beats Michigan Regulars at TCMS for Back-to-Back Wins

Coming into the final week of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals in Michigan, young Hunt Gossum said did not expect to win any of the four races. Now, after three complete, he’s already won two. The 16-year-old UMP Modified wheelman made it back-to-back wins with the tour Friday night at Tri-City Motor Speedway,


GOSSUM SAUCE: Teenage UMP Modified Sensation Wins Third of Career at I-96

The young gasser from Mayfield, KY, has done it again. Sixteen-year-old Hunt Gossum parked it in I-96 Speedway Victory Lane Thursday night after a dominating performance in the 25-lap Feature. Using the low side of the fast 3/8-mile, Gossum seemed as though he was on rails, rapidly pulling away from his competition en route to


DEFENDER: Krup Wins First of Season, Back-to-Back Years at Butler

He led every lap in the inaugural visit to Butler Motor Speedway last year, and now he’s back. Will Krup has made his return to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory Lane. After a heartbreaking loss on the final restart last Saturday night at I-55, Krup rebounded and made sure the same thing wasn’t


HOMETOWN HERO: Harrison Wins ‘Drive For 25’ at Highland

Mike Harrison once again found himself doing what he does best at his home track of Highland Speedway Friday night, leading flag-to-flag for the win in the special Drive For 25 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event. “I grew up here, all my life, so what else do I say… coming home in front


WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Highland, I-55 on Tap for Makeup Week

Sheppard returns, Winger full of momentum, Hoffman absent for remainder of tour After two-and-a-half weeks away from competition, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals gets set to enter the home stretch of the 36th annual tour with two makeup races this Fri-Sat night – Highland Speedway on Aug. 13 and Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on


1-2 PUNCH: Hoffman Pulls Double Duty, Wins Second Career Modified PDC at Fairbury

Weisser charges from 17th-to-second on the bottom Nick Hoffman has had one incredible weekend at FALS. Just days after getting the phone call to drive Dirt Late Model Hall-of-Famer Scott Bloomquist’s Drydene Team Zero Race Cars #0 in the 31st Prairie Dirt Classic, the three-time DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion went out and