Mike McKinney Reflects on Amazing Start

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Mike McKinney Reflects on Amazing Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Opening Week


Mike McKinney Reflects on Amazing Kick Off Week Mike McKinney had a landmark start to the 2018 Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. McKinney picked up 3 consecutive victories at Sycamore Speedway(IL), The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL), and Plymouth Speedway (IN). Earlier in the week McKinney ran a 2nd at Kankakee County Speedway (IL) and a 4th at Peoria Speedway (IL). While every win was important, there was one weekend victory that proved extra special to the Juliet, IL native.


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McKinney Takes Father's Day Win at Plymouth


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Mike McKinney Wins 3rd Straight Summit Modified Nationals Event at Plymouth Speedway


Plainfield, IL driver Mike McKinney completed his dominant weekend with another outstanding win at Plymouth Speedway (IN). McKinney lead every lap of the night’s feature event going unchallenged for much of the race. Early in the race Jamie Lomax pulled under the 96m car of McKinney but was never able to make a strong attempt at the leader.


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McKinney Wins Big at The Dirt Oval at Route 66

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Mike McKinney Wins Big at The Dirt Oval at Route 66


Mike McKinney won his second Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals race in dominant fashion at The Dirt Oval at Route 66. McKinney once again proved to be a hard act to follow as he swept the night for the 2nd day in a row.

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McKinney Triumphs at Sycamore



Mike McKinney Triumphs at Sycamore Speedway


Maple Park, IL — June 15 — Mike McKinney picked up his second career win with the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals in dominating fashion on Friday night in front of a packed house at the Sycamore Speedway. The Plainfield, IL driver of the 96M jumped to an early lead and was only challenged once during the middle laps of the race by Steven Brooks. Brooks would go on to finish in 2nd.

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Harrison Goes Back to Back with Kankakee Victory



Mike Harrison Becomes Repeat Winner After Kankakee County Speedway Victory 


KANKAKEE, IL (June 14) — Once again Highland, IL’s Mike Harrison brought home the Summit Modified Nationals victory in commanding fashion. In what could be considered “the move of the night”, Harrison jumped to the lead on lap 1 and never looked back on his was to his 2nd victory in 2 nights.


“I knew the first last was going to be the most critical lap. We went into the race with a game plan and it paid off. We were able to get out ahead of everyone before they got rolling and it worked out. I saw McKinney coming on the bottom and wondered if I needed to get down there but it all worked out,” Mike Harrison said when asked about his strategy going into the feature event.


Mike McKinney finished in the 2nd position in another strong showing by the Plainfield, IL native. McKinney mounted a mid-race charge on Harrison on the bottom half of the track. Jamie Lomax of Lake Village, IN overcame motor issues from earlier in the week with a strong 3rd place finish in the feature event. Tyler Nicely and Donovan Lodge finished out the top 5.


Feature Finish: Mike Harrison, Mike McKinney, Jamie Lomax, Tyler Nicely,Donovan Lodge, Jefffey Ledford, Kenney Wallace, Steven Brooks, Ray Bollinger, Phil Dixon, Dave Baker, Jason Hastings, Nick Allen, Mike Learman, Kyle Hammer, Adam Pockrus, Frank Marshall, Allen Weisser, Josh Sissom, Zeke McKenzie, Bob Pohlman, Jim Black

Complete Results


Tomorrow the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals visit Sycamore Speedway (IL) for the 3rd event of Northern Kick Off Week. See the complete schedule at modifiednationals.com/schedule. Follow @SummerNationals on Twitter or Facebook for updates during and between race seasons. The Summit Modified Nationals will be joined by the DIRTcar Summer Nationals as the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals runs parallel to the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Information on the Summer Nationals can be found thehelltour.com