David Mielke Scores Merritt Speedway Win
The series returns to action on Friday at Oakshade Speedway
LAKE CITY, Mich. – July 14, 2016 – David Mielke battled Nick Hoffman through the first half of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature at Merritt Speedway on Thursday night and came out on top for his first win of the season.
Hoffman led the field to the green flag as Mielke bided his time. Mielke finally got his chance, battling past Hoffman on the bottom side to take over the lead. As Hoffman faded, Mielke expanded his lead on the field.
Chad Bauer tried to run down Mielke but was not able to take the position. Mielke is the 10th different winner on the Summer Nationals tour this season. Bauer finished second with Aaron Morey in third and Hoffman in the fourth.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Friday, July 15 for the first of a double-header at Oakshade Speedway in Wauseon, Ohio.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Merritt Speedway; Lake City, Mich.
A-Main: 1. David Mielke (Gladwin, MI), 2. Chad Bauer (Farwell, Mi), 3. Aaron Morey (West Olive, MI), 4. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 5. Joe Rokos (Interlochen, MI), 6. Dave Baker (Grand Rapids, MI), 7. Jacob Poel (Spring Lake, MI), 8. Jared Guinn (Hudsonville, MI), 9. Taylor Wiles (Hubbardston, MI), 10. Collin Thirlby (Traverse City, MI), 11. Larry Cade (Buckley, MI), 12. Jeff Cade (Buckley, MI), 13. Brett Banning (West Branch, MI), 14. Josh Lolmaugh (Columbia City, IN), 15. Bob Baldwin (Bangor, MI), 16. Paul Johnson (Arcadea, MI), 17. Scott Payton (Gaylord, MI), 18. Drew Wilkerson (Ravenna, MI), 19. Kyle Novak (Traverse City, MI), 20. Corey Bevard (Union City, MI), 21. Rick Gokee (Owosso, WI), 22. Cody Bauer (Farwell, MI)
2016 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 15||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 16||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Nick Hoffman|
|June 19||Sunday||Terre Haute Action Track||Nick Hoffman (2)|
|June 21||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Ray Walsh|
|June 23||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Nick Hoffman (3)|
|June 24||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Clayton Miller|
|June 25||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Chad Kinder|
|June 26||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||PPD/Rain|
|June 28||Tuesday||Clarksville Speedway||Josh Harris|
|June 29||Wednesday||Belle Clair Speedway||Mike Harrison|
|July 1||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brian Bielong|
|July 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Rain|
|July 3||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain|
|July 4||Monday||LaSalle Speedway||Ray Bollinger|
|July 5||Tuesday||Daugherty Speedway||Nick Hoffman (4)|
|July 6||Wednesday||Peoria Speedway||Kenny Wallace|
|July 7||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Rodney Standerfer|
|July 8||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Ray Bollinger (2)|
|July 9||Saturday||Highland Speedway||Mike Harrison (2)|
|July 10||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||Ray Bollinger (3)|
|July 12||Tuesday||Plymouth Speedway||Rain|
|July 13||Wednesday||Shadyhill Speedway||Rain|
|July 14||Thursday||Merritt Speedway||David Mielke|
|July 15||Friday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 16||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 29||Friday||Fairbury Speedway|
|July 30||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway|
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