Ray Walsh Tops Modified Nationals Field at Jacksonville Speedway
Walsh is just the second driver in three events to win and scores his first ever on the tour
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – June 22, 2016 – Ray Walsh held off Michael Long to score his first ever DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals win at Jacksonville Speedway on Tuesday night.
Walsh, a St. Louis-native, was on a roll throughout the night, scoring his heat race victory and starting on the outside pole. Through the feature, Walsh battled past Rick Conoyer and held off Long to pick up the win. He joins Nick Hoffman as the only other driver through three races with a Modified Nationals victory.
Former Modified Nationals Champion Kenny Wallace scored the qualifying quick time earlier in the night.
The Summit Racing DIRTcar Modified Nationals returns to action on Thursday, June 23 at Spoon River Speedway in Lewistown, Ill.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Jacksonville Speedway; Jacksonville, Ill.
A-Main: 1. Ray Walsh (St Louis, MO), 2. Michael Long (Fowler, IL), 3. Kenny Wallace (Concord, NC), 4. David Wietholder (Liberty, IL), 5. Allen Weisser (Peoria, IL), 6. Jeff Leka (Buffalo, IL), 7. Rick Conoyer (St Peters, MO), 8. Craig Kern (Vandalia, IL), 9. Kyle Byerline (Buffalo, IL), 10. Shawn Deering (Quincy, IL), 11. Brian Lynn (Mason City, IL), 12. Josh Allen (Trivoli, IL), 13. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 14. Russ Coultas (Bluffs, IL), 15. Phil Dixon (Crosby, TX), 16. Charles Baker (Labelle, MO), 17. Wes Odell (Springfield, IL), 18. Jeff Curl (Fairbury, IL), 19. Steve Theivagt (Virginia, IL), 20. Ryan Blakeman (Jacksonville, IL), 21. Mike McKinney (Plainfield, IL), 22. Mike Harrison (Highland, IL),
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|
|June 24||Friday||Tri-City Speedway|
|June 25||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway|
|June 26||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway|
|June 28||Tuesday||Clarksville Speedway|
|June 29||Wednesday||Belle Clair Speedway|
|June 30||Thursday||Springfield Speedway|
|July 1||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway|
|July 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55|
|July 3||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway|
|July 4||Monday||LaSalle Speedway|
|July 5||Tuesday||Daugherty Speedway|
|July 6||Wednesday||Peoria Speedway|
|July 7||Thursday||Macon Speedway|
|July 8||Friday||Farmer City Speedway|
|July 9||Saturday||Highland Speedway|
|July 10||Sunday||Quincy Raceways|
|July 12||Tuesday||Plymouth Speedway|
|July 13||Wednesday||Shadyhill Speedway|
|July 14||Thursday||Merritt Speedway|
|July 15||Friday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 16||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway|
|July 29||Friday||Fairbury Speedway|
|July 30||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway|
The Summit Racing Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partner : Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Partners: MSD, Landrum Performance Springs, Quartermaster, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Performance Friction Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers and Bell Helmets; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.