DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals
Merritt Speedway -- Lake City, MI
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Event Info
Merritt Speedway
Saturday
22
Aug

Winner: Will Krup
2nd: Nick Hoffman
3rd: Hunt Gossum
DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals
August 22, 2020
Merritt Speedway
4430 East Houghton Lake Road
Lake City, MI 49651 

 http://www.merrittspeedwaymi.com

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Event Description
Championship night for the 35th annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals kicks off from the Merritt Speedway in Lake City, MI!

Also featuring the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals, this will be the third visit in both tours' history and the first time the Late Model champion has ever been crowned at Merritt.

Series
Summit Modified Nationals

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Feature Laps Length
25

Support Divisions
DIRTcar Summer Nationals

To Win Amount
$1,500.00

Race Recap: Krup Denies Hoffman at Merritt for Fourth Victory of 2020

LAKE CITY, MI – Five DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals races contested in Racing Electronics Champions Week #5, five wins for the Elite Chassis combo of Nick Hoffman and Will Krup.

Krup did what very few others have done this season on Saturday night at Merritt Speedway – beat Hoffman.

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Hoffman was searching for win #13 on the season to tie his own single-season wins record, but came up just one spot short. Instead, the chassis-builder got another all-Elite-Chassis podium of Krup, himself and the young Hunt Gossum.

Krup jumped to the early lead from the outside pole at the drop of the green, taking Hoffman with him. Hoffman stayed at a distance until about the halfway point, when he visibly picked up the pace and closed the gap in lapped traffic.

The battle came to a boiling point with just five laps to go, when Hoffman stuck a nose underneath Krup but could not find the adequate space to make a pass. Krup dropped the hammer again once he recognized the run Hoffman had and sped away on the top side for his fifth career DIRTcar Summit Modified triumph.

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“It definitely feels good to get a win,” Krup told announcer Ruben Mireles in Victory Lane. “We’ve been here three times and ran second. The car was great. In lapped traffic, the track was a little tricky. But all-in-all, I had a good car and was able to pull-off the win.”

UP NEXT

The Summit Modifieds next head to the site of Krup’s first-ever victory with the tour last year – Cedar Ridge Speedway. The Morgantown, KY-facility plays host to the annual Hope for Harlie event, which wraps-up the Summit Modified season in a two-day show – Fri-Sat, Aug. 28-29, culminating with the championship coronation on Saturday night.

Follow the tour on social media @SummerNationals for live updates throughout the event.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (click for full results)

Feature (25 Laps) 1. K19-Will Krup [2][]; 2. 7-Nick Hoffman [4][]; 3. 99-Hunt Gossum [6][]; 4. 1E-Jeffery Erickson [7][]; 5. 5CS-Curt Spalding [1][]; 6. 4B-Brian Brindley [3][]; 7. 92-Caleb Kill [5][]; 8. 19-Chad Bauer [9][]; 9. 47-Collin Thirlby [11][]; 10. 82-Jacob Poel [17][]; 11. 49-Brian Ruhlman [16][]; 12. 99B-Brent Banning [12][]; 13. 24-Zeke McKenzie [10][]; 14. 12M-John McClure [15][]; 15. 60-Nate Wilbur [14][]; 16. 4-Logan Beckwith [18][]; 17. 9-Garrett Rons [20][]; 18. 1X-Wyatt Baker [13][]; 19. 81-Rick Swartout [19][]; 20. 22-Jim Patterson [21][]; 21. 77-Joe Rokos [8][]; 22. 1-Brian Przepiora [22][] Hard Charger: 82-Jacob Poel[+7]

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Race Results: 8/22/20 – Merritt Speedway

Feature (25 Laps) 1. K19-Will Krup [2][]; 2. 7-Nick Hoffman [4][]; 3. 99-Hunt Gossum [6][]; 4. 1E-Jeffery Erickson [7][]; 5. 5CS-Curt Spalding [1][]; 6. 4B-Brian Brindley [3][]; 7. 92-Caleb Kill [5][]; 8. 19-Chad Bauer [9][]; 9. 47-Collin Thirlby [11][]; 10. 82-Jacob Poel [17][]; 11. 49-Brian Ruhlman [16][]; 12. 99B-Brent Banning [12][]; 13. 24-Zeke McKenzie [10][]; 14. 12M-John McClure [15][]; 15. 60-Nate Wilbur [14][]; 16. 4-Logan Beckwith [18][]; 17. 9-Garrett Rons [20][]; 18. 1X-Wyatt Baker [13][]; 19. 81-Rick Swartout [19][]; 20. 22-Jim Patterson [21][]; 21. 77-Joe Rokos [8][]; 22. 1-Brian Przepiora [22][] Hard Charger: 82-Jacob Poel[+7]

Qualifying Flight-A 1. K19-Will Krup, 15.163; 2. 47-Collin Thirlby, 15.236; 3. 19-Chad Bauer, 15.267; 4. 12M-John McClure, 15.409; 5. 92-Caleb Kill, 15.486; 6. 1E-Jeffery Erickson, 15.488; 7. 4-Logan Beckwith, 15.682; 8. 313-Clayton Smith, 15.73; 9. 81-Rick Swartout, 15.738; 10. 14E-Bill Endert, 15.832; 11. 1X-Wyatt Baker, 15.94; 12. 42-Matthew Bouschor, 15.954; 13. 1-Brian Przepiora, 15.968; 14. 18-Dan Wierman, 16.224; 15. 14-Brian Knight, 16.341; 16. 4B-Brian Brindley, 99.999

Qualifying Flight-B 1. 7-Nick Hoffman, 14.965; 2. 5CS-Curt Spalding, 15.102; 3. 82-Jacob Poel, 15.172; 4. 77-Joe Rokos, 15.19; 5. 24-Zeke McKenzie, 15.316; 6. 49-Brian Ruhlman, 15.321; 7. 99-Hunt Gossum, 15.39; 8. 99B-Brent Banning, 15.431; 9. 26P-Nathan Patrick, 15.666; 10. 15R-Rich Robinson, 15.791; 11. 60-Nate Wilbur, 15.836; 12. 9-Garrett Rons, 15.942; 13. 29-Jerry Kent, 16.161; 14. 60B-Jason Begeman, 16.214; 15. 22-Jim Patterson, 16.324; 16. 4J-Paul Johnson, NT

Heat #1 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. K19-Will Krup [1]; 2. 92-Caleb Kill [3]; 3. 19-Chad Bauer [2]; 4. 1X-Wyatt Baker [6]; 5. 4-Logan Beckwith [4]; 6. 1-Brian Przepiora [7]; 7. 14-Brian Knight [8]; 8. 81-Rick Swartout [5]

Heat #2 – Flight (A) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 4B-Brian Brindley [8]; 2. 1E-Jeffery Erickson [3]; 3. 47-Collin Thirlby [1]; 4. 12M-John McClure [2]; 5. 14E-Bill Endert [5]; 6. 313-Clayton Smith [4]; 7. 18-Dan Wierman [7]; 8. 42-Matthew Bouschor [6]

Heat #3 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 7-Nick Hoffman [1]; 2. 99-Hunt Gossum [4]; 3. 24-Zeke McKenzie [3]; 4. 60-Nate Wilbur [6]; 5. 82-Jacob Poel [2]; 6. 22-Jim Patterson [8]; 7. 29-Jerry Kent [7]; 8. 26P-Nathan Patrick [5]

Heat #4 – Flight (B) (8 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 5CS-Curt Spalding [1]; 2. 77-Joe Rokos [2]; 3. 99B-Brent Banning [4]; 4. 49-Brian Ruhlman [3]; 5. 15R-Rich Robinson [5]; 6. 9-Garrett Rons [6]; 7. 60B-Jason Begeman [7]; 8. 4J-Paul Johnson [8]

Last Chance Showdown #1 (8 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer 1. 82-Jacob Poel [2][]; 2. 4-Logan Beckwith [1][]; 3. 26P-Nathan Patrick [14][]; 4. 15R-Rich Robinson [4][]; 5. 9-Garrett Rons [8][]; 6. 1-Brian Przepiora [5][]; 7. 22-Jim Patterson [6][]; 8. 29-Jerry Kent [10][]; 9. 81-Rick Swartout [13][]; 10. 14-Brian Knight [9][]; 11. 14E-Bill Endert [3][]; 12. 313-Clayton Smith [7][]; 13. 60B-Jason Begeman [12][]; 14. 18-Dan Wierman [11][]; 15. 4J-Paul Johnson [16][]; 16. 42-Matthew Bouschor [15][]


Merritt Speedway
4430 East Houghton Lake Road
Lake City, MI 49651 

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Track Phone
(231) 842-7223

Track Email
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Track Size & Type
3/8 MILE

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