Farmer City, IL- August 30, 2013- The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series kicked off its three-race Land of Lincoln Triple Shot on Friday evening at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL and Jeff Leka of Buffalo, IL would visit victory lane when all was said and done and picked up the $3,000 payday and his first-ever series victory in the seat of his Wiseman Salvage and Demolition/Byerline Garage/Accurate Towing/Pontiac RV sponsored #3L Bob Pierce Race Car powered by a Mullins Race Engine.
Front row starters Nick Allen and Jeff Leka would bring the 22 car star-studded field to the green flag and Leka would immediately jump to the race lead and would hold off the charges of Matt Mevert until the first caution flag appeared on lap 15. The double-file restart would see Mevert take the race lead at this point and lead until Leka would retake the lead from Mevert on lap 26. Leka would survive one final caution four laps from the finish and hold on to take the victory. Mevert would take runner-up honors after leading ten circuits in the contest, while Mike Chasteen, Jr. would finish third. Jeff Curl and current series points leader and 14th starting Bryan Barber would complete the top five at the end of the 35 lap event.
The remainder of the top ten finishers at the Farmer City Raceway Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series event Jacob Poel, Bobby Allen, 18th starting and hard charger winner Donovan Lodge, Brian Shaw, and 17th starting Chad Kinder. The 35 lap, $3,000 to win event would be slowed by two caution periods and take 20 minutes to complete.
In preliminary action, Lance Dehm would be the Quick Car Racing Product top qualifier among 42 entries at 14.170 seconds. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Nick Allen, while Jeff Curl scored the win in Williams Precision Engine heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Jeff Leka, with Matt Mevert winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. The Wehrs Machine B-Mains were won by Chad Kinder and Donovan Lodge, while series provisional starting spots went to Ricky Tinch and Trent Young.
The Land of Lincoln Triple Shot tour continues tonight Saturday August 31 at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL with the Casey’s Modified Nationals. This event will pay $5,000 to win and $250 to start.
The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will present UMP Modified sanctioned dirt track sports entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information concerning the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series, contact series race director Shane Mugavin at (270) 576-6474 or by email at email@example.com or visit the series webpage at www.americanmodifiedseries.com, along with Facebook and Twitter at American Modified Series.
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Race Summary-2013 Event #7: Farmer City Raceway-Farmer City, Illinois-August 30, 2013
Quick Car Racing Products Overall Top Qualifier- Lance Dehm 14.170
Summit Racing Equipment Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Nick Allen, Lance Dehm, Levi Kissinger, Jeffrey Ledford, Rick Weekly, Ricky Tinch, Zane Oedewaldt, Nate Zimmer, Jeff Sanford, Trent Young
Williams Precision Engines Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Jeff Curl, Mike Chasteen, Jr., Jay Ledford, Jacob Poel, Chad Kinder, Jacoby Hines, Kasey Schrock, Josh Ferguson, Jim Farris, Sr., Gabe Menser
Hypercoils Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Jeff Leka, Steven Brooks, Brian Shaw, Bryan Barber, Kevin Weaver, Daniel Rork, Ryan Thomas, Rocky Wilson, Jason Lakey, Jared Cagley, Keith Smith
Frankland Racing Equipment Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Matt Mevert, Matt Goulden, Bobby Allen, Tommy Duncan, Kyle Byerline, Donovan Lodge, Brandon Roberts, Danny Schwartz, Mark Anderson, Louis Carnaghl
Wehrs Machine B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Chad Kinder, Rick Weekly, Josh Ferguson, Jim Farris, Sr., Jacoby Hines, Kasey Schrock, Zane Oedewaldt, Ricky Tinch, Trent Young, Jeff Sanford
Wehrs Machine B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Donovan Lodge, Daniel Rork, Kevin Weaver, Danny Schwartz, Ryan Thomas, Brandon Roberts, Jared Cagley, Keith Smith, Rocky Wilson, Kyle Byerline, Mark Anderson
Farmer City Raceway A-Main- Jeff Leka, Matt Mevert, Mike Chasteen, Jr., Jeff Curl, Bryan Barber, Jacob Poel, Bobby Allen, Donovan Lodge, Brian Shaw, Chad Kinder, Daniel Rork, Levi Kissinger, Jeffrey Ledford, Jay Ledford, Ricky Tinch, Lance Dehm, Nick Allen, Trent Young, Steven Brooks, Matt Goulden, Tommy Duncan, Rick Weekly
Race Leaders- 2 (Jeff Leka 1-15, Matt Mevert 16-25, Jeff Leka 26-35)
Caution Periods- 2 (laps 15, 31)
Red Flag Periods- None
American Modified Series Provisional Starters- Ricky Tinch, Trent Young
Track Provisional Starters- None
Time of Race- 20 minutes
Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash award)- Lance Dehm 14.170
All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 gift certificate)- Donovan Lodge (started 18th-finished 8th: advanced 10 positions)
2013 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings (as of August 30, 2013)
1. Bryan Barber (Greensburg, KY)- 1,485
2. Ricky Tinch (Deerlodge, TN)- 1,130
3. Trent Young (Hopkinsville, KY)- 1,125
4. Josh Ferguson (Covington, IN)- 1,055
5. Rocky Wilson (Elizabethtown, KY)- 1,025
6. Keith Smith (Clay City, KY)- 935
7. Don Adams (London, KY)- 885
8. Levi Kissinger (Mount Vernon, IN)- 675
9. Jimmy Payne (Glasgow, KY)- 650
Matt Hamilton (Aurora, IN)- 650
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2013 Tour Schedule *April 13- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start (Bryan Barber) *May 18- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start (Will Krup) *June 21- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start (Bryan Barber) *June 22- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start (Devin Gilpin) *July 13- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start (Jimmy Payne) *August 24- 201 Speedway (Sitka, KY)- $1,500 to win/$200 to start (Bryan Barber) *August 30- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- $3,000 to win/$225 to start (Jeff Leka) *August 31- Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start *September 1- Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start *October 26- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- $5,000 to win/$250 to start
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2013 Official Sponsors *Summit Racing Equipment (www.summitracing.com)- “Title Sponsor for the American Modified Series and Sponsor of Heat Race #1”
*All Star Performance (www.allstarperformance.com)- “Official Hard Charger of the Race” Award Sponsor *Arizona Sport Shirts- “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series (www.arizonasportshirts.com) *Crane Cams Ignition Systems- “Official Ignition System” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series (www.cranecams.com) *Quick Car Racing Products (www.quickcar.net)- “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events *VP Racing Fuels (www.vpracingfuels.com)- “Official Race Fuel” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2013 Marketing Partners *AFCO Racing Shocks (www.afcoracing.com) *Bad Fast Race Chassis (www.734dirt.com) *Bandit Race Cars (www.banditracecars.net) *Bilstein (www.bilsteinus.com)- Presented by B&B Motorsports *Bob Pierce Race Cars (www.bobpierceracecars.com) *Dale Meers Race Engines *Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com) *Frankland Racing Equipment (www.franklandracing.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #4”
*Hypercoils (www.hypercoils.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #3”
*Impressive Race Cars (www.impressiveracecars.com) *Integra Shocks (www.integrashocksprings.com) *Jay Dickens Race Engines (www.jaydickens.com) *Maximum Energy Development *Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com) *PRO Shocks (www.proshocks.com) *RACEceiver (www.raceceiver.com) *SpeeDecals Racing Graphics (www.freewebs.com/speedecals/) *UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com) *Wehrs Machine (www.wehrsmachine.com)- “Sponsor of B-Mains”
*Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”