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Tyler Nicely takes Summit Modified Nationals win at Fairbury Speedway!

Tyler Nicely - Jim Denhamer photo

Tyler Nicely – Jim Denhamer photo

Nicely Earns Breakthrough Victory at Fairbury in DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season Finale

FAIRBURY, Ill. – July 25, 2015 – Tyler Nicely powered to victory in a flawless feature performance on Saturday at Fairbury American Legion Speedway to win the final night of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals and secure second place in the championship.

Nicely, of Owensboro, Ky., was smooth in every corner on the quarter-mile dirt oval while the field behind him was two- and three-wide trying to run him down in the 30-lap, $2,000-to-win season finale. The victory was Nicely’s first win of the 2015 tour, finally putting him over the top after he turned in four second-place finishes during the month-long season that ran primarily in conjunction with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals.

“I just kept hitting my marks right around the bottom so nobody could sneak underneath me,” Nicely said. “I knew if I didn’t make any mistakes I had a good enough hot rod. It’s huge, I’ve been wanting to win in Illinois, and Fairbury is the best track in America in my opinion. It’s awesome, and the fans make it even better. You just feel welcome here.”

There were 47 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds in competition at Fairbury, which also ran the World of Outlaws Late Model Series Prairie Dirt Classic, for a combined total of 106 cars in the pits on Saturday night. The event was delayed about an hour by rain that fell during the Last Chance Showdown.

Heat race winners included Lance Dehm, Curt Spaulding, Brandon Roberts and Tyler Nicely.

Mike Harrison earned the overall DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified championship with nine victories in 13 starts. Unfortunately in Saturday night’s finale, Harrison started 15th and was on the move when he was involved in a scary-looking crash on the frontstretch, leaving him with a 23rd-place finish.

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2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report

A-MAIN (30 laps) – 1. Tyler Nicely ($2,000); 2. Brandon Roberts; 3. Brian Lynn; 4. Curt Spaulding; 5. Jeff Curl; 6. Jeff Leka; 7. Ray Bollinger; 8. David Stremme; 9. Steven Brooks; 10. Mike McKinney; 11. Brian Shaw; 12. Lance Dehm; 13. Colling Thirlby; 14. Jay Ledford; 15. Jeffrey Ledford; 16. Patrick Lyon; 17. A.J. May; 18. Andy Sprague; 19. Dave Porth; 20. Travis Kohler; 21. Tommy Duncan; 22. Nathan Balensiefen; 23. Mike Harrison; 24. Jimmy Dehm.

2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Results

Date Day Track City
June 6 Saturday Tri-State Speedway Josh Harris
June 7 Sunday Terre Haute Action Track Bradley Sterrett
June 10 Wednesday Brownstown Speedway Devin Gilpin
June 11 Thursday Kankakee Co. Speedway Jeff Curl
June 12 Friday Kankakee Co. Speedway Rain
June 16 Tuesday Jacksonville Speedway Mike Harrison
June 18 Thursday Spoon River Speedway Rain (2)
June 19 Friday Tri-City Speedway Rain (3)
June 20 Saturday Fairbury Speedway Chad Kinder
June 21 Sunday Quincy Raceways Rain/PPD June 22 (4)
June 22 Monday Quincy Raceways Rain (5)
June 23 Tuesday Peoria Speedway Mike Harrison (2)
June 24 Wednesday Belle-Clair Speedway Mike Harrison (3)
June 25 Thursday Clarksville Speedway Lucas Lee
June 26 Friday Paducah International Raceway Rain (6)
June 27 Saturday Federated I-55 Raceway Rain (7)
June 28 Sunday Lincoln Speedway Rain/PPD July 6
June 29 Monday OFF
June 30 Tuesday I-96 Raceway Rain (8)
July 1 Wednesday Daugherty Speedway Devin Gilpin (2)
July 2 Thursday La Salle Speedway Mike Harrison (4)
July 3 Friday Fayette Co. Speedway Mike Harrison (5)
July 4 Saturday Highland Speedway Mike Harrison (6)
July 5 Sunday Tri-State Speedway Dustin Beck
July 6 Monday Lincoln Speedway Mike Harrison (7)
July 7 Tuesday Vermilion Co. Speedway Rain (9)
July 8 Wednesday Florence Speedway Rain (10)
July 9 Thursday Macon Speedway Rain (11)
July 10 Friday Farmer City Raceway Mike Harrison (8)
July 11 Saturday Oakshade Raceway David Mielke
July 24 Friday Fairbury A.L. Speedway Mike Harrison (9)
July 25 Saturday Fairbury A.L. Speedway Tyler Nicely

The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is brought to fans across the country by many important partners including: Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communications Provider), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel); in addition to these fine Contingency Partners: MSD, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Joe’s Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Penske Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.

FULL RESULTS

Heat 1

1 #D1 Lance Dehm
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:42.028 1 00:14.513
2 #72 Brian Lynn
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:43.154 1 00:14.964 1.126 1.126
4 #99J Jimmy Dehm
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:43.803 4 00:14.828 1.775 0.649
5 #1S Andy Sprague
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:44.202 4 00:14.920 2.174 0.399
6 #2% Nicholas Clubb
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:44.278 9 00:14.940 2.250 0.076
7 #16 Nick Lueth
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:44.702 4 00:15.089 2.674 0.424
8 #18H Austin Hewitt
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:45.411 9 00:15.265 3.383 0.709
9 #4G Joe Gillispie
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 07:46.107 3 00:15.222 4.079 0.696
10 #18 Billy Puckett
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
9 05:38.046 8 00:15.181
11 #4 Jeb Friedman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
7 03:32.946 2 00:14.630
12 #71D Anthony Davis
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
00:00.908 0

Heat 2

1 #111 Curt Spalding
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:36.077 2 00:14.482
2 #1 Patrick Lyon
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:37.223 1 00:14.760 1.146 1.146
3 #3L Jeff Leka
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:37.352 3 00:14.847 1.275 0.129
4 #A9 AJ May
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:37.367 2 00:14.857 1.290 0.015
5 #0 Travis Kohler
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:38.405 2 00:15.092 2.328 1.038
6 #25P Dave Porth
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:38.717 4 00:15.131 2.640 0.312
7 #11 Zane Odewaldt
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:39.795 5 00:15.249 3.718 1.078
8 #21P Michael Mennell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:40.240 3 00:15.263 4.163 0.445
9 #20A Alex Graf
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:40.697 7 00:15.375 4.620 0.457
10 #44 Jeff Winterland
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:44.295 4 00:15.621 8.218 3.598
11 #112 Darren Christansen
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 05:45.171 2 00:15.679 9.094 0.876
12 #47 Collin Thirlby
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
4 02:52.600 2 00:15.617

Heat 3

2 #18 Jeffrey Ledford
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:32.388 2 00:15.014
3 #35 David Stremme
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:32.386 1 00:14.873
4 #24H Mike Harrison
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:33.166 3 00:14.958 0.778 0.780
5 #12 Jeff Curl
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:34.358 1 00:15.020 1.970 1.192
6 #32 Tommy Duncan
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:34.665 4 00:15.104 2.277 0.307
7 #70 Vince Cooper
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:35.136 2 00:15.315 2.748 0.471
8 #83 Nathan Balensiefen
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:36.567 6 00:15.341 4.179 1.431
9 #W1 Mike Watson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:38.928 5 00:15.484 6.540 2.361
10 #46 Dustin Mounce
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:40.334 2 00:15.499 7.946 1.406
11 #61JR Chris Osborne
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 02:44.752 2 00:15.457 12.364 4.418
Jr.
12 #101 Dan Patno
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
2 00:33.271 2 00:15.595

Heat 4

1 #25 Tyler Nicely
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:46.419 7 00:14.901
2 #77 Ray Bollinger
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:46.913 2 00:14.818 0.494 0.494
3 #96M Mike McKinney
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:47.060 9 00:14.766 0.641 0.147
4 #5 Steven Brooks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:48.836 1 00:15.202 2.417 1.776
6 #7L Jay Ledford
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:50.994 4 00:14.890 4.575 2.158
7 #5J Jeremie Johnson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:51.265 6 00:15.397 4.846 0.271
8 #7 Rodney Bowman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:51.392 4 00:15.172 4.973 0.127
9 #3 Alex Clubb
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:53.867 2 00:15.573 7.448 2.475
10 #80 Rich Dawson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
10 03:54.849 4 00:15.270 8.430 0.982
11 #97X Ande Bivins
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
0 56:13.580 56:05.150

B-Main 1

1 #1S Andy Sprague
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:16.703 12 00:14.617
2 #25P Dave Porth
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:17.710 10 00:14.701 1.007 1.007
3 #0 Travis Kohler
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:18.143 12 00:14.581 1.440 0.433
4 #4G Joe Gillispie
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:18.470 10 00:14.360 1.767 0.327
5 #18H Austin Hewitt
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:19.659 12 00:14.544 2.956 1.189
6 #18 Billy Puckett
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:20.680 12 00:14.744 3.977 1.021
7 #2% Nicholas Clubb
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:21.378 12 00:14.641 4.675 0.698
8 #47 Collin Thirlby
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:22.279 12 00:14.589 5.576 0.901
9 #20A Alex Graf
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:24.677 12 00:14.823 7.974 2.398
10 #112 Darren Christansen
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 18:25.726 12 00:14.975 9.023 1.049
11 #44 Jeff Winterland
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
6 06:32.639 3 00:16.129
12 #16 Nick Lueth
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
5 02:53.431 1 00:15.477
13 #11 Zane Odewaldt
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
5 02:54.154 5 00:15.452 0.723
14 #21P Michael Mennell
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
1 00:20.763 1 00:19.717
15 #4 Jeb Friedman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
0 41:43.296 59:39.236
16 #71D Anthony Davis
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
0 41:43.296 0.000

B-Main 2

1 #12 Jeff Curl
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:33.331 6 00:14.117
2 #32 Tommy Duncan
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:34.178 7 00:14.344 0.847 0.847
3 #5J Jeremie Johnson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:34.487 8 00:14.312 1.156 0.309
4 #7L Jay Ledford
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:34.959 3 00:14.211 1.628 0.472
5 #70 Vince Cooper
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:36.112 12 00:14.502 2.781 1.153
6 #83 Nathan Balensiefen
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:36.198 6 00:14.521 2.867 0.086
8 #80 Rich Dawson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:37.529 10 00:14.614 4.198 1.331
9 #3 Alex Clubb
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:38.725 11 00:14.700 5.394 1.196
10 #W1 Mike Watson
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:39.955 11 00:14.818 6.624 1.230
11 #46 Dustin Mounce
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:40.745 12 00:14.883 7.414 0.790
12 #97X Ande Bivins
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
12 07:43.948 9 00:15.138 10.617 3.203
13 #101 Dan Patno
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
6 04:52.433 5 00:15.169
14 #7 Rodney Bowman
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
6 04:54.479 3 00:14.631 2.046
15 #61JR Chris Osborne
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
0 52:26.668 55:05.520

Feature

1 #25 Tyler Nicely
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 16:57.878 3 00:15.736
2 #35 David Stremme
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:03.203 1 00:15.951 5.325 5.325
3 #72 Brian Lynn
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:05.403 27 00:16.159 7.525 2.200
4 #111 Curt Spalding
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:05.431 11 00:16.179 7.553 0.028
5 #12 Jeff Curl
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:05.563 10 00:15.996 7.685 0.132
6 #3L Jeff Leka
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:05.925 1 00:16.069 8.047 0.362
7 #77 Ray Bollinger
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:07.249 1 00:16.089 9.371 1.324
9 #5 Steven Brooks
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:08.290 11 00:16.185 10.412 1.041
10 #96M Mike McKinney
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:10.115 10 00:16.110 12.237 1.825
11 #1S Andy Sprague
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:10.685 10 00:16.277 12.807 0.570
12 #D1 Lance Dehm
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:11.865 2 00:16.128 13.987 1.180
13 #47 Collin Thirlby
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
30 17:12.474 10 00:16.272 14.596 0.609
14 #7L Jay Ledford
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
29 16:58.871 10 00:16.371 0.993
15 #18 Jeffrey Ledford
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
29 16:59.738 8 00:16.305 1.860 0.867
16 #1 Patrick Lyon
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
29 17:00.252 1 00:16.309 2.374 0.514
17 #A9 AJ May
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
29 17:00.621 1 00:16.433 2.743 0.369
19 #25P Dave Porth
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
18 14:01.060 11 00:16.294
20 #0 Travis Kohler
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
13 12:34.030 9 00:16.297
21 #32 Tommy Duncan
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
9 11:25.047 1 00:16.451
22 #83 Nathan Balensiefen
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:02.599 3 00:16.539
23 #24H Mike Harrison
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:14.425 7 00:16.236 11.826
24 #99J Jimmy Dehm
Laps Total Time Best Lap Best Time Diff Gap
8 02:14.442 2 00:16.273 0.017
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