Dehm Outdistances Field for Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Win

Lance Dehm - Drew England Photo
Lance Dehm – Drew England Photo

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Fairbury, Ill. – June 23, 2012 – Lance Dehm of Chatsworth, Ill., bested 31 DIRTcar UMP Modifieds in the 30-lap, $1,200-to-win main event Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway.

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Dehm, who was runner-up in last year’s rescheduled event, started second and got the jump polesitter Dave Porth of Gardner, Ill., and held off a charging Gary Cook Jr., of Deer Creek, Ill., en route to the win. Cook Jr. settled for second after battling from his tenth-place starting spot. Fellow Illinois driver T.D. Burger followed Cook Jr. through the field working his way from eleventh to third in the final rundown. Indian duo Jake Ruefer of Roanoke and John Demoss of Bloomington rounded out the top five.

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The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action Sunday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich., where Jacob Poel of Sprint Lake, Mich., drove to the race win in 2011.

Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Fairbury American Legion Speedway; Fairbury, Ill.; June 23, 2012 A-Main (30-laps): 1. Lance Dehm($1,200), 2. Gary Cook Jr, 3. T.D Burger, 4. Jake Ruefer, 5. John DeMoss, 6. Gabe Menser, 7. Jim Farris, 8. Denny Schwartz, 9. Levi Kissinger, 10. Brad Crosby, 11. Matt Bachman, 12. Phil Line, 13. Justin Delong, 14. Jeb Friedman, 15. Jeff Leka, 16. Aaron Draege, 17. Jay Ledford, 18. Steven Brooks, 19. Mike Harrison, 20. Dave Porth, 21. Jeff Curl.

2012 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule

Date

Track

Location

Winner (Cars)

13-Jun

Brownstown Speedway

Brownstown, IN

Devin Gilpin (39)

14-Jun

Kankakee County Speedway

Kankakee, IL

Jeff Curl (27)

15-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Ryan Gustin (41)

16-Jun

Cedar Lake Speedway

Somerset, WI

Rodney Sanders (41)

17-Jun

Wilmot Raceway

Wilmot, WI

Lance Arneson (52)

19-Jun

Spoon River Speedway

Canton, IL

David Wietholder (35)

20-Jun

Highland Speedway

Highland, IL

Mike Harrison (26)

21-Jun

Fayette Co. Speedway

Brownstown, IL

Larry Anderson (35)

22-Jun

Tri City Speedway

Pontoon Beach, IL

Brent Mullins (41)

23-Jun

Fairbury Speedway

Fairbury, IL

Lance Dehm (31)

24-Jun

I-96 Speedway

Lake Odessa, MI

26-Jun

Lincoln Park Speedway

Putnamville, IN

27-Jun

Belle Clair Speedway

Belleville, IL

28-Jun

Clay Hill Motorsports Park

Atwood, TN

29-Jun

Paducah Int. Raceway

Paducah, KY

30-Jun

Federated Auto Parts I-55

Pevely, MO

1-Jul

Lincoln Speedway

Lincoln, IL

2-Jul

Peoria Speedway

Peoria, IL

3-Jul

Jacksonville Speedway

Jacksonville, IL

4-Jul

Lasalle Speedway

Lasalle, IL

5-Jul

Macon Speedway

Macon, IL

6-Jul

Quincy Raceways

Quincy, IL

7-Jul

Clarksville Speedway

Clarksville, TN

8-Jul

Tri State Speedway

Haubstadt, IN

10-Jul

Florence Speedway

Union, KY

11-Jul

Brushcreek Motorsports

Pebbles, OH

12-Jul

Terre Haute Action Track

Terre Haute, IN

13-Jul

Attica Raceway Park

Attica, OH

14-Jul

Oakshade Raceway

Wauseon, OH

The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Company), Hoosier Racing Tires (Official Racing Tires), Racing Electronics (Official Communications), Vicci (Official Uniform), VP Racing Fuel (Official Racing Fuel); in addition to contingency sponsors: Auto Meter, Bell Helmets, Beyea Headers, Bilstein Shocks, Chevy Performance Parts, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts, Dominator Race Products, Eibach Springs, Fast Shafts, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Impact Race Products, Intercomp, KSE Racing Products, Landrum Springs, MSD Ignitions, QA1 Motorsports, Quartermaster, Schoenfeld Headers, UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio), and XS Power Racing Batteries.