Bloomington, IN-April 25, 2014- The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series made its only appearance of the 2014 season at Bloomington Speedway in Bloomington, IN on Friday evening for the 1st Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial event and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, IN would become the first repeat winner with the series in 2014 by taking the victory in the 30 lap main event aboard the Don Fleetwood owned DASCO Race Supply/A-1 Pallet/Bane Logging/Brown Oil Service/Blondie’s Pizzeria and Pub/TomCat Performance/Bilstein/Landrum Springs/FAST Shafts/Slicker Graphics/All Star Performance/BSB Manufacturing sponsored #1G Impressive Race Car sporting power from a Mike Shell Race Engine.
The victory was worth $2,000 and would be Gilpin’s fourth career series victory and his second win with the tour in 2014. The event was the fourth of the season for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series and there have been three different winners so far this season.
Ryan Thomas would take the lead at the start of the event, with Gilpin nipping at his heels, followed by a battle for third between Roy Bruce, Jr. and Kent Robinson, with Brandon Green riding fifth. Gilpin would turn the wick up in the battle with Thomas for the lead at lap 6, with Bruce, Jr. and Robinson continued to battle for third. As Gilpin closed in on Thomas for a possible pass, the first of three cautions waved on lap 8 as Jason Clark would spin in turn two. The double-file restart would see Gilpin take the lead away from Thomas off of turn two, while Bruce, Jr. began pressuring Thomas for second, with the duo trading the spot three times on laps 12 and 13 before the caution would wave for a spin by Sam Wray in turn four slowed the action. The restart would see Gilpin get a great drive off the bottom of turn two and put some distance between himself and now second place Bruce, Jr., while Green would change his line to the top groove and start mowing down the competition, rolling to third by lap 17 when the final caution of the event flew for another spin by Jason Clark. The restart would see Gilpin again get away from the pack, while Thomas would squeeze past Bruce, Jr. and Thomas and Green would settle into a great battle for second. The final six laps would see Gilpin pull away from the field and see chief starter Rusty Nunn’s double-checkered flag first, with Thomas winning the battle for the runner-up position over Green. Bruce, Jr. and Robinson completed the top five.
The remainder of the top ten in the finishing order at Bloomington Speedway’s 1st Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial were Josh Harris, Victor Lee, Jeff Curl, Brad Barrow, and Chad Combs. The $2,000 to win event would be slowed by three caution periods.
In preliminary action, Josh Harris would be the Quick Car Racing Product top qualifier among 31 entries at 12.871 seconds. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Ryan Thomas, while Roy Bruce, Jr. scored the win in Wiles Driveshafts heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Devin Gilpin, with Kent Robinson winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. Clayton Perry would be the winner of the Stealth Racewear B-Main, while series provisional starting positions went to Ricky Tinch and Justin Coulter.
Bloomington Speedway and the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their contributions in making this event possible: Automotive Recycling, A.J. Bowlen, Bob Poynter GM, Extreme Performance, Boknecht Trucking, Bland’s Wrecker Service, and Indiana Stone Works.
The next event for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series is set for tomorrow evening April 26 at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, IN. The event will be 30 laps in distance and pay $1,500 to win and $200 to start.
The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series presents UMP DirtCar Modified sanctioned dirt track entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the series social media outlets at www.americanmodifiedseries.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/American-Modified-Series, and on Twitter @AmericanModSeri.
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Race Summary-2014 Event #4: Bloomington Speedway-Bloomington, Indiana-April 25, 2014
Quick Car Racing Products Overall Top Qualifier- Josh Harris 12.871
Summit Racing Equipment Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Ryan Thomas, Brandon Green, Kenny Carmichael, Sr., Brian Shaw, Randy Tarter, David McWilliams, Rick Weekly, Tyler Loughmiller
Wiles Driveshafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Roy Bruce, Jr., Brad Barrow, Chad Combs, Kenny Carmichael, Jr., Justin Coulter, Bryson Clark, Ricky Tinch
Hypercoils Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Devin Gilpin, Josh Harris, Jeff Curl, Sam Wray, Clayton Perry, Josh Stewart, Jason Clark, Dustin Foster
Frankland Racing Equipment Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Kent Robinson, Victor Lee, Elliott Despain, Jake Humphrey, Jeff Deckard, Blake Davis, Troy Clark, Eli Johnson Stealth Racewear B-Main (top 4 transfer)- Clayton Perry, David McWilliams, Jason Clark, Rick Weekly, Bryson Clark, Josh Stevens, Dustin Foster, Ricky Tinch, Jeff Deckard, Blake Davis, Eli Johnson, Justin Coulter, Tyler Loughmiller, Troy Clark 1st Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial A-Main- Devin Gilpin, Ryan Thomas, Brandon Green, Roy Bruce, Jr., Kent Robinson, Josh Harris, Victor Lee, Jeff Curl, Brad Barrow, Chad Combs, David McWilliams, Kenny Carmichael, Jr., Brian Shaw, Jake Humphrey, Rick Weekly, Kenny Carmichael, Sr., Elliott Despain, Jason Clark, Ricky Tinch, Sam Wray, Clayton Perry, Justin Coulter
*Race Leaders- 2 (Ryan Thomas 1-7, Devin Gilpin 8-30)
*Cautions- 3 (Lap 8, 13, 17)
*Red Flags- None
*Series Provisional Starters- Ricky Tinch, Justin Coulter
*Track Provisional Starters- None
*Time of Race- 16 minutes, 22 seconds
*Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash)- Josh Harris
*All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 certificate)- David McWilliams (started 18th-finished 11th: advanced 7 positions) *Crane Cams Ignition Systems Live Wire Award ($250 certificate for the highest finisher using a Crane Cams Ignition system)- Brian Shaw *Maxima Racing Oil Tough Fifth Place Finisher ($50 certificate)- Kent Robinson *Wilwood Lucky Seven Award ($50 certificate)- Victor Lee
*Summit Racing Equipment Heat One Winner ($50 certificate)- Ryan Thomas
*Wiles Driveshafts Heat Two Winner ($75 certificate)- Roy Bruce, Jr.
*Hypercoil Springs Heat Three Winner (certificate for one spring)- Devin Gilpin *Frankland Racing Equipment Heat Four Winner ($75 certificate)- Kent Robinson *Stealth Racewear B-Main Almost Award ($100 certificate to first non-transfer from B-Main #1)- Bryson Clark *Tennessee RV Sales and Service Children’s Bicycle Giveaway Winner- Sienna Fritch (Age 4)
2014 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings
1. Roy Bruce, Jr. (Bloomington, IN)- 765
2. Ricky Tinch (Deer Lodge, TN)- 640
3. Brandon Green (Walton, KY)- 580
4. Devin Gilpin (Columbus, IN)- 560
5. Rick Weekly (Buffalo, IL)- 545
6. David McWilliams (Bethel, OH)- 500
Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 500
8. Ryan Thomas (Gosport, IN)- 450
9. Lucas Lee (Paris, TN)- 435
10. Jeff Curl (Forrest, IL)- 410
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 Racing Schedule March 15 (Saturday)- Clarksville Speedway (Clarksville, TN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- 10th Annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic: Lucas Lee-Paris, TN April 5 (Saturday)- Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, TN)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 2nd Annual Spring Nationals: Kyle Strickler-Mooresville, NC April 11 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Devin Gilpin- Columbus, IN April 25 (Friday)- Bloomington Speedway (Bloomington, IN)- 30 laps/$2,000 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual J.B. Robinson Memorial: Devin Gilpin- Columbus, IN April 26 (Saturday)- Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, IN)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start May 23 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start May 24 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 30 laps/$2,064 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial May 25 (Sunday)- Vermillion County Speedway (Danville, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start- 1st Annual Kim Henderson Memorial June 20 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start June 21 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start July 12 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start July 26 (Saturday)- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start- 2nd Annual Hope for Harlie Benefit Race August 29 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 35 laps/$3,000 to win/$225 to start August 30 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 2nd Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals August 31 (Sunday)- Spoon River Speedway (Canton, IL)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- Modified Fall Nationals September 13 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start September 27 (Saturday)- Cedar Ridge Speedway (Morgantown, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start October 25 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start- 5th Annual Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Championship
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 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 at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events *Crane Cams Ignition Systems- (www.cranecams.com) “Official Ignition System” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series *KBC Graphics- (www.kbcgraphix.com) “Official Graphics Company” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series (www.kbcgraphix.com) *Maxima Racing Oil- (www.maximausa.com) “Official Oil” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series and Tough Fifth Place Finish Sponsor *Quick Car Racing Products- (www.quickcar.net) “$100 Fast Qualifier Award” at all Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series events *Something Inked- (www.somethinginked.com) “Official Merchandise Vendor” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series *VP Racing Fuels (www.vpracingfuels.com)- “Official Race Fuel” of the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series 2014 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) *Bob Pierce Race Cars (www.bobpierceracecars.com) *Bob Poynter GM (www.bobpoynter.com) *Boknecht Trucking *Dale Meers Race Engines *DASCO Racing Supply *Dyers Top Rods (www.dyersrods.com) *Fox Shocks (www.ridefox.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) *Lightning Chassis (www.lightningchassis.com) *Maximum Energy Development *Mullins Race Engines (www.mullinsraceengines.com) *PRO Shocks (www.proshocks.com) *RACEceiver (www.raceceiver.com) *Stealth Racewear (www.stealthracesuits.com)- “Sponsor of B-Mains”
*Tennessee RV Sales and Services (www.tennesseerv.com)- “Bicycle Sponsor for children’s bicycle giveaway at each event”
*UMP Dirt Car (www.umpracing.com)
*Wick Oil Company (www.wickoil.com)
*Wiles Driveshafts (www.wilesdriveshafts.com)- “Sponsor of Heat Race #2”
*Williams Precision Engines (www.wpespeedshop.com)
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