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Jacob Poel Wins Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial at FALS

American Modified SeriesFairbury, IL- May 23, 2014- The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series presented its second event of the 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Trifecta on Saturday evening at Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, IL with the inaugural running of the Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial and Jacob Poel of Spring Lake, MI would take the checkered flag on Saturday evening to score the $2,064 payday in the 30 lap contest aboard the Lakeshore Custom Service/Gilboe’s Lock and Safe/A&A Manufacturing sponsored #82 Rocket Chassis powered by a Rhyne Race Engine.

The victory was worth $2,064 for Poel and would be his second straight series win after winning the weekend’s opening event at Farmer City Raceway the evening before in what was the series 45th event and second ever visit to Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway.

Jay Ledford would take the race lead at the start of the 30 lap main event, with Matt Mevert, Jacob Poel, and Lance Dehm giving chase. The action would heat up on lap 7 as the trio of Ledford, Mevert, and Dehm would battle three-wide for the lead, with Dehm coming out on top for the lead on lap 8. Dehm would be challenged repeatedly until Mevert would take the race lead on lap 16. Mevert would hold the top spot and look poised for the win until Poel made a late move and would take the race lead on lap 28 and hold on to claim the victory. Mevert would take runner-up honors in the event, while Ledford would finish in the third position. Steven Brooks would race his way into the top five and come home in the fourth position, while hard charger Jeff Leka would start 16th, but would finish in the fifth position.

The remainder of the top ten at the completion of Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway’s Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial A-Main would be Lance Dehm, 17th starting Mike McKinney, Jeb Friedman, 18th starting Jim Farris, Sr., and Cory Schwengel. The 30 lap, $2,064 event would be slowed by three caution periods.

In preliminary action, Jay Ledford would be the Quick Car Racing Product top qualifier among 37 entries at 13.993 seconds. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Matt Mevert, while Jacob Poel scored the win in Wiles Driveshafts heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Jay Ledford, with Lance Dehm winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. Mike McKinney and Jim Farris, Sr. would be the winner of the Stealth Racewear B-Mains, while series provisional starting positions went to Rick Weekly and Jimmy Dehm.

The next events for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series is tonight May 25 at Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, IN for the inaugural Kim Richardson Memorial. The event will be 40 laps and pay $4,000 to win and $225 to start, plus there will also be a special non-qualifiers event that will pay $750 to win and $100 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 shane@mugavin.com 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 #7: Fairbury’s American Legion Speedway-Fairbury, Illinois-May 24, 2014

Quick Car Racing Products Overall Top Qualifier- Jay Ledford 13.993
Summit Racing Equipment Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Matt Mevert, Steven Brooks, Brandon McDowell, Jeff Curl, Vince Cooper, Daniel Rork, David McWilliams, Jared Cagley, Everett Bradham
Wiles Driveshafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Jacob Poel, Cullen Breeden, Nate Zimmer, Nick Wallrich, Mike McKinney, Andrew Funk, Chad Combs, Kasey Schrock, Ralph Schneider
Hypercoils Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Jay Ledford, Jeb Friedman, Victor Lee, Schwengel, Jimmy Dehm, Dave Crawley, Jim Farris, Sr., Dave Porth, Rick Weekly, Josh Ferguson
Frankland Racing Equipment Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Lance Dehm, Chad Kinder, T.D. Burger, Jeff Leka, Danny Schwartz, Kevin Hastings, Tommy Duncan, Jeffrey Ledford, Roy Bruce, Jr.
Stealth Racewear B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Mike McKinney, David McWilliams, Daniel Rork, Andrew Funk, Everett Bradham, Kasey Schrock, Chad Combs, Vince Cooper, Ralph Schneider (DNS- Jared Cagley)
Stealth Racewear B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Jim Farris, Sr., Dave Porth, Jimmy Dehm, Danny Schwartz, Dave Crawley, Kevin Hastings, Rick Weekly, Tommy Duncan (DNS- Josh Ferguson, Jeffrey Ledford, Roy Bruce, Jr.)
Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial A-Main- Jacob Poel, Matt Mevert, Jay Ledford, Steven Brooks, Jeff Leka, Lance Dehm, Mike McKinney, Jeb Friedman, Jim Farris, Sr. Cory Schwengel, Jimmy Dehm, Dave Porth, Jeff Curl, Victor Lee, Brandon McDowell, Cullen Breeden, David McWilliams, Nick Wallrich, T.D. Burger, Chad Kinder, Rick Weekly, Nate Zimmer

Race Statistics
*Entries- 37
*Race Leaders- 4 (Jay Ledford 1-7, Lance Dehm 8-15, Matt Mevert 16-27, Jacob Poel 28-30)
*Cautions- 3 (lap 4, lap 17, lap 24)
*Red Flags- None
*Series Provisional Starters- Rick Weekly, Jimmy Dehm (time)
*Track Provisional Starters- None
*Time of Race- N/A
*Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash)- Jay Ledford 13.993
*All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 certificate)- Jeff Leka (started 16th- finished 5th: advanced 11 positions) *Crane Cams Ignition Systems Live Wire Award ($250 certificate for the highest finisher using a Crane Cams Ignition system)- Brandon McDowell *Maxima Racing Oil Tough Fifth Place Finisher ($50 certificate)- Jeff Leka *Wilwood Lucky Seven Award ($50 certificate)- Mike McKinney
*Summit Racing Equipment Heat One Winner ($50 certificate)- Matt Mevert
*Wiles Driveshafts Heat Two Winner ($75 certificate)- Jacob Poel *Hypercoil Springs Heat Three Winner (certificate for one spring)- Jay Ledford *Frankland Racing Equipment Heat Four Winner ($75 certificate)- Lance Dehm *Stealth Racewear B-Main Almost Award ($100 certificate to first non-transfer from B-Main #1)- Daniel Rork *Tennessee RV Sales and Service Children’s Bicycle Giveaway Winner- Meghan Wharry (age 5)

2014 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings
1. Roy Bruce, Jr. (Bloomington, IN)- 1,130
2. David McWilliams (Bethel, OH)- 1,025
3. Rick Weekly (Buffalo, IL)- 1,000
Jeff Curl (Forrest, IL)- 1,000
5. Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 995
6. Devin Gilpin (Columbus, IN)- 810
7. Ricky Tinch (Deer Lodge, TN)- 775
8. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)- 765
9. Brandon Green (Walton, KY)- 705
10. Ryan Thomas (Gosport, IN)- 660

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: Devin Gilpin-Columbus, IN May 23 (Friday)- Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, IL)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Jacob Poel-Spring Lake, MI May 24 (Saturday)- Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, IL)- 30 laps/$2,064 to win/$200 to start- 1st Annual Gary Cook, Jr. Memorial: Jacob Poel-Spring Lake, MI May 25 (Sunday)- Vermillion County Speedway (Danville, IL)- 40 laps/$4,000 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)

(Media Relations: Michael Despain-mgdespain@windstream.net, @MichaelDespain-Twitter, Michael Despain- Facebook)

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