The victory was worth $5,000 for Young and would be his fourth career series victory. The win by the 2012 series champion also made the second-generation racer the sixth different winner with the tour through the first ten events of the 2014 season.
After a multi-car incident at the initial start of the race, Trent Young would take the race lead and only be slowed early on by a lap 7 caution for a slowed David McWilliams in turn two. The restart would see Young again pull away from the field and start working slower traffic on lap 14, while Tyler Nicely and Jacob Poel would battle for the runner-up position. As Young was to begin lapping a larger group of slower traffic, sixth place running Devin Gilpin would slow in turn one with a flat right rear tire to draw a caution flag. The restart would see business pick up at the point as the lead trio of Young, Nicely, and Poel would get three wide exiting turn four to complete lap 23, with the pair of Nicely and Poel making contact down the frontchute, resulting in Nicely’s mount rolling to a stop in turn two with damage and done for the night. The rest of the race would see Young never challenged on his way to leading all 40 laps of the race, with seventh starting Poel driving home in the runner-up position. Jeff Curl would start 17th, but would nip Matt Cooper at the checkered flag to take the third position to earn the hard charger of the race award, while Josh Harris would complete the top five.
The remainder of the top ten at the completion of the Western Kentucky Speedway A-Main would be 13th starting Brian Shaw, Zach Fair, 14th starting Dustin Beck, polesitter Darin Obenchain, and Dave Beck. The 40 lap, $5,000 to win event would be slowed by four caution periods.
In preliminary action, Darin Obenchain would be the Quick Car Racing Product top qualifier among a field of 33 entries at 17.017 seconds to establish a new track record. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Obenchain, while Zach Fair scored the win in Wiles Driveshafts heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Trent Young, with Matt Cooper winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. Jeff Curl and Roy Bruce, Jr. would win the Stealth Racewear B-Mains, while series provisional starting positions went to Ricky Tinch and Tyler Weiss.
The next event for the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series will be on Saturday July 26 at Cedar Ridge Speedway in Morgantown, KY. The race will be the 2nd Annual Hope for Harlie Benefit event and will be 30 laps in distance and pay $1,500 to win and $200 to start.
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Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Race Summary-2014 Event #10: Western Kentucky Speedway –Nebo, Kentucky-July 12, 2014
Quick Car Racing Products Overall Top Qualifier- Darin Obenchain 17.017 (New Track Record)
Summit Racing Equipment Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Darin Obenchain, Dave Beck, Josh Harris, Brian Shaw, Jeff Curl, Brian Markham, Eddie Hallum, Alan Giffin (DNS-Donovan Lodge)
Wiles Driveshafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Zach Fair, Jacob Poel, Randle Sweeney, Jessie Baize, Matt Markham, Tyler Weiss, Shawn Cates, Jared Spalding
Hypercoils Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Trent Young, Tyler Nicely, Steven Schnapf, Dustin Beck, Roy Bruce, Jr., Jeff Parks, Grant Hagan, Chad Landrum
Frankland Racing Equipment Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Matt Cooper, Devin Gilpin, David McWilliams, Shon Flanary, Ricky Tinch, Shawn Simpson, Michael Flener, Matt Mevert
Stealth Racewear B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Jeff Curl, Donovan Lodge, Matt Markham, Jared Spalding, Brian Markham, Tyler Weiss, Alan Giffin, Eddie Hallum (DNS- Shawn Cates)
Stealth Racewear B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Roy Bruce, Jr., Grant Hagan, Shawn Simpson, Chad Landrum, Michael Flener, Ricky Tinch (DNS- Jeff Parks, Matt Mevert)
Western Kentucky Speedway A-Main- Trent Young, Jacob Poel, Jeff Curl, Matt Cooper, Josh Harris, Brian Shaw, Zach Fair, Dustin Beck, Darin Obenchain, Dave Beck, David McWilliams, Grant Hagan, Roy Bruce, Jr., Steven Schnapf, Ricky Tinch, Tyler Nicely, Devin Gilpin, Jessie Baize, Donovan Lodge, Shon Flanary, Tyler Weiss, Randle Sweeney
*Race Leaders- 1 (Trent Young 1-40)
*Cautions- 4 (lap 0, 7, 23, 24)
*Red Flags- None
*Series Provisional Starters- Ricky Tinch, Tyler Weiss
*Track Provisional Starters- None
*Time of Race- 29 minutes, 34 seconds.
*Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash)- Darin Obenchain 17.017
*All Star Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 certificate)- Jeff Curl (started 17th- finished 3rd: advanced 14 positions) *Crane Cams Ignition Systems Live Wire Award ($250 certificate for the highest finisher using a Crane Cams Ignition system)- Trent Young
*Maxima Racing Oil Tough Fifth Place Finisher ($50 certificate)- Josh Harris
*Wilwood Lucky Seven Award ($50 certificate)- Zach Fair
*Summit Racing Equipment Heat One Winner ($50 certificate)- Darin Obenchain
*Wiles Driveshafts Heat Two Winner ($75 certificate)- Zach Fair *Hypercoil Springs Heat Three Winner (certificate for one spring)- Trent Young *Frankland Racing Equipment Heat Four Winner ($75 certificate)- Matt Cooper
*Stealth Racewear B-Main Almost Award ($100 certificate to first non-transfer from B-Main #1)- Matt Markham
*Tennessee RV Sales and Service Children’s Bicycle Giveaway Winner- George Main (age 6)
2014 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Current Top Ten Point Standings
1. Jeff Curl (Forrest, IL)- 1,555
2. David McWilliams (Bethel, OH)- 1,485
3. Roy Bruce, Jr. (Bloomington, IN)- 1,465
4. Victor Lee (Danville, KY)- 1,390
5. Devin Gilpin (Columbus, IN)- 1,255
6. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)- 1,140
7. Rick Weekly (Buffalo, IL)- 1,100
8. Brandon Green (Walton, KY)- 955
9. Jacob Poel (Spring Lake, MI)- 940
10. Ricky Tinch (Deer Lodge, TN)- 930
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: Devin Gilpin-Columbus, IN June 20 (Friday)- Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, OH)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: RAINOUT June 21 (Saturday)- Florence Speedway (Union, KY)- 30 laps/$1,500 to win/$200 to start: Brandon Green- Walton, KY July 12 (Saturday)- Western Kentucky Speedway (Nebo, KY)- 40 laps/$5,000 to win/$250 to start: Trent Young-Hopkinsville, KY 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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