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Nick Hoffman takes American Modified Series win at Farmer City Raceway!

Nick Hoffman – Josh James photo

He let one get away from him back in July, and there was no way Nick Hoffman was about to let it happen again Friday night at Farmer City Raceway.

 

Starting on the pole, Hoffman put a big hurt on the field, leading all 30 laps en route to becoming the fifth different Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series winner in five contested races this season, besting the nine-time Farmer City winner Mike McKinney and seven-time DIRTcar UMP Modified National points champion Mike Harrison.

 

Hoffman’s good friend and Elite Chassis customer Mike McKinney beat him in a terrific DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature event at Farmer City almost two months ago with a late-race pass for the win. Needless to say, Hoffman made certain that did not happen again this time around.

 

Hoffman jumped out to the lead early and made light work of any lapped traffic he encountered.

 

“I was able to maneuver really well and pick and choose my lines,” Hoffman said. “When I did have to come off the bottom and go through the middle, I felt I carried plenty of speed where nobody could get below me if they were on me.”

 

After a quick caution just under halfway, Hoffman again started pulling away from the field, but McKinney had just taken second and rode less than two seconds back. As they entered slower traffic once again, Hoffman sliced through rapidly, but McKinney began to get held up slightly, allowing for Harrison, Allen Weisser and Will Krup to catch him as they entered the home stretch.

 

In the end, Hoffman remained unchallenged as he cruised to the $2,500 victory while McKinney was able to hang on in traffic for second. Harrison made a terrific effort on the top side to claim third, and Krup nipped Weisser at the stripe to get fourth.

 

With the guy who’s won nine times at Farmer City in his non-existent rearview mirror, Hoffman held strong out front, knowing the #96 was behind and could strike at any moment if he wasn’t careful.

 

“There were a couple of times where [signal sticks] showed me that Mike [McKinney] was getting closer, so I stepped my game up and rolled a little bit faster,” Hoffman said.

 

Heading into the FALS Super Nationals Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway, Hoffman knows it’s going to take another performance like Friday’s for him to beat McKinney and gain those ever-so-important UMP National points before the season wraps-up in the coming weeks.

 

“[McKinney’s] won nine races here, so he’s the king of this place right now. And Fairbury too, he’ll be really tough, probably the toughest guy to beat,” Hoffman said.

 

UP NEXT

 

The American Modified Series action continues Saturday night at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, IL, for the $10,000-to-win FALS Super Nationals. Follow DIRTcar Racing on social media for live updates throughout the event.

UMP MODIFIEDS A FEATURE 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 1 7 Nick Hoffman Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC
2 4 96M Mike McKinney Mike McKinney Plainfield, IL 2
3 3 24H Mike Harrison Mike Harrison Highland, IL
4 5 K19 Will Krup Will Krup Mt. Carmel, IL 1
5 2 25W Allen Weisser Allen Weisser Peoria, IL -3
6 11 77 Ray Bollinger Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL 5
7 13 5CS Curt Spalding Curt Spalding Watervilet, MI 6
8 7 3L Jeff Leka Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL -1
9 21 25 Tyler Nicely Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY 12
10 18 32 Bobby Pierce Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 8
11 9 4 Victor Lee Victor Lee Danville, KY -2
12 16 45 Kyle Hammer Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL 4
13 20 28 Michael Bolyard Michael Bolyard St. Peter, IL 7
14 10 35S David Stremme David Stremme Mooresville, NC -4
15 8 99W Chris Arnold Chris Arnold Dillsburg, PA -7
16 12 16C John Clippinger John Clippinger Evansville, IN -4
17 15 1KS Keith Smith Keith Smith -2
18 14 242 Brandon Bollinger Brandon Bollinger Kewanee, IL -4
19 19 59R Jacob Rexing Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL
20 22 81C Chris Cole Chris Cole Evansville, IN 2
21 6 21D Danny Schwartz Danny Schwartz Ashmore, IL -15
22 17 43A Larry Anderson Larry Anderson Clay City, IL -5
23 23 21 Troy Dodson Troy Dodson Hammond, IL
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSB FEATURE 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 43A Larry Anderson Larry Anderson Clay City, IL 1
2 3 59R Jacob Rexing Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL 1
Top 2 transfer
3 11 8 Jimmy Lennex Jimmy Lennex MAYSVILLE, KY 8
4 8 R0 Rory Overmyer Sr Rory Overmyer Sr Champaign, IL 4
5 13 25 Tyler Nicely Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY 8
6 7 88 Daniel Flessner Daniel Flessner Roberts, IL 1
7 4 81C Chris Cole Chris Cole Evansville, IN -3
8 1 63 Dustin King Dustin King Charleston, IL -7
9 6 35 Ethan Weber Ethan Weber Fairbury, IL -3
10 10 10 Jason Highley Jason Highley Terre Haute, IN
11 5 83 Kasey Schrock Kasey Schrock Ashmore, IL -6
DNS 9 29 Jason Turner Jason Turner Tilton, IL
DNS 12 01 Don Kiger Don Kiger Tilton, IL
DNS 14 12 Wyatt Harms Wyatt Harms Fairbury, IL
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSB FEATURE 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 13 32 Bobby Pierce Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 12
2 2 28 Michael Bolyard Michael Bolyard St. Peter, IL
Top 2 transfer
3 12 71D Ron Davies Ron Davies Warren, PA 9
4 10 7L Mark Lamont Mark Lamont Crossville, IL 6
5 3 5S Alan Stipp Alan Stipp Forrest, IL -2
6 4 18 Ryan Sutter Ryan Sutter Rock Port, MO -2
7 9 21 Troy Dodson Troy Dodson Hammond, IL 2
8 6 43 Jason Johnson , Jason Johnson , Alvin, IL -2
9 11 T9 Ryan Thomas Ryan Thomas Fair Grove, MO 2
10 8 34T Tanner Reed Tanner Reed Paris, IL -2
11 1 1S Brian Shaw Brian Shaw Robinson, IL -10
12 5 81 Mark Cole Mark Cole Evansville, IN -7
DNS 7 1D Dean Hoffman Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
DNS 14 21A Nick Allen Nick Allen Wheatfield, IN
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSHEAT 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 1 7 Nick Hoffman Nick Hoffman Mooresville, NC
2 2 K19 Will Krup Will Krup Mt. Carmel, IL
3 4 4 Victor Lee Victor Lee Danville, KY 1
4 10 5CS Curt Spalding Curt Spalding Watervilet, MI 6
Top 4 transfer
5 3 63 Dustin King Dustin King Charleston, IL -2
6 5 59R Jacob Rexing Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL -1
7 7 83 Kasey Schrock Kasey Schrock Ashmore, IL
8 9 88 Daniel Flessner Daniel Flessner Roberts, IL 1
9 11 29 Jason Turner Jason Turner Tilton, IL 2
10 DNF 6 8 Jimmy Lennex Jimmy Lennex MAYSVILLE, KY -4
11 DNF 8 25 Tyler Nicely Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY -3
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSHEAT 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 1 25W Allen Weisser Allen Weisser Peoria, IL
2 2 21D Danny Schwartz Danny Schwartz Ashmore, IL
3 3 35S David Stremme David Stremme Mooresville, NC
4 5 242 Brandon Bollinger Brandon Bollinger Kewanee, IL 1
Top 4 transfer
5 7 43A Larry Anderson Larry Anderson Clay City, IL 2
6 4 81C Chris Cole Chris Cole Evansville, IN -2
7 6 35 Ethan Weber Ethan Weber Fairbury, IL -1
8 9 R0 Rory Overmyer Sr Rory Overmyer Sr Champaign, IL 1
9 10 10 Jason Highley Jason Highley Terre Haute, IN 1
10 8 01 Don Kiger Don Kiger Tilton, IL -2
DNS 11 12 Wyatt Harms Wyatt Harms Fairbury, IL
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSHEAT 3

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 1 96M Mike McKinney Mike McKinney Plainfield, IL
2 4 3L Jeff Leka Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL 2
3 5 77 Ray Bollinger Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL 2
4 3 1KS Keith Smith Keith Smith -1
Top 4 transfer
5 8 1S Brian Shaw Brian Shaw Robinson, IL 3
6 6 5S Alan Stipp Alan Stipp Forrest, IL
7 10 81 Mark Cole Mark Cole Evansville, IN 3
8 DNF 2 1D Dean Hoffman Dean Hoffman Troy, IL -6
9 DNF 11 21 Troy Dodson Troy Dodson Hammond, IL 2
10 DNF 9 T9 Ryan Thomas Ryan Thomas Fair Grove, MO -1
11 DNF 7 32 Bobby Pierce Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL -4
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSHEAT 4

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 24H Mike Harrison Mike Harrison Highland, IL 1
2 1 99W Chris Arnold Chris Arnold Dillsburg, PA -1
3 4 16C John Clippinger John Clippinger Evansville, IN 1
4 6 45 Kyle Hammer Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL 2
Top 4 transfer
5 9 28 Michael Bolyard Michael Bolyard St. Peter, IL 4
6 10 18 Ryan Sutter Ryan Sutter Rock Port, MO 4
7 11 43 Jason Johnson , Jason Johnson , Alvin, IL 4
8 3 34T Tanner Reed Tanner Reed Paris, IL -5
9 5 7L Mark Lamont Mark Lamont Crossville, IL -4
10 7 71D Ron Davies Ron Davies Warren, PA -3
DNS 8 21A Nick Allen Nick Allen Wheatfield, IN
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSQUALIFYING 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown Time
1 38 21A Nick Allen Nick Allen Wheatfield, IN
2 9 43A Larry Anderson Larry Anderson Clay City, IL
3 29 99W Chris Arnold Chris Arnold Dillsburg, PA
4 40 242 Brandon Bollinger Brandon Bollinger Kewanee, IL
5 15 77 Ray Bollinger Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL
6 23 28 Michael Bolyard Michael Bolyard St. Peter, IL
7 8 16C John Clippinger John Clippinger Evansville, IN
8 21 81C Chris Cole Chris Cole Evansville, IN
9 7 71D Ron Davies Ron Davies Warren, PA
10 28 21 Troy Dodson Troy Dodson Hammond, IL
11 25 88 Daniel Flessner Daniel Flessner Roberts, IL
12 5 45 Kyle Hammer Kyle Hammer Clinton, IL
13 39 12 Wyatt Harms Wyatt Harms Fairbury, IL
14 32 24H Mike Harrison Mike Harrison Highland, IL
15 24 10 Jason Highley Jason Highley Terre Haute, IN
16 35 1D Dean Hoffman Dean Hoffman Troy, IL
17 19 43 Jason Johnson , Jason Johnson , Alvin, IL
18 26 01 Don Kiger Don Kiger Tilton, IL
19 34 K19 Will Krup Will Krup Mt. Carmel, IL
20 17 7L Mark Lamont Mark Lamont Crossville, IL
21 20 4 Victor Lee Victor Lee Danville, KY
22 36 3L Jeff Leka Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL
23 22 8 Jimmy Lennex Jimmy Lennex MAYSVILLE, KY
24 11 96M Mike McKinney Mike McKinney Plainfield, IL
25 16 25 Tyler Nicely Tyler Nicely Owensboro, KY
26 3 R0 Rory Overmyer Sr Rory Overmyer Sr Champaign, IL
27 12 32 Bobby Pierce Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL
28 14 34T Tanner Reed Tanner Reed Paris, IL
29 1 59R Jacob Rexing Jacob Rexing Brighton, IL
30 13 83 Kasey Schrock Kasey Schrock Ashmore, IL
31 10 21D Danny Schwartz Danny Schwartz Ashmore, IL
32 37 1S Brian Shaw Brian Shaw Robinson, IL
33 4 1KS Keith Smith Keith Smith
34 2 5CS Curt Spalding Curt Spalding Watervilet, MI
35 33 5S Alan Stipp Alan Stipp Forrest, IL
36 31 35S David Stremme David Stremme Mooresville, NC
37 41 18 Ryan Sutter Ryan Sutter Rock Port, MO
38 30 T9 Ryan Thomas Ryan Thomas Fair Grove, MO
39 18 29 Jason Turner Jason Turner Tilton, IL
40 27 35 Ethan Weber Ethan Weber Fairbury, IL
41 6 25W Allen Weisser Allen Weisser Peoria, IL
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