McGrath Edges Priewe to Capture DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature at Wilmot Raceway
WILMOT, Wis. — June 16, 2013 — Mitch McGrath topped a field of 53 modifieds on Sunday night at Wilmot Raceway to win the fourth stop on this year’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour.
McGrath, of Neosho, Wis., battled Craig Priewe wheel-to-wheel down the stretch before Priewe’s motor let go just as the two were coming to the white flag. McGrath went around Priewe on the outside and powered to the checkered flag, worth $1,000.
“I was just trying to keep mine together,” McGrath said. “Mine was running a little bit rough at the end and I was getting real loose. He was a lot better than I was. I hate to see his motor go south. It’s always good fun racing with him.”
Nick Allen Tops Star-Studded DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Field at Kankakee County Speedway
KANKAKEE, Ill. — June 14, 2013 — Nick Allen topped a star-studded field of DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on Friday night at Kankakee County Speedway for his first victory of the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour.
Allen, a native of Wheatfield, Ind., out-raced a 42-car field to capture the $3,000 checkered flag, and put an end to UMP Modified national champion Devin Gilpin’s win streak. Allen started from the pole and held off third place starter Chad Kinder, with Denny Schwartz, Jeff Leka and Brian Ruhlman rounding out the top five.
Defending Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion Kenny Wallace was 10th in a stacked field of experienced racers.
The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Sunday Night at Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway, along with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour for DIRTcar Late Models.
Gilpin Continues DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Streak, Goes Two-for-Two with Brownstown Speedway Victory
BROWNSTOWN, Ind. — June 12, 2013 — Devin Gilpin picked up his second win in as many starts in the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Wednesday night at Brownstown Speedway.
Twenty-five UMP Modifieds took to the quarter-mile track, each trying to capture the $1,000-to-win checkered flag. Gilpin dominated from the drop of the green flag, going on to win over Jacob Poel for his second consecutive victory on the tour after winning on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway.
“Anything is possible,” said Gilpin, the defending DIRTcar UMP Modified national champion from Columbus, Ind. “I had an awesome racecar and I can’t think my Grandpa enough, he has this thing dialed in everywhere we go.”