Kissinger Wins and Hoffman Celebrates
Levi Kissinger Scores Birthday Win at Fairbury Prairie Dirt Classic
Nick Hoffman honored as Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Champion
FAIRBURY, Ill. – July 31, 2016 – The 2016 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals went out with a bang on Saturday night at Fairbury American Legion Speedway as Levi Kissinger scored a birthday win at the Prairie Dirt Classic and Nick Hoffman claimed the series championship, his first.
Kissinger, who started the night’s feature in third, hung tough throughout muchof the 40 laps, biding his time to take on Jeff Leka who led through much of the FALS feature. Through the closing laps, Kissinger took over the top spot and celebrated his 29th birthday with a $5,000 victory.
Kissinger joined a stout field of competitors who stood in victory lane throughout the season, in capturing his first Modified Nationals victory of the year.
Joining in the festivities on Saturday night was Mooresville, N.C.’s Nick Hoffman who continued his phenomenal season by holding off the reigning champion Mike Harrison to score his first ever Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals championship. Hoffman shot out of the gate on the rain-delayed opening night at Kankakee and despite being challenged late by Harrison, was the class of the field through the month-long stretch.
Hoffman, who won six times throughout the grueling summer season finished 13th on Saturday night. The accolades add to a year that has included numerous wins and a DIRTcar Nationals title and the coveted ‘Big Gator’ trophy.
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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Fairbury American Legion Speedway; Fairbury, Ill.
A-Main: 1. 8K-Levi Kissinger; 2. 16C-Josh Harris; 3. 3L-Jeff Leka; 4. 25-Tyler Nicely; 5. 41M-Brent Mullins; 6. 18C-Matt Cooper; 7. 24H-Mike Harrison; 8. 22S-Chad Kinder; 9. 96M-Mike McKinney; 10. 77-Ray Bollinger; 11. 18L-Jeffery Ledford; 12. 35S-David Stremme; 13. 2-Nick Hoffman; 14. 10Y-Trent Young; 15. 7L-Jay Ledford; 16. 28-Rodney Standerfer; 17. 12-Jeff Curl; 18. 96-Cory Daugherty; 19. 13-Luke Gash; 20. 5-Steven Brooks; 21. 12LL-Lucas Lee; 22. 83-Nathan Balensiefen; 23. 111-Curt Spalding; 24. D1-Lance Dehm
2016 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule
|June 15||Wednesday||Brownstown Speedway||Rain/Cancelled|
|June 16||Thursday||Kankakee Co. Speedway||Nick Hoffman|
|June 19||Sunday||Terre Haute Action Track||Nick Hoffman (2)|
|June 21||Tuesday||Jacksonville Speedway||Ray Walsh|
|June 23||Thursday||Spoon River Speedway||Nick Hoffman (3)|
|June 24||Friday||Tri-City Speedway||Clayton Miller|
|June 25||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Chad Kinder|
|June 26||Sunday||Tri-State Speedway||PPD/Rain|
|June 28||Tuesday||Clarksville Speedway||Josh Harris|
|June 29||Wednesday||Belle Clair Speedway||Mike Harrison|
|July 1||Friday||Fayette Co. Speedway||Brian Bielong|
|July 2||Saturday||Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55||Rain|
|July 3||Sunday||Lincoln Speedway||Rain|
|July 4||Monday||LaSalle Speedway||Ray Bollinger|
|July 5||Tuesday||Daugherty Speedway||Nick Hoffman (4)|
|July 6||Wednesday||Peoria Speedway||Kenny Wallace|
|July 7||Thursday||Macon Speedway||Rodney Standerfer|
|July 8||Friday||Farmer City Raceway||Ray Bollinger (2)|
|July 9||Saturday||Highland Speedway||Mike Harrison (2)|
|July 10||Sunday||Quincy Raceways||Ray Bollinger (3)|
|July 12||Tuesday||Plymouth Speedway||Rain|
|July 13||Wednesday||Shadyhill Speedway||PPD/Rain|
|July 14||Thursday||Merritt Speedway||David Mielke|
|July 15||Friday||Oakshade Raceway||Nick Hoffman (5)|
|July 16||Saturday||Oakshade Raceway||Nick Hoffman (6)|
|July 30||Saturday||Fairbury Speedway||Levi Kissinger|
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