Kissinger Wins and Hoffman Celebrates



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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

 

Date Day Track Winner
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 27 Monday OFF  
June 28 Tuesday Clarksville Speedway Josh Harris
June 29 Wednesday Belle Clair Speedway Mike Harrison
June 30 Thursday OFF  
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 11 Monday OFF  
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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