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Nick Hoffman Scores DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Opener at Kankakee County Speedway

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Nick Hoffman - Jim Denhamer photo
Nick Hoffman – Jim Denhamer photo

The grueling summer schedule kicks off after a rain out at Brownstown on Wednesday

KANKAKEE, Ill. – June 16, 2016 – Nick Hoffman dominated the season opener of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Kankakee (Ill.) County Speedway on Thursday night.

Hoffman, a native of Mooresville, N.C., held off Mike McKinney and Kenny Wallace to score the first win of the 2016 Summit Modified Nationals season. It was just his second ever visit to the track and came after the season opener at Brownstown Speedway was rained out on Wednesday.

Hoffman, who earlier this year claimed the DIRTcar Nationals Modified Week title, started the night on the pole, and held tough through the 25-lap feature as McKinney and Wallace put up a tough fight for the top spot. Hoffman hung tough through four cautions.

McKinney and Wallace fought perhaps the toughest battle through the night, trading the second position several times with McKinney ultimately taking the second spot over Wallace.

The Summit Racing DIRTcar Modified Nationals returns to action on Sunday, June 19 at the Terre Haute (Ind.) Action Track.

Follow the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter at Twitter.com/SummerNationals or on Facebook at Facebook.com/SummerNationals. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the series throughout the lead up and the summer on the series’ websites at TheHellTour.com and ModifiedNationals.com.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Kankakee County Speedway; Kankakee, Ill.

A-Main: 1. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 2. Mike McKinney (Plainfield, IL), 3. Kenny Wallace (Concord, NC), 4. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 5. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL), 6. Jeff Curl (Fairbury, IL), 7. Brent Mullins (Litchfield, IL), 8. Dan Hamstra (Wheatfield, IN), 9. Jacoby Hines (Trafolger, IN), 10. Nick Allen (Wheatfield, IN), 11. Zeke McKenzie (Claypool, IN), 12. Dane Tilstra (Onarga, IL), 13. Todd Sherman (Cherbusco, IN), 14. Adam Pockrus (Lowell, IN), 15. Rick Weitekamp (Springfield, IL), 16. Luke Gash (Chebanse, IL), 17. Brad DeYoung (Wheatfield, IN), 18. Bob Pohlman (Oaklawn, IL), 19. Joe Gillespie (Ashkum, IL), 20. Steven Brooks (New Lenox, IL), 21. Shawn Scripter (Manteno, IL), 22. Kevin Hastings (Kankakee, IL),

Heat 1:
1.  77  Ray Bollinger
2.  36  Kenny Wallace
3.  21A  Nick Allen
4.  1W  Bob Pohlman
5.  41M  Brent Mullins
6.  28T  Dane Tilstra
7.  7  Brad DeYoung
8.  25W  Allen Weisser
9.  5S  Todd Sherman
10.  25  Tyler Nicely

Heat 2:
1.  96M  Mike McKinney
2.  1S  Brian Shaw
3.  4G  Joe Gillespie
4.  24Z  Zeke McKenzie
5.  48  Adam Pockrus
6.  115  Jacoby Hines
7.  89W  Rick Weitekamp
8.  35  Jason Hastings
9.  78  Drew Wilkerson
10  62  Randy Shuman

Heat 3:
1.  2  Nick Hoffman
2.  5  Steven Brooks
3.  23H  Dan Hamstra
4.  12  Jeff Curl
5.  13  Luke Gash
6.  66  Phil Line
7.  A1  Phil Dixon
8.  10  Shawn Scripter
9.  36H  Kevin Hastings

1.  115  Jacoby Hines
2.  7  Brad DeYoung
3.  28T  Dane Tilstra
4.  10  Shawn Scripter
5.  78  Drew Wilkerson
6.  5S  Todd Sherman
7.  35  Jason Hastings
8.  36H  Kevin Hastings
9.  89W  Rick Weitekamp
10.  25  Tyler Nicely
11.  A1  Phil Dixon

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
June 21 Tuesday Jacksonville Speedway
June 23 Thursday Spoon River Speedway
June 24 Friday Tri-City Speedway
June 25 Saturday Fairbury Speedway
June 26 Sunday Tri-State Speedway
June 27 Monday OFF
June 28 Tuesday Clarksville Speedway
June 29 Wednesday Belle Clair Speedway
June 30 Thursday Springfield Speedway
July 1 Friday Fayette Co. Speedway
July 2 Saturday Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
July 3 Sunday Lincoln Speedway
July 4 Monday LaSalle Speedway
July 5 Tuesday Daugherty Speedway
July 6 Wednesday Peoria Speedway
July 7 Thursday Macon Speedway
July 8 Friday Farmer City Speedway
July 9 Saturday Highland Speedway
July 10 Sunday Quincy Raceways
July 11 Monday OFF
July 12 Tuesday Plymouth Speedway
July 13 Wednesday Shadyhill Speedway
July 14 Thursday Merritt Speedway
July 15 Friday Oakshade Raceway
July 16 Saturday Oakshade Raceway
July 29 Friday Fairbury Speedway
July 30 Saturday Fairbury Speedway

The Summit Racing Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partner : Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Partners: MSD, Landrum Performance Springs, Quartermaster, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Performance Friction Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers and Bell Helmets; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.

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