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Jabob Poel Powers to His First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Kankakee County Speedway

Jabob Poel Powers to His First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Kankakee County Speedway

By Jordan Morris

KANKAKEE, Ill. – June 13, 2014 – After a disappointing 18th-place finish Thursday at Kankakee County Speedway, Jacob Poel rebounded in a big way on Friday night by claiming his first victory of this season’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.

Jamie Lomax, of Lake Village, Ind., started the race from the pole position after winning the first heat race, but Poel, rallying from his third-place starting position, reeled in the leader quickly and moved to the point. Poel, of Spring Lake, Mich., stretched his lead to four seconds, dominating the race and capturing the $1,500 checkered flag.

With third-place finishes on Thursday and Friday, Kenny Wallace claimed the overall River City Shootout title for this week’s races at Kankakee County Speedway.

Wallace, Steven Brooks and Nick Allen rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners included Jamie Lomax, Devin Wright and Jacob Poel

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues on Wednesday, June 18, at Spoon River Speedway in Canton, Ill.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Kankakee County Speedway; Kankakee, Ill.; June 13, 2014

A-Main (30-laps): 1. 82-Jacob Poel ($1,500), 2. 36L-Jamie Lomax, 3. 36-Kenny Wallace, 4. 5-Steven Brooks, 5. 21A-Nick Allen, 6. 77-Ray Bollinger, 7. 41G-Matt Goulden, 8. D1-Lance Dehm, 9. 96M-Mike McKinney, 10. 12-Jeff Curl, 11. 36K-Kevin Hastings, 12. 32-Donovan Lodge, 13. 35-Jason Hastings, 14. 51-Jeremie Johnson, 15. 16J-Jason Lakey, 16. 88D-Jordan Danford, 17. 10-Shawn Scripter, 18. 37-Devin Wright, 19. 99J-Jimmy Dehm, 20. 4B-Cody Bauman, 21. 21L-Derek Losh, 22. 6-Brock Bauman.

2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule

June 7 Sat Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind. Tyler Nicely
June 11 Wed Brownstown Speedway Brownstown, Ind. RAIN
June 12 Thur Kankakee Co-Speedway Kankakee, Ill. Devin Gilpin
June 13 Fri Kankakee Co-Speedway Kankakee, Ill. Jacob Poel
June 15 Sun Off
June 16 Mon Off
June 17 Tue Off
June 18 Wed Spoon River Speedway Canton, Ill. $1,000
June 19 Thur Quincy Raceways Quincy, Ill. $1,000
June 20 Fri Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, Ill. $1,000
June 21 Sat Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, Ill. $1,500
June 22 Sun I-96 Speedway Ionia, Mich. $1,000
June 23 Mon Peoria Speedway Peoria, Ill. $1,000
June 24 Tue Off
June 25 Wed Clarksville Speedway Clarksville, Tenn. $1,000
June 26 Thur Clayhill Motorsports Park Atwood, Tenn. $1,500
June 27 Fri Paducah Int-Raceway Paducah, Ky. $1,000
June 28 Sat Federated I-55 Raceway Pevely, Mo. $1,000
June 29 Sun Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Ill. $1,000
June 30 Mon Off
July 1 Tue Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, Ill. $1,000
July 2 Wed Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, Ill. $1,000
July 3 Thur LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Ill. $1,000
July 4 Fri Fayette Co-Speedway Brownstown, Ill. $1,000
July 5 Sat Highland Speedway Highland, Ill. $1,000
July 6 Sun Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind. $1,000
July 7 Mon Off
July 8 Tue Florence Speedway Union, Ky. $1,000
July 9 Wed Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Ind. $1,000
July 10 Thur Macon Speedway Macon, Ill. $1,000
July 11 Fri Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Ill. $1,000
July 13 Sun Vermilion Co-Speedway Danville, Ill. $1,000
July 14 Mon Off
July 15 Tue Off
July 16 Wed Atomic Speedway Chillicothe, Ohio $1,000
July 17 Thu Brushcreek Motorsports Peebles, Ohio TBA
July 18 Fri Attica Raceway Park Attica, Ohio $1,000
July 19 Sat Oakshade Raceway Wauseon, Ohio $1,000

The Summit Racing Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partners: Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communication ), Velocita (Official Uniform),VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Parters: MSD, TomCat Performance, Landrum Performance Springs, Dominator Race Products, QuarterMaster, KSE Racing Products, Bilstein Shocks, Joes Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Custom Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Auto Meter, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Penske Shocks, Performance Friction Brakes, Strange Oval, Schoenfeld Headers, Bell Helmets, Shafer Enterprises’ Cool Shirts; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.

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