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Kenny Wallace Scores First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Terre Haute Action Track
Kenny Wallace takes the win at Terre Haute's Action Track in Summit Modified Nationals action. Credit: Jimmy Dearing

Kenny Wallace Scores First Win of 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Season at Terre Haute Action Track

By Jordan Morris

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — July 9, 2014 — Kenny Wallace started from the pole-position and led over half of the feature event Wednesday night at TerreHaute Action Track en route to scoring his first $1,000 checkered flag of the 2014 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals season.

Wallace, of Concord, N.C., started from the pole-position in the 20-lap feature event with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Justin Allgaier joining him on the outside of the front row. Allgaier slipped out to an early lead on Wallace as he controlled the first eight circuits.

The leader extended his advantage on Wallace who held off challenges from Tuesday night winner Devin Gilpin and Jacob Poel. Unfortunately for Allgaier his car started to fade just before halfway, allowing Wallace and Poel to catch and pass him before his engine finally let go a few laps later, resulting in a disappointing 12th place finish.

Wallace took control of the top spot on lap nine and never looked back as he held off challenges from Poel but never lost the lead, eventually defeating the second place driver by over a straightaway. Wallace dominated the remaining 12 laps, securing his first victory of the season with only seven races remaining in the six-week long DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals 2014 season.

“We’ve been busting our [back sides] running back and forth to Fox Sports 1 every Sunday,” said Wallace speaking of his day job hosting NASCAR pre-race shows. “All week I’ve been running this dirt car and I’ve been crushed we haven’t won a Summer Nationals race.”

Ken Schrader, A.J Fike and Tyler Nicely rounded out the top five.

Heat race winners were Poel, Allgaier and Wallace.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals joins the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on Thursday night at Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill.

DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Terre Haute Action Track; Terre Haute, Ind.; July 9, 2014;

A-Main (20-laps):1. 36-Kenny Wallace ($1,000), 2. 82-Jacob Poel, 3. 9-Ken Schrader, 4. 10-A.J. Fike, 5. 25-Tyler Nicely, 6. 4S-Rob Starkey, 7. 42-Roger Mills, 8. 77H-Jake Humphrey, 9. 92-Kenny Carmichael, 10. 11M-Josh McDaniel, 11. 500-Steve Adams, 12. 51-Justin Allgaier, 13. 33-Scott Ricketts, 14. 92C-Kenny Carmichael Jr, 15. 89W-Rick Weitekamp, 16. 67-Jeff Vanlannen, 17. 32Z-Nate Zimmer, 18. 1G-Devin Gilpin, 19. 10R-Curt Rhodes, 20. K9-Will Krup, 21. 6B-Dave Baldwin, 22. 35S-Matthew Smith, 23. 13W-Josh Webb.

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. Jacob Poel
June 19 Thur Quincy Raceways Quincy, Ill. RAIN
June 20 Fri Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, Ill. Mike Harrison
June 21 Sat Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, Ill. RAIN
June 22 Sun I-96 Speedway Ionia, Mich. Jacob Poel
June 23 Mon Peoria Speedway Peoria, Ill. David Wietholder
June 24 Tue Off
June 25 Wed Clarksville Speedway Park Clarksville, Tenn. Mike Harrison
June 26 Thur Clayhill Motorsports Park Atwood, Tenn. Hunter Rasdon
June 27 Fri Paducah Int-Raceway Paducah, Ky. RAIN
June 28 Sat Federated I-55 Raceway Pevely, Mo. Mike Harrison
June 29 Sun Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Ill. Jacob Poel
June 30 Mon Off
July 1 Tue Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, Ill. Mike Harrison
July 2 Wed Jacksonville Speedway Jacksonville, Ill. Mike Harrison
July 3 Thur LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Ill. Mike Harrison
July 4 Fri Fayette Co-Speedway Brownstown, Ill. Brian Shaw
July 5 Sat Highland Speedway Highland, Ill. Rusty Griffaw
July 6 Sun Tri-State Speedway Haubstadt, Ind. Jacob Poel
July 7 Mon Off
July 8 Tue Florence Speedway Union, Ky. Devin Gilpin
July 9 Wed Terre Haute Action Track Terre Haute, Ind. Kenny Wallace
July 10 Thur Macon Speedway Macon, Ill. $1,000
July 11 Fri Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Ill. $1,000
July 12 Sat Fairbury Speedway Fairbury, Ill. RAIN
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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