Mike Harrison, Billy Drake, and Barry Sauder on top at the 2nd Annual Fall Classic

Posted 18 Sep 2016 in Featured, Front Page, Uncategorized

Peoria, IL (September 17, 2016)- After Friday’s event would fall victim to Mother Nature, the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series made its first-ever visit to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, IL for the track’s 2nd Annual Fall Classic on Saturday evening and Mike Harrison of Highland, IL would pick up his second win of the season with the tour by leading all 60 laps of the 2nd Annual Fall Classic. The win for Harrison was worth $5,000 and came aboard the Rinderer Farms/Aggressive Graphics/EJ Equipment/FlexiCorps Racing sponsored #24H Impressive Race Car powered by a Faust Race Engine.
Mike Harrison and Trent Young would bring the 23 car starting field to the green flag and Harrison would outduel Young for the lead on the opening lap. Harrison would roll out to a bit of a lead only to have it erased by a caution on lap 15. The restart would again see Harrison build a lead only to have it go away on lap 26 when Matt Cooper stopped in turn four with left-front suspension issues to draw the caution flag. Harrison would again roll out to the lead on the restart, while Steven Brooks would challenge Trent Young for second, as the pair would battle for the spot for the next five circuits before Young gained control of the position again. Meanwhile, Harrison would build a comfortable lead only to see it diminish when a lap 39 caution would appear for debris on the track. This restart would again have Harrison out front, with Young and Brooks second and third, while Allen Weisser and Ray Bollinger would be fourth and fifth. One final caution on lap 57 would bunch the field together one final time, but Harrison would prove to be too strong and would see the checkered flag first, while Young and Brooks would complete the podium finishing positions. Bollinger and Weisser would complete the top five.
The remainder of the top ten at the completion of the 2nd Annual Fall Classic A-Main would be Lucas Lee, Mike McKinney, Clayton Miller, Josh Harris, and Nathan Balenstien. The event would slowed by four caution flags.
In preliminary action, Ray Bollinger was the Quick Car Racing Products top qualifier among 41 entries at 12.836 seconds. Summit Racing Equipment heat one went to Mike Harrison, while Allen Weisser scored the win in Fast Shafts heat two. Hypercoils heat three went to Trent Young, with Clayton Miller winning Frankland Racing Equipment heat four. The Out-Pace Race Products B-Mains were won by Matt Cooper and Rodney Bowman, while Josh Harris and Dave Mitchell would be the series provisional starters and Chris Morefield was the track provisional starter.
The next events for the tour will be a weekend doubleheader in the Hoosier State on Friday October 7 at Chandler Motor Speedway in Chandler, IN and on Saturday October 8 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, IN. Both events will feature 30 lap main events, paying $1,500 to win and $200 to start.
The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series presents UMP DirtCar Modified sanctioned dirt track entertainment at racing venues throughout Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Tennessee. For more information concerning the Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series, contact series race director Jeff Evans at (859) 358-7178 or by email at jdevans@live.com or by visiting the series social media outlets at www.americanmodifiedseries.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/American-Modified-Series
Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Race Summary-2016 Event #10: Peoria Speedway-Peoria, Illinois- September 17, 2016 (www.americanmodifiedseries.com)
Quick Car Racing Products Overall Top Qualifier- Ray Bollinger 12.836
Summit Racing Equipment Heat #1 (top 4 transfer)- Mike Harrison, Steven Brooks, Dan Hamstra, Nathan Balenstien, Jason Jaggers, Rick Standridge, Russ Coultas, Zane Oedewaldt, Todd Bates, Gary Scharp, Bob Pohlman
Fast Shafts Heat #2 (top 4 transfer)- Allen Weisser, Noah Faw, Brian Shaw, Casey Lappin, Mark Lamont, Matt Cooper, Chris Morefield, Josh Harris, Dan Dozard, Joe Wagner
Hypercoils Heat #3 (top 4 transfer)- Trent Young, Ray Bollinger, Mike McKinney, Charley Hess, Billy Puckett, John Clippinger, Mike Brooks, Shane Mecum, Wiley Holt, Kevin Weaver
Frankland Racing Equipment Heat #4 (top 4 transfer)- Clayton Miller, Brian Bielong, Lucas Lee, Mike Chasteen, Jr., Rodney Bowman, Hunter Diebel, Richie Biswell, Dave Mitchell, Daniel Breymeier, Michael Long
Out-Pace Racing Products B-Main #1 (top 2 transfer)- Matt Cooper, Dan Dozard, Josh Harris, Jason Jaggers, Chris Morefield, Gary Scharp, Todd Bates, Mark Lamont, Rick Standridge, Joe Wagner, Russ Coultas, Zane Oedewaldt, Bob Pohlman
Out-Pace Racing Products B-Main #2 (top 2 transfer)- Rodney Bowman, John Clippinger, Dave Mitchell, Billy Puckett, Hunter Diebel, Daniel Breymeier, Wiley Holt, Mike Brooks, Richie Biswell, Shane Mecum, Kevin Weaver, Michael Long
Peoria Speedway 2nd Annual Fall Classic A-Main: Mike Harrison, Trent Young, Steven Brooks, Ray Bollinger, Allen Weisser, Lucas Lee, Mike McKinney, Clayton Miller, Josh Harris, Nathan Balenstien, Noah Faw, Dan Hamstra, Dave Mitchell, John Clippinger, Mike Chasteen, Jr., Casey Lappin, Charley Hess, Dan Dozard, Brian Shaw, Matt Cooper, Chris Morefield, Brian Bielong, Rodney Bowman

Race Statistics
*Entries- 41
*Race Leaders- 1 (Mike Harrison 1-60)
*Cautions- 4 (lap 15, lap 26, lap 39, lap 57)
*Red Flags- None
*Series Provisional Starters- Josh Harris, Dave Mitchell
*Track Provisional Starters- Chris Morefield
*Time of Race- N/A
*Quick Car Racing Products Fast Time Award ($100 cash)- Ray Bollinger
*ALLSTAR Performance Hard Charger Award ($100 certificate)- Josh Harris (started 21st- finished 9th: advanced 12 positions)
*FAST Ignition Systems Live Wire Award ($250 certificate for the highest finisher using a FAST Ignition system)- Clayton Miller
*Maxima Racing Oil Tough Fifth Place Finisher ($50 certificate)- Allen Weisser
*Wilwood Lucky Seven Award ($50 certificate)- Mike McKinney
*Summit Racing Equipment Heat One Winner ($50 certificate)- Mike Harrison
*Fast Shafts Heat Two Winner ($75 certificate)- Allen Weisser
*Hypercoil Springs Heat Three Winner (certificate for one spring)- Trent Young
*Frankland Racing Equipment Heat Four Winner ($75 certificate)- Clayton Miller
*Out Pace Racing Products B-Main Award ($75 gift certificate to the first non-transfer)- Jason Jaggers

Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series Top 10 Point Standings
1. Trent Young (Hopkinsville, KY)- 2,325
2. Josh Harris (Owensboro, KY)- 2,150
3. Matt Cooper (McKenzie, TN)- 1,650
4. Mark Lamont (Crossville, IL)- 1,605
5. Brian Shaw (Robinson, IL)- 1,320
John Clippinger (Evansville, IN)- 1,320
7. Dave Mitchell (Robards, KY)- 1,140
8. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL)- 1,080
9. Clayton Miller (Elkton, KY)- 910
10. Tyler Nicely (Owensboro, KY)- 635

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