Maple Park, IL — Mike McKinney picked up his second career win with the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals win in dominating fashion on Friday night in front of a packed house at the Sycamore Speedway. The Plainfield, IL driver of the 96M jumped to an early lead and was only challenged once during the middle laps of the race by Steven Brooks. Brooks would go on to finish in 2nd.
The battle for the 3-5 positions remained heated throughout the 25 lap event with Phil Dixon of Crosby, TX prevailing over Donovan Lodge and Ray Bollinger. Dixon made his way from the 7th starting postion to pass the 3rd of 4th place starting cars in the ending laps of the feature event.
Earlier in the evening McKinney and Brooks won their respected heat races. The pair of Illinois drivers also set quick time in qualifying groups 1 & 2. McKinney now finds himself tied for 2nd place in the points with Tyler Nicely while Brooks sets firmly in the 8th position.
Feature Finish: Mike McKinney, Steven Brooks, Phil Dixon, Donovan Lodge, Ray Bollinger, Tim Hamburg, Jeffrey Ledford, Kyle Hammer, Chad Rockefeller, Dustin Johnson, Dustin Golden, Dave Baker, Dugan Thye, Mike Learman, Brian Shaw, Logan Rogers, Scott Heeren, Nick Club
Tomorrow the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals visit The Dirt Oval at Route 66 (IL) for the 4th event of Northern Kick Off Week. See the complete schedule at modifiednationals.com/schedule. Follow @SummerNationals on Twitter or Facebook for updates during and between race seasons. The Summit Modified Nationals will be joined by the DIRTcar Summer Nationals as the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals runs parallel to the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Information on the Summer Nationals can be found thehelltour.com.