Story by Ruben Mireles
PEORIA, IL – Nick Hoffman made it two wins in his 2019 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals campaign as he claimed the big check at the Peoria Speedway on Wednesday night. Points leader Tyler Nicely finished second to keep his point lead alive.
Nicely and Hoffman were on the front row of the 25-lap feature. On the start, Hoffman ran straight to the lead from the outside of the front row. An early caution flew, forcing another restart, but it wouldn’t stop the North Carolina racer. “My car could run anywhere tonight,” said Hoffman.
Seven green laps into the Feature and rain started to pour down onto the track. Officials sent the drivers back to the pits and waited out the storm cell.
Track prep crews ran the track in and packed it down to save the night. Thirty minutes later, the action continued, but Hoffman wasn’t challenged by the changing of the track conditions, or any of the competition behind him.
Hoffman ran away with the race from that point on and was never once challenged for the lead. Hoffman will pull double duty tomorrow in a DIRTcar Late Model and DIRTcar UMP Modified.
Tyler Nicely and Kenny Wallace held their postions all throughout the race to complete the podium.
Modified Feature (25 Laps) – 1. 2-Nick Hoffman; 2. 25N-Tyler Nicely; 3. 36-Kenny Wallace; 4. 32-Donavon Lodge; 5. K19-Will Krup; 6. C40-Mike Chasteen; 7. 24H-Mike Harrison; 8. 292-Josh Allen; 9. 57-Trey Harris; 10. 148-Gabe Menser; 11. 99-Hunt Gossum; 12. 18-Jeffrey Ledford; 13. 27D-Beau DeYoung; 14. MB4-Marty Lindeman; 15. T6-Tommy Sheppard; 16. 7-Spencer Hughes; 17. J1-Roger Jackson; 18. 19B-Brock Bauman; 19. O5-Dave Wietholder; 20. 77-Ray Bollinger; 21. 25W-Allen Weisser; 22. 10K-Kelly Kovski; 23. 72A-Austin Lynn