Nick Hoffman Scores in Oakshade Opener

Returns to Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory lane for the first time since July 5

WAUSEON, Ohio – July 15, 2016 – Nick Hoffman had some work to do in the opener of the first ever DIRT Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals double-header at Oakshade Raceway on Friday night as had to battle past a hard-charging Brian Ruhlman and Cory Daugherty to score his series-leading fifth win of the tour.

The current points leader started back in the field but made easy work of several of his competitors. Cory Daugherty put up a several lap fight but Hoffman battled around. Then he started to reel in Ruhlman as Ruhlman closed in on the tail of the field.

Through traffic, Ruhlman opened a lane on the bottom for Hoffman to get around. Ruhlman tried to run him back down but Hoffman held him off. Through the closing laps and a late restart, Hoffman continued to be the class of the field.

“That was a huge stepping stone toward this deal,” said Hoffman, of Mooresville, N.C., about his pursuit of the DIRTcar Modified Nationals championship “After last night, I thought we had a really good piece and then made the wrong adjustments before the feature and just got our butt kicked. We were really good tonight. Ruhlman ran me hard in the feature but I knew I had the perfect racecar for this type of condition. We’ve just got to get another one tomorrow, keep everything in one piece and see what we can do.”

The points battle between Hoffman and reigning series champion Mike Harrison remains tight as the series grinds through its final races.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals returns to action on Saturday, July 16 for the second night of the first ever Summit Modified Nationals double-header at Oakshade Speedway.

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DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Statistical Report; Oakshade Raceway; Wauseon, Ohio

A-Main: 1. Nick Hoffman (Mooresville, NC), 2. Brian Ruhlman (Clarklake, MI), 3. Zachary Schroeder (Findlay, OH), 4. Randy Lines (Marion, IN), 5. Jared Guinn (Hudsonville, MI), 6. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee, IL), 7. Scott Gordeman (Findlay, OH), 8. Taylor Cook (Stanley, NC), 9. Kory Maurice (Grant, MI), 10. Hillard Miller (Defiance, OH), 11. Justin Coulter (Leamington, ON), 12. Derrick Noffsinger (Continental, OH), 13. Josh Lolmaugh (Columbia City, IN), 14. Bill Keeler (Rawson, OH), 15. Craig Dippman (Oregon, OH), 16. Jason Jones (Angola, IN), 17. John Gamber (Wauseon, OH), 18. Cory Daugherty (Blue Mound, IL), 19. Brandon Ordway (Defiance, OH), 20. Jon Horner (Napoleon, OH), 21. Jack Waldfogel (Wauseon, OH), 22. Josh Wilkerson.

2016 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule

Date
Day
Track
Winner

June 15
Wednesday
Brownstown Speedway
Rain/Cancelled

June 16
Thursday
Kankakee Co. Speedway
Nick Hoffman

June 19
Sunday
Terre Haute Action Track
Nick Hoffman (2)

June 21
Tuesday
Jacksonville Speedway
Ray Walsh

June 23
Thursday
Spoon River Speedway
Nick Hoffman (3)

June 24
Friday
Tri-City Speedway
Clayton Miller

June 25
Saturday
Fairbury Speedway
Chad Kinder

June 26
Sunday
Tri-State Speedway
PPD/Rain

June 27
Monday
OFF

June 28
Tuesday
Clarksville Speedway
Josh Harris

June 29
Wednesday
Belle Clair Speedway
Mike Harrison

June 30
Thursday
OFF

July 1
Friday
Fayette Co. Speedway
Brian Bielong

July 2
Saturday
Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
Rain

July 3
Sunday
Lincoln Speedway
Rain

July 4
Monday
LaSalle Speedway
Ray Bollinger

July 5
Tuesday
Daugherty Speedway
Nick Hoffman (4)

July 6
Wednesday
Peoria Speedway
Kenny Wallace

July 7
Thursday
Macon Speedway
Rodney Standerfer

July 8
Friday
Farmer City Raceway
Ray Bollinger (2)

July 9
Saturday
Highland Speedway
Mike Harrison (2)

July 10
Sunday
Quincy Raceways
Ray Bollinger (3)

July 11
Monday
OFF

July 12
Tuesday
Plymouth Speedway
Rain

July 13
Wednesday
Shadyhill Speedway
PPD/Rain

July 14
Thursday
Merritt Speedway
David Mielke

July 15
Friday
Oakshade Raceway
Nick Hoffman (5)

July 16
Saturday
Oakshade Raceway

July 29
Friday
Fairbury Speedway

July 30
Saturday
Fairbury Speedway

The Summit Racing Modified Nationals is proudly brought to you by these fine partner : Summit Racing Equipment (Title Sponsor), Arizona Sport Shirts (Official Apparel Provider), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Racing Tire), Racing Electronics (Official Communication), VP Racing Fuels (Official Fuel), along with these Contingency Partners: MSD, Landrum Performance Springs, Quartermaster, JE Pistons, KSE Racing Products, Wrisco Aluminum, Beyea Headers, Fast Shafts, Bassett Racing Wheels, QA1, Fluidampr, Fox Shocks, Impact Race Products, Performance Friction Brakes, Schoenfeld Headers and Bell Helmets; Promotional Partners include: Chevy Performance Parts, Indiana Decal and Intercomp.

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