Tyler Nicely powered to victory in a flawless feature performance on Saturday at Fairbury American Legion Speedway to win the final night of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals and secure second place in the championship. Nicely, of Owensboro, KY, was smooth in every corner on the quarter-mile dirt oval while the field behind him was two and three-wide trying to run him down in the 30-lap, $2,000-to-win season finale. The victory was Nicely’s first win of the 2015 tour, finally putting him over the top after he turned in four second-place finishes during the month-long season that ran primarily in conjunction with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals. “I just kept hitting my marks right around the bottom so nobody could sneak underneath me,” Nicely said. “I knew if I didn’t make any mistakes I had a good enough hot rod. It’s huge, I’ve been wanting to win in Illinois, and Fairbury is the best track in America in my opinion. It’s awesome, and the fans make it even better. You just feel welcome here.” Jeff Hall Photo
Mega 100 champion Jacob Hawkins would continue his winning ways capturing his 3rd Renegade of Dirt Modified Tour event Friday night at Lernerville (PA) Speedway. At the initial drop of the green flag, Hawkins charged to a commanding early lead from the outside pole in the 25 lap feature. After two early yellows, the racing went uninterrupted the rest of the way. Hawkins rode the cushion around the action track and went unchallenged to the victory, although lap traffic did make things interesting at times for the Fairmont, WV driver.
Tyler Nicely of Owensboro, KY found early success with his pump gas motor on Saturday night as he scored the $1,500 American Modified Series win at Clarksville (TN) Speedway. This was his first career AMS victory.
Shon Flanary of Church Hill, TN picked up his second Renegades of Dirt victory of the season Friday night at Carolina (NC) Speedway. Starting on the front row, Flanary settled in behind the leader but within striking distance. He would inherit the lead with five laps to go when the leader cut down a tire and held on to grab the $1,500 win.
Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV pocketed his biggest payday ever worth $16,280 by leading all 100 laps of the Renegades of Dirt Mega 100 Saturday night at Tyler County (WV) Speedway. Sixty-six drivers from twenty-one states would battle for the top prize. Hawkins won both of his heat races on Friday to earn a front row starting spot in the main event. Hawkins jumped out to the immediate lead as his pursuers tried all they could to power around the 2 Brothers Motorsports owned Outlaw by Shaw, Mullins Race Engines machine but each unsuccessful. Zach Yost Photo
4 Feature Wins
Fairbury (IL) Speedway
4 Feature Wins
Pittsburgh’s PA Motor Speedway
4 Feature Wins
North Florida Speedway
7 Feature Wins
Central Missouri Speedway
3 Feature Wins
Lernerville (PA) Speedway