Allen Tops Tough Modified Field At Kankakee


KANKAKEE, Ill. —-— Nick Allen topped a star-studded field of DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on Friday night at Kankakee County Speedway for his first victory of the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour.

Allen, a native of Wheatfield, Ind., out-raced a 42-car field to capture the $1,000 checkered flag, and put an end to UMP Modified national champion Devin Gilpin’s win streak. Allen started from the pole and held off third place starter Chad Kinder, with Denny Schwartz, Jeff Leka and Brian Ruhlman rounding out the top five.

Defending Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion Kenny Wallace was 10th in a stacked field of experienced racers.

The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals continues Sunday night at Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway, along with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour for DIRTcar Late Models.

The finish:

Nick Allen, Chad Kinder, Denny Schwartz, Jeff Leka, Brian Ruhlman, Ray Bollinger, Milo Veloz, Jim Farris, Jamie Lomax, Kenny Wallace, Steven Brooks, Chad Osterhoff, Jacob Poel, Devin Gilpin, Devin Wright, Travis Kohler, Nate Zimmer, Jason Hastings, Danny Schwartz, Kevin Hastings, Jeff Curl, Joel Funk, Frank Marshall.