MAPLE PARK, Ill. – Nine starts. Six wins. Zero finishes outside of the top-two.
Nick Hoffman kept his DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals winning streak alive win a dominant victory Tuesday night at Sycamore Speedway, leading flag-to-flag in the 20-lap event and capturing his fifth-straight Summit Modified Feature win.
“I really love coming to this place, it always fits my driving style – slick and smooth,” Hoffman said in victory lane. “I knew Will [Krup] was gonna be pretty good there, we tried some stuff on his car for the Feature. He was kinda complaining after the Heat Race, so I gave him a few things to try that I haven’t done yet. He was pretty good, kept showing he was close to me. It was really cool to sweep the top-three again for the Elite [Chassis] cars, and we’ll keep rolling tomorrow.”
Coming into the week, the top-four drivers in the Summit Modified points standings were drivers of Hoffman’s chassis brand Elite Chassis. Hunt Gossum was fourth in line, but not at the track Tuesday night.
Will Krup and Mike McKinney also stood on the podium after the checkered fell, having chased down Hoffman the entirety of the race. They each drove smart, clean races and it paid off in the end.
1. 7-Nick Hoffman ; 2. K19-Will Krup ; 3. 96M-Mike McKinney ; 4. 25W-Allen Weisser ; 5. 1TPO-Tyler Peterson ; 6. 24-Zeke McKenzie ; 7. 36-Kenny Wallace ; 8. 57-Tim Hamburg ; 9. 1L-Dave Lilja ; 10. 17H-Scott Hauge ; 11. 44-Andy Sherley  Hard Charger: 25W-Allen Weisser[+2]