Mielke Hits His Marks In Michigan

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David Mielke earned his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature victory of the year at Merritt Speedway on Thursday night. (Jim DenHamer Photo)
David Mielke earned his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature victory of the year at Merritt Speedway on Thursday night. (Jim DenHamer Photo)
David Mielke earned his first DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature victory of the year at Merritt Speedway on Thursday night. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

LAKE CITY, Mich. – David Mielke battled Nick Hoffman through the first half of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature at Merritt Speedway on Thursday night and came out on top for his first win of the season.

Hoffman led the field to the green flag as Mielke bided his time. Mielke finally got his chance, battling past Hoffman on the bottom side to take over the lead. As Hoffman faded, Mielke expanded his lead on the field.

Chad Bauer tried to run down Mielke but was not able to take the position. Mielke is the 10th different winner on the Summer Nationals tour this season. Bauer finished second with Aaron Morey in third and Hoffman in the fourth.

The finish:

David Mielke, Chad Bauer, Aaron Morey, Nick Hoffman, Joe Rokos, Dave Baker, Jacob Poel, Jared Guinn, Taylor Wiles, Collin Thirlby, Larry Cade, Jeff Cade, Brett Banning, Josh Lolmaugh, Bob Baldwin, Paul Johnson, Scott Payton, Drew Wilkerson, Kyle Novak, Corey Bevard, Rick Gokee, Cody Bauer.