Hoffman Cruises Friday Night at Farmer City


(Tyler Carr Photo)

September 4, 2020 at Farmer City Raceway ($2,500 to win)


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(By Tyson Graves)

Round five of the 2020 Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series took place Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, IL. It turned into a yearly tradition for the series to visit the Land of Lincoln for the Labor Day weekend. Friday night was the second of three nights of racing for the tour.

Things got underway with SPEC Racing Engines qualifying. Out of 44 cars to take on the clock it was Mike McKinney who put down the fastest lap with a time of 14.533 seconds. This set the field for four heat races that would line the field up for the 30-lap main event.


Hypercoils heat race one got the racing action underway on Friday night. Nick Hoffman started on the pole and ran away with the opening heat race of the night. Will Krup came home runner up, Victor Lee third and after starting tenth Curt Spalding got the final transfer spot.


In the second heat race presented by Willy’s Carb & Dyno defending Farmer City track champion Allen Weisser took the win. Ashmore, IL driver Danny Schwartz came home in second, David Stremme and Brandon Bollinger came home third and fourth.


In the Fast Shafts sponsored heat race three Mike McKinney kept up his Farmer City dominance with his 11th heat race win of the year on the quarter-mile oval. Jeff Leka came home in the runner up spot after starting fourth. Kewanee, IL driver Ray Bollinger came home third and Keith Smith fourth.


Final heat race of the night presented by AERO Wheels was a battle between Mike Harrison and Chris Arnold. Harrison was able to pick up the win with Arnold in second. John Clippinger and Kyle Hammer were the final cars to transfer from heat race action.


Nick Hoffman on the gas during qualifying Friday Night. (Tyler Carr Photo)

It took a pair of B-Main to set the remaining field for the 30-lap main event. Larry Anderson took home the first B-Main with Jacob Rexing taking the other spot in the A-Main. B-Main number two saw a whale of a charge from Late Model ace Bobby Pierce. After troubles in his heat race he rallied from the thirteenth starting spot to win. The other transfer spot went to Michael Bolyard.


Starting on the pole Nick Hoffman had a hand up on the rest of the field as he was able to get out front early on and never look back cruising to the $2,500 payday Friday night. Allen Weisser tried to stay with Hoffman early but slide back a few spots towards the middle stages of the event. Close to halfway Mike McKinney got up to the runner up position and tried to run Nick down as they diced through lap traffic. Mike Harrison was one of the lone drivers in the field trying to use the top line and several times was able to get side by side with second but could never make the pass and settled in for the third place finish. Will Krup came home in the four position. Will quietly stayed in contention throughout the thirty-lap affair. Allen Weisser held on for fifth. The hard charger of the night Tyler Nicely started twenty-first and come home ninth.


Nick Hoffman in victory lane Friday night at Farmer City. (Rocky Ragusa Photo)

The next event will take place Saturday night September 5th at the Fairbury Speedway paying $10,000. Stay informed with all the latest news and events from the series on their Facebook page or website www.americanmodifiedseries.com.


Feature (30 Laps) 1. 7-Nick Hoffman [1][]; 2. 96M-Mike McKinney [4][]; 3. 24H-Mike Harrison [3][]; 4. K19-Will Krup [5][]; 5. 25W-Allen Weisser [2][]; 6. 77-Ray Bollinger [11][]; 7. 5CS-Curt Spalding [13][]; 8. 3L-Jeff Leka [7][]; 9. 25-Tyler Nicely [21][]; 10. 32P-Bobby Pierce [18][]; 11. 4-Victor Lee [9][]; 12. 45-Kyle Hammer [16][]; 13. 28-Michael Bolyard [20][]; 14. 35-David Stremme [10][]; 15. 99W-Chris Arnold [8][]; 16. 16C-John Clippinger [12][]; 17. 1KS-Keith Smith [15][]; 18. 242-Brandon Bollinger [14][]; 19. 59R-Jacob Rexing [19][]; 20. 81C-Christopher Cole [22][]; 21. 21D-Danny Schwartz [6][]; 22. 43A-Larry Anderson [17][]; 23. 21-Troy Dodson [23][] Hard Charger: 25-Tyler Nicely[+12]


Qualifying Flight-A 1. 7-Nick Hoffman, 14.822; 2. 25W-Allen Weisser, 15.055; 3. K19-Will Krup, 15.369; 4. 21D-Danny Schwartz, 15.489; 5. 63-Dustin King, 15.718; 6. 35-David Stremme, 15.751; 7. 4-Victor Lee, 15.781; 8. 81C-Christopher Cole, 15.836; 9. 59R-Jacob Rexing, 15.863; 10. 242-Brandon Bollinger, 15.894; 11. 8-Jimmy Lennex, 15.903; 12. 35W-Ethan Weber, 15.983; 13. 83-Kasey Schrock, 16.062; 14. 43A-Larry Anderson, 16.085; 15. 25-Tyler Nicely, 16.136; 16. O1-Don Kiger, 16.181; 17. 88-Daniel Flessner, 16.182; 18. R0-Rory Overmyer, 16.352; 19. 5CS-Curt Spalding, 16.621; 20. 10-Jason Highley, 16.742; 21. 29-Jason Turner, 16.856; 22. 12-Wyatt Harms, 99.999


Qualifying Flight-B 1. 96M-Mike McKinney, 14.533; 2. 99W-Chris Arnold, 15.158; 3. 1D-Dean Hoffman, 15.196; 4. 24H-Mike Harrison, 15.226; 5. 1KS-Keith Smith, 15.228; 6. 34T-Tanner Reed, 15.243; 7. 3L-Jeff Leka, 15.261; 8. 16C-John Clippinger, 15.267; 9. 77-Ray Bollinger, 15.276; 10. 7L-Mark Lamont, 15.322; 11. 5S-Alan Stipp, 15.346; 12. 45-Kyle Hammer, 15.38; 13. 32P-Bobby Pierce, 15.382; 14. 71D-Ron Davies, 15.405; 15. 1S-Brian Shaw, 15.469; 16. 21A-Nick Allen, 15.496; 17. T9-Ryan Thomas, 15.514; 18. 28-Michael Bolyard, 15.562; 19. 81-Mark Cole, 15.724; 20. 18-Ryan Sutter, 15.743; 21. 21-Troy Dodson, 15.892; 22. 43-Jason Johnson, 16.031


Heat #1 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 7-Nick Hoffman [1]; 2. K19-Will Krup [2]; 3. 4-Victor Lee [4]; 4. 5CS-Curt Spalding [10]; 5. 63-Dustin King [3]; 6. 59R-Jacob Rexing [5]; 7. 83-Kasey Schrock [7]; 8. 88-Daniel Flessner [9]; 9. 29-Jason Turner [11]; 10. 8-Jimmy Lennex [6]; 11. 25-Tyler Nicely [8]


Heat #2 – Flight (A) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 25W-Allen Weisser [1]; 2. 21D-Danny Schwartz [2]; 3. 35-David Stremme [3]; 4. 242-Brandon Bollinger [5]; 5. 43A-Larry Anderson [7]; 6. 81C-Christopher Cole [4]; 7. 35W-Ethan Weber [6]; 8. R0-Rory Overmyer [9]; 9. 10-Jason Highley [10]; 10. O1-Don Kiger [8]; 11. 12-Wyatt Harms [11]


Heat #3 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 96M-Mike McKinney [1]; 2. 3L-Jeff Leka [4]; 3. 77-Ray Bollinger [5]; 4. 1KS-Keith Smith [3]; 5. 1S-Brian Shaw [8]; 6. 5S-Alan Stipp [6]; 7. 81-Mark Cole [10]; 8. 1D-Dean Hoffman [2]; 9. 21-Troy Dodson [11]; 10. T9-Ryan Thomas [9]; 11. 32P-Bobby Pierce [7]


Heat #4 – Flight (B) (10 Laps) – Top 4 Transfer 1. 24H-Mike Harrison [2]; 2. 99W-Chris Arnold [1]; 3. 16C-John Clippinger [4]; 4. 45-Kyle Hammer [6]; 5. 28-Michael Bolyard [9]; 6. 18-Ryan Sutter [10]; 7. 43-Jason Johnson [11]; 8. 34T-Tanner Reed [3]; 9. 7L-Mark Lamont [5]; 10. 71D-Ron Davies [7]; 11. 21A-Nick Allen [8]


B-Main #1 (12 Laps) – Top 2 Transfer 1. 43A-Larry Anderson [2][]; 2. 59R-Jacob Rexing [3][]; 3. 8-Jimmy Lennex [11][]; 4. R0-Rory Overmyer [8][]; 5. 25-Tyler Nicely [13][]; 6. 88-Daniel Flessner [7][]; 7. 81C-Christopher Cole [4][]; 8. 63-Dustin King [1][]; 9. 35W-Ethan Weber [6][]; 10. 10-Jason Highley [10][]; 11. 83-Kasey Schrock [5][]; 12. 29-Jason Turner [9][]; 13. O1-Don Kiger [12][]; 14. 12-Wyatt Harms [14][]


B-Main #2 ( Laps) 1. 32P-Bobby Pierce [13][]; 2. 28-Michael Bolyard [2][]; 3. 71D-Ron Davies [12][]; 4. 7L-Mark Lamont [10][]; 5. 5S-Alan Stipp [3][]; 6. 18-Ryan Sutter [4][]; 7. 21-Troy Dodson [9][]; 8. 43-Jason Johnson [6][]; 9. T9-Ryan Thomas [11][]; 10. 34T-Tanner Reed [8][]; 11. 1S-Brian Shaw [1][]; 12. 81-Mark Cole [5][]; 13. 1D-Dean Hoffman [7][]; 14. 21A-Nick Allen [14][]


Contingency Award Winners

SPEC Race Engines (Overall Fast Qualifier) $100 Certificate: Mike McKinney

F.A.S.T. (Opposing Group Fast Qualifier) $75 Certificate: Nick Hoffman

HYPERCOILS (Heat Race #1 Winner) (1) 5" Spring Certificate: Nick Hoffman

WILLY’S CARB & DYNO (Heat Race #2 Winner) $100 Certificate: Allen Weisser

FAST SHAFTS (Heat Race #3 Winner) $75 Certificate: Mike McKinney

AERO WHEEL (Heat Race #4) $80 Certificate: Mike Harrison

VP RACING FUELS (B-Main #1 Non-Transfer) (5) Gal of VP Fuel: Jimmy Lenox

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT (B-Main #1 2nd Non-Transfer) $50 Gift Card: Rory Overmyer

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT (B-Main #1 3rd Non-Transfer) $25 Gift Card: Daniel Flessner

VP RACING FUELS (B-Main #2 Non-Transfer) (5) Gal of VP Fuel: Ron Davies

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT (B-Main #2 2nd Non-Transfer) $50 Gift Card: Mark Lamont

SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT (B-Main #2 3rd Non-Transfer) $25 Gift Card: Allen Stipp

PEM RACING (4th Place Finish) Quick Change Gear Set: Will Krup

MAXIMA RACING OILS (Tuff 5th Place Finish) Care Package: Allen Weisser

HOOKER HARNESS (Safe 6th Place Finish) $75 Certificate: Ray Bollinger

WILWOOD DISC BRAKES (Lucky 7th Place Finish) $50 Certificate: Curt Spalding

FOX RACING SHOX (Lucky 13th Place Finish) $100 Certificate: Michael Bolyard

ALLSTAR PERFORMANCE (Hard Charger) $100 Certificate: Tyler Nicely (21st– 9th)

VP RACING FUELS (Hard Luck) VP Fuel Jug: Troy Dodson

WILES DRIVESHAFTS (Longest Tow for Event) $100 Certificate: Chris Arnold


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