Summit Racing/ PowerNation TV Modified Featured in Shriner’s Benefit

The racing world has a special way of using the celebration of milestones to help others in need. Such will be the case during Tri City Speedway’s Summit Racing Equipment Modified Mania. The Pontoon Beach, Illinois oval will be home to the auction of a race-ready Modified.

PowerNation TV’s Engine Power is finishing up the UMP DIRTcar Modified race car in honor of Summit Racing Equipment’s 50th anniversary. The car will be auctioned off during the Summit Racing Modified Mania on Saturday, September 29, with proceeds to benefit Shriners Children’s Hospital.

“The racer who buys this car will have a first-class racing machine,” said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Motorsports and Events Manager. “Mike Galley and Pat Topolinski did a fantastic job assembling the car and the 410 engine, and Don Jumper builds one heck of a chassis. We look forward to seeing our car out on the track in 2019.”

The Summit Racing DIRTcar Modified build covers three episodes of Engine Power during the PowerNation TV Powerblock on the Paramount Network.

In Episode One, you’ll see some of the engineering that goes into a UMP Modified as Impressive Race Cars’ Don Jumper helps Pat Topolinski and Mike Galley assemble the car from the chassis up, including suspension, brakes, rear axle, and wiring.

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In Episode Two, Mike and Pat build and dyno-test a killer 410 cubic inch small block Chevy for the car. It will have top-notch components like a Dart SHP Pro block, Brodix top end kit, Quick Fuel Q-Series carburetor, and Schoenfeld headers. This episode is scheduled to air October 14.

And in Episode Three, Pat and Mike wrap up the project with final assembly and track testing. This episode is scheduled to air October 21 on the Paramount Network.

Check your local listings for exact episode air times.

“We had a blast building a competitive Dirt Modified,” said Engine Power’s Pat Topolinski. “The car was a refreshing break from our regular street and drag projects, plus the engine is a totally different animal. It has to make big power and be super durable to run at 8,000 RPM lap after lap. Luckily we had Don Jumper of Impressive Race Cars on board. He designed a masterpiece of a car, and his expertise was crucial in this project coming together.”

The Summit Racing Modified Mania will see Modifieds and Super Late Models take center stage on September 27-29 at Tri City Speedway with UMP DIRTcar national points on the line each night.

For more information on the weekend of racing, please visit www.tricityspeedway.net .

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Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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