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Rookie of the Year Title Contender, Trei Deubel Takes Indiana Accolades Back To Michigan - Home Game for ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour in Angola, Indiana produces thrilling finish


Angola, Indiana (Saturday, June 6, 2015): The Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division conducted the second race of the 2015 racing season on Saturday, June 6th. The Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Top Speed Fabrication was held at the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval of Angola Motorsport Speedway, located just south of the Indiana / Michigan state line and near the ICAR Home Offices in Angola, Indiana. A traditional stop on the ICAR schedule for many years, the first of two appearances of 2015 didn't disappoint the fans on hand.



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In the 50-Lap main for the premier Modified tour in the Midwestern United States, Rookie of the Year title contender, Trei Deubel scored his first career main event win. The Holt, Michigan driver in his #331 J.R. Neely Home Improvements / Engine Machine Service ride grabbed the lead away from pole-sitter Josh Nester on lap eight of the 50-lap main event and would try to pull away from the rest of the field. 2014 ARCA Lincoln Welders Truck Series Champion, Danny Jackson mounted a late charge, but Deubel was up to the challenge and the 30-year-old would see the checkered flag first.


“It was a big challenge racing with Danny (Jackson). He's such a good driver and a real threat to win. I was worried about him when I heard he was running the full south schedule." Explained the Great Lakes State driver who became the second rookie contender to win an ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour race in 2015. "I knew he was there and I could tell he was faster going into the corner. I just knew I had more speed off. I thought we had a good car. I just wanted to save the tires, when I was hearing over the radio, five car lengths, four car lengths, two car lengths, he's there. But we ended up finishing where we wanted.” He smiled.


Josh Nester and Shawn Grace led a stacked 24-car field to Chief Starter, Weo Schweyer's green flag to begin the Genuine Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Top Speed Fabrication and it would be Nester grabbing the early advantage. An early caution resulted in the first 'Madhouse-Style' restart of the night and veteran, Brad Springer took advantage by moving up from fourth to second by taking the outside lane. Springer briefly led a lap before Nester recoiled and sailed back around to retake the point. The most serious incident of the night occurred on lap seven when Zach Henderson slammed the backstretch retaining wall. He was ok but done for the night.


On the next restart, it was Deubel's turn to try his hand at the outside lane utilizing the Madhouse restart. Running fourth after starting sixth when the caution came out, the first three drivers elected to stay to the inside, so Deubel went to the outside lane and would restart second. It took a single lap for Deubel's triple-digit machine to drive around Nester and take over the top spot. Soon Jackson would also slip past Nester and set his sights on Deubel. Jackson threw every trick he had in his arsenal at Deubel but the Michigan competitor held on to see the checkered flag first.

In addition to his win, which he pocketed a $1,200 payday; Deubel also collected the M.P.H. Promotions Rookie of the Race award for his efforts. He would also take over the 2015 Rookie of the Year points lead and climb up to third overall in the season long points chase. Deubel would also join teammate, Northern Division Overall and Rookie point's leader, Jason Parish as the only freshman title contenders to win a main in 2015.


Jackson would settle for second in his #5 Redbank Transport open-wheeled machine. The 32-year-old driver from Batavia, Ohio made the big leap from 10th to fourth in the point's standings. The veteran driver, who is also the 2006 ARCA/CRA Super Series Rookie of the Year, was making just his second career start in an open-wheeled Modified. Rounding out the podium finishers was Fort Wayne, Indiana's Bud Adams who backed up his second place effort in the South opener with a third place finish in his #47 Rebbco Abrasives machine. The 41-year-old started eighth on the grid and his second straight podium finish moved him into a tie for the points lead.


The all-time winningest driver in ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour history, Brian Nester started seventh and came away with a fourth place finish in his #11 Burkett-Nester Racecars entry. The 40-year-old from Hamilton, Indiana, who earlier in the day won the Economy Auto Parts Fast Qualifier award, now has company atop the Southern Division point's standings as Adams finished one spot ahead of him in the rundown to join Nester in a tie for the points lead. His cousin, Josh Nester completed the top five after leading twice for a total of six laps in his #12 Nester Farms ride. The 39-year-old Edon, Ohio driver was making his first start of the 2015 racing season.


Last Chance Race winner, Jeremy Wallen, who also had a Feature win in weekly Modifieds competition at Angola Motorsport Speedway, charged from his 17th starting spot to finish an impressive sixth while Darwin Wolfe scored a seventh place effort to charge up the points standings from 13th to sixth. A pair of Michigan veterans, Nyle Weiler and Dan Loughan were eighth and ninth respectively while the all-time career leader in starts in the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour, earned the Allstar Performance Hard-Charger award with his 24th to 10th place run.


Earlier in the afternoon in Economy Auto Parts Qualifying, B. Nester scored his first Fast Qualifier Award of the season with a 14.933 which measures out to 90.404mph. The ICAR Track Record remains a 14.447 set back on August 28th, 1999 when the late Stan Perry set the mark. In the 12-Lap Last Chance Race, Wallen took the win over Henderson, 16-year-old Johnathon Gatton, Stephen Klinect, Steven Pelky and Scott Moyer who also transferred. Parish and Breedlove were selected as the Angola Track Promoters Choices.


The next event for the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour will be for the Northern Division as they return to Springport Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 13th. The Wheels 4 Wheels 50 Presented by Beacon Sales & Service will mark the second of three appearances at the 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval located north of Jackson and south of Lansing in Springport, Michigan. In the tours' first appearance back on May 3rd, 2015 M.P.H. Promotions Rookie of the Year title contender, Jason Parish scored the victory in the Cabin Fever 50 Presented by Genuine Broaster Chicken.


The Springport race will begin a stretch of three races in eight days for ICAR North as just three days later, the Northern contingent will head west to the historic 7/16s (0.437) mile semi-banked paved oval of Berlin Raceway, located west of Grand Rapids in Marne, Michigan on Tuesday, June 16th. The Battle at Berlin 51 Presented by Primera Plastics will support the ARCA/CRA Super Series headlining event, the Battle at Berlin 251 Presented by Primera Plastics. Four days after that, the cross state trek to Auto City Speedway, located north of Flint in Clio, Michigan hosts the North cars and stars in the Genuine Broaster Chicken 50 Presented by Broaster Sales & Service on Saturday, June 20th.


The next pair of races for the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Southern Division will be on back to back nights starting on Friday, June 26th with the running of the Hemelgarn Racing/Super Fitness 50 Presented by Lakeshore Utility Trailer. The famed 1/2 (0.500) mile high-banked paved oval of Toledo Speedway in Toledo, Ohio serves as hosts. The next night will be at another historic 1/2 mile, this time the legendary Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana hosts the Run for the B.B. Gun 50 Presented by Broaster Sales & Service on Saturday, June 27th. In both races, the ICAR Modifieds will be on hand in support of the King of the Wing Sprint Car Series who will highlight both nights.


Entry Forms for all upcoming races throughout the month of June are available. For more information about the 2015 racing season within both divisions of the Broaster Chicken ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour, please go to the series website located at: www.topspeedmods.com You can also follow along on the Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TopSpeedModifieds and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ICARModifieds Finally for more information about Springport Motor Speedway, the host track for the third race of the 2015 racing season for the ICAR Top Speed Modified Tour Northern Division, go to: www.springportmotorspeedway.com

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