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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Veteran Mike Hammerle Moves On Top Of Super Late Model National Points Race

Evansville, IN — TIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Mike Hammerle enters this weekend’s action leading the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model national points standings, but he knows his run in the sun will probably be short-lived. So the 60-year-old grandfather from St. Charles, Mo., is going to enjoy every minute of his stint in the catbird’s seat – just like he relishes every lap he turns on the racetrack. A short-track racer for 35 years and counting, Hammerle is a classic low-buck driver who pours his heart and soul into …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update

Evansville, IN — GETTING BETTER: Randy Korte is chomping at the bit to go racing. Unfortunately, the two-time UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model national champion can’t climb into his familiar TMCI Transportation No. 00 until his doctor says he’s ready. Sidelined since suffering a back injury in a Dirt Late Model Winternationals feature incident on Feb. 5 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla., Korte is not taking well to watching races from the pit area as the UMP DIRTcar Racing season swings into high gear. “This is the …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Promoters of Year Ready To Roll At Oakshade; Earthquake Rattles UMP DIRTcar Office

Evansville, IN — TOP OPERATORS: UMP DIRTcar Racing’s 2007 Promoters of the Year are ready to roll out another exciting season of down-home, grassroots racing. Terry and Pam Henricks, the husband-and-wife team who operate the successful Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio, have their first UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned action of 2008 set to go this Saturday night (April 26), with Sportsman and Factory Stocks (called Bombers at Oakshade) headlining the Bill Reckner Memorial card. The track’s marquee UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model division debuts for ‘08 on Sat., May 3, to round …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: American Late Model Series/Northern Allstars Season Previews; Points Season Underway

Evansville, IN — READY TO ROLL: Another season of regional touring-series Super Late Model action under the UMP DIRTcar Racing banner is getting the green flag. Two popular UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned tours – the Sunoco American Late Model Series and Northern Allstars Late Model Series – are once again offering attractive schedules, purses and points-fund payouts in 2008 for Midwest racers who yearn to test their skills at a variety of different tracks. “Both the Sunoco American Late Model Series and the Northern Allstars give weekend racers a chance to participate …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Steidinger Ready For ‘Illini 100’ At Farmer City; Track Lidlifters Abound; UMP Points Season Begins

Evansville, IN — DEFENDING HOME TURF: Wes Steidinger is happy that his homestate of Illinois is hosting its biggest dirt Late Model event ever this weekend (April 4-5) – the inaugural ‘Illini 100’ at Farmer City Raceway. He’s thrilled that the race is taking place at a quarter-mile bullring where he’s cut his teeth as a racer. And he’ll be ecstatic if he can represent the Land of Lincoln by winning the $20,000 top prize on the line in Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series spectacular. “It would …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update

Evansville, IN — INTERESTING TITLE: There’s a logical reason why StormPay.com Clarksville ( Tenn. ) Speedway is hosting one of the most uniquely-named events on the UMP DIRTcar Racing calendar – this weekend’s fourth annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic. Like a zany minor-league baseball promotion, the ‘Toilet Bowl Classic’ is designed to catch fans’ eyes and make them giggle. “We came up with the name to get some attention and have some fun,” said Clarksville Speedway promoter William Scogin. “I wanted to do something that wasn’t the same old thing.” …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Big Super Late Model & Modified Weekend Ahead At Kentucky Lake, Circuit Mourns Passing Of Bill Nelson

Evansville, IN — HERE WE GO: The first UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned Super Late Model and open-wheel Modified action since last month in Florida rolls out this weekend at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Ky., where the circuit’s two marquee divisions headline the three-day ‘March Madness’ spectacular. Set to run from Thursday (March 13) through Saturday (March 15), the busy season-opening meet at the three-eighths-mile oval promoted by Sherri Heckenast will feature complete programs each night for the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models and open-wheel Modifieds. The Super Late Models …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Passes Out Over $80,000 In 2007 Points-Fund Cash To Racers In 5 Support Divisions

Evansville, IN — UMP DIRTcar Racing rewarded support-division drivers for their 2007 efforts with over $80,000 in points-fund cash during the organization’s 24th annual awards banquet on Jan. 12 in Springfield , Ill. A total of 249 drivers spread over five divisions shared in the post-season booty, which reached $82,170 with the addition of two new entry-level classes to the UMP DIRTcar Racing sanctioning lineup in 2007. The introduction of the Factory Stock and Four-Cylinder divisions pushed the UMP DIRTcar Racing roster to seven classes, including the marquee Late Model …

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News & Notes From The 24th Annual UMP DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet

Springfield, IL — POSITIVE VIBE: World Racing Group Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery delivered an uplifting speech to nearly 1,000 attendees of the 24th annual UMP DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet on Jan. 12 at the Springfield (Ill.) Crowne Plaza. Asserting that “this is where the real racing is” during his remarks, Deery pointed out the $465,000-plus in cash that was distributed at the affair – “without a doubt, the largest point fund of a short track series, dirt or pavement, in the United States,” he said. “That’s …

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UMP DIRTcar Roundup Will Rock I-55 Raceway With More Than 500 Competitors In Eight Divisions

Four days of racing. Eight classes of cars. More than 500 competitors and thousands of laps. The thrilling high banks of Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway will never be the same after the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup, the largest event in UMP DIRTcar Racing history. From Oct. 15-18, Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders all will have a chance to shine on four consecutive days, which include feature events every night in the Mississippi River town of Pevely , …

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UMP DIRTcar Roundup Will Rock I-55 Raceway With More Than 500 Competitors In Eight Divisions

CONCORD , N.C. — Dec. 7, 2007 — Four days of racing. Eight classes of cars. More than 500 competitors and thousands of laps. The thrilling high banks of Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway will never be the same after the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup, the largest event in UMP DIRTcar Racing history. From Oct. 15-18, Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders all will have a chance to shine on four consecutive days, which include feature events every night …

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Nights Of Champions Will Honor Series, Competitors And 2007 Champions

CONCORD, N.C. — Aug. 14, 2007 — The World Racing Group announces its 2007 Nights of Champions for the premier dirt racing series. Five special events will highlight the achievements of drivers competing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, the MARS DIRTcar Series and UMP DIRTcar Racing. “The Nights of Champions will be our way to honor all of the drivers who have competed with us in 2007,” said World Racing Group President Tom Deery. …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman, Limited Modified & Street Stock Drivers Divided Over $75,000 In 2006

UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman, Limited Modified & Street Stock Drivers Divided Over $75,000 In 2006 Points Fund Cash By Kevin Kovac EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 26, 2007 – A total of $78,365 in 2006 points-fund cash was divided among Sportsman, Limited Modified and Street Stock division drivers during the 23rd annual UMP DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet on Jan. 20 in Springfield , Ill. Troy Naeger of Festus , Mo. , collected the lion’s share of the $28,105 in UMP Sportsman money, walking off with a combined $5,500 for winning …

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New Logo Announces Dawning Of ‘UMP DIRTcar Racing’ Era

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Jan. 20, 2007 – A new era began for United Midwestern Promoters on Saturday. Continuing the circuit’s rise in North American short-track racing circles while maintaining its treasured history, UMP officials unveiled a fresh, stylish logo and announced an updated, all-encompassing title – ‘UMP DIRTcar Racing’ – for the popular weekly racing series. The news was formally released during Saturday night’s 23rd annual UMP Awards Banquet inside the Grand Ballroom of the Springfield Hilton, where the top UMP drivers from the 2006 season shared over a half-million …

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