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Rain Cancels Roundup Hot Laps, “Party” Kicks Off Thursday

Pevely,MO — PEVELY, Mo. — Oct. 15 2008 — Persistent rain today at I-55 Raceway has forced the cancellation of tonight’s hot lap sessions for the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com. Registration for the event dubbed as the “Party in Pevely” by I-55 owner Ken Schrader will remain open until 10 p.m. The opening day of action is set for tomorrow morning, Oct. 16. Pit gates and registration will open at 10 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies slated for 5 p.m. All eight UMP DIRTcar Racing-sanctioned divisions will participate in …

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Inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup Brings Four-Day Party To Pevely’s I-55 Raceway This Week (Oct. 15-18)

Pevely, MO — Eight UMP DIRTcar Racing Divisions Will Battle On High-Banked Bullring Let the party begin. The inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com – aka the ‘Party in Pevely’ – kicks off on Wednesday (Oct. 15) and runs through Saturday (Oct. 18) at NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway outside St. Louis. All eight UMP DIRTcar Racing-sanctioned divisions will participate in the blockbuster program, which blends hard-nosed competition on the high-banked, one-third-mile oval with fun and festivities off it. UMP DIRTcar’s marquee Super Late Model and open-wheel Modified classes …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Update

Evansville, IN — END OF THE BATTLES: Chalk up another UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model national championship for Dennis Erb Jr. And put a first career UMP DIRTcar Open-Wheel Modified national crown in the record book for Jeff Leka. With UMP DIRTcar Racing’s weekly points season closing this weekend, the two veteran drivers from the ‘ Land of Lincoln ’ can relax knowing that they’ve already clinched their respective division titles. Both drivers will receive their public coronations as 2008 national champions during the Moser Engineering UMP DIRTcar Racing Nationals …

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DIRTcar Roundup Website Announced

Concord,NC — Have a question about the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com? Everything competitors and fans need to know about the blockbuster four-day program set for Oct. 15-18 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo., is now available at the event’s dedicated website, www.UMPDIRTcarRoundup.com. Dubbed the “Party in Pevely” by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and track owner Ken Schrader, the Roundup will feature all eight divisions of UMP DIRTcar Racing during the course of the autumn extravaganza at the one-third-mile oval outside St. Louis. Features of www.UMPDIRTcarRoundup.com include: * The …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Update: Anticipation Begins To Build For Inaugural UMP DIRTcar Round-Up Oct. 15-18 At I-55 Raceway

Evansville, IN — THE BIG ONE: Just one month remains before the UMP DIRTcar Racing world will converge on Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway in Pevely, Mo. The inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com is scheduled for Oct. 15-18 at the NASCAR veteran’s high-banked, one-third-mile oval a half-hour south of downtown St. Louis. All eight divisions sanctioned by UMP DIRTcar Racing – Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks, 4-Cylinders and Factory Stocks – will compete in the four-day extravaganza that’s been dubbed the “Party in …

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DIRTcar Racing Partners With MyRaceLife.com On Inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup at I-55 Raceway

Concord, NC — World Racing Group and 4D Media, Inc., announced today that MyRaceLife.com will be the presenting sponsor of the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup at I-55 Raceway. The four-day event dubbed the “Party in Pevely” by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and track owner Ken Schrader will feature all eight divisions of UMP DIRTcar Racing during the course of the Oct. 15-18 extravaganza in the St. Louis suburb. “It’s easy to see that UMP DIRTcar Racing is the heart of Grassroots racing and MyRaceLife.com aims to provide those Grassroots fans …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: 2008 Summer Nationals Officially Closes This Weekend With Postponed Events At Morgan County & Macon

Evansville, IN — TWO MORE: The curtain will officially close on the 2008 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals this weekend with the running of postponed events on Friday night (Aug. 15) at Morgan County Speedway in Jacksonville, Ill., and Saturday night (Aug. 16) at Macon (Ill.) Speedway. Both shows are classified as non-point Summer Nationals races, coming one month after Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., clinched his second straight championship in the ‘Hell Tour’ points finale on July 12 at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. Morgan County’s Summer Nationals date …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Roundup: Erb, Leka Among Leaders In National Points Championship Battles

Evansville, IN — AT THE TOP: Dennis Erb Jr. can smell a second consecutive UMP DIRTcar Racing national title. Jeff Leka, meanwhile, is chasing a first career national crown. Both drivers find themselves in the driver’s seat toward their goals with exactly two months left in the UMP DIRTcar Racing points season – Erb leading the Super Late Model standings, and Leka topping the open-wheel Modified rankings. Erb, 36, of Carpentersville, Ill., pulled off a late-season rally to bag last year’s Super Late Model national crown, but he appears to …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: UMP DIRTcar Modifieds Headline American Heritage 101 At Brushcreek Motorsports Complex This Weekend

Evansville, IN — MAJOR FOR MODS: A race that has become one of the biggest in the country for open-wheel Modifieds will hit the track this weekend under the UMP DIRTcar Racing banner. The American Heritage 101 at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex in Peebles, Ohio – a unique event that offers its winner the option of accepting a brand-new American Heritage Harley Davidson motorcycle or $10,000 in cash – being co-sanctioned by UMP DIRTcar Racing for the first time. “It’s an honor for UMP DIRTcar to be involved with such a …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Dennis Erb Jr. Claims Second Straight Summer Nationals Crown

Evansville, IN — HAIL TO THE CHAMP: The path Dennis Erb Jr. took this year was slightly different, but the result was the same. After one month of hardscrabble racing and living on the road, the dirt Late Model veteran from Carpentersville, Ill., clinched his second consecutive UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals points championship. “It feels really good to win it back-to-back,” said the 35-year-old Erb, who realized his longtime goal of capturing the Summer Nationals title in 2007 after finishes of fourth (2004), third (2005) and fifth (2006). “We had …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Brian Shirley In Title Chase As UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Enters Final Week Of Action

Evansville, IN — DECISION TIME: When the 2008 season began, Brian Shirley never envisioned that he would be in a neck-and-neck battle for the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship as the tour entered its final week. But that’s exactly the position in which Shirley finds himself – and thus he must soon make a hard decision. You see, Shirley, 27, of Chatham, Ill., has been running the Summer Nationals on a race-by-race basis, repeatedly refusing to commit to following the tour through its points finale next Saturday night (July 12) …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: 2008 Summer Nationals Has Already Been One For The Record Books

Evansville, IN — HOT COMPETITION: The 2008 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals is just approaching its halfway point, but it has already been unlike any other in the tour’s 20-year history. In fact, the opening two weeks of the grueling, month-long Super Late Model series have been one for the history books. With nine drivers making visits to RacingJunk.com Victory Lane through June 25, a new record for most different winners in the first 10 events of the Summer Nationals has been established. For a series that has often seen one …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Erb Begins Defense Of UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship

Evansville, IN — GOING FOR TWO: Dennis Erb Jr. began last year’s UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals intensely focused on winning his first career tour championship – and he proceeded to convincingly accomplish his goal. Is the same fire to capture the title of the ‘Hell Tour’ still burning in his gut as the Summer Nationals kicks off tonight (Thurs., June 12) at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway? “It’s there. It’s definitely there,” Erb asserted when asked the question. “I want to go back out and do it again. I’d like to …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update (6/6/2008)

Evansville, IN — SOUTHWEST STAR: Anthony Madrid lives over 1,550 miles from Springfield, Ill., but he’d love to make a long trip to the capital of the Land of Lincoln come January 2009. It would be a quite worthwhile excursion, of course, if the resident of Phoenix, Ariz., emerges as the 2008 UMP DIRTcar Modified national champion – a distinct possibility considering the way he’s been racking up wins at the Southwest’s new UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned tracks and creeping up the points standings. Madrid, 32, has already won nine features this …

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