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Pierce & Gilpin Share Stage At Saturday Nights 31st Annual DIRTcar Racing UMP Night of Champions Awards Banquet


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Jan. 10, 2015 – Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., shared the spotlight during Saturday night’s 31st annual DIRTcar Racing UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet inside the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel’s ballroom. Pierce, 17, entered the DIRTcar UMP Late Model history books in 2014 by becoming the youngest driver ever to claim the UMP Late Model weekly-racing championship, while Gilpin, 24, continued his reign as the top UMP Modified driver in earning his third consecutive UMP Modified weekly-racing title. More than ... Read More »

2014 UMP DIRTcar Champions crowned at DIRTcar Banquet!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE UMP DIRTcar BANQUET HELD ON 1/10/15! January 10th, 2015 – Springfield, IL – All eight UMP DIRTcar division champions were crowned along with the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion, Summit Modified Nationals Champion, KidModz Champion and Quikcar Late Model Series Champion on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. Congrats to all the 2014 Champions and everyone who participated in the UMP DIRTcar Series in 2014. The 2015 UMP DIRTcar racing season kicks off with a busy ... Read More »

31st UMP DIRTcar Awards Banquet set for January 10th, 2015

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Fierce Competition Expected as DIRTcar Racing Tightens 2015 Late Model Summer Nationals to 28 Races in 32 Days Over Five Weeks in June and July


DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals shifts championship-deciding weekend to Prairie Dirt Classic in July at Fairbury INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 11, 2014 – DIRTcar Racing announced its 2015 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedules today at the Performance Racing Industry Tradeshow at the Indiana Convention Center. The Summer Nationals schedule showcases a renewed focus on the series’ core events, tightening the schedule to just over five weeks beginning June 10 and concluding July 11. The series will include 28 races in 32 days ... Read More »

Bobby Pierce Wracks Up 14 Victories In 2014 On His Way To Becoming Youngest Ever DIRTcar Late Model National Champion

Illinois Driver Overcomes Setbacks to Claim $20,000 DIRTcar UMP National Points Title CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 15, 2014 – A season’s worth of hard work and determination culminated in one stellar night for Bobby Pierce at Eldora Speedway. Pierce, 17, of Oakwood, Ill., led every lap of Eldora’s DIRTcar Fall Nationals A-Main to emphatically wrap up his first ever DIRTcar Late Model national points title, and in doing so become the youngest driver ever to claim the weekly-racing Late Model championship. “It takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears ... Read More »

Bobby Pierce & Brian Ruhlman take UMP DIRTcar Fall Nationals wins at Eldora Speedway!

Bobby Pierce - Jim Denhamer photo

Event: UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance Date: October 4, 2014 UMP DIRTcar Late Model TIME TRIALS – 1. 83-Scott James [19]; 2. 1-Josh Richards [1]; 3. 32P-Bobby Pierce [10]; 4. 3-Matt Miller [24]; 5. 31-Nick Latham [35]; 6. 11R-James Rice [23]; 7. 99JR-Frank Heckenast Jr [28]; 8. 77K-Steve Kester [33]; 9. 7R-Kent Robinson [21]; 10. B7-Ben Adkins [9]; 11. 1B-Jeff Babcock [30]; 12. 20C-Duane Chamberlain [5]; 13. 11S-Rusty Schlenk [18]; 14. 15S-Dan Schlieper [41]; 15. M14-Brandon Thirlby [14]; 16. 20D-Doug Drown [12]; 17. 15H-Jon Henry [20]; 18. 20JH-Jacob Hawkins ... Read More »

2014 UMP DIRTcar Late Model Rookie of the Year Point Standings thru 9/14/14


Scott Bloomquist from last to first to win the The World 100!

Scott Bloomquist - Mike Ruefer photo

CLICK HERE FOR MORE WORLD 100 PHOTOS FROM ELDORA SPEEDWAY! Tennessee Racer Overcomes Penalty to Score $47,000 Crown Jewel Triumph ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 6, 2014 – Nothing could stop Scott Bloomquist from claiming his fourth World 100 trophy Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Not a lap-19 penalty that dropped him from the lead to the tail of the field. Not a steady Dale McDowell looking for an Eldora crown jewel sweep. And not slower traffic during the race’s closing laps. Bloomquist’s No. 0 Sweet-Bloomquist machine was unstoppable at the ... Read More »

Clanton Heads To Eldora Speedway’s Prestigious World 100 Looking For Season-Making Victory

Crown Jewel Event Includes Twin Preliminary Features on Both Thursday & Friday Followed by Saturday’s $47,000 Finale ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 2, 2014 – The 2014 season may not have been too kind to Shane Clanton thus far, but that doesn’t mean the veteran 39-year-old racer is doubting himself entering this weekend’s World 100 at Eldora Speedway. In fact, the former World 100 and Dirt Late Model Dream winner is as confident as ever as he prepares to head to the famed half-mile oval for Dirt Late Model racing’s most ... Read More »

Davenport & Miller Claim 25-Lap Victories During Eldora Speedway’s Second Night Of World 100 Preliminary Action

Matt Miller - Mike Ruefer photo

ROSSBURG, Ohio – Sept. 4, 2014 – Jonathan Davenport and Matt Miller added their names to the list of likely contenders for Eldora Speedway’s coveted World 100 globed trophy by claiming $5,000 victories Friday evening during the second night of preliminary action for the 44th annual World 100. With the event’s 120-car field split in half by time-trial results, Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., led every lap of the first of two Twin 25-lap DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned A-Mains to claim his first career Eldora Speedway victory. Miller, the Whitehouse, Ohio, driver who ... Read More »

McDowell & Owens Open Eldora Speedway’s World 100 Weekend With 25-lap Preliminary Feature Victories

Jimmy Owens - Jim Denhamer photo

ROSSBURG, Ohio. – Sept. 4, 2014 – Experience ruled the night at Eldora Speedway on Thursday with former World 100 and Dirt Late Model Dream winners Dale McDowell and Jimmy Owens both claiming preliminary feature victories during the opening night of the 44th annual World 100. Fresh off his Dream victory in June, McDowell, 48, of Chickamauga, Ga., claimed the first of Thursday’s two 25-lap A-Mains with a flag-to-flag performance in the caution-free race. Owens, 42, of Newport, Tenn., charged from the 14th starting spot in the second 25-lapper and ... Read More »

USA World 50 at Paducah Int’l Raceway on August 22nd!

Paducah International Raceway

PADUCAH, Ky. – The countdown is already ticking on Paducah International Raceway’s prime attraction of the season. The Chris Smith Memorial/USA World 50 is Friday, Aug. 22 in a MARS vs. UMP Challenge in super late models. Last season, Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., roared through the weekend, claiming victories at PIR and I-55 Speedway in Pevely, Mo., to claim the big jackpot. At Paducah International Raceway, Feger was dominant in the victory. Known as the Highside Hustler, Feger is a regular on the UMP Summer Nationals tour. Bobby Pierce, ... Read More »

Miller Captures Oakshade Raceway Win, Babb Scores Fourth Career DIRTcar Summer Nationals Title

Matt Miller - Jim Denhamer photo

By Jordan Morris WAUSEON, Ohio. — July 19, 2014 — On the night of champions, local star Matt Miller charged his way from the third position to capture the lead on lap 17 en route to claiming the $10,000 checkered flag at his hometown track of Oakshade Raceway for the second year in-a-row, and third time in his career. Shannon Babb, who only needed a 19th place finish to secure his fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals title, finished in the third position and easily scored the $25,000 series title for the ... Read More »

Zeigler Goes Two-for-Two in DIRTcar Summer Nationals Starts after Claiming Victory at Attica Raceway Park

Mason Zeigler - Jim Denhamer photo

By Jordan Morris ATTICA, Ohio. — July 18, 2014 — Mason Zeigler, for the second night in-a-row, found himself in DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory lane after dominating flag-to-flag on Friday night at Attica Raceway Park – grabbing his second win in his second career DIRTcar Summer Nationals start. Zeigler once again started on row one, this time joining Duane Chamberlain, who captured the pole-position. Just like on Thursday night at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex, Zeigler shot around the pole-sitter to capture the lead on the opening lap of the 40-lap feature. ... Read More »