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Night 8 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Marlar Pulls Off Dramatic Last-Lap Pass Of Moyer At I-55 Raceway

PEVELY, MO – June 24, 2007 – Just in case anyone hadn’t noticed how strong Mike Marlar has been on the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals tour, he announced his presence in unquestionable fashion Saturday night at I-55 Raceway. The Winfield, Tenn. , driver pulled off a dramatic last-lap pass of dirt Late Model legend Billy Moyer to win the 40-lap feature at NASCAR veteran Kenny Schrader’s high-banked, one-third mile oval. It was Marlar’s second victory in eight events on this year’s Summernationals loop, which the veteran driver is chasing …

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Night 7 of 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Kevin Weaver Registers First Tour Victory Since 2002 At Morgan County Speedway

JACKSONVILLE, IL – June 21, 2007 – Kevin Weaver ended a five-year victory drought on the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals trail, winning Thursday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Morgan County Speedway. Weaver, 43, of Gibson City , Ill. , parlayed a strong Jimmy John’s-sponsored car and a good dose of racing luck into the $6,000 top prize. He inherited the lead on lap 37 when race-long pacesetter Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, Mich. , was forced from action and held off Steve Sheppard Jr. of New Berlin , Ill. , over the …

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Night 6 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Erb Rolls To Win Number Three At Highland Speedway

HIGHLAND, IL – June 20, 2007 – It’s already been a UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals to remember for Dennis Erb Jr. The Carpentersville, Ill. , star needed just six events on this year’s tour to set a personal single-season Summernationals victory high, winning for the third time on Wednesday night at Highland Speedway. Erb, 34, captured the first two events of the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals, then failed to finish among the top five in the next three shows. He righted his ship in Highland ’s 40-lap A-Main, outdueling …

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Night 5 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Mike Marlar Survives To Capture First Victory At Lebanon I-44 Speedway

LEBANON, MO – June 19, 2007 – It was just a matter of time. UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals newcomer Mike Marlar of Winfield , Tenn. , rolled up top-five finishes in the tour’s first four events, so it was no surprise that he broke through with a victory in the fifth stop on Tuesday night at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Marlar pocketed $6,000 for capturing the 40-lap A-Main – his first career win on the grueling Summernationals loop. Driving the Stephens Motorsport No. 34, Marlar was a survivor in the hardscrabble …

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Night 4 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Korte Bags Second Straight Win At Jefferson County Raceway

MT. VERNON, IL – June 18, 2007 – It’s Randy Korte’s turn to get hot. The Highland, Ill., became the second driver to win back-to-back events on the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals, capturing Monday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Jefferson County Raceway. Korte, 42, of Highland, Ill., charged off the outside-pole starting spot to lead the entire distance in his Rocket No. 00. He was tailed closely for most of the feature by Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., but the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model national champion made no …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Night 3: Korte Pulls Off Dramatic Victory At Tri-State Speedway

HAUBSTADT, IN – June 18, 2007 – Randy Korte of Highland , Ill. , pulled off a dramatic late-race pass of Martinsville, Ind.’s Don O’Neal to capture Sunday night’s 40-lap UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals feature at Tri-State Speedway. Korte, 42, became the first driver to defeat Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville , Ill. , who advanced from the 15th starting spot to a sixth-place finish after winning the first two Summernationals events. O’Neal, the 2004 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals champion, started from the pole position and led the race’s first …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Night 2: Erb Two-For-Two After Victory At Kamp Motor Speedway

BOSWELL, IN – June 16, 2007 – Dennis Erb Jr. is threatening to make the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals his personal playground. The Carpentersville, Ill., star remained undefeated on this year’s tour, making Saturday night’s 40-lap feature at Kamp Motor Speedway his second straight victory. With the tour championship race wide open thanks to the absence of 2005-06 Summernationals dominator Shannon Babb as a regular, Erb has staked his claim to Babb’s throne in the most forceful fashion possible. He controlled the second of 28 scheduled Summernationals events, leading …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Night 1: Erb Opens Tour With Victory At Kankakee

KANKAKEE, IL – June 15, 2007 – Dennis Erb Jr. is off to a great start on the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals. One of the Midwest’s hottest drivers entering this year’s grueling tour, Erb marched to victory in Friday night’s 40-lap Summernationals opener at Kankakee Motor Speedway. Erb, 34, of Carpentersville, Ill., earned $10,000 for capturing the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals lidlifter for the second consecutive season. Last year he went on finish fifth in the tour point standings. A winner of two $10,000 World of Outlaws Late Model Series …

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Championship Hopefuls Ready For Start Of 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Friday At Kankakee Motor Speedway

Red-Hot Dennis Erb Jr., ’06 Tour Runner-Up Jeep VanWormer Among Favorites To Win Title EVANSVILLE , IN – June 14, 2007 – The grind starts tomorrow. Thus the question is: who will survive the grueling, month-long UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals to emerge as the 2007 series champion? A host of drivers have high hopes heading into dirt Late Model racing’s toughest test of man and machine, which begins a run of 28 races in 30 days with a Friday-night (June 15) show at Kankakee ( Ill. ) Motor Speedway. None, …

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Casebolt Pulls Off Monumental Upset Win In UMP DIRTcar Racing-Sanctioned ‘Dirt Late Model Dream XIII’ At Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, OH – June 9, 2007 – Steve Casebolt didn’t merely pull off a monumental $100,000 upset victory in Saturday night’s 100-lap Dirt Late Model Dream XIII at Eldora Speedway. The young driver also shot down one of the sport’s titans. To secure the biggest payoff of the season in dirt Late Model racing, Casebolt had to hold off a furious late-race charge from four-time Dream 100 winner Scott Bloomquist. The outcome was in doubt until Casebolt outran Bloomquist on a lap-98 restart, producing an appreciative roar from the huge …

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DIRTcar Racing Sanctions The Nextel Prelude

CONCORD, N.C. — June 4, 2007 — The Nextel Prelude to the Dream Presented by Old Spice has quickly become one of Eldora Speedway’s premier annual events. This year, DIRTcar Racing will sanction the popular Dirt Late Model charity event on June 6 through its Midwestern arm, UMP DIRTcar. Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Juan Pablo Montoya, 1995 World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney and many other of today’s NASCAR superstars are driving in the third annual event that benefits the Victory Junction Gang Camp. In addition, …

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From Spectator to Competitor to Owner, Tony Stewart has Seen and Done it All at Eldora

Next up for Racing Renaissance Man is the NEXTEL Prelude to the Dream presented by Old Spice on Wednesday, June 6 Live on HBO Pay-Per-View ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 31, 2007) – Long before Tony Stewart first turned a lap at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, he turned in his grandstand seat to see the racing action coming off turn four of the legendary, half-mile dirt oval. It wasn’t until October 1992 when Stewart was 15 that he finally got the chance to race at Eldora in the USAC 4-Crown Nationals, …

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Bart Hartman takes Sunoco ALMS win at Midway Speedway!

ALMS SUPER LATE MODELS : (Car Count = 23) Fast Qualifier = #75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, Ohio 14.47 Heat Race #1 : Mayle, Aukland, Chamberlin, Mcgloughlin, Berner, F. Carpenter, Gibson, Johnson Jr. Heat Race #2 : Kitchen, Cline, Wolfe, Scott, Holcomb, Ruhlman, Campbell, Kaufman Heat Race #3 : Hartman, Peltz, R.Conley, Aronhalt, C.Conley, C.Carpeter, Sabo Feature Event : 1. 75 Bart Hartman 2. 12 Rick Auckland 3. 4 DJ Cline 4. 50 Ron Mayle 5. 18 Rick Conley 6. 77 Scott Peltz 7. 49 Bryan Ruhlman 8. 96f Keith Berner …

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Casey Noonan takes Sunoco ALMS win at Eldora Speedway!

Sunoco American Late Model Series – 47 cars Heat 1: Chris Ross, Ted Loomis, Jr., Kerry Mathew, Brian Ruhlman, Hillard Miller, Jeff Roodvoets, Tim Sabo, Brian Stinson Heat 2: Tyler Boggs, Donnie Moran, Shawn Negangard, Josh Williams, John Mason, Ron Perrine, jr., John Lawhorn, Brett Reaume Heat 3: Steve Casebolt, Randy Woodling, Jerry Bowersock, Audie McWilliams, Bill Hahn, Shanon Buckingham, Bobby Kitchen, Jon Horner Heat 4:Casey Noonan, Aaron Scott, Chad Ruhlman, Wayne Chinn, Tim Felkner, Jr., George Lee, Curtis Deisenroth, Kevin Mack Heat 5: Tim McCreadie, Duane Chamberlain, Todd Morrow, …

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