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Shirley Commands Summer Nationals Championship Standings during Legends Week

A.E.Blair Photo, Story by Matt Prieur Summit Racing Equipment Modified Series sees four different winners through four events CONCORD, NC — Jun. 24, 2018 — Brian Shirley took command of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour during Legends Week with victories at Spoon River Speedway and Fairbury Speedway. Now he and all of the DIRTcar Late Model drivers turn their focus to a couple of make-up events from the previous two weeks — Tri-City Speedway on Tuesday, June 25 and Peoria Speedway on Wednesday, June 26 — before officially commencing the aptly …

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DIRTcar Summer Nationals Legends Week Kicks Off at Jacksonville

A.E. Blair Photography Several of last week’s events rescheduled by Mother Nature CONCORD, NC — June 18, 2018 — Tuesday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events at Jacksonville (IL) Speedway will jumpstart the grueling schedules after Mother Nature put a damper on the opening week of action, leaving but a single winner on each tour: two-time defending Champion Brian Shirley and first-time winner Curt Spalding. Four of the five scheduled race nights were lost to wretched weather, but today’s sunny forecast will remedy that. All points …

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34th Annual DIRTcar Summer Nationals Kicks Off Wednesday in Peoria

CONCORD, NC — June 12, 2019 — The DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is set to kick off the 34th consecutive year of competition in 2019. Starting on Wednesday, June 12, at Peoria Speedway (IL) and ending with two straight nights at Oakshade Raceway (OH) on July 12-13, the premier drivers and teams within the DIRTcar Late Model ranks will race in 26 events in 32 days spread out over eight states vying for a whopping $235,000 in first-place prize money over the marathon five weeks of competition. Several …

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Josh Harris Rocks the Music City Outlaw Nationals

NASHVILLE, TN — June 1, 2019 — Utica, Kentucky native Josh Harris swept the DIRTcar UMP Modified portion of the inaugural Music City Outlaw Nationals at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway Saturday night in front of a packed house. Qualifying fastest with a 16.607 lap around the newly dirt-clad quarter-mile, the Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals standout went on to win his Heat, score the pole, and lead all 20 laps of a caution-filled Feature. Winning the second Heat and starting on the outside pole, DIRTcar and NASCAR star Kenny Wallace ceded …

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DIRTcar Adds 13 New Tracks in Ohio, East Regions for UMP Modifieds

CONCORD, N.C. — April 23, 2019 — DIRTcar Racing has added 13 new tracks in its Ohio and East regions for the 2019 season, with competitors ultimately racing for the DIRTcar UMP Modified National Championship in addition to regional titles. In the Ohio Region, Atomic Speedway, Jackson County Speedway, Mansfield Motor Speedway, Midway Speedway and Muskingum County Speedway join Eldora Speedway, Limaland Motorsports Park, Oakshade Speedway, Portsmouth Raceway Park and Moler Raceway Park. In the East Region, Lernerville Speedway is joined by Beckley Motorsports Park, Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway, Dog Hollow …

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DIRTcar Sets Stage for 2019 Fall Nationals Oct. 3-5 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway

Six divisions of DIRTcar Racing will be showcased at championship-deciding event PEVELY, MO — March 4, 2019 — The 2019 DIRTcar Fall Nationals is set for Oct. 3-5 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 with six divisions of DIRTcar Racing. The originally scheduled 2018 DIRTcar Fall Nationals that was impacted by weather, and later rescheduled for March, has been canceled because of the current weather conditions and several racetracks with events conflicting events for competitors. The event in October will start new with DIRTcar Late Models, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, …

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FINAL DIRTcar UMP Modifieds / Florida Points Standings (From January 23-February 11)

SPOT CAR # NAME NAME 23-Jan 24-Jan 25-Jan 26-Jan 1-Feb 2-Feb 5-Feb 6-Feb 7-Feb 8-Feb 9-Feb 10-Feb 11-Feb TOTAL 1 12L LUCAS LEE 38 33 75 80 31 51 60 75 80 65 588 2 8 KYLE STRICKLER 75 80 44 32 75 38 80 80 504 3 2 NICK HOFFMAN 10 70 75 75 80 65 65 55 495 4 98 SHON FLANARY 46 31 60 48 27 37 40 75 60 41 465 5 25 TYLER NICELY 60 46 65 44 38 49 49 49 400 6 24 …

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FINAL DIRTcar UMP Modifieds / DIRTcar Nationals Gator Points Standings (After February 11)

SPOT CAR # NAME NAME 5-Feb 6-Feb 7-Feb 8-Feb 9-Feb 10-Feb 11-Feb TOTAL 1 2H NICK HOFFMAN 75 75 80 65 65 55 415 2 35 DAVID STREMME 42 31 70 70 75 75 363 3 12L LUCAS LEE 31 51 60 75 80 65 362 4 96T RC WHITWELL 26 55 55 80 75 70 361 5 8 KYLE STRICKLER 44 32 75 38 80 80 349 6 49 BRIAN RUHLMAN 38 70 51 55 65 53 332 7 7 JUSTIN ALLGAIER 45 36 43 44 70 60 298 …

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Kyle Strickler Doubles Down for $5K; Nick Hoffman “Four-Peats” as DIRTcar Nationals Champion

For the fourth consecutive year, Nick Hoffman is crowned DIRTcar Nationals Champion in the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 11, 2019 — The final night of racing for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds as part of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals was also the busiest in the history of the prestigious event. With the postponement of Saturday’s Last Chance Showdowns and Feature as well as the entire Sunday schedule of events, the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals completed the two postponed shows before the originally scheduled Gator Nationals …

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Buzzie Crowned 2018 DIRTcar Southeast Champion at DIRTcar Nationals

BARBERVILLE, FL — Feb. 11, 2019 — During Opening Ceremonies for Night 7 of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals Buzzie Reutimann received his trophy for winning the DIRTcar Southeast Championship in his iconic 00 UMP Modified. Racing for six decades, this adds to an already impressive list of accomplishments for the 77-year-old Zephyrhills, FL native. “That is great. I didn’t expect this tonight. I really didn’t,” said Reutimann. “I know that some people up there from New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania like I talk to a lot. I want …

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Rain Wins Second Big Gator Championship Qualifier for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

A busy Monday in store with Two Big Gator Qualifier Features & the 15th annual Big Gator Championship DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 10, 2019 — The second DIRTcar Nationals Big Gator Championship Qualifier Night would end much earlier than the first one did the night before on Night #6 of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Mother Nature paid Volusia Speedway Park (FL) a visit early in the day and stuck around for the remainder of the afternoon and into the early evening. With a forecast for more of the same …

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Rain Wins First Big Gator Championship Qualifier Night for DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

Two Last Chance Showdowns & Feature will start the show on Monday, February 11 DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 9, 2019 — The DIRTcar UMP Modifieds were to race in the first of two Big Gator Championship Qualifier Nights on Saturday, February 9 at Volusia Speedway Park. It was to be Night #5 of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals for the Ironmen of the DIRTcar Nationals. Half of the 104 teams that had competed in the DIRTcar Nationals through the first four nights got through their Heat Races with threatening …

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Buzzie Reutimann Isn’t Slowing Down Anytime Soon

For more than six decades Emil “Buzzie” Reutimann has been behind the wheel of a race car. The Zephyrhills, Florida native is known in the racing community as a “racer’s racer” as he personifies what it means to be old school. He still works on his cars, he still loves to compete, and he still has his family with him — or at least close by in Gator Pond Pits while he’s parked infield at Volusia Speedway Park for DIRTcar Nationals. Buzzie’s list of accomplishments are astounding. Winning the first-ever Super DIRTcar …

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Five First Time Gator Winners Score DIRTcar UMP Modified Feature Wins At Volusia

Whitwell, Haley, Gundaker, Green & Rupe bag Gators on Five-Star 15s Feature night DELEON SPRINGS, FL — Feb. 8, 2019 — One of the most popular nights of the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds is the Quad-15s Features Night. Due to the extremely high car counts throughout the week, the Modifieds would race in five Features instead of four as originally scheduled during the fourth night of the DCN at the fast half-mile, high-banked dirt oval of Volusia Speedway Park located west of Daytona Beach. The …

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