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Tyler Nicely holds off Dillon to win DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified feature

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 11, 2016 — Donny Schatz battled through the field Thursday night to win the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature at DIRTcar Nationals. Schatz, who drives for NASCAR champion Tony Stewart, started in 10th position and quickly moved forward. He caught the top-three drivers by lap 15 and passed leader Jason Johnson on lap 20. As Johnson worked to hold off Dale Blaney, Schatz built an insurmountable lead in the final 10 laps. “It’s an incredible race team,” said Schatz, a seven-time World of …

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Nick Hoffman wins two in a row with DIRTcar UMP Modifieds

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BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 10, 2016 — Dave Blaney held off Donny Schatz to score the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions feature win on Wednesday night at DIRTcar Nationals. Blaney, a former NASCAR driver and the 1995 World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series champion, started the 30-lap feature at Volusia Speedway Park in the second position and battled with polesitter Joey Saldana early. Blaney took the lead and had to contend with Schatz who charged forward from a sixth place starting position. The two drivers battled in …

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Nick Hoffman Wins DIRTcar Nationals Night One

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David Gravel fastest on sprint car practice night BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Feb. 9, 2016 — A sizzling Nick Hoffman heated up the 45th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park after powering his way to the lead early in the 20-lap feature event and claiming another Gator trophy for his growing collection. Kenny Wallace, a former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver and current NASCAR broadcaster, started the feature from the pole position but lost the lead once the green flag dropped to Trent Young. Young controlled the lead for a handful …

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Davenport Dominates Round Seven at Bubba

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By Mike Spieker OCALA, FL (February 5, 2016) – With round six of the Sunshine State Modified Tour (SSMT) being rained out at North Florida Speedway in Lake City, the tour headed back to Bubba Raceway Park for the first of two consecutive nights at the egg-shaped 3/8th mile. Once again Tait Davenport drove to the front in the main event and became the first repeat winner of the SSMT. Todd Neiheiser and Kevin “Buzzy” Adams lined up on the front row for the 30 lap feature. It took four …

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Davenport Doubles Down at Bubba

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By Mike Spieker OCALA, FL (February 3, 2016) – The Sunshine State Modified Tour (SSMT) left East Bay Raceway Park and headed down the road to Bubba Raceway Park for round five on Wednesday night. The evening featured a 25-lap main event followed by the $1,000-to-win OctaneTrade.com King of the Sunshine bracket race. Both events were swept by Tait Davenport of Benton, Kentucky. For the second night in a row, Peoria, Illinios’ Allen Weisser lined up on the front row with overall quick timer and heat race winner, Davenport, to his outside. …

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Bronson Bullies His Way to East Bay Win

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By Mike Spieker TAMPA, FL (February 1, 2016) – The fourth and final night of racing at East Bay Raceway Park for the Sunshine State Modified Tour (SSMT) was capped off with a wild 25-lap main event. After being involved in a big pile up at the midpoint of the race, Kyle Bronson rallied to pick up the victory. Allen Weisser and the winner of the inaugural SSMT A-main, Kevin Adams, lined up on the front row. Adams jumped out to the early lead in a race that was stricken …

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Crouse Cruises to Sunshine State Modified Tour Victory at East Bay

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By Mike Spieker TAMPA, FL (January 31, 2016) – Round number three of the Sunshine State Modified Tour, presented by Dirt Nation and Hoosier Racing Tire, had 43 Modifieds signed in to battle at East Bay Raceway Park for the Sunday night showdown. Roger Crouse put his Beak Built Chassis in victory lane with a dominating performance in the 30 lap A-main. Crouse and Trent Young of Crofton, KY sat on the front row of the 25 car main event. Crouse grabbed the early advantage as Young and Tait Davenport …

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Van Genderen’s Crate Dominates 75-Lapper at East Bay

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Van Genderen’s Crate Dominates 75-Lapper at East Bay By Mike Spieker TAMPA, FL (January 30, 2016) – A Sunshine State Modified Tour (SSTM) record 56 Mods were signed in for round number two at East Bay Raceway Park. Heat race wins went to David Reutimann, Mavrick Varnadore, KC Burdette, Max McLaughlin, and Tait Davenport. Reutimann and Kevin “Buzzy” Adams lined up on the front row for the 75 lap, $5,000-to-win A-main as Mavrick Varnadore and Trent Young sat in row two. Reutimann beat Adams into turn one and pulled out …

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Kevin “Buzzy” Adams Take Night Number One Of The Sunshine State Modified Tour At East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL……A new series within the Open Wheel Modifieds brought new life to the l7th Annual Modified Winternationals under the sub-title of Sunshine State Modified Tour (SSMT) and along with promoting the show just for two months it resulted in bringing l5 first-time drivers to Florida to run the nine race series. Although the weather was a factor, raining out the practice date and the original first race of the new series, the 55 race cars were surprised by the way the hard-working crew at East Bay worked the track …

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Eldora Speedway Named DIRTcar UMP Track of The Year For 2015 Season

Commitment to Fans & Competitors at Dirt Late Model Dream, World 100 and UMP Fall Nationals Secure Honor ROSSBURG, Ohio (January 22, 2016) – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, has been awarded DIRTcar UMP Track of the Year for the 2015 season. Since its inception, DIRTcar, then United Midwestern Promoters (UMP), has sanctioned the highly successful Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers, the prestigious World 100 and the DIRTcar Fall Nationals. At the World 100, rain washed out Friday’s races, forcing a doubleheader on Saturday. At the UMP Fall …

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DIRTcar Champions Honored

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Mike Harrison, Bobby Pierce Share Spotlight at 32nd Annual DIRTcar UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet Nearly $360,000 in points-fund cash distributed to drivers for their success during the 2015 season CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 22, 2016 – Mike Harrison and Bobby Pierce shared the spotlight at the 32nd Annual DIRTcar UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet in Springfield, Ill. earlier this month. In front of nearly 1,000 competitors, family and friends in the ballroom of Springfield’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, almost $360,000 was distributed to competitors in recognition of their …

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DIRTcar UMP Banquet Photos – 1/9/16

2015 UMP DIRTcar National Champions!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE DIRTcar UMP BANQUET ON 1/9/16!

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32nd Annual DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet

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The 32nd Annual DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in Sprinfield, Ill. Mail your ticket order to DIRTcar Racing, PO Box 411, Grayville, Ill. 62844 or call the DIRTcar Office  at 618-450-2072. For hotel room information, call the Crowne Plaza at 217-529-7777.

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2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Schedule Revealed

Tours return during the summer of 2016 for two of the most challenging schedules in all of motorsports INDIANAPOLIS – Dec. 10, 2015 – DIRTcar Racing announced today at the Performance Racing Industry show the schedule for the 2016 DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Annually one of the most challenging schedules in all of motorsports, the Summer Nationals tour kicks off at Brownstown (Indiana) Speedway on June 15. For five weeks, the tour takes some of the best late model drivers in the …

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