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Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 Forced to Cancel Saturdays DIRTcar Summer Nationals Event Because of Rain, Rising Water Around Track

PEVELY, Mo. – June 26, 2015 – Rain that’s caused water to rise around Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 has forced DIRTcar and track officials to cancel Saturday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event. The two series are still on track for tonight’s event at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter@SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series’ websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” is brought to fans …

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Lee Lays Claim to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Clarksville Speedway

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – June 25, 2015 – Lucas Lee jumped to the lead on the opening lap of Thursday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature event and held off all chargers to earn his first victory on the 2015 tour. Lee, of Paris, Tenn., survived six restarts and held off charging Tyler Nicely in the 25-lap main event to claim the $1,000 checkered flag. Matt Cooper, Ken Schrader and Trent Young rounded out the top five. Mike Harrison, the championship points leader entering the event, was in the …

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Harrison Takes Belle-Clair Win for His Third DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals This Season

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY’S UMP DIRTcar SUMMER NATIONALS! BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 24, 2015 – Mike Harrison took charge of Wednesday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals feature on lap seven and drove to victory for the third time in the past four races. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., led the final 18 laps after Ray Bollinger charged to the lead on the initial green flag and Matt Mevert moved into the top spot for laps two through six. Mevert held on for second while Nick …

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Harrison Powers to Peoria Victory for His Second 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Win

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM PEORIA SPEEDWAY’S UMP DIRTcar SUMMER NATIONALS! PEORIA, Ill. – June 23, 2015 – Mike Harrison fought off Dave Wietholder on a restart Tuesday night at Peoria Speedway and drove to his second DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory in the past three races. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., got the jump on the initial green flag and was pulling away from Justin Allgaier when a caution bunched the field on lap 12. Wietholder charged to the inside of Harrison on the restart, but Harrison …

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Kinder Survives Three-Car Battle to Capture DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Fairbury

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM FAIRBURY SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! Rain Pushes Quincy Raceways Event to Monday FAIRBURY, Ill. – June 20, 2015 – Chad Kinder used to the top side of Fairbury American Legion Speedway to survive an epic three-car battle with Mike Harrison and Jay Ledford for his first victory of the 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. NOTE: Sunday’s event at Quincy Raceways has been moved to Monday night (June 22) because of rain. Hot laps are scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. Kinder, …

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Rainy Week Forces Tri-City Speedway to Cancel Friday’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events

PONTOON BEACH, Ill. – June 18, 2015 – A rainy week at Tri-City Speedway has forced the track to cancel Friday night’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The two series will return to action on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway and on Sunday at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways. Follow the Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals on Twitter @SummerNationals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SummerNationals, or visit the series’ websites at www.TheHellTour.com and www.ModifiedNationals.com. DIRTcar Summer Nationals Top 20 Championship Standings Pos. Car …

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Heavy Rain Forces Spoon River to Cancel DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Events

CANTON, Ill. – June 18, 2015 – Heavy rain this week has forced DIRTcar Racing and Spoon River Speedway officials to cancel Thursday night’s DIRTcar Summer Nationals and DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. The two series will return to action on Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach, Ill., with a $10,000-to-win feature for the Summer Nationals tour and a $1,000-to-win Summit Modified race. The busy stretch of races continues on Saturday at Fairbury (Ill.) American Legion Speedway and on Sunday at Quincy (Ill.) Raceways. Follow the Summer …

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Harrison Holds Off Schrader for DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Jacksonville Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM JACKSONVILLE SPEEDWAY’S UMP DIRTcar SUMMER NATIONALS! JACKSONVILLE, Ill. – June 16, 2015 – A star-studded field in Tuesday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals event at Jacksonville Speedway couldn’t slow three-time series champion Mike Harrison, who Ken Schrader started alongside Harrison on the front row and led the first eight laps before Harrison used his inside line to slide in front when Schrader in the top lane caught the cushion just for a moment. Harrison, of Highland, Ill., held off Schrader and the …

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Curl Tops Kankakee DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Friday night’s UMP Modified event at Kankakee rained out KANKAKEE, Ill. – June 11, 2015 – Jeff Curl kept the pressure on Nick Allen Thursday night in the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals at Kankakee County Speedway when Allen’s UMP Modified went high in turns 3 and 4 with a mechanical problem on lap 11, forcing Allen to the pits. Curl, of Fairbury, Ill., assumed the lead and held off Steven Brooks and Kenny Wallace to the checkered flag to become the fourth different winner during this year’s tour. …

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Gilpin Charges to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Brownstown Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. – June 10, 2015 – National DIRTcar UMP Modified champion Devin Gilpin charged to victory on Wednesday night at Brownstown Speedway to earn his first win of this year’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Gilpin started third and drove to the lead on lap 3, going to the inside of polesitter Joe Godsey on a restart. He led the rest of the way while the battle behind him was intense. Tyler Nicely wound up second with Bradley Sterrett, Godsey and Chad Combs rounding out the top five. …

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Sterrett Steers to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Terre Haute

Sterrett Steers to DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Victory at Terre Haute TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – June 7, 2015 – Bradley Sterrett slid past Tyler Nicely seven laps into Sunday night’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals main event at Terre Haute Action Track and drove away to the checkered flag for his first victory of the 2015 tour. Sterrett, of Bloomington, Ind., pocketed $1,000, needing only to keep Nicely behind him on a restart with four to go in the 20-lap feature at the half-mile dirt oval. Saturday’s …

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Kentucky’s Harris Kicks Off DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Tour With Tri-State Win

Harris Triumphs at Tri-State Speedway to Kick Off 2015 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Tour HAUBSTADT, Ind. – June 6, 2015 – Josh Harris kicked off this year’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals with a victory on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. Harris, of Utica, Ky., earned $1,500 after holding off Stephen Schnapf’s slide job in turn three midway through the feature, then powering to the checkered flag. Schnapf wound up second with Dave Beck, Tyler Nicely and Brandon McDowell rounding out the top five. Ken Schrader finished …

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Kenny Wallace Driving Experience Becomes Official Racing Experience of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing

Kenny Wallace Driving Experience Becomes Official Racing Experience of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing CONCORD, N.C. — May 4, 2015 — The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing announce today the Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience will be the Official Driving Experience of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing. In addition to a long career in NASCAR, Kenny Wallace has raced on dirt for more than 10 years. Wallace, who won the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Summer Nationals championship in 2012, is eager to showcase his …

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DIRTcar, World of Outlaws Saddened by Passing of Eldora Founder Earl Baltes

CONCORD, N.C. – March 23, 2015 – The World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing are saddened to learn today of Earl Baltes’ passing. Earl grew Eldora Speedway out of the fields of western Ohio into one of racing’s premier venues. He took a chance on Ted Johnson and the World of Outlaws in its inaugural 1978 season and the sprint car series has returned to Eldora every year since, helping it to become the premier dirt racing series in the world. A master showman and promoter, Earl first built Eldora …

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