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No Stopping Steve Arpin: Canadian Wins Fourth Straight UMP Modified

No Stopping Steve Arpin: Canadian Wins Fourth Straight UMP Modified Feature Of DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 10, 2007 – Can anyone stop Steve Arpin? The Canadian star continued his joyride through the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop on Saturday night, winning his fourth consecutive UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified feature at Volusia Speedway Park . Arpin, 23, of Fort Frances , Ont., blitzed the field in the fifth race of the eight that make up Volusia’s annual UMP Modified meet. He steered quickly …

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Steve Arpin Keeps Rolling In DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia, Wins Third Straight UMP Modified Main On Friday

Steve Arpin Keeps Rolling In DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia, Wins Third Straight UMP Modified Main On Friday BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 9, 2007 – The Steve Arpin Express rolled along on Friday night at Volusia Speedway Park . Continuing his domination of UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified action this month, Fort Frances , Ont.’s Arpin made Friday’s 25-lap feature his third straight victory of the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop. Arpin, 23, earned $2,000 for the extra-distance triumph – his fifth overall in six starts since making …

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It’s Steve Arpin Again In Thursday’s DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Action At Volusia

By Kevin Kovac BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 8, 2007 – Steve Arpin is scrawling his name all over the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified action in Florida . The product of Fort Frances , Ont., ran his February performance record in the Sunshine State to four wins in five starts with a victory in Thursday night’s 20-lap event during the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop at Volusia Speedway Park . Arpin, 23, was triumphant for the second straight night of DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified competition. He …

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Canadian Steve Arpin Outruns Kenny Wallace For Wednesday UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified Victory At Volusia

By Kevin Kovac BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 7, 2007 – Steve Arpin’s excellent winter adventure to Florida continued on Wednesday night. The native of Fort Frances , Ont., extended his Sunshine State tear to Volusia Speedway Park , capturing the second 20-lap UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified feature of the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop. It was the third win in four Florida UMP Modified starts for Arpin, who started his trip south by sweeping both nights of the North Florida Winternationals on Feb. 2-3 at North …

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NASCAR Veteran Kenny Wallace Captures UMP Modified Feature On Opening Night Of DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia

By Kevin Kovac BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 6, 2007 – The Hermanator had some fun in the dirt Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park . NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series veteran Kenny Wallace shined on opening night of the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop, scoring a flag-to-flag triumph in the 20-lap UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified feature. Wallace, 43, drove his own distinctive No. 36 Modified, which sports a paint scheme honoring his beloved St. Louis Cardinals baseball club. He plans to enter the seven remaining …

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Arpin Sweeps North Florida Winternationals

LAKE CITY, Fla. (Feb. 4) — So far, so good for Steve Arpin After a 21-hour, 1,400-mile haul to Lake City, Fla., from his residence in Rochester, Minn., Arpin got his 2007 season off to a perfect start as he swept both nights of the inaugural North Florida Winternationals at the North Florida Speedway. For his efforts, the 23-year-old Modified racer from Fort Frances, Ont., Canada, pocketed $2,500 behind the wheel of his familiar No. 00 Larry Shaw Modified powered by Action Engineering. Arpin earned the outside front row starting …

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Arpin Looking For Speedweeks Success In Sunshine State

ROCHESTER, Minn. (Jan. 30) — He may be from Canada, but Steve Arpin has a soft spot for the Sunshine State. “The weather is always nice, but winning at Speedweeks against that level of competition is always nicer,” Arpin said. The 23-year-old Modified racer from Fort Frances, Ont., Canada (now residing in Rochester, Minn.), embarked Monday on a 21-hour, 1,400-mile trek to Lake City, Fla., where he will open the 2007 season with a three-day event at the North Florida Speedway — the first of 15 events in 17 days …

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U.M.P. Dirtcar Series Modifieds visit four different Florida venues for February Winternationals!

The U.M.P. Dirtcar Series Open Wheel Modifieds will have events held at four different Florida racetracks this February. The action is set to kick off at North Florida Speedway in Lake City, FL on Thursday, February 1st with an open practice, followed by two nights of action on Friday and Saturday evenings. The U.M.P. Dirtcar Series Open Wheel Modifieds then move on to Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL for the Winternationals beginning on February 6th and running eight consecutive nights and will wrap up on February 13th. Southern Speedway …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified Drivers Share Over $200,000 In 2006 Points-Fund Cash

By Kevin Kovac EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 24, 2006 – UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified drivers shared a total of $202,120 in 2006 points-fund cash that was distributed during the circuit’s 23rd annual awards banquet on Jan. 20 in Springfield, Ill. The lucrative 2006 points-fund breakdown for UMP’s top open-wheel class included $74,965 for the national points race; $63,375 for the Region points battles; $51,720 for the State points races; $6,560 for the Wolfpack Challenge Series; and $5,500 for the Midwest Modified Summer Series. Dan Hamstra of Wheatland , Ind. …

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New Logo Announces Dawning Of ‘UMP DIRTcar Racing’ Era

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Jan. 20, 2007 – A new era began for United Midwestern Promoters on Saturday. Continuing the circuit’s rise in North American short-track racing circles while maintaining its treasured history, UMP officials unveiled a fresh, stylish logo and announced an updated, all-encompassing title – ‘UMP DIRTcar Racing’ – for the popular weekly racing series. The news was formally released during Saturday night’s 23rd annual UMP Awards Banquet inside the Grand Ballroom of the Springfield Hilton, where the top UMP drivers from the 2006 season shared over a half-million …

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Korte & Hamstra Enjoy Spotlight As Nearly Half-Million Dollars Is Distributed At UMP’s Banquet!

Korte & Hamstra Enjoy Spotlight As Nearly Half-Million Dollars Is Distributed At Saturday’s 23rd Annual UMP DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet SPRINGFIELD , IL – Jan. 20, 2007 – Randy Korte (Late Models) and Dan Hamstra (Modifieds) enjoyed standing in the spotlight during Saturday night’s 23rd annual UMP DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet inside the Springfield Hilton’s Grand Ballroom. The 2006 national champions of UMP’s two marquee divisions were feted for their accomplishments before a packed house of over 800 UMP enthusiasts, who looked on as nearly a half-million dollars in points-fund …

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UMP’s Late Model and Modified Divisions Ready To Get Rolling Again At Volusia’s Winternationals!

UMP’s Late Model and Modified Divisions Ready To Get Rolling Again During February’s DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia Speedway Park by Kevin Kovac EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 12, 2007 – As has become customary, the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) season will get rolling next month in the Sunshine State . The DIRT MotorSports-owned organization’s top two divisions – dirt Late Models and Modifieds – are set for competition as part of the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speed Shop that runs from Feb. 6-17 at Volusia Speedway Park …

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Tickets Sold Out For 23rd Annual UMP Awards Banquet On Jan. 20 In Springfield, Ill.

By Kevin Kovac EVANSVILLE, IN – Jan. 10, 2007 – Unprecedented interest has made a sell-out of the 23rd annual United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Awards Banquet on Sat., Jan. 20, at the Springfield (Ill.) Hilton, UMP director Sam Driggers announced today. “We’ve done all we can to accommodate as many people as possible in the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom, but we’ve reached the point where we can’t sell any more tickets,” said Driggers. This is the first time in UMP’s history that the awards banquet’s tickets have been sold out in …

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Over Half-Million Dollars To Be Distributed At 23rd Annual UMP Awards Banquet On Jan. 20

EVANSVILLE , IN – Nov. 29, 2006 – The top United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) drivers from the 2006 season will share over a half-million dollars in points fund awards during the DIRT MotorSports-owned circuit’s 23rd annual Awards Banquet on Sat., Jan. 20, inside the Hilton Springfield’s Grand Ballroom in Springfield, Ill. The gala affair is open to all UMP racers, car owners and crew members and their families, friends and fans, but space constraints mean a limited number of tickets are available. Those planning to attend the banquet are urged …

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