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UMP DIRTcar Roundup Will Rock I-55 Raceway With More Than 500 Competitors In Eight Divisions

Four days of racing. Eight classes of cars. More than 500 competitors and thousands of laps. The thrilling high banks of Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway will never be the same after the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup, the largest event in UMP DIRTcar Racing history. From Oct. 15-18, Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders all will have a chance to shine on four consecutive days, which include feature events every night in the Mississippi River town of Pevely , …

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UMP DIRTcar Roundup Will Rock I-55 Raceway With More Than 500 Competitors In Eight Divisions

CONCORD , N.C. — Dec. 7, 2007 — Four days of racing. Eight classes of cars. More than 500 competitors and thousands of laps. The thrilling high banks of Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway will never be the same after the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup, the largest event in UMP DIRTcar Racing history. From Oct. 15-18, Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders all will have a chance to shine on four consecutive days, which include feature events every night …

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2008 UMP DIRTcar Racing Season Kicks Off With Busy January/February Schedule In Georgia & Florida

EVANSVILLE , IN – Nov. 26, 2007 – The 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing season is over, but the first green flag of the 2008 campaign is less than two months away. And once the UMP DIRTcar Racing action heats up on, it will roar on for nearly an entire month in the southeast corner of the United States . Beginning Jan. 23 and stretching to Feb. 16, UMP DIRTcar Racing’s Super Late Model division will compete in 11 events and the open-wheel Modified class will contest 18 nights of competition …

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Nights Of Champions Will Honor Series, Competitors And 2007 Champions

CONCORD, N.C. — Aug. 14, 2007 — The World Racing Group announces its 2007 Nights of Champions for the premier dirt racing series. Five special events will highlight the achievements of drivers competing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, the MARS DIRTcar Series and UMP DIRTcar Racing. “The Nights of Champions will be our way to honor all of the drivers who have competed with us in 2007,” said World Racing Group President Tom Deery. …

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Nascar Stars At Fairbury And Peoria – Kenny Wallace Tops Mods At Peoria

(Macon, IL) NASCAR Stars Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader visited Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Tuesday Night and Peoria Speedway on Wednesday night. Large crowds were treated to outstanding racing action, autograph sessions after the races, prizes and shining performances by both Schrader and Wallace. Lynn Chevrolet and Pantagraph.com brought the Night of NASCAR Stars to Fairbury that included the UMP Late models and Modifieds with David Porth of Gardner, IL taking home the top prize in the Modified division and Dennis Erb, Jr. of Carpentersville, IL winning the Late …

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WolfPack Challenge Series Releases 2007 Schedule

By: T. J. Layne CLAY CITY, IN-The UMP Modified WolfPack Challenge Series is proud to announce the schedule for the upcoming 2007 season. The hunt for the 2007 championship will get underway with a bang with three consecutive races on three consecutive nights. It all gets underway on Friday, April 20th at the Kankakee Motor Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois. The following night on April 21st the series will travel to the Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, Indiana and conclude the weekend on April 22nd at the Vermillion County Speedway in …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Makes Official Decision On Sanctioning Of Belle Clair Speedway and Tri-City Speedway

EVANSVILLE , IN – March 26, 2007 – After several months of speculation and debate, UMP DIRTcar Racing officials have announced that Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville , Ill. , will be a weekly UMP-sanctioned track and Tri-City Speedway in Pontoon Beach , Ill. , will carry a specials-only sanction. Stan Schanter of Belle Clair Speedway and Kevin Gundaker of Tri-City Speedway were notified of UMP DIRTcar Racing’s decision on Fri., March 23. “We have taken calls from fans, drivers and anyone else who wanted to speak their mind about …

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Jeff Leka takes $6,000 home to Illinois in 4th Annual Bluegrass Bash

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE BLUEGRASS BASH By Chris Tilley Nebo, Ky; Jeff Leka of Buffalo, Illinois led flag-to-flag in the 40 Lap $6,000 to win 4th Annual Bluegrass Bash Presented by Hassy Chassis at the Western Kentucky Speedway in Nebo, Kentucky on Saturday March 24, 2007. 41 year old Leka went to victory lane as the third different winner of Billy Egeler’s Bluegrass Bash in the Kirkland Carpet Hovis powered Bob Pierce Race Car. After a beautiful two-lap 4-wide salute to the fans, front-row starters Joey Kramer and …

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Arpin Heads Home With Hardware, Optimism For Season Success

ROCHESTER, Minn. (March 1) — It’s been a whirlwind month for Steve Arpin. After a 21-hour, 1,400-mile haul to Lake City, Fla., from his engine builder’s shop 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, Feb. 2-3. With the sweep, Arpin earned a $700 bonus to bring his weekend take to $2,500 behind the wheel of his familiar No. 00 Larry Shaw Modified powered by Action Engineering. But that …

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Ray Guss, Jr. takes 8th Annual Open Wheel Modified Nationals win at East Bay!

By Jean Lynch TAMPA, Fla. — I’ve been driving for 27 years and I’ve won some big ones, but it’s been a while,” explained Ray Guss, Jr. standing in victory lane Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park beside a five-foot trophy and the big check declaring him the eighth different winner of the 8th Annual Open Wheel Modified Winternationals. The finale to the four-night stand was a 75-lapper and once again in this series, the race played out to a surprise finish, with four lead changes and Guss making …

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The Bluegrass Bash 2007 presented by Hassy Chassis getting near…

With only 36 days left until the gates open for practice day at the Bluegrass Bash 2007 presented by Hassy Chassis the entries are still coming in and the deadline is rapidly approaching. Feb 24th is the magic day the pre-entries must be post marked by and 36 drivers to date have taken advantage of the $50.00 savings by pre-entering. Pre-Entry is only $75.00 for the car and driver for the weekends events and the day of the race it will be $125.00. Many of the teams do not pre-enter …

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Tuesday Night’s Florida DIRTcar Nationals Program Canceled After Heavy Rain Pounds Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 13, 2007 – Thunderstorms and heavy rain struck Volusia Speedway Park late Tuesday afternoon, forcing the cancellation of Night 8 of the 36th annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop. UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model and open-wheel Modified action was scheduled for Tuesday night. The big-block Modifieds of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series were also slated for practice runs in preparation for a four-night meet from Feb. 14-17. With the cancellation of the week’s UMP Modified finale, Steve Arpin of Fort Frances …

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Joey Kramer Snaps Steve Arpin’s Five-Race UMP Modified Win Streak In Monday DIRTcar Nationals Action

BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 12, 2007 – Joey Kramer finally put together a flawless performance in Monday night’s 20-lap UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified feature at Volusia Speedway Park . And as a result, the Hanover , Ind. , driver snapped Steve Arpin’s five-race win streak in the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop. “Last night I made a boo-boo with tires and ended up not qualifying in my heat,” said Kramer, “so I had to come from the back to finish third. Tonight I finally got to …

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Canadian Steve Arpin Claims First-Ever Florida DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Points Title

BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 13, 2007 – Steve Arpin didn’t need any help. But with rain washing out Tuesday night’s scheduled UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified finale of the 36th annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop at Volusia Speedway Park , the Fort Frances , Ont., standout effortlessly clinched the points title of the division’s week-long meet. Arpin, a 23-year-old Canadian who maintains a residence in Rochester , Minn. , claimed his first career Florida DIRTcar Nationals championship. He has been entering the annual winter racing extravaganza with …

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