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Jacob Hawkins Soars to DIRTcar Nationals Opening Night Victory

Jacob Hawkins Soars to DIRTcar Nationals Opening Night Victory By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 15, 2017 – Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV led all 20 laps of the DIRTcar UMP Modified feature to earn his first career Gator trophy and win at Volusia Speedway Park on night one of the DIRTcar Nationals. Hawkins led the opening lap after starting on the outside of the front row and held off Clarklake, MI-native Brian Ruhlman over the final 10 laps to earn his spot in Victory Lane. Hawkins attributed his …

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Chassis Builders Set For DIRTcar Nationals

Juggling Act: Chassis Builders Set For DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Competition at Volusia By Clayton Johns If eight consecutive nights of racing sounds challenging, it is. Four DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers are adding another layer to that task when they compete at the 46th DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, FL from February 14-25, 2017. David Stremme, Nick Hoffman, David Reutimann and Brian Ruhlman are gearing up to tackle eight straight nights at Volusia, but all four drivers are also chassis builders. They’ll not only be focused on …

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Bring Big Buzz to DIRTcar Nationals

By Clayton Johns The 2017 DIRTcar UMP Modified season gets underway for drivers from across the United States and Canada this month in the Sunshine State. The annual Florida Tour takes drivers to three different Florida tracks this month, culminating in eight straight nights of competition at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. Following four nights at North Florida Raceway and another four at East Bay Raceway Park, UMP Modified drivers have converged on Volusia for a shot at the Big Gator trophy as DIRTcar Nationals champion, and there’s …

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British Columbia’s Jason Beaulieu Makes the Long Haul in Search of a Gator

British Columbia’s Jason Beaulieu Makes the Long Haul in Search of a Gator by Clayton Johns Jason Beaulieu will log the most miles of any competitor at the DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park next month. Just as he has each of the past six seasons. Since 2011, the 47-year-old Campbell River, British Columbia native has travelled over 3,300 miles each year to compete with the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds at the Barberville, FL half-mile. Beaulieu, who operates a tugboat company in Campbell River on Vancouver Island off the Canadian west …

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DIRTcar Racing Wraps Up 2016 Season

DIRTcar Racing Caps-off 33rd Annual Banquet with ‘A Tribute to Excellence’ Nearly $330,000 in points-fund cash distributed to drivers for 2016 season successes CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 16, 2016 – The 33rd Annual DIRTcar Racing Tribute to Excellence Awards Banquet in Springfield, Ill. honored champions across 10 divisions for their outstanding performances during the 2016 racing season. While the weather outside was brutal,  the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom inside was warm as guests reminisced on a great 2016 season. Nearly 1,000 competitors, family and friends attended Saturday evening’s event. …

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Photos from the DIRTcar UMP Banquet on January 14th, 2017!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE DIRTcar UMP BANQUET AT SPRINGFIELD, IL ON JANUARY 14TH, 2017!

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New Tread Pattern, Compound Names, and Siping Rules Await DIRTcar UMP Competitors in 2017

New Tread Pattern, Compound Names, and Siping Rules Await DIRTcar UMP Competitors in 2017 CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 7, 2016 – DIRTcar Racing, in conjunction with Hoosier Racing Tire, today announced that DIRTcar UMP Modified division drivers will have an improved tread pattern, renamed compounds, and less siping to do in the 2017 season. After three years of field testing, DIRTcar and Hoosier officials are pleased to release redesigned versions of the current A40S and H40 compounded tires. The new M-30S and M-60 tire will become the only available tires …

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WSTC Results: UMP Modifieds

The inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship drew more than 300 entries across nine divisions for the 3-day event. Posted below are the Modified results from Friday and Saturday.

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Meet the drivers: UMP Modifieds

46 UMP Modifieds took to the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the inaugural OneDirt World Short Track Championship on Oct.20-22.

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Over 300 Cars Come Out for Night One of OneDirt World Short Track Championship

World Short Track Championship

CONCORD, N.C. – Oct. 20, 2016 – Night one of the OneDirt World Short Track Championship drew to a close at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 10:00 p.m. Over 300 entries across nine divisions showed up for the opening night hot laps of the inaugural 3-day event.

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DIRTcar Racing “Family Reunion” Allows Family of All Ages in the Pit Area

Great forecast for OneDirt World Short Track Championship CONCORD, N.C. — Oct. 18, 2016 —Warm and sunny conditions are forecast for the fast approaching OneDirt World Short Track Championship, starting this Thursday at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. And DIRTcar Racing would like to remind everyone that family members of all ages will be welcome into the pit area for this “family reunion.” For the first time at the Dirt Track at Charlotte, children under 17 will be allowed in the pit area. Minors will be required to have a …

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National Championships, Track Titles And Prestige On The Line This Weekend At Eldora

Hoffman and Ruhlman Among the Modifieds’ Leading Contenders By: Eldora Speedway ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 28, 2016) – When the best DIRTcar UMP Modified drivers in the country descend on Eldora Speedway this weekend, the battle for supremacy amongst America’s blue collar racers will be decided as Quincy, Illinois’ Michael Long tries to stave off multi-time champion Mike Harrison, Highland, Illinois, for the National Championship. Aside from the season-long points campaign, the honor of being crowned the DIRTcar UMP Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance champion awaits the winner of Saturday’s A-Feature. …

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All-New World Short Track Championships Takes Center Stage at the Dirt Track at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — Aug. 3, 2016 — The World Short Track Championships, an all-new, three-day event featuring the best weekly racers from throughout the United States, was announced today by DIRTcar Racing. The event, hosted at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.), Thursday, Oct. 20 to Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, will put on the center stage nine divisions in pursuit of a purse in excess of $120,000 The mega event takes place the weekend before the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals, creating two-weeks of can’t miss, …

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Nick Hoffman Scores in Oakshade Opener

Returns to Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals victory lane for the first time since July 5 WAUSEON, Ohio – July 15, 2016 – Nick Hoffman had some work to do in the opener of the first ever DIRT Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals double-header at Oakshade Raceway on Friday night as had to battle past a hard-charging Brian Ruhlman and Cory Daugherty to score his series-leading fifth win of the tour. The current points leader started back in the field but made easy work of several of his competitors. Cory …

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