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Saturday, February 18th Portion of DIRTcar Nationals Postponed Due to Rain

Saturday, February 18th Portion of DIRTcar Nationals Postponed Due to Rain Event will resume Sunday with doubleheader with the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar Racing UMP Modifieds. BARBERVILLE, Fla. – February 18, 2017 – Night five of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park has been postponed due to persistent rain setting up a doubleheader event starting Sunday afternoon. Saturday, Feb. 18th postponed event will resume with grandstand and pit gates opening at 11:30am. Hot laps and qualifying will resume starting at 12:00pm. Fans that have tickets and/or a wristband for …

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Double Stack: Hoffman Scores Second Gator

Double Stack: Hoffman Scores Second Gator By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 18, 2017 – Nick Hoffman darted past Robbie Eilers on the opening lap and turned in a dominating 20-lap performance in the main event for his second UMP Modified win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Friday night. Hoffman, a Mooresville, NC native, was perfect all night long. He turned in his second perfect night of the week after he set quick time overall in qualifying before winning his heat race and …

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DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Points

DIRTcar Nationals – DIRTcar UMP Modifieds Point Standings (as of 2/18) SPOT CAR # DRIVER 2/14 2/15 2/16 2/17 TOTAL 1 49 Brian Ruhlman 75 70 80 53 278 2 13 Jacob Hawkins 80 53 70 60 263 3 2 Nick Hoffman 44 80 55 80 259 4 36 Kenny Wallace 70 65 60 39 234 5 K9 Will Krup 65 45 45 75 230 6 35 David Stremme 55 75 32 55 217 7 90 Jason Beaulieu 49 65 27 49 190 8 10Y Trent Young 47 38 37 …

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Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win

Ruhlman Rallies for Second Career Gator Win By Clayton Johns BARBERVILLE, FL – February 17, 2017 – Brian Ruhlman devised a perfect plot and forced Ken Schrader from his preferred line as he engineered a pass in the outside groove with two laps to go for his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park on Thursday night. After passing Schrader, the Clarklake, Mich. driver took the checkered flag by over two seconds for his second career Volusia win, extending his point lead in the week …

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Hoffman Records Eighth DIRTcar Nationals Win

Nick Hoffman Records Perfect Night To Earn UMP Modified Win Barberville, Fla. – February 16, 2017 – Nick Hoffman led every lap he raced en route to his first win of the 46th Annual DIRTcar Nationals in DIRTcar UMP Modified action at Volusia Speedway Park on Wednesday night. The Mooresville, N.C. driver paced all 20 laps of the main event to earn his eighth career Volusia victory. “This will just add to my pond. I have eight of them now,” Hoffman said in Victory Lane as he received his Gator …

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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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