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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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Rain claims Summer Nationals Opener at Brownstown


An unfavorable forecast cancels the DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Summit Modified Nationals opener Wednesday at Brownstown Speedway (Ind.). A forecast filled with potential showers ultimately forced track owner Jim Price and Series Director Sam Driggers to pull the plug on the inauguration race of the 2016 season. There will be no make-up date for the race. The 32nd “Hoosier Dirt Classic” and UMP Summer Nationals show was to feature the UMP Late Models, with UMP Modifieds and Super Stocks on the 1/4-mile oval. Driggers expected a large field to kick-off …

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Dennis Erb Jr. Captures The Dream at Eldora


ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 11, 2016 – Dennis Erb Jr.’s voice grew shaky Saturday night in front of a packed house at Eldora Speedway. The crowd gave the Carpentersville, Ill. native a standing ovation after surviving a two-lap shootout to win his first crown-jeweled late model event, the Dirt Late Model Dream By Ferris Mowers. “How about that Illinois?” yelled Erb, dedicating the win to the Illinoisans who traveled the 300 miles to see him hopefully win. “My heart dropped coming out of that [turn four] corner. I didn’t know …

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Brandon Sheppard and Jared Landers steal second show at Eldora


ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 10, 2016 – “Two” seemed to be the lucky number Friday night at the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as Brandon Sheppard and Jared Landers became the duo to win the double-feature program in front of a packed crowd. The Big E’s 24-degree banking is where most of the battles were held during the first feature. The victory was not only Sheppard’s fourth of the year, but also a follow-up to Thursday night’s win. Sheppard is the most recent …

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Twice as Nice: Sheppard and Davenport win features during first night at Eldora


ROSSBURG, Ohio – June 9, 2016 – It was a night of extremes Thursday as the first day of The 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers at Eldora Speedway delivered a doubleheader delight for Brandon Sheppard and Jonathan Davenport. While Sheppard dominated the first feature of the night, Davenport made a late push to win his A-Main. In a 72-car entry list, Sheppard said he under-performed in both his heat race and in qualifying; however, Sheppard started the 24-car A-Main on the outside first row. The New …

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Eldora Speedway Named DIRTcar UMP Track of The Year For 2015 Season

Commitment to Fans & Competitors at Dirt Late Model Dream, World 100 and UMP Fall Nationals Secure Honor ROSSBURG, Ohio (January 22, 2016) – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, has been awarded DIRTcar UMP Track of the Year for the 2015 season. Since its inception, DIRTcar, then United Midwestern Promoters (UMP), has sanctioned the highly successful Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers, the prestigious World 100 and the DIRTcar Fall Nationals. At the World 100, rain washed out Friday’s races, forcing a doubleheader on Saturday. At the UMP Fall …

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DIRTcar Champions Honored


Mike Harrison, Bobby Pierce Share Spotlight at 32nd Annual DIRTcar UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet Nearly $360,000 in points-fund cash distributed to drivers for their success during the 2015 season CONCORD, N.C. – Jan. 22, 2016 – Mike Harrison and Bobby Pierce shared the spotlight at the 32nd Annual DIRTcar UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet in Springfield, Ill. earlier this month. In front of nearly 1,000 competitors, family and friends in the ballroom of Springfield’s Crowne Plaza Hotel, almost $360,000 was distributed to competitors in recognition of their …

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DIRTcar UMP Banquet Photos – 1/9/16

2015 UMP DIRTcar National Champions!


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32nd Annual DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet


The 32nd Annual DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in Sprinfield, Ill. Mail your ticket order to DIRTcar Racing, PO Box 411, Grayville, Ill. 62844 or call the DIRTcar Office  at 618-450-2072. For hotel room information, call the Crowne Plaza at 217-529-7777.

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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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Pierce & Gilpin Share Stage At Saturday Nights 31st Annual DIRTcar Racing UMP Night of Champions Awards Banquet


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Jan. 10, 2015 – Bobby Pierce of Oakwood, Ill., and Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., shared the spotlight during Saturday night’s 31st annual DIRTcar Racing UMP ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet inside the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel’s ballroom. Pierce, 17, entered the DIRTcar UMP Late Model history books in 2014 by becoming the youngest driver ever to claim the UMP Late Model weekly-racing championship, while Gilpin, 24, continued his reign as the top UMP Modified driver in earning his third consecutive UMP Modified weekly-racing title. More than …

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2014 UMP DIRTcar Champions crowned at DIRTcar Banquet!


CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS FROM THE UMP DIRTcar BANQUET HELD ON 1/10/15! January 10th, 2015 – Springfield, IL – All eight UMP DIRTcar division champions were crowned along with the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion, Summit Modified Nationals Champion, KidModz Champion and Quikcar Late Model Series Champion on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. Congrats to all the 2014 Champions and everyone who participated in the UMP DIRTcar Series in 2014. The 2015 UMP DIRTcar racing season kicks off with a busy …

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31st UMP DIRTcar Awards Banquet set for January 10th, 2015

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Mobil 1 Racing Joins World of Outlaws and DIRTcar as Official Technology Partner

Mobil 1 Racing oils named as the “Official Racing Oil of World of Outlaws and DIRTcar” Mobil 1 to offer contingency program for drivers and teams in both series Expands the presence of Mobil 1 in racing and its leadership in motorsports   CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Mobil 1 has been named the “Official Racing Oil of the World of Outlaws and DIRTcar” as a part of a new technology partnership. The partnership not only expands ExxonMobil’s presence and leadership in motorsports, but will enable a deeper technological connection between Mobil …

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