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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Veteran Mike Hammerle Moves On Top Of Super Late Model National Points Race

Evansville, IN — TIME IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Veteran Mike Hammerle enters this weekend’s action leading the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model national points standings, but he knows his run in the sun will probably be short-lived. So the 60-year-old grandfather from St. Charles, Mo., is going to enjoy every minute of his stint in the catbird’s seat – just like he relishes every lap he turns on the racetrack. A short-track racer for 35 years and counting, Hammerle is a classic low-buck driver who pours his heart and soul into …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update

Evansville, IN — GETTING BETTER: Randy Korte is chomping at the bit to go racing. Unfortunately, the two-time UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model national champion can’t climb into his familiar TMCI Transportation No. 00 until his doctor says he’s ready. Sidelined since suffering a back injury in a Dirt Late Model Winternationals feature incident on Feb. 5 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla., Korte is not taking well to watching races from the pit area as the UMP DIRTcar Racing season swings into high gear. “This is the …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Promoters of Year Ready To Roll At Oakshade; Earthquake Rattles UMP DIRTcar Office

Evansville, IN — TOP OPERATORS: UMP DIRTcar Racing’s 2007 Promoters of the Year are ready to roll out another exciting season of down-home, grassroots racing. Terry and Pam Henricks, the husband-and-wife team who operate the successful Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio, have their first UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned action of 2008 set to go this Saturday night (April 26), with Sportsman and Factory Stocks (called Bombers at Oakshade) headlining the Bill Reckner Memorial card. The track’s marquee UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model division debuts for ‘08 on Sat., May 3, to round …

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And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’! Dale Earnhardt, Jr. And Ken Schrader To Be Joined by Kenny Wallace Friday at PIR

Paducah, KY — The biggest night of weekly racing this season at Paducah International Raceway has gotten even bigger…again. Track officials announced today that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Ken Schrader will be joined by Kenny Wallace for a special NASCAR Night of Stars appearance on Friday, April 25. All three drivers will be making the air trip from the Talladega SuperSpeedway to PIR late Friday afternoon following the conclusion of Nationwide NASCAR Series qualifying. Kenny Wallace, who focuses on NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series racing, is well known for …

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Ken Schrader Will Join Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for Autographs Friday at PIR

Paducah, KY — The biggest night of weekly racing of the season at Paducah International Raceway has gotten even bigger. Track officials announced today that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will be joined by Ken Schrader for a special NASCAR Night of Stars appearance on Friday, April 25. Both drivers, who are business partners in the track, will be signing autographs and talking racing to their many fans. Schrader, who focuses on NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, is also well known for his short track racing exploits all over the country. A fan …

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Paducah International Raceway Gets Ready for Biggest Night of the Season

Paducah, KY — It’s the biggest night of weekly racing this season at PIR – jam packed with excitement and the biggest star of NASCAR! PIR is preparing to host motorsports’ biggest star, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., at the second NASCAR Night of Stars this Friday, April 25. Dale Jr. is very excited to be coming home to his local dirt track that he and his partners purchased to see the local drivers and fans. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a third generation driver in a family forever connected to the sport …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: American Late Model Series/Northern Allstars Season Previews; Points Season Underway

Evansville, IN — READY TO ROLL: Another season of regional touring-series Super Late Model action under the UMP DIRTcar Racing banner is getting the green flag. Two popular UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned tours – the Sunoco American Late Model Series and Northern Allstars Late Model Series – are once again offering attractive schedules, purses and points-fund payouts in 2008 for Midwest racers who yearn to test their skills at a variety of different tracks. “Both the Sunoco American Late Model Series and the Northern Allstars give weekend racers a chance to participate …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Steidinger Ready For ‘Illini 100’ At Farmer City; Track Lidlifters Abound; UMP Points Season Begins

Evansville, IN — DEFENDING HOME TURF: Wes Steidinger is happy that his homestate of Illinois is hosting its biggest dirt Late Model event ever this weekend (April 4-5) – the inaugural ‘Illini 100’ at Farmer City Raceway. He’s thrilled that the race is taking place at a quarter-mile bullring where he’s cut his teeth as a racer. And he’ll be ecstatic if he can represent the Land of Lincoln by winning the $20,000 top prize on the line in Saturday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series spectacular. “It would …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Stewart, Schrader & Wallace Spice Up PIR’s Opener

Evansville, IN — GREAT WAY TO START: It’s Season Opener Week at Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway, which means new track general manager Bill Roth has nary a moment’s rest. Consider that PIR’s program this Friday night (March 28) is not a run-of-the-mill lidlifter – it’s a ‘NASCAR Night’ special that will see national heavyweights Tony Stewart, Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace in action on the three-eighths-mile, high-banked clay oval – and it’s no wonder that Roth’s blood pressure is climbing higher and higher as the first green flag of 2008 …

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Kenny Wallace to Join Tony Stewart And Ken Schrader for Opening Night at PIR

Paducah, KY — Paducah International Raceway has announced that NASCAR star Kenny Wallace will join Ken Schrader and two-time NASCAR Cup Champion Tony Stewart for Opening Night this Friday. Both Wallace and Schrader will compete in the PIR Modified division while Stewart will compete in the PIR Late Model division. A full race program is on tap, including heats and feature races for Late Models, Modifieds, Crate Late Models, Street Stocks, Warriors, and Vintage Racers. PIR is nationally known for appearances of major NASCAR stars. Friday evening Stewart, Schrader, and …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update

Evansville, IN — INTERESTING TITLE: There’s a logical reason why StormPay.com Clarksville ( Tenn. ) Speedway is hosting one of the most uniquely-named events on the UMP DIRTcar Racing calendar – this weekend’s fourth annual Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic. Like a zany minor-league baseball promotion, the ‘Toilet Bowl Classic’ is designed to catch fans’ eyes and make them giggle. “We came up with the name to get some attention and have some fun,” said Clarksville Speedway promoter William Scogin. “I wanted to do something that wasn’t the same old thing.” …

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NASCAR STARS WILL RACE AT PIR OPENING NIGHT MARCH 28th

Paducah, KY — The season will officially begin Friday evening, March 28, with the appearance of two major NASCAR stars. Tony Stewart and Ken Schrader, both business partners in Paducah International Raceway, will be competing in the Late Model division. The engines will roar back to life, the dirt will fly, and the cars will broadslide around PIR in the first night of competition for 2008. Defending Champions Kevin Cole, Justin Houston, Jeff Walston, Darrell Hartman, and Jeffrey Bailey will lead the Late Models, Modifieds, Crate Late Models, Street Stocks, …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Big Super Late Model & Modified Weekend Ahead At Kentucky Lake, Circuit Mourns Passing Of Bill Nelson

Evansville, IN — HERE WE GO: The first UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned Super Late Model and open-wheel Modified action since last month in Florida rolls out this weekend at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway in Calvert City, Ky., where the circuit’s two marquee divisions headline the three-day ‘March Madness’ spectacular. Set to run from Thursday (March 13) through Saturday (March 15), the busy season-opening meet at the three-eighths-mile oval promoted by Sherri Heckenast will feature complete programs each night for the UMP DIRTcar Super Late Models and open-wheel Modifieds. The Super Late Models …

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CNY DIRTcar Circuit Touts Crate Motor Program

Weedsport,NY — Weedsport, NY — January 22, 2008 – By Dan Kapuscinski, DIRTcar NE PR and Promotions Coordinator Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Canandaigua Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park are fully committed to the crate engine program for many years to come, amidst false rumors that the factory sealed 350-horsepower #8602 engines will be eliminated by GM after 2008. Bill Martens, Special Programs Manager for General Motors, has come forward after weeks of questioning to say that these rumors are absolutely false. “GM Performance Parts will continue to supply factory-sealed …

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