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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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Holley Backs NorthEast Championship Series ‘Hard Luck’ Awards

Weedsport, NY — March 31, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Long-time motorsports marketing partner Holley Performance Products has returned in support of the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit as it recently signed on to offer a special award open to competitors chasing overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar Championships in 2008. The ‘Holley Hard Luck Award’ will be handed out following every Championship Series event contested in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified, Sportsman Modified and Pro Stock divisions during the upcoming race season, with one driver …

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Macon Speedway Announces The Largest Promotion Ever To Honor Our Modified Drivers And Their Fans

Macon, IL — Macon Speedway proudly announces our new promotion, “Best Fan in the Stands.” The promotion is to designed to reward our loyal modified drivers and their fans buy giving each a chance to bring home some extra cash each and every Saturday night. Each week a volunteer will draw a finishing number for the Modified feature event to determine the weeks Modified feature “Best Fan in the Stands” winner. That Modified driver will receive a $100 bonus and will get to choose his or her “Best Fan in …

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New Era For Mohawk Intl Raceway Begins With Frogtown Finale

Hogansburg, NY — March 22, 2008 — By Jamie Davis, Mohawk Int’l Raceway PR The last deed for Frogtown International Speedway officials took place on Saturday night March 15, when five track champions and other racers were honored for the final time under the Frogtown banner at the 20th annual awards banquet held at the Brass Horse Grill in Akwesasne (Hogansburg), NY. From this point on the popular Akwesasne based race track will be under the new direction and banner of Mohawk International Raceway. Racers, fans, officials and sponsors not …

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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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Macon Speedway Season Opener on April 5th

Macon, IL — Macon Speedway gears up to roar into action for the 2008 racing season. The drivers will have a chance to test their newly built cars at the track on March 22 for our annual Test N Tune day. Opening Night on April 5 will kick off an exciting season of racing at Macon Speedway, Macon, IL, featuring Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Hornets. The 2008 schedule showcases a variety of traditional fan favorite special events plus three Nights of NASCAR stars when NASCAR drivers are …

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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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DIRTcar NE Pro Stocks Chasing Big Dollars

Weedsport, NY — February 28, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director For the second straight season, DIRTcar Racing joins together with its sister sanctioning body United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) to provide a lucrative pool of point fund money — a grand total that is unmatched anywhere in the country today and slated to be paid out to national and state leaders in the UMP/DIRTcar Pro Stock division. An overall Hoosier Tire-Sunoco Race Fuels Mr. DIRTcar UMP Pro Stock Champion will be recognized for a 14th consecutive …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Passes Out Over $80,000 In 2007 Points-Fund Cash To Racers In 5 Support Divisions

Evansville, IN — UMP DIRTcar Racing rewarded support-division drivers for their 2007 efforts with over $80,000 in points-fund cash during the organization’s 24th annual awards banquet on Jan. 12 in Springfield , Ill. A total of 249 drivers spread over five divisions shared in the post-season booty, which reached $82,170 with the addition of two new entry-level classes to the UMP DIRTcar Racing sanctioning lineup in 2007. The introduction of the Factory Stock and Four-Cylinder divisions pushed the UMP DIRTcar Racing roster to seven classes, including the marquee Late Model …

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News & Notes From The 24th Annual UMP DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet

Springfield, IL — POSITIVE VIBE: World Racing Group Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery delivered an uplifting speech to nearly 1,000 attendees of the 24th annual UMP DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet on Jan. 12 at the Springfield (Ill.) Crowne Plaza. Asserting that “this is where the real racing is” during his remarks, Deery pointed out the $465,000-plus in cash that was distributed at the affair – “without a doubt, the largest point fund of a short track series, dirt or pavement, in the United States,” he said. “That’s …

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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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Missouri’s Troy Naeger Doubled His Pleasure By Repeating As UMP Sportsman Champion in 2007!

Evansville, IN — Troy Naeger enjoyed winning the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman National championship so much, he decided to go after a repeat this season. The veteran racer from Festus, Mo., made good on his goal for 2007, winning the UMP DIRTcar Racing support-division crown for the second consecutive year. Title number two, however, had a slightly different feel for Naeger. This time around he was focused on winning the national championship from the first green flag of the season. “Last year I had no intention of running for …

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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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Missouri’s Troy Naeger Doubled His Pleasure By Repeating As UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman National Champion In 2007

EVANSVILLE, IN – Nov. 30, 2007 – Troy Naeger enjoyed winning the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman National championship so much, he decided to go after a repeat this season. The veteran racer from Festus, Mo., made good on his goal for 2007, winning the UMP DIRTcar Racing support-division crown for the second consecutive year. Title number two, however, had a slightly different feel for Naeger. This time around he was focused on winning the national championship from the first green flag of the season. “Last year I had no …

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