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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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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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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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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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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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Mr. DIRTcar Street Stock Champion Crowned For Second Straight Year

Weedsport,NY — Mr. DIRTcar Street Stock Champion Crowned For Second Straight Year Weedsport, NY – February 22, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director With the start of the 33rd consecutive season of operation now officially underway, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast is ready to recognize a Mr. DIRTcar Champion in the UMP Street Stock division for a second straight year. The overall titlist in 2008 will be the driver finding the most success on tour as well as at a hometrack designated during the upcoming race season. “Last …

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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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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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Nights Of Champions Will Honor Series, Competitors And 2007 Champions

CONCORD, N.C. — Aug. 14, 2007 — The World Racing Group announces its 2007 Nights of Champions for the premier dirt racing series. Five special events will highlight the achievements of drivers competing with the World of Outlaws Sprint Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series, the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series, the MARS DIRTcar Series and UMP DIRTcar Racing. “The Nights of Champions will be our way to honor all of the drivers who have competed with us in 2007,” said World Racing Group President Tom Deery. …

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