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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 16: Van Wormer Dominates Highland

Jeep Van Wormer CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM HIGHLAND SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 16: Van Wormer Dominates Highland Highland, IL — July 1, 2009 – A night after playing runner up, Jeep Van Wormer said no more as he cruised to the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals win at Highland (Ill.) Speedway Wednesday night. The Pinconning, Mich., driver used his pole position starting spot for the 40-lap race to jump to an early lead over local competitors Mark Faust and Mark Voigt. “We had a …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 14: Erb Scores Third Tour Win at Famer City Raceway

Dennis Erb taking the victory at Farmer City Raceway! CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM FARMER CITY RACEWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! Farmer City, IL — June 29, 2009 — Dennis Erb Jr. knows what it takes to win during the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour. He proved it once again Monday night at Farmer City (Ill.) Raceway. The two-time and defending “Hell Tour” champion from Carpentersville, Ill., used his outside front row starting spot to ease by another former champion in Shannon Babb in the early stages of the 40-lap …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 15: Feger Rim Rides to Peoria Win

Peoria, IL — June 29, 2009 — Everyone in the packed grandstands at Peoria (Ill.), Speedway knew where Jason Feger was headed when the green flag flew Tuesday Night for the 40-lap “Hell Tour” main event. That didn’t stop the 31-year-old Bloomington, Ill., driver from executing his game plan precisely as he drove around the extreme outside of the banked quarter-mile oval to his second UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Victory. “I’m actually more comfortable up there,” said Feger of the line he ran. “I get nervous when I have to …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 13: Korte Gets First Tour Win of 2009 with Lincoln Victory

Lincoln, IL — June 28, 2009 – There was one thing missing on Randy Korte’s Hell Tour resume when he rolled through the pit gates at Lincoln, (Ill.), Speedway Sunday Night. Korte changed all of that in winning his first UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals main event at the quarter-mile track. Korte, who started eighth in the 40-lap feature charged through the field to pass polesitter Shannon Babb by lap eight and never looked back. Working his way through the fields has been a common theme for Korte as of late, …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 12: Moyer Claims Third Straight at Fairbury

Fairbury, IL — June 27, 2009 – People often theorize that things will happen three at a time. That’s certainly been the case lately for Billy Moyer. On a night where Moyer once again climbed from outside the front row to claim his fifth overall win of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour he also claimed quick time honors as well as a heat race victory. The theme of three doesn’t stop there for the Batesville, Ark. legend as it was the third time throughout the first 12 events that …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 11: Moyer Goes Back to Back for Paducah Victory

Paducah,KY — June 26, 2009 – Using lapped traffic to his advantage, Batesville, Ark. legend Billy Moyer slid past previous “Hell Tour” winner Jason Feger to claim the lead and eventually the win Friday Night at Paducah International Raceway. Moyer’s victory at Paducah was his second in as many nights on the 2009 edition of the “Hell Tour” and his fifth overall. Moyer followed in Feger’s tracks in the top groove patiently waiting to make his move as he did late to claim the $10,000 top prize and add to …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 10: Moyer Maneuvers to Clay Hill Motorsports Park Win

Atwood, TN — June 25, 2009 — Billy Moyer was certainly “Mr. Smooth” during the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Stop at Clay Hill Motorsports Park Thursday night. Biding his time behind then race leader Shannon Babb, Moyer waited for the perfect time to pounce. When Babb slipped out of the low side groove where most of the drivers had chose to run, Moyer drove by him to lead the final five circuits in route to his third “Hell Tour” victory of 2009. Babb would settle for second on the night …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 9: Feger Hustles to Tri-City Win

Jason Feger CLICK HERE FOR MORE RESULTS FROM TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! Pontoon Beach, IL — UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 9: Feger Hustles to Tri City Win June 24, 2009 — Jason Feger lived up to the moniker “The Highside Hustler” on Wednesday night during the 40-Lap “Hell Tour” A-main event at Tri City (Ill.) Speedway. Blistering the top side of the banked 3/8th mile oval, Feger held off charges from the likes of Scott James, Billy Moyer, and finally Randy Korte to claim victory. “We’ve been working …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 8: Melvin Cleans Up at Charleston

Rodney Melvin CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM CHARLESTON SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! Charleston, IL — June 23, 2009 — “We’ll just keep plugging away,” a reserved Rodney Melvin said after his second-place run at Belle Clair Speedway a week ago. That plugging away paid off Tuesday night as Melvin captured his first UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals win of 2009 at Charleston (Ill.) Speedway. Melvin, who had two runner-up finishes in the past three Hell Tour events, took the lead just after the halfway point of the 40-lap main event …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 7: Van Wormer Wins Thriller at Tri-State

Jeep Van Wormer CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! Haubstadt,IN — June 21, 2009 — Dirt track fans certainly got their money’s worth on Sunday night at Tri-State Speedway. In a high speed rodeo that saw a plethora of lead changes Jeep Van Wormer ended the night as the preverbial “last man standing”. The Pinconning, (Mich.) wheelman used his fourth starting spot and a very fast track to quickly garner third and then squeeze by leader Shannon Babb and Rodney Melvin as they were waging …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 6: Billy Moyer Sweeps Clarksville

Clarksville,TN — Clarksville, TN — June 20, 2009 — Billy Moyer can certainly be called the class of any dirt late model field that he chooses to compete against. Saturday night at Clarksville Speedway, Moyer was just that. “The car was excellent,” remarked Moyer. “It’s a newer car that we don’t have a lot of nights on but, it’s really coming around now that I’m getting familiar with it.” Blistering a lap that was two-tenth’s quicker than his closest competitor in qualifying, Moyer went on to win his heat race …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 7: Afternoon Showers Force Cancellation of Farmer City Raceway Summer Nationals

Farmer City, IL — June 18, 2009 — Late afternoon showers that rolled through the Farmer City Raceway grounds have forced the cancellation of what was to be Night 7 of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour. No makeup was immediately announced for the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win race, although UMP DIRTcar and track officials were discussing possible dates. The rainout was the third of the 2009 version of the “Hell Tour”. The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour is set to resume Saturday night June 20th at Clarksville Speedway (Tenn.) for a …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 5: Erb Scores Second Straight Win at Belle Clair

Dennis Erb, Jr. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! Belleville, IL — June 17, 2009 — If you were wondering how many races it would take defending UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Champion Dennis Erb to hit his stride on the 2009 version of the “Hell Tour” you can stop counting. “Everything is working real well for us,” Erb said after his second victory in as many nights. “I was just trying to bide my time out there and wait for the racetrack to come to …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 6: Rain Forces Cancellation of Charleston Speedway Event

Charleston,IL — June 18, 2009 — Early morning showers that rolled through the Charleston Speedway grounds Thursday have forced the cancellation of Night 6 of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour. No makeup was immediately announced for the 40-lap, $6,000-to-win race, although UMP DIRTcar and track officials are discussing possible options. The “Hell Tour” will resume Friday night June 19 at Farmer City Raceway (Ill.) for a 40-lap, $10,000-to-win event. Defending champion Dennis Erb holds a three point lead after his second win on the month long tour Wednesday night …

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