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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 18: Shannon Babb Blasts to Second Straight Win at Quincy

Shannon Babb UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 18: Shannon Babb Blasts to Second Straight Win at Quincy Quincy, IL — July 3, 2009 — In a spectacle that resembled a Blue Angels-like performance on the quarter-mile Quincy, (Ill.) Raceways, Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, Ill., claimed his second win of the 2009 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour. Babb, a two-time “Hell Tour” champion, held off dirt late model legend Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., and withstood early pressure from Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich., while running second, eventually leading the …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 19: Mother Nature claims I-55 Raceway Summer Nationals

Pevely, MO — Rain showers that started overnight and continued through the morning and afternoon hours in Pevely, Mo., have forced the cancellation of what was set to be the 19th leg of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals at I-55 Raceway. The rainout comes after the 2008 version of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals were cancelled due to flooding at the high banked third-mile track. No makeup was immediately announced for the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win race, although UMP DIRTcar and track officials were discussing possible makeup dates. The rainout was the …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 17: Babb Slides to Macon Summer Nationals Victory

Shannon Babb CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM MACON SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS! UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Race 17: Babb Slides to Macon Summer Nationals Victory Macon, IL — July 2, 2009 —Using a turn three slide job on the 19th lap of the Herald and Review 100 Shannon Babb of nearby Moweaqua, Ill. claimed his first UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of 2009. Babb, who owns two “Hell Tour” championships, never looked back leading over the course of the next 81 laps to take the win. ” It means …

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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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