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Kevin Claycomb nabs Paducah Summer Nationals win

Paducah,KY — UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 11: Claycomb Captures First Tour Victory Since 2000 At Paducah International Raceway PADUCAH, KY – June 26, 2008 – By Kellen Burns/DIRTcar Racing P.R. – Kevin Claycomb had certainly experienced his shares of frustrating runs on the 2008 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. On Thursday night, however, the driver from Vincennes, Ind., got the monkey off his back, racing to victory in the 40-lap Summer Nationals A-Main at the super-fast Paducah International Raceway. Back behind the wheel this season after ending a four-year …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 10: Moyer Bags First Victory Of ’08 Tour At Lake Ozark Speedway

Eldon,MO — CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY By Kellen Burns/DIRTcar Racing P.R. – One night after the low groove did him in at the historic Sedalia (Mo.) State Fair Speedway, veteran Billy Moyer of Batesville, Ark., was determined to not bare witness to a repeat performance. A six-time UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion, Moyer didn’t let another race slip through his fingers. He emerged victorious for the first time on the 2008 tour with a win in Wednesday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Lake Ozark Speedway. Moyer, 50, …

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Southwest DIRTcar Late Model Series Makes Much Anticipated Visit To Famed Manzanita Speedway This Saturday Night (June 28)

Phoenix, AZ — The Southwest DIRTcar Late Model Series gets a big stage on Saturday night (June 28), making a hotly-anticipated visit to the famed Manzanita Speedway. Manzanita’s half-mile oval will host a full points show for the region’s premier dirt Late Model tour, which last raced at the Phoenix track in 2004 while under its former Southwest Dirt Racing Association (SWDRA) banner. Super Late Models have not battled at the track since non-point Western Allstars DIRTcar Late Model Series action was contested during the 2007 Western World Championships. “We’re …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: 2008 Summer Nationals Has Already Been One For The Record Books

Evansville, IN — HOT COMPETITION: The 2008 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals is just approaching its halfway point, but it has already been unlike any other in the tour’s 20-year history. In fact, the opening two weeks of the grueling, month-long Super Late Model series have been one for the history books. With nine drivers making visits to RacingJunk.com Victory Lane through June 25, a new record for most different winners in the first 10 events of the Summer Nationals has been established. For a series that has often seen one …

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UMP Summer Nationals Night 9: Shirley’s last lap pass is a winner

Sedalia,MO — CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM SEDALIA STATE FAIR SPEEDWAY Brian Shirley sure does know how to make things exciting for the fans. The 27-year-old driver from Chatham , Ill. , pulled off a dramatic victory on Tuesday night, passing Billy Moyer for the lead on the final circuit to win the 30-lap UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals A-Main at Sedalia State Fair Speedway. “It was a really exciting night,” said Shirley, who registered his first victory of the 2008 Summer Nationals in the tour’s ninth event. “The last five …

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Jeep Van Wormer nabs first UMP Summer Nationals win at Vermillion County Speedway

Danville,IL — UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 8: VanWormer Outruns Points Leader Shirley For Victory At Vermilion County Speedway DANVILLE, IL – June 22, 2008 – Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, Mich., broke through for his first victory of the 2008 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals, capturing Sunday night’s 40-lap tour A-Main at Vermilion County Speedway. VanWormer, a 33-year-old who is chasing the Summer Nationals points crown for the fourth consecutive season, passed Scott Bull of Fairbury, Ill., for the lead on a lap-seven restart and never looked back. He picked up …

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