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Hile Romps To July 4th Sportsman Series Win At Brewerton

Brewerton, NY — July 4, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Chris Hile opened the 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast campaign behind the wheel of his familiar blue no. 5J Bicknell Modified machine, only with a four-barrel carburetor bolted onto his Sportsman motor from a year ago. Friday night he was back in a full-fledge Sportsman ride, this time buckled into the pink no. 2K Kreis Motorsports crate-powered entry, and the result was a flawless flag-to-flag victory in the 30-lap Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series at Brewerton …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Brian Shirley In Title Chase As UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Enters Final Week Of Action

Evansville, IN — DECISION TIME: When the 2008 season began, Brian Shirley never envisioned that he would be in a neck-and-neck battle for the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals championship as the tour entered its final week. But that’s exactly the position in which Shirley finds himself – and thus he must soon make a hard decision. You see, Shirley, 27, of Chatham, Ill., has been running the Summer Nationals on a race-by-race basis, repeatedly refusing to commit to following the tour through its points finale next Saturday night (July 12) …

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Wednesday’s UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Stop At Morgan County Speedway Postponed By Rain To Friday, August 15th

Jacksonville,IL — CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM MORGAN COUNTY SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS BEFORE THE RAIN CAME! July 2, 2008 – Unrelenting rain forced the postponement of Wednesday night’s UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals event at Morgan County Speedway. The 40-lap, $6,000-to-win show has been rescheduled for Friday.,  August 15th Two light showers – one that delayed the start of hot laps, and another midway through the Super Late Model time trials – slowed the program but weren’t enough to stop it. Officials finally had to throw in the towel, …

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D’Ilario & Town Score First Career Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series Wins

Elbridge, NY — July 3, 2008 – By Dave Medler, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast Series Correspondent Even Mother nature wasn’t about to stop the Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Modified Super DIRTcar Series showdown on Thursday at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park. Over 40 of the best Sportsman drivers filled the pits July 3 and when the curtain finally dropped it was worth the wait as Mark D’Ilario out of Smithville, Ontario and Todd Town from Jordan, New York picked up their first-ever tour checkers with a pair of 20-lap feature wins. The special …

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Heavy Rains Force Postponement Of Thursday’s Herald & Review 100 At Macon Speedway; Raindate Changed For UMP DIRT Summer Nationals Event At Morgan County Speedway

Macon, IL — July 3, 2008 – Heavy rain overnight and into the morning inundated the famed Macon Speedway, forcing the postponement of Thursday night’s UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Herald & Review 100. It marks the second year in a row that the high-banked, one-fifth-mile track’s marquee extra-distance event has been rescheduled by rain. The $6,000-to-win Herald & Review 100 will now be run on Sat., Aug. 16, setting up a big weekend doubleheader of rescheduled Summer Nationals dates in Illinois. UMP DIRTcar director Sam Driggers said that Morgan County …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 14: Van Wormer Powers To Second Victory Of Tour At Peoria Speedway

Peoria,IL — CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM PEORIA SPEEDWAY’S UMP SUMMER NATIONALS July 1, 2008 – By Kellen Burns/DIRTcar Racing P.R. – Winning certainly never gets old for Pinconning, Mich.’s Jeep VanWormer. The 33-year-old driver enjoyed another UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph on Tuesday night, visiting Victory Lane for the second time on the 2008 tour at Peoria Speedway. VanWormer hopes that his checkered flag sets him off on a strong run down the Summer Nationals homestretch. “Hopefully we can win the rest of them (Summer Nationals events),” …

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