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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: American Late Model Series/Northern Allstars Season Previews; Points Season Underway

Evansville, IN — READY TO ROLL: Another season of regional touring-series Super Late Model action under the UMP DIRTcar Racing banner is getting the green flag. Two popular UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned tours – the Sunoco American Late Model Series and Northern Allstars Late Model Series – are once again offering attractive schedules, purses and points-fund payouts in 2008 for Midwest racers who yearn to test their skills at a variety of different tracks. “Both the Sunoco American Late Model Series and the Northern Allstars give weekend racers a chance to participate …

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’08 Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Opener Ready To Roll April 19 At Can-Am

Weedsport, NY — April 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director A full-fender frenzy moves to the forefront on Saturday, April 19 when the Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Championship Series makes its first stop of the 2008 campaign as part of Can-Am Motorsports Park’s SUNY Canton season-opener. A top prize of $1,000 is on the line for the 25-lap tour winner from the posted race day purse of more than $5-grand. “I’ve been in touch with many of the top contenders from last year and most …

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Season Of Change For 358-Modified Chauffeur Stewart

Belleville, ONT — April 8, 2008 – Story & Photo By Jim Clarke, Clarke Motorsports Communications Since taking his first turn behind the controls of a DIRT Street Stock at Can-Am Motorsports Park in LaFargeville, New York, Canadian chauffeur Todd Stewart has been learning the racing game. After a couple of seasons wheeling what could best be described as an ‘entry level’ ride, Todd and his car owner/brother Glenn Stewart acquired a DIRTcar Sportsman. It was a big learning curve for the Kingston, Ontario pair, but it didn’t stop them …

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Teenager Larry Wight Scores Sportsman Series Win Saturday At The Rock

Dundee, NY — April 5, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director Larry Wight chased the entire 2007 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series and came away with an eight-place finish in the final tour standings to secure Motorsports Safety Systems Rookie of the Year accolades. Expected to move full-time into the DIRTcar Modified ranks, Wight made his first —and possibly final— career DIRTcar Sportsman triumph a memorable one as he collected a cool $5,000 in the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Series ‘Pepsi 50’ opener Saturday at Black …

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Syracuse Super DIRT Week 358-Modified Championship Qualifiers Fill Summer Slate

Weedsport, NY — April 3, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director The schedule of qualifying races leading up to the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship on Oct. 11 of Super DIRT Week XXXVII in Syracuse, N.Y. has been set with 20 tracks currently staging nearly 70 events in 2008. The present-day format guarantees that automatic starting berths for the headline ITT Corporation/Goulds Pumps “Salute To The Troops” 150 will be earned by drivers competing only in DIRTcar-sanctioned events, while time trials on the Syracuse Mile will remain …

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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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