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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Promoters of Year Ready To Roll At Oakshade; Earthquake Rattles UMP DIRTcar Office

Evansville, IN — TOP OPERATORS: UMP DIRTcar Racing’s 2007 Promoters of the Year are ready to roll out another exciting season of down-home, grassroots racing. Terry and Pam Henricks, the husband-and-wife team who operate the successful Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio, have their first UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned action of 2008 set to go this Saturday night (April 26), with Sportsman and Factory Stocks (called Bombers at Oakshade) headlining the Bill Reckner Memorial card. The track’s marquee UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model division debuts for ‘08 on Sat., May 3, to round …

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And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’! Dale Earnhardt, Jr. And Ken Schrader To Be Joined by Kenny Wallace Friday at PIR

Paducah, KY — The biggest night of weekly racing this season at Paducah International Raceway has gotten even bigger…again. Track officials announced today that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Ken Schrader will be joined by Kenny Wallace for a special NASCAR Night of Stars appearance on Friday, April 25. All three drivers will be making the air trip from the Talladega SuperSpeedway to PIR late Friday afternoon following the conclusion of Nationwide NASCAR Series qualifying. Kenny Wallace, who focuses on NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series racing, is well known for …

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358-Modified Title Defense Begins Saturday At Merrittville For Mario Clair

Weedsport, NY — April 22, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director When reigning points king Mario Clair buckles into his sleek Small-Block ride this weekend to open the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series, the talented second-generation driver will be on defense in unchartered territory. Last autumn Clair became the first French-speaking driver in DIRTcar’s 32-year history to clinch the elusive Mr. DIRTcar Championship in any division. Although he kicks off the 26th edition of DIRTcar NorthEast’s Small-Block title run on Canadian soil, the personable pilot …

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Ken Schrader Will Join Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for Autographs Friday at PIR

Paducah, KY — The biggest night of weekly racing of the season at Paducah International Raceway has gotten even bigger. Track officials announced today that Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will be joined by Ken Schrader for a special NASCAR Night of Stars appearance on Friday, April 25. Both drivers, who are business partners in the track, will be signing autographs and talking racing to their many fans. Schrader, who focuses on NASCAR Sprint Cup racing, is also well known for his short track racing exploits all over the country. A fan …

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Paducah International Raceway Gets Ready for Biggest Night of the Season

Paducah, KY — It’s the biggest night of weekly racing this season at PIR – jam packed with excitement and the biggest star of NASCAR! PIR is preparing to host motorsports’ biggest star, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., at the second NASCAR Night of Stars this Friday, April 25. Dale Jr. is very excited to be coming home to his local dirt track that he and his partners purchased to see the local drivers and fans. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a third generation driver in a family forever connected to the sport …

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Dave Hess Jr. Receives $12,000 Alltel All-Star Prize During ‘Showdown in Sarvertown’ At Lernerville Speedway

Concord, NC — Dave Hess Jr. received the spoils of victory in the inaugural Alltel All-Star contest on Tuesday night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver , Pa. At a track located just two hours from his residence in Waterford , Pa. , Hess was presented a check for $12,000 during the mid-week World of Outlaws Late Model Series ‘Showdown in Sarvertown’ event. Hess, 23, was showered with cheers from his hometown fans when he held up an oversized novelty check signifying his triumph in the Alltel All-Star contest – and …

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