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National UMP Point Charts Rank DIRTcar NE Pro & Street Stock Drivers

Weedsport, NY — July 24, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director For the second straight year area stock car drivers chasing the coveted overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Championship are also engaged in season-long UMP point battles further showcasing the Pro Stock and Street Stock divisions. In 2008 UMP will once again be providing an unprecedented pool of point fund money that will be paid out to national and state leaders in DIRTcar NorthEast’s premier full-fender divisions. Maintaining their stronghold in the New York/Canada UMP Sportsman …

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Super DIRT Week Approaching, Tickets Now Available On-Line

Weedsport, NY — July 23, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director With the 2008 DIRTcar Racing NorthEast season now in full gear during the summer months, that means Super DIRT Week XXXVII is right around the corner! The Syracuse Mile on the New York State Fairgrounds comes alive for five straight days of trackside activity, Oct. 8-12, with race day passes and special combination ticket packages available to purchase on-line today. Log directly into or click on the ‘Super DIRT Week XXXVII” logo conveniently located …

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DIRTcar NorthEast Regional Point Battles Stiffen As Summer Heats Up

Weedsport, NY — July 22, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director As the summer rolls on so do the DIRTcar NorthEast Regional point races, with just seven weeks remaining to determine the final standings. All Regional points end on Monday, September 1, 2008. With more than $45,000 on the line in DIRTcar NorthEast’s top open-wheel divisions this season, teams continue to battle week after week in the third year of Regional point fund allocation. 135 drivers that competed in the Big-Block Modified, 358-Modified and Sportsman Modified …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Dennis Erb Jr. Claims Second Straight Summer Nationals Crown

Evansville, IN — HAIL TO THE CHAMP: The path Dennis Erb Jr. took this year was slightly different, but the result was the same. After one month of hardscrabble racing and living on the road, the dirt Late Model veteran from Carpentersville, Ill., clinched his second consecutive UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals points championship. “It feels really good to win it back-to-back,” said the 35-year-old Erb, who realized his longtime goal of capturing the Summer Nationals title in 2007 after finishes of fourth (2004), third (2005) and fifth (2006). “We had …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 20: Matt Miller Captures ‘Birthday Race’ At Oakshade Raceway As Erb Clinches Second Straight Tour Title

WAUSEON, OH – July 12, 2008 – By Kellen Burns/UMP DIRTcar Racing P.R. – The third time is often the charm. So it was for Matt Miller on Saturday night at Oakshade Raceway, where the Waterville, Ohio, driver emerged victorious in the 60-lap UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Birthday Race.’ After running just “O.K.” in two other Summer Nationals appearances this year, Miller hit on all cylinders at the three-eighths-mile Oakshade oval’s biggest event of the season. “It all worked out,” said Miller, who claimed the $10,000 top prize. Dennis Erb …

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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 19: Shirley Captures Thrilling Feature At Brownstown Speedway To Keep Title Hopes Alive

BROWNSTOWN, IN – July 11, 2008 – By Kellen Burns/DIRTcar Racing P.R. – Brian Shirley says he thinks of everything he needs to do to win 10 minutes before a race. The Chatham, Ill., driver’s pre-race ritual definitely paid off Friday night, helping him to a thrilling victory in the 40-lap UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals A-Main at Brownstown Speedway. With the triumph, Shirley moved to within four points of defending Summer Nationals champion Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., in the tour points standings. Erb leads the way entering Saturday …

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