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DIRTcar on Display at Motorsports 2008 Show

Weedsport,NY — The Len Sammons Productions Motorsports 2008 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. attracted thousands of automotive enthusiasts over the past weekend, January 18-20, with DIRTcar Racing NorthEast well-represented as it kicked off its 33rd season of operation in grand fashion. Company officials answered questions and discussed the upcoming season with track promoters, sponsors, racers and fans throughout the three-day off-track affair beside the spacious DIRTcar display that featured ’07 video tape highlights running non-stop to entertain hundreds more. “This show was a great starting …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Open-Wheel Modified Drivers Share Over $175,000 In 2007 Points-Fund Cash

Evansville, IN — UMP DIRTcar Racing open-wheel Modified drivers collected a total of $179,470 in 2007 points-fund cash during the organization’s 24th annual awards banquet on Jan. 12 in Springfield, Ill. The richest points fund in the nation for the type of open-wheel Modifieds sanctioned by UMP DIRTcar Racing included $74,975 for the national points race; $61,350 for the Region points battles; $36,900 for the State points races; and $6,245 for the UMP-sanctioned Wolfpack Challenge Series. Denny Schwartz, 47, of Ashmore, Ill., walked off with the lion’s share of the …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Passes Out Over $80,000 In 2007 Points-Fund Cash To Racers In 5 Support Divisions

Evansville, IN — UMP DIRTcar Racing rewarded support-division drivers for their 2007 efforts with over $80,000 in points-fund cash during the organization’s 24th annual awards banquet on Jan. 12 in Springfield , Ill. A total of 249 drivers spread over five divisions shared in the post-season booty, which reached $82,170 with the addition of two new entry-level classes to the UMP DIRTcar Racing sanctioning lineup in 2007. The introduction of the Factory Stock and Four-Cylinder divisions pushed the UMP DIRTcar Racing roster to seven classes, including the marquee Late Model …

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News & Notes From The 24th Annual UMP DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet

Springfield, IL — POSITIVE VIBE: World Racing Group Chief Operating Officer Tom Deery delivered an uplifting speech to nearly 1,000 attendees of the 24th annual UMP DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet on Jan. 12 at the Springfield (Ill.) Crowne Plaza. Asserting that “this is where the real racing is” during his remarks, Deery pointed out the $465,000-plus in cash that was distributed at the affair – “without a doubt, the largest point fund of a short track series, dirt or pavement, in the United States,” he said. “That’s …

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2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model Points Fund Exceeds $200,000

Evansville, IN — A total of $205,000 in 2007 points-fund cash was distributed to UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model competitors during the organization’s 24th annual awards banquet on Jan. 12 in Springfield , Ill. The points-fund money handed out at the Springfield Crowne Plaza included $74,975 for the national points race; $56,600 for the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals series; $37,755 for the three Region points battles; $21,900 for the State points races; $1,500 for the top-three in the Rookie of the Year standings; and $12,270 for the UMP-sanctioned Northern Allstars …

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2008 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Schedule Shows 27 Dates Over 31-Days

Evansville, IN — The 2008 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals will once again be a supreme test of man and machine. Even with four Mondays reserved as off days, the 2008 Summernationals schedule released by UMP DIRTcar Racing officials remains the most grueling dirt Late Model series in the nation. A total of 27 race nights over a 31-day period from June 12 to July 12 are listed on the current slate of the ‘Hell Tour,’ which has only two dates still in negotiation. The 27 scheduled events put the 2008 …

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