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NASCAR Veteran Kenny Wallace Excited to be racing DIRTcar Nationals

Barberville, FL — NASCAR veteran Kenny Wallace’s favorite week of the year to be a dirt racer is just days away. On Feb. 5, Wallace will head onto the Volusia Speedway Park clay to begin the eight straight nights of UMP DIRTcar open-wheel Modified racing that are part of the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals. “Running a Mod at Volusia during Speedweeks is the highlight of my dirt team’s year,” said Wallace, the energetic NASCAR Nationwide Series regular and SPEED television commentator. “I love going there because it kind of …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Accelerates Four Compound Tire Rule to Volusia

Concord, NC — UMP DIRTcar Racing will accelerate its plan to reintroduce two additional tire compounds into the Super Late Model division beginning with the 37th Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park . Beginning next week at the half-mile speedway in Barberville , Fla. , and continuing throughout the season, the LM 10 and LM 30 tire compounds will return to competition, joining the LM 20 and LM 40. For the previous few years, only the LM 20 and LM 40 were approved. After discussions during the past four …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Starts Season Strong, Removes Sanction from Golden Isles Super Late Model Events

Brunswick, GA — UMP DIRTcar Racing will focus on the Pro Late Model and Open-wheel Modified divisions for the remaining “Super Bowl of Racing” events at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick , Ga. , removing its sanctioning of the Super Late Model class. UMP DIRTcar Racing is committed to keeping competition fair and cost-effective, and that balance was no longer possible during the Super Late Model events at Golden Isles once the track decided to forgo the UMP DIRTcar tire rule. In addition, UMP DIRTcar member and late model competitor …

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Defending UMP Modified Champ Denny Schwartz Looking Forward To A Better Florida Trip in ’08

Barberville, FL — Defending UMP DIRTcar Racing open-wheel Modified champion Denny Schwartz doesn’t want his upcoming racing trip to the Sunshine State to bear any resemblance to what he experienced in 2007. After all, last year Schwartz made more headlines during his annual pilgrimage to Florida for what happened to him off the track than on it. Shortly after Schwartz arrived in Florida last February, he lived a racer’s nightmare: his team’s hauler – with his UMP DIRTcar Modified and residual equipment inside – was stolen from a hotel parking …

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“The Hurricane” Blows Past Foes For Golden Isles Victory

Brunswick, GA — Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., cut is racing teeth at Golden Isles Speedway in the 1990s, but the oval has been radically reconfigured in recent months. It didn’t take long for Pearson to adjust to the 4/10-mile layout during the Super Bowl of Racing IV. Just hours before his 36th birthday, the fifth-starting Pearson took the lead from Billy Moyer exiting turn two on the eighth lap led the remainder of the 50-lap UMP feature for a $10,000 payday. Pearson’s near-straightaway lead at the halfway point …

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Ransomville Signs Series Race Sponsor

Ransomville, NY — With the racing season just around the corner, Ransomville Speedway management continues to put the finishing touches on the 2008 schedule. “After a recent meeting with John Kwiatkowski of Coors Light and Larry Placek of Certo Brothers Distributing, it is with great pleasure that we announce Coors Light as this years major sponsor of the Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Series ‘Alex Friesen Summer Nationals’ slated for Friday, August 1st,” commented Marketing Director Tana Robinson. “Coors Light has been the title sponsor of the annual August event for the …

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