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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update

Evansville, IN — GETTING BETTER: Randy Korte is chomping at the bit to go racing. Unfortunately, the two-time UMP DIRTcar Super Late Model national champion can’t climb into his familiar TMCI Transportation No. 00 until his doctor says he’s ready. Sidelined since suffering a back injury in a Dirt Late Model Winternationals feature incident on Feb. 5 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla., Korte is not taking well to watching races from the pit area as the UMP DIRTcar Racing season swings into high gear. “This is the …

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Four Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series Events In May

Weedsport, NY — April 30, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director May marks the second month of Mr. DIRTcar Championship Series competition in 2008 with the opening three events scheduled all part of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds. The second Mr. DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series race closes out the month in Central New York. Overall Mr. DIRTcar Champions will once again be determined by tabulating points earned in the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series for Big-Block Modifieds and the Mr. …

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Planck Dominates Mr. DIRTcar 358 Series Opener At Merrittville

Thorold, ONT — April 26, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director A successful Small-Block chauffeur throughout most of his career, Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series standout Dale Planck returned to his roots Saturday night as he captured round one of the 2008 Mr. DIRTcar 358-Modified Championship Series at Merrittville Speedway. Not only did Planck stand to collect $4500 for his fourth career victory on DIRTcar Racing NorthEast’s premier Small-Block tour, the Cortland, New York traveler led every lap of the Baron Roofing Windows and Doors …

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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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