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Friday’s UMP DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals Event At Brownstown Speedway Washed Out By Rain

Brownstown,IN — Kevin Kovac – UMP DIRTcar PR Rain made its first appearance of the 2008 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summer Nationals, forcing the postponement of Friday night’s scheduled event at Brownstown Speedway. The $10,000-to-win program at the quarter-mile oval was rescheduled for Fri., July 11, an open date on the Summer Nationals schedule preceding the finale of the grueling month-long tour on July 12 at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals action will resume on Saturday night (June 14) at Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, Ind. The …

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Chris Peltier:Taking His Farewell Tour!!!

Clarksville,TN — To properly pronounce the driver’s name of the #2 Street Stock Camaro, Chris Peltier (Pel-teer) has been racing at the Clarksville Speedway since 2000; however the Street Stock Class is the only class he has ever raced in. When asked what got him interested in racing, Chris replied, “I’ve always been interested in driving a racecar. It’s a child hood memory of mine taking trips up to Michigan and getting to watch my Uncle Al drive his yellow #21 Chevelle around Mt. Clemens Speedway. Plus i use to …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Weekly Update: Erb Begins Defense Of UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Championship

Evansville, IN — GOING FOR TWO: Dennis Erb Jr. began last year’s UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals intensely focused on winning his first career tour championship – and he proceeded to convincingly accomplish his goal. Is the same fire to capture the title of the ‘Hell Tour’ still burning in his gut as the Summer Nationals kicks off tonight (Thurs., June 12) at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway? “It’s there. It’s definitely there,” Erb asserted when asked the question. “I want to go back out and do it again. I’d like to …

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DIRTcar Racing Expands West Coast Presence With Acquisition Of Western Allstars Super Late Model Series

Concord, NC — DIRTcar Racing continues to increase its West Coast presence, acquiring the Western All-Stars Super Late Model Series in an agreement announced on Monday. The deal brings the West Coast’s most prominent dirt Late Model tour under the auspices of DIRTcar Racing, the brand name for the sanctioning body run by the World Racing Group of Concord, N.C. DIRTcar Racing is responsible for nearly 5,000 local and regional dirt track racing events each year at more than 125 tracks in the United States and Canada. “We’re proud to …

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New Teams Find Victory Lane On DIRTcar NorthEast Circuit

Weedsport, NY — June 9, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director With temperatures on the rise and weather conditions starting to grow more conducive to outdoor activity across the region, the DIRTcar Racing NorthEast circuit is now fully underway with all 22 weekly tracks in operation as the long-awaited summer season approaches. Rolling Wheels Raceway Park continues to follow a specials-only format with two of its nine race dates already accounted for, while Super DIRT Week XXXVII at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse is …

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Bloomquist Captures Record Fifth $100,000 Dirt Late Model Dream Event At Eldora Speedway

Rossburg, OH — Now Scott Bloomquist has one for the thumb. The Mooresburg, Tenn., superstar registered a record fifth career victory in the UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned Dirt Late Model Dream XIV at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night, turning back a late bid by Brian Birkhofer of Muscatine, Iowa, to pocket the race’s $100,000 top prize – the division’s biggest single-race paycheck in 2008. Bloomquist, 44, was never headed after charging forward from the ninth starting spot to take the lead from Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, Ga., on lap 24 of …

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