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Night 14 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: O’Neal Beats Babb To Finish Line At Vermilion County

DANVILLE, IL – July 1, 2007 – In a battle of the last two UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals champions, Don O’Neal held off Shannon Babb to capture Sunday night’s 40-lap tour A-Main at Vermilion County Speedway. Martinsville , Ind. ’s O’Neal, a Summernationals regular this season for the first time since his 2004 title run, scored his second victory of the 2007 trail. He earned $6,000 for his 34th career Summernationals triumph, which ranks him third on the alltime win list behind Billy Moyer of Batesville , Ark. (62) and …

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Night 12 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Moyer Holds Off VanWormer For Victory At Paducah International Raceway

PADUCAH , KY – June 28, 2007 – Billy Moyer flashed his vintage UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals form again on Thursday night, holding off a relentless Jeep VanWormer to win the tour’s 40-lap A-Main at Paducah International Raceway. It was the Batesville, Ark. , star’s second consecutive Summernationals triumph and pumped his alltime series record win total to 62. The six-time Summernationals champion registered back-to-back victories on the grueling series for the first time since 2001, when he won on June 30 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely , Mo. , …

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Heavy Rain Washes Out Wednesday Night’s First-Ever UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Event At Lake Ozark Speedway

ELDON, MO – June 27, 2007 – UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals action at Lake Ozark Speedway will have to wait until next year. Heavy rain and the likelihood of more forced officials to cancel Wednesday night’s scheduled 40-lap event at the one-third-mile oval. The show was to be the first-ever UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals program at Lake Ozark Speedway. With the Summernationals schedule already jammed to its conclusion on July 14 and Lake Ozark ’s geographic location making a return trip difficult, UMP officials announced that the race will not …

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Night 11 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Tour King Billy Moyer Returns To Glory At Poplar Bluff Speedway

POPLAR BLUFF, MO – June 26, 2007 – The King of the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals is back in the series spotlight. Dirt Late Model legend Billy Moyer of Batesville , Ark. , who has won the Summernationals title a record six times, won on the grueling tour for the first time in nearly three years, capturing Tuesday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Poplar Bluff Speedway. Moyer, 49, started from the outside pole in his Banner Valley Hauling No. 21 and outgunned Rodney Melvin of Benton , Ill. , for the …

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Night 10 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Erb Flawless In March To Fourth Victory At Peoria Speedway

PEORIA, IL – June 25, 2007 – Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., was flawless in marching to a flag-to-flag victory in Monday night’s 40-lap UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals A-Main at Peoria Speedway. In a race that ran non-stop after a single caution flag flew on the first lap, Erb grabbed the lead from the pole position at the initial green flag and never looked back. He held off several challenges from Wes Steidinger of Fairbury, Ill., to pocket the quarter-mile track’s $6,000 top prize in his Petroff Towing/Thomason Transportation …

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Night 9 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Don O’Neal Returns To Summernationals Glory At Lincoln Speedway

LINCOLN, IL – June 24, 2007 – The drama of the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals continued Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway. Don O’Neal of Martinsville , Ind. , overtook Terry Casey of New London , Wis. , on the final circuit to capture the 40-lap tour A-Main, becoming the second driver in as many nights to win in such thrilling fashion. Repeating Mike Marlar’s dramatic pass of Billy Moyer one night earlier at I-55 Raceway in Pevely , Mo. , O’Neal slipped by Casey amid lapped traffic with the white …

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