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Night 17 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: O’Neal Holds Off Moyer & Shirley For Victory At Tri-City Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE UMP SUMMER NATIONALS AT TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY PONTOON BEACH, IL – July 6, 2007 – Don O’Neal is ready for the stretch run of the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals. After two days away from the tour grind – for a scheduled off day and a rainout – the Martinsville , Ind. , came back recharged on Friday night and drove to a powerful victory in the 40-lap A-Main at Tri-City Speedway. It was the third victory of this year’s Summernationals for O’Neal, whose 35 …

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Night 16 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: VanWormer Continues Surge With Victory At Lawrenceburg Speedway

LAWRENCEBURG, IN – July 3, 2007 – Jeep VanWormer continued his surge on the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals series, winning Tuesday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Lawrenceburg Speedway. The 32-year-old from Pinconning , Mich. , outdueled fellow front-row starter Randy Korte of Highland , Ill. , for the lead on lap three and never looked back. He controlled the action to earn $6,000 for his second victory of the 2007 Summernationals. The runner-up in the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals point standings, VanWormer got off to a slow start on this …

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Night 15 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Earl Pearson Jr. Captures Jim Dunn Memorial At Midway Speedway

CROOKSVILLE, OH – July 2, 2007 – Earl Pearson Jr. came out on top of a titanic battle for the lead to win Monday night’s UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals ‘Jim Dunn Memorial 50’ at Midway Speedway. Pearson, 35, of Jacksonville , Fla. , wasn’t headed after passing Corey Conley of Wellsburg , W.Va. , for the top spot on lap eight, but his march to the $10,000 top prize was anything but easy. He repelled the spirited advances of Pinconning , Mich. ’s Jeep VanWormer while negotiating lapped traffic late …

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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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