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2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model Points Fund Exceeds $200,000

Evansville, IN — A total of $205,000 in 2007 points-fund cash was distributed to UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model competitors during the organization’s 24th annual awards banquet on Jan. 12 in Springfield , Ill. The points-fund money handed out at the Springfield Crowne Plaza included $74,975 for the national points race; $56,600 for the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals series; $37,755 for the three Region points battles; $21,900 for the State points races; $1,500 for the top-three in the Rookie of the Year standings; and $12,270 for the UMP-sanctioned Northern Allstars …

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2008 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Schedule Shows 27 Dates Over 31-Days

Evansville, IN — The 2008 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals will once again be a supreme test of man and machine. Even with four Mondays reserved as off days, the 2008 Summernationals schedule released by UMP DIRTcar Racing officials remains the most grueling dirt Late Model series in the nation. A total of 27 race nights over a 31-day period from June 12 to July 12 are listed on the current slate of the ‘Hell Tour,’ which has only two dates still in negotiation. The 27 scheduled events put the 2008 …

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Erb & Schwartz Cash In As Nearly Half-Million Dollars Is Distributed At UMP Banquet

Springfield, IL — Dennis Erb Jr. basked in the glory of his history-making 2007 Super Late Model season during Saturday night’s 24th annual UMP DIRTcar Racing ‘Night of Champions’ Awards Banquet inside the Springfield Crowne Plaza Hotel’s ballroom. As a reward for a campaign that saw him become the first-ever driver to sweep the UMP DIRTcar Racing National and Summernationals championships, the 36-year-old star from Carpentersville, Ill., pocketed a total of $46,240 in points-fund checks. Sharing the evening’s spotlight with Erb was Denny Schwartz of Ashmore, Ill. , who was …

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UMP DIRTcar Roundup Will Rock I-55 Raceway With More Than 500 Competitors In Eight Divisions

Four days of racing. Eight classes of cars. More than 500 competitors and thousands of laps. The thrilling high banks of Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway will never be the same after the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup, the largest event in UMP DIRTcar Racing history. From Oct. 15-18, Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders all will have a chance to shine on four consecutive days, which include feature events every night in the Mississippi River town of Pevely , …

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Missouri’s Troy Naeger Doubled His Pleasure By Repeating As UMP Sportsman Champion in 2007!

Evansville, IN — Troy Naeger enjoyed winning the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman National championship so much, he decided to go after a repeat this season. The veteran racer from Festus, Mo., made good on his goal for 2007, winning the UMP DIRTcar Racing support-division crown for the second consecutive year. Title number two, however, had a slightly different feel for Naeger. This time around he was focused on winning the national championship from the first green flag of the season. “Last year I had no intention of running for …

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O’Reilly Auto Parts Signs As Title Sponsor Of 2008 MARS DIRTcar Series

Branson, MO — Announcement Was Made At Tour’s 2007 Awards Banquet Honoring Five-Time Champ Bill Frye The MARS DIRTcar Series will take another step forward in 2008. O’Reilly Auto Parts has signed as the dirt Late Model tour’s title sponsor, promising exciting new possibilities for the series as it begins its ninth consecutive season of operation. With many of its over 1,650 stores located in the Midwestern states that serve as the home territory of the MARS DIRTcar Series, O’Reilly Auto Parts is a perfect fit for the popular tour. …

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