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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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Night 8 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Marlar Pulls Off Dramatic Last-Lap Pass Of Moyer At I-55 Raceway

PEVELY, MO – June 24, 2007 – Just in case anyone hadn’t noticed how strong Mike Marlar has been on the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals tour, he announced his presence in unquestionable fashion Saturday night at I-55 Raceway. The Winfield, Tenn. , driver pulled off a dramatic last-lap pass of dirt Late Model legend Billy Moyer to win the 40-lap feature at NASCAR veteran Kenny Schrader’s high-banked, one-third mile oval. It was Marlar’s second victory in eight events on this year’s Summernationals loop, which the veteran driver is chasing …

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Night 7 of 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Kevin Weaver Registers First Tour Victory Since 2002 At Morgan County Speedway

JACKSONVILLE, IL – June 21, 2007 – Kevin Weaver ended a five-year victory drought on the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals trail, winning Thursday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Morgan County Speedway. Weaver, 43, of Gibson City , Ill. , parlayed a strong Jimmy John’s-sponsored car and a good dose of racing luck into the $6,000 top prize. He inherited the lead on lap 37 when race-long pacesetter Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, Mich. , was forced from action and held off Steve Sheppard Jr. of New Berlin , Ill. , over the …

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Night 6 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Erb Rolls To Win Number Three At Highland Speedway

HIGHLAND, IL – June 20, 2007 – It’s already been a UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals to remember for Dennis Erb Jr. The Carpentersville, Ill. , star needed just six events on this year’s tour to set a personal single-season Summernationals victory high, winning for the third time on Wednesday night at Highland Speedway. Erb, 34, captured the first two events of the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals, then failed to finish among the top five in the next three shows. He righted his ship in Highland ’s 40-lap A-Main, outdueling …

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Night 5 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Mike Marlar Survives To Capture First Victory At Lebanon I-44 Speedway

LEBANON, MO – June 19, 2007 – It was just a matter of time. UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals newcomer Mike Marlar of Winfield , Tenn. , rolled up top-five finishes in the tour’s first four events, so it was no surprise that he broke through with a victory in the fifth stop on Tuesday night at Lebanon I-44 Speedway. Marlar pocketed $6,000 for capturing the 40-lap A-Main – his first career win on the grueling Summernationals loop. Driving the Stephens Motorsport No. 34, Marlar was a survivor in the hardscrabble …

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