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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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Night 4 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Korte Bags Second Straight Win At Jefferson County Raceway

MT. VERNON, IL – June 18, 2007 – It’s Randy Korte’s turn to get hot. The Highland, Ill., became the second driver to win back-to-back events on the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals, capturing Monday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Jefferson County Raceway. Korte, 42, of Highland, Ill., charged off the outside-pole starting spot to lead the entire distance in his Rocket No. 00. He was tailed closely for most of the feature by Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., but the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model national champion made no …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Night 3: Korte Pulls Off Dramatic Victory At Tri-State Speedway

HAUBSTADT, IN – June 18, 2007 – Randy Korte of Highland , Ill. , pulled off a dramatic late-race pass of Martinsville, Ind.’s Don O’Neal to capture Sunday night’s 40-lap UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals feature at Tri-State Speedway. Korte, 42, became the first driver to defeat Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville , Ill. , who advanced from the 15th starting spot to a sixth-place finish after winning the first two Summernationals events. O’Neal, the 2004 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals champion, started from the pole position and led the race’s first …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Night 2: Erb Two-For-Two After Victory At Kamp Motor Speedway

BOSWELL, IN – June 16, 2007 – Dennis Erb Jr. is threatening to make the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals his personal playground. The Carpentersville, Ill., star remained undefeated on this year’s tour, making Saturday night’s 40-lap feature at Kamp Motor Speedway his second straight victory. With the tour championship race wide open thanks to the absence of 2005-06 Summernationals dominator Shannon Babb as a regular, Erb has staked his claim to Babb’s throne in the most forceful fashion possible. He controlled the second of 28 scheduled Summernationals events, leading …

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