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2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model Points Fund Payout Tops $200,000

EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 23, 2007 – A whopping total of $218,865 in 2006 points-fund cash was distributed to UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model competitors during the circuit’s 23rd annual awards banquet on Jan. 20 in Springfield , Ill. The points-fund breakdown included $74,965 for the national points race; $64,900 for the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals; $38,025 for the Region points battles; $28,300 for the State points races; and $12,675 for the COC/Northern All-Stars Late Model Series. Randy Korte of Highland , Ill. , who captured his second career UMP …

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New Logo Announces Dawning Of ‘UMP DIRTcar Racing’ Era

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Jan. 20, 2007 – A new era began for United Midwestern Promoters on Saturday. Continuing the circuit’s rise in North American short-track racing circles while maintaining its treasured history, UMP officials unveiled a fresh, stylish logo and announced an updated, all-encompassing title – ‘UMP DIRTcar Racing’ – for the popular weekly racing series. The news was formally released during Saturday night’s 23rd annual UMP Awards Banquet inside the Grand Ballroom of the Springfield Hilton, where the top UMP drivers from the 2006 season shared over a half-million …

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Korte & Hamstra Enjoy Spotlight As Nearly Half-Million Dollars Is Distributed At UMP’s Banquet!

Korte & Hamstra Enjoy Spotlight As Nearly Half-Million Dollars Is Distributed At Saturday’s 23rd Annual UMP DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet SPRINGFIELD , IL – Jan. 20, 2007 – Randy Korte (Late Models) and Dan Hamstra (Modifieds) enjoyed standing in the spotlight during Saturday night’s 23rd annual UMP DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet inside the Springfield Hilton’s Grand Ballroom. The 2006 national champions of UMP’s two marquee divisions were feted for their accomplishments before a packed house of over 800 UMP enthusiasts, who looked on as nearly a half-million dollars in points-fund …

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2007 UMP DIRTcar Summernationals Schedule For Late Models Boasts 29 Dates In 31 Nights

EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 20, 2007 – The 2007 UMP DIRTcar Summernationals is shaping up to be an unprecedented test of dirt Late Model men and machines. With 29 dates scheduled over a 31-day period from June 14 to July 14, this season’s tour could be the biggest ever. The ’07 UMP DIRTcar Summernationals is on track to set a record for most events run in the history of the series, which has thrilled Midwestern fans since its launch in 1988. The current single-season high for completed races is …

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UMP’s Late Model and Modified Divisions Ready To Get Rolling Again At Volusia’s Winternationals!

UMP’s Late Model and Modified Divisions Ready To Get Rolling Again During February’s DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia Speedway Park by Kevin Kovac EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 12, 2007 – As has become customary, the United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) season will get rolling next month in the Sunshine State . The DIRT MotorSports-owned organization’s top two divisions – dirt Late Models and Modifieds – are set for competition as part of the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speed Shop that runs from Feb. 6-17 at Volusia Speedway Park …

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Tickets Sold Out For 23rd Annual UMP Awards Banquet On Jan. 20 In Springfield, Ill.

By Kevin Kovac EVANSVILLE, IN – Jan. 10, 2007 – Unprecedented interest has made a sell-out of the 23rd annual United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) Awards Banquet on Sat., Jan. 20, at the Springfield (Ill.) Hilton, UMP director Sam Driggers announced today. “We’ve done all we can to accommodate as many people as possible in the Hilton’s Grand Ballroom, but we’ve reached the point where we can’t sell any more tickets,” said Driggers. This is the first time in UMP’s history that the awards banquet’s tickets have been sold out in …

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