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UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Night 1: Erb Opens Tour With Victory At Kankakee

KANKAKEE, IL – June 15, 2007 – Dennis Erb Jr. is off to a great start on the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals. One of the Midwest’s hottest drivers entering this year’s grueling tour, Erb marched to victory in Friday night’s 40-lap Summernationals opener at Kankakee Motor Speedway. Erb, 34, of Carpentersville, Ill., earned $10,000 for capturing the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals lidlifter for the second consecutive season. Last year he went on finish fifth in the tour point standings. A winner of two $10,000 World of Outlaws Late Model Series …

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Championship Hopefuls Ready For Start Of 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Friday At Kankakee Motor Speedway

Red-Hot Dennis Erb Jr., ’06 Tour Runner-Up Jeep VanWormer Among Favorites To Win Title EVANSVILLE , IN – June 14, 2007 – The grind starts tomorrow. Thus the question is: who will survive the grueling, month-long UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals to emerge as the 2007 series champion? A host of drivers have high hopes heading into dirt Late Model racing’s toughest test of man and machine, which begins a run of 28 races in 30 days with a Friday-night (June 15) show at Kankakee ( Ill. ) Motor Speedway. None, …

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Casebolt Pulls Off Monumental Upset Win In UMP DIRTcar Racing-Sanctioned ‘Dirt Late Model Dream XIII’ At Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, OH – June 9, 2007 – Steve Casebolt didn’t merely pull off a monumental $100,000 upset victory in Saturday night’s 100-lap Dirt Late Model Dream XIII at Eldora Speedway. The young driver also shot down one of the sport’s titans. To secure the biggest payoff of the season in dirt Late Model racing, Casebolt had to hold off a furious late-race charge from four-time Dream 100 winner Scott Bloomquist. The outcome was in doubt until Casebolt outran Bloomquist on a lap-98 restart, producing an appreciative roar from the huge …

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DIRTcar Racing Sanctions The Nextel Prelude

CONCORD, N.C. — June 4, 2007 — The Nextel Prelude to the Dream Presented by Old Spice has quickly become one of Eldora Speedway’s premier annual events. This year, DIRTcar Racing will sanction the popular Dirt Late Model charity event on June 6 through its Midwestern arm, UMP DIRTcar. Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Juan Pablo Montoya, 1995 World of Outlaws champion Dave Blaney and many other of today’s NASCAR superstars are driving in the third annual event that benefits the Victory Junction Gang Camp. In addition, …

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From Spectator to Competitor to Owner, Tony Stewart has Seen and Done it All at Eldora

Next up for Racing Renaissance Man is the NEXTEL Prelude to the Dream presented by Old Spice on Wednesday, June 6 Live on HBO Pay-Per-View ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 31, 2007) – Long before Tony Stewart first turned a lap at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, he turned in his grandstand seat to see the racing action coming off turn four of the legendary, half-mile dirt oval. It wasn’t until October 1992 when Stewart was 15 that he finally got the chance to race at Eldora in the USAC 4-Crown Nationals, …

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Bart Hartman takes Sunoco ALMS win at Midway Speedway!

ALMS SUPER LATE MODELS : (Car Count = 23) Fast Qualifier = #75 Bart Hartman Zanesville, Ohio 14.47 Heat Race #1 : Mayle, Aukland, Chamberlin, Mcgloughlin, Berner, F. Carpenter, Gibson, Johnson Jr. Heat Race #2 : Kitchen, Cline, Wolfe, Scott, Holcomb, Ruhlman, Campbell, Kaufman Heat Race #3 : Hartman, Peltz, R.Conley, Aronhalt, C.Conley, C.Carpeter, Sabo Feature Event : 1. 75 Bart Hartman 2. 12 Rick Auckland 3. 4 DJ Cline 4. 50 Ron Mayle 5. 18 Rick Conley 6. 77 Scott Peltz 7. 49 Bryan Ruhlman 8. 96f Keith Berner …

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