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Laubach Takes New Egypt in Super DIRTcar Series “Dirty Jersey 60”

Laubach Leads All 60 Laps to Super DIRTcar Series Victory at New Egypt Speedway “Dirty Jersey 60” Co-Promoter Stewart Friesen Takes Second after Starting Fifteenth NEW EGYPT, N. J. – Thursday, June 20 – It seemed like nothing could stop Pennsylvania’s Rick Laubach, who led a tough 60 laps at New Egypt Speedway Wednesday, June 19, staying ahead of a highly competitive field and fending off late-race charges from the series point leader to claim a Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified victory. “I just got the lead, and I know …

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Brandon Sheppard takes UMP Summer Nationals win at Belle-Clair Speedway!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY! BELLEVILLE, Ill. – June 20, 2013 – Brandon Sheppard continues to own his home state of Illinois, dominating the DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” event on Thursday night at Belle-Clair Speedway for his second consecutive victory. Sheppard started on the pole and utilized the high side on the small 1/6th-mile oval. Kevin Weaver challenged him early before a tangle with lapped traffic ended his chances. Sheppard, from New Berlin, Ill., cashed his second $5,000 paycheck in the fifth installment of this year’s …

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Brian Bielong takes Summit UMP Modified win at Belle-Clair Speedway!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM BELLE-CLAIR SPEEDWAY! BELLEVILLE, Ill. — June 20, 2013 — Brian Beilong started on the outside of the front row on Thursday night at Belle-Clair Speedway and kept his DIRTcar UMP Modified on the outside all night, cruising to his first win in the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals. Beilong, of Summerfield, Ill., made slight contact with the wall early in A-main as he passed Rusty Griffaw for the lead. The only challenge to Beilong’s lead after that came from eventual runner-up Dean …

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Wallace Captures DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Checkered Flag at Spoon River Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY! CANTON, Ill. — June 19, 2013 —Defending DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion Kenny Wallace picked up his first victory of the 2013 tour on Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway. Wallace started on the outside of the front row and quickly charged to the front with Michael Long in pursuit at the 3/8-mile track. As the top five pulled away, Jake Griffin thrilled the crowd by wheeling his car around the cushion in an effort to run down Wallace …

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Brandon Sheppard Goes Flag-to-Flag at Spoon River Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM SPOON RIVER SPEEDWAY! CANTON, Ill. — June 19, 2013 — Points leader Brandon Sheppard dominated the fourth round of the 31-race DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” by grabbing the pole and leading every lap of the A-main en route to the victory. Sheppard, of New Berlin, Ill., conquered the 3/8-mile track and the 38-car field by holding off Billy Drake of Bloomington, Ill., for the $5,000 checkered flag and the fourth DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory of his career. (Click here for news and information …

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McGrath Edges Priewe to Capture DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Feature at Wilmot Raceway

WILMOT, Wis. — June 16, 2013 — Mitch McGrath topped a field of 53 modifieds on Sunday night at Wilmot Raceway to win the fourth stop on this year’s DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. McGrath, of Neosho, Wis., battled Craig Priewe wheel-to-wheel down the stretch before Priewe’s motor let go just as the two were coming to the white flag. McGrath went around Priewe on the outside and powered to the checkered flag worth $1,000. “I was just trying to keep mine together,” McGrath said. “Mine was running …

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Weaver Powers to DIRTcar Summer Nationals Win at Wilmot

WILMOT, Wis. — June 16, 2013 — After breaking a driveshaft while leading two nights earlier, Kevin Weaver bounced back in a big way on Sunday night by capturing his first DIRTcar Summer Nationals “Hell Tour” victory in five seasons at Wilmot Raceway. Weaver, of Gibson City, Ill., started outside of the first row in his Jimmy John’s-sponsored car and was definitely “freaky fast” on the high side the majority of the night en route to capturing the $5,000 checkered flag. Weaver held off pole sitter Brandon Sheppard, giving Sheppard …

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Birkhofer Holds Off Sheppard for Cedar Lake Speedway Victory

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — June 14, 2013 — Brian Birkhofer led 31 laps after starting from the third position and held off a mid-race challenge from Brandon Sheppard to secure his first win of the 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour on Friday’s opening night of the Masters at Cedar Lake Speedway. Birkhofer, of Muscatine, Iowa, inherited the lead on lap 9 after second-place starter and leader Kevin Weaver broke a driveshaft. Birkhofer would never look back, going on to capture the $5,000 checkered flag. “I knew I was a …

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Nick Allen Tops Star-Studded DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals Field at Kankakee County Speedway

KANKAKEE, Ill. — June 14, 2013 — Nick Allen topped a star-studded field of DIRTcar UMP Modifieds on Friday night at Kankakee County Speedway for his first victory of the 2013 DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals tour. Allen, a native of Wheatfield, Ind., out-raced a 42-car field to capture the $1,000 checkered flag, and put an end to UMP Modified national champion Devin Gilpin’s win streak. Allen started from the pole and held off third place starter Chad Kinder, with Denny Schwartz, Jeff Leka and Brian Ruhlman rounding out the top …

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Pro Stock Series Kicks off in Quebec with Doubleheader June 21 and 22

Rob Yetman Gearing up for Series, Hoping for Hundredth Win WEEDSPORT, N. Y. – The DIRTcar Pro Stock Series kick off Friday, June 21, and with last year’s champion out of the running, it’s bound to be a battle to the finish for the full-fender field. The series takes Quebec by storm that whole weekend, running at Autodrome Granby Friday, June 21, and Le RPM Speedway the very next night, Saturday June 22. After a landmark year, claiming his hundredth Pro Stock win and another championship in the series, Joey …

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Gilpin Continues DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Streak, Goes Two-for-Two with Brownstown Speedway Victory

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. — June 12, 2013 — Devin Gilpin picked up his second win in as many starts in the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals on Wednesday night at Brownstown Speedway. Twenty-five UMP Modifieds took to the quarter-mile track, each trying to capture the $1,000-to-win checkered flag. Gilpin dominated from the drop of the green flag, going on to win over Jacob Poel for his second consecutive victory on the tour after winning on Saturday night at Tri-State Speedway. “Anything is possible,” said Gilpin, the defending DIRTcar UMP Modified …

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Dennis Erb Jr. Kicks Off DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour with 18th-to-First Victory at Brownstown Speedway

BROWNSTOWN, Ind. — June 12, 2013 — Three-time DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Dennis Erb Jr. kicked off the 2013 Hell Tour with a big victory in the 30th Annual Hoosier Dirt Classic at Brownstown Speedway. Erb opened the grueling six-week series with in thrilling fashion, starting 18th and charging through the field to run down leader Jason Jameson with five to go, then hold on to the $5,000 checkered flag. Jameson was second with Shannon Babb, Bobby Pierce and Mike Jewell rounding out the top five. (Click here for news …

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DIRTcar UMP Mourns Passing Of Former UMP Modified National Champion Gary Cook, Jr.

CONCORD, NC – June 12, 2013 – The DIRTcar UMP organization is mourning the loss of Gary Cook Jr., a former UMP Modified national champion who passed away on Sunday following a five-year battle with sinus cancer. Cook, 37, of Deer Creek, Ill., died on Sunday evening at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., the town where he was born. He had been hospitalized since late May after contracting pneumonia and having his condition steadily worsen. “Gary Cook Jr. will always be remembered as a great UMP Modified …

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Teenagers Reddick & Pierce Ready To Inject Youth Into 2013 DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ Competition

Grueling Schedule Featuring 31 Dirt Late Model Races In 39 Days Kicks Off Tonight At Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway CONCORD, NC – June 12, 2013 – School’s out for summer, but two rising-star teenage drivers are ready to continue their education – their Dirt Late Model education – by spending the coming weeks attacking the DIRTcar UMP circuit’s marquee series. When the DIRTcar Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ kicks off its grueling schedule of 31 races in 39 days tonight (Wed., June 12) at Brownstown (Ind.) Speedway, Tyler Reddick and Bobby Pierce …

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