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Jeff Leka takes $6,000 home to Illinois in 4th Annual Bluegrass Bash

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE BLUEGRASS BASH By Chris Tilley Nebo, Ky; Jeff Leka of Buffalo, Illinois led flag-to-flag in the 40 Lap $6,000 to win 4th Annual Bluegrass Bash Presented by Hassy Chassis at the Western Kentucky Speedway in Nebo, Kentucky on Saturday March 24, 2007. 41 year old Leka went to victory lane as the third different winner of Billy Egeler’s Bluegrass Bash in the Kirkland Carpet Hovis powered Bob Pierce Race Car. After a beautiful two-lap 4-wide salute to the fans, front-row starters Joey Kramer and …

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Earl Pearson Jr. Dominates Monday’s DIRTcar Nationals Opener For UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Models

BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 12, 2007 – There was no doubt about Earl Pearson Jr.’s superiority in Monday night’s UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model action at Volusia Speedway Park . With his new car owner Bobby Labonte looking on, the Jacksonville, Fla., star ran roughshod on the field, easily winning the 25-lap feature that opened the Late Model portion of the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop. Pearson, who turned 35 on Jan. 29, fought off an early challenge from Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y., and raced …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman, Limited Modified & Street Stock Drivers Divided Over $75,000 In 2006

UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman, Limited Modified & Street Stock Drivers Divided Over $75,000 In 2006 Points Fund Cash By Kevin Kovac EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 26, 2007 – A total of $78,365 in 2006 points-fund cash was divided among Sportsman, Limited Modified and Street Stock division drivers during the 23rd annual UMP DIRTcar Racing Awards Banquet on Jan. 20 in Springfield , Ill. Troy Naeger of Festus , Mo. , collected the lion’s share of the $28,105 in UMP Sportsman money, walking off with a combined $5,500 for winning …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified Drivers Share Over $200,000 In 2006 Points-Fund Cash

By Kevin Kovac EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 24, 2006 – UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified drivers shared a total of $202,120 in 2006 points-fund cash that was distributed during the circuit’s 23rd annual awards banquet on Jan. 20 in Springfield, Ill. The lucrative 2006 points-fund breakdown for UMP’s top open-wheel class included $74,965 for the national points race; $63,375 for the Region points battles; $51,720 for the State points races; $6,560 for the Wolfpack Challenge Series; and $5,500 for the Midwest Modified Summer Series. Dan Hamstra of Wheatland , Ind. …

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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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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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