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Arpin Heads Home With Hardware, Optimism For Season Success

ROCHESTER, Minn. (March 1) — It’s been a whirlwind month for Steve Arpin. After a 21-hour, 1,400-mile haul to Lake City, Fla., from his engine builder’s shop in Rochester, Minn., Arpin got his 2007 season off to a perfect start as he swept both nights of the inaugural North Florida Winternationals at the North Florida Speedway, Feb. 2-3. With the sweep, Arpin earned a $700 bonus to bring his weekend take to $2,500 behind the wheel of his familiar No. 00 Larry Shaw Modified powered by Action Engineering. But that …

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Darrell Lanigan Bags $10,000 UMP Late Model Win In Friday-Night Florida DIRTcar Nationals Action

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 16, 2007 – Darrell Lanigan might have been destined to win Friday night’s 40-lap UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model feature at Volusia Speedway Park . After all, he picked his car number, 29, in the draw for time-trial positioning. “It was a good luck charm, I guess,” smiled Lanigan after pocketing $10,000 for capturing the UMP Late Model finale of the 36th annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop. Lanigan, 36, of Union , Ky. , slipped by fellow 360 …

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Tuesday Night’s Florida DIRTcar Nationals Program Canceled After Heavy Rain Pounds Volusia Speedway Park

BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 13, 2007 – Thunderstorms and heavy rain struck Volusia Speedway Park late Tuesday afternoon, forcing the cancellation of Night 8 of the 36th annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop. UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model and open-wheel Modified action was scheduled for Tuesday night. The big-block Modifieds of the Advance Auto Parts Super DIRT Series were also slated for practice runs in preparation for a four-night meet from Feb. 14-17. With the cancellation of the week’s UMP Modified finale, Steve Arpin of Fort Frances …

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Canadian Steve Arpin Claims First-Ever Florida DIRTcar Nationals UMP Modified Points Title

BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 13, 2007 – Steve Arpin didn’t need any help. But with rain washing out Tuesday night’s scheduled UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified finale of the 36th annual Florida DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop at Volusia Speedway Park , the Fort Frances , Ont., standout effortlessly clinched the points title of the division’s week-long meet. Arpin, a 23-year-old Canadian who maintains a residence in Rochester , Minn. , claimed his first career Florida DIRTcar Nationals championship. He has been entering the annual winter racing extravaganza with …

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NASCAR Veteran Kenny Wallace Captures UMP Modified Feature On Opening Night Of DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia

By Kevin Kovac BARBERVILLE , FL – Feb. 6, 2007 – The Hermanator had some fun in the dirt Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park . NASCAR Nextel Cup and Busch Series veteran Kenny Wallace shined on opening night of the 36th annual DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Mopar Speedshop, scoring a flag-to-flag triumph in the 20-lap UMP DIRTcar Racing Modified feature. Wallace, 43, drove his own distinctive No. 36 Modified, which sports a paint scheme honoring his beloved St. Louis Cardinals baseball club. He plans to enter the seven remaining …

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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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Over Half-Million Dollars To Be Distributed At 23rd Annual UMP Awards Banquet On Jan. 20

EVANSVILLE , IN – Nov. 29, 2006 – The top United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) drivers from the 2006 season will share over a half-million dollars in points fund awards during the DIRT MotorSports-owned circuit’s 23rd annual Awards Banquet on Sat., Jan. 20, inside the Hilton Springfield’s Grand Ballroom in Springfield, Ill. The gala affair is open to all UMP racers, car owners and crew members and their families, friends and fans, but space constraints mean a limited number of tickets are available. Those planning to attend the banquet are urged …

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