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Missouri’s Troy Naeger Doubled His Pleasure By Repeating As UMP Sportsman Champion in 2007!

Evansville, IN — Troy Naeger enjoyed winning the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman National championship so much, he decided to go after a repeat this season. The veteran racer from Festus, Mo., made good on his goal for 2007, winning the UMP DIRTcar Racing support-division crown for the second consecutive year. Title number two, however, had a slightly different feel for Naeger. This time around he was focused on winning the national championship from the first green flag of the season. “Last year I had no intention of running for …

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O’Reilly Auto Parts Signs As Title Sponsor Of 2008 MARS DIRTcar Series

Branson, MO — Announcement Was Made At Tour’s 2007 Awards Banquet Honoring Five-Time Champ Bill Frye The MARS DIRTcar Series will take another step forward in 2008. O’Reilly Auto Parts has signed as the dirt Late Model tour’s title sponsor, promising exciting new possibilities for the series as it begins its ninth consecutive season of operation. With many of its over 1,650 stores located in the Midwestern states that serve as the home territory of the MARS DIRTcar Series, O’Reilly Auto Parts is a perfect fit for the popular tour. …

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UMP DIRTcar Roundup Will Rock I-55 Raceway With More Than 500 Competitors In Eight Divisions

CONCORD , N.C. — Dec. 7, 2007 — Four days of racing. Eight classes of cars. More than 500 competitors and thousands of laps. The thrilling high banks of Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway will never be the same after the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup, the largest event in UMP DIRTcar Racing history. From Oct. 15-18, Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders all will have a chance to shine on four consecutive days, which include feature events every night …

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Missouri’s Troy Naeger Doubled His Pleasure By Repeating As UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman National Champion In 2007

EVANSVILLE, IN – Nov. 30, 2007 – Troy Naeger enjoyed winning the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Sportsman National championship so much, he decided to go after a repeat this season. The veteran racer from Festus, Mo., made good on his goal for 2007, winning the UMP DIRTcar Racing support-division crown for the second consecutive year. Title number two, however, had a slightly different feel for Naeger. This time around he was focused on winning the national championship from the first green flag of the season. “Last year I had no …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Offers First Crate-Engine Division With Introduction Of Pro Late Models In 2008

EVANSVILLE , IN – Nov. 21, 2007 – UMP DIRTcar Racing will offer its first division that uses crate engines exclusively with the 2008 introduction of the Pro Late Model class, organization officials announced today. Designed to provide racers an economical pathway to UMP DIRTcar Racing’s marquee Super Late Model and open-wheel Modified divisions, the Pro Late Models will combine the increasingly popular crate-engine concept with UMP DIRTcar Racing’s trademark uniform technical rules and other cost-cutting measures. Tracks spread across Illinois , Indiana , Kentucky , Louisiana , Mississippi , …

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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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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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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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