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Missouri’s Jesse Stovall Stars In Alltel DIRTcar Nationals UMP DIRTcar Modified Opener

Barberville, FL — Jesse Stovall of Branson , Mo. , opened the UMP DIRTcar open-wheel Modified portion of the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals with a convincing victory Tuesday night at Volusia Speedway Park. The Show Me State standout blasted from the fifth starting spot to the lead in a single lap and never looked back in the 20-lap feature. He wasn’t seriously challenged en route to earning $1,000 for his first-ever triumph at the half-mile oval. “There’s two sponsors I have to make sure I thank for this win: …

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Record Purses On The Line For UMP DIRTcar Modifieds

Barberville, FL — UMP DIRTcar Racing open-wheel Modified competitors will battle for record purses during the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park. More than $75,000 in cash will be on the line over eight consecutive nights of UMP DIRTcar Modified action, which kicks off on Tuesday (Feb. 5) and runs through Feb. 12. The week is set to culminate with a championship feature on Tues., Feb. 12, offering a $4,000 winner’s purse – double the top prize that was posted for last year’s UMP DIRTcar Modified finale …

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NASCAR Veteran Kenny Wallace Excited to be racing DIRTcar Nationals

Barberville, FL — NASCAR veteran Kenny Wallace’s favorite week of the year to be a dirt racer is just days away. On Feb. 5, Wallace will head onto the Volusia Speedway Park clay to begin the eight straight nights of UMP DIRTcar open-wheel Modified racing that are part of the 37th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals. “Running a Mod at Volusia during Speedweeks is the highlight of my dirt team’s year,” said Wallace, the energetic NASCAR Nationwide Series regular and SPEED television commentator. “I love going there because it kind of …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Accelerates Four Compound Tire Rule to Volusia

Concord, NC — UMP DIRTcar Racing will accelerate its plan to reintroduce two additional tire compounds into the Super Late Model division beginning with the 37th Alltel DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park . Beginning next week at the half-mile speedway in Barberville , Fla. , and continuing throughout the season, the LM 10 and LM 30 tire compounds will return to competition, joining the LM 20 and LM 40. For the previous few years, only the LM 20 and LM 40 were approved. After discussions during the past four …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Starts Season Strong, Removes Sanction from Golden Isles Super Late Model Events

Brunswick, GA — UMP DIRTcar Racing will focus on the Pro Late Model and Open-wheel Modified divisions for the remaining “Super Bowl of Racing” events at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick , Ga. , removing its sanctioning of the Super Late Model class. UMP DIRTcar Racing is committed to keeping competition fair and cost-effective, and that balance was no longer possible during the Super Late Model events at Golden Isles once the track decided to forgo the UMP DIRTcar tire rule. In addition, UMP DIRTcar member and late model competitor …

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Defending UMP Modified Champ Denny Schwartz Looking Forward To A Better Florida Trip in ’08

Barberville, FL — Defending UMP DIRTcar Racing open-wheel Modified champion Denny Schwartz doesn’t want his upcoming racing trip to the Sunshine State to bear any resemblance to what he experienced in 2007. After all, last year Schwartz made more headlines during his annual pilgrimage to Florida for what happened to him off the track than on it. Shortly after Schwartz arrived in Florida last February, he lived a racer’s nightmare: his team’s hauler – with his UMP DIRTcar Modified and residual equipment inside – was stolen from a hotel parking …

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