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Steidinger must fight back after Erb inches ahead

By Kevin Kovac Wes Steidinger’s almost season-long run atop the UMP weekly point standings is over. The question is: does the 24-year-old rising star from Fairbury, Ill., have enough time left to get the lead back? Steidinger heads into this weekend’s action without the points lead for the first time in months. Two rough nights last weekend caused him to lose the top spot to 2007 UMP Summernationals champion Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., who has been chipping away at Steidinger’s once-healthy edge for the past two months. Erb, …

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Steady Brian Ruhlman Claims Sunoco American Late Model Series Championship For 2nd Time In 3 Years!

Evansville, IN — Brian Ruhlman’s second career Sunoco American Late Model Series championship had a little different look than his first. This time, he did it his way. Ruhlman, 37, of Clarklake , Mich. , captured the title of the UMP DIRTcar Racing-sanctioned tour for the first time in 2005 while driving Mike Lawrence’s No. 11. He repeated this season as largely an owner/operator, entering his own Rocket No. 49 in 12 of the 16 events. “It’s very satisfying to win it with our own stuff this year,” said Ruhlman, …

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Dennis Erb Jr. Chasing Historic Sweep Of UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model Summernationals & National Points Titles

EVANSVILLE , IN – Sept. 13, 2007 – Dennis Erb Jr. already has the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals championship on his ledger. Why shouldn’t the ‘One Man Band’ try to double his pleasure? Erb, 34, of Carpentersville , Ill. , is attempting to add the UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model national title to his spectacular campaign. He’s locked in a neck-and-neck battle with Wes Steidinger of Fairbury , Ill. , for the $20,000 crown, which is likely to be determined in the points-season-ending UMP DIRTcar Racing Fall Nationals on …

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Jimmy Owens Certifies Status As A National Dirt Late Model Star With Victory In Sunday’s World 100 At Eldora Speedway

ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 9, 2007 – Jimmy Owens has officially arrived as a national dirt Late Model star. The four-time UMP DIRTcar Racing open-wheel Modified champion dispelled any lingering questions on Sunday afternoon by winning the division’s toughest and most prestigious event, the 37th annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway. “The best in the country are here, so it’s always a boost any time you win this race,” said the modest, unassuming Owens, a 35-year-old from Newport , Tenn. , who has been driving dirt Late Models fulltime for …

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Jeep VanWormer takes Johnny Appleseed Classic at Eldora Speedway!

SUNOCO AMERICAN LATE MODEL SERIES – 69 cars Heat 1: Aaron Scott, Wayne Chinn, George Lee, Billy Moyer, Jay Johnson, Randy Korte, JR Hotovy, , Jess Alsip, Scott James, Zach Olger, Dustin Moore Heat 2: Dan Schlieper, Tim Manville, Chris Ross, Jordan Bland, Michael Stiltner, Audie McWilliams, Brent Kreke, Ben Adkins, Brad Eitniear, Jesse Lay, Greg Walters Heat 3: Jerry Bowersock, Brian Ruhlman, Andrew Reaume, Casey Noonan, Hillard Miller, Steve King, Mike Stacy, Bill Hahn, Allen Haycraft Heat 4: Rohn Moon, Chad Ruhlman, Tyler Boggs, John Mason,Randy Woodling, Justin Robinson, …

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Sunoco Race Fuels Presents “LIVE” WORLD 100 Pre-Race Show, Race Car Simulator, Prizes, and Official Fuel of Eldora Speedway & World 100

MARCUS HOOK, PA (August 30, 2007) -Sunoco Race Fuels has partnered with the popular motorsports talk show “Dirt Nation” again in 2007 to bring race fans the “LIVE” Sunoco Race Fuels World 100 Pre-Race Show from Eldora Speedway in Rossburg Ohio on Saturday September 8th. The Sunoco Race Fuels “LIVE” World 100 Pre-Race Show will be broadcasted live on location from the Sunoco Race Fuels Stage in front of the lake outside turn 4 at Eldora Speedway before a live audience and around the world over the internet at …

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