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Night 18 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Marlar Gets Back On Track With Victory At Fairbury

FAIRBURY, IL – July 7, 2007 – Mike Marlar is back on track along the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals road – and not a moment too soon. With the grueling month-long dirt Late Model tour of the Midwest heading into its final week, Winfield , Tenn. ’s Marlar shook off a recent stretch of bad luck to win Saturday night’s 50-lap A-Main at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Marlar came out on top of a very competitive race that featured multiple lead changes among four drivers. He grabbed the lead from …

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Night 17 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: O’Neal Holds Off Moyer & Shirley For Victory At Tri-City Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS FROM THE UMP SUMMER NATIONALS AT TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY PONTOON BEACH, IL – July 6, 2007 – Don O’Neal is ready for the stretch run of the 2007 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals. After two days away from the tour grind – for a scheduled off day and a rainout – the Martinsville , Ind. , came back recharged on Friday night and drove to a powerful victory in the 40-lap A-Main at Tri-City Speedway. It was the third victory of this year’s Summernationals for O’Neal, whose 35 …

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Night 16 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: VanWormer Continues Surge With Victory At Lawrenceburg Speedway

LAWRENCEBURG, IN – July 3, 2007 – Jeep VanWormer continued his surge on the UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals series, winning Tuesday night’s 40-lap A-Main at Lawrenceburg Speedway. The 32-year-old from Pinconning , Mich. , outdueled fellow front-row starter Randy Korte of Highland , Ill. , for the lead on lap three and never looked back. He controlled the action to earn $6,000 for his second victory of the 2007 Summernationals. The runner-up in the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals point standings, VanWormer got off to a slow start on this …

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Night 15 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Earl Pearson Jr. Captures Jim Dunn Memorial At Midway Speedway

CROOKSVILLE, OH – July 2, 2007 – Earl Pearson Jr. came out on top of a titanic battle for the lead to win Monday night’s UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals ‘Jim Dunn Memorial 50’ at Midway Speedway. Pearson, 35, of Jacksonville , Fla. , wasn’t headed after passing Corey Conley of Wellsburg , W.Va. , for the top spot on lap eight, but his march to the $10,000 top prize was anything but easy. He repelled the spirited advances of Pinconning , Mich. ’s Jeep VanWormer while negotiating lapped traffic late …

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Night 14 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: O’Neal Beats Babb To Finish Line At Vermilion County

DANVILLE, IL – July 1, 2007 – In a battle of the last two UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals champions, Don O’Neal held off Shannon Babb to capture Sunday night’s 40-lap tour A-Main at Vermilion County Speedway. Martinsville , Ind. ’s O’Neal, a Summernationals regular this season for the first time since his 2004 title run, scored his second victory of the 2007 trail. He earned $6,000 for his 34th career Summernationals triumph, which ranks him third on the alltime win list behind Billy Moyer of Batesville , Ark. (62) and …

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Night 12 of the 27-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Moyer Holds Off VanWormer For Victory At Paducah International Raceway

PADUCAH , KY – June 28, 2007 – Billy Moyer flashed his vintage UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals form again on Thursday night, holding off a relentless Jeep VanWormer to win the tour’s 40-lap A-Main at Paducah International Raceway. It was the Batesville, Ark. , star’s second consecutive Summernationals triumph and pumped his alltime series record win total to 62. The six-time Summernationals champion registered back-to-back victories on the grueling series for the first time since 2001, when he won on June 30 at I-55 Raceway in Pevely , Mo. , …

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