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Night 19 of the 26-Event UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals: Babb Makes First ’07 Victory Lane Appearance At Quad City Raceway

EAST MOLINE, IL – July 8, 2007 – Shannon Babb is back on track. The two-time UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals champion ended an uncharacteristic slump on Sunday night, winning the dirt Late Model tour’s 40-lap A-Main at Quad City Raceway. It was the first Summernationals triumph of 2007 for Moweaqua , Ill. ’s Babb, who last month relinquished his two-year stranglehold on the tour championship to continue racing with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. He ultimately dropped out of contention for the WoO LMS title when he missed …

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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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