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Jimmy Owens takes Golden Isle Speedway Opening Night Victory!

Brunswick, GA — Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn., kicked off the 2008 season in style by capturing the first round of the Super Bowl of Racing IV at Golden Isles Speedway. Owens, who notched his third victory in a row going back to 2007, slipped under Shane Clanton on the 37th lap and led the rest of the 50-lapper. Owens, who started third but dropped back to fourth midway through the race, earned $10,000 at the track which offers that same winning purse for nine more nights on Jan. 24-26 …

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CNY DIRTcar Circuit Touts Crate Motor Program

Weedsport,NY — Weedsport, NY — January 22, 2008 – By Dan Kapuscinski, DIRTcar NE PR and Promotions Coordinator Cayuga County Fair Speedway, Canandaigua Speedway and Rolling Wheels Raceway Park are fully committed to the crate engine program for many years to come, amidst false rumors that the factory sealed 350-horsepower #8602 engines will be eliminated by GM after 2008. Bill Martens, Special Programs Manager for General Motors, has come forward after weeks of questioning to say that these rumors are absolutely false. “GM Performance Parts will continue to supply factory-sealed …

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Alltel DIRTcar Nationals At Volusia Speedway Park Receive Live Coverage On Cybercast

CONCORD, NC — DIRTVision has announced that for the third straight year, the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals – scheduled for Feb. 5-16 at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville , Fla. – will receive live cybercast coverage on DIRTVision users unable to make the wintertime trip to the Sunshine State will once again be able to catch over 60 hours of live video coverage of the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals, including all the UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model and open-wheel Modified action that takes place during the dirt-track racing extravaganza. The UMP …

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DIRTcar on Display at Motorsports 2008 Show

Weedsport,NY — The Len Sammons Productions Motorsports 2008 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. attracted thousands of automotive enthusiasts over the past weekend, January 18-20, with DIRTcar Racing NorthEast well-represented as it kicked off its 33rd season of operation in grand fashion. Company officials answered questions and discussed the upcoming season with track promoters, sponsors, racers and fans throughout the three-day off-track affair beside the spacious DIRTcar display that featured ’07 video tape highlights running non-stop to entertain hundreds more. “This show was a great starting …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Open-Wheel Modified Drivers Share Over $175,000 In 2007 Points-Fund Cash

Evansville, IN — UMP DIRTcar Racing open-wheel Modified drivers collected a total of $179,470 in 2007 points-fund cash during the organization’s 24th annual awards banquet on Jan. 12 in Springfield, Ill. The richest points fund in the nation for the type of open-wheel Modifieds sanctioned by UMP DIRTcar Racing included $74,975 for the national points race; $61,350 for the Region points battles; $36,900 for the State points races; and $6,245 for the UMP-sanctioned Wolfpack Challenge Series. Denny Schwartz, 47, of Ashmore, Ill., walked off with the lion’s share of the …

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UMP DIRTcar Racing Passes Out Over $80,000 In 2007 Points-Fund Cash To Racers In 5 Support Divisions

Evansville, IN — UMP DIRTcar Racing rewarded support-division drivers for their 2007 efforts with over $80,000 in points-fund cash during the organization’s 24th annual awards banquet on Jan. 12 in Springfield , Ill. A total of 249 drivers spread over five divisions shared in the post-season booty, which reached $82,170 with the addition of two new entry-level classes to the UMP DIRTcar Racing sanctioning lineup in 2007. The introduction of the Factory Stock and Four-Cylinder divisions pushed the UMP DIRTcar Racing roster to seven classes, including the marquee Late Model …

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