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Brandon Sheppard Ascends To Superstar Status With Spectacular 2013 Season On DIRTcar UMP Circuit

For Sweeping Summer Nationals & National Weekly Series Titles, Young Driver Will Receive Nearly $50,000 At Organization’s Awards Banquet CONCORD, NC – Nov. 22, 2013 – Brandon Sheppard came of age in 2012. In 2013, he became a star. After bursting onto the national dirt Late Model scene in ’12 during his stint driving the Rocket Chassis house car, the 20-year-old driver from New Berlin, Ill., returned to his family-owned team this season and promptly made DIRTcar UMP history. He captured the DIRTcar UMP Summer Nationals ‘Hell Tour’ and national …

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Danny Johnson Roars Forward From 26th Starting Spot To Capture DIRTcar 358-Modified Series ‘Hurricane 100’ At Brewerton Speedway

Packed House Watches Veteran Star Earn $10,000 Top Prize For Spectacular Drive BREWERTON, NY – Oct. 10, 2013 – Danny Johnson turned a moribund night into an unforgettable evening on Thursday at Brewerton Speedway. Recovering from a poor qualifying effort that had him pining to leave the one-third-mile oval, Johnson charged forward from the 26th starting spot to capture the DIRTcar 358-Modified SUNY-Canton ‘Hurricane 100.’ Johnson, 53, of Phelps, N.Y., pocketed $10,000 for his convincing march to victory, which he clinched by passing Matt Sheppard of Waterloo, N.Y., for the …

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VanWormer & Clanton Open World 100 Weekend With Victories In Twin 25-Lap A-Features Thursday Night At Eldora Speedway

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM THE WORLD 100 ROSSBURG, OH – Sept. 5, 2013 – Jeep VanWormer of Pinconning, Mich., and Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., opened the newly expanded World 100 weekend with victories in Thursday night’s Twin 25-lap features at Eldora Speedway. With the DIRTcar UMP-sanctioned event’s 112-car field split in half by time-trial results, VanWormer captured the caution-free first A-Main for odd-numbered qualifiers and Clanton added another flourish to his sparkling record at the Big E in the nightcap reserved for even-numbered qualifiers. Both drivers cashed …

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Andy Bachetti bests Lebanon Valley Speedway

Bachetti fends off Heffner, Hearn to take Super DIRTcar Series win at Lebanon Valley Speedway Hearn pits twice and charges to third, maintaining series point lead   WEST LEBANON, N. Y. – With three wins at Lebanon Valley Speedway already under his belt, Andy Bachetti, of Great Barrington, Mass., has been strong all season at his home track, and Thursday’s 100-lap “Mr. DIRT Track U.S.A.” for the Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series was no different. Against a competitive field, Backetti seemed to effortlessly cruise to Victory Lane at “The Valley …

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Sheppard outmaneuvers Bowman to capture Super DIRTcar Series win at Merrittville Speedway

  THOROLD, ONTARIO – Monday, August 5, 2013 – After battling through lapped traffic for the lead over St. Catharines racer Mike Bowman, three-time Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Champion Matt Sheppard took his second series win of the season at Merrittville Speedway Monday, Aug. 5. “We’ve had a lot of great race cars at Merrittville over the years, and I think this is probably the best one we’ve ever had,” said Sheppard, of Waterloo, N. Y. Before Bowman’s win in 2012, Sheppard claimed three consecutive Super DIRTcar Series races …

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Brett Hearn takes Super DIRTcar Series at I96 Speedway

    What a difference a year makes: Brett Hearn claims first win of career at I-96 Speedway Illness kept Hearn from making Michigan trip last year, this year “The Jet” is stronger than ever LAKE ODESSA, MICH. – Monday, August 7, 2013 – A year ago Brett Hearn couldn’t race, with sudden illness keeping him from traveling with the Super DIRTcar Series for its inaugural race at I-96 Speedway. Now he’s come full circle, not just making a full recovery, but picking up a win after leading all 100 laps there …

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The Secret Is Out! Dirt Track Racing Shines on Big Stage

The Secret Is Out! Dirt Track Racing Shines on Big Stage Eldora’s Mudsummer Classic showcases dirt racing excitement for fans, media CONCORD, N.C. — July 25, 2013 — Austin Dillon won Wednesday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in a field that included Kyle Larson, Dave Blaney, Matt Crafton, Brendan Gaughan, Ken Schrader, Kenny Wallace and Ty Dillon among others. It was the first major NASCAR event on dirt in 43 years, and the reaction of fans, competitors and media indicates the event was a …

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Sheppard takes first Super DIRTcar Series win of season at Autodrome Granby

Haers, Sheppard rebuild from prior day’s breakdowns to claim top finishes   GRANBY, QUEBEC – July 23, 2013 – There’s nothing like a comeback, and three-time defending Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series Champion Matt Sheppard was ready for one after mechanical issues in Monday’s series event left him in 26th place. And, sure enough, “Super” Matt Sheppard delivered a comeback the very next night, taking the win at Autodrome Granby Tuesday, July 23. “We drove to the lead last night, and I think we had the car to win that …

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Planck wrestles lead from Dunn to take Super DIRTcar Series win at Autodrome Drummond

“The Natural” claims first series win with Mike Payne Racing “The Natural” Dale Planck, of Cortland, N. Y., wrestled the lead from Billy Dunn, of Watertown, N. Y., with 15 laps to go in Monday’s Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modified Series feature, taking the win in a six-leader, 100-lap race. “The car wasn’t quite what I wanted it to be early in the race,” said Planck, who, after drawing the 12th spot, had his work cut out for him just breaking the top five. “I was just hoping that later in …

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Super DIRTcar Series Driver Hearn Wins Big at The Big Show 5

For the First Time Ever, Promoter/Driver Hearn Wins His Own Race   MALTA, N. Y. – Wednesday, July 10, 2013 – Super DIRTcar Series driver and race promoter Brett Hearn has been known to bring crowds in packed grandstands to their feet, but this time he really outdid himself. After a three-wide pass for second, a thrilling battle with Gary Tomkins for the lead, and fending off late-race challenges from Billy Dunn, Hearn went for the win Tuesday, July 9, at Albany-Saratoga Speedway for the race he promotes, The Big …

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Bloomquist Rolls To Record Sixth Victory In Dirt Late Model Dream XIX by Ferris Commercial Mowers At Eldora Speedway

Hall of Fame Driver Authors Vintage Performance To Bank Another $100,000 First-Place Prize ROSSBURG, OH – June 8, 2013 – Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn., authored another vintage performance at Eldora Speedway to capture Saturday night’s 100-lap Dirt Late Model Dream XIX Presented by Ferris Commercial Mowers. Simultaneously ending a rare five-year absence from Victory Lane at Tony Stewart’s famed high-banked, half-mile oval and busting out of an early-season slump, Bloomquist methodically marched forward to take the lead from Jimmy Mars of Menomonie, Wis., on lap 65 and dominated the …

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Green Flag Waves June 8 on Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals

Indiana’s Tri-State Speedway ready for season-opener of 29 race tour CONCORD, N.C. – May 15, 2013 – The Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals kicks off Saturday, June 8, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. During the next 42 hot summer nights, the tour will travel across eight states in the heart of DIRTcar Racing’s UMP region before concluding in mid-July at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. The tour will travel an astonishing 4,776 miles and make 29 stops at 27 different facilities making it the largest schedule in its three-year …

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Schrader First Gator and Points Champion Winner at UNOH DIRTcar Nationals

CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK! Fan vote winner Wallace takes Six-Pack; Zimmer, Poel, Dillon capture Triple 20s BARBERVILLE, Fla. – Feb. 19, 2013 – Ken Schrader made another bit of history Tuesday night during the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park. Schrader, who won the Gator Championship on Monday night, returned to Volusia to finish fifth in the final DIRTcar UMP Modified Triple 20 and become the first driver to win the overall UNOH DIRTcar Nationals points championship and the …

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Richards Two-For-Two In DIRTcar UMP Super Late Model Action During UNOH DIRTcar Nationals By Summit

Click here for more photos from Volusia Speedway Park! Red-Hot West Virginian Rolls Forward From 11th Starting Spot To Capture Tuesday’s $7,000 Top Prize BARBERVILLE, FL – Feb. 19, 2013 – There appears to be no stopping Josh Richards during the 42nd UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment. With another spectacular charge forward – this time from the 11th starting spot – Richards captured Tuesday night’s 30-lap DIRTcar UMP Super Late Model feature for his second victory in as many evenings at Volusia Speedway Park. Richards, 24, of …

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