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2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model Points Fund Payout Tops $200,000

EVANSVILLE , IN – Jan. 23, 2007 – A whopping total of $218,865 in 2006 points-fund cash was distributed to UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model competitors during the circuit’s 23rd annual awards banquet on Jan. 20 in Springfield , Ill.

The points-fund breakdown included $74,965 for the national points race; $64,900 for the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals; $38,025 for the Region points battles; $28,300 for the State points races; and $12,675 for the COC/Northern All-Stars Late Model Series.

Randy Korte of Highland , Ill. , who captured his second career UMP Late Model national title in 2006, led all Late Model drivers in points-fund earnings with a total of $36,850.

Other Late Model drivers who broke five-figures in total ’06 UMP points-fund earnings were Summernationals champion Shannon Babb of Moweaqua , Ill. ($32,630), Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville , Ill. ($14,030), Jeep VanWormer of Piconning, Mich. ($13,070) and Rusty Schlenk of Jackson , Mich. ($11,300).

Below is a complete breakdown of the 2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model points-fund distribution.

2006 UMP DIRT Car Racing Late Model National Points Fund Distribution ($74,965):

1. Randy Korte $20,000; 2. Dennis Erb Jr. $10,000; 3. Rusty Schlenk $5,000; 4. Steve Sheppard Jr. $3,000; 5. Wes Steidinger $2,000; 6. Rodney Melvin $1,500; 7. Shannon Babb $1,400; 8. Brian Shirley $1,300; 9. Ryan Dauber $1,200; 10. Kevin Weaver $1,100; 11. Jason Feger $1,000; 12. Brad Looney $900; 13. Ed Dixon $800; 14. (tie) Terry English $675; 14. (tie) Jeep VanWormer $675; 16. Richie Hedrick $600; 17. Brian Dively $550; 18. Wendall Wallace $500; 19. Kevin Cole $490; 20. Frank Heckenast Jr. $475;

21. Matt Taylor $470; 22. Rusty Griffaw $465; 23. Chad Zobrist $460; 24. Mike Shulte $455; 25. Mike Hammerle $450; 26. Eric Smith $445; 27. Michael Kloos $440; 28. Mark Voigt $435; 29. Brian Ruhlman $430; 30. Bryan Collins $425; 31. Jayme Zidar $420; 32. Joe Ross Jr. $415; 33. Rick Standridge $410; 34. Brent Kreke $405; 35. Kris Patterson $400; 36. Ken Rumble $395; 37. Mark Faust $390; 38. Joe Harlan $385; 39. Billy Faust $380; 40. Hillard Miller $375;

41. Craig Smith $370; 42. Jaryd Holshouser $365; 43. Don Klein $360; 44. Zach Olger $355; 45. Tim Manville $350; 46. Dick Taylor $345; 47. John Beck $340; 48. George Lindsey $335; 49. Frank Shickel Jr. $330; 50. Darren Freidman $325; 51. Dillon Thompson $320; 52. Frankie Martin $315; 53. Rick Delong $310; 54. Larry Jones $305; 55. Darrell Mooneyham $300; 56. Bruce Unterbrink $295; 57. Dan Jacober $290; 58. Duane Chamberlain $285; 59. Aaron Scott $280; 60. Alan Vochaska $275;

61. Randle Sweeney $270; 62. Jack Sullivan $265; 63. (tie) Casey Noonan $257.50; 63. (tie) Terry Phillips $257.50; 65. (tie) Kerby Damery $247.50; 65. (tie) Will Vaught $247.50; 67. Billy James $240; 68. Ryan Unzicker $235; 69. Dan Walden $230; 70. Chris Dick $225; 71. John Tindal $220; 72. Dusty Moore $215; 73. Dick Potts $210; 74. Mark Oller $205; 75. Tony Albright $200; 76. Steve Grotz $195; 77. Justin Wells $190; 78. Dustin Mooneyham $185; 79. Dave Ware $180; 80. Jason Meadors $175;

81. Michael Steele $170; 82. Ron Perrine Jr. $165; 83. Denny Woodworth $160; 84. Rick Salter $155; 85. Mike Mataragas $150; 86. (tie) Darren Miller $142.50; 86. (tie) Steve Rushin $142.50; 88. Jimmy Mars $135; 89. Eddie Leviner $130; 90. Bill Frye $125; 91. Brad Authier $120; 92. Don Walden $115; 93. (tie) Darren Barton $107.50; 93. (tie) Brandon McCormick $107.50; 95. Derek Chandler $100; 96. Billy Drake $95; 97. Patrick Sheltra $90; 98. Michael Bradley $85; 99. Aaron Kleine $80; 100. Chris Shelton $75

2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Summernationals Points Fund Distribution ($64,900):

1. Shannon Babb $30,000; 2. Jeep VanWormer $12,000; 3. Wendell Wallace $7,000; 4. Randy Korte $5,000; 5. Dennis Erb Jr. $3,000; 6. Kevin Weaver $2,000; 7. Steve Sheppard Jr. $1,000; 8. Brian Shirley $800; 9. Rodney Melvin $700; 10. Jack Sullivan $600; 11. Patrick Sheltra $500; 12. Steve Hillard $400; 13. Darren Miller $350; 14. Don O’Neal $300; 15. Wes Steidinger $250; 16. Jimmy Mars $200; 17. Jason Feger $200; 18. Frank Heckenast Jr. $200; 19. Billy Drake $200; 20. Ryan Dauber $200

2006 COC/Northern All-Star Late Model Series Points Fund Distribution ($12,675):

1. Randy Korte $5,000; 2. Kirby Damery $2,000; 3. Frank Heckenast Jr. $1,000; 4. Ryan Dauber $700; 5. Russ Adams $500; 6. Jason Feger $400; 7. Steve Sheppard Jr. $375; 8. Dennis Erb Jr. $350; 9. Tim Lance $325; 10. Rodney Melvin $300; 11. Tim Manville $275; 12. Richie Hedrick $250; 13. Kevin Weaver $225; 14. Billy Faust $200; 15. Brian Dively $180; 16. Chad Zobrist $160; 17. Denny Woodworth $140; 18. Dan Walden $120; 19. Justin Ratliff $100; 20. Eric Smith $75

2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model Region Points Fund Distribution ($38,025):

NORTH: 1. Randy Korte $5,000; 2. Steve Sheppard Jr. $2,000; 3. Jason Feger $1,000; 4. Richie Hedrick $700; 5. Wes Steidinger $500; 6. Dennis Erb Jr. $400; 7. Ryan Dauber $375; 8. Eric Smith $350; 9. Kevin Weaver $325; 10. Joe Ross Jr. $300; 11. Jayme Zidar $275; 12. Frank Heckenast Jr. $250; 13. Joe Harlan $225; 14. Chad Zobrist $200; 15. Rodney Melvin $180; 16. Mark Faust $160; 17. Matt Taylor $140; 18. Shannon Babb $120; 19. Frank Shickel Jr. $100; 20. Darren Freidman $75

SOUTH: 1. Brad Looney $5,000; 2. Ed Dixon $2,000; 3. Terry English $1,000; 4. Rusty Griffaw $700; 5. Kevin Cole $500; 6. Mike Hammerle $400; 7. Bryan Collins $375; 8. Randy Korte $350; 9. Mark Voigt $325; 10. Brian Dively $300; 11. Ken Rumble $275; 12. Jarryd Holshouser $250; 13. Don Klein $225; 14. Brent Kreke $200; 15. Steve Sheppard Jr. $180; 16. Dillon Thompson $160; 17. Larry Jones $140; 18. Brian Shirley $120; 19. Darrell Mooneyham $100; 20. Rodney Melvin $75

EAST: 1. Rusty Schlenk $5,000; 2. Brian Ruhlman $2,000; 3. Kris Patterson $1,000; 4. Hillard Miller $700; 5. Zach Olger $500; 6. George Lindsey $400; 7. Rick Delong $375; 8. Duane Chamberlain $350; 9. Aaron Scott $325; 10. Casey Noonan $300; 11. Jeep VanWormer $275; 12. Dusty Moore $250; 13. Ron Perrine $225; 14. Brad Authier $200; 15. Alan Vochaska $180; 16. Andrew Reaume $160; 17. Jim Dale Jr. $140; 18. Chris Ross $120; 19. Jerry Bowersock $100; 20. Dan Smolders $75

2006 UMP DIRTcar Racing Late Model State Points Fund Distribution ($28,300):

CANADA : 1. Brad Authier $1,000; 2. Jim Dale $500; 3. Dan Smolders $300; 4. Dale Glassford $220; 5. Andrew Reaume $200; 6. Joe Field $150; 7. Jim Jones $130; 8. Randy Jackson $120; 9. John Pinsonneault $110; 10. Chris Ross $100

GEORGIA : 1. Chub Frank $1,000; 2. Rick Eckert $500; 3. Ricky Elliott $300; 4. Clint Smith $220; 5. Steve Francis $200; 6. Darrell Lanigan $150; 7. Billy Decker $130; 8. Donnie Moran $120; 9. Darren Miller $110; 10. (tie) Jimmy Mars $50; 10. (tie) Don O’Neal $50

ILLINOIS : 1. Randy Korte $1,000; 2. Steve Sheppard Jr. $500; 3. Wes Steidinger $300; 4. Mike Schulte $220; 5. Ryan Dauber $200; 6. Dennis Erb Jr. $150; 7. Mike Hammerle $130; 8. Chad Zobrist $120; 9. Rodney Melvin $110; 10. Joe Ross Jr. $100

INDIANA : 1. Richie Hedrick $1,000; 2. Jason Feger $500; 3. Dan Walden $300; 4. Eddie Leviner $220; 5. Dick Potts $200; 6. Guy Volk $150; 7. Michael Bradley $130; 8. Jim Laws $120; 9. Mike Mataragas $110; 10. Chuck Haga $100

IOWA : 1. Shannon Babb $1,000; 2. Randy Korte $500; 3. Jimmy Mars $300; 4. Darren Miller $220; 5. Brady Smith $200; 6. Steve Sheppard Jr. $150; 7. Dennis Erb Jr. $130; 8. Jeep VanWormer $120; 9. Wendell Wallace $110; 10. Jack Sullivan $100

KENTUCKY : 1. Terry English $1,000; 2. Kevin Cole $500; 3. John Tindal $300; 4. Michael Steele $220; 5. Dillon Thompson $200; 6. Randy Sellars $150; 7. Brandon Chappell $130; 8. Matt Liner $120; 9. Rusty Griffaw $110; 10. Jarryd Holshouser $100

MICHIGAN : 1. Alan Vochaska $1,000; 2. George Lindsey $500; 3. Rusty Schlenk $300; 4. Kris Patterson $220; 5. Rusty Seaver $200; 6. Derek Didone $150; 7. Brian Ruhlman $130; 8. Don Mihelich $120; 9. Zach Olger $110; 10. JR Hotovy $100

MISSOURI : 1. Brad Looney $1,000; 2. Ed Dixon $500; 3. Larry Jones $300; 4. Darrell Mooneyham $220; 5. Dustin Mooneyham $200; 6. Dave Ware $150; 7. Jason Meadors $130; 8. Ken Rumble $120; 9. Bryan Collins $110; 10. Will Vaught $100

OHIO : 1. Rusty Schlenk $1,000; 2. Rick Delong $500; 3. Brian Ruhlman $300; 4. Hillard Miller $220; 5. Aaron Scott $200; 6. Casey Noonan $150; 7. Duane Chamberlain $130; 8. Kris Patterson $120; 9. Ron Perrine $110; 10. Zach Olger $100

TENNESSEE : 1. Rusty Griffaw $1,000; 2. Tony Albright $500; 3. Jarryd Holshouser $300; 4. Randle Sweeney $220; 5. Bryan Singleton $200; 6. Chris Shelton $150; 7. Terry English $130; 8. Dylan Thompson $120; 9. Shannon Babb $110; 10. Kevin Cole $100