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UMP DIRTcar Racing National Points Update: McBride Takes Over Super Late Model Lead, Sweeney Maintains Modified Edge

Grayville, IL — Jason McBride enters the weekend sitting in uncharted territory.

The 22-year-old Super Late Model driver from Carbondale, Ill., leads the division’s latest UMP DIRTcar Racing national points standings – the first time he’s reached the lofty position in his two years of full-fender action.

McBride vaulted from fifth to first in the standings after making four UMP DIRTcar starts last weekend, supplanting Rusty Schlenk of Jackson, Mich., atop the national points. He holds a nine-point edge over Jon Henry of Ada, Ohio, and 46-point advantage over Schlenk at the completion of the first month of 2009 UMP DIRTcar points racing.

One of UMP DIRTcar’s busiest Super Late Model drivers – he made 78 starts last year in his rookie season – McBride has 11 races under his belt so far in ’09. His four starts last weekend included a second-place finish on April 25 at Clarksville (Tenn.) Speedway.

In the UMP DIRTcar Modified points chase, Randle Sweeney of Clifty, Ky., remained the national points leader despite seeing his string of eight consecutive first- or second-place finishes come to and with a DNF on April 25 at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Last year’s national points runner-up already owns six feature wins in 2009 and holds a 76-point lead over Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind.

Other UMP DIRTcar national points leaders include Tait Davenport of West Paducah, Ky., who is shooting for his second consecutive Pro Late Model title; Clayton Perry of North Vernon, Ind. (Sportsman); Chris Buhler of Baton Rouge, La. (Limited Modifieds); Grady Christian of Altoona, Fla. (Stock Cars); Mickey Hines of Seymour, Ind. (Factory Stocks); and Danny Lunn of Altoona, Fla. (4-Cylinders).

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UMP DIRTcar Racing National Points Standings (as of April 28):

Super Late Models (driver/points/races):

1. Jason McBride 561 11
2. Jon Henry 552 10
3. Rusty Schlenk 515 10
4. Tony Albright 469 7
5. Wendell Wallace 453 7
6. Mike Hammerle 439 10
7. Matt Miller 430 6
8. Frankie Heckenast 426 7
9. Michael Kloos 399 9
10. Dusty Moore 398 7
11. Ryan Unzicker 394 8
12. Chuck Proctor 393 6
13. Jason Feger 392 6
14. Ed Dixon 384 6
15. Jayme Zidar 375 8
16. Brent Kreke 372 7
17. Richie Hedrick 370 8
18. Tim Manville 360 6
19. Will Vaught 358 6
20. Dennis Erb Jr. 357 7

Open-Wheel Modifieds (driver/points/races):

1. Randle Sweeney 811 13
2. Kent Robinson 735 12
3. Stormy Scott 645 10
4. Christy Georges 608 10
5. Michael Lee 600 10
6. Lucas Lee 591 10
7. Jeff Leka 573 9
8. Clayton Miller 559 8
9. Mike Spatola 547 10
10. Gary Cook Jr. 541 8
11. Bryce Jewell 504 10
12. Johnny Scott 498 8
13. R.C. Whitwell 493 6
14. Jamie Cobb 483 9
15. Sherman Barnett 480 10
16. Royal Jones 479 8
17. Aaron Kleine 467 7
18. Tim Hancock 458 8
19. A.J. Garber 454 9
20. Zach Fair 450 8

Pro Late Models (driver/points/races):

1. Tait Davenport 799 12
2. Caleb Ashby 654 10
3. Rylan Dagg 426 8
4. Bobby Dauderman 406 7
5. Josh Harris 392 7
6. Gil Smith 336 6
7. Brent Lewis 323 8
8. Cary King 321 6
9. Phil Gregory 315 7
10. Dillan White 300 7

Sportsman (driver/points/races):

1. Clayton Perry 563 8
2. Troy Clark 503 9
3. Jimmy Cummins 469 7
4. Shaun Daugherty 440 7
5. Garrett Stewart 392 7
6. Brad Cummings 384 7
7. Kevin Clark 341 6
8. Steve Shead 331 6
9. Alan Magner 331 7
10. Don Newcomb 312 6

Limited Modifieds (driver/points/races):

1. Chris Buhler 358 7
2. Chad Boone 335 5
3. Jonathan Smith 320 5
4. Brandi Burney 299 5
5. Evan Delahoussaye 297 6
6. Jeff Brooks 290 5
7. Kevin Dupont 284 4
8. John Paul Talkington 278 6
9. Bobby Fehring 275 4
10. Scotty Oliver 262 5

Stock Cars (driver/points/races):

1. Grady Christian 507.5 7
2. Travis Myers 456 7
3. Jon Wix 438 7
4. Charles Christian 438 7
5. Chris Fisher 417 7
6. Charalie MacNichol 405 7
7. Dave Mannise 390 7
8. Josh Taylor 387 6
9. Chuck Bailey 349 7
10. D.J. Nobles 338 7

Factory Stocks (driver/points/races):

1. Mickey Hines 303 5
2. Danny Hupp 295 5
3. Willie Sallee 281 5
4. Donnie Roe 255 4
5. Scott Mooers 243 6
6. Mark Bruce 236 4
7. Mark Hines 227 5
8. Dennis Ponder 227 3
9. Randy Hazelwood 222 5
10. Fred Ryland 220 3

4-Cylinders (driver/points/races):

1. Danny Lunn 550 8
2. Tony LaPorta 549 8
3. Gilbert Espy 481 8
4. Michael Rittenberry 478 7
5. Jeff Rittenberry 469 7
6. R.J. Glaser 447 8
7. Evan Taylor 439 7
8. Glenn McAdams 399 6
9. Amiee Foster 397 6
10. Eric Wilson 372 6