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UMP DIRTcar Racing National Points Update: Schlenk (Super Late Models) & Robinson (Modifieds) Move To Top Of National Standings

Grayville, IL — Rusty Schlenk (Super Late Models) and Kent Robinson (Modifieds) head into this weekend’s UMP DIRTcar Racing action riding high after moving to the top of their respective division’s national points standings.

Schlenk, 22, of Jackson, Mich., regained the Super Late Model national points lead that he had lost to Jason McBride of Carbondale, Ill., one week earlier. In the weekly points tabulated through May 6, Schlenk appeared atop the standings by 53 points (667-614) over McBride.

A talented and busy young driver who has made no secret of his desire to challenge for the UMP DIRTcar national points title, Schlenk ran two UMP DIRTcar-sanctioned events last weekend. His best finish was a second on May 2 at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio, which drew a whopping 51-car Super Late Model field.

Robinson, 21, of Bloomington, Ind., assumed command of the Modified national points lead from Randle Sweeney of Clifty, Ky., a veteran racer who had paced the standings throughout the first month of 2009 points racing.

An Indiana University student who has quickly become a force in the Midwest’s UMP DIRTcar Modified ranks, Robinson made two sanctioned starts last weekend. He finished third on May 2 at Kamp Motor Speedway in Boswell, Ind., and second on May 3 at Kokomo (Ind.) Speedway.

Other UMP DIRTcar national points leaders include defending Pro Late Model division champ Tait Davenport of West Paducah, Ky.; Clayton Perry of North Vernon, Ind. (Sportsman); Chris Buhler of Baton Rouge, La. (Limited Modifieds); Dave Mannise of Fulton, N.Y. (Stock Cars); Mickey Hines of Seymour, Ind. (Factory Stocks); and Danny Lunn of Altoona, Fla. (4-Cylinders). Mannise is the only driver from the six support divisions who is new to the top of the points standings this week.

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UMP DIRTcar Racing National Points Standings (as of May 6, 2009):

Super Late Models (driver/points/races):

1. Rusty Schlenk 667 12
2. Jason McBride 614 13
3. Jon Henry 608 11
4. Mike Hammerle 584 13
5. Jayme Zidar 538 11
6. Jason Feger 535 8
7. Frankie Heckenast 527 9
8. Ryan Unzicker 507 10
9. Dennis Erb Jr. 500 9
10. Michael Kloos 478 10
11. Tony Albright 469 7
12. Richie Hedrick 468 10
13. Kevin Weaver 457 7
14. Wendell Wallace 453 7
15. Dusty Moore 447 8
16. Ed Dixon 439 7
17. Matt Miller 430 6
18. Steve Sheppard Jr. 408 8
19. Tim Manville 402 7
20. Jimmy Dehm 398 8

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

1. Kent Robinson 871 14
2. Randle Sweeney 866 13
3. Stormy Scott 843 13
4. Christy Georges 781 13
5. Gary Cook Jr. 698 10
6. Jeff Leka 684 11
7. Johnny Scott 650 10
8. Mike Spatola 621 12
9. Michael Lee 600 10
10. Royal Jones 596 10
11. Lucas Lee 591 10
12. Sherman Barnett 577 13
13. Clayton Miller 559 8
14. Todd Sherman 555 9
15. Bryce Jewell 552 11
16. Jimmy Ray 541 10
17. Jamie Cobb 535 10
18. Zach Fair 530 9
19. Jeff Babcock 517 9
20. Tim Hancock 500 9

Pro Late Models (driver/points/races):

1. Tait Davenport 860 13
2. Caleb Ashby 654 10
3. Bobby Dauderman 462 8
4. Rylan Dagg 426 8
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. Nick Bauman 311 5

Sportsman (driver/points/races):

1. Clayton Perry 648 9
2. Troy Clark 544 10
3. Jimmy Cummins 510 8
4. Brad Cummings 454 8
5. Shaun Daugherty 440 7
6. Alan Magner 411 8
7. Kevin Clark 401 7
8. Garret Stewart 392 7
9. Christy Georges 361 6
10. Tom Smallwood 359 7

Limited Modifieds (driver/points/races):

1. Chris Buhler 428 8
2. Kevin Dupont 359 5
3. Brandi Burney 338 6
4. Chad Boone 335 5
5. Evan Delahoussaye 335 7
6. Jonathan Smith 320 5
7. John Paul Talkington 318 7
8. Bobby Fehring 312 5
9. Scott Bettes 306 5
10. Doug Maxwell 291 5

Stock Cars (driver/points/races):

1. Dave Mannise 520 9
2. Grady Christian 507.5 7
3. Chris Fisher 507 9
4. Travis Myers 456 7
5. Jon Wix 438 7
6. Charles Christian 438 7
7. Mike Welch 435 7
8. Andy Fisk 429 7
9. Charlie MacNichol 405 7
10. Steve Ewing 396 6

Factory Stocks (driver/points/races):

1. Mickey Hines 303 5
2. Danny Hupp 295 5
3. Bill May 286 5
4. Willie Sallee 281 5
5. Donnie Roe 255 4
6. Scott Erickson 250 4
7. Scott Mooers 243 6
8. Mark Bruce 236 4
9. Nate Tarte 229 5
10. Mark Hines 227 5

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. Bob Zbinden 413 6
9. Glenn McAdams 399 6
10. Amiee Foster 397 6