CONCORD , N.C. — Dec. 7, 2007 — Four days of racing. Eight classes of cars. More than 500 competitors and thousands of laps. The thrilling high banks of Ken Schrader’s I-55 Raceway will never be the same after the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup, the largest event in UMP DIRTcar Racing history.
From Oct. 15-18, Super Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and 4-Cylinders all will have a chance to shine on four consecutive days, which include feature events every night in the Mississippi River town of Pevely , Mo. , just south of St. Louis in the heart of UMP DIRTcar Racing country.
“We’ve been looking for the right event to showcase I-55 Raceway and create a signature race that all the participants of UMP DIRTcar Racing want to attend,” said NASCAR star Ken Schrader. “I’m excited I-55 Raceway will be the host. There isn’t a faster or more competitive 11/32-mile track in the world. Plus, the atmosphere will be unlike any other race. This won’t be just a bunch of races, this will be a four-day party in Pevely.”
No doubt, with at least 500 cars expected to compete, the UMP DIRTcar Roundup will be the most unique dirt track event in the world.
“Building off of the success of the inaugural World of Outlaws World Finals, Florida DIRTcar Nationals and our annual Super DIRT Week, we’re excited to finally have a destination event for all of the UMP DIRTcar Racing competitors and fans,” said World Racing Group President Tom Deery . “We’re thrilled that Ken Schrader and Ray Marler are on board, too, because there isn’t a better venue than I-55 Raceway to host what will no doubt become one of dirt racing’s biggest successes. I can’t wait for October to see all of the motorhomes and competitors take over the grounds at I-55 for four days of fun.”
Keep up with the latest news on the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup at DIRTcar.com and I55Raceway.com.