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UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Night 7: Afternoon Showers Force Cancellation of Farmer City Raceway Summer Nationals

DIRTcar Summer Nationals Farmer City, IL — June 18, 2009 — Late afternoon showers that rolled through the Farmer City Raceway grounds have forced the cancellation of what was to be Night 7 of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour.

No makeup was immediately announced for the 40-lap, $10,000-to-win race, although UMP DIRTcar and track officials were discussing possible dates.

The rainout was the third of the 2009 version of the “Hell Tour”.

The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour is set to resume Saturday night June 20th at Clarksville Speedway (Tenn.) for a 40 Lap $10,000 to win event.

Defending Champion Dennis Erb holds a three point lead after his second win on the month long tour Wednesday night at Belle Clair Speedway in Belleville,IL.

2009 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Point Rankings

Rank/Car Number/Name/Points

1 28 DENNIS ERB 309
2 B12 KEVIN WEAVER 306
3 24 RYAN UNZICKER 264
4 25 JASON FEGER 263
5 42 TERRY CASEY 263
6 27 RODNEY MELVIN 263
7 OO RANDY KORTE 256
8 55 JEEP VANWORMER 255
9 5s STEVE SHEPPARD 236
10 18 SHANNON BABB 229
11 J1 WES STEIDINGER 226
12 83 SCOTT JAMES 222
13 1c DUANE CHAMBERLAIN 185
14 16 JUSTIN RATTLIFF 163
15 13 BRENT KREKE 158
16 21 BILLY MOYER 155
17 30 MARK VOIGT 138
18 99 FRANK HECKENAST 136
19 9 ERIC SMITH 128
20 1w DONNY WALDEN 126

For more information on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Tour fans can visit http://www.thehelltour.com

Fans can now receive news, updates and other behind-the-scenes information about the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals by following the tour’s official feed on Twitter, the internet’s fast-growing social-networking and micro-blogging website.

Fans can view the latest text posts and subscribe as “followers” of the Summer Nationals at http://twitter.com/SummerNationals .

2009 UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Schedule

Date/Track/Location/Purse/Winner/Cars

06/11/09 Brownstown Speedway – Brownstown, IN – $6,000 (Jeep VanWormer – 43)
06/12/09 Kankakee Motor Speedway – Kankakee,IL – $10,000 (Billy Moyer – 51)
06/13/09 Kamp Motor Speedway – Boswell, IN – $10,000 (Eric Smith – 44)
06/14/09 Quad City Raceway – East Moline, IL – $6,000 (Dennis Erb – 31)
06/16/09 Highland Speedway – Highland, IL – $6,000 (RAIN)
06/17/09 Belle-Clair Speedway – Belleville, IL – $6,000 (Dennis Erb – 47)
06/18/09 Charleston Speedway – Charleston, IL – $6,000 (RAIN)
06/19/09 Farmer City Raceway – Farmer City, IL – $10,000 (RAIN)
06/20/09 Clarksville Speedway – Clarksville, TN – $10,000
06/21/09 Tri-State Speedway – Haubstadt, IN – $6,000
06/23/09 I-57/I-64 Speedway – Mt. Vernon, IL $6,000
06/24/09 Tri-City Speedway – Pontoon Beach, IL $6,000
06/25/09 Clay Hill Motorsports Park – Atwood, TN – $6,000
06/26/09 Paducah International Raceway – Paducah, KY – $10,000
06/27/09 Fairbury Speedway – Fairbury, IL – $10,000
06/28/09 Lincoln Speedway – Lincoln, IL – $6,000
06/30/09 Peoria Speedway – Peoria, IL – $6,000
07/01/09 Highland Speedway – Highland, IL – $6,000
07/02/09 Macon Speedway – Macon, IL – $6,000
07/03/09 Quincy Raceway – Quincy, IL – $10,000
07/04/09 I-55 Raceway – Pevely, MO – $10,000
07/05/09 Vermillion County Speedway – Danville, IL – $6,000
07/07/09 Shepp Speedway – Alexandria, IL – $6,000
07/08/09 Spoon River Speedway – Canton,IL $6,000
07/09/09 LaSalle Speedway – LaSalle, IL – $6,000
07/10/09 Waynesfield Motorsports Park – Waynesfield, OH – $10,000
07/11/09 Oakshade Raceway – Wauseon, OH – 10,000

The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals is brought to race fans by many important sponsors and partners, including: VP Racing Fuels, CJ Rayburn Race Cars, Hoosier Racing Tire, Quarter Master, Just Plugs, Special Olympics, Wrisco Aluminum, Eibach Springs, and Integra Racing Shocks.