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DIRTcar NE Pro Stocks & Street Stocks Rise High On UMP Point Charts

Weedsport, NYOctober 27, 2008 – By Tom Skibinski, DIRTcar Racing NorthEast PR Director

For the second straight season, DIRTcar Racing joined together with its sister sanctioning body United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) to provide a lucrative pool of point fund money — a grand total that is unmatched anywhere in the country today and saved for the national and state leaders in the UMP/DIRTcar Pro Stock and Street Stock divisions.

Not only was success measured on local and regional scales during the 2008 racing season, full-fender teams were also ranked on a national level with additional monetary rewards secured due to DIRTcar’s connection with UMP across the country.

In New York State, Sportsman high point man and overall Hoosier Tire Mr. DIRTcar Pro Stock Champion Pete Stefanski was also among the national leaders with 12 feature wins while Dave Mannise, top area points-getter in the Street Stock ranks, scored 15 wins.

In 2008, a portion of the national DIRTcar point fund was allocated with more than $9,000 reserved for the top-20 UMP/DIRTcar Pro Stock-Sportsman and UMP/DIRTcar Street Stock-Pure Stock runners with each champion collecting a $3,000 top prize. The UMP/DIRTcar New York State point fund boasts $600 to the champion and pays down through the top-10 positions.

The eight DIRTcar NE tracks hosting UMP Pro Stock events in 2008 were Cornwall (Ont.) Motor Speedway, Autodrome Drummond (Que.), Autodrome Edelweiss (Que.), Genesee Speedway (NY), Lebanon Valley Speedway (NY), Mohawk Int’l Raceway (NY), Orange County Fair (NY) and Thunder Alley Speedpark while those seven facilities staging Street Stock point races were Black Rock Speedway (NY), Can-Am Motorsports Park (NY), Canandaigua (NY) Speedway, Cayuga County Fair (NY) Speedway, Fulton (NY) Speedway, Orange County and Thunder Alley.

In each of the two full-fender divisions, points were awarded nationally for the best 25 finishes while the minimal number of placements on the state level was 15 races. Points were awarded towards both national and state UMP/DIRTcar Championships and run from March 30 to September 30. Only drivers holding a valid 2008 DIRTcar license are eligible to collect point fund money.

*2008 FINAL POINT STANDINGS*
UMP SPORTSMAN (NE PRO STOCK) – NATIONAL
1 JEREMY HINES 2018
2 JEFF HERZOG 1881
3 JOEL FUNK 1873
4 TROY MEDLEY 1832
5 BRAD CUMMINGS 1799
6 MIKE HODGES 1757
7 PETE STEFANSKI 1745
8 TROY CLARK 1700
9 JIMMY CUMMINS 1699
10 CHAD WEINRICK 1683
11 CHRIS HILLMAN 1683
12 JASON UNZICKER 1669
13 JARET LEUCK 1650
14 DENIS GAUVREAU 1649
15 RICK HUFFORD 1643
16 TROY NAEGER 1612
17 CODY WEISNER 1554
18 JEFF GRAHAM 1528
19 STEPHANE LEBRUN 1513
20 BRUCE WESTERMAN 1509
21 TOM SMALLWOOD 1503
22 DON NEWCOMB 1502
23 RICK THOMAS 1482
24 JOEY LADOUCEUR 1466
25 JASON KELLER 1463
26 ALLEN PETERS 1459
27 KEVIN CLARK 1455
28 TIM CLARK 1445
29 LOUIS JACKSON 1391
30 ANTHONY JACKSON 1385
31 MIKE LYNN 1379
32 JUSTIN DURBIN 1374
33 P.J. PETERS 1359
34 GARY TURPIN 1355
35 ROBERT RINGO 1340
36 DAVE RUDISILL 1334
37 DION OAKES 1302
38 MIKE JESSEN 1273
39 JIM BAILEY 1271
40 TOBY PERRY 1258
41 DANNY EMS 1254
42 SHAUN DAUGHERTY 1254
43 JOCELYN ROY 1246
44 DAVID HUFF 1242
45 ALAN MAGNER 1240
46 BRIAN WILLIAMS 1235
47 DERRICK HUFFORD 1233
48 RYAN EILERS 1233
49 JOE WHISLER 1228
50 DAVID PAPINEAU 1227

UMP SPORTSMAN (NE PRO STOCK) – NEW YORK STATE
1 PETE STEFANSKI 1744
2 DENIS GAUVREAU 1649
3 STEPHANE LEBRUN 1513
4 JOEY LADOUCEUR 1466
5 ALLEN PETERS 1459
6 LOUIE JACKSON 1389
7 P.J. PETERS 1359
8 DION OAKES 1302
9 JOCELYN ROY 1246
10 DAVID PAPINEAU 1229

UMP STREET STOCK – NATIONAL
1 JERRAD KRICK 1916
2 DAVID HURST 1849
3 STEVE MAISEL 1845
4 TRAVIS MYERS 1820
5 JASON BAHRS 1798
6 JOSH GRIFFITH 1793
7 TERRY MILLER 1790
8 DAVE MANNISE 1789
9 STEVE EWING 1767
10 MIKE WELCH 1698
11 LEE HALL 1681
12 ARNIE PRATER 1664
13 CHRIS FISHER 1652
14 ANDY FISK 1588
15 JOSH COLLIS 1550
16 LARRY RUSSELL 1542
17 JON WIX 1540
18 JAMES HEADLEY 1535
19 NATHAN ALEXANDER 1494
20 JESSE SIMMONS 1492
21 NICK RIZZO 1478
22 CHRIS TACKETT 1464
23 DAVE POPE 1453
24 TRISTIAN RAMSEYER 1425
25 JUSTIN RUTLEDGE 1407
26 RON HAWKER 1396
27 KENNY HAMM 1388
28 TROY DODSON 1369
29 JIM QUINN 1362
30 RANDY ARNOLD 1348
31 TERRY REED 1344
32 TRAVIS PHIPPS 1336
33 TIM HENSON 1314
34 TIM FELDHAKE 1314
35 ADAM DEPUY 1296
36 DAVID CLINE 1295
37 JOSH TAYLOR 1284
38 NATHAN PECKHAM 1277
39 RANDY SMYSER 1274
40 RONNIE HEDGEPATH 1270
41 STEVE WOODWORTH 1268
42 CHRIS PELTIER 1258
43 JEFF HOUCHENS 1248
44 NELSON BICE 1245
45 MIKE SCHULTZ 1229
46 EDDIE LOWRY 1225
47 PONCHO ELDER 1219
48 CHARLES BAILEY 1218
49 TODD RAABE 1214
50 RON WADFORTH 1209

UMP STREET STOCK – NEW YORK STATE
1 DAVE MANNISE 1789
2 MIKE WELCH 1698
3 CHRIS FISHER 1653
4 ANDY FISK 1588
5 NICK RIZZO 1478
6 DAVE POPE 1453
7 RON HAWKER 1396
8 KENNY HAMM 1388
9 ADAM DEPUY 1296
10 NATHAN PECKHAM 1277

For additional material, competitors are encouraged to visit www.umpracing.com for the most updated news and information regarding rules, points structure, payoffs and member benefits as well as race results and point standings.

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