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Jared Landers Certified As UMP DIRTcar Modified Champ Of Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH

2009 DIRTcar NationalsBarberville, FL — A week of near complete dominance made Jared Landers of Batesville, Ark. , the UMP DIRTcar Modified champion of the 38th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH.

A thorough post-race technical inspection following Tuesday night’s UMP DIRTcar Modified finale certified the 26-year-old’s spectacular performance at Volusia Speedway Park .

UMP DIRTcar officials brought Landers’s Shaw By Landers car to the tech barn on Tuesday night and closely examined its components, including its rearend.

“Our officials dissembled the rearend of the car and they confirmed that he was running just a plain-old nine-inch Ford rear,” said UMP DIRTcar director Sam Driggers . “His car was found to be completely legal.”

Landers won five of the seven A-Mains that he competed in during the Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH, including the inaugural 30-lap ‘Gator Championship’ event on Feb. 8 that carried a $5,000 top prize. Even after finishing 25th in the series-ending feature on Feb. 10 due to a blown engine, Landers ran away with the points title by 75 points over teenager Austin Dillon of Lewisville , N.C. , who won twice during the week.

According to Driggers, after the ‘Gator Championship’ officials also claimed the MSD box and tires from Landers’s car, as well as the tires from second-place finisher Jeff Taylor of Jonesboro , Ark. , and third-place finisher Dillon. Driggers said technicians deemed Landers’s MSD box legal, while the tires from the top-three finishers were checked for softness and also declared legal.

The 38th annual Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH continue through Saturday night (Feb. 14) with doubleheaders featuring the Super Late Model division and Advance Auto Parts Super DIRTcar Series action for big-block Modifieds. UMP DIRTcar sanctions Friday night’s Super Late Model program, while Saturday’s show is headlined by a World of Outlaws Late Model Series card.

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Final Alltel DIRTcar Nationals by UNOH UMP DIRTcar Modified Points Standings:
1. Jared Landers 591
2. Austin Dillon 516
3. Ryan Gifford 478
4. Jon Henry 459
5. Randy Hall 438
6. Darrell Nelson 412
7. Ty Dillon 387
8. Mike Knight 382
9. Rodney Wing 365
10. Kenny Schrader 358
11. Kenny Wallace 358
12. Mike Spatola 337
13. Kent Robinson 337
14. Corky Thomas 334
15. Gary Cook Jr. 330
16. Jeff Taylor 329
17. Jason Hughes 326
18. Dave Groves 320
19. Brian Aho 311
20. Tim Hancock 307

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