Arpin, Vaught Earn Feature Wins on Thrilling Opening Night at Inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup
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PEVELY, Mo. Oct. 16, 2008 The opening night of the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com Thursday featured eight divisions of action, with cars racing three- and four-wide on high-banked I-55 Raceway.
The big winners of the night were Steve Arpin, who captured the Modified feature, and Will Vaught, the Super Late Model winner. The top eight finishers in those A-main events are locked into Saturday nights huge finale.
Rain Cancels Roundup Hot Laps, Party Kicks Off Thursday
PEVELY, Mo. Oct. 15 2008 Persistent rain today at I-55 Raceway has forced the cancellation of tonights hot lap sessions for the inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com. Registration for the event dubbed as the Party in Pevely by I-55 owner Ken Schrader will remain open until 10 p.m.
The opening day of action is set for tomorrow morning, Oct. 16. Pit gates and registration will open at 10 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies slated for 5 p.m.
All eight UMP DIRTcar Racing-sanctioned divisions will participate in the blockbuster program, which blends hard-nosed competition on the high-banked, one-third-mile oval with fun and festivities off it.
Inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup Brings Four-Day Party To Pevelys I-55 Raceway This Week (Oct. 15-18)
Eight UMP DIRTcar Racing Divisions Will Battle On High-Banked Bullring
PEVELY, MO Oct. 14, 2008 Let the party begin.
The inaugural UMP DIRTcar Roundup By MyRaceLife.com aka the Party in Pevely kicks off on Wednesday (Oct. 15) and runs through Saturday (Oct. 18) at NASCAR veteran Ken Schraders I-55 Raceway outside St. Louis.
Gary Haynes wins AARA Fall Sportsman Nationals; Dennis Ponder & Aaron Wood also take wins!
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Pevely, MO (October 4, 2008) Gary Haynes of Arnold, MO won the biggest race of his career on October 4th when he won the 7th Annual Allied Auto Racing Association's (AARA) Fall Dirt Nationals "Bud Pohle Memorial". With seventy-five AARA/UMP DIRTcar Sportsman cars on hand for the event, just qualifying for the twenty-six car starting field was an accomplishment. Russell Eilers took the lead at the drop of the green flag and would lead the first twenty-four laps of the fifty lap main event. Kent Nations kept the pressure on Eilers for the first sixteen laps as the two raced side-by-side for much of the first sixteen laps, with Eilers pulling ahead down the straight-aways while Nations would pull along side him through the turns. Gary Haynes joined the battle and moved past Nations on lap seventeen and kept the pressure on Eilers. Finally, Haynes would take the lead on lap twenty-five. Eilers would keep the pressure on Haynes for a few laps, before Haynes finally pulled away and took a convincing win. Jeff Herzog would move up and take the second spot in the closing laps from Eilers. Eilers would cross the finish line in third, but would be disqualified after the event when he came across the scales light. That would move Andy Casper into the third position after he charged through the field late in the race. Dustin Knerrer would get the fourth spot with Danny Haynes completing the top five.