Archive for June, 2013

Pevely rained out; Griffin still 6th in points

June 29, 2013 0 Comments
Pevely rained out; Griffin still 6th in points

PEVELY, Mo. — The $10,000-to-win UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour event scheduled for Saturday night fell victim to afternoon rains. The tour moves to Lincolin (Ill.) Speedway on Sunday before working its way to Quincy Raceways on Tuesday. Quincy Raceways driver Dustin Griffin remains in sixth place in points, tied with Jason McBride and Tyler […]

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‘Mr. Smooth’ gets 82nd Hell Tour win

June 28, 2013 0 Comments
‘Mr. Smooth’ gets 82nd Hell Tour win

PADUCAH, Ky. — Billy “Mr. Smooth” Moyer won his 82nd career UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour main event Friday night at Paducah International Raceway. Moyer led the final 22 laps to pocket the $10,000 first-prize check. He is the tour’s all-time victory leader and a six-time Summer Nationals champion. The race was the 11th leg […]

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Griffin battles Sheppard on Hell Tour

June 28, 2013 1 Comment
Griffin battles Sheppard on Hell Tour

Dustin Griffin (20) of Camp Point, Ill., is shown battling UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour points leader Brandon Sheppard (5) earlier this week in action in Clarksville, Tenn. Griffin is currently sixth points behind Sheppard (see previous blog) as the tour winds its way toward Quincy on Tuesday night. The photo is compliments of Dustin […]

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Griffin now 6th in points

June 28, 2013 0 Comments
Griffin now 6th in points

Quincy Raceways regular Dustin “The Black Car Superstar” Griffin sits sixth in points heading into weekend action in the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour series. Griffin is only 17 points outside the top five as the tour moves to Paducah (Ky.) International Raceway Friday for a $10,000-to-win first-place check. The Summer Nationals arrive in Quincy […]

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Sheppard keeps the heat on

June 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sheppard keeps the heat on

ATWOOD, Tenn. — Brandon Sheppard will definitely be coming to Quincy on a roll. “B-Shepp” remained the hottest driver on this year’s UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour when he won for the fourth time in the first 10 races of the 2013 series. Sheppard took the lead for good at Clayhill Speedway with three laps […]

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Dustin Griffin leads first 27 laps

June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Dustin Griffin leads first 27 laps

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Quincy Raceways regular Dustin Griffin of Camp Point, Ill., led the first 27 laps of Wednesday night’s UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour feature at Clarksville Speedway. But it was series points leader Brandon Sheppard who led the final 13 en route to his third win of the 2013 tour. Griffin’s finish was […]

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Sheppard still tops in points

June 25, 2013 1 Comment
Sheppard still tops in points

Brandon Sheppard continues to lead the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour in points. When the 31-race-in 39-days tour resumes Wednesday night in Clarkson, Tenn., Sheppard will have a 65-point advantage over Shannon Babb and a 87-point margin over Bobby Pierce. The Hell Tour arrives at Quincy Raceways on Tuesday, July 2. Here’s a rundown of […]

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‘King of Bullring’ purse more than $6,000

June 25, 2013 9 Comments
‘King of Bullring’ purse more than $6,000

It’s official. The inaugural “King of the Bullring” Sport Mod Shootout purse is now totals more than $6,000, with $1,003 going to winner of the 25-lap July 2 spectacular. Here are the updated details from organizers Tony and Pat Dunker: JULY 2 “KING OF THE BULLING” SPORT MOD SHOOTOUT TOTAL PURSE: $6,102 TO WIN:  $1,003 […]

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A great week awaits at Bullring

June 25, 2013 1 Comment
A great week awaits at Bullring

We’re just a few days away from the start of what should be a memorable week of racing at the Bullring. Starting with Sunday night’s midseason championships, followed by the Tuesday, July 2 arrival of the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour (and support events) and then capped with a regular night of racing Sunday, July […]

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Hell Tour rained out Monday night

June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Hell Tour rained out Monday night

PEORIA, Ill. — Rain and storms throughout the area forced DIRTcar Summer Nationals and Peoria Speedway officials to cancel Monday night’s Hell Tour and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals events. UMP and track officials are working together to look for a new date for the two events. The Summer Nationals and Summit Racing Equipment Modified […]

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