Tom Botos

Indianapolis,IN    By Tom Botos    6-22-09


Hello Racefans,the UMP Summernational Hell Tour is now in full swing with only three rained out races thus far at Charleston (IL) Speedway,Farmer City (IL) Speedway,and Highland (IL) Speedway.Dennis Erb Jr.,Billy Moyer,and Jeep Van Wormer each have 2 wins a piece of the UMP Summernational events.
Coming Sunday July 5th will be the UMP Summernationals Event at the Vermillion County (IL) Speedway. This 1/4 mile track in Danville,IL is very well promoted and publicised and I am glad to see this great track brought to the forefront of short track dirt racing as it is quickly becoming one of the premier tracks in Illinois!For more information on the races at VCS please go to .
This Saturday June 27th will be a giant fireworks display at Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway. Also racing that night will be Late Models,Thundercars,and Hornets. Any fans that were in attendance on Saturday June 20th will get $3.00 off there admission June 27th with there raincheck from June 20th! Scott Knepley the Late Model Points leader at Mt. Lawn (IN) Speedway suffered a flat tire and enough damage that he could not finish the feature event. Eric Evans went on to win his first Late Model Feature in 2009 Saturday Night.
Ryan Amonett was leading the Thundercar Feature at Mt. Lawn when he also was hit by another car and sustained night ending damage as he was towed to the pit area. Tony Stewart from Straughn,Indiana whom is also second in Thunderccar points was not in attendance Saturday Night at Mt. Lawn Speedway.Eddie Claborn went on to win the Thundercar Feature at Mt. Lawn.This was Eddies' first win in 2009!
Terry Cater one of the top five in Late Model points was not in attendance as his car owner had to work in Florida so they opted not to race Saturday Night.David McConnell Returned Saturday Night in the Thundercar Division and the car looked pretty good. David's car is a white #28 this year. David was very competitive last year and had many great battles last season in the Thundercar Division.I wish David McConnell the best of luck this 2009 racing season.
Coming Saturday Night June 27th is the CRA Street Stock 300 at Anderson (IN) Speedway.The Thundercars will also be in action as the general admission price is still only $10.00 per person for this race.I expect a few out of town street stocks as this race pays $5,000 to win! For more info. go to
The CRA Super Series Late Models will be at the Salem (IN) Speedway Saturday Night June 27th. This race should be awesome as the CRA Super Series always puts on an oustanding show! For more info go to .
Any news,notes ,or comments send to .Gotta go see you at the races!!!

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