DIRTcar UMP Modified Series continues gaining traction entering fourth year
CONCORD, N.C. – May 28, 2014 – Summit Racing Equipment and DIRTcar Racing announce the continued support of Summit Racing as title sponsor of the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals for a fourth consecutive year.
The series has an impressive 30 races scheduled, most in its history, with the $3,000-to-win opener set for Saturday, June 7, at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. More than 60 cars entered last year’s event at Tri-State, the second largest car count during the 2013 season.
“The past three years have been above and beyond my expectations,” said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports and Events Manager. “The series has gone from 18 races with 300 drivers to 30 racers with over 550 racers. It’s just an incredible series to be a part of and the drivers truly appreciate everything both Summit Racing and DIRTcar Racing are doing for them.”
This season, the Summit Racing Modified Nationals will feature a $15,000 point fund to be distributed to the Top 10 in points based upon their best eight race average during the 30-race series.
“The DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals is catered to the working competitors,” said Sam Driggers, DIRTcar Director of Competition. “We understand that our drivers work 9-5 during the week, which is why we designed the series to be based upon their best eight finishes. Drivers can’t take off a whole month to compete so this way, we allow everyone to have a chance at the title.”
Not only does the series feature a massive $15,000 point fund, but it also boosts an incredible $26,000 contingency program. In all the series will give out more than $60,000 in cash and product awards to the racers.
“We’ve worked long and hard in the off-season to deliver the best possible contingency program we could to our drivers,” said Alex Cummings, DIRTcar Client Services Manager. “I’m extremely happy with what we have to offer our drivers this year and the sky is the limit with this series. We just keep growing and growing, it’s astonishing to see the success we have had and I’m truly amazed at how well everything is going.”
The Summit Racing Modified Nationals kicks off Saturday, June 7, at Tri-State Speedway for a $3,000-to-win shootout that will bring out the best of the best in DIRTcar UMP Modified action.
About Summit Racing Equipment
Established in 1968, Summit Racing Equipment is the leading high performance parts and accessories company. Summit Racing offers the largest selection, lowest prices, and best customer service in the high performance industry via catalogs, Internet, and Retail Super Stores. The company is headquartered in Tallmadge, Ohio with retail locations in Tallmadge, Ohio; Sparks, Nevada; and McDonough, Georgia.
About DIRTcar Racing
The World of Outlaws® and DIRTcar Racing, a sports entertainment company based in Concord, N.C., is a world leader in the sanctioning and promotion of dirt track auto racing, and owns and operates the highest profile national touring series for dirt track racing in the North America, the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series along with the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds, DIRTcar Summer Nationals and the DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals.