HIGHWAY TO HELL; UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour Returns to Paducah International Raceway


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Paducah, KY- June 28, 2010- It does not get any hotter than this! The UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour returns to Paducah International Raceway on Friday, July 2nd. The “Hell Tour” is rightly named because it is a series of 26 grueling races held in 31-days and features well-known Late Model drivers such as Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, 2009 PIR Winner Billy Moyer, and 2007-2008-2009 Summer National Champion Dennis Erb, Jr.

Babb has already scored one win on the tour, with Moyer laying claim to the first three races. Other stars that have wins on the tour this season include Jeep Van Wormer, Rodney Melvin, Brian Birkhofer, Jack Sullivan, and Don O’Neal. But how will they match up with local favorites like Jason McBride, Randy Sellars, Jeff Walston, Tanner and Terry English, 2008 Track Champion Dylan Thompson, and defending Track Champion Kevin Cole? Who will go to Victory Lane with $10,000 on the line?
Another event on the agenda for Friday, July 2nd is the huge fireworks spectacular sponsored by WPSD-TV Local 6 which will cater to all ages. Other divisions scheduled to run include the UMP Modifieds and the UMP Street Stocks. Pit Gates open at 3:00 PM and Grandstands open at 5:00 PM. Hot Laps are at 6:15 PM, Qualifying for Late Models at 6:30 PM, and racing starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $25 for Adults and Children 12 and under are $5. Pit Admission is $35.

Other events on the schedule for the month of July include the Harrah’s Metropolis Casino Hotel Race Program on Friday, July 9th, a Street Stock Special sponsored by Feezor Restorations on Friday, July 16th, WQQR 94.7 FM Night on Friday, July 23rd, and the month closes out with a Modified Special on Friday, July 30th.

2010 marks Paducah International Raceway’s fifth year with the current NASCAR driver owners. “Get Dirty” at PIR with racing every Friday night.

For more information, please call PIR at 270-898-7469 or the Hotline at 270-898-7490. Visit PIR online at www.paducahracing.net