United Midwestern Promoters

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UMP Modifieds in 2007

United Midwestern Promoters (UMP) is a short track racing sanctioning body in the United States that sanctions short track racing on dirt race tracks from 1/5 mile (0.3 km) in length to 1-mile (1.6 km) in length. UMP currently sanctions eight different racing divisions on over 100 tracks in 19 states and one province in Canada. UMP was created in 1984 by Bob Memmer.

Classes[edit]

UMP began by sanctioning UMP Late Model and UMP Modified cars. UMP Modified cars are quite similar in appearance to IMCA Modified cars.

UMP reorganized their class system in 2007 by sanctioning one new class. The revised class system included: UMP Super Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Pro(Crate) Late Models, UMP Limited Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, and UMP Street Stocks, UMP Factory Stocks,& UMP 4 Cylinders. UMP announced in late November 2007 that the sanctioning body will add one more class: UMP Pro (Crate) Late Model.[1]

UMP Weekly Racing Divisions[edit]

  • UMP Late Models
  • UMP Modifieds
  • UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models
  • UMP Limited Modifieds
  • UMP Sportsman
  • UMP Street Stocks
  • UMP Factory Stocks
  • UMP 4 Cylinders Pure Stocks

UMP DIRTcar Sanctioned Touring Series[edit]

UMP DIRTcar currently sanctions different touring series.

  • UMP DIRTcar Late Model Summer Nationals[2]
  • UMP DIRTcar Northern All-Stars Late Model Series (CoC/NALMS)
  • UMP DIRTcar American Late Model Series (ALMS)
  • UMP DIRTcar Mid-American Racing Series (MARS)
  • UMP DIRTcar Southwest Dirt Racing Association (SWDRA)
  • UMP DIRTcar Western All-Stars Super Late Model Series (WAS)
  • UMP DIRTcar AllState Dirt Late-Model Racing Association (DLRA)
  • UMP DIRTcar Ontario(Canada)Dirt Late Model Series (ODLMS)
  • UMP DIRTcar Modified Wolfpack Series

Points System[edit]

UMP has a base points system for all its sanctioned tracks and is the same for each of its seven classes.[3]

If a track has 20 or fewer cars they will receive the base points. Every car over 20 increases the bonus points awarded. The bonus points are one extra point for every car in that division over 20. So if an event has 20 entries, then the winner gets 75 points. With 32 entries, the winner gets 75 + 12 bonus points for a total of 87 points. Every car in the feature that night receives 12 extra points. Any car that does not make the feature will receive 10 points regardless of how many cars are there.

Replacement races are based on where drivers finish, not on how many cars there are. There is a cap on points. The most points a feature winner can get is 90 points.

Bonus Points= 1 point for every car in the pits over 20 in their division in the pits that night.

UMP Racing Points Breakdown for all eight UMP racing divisions. 1st-75, 2nd-70, 3rd-65, 4th-60, 5th-58, 6th-56, 7th-54, 8th-52, 9th-50 10th-48, 11th-46, 12th-44, 13th-42, 14th-40, 15th 38, 16th-36, 17th-34, 18th-32, 19th-30, 20th-28, 21st-26, 22nd-24, 23rd-22, 24th-20.

UMP DIRTcar Late Model National champions[edit]

A UMP Late Model

Year: Champion, Hometown

  • 1984 Gary Webb; Blue Grass, Iowa
  • 1985 Gary Well; Blue Grass, Iowa
  • 1986 John Gill; Mitchell, Indiana
  • 1987 John Gill; Mitchell, Indiana
  • 1988 Jim Curry; Norman, Indiana
  • 1989 Jim Leka; Buffalo, Illinois
  • 1990 Bob Pierce; Danville, Illinois
  • 1991 Kevin Claycomb; Vincennes, Indiana
  • 1992 Kevin Weaver; Gibson City, Illinois
  • 1993 Randy Sellars; Mayfield, Kentucky
  • 1994 Ed Dixon; Washington, Missouri
  • 1995 Tony Izzo Jr.; Bridgeview, Illinois
  • 1996 Donnie Tudor; Shawneetown, Illinois
  • 1997 Randy Korte; Highland, Illinois
  • 1998 Mark Faust; Breese, Illinois
  • 1999 Ed Dixon; Washington, Missouri
  • 2000 Ed Dixon; Washington, Missouri
  • 2001 Rodney Melvin; Benton, Illinois
  • 2002 Terry English; Benton, Kentucky
  • 2003 Rodney Melvin; Benton, Illinois
  • 2004 Rodney Melvin; Benton, Illinois
  • 2005 Rodney Melvin; Benton, Illinois
  • 2006 Randy Korte; Highland, Illinois
  • 2007 Dennis Erb Jr.; Carpentersville, Illinois
  • 2008 Dennis Erb Jr.; Carpentersville, Illinois
  • 2009 Jason Feger; Bloomington, Illinois
  • 2010 Rusty Schlenk; Jackson, Michigan
  • 2011 Ryan Unzicker; El Paso, Illinois
  • 2012 Brian Shirley; Chatham, Illinois

UMP Summernationals Champions[edit]

Year: Champion, Hometown

  • 1986: John Gill, Mitchell, Ind.
  • 1987: Rick Standridge, Divernon, Ill.
  • 1988: Pete Parker, Kaukauna, Wis.
  • 1989: Rick Standridge, Divernon, Ill.
  • 1990: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
  • 1991: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
  • 1992: Unknown John Gill, Mitchell, Ind.
  • 1993: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
  • 1994: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
  • 1995: Bob Pierce, Danville, Ill.
  • 1996: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
  • 1997: Rick Aukland, Fargo, N.D.
  • 1998: Rick Aukland, Fargo, N.D.
  • 1999: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
  • 2000: Kevin Weaver, Gibson City, Ill.
  • 2001: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
  • 2002: Scott Bloomquist, Mooresburg, Tenn.
  • 2003: Billy Moyer, Batesville, Ark.
  • 2004: Don O'Neal, Martinsville, Ind.
  • 2005: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
  • 2006: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
  • 2007: Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.
  • 2008: Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.
  • 2009: Dennis Erb Jr., Carpentersville, Ill.
  • 2010: Jason Feger, Bloomington, Ill.
  • 2011: Shannon Babb, Moweaqua, Ill.
  • 2012: Brian Shirley, Chatham, Ill.

UMP Sanctioned Tracks[edit]

There are currently over 100 UMP sanctioned track in 19 United States states and two tracks in the Canadian province of Ontario. States currently with a UMP sanctioned race track include: Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, & Texas.

UMP Sanctioned Tracks in California[edit]

Track Name Location Race Day Length UMP Classes Website
Antioch Speedway Antioch, California Saturdays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds www.antiochspeedway.com
Siskiyou Motor Speedway Yreka, California Fridays 3/8's mile UMP Modifieds www.siskiyoumotorspeedway.net/

UMP Sanctioned Tracks in Colorado[edit]

Track Name Location Race Day Length UMP Classes Website
Arrowhead Speedway Cortez, Colorado Saturdays 3/8's mile UMP Modifieds, UMP Limited Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Factory Stocks, UMP 4 Cylinders www.arrowheadspeedway.homestead.com/

UMP Sanctioned Tracks in Florida[edit]

Track Name Location Race Day Length UMP Classes Website
Blackman Motor Speedway Baker, Florida Fridays 1/4 mile UMP Modifieds www.blackmanraceway.com
East Bay Raceway Park Gibsonton, Florida Saturdays 1/3 mile UMP Modifieds www.eastbayracewaypark.com
North Floriday Speedway Lake City, Florida Saturdays 5/8's mile UMP Modifieds www.northfloridaspeedway.com
Southern Raceway Milton, Florida Fridays 3/8's mile UMP Modifieds www.southernraceway.com
Volusia Speedway Park Barberville, Florida Saturdays 1/2 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP 4 Cylinders www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com

UMP Sanctioned Tracks in Georgia[edit]

Track Name Location Race Day Length UMP Classes Website
Golden Isle Speedway Waynesville, Georgia Saturdays 5/8's mile UMP Late Models & UMP Modifieds www.goldenislesspeedway.com

UMP Sanctioned Tracks in Illinois[edit]

Track Name Location Race Day Length UMP Classes Website
Belle-Clair Speedway Belleville, Illinois Fridays 1/5 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Pure Stocks & UMP Factory Stocks www.belleclairspeedway.com
Bureau County Speedway (Closed) Princeton, Illinois Fridays 1/3 mile UMP Late Models www.bureaucospeedway.com
Charleston Speedway Charleston, Illinois Saturdays 3/8's mile UMP Modifieds & UMP Street Stocks www.charlestonspeedway.us
Clay County Speedway Flora, Illinois Saturdays 1/3 mile Non-winged Sprints, UMP Modifieds, UMP B Mods, UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Factory Stocks, ^ UMP 4 Cylinders www.claycountyspeedway.net/
DuQuoin State Fairgrounds DuQuoin, Illinois No regular
program
1 mile UMP Late Models & UMP Modifieds www.trackenterprises.com
Fairbury American Legion Speedway Fairbury, Illinois Saturdays 1/3 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman,UMP Street Stocks, & UMP 4 Cylinders www.fairburyspeedway.com
Farmer City Raceway Farmer City, Illinois Fridays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman,UMP Street Stocks, & UMP 4 Cylinders www.farmercityracing.com
Fayette County Speedway Brownstown, Illinois Sundays 3/8's mile UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, & UMP 4 Cylinders www.fayettecospeedway.com/
Highland Speedway Highland, Illinois Saturdays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Factory Stocks, UMP 4 Cylinders www.highlandspeedway.com
Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield No regular
program
1 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Sportsman, & UMP Modifieds www.trackenterprises.com
Jefferson County Raceway Mount Vernon, Illinois Saturdays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, & UMP 4 Cylinders www.jeffersoncountyspeedway.com
Kankakee County Speedway Kankakee, Illinois Fridays 1/3 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP Pro Modifieds (I-Mods), and UMP Sport Compacts (4 Cylinders) www.kankakeecountyspeedway.com
LaSalle Speedway LaSalle, Illinois Saturdays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models (Specials Only), UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4 Cylinders www.lasallespeedway.com
Lincoln Speedway Lincoln, Illinois Saturdays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, & UMP Sportsman www.lincolnspeedway.org
Macomb Speedway Macomb, Illinois Saturdays 1/5 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP street Stocks, & UMP 4 Cylinders www.macombraceway.com
Macon Speedway Macon, Illinois Saturdays 1/5 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Sportsman, UMP Street Stocks, & UMP 4 Cylinders www.maconracing.com
Morgan County Speedway Jacksonville, Illinois Fridays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, & UMP 4 Cylinders www.morgancountyspeedway.com
Peoria Speedway Peoria, Illinois Saturdays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, 4 Cylinders www.peoriaspeedway.com
Quincy Raceway Quincy, Illinois Sundays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models (Specials Only) www.quincyraceways.com
Spoon River Speedway Spoon River (Banner), Illinois Saturdays 1/4 mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, & UMP 4 Cylinders www.spoonriverspeedway.com
Tri-City Speedway Pontoon Beach, Illinois Fridays 3/8's mile UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds,UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP 4 Cylinders & UMP Street Stocks (Tri City Street Stock Weekly Rules apply) www.tricityspeedway.net
Vermilion County Speedway Danville, Illinois Sundays 3/8's mile Non-winged Sprints, UMP Late Models (Specials Only), UMP Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4 Cylinders www.vermilioncountyspeedway.org

References[edit]

  1. ^ Divisions at UMP's official website
  2. ^ UMP Summer Nationals at UMP's official website
  3. ^ Points system at UMP's official website

External links[edit]