Soggy conditions at I-55 postpone UMP Roundup
PEVELY, Mo. (March 17) DIRTcar UMP Racing and I-55 Raceway officials announced today the second edition of the DIRTcar UMP Roundup has postponed until Oct. 14-16.
Soggy conditions would have made it difficult for an event of this magnitude, one that features all eight divisions of DIRTcar UMP Racing, to go off without a hitch. Therefore, officials decided it was best to move the event originally scheduled for March 18-20 to the autumn.
"The Party in Pevely is a special event for us, and we want to make sure that everything about it is done right," said Tom Deery, president of the World Racing Group. "With the conditions on the grounds this weekend, it just wasn't going to be possible for the Party to be a party. With an event like this, it's important for all aspects of the show to function, and for everybody's sake with the existing conditions we want to wait to make sure that can happen."
Competitors from across the region including 2009 UMP champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., I-55 Raceway co-owner Ken Schrader of Fenton, Mo., as well as special guest and NHRA Funny Car standout Cruz Pedregon were scheduled to compete for the prized Belt Buckle Trophy and Silver Roundup Platter.