Akron, Ohio (September 10, 2018) – PowerNation TV’s Engine Power is finishing up the UMP DIRTcar Modified race car in honor of Summit Racing Equipment’s 50th anniversary. The car will be auctioned off during the Summit Racing Modified Mania, September 27-29 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL. The auction will be held Saturday, September 29, with proceeds to benefit Shriners Children’s Hospital.
“The racer who buys this car will have a first-class racing machine,” said Jim Greenleaf, Summit Racing Motorsports and Events Manager. “Mike Galley and Pat Topolinski did a fantastic job assembling the car and the 410 engine, and Don Jumper builds one heck of a chassis. We look forward to seeing our car out on the track in 2019.”
The Summit Racing DIRTcar Modified build covers three episodes of Engine Power during the PowerNation TV Powerblock on the Paramount Network.
In Episode One, you’ll see some of the engineering that goes into a UMP Modified as Impressive Race Cars’ Don Jumper helps Pat Topolinski and Mike Galley assemble the car from the chassis up, including suspension, brakes, rear axle, and wiring.
In Episode Two, Mike and Pat build and dyno-test a killer 410 cubic inch small block Chevy for the car. It will have good stuff like a Dart SHP Pro block, Brodix top end kit, Quick Fuel Q-Series carburetor, and Schoenfeld headers. This episode is scheduled to air October 14.
And in Episode Three, Pat and Mike wrap up the project with final assembly and track testing. This episode is scheduled to air October 21 on the Paramount Network.
Check your local listings for exact episode air times.
“We had a blast building a competitive Dirt Modified,” said Engine Power’s Pat Topolinski. “The car was a refreshing break from our regular street and drag projects, plus the engine is a totally different animal. It has to make big power and be super durable to run at 8,000 RPM lap after lap. Luckily we had Don Jumper of Impressive Race Cars on board. He designed a masterpiece of a car, and his expertise was crucial in this project coming together.”
The Summit Racing Modified Mania is a premier event for Dirt Modifieds and UMP Late Models. UMP national championship points are awarded each night as well as large cash payouts for race winners:
- Thursday 9/27: Summit Modifieds/$4,000 to win, UMP Late Models/$2,000 to win
- Friday 9/28: Summit Modifieds/$4,000 to win, UMP Late Models/$2,500 to win
- Saturday 9/29: Summit Modifieds/$5,000 to win, UMP Late Models/$3,000 to win
General admission for the Summit Racing Modified Mania is $20 Thursday and $25 Friday and Saturday. Children 12 and under are free. General admission gates open at 5:30 pm. Pit passes are also available.
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Summit Racing Equipment has been the World’s Speed Shop® for over 50 years! Summit Racing is the world’s largest e-commerce, mail order, and retailer of performance automotive parts and accessories. Summit Racing offers a huge selection of parts in stock from over 1,500 manufacturers for all forms of racing, street performance, off-roading, restoration, tools, and diesel. It also offers no-hassle special ordering, fast ground service shipping to most areas of the country, and same-day shipping on in-stock items. Summit Racing has the industry’s top-rated customer service and a full-time technical department to answer your questions. With headquarters in Tallmadge, Ohio, Summit operates distribution and retail stores in Tallmadge; Sparks, NV; McDonough, GA; and Arlington, TX.
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