Eldora UMP Nationals: After a great battle in the heat with Will Krup, Jimmy Payne, and Ray Bollinger, Nick would finish third in the heat. Nick was very happy with the car and wanted only minor changes for the main event. The #45 car rolled off fourth for the feature, but would not stay there long. Nick took his AED Competition Fuel Systems modified straight to the top of the half-mile dirt oval and began to put on a show for the fans in the stands. The youngster out of Iron Station, NC made a name for himself with the heavyweights of UMP after running the whole 20 lap feature only inches off the outside wall. Nick would finish third after a late race pass by Jimmy Payne but was very confident with his car for the final day of the UMP National Championships. Unfortunately, the final day was rained out and rescheduled for April 12th. The team looks forward to returning to Eldora and feels confident that they have a car and driver capable of winning. As always, thanks to the fans and sponsors who stand behind Stroupe Brothers Racing, the team truly appreciates it.