April 12th - Bunny Hop for JR Fan Club members!! Kid's dash for 5 and 6 year olds.
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All classes racing: UMP Late Models, UMP Modifieds, UMP SportMods, UMP Street Stocks, Micros
UMP Modified tire rule - No D's.
HIGHLAND IL ( July 14, 2012) - It was Christmas in July with Santa and gifts for the kids, the PCRA bringing the touring Crate Late Models to battle towards National points and all the weekly divisions, as racing returns to the Highland Speedway after a two week layoff due to extreme heat.
Becker Jewelers Late Models
The competition in all the Divisions at the Highland Speedway is intense, every week one of any number of drivers is fighting for the victory. This week in the Becker Jewelers Late Models the battle started at the drop of the green flag and didn’t end till the checkers flew. Two of the toughest drivers in the area sat on the front row, the 78 of current point’s leader Chad Zobrist and the 6K of Michael Kloos. Behind them sat the 25 of veteran driver “Fast” Frankie Martin and the 11K of Shannon Kuhn who has recently stepped up to the plate with some pretty good runs.
Kloos jumped out to the lead running the high groove of the Speedway he was followed by Martin, Zobrist, and Kuhn was working the bottom. Cautions plagued the first 9 laps of the event, but Kloos maintained the lead, with Zobrist, Martin and Kuhn in tow. By lap 10 Zobrist managed to have a fender on Kloos as they passed the stripe. Staying committed to their respective lines around the race track the leaders encountered lap traffic by lap 19.
HIGHLAND IL (June23, 2012) – The Highland Speedway kicked off the summer with a night of racing mixed with entertainment for the whole family. Besides great racing action from the Highland Speedway’s Sport Mods, Factory Stocks and Sport Compacts, which ran double features, the Gateway Vintage Race Cars brought a full field of classic racecars.
Harrison Cruises to Highland Speedway Summit Modified Nationals Victory
Becker Jewelers Super Late Models
Highland, Ill. – (June 20, 2012) - Rodney Melvin has won a few DIRTcar Summer Nationals races in his day, but maybe none more thrilling than his last lap victory at Highland Speedway on Wednesday night that netted him a nice $5,000 payday.
Melvin, of Benton, Ill., meticulously battled his way from a seventh-place starting spot over the 40-lap main event to put himself in a three-way battle for the lead in the last five laps with then leader Randy Korte of Highland, Ill., and 2010 Hell Tour champion Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill. Melvin worked the low side and moving past Feger with two to go and then grabbed the lead from Korte exiting turn two on the final lap Korte, a former UMP DIRTcar Late Model National Champion finished second with Feger third. Current Hell Tour point leader Shannon Babb crossed the line fourth. Brian Shirley of Chatham, Ill., who is Babb's closest contender in the point standings, rounded out the top five.
Harrison, R. Lee, Bauer, C. Lee, and Horstmann Take Home Trophy’s
HIGHLAND IL ( June 16,2012) The long awaited re-appearance of Johnny Crash was the highlight of the Intermission show this past Saturday at the Highland Speedway. It was the Grapperhaus Metals Night of Destruction at the Highland Speedway. Last year the daredevil from Yazoo City Mississippi, crashed the Church Van belonging to the Yazoo City First Baptist Church and Convenient Stores. This year his first attempt was to crash a four wheeler (which he obtained from an undisclosed location), but it developed mechanical problems in turn two and caught fire, when the Highland Speedway track crew came to his rescue, he jumped into the nicest push vehicle the Speedway has and with the officials trying franticly to stop him, Johnny Crash proceeded to crash the push truck into his motor home parked at the end of the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane. Finally his was apprehended and led out of the Speedway by the tracks Security people. Shaun Horstmann, one of the tracks Factory Stock drivers won the rollover contest.
Becker Jewelers Late Models
The feature event got off to a strange start as the field of Becker Jewelers Super Late Models was rolling around the track on its parade lap something on the 81C of Kevin Cole let loose and steam or smoke came rolling out of the machine. Cole exited the racer safely and after a brief cleanup the feature event got underway.
Matt Weidner in the Circle 7 was the pole sitter and choose to start on the high side moving second place starter Shannon Kuhn to the low side of the front row. On the drop of the green Kuhn driving the 11K immediately jumped out front and led the field on the first lap, in fact he led the first six laps when a spin by current track Champion Chad Zobrist brought out the first yellow. Kuhn had built a substantial lead over Michael Kloos in the 6K who moved from his fifth place starting position into second. The first three on the restart were Kuhn, Kloos and Mike Schulte in the 27.
Bielong, Dauderman, Thole, A. Isaak, Elliot & sellers All Winners at Highland
HIGHLAND IL (June 9, 2012) Racers and fans returned to the Highland Speedway after a week off from racing. It was Hamel CO OP night with give a ways from the Huddle House.
Becker Jewelers Late Models
The premier class of the Highland Speedway is the Becker Jewelers Super Late Models and they never fail to excite the crowds with unpredictability and tremendous racing action.
The feature event lined up with pole sitter Rick “The Salty Dog” Salter in the 1S choosing the outside starting spot, this positioned the dash runner up, “Fast” Frankie Martin from DuQuoin Il on the inside of the front row. The remainder of the lineup was in row two, the 38J of Jake Little and Rick Standridge in the 12. The row three line up was the 11K of Shannon Kuhn and the T4 of Adam Tischhauser. In row four sat the 78 of Chad Zobrist and the 38L of Ryan Little.