Saturday, June 22nd - Leaps of Love night featuring regular classes and Double Down Crates
UMP Modified tire rule - No D's.
HIGHLAND, IL (APRIL 8, 2013) Mother Nature finally gave us a beautiful weekend to work with at Highland Speedway and all of us enjoyed some great racing action with every class having high car counts. We had busy night with 7 features. We completed the make up features for the B-Dry Solutions SportMods and the Hamel Coop Street Stocks from March 30th. The kids all had a great time during intermission with the Easter Egg Dash. All the kids went home with some great candy and treats. A huge thank you to the drivers, teams, and businesses that donated treats, eggs, and toys for the Easter Egg Dash, the kids had a great time!
The night started off with the UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMod feature from last week, Steve Ellison took home the checkered flag followed by Rob Lee and Jeremy Thoele. Next was the UMP Hamel Coop Street Stock feature from last week, with Adam Koch taking home the checkered flag followed by Austin Isaak and Cale Hartnagel. It was an awesome night with full field of 25 UMP Late Models racing at Highland Speedway. Mike Schulte took the checkered flag in the first heat of Late Models followed by Jim Moon and Mike Hammerle. Chad Zobrist took the checkered flag in the second heat race race followed by Steve Leach and John Beck. Michael Kloos took the checkered flag in the third heat race followed by Chad Sellers and Shannon Kuhn. Chad Sellers won the dash followed by Michael Kloos and Mike Schulte. Michael Kloos took home the checkered flag in the UMP Late Model Feature with Chad Zobrist and Chad Sellers not far behind.
The UMP Steve Schmitt Modifieds had a great night of racing with full field of 20 cars racing at Highland Speedway. Aaron Kleine took the checkered flag in the first heat of Modifieds followed by Josh James and Jacob Steinkoenig. Jordan Bauer took the checkered flag in the second heat race race followed by Brett Cygan and Tyler Deibert. Justin Ketrow took the checkered flag in the third heat race followed by Zach Schantz and Shane Wilson. Aaron Kleine won the dash followed by Brett Cygan and Josh James. Aaron Kleine also took home the checkered flag in the UMP Steve Schmitt Modified Feature with Jordan Bauer and Brett Cygan not far behind.
The Daum Insurance Micros had a great night of racing with a full field of 20 cars racing at Highland Speedway. Jacob Patton took the checkered flag in the first heat of Micros followed by Mike Smallwood and Dylan Benscoter. Tim Mevert took the checkered flag in the second heat race race followed by Kurt Westerfield and Kevin Horcher. Tyler Vantoll took the checkered flag in the third heat race followed by Chad Elliott and Tobias Midkiff. Jacob Patton took home the checkered flag in the Daum Insurance Micros Feature with Kurt Westerfield and Carlee Gress not far behind.
The UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMods had a great night of racing with a field of 19 cars racing at Highland Speedway. Rob Lee took the checkered flag in the first heat of SportMods followed by Jake Hewitt and Jerry Thompson. Marty Smith, Jr. took the checkered flag in the second heat race race followed by Jeff Yates and Steve Stevenson. Jeremy Thoele took the checkered flag in the third heat race followed by Steve Ellison and Billy Knebel, Jr. Rob Lee took home the checkered flag in the UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMods Feature with Jeremy Thoele and Marty Smith, Jr. not far behind.
The UMP Hamel Coop Street Stocks had a great night of racing with a field of 17 cars racing at Highland Speedway. Austin Isaak took the checkered flag in the first heat of Street Stocks followed by Adam Koch and Eric Harris. Cale Hartnagel took the checkered flag in the second heat race race followed by Jacob Tompkins and Josh Bauer. Austin Isaak took home the checkered flag in the UMP Hamel Coop Street Stock Feature with Adam Koch and Cale Hartnagel not far behind.
Come out and join us for Test & Tune Tuesday night, April 9th from 5pm - 8pm weather permitting!!!! All Classes welcome!!! Come on out and play with us!!! Pits Open at 5:00pm. Pit Passes are $15.00
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Next Saturday brings the “Kids Dash for Cash” (Ages 5 & 6) to Highland Speedway on Saturday, April 13, 2013. This fun filled night of racing action includes the Kids Dash for Cash for Junior Fan Club Members ages 5 & 6. Bring the family out for a fun night of racing action that features the UMP Late Models, UMP Steve Schmitt Modifieds, UMP Miller Lite Crates, UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMods, & UMP Hamel Coop Street Stocks. Pits Open at 3:00 pm, Grandstands Open at 5:30 pm, Pill Draw by 6:00 pm, Drivers Meeting at 6:00 pm, Hot Laps at 6:15 pm, Racing Starts at 7:00 pm. Box Seats are $15.00, General Grandstand Admission is $12.00, kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission. Pit Passes are $30.00 and pit passes for kids 10 and under are $15.00 (Kids in the pits must have parental supervision at all times.) Don’t forget to try your chance at the Pick 3 for you chance to win up to a $100 jackpot, brought to you by Highland Speedway and Huddle House.
For complete results visit our website and look at the results page at www.highlandspeedway.com
HIGHLAND, IL (March 31, 2013) After Mother Nature decided to try and spoil our fun, we moved forward and played in the mud. Nobody can predict the future as we all found out. We greatly appreciate all of the fans that came out and braved the weather with us. Hold on to your general grandstand admission ticket stub. The ticket stubs from your paid general grandstand admission will get you $5 off one of the next two regularly scheduled races. Bring your ticket stub to the ticket booth one of the next two races and get $5 off your general admission price.
There are many opinions and comments about Saturday night racing at Highland Speedway and everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Right or wrong we attempted to defeat Mother Nature. As it is every week, it is a gamble and you win some and you lose some. It is very hard to make these decisions not knowing what the outcome will be like; life would be much easier if we all had a crystal ball to predict what will happen. To set the record straight, we did not force anyone to race Saturday night. We had two drivers meetings, at both meetings we asked the drivers if they wanted to race. Some did not, however the majority did say they wanted to race. We did not force any team or driver to go out on the track or even enter the pits for that matter. Everyone that was on the track chose to be on the track. There were several teams that opted not to race, Kenny Wallace and regular drivers included. The drivers and teams that chose to leave prior to the start of events at the National Anthem were reimbursed for their pit passes. A huge thank you goes out to the cars that did come out to help pack the track. There were several drivers that did come out and help and we greatly appreciate that, including the entire Daum Insurance Micro field. The entire Daum Insurance Micro field was ready and waiting to work the track and that was greatly appreciated. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to an entire field of cars and several other cars from other classes coming out to help us pack and prep the track.
Due to the weather, lack of driver and team participation in packing track, changes in the running order, and time constraints from curfew, after the Daum Insurance Micro heats we were forced to go straight to the features lining up from the pill draw. We managed to complete the UMP Late Model, UMP Steve Schmitt Modified, and Daum Insurance Micro Features before curfew. The UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMods were lined up and ready to go, however the City of Highland has very strict rules about Highland Speedway starting a race after curfew. If we would have been able to start the race prior to 11pm, we are allowed to complete the race that is on the track; however we were unable to make that deadline.
The UMP Late Model Feature was ran off of pill draw and after hot lapping the track to try to get it to come around. Only 14 of the Late Models chose to start the race and it was a slick and bumpy race with a caution in the first lap for a spin. Five laps in another caution was called while Mike Hammerle led Michael Jacober, Shannon Kuhn, and Brant Kehrer. After a crash involving Kuhn, Chad Zobrist, Tim Hancock Sr., and Kehrer; Hammerle still led Michael Jacober, Bobby Martintoni, Jim Moon, and Richie Standridge. After a caution brought out by Martintoni, Michael Jacober took the lead after a door slam pass on Hammerle to send him to second, Moon to third followed by Chad Zobrist and Standridge. Michael Jacober had a half track lead and Standridge drew a caution, which brought Hammerle, Moon, Chad Zobrist and Dan Jacober back to work on chasing him down. The UMP Late Model Feature ended with Michael Jacober taking the checkered flag followed by Chad Zobrist, Jim Moon and Dan Jacober.
The UMP Steve Schmitt Modified Feature was also ran off of the pill draw. Only sixteen UMP Steve Schmitt Modifieds chose to roll out for the feature. Justin Ketrow and Dean Hoffman started off on the front row. At the early caution Hoffman led Ketrow, Brian Bielong, Timmy Hancock Jr., Brock Bauman, and Mike Harrison. Hoffman breaks and Ketrow takes the lead followed by Bielong, Brock Bauman, Harrison, Hancock, Jr, and Cody Bauman. The UMP Steve Schmitt Modified Feature ended with Justin Ketrow taking the checkered flag followed by Mike Harrison, Brian Bielong, and Brock Bauman
The first night of the season for the Daum Insurance Micros proved to be an exciting one. The Micros proved to be very prompt. They were waiting lined up for their heat races in a timely and extremely efficient manner. The first heat race finished with Jeremy Zumwalt taking the checkered flag followed by Joe Miller and Joey Wirth. The second heat race finished with Jimmy Stearns taking the checkered flag followed by Tyler Vantoll and Kevin Horcher. The third heat race finished with Dylan Benscoter taking the checked flag followed by Austin Vantoll and John Potter. The third feature of the night was the Daum Insurance Micro Feature and it proved to be a great track for Micro racing with Jeremy Zumwalt taking the checkered flag followed by Jimmy Stearns, Joe Miller, Joey Wirth, and Tyler Vantoll.
We would like to apologize to the UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMods and the UMP Hamel Coop Street Stocks for not being able to get their features in. We will be running those features prior to the start of events on Saturday, April 6th. We will be starting an hour earlier to get these features completed.
For complete results visit our website and look at the results page.
"No four wheelers and/or golf carts allowed on the public street by order of the Highland Police Department. Riding on the back of trailers is also prohibited."
Saturday was an awesome night of racing at Highland Speedway after a beautiful, sunny day. We won the race against Mother Nature and finished well before the storms hit. She made us nervous with the light mist that started in the Late Model Feature, however we managed to get the night completed and everyone was able to get home before the snowfall. Several people thought we were crazy for deciding to race, however those that came out and braved the chance of bad weather saw an awesome show. All of the hard work and dedication that the Madison County Fair Association put into working on improving the track paid off. The track was great, one of the best tracks that we have had at Highland Speedway.
The Late Model Feature was one of the most exciting features that we have had in some time, complete with 4 wide racing on the front straight away. The Highland Bulldog, Chad Zobrist managed to take the checkered flag with Kevin Weaver and King Kong, Randy Korte not far behind. The Cross Town Classic "Pot O Gold" money was paid out to the top 3 by points combined finishes from both shows with first place money going to Kevin Weaver, second place to Randy Korte, and third to Michael Kloos.
The Modified Feature was also one of the most exciting features that we have had in sometime. The light mist had all of us nervous, but Mother Nature held off and let us have our fun. Dean Hoffman managed to take the checkered flag with Rusty Griffaw and Mike Harrison not far behind. Dean Hoffman managed to take home the entire Cross Town Classic "Bucket O Green" money home by winning both shows at BelleClair and Highland Speedway. A huge thank you goes out to Scott Seger, Brian 'Mooch' Horner, and Livn4Racing for providing this bonus money.
The SportMod Feature was full of its' own excitement, complete with Cody Johnson's wild ride turning his car over on the front straight away. Thankfully Cody was not hurt and we were able to continue racing and finish the feature after a brief pause for track cleanup. Steve Ellison managed to take home the checkered flag, with Billy Knebel, Jr. and Jeremy Thoele not far behind.
The Street Stock Feature was full of excitement with rough driving and a controversial finish with Michael Ripperda, Jr. taking the checkered flag from Tony Walker, Jason Worley came in not far behind. All of us at Highland Speedway would like to thank you all for coming out and supporting us. We love racing and we are really excited about the new track conditions and are looking forward to an awesome season of racing.
Come out and join us on Saturday, March 30 as the Easter Bunny comes to the track. All the kids can come out early on Saturday and bring your Easter Baskets. We are going to have a meet and greet for the kids with the drivers. Drivers will be bringing candy and treats to share with the kids. Grandstands will open at 5pm so kids can meet and greet the drivers. Hot Laps start at 6:30pm and racing at 7pm with the UMP Late Models, UMP Steve Schmitt Modifieds, UMP B-Dry Solutions SportMods, UMP Hamel Coop Street Stocks, and the Daum Insurance Outlaw Micros. It will be an awesome night of racing action.
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- Highland Speedway is Excited to Announce the Largest Guaranteed Point Fund in Recent History for the 2013 Season.
- Daum Crop Insurance Co. is Proud to team with Highland Speedway sponsoring the new Outlaw Micro Class for the 2013 Season.
- B-Dry Waterproofing Solutions/Paris Inc. is Proud to Sponsor the Highland Speedway SportMods and Special Events during the 2013 Season.
- Hamel Coop Grain Co. is Proud to team with Highland Speedway sponsoring the UMP Street Stocks and Special Events during the 2013 Season.
- Koerner Distributor Inc. / Miller Lite is Proud to Sponsor the UMP Pro “Crate” Late Models and Special Events during the 2013 Season.
- CC Food Mart’s Victory Lane Awaits Racers