July 19th - Pit Stop - No racing
July 22-27 - Madison County Fair
UMP Modified tire rule - No D's.
Photo Billy Remembered
HIGHLAND IL ( Aug 8, 2012) - It was Back to School Night & AgriGold Night at the races, along with Lee’s Loan & Fine Jewelry Diamond Dig, all brought to you by the Madison County Fair Assn & Helvetia Sharpshooters who provided discounts on food and drink.
But it was with heavy hearts that we started the evening activities, remembering one of its own, “Photo” Billy Haffer the track photographer. He passed away early Tuesday morning from injuries from an auto accident while returning from a race in Iowa.
Among the activities, Drivers passed their helmets and officials sold stickers to benefit “Photo” Billy’s family.
Becker Jewelers Late Models
Michael Kloos in the 6K was the pole sitter for the night cap in the Becker Jewelers Late Models. Alongside of Kloos was Shannon Kuhn in the 11K. At the drop of the green flag Kloos took command of the twenty five lap feature event. Just as the field passed the flag stand on lap five, “Fast” Frankie Martin’s number 25 racer spit out the drive shaft in turn one, Martin had been running third.
On the restart it was Kloos, Kuhn, Rick “The Salty Dog” Salter in his 1S, next came defending track Champion and current track points leader Chad Zobrist in the 78 and rounding out the top five was Mike Schulte in the 27S.
By lap 13 the leaders had caught the back of the field and while battling for the second spot Salter and Zobrist ran out of room going into turn one with the 78 of Zobrist coming to rest on the top side of turn one.
The race managed to stay green for the remainder of the event with the “Trenton Tornado” Michael Kloos taking home his fifth feature win of the 2012 season. Salter was second, Schulte, Kuhn and Zobrist who made his way back into the top five rounded the top five.
Steve Schmitt Modifieds
Defending UMP National point champion Mike Harrison had the broom out in the Steve Schmitt Modified division, taking the heat, dash and claiming the feature event. Following Harrison to the finish was Aaron Kleine, Marty Smith Jr, Chris Smith, and Tyler Deibert. While Harrison hasn’t raced every week at the Speedway it was his sixth trip to the Casey’s General Store’s Victory Lane.
Miller Lite Pro Late Models
Nothing like watching a veteran take the division to school but that’s was exactly Bobby “The Italian Stallion” Martintoni did in the Miller Lite Pro Late Models. It was a close race as Jordan Bauer in the 9 Star hung onto the back of Martintoni as he weaved his way through lap traffic. Every time Bauer tried to make a move around the 48 of Martintoni, “The Italian Stallion” used a lap car as a pick and slowed Bauer’s movement. The veteran Martintoni demonstrated to the field how to “work” lap traffic. Following Bauer was Rick Salter in the USA 1, Bobby Dauderman in the 18, and John Cory in the 20. It was Martintoni’s 3rd visit to the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane this season.
Marty Smith Jr made his fifth trip into the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane with his win this past Saturday night in the SportMod Division. Jeremy Thole ran second, Tyler Diebert, Rick Johnson and Brett Eilerman rounded out the top five.
T J Eilers was the best of his class in the Factory Stock Division, Austin Isaak, Cale Hartnagel, Trevor Isaak, and Jake Hewitt was the top five respectfully.
Christian Lee made Saturday night an eventful one as he made his fourth visit of the season to the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane, Bobby Funderburk, Kenny Elliott. Robbie Bindrim, and Chris Dicken was the top five.
Cole Sellers was victorious in the Kidz Mods Division, Ryan Hamilton, Kayle Gibson, Joey Gibson, Zane Ulmer, Tyler Kuhn, completed the six car field.
Racing to the end of the season
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 Test & Tune Night at the Highland Speedway 6pm – 9pm. Pits open at 5:30pm and pit passes are $15, Grandstands Open at 6pm and are FREE!!
Saturday, August 18, 2012 Come out to the Speedway for Topless Night brought to you by Daum Crop Insurance featuring the Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds, Miller Lite Crates, SportMods, Bombers, & Hornets! Farmers see your Daum Insurance Agent for passes! Watch the cars take it off for a fun night of racing!!
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Miller Lite presents Family Night at Highland Speedway featuring the SportMods, Bombers, Hornets, MICROS, and KidsModz! There will be DOUBLE FEATURES for the SportMods, Bombers, & Hornets! Nickel Races for the kids and bicycle give aways for Jr. Fan Club members!!
Miller Lite will have prizes for the 50/50 raffle for Mom & Dad!!!
Hamel Coop Grain Co. will be sponsoring two Frozen T-Shirt Contests at intermission, one for kids 10-15 and one for adults!
Be ready for a fun filled night! Bomber and Hornet feature will be made up from July 14.
Pits Open at 3:00pm, Grandstands Open at 5:00pm, Pill Draw by 5:15pm, Drivers Meeting at 5:15pm, Hot Laps at 5:30pm, Racing Starts at 6:00pm. Pit Passes are $25, Box Seats are $10 (still must purchase box seat tickets), General Admission is $10.00, kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission. Don’t forget to try your chance at the Pick 6 for you chance to win up to a $200 jackpot, brought to you by Affordable Roofing Co.
Saturday, September 1, 2012 PIT STOP - Labor Day Weekend NO RACES
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Join us for a great night of racing brought to you by Casey’s General Stores featuring the Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds, Miller Lite Crates, SportMods, Bombers, Hornets, and Kidz Mods!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Test & Tune Night at the Highland Speedway 5pm – 8pm. Pits open at 4:30pm and pit passes are $15, Grandstands Open at 5pm and are FREE!! Starting early, school is back in session!
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Championship Night at Highland Speedway featuring the Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds, Miller Lite Crates, SportMods, Bombers, & Hornets! Who will come out on top in the Modifieds, Crates, & Bombers for the 2012 season? It is also second chance night for the Pick 3. All the non winning Pick 3 tickets are thrown in a pot and one lucky winner will take home $100 from Affordable Roofing, must be present to win the second chance drawing!
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Championship Night at Highland Speedway featuring the Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds, Miller Lite Crates, SportMods, Bombers, & Hornets! Who will come out on top in the Late Models, SportMods, & Hornets for the 2012 season? It is also second chance night for the Pick 3. All the non winning Pick 3 tickets are thrown in a pot and one lucky winner will take home $100 from Affordable Roofing, must be present to win the second chance drawing!
Saturday, September 29, 2012 Come out and help us celebrate Highland’s 175th Jubilee featuring the Gateway Vintage Cars, Kidz Mods, & Quarter Midgets!! Along with rides in with the Vintage Cars and in the Ride Car! We will be opening up the pits and welcoming everyone to come down and meet the drivers and check out the cars up close and personal!!! General Admission & Pit Passes are only $5.00, kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission. All children entering the pits must be supervised by an adult! Anyone entering the infield and riding in a ride car must sign insurance waivers, anyone under the age of 18 must have parents and/or guardians present to sign minor waivers and release forms.
For more information about the Highland Speedway and the Madison County Fair Association visit their respective web sites: HighlandSpeedway.com, and MadCoFair.com. Also visit their respective Face Book pages.