U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


May 16, 2009 News Article

Saturday, May 16, was the night of the Mega Bike giveaway. 50 bikes were given away during intermission to the junior race fans. There were also five Feature winners on the race track. First up was the UMP Late Model division of 29 cars. Heat one went to Chad Zobrist then Frankie Martin, DJ Cygan, and Dick Taylor. The Highland Bulldog, Chad Zobrist, went on to sweep his division. Second heat saw Marty Smith, Jr lead over Rodney Standerfer, Mike Schulte, and Clay Baumann. Third heat had Brian Wolfmeier take the lead over Michael Kloos, Brett Cygan, and Aaron Kleine. Fourth heat saw Mark Faust beat out Mike Hammerlee, Kerry Gaultney, and Dan Jacober. Consi order of finish was Paul Bailey, Rick Standridge, Shane Tomlin, Jason Zobrist, Dave Thornton, Brent Helmkamp, Steve Leach, Matt Taylor, Shannon Kuhn, John Cory, Michael Jacober, Danny Ripperda, and Mikey Myers. Trying to take the win over Zobrist in the dash were Kloos, Standerfer, and Wolfmeier. Taking the checkered flag after Chad Zobrist in the Feature was Kloos, Faust, Standerfer, Wolfmeier, Hammerlee, DJ Cygan, Bailey, Gaultney, Smith, Jr, Mike Schulte, Dan Jacober, Clay Baumann, Standridge, Brett Cygan, Jason Zobrist, Dick Taylor, Frankie Martin, Dave Thornton, and Aaron Kleine.

There were 26 Steve Schmitt Modifieds. Winner of the first heat was Robbie Eilers. He was chased by Guy Taylor, Aaron Kleine, and Jim Werner, Jr. Second heat saw Mike Harrison beat out Chris Smith, Eric Goetter, and Brett Korves. Third heat had Steve Ellison lead Chad Selers, Marty Smith, Jr, and Tyler Blankenship. The Consi had Tyler Deibert take the lead over Bobby Regot, Aaron Marquardt, Craig Kern, Roger Fohne, Travis Koehler, Don Patton, David Snow, Jesse Wisely, Paul Becker DNS and Matt Accord DNS. Taking the checkered flag in the dash was Chris Smith. He was chased by Mike Harrison, Robbie Eilers, and Chad Sellers. The Feature winner was Chris Smith. He led Eilers, Werner, Jr, Sellers, Korves, Kleine, Deibert, Taylor, Ellison, Blankenship, Goetter, Ron Hartnagel, Steve Lach, Roger Fohne, Kern, Marquardt, Regot, Chris Cobin, Harrison and Smith, Jr.

UMP Sportsman division had 18 cars. First heat winner was Nathan Schmitt, then Jon Ripperda, Russell Eilers, and Justin Durbin. Second heat went to Mark Bohnenstiehl over Jim Lafferty, Dustin Knerrer, and Bryan Slover. Third heat has Greg Spencer win over Rob Lee, Allan Geiseking, and Aaron Melton. Dash top dog was Rob Lee. He was chased by Bohnenstiehl, Lee and Spencer. Feature winner, Russell Eilers, took the lead over Bohnenstiehl, Lee, Spencer, Lafferty, Knerrer, Jimmy Cummins, Rick Johnson, Ryan Eilers, Aaron Melton, Bryan Slover, Tory Ernst, Justin Durbin, Jeff Nash, Schmitt, Ripperda, Geiseking, and Jon Huegen.

Street Stock division had 23 cars. The first winner in the division was Michael Ripperda, Jr in the first heat. He was chased by Jake Hewitt, Dustin Sampson, and TJ Eilers. Second heat top dog was Brad Venhaus, then Bobby Dees, Jr, Billy Kruep, and Tommy Gaither. Third heat had Stephen Fohne win over AJ Cline, Terry McCann, and Stephen Flannery, Jr. The last winner in the division was also the first – Michael Ripperda, Jr. Chasing Ripperda, Jr in the Feature was Ed Lenhardt, Jeremy Pate, Flannery, Jr, Jeff Buss, Gaither, TJ Eilers, Keith Flannery, Billy Kruep, Dees, Jr, McCann, James Hale, Brian Miller, Justin Leichsenring, Venhaus, Hewitt, Fohne, Vince Pratt, Jason Nash, and Sampson. Also in attendance were Jordan Bauer and Larry Smith, Jr.

The UMP Factory Stock division of 29 cars also had a driver sweep his division. It was Charlie Durbin who won the first heat over Travis Horner, Dan Dodson, and Scott Egbert. Second heat went to Jason Suhre, then Mitch Denison, Sean Denison, and Tracy VonRohr. Third heat saw Jordan Suhre take the win and followed by Bob Zbinden, Jason Schmidt, and Justin Suhre. Consi order of finish was Trevor Isaak, Nick Knebel, Josh James, Jon Easley, Joe Swip, Jeremy Izard, Justin Hall, Tom Eilers, Joe Webb, Danny White, Jr, Kyle Swip, Mike Bourland, Ed Martiszus, and Shawn McCall DNS. Taking the checkered flag in the Feature was Charlie Durbin. He was chased by Jordan Suhre, Bob Zbinden, Jason Suhre, Sean Denison, Justin Suhre, Schmidt, Mitch Denison, Horner, VonRohr, Dodson, Eddie Sterns, Austin Isaak, Easley, Dale Bohnenstiehl, Joe Swip, Egbert, Trevor Isaak, Knebel, and James.

Track Guidelines

Highland Speedway reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone.

Drivers must be 14 years of age to race at the Highland Speedway. Drivers 14 and under must have permission from the track to race in the DIRTcar UMP Late Model, DIRTcar UMP Modified,  DIRTcar UMP SportMod division and DIRTcar UMP Street Stock division.

Minor drivers must have BOTH parents or legal guardians sign a minor release form for the driver to enter the race track. Minor drivers will sign the minor form each week during sign in at the pit shack. 

Each driver must enter their car to race every night. Every car that races must have a pit pass for the driver.