U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


2010 Madison County Fair Association UMP Challenge of Champions

2010 Madison County Fair Association UMP Challenge of Champions


(July 23, 2010) Highland IL - This Tuesday night amongst the sounds of farm animals and carnival rides stock car racing takes center stage.

It’s time for the Madison County Fair Association’s 2010 UMP Challenge of Champions. With $3000 to win in the UMP Super Late Models, many big name drivers from across the Midwest make this race a must in their busy race schedules. Past winners of the event includes Highland IL’s Randy Korte, the Flatland Flash, Kevin Weaver, and the man most dominate over the past 9 years at this event, the driver known as The Mowequa Missile, Shannon Babb.


The UMP Modifieds always provides excellent wheel to wheel action at the Highland Speedway. Highland regulars Mike Harrison, Dean Hoffman, Jim Werner and Brian Bielong are expected to compete for the $700.00 in first place price money.


This year marks the Inaugural Scott Wernle Memorial for the Extreme Sportsmen, Scott the brother and crew man of Highland competitor Dennis Wernle, lost his life earlier this year in a farm accident. He was an integral part of his brothers racing operation and a big supporter of the Sportsmen Division.

With $1000.00 in first place prize money, this event will be attracting sportsmen racers from across the Midwest in attending this first time event.


Also on the program for the evening will be the fast and furious Factory Stocks, 4 cylinder race cars competing for $200.00 to win.


The Grandstand opens at 5:00 P.M. Races at 6:00; Pit Gates open at 2:00; Pill Draw ends at 5:45. Pit Passes are $35.00, General Admission is $20, Children (7-12) $10.00, under 7 free with paid adult admission and Box Seats are $25.00.


For More information visit the tracks web site at Highland Speedway.com or the Madison County Fair Associations web site at Madcofair.com

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.