U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


Kloos, Eilers Winners, Harrison, Ripperda and Suhre Double Up

Kloos, Eilers Winners, Harrison, Ripperda and Suhre Double Up


(August 7, 2010) Highland IL-The crowd at the Highland Speedway was treated to a night full of racing. Besides a full schedule of regular evening events, three classes, the Steve Schmitt Modifieds, UMP Street Stocks, and the UMP Factory Stocks all ran double features completing the race of July 24th when a late evening thunderstorm halted action.

 The Super Late Models portion of the night started with their heat races. Heat wins went to the 6k of Michaela Kloos, the 11 of 14 year old Tyler Reddick, making a rare Saturday night appearance at the Speedway, and the third heat went to the 25 of “Fast” Frankie Martin.

Kloos started on the pole with Mark Faust in the 51 along side. The talk of the grandstand was the performance of young Reddick; he took the second row pole position in the feature start.

At the drop of the green flag Kloos lived up to his nickname as the “Trenton Tornado” and vaulted into the lead. Faust, Martin, Reddick, and Chad Zobrist were all fighting for position behind the 6K.

 Caution waved at lap 7 just as Kloos was catching up to the back of the field. The Gerstner and Sons number 6k was running on a rail.

Each time the leaders caught up with the back of the field a caution would wave and the drivers would line up for a single file restart.

On the restart on lap 19 after a caution for debris, Faust encountered something on the track that caused the 51 to get loose, this resulted him tangling with the 78 of Zobrist who two wheeled it for a brief moment. The result of the incident retired both of the Highland regulars for the night.

 Just one lap into the restart the 11 of Reddick pulled off the track, and the first five cars were Kloos, Martin, the 18 of Bobby Dauderman, the 5 of Dan Jacober and the 31 of the Silver Fox, Brent Helmkamp.

Kloos was impressive and in complete control of the evening as no one had anything for the 6K on taking another feature win at Highland. A last lap pass by Dauderman pushed him to second, Martin, third, Jacober held on for fourth and Aaron Kleine Moved into the 5th finishing position.


The make up feature for the Steve Schmitt Modifieds picked thing up were the rains halted the activities  on July 24th on lap 6 with the 24H of Mike Harrison in the lead. He picked up win number 301 by holding of the 73 of Brian Belong, the241D of Dean Hoffman and the 44 of Jim Werner JR.

 In the night cap feature it looked like it would be all Brian Bielong as the 73 of Bielong took the lead with Harrison in the 24 H close behind for the first 18 of the 20 laps.

On lap 18 the duo had caught up to the rear of the field. A lap car moved over to let the leaders by but the move proved costly for Bielong as the back marker moved into his lane and allowed Harrison to drive by. Bielong ran out of laps trying to regain the lead and Mike Harrison won his 9th feature at Highland this season. Bielong finished second, Hoffman, third, the 42 of Steve Latch fourth and E55 of Chad Sellers rounded out the top 5.


The Eilers brothers Russell and Ryan have accounted for a lot of victories at the Highland Speedway in the Extreme Sportsmen division, and another brother has added his name to the 2010 win list. Robbie Eilers driving the number 1 of Steve Stevenson sat on the pole and led all 15 laps of the feature. The 19 of Jimmy Cummins kept pressure on the 1 but also he also had to deal with the other two Eilers brothers, Russell and Ryan who were constantly in the mix. Robbie Eilers picked up his first win of the year, Cummins held his ground and finished second, Russell in the 8E was third, Ryan in the 3 was fourth and Rob Lee in the 88 crossed the stripe in fifth.


Michael Ripperda Jr collected wins in both features in the Street Stock Division and Jordan Suhre won both Factory Stock Features as well.











(Photo Credit – Photo Billy)


Highland Notes:

 Saturday night August 14th -Its Kettle River Furniture night, you won’t want to miss the furniture race at intermission.

August 21st -The Monster Midwest Series returns to the Highland Speedway, $2000 to win for the Super Late Models


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Results for Make up Features

Originally scheduled for July 24th


UMP Steve Schmitt Modified - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 24H Mike Harrison

2 73 Brian Bielong

3 241D Dean Hoffman

4 44 Jim Werner, Jr

5 00 Steven Ellison

6 42 Steve Lach

7 56 Ron Hartnagel

8 E55 Chad Sellers

9 3R Jeremy Thoele

10 75 Eric Faust

11 10F Todd Ferber

12 84 Tyler Deibert

13 316 Stephen Plog

14 76 Scott Sugg

15 25 Brett Korves

16 11 Adam Pate

17 71 Lynn Tidwell

18 T Tim Fohne


UMP Street Stock - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 15 Michael Ripperda, Jr

2 7 Dennis Ponder

3 55V Brad Venhaus

4 52 Tim Koch

5 53 Justin Leichsenring

6 29 Stephen Fohne

7 17C AJ Cline

8 12 Brian Crawford

9 8T T J Eilers

10 52J Cody Johnson

11 4 Larry Smith, Jr

12 5H James Hale

13 88 Gerald Landolt

14 36 Eric Harris

15 54 Shaun Hortsmann

16 101 Jeff Buss

17 1Z Zach Hoffman

18 6 Jake Hewitt


UMP Factory Stock - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 26 Jordan Suhre

2 97 Bobby Funderburk

3 9X Trevor Isaak

4 6 Austin Isaak

5 6S Shea Gagne

6 17R Jacob Rexing

7 29H Cale Hartnagel

8 21M Willy Myers

9 4 Justin Suhre

10 9T Travis Horner

11 121V Rick Viviano

12 93 Kaleb Stajduhar


Race Results for 8/7/2010


UMP Late Model - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 6K Michael Kloos

2 18 Bobby Dauderman

3 25 Frankie Martin

4 5 Michael Jacober

5 9 Aaron Kleine

6 31 Brent Helmkamp

7 77H Brandon Hogenson

8 33 Shannon Kuhn

9 20 John Cory

10 14U Bruce Unterbrink

11 4 Jason Suhre

12 71 Louie Baker, Jr

13 11 Tyler Reddick

14 78 Chad Zobrist

15 51 Mark Faust

16 2M Scott Mueller

17 27B Jeff Beyers

18 85 Justin Ketrow

19 28B John Beck

20 27 Mike Schulte


UMP Steve Schmitt Modified - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 24H Mike Harrison

2 73 Brian Bielong

3 241D Dean Hoffman

4 42 Steve Lach

5 E55 Chad Sellers

6 00 Steven Ellison

7 75 Eric Faust

8 44 Jim Werner, Jr

9 84 Tyler Deibert

10 21R Randy Dickman

11 3R Jeremy Thoele

12 10F Todd Ferber

13 53 Dave Smith

14 24J Jacob Steinkoenig

15 316 Stephen Plog

16 71 Brad Venhaus

17 81A Michael Austin

18 M41 Steve Maisel

19 56 Ron Hartnagel

20 76 Eric Goetter

21 T Tim Fohne

22 13 Aaron Kleine



UMP Sportsman - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 1 Robbie Eilers

2 19 Jimmy Cummins

3 8E Russell  Eilers

4 3 Ryan Eilers

5 88 Rob Lee

6 196 Jon Ripperda

7 87 Gary Haynes

8 6 Allan Geiseking

9 12 Danny Beard

10 56B Jim Lafferty, Jr

11 07 Andy Casper

12 36 Danny Ems

13 96 Matt Koch

14 1G Len Garson

15 9 Nathan Schmitt

16 C16 Cory Brown

17 92J Rick Johnson

18 441 Aaron Melton

19 23B Mark Bohnenstiehl DNS


UMP Street Stock - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 15 Michael Ripperda, Jr

2 55V Brad Venhaus

3 94 Dustin Clary

4 7 Dennis Ponder

5 101 Jeff Buss

6 4 Larry Smith, Jr

7 12 Brian Crawford

8 11B Fred Sparks

9 52 Tim Koch

10 8T T J Eilers

11 88 Kenny Landolt

12 84 Michael Leichsenring

13 B69 Dwayne Bateman

14 29 Stephen Fohne

15 52J Cody Johnson

16 5H James Hale

17 54 Shaun Hortsmann

18 36 Eric Harris

19 53 Justin Leichsenring DNS


UMP Factory Stock - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 26 Jordan Suhre

2 97 Bobby Funderburk

3 17R Jacob Rexing

4 21M Willy Myers

5 6 Austin Isaak

6 9X Trevor Isaak

7 6S Shea Gagne

8 4 Jason Suhre

9 29H Cale Hartnagel

10 9T Travis Horner

11 91 Shaun Hortsmann

12 121V Rick Viviano

13 441 Cody Ventimiglia

14 93 Kaleb Stajduhar

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.