U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing



Highland IL (June 20th, 2011) - The UMP (United Midwestern Promoters) Summer Nationals, rolls into the Highland Speedway this Wednesday June 22. Known as the Hell Tour for its torturous schedule, the series attracts some of the biggest drivers in the sport. Names like Jason Feger, Shannon Babb, Ryan Unzicker, Dennis Erb andalt Brian Shirley will invade the Speedway to compete against Highland Speedway Becker Jeweler Late Model regulars, Chad Zobrist, Randy Korte, Michael Kloos, and Mark Faust.

This year the Summer Nationals tour will be accompanied by the UMP DIRTcar Summit Modifieds, a racing series similar to the series for the Super Late Models. Kenny Wallace, “The Herminator” will be on hand competing in his UMP DIRT Modified. Wallace, the youngest member of the famous St. Louis Wallace racing family, is an avid dirt racer and competes across the country in his Modified when not racing on a national level in one of NASCARS professional divisions or working as an on air personality for cable TV’s Speed Channel.


Also on the schedule for the nights events are the UMP Factory Stocks and the UMP Sport Compacts divisions.

The pit gates open at 3:00pm, the grandstands open at 5:00pm, Qualifying for both the Super Late Models and DIRTcar Modifieds begins at 6:30 and racing begins directly after. Cost for the pits is $35, and general admissions for the Grandstands are $25 and kids under 11 are free with a paid adult.

Information about the Speedway is on the tracks website Highlandspeedway.com. Don’t forget to “Like” the Highland Speedway on Face Book and instant track information can be found by using the tracks text messaging service; text Highland to 91011.

Coming up June 25th besides a regular night of exciting UMP racing, it will be “Christmas In June” mega Bike Give Away. Members of the Speedways Jr fan club will be eligible to win a free bicycle. Membership to the Jr Fan Club is free; simply sign in at the table behind the Grandstand ticket booth upon entering the racetrack.

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.