U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


Highland Speedway Returns to Racing with Madison County Fair Race


Highland IL (July 25, 2011) – Celebrating 50 years of racing and tradition this season at the Highland Speedway, the Madison County Fair race holds the honor as the longest running big event at the track.

With a history of drawing some of the biggest name drivers in the Midwest, names such as Ed Dixon, Mark Gansmann, Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, Kevin Weaver, Randy Korte, Rodney Melvin, Mark Faust, Paul Bailey, Chad Zobrist, the list goes on and on have raced at this prestigious event.alt

This Wednesday evening the tradition returns to the Speedway as its fair week in Madison County. In between all the events that make a Midwestern fair a fun and exciting event the UMP event brings to the “arena” wheel to wheel dirt track racing. The Becker Jewelers UMP Late Models will be competing for $3000 first place prize money. This kind of purse will likely draw a few of the aforementioned drivers.

In the Steve Schmitt UMP Modified Division drivers such as current UMP National point’s leader Mike Harrison, Scott Weber, Brian Bielong, Dean Hofmann, Steve Lach, are expected to compete for a $700 first place purse.


Also on the card for the evening are the UMP Sportsmen, UMP Factory Stocks (Street Stocks)and the Kidz Mods.

The nights events start with the pit gates opening at 3pm, grandstand at 5:30 P.M. and racing to get underway at 6:30pm. Admissions are $20 for Adults, Box seats - $25, Children - $10, Kids under 7 - free and Pits - $35.

There will be NO RACING this Saturday July 30th at the Highland Speedway; racing resumes August 6 with “Topless Night” - Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds, Sportsman and UMP Pro Late Models Take Your Roof Off

For more information about the Highland Speedway visit the track's web site at  www.highlandspeedway.com  or on Facebook/Highland Speedway also keep up to date with the happenings at the track on your cell phone by sending Highland to 91011.

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.