U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


Rick Kloos, “Lumpy” Loughery, Bob Faust, Gary Gerstner, Ken Faust, and “Butch” Kuhn Return to the Highland Speedway


HIGHLAND IL ( August 19, 2011) – The second part of the Highland Speedways 50th Anniversary presented by SKI and Casey’s General Stores is expecting to be bigger than the first. (The second of the two part celebration was rained out in June). This Saturday several drivers from the bygone era of the Speedway will again compete on the famed Highland ¼ mile in racers provided by the Gateway Vintage Racing Association.

Rick Kloos, Butch Kuhn, Bob Faust, Gary Gerstner, Larry “Lumpy” Loughery, and Ken Faust will again don helmets and climb in behind the wheel. This should be exciting for the fans, seeing these drivers once again on the Speedway and hear their names announced across the tracks P.A. In addition to these six additional drivers from the Highland Speedway past are expected to attend.

It will be a full night of racing along with the Race of Past Drivers; the Gateway Vintage Racers will compete. Let’s not forget your favorite Highland Drivers will be competing in the Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds. UMP Pro Late Models, Sportsmen, Factory Stocks, and Sport Compacts divisions. The Delaware style restart will be used in all divisions.

Hot laps will be at 6:30pm and the walls begin to shake and the racing action begins at 7. For more information checkout the Highland Speedway web site at Highland Speedway .com on Facebook/highlandspeedway or by texting 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.