U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


Zobrist, Harrison, Salter, Winners at Highland

HIGHLAND IL (May 12, 2012) It’s always exciting when a feature event goes green to checker, leaders dealing with lap cars, drivers not having time to slow and catch their breath, it becomes a very intense race. The Becker Jewelers Late Model feature this past Saturday night at the Highland Speedway was one of those races.

Rick “The Salty Dog” Salter was the Pole Sitter by virtue of his dash win and having the choice, he started on the outside of the front row with defending points Champion to his left. At the drop of the green it was The Salty Dogs race to lose, and for 23 laps it was, but running inside of lap traffic Salter was held up by a lap car allowing not only Zobrist but also last week’s winner “Fast” Frankie Martin to skate by. At the checker flag it was Zobrist sitting in the Casey’s General Store Victory Lane, Martin, Salter, Michael Kloos, and Matt Taylor rounding out your top five.

Becker Jewelers Late Models Top Ten

1 Chad Zobrist           

2 Frankie Martin        

3 Rick Salter  

4 Michael Kloos         

5 Matt Taylor 

6 Brent Helmkamp     

7 Jason Zobrist           

8 Adam Tischauser    

9 Chris Shelton          

10 Rick Standridge

Steve Schmitt Modifieds

Judging by the number of people picking the 24 of Mile Harrison to win the Feature event in the Highland Highland Speedway’s “Pick 3” contest it was no surprise the current National Champ captured the Steve Schmitt Modified feature win and parked the number 24 in the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane. Chad Sellers hung tuff but Harrison took the win by several car lengths. Tyler Diebert in the 84 was third, Justin Ketrow, and Brad Venhaus completed the top five.

Steve Schmitt Modifieds Top Ten

1 Mike Harrison         

2 Chad Sellers

3 Tyler Deibert           

4 Justin Ketrow          

5 Brad Venhaus         

6 Brett Korves           

7 Paul Bailey  

8 Dustin Knerrer        

9 Dane Gundaker       

10 Stephen Plog

Miller Lite Pro Late Models

Rick “The Salty Dog” Salter definitely had two fast race cars Saturday night, his 1S led the Becker Jewelers Super Late Model Feature for 23 of the 25 Laps, and his USA 1 Pro Late Model was equally fast in the Miller Lite Pro Late Model feature event. The 18 of “The Undertaker” Bobby Dauderman spent the entire race putting pressure on Salter, but unlike the Super Late Model Feature event were lap traffic worked against him, this time it favored the driver from Albers IL and Salter found the way to the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane. Dauderman followed in second, Jordan Bauer, Mark Oller and Billy Knebel, Jr were your top five.

Miller Lite Pro Late Model Top Five

1 Rick Salter  

2 Bobby Dauderman  

3 Jordan Bauer           

4 Mark Oller   

5 Billy Knebel, Jr

Sport Mods

Rob Lee again found the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane to his liking as he took the night cap in the Sport Mod Division.


Sport Mod Top Five

1 Rob Lee      

2 Tyler Deibert           

3 Marty Smith, Jr       

4 Brett Page   

5 Len Garson

Factory Stocks

Cale Hartnagel from Millersburg IL captured his first feature win of the 2012 season.

Factory Stocks Top Five

1 Cale Hartnagel        

2 Austin Isaak

3 Jason Worley           

4 Trevor Isaak

5 Jacob Tompkins

Sport Compacts

Rob Shaw from Highland IL found his way onto the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane Saturday night holding off a hard charging Bobby Funderburk.

Sport Compact Top Five

1 Robert Shaw           

2 Bobby Funderburk  

3 Christian Lee           

4 Kenny Elliott          

5 Kate Smith


The KidModz made their first appearance to the Highland Speendway in 2012 and Kayle Gibson bested a field of boys to take the win.

KidModz Top Five

1 Kayle Gibson

2 Zane Ulmer

3 Tyler Kuhn

4 Joey Gibson

5 Cole Sellers

Coming Events

May 19, Armed Forces Night sponsored by Scott Credit Union

May 26, Veterans Night sponsored by Miller Lite (Give a ways by the Miller Lite girls)

May 31, *Mars vs Northern All Stars Thursday

For more information about the Highland Speedway and the Madison County Fair Association visit their respective web sites: Highland Speedway .com, and Mad Co Fair .com. Also visit their respective Face Book pages.

(Photo's by Photo Billy, used by permission)

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.