Aug 22nd - 23rd - Gateway Vintage Car weekend with KidModz Championship
No regular classes racing.
UMP Modified tire rule - No D's.
HIGHLAND IL (August 18, 2012) - The tops came off and the racing action was hot as Daum Crop Insurance of Greenville presents Topless night at the Highland Speedway. Drivers at the Speedway had the option to remove their roofs so the fans could get a better view of what’s it like to drive a around the Speedway. It definitely gives a different look to the cars.
Becker Jewelers Super Late Models
Mike Schulte by winning the dash, choose the high side for the start of the 25 lap main event. Michael Kloos in the Gerstner and Son’s number 6K, by being runner up in the dash was place on the proverbial pole, inside front row. The advantage Schulte hoped for by starting outside was short lived as by the time the pair rounded out of turn two Kloos was clearly in the lead.
Kloos quickly set the pace and by lap nine the leaders were in lapped traffic. At lap ten the first five were Kloos, Schulte in the 27S, Rick “The Salty Dog” Salter in his 1S, current points leader Chad Zobrist in the 78, and Matt Weidner driving the other Gerstner and Son’s Car, the 6X.
Photo Billy Remembered
HIGHLAND IL ( Aug 8, 2012) - It was Back to School Night & AgriGold Night at the races, along with Lee’s Loan & Fine Jewelry Diamond Dig, all brought to you by the Madison County Fair Assn & Helvetia Sharpshooters who provided discounts on food and drink.
But it was with heavy hearts that we started the evening activities, remembering one of its own, “Photo” Billy Haffer the track photographer. He passed away early Tuesday morning from injuries from an auto accident while returning from a race in Iowa.
Among the activities, Drivers passed their helmets and officials sold stickers to benefit “Photo” Billy’s family.
Becker Jewelers Late Models
Michael Kloos in the 6K was the pole sitter for the night cap in the Becker Jewelers Late Models. Alongside of Kloos was Shannon Kuhn in the 11K. At the drop of the green flag Kloos took command of the twenty five lap feature event. Just as the field passed the flag stand on lap five, “Fast” Frankie Martin’s number 25 racer spit out the drive shaft in turn one, Martin had been running third.
Saturday, August 25, 2012 Miller Lite presentsFamily Night at Highland Speedway featuring Micros, SportMods, Bombers, Hornets, and KidsModz! There will be double Features for the SportMods, Bombers and Hornets. The make up Features from July 14th will be run. Nickel Races for the kids and bicycle give aways for Jr. Fan Club members!! Miller Lite will be there with give aways for Mom & Dad!!!
Saturday, September 1, 2012 PIT STOP - Labor Day Weekend NO RACES
Saturday, September 8, 2012 Join us for a great night of racing brought to you by Casey’s General Stores featuring the Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds, Miller Lite Crates, SportMods, Bombers, Hornets, and KidsModz!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Test & Tune Night at the Highland Speedway 5pm – 8pm. Pits open at 4:30pm and pit passes are $15, Grandstands Open at 5pm and are FREE!! Starting early, school is back in session!
Saturday, September 15, 2012 Championship Night at Highland Speedway featuring the Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds, Miller Lite Crates, SportMods, Bombers, & Hornets! Who will come out on top in the Modifieds, Crates, & Bombers for the 2012 season? It is also second chance night for the Pick 3. All the non winning Pick 3 tickets are thrown in a pot and one lucky winner will take home $100 from Affordable Roofing, must be present to win the second chance drawing!
Saturday, September 22, 2012 Championship Night at Highland Speedway featuring the Becker Jewelers Late Models, Steve Schmitt Modifieds, Miller Lite Crates, SportMods, Bombers, & Hornets! Who will come out on top in the Late Models, SportMods, & Hornets for the 2012 season? It is also second chance night for the Pick 3. All the non winning Pick 3 tickets are thrown in a pot and one lucky winner will take home $100 from Affordable Roofing, must be present to win the second chance drawing!
Saturday, September 29, 2012 Come out and help us celebrate Highland’s 175th Jubilee featuring the Gateway Vintage Cars, KidzMods, & Quarter Midgets!! Along with rides in with the Vintage Cars and in the Ride Car! We will be opening up the pits and welcoming everyone to come down and meet the drivers and check out the cars up close and personal!!! General Admission & Pit Passes are only $5.00, kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission. All children entering the pits must be supervised by an adult! Anyone entering the infield and riding in a ride car must sign insurance waivers, anyone under the age of 18 must have parents and/or guardians present to sign minor waivers and release forms.
Big Night of Racing At the Highland Speedway
HIGHLAND IL (7 28) -The excitement of the Madison County Fair added with The UMP Challenge of Champions Race, The Scott Wernle Memorial for the Factory Stock, near capacity grand stands and one of the coolest evenings we have had in a long time and you’ve got one great night of racing.
Becker Jewelers Late Models / Miller Lite Pro Late Models Combo
For the second week in a row the two late model divisions were combined creating a field of 30 late models with four heat races. The top two in each heat advanced to the dash, Winning heat one was the 7 of Dave Jacober followed by Rick “the Salty Dog” Salter in the 1S. Heat two saw Steve Leach in the 49 crossing the stripe first with “Racin” Jason Zobrist in the 87 in second. Heat three “The Trenton Tornado” Michael Kloos driving the 6K finished first and “Fast” Frankie Martin in his familiar 25 was second and picking up the heat win in the fourth and final heat of the evening for the Late Models was Shannon Kuhn in the 11K and The “Highland Bulldog” Chad Zobrist in the 78 in second.
The First Leg of Illinois Sprint Week and
Night Two of the Madison County Fair
HIGHLAND IL (7-25-12) As part of Illinois Sprint week and part of the Madison County Fair, the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) invaded the hallowed walls of the Highland Speedway. This is the first time in over twenty years winged sprint cars raced at Highland and the showing was exciting. Race fans endured the hottest day of this sweltering heat and saw action on the track even hotter on the track. 24 winged sprints were on hand and the MOWA Officials put on a quality show with driver introductions, The MOWA girls, and give a ways for the kids and fans
The MOWA Sprints started the nights racing with their heat races Heat 1 went to the number 14 driven by Jimmy Bridgeman, Heat two winner was Chris Urish in the 77U, and the winner of heat three was Danny Smith in the number 4. MOWA runs an 8 car dash with heat winners and drivers who earn their way in using the passing point system. Chris Urish was the dash winner followed by Smith and Jerrod Hall in the 12H.The B-Main winner was Logan Fancon in the 52F.
- Leaps of Love Children Take Center Stage at the Highland Speedway
- The Street Stock and Hornet Features from July 14th will be made up on Saturday, August 25th!
- SANTA, THE PCRA, PLUS RACING RETURNS TO THE HIGHLAND SPEEDWAY
- Family Fun Night at the Highland Speedway
- Melvin Scores Highland Summer Nationals Victory with Last Lap Pass
- Schulte Claims Becker Jewelers Late Models Honors