U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


Champions Crowned at Highland

Champions Crowned at Highland 


(Sept 4, 2010) Highland IL - The 2010 Point season came to a close this past Saturday night at the Highland Speedway. Champions were crowned in all five divisions.

All five champions were locked in before the night’s races began but that didn’t stop the action on the track from being fast and furious.

The UMP Super Late Models were paced to the green flag by former Highland Champion Mark Faust. The number 51 sponsored by his family business Faust Automotive in Aviston IL took to the lead immediately. At lap 10 Faust held point over the “Trenton Tornado”, Michael Kloos, “Fast” Frankie Martin, Chad Zobrist and the 85 of Justin Ketrow.

The caution flag waved at lap 12 for debris and the restart remained the same, except the lapped car of Long time Highland driver Bob Geaschel, was placed between Faust and Kloos. Kloos cleared Geaschel immediately and tried every line on the track to catch the 51. By lap 20 Faust had nearly a straight away lead. He crossed the double checkers first for his fifth win in 2010. Kloos was second, Martin third, the 2010 Highland Late Models Points Champion Chad Zobrist was fourth and Shannon Kuhn rounded out the top five.


Out on the raceway next was the Steve Schmitt UMP Modifieds. Tyler Diebert driving the number 84 sat on the pole and managed to hang onto the lead through several caution periods. But by lap 8 the 24-1D of Dean Hoffmann slipped by the 84 car and took over the lead... Hoffman worked his way through lap traffic and several caution flags. At lap 18 the final caution of the event waved setting up a green white checker. With Diebert hot on his trail, again Hoffman was just too much and held on for the win. Diebert making a great run was second. Following Diebert was the 44 of Jim Werner, Jr, the, 25 of Brett Korves And the 68 Andy Oswald.

With Mike Harrison having a lock on the 2010 Steve Schmitt Modified Championship at Highland, he took the night off.

The Sportsmen, Street Stocks, and Factory Stock were dominated in 2010 by three racers; all took home the Trophies for the night in their classes along with the 2010 Championships. Russell Eilers in the Sportsman, Brad VenHaus in the Street Stocks and Jordon Suhre in the Factory are your 2010 Highland Class Champions in each of their respective classes.


Highland Notes: Racing Sept 11 (No Track Points)

Racing Sept 18 (No Track Points)


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UMP Late Model - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 51 Mark Faust

2 6K Michael Kloos

3 25 Frankie Martin

4 78 Chad Zobrist

5 33 Shannon Kuhn

6 85 Justin Ketrow

7 441 Brian Wolfmeier

8 81 Paul Bailey

9 1S Rick Salter

10 87 Jason Zobrist

11 20 John Cory

12 5 Michael Jacober

13 8 Bob Geaschel

14 70 Dustin McClintock

15 27 Mike Schulte

16 V50 Justin Vosholler

17 11X Brandon Hogenson


UMP Steve Schmitt Modified - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 241D Dean Hoffman

2 84 Tyler Deibert

3 44 Jim Werner, Jr

4 25 Brett Korves

5 68 Andy Oswald

6 00 Steven Ellison

7 42 Steve Lach

8 75 Eric Faust

9 56 Ron Hartnagel

10 3R Jeremy Thoele

11 10F Todd Ferber

12 53 Dave Smith

13 00S Cody Stilwell

14 E55 Chad Sellers

15 71 Lynn Tidwell

16 85T Bill Austin

17 316 Stephen Plog


UMP Sportsman - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 8E Russell  Eilers

2 3 Ryan Eilers

3 88 Rob Lee

4 6 Allan Geiseking

5 92J Rick Johnson

6 7D Adam Haas

7 96 Matt Koch

8 441 Aaron Melton

9 12 Danny Beard

10 11L Curt Loddeke

11 1G Len Garson

12 C16 Cory Brown

13 20 Tracy VonRohr

14 23 Dennis Wernle DNS

15 71 Lee Clardy DNS


UMP Street Stock - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 55V Brad Venhaus

2 101 Jeff Buss

3 7 Dennis Ponder

4 52 Tim Koch

5 64 Brian Crawford

6 8T T J Eilers

7 33 Troy Bunfill

8 29 Stephen Fohne

9 1Z Zach Hoffman

10 53 Justin Leichsenring

11 15 Michael Ripperda, Jr

12 224 Jacob Steinkoenig

13 53R Matthew Rose

14 52J Cody Johnson

15 4 Larry Smith, Jr

16 83G Kevin Goodbrake

17 88 Gerald Landolt

18 92 Dean Branson

19 84 Michael Leichsenring

20 13 Tim Fulkerson DNS

21 36 Eric Harris DNS


UMP Factory Stock - Feature

Finish Car No Driver

1 26 Jordan Suhre

2 9T Travis Horner

3 6 Austin Isaak

4 24 Justin Suhre

5 97 Bobby Funderburk

6 29H Cale Hartnagel

7 9X Trevor Isaak

8 21M Willy Myers

9 17R Jacob Rexing

10 6S Nathan Schmidt

11 77 Chad Burgess

12 81LE Lacey Egbert

13 63 Brett Eilerman

14 18 James Southers

15 86 Christian Lee

16 17W Brent Weaver

17 89 Justin Shaw

18 441 Cody Ventimiglia

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.