U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


Babb Dominates at Highland, Harrison & Shaw Also Winners




Highland, IL (August 25, 2011) – Shannon Babb of Moweaqua, IL takes night one of the Tri-State Trifecta at Highland Speedway Thursday night.  Babb led every lap from his outside pole starting position and earned $5,000 for his efforts.  Babb also picked up his second career win with the MARS series.

Scott James of Greendale, IL started eighth in the feature, but was unable to catch Babb in the closing laps and settled for second.  Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR was the races Rod End Supply Hard Charger as he rallied from his fourteenth starting position to finish third.  Jason Feger of Bloomington, IL and Brandon Sheppard from Berlin, IL rounded out the top five.

Steve Schmitt Modifieds:

Mike Harrison of Highland IL led from green to checker to add another win to a very dominating season, Chris Smith from also from Highland just caught Tyler Diebert at the line for second. NASCAR star Kenny Schrader was fourth and the 42 of Steve Lach was fifth.

Sport Compacts:

Rob Shaw led from the start and took home the honors in the UMP Sport Compact division


Up next for the MARS vs. UMP Tri State $15,000 Trifecta will be Friday night at the Paducah International Raceway, and the “mini” series concludes Saturday at I-55 Raceway in Pevely MO.

The Highland Speedway resumes Saturday September 10 with a season ending Championship night, also on the agenda will be make up features for the UMP Factory Stocks and UMP Sport Compacts.

For more information about the MARS Racing Series visit their web site marsracingseries.com, for more information about the Highland Speedway visit their web site at highlandspeedway.com or on Facebook. You can also get up to date race information on your phone by texting highland to 91011.



MARS / UMP Becker Jewelers Late Models - Feature  

1 18B Shannon Babb

2 81 Scott James

3 21 Billy Moyer

4 25F Jason Feger

5 B5 Brandon Sheppard

6 14 Brad Looney

7 21jr Billy Moyer, Jr

8 33M Tim Manville

9 00S Jesse Stovall

10 27S Mike Schulte

11 75 Terry Phillips

12 96T R. C. Whitewell

13 27M Rodney Melvin

14 81C Kevin Cole

15 56 Tony Jackson

16 B12 Kevin Weaver

17 24 Ryan Unzicker

18 78 Chad Zobrist

19 81X Matt Miller

20 00K Randy Korte

21 1RS Rick Salter

22 25L Steve Lance, Jr


UMP Steve Schmitt Modified - Feature

1 24H Mike Harrison

2 15 Chris Smith

3 84 Tyler Deibert

4 9 Ken Schrader

5 42 Steve Lach

UMP Sport Compact - Feature

1 18R Robert Shaw

2 24 Sage Thornhill

3 9X Trevor Isaak

4 6 Ryan Emig

5 63 Bret Eilerman

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.