U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


Family Fun Night at the Highland Speedway


   HIGHLAND IL (June23, 2012) – The Highland Speedway kicked off the summer with a night of racing mixed with entertainment for the whole family. Besides great racing action from the Highland Speedway’s Sport Mods, Factory Stocks and Sport Compacts, which ran double features, the Gateway Vintage Race Cars brought a full field of classic racecars.

     Everyone was entertained during the intermission by a frozen T-Shirt contest, a nickel race for the kids, and rides around the speedway provided by the Vintage Racers. At the end of the evening the track crew staged a Gauntlet race and area Demo drivers put on a Demo Derby. It was Family Fun Night sponsored by B-Dry Systems with added sponsorship by the Hamel Co-op.

Sport Mods

        There is no short supply of talent in the Sport Mod Division at the Highland Speedway. This newly formed class has taken on its own personality with a mixture of veteran and rookie drivers.

In the May 26th make up feature Marty Smith Jr took home the trophy

May 26, 2012 Sport Mod Top 5


Marty Smith, Jr       

2 Rob Lee      

3 Tyler Deibert           

4 Curt Loddeke         

5 Brett Page

     The night cap began with a battle for second between Rob Lee and Marty Smith Jr, as Jeremy Thole in the 14 took command at the start….midway through the feature Lee and Smith tangled in turns 3 and 4 leaving Smith sitting stalled and causing a yellow. On the restart it was Thole and Lee on the high side and Tyler Diebert working the low groove.

  On the final turn on the white flag lap both Diebert and Lee took a run on Thole, Diebert pushed up from the bottom and slowed Thole’s momentum allowing Lee’s charge stick and the driver of the 88 pulled ahead just at the finish line to take home yet another trophy in this new division Thole had to settle for second and Diebert third.

Sport Mod Top Ten


1 Rob Lee      

2 Jeremy Thoele         

3 Tyler Deibert           

4 Rick Johnson           

5 Brett Page   

6 Jerry Thompson       

7 Tim Gaertner           

8 Len Garson 

9 Mark Stolle 

10 Dan DuBree

Factory Stock

T.J. Eilers was victorious in the makeup feature in the Factory Stocks, while Shaun Horstmann collected to trophy in the night cap.











Sport Compacts

Bobby Funderburk won the makeup feature from May 26th , While Tristan Wentler made his very first trip into the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane in the regular race night feature.








Cole Sellers found the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane to his liking once again as he was the winner in the younger division.



Coming Events


June 30 2012 Scott Wernle Memorial Night featuring 25 lap Street Stock race


July 7 2012 Lee's Loan Diamond Dig


July 10 2012 Test & Tune Tuesday 6:00 - 9:00pm


July 14 2012 PCRA night (sponsored by Excel Bottling) Christmas in July (Kids bring your Xmas list - Santa will be there) Kid's Night - every kid 10 and under will get a prize(must be signed up for JR Fan Club on July 7) (Give aways by Huddle House)

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.

(Photos 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.