U.M.P. DIRTcar Racing


April 7, 2007 Results


Highland Speedway kick off its 46th year of racing on Saturday night, April 7th, on possibly the coldest night in the 45 year history of the Speedway. One hundred and five cars braved the cold weather to start the 2007 season. The 00 of Randy Korte started off the evening by having the fastest qualifying time in the UMP Late Model division of 24 cars. It was a repeat of the 2006 opener when Randy Korte had a Grand Slam night winning his heat, the dash, and the Feature. Korte grabbed the win in the first heat over Chad Zobrist, Tim Manville, and Matt Weidner. Second heat saw Mark Faust lead Rusty Schlenk, Rick Salter, and Craig Smith. Third heat saw another Faust take the win, this time it was Billy who led Rusty Griffaw, Michael Kloos, and Steven Unterbrink. It was again two Fausts in the dash chasing Korte. Order of finish was Randy Korte, Billy Faust, Mark Faust, and Chad Zobrist. The UMP Late Model Consi saw Mike Schulte cross the finish line ahead of Mike Bryant, Brent Helmkamp, Barry Quade, Michael Jacober, Dan Jacober, Matt Santel, Brad White, and DNS Matt Koch. King Kong Korte led the pack in the Feature, then Billy Faust, Chad Zobrist, Rusty Schlenk, Mark Faust, Rusty Griffaw, Rick Salter, Matt Weidner, Michael Kloos, Tim Manville, Craig Smith, Mike Hammerle, Mike Schulte, Dewayne Keifer, Mike Bryant, Steven Unterbrink, Brent Helmkamp, and Tyler Deibert.
There was another sweep in the UMP Modified division of 18 cars. Ed Lenhardt swept his heat, the dash, and the Feature. Ed took the first heat over Paul Bailey, Tim Hancock, and Brent Mullins. Scond heat winner was Mike Vanderiet, Jr leading Kenny Wallace (yes, this is the NASCAR driver you see on TV), Brian Bielong, and Chad Evans. Dash race list was Ed Lenhardt, Paul Bailey, Mike Vanderiet, Jr, and Brian Bielong. Chasing Lenhardt in the Feature were Mike Vanderiet, Jr, Tim Hancock, Brian Bielong, Kenny Wallace, Paul Bailey, Chad Evans, Chad Sellers, Brent Mullins, Kent Robinson, Dave Thornton, Cody Stilwell, Eric Goetter, David Barker, Jesse Wisely, Andy Oswald. Matt Verbeck, and Scott White.

There were 23 UMP Sportsman drivers who showed up to race, Justin Ketrow proved he was top dog in that division. He also swept his division winning the first heat, the dash, and the Feature. Following Ketrow in the first heat were Nathan Schmitt, Jason Bohnenstiehl, and Aaron Melton. Second heat saw Steve Stevenson beat out Greg Spencer, Mark Bohnenstiehl, and Jimmy Cummins. Third heat went to Dustin Knerrer over Robbie Eilers, Pete Cory, and Billy Knebel, Jr. The Consi saw Justin Durbin take the win over Andy Casper, Scott Drew, Rob Lee, John Huegen and Nick VanDenbergh. Also in attendance were Kelly Vogel and Matt Hancock. Chasing Ketrow in the Feature were Dustin Knerrer, Nathan Schmitt, Robbie Eilers, Steve Stevenson, Greg Sencer, Jason Bohnenstiehl, Billy Knebel, Jr, Pete Cory, Mark Bohnenstiehl, Justin Durbin, Jimmy Cummins, Bryan Slover, Russell Eilers, Scott Drew, Aaron Marquardt, Andy Casper and Aaron Melton DNS.

Tim Driscoll swept his heat and the Feature in the 15 car UMP Bomber division.He led Mike Ripperda, Jr, Larry Smith, Jr, and Jake Hewitt in the first heat. Second heat saw Jason Zobrist beat out Eric Rensing, Dwayne Bateman, and Danny Ripperda. Feature order of finish after Driscoll was Jason Zobrist, Mike Ripperda, Jr, Eric Rensing, Larry Smith, Jr, Danny Ripperda, Billy Kruep, Jeremy Pate, Mike Ripperda, Sr, Dwayne Bateman, Steve Leach, Brant Kehrer, John Cory, Adam Pate, and Jake Hewitt.

There was another sweep in the UMP Hornet division of 25 cars. This time it was Ryan Eilers who won the second heat over Tracy VonRohr, Michael Fulk, and Matt Hamblin before he won the Feature. First heat saw Nick Knebel race to the finish line first followed by Josh James, Jon Ripperda, and Justin Shaw. Third heat saw Riley Warren win over Jason Schmidt, Tom Hellmann, and Aaron Wood. Consi winner David Shaw had Steve Gorka, Jr, Scott Shaw, Dan Ricklefs, Travis Horner, Marcus Kruep, Shawn McCalls, Andy Hellmann, and James Hale. Feature order of finish after Ryan Eilers was Nick Knebel, Riley Warren, Josh James, Jon Ripperda, Tracy VonRohr, Aaron Wood, Matt Hamblin, Jason Schmidt, Tom Hellmann, Michael Fulk, Joe Swip, Kory Reigel, Steve Gorka, Jr, Scott Shaw, David Shaw, Justin Shaw and Chris Dicken.

Highland Speedway races every Saturday night. April 14th is the next night of racing. Grandstand gate opens at 5:00 pm. General admission is $12 for ages 16 and up, $5 for ages 10 - 15, and 9 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

UMP Late Models - 24 cars
Fastest Qualifier
00 Randy Korte

Heat 1
1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 78 Chad Zobrist
3. 33 Tim Manville
4. 6W Matt Weidner

Heat 2
1. 92M Mark Faust
2. 91 Rusty Schlenk
3. 1S Rick Salter
4. 81 Craig Smith

Heat 3
1. 92B Billy Faust
2. 93X Rusty Griffaw
3. 6K Michael Kloos
4. 4S Steven Unterbrink

1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 92B Billy Faust
3. 92M Mark Faust
4. 78 Chad Zobrist

1. 27 Mike Schulte
2. 11 Mike Bryant
3. 31 Brent Helmkamp
4. 19 Barry Quade
5. 7 Michael Jacober
6. 22 Dan Jacober
7. 92S Matt Santel
8. B10 Brad White
9. 96 Matt Koch DNS

1. 00 Randy Korte
2. 92B Billy Faust
3. 78 Chad Zobrist
4. 91 Rusty Schlenk
5. 92M Mark Faust
6. 93X Rusty Griffaw
7. 1S Rick Salter
8. 6W Matt Weidner
9. 6K Michael Kloos
10. 33 Tim Manville
11. 81 Craig Smith
12. 16H Mike Hammerle
13. 27 Mike Schulte
14. 13 Dewayne Keifer
15. 11 Mike Bryant
16. 4S Steven Unterbrink
17. 31 Brent Helmkamp
18. 84 Tyler Deibert

UMP Modified - 18 cars
Heat 1
1. 94 Ed Lenhardt
2. 81 Paul Bailey
3. TO Tim Hancock
4. 41M Brent Mullins

Heat 2
1. 17V Mike Vanderiet, Jr
2. 36 Kenny Wallace
3. 70 Brian Bielong
4. 59 Chad Evans

1. 94 Ed Lenhardt
2. 81 Paul Bailey
3. 17V Mike Vanderiet, Jr
4. 70 Brian Bielong

1. 94 Ed Lenhardt
2. 17V Mike Vanderiet, Jr
3. TO Tim Hancock
4. 70 Brian Bielong
5. 36 Kenny Wallace
6. 81 Paul Bailey
7. 59 Chad Evans
8. E55 Chad Sellers
9. 41M Brent Mullins
10. 7R Kent Robinson
11. 56 Dave Thornton
12. 00S Cody Stilwell
13. 76 Eric Goetter
14. 98B David Barker
15. 17 Jesse Wisely
16. 68 Andy Oswald
17. 17M Matt Verbeck
18. S0 Scott White

Sportsman - 24 cars
Heat 1
1. 88 Justin Ketrow
2. 19S Nathan Schmitt
3. 15 Jason Bohnenstiehl
4. 441 Aaron Melton

Heat 2
1. 1 Steve Stevenson
2. 33 Greg Spencer
3. 23B Mark Bohnenstiehl
4. 19 Jimmy Cummins

Heat 3
1. 99K Dustin Knerrer
2. 3E Robbie Eilers
3. 2C Pete Cory
4. 52 Billy Knebel, Jr

1. 88 Justin Ketrow
2. 99K Dustin Knerrer
3. 19S Nathan Schmitt
4. 3E Robbie Eilers

1. 28 Justin Durbin
2. 17 Andy Casper
3. 88S Scott Drew
4. 11L Rob Lee
5. 79 John Huegen
6. 19V Nick Van Denbergh
7. 20V Kelly Vogel DNS
8. 8H Matt Hancock

1. 88 Justin Ketrow
2. 99K Dustin Knerrer
3. 19S Nathan Schmitt
4. 3E Robbie Eilers
5. 1 Steve Stevenson
6. 33 Greg Spencer
7. 15 Jason Bohnenstiehl
8. 52 Billy Knebel, Jr
9. 2C Pete Cory
10. 23B Mark Bohnenstiehl
11. 28 Justin Durbin
12. 19 Jimmy Cummins
13. 7 Bryan Slover
14. 8E Russell Eilers
15. 88S Scott Drew
16. 41 Aaron Marquardt
17. 17 Andy Casper
18. 441 Aaron Melton DNS

Bombers - 15 cars
Heat 1
1. 1 Tim Driscoll
2. 15 Mike Ripperda, Jr
3. 4 Larry Smith, Jr
4. 6 Jake Hewitt

Heat 2
1. 87 Jason Zobrist
2. 74 Eric Rensing
3. B69 Dwayne Bateman
4. 51 Danny Ripperda

1. 1 Tim Driscoll
2. 87 Jason Zobrist
3. 15 Mike Ripperda, Jr
4. 74 Eric Rensing
5. 4 Larry Smith, Jr
6. 51 Danny Ripperda
7. 91 Billy Kruep
8. 5 Jeremy Pate
9. 05 Mike Ripperda, Sr
10. B69 Dwayne Bateman
11. 49 Steve Leach
12. 92B Brant Kehrer
13. 20 John Cory
14. 11 Adam Pate
15. 6 Jake Hewitt

Hornets - 25 cars
Heat 1
1. 52 Nick Knebel
2. 01 Josh James
3. 196 Jon Ripperda
4. 18J Justin Shaw

Heat 2
1. 3 Ryan Eilers
2. 20 Tracy VonRohr
3. 32 Michael Fulk
4. 13 Matt Hamblin

Heat 3
1. 75 Riley Warren
2. 9 Jason Schmidt
3. 10 Tom Hellmann
4. 2X Aaron Wood

1. 2B David Shaw
2. 713 Steve Gorka, Jr
3. 33 Scott Shaw
4. 00 Dan Ricklefs, Jr
5. 9T Travis Horner
6. 19 Marcus Kruep
7. 42 Shawn McCalls
8. 50 Andy Hellmann
9. 5H James Hale
10. 77D Charlie Durbin DNS

1. 3 Ryan Eilers
2. 52 Nick Knebel
3. 75 Riley Warren
4. 01 Josh James
5. 196 Jon Ripperda
6. 20 Tracy VonRohr
7. 2X Aaron Wood
8. 13 Matt Hamblin
9. 9 Jason Schmidt
10. 10 Tom Hellmann
11. 32 Michael Fulk
12. 211 Joe Swip
13. 39 Kory Reigel
14. 713 Steve Gorka, Jr
15. 33 Scott Shaw
16. 2B David Shaw
17. 18J Justin Shaw
18. D1 Chris Dicken

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.