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VOIGT FINDS HIGHLAND VICTORY LANE AFTER LONG ABSENCE

Hoffmann, Oller, Ketrow, Ripperda & Funderburk Winners HIGHLAND IL (August 6, 2001) It’s been a while since the number 30 of Mark Voigt of Marine IL has made his way to the Casey’s General Stores Victory Lane  in the Becker Jewelers Late Model Division at the Highland Speedway.  Getting there this time was no easy task as Voigt had to battle the top drivers of the Highland Speedway including “The Highland Bulldog” defending Highland Speedway Champion Chad Zobrist. Getting to the 25 lap main event drivers first must run in preliminary heat races and their heat finish qualifies them for the dash. Top heat finishers were, from heat one , “Fast” Frankie Martin from DuQuoin ...

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MELVIN CHILLS HIGHLAND LATE MODELS, HARRISON HANGS ON FOR MODIFIED WIN

Madison County Fair UMP Challenge of Champions HIGHLAND IL (July27, 2011) While the temperatures have been near the one hundred degree mark this week, Rodney Melvin from Logan IL put a chill on the Becker Jewelers Late Models at the Madison County Fair’s “UMP Challenge of Champions” held at the Highland Speedway. Melvin set fast time for the evening and finished second to “Fast” Frankie Martin in the second heat putting the number 27M inside third row.  It took a lap to get things started but one the field got rolling the number 38 of Ryan Little sitting on the pole took to the lead for the first five laps.

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Highland Speedway Returns to Racing with Madison County Fair Race

Highland IL (July 25, 2011) – Celebrating 50 years of racing and tradition this season at the Highland Speedway, the Madison County Fair race holds the honor as the longest running big event at the track. With a history of drawing some of the biggest name drivers in the Midwest, names such as Ed Dixon, Mark Gansmann, Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, Kevin Weaver, Randy Korte, Rodney Melvin, Mark Faust, Paul Bailey, Chad Zobrist, the list goes on and on have raced at this prestigious event. This Wednesday evening the tradition returns to the Speedway as its fair week in Madison County. In between all the events that make a Midwestern fair a fun and exciting ...

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Bailey, Hoffman / Bielong, Eilers, Lee Take Feature Wins Dauderman and Suhre Double Up at Highland

Highland IL ( July 16th 2011) Providing the concessions at the Highland Speedway for nearly 50 years , the Helvetia Sharpshooter’s Fan Appreciation night is their way of giving back to all the loyal fans that attend the Speedway every week. While having discounted food and drinks are a way to repay the fans, the racing action on the track is what brings the crowds back week after week and this week’s racing action was no exception.  The Steve Schmitt Modifieds, UMP Pro Late Models and the UMP Sport Compacts all had double features completing the required make up features from the June 22 rain out. UMP Becker Jewelers Late Models While all the racing ...

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Kloos, Lee Double Up, Bielong, A. Heck, Isaak Horstmann and Buss Score Big at Highland

Kloos, Lee Double Up, Bielong, A. Heck, Isaak Horstmann and Buss Score Big at Highland Highland IL (July 9 2011) Racing returned to the Highland Speedway after the rains wiped out the features on June 25 and the track took the 4th of July weekend off. It was Daum Crop Insurance Night and double features for the UMP Becker Jewelers Super Late Models, the UMP Sportsmen and the UMP Factory stocks kicked off a night full of racing. UMP Becker Jewelers Late Models The makeup feature from June 25 had a rocky start with as a spin in turns 3 and 4 left several racers leaving on the hook and a complete restart for the ...

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