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Cam Rides the Cushion for a Hard Fought Victory

Cam Rides the Cushion for a Hard Fought Victory

6/30/2019
The PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series Traditional Sprints put on a show for the Fireworks Extravaganza crowd at the Cedar Lake Speedway. Harry Hanson would start on the pin and jump to an early lead with a hard charging Caho and Shafer hot on heels. Cam would jump the cushion and drop to 4th and we would have a quick caution with 22 laps to go for the 99 of Roach spinning due to a big bobble by the 12 car resetting the field. Cam would continue to chase the 78 of Caho while Hanson...more
Brad Peterson gets his 2nd of the Weekend at the R

Brad Peterson gets his 2nd of the Weekend at the R...

6/24/2019
6/22/19 Hibbing Raceway Mother Nature blessed us with a beautiful Saturday for the Rene Hughes Memorial and the 2nd race in the North/South challenge series between the POWERi Northern Renegades and the PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series on the Iron Range at Hibbing Raceway. The PIRTEK UMSS Traditional sprints would take the track as the first feature race of the night and they would not dissappoint. The Traditionals would give a three wide solute with Jori Hughes out front in honor of...more
Brad Peterson Tops Night One of the North South Ch

Brad Peterson Tops Night One of the North South Ch...

6/22/2019
Superior, WI (June 21, 2019) The opening round of annual the North/South Challenge was rained out back in early April, forcing the POWERi Northern Renegades and PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprintcar Series to delay their first head-to-head challenge of the season until the summer solstice at the Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin. Although the steady, chilly breeze off the big pond just north of the speedway kept the temperature unseasonable frigid, the action on the track at the racy 3/8...more
The Rene Hughes Memorial

The Rene Hughes Memorial

6/16/2019
Harris, Mn., 6/11/19-----Celebrating the life of a person during a night of racing gives the event special meaning. The Rene Hughes Memorial on Saturday, June 22nd at Hibbing Raceway for the PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) will have just that special meaning. Rene and his son Jori towed over three hours most weeks from their Hibbing area home to support the early years of the UMSS traditional program. Along the way, both made lasting and deep friendships among racers, fans and...more
Schafer Repeats, Lear Sweeps

Schafer Repeats, Lear Sweeps

5/29/2019
The PIRTEK UMSS sprint cars made their third annual Memorial Day weekend trip to the Eagle Valley Speedway. Cam Schafer was victorious for the second consecutive night while Kevin Lear garnered his first career UMSS title in clean-sweep fashion. In the qualifying heat races, Lear dominated behind the wheel of his #k1 hot rod in the lone winged qualifier. In Traditional competition, Rob Caho, Jr., Harry Hanson and Rick Kobs nabbed the heat race wins. Harry Hanson and Jack Berger paced the...more
Former Champs Win at Rice Lake

Former Champs Win at Rice Lake

5/29/2019
The unofficial start of summer arrived for the Memorial Day weekend as the PIRTEK UMSS sprint cars made their annual pilgrimage to the Rice Lake Speedway. The swelled grandstands were treated to a season high 26 Traditional sprinters for the event, with six of those drivers electing to do double-duty, running in both the Traditional ranks as well as the newly updated Winged configuration. With the converted cars, a total of nine winged cars competed under the new PIRTEK UMSS engine...more
Brad Peterson tops the PIRTEK  UMSS Field for Batt

Brad Peterson tops the PIRTEK UMSS Field for Batt...

5/14/2019
Saturday brought beautiful weather, school buses and the UMSS to the Cedar Lake Speedway. The PIRTEK UMSS traditional sprint cars fielded 17 cars for the night running two heat races and a 25 lap feature race putting on a fabulous show in front of a record crowd. The #14 of Cam Schafer would take the top spot in PIRTEK Heat 1 followed by 87- Mike Mueller, 19B - Jack Berger, 99 - Bryan Roach, 7 - Harry Hanson, 00 - Ryan Buck, K1 - Kevin Lear and the 69s - Jon Lewerer. Brad Peterson would pilot...more
UMSS Traditional Sprints have a Fantastic Season O

UMSS Traditional Sprints have a Fantastic Season O...

4/21/2019
The UMSS had sunshine and 70 degree weather to usher in a stout 18 car field to open their 2019 season at Cedar Lake Speedway. There would be three Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions heat races that saw one caution for debris and one red flag for the non-wing rookie Jeff Kirchner who got a little high in turn three backing into the wall and flipping the car over. Pirtek Heat 1 results: 99-Roach, 7-Hanson, 34 Stordahl, K1-Lear and 77E-Englund (DNF) Pirtek Heat 2 results: 87-Mueller, 69s-Lewerer,...more
PIRTEK TO BE UPPER MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES TITLE

PIRTEK TO BE UPPER MIDWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES TITLE...

4/14/2019
Harris, Mn., April 12----The PIRTEK stores of St Paul Midway and Plymouth will be the Title Sponsor of the Upper Midwest Sprint Car series (UMSS) for the next three years. The UMSS will now be rebranded as the PIRTEK Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS). The PIRTEK brand will also sponsor a number of PIRTEK UMSS driver programs in 2019 as well as the first heat and features for both the wing and traditional programs. PIRTEK is the fluid power system leader in sales and service and the only...more
ROCKAUTO TO CONTINUE SUPPORT OF UPPER MIDWEST SPRI

ROCKAUTO TO CONTINUE SUPPORT OF UPPER MIDWEST SPRI...

4/12/2019
Harris, Mn., April 14---- RockAuto, a leading online auto parts store, has supported the Upper Midwest Sprint Car Series (UMSS) since 2015 and will continue their support of the UMSS in 2019. “RockAuto is pleased to announce our continued support of the UMSS as their Victory Lane sponsor for the wing and traditional programs. We have had great success reaching our loyal racing customers through our relationship with the series,” said Cynthia Krueger of RockAuto. RockAuto.com ships thousands of...more

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