See your favorite United Manual Transmission Racers (UMTR) South Division Racers and learn more about each of the drivers and their car. If you are a UMTR South Member and want your photo and bio here, please email it in!
Dave Stehlin, Harrison, Ohio, races this 1979 Chevy Camaro, aka “The Red Rocket” in Quick Stick. Disguised as a street car, this sleeper will blast a low 9-second pass effortlessly. Its powered by a BES built 415 SBC with a Liberty transmission and a Boninfante clutch. Dave was the director for UMTR south for 12 years, stepping down in 2020 to enjoy racing and focus on even more UMTR Championships. Dave owns Stehlin’s Remodeling in Harrison.
Deron Prewitt Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio, races his 1968 Dodge Super Bee in Street Stick. One of the top contenders at each event, the Super Bee is Mopar powered with a 440 and has an A-833 transmission and a McLeod clutch. This year marks Deron’s 38th year drag racing!
Tug Brock, Milford, Ohio, is the Director for UMTR South. 2020 marks his 25th year of drag racing. He is a previous Quick Stick points champ and can be seen in his BBC powered 78 Chevy Malibu with a G-force GF5R transmission and McLeod clutch or his 96 Chevy Beretta with a BES built 440 SBC, with a G-force GF2000 transmission and McLeod clutch. His sponsors are Auto Works Towing Inc, BES Racing Engines, Jerry’s Transmissions and the Chassis Doctor.
Kyle Roedel, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been racing for 4 years and is moving up in the Street Stick ranks with his 1968 Mercury Cougar. It’s powered by a Ford 302, a 4-speed Toploader and a Ram clutch.
Jay Grieshop, West Harrison, Indiana, races Quick Stick in his beautiful 1991 Ford Mustang GT. Jay, “The Chassis Doctor” built this car from the ground up and the attention to detail is nothing short of amazing. Jay’s Mustang sports a BES built 347 SBF under the hood with a Liberty transmission and a Ram clutch. Need chassis work? Call The Chassis Doctor!
Ken Herbert, Bright, Indiana, owns both of these beautiful machines in Quick Stick. The 70½ Ford Falcon is powered by a 514” BBF with a G-force GF5R transmission and a McLeod clutch. The car, having been bought new by Ken’s Father Wally, has been raced since it was new. The Jaguar is a real 2005 XKR. It has a 638” BBF under the hood with a Boninfante clutch and a G-force GF2000 transmission. Ken is the owner of Ken Herbert Plumbing in Cincinnati.
Bob Hoebbel, Liberty, Indiana, races Street Stick in his 2003 Ford Mustang GT. Bob is a 45 year drag racing veteran and his on-track performance shows it well. Bob’s Mustang is powered by a 283 cubic inch 4.6 and a TR-3650 transmission.
Ryan Imfield, Liberty Township, Ohio, races a 2000 Ford Mustang in Quick Stick. This Stang is powered by 4.6 and has a Tremec TKO500 transmission and a Clutchmasters clutch.
J.P. Moeller, Hamilton, Ohio, races this 1965 Mercury Comet in Street Stick. J.P. is a UMTR veteran and has been drag racing for 30 years. His Comet is powered by a 289 Ford with a Toploader 4-speed and Hayes clutch.
Steve Braden,Miamisburg, Ohio, races Quick Stick in his 1964 Ford Falcon with small block Ford power, a Doug Nash 5 speed and a Ram clutch.
Ron Sexton, Cincinnati, Ohio, has been racing for over 30 years. His beautiful, black 1968 Chevy Chevelle is powered by a 406 SBC and has a Jerico DR4 transmission and a Hay’s clutch. Watch for Ron in Quick Stick!
John Hoebbel, Cleves, Ohio, celebrates 2020 as his 50th year of drag racing. John drives an 8-second 1980 Chevy Monza with a 383 SBC and a Lenco transmission with a Ram clutch and races in Quick Stick.
Dan Roedel, Goshen, Ohio, races this 1964 Ford Galaxie in Street Stick. Powered by a 390 engine, it has a Toploader transmission and a Centerforce clutch. 2019 UMTR South Street Stick 5th Place
Jeff Donohoo, Kettering, Ohio, can be seen in Quick Stick in his 1972 Chevy Camaro known as ‘Meticulous’ and is known to stand it on the back bumper frequently. Jeff’s Camaro is powered by a 427 BBC with a G-force GF5R and a McLeod clutch. His sponsors are O-Heil Irrigation, Buckeye Lawn and Landscape and Twelfth Designs.
David Sparks, Fairfield, Ohio, has been racing for 11 years. His 1979 Chevy Malibu races in Quick Stick with a screaming 331” SBC, a Super T-10 transmission and a Hays clutch.
Craig Newport, Bardstown, Kentucky, can be seen beating up Street Stick is his beautiful 1984 Ford Mustang. With 5.0 Coyote power, a Tremec TKO600 transmission and a SPEC Stage III clutch it’s not only capable of making low 10-second passes but its fully streetable! Craig’s sponsors are Brian Tooley Racing, Cambo Fabrication and Tin Soldiers Racecars.
Tony King, California, Kentucky, is easy to find in his eye catching 1964 Chevy Nova. Tony has been turning on win lights at the drags for over 30 years and has won several Quick Stick championships with the UMTR. His 9-second Nova is powered by a 400 SBC, a G-force transmission and a Rob Youngblood prepped McLeod clutch.
Carl Banfield, Mansfield, Ohio, is a 30+ year drag racing veteran. He races Quick Stick in his 1964 Olds 442 with 500 inches under the hood. The 442 has a Doug Nash 5 speed and a McLeod clutch.
Dick Miller, Springfield, Ohio. can’t be missed in his stunning 1964 Chevy Corvette. Dick has 50 years of drag racing under his belt and his fully street-able 10-second Vette can be seen racing in both Quick Stick and Street Stick. The Corvette is powered by a 427 SBC with a G-Force 101A transmission and a McLeod clutch.
Austin Hacker, Walton, Kentucky, races his 1994 Ford Mustang in Street Stick. It’s powered by a 306” SBF and a T-5 transmission.
Kodey Salyan, Ashtabula, Ohio, races in Quick Stick in his 2002 Chevy Camaro. Kodey’s Camaro has LS power under the hood and for an added bonus, it has a turbo. Be sure to watch for this wild Camaro.
Eric Brun, Independence, Kentucky, races in Street Stick with his 1986 Ford Mustang. Eric’s Mustang is powered by a 306” SBF and a Tremec transmission with a K
Michael Brewer of New Carlisle, Ohio races this 1968 Plymouth GTX in Quick Stick. This GTX is powered by a very strong 493 cubic inch Mopar with a Brewer Performance A833 transmission and a McLeod clutch.
Angelo Taylor of Fishers Indiana (also known as "The Worlds Oldest Teenager)
"Grumpy" Greg Wenz of Florence, Kentucky drives this 1968 Chevy Camaro in Quick Stick. The Camaro, dubbed "Curtain Call" is powered by a 468" big block Chevy with a Lenco 4-speed and a Black prepped Ram clutch. Greg has been racing for 39 years.
Jeff Cleveland of Erlanger, Kentucky drives this 1965 Chevy Chevelle in Quick Stick. His Chevelle has a 415" small block and a Lenco 4-speed with a Ram clutch. Jeff has been racing for 43 years.
Ethan Bertelson of Wilmington, Ohio drives this wild looking 1986 Nissan 300ZX in Street Stick. Ethan's car has a 383" small block Chevy with a G-Force 101a transmission and a McLeod clutch
C.J.Braden, Germantown, Ohio, races this 1980 Ford Mustang Cobra in Street Stick. The Stang is powered by a 302 with a T5 transmission and a Spec clutch.
Dustin Miller, London, Ohio, races this 1970 Chevy Nova in Quick Stick. The Nova has a 427 SBC for power and a Liberty transmission and McLeod clutch.
Don Tully, Cincinnati, Ohio, races this 1970 Opel in Quick Stick. It has a 355 SBC, a Jerico transmission and a Hays clutch.
Jim Hayes, Troy, Ohio, races this 1968 Chevy Camaro in Street Stick. Jim's Camaro has a 396 BBC with a Muncie transmission and an Advance clutch.
Frank Madonia, Hinckley, Ohio, races this 1963 Corvette in Quick Stick. The Corvette was built by Frank using a Tim McAmis kit. It has a 540 BBC, a Lenco 4-speed transmission and a Crower clutch.
Dan Hensley, Trenton, Ohio, races this 1968 Chevy Camaro in Quick Stick. Dan's Camaro has a 454 under the hood with a Lenco transmission and a Ram clutch.
Jeff Smith, Owenton, Ky races this 2013 Ford Mustang in Street Stick. Jeff's Mustang has a 302" SBF with an MT82 transmsiion and an ACT Twin Disk clutch.
Larry Geddes, Barnesville, Ohio, races this 1990 Ford Mustang in Quick Stick. His Mustang is powered by a 363 SBF with a G-Force Transmission and an ACT Clutch.
Rich Bowling, Harrison, Ohio, races this 1964 Ford Fairlane in Quick Stick. Rich's Fairlane has a 418" engine for power with a Jerico transmission and a Ram clutch
Patrick Bowling, CIncinnati, Ohio, races this 1969 Chevy Chevelle in Quick Stick. His Chevelle has a 355" SBC with a Jerico Transmission
Dennis Duvall, Clarksville, Ohio, races this 1987 Ford Mustang in Street Stick. Dennis's Mustang has a Ford 302 engine with a T-5 transmission and Ford clutch. Dennis owns Duvall Automotive in Clarksville.
Kevin Courtney, Madison, Indiana, races this 1986 Ford Mustang GT in both Quick Stick and Street Stick. His Mustang has a 302" FOrd for power and a Tremec TKO500 transmission with a Ram clutch.
James Hayes, Troy, Ohio races this 1966 Chevy Chevelle in Street Stick. James's Chevelle is powered by a BBC with a Muncie 4 speed and an Advanced clutch
Jack Detzel, Harrison, Ohio, races this 1969 Chevy Camaro in Quick Stick. His Camaro has a 377" SBC with a G-Force GF5R transmission and a McLeod clutch.
Jay Detzel, Harrison, Ohio races this 1964 Chevy Corvette in Quick Stick. Powered by a high-revving 292" SBC it has a G-Force GF5R transmission and a Hays clutch.
Ron Smith, Springfield, Ohio, races this 2007 Ford Mustang in Street Stick. Ron's Stang has a 4.6 engine with a 5-speed transmission and a stock type clutch
Jake Schmale, Harrison, Ohio, races this 2007 Ford Mustang in Street Stick. Jake's Stang has a 4.6 engine with a Tremec 5-speed transmission and a stock type clutch.
Joe DePuccio, Bethel, Ohio, races this 1971 Plymouth Scamp in Quick Stick. Joe's Scamp has a 340 Chrysler for power with a Liberty transmission and a Ram clutch. Joe has been drag racing for 49 years!
Jason Smith, CIncinnati, Ohio, races this 2002 Ford Mustang in Quick Stick. Jason's Stang has a 302 engine with a G-Force G101A transmission and a McLeod clutch.
Ryan Naegele, Batavia, Ohio races this 1987 Chevy Camaro in Quick Stick. Ryan's Camaro has a 421" SBC for power with a Liberty transmission and a Hays clutch.