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KOTM 6.0 List Announced

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King of the Mountain 6.0 Official Invite List

For the sixth year, UMI Motorsports Park will invite autocross drivers from all over the nation to compete in UMI’s King of the Mountain event, once again presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Drivers will battle for two days for their spot in the 48 car-shootout under the lights. Champions from the four classes compete for a $25,000 purse and the chance to be crowned King of the Mountain!

The King of the Mountain invitation is a highly sought-after prize and can only be obtained by qualifying in the prior year’s shootout, racing & winning in another UMIMP-hosted race and, for the first time ever, through application. Thank you to all the racers who submitted applications for an invitation to this year’s 6th King of the Mountain event.

KOTM 6.0 Official Invite List

Past Kings

Past KOTM winners from prior years.

Jeremy Swenson
King of the Mountain 1.0
Andy Smedegard

King of the Mountain 2.0

Robert Thorne

King of the Mountain 3.0

Shawn Krebsbach

King of the Mountain 4.0

A man standing next to a race car with confetti.

Sam Strano

King of the Mountain 5.0

KOTM 5.0 Qualifiers

A race car driving around a track with cones in the background.

Jared Leisinger
KOTM 5.0 Early Model Class King

KOTM 5.0 Parade Lap

A white car driving around a track with cones.

Chris Wheatcraft
KOTM 5.0 Mid Model Class King

Aaron Oberle
Aaron Shoe
Adam Schoonmaker
Alan Schoonmaker
Alex Tziortzis
Andrew Chenoweth
Andrew Ziolo
Andy Urbanski
Andy Smedegard
Bernie Duplan
Bob Bertelsen
Brian Stephens
Brian Johns
Brian Peters
Chris Jacobs
Chris Brown
Chris Jensen
Chris Howell
Chris Mulberry
Chris Smith
Christopher Dressler
Cody Hunt
Corey Williams
Dan Ballard
Dane Howell
Devon Whitman
Doug Rowse
Eric Peachey
Garry Walsh
Geoffrey Wolpert
Ian Stewart
James Thomas
James Bishir
Jamie Elliott
Jason Frank
Jeff Gordon
Jeff Darbig
Jeremy McCauley
JJ Mallrich
John Hogan
John Vitamvas
John Ward
Jon Nwanagu
Josh Luster
Josh Lipman
Josh Leisinger
Josh Smathers
Justin Peachey
Justin Nall
Ken Edwards
Mike Trenkle
Mike Goodman
Mike Casino
Mike King
Mike Wolf
Nathan Johnson
Randy Adkins
Ron Scott
Ronnie Soliman
Ryan King
Ryan Mathews
Sean Aldinger
Sean Rupp
JB Boyer
Steve Eich
Tim Gordon
Tyler Gibson
Zach Sawyer

Accepted Applicants

AJ Knollman
Aaren Jones
Alexandra Zust
Andrew Scott
Angela Payne
Austin Barnes
Brad Dodd
Beth Conaway
Brandon Mihal
Brian Peacoe
CB Ramey
David Kruk
Dallas Reed
Dan Cook
Dan Olesinski
Danny Popp
Dave Montgomery
Dave Schotz
Derek Kiefer

Duke Langley
Eric Hyman
Erik Strelnieks
Gary Tsui
Hilary Anderson
James Greenwell
Jay Bullington
Jeffrey Scott II
Jeremiah Thomas
Jim Boller
Jinx Jordan
John Brown
John Willemin
Johnny Dio
Joshua Jones
Kelley Jaeger
Kevin Keys
Kurtis Chenoweth
Kyle Nett

Larry Woo
Luke Stebelton
Lynda Jacobs
Marshall Reinert
Mathew Radman
Michael Phelps
Michael Valentich
Mike Cunningham
Mike Owen
Mikey Albacete
Nicholas Barnett
Nick Shaffer
Nick Weber
Pat Duncan
Pat Griffith
Quentin Yarie
Richard King
Rick Goshert
Rob Tarrien

Robert Beck
Robert DeuPRee
Sarah Miles
Scott Baker
Scott Knick
Sean Brinkley
Simon Gagnon
Stephen Riner
Steve Anstey
Tara Johns
Thomas Lawson
Tom Berry
Tony Grace
Tony Kvatek
Toyer Xiong
Travis Patterson
Vincent Mitchell
Zapol Jason
Joe Balesterri

Want to join the list of KOTM Invitees? 

King of the Mountain is a prestigious event that can be entered by invitation only. This invitation can be obtained by qualifying in the prior year’s shootout, racing & winning in another UMIMP-hosted race and now for a limited time only through application!

Invite applications will open on February 1, 2024.

sam strano mazda rx8 king of the mountain winner


These invitations are earned by placing in the following 2024 events

Pending Four class winners receive an invitation.

Pending First place winners of each class win an invitation.

Pending First place winners of each class win an invitation.

Tyler Gibson

Congratulations on being invited to race at UMI’s King of the Mountain 6.0, presented by Summit Racing. You’ll join last year’s top-18 in class along with a number of other champions from other events. We encourage those not on the list to race hard all season for a chance to win your way into the event. The competition is getting tighter every year and King of the Mountain 6.0 is shaping up to be the most exciting year yet!

NOTE: Getting an invitation does not guarantee your spot in the Race. You still have to register in a timely fashion to be included. Registration for the 2024 King of the Mountain event will open Friday, February 1, and close on Friday, April 7th, 2023. To guarantee your spot in this year’s King of the Mountain event, you must register by Friday, April 7th, 2023. After Friday, April 7th, if open spots still remain, we will move our invite process onto round two.