Staff

Skip Schulz (left) interviewing Matt LaCosse

Robert (Skip) Schulz
President and Founder of MASTERS Racing Circuit

Skip started announcing Snowmobile Races in December of 1981 at the United States Snowmobile Association Ironwood (MI) Olympus Ice Oval Races. Since 1981, Skip continues to be the USSA Pro Star Series Announcer. Since 1981, Skip has announced Snowmobile Watercross, Sno-Cross, Cross Country, Snowmobile Hillclimbs, Hillcross, and Snow Drag Races. The only form of snowmobile racing that Skip has not announced is Snowmobile Grass Drags.

In addition to announcing for the USSA and the MASTERS, Skip also announces Stock Car Races at Eagle River (WI) Speedway and Adventure Mountain Speedway (Greenland, MI), along with Moto-Cross races.

Skip currently serves on the Ontonagon County Economic Development Corporation, Ontonagon County Economic Partnership, Ontonagon County Habitat for Humanity Boards of Directors. Skip is also the President of the Upper Peninsula Off Road Vehicle Trail Development Association. Skip was appointed to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources ORV Advisory Workgroup, Michigan DNR Western Upper Peninsula Citizens Advisory Council.  Skip currently is the Secretary of the Ontonagon County Republican Party. Skip was the Founder and past President of Mi-TRALE, Past President and current Secretary of the North Country Snowmobile Club, Past Chairman of the Village of Ontonagon Downtown Development Authority, past board member of Ontonagon County Search and Rescue, Siloa Lutheran Church Council, and member of Ontonagon County Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT).

A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Platteville, with a BS Degree in Broadcast Management and Broadcast Production, Skip also complete 2 1/2 years of study in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Lay Ministry Program.

Sandy Schulz

Sandy Schulz
MASTERS Circuit Vice President & Treasurer

Sandy has been involved in the MASTERS Circuit since the circuit’s first event. Sandy has also assisted with International Watercross Association events, Mi-TRALE events, and has been active in snowmobile and ATV riding and events for over 20 years.

Sandy handles driver registration and purse payout for the MASTERS. Sandy also handles the “charts” at MASTERS events.

Jason Kleinschmidt (left) congratulating Jordan Stank

Jason Kleinschmidt
MASTERS Director of Race Operations

The heart and soul of the MASTERS Racing Circuit for years is Merrill, Wisconsin’s Jason Kleinschmidt. Jason and his son, Michael, are the ones that have been setting up race courses for the MASTERS for years. Both of them have competed on the courses to make sure they are SAFE, FAIR, and Competitive. Jason was also a Keyes Peak King of the Hill winner, while Michael has been a talented Hillclimber and Snow Drag Racer. To stay with the ‘MASTERS Family’ tradition, Jason’s wife, Tanya, and their other son, Mathew, have also been a major part of the MASTERS Family. Even though Jason is fighting a life-threatening disease, he continues to help at MASTERS events. Jason is so admired by the MASTERS racers and fans, the racers voluntarily donated over $1000 to help Jason and his family with medical bills. Jason and his entire family truly are loved by everyone in the MASTERS Racing Circuit!

Jeremy Schmidt

Jeremy Schmidt
Jeremy has been with the MASTERS Racing Circuit for the last 5 years. Jeremy travels from Alexandria, Minnesota to all the MASTERS events. Jeremy has the experience to handle the officials charts, starting line, Staging, and Winning Circle set-up and tear down. The MASTERS is fortunate to have someone as dedicated to our circuit as Jeremy Schmidt! He’s our leader…lead on Jeremy, where do we go next?

Austin Bendickson
As one of the longest running snowmobile race sanctioning circuits in the Midwest, the MASTERS takes a lot of pride in being a very close knit family. Not just amongst our drivers, but also our crew. Austin is the “muscle” behind the set-up and tear down of every race. The MASTERS Circuit covers hundreds and hundreds of miles. We go from the Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan, to Northern Wisconsin to right outside of Duluth, Minnesota. After driving hundreds of miles to and from the race, it is Austin that is with us setting up the tracks, courses, and then tearing them down. Austin also is a Hill Jockey, and Finish Line Official. Are we proud to have Austin on our MASTERS Team? You betcha, by golly!

Jason Asselin
MASTERS Videographer
On a regular basis Jason’s videos on YouTube have hundreds of thousands of hits. Whether it is a MASTERS Hillclimb, Hillcross, or Snow Drag, Jason’s videos show the excitement, thrills, skills, and spills of a MASTERS event. Jason’s videos are one of the many reasons why the MASTERS continues to build its driver and fan base. Not only are Jason’s video sponsors fortunate to work with Jason, the MASTERS is fortunate to have him on our staff!