Staff

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: 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.

Gary Schmitz, Jason and Tanya Kleinschmidt: MASTERS Crew
For a MASTERS Circuit event to be organized, safe, fun to compete, and exciting to watch, our circuit has a full staff of people that work behind the scenes. Every member of our staff plays an important role into the success of the MASTERS Circuit and the success of a MASTERS racing event. The MASTERS Circuit officials, crew, and drivers are all an important part of the MASTERS “family.”

Jeremy Schmidt
Jeremy has been with the MASTERS Racing Circuit for the last 5 years. Jeremy and his brother Jacob, travel 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?

Jacob Schmidt
Jacob is the MASTERS Finish Line Official. Whether it’s a Snow Drag, climbing the hills for the finish line of a Hillclimb, an Uphill Drag, or Hillcross, Jacob is the one in charge. Jacob, like his brother Jeremy, has been with the MASTERS for 5 years, and also lives outside of Alexandria, Minnesota. It was Jacob that remodeled the Officials trailer and is the Circuit’s ‘Jack of all trades.” Every time the MASTERS needed something done, we called on Jacob, and he ALWAYS comes through.

Austin Schmidt
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 Jacob Schmidts son, and 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!

David Humphrey: MASTERS Photographer
David is one of the top Photographers in the entire Midwest. His business, McMongo Photography, is an expert in race photography. You will see his MASTERS Racing Circuit pictures on his website and Facebook page. You will also see David Humphrey, McMongo Photography photo credits on MASTERS Press Releases, Posters, Website, and Facebook page. MASTERS Racers that want the best ‘action’ shot for themselves and race sponsors purchase David’s pictures. Few, if anyone, has the talent and skill in photography like David Humphrey, and the MASTERS Racing Circuit is fortunate to have David on our staff!
Jason Asselin: MASTERS Videographer
On a regular basis Jason’s video’s on YouTube has 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!