A New Date And Event Is Coming In August
Mother Nature picked an untimely day for a 100% chance of rain with potential flooding, when it comes to Central Illinois. Unfortunately for race fans, it was Sunday, July 3, when the first ever visit of the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models were set to visit Lincoln Speedway in a combination event with the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour. Due to the heavy rains, the event has been canceled.
The event was a first of a kind, with the Summer Nationals Late Models and World Of Outlaw Craftsman Late Models scheduled to race together in the Graue Chevrolet Showdown. A Saturday night event with the two sanctions in Pevely, MO was also canceled due to rain. Unfortunately, the weekend just wasn’t meant to be.
That said, Lincoln Speedway officials are looking forward to the UMP Summer National gang coming back on a reschedule date of Thursday, August 25th, pending council approval. The special event will pay $5,000 to the winner with a special show for the Modifieds and B-Mods as well. More details on that event will be announced in the coming days.
Lincoln Speedway will next be in action on Friday, July 15 with the MOWA Winged Sprint Cars. Also in action will be the Big Ten Pro Late Models, Modifieds, and the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed.
Pit gates on Friday, July 15 will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw will end at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green at 7:00.
For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.
Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL. The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.