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Discounted Admission, $1 Dogs, $2 Beers On Tap For Lincoln Speedway

Fan Appreciation Night To See Sprint Cars & Four Other Classes

(Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway is set for its second night of racing this coming Friday, April 26.  The night will be a great one for fans, as grandstand admission is just $10 per person with kids 11 and under free.  In addition, $1 hot dogs will be sold in the concession stand and $2 beers will be sold in the pavilion.

On track action will be led by the first of two appearances this season for the 305 Winged Sprint Cars. The Sprints have made one appearance in each of the last two years but this year’s schedule also has a second date in July at Lincoln Speedway.  The 305’s have a lot of drivers from Central Illinois and run on a semi-regular basis at Jacksonville Speedway.  For many, it will be their first race of the season, as weather has wreaked havoc on their early schedule.

Friday night will also mark the start of the season for the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models.  The Lincoln race is the first of ten events in the mini-series which also runs at Macon Speedway and Jacksonville Speedway.  Guy Taylor was the champion of the series in 2018 but is running in the Modified division this year.  Jake Little, of Springfield, IL, will be one of the favorites, as he won the championship in 2017 and took second last year.  Little bested a field of 16 at the season opener, two weeks ago.

The DIRTcar Modifieds are back this week, as well, and are a staple of Lincoln Speedway.  The Mods always have some of the top drivers in the DIRTcar National points, which put on great races week in and week out.  Many time Lincoln Speedway champion, Brian Lynn, started off on the right foot with a win on opening night.  Lynn’s opening night battle took place with Ray Bollinger and Tommy Sheppard, Jr. hot on his heels.  Triumph, though, turned to sadness within a week for the team, as car co-owner, Dale Lessen, passed away unexpectedly.  Lessen was a familiar face and longtime supporter of the track.

A small field of Nutech Seed DII Midgets were in action on opening night at the track.  Andy Baugh claimed the victory at the opener and will actually pull out a second car for Ray Bollinger to drive this week.  Bollinger, a perennial Modified favorite, will be making his first DII Midget start at the track.  The Nutech Seed Front Row Challenge was won by Baugh and resets to $100 for this week’s event.

Rounding out Friday night’s action will be the DIRTcar Hornets.  Eric Vanapeldoorn claimed the opening night victory, as ten cars were on hand.  Nine different Illinois cities were represented by the starting field.

Beautiful weather is forecasted for the evening which is perfect for those coming to take advantage of the discounted prices.  Grandstand admission is just $10 for adults with kids 11 and under free.  Pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, drivers meeting will be at 5:50, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

For more information, visit www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

1 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 60 0
2 45DW Denny Woodworth Mendon IL 58 2
3 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 56 4
4 10 Chris Morefield Edwards IL 54 6
5 09 Dane Arvin Danvers IL 52 8
6 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 50 10
7 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 48 12
8 75C Chuck Mitchell Jacksonville IL 46 14
9 25 Tucker Finch Jacksonvile IL 44 16
10 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 42 18


DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 60 0
2 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 58 2
3 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 56 4
4 16S Steve Stotler O’fallon MO 54 6
5 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 52 8
6 28 Kevin Morrow Pekin IL 50 10
7 0 Travis Kohler Morris IL 48 12
8 3W B.J. Deal Brownstown IL 46 14
9 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 44 16
10 83 Austin Charron Peoria IL 42 18


Nutech Seed DII Midgets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 6B Andy Baugh Mason City IL 60 0
2 11 Brandon Smith Mason City IL 58 2
3 57 Mark McMahill Peoria IL 56 4
4 23 Patrick Ryan Springfield IL 54 6
5 55 Jeff Sparks Mason City IL 52 8
6 10R Jack Routson Waterman IL 10 50


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 X Eric Vanapeldoorn Clinton IL 60 0
2 41 Danny Oates Pekin IL 58 2
3 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 56 4
4 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 54 6
5 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 52 8
6 36 Morgan Greene Belleville IL 50 10
7 52 Skylynn McCain Hartsburg IL 48 12
8 12K Kodi Landholt Buffalo IL 46 14
9 66D Carson Dart Springfield IL 10 50
10 41M Mark Burgis Decatur IL 10 50

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