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Rico Races To MOWA Win At Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) It was an absolutely picture perfect Friday night in Central Illinois the one and only visit of the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars presented by Morrow Brothers at Lincoln Speedway.  The pits were packed, on Lincoln Courier night, with five divisions of racing and the fans saw a good show throughout the evening. 27 winged warriors of the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars filled the pits with 22 stars making the A-Main event.  Fan favorites, Rico Abreu and Parker Price-Miller raced to the front of the 25-lap A-Main event with Abreu holding a pretty wheel.  Price-Miller wasn’t far behind, however, just waiting for a mistake to be made.  As the laps wound down, Abreu had his hands full, working heavy lapped traffic with Price-Miller hot on his heels.  In fact, a couple of times, Price-Miller edged ahead for the lead.  The race went green until the …

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Vanapeldoorn Wins Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge

(Lincoln, IL) The DIRTcar Hornets were the headlining division this past Friday night, June 7, as the 4th annual Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge was on the card.  20+ of the best Hornet drivers in the country were on hand in addition to strong fields of Modifieds, Pro Lates, Pro Modifieds, and the Nutech Seed DII Midgets. Clinton, IL driver, Eric Vanapeldoorn, one of the favorites coming into Friday night’s event, picked up where he left off at last year’s Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge, out front.  After winning his heat race, Vanapeldoorn claimed the six car dash before intermission.  That slated him on the pole of the 25-lap feature and the orange #77 continued to be too tough to tame for the competition.  The veteran driver raced out front early and never looked back to claim the win.  Wilmington, IL racer, Jake Momper, was pretty fast, keeping the #E77 …

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Chasteen Takes Big Ten Super Late Opener At Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) A talented field of Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model drivers gathered at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL this past Friday, May 17 for their opening race of the 2019 season.  For Lincoln Speedway, it was the fourth race of the season and the first of two this year which will feature the high powered racecars. 2018 Summer Nationals champion, Brian Shirley, of Chatham, IL, was the favorite coming into the night.  He didn’t disappoint in qualifying, setting quick time over local favorite Myles Moos, former Big Ten champion Brian Diveley, Ryan Unzicker, and Mike Chasteen, Jr.  Heat race action saw Shirley and Unzicker claim the wins. When it came time for the feature, Shirley and Unzicker led the field to green.  Shirley raced out, while Unzicker tried to make a go of it in the outside lane.  The car to watch, though, was one that pulled in …

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Pozsgai Takes 305 Sprint Checkers In Front Of Hometown Fans

Large Fields Of Cars Race On Lincoln Speedway’s Second Night (Lincoln, IL) Fan appreciation night had a large turnout of fans and drivers this past Friday, April 26 at Lincoln Speedway.  The night, presented by Kitchen Cooked Chips, had plenty of great races with a home favorite ending up in victory lane during the night’s Sprint car feature. In the first of two appearances this season for the 305 Winged Sprint Cars, Lincoln, IL driver, Max Pozsgai jumped out front early on in the 18-lap feature.  Pozsgai, who grew up in Lincoln, was the fan favorite coming into the event.  Pozsgai started on the pole of the feature event, after garnering the most passing points in the heat races.  He didn’t have a cakewalk in the feature, as Robbie Standridge followed closely, in fact, looking to make a move on a couple of occasions.  In the end, though, Pozsgai won …

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Nichols Claims Railsplitter 40 At Lincoln Speedway Jimmy John’s Opener

(Lincoln, IL) The sound of racing engines and the smell of high octane fuel was back at the Logan County Fairgrounds this past Friday, April 12.  It was Freaky Fast opening night at Lincoln Speedway, presented by Jimmy John’s. The headliner of the night was the Midwest Stock Car Tour Street Stocks.  20 cars took the green with Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols racing into the early lead.  Nichols held the advantage throughout the 40-lap event with Jerrad Krick in tow.  Krick closed the gap in the late going of the race but even with a late caution wasn’t able to make a move.  Nichols went on to claim the victory in his beautiful #24 ride.  Krick took second, while Lance Evans, Nick Macklin, and Don Hilleary rounded out the top five. One of the most exciting races of the night was the DIRTcar Modified 20-lap feature.  Many time track champion, …

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Lincoln Speedway Saturday Make-Up Race Provides Great Action

            (Lincoln, IL) It was a quick turnaround for a make-up date, as Lincoln Speedway was in action this past Saturday, May 26.  The event was not originally on the schedule, but was announced as a replacement for last weekend’s partial rainout.  Despite the short notice, a strong field of cars, including 19 Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models, was on track for some great action.             In the Midwest Big Ten DIRTcar Super Late Models, Fairview Heights, IL driver, Daryn Klein, had himself a nice night.  After setting the fastest time in qualifications, Klein won the first of three heat races to put himself on the pole for the 25-lap feature event.  Klein jumped out front early in the race but had challengers keeping the pressure applied.  One of those, Jose Parga, was the only driver who was able to get the lead away from him for a lap or two in the middle of the race.  While …

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