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The countdown has hit zero. We have waited 224 days since the final checkered flag back on August 31, 2018, but the 16th Season Opening Door Buster presented by Jimmy John’s. All of the excitement of dirt track racing, some of the very best entertainment for your dollar, returns tonight in a big way with a 5 division racing program, headlined by the 1st event of the Midwest Stock Car Tour 2019 season, the 3rd Annual Railsplitter 40. And speaking of making the dollar go further, college students on College Student Night at the Races get in FREE with a valid, current college ID. It has been far too long since we have said these words to you all. LET’S GO RACING! It’s going to be a jam packed night of fun for all ages to start the 2019 racing season off right here at Abe’s Favorite Place to Race, …

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Green Flag To Drop On Lincoln Speedway’s 16th Season Friday Night

Five Divisions Will Race The ¼-Mile Dirt Track (Lincoln, IL) The Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL, will come alive this Friday, April 12 with the roar of racing engines as the 16th season of racing is set to get underway at Lincoln Speedway.  Five classes of cars will be in action during the Jimmy John’s Season Opener, which is highlighted by the Midwest Stock Car Tour Street Stocks in the Railsplitter 40.  The 2019 season will have 12 special racing events at the track in addition to a Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience in September.  The track’s staple divisions will again be DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Hornets, and Nutech Seed DII Midgets.  Those four divisions will be running at nearly every event on the schedule, while other special tours will visit throughout the year. Lincoln Speedway will again be promoted by the staff of Track Enterprises, based out of Macon, IL with …

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Final Weekend Of Testing Before Season Starts At Central IL Tracks

Macon Speedway & Lincoln Speedway Have Testing Scheduled (Macon, IL) The 2019 racing season is just about to go green on Macon Speedway in Macon, IL as well as Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL.  For teams and drivers, this will be the final weekend of testing before the season opens up next week. On Saturday, April 6, Macon Speedway will be opening the pits at 11:00 AM with on track testing from 12:00-4:00 PM.  Drivers from all divisions that compete during the season at the track are invited to attend.  Pit admission is $20, while grandstand admission is free. On Sunday, April 7, Lincoln Speedway has a testing session scheduled from 3:30-7:00 PM with pits opening at 2:30.  Much like Macon, the practice is open to all divisions that compete during the course of the season at the track.  Pit admission is also $20 per person, while grandstands are free. Lincoln Speedway’s 16th season opener will …

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Lincoln Speedway Loses Another Test-And-Tune Due To Weather

One Final Test Added For Sunday, April 7 (Lincoln, IL) Heavy rains over the last 36 hours have again put a damper on outdoor activities everywhere, including the Saturday, March 30 test-and-tune that was scheduled for Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL.  It’s the second straight practice type event that has been canceled to start the 2019 season.  One final test has been added for next Sunday, April 7 at the track. In addition to the one final test that is scheduled for Lincoln, two more test-and-tunes remain on the schedule for Macon Speedway, Sunday, March 30 and Saturday, April 6.  Pit admission is $20, while grandstand admission is free. Lincoln Speedway’s 16th season opener will be held on Friday, April 12.  Five divisions are set for the opener with DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Midwest Stock Car Tour Street Stocks, Hornets, and the Nutech Seed DII Midgets presented by Bailey Chassis. …

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Hampton & Holiday Inn Express Continue Racer Rates For Lincoln Speedway

Officials from Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL have again come to agreement with Hotel Ventures Management to name two host hotels for the 2019 season at the 1/4-mile facility.  For the fourth straight season, drivers, team members, and fans will have the opportunity to save on rooms at the Hampton Inn as well as the Holiday Inn Express when traveling to the Lincoln speedplant. The Hampton by Hilton is located just two miles from the Logan County Fairgrounds, where Lincoln Speedway is located.  The hotel features an all new lobby and treat Shop, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, hot free breakfast buffet, free WiFi, and much more. All guestrooms will offer a refrigerator and microwave. The Hampton by Hilton is located at 1019 North Heitmann Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656.  Information: 217-732-6729 or www.lincoln.hamptoninn.com The Holiday Inn Express is also located approximately two miles from the track, just off of exit 126 on I-55.  Each …

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Lincoln Speedway Test and Tune Canceled Due To Weather

(Lincoln, IL) Overnight and Sunday morning rainfall has forced the cancellation of the first Lincoln Speedway test and tune of 2019.  Rainfall moved into Central Illinois late Saturday evening, with several waves of precipitation. As of early Sunday morning, on track activities were still possible, however more rainfall hit shortly thereafter, saturating the grounds.  One more preseason test and tune is scheduled for the facility on Saturday, March 30.  The event will be held from 12:00-4:00 PM with pits opening at 11:00 AM. Pit admission will be $20 with grandstands free.  Lincoln Speedway’s sister track, Macon Speedway, had its first test and tune on Saturday with a strong 32 participants on track. Two additional Macon tests remain on Sunday, March 31 and Saturday, April 6. Season opening weekend is just a few weeks away, Friday, April 12 at Lincoln Speedway and Saturday, April 13 at Macon Speedway.  For more information and the full 2019 schedules, visit lincolnspeedwayil.com and maconracing.com.

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