Summer Nationals

Sheppard Slides Heckenast Late to Win Fourth in Six Days at Lincoln

August 17, 2020 by Jordan DeLucia LINCOLN, IL – He started off Arizona Sport Shirts Week #4 Tuesday night without a single start on the tour this year. He’s now walking out with four Feature wins and the weekly points championship bonus. Brandon Sheppard capped off a magical week of racing his family-owned #B5 on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway with his fourth Feature win in six days, topping Frank Heckenast Jr. in a late-race battle for the lead to capture the $5,000 prize and an extra $2,000 as the Week #4 champion, in the Graue Chevrolet Showdown. “It was a lot of fun,” Sheppard said of the big six-day stretch he completed with the Summer Nationals. “I hope they do a streak like this again next year that I can do. These places that are all within two hours of my house – all …

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Hoffman Wins for Second Consecutive Year at Lincoln

August 17, 2020 by Jordan DeLucia LINCOLN, IL – Even with a bit stiffer competition in the house, Nick Hoffman still reigns supreme. The two-time and defending DIRTcar Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals champion locked-up his ninth Feature win of the season Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway, outlasting the six-time tour champ Mike Harrison in a high-traffic battle for the lead late in the race. Hoffman jumped to the early lead in his Justin Allgaier-owned #7 Elite Chassis but hadn’t yet established the big lead he so often opens up when at the head of the field. This left the door open for second-running Harrison, who pounced at the opportunity on Lap 9 and took the lead on the high side. Banging his wheels off the cushion and the wall, Harrison led for the next nine laps with Hoffman right on his tail. Harrison kept favoring the high side, even …

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IT’S SUMMER NATIONAL RACEDAY AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY!

IT’S RACEDAY AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY! This should be a great one, as Summer National action this week has been outstanding. Supers, Mods, and 305 Sprints are on tap. Tickets and pit passes will be sold at the track. Full details below… Sunday August 16 Graue Chevrolet Buick Cadillac Showdown DIRTcar Summer Nationals Divisions: DIRTcar Super Late Models DIRTcar Modifieds 305 Sprint Cars Times: Pits: 3:00 Stands: 4:00 Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:30 Hotlaps: 6:00 Racing: 7:00 Grandstand Pricing: Adults – $30 Children 11 & Under – $5 Tickets as well as all pit passes will be sold at track on raceday Hotels: Hampton by Hilton – Lincoln IL Comfort Inn & Suites – Lincoln IL Click on link to order online or call the hotel and mention the Lincoln Speedway discount  

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Summer Nationals Sunday Features Graue Chevrolet Showdown at Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) This coming Sunday, August 16, the stars of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals make their annual voyage to Lincoln Speedway, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL. Joining the Super Late Models for the Graue Chevrolet Showdown will be the Summit Modified Nationals and 305 Sprint Cars. Leading the DIRTcar Summer National Late Model competitors into town is Brian Shirley. The Chatham, IL driver has claimed the last two Summer National point championships and is leading this year’s points by over 100. As of Thursday morning, Shirley has won five events on this year’s tour, including four of those in the last five events. Frank Heckanast, Jr., Jason Feger, Bob Gardner, and Bobby Pierce round out the top five in the current standings.  Winners include Shirley (5), Tyler Erb (2), Bobby Pierce (2), Gordy Gundaker (1), Kent Robinson (1), Jason Feger (1), and Dennis Erb, Jr. (1). …

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Five Racing Divisions Set To Entertain Fans Friday Night At Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL, is off to a great start for the 2020 racing season. After the first four events were canceled due to COVID-19, speedway officials decided to run every week, for the first six Fridays, to make up what was lost. The decision has worked out nicely as great fields of cars, solid crowds, and great racing has been a mainstay. It all continues this Friday night, July 10 with five divisions of action. Action in the DIRTcar Pro Late Model class has been outstanding over the first four weeks, with three different winners finding victory lane. Springfield, IL driver Jake Little leads the standings by just two points over Ashland, IL’s Brandon Eskew. Colby Sheppard, Roben Huffman, and Braden Bilger round out the top five in points. Eskew has won two features, while Little and Jose Parga claimed …

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Thank you!

We at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway want to thank everyone who attended our private test sessions last Saturday and Sunday. We truly hope everyone enjoyed themselves. We also want to thank everyone for all of the positive comments and support. The racers, crew, and families, despite these trying and new times, were very complimentary and supportive of our process. And, last but not least, thanks to all of the governmental agencies and authorities for listening to our ideas and suggesting guidelines. For the other race track that tried so hard to get the practices closed down, we just don’t have words for you and feel bad for everyone you tried to hurt. Everyone have a great and safe week. The health and safety of you and your family should come first. We will have details out shortly about our planned private test sessions coming Friday and Saturday. Thanks, Management

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