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Midgets Heading To Macon Saturday/Lincoln Sunday

(Macon, IL) – The star power of POWRi Illinois Speedweek is evident each and every year with headliners swarming from around the world to the “Illini State” for a thrilling five-night stretch. This week’s sixth annual running is no different, featuring the trio of Logan Seavey, Tanner Thorson, and Michael Pickens all chasing a second Speedweek championship, among countless other contenders in the hunt.  The Midgets are heading to Macon Speedway Saturday and Lincoln Speedway Sunday, to finish out their week.  A number of other classes will also be in action. For Seavey, the Sutter, California native looks to re-write the record books with the potential to become the first back-to-back champion in Illinois Speedweek …

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Trio of Former Champions Aiming for Second Speedweek Title

BELLEVILLE, ILL. (June 10, 2019) – The star power of POWRi Illinois Speedweek is evident each and every year with headliners swarming from around the world to the “Illini State” for a thrilling five-night stretch. This week’s sixth annual running is no different, featuring the trio of Logan Seavey, Tanner Thorson, and Michael Pickens all chasing a second Speedweek championship, among countless other contenders in the hunt. For Seavey, the Sutter, California native looks to re-write the record books with the potential to become the first back-to-back champion in Illinois Speedweek history. The 2017 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League champion, Seavey used finishes of fifth, third and first one year ago when he topped …

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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 …

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It is Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge Race Day at Lincoln Speedway!

After a couple of weeks off, Lincoln Speedway roars back in to action in a big way. Five divisions of racing action are on tap, including a rare visit from the DIRTcar Pro Mod division as well as a $1,000 to win special for the Hornet class. It is going to be an action packed night of high octane dirt track racing entertainment you will not want to miss! Full Program Details: Friday, June 7th Ed Cain Trucking $1,000 Hornet Challenge Divisions: DIRTcar UMP Hornets $1,000 to win Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge DIRTcar UMP Modifieds DIRTcar UMP Pro Crate Late Models NuTech Seed, LLC DII Midgets DIRTcar UMP ProMods (BMods) Times: Pits: 4:00 Stands: 5:00 Pill …

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Five Divisions Set For Friday Night At Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) After a couple of weeks off, Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL, is set for a return to racing this Friday, June 7.  Five divisions of racing action are on tap, including a rare visit from the DIRTcar Pro Mod division as well as a $1,000 to win special for the Hornet class. Headlining Friday’s action is the Ed Cain Trucking $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge.  The class, which usually races for about $100 to win, will have plenty of extra money on the line on Friday night.  The event, in its fourth season, runs on Friday night at Lincoln before heading to Macon Speedway on Saturday night.  Over the first three years, the …

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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 …

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Super Late Models Race Into Town Friday At Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) The always popular Super Late Models are set for their first of two appearances at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL, this coming Friday, May 17.  It also marks the 2019 opener for the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model tour, after the original opener was rained out at Belle-Clair Speedway.  Four other racing divisions will join the Super Late Models on Friday night. The Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models have a ten event schedule with events at Lincoln Speedway and Highland Speedway this weekend.  In addition, events are scheduled to be held at Macon Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, Spoon River Speedway, and Belle-Clair Speedway throughout the course of the summer months.  Friday’s Lincoln …

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Bollinger Bests Strong Field Of Mods At Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway was able to endure heavy rainfall over the last seven days to race this past Friday night, May 3.  While many passed a number of fields covered in water from recent flooding, they arrived at Lincoln Speedway which was ready to go.  Fans got to see a good clean night of action with a solid field of cars. The top story of the night was the DIRTcar Modified turnout.  Some of the top Modified drivers in the Midwest made the trip as 24 competitors were pitside.  Fifteen locked in through heat races while an additional five came through the last chance.  When the green dropped on the 20-lap A-Main, it was …

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