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BMARA Launches New Illinois Based MARA Racing Series for 2023

Sun Prairie, WI – January 6, 2023) – The Badger Midget Auto Racing Association announced the formation of a new Illinois-based division to begin operations in 2023. The new series will be referred to as the Midget Auto Racing Association and bring the Badger brand to central Illinois.   The series will revive the once-famous MARA acronym, but will be owned, operated, and sanctioned by the BMARA and will sport a full 2023 schedule. The MARA Midgets will participate in their own races, crown their own champion and receive their own point fund paid to car owners and drivers at a year-end banquet. All purse money for individual races will be paid out by the …

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Castrol FloRacing Night To Pay $23,023 At Lincoln Speedway May 11

2023 Castrol® FloRacing Night in America Schedule Unveiled Thirteen Races at 12 Venues Highlight Action-Packed Slate AUSTIN, Texas (December 21, 2022) — The details for the 2023 Castrol® FloRacing Night in America schedule have been unveiled. The third year for the mega miniseries will see 13 races at 12 venues in nine states. The tour will visit Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, May 11, 2023. The schedule includes 11 races paying $23,023 to win along with a pair of events during the third annual Peach State Classic weekend, which will respectively post a $20,000 top prize as well as a $54,054 winner’s check for the season finale. In total over $961,000 in purse money will be on …

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Macon Speedway, Lincoln Speedway, & Big Ten Banquet Date January 7, 2023

(Macon, IL) With the 2022 racing season in the rear-view mirror and drivers looking ahead to 2023, officials from the Track Enterprises office have announced the awards banquet date for Macon Speedway as well as Lincoln Speedway.  This year’s ceremony will include both tracks as well as the three Midwest Big Ten Series. The event will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel. On the Lincoln Speedway side, Jose Parga, of New Berlin, IL, again took the Pro Late Model championship. In the Modifieds, Ashland, IL driver Brandon Roberts won his second title at the speedway. Springfield, IL’s Daltyn England took the top spot in the Simplot DII …

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THAT’S ALL FOLKS: Spangler, Harrison, Heck, Deal, Johnson Win Fall Nationals Finale at Lincoln

Schwartz clinches first national title, Harrison dedicates win to late announcer Rick Eshelman The 39th season of weekly DIRTcar Racing is officially in the books. Another stacked roster of 118 cars across five different divisions packed the Lincoln Speedway pit area Saturday night and closed out the regular season with five entertaining Features. DIRTcar LATE MODEL – Eric Spangler Making the haul all the way from Lake City, MI, to compete, 2022 DIRTcar East Region champion Eric Spangler came to Lincoln for one reason – win. Time was wearing thin on his quest to move up in the national points standings, and he made the most of the opportunity. By the end of the 25-lap Feature, not only …

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FALL AIR FRIDAY: Parga, Taylor, Nicely, Leka Win Friday Fall Nationals Features at Lincoln

Jordan DeLucia October 1, 2022 Leka wins wild Stock Car race, Pro Modified points stays tight after Taylor beats Schwartz When a loaded field of 117 race cars fill the pits of one of Illinois’ most challenging dirt tracks, only the strongest will emerge victorious. Four of DIRTcar’s toughest weekly racers conquered the challenge at Lincoln Speedway Friday night, hoisting the tallest of trophies in the kickoff to the 27th annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals. PRO LATE MODELS – Jose Parga Chevrolet Performance 604 Crate engine Late Model racing on a quarter-mile racetrack is one of the toughest challenges a driver will meet all year long. With its similar competitor speeds and limited space for clean air, passes are …

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PRIMED AND READY: National Champions, Local Talents Tune-Up on Fall Nationals Practice Night

Jordan DeLucia September 30, 2022 Twenty-seventh annual event begins racing Friday with four different divisions The champions and championship contenders have officially arrived at Lincoln Speedway for the 27th annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals and are off to a strong start after an evening of practice for the 56 cars in attendance at the 1/4-mile bullring. The DIRTcar Pro Late Model division consistently delivers some of the closest, most competitive racing seen all year, and this weekend will be no exception. Leading the charge with the fastest lap in all three sessions was 2021 East Region champion Billy Knippenberg, turning in a 14.384 to top the chart. Last year, Knippenberg had a strong showing at Fall Nationals, bagging two top-five finishes …

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Early Entries Coming In For Lincoln Speedway DIRTcar Fall Nationals

(Lincoln, IL) It’s officially race week for the 27th running of the DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Lincoln Speedway and the early entries continue to pour in. The ¼-mile track, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL, is playing host to the season ending national event for the third season in-a-row. While the weekend begins on Thursday with a late afternoon/evening practice for all divisions, the actual race nights are set for Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. Friday’s action will feature DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Stock Cars (Street Stocks). Saturday’s action will see DIRTcar Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Sport Compacts (Hornets). The …

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