Weather Forces August 12 Cancellation At Lincoln IL Speedway
Lincoln IL Speedway officials waited and waited, in hopes of running the Friday, August 12 program at the ¼-mile racetrack. Despite dry conditions all afternoon, everyone in Lincoln, IL could see lightning off to the north and west for about three hours as rain slowly approached. Eventually, rainfall hit the track just before 5:30, forcing the cancellation of the event.
Scheduled to be on hand were the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and Street Stocks, in addition to the Modifieds, Hornets, and the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed.
The event was billed as Fan Appreciation and Kids Night, featuring numerous $5 vouchers passed out in the area for fans to take in a night of racing for just $5. Due to the rainout, those vouchers will now be good for $2 off on the August 19 POWRi night at the track. For those who did already purchase their wristbands for the grandstands or pits, hand them in at the next event for your raincheck. The value of what you paid will be taken off at the next event.
That leads us to the final three nights of the season at Lincoln Speedway. Up next is the POWRi Midgets and Micros, plus Pro Late Models and Modifieds on Friday, August 19. The “Night Before The State Fair” race will see pit gates opening at 3:00 with grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action at 7:00. Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.
Following the August 19 POWRi event, the track will open up for the big Summer Nationals makeup of the Graue Chevrolet Showdown on Thursday, August 25 for a $5,000 to win Super Late Model show. The Mods will be racing for $1,000 to win, while the B-Mods will also be in action.
For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy). Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.
Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL. The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656. Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.