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Lincoln Speedway Looking To Carry Early Season Momentum Friday

Ladies Night Featuring $5 Ladies Admission With Five Divisions Of Racing

(Lincoln, IL)  Lincoln Speedway officials are keeping their fingers crossed that racing will continue this coming Friday, May 3rd, despite a wet weather week in Illinois.  Friday’s forecast looks dry so the plan is to race.  It will just be a matter of how wet the grounds are from the previous days.   The night will feature $5 grandstand admission for ladies, in honor of Ladies Night.

The Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks will join the regular four classes of racing at the ¼-mile dirt track.  For the Big Ten Series, it will be their second race of the season but the first at Lincoln in 2019.  At the Macon Speedway opener, Monticello, IL’s Darrell Dick claimed the victory.   Fellow veteran, Terry Reed, crossed the line in second, while Nick Macklin, Larry Russell, and Jaret Duff completed the top five.  The track did have a Midwest Stock Car Tour Street Stock event in April, with Jeremy Nichols claiming the win.  This Friday’s event will pay $500 to win.

Last Friday’s 23 Pro Late Models may have been the highest Pro Late Model count in track history.  This year’s two winners, Jake Little of Springfield, IL, and Denny Woodworth, of Mendon, IL, are tied atop the standings.  Edwards, IL driver Chris Morefield is third in the standings, while Cody Maguire, and Roben Huffman are off to solid starts in fourth and fifth.

The DIRTcar Modifieds also came out in big numbers for last weekend’s race, as 21 competitors took the green.  Many time track champion, Brian Lynn, of Mason City, IL, is currently leading the points by just two over New Berlin, IL’s Tommy Sheppard, Jr.  Lynn won on opening night, while Rick Conoyer took last week’s victory.  Austin Lynn is third in points, while Ray Bollinger, and Austin Charron complete the top five.

The Nutech Seed DII Midgets have seen defending point champion, Andy Baugh, find victory lane in each of the first two nights.  Baugh had his work cut out for him last week, as Lincoln, IL’s Bret Tripplett swapped the lead back and forth.  Mark McMahill is second in points, while Brandon Smith, Patrick Ryan, and Jeff Sparks are in the top five.  This week’s Nutech Seed Front Row Challenge is $200 for a driver to give up a top four starting spot and win from the back.

Completing the five divisions of racing will be the DIRTcar Hornets.  Last week, 15 drivers took the green flag for the main event, which went flag-to-flag.  Pekin, IL’s Danny Oates hasn’t won a feature yet, but two top five finishes has him leading the standings.  Eric Vanapeldoorn is second with one win, while David Lauritson, Cook Crawford, and Carter Dart complete the top five.

As previously mentioned, ladies that attend this Friday night’s action will get in for just $5 each on Ladies Night.  For the guys, admission is regular at $15.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps are at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. 

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About Lincoln Speedway: 

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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.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.


Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks 

Pos Car # Name City State Points Gap
1 22 Darrell Dick Monticello IL 60 0
2 5 Terry Reed Cerro Gordo IL 58 2
3 16 Nick Macklin Argenta IL 56 4
4 X7 Larry Russell Decatur IL 54 6
5 21 Jaret Duff Maroa IL 52 8
6 30 Gene Reed Hammond IL 50 10
7 14 Wes Biesenthal Athens IL 48 12
8 14D Dalton Mannin Longview IL 46 14
9 15H Josh Hetherinton Fairbury IL 44 16
10 2z Andy Zahnd White Heath IL 42 18

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 118 0
2 45DW Denny Woodworth Mendon IL 118 0
3 10 Chris Morefield Edwards IL 98 20
4 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 98 20
5 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 94 24
6 09 Dane Arvin Danvers IL 84 34
7 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 82 36
8 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 76 42
9 15M Colby Eller Taylorville IL 64 54
10 11 Jarod Shasteen Macon IL 62 56

DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 114 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 112 2
3 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 86 28
4 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 86 28
5 83 Austin Charron Peoria IL 84 30
6 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 84 30
7 555 Nick Neville Mackinaw IL 78 36
8 43T Josh Thomas Edinburg IL 76 38
9 3 Mike Brooks Peoria IL 66 48
10 64T Trevor Neville Mackinaw IL 64 50

Nutech Seed
DII Midgets 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 37 Andy Baugh Mason City IL 120 0
2 57 Mark McMahill Peoria IL 106 14
3 11 Brandon Smith Mason City IL 102 18
4 23 Patrick Ryan Springfield IL 100 20
5 55 Jeff Sparks Mason City IL 94 26
6 10C Bret Tripplett Lincoln IL 58 62
7 18 Tyler Roth     56 64
8 7X Mitchell Davis Auburn IL 54 66
9 60E Mark Billings Columbia MO 52 68
10 42 Kevin Battefeld Lewistown IL 48 72

DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 41 Danny Oates Pekin IL 116 0
2 X Eric Vanapeldoorn Clinton IL 112 4
3 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 110 6
4 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 92 24
5 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 92 24
6 36 Morgan Greene Belleville IL 92 24
7 43 Jake Momper Wilmington IL 60 56
8 52 Skylynn McCain Hartsburg IL 58 58
9 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 56 60
10 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 50 66

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