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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 event will be a tune-up for the highly attended June 30 Summer Nationals event at the track.

Last season, Fairview Heights, IL’s Daryn Klein, claimed the victory in the Super Late Model shootout at the track over Michael Kloos, Rickey Frankel, Rusty Griffaw, and hometown favorite, Myles Moos.  19 drivers took the green.  Rain claimed the 2017 event, while Rich Bell bested a field of 22 cars in 2016.  2018 point champion, Jose Parga, of New Berlin, IL, is expected to be on track to start his title defense.

While the DIRTcar Pro Late Model division is not scheduled to run this Friday night, a number of drivers in the class may take advantage of the chance to compete with the Supers and gain valuable track time.  A $100 bonus has also been put up for the top finishing Pro Late Model competitor.  The event pays $1500 to win and $150 to start.

The DIRTcar Modifieds will be running for the fourth time this season as last year’s champion, Brian Lynn, leads the field.  Lynn, of Mason City, IL, has three top fives and a feature win and has built a 16 point lead.  Tommy Sheppard, Jr. is second in the standings, while Ray Bollinger is third, Austin Lynn fourth, and Jared Thomas fifth.  In addition to Lynn’s win, Bollinger and Rick Conoyer have found victory lane.  NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace has also announced he’d be back this Friday night to compete with Lincoln Speedway’s strong field of Mods.

The DIRTcar Street Stocks are back for another event at the track.  While the Street Stocks don’t compete for official championship points at the track, Terry Reed, of Decatur, IL has had a good start at the speedway with the most consistent finishes so far this year.  Darrell Dick, Andy Zahnd, Rudy Zaragoza, and Braden Bilger have also faired well in the two races at the track.  Jeremy Nichols won the Midwest Stock Car Tour event, while Nick Macklin claimed the Big Ten win.

Mason City, IL’s Andy Baugh leads the field of Nutech Seed DII Midgets coming into the fourth night of action.  Baugh has won two of the three features but came up short in the most recent event as Karter Sarff took the win.  Brandon Smith, Patrick Ryan, Mark McMahill, and Jeff Sparks round out the top five in standings.  The Nutech Seed Front Row Challenge will be $300 for a driver that accepts the challenge and can win from the back on Friday night.

The final division on the Friday night docket will be the DIRTcar Hornets.  Pekin, IL’s Danny Oates is off to a great start, holding the point lead by two after grabbing three top five finishes.  Eric Vanapeldoorn, who has won two of the three features is second in points, while Cook Crawford, Carter Dart, and Brady Reed are top five competitors.

Grandstand admission for Friday’s event is just $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.  Parking is also free.  Pits open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00 PM.

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DIRTcar Modifieds 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 172 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 156 16
3 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 146 26
4 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 132 40
5 43 Jared Thomas Edinburg IL 118 54
6 14R Rick Conoyer St Peters MO 110 62
7 3 Mike Brooks Peoria IL 108 64
8 43T Josh Thomas Edinburg IL 106 66
9 64T Trevor Neville Mackinaw IL 100 72
10 83 Austin Charron Peoria IL 94 78

Nutech Seed
DII Midgets 

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 37 Andy Baugh Mason City IL 176 0
2 11 Brandon Smith Mason City IL 150 26
3 23 Patrick Ryan Springfield IL 150 26
4 57 Mark McMahill Peoria IL 138 38
5 55 Jeff Sparks Mason City IL 132 44
6 7X Mitchell Davis Auburn IL 112 64
7 18 Tyler Roth     110 66
8 19E Daltyn England Springfield IL 92 84
9 42 Kevin Battefeld Lewistown IL 92 84
10 43 John Heitzman San Jose IL 78 98

DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 41 Danny Oates Pekin IL 174 0
2 X Eric Vanapeldoorn Clinton IL 172 2
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 140 34
4 D7 Carter Dart Springfield IL 138 36
5 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 112 62
6 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 110 64
7 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 104 70
8 36 Morgan Greene Belleville IL 92 82
9 43 Jake Momper Wilmington IL 60 114
10 52 Skylynn McCain Hartsburg IL 58 116

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