MOWA Sprint Cars To Open 2020 Season Friday Night At Lincoln Speedway

Rico Abreu Looking For Second Straight Win At Track

(Lincoln, IL) After a long wait, the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars presented by Morrow Brothers are finally ready to get their 2020 season underway. The popular tour will race for the first time in 2020, this Friday, July 17 at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL. The track’s weekly classes will also be in action.

Last season, Paul Nienhiser claimed the point championship for the MOWA Sprints, while Lincoln, IL’s Cory Bruns was second in the standings. Kyle Schuett, Jacob Patton, and Jeremy Standridge were the rest of the top five in points.

At the 2019 Lincoln Speedway event, popular sprint car driver, Rico Abreu, claimed the win, while Parker Price-Miller, Jason Keith, Jordan Goldesberry, and Austin McCarl rounded out the top five. 27 drivers were on hand.

Abreu, from St. Helena, CA, will be looking to win his second in-a-row at the track this Friday night. Abreu is coming off an Ohio Speedweek win, last week, with the All Star Sprints at Muskingum County Speedway. Abreu will have his work cut out for him against the Central Illinois contingent.

Racing in the DIRTcar Pro Late Model class has been top notch with a handful of drivers racing hard for wins each week. Ashland, IL’s Brandon Eskew and Springfield, IL’s Jake Little are tied at the top of the standings and it looks like one of those two drivers will take this year’s championship, having a 70 point lead on the rest of the pack. Eskew has won two features, while Little has claimed one. Teammates Dakota Ewing and Jose Parga have claimed the other two wins this season. Roben Huffman, Braden Bilger, and Colby Sheppard complete the top five in points.

The fields of Modifieds have been great, averaging 22 per night over the first five nights. Mason City, IL driver, Austin Lynn, leads the standings by 32 over his dad, Brian. While it’s definitely not insurmountable, the elder Lynn will have his work cut out for him as he looks to add to his record number of track championships at the speedway. Ray Bollinger, Donovan Lodge, and Brian Diveley round out the top five in points. Feature winners this year include A. Lynn (1), Bollinger (2), Lodge (1), and Diveley (1).

Mark McMahill leads the standings in the Nutech Seed DII  Midget class and has been close to finding victory lane. Will Armitage has found victory lane and is second in the points, while Tyler Roth is third, despite a rollover last weekend. Dave Baugh and nephew, Andy Baugh, are fourth and fifth. Andy Baugh has won three of the four features this year but was not in attendance the other night, which leaves him 40 points behind in the championship chase. This week’s Nutech Seed Front Row Challenge is at $200, after it was claimed two races ago.

Rounding out the weekly contingent of racers is the DIRTcar Hornet class, which has been strong every week. Clinton, IL driver, Erik Vanapeldoorn, is the point leader in the class but by only six over Dallas Strauch.  Brady Reed is third, while David Lauritson is fourth and Jimmy Dutlinger fifth. The top four in the standings have each won a feature this year. Part-time Lincoln Speedway racer, Joe Reed has also claimed a feature win. The top three in the standings are within a meager six points of one another.

Rounding out Friday’s busy card will be the KidModz and a special lap from the Abraham Lincoln Quarter Midget kids.

Pits open Friday at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, local division pill draw will end at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $18, while kids 11 and under are free.

About Lincoln Speedway:

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

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 288 0
2 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 288 0
3 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 218 70
4 17B Braden Bilger Jacksonville IL 198 90
5 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 192 96
6 25 Brendan Patterson Springbay IL 180 108
7 2K Zac Kuhel Pekin IL 174 114
8 25 Dakota Ewing Warrensburg IL 168 120
9 6 Jose Parga New Berlin IL 162 126
10 97 Michael Marden Monee IL 156 132


DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 278 0
2 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 246 32
3 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 224 54
4 32 Donovan Lodge Andover IL 222 56
5 11D Brian Diveley Springfield IL 212 66
6 35 Brandon Roberts Ashland IL 182 96
7 37 Derrick Carlson Murrayville IL 176 102
8 3 Mike Brooks Peoria IL 176 102
9 48 Casey Lappin Bartonville IL 136 142
10 777 Trevor Neville Mackinaw IL 132 146


Nutech Seed DII Midgets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 57 Mark McMahill Peoria IL 220 0
2 51R Will Armitage Athens IL 210 10
3 18 Tyler Roth Springfield IL 204 16
4 7B Dave Baugh Bloomington IL 194 26
5 37 Andy Baugh Mason City IL 180 40
6 22K Kelli Harter Dawson IL 164 56
7 19E Daltyn England Springfield IL 150 70
8 17 Jace Sparks Crystal Lake IL 146 74
9 43 John Heitzman San Jose IL 138 82
10 24 Scott Koerner Joliet IL 106 114


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 E77 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton IL 286 0
2 24D Dallas Strauch East Peoria IL 280 6
3 32B Brady Reed Decatur IL 280 6
4 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 196 90
5 28 Jimmy Dutlinger Hanna City IL 186 100
6 28F Mike Foster Pekin IL 184 102
7 22W James Womeldorff Pekin IL 184 102
8 44 Bill Basso Athens IL 182 104
9 357 Billy Mason Brownstown IL 164 122
10 1 Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 164 122

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