National Midgets Set To Race Lincoln Speedway Friday Night

(Lincoln, IL) The quick and nimble National Midgets are set to fly around Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL, this coming Friday night, May 7. Originally not on the schedule, the Midgets were added to the show to compliment the POWRi National Midget show coming to Macon Speedway on Saturday. Five other divisions will also be in action on the fourth night of the 2021 racing season.

For the National Midgets, this will be one of just two visits at the track this season. The other comes on Thursday, June 17 as part of POWRi Illinois Midget Speed Week. Last season, Sam Johnson, of St. Peters, MO claimed a feature win in an Open Midget race, while Buddy Kofoid claimed the POWRi win in August. A good number of drivers are excited to get on track this Friday night.

Another class making just two appearances this season will be in action Friday as well, as the DIRTcar Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman will be on track. The division has run two races already this season at Macon Speedway with Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols taking both victories in the Rudy Zaragoza Street Stock car. Scott Landers, Jim Farley, III, Rick Roedel, and Dennis Vander Meersch are in the top five in Macon points. The division also runs at Fairbury Speedway and opened up last weekend with Tommy Duncan taking the victory over Austin Friedman, Tyler Roth, Anthony Craven, and Lyndon Whitfill.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models have had two great shows at the track already this season, boasting full fields both nights. Jose Parga, of New Berlin, IL claimed both wins and leads the standings heading into the night. Former track champion and driving veteran, Roben Huffman, is second in the standings, while Cody Maguire, Blaise Baker, and Colby Sheppard round out the top five.

Kewanee, IL’s Ray Bollinger is off to a great start in the DIRTcar Modified class at the track, leading the points by 14 markers over Tommy Sheppard, Jr. Brian Lynn, Allen Weisser, and Carter Sinkhorn complete the top five in points.

The Simplot Grower Solutions DII Midgets will be running a combined event with the USAC/IMRA Speed2 Midgets, meaning more cars and extra pay. Mark McMahill, of Peoria, IL, is the Lincoln point leader, after taking both feature wins so far this year. Will Armitage, Dave Baugh, Daltyn England, and John Heitzman are top five in points.

Rounding out Friday’s racing will be the DIRTcar Hornets. Kenny Butterfield, of Kingston Mines, IL, leads the points by eight over Erik Vanapeldoorn. Allan Harris, Jay Mariuzza, and Jeremy Hancock are in the top five. The Hornet races have been highly entertaining so far this season with great racing and good car counts all three nights.

Pit gates open Friday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $18, while kids 11 and under are free. Tickets and pit passes will be available at the track on raceday.

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 DIRTcar UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings. The track is also home to the DIRTcar Fall Nationals.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 6 Jose Parga New Berlin IL 120 0
2 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 106 14
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 100 20
4 77 Blaise Baker Clinton IL 98 22
5 27 Colby Sheppard Williamsville IL 94 26
6 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 92 28
7 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 86 34
8 7 Steven Reinacher Pocahontas IL 86 34
9 09 Dane Arvin Danvers IL 80 40
10 17B Braden Bilger Jacksonville IL 74 46


DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 174 0
2 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 160 14
3 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 144 30
4 25W Allen Weisser Peoria IL 142 32
5 19C Carter Sinkhorn Taylorville IL 126 48
6 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 120 54
7 49 Todd Bates Canton IL 116 58
8 35 Brandon Roberts Ashland IL 104 70
9 77B Brandon Bollinger Kewanee IL 98 76
10 14R Rick Conoyer Wentzville MO 58 116


Simplot Grower Solutions DII Midgets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 57 Mark McMahill Peoria IL 120 0
2 51R Will Armitage Athens IL 110 10
3 7B Dave Baugh Bloomington IL 100 20
4 19E Daltyn England Springfield IL 90 30
5 00 John Heitzman San Jose IL 88 32
6 40 Chase McDermand Springfield IL 58 62
7 51 Brent Burrows Lewistown IL 56 64
8 23 Patrick Ryan Springfield IL 56 64
9 5G Cody Gerdes Eureka IL 54 66
10 18 Tyler Roth Springfield IL 54 66


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 24 Kenneth Butterfield Kingston Mines IL 176 0
2 E77 Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton IL 168 8
3 3H Allan Harris Chatham IL 162 14
4 5 Jay Mariuzza Pekin IL 158 18
5 28J Jeremy Hancock Peoria IL 152 24
6 9B Brandon Miller Broadwell IL 140 36
7 28F Mike Foster Pekin IL 100 76
8 1 Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 100 76
9 44 Bill Basso Athens IL 88 88
10 9Z Zac Miller Lincoln IL 82 94

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