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Lincoln Speedway Officials Announce 2024 Racing Schedule

(Lincoln, IL) The 2024 season opener is just over two months at Lincoln Speedway, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL. While the season opener is set for Friday, April 5, the full 2024 schedule is another exciting one with several marquee events including the FloRacing Series, DIRTcar Summer Nationals, MOWA Sprint Cars, the DIRTcar Fall Nationals, and great racing from the trackโ€™s staple divisions. New to this yearโ€™s schedule, the Bennett Memorial as part of season championship night.

Everything gets started with the two test-and-tune events to allow drivers a chance to shake down their rides for the new season. The Lincoln pre-season events will be held on Sunday, March 24 from 12:00โ€“4:00 PM and Friday, March 29 from 5:00-8:00 PM. The two testing events were well attended last year, averaging 50 cars at each one.

The 2024 season opener will be held on Friday, April 5, featuring this yearโ€™s staple divisions at the track, the DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, and the MARA Midgets. The Midgets ran their first season at the track in 2023 and had a highly successful season, averaging weekly fields of about 20 cars and putting on great racing.

This yearโ€™s schedule will see two visits from the highly popular Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars, the first of which will take place on Friday, April 26, which is much earlier in the season than the last several years. The second MOWA 410 sprint car visit comes on Friday, August 16 as part of the Illinois State Fair race weekend sponsored by Farm & Home Supply in Lincoln.

Thursday, May 9 will see the best Super Late Model drivers in the country racing for a top prize of $20,000 in the Castrol FloRacing Night in America event presented by Graue Chevrolet. The DIRTcar Modifieds will join to make it a huge night of racing.

The 305-winged sprints are scheduled to make two visits this season, the first of which will take place on Friday, May 17 along with the regular divisions. The 305 sprints will return on Friday, July 12 for a second visit.

The 8th annual Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge is scheduled to return to the track on Friday, June 7. While the Hornet class wonโ€™t be a regular division at the track this season, the June 7 race will be a big one, with extra pay and a strong field of drivers going for the large trophy.

Starting off the second half of the year will be the one and only appearance for the POWRi National Midget League as SpeedWeek visits Lincoln on Sunday, June 16. The night will also be a great one for kids as there will be kids bicycle giveaways throughout the night. The DIRTcar Pro Mods will also make their only regular season visit.

Sunday, June 23 will be a special one as the DIRTcar Summer Nationals make their annual visit to the track. The Summit Modified Nationals will race alongside in the event which will be a canโ€™t miss for Super Late Model and Modified fans in the Midwest.

The BRANDT Red, White, and Blue Triple 30โ€™s are on schedule for Friday, July 5, celebrating the Independence Day Holiday week. 30 lap features are scheduled with special trophies and extra pay at the event, presented by long-time racing supporter BRANDT.

Rounding out the 2024 regular season schedule will be Season Championship night which will also be the first ever Bennett Memorial at the track. The event, held for several seasons at Macon Speedway, will see big money on the line for Pro Lates, Mods, Pro Mods, Sportsman, MARA Midgets, and Street Stocks. The event is held in memory for longtime race supporters, officials, and promoters, Tommy and Diane Bennett.

And last, but not least, the DIRTcar Fall Nationals will again return to the track in 2024 but with a new date which is a couple weeks later on the calendar. The later date will allow for more drivers all across the region to attend for a final night of national points toward the 2024 DIRTcar standings. The October 17-19 weekend will see Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Street Stocks all in action.

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.

*Allen Horcher Photo

2024 Tentative Lincoln Speedway Schedule

Sunday, March 24-Test & Tune For All Divisions-(12:00-4:00)

Friday, March 29-Test & Tune For All Divisions-(5:00-8:00)

Friday, April 5-2024 Door Buster-(PLM, MOD, SPORT, MARA, SS)

Friday, April 26-Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars-(MOWA, PLM, MOD, MARA, SS)

Thursday, May 9-Castrol FloRacing Night In America-$20,000 To Win Super Late Models

Presented By Graue Chevrolet-(SLM & MOD)

Friday, May 17-305 Sprint Cars-(305 Sprints, PLM, MOD, MARA, SS)

Friday, June 7-8th Annual Ed Cain Hornet Challenge(PLM, MOD,  SPORT, MARA, HOR)

Sunday, June 16-POWRi Illinois SPEEDWEEK-Featuring Kids Bike Giveaways-(POWRi Midgets, PLM, MOD, PROMOD)

Sunday, June 23-DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour-(SLM, MOD)

Friday, July 5-BRANDT Red, White, & Blue Triple 30โ€™s + Vintage-(VRI, PLM 30, MOD 30, SS 30, MARA, KidModz)

Friday, July 12-305 Sprint Cars-(305, PLM, MOD, MARA, SPORT)

Friday, August 16-Farm & Home Supply Presents..-Night Before State Fair Race w/ MOWA Sprints-(MOWA, PLM, MOD, MARA)

Friday, August 23-The Bennett Memorial… BIG $$$ On The Line-(PLM, MOD, PROMOD, SPORT, MARA, SS)

Thurs-Sat October 17-19-DIRTcar Fall Nationals-Thursday โ€“ Practice-
Friday – SLM, MOD, PROMOD, SS—Saturday – SLM, MOD, PLM, PROMOD, SS

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