MOWA SPRINTS INVADE LINCOLN FOR “NIGHT BEFORE THE MILE” ACTION

August 16, 2022 (Lincoln, IL) – After losing an earlier season event scheduled at Lincoln Speedway to rain, the Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series will return to the ¼-mile at the Logan County Fairgrounds this Friday, August 19, 2022. It’s all part of a huge weekend of racing in Central Illinois.

In 15 events contested at Lincoln Speedway, 11 drivers have won events with the #MOWASprints. Fan favorites, Rico Abreu and Paul Nienhiser each have three MOWA Sprint Car Series wins at Lincoln. Other drivers to win events at Lincoln include AJ Bruns, Carson Macedo, Christopher Bell, Ian Madsen, Jake Neuman, Jerrod Hull, Jimmy Hurley, Korey Weyant and Willie Croft.

Hometown driver Cory Bruns finished 3rd at Macon Speedway on July 30, the last event held for the series. Bruns’ best finish at Lincoln Speedway came last year during the “Night Before the Mile”, where he ended up 7th. Another hometown driver to keep an eye on, is Shelby Bosie. Bosie finished third with the series on July 29 at Jacksonville Speedway and then backed that up with another 2nd place run in weekly racing competition at Jacksonville on August 12.

2015 USAC Amsoil Sprint Car Champion Robert Ballou will return to Lincoln Speedway aboard the NineSix Motorsports #96. Ballou drove to a 2nd place finish in last year’s event and is looking to become the series’ next first-time winner this Friday.

In addition to the MOWA Sprints, the Midwest Big Ten Series DIRTcar Pro Late Models and Modified will be in action, plus Simplot DII Midgets, KidModz, and Hornets. Jose Parga, of New Berlin, IL, leads the Lincoln Speedway Pro Late Model points and the Big Ten points. When it comes to the Modifieds, former champion Brandon Roberts leads the Lincoln Speedway points, while Rodney Standerfer is on top of the Big Ten standings. The two Big Ten races will pay $700 to win and $100 to start.

Last year’s champion, Mark McMahill, of Peoria, IL, leads this year’s Simplot DII Midget standings, while Brownstown, IL’s Billy Mason leads the track Hornet points.

Pit gates open at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $20, while kids 11 and under are free.

The event is all part of a huge weekend of racing that begins Friday night, August 19 at Lincoln Speedway featuring MOWA Sprint Cars, Saturday afternoon, August 20 with USAC Silver Crown and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Saturday night at Macon Speedway with POWRi National Midgets, and Sunday afternoon, August 21 with ARCA and Sportsman at the Illinois State Fair.

Friday August 19, 2022 Race Day Information:

Pits Open: 3:00PM

Grandstands Open: 5:00PM

Hot Laps: 6:00PM

Racing: 7:00PM

Lincoln Speedway MOWA Sprints Feature Winners (in order by number of wins):

Rico Abreu – 3 (10/10/2014, 7/12/2019, 7/17/2020)

Paul Nienhiser – 3 (7/10/2015, 6/1/2018, 7/13/2018)

Christopher Bell – 1 (10/11/2013)

AJ Bruns – 1 (9/2/2011)

Willie Croft – 1 (7/15/2016)

Jerrod Hull – 1 (7/6/2012)

Jimmy Hurley – 1 (6/15/2012)

Carson Macedo – 1 (7/14/2017)

Ian Madsen – 1 (5/2/2014)

Korey Weyant – 1 (7/8/2011)

Jake Neuman – 1 (8/20/2021)

For more information about Lincoln Speedway, visit www.lincolnspeedwayil.com
For more information about the MOWA Sprint Car Series, visit www.midwestopenwheel.com

MOWA Sprint Cars Set For Lincoln Speedway August 19

Lincoln Speedway will get things going for State Fair race weekend on Friday, August 19 with the powerful Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars. Five other divisions will also race. Details below…
 
Night Before State Fair Event
Friday, August 19
 
Divisions:
Built Ford Tough Midwest Open Wheel Association MOWA Sprints
DIRTcar Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models
DIRTcar Midwest Big Ten Series Modifieds
Simplot DII Midgets
DIRTcar Hornets
 
Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00
 
Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $20
Children 11 & Under – Free
 
Tickets as well as all pit passes will be sold at track on raceday
 
Hotels:
Hampton By Hilton – Lincoln, IL
(217) 732-6729
Comfort Inn & Suites – Lincoln, IL
(217) 735-5800
 
Call the hotel and mention the Lincoln Speedway discount

July 15th Event Canceled

(Lincoln, IL) Morning rain showers mixed with an unfavorable forecast for the rest of the day has led to the cancellation of the Friday, July 15 Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Car event at Lincoln Speedway. Four other divisions were also scheduled to race.

MOWA is scheduled to return to the ¼-mile dirt track on Friday, August 19 as part of the State Fair race weekend which begins at Lincoln Speedway on Friday night, followed by Illinois State Fair racing on Saturday afternoon featuring the USAC Silver Crown cars. Macon Speedway will host a POWRi Midget event on Saturday night of that weekend before the Sunday afternoon ARCA Menards Series Atlas 100.

For Lincoln Speedway, the next event is Sunday, July 24 featuring a Sunday Funday full of racing entertainment. Three divisions of Big Ten racing will headline the show with Big 10 Modifieds, Big 10 Pro Late Models, and Big 10 Street Stocks plus Sportsman, Simplot DII Midgets, and Hornets. The IMRA Speed2 Midget show has been removed from the event and will now be a regular Simplot DII Midget show.

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.

Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

𝗠𝗢𝗪𝗔 𝗦𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗜𝗡𝗩𝗔𝗗𝗘 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗖𝗢𝗟𝗡 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗘𝗗𝗪𝗔𝗬 FRIDAY; 𝗣𝗢𝗜𝗡𝗧𝗦 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗨𝗠𝗘

July 11, 2022 (Jacksonville, IL) – The Morrow Brothers Ford, Inc. MOWA Sprint Car Series will make their first of two visits to the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois this Friday, July 15. It will be the 16th-career visit to the ¼ mile oval for the 410 Sprint Car series. Four other divisions will also race.

11 total drivers have visited Victory Lane with the Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series at Lincoln, in 15 attempts. Rico Abreu and Paul Nienhiser are the only two drivers to have won more than a single #MOWASprints A-Main at Lincoln, with each having three wins. AJ Bruns, Carson Macedo, Christopher Bell, Ian Madsen, Jake Neuman, Jerrod Hull, Jimmy Hurley, Korey Weyant and Willie Croft make up the other nine drivers to have a Lincoln Speedway victory on their resume.

Lincoln, Illinois driver Cory Bruns currently sits at the top of the Points Standings. In four events with the series this year, Bruns has finished 4th on two occasions, Highland Speedway on May 28 and Tri-City Speedway on June 3, 2022. Of the 13 visits at Lincoln, where Bruns has competed in the A-Main, his best finish with the series was 7th, in last year’s event, August 20, 2021.

Announced in mid-June, the points structure for the series had been modified, due to the ongoing Hoosier Tire shortage. During this time, no points will be awarded for Heat Races, A-Main passing points, or A-Main finishing points. Instead, all drivers who show up and start either a B-Main or A-Main will be awarded 50 points. Competitors who do not attempt to start the B-Main or A-Main will be awarded only 10 points. However, starting with Friday’s event at Lincoln Speedway, drivers will once again be awarded points at events.

Joining the sprints at Friday night’s event will be the DIRTcar Pro Late Models, DIRTcar Modifieds, Simplot DII Midgets, and DIRTcar Hornets.

Pits open Friday at 3:00 PM, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $20, 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 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.

Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Friday July 15, 2022 Race Day Information Breakdown:

Pits Open: 3:00PM

Grandstands Open: 5:00PM

Hot Laps: 6:00PM

Racing: 7:00PM

Lincoln Speedway MOWA Sprints Feature Winners (in order by number of wins):

Rico Abreu – 3 (10/10/2014, 7/12/2019, 7/17/2020)

Paul Nienhiser – 3 (7/10/2015, 6/1/2018, 7/13/2018)

Christopher Bell – 1 (10/11/2013)

AJ Bruns – 1 (9/2/2011)

Willie Croft – 1 (7/15/2016)

Jerrod Hull – 1 (7/6/2012)

Jimmy Hurley – 1 (6/15/2012)

Carson Macedo – 1 (7/14/2017)

Ian Madsen – 1 (5/2/2014)

Korey Weyant – 1 (7/8/2011)

Jake Neuman – 1 (8/20/2021)

For more information about Lincoln Speedway, visit www.lincolnspeedwayil.com

For more information about the MOWA Sprint Car Series, visit www.midwestopenwheel.com

MOWA Sprint Cars Up Next At Lincoln Speedway July 15

Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars
Friday, July 15

Divisions:
Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars
DIRTcar Pro Late Models
DIRTcar Modifieds
Simplot DII Midgets
DIRTcar Hornets

Times:
Pits: 3:00
Stands: 5:00
Local Pill Draw Ends: 5:50
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $20
Children 11 & Under – Free

Tickets as well as all pit passes will be sold at track on raceday

Hotels:
Hampton By Hilton – Lincoln, IL
(217) 732-6729

Comfort Inn & Suites – Lincoln, IL
(217) 735-5800

Call the hotel and mention the Lincoln Speedway discount

Lincoln Speedway To Host DIRTcar Summer Nationals Sunday Night

(Lincoln, IL) The DIRTcar Summer National stars are set for their annual appearance at Lincoln Speedway this coming Sunday, July 3. The ¼-mile track, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL, will play host to Super Late Models, Modifieds, and 305 Sprint Cars at the holiday weekend special.

Oakwood, IL driver, Bobby Pierce, leads the Summer National championship standings during the third week of action. Pierce, who has Lincoln Summer National wins in 2013 and 2018, has claimed three wins on the tour this season. Chatham, IL driver, Brian Shirley, who has won three Summer National races at Lincoln Speedway, is second in this year’s standings, trailing Pierce by 72. Shirley has found victory lane twice this season. Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, and May 12th Lincoln winner Dennis Erb, Jr. round out the top five in points as of Thursday, June 30.

The Summit Modified Nationals standings have a familiar face on top, as Mooresville, NC driver Nick Hoffman leads. Hoffman has been very dominant over the last couple of years, winning at a high percentage. This year, he started with the first seven wins before having issues to fall short the next two races. He did get back into victory lane at the Tuesday night race. Kyle Steffens, Kenny Wallace, Tyler Nicely, and Chase Allen complete the tour standings.

The Modifieds will be also racing for Lincoln Speedway local division points, where former champion Brandon Roberts holds onto the lead by 24 over last year’s champion, Ray Bollinger. Jared Thomas, Tim Luttrell, and Kenny Wallace round out the top five. The Modified racing at the track has been highly entertaining once again this year.

The 305 Sprints will round out Sunday evening’s card, racing for the second of two times this season. During the early season event, Emden, IL’s Ben Wagoner won the race with Robbie Standridge, Wayne Warner, Joe Jiannoni, and Jeff Wilke completing the top five.

Pit gates will open Sunday at 3:00, with grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission will be $30, while kids 11 and under are $5. An all-access pit pass is available for $40 which will give access to pits and stands.

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.

Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.