Lincoln Speedway Announces Exciting 2021 Season Schedule

Season Will Start And End With DIRTcar National Events

(Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway officials are pleased to announce the 2021 tentative season schedule, filled with plenty of big events. The track, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL, will host numerous special events throughout the year including a season opening make-up event from the 2020 DIRTcar Fall Nationals and the season ending 2021 DIRTcar Fall Nationals.

The action will begin with two test and tune events for competitors on Sunday, March 28 and Thursday, April 8. Not only will those practices be used to fine tune cars for the regular season but also the big season opener on Friday, April 9, that will feature the make-up event for the DIRTcar Fall Nationals from the 2020 season. That event will feature DIRTcar Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Hornets.

The true regular season begins one week later, Friday, April 16, when the Pro Late Models begin their season with a Big 10 event. In addition, Lincoln Speedway’s three other staple classes, Modifieds, DII Midgets, and Hornets will also be in action. It will also mark the first visit for the winged 305 Sprint Cars.

Other highlights of this season will include POWRi Illinois Midget Week on Thursday, June 17, the DIRTcar Summer Nationals in the Graue Chevrolet Showdown on Sunday, July 4, the MOWA Sprint cars on Friday, July 16, and the 2021 DIRTcar Fall Nationals September 30-October 2.

In all, 14 race nights are tentatively scheduled, making it the biggest schedule in a number of years. Times and pricing are expected to remain very similar to recent years with hotlaps beginning at 6:00 and racing at 7:00 at most events.

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About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at, on Facebook (, 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.

2021 Lincoln Speedway Tentative Schedule

Sunday, March 28-Test & Tune For All Divisions-(12:00-4:00)

Thursday, April 8-Test & Tune For All Divisions-(5:00-8:00)

Friday, April 9-Fall Nationals 2020 Makeup

Friday, April 16-2021 Door Buster Part 2

Friday, April 30-$1 Dogs/$2 Beers

Friday, May 7-USAC Engler IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets

Friday, May 21-Vintage Racing Of Illinois

Friday, June 4-6th Annual Hornet Challenge

Thursday, June 17-POWRi Illinois Midget Week
(POWRi Midgets, Micros, B10PLM, MOD)

Sunday, July 4-DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour-“Graue Chevrolet Showdown”-FIREWORKS Display

Friday, July 16-Built FORD Tough MOWA Sprint Cars

Sunday, July 25-USAC Engler IMRA SpeeD2 Midgets

Friday, August 20-Night Before State Fair Race

Friday, August 27-Brandt Season Championships-Food & Drink Specials

Thurs-Sat Sept 30-Oct 2-DIRTcar Fall Nationals
Thursday – Practice
Friday – Racing
Saturday – Racing

Fall Nationals Make-up Event To Begin 2021 Lincoln Speedway Season

(Lincoln, IL) After a strong 2020 season, Lincoln Speedway, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL, will open its season with a big event. It all begins Friday, April 9, 2021, with the make-up event from the rained out DIRTcar Fall Nationals last October.

Lincoln Speedway hosted the DIRTcar Fall Nationals for the first time in October of 2020, with two days of racing scheduled. Unfortunately, only the first of the two race days was completed as rainfall settled in on the Saturday portion of the event. The Friday event had well over 100 cars including an outstanding field of 42 DIRTcar Modifieds.

Following last year’s format, the April 9 event will have DIRTcar Super Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Sport Compacts (Hornets). Those who were registered for last year’s event are set and entered for this year’s make-up date. New entries will also be accepted via pre-registration or at the track. An open practice is scheduled for Thursday, April 8.

Competitors who had purchased two-day pit passes as well as fans who had purchased two-day or Saturday tickets in person or online will be able to use those by presenting them at the event.

The 2021 Fall Nationals will also be held at the ¼-mile dirt track, following the regular season for DIRTcar competitors. Practice will be held on Thursday, September 30 with racing on Friday and Saturday, October 1 and 2. Full details on that event will be announced at a later date.

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About Lincoln Speedway:

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at, on Facebook (, 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.

Summer National Schedule Announced; Coming To Lincoln Sunday, July 4th

2021 SCHEDULE: DIRTcar Summer Nationals & Summit Modifieds Race 30 Dates over Eight Weeks

January 26, 2021 by Jordan DeLucia

New look, winner’s shares unveiled for Summit Modifieds in 11th season of competition

The long-awaited 2021 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedules are set and feature endless potential for exciting racing.

For the first time in its 36-year history, Hell Tour fans can enjoy watching both tours race over eight different weeks at various tracks, featuring a fresh mix of annual favorites, returning gems and one new addition.

Both tours are scheduled to race 30 dates over a seven-week stretch, starting with the kickoff at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway on Tuesday, June 15.

Similar to the revamped 2020 schedule, a two-week break period will divide the tours into two parts to allow for the Late Model drivers to compete with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models in their crown-jewel events – Fairbury Speedway’s Prairie Dirt Classic, on July 30-31, and Cedar Lake Speedway’s USA Nationals, on Aug. 5-7. The Summit Modifieds will again run alongside the Outlaws at the Prairie Dirt Classic, featuring the $5,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

Racing is also set for an average of five days per week, allowing teams to recuperate and travel on Monday and Tuesday for a grueling week of five-straight races Wednesday to Sunday. A make-up week has been set aside on Aug. 11-15 for races that are postponed from earlier in the series. Some weeks also have open dates for races that will be announced at a later time.

Swinging through a total of eight different states, 31 unique tracks in total will get their opportunity to host the Late Models and Modifieds, including one brand-new track in Indianapolis, IN. Circle City Raceway is set for opening this spring and will bring in the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified pilots to the quarter-mile oval on Wednesday, July 14. The Terre Haute Action Track returns only to the Summit Modifieds schedule on July 18.

The Summit Modifieds will hit the road for their 11th season of action in 2021, sporting an updated look to the tour’s logo. Ten years with the classic oval version has fit the tour well, and the updated, patch-style design will help display the Summit Racing Equipment and DIRTcar Racing partnership for years to come.

“Summit Racing Equipment is proud to remain the title sponsor of the Modified Nationals, and we know the unveiling of our new logo will usher in a brand-new era of partnership after 10 great seasons,” said Summit Motorsports & Events Manager Jim Greenleaf. “It’s a great new design that helps showcase our support and dedication to the teams, tracks and great race fans that help make this all possible.”

Going hand-in-hand with the new logo is the introduction of a new minimum winner’s share for the Summit Modified races in 2021. All 30 Features will pay a minimum $1,500 to win; a $500 increase from previous seasons.

Friday and Saturday night Late Model races will pay $10,000 to the winner; the other days of the week will serve as $5,000-to-win shows. The Late Model champion’s check will be awarded for only the second time in the state of Michigan, on Aug. 21, at Merritt Speedway, crowned alongside the Summit Modified champion. Weekly point funds for the Late Models will also be distributed throughout the schedule.

For all future updates on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, be sure to like the DIRTcar Racing and Summer Nationals pages on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for non-stop updates on race day.

Summer Nationals fans can follow along throughout the tour via DIRTVision’s all-new annual Platinum FAST PASS streaming subscription. Watch the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, Summit Modifieds, World of Outlaws, Super DIRTcar Series and more all year round for just $299 with the annual subscription or $39 per month and never miss a moment of the best dirt track racing in the country.

Combined tour schedules:

Week #1

Tuesday, June 15 | Brownstown Speedway | Brownstown, IN

Wednesday, June 16 | Peoria Speedway | Peoria, IL

Thursday, June 17 | Kankakee County Speedway | Kankakee, IL

Friday, June 18 | Tri-City Speedway | Pontoon Beach, IL

Saturday, June 19 | Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL

Sunday, June 20 | Plymouth Speedway | Plymouth, IN


Week #2

Wednesday, June 23 | LaSalle Speedway | LaSalle, IL

Thursday, June 24 | Spoon River Speedway | Canton, IL

Friday, June 25 | Sycamore Speedway | Maple Park, IL

Saturday, June 26 | Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO

Sunday, June 27 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL


Week #3

Wednesday, June 30 | Beaver Dam Raceway | Beaver Dam, WI (Late Models only)

Thursday, July 1 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA (Late Models only)

Friday, July 2 | The Dirt Oval at Route 66 | Joliet, IL

Saturday, July 3 | Fayette County Speedway | Brownstown, IL

Sunday, July 4 | Lincoln Speedway | Lincoln, IL


Week #4

Thursday, July 8 | Macon Speedway | Macon, IL

Friday, July 9 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL

Saturday, July 10 | Highland Speedway | Highland, IL

Sunday, July 11 | Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN


Week #5

Wednesday, July 14 | Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, July 15 | Thunderbird Raceway | Muskegon, MI

Friday, July 16 | Hartford Speedway | Hartford, MI

Saturday, July 17 | Oakshade Raceway | Wauseon, OH

Sunday, July 18 | Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN (Modifieds only)


Week #6

Wednesday, July 21 | Open

Thursday, July 22 | Springfield Raceway | Springfield, MO (Late Models only)

Friday, July 23 | Open

Saturday, July 24 | Clarksville Speedway | Clarksville, TN

Sunday, July 25 | Open


Fri-Sat, July 30-31 | Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL (Modifieds only)


Week #7

Wed-Sun, Aug. 11-15 | Make-Ups


Week #8

Wednesday, Aug. 18 | Butler Motor Speedway | Quincy, MI

Thursday, Aug. 19 | I-96 Speedway | Lake Odessa, MI

Friday, Aug. 20 | Tri-City Motor Speedway | Auburn, MI

Saturday, Aug. 21 | Merritt Speedway | Lake City, MI

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League 2021 Schedule Release

Belleville, IL (12/22/2021) The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League campaign has been established with an eager 2021 season schedule, visiting various pristine racing facilities in Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Serving as the POWRi Season Opener on Friday, March 19th, and Saturday, March 20th the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets will invade Wichita Falls, Texas in hopes of glory at Monarch Speedway.  
Remaining a staple to early season racing action the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets will link up with the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midgets with the Eighth Annual Turnpike Challenge. Starting with Creek County Speedway on Thursday, March 25th, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League will spar with the West Midget League for night one of four of Sonner State racing. I-44 Riverside Speedway will host two nights in a row on Friday, March 26th, and Saturday, March 27th, with Port City Raceway rounding out the Turnpike Challenge on Sunday, March 28th.
With much anticipation, April 16th and 17th will feature the Little Rock Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas as drivers from both POWRi Midget Leagues maintain their on-track battles in co-sanctioned competitions. Continuing the season-opening sweep of co-sanctioned racing with a fan-favorite doubleheader weekend, the Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals will kick off at Valley Speedway on Friday, April 23rd rounding out the weekend at the annual appearance at the ‘Diamond of Dirt Tracks,’ on Saturday, April 24th for the Open Wheel Showdown at Lucas Oil Speedway. After driver’s delights in 2020, Charleston Speedway is back in a major way in 2021 with the ILLI-ANA Showdown. A two-day multiple-POWRi League spectacle on Friday, May 21st, and Saturday, May 22nd also featuring the riveting action of the POWRi Lucas Oil WAR Sprint Car League.
The Tenth Annual POWRi Illinois SPEED Week will again host five nights of racing displaying some of the best midget racing in the world and attracting drivers from around the globe. Hosting the SPEED Week opener on Wednesday, June 16th will see Charleston Speedway take center stage as the League will then head to Lincoln Speedway on Thursday, June 17th for night two. ‘America’s Baddest Bullring’, Jacksonville Speedway will serve as the mid-way stop on Friday, June 18th before the fast lap-times of Mighty Macon Speedway on Saturday, June 19th as the POWRi Illinois SPEED Week wraps up on Sunday, June 20th at Fayette County Speedway.
“We’ve put together an action-packed 2021 race season with more in development to add to the excitement for the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League that includes a handful of historic midget jewels and traditional POWRi outings,” said league director Jason McCord. Rich in heritage and tradition, Angell Park Speedway, in Sun Prairie Wisconsin, will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League for the Pepsi Nationals on Saturday, July 3rd, and Sunday, July 4th for a one-of-a-kind Independence Day celebration.
What has grown into a mid-season proving weekend for contenders in the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midget Leagues championship battles, Valley Speedway will host the Fifth Annual Thunder in the Valley on July 16th and 17th. A pair of mid-season racing weekend visits to Lake Ozark Speedway will see the POWRi Lucas Oil National and West Midgets Leagues continue to join forces for the Sprint and Midget Nationals. First, on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday, May 30th, then again back at “The Lake” on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21st
A fan-rousing favorite, Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 will host the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League alongside the World of Outlaws for the Iron Man 55 weekend doubleheader on August 6th and 7th. 
Steeped in tradition the 2021 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League season schedule will continue with key honorary events including, the Camfield Memorial at Macon Speedway on Saturday, August 21st, the Herb Barlow Memorial at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, September 10th, the Tom Knowles Memorial at Spoon River Speedway on Saturday, September 11th, the Ron Milton Race of Champions at Jacksonville Speedway on Friday, October 1st, the Second Annual Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55 at Port City Raceway on Thursday, October 14th, and the two-day Charlene Meents Memorial again in 2021 at I-44 Riverside Speedway on October 15th-16th.
Rounding out the season with a two-day event, Caney Valley Speedway will host the POWRi Season Championship on Friday, November 5th, and Saturday, November 6th as both the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League and the POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League competitors will battle for supremacy in the final points events of the season.
POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League Tentative 2021 Season Schedule:
Friday, March 19 | Monarch Speedway | POWRi Season Opener
Saturday, March 20 | Monarch Speedway | POWRi Season Opener
*Thursday, March 25 | Creek County Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Friday, March 26 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Saturday, March 27 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Sunday, March 28 | Port City Speedway | Turnpike Challenge
*Friday, April 16 | I-30 Speedway | Little Rock Nationals
*Saturday, April 17 | I-30 Speedway | Little Rock Nationals
*Friday, April 23 | Valley Speedway | Missouri Mid-State Midget Nationals
*Saturday, April 24 | Lucas Oil Speedway | Open Wheel Showdown
Saturday, May 8 | Macon Speedway | Midwest Season Opener
Friday, May 21 | Charleston Speedway | ILLI-ANA Showdown
Saturday, May 22 | Charleston Speedway | ILLI-ANA Showdown
Saturday, May 29 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Sprint & Midget Nationals
Sunday, May 30 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Sprint & Midget Nationals
Wednesday, June 16 | Charleston Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Thursday, June 17 | Lincoln Speedway| Illinois Speed Week
Friday, June 18 | Jacksonville Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Saturday, June 19 | Macon Speedway | Illinois Speed Week
Sunday, June 20 | Fayette County Speedway| Illinois Speed Week
Saturday, July 3 | Angell Park Speedway | Pepsi Nationals
Sunday, July 4 | Angell Park Speedway | Pepsi Nationals
*Friday, July 16 | Valley Speedway | Thunder in the Valley
*Saturday, July 17 | Valley Speedway | Thunder in the Valley
Sunday, July 18 | TBA
Saturday, July 31 | Macon Speedway | Midget & Sprint Double Header
*Friday, August 6 | I-55 Speedway | Iron Man 55
*Saturday, August 7 | I-55 Speedway | Iron Man 55
Friday, August 20 | Charleston Speedway
Saturday, August 21 | Macon Speedway | Camfield Memorial
Saturday, September 4 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Sprint & Midget Nationals
Sunday, September 5 | Lake Ozark Speedway | Sprint & Midget Nationals
Friday, September 10 | Jacksonville Speedway | Herb Barlow Memorial
Saturday, September 11| Spoon River Speedway | Tom Knowles Memorial
Friday, October 1 | Jacksonville Speedway | Ron Milton Race of Champions
Saturday, October 2 | Jacksonville Speedway
*Thursday, October 14 | Port City Speedway | Donnie Ray Crawford Sooner State 55
*Friday, October 15 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Meents Memorial
*Saturday, October 16 | I-44 Riverside Speedway | Meents Memorial
*Friday, November 5 | Caney Valley Speedway | POWRi Season Championship
*Saturday, November 6 | Caney Valley Speedway | POWRi Season Championship
*Dates Co-Sanctioned with POWRi Lucas Oil West Midget League. Schedule subject to alterations with TBA events currently being finalized, future updates will be posted as confirmed. 
Follow along for more information on POWRi and items such as race recaps, updates, full results, and press releases online at, or on Twitter & Instagram at @POWRi_Racing and Facebook at POWRi. POWRi League rules, contingencies, forms, and payouts can be found under the info tab at the top of the POWRi website.

Day #2 Of DIRTcar Fall Nationals Postponed To Spring 2021

Day #2 of the DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Lincoln Speedway, scheduled for Saturday, October 3, has been postponed due to afternoon rainfall and the forecast for more during the evening hours. The event will be run in the Spring of 2021 as an early season special.

Fans and teams are reminded to keep their two and three day wristbands to receive gate entry at the Spring 2021 event. Those who lose them will have to pay again for admission.

In other Central Illinois racing news, the Springfield Mile event at the Illinois State Fairgrounds is a go for Sunday afternoon. The DIRTcar Sportsman will be on track at 12:00 noon for their feature event, while the ARCA Menards Series will go green at 2:00 PM for the Illinois Truck & Equipment Allen Crowe 100. Tickets and more info are available online at

DIRTcar National Points Battles Intensify in Night #1 of Fall Nationals at Lincoln

Late Models, Sport Compacts on the racing card for Saturday’s finale

LINCOLN, IL – Oct. 2, 2020 – A grand total of 115 DIRTcar racers filled the Lincoln Speedway pit area Friday night for race #1 of the 2020 DIRTcar Fall Nationals – the new stage for DIRTcar Racing’s year-end points championship event.

With two major points battles still left to be decided heading into the weekend, one of those gaps is now even tighter and the other remains the closest national points championship battle out of all nine divisions under the DIRTcar banner.


Coming into the weekend, just four points separated leader Terry Reed Jr. from Lance Evans in the national standings as they prepared for the final two races of the DIRTcar points season. The first was a stop to Lincoln Friday night before the season finale in Charleston on Saturday, and the quarter-mile, black-dirt banks did not disappoint.

Polesitter Jeremy Nichols jetted out to the early lead at the drop of the green and played a terrific game of defense throughout the 20-lap Feature, holding off the likes of Bobby Bieler and Robert Cottom for the flag-to-flag Feature win.

Coming from the eighth starting spot, Reed slipped way back in the running order early, registering his third lap in the 16th position. But he stayed smooth, avoided trouble and drove it all the way back up to a top-five finish. Although not in as exciting fashion as Reed, Evans did have a solid sixth-place finish.

In terms of the national points standings, this race had no impact on Reed and Evans. The best 20 Feature finishes for each driver are counted toward the overall Stock Car standings, and their finishes on Friday were not valuable enough to be kept in the mix. Therefore, Reed still leads (1403) Evans (1399) buy just four points. They’ll each have one last chance to gain some points on Saturday night at Charleston Speedway’s Street Stock Fall Nationals.

Feature (20 Laps) 1. 67R-Jeremy Nichols [1][]; 2. B26-Bobby Beiler [9][]; 3. 1-Robert Cottom [3][]; 4. 16-Nick Macklin [6][]; 5. 11-Terry Reed [8][]; 6. 37-Lance Evans [5][]; 7. X5-Gene Reed [7][]; 8. 21-Jaret Duff [12][]; 9. X7-Guy Taylor [18][]; 10. 4-Zach Clark [15][]; 11. 22-Darrell Dick [4][]; 12. 20-Tanner Sullivan [2][]; 13. 21R-Dustin Reed [17][]; 14. 3J-Jonathan Hall [14][]; 15. 53-Rick Reed [20][]; 16. 15-Greg Roberts [13][]; 17. 14-Megan Erwin [10][]; 18. 44J-Jeremy Madsen [11][]; 19. 25G-Brain Gaines [21][]; 20. 35-Tom Davidson [19][]; 21. 68-Wally Zander [16][] Hard Charger: X7-Guy Taylor[+9]


The DIRTcar Pro Modified division will see a band-new, first-time national champion at the conclusion of Saturday night’s Feature. Deece Schwartz is now trailing Billy Knebel by just 13 points as they head into their final points race of the season.

Trey Harris took the lead and ran away with it at the drop of the green, opening the door for a Schwartz-Knebel battle up front for the runner-up spot. And battle they did, going three-wide with Dave Armstrong for the spot just past the halfway mark.

Schwartz found some speed at the right time and used it to pull away from the other two shortly after, winning the battle for position and four additional championship points toward the standings. Knebel held on for a top-five as Harris went on to collect the checkers – his sixth in DIRTcar Pro Modified competition this year.

Both drivers will come back to Lincoln on Saturday to settle their championship chase once and for all.

Feature (20 Laps) 1. 57T-Trey Harris [1][]; 2. 121-Deece Schwartz [2][]; 3. 82Q-Cole Queathem [7][]; 4. 58R-Ryan Hamilton [8][]; 5. 52K-Billy Knebel [4][]; 6. 27X-Kyle Helmick [6][]; 7. 25-Dave Armstrong [5][]; 8. 787-Cody Zobrist [12][]; 9. 62-Troy Medley [3][]; 10. 7M-Dominic Mertzke [14][]; 11. 444-Logan Dockery [11][]; 12. 25R-Tom Krankel [19][]; 13. 1-Mike Lentz [16][]; 14. 74-James Hileman [17][]; 15. 17C-AJ Cline [13][]; 16. 22K-Michael Kettler [15][]; 17. 55-Anthony Tucker [22][]; 18. 52-Denny Tribout [9][]; 19. 3-Brian Vinson [10][]; 20. 73-Mark Rhoades [23][]; 21. 21T-Talen Beard [18][]; 22. 81-Garrett Schumacher [21][]; 23. 27-Dalton Ewing [20][]; 24. 15C-Kevin Crowder [24][] Hard Charger: 25R-Tom Krankel[+7]


For a while, it seemed as though 15-year-old dirt racing sensation Hunt Gossum was going to be the star of the show, driving around UMP Modified veteran Jeff Leka in the early going with a big move to his outside to take the top spot. Until he made some contact with the outside wall.

Leka had been leading the field around for the first 10 laps when Gossum pulled the trigger to his outside and grabbed the race lead. Three laps later, Gossum had gotten too high on the cushion and scrubbed the outside wall hard, slowing him considerably before pulling off on the backstretch. A very tough break for the young gun from Mayfield, KY.

Leka inherited the lead back and drove away with it over the next six laps until a caution for debris was displayed with 5 laps remaining. During that caution, Leka experienced mechanical issues of his own and took it to the infield to retire the race with suspension damage.

Right in Leka’s tracks to pick up the pieces was none other than the 18-time DIRTcar UMP Modified winner in 2020, Mike McKinney. The Magic Man inherited the lead and led the remaining five laps back to the checkers to collect his 19th division win of the year.

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 96M-Mike McKinney [7][]; 2. 21-Derek Losh [2][]; 3. 24H-Mike Harrison [8][]; 4. 7D-Brad DeYoung [4][]; 5. 14-Brian Lynn [6][]; 6. 28M-Frank Marshall [9][]; 7. 35-Brandon Roberts [5][]; 8. 21D-Danny Schwartz [12][]; 9. 24-Zeke McKenzie [14][]; 10. 28-Rodney Standerfer [13][]; 11. 19-Chad Bauer [18][]; 12. 32-Donovan Lodge [15][]; 13. T6-Tommy Sheppard [24][]; 14. 11D-Brian Diveley [16][]; 15. 18-Rick Conoyer [23][]; 16. 57-Mark Grosvenor [20][]; 17. 83-Kasey Schrock [21][]; 18. 72A-Austin Lynn [19][]; 19. 9-Ken Schrader [10][]; 20. 16-Dillon Nusbaum [11][]; 21. 10-Curt Rhodes [17][]; 22. 3L-Jeff Leka [1][]; 23. 99-Hunt Gossum [3][]; 24. 777-Trevor Neville [22][] Hard Charger: T6-Tommy Sheppard[+11]


Dakota Ewing was the victor of the DIRTcar Pro Late Model Feature Friday night after a very back-and-forth battle with his competition all throughout the race.

Ewing grabbed the lead on Lap 1 and was quickly challenged by teammate Jose Parga, who swiped the lead away as the field completed Lap 2. Parga led until the next caution, when Aaron Heck busted out some speed on the low side after the restart and drove underneath to claim the top spot.

Heck’s lead didn’t last very long, though, as he spun it sideways going down the frontstretch and backed it into the Turn 1 wall, causing heavy quarter-panel damage. He tagged the tail and made a great comeback to sixth before the checkered flew.

Back out front, Ewing had inherited the lead back and was immediately challenged by 2020 DIRTcar Pro Late Model national champion Torin Mettille for the spot. Mettille had the spot for three laps but Ewing took it back in a great push on the middle-top side. Ewing then went on to defend his lead through a green-white-checkered finish, which he did to collect his fifth DIRTcar Pro Late Model win of the season.

Feature (25 Laps) 1. 25-Dakota Ewing [1][]; 2. 116-Torin Mettille [5][]; 3. 11E-Brandon Eskew [4][]; 4. 38J-Jake Little [17][]; 5. 22-Chris Dick [9][]; 6. 59-Aaron Heck [3][]; 7. 45-Kyle McMahon [13][]; 8. 33H-Roben Huffman [16][]; 9. 24-Kyle Cooper [11][]; 10. 32M-Cody Maguire [15][]; 11. 27-Colby Sheppard [8][]; 12. 15-Guy Taylor [22][]; 13. 66-Blake Damery [14][]; 14. O1-Bill Kippenberg [10][]; 15. 33-Devin McLean [7][]; 16. N59-Chad Evans [23][]; 17. 7SX-Jerremy Sebens [20][]; 18. 21-Jared Chasteen [24][]; 19. 25F-Tucker Finch [12][]; 20. 20-Myles Moos [18][]; 21. 77-Blaise Baker [19][]; 22. A9-AJ May [21][]; 23. 6P-Jose Parga [2][]; 24. 5S-Brandon Sweitzer [25][]; 25. 17B-Brandon Bilger [6][] Hard Charger: 38J-Jake Little[+13]


The racing action continues Saturday night with more from the DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Lincoln Speedway. UMP Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Late Models and Sport Compacts will all be in action. Hot Laps are scheduled for 4:30 p.m.