Non-Wing Sprints Headline Sunday’s Show At Lincoln

Springfield Speedway Reunion To Get Day Started At Noon

                (Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL will be playing host to the third edition of the Springfield Speedway Reunion this coming Sunday, August 13.  The day will feature a reunion, open to the public, starting at 12:00 noon in the pavilion, outside of turn one.  Then attention turns to the 1/4-mile dirt track, where six divisions of racing, including non-wing 410 Sprint Cars, take to the track racing for extra lap bonus money totaling over $2,000.

                The Springfield Speedway Reunion is back at the track after a year off.  The reunion will include reminiscing and conversation about the good old days of the track and include driver visits from Springfield Speedway’s veteran drivers.  There will be photo and memorabilia displays, an autograph session, and a driver suit display.  There is no charge to attend the reunion and food and refreshments will be available for purchase.  Lifetime contribution awards will be presented to selected recipients and vintage racecars will be on display.  It’s all put together by Terry Young, who is a great ambassador for the sport.

                Following the reunion, the grandstand gates will fly open to the race track for six divisions of racing, headlined by the first visit of the season for the 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars.  A favorite of fans in Central Illinois, the division has just two appearances at the track this season, Sunday, August 13 in a non-sanctioned show and Friday, August 18 in the POWRi/WAR Sprint Car series.  The division will be paying $1200 to the winner in addition to $20 per lap led, a total of $500 additional dollars up for grabs.

                Also making an appearance is the Vintage American Sprint Car Association.  The vintage sprints will run heats and a feature and drivers all over the country have shown interest in competing.  The class will bring back memories of action at Springfield Speedway.

                In the UMP Modified class, Ashland, IL driver, Brandon Roberts has been the man and leads this year’s standings by 44 over perennial champion Brian Lynn.  Roberts has claimed three feature wins this season, while Lynn, amazingly, has yet to find victory lane.  Austin Lynn is third, Ray Bollinger is fourth, and Mike Brooks completes the top five.  Roberts and Bollinger have three wins each, while Allen Weisser and Rodney Standerfer have each claimed one win.  NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace is also scheduled to attend on Sunday, trying to back up his wins at Belleville and Terre Haute last weekend.

                In the POWRi DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed, Waterman, IL’s Jack Routson leads the standings by 42 over Belleville, IL’s Tyler Vantoll.  Vantoll, who won last year’s track championship, is actually the leader of the POWRi Lucas Oil national points but has had some bad mechanical luck at Lincoln and Routson has been very strong as of late.  Mitchell Davis, Gedd Ross, and Eric Reibenstein complete the top five in points.  Vantoll, Ross, and Routson have found victory lane.

                After an earlier season rainout, the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks are back on tap for Lincoln this Sunday.  The event will pay $500 to the winner and the lap money could push that up to $800.  Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols has a 20 point lead in the standings on Dave Crawley, Jr.  Wes Biesenthal, Darrel Dick, and Shawn Ziemer are top five competitors in the standings.

                Rounding out Sunday’s competition will be the UMP Hornets.  Springfield, IL driver, Mike Eskew leads the points by 46 over Cook Crawford.  Shane Kelley, Adam Webb, and David Lauritson round out the top five.  Sunday’s race could be a pretty healthy payout for Hornets, with $240 in lap money on the line.

                The reunion, as mentioned, begins at noon, pit gates open at 2:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing will take the green at 6:00.  Grandstand admission is $15, 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 35 Brandon Roberts Ashland IL 444 0
2 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 400 44
3 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 370 74
4 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 280 164
5 3 Mike Brooks Peoria IL 258 186
6 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 240 204
7 98C Cole Hussong Mattoon IL 186 258
8 32 Donovan Lodge Andover IL 132 312
9 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 128 316
10 25W Allen Weisser Peoria IL 126 318


Midwest Big Ten UMP Street Stocks

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 J24 Jeremy Nichols Lovington IL 296 0
2 22 Dave Crawley, Jr. Decatur IL 276 20
3 11 Wes Biesenthal Athens IL 240 56
4 22 Darrell Dick Monticello IL 226 70
5 Z23 Shawn Ziemer Boody IL 206 90
6 711 Justin Layne Alsey IL 170 126
7 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 152 144
8 55 Jason Scrimpsher Decatur IL 140 156
9 08 Brian Dasenbrock Decatur IL 134 162
10 24 Justin Crowell Lincoln IL 132 164

 

POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets By Nutech

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10R Jack Routson Waterman IL 348 0
2 30T Tyler Vantoll Belleville IL 306 42
3 56 Mitchell Davis Auburn IL 256 92
4 51R Gedd Ross Havana IL 210 138
5 54 Eric Reibenstein Joliet IL 176 172
6 6B Andy Baugh Mason City IL 172 176
7 2 Austin Archdale Brimfield IL 158 190
8 73 Broc Hunnell Eolia MO 158 190
9 7B Dave Baugh Bloomington IL 156 192
10 43T Josh Thomas Edinburg IL 154 194


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 258 0
2 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 212 46
3 14K Shane Kelley Hopedale IL 170 88
4 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 160 98
5 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 152 106
6 88 Derrick DeFord Canton IL 110 148
7 83D Dallas Lugge Belleville IL 110 148
8 89 Vernon Carlow Springfield IL 106 152
9 24 Kenny Butterfield Mapleton IL 60 198
10 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 60 198

IT’S RACEDAY AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY! Raminator, Racing, Face Painting!

IT’S RACEDAY AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY!! TONIGHT, Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Inc. presents Raminator Monster Truck and Kids Night at Lincoln Speedway. Six great racing divisions will also be on hand. Bring the kids for a great family night at the track with racing, the monster truck, and face painting. It’s gonna be a blast! Full details below…

Friday, July 28
Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Presents RAMINATOR

Divisions:
DIRTcar Racing Pro Late Models
UMP Modifieds
POWRi DII Midgets By NuTech Seed, LLC
UMP Hornets
KidModz Racing Series
Vintage Racing of Illinois

Times:
Pits: 4:00
Stands: 5:00
Hotlaps: 6:00
Racing: 7:00

Grandstand Pricing:
Adults – $15
Children 11 & Under – FREE

Hotels:
Hampton Inn Lincoln, IL
Holiday Inn Express Lincoln, IL
Mention the Lincoln Speedway discount

Additional Information:
For more information about Lincoln Speedway onlineatwww.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).

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.

For more information on Track Enterprises, visitwww.trackenterprises.com, Like them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrackEnterprises), follow them on Twitter (@TEIRacing), or call the office at 217-764-3200

Monster Truck Plus Racing To Thrill Kids At Lincoln Speedway Friday

“Raminator” Joined By Six Classes Of Action

                Lincoln IL Speedway comes back to life this coming Friday, July 28 with the Raminator Monster Truck and six divisions of racing action.  Joining the 10 foot tall, 12.5 foot wide car crusher, will be the Vintage Racing Of Illinois Series, UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Kidmodz, POWRi Lucas Oil D-II Midgets By Nutech, and UMP Hornets.  It’s the final race before the Logan County Fair, which begins at the facility on Sunday, July 30.

                Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is presenting the Raminator Monster Truck show at the track after having it on display at their dealership throughout the day.  Fans are more than welcome to stop by between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Friday afternoon to check it out up close and in person before heading to the race track.  The truck, itself, will be escorted by the Lincoln Police Department from the dealership to the racetrack between 4:30 and 5:00.  The anticipated car crush will take place at intermission of the evening’s show.

                Making a Lincoln Speedway return this week will be the Vintage Racing Of Illinois group.  The class, which is filled by cars from yesteryear, actually races in heats and a feature, driving for bragging rights in their vintage race cars.  The series runs events at Lincoln, Charleston, Madison, Sun Prairie, Farmer City, Kankakee, and Spoon River.  The division should be a treat for longtime race fans.

                When it comes to the racing portion of the show, the UMP Modifieds head back onto the track with Ashland, IL driver Brandon Roberts leading the standings by 38 over perennial champion, Brian Lynn.  Roberts has claimed two feature wins this season and has finished in the top five in all but one start.  Following Roberts and Lynn is Austin Lynn, Ray Bollinger, and Mike Brooks.  Bollinger leads the division with three wins, while Roberts has two, and Rodney Standerfer and Allen Weisser have one each.

                In the UMP Pro Late Models, Springfield, IL driver Jake Little currently leads the standings at the track, followed by Clinton, IL’s Roben Huffman, just like it was one year ago at this time.  Cody Maguire is third in the standings, Brandon Eskew fourth, and Myles Moos is fifth.  Little is the only driver to claim more than one win this year and has just two.  Moos, Matt Taylor, Guy Taylor, and Allen Weisser have one win each.

                There will be a second Modified class on hand Friday night, as well.  It will be the Kidmodz division, a class which features youngsters between the age of 11 and 14 running full size Modifieds with less powerful engines.  This marks the second year in-a-row that the beginner class has made an appearance at the 1/4-mile.

                Last year’s champion, Tyler Vantoll, has his work cut out for him this year if he aims to win the track championship in the POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed.  Vantoll sits second in the track points, down 46 from point leader Jack Routson from Waterman, IL.  In addition, Routson is on a hot streak, coming off of his first two career feature wins at Lincoln and Champaign County Fairgrounds.  When it comes to the POWRi national points for the class, roles are reversed with Vantoll leading Routson.

                Rounding out Friday’s divisions are the UMP Hornets.  Springfield, IL driver Mike Eskew leads the standings by 30 over Hopedale, IL’s Shane Kelley.  2015 champion, Cook Crawford, is third in points, while Derrick DeFord and Dallas Lugge round out the top five.  Feature winners in the class include Kelley, Adam Webb, Kenny Butterfield, and Jeremy Reed.

                Pit gates open Friday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends and the driver meeting begins at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:10, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is just $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

                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.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)            

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 332 0
2 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 306 26
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 288 44
4 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 260 72
5 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 258 74
6 20 Dustin Ingram Lincoln IL 252 80
7 1M Andy Minett New Berlin IL 174 158
8 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 172 160
9 38L Ryan Little Springfield IL 162 170
10 2K Kyle Van Dorn New Berlin IL 160 172

UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 35 Brandon Roberts Ashland IL 384 0
2 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 346 38
3 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 320 64
4 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 280 104
5 3 Mike Brooks Peoria IL 258 126
6 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 230 154
7 98C Cole Hussong Mattoon IL 186 198
8 32 Donovan Lodge Andover IL 132 252
9 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 128 256
10 36 Kenny Wallace St. Louis MO 112 272

POWRi Lucas Oil D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 10R Jack Routson Waterman IL 292 0
2 30T Tyler Vantoll Belleville IL 246 46
3 56 Mitchell Davis Auburn IL 202 90
4 6B Andy Baugh Mason City IL 172 120
5 51R Gedd Ross Havana IL 164 128
6 2 Austin Archdale Brimfield IL 158 134
7 7B Dave Baugh Bloomington IL 156 136
8 43T Josh Thomas Edinburg IL 144 148
9 5 Wyatt Teare Rankin IL 140 152
10 54 Eric Reibenstein Joliet IL 128 164

UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 200 0
2 14K Shane Kelley Hopedale IL 170 30
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 156 44
4 88 Derrick DeFord Canton IL 110 90
5 83D Dallas Lugge Belleville IL 110 90
6 89 Vernon Carlow Springfield IL 106 94
7 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 100 100
8 15 David Lauritson Normal IL 98 102
9 24 Kenny Butterfield Mapleton IL 60 140
10 33 Jeremy Reed Decatur IL 60 140

Macedo Finishes Of Clean Sweep Of Winged Sprints At Lincoln

Californian Has Central Illinois Track Figured Out

                (Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Courier night, presented by Melling Performance Parts brought out a stellar field of 30 winged sprint cars for the Neal Tire Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) event at Lincoln Speedway.  UMP Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Hornets, and POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets were also in action.

                Jacob Patton set fast time with an 11.604 in sprint car qualifying, to best the 30-car field.  Heat race victories went to Kody Kinser, Jimmy Hurley, Carson Macedo, and Chris Urish.  In the important B-Main, to determine the final starters in the field, Paul Nienhiser put on a show at the top of the track to claim the win.

                24 cars lined up for the 25-lap Neal Tire & Auto MOWA Sprint Car feature.  At the drop of the green, Lemoore, California driver, Carson Macedo, rocketed out front.  Macedo, coming off of the win in early June with the Arctic Cat All Star Sprint cars at the track, was again the man to beat.  Macedo would’ve lapped a huge portion of the field if it weren’t for the top story of the race, cautions.  Numerous mishaps took place during the race, causing several rollovers and red flags.

                While Macedo was cruising on the short runs out front, Paul Nienhiser was putting on the show in the field.  Nienhiser, who had to make the show through the B-Main, put his car on the topside of the race track, using the cushion to rocket past drivers in the top ten.  With four to go, Nienhiser had made it all the way to second but jumped the cushion a little too much, resulting in one of the many flips during the race.

                Eventually, the checkered flag waved with Macedo taking the victory, his second at the track this season in as many starts.  Brad Loyet claimed the runner-up spot, while Brett Tripplet, Blake Nimee, and Aaron Andruskevitch completed the top five.  The number of cautions and reds were a bit of a surprise as many of the same drivers competed in the caution free event during the month of June.

                A small but competitive field of UMP Modifieds were trackside for their 20-lap feature event.  Macon Speedway point leader, Curt Rhodes, pulled out front to lead early after a dominant run in the heat race, earlier in the night.  Second place starter, Rodney Standerfer, stepped it up a bit for the feature, though, as he hounded Rhodes at the front of the pack.  The race didn’t come without a couple of skirmishes involving Standerfer, Rhodes, Brian Lynn, and Brandon Roberts.  All four drivers were racing hard, going for the win with fairly equal cars.  Unfortunately, Lynn had a suspension issue end his night, while Roberts was relegated back a few spots after one of the other cautions.  That said, a final two-lap shootout had fans on the edge of their seat as the two grizzled veterans, Rhodes and Standerfer, swapped the lead back and forth with crossover moves.  At the checkered, it was Standerfer claiming his first Lincoln Speedway victory of the season with Rhodes coming across the line with a close second.  Austin Lynn made a late race charge to run three wide for the lead on the last lap, only to come up a bit short.  Roberts rebounded for fourth, while Mike Brooks finished fifth. 

                In the Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Model feature, polesitter, Jake Little jumped out to the early lead with Denny Woodworth falling in line behind him.  Myles Moos got shuffled back on the opening start and spent the first half of the race rebounding to get back to second.  Moos moved into second on lap eight and worked to chase down Little.  For a lap or two, it looked like Moos was going to run him down but it after gaining a little, he’d give up a little.  All-in-all, both cars  were pretty equal out front.  At the checkered, Little claimed the victory, while Moos, Woodworth, Ryan Little, and Roben Huffman completed the top five.

                Waterman, IL driver, Jack Routson led the final 14 laps of the POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget feature presented by Nutech Seed.  For Routson, it was his first career feature victory and the Waterman, IL driver now extends his point lead in the division at the track.  Broc Hunnell finished second, while Mitchell Davis, Austin Archdale, and Josh Thomas completed the top five.

                Rounding out the action was the UMP Hornet feature.  The Hornets didn’t have an extremely large field, but they put on solid races in their heat and feature.  The feature event saw good battles throughout the field with Jeremy Reed coming from deep in the pack to claim the win with a late race pass.  Reed was followed by Dallas Lugge, who led the most laps, Derrick DeFord, Jimmy Duflinger, and Shane Kelly.

                Lincoln Speedway will next be in action on Friday, July 28 with Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram presenting the Raminator Monster Truck.  Pro Late Models, Modifieds, KidsModz, DII Midgets, Hornets, and the Vintage Racing of Illinois will be in action. 

                Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw will end at 5:50 when the drivers meeting begins, hotlaps begin at 6;00, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $15 with kids 11 and under 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

Lincoln Speedway Feature Results (Top 10’s)

Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Cars

1 – Carson Macedo 3G (1), 2 – Brad Loyet 05 (8), 3 – Bret Tripplett 22 (4), 4 – Blake Nimee 79 (16), 5 – Aaron Andruskevitch 83 (9), 6 – Dustin Adam 3A (22), 7 – Chris Urish 77u (3), 8 – Kody Kinser 4k (17), 9 – Jake Blackhurst 25 (2), 10 – Cory Bruns 42 (12)

UMP Pro Late Models

  1. 38J-Jake Little, [1]; 2. 84-Myles Moos, [4]; 3. 45DW-Denny Woodworth, [3]; 4. 38L-Ryan Little, [5]; 5. 33H-Roben Huffman, [6]; 6. 27-Greg Kimmons, [2]; 7. 29-Chris Osborne, Jr., [7]; 8. 11E-Brandon Eskew, [8]; 9. 67R-Rudy Zaragoza, [10]; 10. 32M-Cody Maguire, [9]

UMP Modifieds

  1. 28S-Rodney Standerfer, [2]; 2. 10-Curt Rhodes, [1]; 3. 72A-Austin Lynn, [7]; 4. 35-Brandon Roberts, [4]; 5. 3-Mike Brooks, [6]; 6. 23M-Matthew Gremminger, [8]; 7. (DNF) 55-Collin Alexander, [5]; 8. (DNF) 14-Brian Lynn, [3]

POWRi DII Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed

  1. 14-Jack Routson, [4]; 2. 7X-Mitchell Davis, [1]; 3. 2-Austin Archdale, [6]; 4. 43T-Josh Thomas, [8]; 5. D33-AJ Hill, [3]; 6. 11B-Tyler Baron, [5]; 7. 54-Eric Reibenstein, [7]; 8. 3L-Marty Saso, [10]; 9. 30T-Tyler Vantoll, [11]; 10. X11-David Alexander, [9]

UMP Hornets

  1. 33-Jeremy Reed, [5]; 2. 83D-Dallas Lugge, [3]; 3. 11-Derrick DeFord, [6]; 4. 28-Jimmy Duflinger, [2]; 5. 14K-Shane Kelley, [4]; 6. 21-Mike Eskew, [7]; 7. 15-David Lauritson, [1]; 8. 64CK-Cook Crawford, [8]               

MOWA Sprint Cars Set For Center Stage At Lincoln Speedway

Friday’s Lincoln Courier Night To Feature Five Divisions Of Racing

                (Lincoln, IL) The MOWA Sprint Cars, a fan favorite at Lincoln Speedway, will be flying around the 1/4-mile dirt oval this coming Friday, July 14.  It’s the second and final event this season for the full size, winged, 410 sprint cars at the Central Illinois track this summer.  Lincoln Courier night will also feature the Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, POWRi Lucas Oil DII MIdgets presented by Nutech Seed, and UMP Hornets.  Fan giveaways will take place throughout the night, sponsored by Melling Performance.

                Springfield, IL’s Jimmy Moughan currently leads the standings in the series, which has numerous drivers not only from Central Illinois but from Lincoln as well.  St. Louis, MO driver and open wheel standout, Brad Loyet, is second in points coming into the event.  Lincoln’s own AJ Bruns is third in points, while Logan Faucon of Springfield, IL and Jacob Patton from Bethalto, IL complete the top five.  Last season, a full field of sprint cars were at Lincoln with Californian, Willie Croft taking the exciting victory.  Croft was followed by Price-Miller, Paul Nienhiser, Ryan Bunton, and Jake Blackhurst.

                The Midwest Big 10 Series Pro Late Models will be back in action for the first time in a few weeks.  Event #6 of the tour will have Springfield, IL driver, Jake Little, leading the way by 24 points over Carlinville, IL’s Cody Maguire.  Tommy Sheppard, Jr., Andy Minett, and Ryan Little complete the top five in standings.  Jake Little has won three of the five races so far this season, with victories at Macon, Jacksonville, and Lincoln.  Guy Taylor won the Lincoln Big 10 opener, while Ryan Little claimed the most recent win at Macon.  The division will be racing for $600 to win.

                The strong UMP Modified class will be on track with Ashland, IL driver, Brandon Roberts leading the list of big name Mod drivers.  Roberts has won two features this season and is up by 30 points on Mason City, IL driver Brian Lynn.  Kewanee, IL’s Ray Bollinger, who has had a great Summit Modified Nationals run is third, followed by Austin Lynn and Mike Brooks.  Bollinger, Roberts, and Allen Weisser have claimed Modified victories at the speedway so far this season.

                Belleville, IL driver Tyler Vantoll has been at the top of the POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed standings at the track since early in the year.  Vantoll has claimed three feature wins but is up by just four points on Waterman, IL’s Jack Routson.  Local favorite, Andy Baugh, from Mason City, IL is third in points, while Gedd Ross, and Dave Baugh complete the top five.

                Rounding out Friday’s action will be the UMP Hornets.  While not originally on the schedule for this coming Friday, a lot of interest was shown from drivers wanting a place to run this week, so the date was added.  Hopedale, IL competitor Shane Kelly heads into the event leading the way in this year’s points, four up on Springfield, IL’s Mike Eskew.  Lincoln, IL driver Cook Crawford is third, while Vernon Carlow and Adam Webb complete the top five.  The Hornets will be running for at least $100 to win but as much as $120 based on 16 cars or more.

                Pit gates will open at 4:00 this Friday, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw will end at 5:50 when the drivers meeting begins, and hotlaps will start around 6:00.  Racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $20, while children 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 $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 276 0
2 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 252 24
3 T6 Tommy Sheppard New Berlin IL 238 38
4 1M Andy Minett New Berlin IL 222 54
5 38L Ryan Little Springfield IL 222 54
6 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 208 68
7 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 196 80
8 24 Guy Taylor Springfield IL 172 104
9 2K Kyle Van Dorn New Berlin IL 170 106
10 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 162 114

 

Lincoln Speedway Pro Late Models

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 38J Jake Little Springfield IL 272 0
2 33H Roben Huffman Midland City IL 254 18
3 32M Cody Maguire Carlinville IL 246 26
4 11E Brandon Eskew Ashland IL 214 58
5 20 Dustin Ingram Lincoln IL 212 60
6 84 Myles Moos Lincoln IL 200 72
7 21 J.R. Maple Lincoln IL 138 134
8 1M Andy Minett New Berlin IL 136 136
9 67R Rudy Zaragoza Jacksonville IL 128 144
10 2K Kyle Van Dorn New Berlin IL 124 148


UMP Modifieds

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 35 Brandon Roberts Ashland IL 330 0
2 14 Brian Lynn Mason City IL 300 30
3 77 Ray Bollinger Kewanee IL 280 50
4 72A Austin Lynn Mason City IL 264 66
5 3 Mike Brooks Peoria IL 206 124
6 98C Cole Hussong Mattoon IL 186 144
7 10 Curt Rhodes Taylorville IL 172 158
8 32 Donovan Lodge Andover IL 132 198
9 99 Tim Luttrell Riverton IL 128 202
10 36 Kenny Wallace St. Louis MO 112 218


POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 30T Tyler Vantoll Belleville IL 236 0
2 10R Jack Routson Waterman IL 232 4
3 6B Andy Baugh Mason City IL 172 64
4 51R Gedd Ross Havana IL 164 72
5 7B Dave Baugh Bloomington IL 156 80
6 56 Mitchell Davis Auburn IL 146 90
7 5 Wyatt Teare Rankin IL 140 96
8 19E Daltyn England     124 112
9 2 Austin Archdale Brimfield IL 104 132
10 11 Brandon Smith Mason City IL 100 136


UMP Hornets

Pos Car # First Name Last Name City State Points Gap
1 14K Shane Kelley Hopedale IL 154 0
2 21 Mike Eskew Springfield IL 150 4
3 64CK Cook Crawford Lincoln IL 110 44
4 89 Vernon Carlow Springfield IL 106 48
5 40 Adam Webb Decatur IL 100 54
6 24 Kenny Butterfield Mapleton IL 60 94
7 13 Jake Balk Milwaukee WI 58 96
8 3 Bob Sanders Lincoln IL 56 98
9 18 Jay Orr South Milwaukee WI 56 98
10 88 Derrick DeFord Canton IL 54 100

BELL GOES 2 FOR 2 ON ILLINOIS MIDGET SWING WITH LINCOLN MIDGET SCORE

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media

Lincoln, Illinois………It had been three years since a driver had won consecutive USAC Midget National Championship features at two different Illinois tracks.

That driver was Christopher Bell, who captured a pair of victories at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City) and Belle-Clair Speedway (Belleville) during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

It was a rare case of déjà vu Sunday night in the series’ return to the Logan County Fairgrounds’ Lincoln Speedway for the first time since 1959.  Norman, Oklahoma’s Bell staked his claim of Illinois by writing the deed that turned the Land of Lincoln into the Land of Bell for the time being, racing to the front on the same, exact lap (25) as he did the night before in his victory at Macon Speedway to lead the same two drivers, Spencer Bayston and Tyler Courtney, across the line for the second time in as many nights.

In front of an electric, standing room only crowd, Bell began the race from the third position, but it wasn’t an immediate charge to the front, as he stayed put for much of the first half of the 30-lapper, wavering back-and-forth between third and fourth as Tyler Thomas, then Tyler Courtney, took turns heading the field early in the going.

On lap six, the scariest incident of the season occurred when Brayton Lynch and Chad Boat made contact entering turn one.  Lynch’s car launched into the fence, snapping one of the fence posts in half and taking down a large section of catch-fencing and the safety light with him.  Meanwhile, Boat’s car launched over the wall and fencing at Mach-10 speed, flipping nose-to-tail roughly 15 times before, eventually, landing near a parking lot a football field-distance away from where the incident began.  Fortunately, both drivers were able to walk away from the scene.

On the ensuing restart, the top-three of Courtney, Bayston and Thomas tussled for position before Courtney found a foothold and pulled out to a ten-car-length margin advantage.

Back in third and fourth, Bell was starting to find his rhythm as he muscled the curb on the bottom of turn two to maneuver into the top-three.  As he began to close on Bayston for second on the 10th lap, the fourth stoppage in the first third of the event came out when Kyle Schuett came to a rest in turn three.

The back-and-forth grapple between speeding to the front under green flag conditions and idling under yellow can bring about agitation.  The starts and stops had become persistent early on as, every time Bell began to make a charge, his momentum would be required to cease for the moment and he would have to recover his equilibrium when action resumed.

“At the beginning of the race, we weren’t able to find a rhythm due to the yellows,” Bell recalls.  “There was no flow.  We get a lap here, a lap there, then a yellow would fly.  My car was really good, though.  I knew early I was good.  I just needed laps to get going.  It’s tough when there’s a bunch of yellows.  The longer the green flag runs are, the better I typically am.”

However, that would allow a number of anxious drivers to regroup and find their groove.  Yet, when the green flag flew on the lap 10 restart, every driver’s groove was initially on the bottom.  Bayston was able to work his way under Courtney on the back straight to grab the lead as the two darted toward turn three.

“I was able to work the bottom of turns one and two pretty well and was all the way down on the berm,” Bayston explains.  “I got a good drive off, and got to the lead and run.  But my line started to go away midrace, so I had to figure something else out.”

Near mid-race, Bell had caught up to Courtney in a tug-of-war for second.  The two swapped the position multiple times, exchanging sliders and altering back-and-forth between the high-and-low lines on laps 14 and 15.  As Courtney and Bell crossed the line and crossed sticks were presented for the halfway mark, the two banged wheels, impeding Bell’s progress as he fell to fourth and Shane Golobic took advantage on the bottom to rope in the third spot.

Bell saw the proverbial writing on the wall at that point and knew if he was going to win the thing, the top was going to be the place to do it.

“I knew the top was my only option if I wanted to win the race,” Bell admits.  “I really couldn’t get anything going anywhere else.  I was able to get the top going and I think I was the first guy up there.  The biggest thing was just getting the top cleaned off, keeping it clean and maintaining my momentum.”

On lap 19, Bell disposed of Golobic for third and, two laps later, he was back in the thick of the hunt for second as he worked the high line with Courtney occupying the middle groove.  Bell put his right rear rubber right up against the wall in turn two with nine to go, possibly brushing it as he closed the ever-shrinking gap.  In turn four, however, Courtney slid up in front of Bell momentarily.  Bell crossed over underneath Courtney and rocketed to second at the line.

Bell had the high-line working to perfection and, in almost no time, Bayston’s one-second lead had ceased to exist.  Bell took his first swing in turn three on lap 24, diving to the bottom and springing to the top to briefly hold the position.  Bayston never wavered from the middle, kept the wheels straight and retook the position by a car length at the stripe.

Bell immediately aimed low once again to repeat the move, but Bayston anticipated the move and snatched the bottom line first entering turn one as Bell shot back up to the razor-thin cushion and surfed it exquisitely around Bayston to retake the point.

“Christopher showed me his nose and I tried to nail my line in one and two to get in front of him up top,” Bayston details.  “He was able to squeak by.  It seemed like he was up there the whole race and had it figured out.  It took me too long to get going before I was able to get back to him.”

Bell started to pull away and appeared destined for Lincoln glory, but a caution a lap later for a D.J. Raw spin on lap 26 bunched up the field and provided Bayston another opportunity, something that Bell was not too fond of.

“I felt like the last yellow hurt me pretty badly because I was getting going on the fence when it came out,” Bell said.  “You really have to pay attention to hit your marks and, thankfully, I was able to pick my marks back up.”

Bell’s marks were superb, no doubt, but Bayston was hoping to throw a bit of dissonance into the situation as he fired a slider into the first turn on the final restart.  Bell, whose midget racing roots were planted at this venue earlier in the decade, was forced to come off the comfort of the cushion and duck his nose toward the middle.  Bell made slight contact with Bayston’s tail tank with his right front wheel as he entered the middle of a three-car sandwich off turn two that witnessed the reemergence of Courtney.  Courtney held the advantage by a half-car length before Bell’s momentum pushed him past to a race lead he would ultimately tie up, stamp and deliver.

Courtney and Bayston exchanged the second and third spots multiple times in the final laps with Bayston having to slide job Courtney in turn three on both the 27th and 28th circuits before securing the position for good.

After a race-long sparring match with Courtney, then Bayston, Bell would cruise to a relatively comfortable 2.173-second margin of victory over Bayston and Courtney, who all finished in the same order for the second consecutive night.  Golobic and Jerry Coons, Jr. rounded out the top-five.

It was Bell’s 19th career USAC National Midget victory in the Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/DeWalt – TRD/Bullet by Spike/Speedway Toyota, tying him with Coons, Stan Fox and Jason Leffler for 32nd on the all-time list.

Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston led 15 laps and was in position to win for the second time in three races, but had to settle for his second 2nd place finish in as many nights in his Keith Kunz-Curb-Agajanian Motorsports/Curb Records – TRD/Bullet by Spike/Speedway Toyota.  In the process, Bayston emerged with the series point lead by 21 markers over Brady Bacon.

“Last year, I raced all season thinking about points.  This year, I’m trying not to do that,” Bayston explains.  “Obviously, coming home second tonight, (crewman) Big Al (Scroggins) has given me good cars these last couple nights.  I thought we kind of had it there early on.  I was able to get to the lead, but I was a sitting duck when the line I was running started to go away in turns one and two.  Christopher went to work up top, but once I got up there, it took a couple laps for me to get it figured out and that’s when he walked away from me.  The crew’s been working really hard and the results are really starting to show, but I admit I’m starting to get tired of finishing second.”

Bayston refused to disappear when he lost the lead to his teammate with five to go, utilizing one final slider on the last restart for a shot at victory.

“Looking back, I think it might’ve been a smarter decision to stay in line and figure it out before I pursued him,” Bayston believes.  “I was worried he’d get away from me and that was going to be my one and only shot.  I felt like I had a good enough restart, but he had the momentum and was able to get right back around me.  It’s another second-place run, but we’re happy.  We’ll move on to the next one and learn from this.”

Tyler Courtney of Indianapolis, Indiana raced to a sixth-consecutive top-five finish, finishing third in his Clauson-Marshall Racing/Driven 2 Save Lives – Indiana Donor Network/Spike/Stanton SR-11.

“It’s not exactly the night we wanted,” Courtney lamented.  “Obviously, you always want to win, but we were just a little off tonight.  We got third again, which doesn’t feel all the great right now, but for big picture purposes, we’re doing what we need to do.  We just got to keep running up front and knocking down podium finishes.”

Contingency award winners Sunday night at Lincoln Speedway include Tanner Thorson (ProSource Fast Qualifier & Simpson Race Products 1st Heat Winner), Justin Grant (Competition Suspension, Inc. 2nd Heat Winner), Spencer Bayston (Chalk Stix 3rd Heat Winner), Christopher Bell (Indy Race Parts 4th Heat Winner), Ryan Robinson (KSE Racing Products Hard Charger) and Tanner Carrick (Wilwood Brakes 13th Place Finisher).

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USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: July 2, 2017 – Lincoln, Illinois – Lincoln Speedway

PROSOURCE QUALIFYING: 1. Tanner Thorson, 67, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.616; 2. Justin Grant, 39BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.652; 3. Spencer Bayston, 97, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.754; 4. Christopher Bell, 21, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.765; 5. Tyler Courtney, 7BC, Clauson/Marshall-13.765; 6. Tyler Thomas, 91T, Thomas-13.781; 7. Brady Bacon, 76m, FMR-13.793; 8. Gage Walker, 57, RAB-13.797; 9. Shane Golobic, 17w, Clauson-Marshall/Wood-13.833; 10. Holly Shelton, 67K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.856; 11. Tanner Carrick, 71K, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-13.867; 12. Brayton Lynch, 1K, RKR-13.963; 13. Jake Neuman, 3N, Neuman-13.964; 14. Jerry Coons Jr., 25, Petry/Goff-13.968; 15. Chad Boat, 84, Tucker/Boat-14.087; 16. Kyle Schuett, 9K, Schuett-14.120; 17. Chase Jones, 22, Petry/Goff-14.196; 18. Shelby Bosie, 3B, Bosie-14.216; 19. Dave Darland, 11, Gray-14.284; 20. Daniel Robinson, 57D, McCreery-14.288; 21. Tyler Nelson, 91, Harris-14.297; 22. Dalton Camfield, 87c, Camfield-14.423; 23. Ryan Robinson, 71, Kunz/Curb-Agajanian-14.429; 24. Ray Seach, 2, Seach-14.475; 25. Mike Hess, 82, Johnson-14.478; 26. Mark Chisholm, 56x, Fifty6x-14.604; 27. Devin Camfield, 17c, Camfield-15.050; 28. D.J. Raw, 33, Team RAYPRO-16.231; 29. Zach Daum, 5D, Daum-NT.

SIMPSON RACE PRODUCTS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Thorson, 2. Neuman, 3. Courtney, 4. Golobic, 5. Daum, 6. Jones, 7. Nelson, 8. Hess. 2:34.35

COMPETITION SUSPENSION, INC. (CSI) SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Coons, 3. Thomas, 4. Shelton, 5. Chisholm, 6. Bosie, 7. Da. Camfield. 2:38.77

CHALK STIX THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bayston, 2. R. Robinson, 3. Darland, 4. Boat, 5. Carrick, 6. De. Camfield, 7. Bacon. NT 2:34.54

INDY RACE PARTS FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bell, 2. Schuett, 3. Lynch, 4. D. Robinson, 5. Seach, 6. Raw, 7. Walker. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Daum, 3. Carrick, 4. Nelson, 5. Bosie, 6. Seach, 7. Raw, 8. De. Camfield, 9. Jones, 10. Chisholm, 11. Hess, 12. Walker. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Christopher Bell, 2. Spencer Bayston, 3. Tyler Courtney, 4. Shane Golobic, 5. Jerry Coons, Jr., 6. Justin Grant, 7. Tanner Thorson, 8. Ryan Robinson, 9. Brady Bacon, 10. Tyler Thomas, 11. Zach Daum, 12. Holly Shelton, 13. Tanner Carrick, 14. Dave Darland, 15. Daniel Robinson, 16. Kyle Schuett, 17. Jake Neuman, 18. Tyler Nelson, 19. D.J. Raw, 20. Shelby Bosie, 21. Ray Seach, 22. Brayton Lynch, 23. Chad Boat. NT

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**Bacon flipped during the third heat. Boat and Lynch flipped on lap 6 of the feature; Boat exited the track over the turn one wall.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Thomas, Laps 5-9 Courtney, Laps 10-24 Bayston, Laps 25-30 Bell.

KSE RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Ryan Robinson (20th to 8th)

WILWOOD BRAKES 13TH PLACE FINISHER: Tanner Carrick

NEW USAC MIDGET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS: 1-Bayston-713, 2-Bacon-692, 3-Golobic-683, 4-Grant-675, 5-Courtney-648, 6-Thorson-596, 7-Coons-534, 8-Boat-508, 9-R. Robinson-455, 10-Thomas-442.