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Archive for April, 2010

Lincoln Speedway Moves to Friday Nights for the 2010 Season

Friday, April 30th, 2010

To change things up a little for the upcoming racing season, Lincoln Speedway has changed it’s weekly racing program to Friday night for the 2010 racing season which allows the classes to be UMP sanctioned for national points. Weekly classes competing at the speedway will be UMP Modifieds, UMP Baum Chevrolet Pro Late Models, UMP Street Stocks, UMP 4 cylinder Wild Things and Mini-Sprints. Also making scheduled appearances will be the Kid Modz and the highly popular Sprint and Non-Wing Sprint cars.

Special events planned this year will be the third visit from the World of Outlaws Late Models on Friday May 7 for the 3rd Annual Land of Lincoln 50 (the purse has been increased from $7,000 to win to $10, 000 to win and the laps have been increased from 40 to 50). On Sunday July 4th, the UMP Summernationals Hell Tour will be in action at the always exciting, action packed1/4 mile oval. After two very exciting $2,000 to win features on April 17th, the UMP Monster Midwest Late Model Series will be making another appearance on July 25th.

For our open wheel fans, we welcome Illinois Sprint week on June 12th and the Monster Midwest Sprint series on June 27th. The 1010 season grand finale will feature the Monster Midwest Sprint Nationals four day show will be held October 7th through October 10th. Competing will be Sprints and Non-Wing Sprints in an awesome display of speed and side by side racing.

We would like to thank our devoted weekly fans who are always treated to a great night of entertainment in all racing divisions. More surprises are in store for the remainder of the 2010 season in addition to the Raminator Monster Truck who made an appearance on April 16.

Lincoln Speedway is located in central Illinois and is easily accessed from Interstate 55. For more information, please visit or call 217-735-1833 on race day or 217-737-7134 on off days.

Lincoln Speedway Full Show minus Street Stocks April 30

Friday, April 30th, 2010

The Lincoln Speedway will be hosting a Full Show consisting of UMP Modifieds, Baum Chevrolet UMP Pro (Crate) Late Models, Mini-Sprints, and UMP Wild Things this coming Friday, April 30th. The Street Stocks will have the night off. The Modified weekly payout has been increased to $600 to win and $90 to start. If there is a car count greater than 30 cars, start pay will be increased to $125.

Gate Admission: $10 (kids 12 and under free when accompanied by a paying adult)
Pit Admission: 11 & up: $25, 4-10: $10, Kids 3 & Under: Free w/paying adult
Gates Open: 4:00
Hot Laps: 6:30, Racing: 7:00

The speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds 11th & Jefferson St. in Lincoln, IL. For more information visit

Super Late Models Return To Green Valley Speedway This Friday

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Glencoe, Alabama – This Friday, April 30th Green Valley Speedway in Glencoe, Alabama will welcome back the ground-pounding Super Late Models in an event that could see the winner take home up to $2,000.

Last Friday night, a Weekly Racing Series Event was on tap, but shortly after heat races were completed, rain set in forcing the postponement of the balance of the program to this Friday, April 30th.

The feature events from last week will be run this week, and new entries are welcome, but will have to tag the back of the feature grid. The Crate Late Model, Limited Late Model, Super Street, Hobby Stock, Stampede, and Cruiser divisions will all run their feature event this Friday night

In addition, the Super Late Models have been added to this Friday’s show and will run a complete program sponsored by Delux Performance Racing Products. The feature event will pay $1,500 to win plus a “King of the Jungle” challenge event will be held, which will post a $500 winner’s share plus $300 for second and $200 for third. As a result, a Super Late Model driver could win $2,000 for his efforts on Saturday night.

At intermission there will parent’s and kid’s bike and foot races. Bicycle riders must have a helmet to participate. Senior citizens foot races will be held as well, and the first ten children, who get their parents or grandparents to participate in a foot race will receive a free Green Valley t-shirt. All winners of the bike and foot races will receive a free ride in the Green Valley Speedway Two-Seater Super Late Model.

Grandstand and pit pass rain checks from last week’s program can be used this week or at any event up through the May 21st racing program. In addition, Green Valley Speedway will honor rainout stubs from last Friday’s program at Talladega Short Track. For each $20 ticket stub, you will four grandstand admission tickets to Green Valley Speedway. Two of these tickets may be used this Friday, April 30th, and the other two may be used any Friday night during the course of the 2010 season at Green Valley speedway.

For anyone not holding a rain check, the normal admission prices will apply. Grandstand admission is $10 for adults 17 year of age and older. Children 16 years of age and younger are free with a paying adult. A special offer is on the table this week as well for anyone, who wants to carpool to the races. Any vehicle that has three people in it will receive admission for $25 ($5 savings), and any additional spectators past three in any given vehicle will receive $5 admission.

Pit admission is $25 for ages 17 and older and $10 for ages 5 years to 16 years. Ages 4 and under are free. All drivers entered will receive a free ATV pass.

Grandstand gates open at 5pm with the driver’s meeting at 7pm and racing action slated for 7:30pm.

Once again, racers and race fans you don’t want to miss the Rumble in the Jungle this Friday night at Green Valley Speedway. For more information, please visit or call the track hotline at 256-492-8550.

Ben Shelton
MSR Mafia

Austin Self Takes 3rd in his TSRA Late Model Debut

Friday, April 30th, 2010

thunderhill.jpgKYLE, TX – Any doubts as to whether Austin Self could transfer his Karting skills to Stock Car Racing were dispelled Saturday night, when the 14-year-old Karting Champion lead half of the TSRS (Texas Super Racing Series) Late Model feature, set fast lap time and finished third behind veteran drivers Barker and Teer.

Starting from the pole in his first ever car race, and his first oval track race, there was skepticism among the veterans drivers behind him as to what kind of start he was going to give the field, and what might play out in turn 1.

When asked if he was nervous about starting on the pole, Austin replied, “I’ve started from the pole a hundred times before. Just not in a car on an oval,” he says with a big grin. “But seriously, I’m used to leading the field into one (turn). I’m just wondering if the cars behind me are going to stay in line or try something crazy”.

Sure enough, when the Late Model field came roaring out of 4, heading to one on the start, Austin looked every bit the veteran driver as he stood on the pedal and got on the wheel. The only car keeping up by the time they crossed the stripe for lap one complete was the 17 car of Robert Barker. It was a two car breakaway with Barker on his tail until the field regrouped following a lap 5 yellow. It didn’t take long for Teer to join the group as the three cars of Austin, Barker and Teer pulled away from the rest of the 12 car field.

They would stay in that order until lap 26 when Self went too hot into 4 trying to shake Barker and lost the car in the marbles. Barker and Teer slipped by as Self was able to keep the car off the wall and get it back down on the track to hold off the 92 car. “It amazed me that he was able to get the car back before hitting the wall. Most drivers would have over corrected and slammed the wall,” said his Spotter, Curtis Drosche. The race would finish in that order, with Austin setting the fastest lap of the race and finishing 3rd.

“I owe Heath and JR (from my pit crew) an apology. If I hadn’t lost the car in 4, I may have been able to give them the win that they deserve. The FEP Chevrolet handled well from the beginning to the end. I also need to thank Chris Baker and Curtis for the coaching and spotting. Thanks to my family, friends and all my fans out there for all the moral support they gave me leading up to this 1st race. Oh yeah, and good luck to my sister. She has finals at TCU next week,” said Austin.

When asked what’s next; “Well, we head to Indy and then on in to South Bend, Indiana next week for a WKA National Kart race. Then, it’s back home to Texas for some more Late Model Racing the week after that.”

Self will race his TSRS Late Model again at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday, May 8.

For more information on Austin Self, visit his website at Information on the TSRS Late Models can be found at and Thunderhill Raceway at

Street Stock Drivers Race for $1,000 to Win this Friday plus WK Chevrolet Modifieds and Subway Late Models in Action at Missouri State Fair Speedway!

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Sedalia, MO–Promoters Jason Bodenhamer and Reid Millard and the entire staff at Missouri State Fair Speedway will try once again to host drivers and fans for week two of competition at the ‘Historic Half Mile’ in Sedalia, MO on Friday night, April 30. Street Stock drivers from all directions have been anticipating the $1,000-to-win special event for their division at the speedway this weekend and based on the amount of questions and inquiries concerning the event a strong field of well-known street stock competitors will be on hand to lay it all on the line for the fans. The last time street stocks raced at the speedway was a wild affair full of action and this weekend’s event is shaping up to be an early season race not to be missed! The entry fee for the street stock drivers is just $25. For detailed information and the complete payout see the event flyer at

With only one weekend in the books, race enthusiasts are anxious to get back to racing this weekend with the W-K Modifieds, Subway Late Models and the visiting Street Stocks for their event. The Rick Ball Ford sprint cars have the weekend off
this Friday, April 30. Fans and drivers are encouraged to find the speedway on FaceBook by searching Missouri State Fair Speedway. Be the first to find out about news and information regarding the speedway and events.

Week two at Missouri State Fair Speedway gets underway at 5 p.m. when the pit and admission gates open for drivers and fans. Hot laps begin at 7 and racing starts at 7:30. Check out the official Missouri State Fair Speedway website at for admission information, registered drivers, and track details. You can join the speedway e-mail group by sending a request to or become a fan of the speedway on FaceBook by sending a friend request to Missouri State Fair Speedway. Full results from opening night are now posted on the Website. We’ll see you Friday night for week two at the Historic Half Mile!

Official Missouri State Fair Speedway Corporate and Business Partners: Aflac, Ditzfield Transfer, W-K Chevrolet, Rick Ball Ford, Subway, Don’s Towing, Greg Smith Ford, Show Me Asphalt, Kiowa Line Builders, Diamond Pet Foods, Mid MO Auto Sales, i-land Internet Service, Pepsi, Midland Sports Cards, Budweiser, Specialty Sports Wear, Advanced Image Systems, Miller Lite, Impact Sign and Lighting, All Star Bail Bonds, Hunt’s Communication w/Dish Network, Missouri Army National Guard, Michael Ross Foundation, Hoosier Tires, Sunoco, KRCG TV 13, Millard Family Chapels, Bodee’s Race Bodies, Bill Sharp’s BBQ, Goody’s Steak Burgers, and South 65 Sonic.