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Lincoln IL Speedway Officials Announce Exciting 2017 Schedule*

February 3rd, 2017

The 14th season of racing is just around the corner at Lincoln Speedway, at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL and now fans, teams, and drivers can mark their schedules as the dates have been released. The slate is action packed with Winged Sprints, Super Late Models, National Midgets, Wingless Sprints, and plenty of action from the UMP sanctioned weekly divisions.

The 2017 campaign will begin on Friday, April 21 with a five division show at the Season Opening Door Buster. On tap will be the UMP Pro Late Models, Modifieds, and Hornets along with the POWRi DII Midgets Presented by Nutech Seed. Headlining the show will be the opening event for the Midwest Street Stock Championship Series as they run the Railsplitter 40.

Event #2 of the season will be on Friday, May 5, as fans are treated to the first of two Five Buck Nights, featuring $5 admission to pack the house. The UMP Hornets will be running in their second annual Hornet Challenge, paying $1,000 to the winner. The Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models and Modifieds will also be joined by the DII Midgets and the only scheduled visit of the season for the 305 Sprint Cars.

On Friday, May 19, the Midwest Big Ten Super Late Models will pace the 1/4-mile speedplant along with the UMP Modifieds, Big Ten Street Stocks, DII Midgets, and Hornets. Last year, Rich Bell found victory lane in the Super Late Model race, defeating a stellar field of 20+ competitors.

Open wheel fans are excited about Lincoln Speedway’s early June schedule, as the POWRi Illinois Midget week comes to town on Sunday, June 4 for championship night, as the national midgets will be joined by the Micros, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, and DII Midgets. Just five days later, on Friday, June 9, Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champions make their second Lincoln appearance. Pro Late Models, Modifieds, and DII Midgets are also on tap.

On Friday, June 23, fans will pack the stands for the Charron Auto Repair Fallen Heroes “Buy One Get One Free” Night. Joining the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models will be Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, DII Midgets, and Hornets.

Continuing on the huge show theme, Sunday, July 2 will be a can’t miss with not only the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Super Late Models but the USAC National Midgets as well, featuring the best of the best in both worlds. The Summit Nationals Modifieds will also be in action.

The Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) Sprint Cars always are a good draw at Lincoln and will be making their 2017 appearance on Friday, July 14. Big Ten Pro Lates, Modifieds, and DII Midgets will also fill the card.

The Raminator Monster Truck is scheduled to thrill the kids on Friday, July 28 as part of kids night at the track. It will be a full night on track as well, with the Vintage Racing Group visits in addition to UMP Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Kidsmodz, DII Midgets, and Hornets.

The month of August will feature a mix of open wheel and stock car action with the Springfield Speedway reunion on Sunday, August 13 and the POWRi Night Before The State Fair on Friday, August 18. The August 13 reunion show will have Non-Wing Sprints, Modifieds, Big Ten Street Stocks, DII Midgets, and Hornets as well as a visit from the American Vintage Sprint Car Association. The August 18 State Fair weekend race will have the POWRi/WAR Non-Wing Sprints, Pro Lates, Modifieds, and DII Midgets.

The season will culminate on Friday, September 1 with the Season Championships and the second Five Buck night. Last year’s season championship finale was held in front of a packed house on Five Buck night and this year’s should be great as well. The Big Ten Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Big Ten Street Stocks, DII Midgets, and Hornets are also on the schedule.

Preseason events include the Hickory Point Mall Show in Decatur, IL from March 17-19. To enter your car, call Track Enterprises at 217-764-3200. The test and tune dates at the track are Sunday, April 2 and Sunday, April 9 from 12:00-4:00.

2017 marks the second year of promotion from the staff at Track Enterprises. While 2016 saw improvements in car counts and crowds, it was also a learning year to see what fans wanted and that played a lot into building this year’s exciting schedule. Every single night features a headline as well as some of the best drivers competing on a weekly basis in the weekly classes.

About Lincoln Speedway:

For more informtion 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.

*2017 Lincoln Speedway Schedule*
March 17-19 Hickory Point Mall Car Show (Decatur, IL) Call 217-764-3200 To Enter Your Car

Sunday, April 2 Test And Tune For All Divisions (12:00-4:00)

Sunday, April 9 Test And Tune For All Divisions (12:00-4:00)

Friday, April 21 2017 Season Opening Door Buster College Students Night At The Races Midwest Street Stock Championship Event (PLM, MOD, MSSC, DII, HOR)

Friday, May 5 Fan Appreciation FIVE BUCK NIGHT Grandstand Admission Just $5 2nd Hornet Challenge $1,000 To Win (B10 PLM, MOD, 305 SPRINTS, DII, HOR)

Friday, May 19 Super Late Model Shootout (B10 SLM, MOD, B10 SS, DII, HOR)

Sunday, June 4 POWRi Illinois Midget Week (POWRi Midgets, Micros, PLM, MOD, DII)

Friday, June 9 Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Sprints (All Star Sprints, PLM, MOD, DII)

Friday, June 23 Fallen Heroes “Buy One Get One” Buy One-Get One Grandstand Admission (B10 PLM, MOD, SS, SPORT, DII, HOR)

Sunday, July 2 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour + USAC National Midgets & Summit National Modifieds (SLM, USAC MIDGETS, MOD)

Friday, July 14 Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Cars (MOWA, B10 PLM, MOD, DII)

Friday, July 28 Raminator Monster Truck Lincoln Speedway Kids Night Vintage Racing Of Illinois (PLM, MOD, VRI, KIDSMODZ, DII, HOR)

Sunday, August 13 Springfield Speedway Reunion Night American Vintage Sprint Car Association (NON WING SPRINTS, MOD, B10 SS, DII, HOR)

Friday, August 18 POWRi Night Before The Fair (POWRi/WAR Sprints, PLM, MOD, DII)

Friday, September 1 Season Championships FIVE BUCK NIGHT Grandstand Admission Just $5 (B10 PLM, MOD, SPORT, B10 SS, DII, HOR)

Grandview and Lincoln to open up June’s Eastern Storm

December 29th, 2016

The Eastern Storm schedule for 2017 has been completed with the additions of Grandview Speedway and Lincoln Speedway to the five-race series for the USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship in Pennsylvania during June. The series now kicks off on Tuesday, June 13 at Grandview Speedway in Bechtelsville, PA, followed up one night later at Abbottstown, PA’s Lincoln Speedway on Wednesday, June 14.

Eastern Storm continues with the previously-announced dates on Thursday, June 15 at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, PA before resuming Saturday, June 17 at Port Royal Speedway and concluding at York Haven, PA’s Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday, June 18.

Grandview has been a staple of Eastern Storm since the series’ inception in 2007 while Lincoln has held Eastern Storm features in 2010 and 2011, including double-features in 2016 won by Bryan Clauson and Landon Simon.

Levi Jones (2007-2010-2011) and Bryan Clauson (2012-2013-2016) hold the record for most Eastern Storm titles with three apiece. Clauson won the 2016 Eastern Storm on the strength of three feature victories in five races. Further champions include Cole Whitt (2008 & 2009), Brady Bacon (2014) and Robert Ballou (2015). Jones and Clauson also hold the record for most Eastern Storm wins with six each. Both have a pair of victories at Grandview while Jones scored twice at Lincoln and Clauson once.

Other drivers who’ve earned Eastern Storm triumphs at Grandview include Jesse Hockett, Bobby East, Daron Clayton and Chase Stockon. Eastern Storm has also proven to be a harbinger of success throughout the years
with seven of its ten champions going on to win the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car title in the same season as their Eastern Storm championship.

2017 EASTERN STORM SCHEDULE:
Tues., Jun 13: Grandview Speedway (Bechtelsville, PA)
Wed., Jun 14: Lincoln Speedway (Abbottstown, PA)
Thurs., Jun 15: Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Sat., Jun 17: Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, PA)
Sun., Jun 18: Susquehanna Speedway (York Haven, PA)

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Thundar Stayed Away for Lincoln to Championship night In!

September 1st, 2016

All the stars aligned at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska for Championship Night on Saturday evening by shining bright in the limelight. Feeling the thunder and taming the storm of a tacky track to earn victories on the final night of racing were: Colton Osborn, Zach Schultz, Casey Werkmeister, Zach Olmstead and Andrew Baumgardner.

Wasting no time in getting to the front; and then running away and hiding to cruise to the convincing victory was season points champion Colton Osborn of Cozad in the IMCA Modified feature. Osborn worked his way through traffic on the first lap to challenge for the lead and take the lead on the second lap and he never looked back to earn the trip to the Winners Circle. Heat race winner Charley Brown was able to ride the cushion into second place in the early going and held his position to earn the runner-up accolades in the feature event. Staying up on the wheel with gumption, Cole Hodges of Ogallala was able to earn a podium finish in third place overall.

Earning the victory that propelled him to the points lead and season points crown was Zach Schultz of North Platte in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature. Zach Schultz was able to take over the point position on the sixth lap and do his best to hold off all challengers during the waning laps despite the caution flags and restarts to be the first person to the checkered flag to score the win. Staying out of trouble and being consistent throughout the feature event, Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg finished second overall with a strong finish. Early leader Kerry Jones of North Platte led the first five laps and then stayed among the lead group for the remaining laps to earn a third place finish.

Finishing the season strong with a stellar showing was Casey Werkmeister of Maywood in winning top honors in the IMCA Stock Car feature event. Werkmeister was able to slingshot into the lead on the fourth lap and roll to the victory. Doing his best to avoid accidents and show great consistency, Jim Hagan of Lexington was able to pilot his hot rod to the runner-up finish. Putting the pressure on Hagan for many of the final laps was third place finisher Kyle Werkmeister of Maywood.

Leading the final 10 laps was Zach Olmstead of Overton in winning the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature. Olmstead was able to work through the traffic swiftly to be among the leaders in the early circuits to grab the lead on the fifth lap and hold on for the victory. Working his magic to drive to the runner-up position was Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington. Tanner Clough saved his best for last in scoring a third place drive. Staying out of trouble to finish fourth overall and earn the season points championship was Brady Weinman of Arnold.
Putting together a dominating performance that saw him nearly lap the field was Andrew Baumgardner of North Platte in the IMCA Sport Compact Feature. Baumgardner was able to score the lead on the first lap and never look back in cruising to the victory. Trying his best to keep up with the blistering pace was Andrew McClellen of Gothenburg in earning runner-up accolades. Kearney’s Sean Miller had a strong finish to the season with a third place finish.

Pierce Takes Advantage Of Blown Tire To Claim $5,000 At Lincoln IL Speedway

August 28th, 2016

Some of the best in dirt car racing converged on Lincoln IL Speedway on Thursday, August 25, for the Summer Nationals makeup of the Graue Chevrolet Showdown for a strong field of 32 Late Models in addition to the Summit National Modifieds, and B-Mods.

The headline show of the night was the Graue Chevrolet Showdown for the UMP and MARS Super Late Models. Ryan Unzicker and Brent Larson started up front with Summer Nationals frontrunners, Bobby Pierce and Jason Feger. Action got hot and heavy right away with Unzicker leading lap one before Larson was able to scoot by. Larson remained out front for the first four laps before Pierce used a three wide pass to head to the front. The Oakwood, IL driver set the pace for the next eleven laps before Feger flew by. Feger went on to set a blistering pace for a major portion of the race. With three laps to go, Feger’s sizable advantage and his hopes of winning the $5,000 top prize blew up when his right rear tire let go. Pierce took back over and held a couple of charging drivers, Unzicker and Billy Moyer, at bay. For Pierce, it was yet another win in an unbelievable season. Following the young star was Unzicker, Moyer, Dennis Erb, and Kyle Beard.

The most exciting race of the night and arguably one of the best all season at any track was the Summit National Modified A-Main. After strong runs in their heats, Mike Harrison and Kenny Wallace made up the front row for the 25-lap event. When Andrew Ingram waved the green, it was Harrison racing into the top spot with Wallace dropping in line. For a major portion of the race, Harrison kept Wallace just comfortably behind. However, in the late going, Wallace found a lane to his liking, rolling the 1/4-mile lower than the leader. With five to go, the battle became hot and heavy, with Wallace cruising the bottom and Harrison bumping the cushion. Harrison looked to be in pretty good shape coming to the white. However, going through three and four, Harrison changed lanes trying to keep Wallace from making a run. His move turned out to be costly, though, as he lost momentum and Wallace got a great run against the bottom. As they raced to the line, Wallace edged forward, beating Harrison by a bumper. Following Wallace and Harrison were Michael Long, Josh Harris, and AJ Fike. The field of 18 was filled will some of the best Modified talent around.

Butch Weisser and Tim Hancock started up front for the 15-lap B-Mod feature. The two drivers got together on the opening try, causing a yellow. The field was re-aligned for a complete restart. This time, Weisser raced out front with Hancock in tow. Hancock looked low on a few occasions but could not get the run needed to make the move. With three laps complete, Hancock did drop to the inside in turn three, the two made contact, and Weisser spun. Both were able to continue but Hancock’s car never seemed the same. Weisser went on to the win with Tony Walker, Kevin Morrow, Timmy Hancock, and Tom Riech rounding out the top five.

The final event of the 2016 season is coming up this Friday, September 2 with the Season Championships. On track action will include Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Big Ten Street Stocks, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed, and Hornets. Grandstand admission is just $12 with kids 11 and under free. Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw will end at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:15, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

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 County Raceway Updates

August 19th, 2016

Outrunning the storm with authority were the competitors that were deeply engulfed in the racing action at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte on Saturday evening. Creating the most thunder while driving like lightning to punch their tickets to the winners circle were Brad Bayne, Colton Osborn, Jamey Kennicutt, Jacob Wolsleben and Andrew Baumgardner.

Piloting a fast hot rod all night long was Brad Bayne of Greeley, Colorado in winning the Mod Lites Feature event after walking away the winner in the heat race as well. Bayne drove onto the podium from his third row starting position to snare the lead for the final two laps to claim the victory. Rolling across the finish line in second place overall was Keith Welch, also of Greeley, Colorado. Welch had been the leader of the feature event from the onset until Bayne took the lead. Dash for Cash victor Rich Enevoldsen of Grand Island was a heat race winner as well as he was able to stay among the lead pack to score a third place finish in the feature event.

Driving with gumption and a sense of urgency was Colton Osborn of Cozad as he scored the victory in the IMCA Modified Feature. Silver Bullet Colton Osborn was able to drive to the point on the tenth lap and never look back to claim the checkered flag finish. Cole Hodges of Ogallala was riding the cushion for much of the feature event to net a runner-up finish. Staying among the leaders throughout the feature, Jeremy Herbst of North Platte was rewarded with a podium finish for his efforts in third place overall. Prior to Osborn snaring the lead, Troy Douglas was the leader of the feature for the initial nine laps.

Hitting the loud pedal early and often was Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg to finish strong to the tune of winning the IMCA Northern Sport Modified feature with the win. Kennicutt was able to slide into the lead position on a restart near the midway point and sail away with the victory. Finishing second overall was Zach Schultz of North Platte after he had lead much of the first half of the feature event. For Schultz he still scored big points with the second place finish. Driving to the podium from the sixth row starting position was the ‘Rubber Duck’ Bryan Herrick of Curtis. Herrick piloted his new car through the field to finish third place overall.

Going back to his roots, Colton Osborn was able to rule the roost in winning the IMCA Stock Car feature event. Osborn of Cozad started on the front row and was able to stay in the lead group and grab the lead on the 12th circuit and never look back despite the challenges of many heavy hitters in the division. Kyle Werkmeister of Maywood was an early leader in the feature event after grabbing the lead on the second lap and held the point until Osborn scored the lead. Werkmeister held on to finish second overall in the feature. Making a late charge onto the podium was Mikey Dancer of North Platte to finish third overall.

Leading the laps that mattered the most was Lexington’s Jacob Wolsleben in notching the IMCA Hobby Stock feature win. Wolsleben started in the third row during the feature and was able to score the lead with five laps remaining and score the win. Leading the initial nine laps of the feature event was Kearney’s Jacob Hagan. Hagan was able to stay up on the wheel and hit his marks to the tune of a runner-up finish after Wolsleben passed for the lead. Brady Weinman of Arnold continued his season of consistency by earning a third place finish in the feature event.

Extending his points lead was Andrew Baumgardner of North Platte in winning the IMCA Sport Compact Feature with just one scheduled evening of racing left for 2016. Baumgardner led every lap of the feature event. On the heels of Baumgardner’s hot rod Pontiac was Erik Nelson of Central City with a runner-up finish. Sean Miller piloted his Dodge Neon to a third place finish in the feature.

Weather Forces August 12 Cancellation At Lincoln IL Speedway

August 15th, 2016

Lincoln IL Speedway officials waited and waited, in hopes of running the Friday, August 12 program at the ¼-mile racetrack. Despite dry conditions all afternoon, everyone in Lincoln, IL could see lightning off to the north and west for about three hours as rain slowly approached. Eventually, rainfall hit the track just before 5:30, forcing the cancellation of the event.

Scheduled to be on hand were the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and Street Stocks, in addition to the Modifieds, Hornets, and the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed.

The event was billed as Fan Appreciation and Kids Night, featuring numerous $5 vouchers passed out in the area for fans to take in a night of racing for just $5. Due to the rainout, those vouchers will now be good for $2 off on the August 19 POWRi night at the track. For those who did already purchase their wristbands for the grandstands or pits, hand them in at the next event for your raincheck. The value of what you paid will be taken off at the next event.

That leads us to the final three nights of the season at Lincoln Speedway. Up next is the POWRi Midgets and Micros, plus Pro Late Models and Modifieds on Friday, August 19. The “Night Before The State Fair” race will see pit gates opening at 3:00 with grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing action at 7:00. Grandstand admission will be $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

Following the August 19 POWRi event, the track will open up for the big Summer Nationals makeup of the Graue Chevrolet Showdown on Thursday, August 25 for a $5,000 to win Super Late Model show. The Mods will be racing for $1,000 to win, while the B-Mods will also be in action.

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.

$5 Admission For Fans With Coupons From Lincoln Area Businesses

August 10th, 2016

With the Logan County Fair in the rearview mirror, the roar of race engines will be back on track this coming Friday, August 12 at the Lincoln IL Speedway 1/4-mile. On tap is a Fan Appreciation and Kids Night, featuring $5 admission (with voucher), Sally The Clown, free goody bags for kids, and five divisions of fast paced racing action.

Headlining the list of divisions will be the Pro Late Models and Street Stocks, both racing under the Midwest Big Ten Series banner. In the Pro Late Model class, Springfield, IL driver, Guy Taylor, has been on fire as of late, winning the last two Lincoln features and last three main events at Macon Speedway. Jake Little leads the Pro Late Model standings at Lincoln, with Roben Huffman and Brandon Eskew completing the top three. In the Big Ten Series, Guy Taylor has won the last two but his brother, Matt, still sits atop the points with an eight point advantage over Huffman.

For the Street Stocks, it will be their fourth Lincoln Speedway visit this season and for the second time, a Big Ten event. Earlier this year, Decatur, IL driver, Dave Crawley, Jr. took the Lincoln Big Ten victory, with Jeremy Nichols, and Terry Reed completing the top three. Kyle Waters and Nichols have won the other Street Stock features at the track this year. The Big Ten points are led by Nichols, who has claimed the last two wins at Jacksonville and the Christian County Fair, and Reed, who was last champion. The two are tied at the top. Just four points behind is Crawley.

The UMP Modifieds, POWRi Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed, and UMP Hornets will also be running this Friday night. Those three classes had some great races at the most recent race on July 29. The Mods, especially, put on a stellar show, having a stout field and tough battles throughout the field. The D-II Midgets have been solid all season and the Hornets have undoubtedly seen a resurgence at the track with 16 on hand in the recent event.

On a side note, the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed have a Conklin Agrovantage Challenge of $1,000 on the line for this Friday night’s event. If one of the top four starters elect to start at the tail and can come through with a victory, the bonus money is theirs.

While grandstand admission is set for $12 this week, thousands of $5 vouchers have been handed out to race fans and are available at businesses in the Lincoln Speedway area. Don’t forget to stop by one of the following businesses to grab a voucher for $5 admission. Vouchers are available at Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Graue Chevrolet, Casey’s of Lincoln, Warrensburg, and Mt. Pulaski, Beck’s Gas Station, Jim Xamis Ford, Auto Zone, 4 Corner Lube, Best Western, Culvers, Collision Concept, Arby’s, Dotty’s, Neal Tire & Auto, Wendy’s, Chicago St Rentals, 5th Street Market, Jake’s Furnishings, Iron Mountain, Rio Grande, The Courier, Sherwin Williams, Discount Tobacco, NAPA, Charron’s Auto Repair, and Regions Bank.

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw will end at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

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.
REMAINING EVENTS:
Saturday, August 12 – Fan Appreciation & Kids Night
(Big Ten Pro Lates, Big Ten Street Stocks, Modifieds, D-II Midgets, & Hornets)
Saturday, August 19 – POWRi Midgets Night Before The Fair
(POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, Speedway Motors Micros, Pro Lates, & Modifieds)
Thursday, August 25 – Super Late Model Graue Chevrolet $5,000 To Win Showdown
(UMP/MARS Super Late Models, $1,000 To Win Modifieds, & B-Mods)
Friday, September 2 – Labor Day Season Championships(Pro Lates, Modifieds, Sportsman, Big Ten Street Stocks,
D-II Midgets, & Hornets)

Lincoln County Highlights

August 1st, 2016

Taking advantage of a tacky track was Colton Osborn, Dillon Schultz, Kyle Werkmeister, Luke Wassom and Andrew Baumgardner in driving their way into the winners circle on Hiatt Memorial Night at the Races at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte on Saturday evening.

Grabbing the lead near the midway point of the IMCA Modified Feature, the Silver Bullet Colton Osborn of Cozad cruised to the victory. Osborn was able to garner the lead on the eighth lap and never look back after starting in the third row at the beginning of the main event. Early leader Charley Brown of Maxwell earned a runner-up finish. Brown started off well by leading the first seven laps of the feature by riding the cushion around the top of the oval. Dave Pedersen of Brady earned a podium finish in third place overall.
Being in the right place at the right time, powered Dillon Schultz of North Platte to avoid the early incidents and then drive his way to the lead where he was able to earn the win in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature. Schultz was able to score the lead on the ninth lap and then hold off all challengers after taking the lead to notch the victory. Patiently working through traffic, Henry Henderson of Sutherland was able to cruise his hot rod to a runner-up finish in the feature. After starting slow and being involved in a rollover, Zach Schultz of North Platte was able to recover quite nicely with a third place finish when the checkered flag flew.

Leading from the beginning to end isn’t as easy as it seems. Kyle Werkmeister of Maywood snared the lead from the onset and that wasn’t even the biggest challenge in his trip to the winners circle in the Stock division during the feature. Werkmeister’s hood latch can loose and caused the hood to flex up in the wind during racing and then completely blocked his view under caution. For safety reasons, his hood was removed and he held on for the victory. Casey Werkmeister of Maywood was able to drive his way up to second place and challenge for the lead many times but that is as far as he would go and be forced to settle for second place honors. Recovering from a late lap accident on the oval, Mikey Dancer of North Platte earned third place accolades for his efforts. Kyle Werkmeister was joined by Dan Eller of North Platte in winning heat races in the division.

The final laps are the most important and were exactly the circuits that Luke Wassom was able to lead to score a victory in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. Wassom of Broken Bow grabbed the lead on the 13th lap and held on for the win. Finishing second overall in the feature was Brady Weinman of Arnold. Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington was able to make a late charge during the waning laps to cross the finish line in third place overall.
Staying up on the wheel and continuing the dream season, Andrew Baumgardner was ‘in the zone’ to earn yet another IMCA Sport Compact victory. Erik Nelson of Central City was ‘elbows up’ in a big way as he numerous times put a scare into Baumgardner’s lead, only to be a victim of slower lap traffic. Nelson would finish second overall when the final flag was thrown. Tom Baumgardner stepped onto the podium to finish third overall in the feature event.

Guy Continues His Hot Streak At Lincoln IL Speedway

July 31st, 2016

Lincoln IL Speedway was back to green this past Friday, July 29 with an exciting show that included the Raminator Monster Truck, presented by Lincoln Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. On track were the UMP Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds, UMP Pro Late Models, POWRi/Illlini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed, and the UMP Hornets. The track provided great racing action and solid car counts for those in attendance.

The race of the night was in the 18 car Midwest Technical Institute UMP Modified class. It was all set up by the pre-race frisbee redraw, which saw Allen Weisser and Brian Lynn, two of the fastest at the track, get unfavorable draws, putting them a couple rows back. When the green dropped, the two started their march toward the front. Weisser got their first of the two, taking the lead from Donovan Lodge on lap eight, from his fifth starting spot. Lynn, however, a many time track champion and three time feature winner at the track this year, started to track him down after moving into second on lap ten. With five to go, the duo started
a back and forth battle that saw a handful of lead changes, via slide jobs and crossovers. Lynn officially took the lead on lap 16 but had it taken back away for good moments later. For Weisser, it was his second feature win of the year at the 1/4-mile dirt oval. Following the Peoria, IL driver were Lynn, Curt Rhodes, who had a good run from midpack, Kelly Kovski who also rallied from deep in the field, and Donovan Lodge.

In the 17 car, UMP Pro Late Model feature event, Springfield, IL driver Guy Taylor was the odds on favorite, after drawing the #2 in the redraw. Taylor went on to show everyone why he has turned his season around after a slow start. The red and white #4T pulled out to a big advantage from the get-go, as he rode the cushion around the top of the track. His race didn’t come without a bit of a scare, though, as he did make contact with the wall at one point, allowing the defending track champion, Nick Bauman to close the gap. Bauman, in fact, looked to the lowside to make a pass but had to maneuver some lap traffic while doing so. Taylor pulled back out to a breathable margin for his second Lincoln victory in a row. Taylor has also claimed two Macon feature wins in a row and is now five out of his last six and six of his last eight at the two venues overall. Bauman came from sixth to take second place, while AJ May and Jose Parga had a somewhat rough battle for third with May taking the spot. Jake Little, the current point leader at the track, took the fifth spot.

Mitchell Davis and Patrick Bruns started alongside one another in the 20-lap POWRi/Illini D-II Midget presented by Nutech Seed A-Main. Davis pulled out to the early lead but it was short lived as division frontrunner, Patrick Bruns, took the spot on lap three. Bruns pulled out to a healthy advantage as Davis settled into second with a big gap over third. Track point leader, Tyler Vantoll, moved from fifth to third but never had a caution to help him close the gap on the top two. As the checkered waved, Bruns claimed his fourth Lincoln feature win of the season, while Davis, Vantoll, Austin Archdale, and Johnny Heydenreich finished off the top five. Chett Gehrke, who accepted the Conklin Agrovantage challenge and started at the tail, came through the pack to get sixth but a needed yellow never came to get closer to the $900 bonus.

The youngsters were on hand in the KidModz division for their visit in 2016. A small field of three showed up but fans saw an entertaining show between Dominic Mertzke and Ryan Hamilton for the lead. While Mertzke led for the duration, Hamilton was all over him trying to find a way out front. When the checkered fell, it was Mertzke, Hamilton, and Blake Bailey taking the three spots in a caution free race. The drivers range in age from 11-14, driving full size Modifieds with less powerful engines.

Rounding out Friday’s feature program was a stout field of 16 competitors in a 15-lap Hornet event. Jeremy Reed, by way of a heat race win, started from the front row and took the lead from the start. Behind him, Matthew Mackey and Dallas Strauch were keeping him honest by staying close, all while competing for the second spot. In a pretty clean event that only saw one or two slowdowns, Reed went on to claim the win, while Mackey, Strauch, Brandon Gibbs, and Mike Eskew completed the top five.

Lincoln Speedway will next be in action on Friday, August 12 for a Fan Appreciation and Kids Night. While admission prices are $12 at the gate, many area sponsors and businesses will have vouchers that are good for $5 admission on race night. It will be a great night to bring a big group of friends and family to the track for an extremely cheap price. There will also be plenty of activities for kids, including entertainment, goody bags, and more. Kids 11 and under receive free admission.

On track will be the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, Midwest Technical Institute UMP Modifieds, Midwest Big Ten Series Street Stocks, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed, and UMP Hornets.

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 County Raceway Updates

July 19th, 2016

Looking to score rave reviews and the top accolades were the racers that challenged for supremacy at the Lincoln County Fair Races that were held on Saturday evening at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska.

Earning the top hardware with trips to the winners circle were Colton Osborn; Jamey Kennicutt; Casey Werkmeister; Jacob Wolsleben and Andrew Baumgardner on Saturday evening.

Piloting the ‘Silver Bullet’ rocketship to the feature victory in the IMCA Modified division was Colton Osborn of Cozad. Osborn was able to slice and dice through traffic in the early going to drive to the lead on the fourth lap and then never look back in claiming the win. Making a first appearance of the 2016 season at Lincoln County Raceway, Chris Bragg of Springtown, Texas was able to earn a runner-up finish for his efforts. North Platte’s Jay Steffens earned a podium finish in third place overall. Charley Brown of Maxwell and North Platte’s Jeremy Herbst were the heat race winners in the division.

Being in the right place at the right time and seeing a split second decision paid off as Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg led the final two laps of the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature to earn the victory. Getting caught up in lap traffic was Kenny McCarty of Rogers, Arkansas during the final two laps after leading for most of the feature. Dillon Schultz of North Platte had a stellar showing with a third place run after starting deep in the starting grid. Kerry Jones of North Platte and McCarty were the heat race victors.
The dynamic duo of Casey and Kyle Werkmeister put on a dominating performance to finish as the top two in the IMCA Stock Car Feature. Casey Werkmeister of Maywood snared the lead on the 12th lap and continued to lead until the checkered flag flew to claim the victory. Kyle Werkmeister also of Maywood the early leader until Casey took the point on the 12th lap from his front row starting position. Kyle continued to turn the wheel on his hot rod to finish second place overall. Being among the leaders for much of the second half of the feature event, Kyle Clough of Wallace was the third place hot rod on Saturday evening. Clough and Kyle Werkmeister were the heat race winners in the division.

Driving through traffic with authority, Jacob Wolsleben was the lead car when all the smoke cleared in the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature event. Wolsleben of Lexington grabbed the lead on the 11th lap and led the final four circuits to win the feature. Coming home in second place overall was the Flying Woodchuck, Chuck Ledbetter of Loomis. Ledbetter won the Dash for Cash and was well on his way towards winning the feature after leading the way for a couple laps near the midway point of the race. Brady Weinman rolled the dice and recovered from a first lap incident to earn third place honors in the feature event. Jacob Hagan of Kearney and Wolsleben were the heat race winners.

Leading the lap that mattered the most was Andrew Baumgardner of North Platte in winning top honors in the IMCA Sport Compact Feature. Baumgardner got the advantage of lap traffic being a factor on the final lap to lead just one lap, the final lap to claim the win. Tom Baumgardner of North Platte, who had led much of the feature event was passed for the lead on the final lap to then be forced to settle for second place accolades. Sean Miller of Kearney in his Mopar Magic Dodge Neon was third overall.

​Croft Works His Craft In MOWA Sprint At Lincoln IL Speedway

July 18th, 2016

For the first time in nearly a month, Lincoln IL Speedway was back in action and Friday’s entertainment did not disappoint. In front of a sizable crowd hungry for racing, the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint Cars, UMP Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds, and POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed were all in action. Fans were treated to a great show, featuring late race passes, last lap thrillers, and extremely fast paced action.

The headlining show of the night was the Neal Tire MOWA Sprint car 25-lap A-Main. AJ Bruns, a Lincoln native, led early in the event and looked as though he would be a threat for victory. However, on lap ten, Bruns was involved in a tumble that ended his evening. At that point, California competitor, Willie Croft put his #26 out front. Croft was wicked fast, coming from the eighth starting position to take over the lead, no easy feat. At about the halfway mark, when Croft was cruising out front, he got a bit high in the fourth turn, climbing the concrete retaining wall. In amazing fashion, Croft came out of the two wheel “Chitwood-like” exhibition and somehow maintained the lead. As the laps wore down, Parker Price-Miller stayed within striking distance but could never mount the challenge needed to go after the win. At the checkered, it was Croft followed by Price-Miller, Paul Nienhiser, Ryan Bunton, and Jake Blackhurst. The rest of the top ten were Chris Urish, Korey Weyant, Logan Faucon, Jeremy Standridge, and Aaron Andruskevitch.

The Midwest Technical Institute Modified division put on a really good show, which is no surprise for that class at Lincoln. Taylorville, IL driver Curt Rhodes drew the #1 frisbee to start on the pole of the 20-lap event. Rhodes immediately raced into the lead, while Brian Lynn was dicing his way from the sixth starting position. Lynn, who is always a track favorite to win, was outstanding on this night. However, it looked like being outstanding wasn’t going to be enough, as he raced his way into the second spot by lap five but could not get past the #10 of Rhodes. Rhodes ran the high lane, while Lynn was working the bottom. As the duo worked through turns three and four with the white flag about to wave, Rhodes made his only mistake of the race with a slight bobble. It was just enough for Lynn to race to the bottom and scoot by. With the checkered out, Lynn crossed in first, while Rhodes, Donovan Lodget, Kelly Kovski, and Kyle Byerline were in the top five.

The Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models were also on hand for a 20-lap A-Main. While 16 cars were pitside, 14 took the green. Jake Little and Matt Taylor had the fortunate redraws, putting them on the front row. When the race began, Taylor raced out front, while Little dropped into second. Guy Taylor, last weekend’s winner at Farmer City and Macon, started the event in fourth but had moved into third on lap three and took over second from Little just three laps later. Much like last week at Macon, Guy was being a pesk to his brother on the inside lane. Lap-after-lap, the brothers Taylor ran in side-by-side formation with Guy on the inside and Matt on the outside. While Matt led the most laps, Guy crossed out front by just a nose on laps 14 and 15. Matt took over for the next few but on lap 20, the decisive circuit, Guy worked three and four just a little better, pulling out front for his third straight victory. The Taylors were followed by Little, Gary Turpin, and Roben Huffman. Cody Maguire, Kevin Crowder, Andy Minett, Matt Beadles, and Kenny VanDorn completed the top ten.

In the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed, 17 cars took the green flag. With good track conditions, Patrick Bruns, national point leader, raced out front looking for yet another victory. Already claiming several on the POWRi tour, Bruns was error free racing out front as Tyler Vantoll, Lincoln point leader, followed in his tire tracks. A long green flag run was slowed by a late race caution which bunched up the field and gave Corey Weyant a chance at victory. However, Bruns again pulled away for the checkered flag. Vantoll, Weyant, Austin Archdale, and Gedd Ross completed the top five.

Lincoln Speedway be back in action on Friday, July 29, as the Raminator Monster Truck will be there to crush some cars for the kids, courtesy of Lincoln Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram. Divisions in action will include Pro Late Models, Modifieds, KidsModz, DII Midgets, and Hornets.

Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw will end at 6:00, hotlaps will begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission will be $12 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.

MOWA Winged Sprint Cars Return To Lincoln IL Speedway Friday Speedway’s Other Top Divisions Also In Action

July 13th, 2016

This Friday, July 15, the Neal Tire MOWA Winged Sprint cars will make their return to Lincoln IL Speedway. It’s the only appearance this season for the series, which is based out of Illinois and feature some of the top drivers in the state and beyond. Adding to the excitement will be the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, the UMP Modifieds, and the POWRi/Illini DII Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed.

Seven events have been run so far on the 2016 tour with Sikeston, MO driver, Jerrod Hull leading the standings. Hull has claimed four wins but had his recent win streak broken by Parker Price-Miller, a Kokomo, IN driver who is second in points. For Miller, it was his second win of the year. AJ Bruns, from right in Lincoln, IL, is third in points, while Jake Blackhurst and Jim Moughan from nearby Springfield are fourth
and fifth. While Hull and Price-Miller have claimed six out of seven events, Morton, IL driver Ryan Bunton has the other win on the tour.

At this point on the tour, 96 different drivers have made starts with the series and a field in upwards of 30 is expected for this Friday night. The winged sprints are the fastest type of cars that visit the Logan County Fairgrounds during the course of the season and this will be the second and final visit for them this year. The first came on May 20, when Tony Stewart’s All Star Circuit Of Champions were in town. This Friday’s visit should also be a thriller.

Joining in on this Friday’s action will be the Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Late Models. The tour, which has had solid fields over their last few races, should put on a good race, going for important points at the midpoint of their 2016 schedule. So far, two Big Ten Pro Late Model events have been held at Lincoln, with local favorites, Nick Bauman and Brian Lynn claiming the victories. Leading the overall standings is a pair
of drivers currently tied, Matt Taylor and Roben Huffman. Bauman, Jake Little, and Cody Maguire complete the top five.

In the Midwest Technical Institute UMP Modified class, Mason City, IL driver Brian Lynn leads the standing and now has picked up two feature wins on the year. Allen Weisser, coming off of his first win of the season, is second in the standings, while Ray Bollinger has three wins and is third. Bollinger actually won the first three races of the season but is winless since. Curt Rhodes and Shawn Vaughn are fourth and fifth.

Rounding out the classes for this Friday is the POWRi/Illini DII Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed. When it comes to the local track points, Tyler Vantoll is currently on top by just six over Adam Taylor. Neither have picked up a feature win at the track but consistency has them at the top. Andy Baugh has two wins as does Patrick Bruns. Those drivers sit in third and fourth. Mitchell Davis rounds out the current track points. When it comes to the national points for POWRi, Bruns leads the way by 280, with Vantoll, Taylor, Davis, and Hunter Lane completing the top five. Bruns has seven wins, to easily lead all drivers.

Pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, local pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green at 7:00 this Friday night. Grandstand admission is $18 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.

Lincoln County Highlights

July 12th, 2016

Feeling the thunder and getting to see the lightning was the packed house of race fans that assembled at Lincoln County (NE) Raceway in North Platte as the URSS Sprint Cars joined forces with the IMCA competitors that call Lincoln County Raceway their Saturday night home.

Zach Blurton, Cole Hodges, Jamey Kennicutt, Kyle Werkmeister, Brady Weinman and Andrew Baumgardner punched their tickets to the winners circle on Saturday in North Platte.

Leading the way from the onset, Zach Blurton of Jetmore, Kansas piloted his rocketship to the URSS Feature victory by dominating the 30 lap event. Blurton grabbed the lead early and never looked back to cruise to the winners circle. Coming through traffic to be a contender for top honors despite running out of real estate as the laps dwindled down, Luke Cranston of Ness City, Kansas settled for runner-up honors in the feature event. Staying in the lead group for all thirty laps, paid off for Ty Williams of Arcadia, Oklahoma as he crossed the finish line in third place overall. Jed Werner of Codell, Kansas and Green River, Wyoming’s Zac Taylor rounded out the top five finishers with fourth and fifth place accolades achieved, respectively.

Getting to the front and trailblazing his way to the winners circle was Cole Hodges of Ogallala in the IMCA Modified Feature. Hodges grabbed the lead on the second circuit and then hit the loud pedal in a big way to never trail again during the feature event. Different car and nearly the same result as the Silver Bullet Colton Osborn of Cozad earned runner-up honors in a borrowed hot rod after going two-wheeling down the front stretch in a heat race incident in his Modified. The Brady Bullet Dave Pedersen was elbows up to the tune of a third place finish in the feature race. Heat race winner Charley Brown of Maxwell was the early leader before Hodges took the point.

Driving with gumption, it didn’t take long for Jamey Kennicutt to get to the front of the field but it was weathering the storm of accidents that plagued the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature that were more difficult to persevere through. Gothenburg’s Kennicutt was up to the task and claimed the trip to the winners circle in the division. Veteran wheelman Bryan Herrick of Curtis piloted the Rubber Duck hot rod to a runner-up finish in the feature. Zach Schultz of North Platte earned a podium finish in third place overall. Schultz and Kennicutt were joined by Dillon Schultz of North Platte as heat race winners in the class.

Having a dominant night on the dirt track, Kyle Werkmeister of Maywood won the IMCA Stock Car Feature after winning an earlier in the evening heat race. Werkmeister got to the front on the first lap and led the way for all 20 laps of the feature. Putting his best foot forward, Jim Hagan of Lexington was the runner-up finisher in his Chevy Monte Carlo hot rod. Maywood’s Casey Werkmeister held a podium finish and then dropped off the pace during a green flag incident. Werkmeister then recovered quite nicely to earn third place honors. Dan Eller of North Platte was the other heat race victor.

The racing action showcased a see-saw battle throughout much of the feature event in the IMCA Hobby Stock division as Brady Weinman was credited with the win after Robbie Kosmacek of North Platte was the first to the finish line but was then disqualified in the tech area. Weinman of Arnold was among the leaders throughout the event and was very close to winning the three-wide drag race to the finish line. Zach Olmstead of Overton was the second place finisher in the feature event after being the third-car involved in the three-wide battle that ensued during the final lap. Weinman and Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington were the heat race winners earlier in the evening.

Continuing to roll downhill with great confidence is Andrew Baumgardner in winning the IMCA Sport Compact feature event. North Platte’s Baumgardner is the reigning division season points champion and thus far during the current season, Baumgardner continues to finish strong and rack up the points. Crossing the finish line in the runner-up position was Erik Nelson of Central City. Nelson was in contention from the onset as he tried numerous times to make a run to pass Baumgardner throughout the feature event. Tom Baumgardner of North Platte crossed the finish line in third place on Saturday evening.

Weather Forces Lincoln IL Speedway Cancelation Of WOO vs Summer Nationals A New Date And Event Is Coming In August

July 4th, 2016

Mother Nature picked an untimely day for a 100% chance of rain with potential flooding, when it comes to Central Illinois. Unfortunately for race fans, it was Sunday, July 3, when the first ever visit of the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models were set to visit Lincoln Speedway in a combination event with the UMP Summer Nationals Hell Tour. Due to the heavy rains, the event has been canceled.

The event was a first of a kind, with the Summer Nationals Late Models and World Of Outlaw Craftsman Late Models scheduled to race together in the Graue Chevrolet Showdown. A Saturday night event with the two sanctions in Pevely, MO was also canceled due to rain. Unfortunately, the weekend just wasn’t meant to be.

That said, Lincoln Speedway officials are looking forward to the UMP Summer National gang coming back on a reschedule date of Thursday, August 25th. The special event will pay $5,000 to the winner with a special show for the Modifieds and B-Mods as well. More details on that event will be announced in the coming days.

Lincoln Speedway will next be in action on Friday, July 15 with the MOWA Winged Sprint Cars. Also in action will be the Big Ten Pro Late Models, Modifieds, and the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed.

Pit gates on Friday, July 15 will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, local division pill draw will end at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green at 7:00.

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.

​Graue Chevrolet To Present This Sunday’s Late Model Showdown Dealership Also Having Holiday Race Themed Sale

July 2nd, 2016

This coming Sunday, July 3, Lincoln IL Speedway is having its biggest event ever, featuring the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models and the Summer National Hell Tour Late Models in the same event. Graue Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac-Lincoln of Lincoln, IL, has also joined in on the big weekend by offering huge deals for their two day sale at the dealership, leading up to the big race. Graue Chevrolet is the presenting sponsor of the Lincoln Speedway event.

Leading up to the Sunday evening event, Graue Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac-Lincoln will have a special sale, live remote, ticket giveaways, and a race car on display. The special sale runs on Friday from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM and picks back up on Saturday morning at 8:00 AM and runs through 3:00 PM. WFMB 104.5 FM out of Springfield will be live on Friday from 4:00-6:00 PM.

In addition, Graue will be giving away a pair of tickets every 15 minutes, starting on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, while supplies last. A Super Late Model, driven by Matt Taylor of Springfield, IL, will be on site for fans to get an up close look at one of the cars that will be competing on Sunday evening at the track.

The special two day sale on pre-owned inventory includes clearance prices, clearly marked plus an additional $500 off and great trade-in values. The dealership also is making room for 2017 models so 2016 inventory must go, to make room. ’16 Silverado’s will be $10,000 of or more on select models plus great deals on other new rides.

The Friday and Saturday events lead up to the biggest race in the 13-year history of Lincoln Speedway. The yearly visit from the Summer Nationals Hell Tour became and even bigger deal when it was announced that the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models were going to be in town as well, making it a combined showdown for the first time in series’ history. In addition to the Late Models, Modifieds and B-Mods will also be on track.

For information on the two-day sale at the dealership, go to www.graueinc.com. For Sunday race information, visit www.lincolnspeedwayil.com or call the office at 217-764-3200.

World Of Outlaws Face Off Against Summer Nationals Hell Tour Sunday At Lincoln Speedway

June 28th, 2016

For the first time in series’ history, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series will be facing off against the Summer Nationals Hell Tour competitors in a pair of combined showdowns this coming weekend. The first race takes place in Pevely, MO on Saturday, July 2, while the second one comes to Central Illinois’ Lincoln Speedway on Sunday, July 3, paying $8,000 to win. The show will be the biggest in Lincoln Speedway’s 13-year history.

So far, nine of the eleven events have been completed on this year’s Summer Nationals Hell Tour. Oakwood, IL driver, Bobby Pierce, the 2015 Summer Nationals Tour Champion, is on absolute fire, winning five out of the nine events and leading the standings over Mike Marlar by nearly 100 markers. Billy Moyer has won in two of his seven starts, while Dennis Erb, Jr. and Brandon Sheppard have also claimed wins. 18 events remain on this year’s grueling tour, which ends on July 16.

While Pierce will, no doubt, be a favorite for Sunday’s Graue Chevrolet Showdown, this one will be one of his toughest challenges all summer. In addition to the great field of drivers that have been competing on a nightly basis in the Summer Nationals, Pierce will have to fend off a barrage of drivers who are regular competitors with the World Of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.

As of Monday, 15 drivers have entered every World Of Outlaw Craftsman Late Model race in 2016. The series is led by 3-time champion Josh Richards, from Shinnston, WV. Richards has either won the championship or finished second in each of the last six seasons, an unbelievable record. So far in 2016, Richards has won eight of the 19 events. Shane Clanton has claimed four victories, Scott Bloomquist has two, while Rick Eckert, Brandon Overton, Brian Shirley, and Dale McDowell each have one.

Joining the Super Late Models will be the Summit National Modifieds. Heading into the new week, Nick Hoffman, of Mooresville, NC, formerly from the St. Louis, MO area, leads the points after claiming three of the six wins. Ray Walsh, Clayton Miller, and Chad Kinder have also claimed trophies early on the tour. Mixing in with the travelers will be the strong group of Modified contenders that compete on a weekly basis, as they’ll be running for their Lincoln points as well. 21 events remain on this year’s Summit Nationals tour.

Rounding out the slate of racing this Sunday will be the UMP B-Mods. It will be the final B-Mod race at Lincoln this season, after running their first race at the track last Friday night. Butch Weisser claimed the victory, matching his son’s effort in the A-Mod class that night. Additional $20 pay will be added to each spot in the payout to make up for the pit admission difference.

Pits will open this Sunday at 2:00, grandstands at 3:00, hotlaps are scheduled for 5:30, the important qualifying session will be at 6:00, and racing is set to take the green at 6:30. General admission tickets for the grandstands will be $30, while kids 11 and under are just $5.

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.

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Night On Tap For Lincoln Speedway

June 24th, 2016

Big Ten Pro Late Models & Modifieds Headline Fallen Heroes Night At Lincoln Speedway Friday Night Show To Honor Fallen Heroes Of The Military

Charron’s Auto Repair presents the Annual Intrepid Fallen Heroes Night at Lincoln IL Speedway this coming Friday, June 25. In addition to racing in six different divisions, there will be a special pre-race ceremony featuring bagpipes, color guard, flag ceremony, and rendition of the national anthem. Throughout the night, American flags will be handed out to those in attendance and other giveaways including t-shirts will take place.

Leading the list of divisions this Friday night is the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Model class. Two events have been run so far this season, one at Lincoln Speedway and one at Macon, the two tracks in the Big Ten doubleheader this weekend. New Berlin, IL driver Nick Bauman has claimed both victories so far this season. Clinton, IL driver Roben Huffman is second in points with two third place finishes. Jake Little, Andy Minett, and Matt Taylor complete the top five in the standings.

The Midwest Technical Institute UMP Modified division has been a great class for Lincoln Speedway for years and that has continued this season. The division point runner-up, Ray Bollinger, out of Kewanee, IL, is the leader of the UMP Modified national standings. Bollinger won the first three races at the track this season, while last year’s point champion, Brian Lynn of Mason City, IL has won the last two features. Lynn now leads the Lincoln standings by 16 over Bollinger. Allen Weisser, who is third in national standings, is third in the track points as well. Curt Rhodes and Alan Crowder complete the top five in standings.

The highest car counts this season have come from the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed. Champaign, IL driver, Patrick Bruns currently leads the national POWRi standings and is fifth in the Lincoln Speedway points. Bruns has one win at Lincoln and five elsewhere, while local point leader, Andy Baugh, of Mason City, IL, has taken two of the four feature victories. Chet Gehrke won the most recent D-II event during POWRi SPEEDWEEK. Baugh is followed in the local standings by Tyler Vantoll, Adam Taylor, Mitchell Davis, and the aforementioned Bruns. The Conklin Agrovantage Front Row Challenge this Friday night will be worth $700 to the first driver who starts at the tail and wins the feature event.

For the first time this season, the UMP B-Mods will be in action. Competitors from all across central Illinois are expected to attend, with this being their first of two chances to run Lincoln this season. The event will be a great opportunity to garner additional UMP points and see drivers from Macon, Spoon River, Peoria, Highland, and others.

Friday night will mark the second event at Lincoln for the Sportsman this season. Timmy Dick, from Monticello, IL won the first race earlier this season, while Scott Landers, Tim Bedinger, Jerry Myers, and Jeremy Nichols finished off the top five.

Rounding out Lincoln Speedway’s divisions for Friday is the UMP Hornet class. The division, which has seen a jump in car count this year will have some extra bonuses on the line this weekend, as a bonus point fund has been set up between Lincoln Friday and Macon Saturday, that will give the highest two day point finishers $100, $50, $25, and $25. Matthew Mackey leads the points by six over Jerad Matherly. Last year’s champion, Cook Crawford, sits third in the standings, while Bob Sanders and Mike Eskew are fourth and fifth. None of the top five have claimed victories this season, but that could all change on Friday night. Adam Webb and Oscar Tipsword have taken this year’s checkered flags.

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.

Thorson Recovers from Flat Tire at Lincoln Speedway To Claim Win & Championship

June 18th, 2016

Lincoln, IL– Tanner Thorson of Minden, Nevada recovered from a late race flat tire on a rubber-down Lincoln Speedway to win the Illinois SPEED Week finale with the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series. By virtue of the win, Thorson also secured the POWRi Illinois SPEED Week championship.

The 30 lap main was action packed right from the get go, as the previous night’s winner Carson Macedo got upside down on the opening lap in turn three. Macedo would be done for the night and racing would resume with a complete restart, led by Zach Daum. Daum narrowly edged Darren Hagen for the lead of lap one, but entering turn one on lap two, Hagen would spin around collecting Andrew Felker, Ryan Robinson, and Dayne Kingshott. Enduring one more red involving Spencer Bayston off turn four, the result of a slide job gone wrong, Daum would continue to lead the field as the rubber came on strong. Five laps in Tanner Thorson would work past Zach Daum for the lead. By lap eight, it became apparent where the rubber was, as cars would smoke the tires exiting the turns. On lap 12, second place runner Zach Daum would come to a stop on the front stretch and bring out the caution. Thorson would continue to lead the field all the way up until the yellow on lap 23 for Jason McDougal with a flat right rear. During the yellow, Thorson and Kyle Schuett would exit the track, both with flat right rear tires. With the help of their pit crews, both drivers would make it back onto the track and rejoin at the tail of the field. Coming off the caution, Thorson would waste no time and set a blistering pace dicing through the field on his way to the front towards race leader Daniel Robinson. By lap 28 Thorson would be in second place and into the lead on lap 29.

Daniel Robinson would take the second position, while Justin Peck ended up third and the recipient of the Sport City Honda of Jacksonville Hard Charger Award. Holly Shelton took fourth, and Terry Babb finished fifth. “I was lucky to get by Daum in the beginning up top before the rubber laid down,” said Tanner Thorson. “I was trying to save my tires as much as I could. I knew it was going away. I could feel it start screeching a little bit. Luckily enough, the yellow came out for someone else, as well. I can’t say enough about this team. They worked their butts off for us all week.” “The beginning of the race was crazy,” Daniel Robinson stated. “We’ve tore up so much stuff this week that I just had to chill out and it worked out for me tonight. I’ve done this tire saving thing before and I cut it to the wire. That’s all it had. I’m just lucky to have a team like the McCreery’s to stick behind me because this has been a long dry streak.” “I was ready to go home after the heat race,” explained Justin Peck. “We couldn’t do anything. The car was a bucking bronco. I couldn’t keep four wheels on the ground. And we ended up changing some shocks and blocking it differently and we were good to go. I was actually one of the first to find the rubber, which is why we were one of the first ones to pop a tire. Luckily the guys gave me a good enough car to run third.” In the POWRi Speedway Motors Micros, Jeremy Camp, of Blue Mound, IL took the early lead over Nathan Benson and pulled to a sizable advantage. After a final restart on lap 14, Aaron Andruskevitch put up a strong effort and pulled alongside Camp coming to the checkered but it wasn’t enough. Camp and Andruskevitch were followed by Benson and Nick Howard. With Howard’s fourth place run, he claimed the SPEED Week championship in the Micro division. In the POWRi/Illini DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed, Broken Arrow, OK driver Chett Gehrke battled with Andy Baugh and Mitchell Davis before taking the point on lap three. Gehrke led until lap seven, when Davis raced to the top spot. A late race yellow, on lap 15, was all that Gehrke needed to get a run to the bottom and race to the victory. While Gehrke won the race, Andy Malpocker tookm the week long title. In addition to the POWRi classes, the UMP Modifieds were on hand for a 20-lap feature.

After the redraw, defending track champion, Brian Lynn and Todd Sherman brought the field to green from the front row. Lynn, coming off of a feature win in the most recent race at Lincoln, jumped out front but had Allen Weisser, Kenny Wallace, Rick Conoyer, Ray Bollinger, and Dave Crawley, Jr. hounding him from behind. Wallace, in fact, dropped to fourth at one point before rallying back to second. Lynn, protecting the bottom lane throughout, never faltered and raced to his second victory of the season at the speedway. Following the Mason City, IL driver were Weisser, Wallace, Zeke McKenzie, and Todd Sherman. Lincoln Speedway will next be in action on Friday, June 24 with Intrepid Fallen Heroes Night at the track, presented by Charron Auto Repair. Fans will be treated to six divisions of racing including the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, Modifieds, B-Mods, Sportsman, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed, and Hornets. Pits will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, local pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission will be just $12 and kids 11 and under are free. 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.

IMCA Stock Cars at Lincoln Continue to Put on a Great Show

June 16th, 2016

The oval had many racing grooves for the competitors to challenge for supremacy at Lincoln County (NE) Raceway in North Platte on Saturday evening. Finding the fastest grooves to drive were: Colton Osborn, Zach Schultz, Casey Werkmeister, Jacob Olmstead and Andrew Baumgardner; as they found themselves in the Winners Circle at the end of the evening.

Continuing his blazing hot winning streak was Cozad’s Colton Osborn, as he claimed yet another IMCA Modified Feature victory at Lincoln County Raceway. Osborn started the race in the third row and took little time to become in the lead group. Osborn was able to finally past the early leader Dave Pedersen of Brady on the 10th lap and the Cozad hotshoe behind the wheel of the Silver Bullet never looked back. Dave Pedersen started on the outside of the front row and took the lead at the drop of the green flag and set a blistering pace for the initial 10 laps of the feature event. Pedersen stayed up on the wheel to earn a runner-up finish. Surging forward during the feature event, veteran wheelman Jay Steffens of North Platte scored a podium finish with a third place drive after driving on the outside of the second row at the drop of the green flag.

It was a family battle at the front of the field during the final laps of the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature with Zach and Dillon Schultz going head-to-head on Saturday. Zach Schultz of North Platte took the lead from the onset and was able to avoid all challenges throughout the feature event to claim the checkered flag and victory. Zach Schultz was stalked by his brother Dillon Schultz of North Platte during the final laps, but Dillon wasn’t able to get past Zach and was forced to settle with runner-up accolades after starting in the fourth row. Cashing in with a key starting position, Brandon Clough of Wallace stayed among the leaders throughout the feature from his inside row three slot on the starting grid.

For the second week in a row, the most competitive feature event came in the IMCA Stock Car division. Leading the way for the final four laps after weathering the storm and battling through traffic, Maywood’s Casey Werkmeister crossed the finish line first to score the victory. Werkmeister started in the fifth row when the green flag dropped. Prior to Werkmeister leading, Kyle Clough of Wallace was the leader for multiple laps. Clough recovered quite nicely after losing the lead to finish in second place. Starting up front and avoding incidents throughout the feature was Overton’s Bob Hoing with a third place finish after setting the pace for the initial seven laps of the feature.

Missing out on the heat race, did nothing to slow Jacob Olmstead of Overton during the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature, where he snared the lead at the halfway point and never looked back to earn the win. The battle for second place came down to the final inches of the race, with Zach Olmstead of Overton edging Robbie Kosmacek of North Platte by the slimmest of margins at the finish line. Kosmacek led the first eight laps of the event before Jacob Olmstead was able to score the lead position.

Keeping it in the family, Andrew Baumgardner of North Platte drove his fathers race car to the winners circle after winning the IMCA Sport Compact Feature. Baumgardner grabbed the lead on the fourth lap when he passed eventual runner-up Erik Nelson of Central City. Sean Miller of Kearney showcased some ‘Mopar Magic’ to earn his best finish of the season thus far, crossing the finish line in third to earn a podium finish.

POWRi Illinois Midget Week Underway And Heading To Central Illinois

June 12th, 2016

Sunday Finale To Be Held At Lincoln IL Speedway

The 2016 edition of the highly popular Illinois Midget SPEEDWEEK, sanctioned by POWRi, is officially underway, after completing the Belle-Clair Speedway event last night. In what can be a grueling week for drivers and teams, fans love seeing some of the best open wheelers in the country converge in Illinois. Everything will wrap up on Sunday evening, June 12, at the Lincoln Speedway finale, in Lincoln, IL.

In opening night action at Belle-Clair Speedway, in Belleville, IL, 32 POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, 55 POWRi Speedway Motors Micros, and 20 POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets were on track for a great kickoff to the week. In 2015, the car count ballooned to huge numbers by the weekend, having in upwards of 55 Midgets and 65 Micros at the Macon Speedway event Saturday. Again this year, the car count is expected to grow as the weekend nears.

The Sunday SPEEDWEEK finale at Lincoln Speedway will see racing in all three POWRi divisions in addition to racing action in the UMP Midwest Technical Institute Modified division. Ray Bollinger of Kewanee, IL has had a great start at Lincoln, winning the first three Modified features before last year’s champion, Brian Lynn claimed the victory at the May 20 event. NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace will also be on hand trying to take the trophy back from Brian Lynn who made a late race pass the last time the two met up.

Pit gates on Sunday, June 12 at Lincoln Speedway will open at 2:30, grandstands at 4:00, Modified pill draw will end at 4:50, hotlaps will begin at 5:00, Modified group qualifying will begin at 5:45, and racing will take the green at 6:00.

For further information on SPEEDWEEK, visit www.powri.com, “Like” POWRi on Facebook and follow @POWRi_Racing on Twitter.

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 County Highlights

May 31st, 2016

Cashing in on the opportunities on the oval were many competitors that took to the track at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte (NE) on Saturday evening. Outrunning the storm with the fastest to earn a trip to the winners circle was Colton Osborn, Dillon Schultz , Casey Werkmeister, Shawn Slezak and Erik Nelson.

Working his way through traffic and going to the top groove to snare the lead, Colton Osborn of Cozad was able to drive to the point and earn the IMCA Modified Feature victory. Osborn was working the bottom groove for much of his run to second place before going up the ladder a rung on the 12th lap that took him into the lead. Leading the way for the initial 11 laps of the feature event was Ogallala’s Cole Hodges. Hodges continued to stay up on the wheel with authority to snare a runner-up finish. In his first appearance at Lincoln County Raceway, Tanner Black of Grent Bend, Kanas was third overall when the checkered flag flew on Saturday.

In one of the most competitive and exciting races of the evening, it was Dillon Schultz of North Platte that was able to avoid incidents and was in a position to win during the final laps to claim the checkered flag in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature event. Schultz led the final two laps of the feature event to earn the win after a red flag was thrown while Schultz was running in the second place position and current leader at the time, Henry Henderson of Sutherland was collected in an accident while working through lap traffic. Henderson was not able to continue in the feature. Earning a runner-up finish as a result of his consistency in the final laps was Zach Schultz of North Platte. After starting at the rear of the field on a re-start,
Jamey Kennicutt of Gothenburg worked his way back on the podium with a third place finish.

Continuing his streak of good fortune, Casey Werkmeister of Maywood snared the lead just short of the halfway point and never looked back to earn yet another Feature victory in the IMCA Stock Car division. Werkmeister started in the sixth row and rode the cushion to the front and led from the ninth lap through the final lap. The Flyin’ Farmer Kyle Clough of Wallace was able to surge forward during the final laps to earn the runner-up paycheck after starting in the fourth row on the starting grid. Coming from deep in the field, Casey Woken of Norton, Kansas patiently worked through traffic to earn a podium finish in third place overall.

Striking when the iron was hot was Shawn Slezak of Milligan, as he led the final lap of the Hobby Stock Feature event to record the victory. Slezak had worked to get within contention of the lead during the waning laps and cashed in on a golden opportunity on the final lap and took advantage of the open door to the front of the field. Finishing second overall after leading laps as they dwindled down was Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington. Crossing the finish line in third place overall was Brady ‘Deuces Wild’ Weinman of Arnold. Weinman started on the outside of the third row and was able to stay out of the trouble throughout the feature to earn the elite finish.

Starting from the beginning until the finish in dominant fashion, Erik Nelson of Central City scored the victory in the IMCA Sport Compact Feature. Nelson started on the front row of the feature and he surged forward and never looked back to earn the win. It was a family battle for the remaining podium positions with Andrew Baumgardner of North Platte and his father Tom Baumgardner also of North Platte finishing second and third, respectively.

Sheldon Haudenschild Earns First Ever Arctic Cat All Star Win at Lincoln Speedway

May 24th, 2016

LINCOLN, Illinois – For the second time in as many starts, Wooster, Ohio’s Sheldon Haudenschild earned a trip to Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions victory lane, this time during a first ever appearance at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. Haudenschild took advantage of a lap-17 restart to earn his position at the front of the field, driving around pole sitter Parker Price-Miller on a rubbered-up racing surface to clinch a second consecutive, $5,000, Arctic Cat All Star payday. The pilot of the Southern Pacific Farms/No. 93 now has eight career main event victories with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions, raising his 2016 win total to two. Parker Price-Miller would hold on to finish second, followed by “Downtown” Danny Holtgraver, his second consecutive All Star podium finish.

“Feels great to get one more of these,” said Sheldon Haudenschild. “I just can’t thank Bonzai and the guys enough for what they do for this team. They work their butt’s off every week and it clearly shows. I have a lot of great sponsors who back this team. Without their help and support, we wouldn’t be here. I just can’t thank them enough.”

Sheldon Haudenschild raced in a podium position during the entire 35-lap main event, getting away third after the initial start before capturing second from Chad Kemenah on lap two. Haudenschild made early challenges for the top spot by lap four, attempting back-to-back slide jobs on leader Parker Price-Miller, but Price-Miller prevailed and maintained control. It would be lap 17 before Haudenschild could make a bid for the top spot stick, driving around the outside of Parker Price-Miller during a single-file restart. Haudenschild controlled the remaining distance, surviving one additional restart on lap 22.

“I’ve seen my dad do it a few times, so I figured I had a shot to make it work,” explained Haudenschild regarding his winning move. “I figured that was my only shot to make it work. I restarted as close as I could to Parker (Price-Miller), worked around him and it stuck. I’m just happy to be in victory lane. We’ll head to Wilmot Raceway tomorrow and try again.”

The Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their trek through the Midwest on Saturday, May 21, with a visit to the Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin. Arctic Cat All Star competitors will race head-to-head with the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) Outlaw Sprint Series on Saturday night, dueling for a $5,000 top prize during the Fifth Annual IRA/All Star Sprint Challenge. Dale Blaney, the six-time and defending All Star point champion, will lead the charge into Wisconsin on Saturday evening. The Ohio native has earned the last five Arctic Cat All Star main event victories in the “Badger State,” including four consecutive IRA/All Star Sprint Challenges.

Wilmot Raceway will open pit gates for race teams at 12-noon on Saturday, May 21. A mandatory drivers meeting will be hosted at 5:30 pm, followed by warm-ups at 6:15 pm. Racing is scheduled to hit the speedway at 6:45 pm. Those seeking additional information should visit Wilmot Raceway online at www.wilmotraceway.com. In the UMP Pro Late Model class, Cory Daugherty started up front and built a sizable advantage early on against a strong 16-car field. With less than five to go, however, things really started to heat up and brought fans to the edges of their seats. As Daugherty was closing on some slower traffic, the rest of the top five was closing on him. With just a couple laps to go, the lead battle was hot with defending division champion, Nick Bauman and Jake Little looking for a way around him. In the end, though, it was the Blue Mound, IL driver fending off the strong advances and racing to his first Pro Late Model win of the season at Lincoln Speedway. Following Daugherty were Bauman, Little, Brian Lynn, and Jose Parga, who was one of the drivers who started at the back after arriving late.

While all racing was very good, the Midwest Technical Institute UMP Modified feature may have been the most exciting down the stretch. NASCAR personality, Kenny Wallace, came to town to run his car, after a wild flip the week before at Quincy. Wallace was outstanding in his heat race, starting back in the pack and claiming the victory, giving him the passing points needed to start on the pole of the feature. Wallace immediately jumped out into the lead and looked dominant early. His first real challenge came after a mid-race restart when many time champion, Brian Lynn drove to the inside and nearly pulled off the slide job in turns one and two. While this effort was thwarted by Wallace, Lynn would get another chance late in the going. With just a couple to go on a restart, Lynn drove to the inside and cleared Wallace in turn three. Wallace drove back to the bottom coming off of four but came up just short in wrestling the lead back. As the checkered waved, Mason City, IL’s Brian Lynn claimed his first victory of the season, while Wallace came home second. Allen Weisser took third, with Austin Lynn fourth. Kewanee, IL driver, Ray Bollinger, who is currently the national point leader in UMP Modified action, had his unbeaten streak of 3-for-3 broken and finished fifth.

The final division to run was the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed. When it comes to Lincoln Speedway, one of the drivers to keep an eye on is Andy Baugh. The defending point champion at the track was fast again on this night, starting on the front row and racing immediately into the lead. Behind him, drivers were shuffling while avoiding a few skirmishes, some of which resulted in some aeronautic displays. In the end, it was Mason City, IL’s Andy Baugh claiming his second victory of the season, while Tyler Vantoll and Austin Archdale claimed podium finishes. Mitchell Davis, driving the 7x on this night, had an impressive drive back through the field after going to the back to claim fourth, while Dave Baugh took fifth. The biggest jump from start to finish, though, was seventh place finisher, Gedd Ross, who started dead last in the impressive 27-car field.

Lincoln Speedway will next be in action on Sunday, June 12 for POWRi Illinois Midget week. On hand will be the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midgets, POWRi Speedway Motors Micros, POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed, and the Midwest Technical Institute UMP Modifieds. Eventtimes will be an hour earlier, due to the Sunday date, therefore the pits will open at 2:30, local pill draw ends at 4:50, hotlaps begin at 5:00, and racing will take the green at 6:00.

For more information, 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.

Additional Arctic Cat All Star Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

​Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champions Set For Lincoln Speedway

May 20th, 2016

Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, is preparing for its biggest winged sprint car show, possibly ever, this coming Friday night, May 20. The date marks the only Illinois visit in 2016 for the Tony Stewart owned Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champion sprint cars. It will be a great night for all racing fans, as the UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds, and POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed will also be in action.

Coming into Friday’s event at Lincoln, veteran open wheel star, Dale Blaney, of Hartford, Ohio leads the standings, claiming wins at Attica Raceway Park and Port Royal Speedway. Blaney has also taken top fives at Wayne County and Selensgrove with a top ten at Bedford. Blaney will be one of the favorites, no doubt, at the Lincoln Speedway event.

Chad Kemenah, the current point runner-up, trails Blaney by 26 points early in the season. Kemenah has been outstanding as well, winning recently at Bedford, while claiming top fives at Attica, Wayne County, and Port Royal. Kemenah trimmed 8 points off of Blaney’s lead at Lernerville last Friday night. A 24th at Selinsgrove is what put the deficit where it is now.

The top five in series standings are finished off by Sheldon Haudenschild, Cap Henry, and T.J Michael. Others in the top ten include Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, Caleb Helms, and Ryan Smith. Expected travelers with the series also include Andrew Palker, Kraig Kinser, Caleb Armstrong, Bradley Howard, and Brent Marks, who find themselves in the top 15.

Joining the strong contingent of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champion regulars will be a barrage of Illinois competitors, normally seen with MOWA and at other big events throughout the area. The field will definitely be stout, as the fastest cars of the season visit the track.

Pits will open next Friday at 3:00, while grandstands will open at 4:00. The driver meeting for All Star Sprints is scheduled for 5:30, while the local division pill draw will end at 6:00. Sprint hotlaps are set for 5:45 with qualifying to follow and racing to take the green around 7:00.

Grandstand admission will be $30 with kids 11 and under free. Pit admission will be just $5 more at $35.

For more information, 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.

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

Lincoln Speedway Prepares For Huge Friday, May 20 Sprint Car Event Tony Stewart’s Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champions Headed To Central Illinois

May 13th, 2016

Winged sprint car fans throughout Illinois and beyond have had Friday, May 20 marked on their calendars since the 2016-Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions schedule was announced. This year’s schedule includes an Illinois date and that race is coming up at Lincoln IL Speedway at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Joining one of the longest running car organizations will be the UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds, and the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed.

NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart, purchased the series from Guy Webb one year ago, becoming the fourth owner of the 46-year old series. This year, the tour has already made visits in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania with races in Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and New York also scheduled. The Illinois visit is the first in many years for the popular midwest series.

So far this season, veteran open wheel star, Dale Blaney, of Hartford, Ohio leads the standings, claiming wins at Attica Raceway Park and Port Royal Speedway. Blaney has also taken top fives at Wayne County and Selensgrove with a top ten at Bedford. Blaney will be one of the favorites, no doubt, at the Lincoln Speedway event.

Fellow Ohio driver, Chad Kemenah, trails Blaney by 34 points early in the season. Kemenah has been outstanding as well, winning recently at Bedford, while claiming top fives at Attica, Wayne County, and Port Royal. A 24th at Selinsgrove is what put the deficit where it is now.

The top five in series standings are finished off by Sheldon Haudenschild, Ryan Smith, and Cap Henry. Others in the top ten include T.J. Michael, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, and Caleb Helms. Expected travelers with the series also include Brent Marks, Andrew Palker, Kraig Kinser, Caleb Armstrong, and Bradley Howard who find themselves in the top 15.

Leading up to next Friday’s event at Lincoln Speedway, the series will be racing this weekend at Lernerville and Mercer, two Pennsylvania tracks. Joining the strong contingent of Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Of Champion regulars will be a barrage of Illinois competitors, normally seen with MOWA and at other big events throughout the area. The field will definitely be stout, as the fastest cars of the season visit the track.

Pits will open next Friday at 3:00, while grandstands will open at 4:00. The driver meeting for All Star Sprints is scheduled for 5:30, while the local division pill draw will end at 6:00. Hotlaps are set for 6:20 with qualifying to follow and racing to take the green around 7:00. Grandstand admission will be $30 with kids 11 and under free. Pit admission will be just $5 more at $35.

For more information, 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.

Additional Series Info:

Those seeking additional information regarding the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions should visit their official online home at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every event, as well as an up-to-date schedule, online at www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

About Arctic Cat:

The Arctic Cat brand is among the most widely recognized and respected in the recreational vehicle industry. The company designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles, in addition to related parts, garments and accessories under the Arctic Cat® and Motorfist® brand names. Arctic Cat Inc.’s world headquarters is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at www.ArcticCat.com.

​Webb Captures $1,000 In Lincoln Speedway Hornet Challenge

May 8th, 2016

Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL opened its gates for the third time in 2016 and did so with the best car count of the season. Fields were full for the $1,000 to win Hornet challenge and the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed. The Pro Late Models were also on hand for their Midwest Big 10 Series opener in addition to Street Stocks and the Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds.

Without question, the race of the night was the Hornet challenge. With $1,000 on the line, some thought the race would be extremely rough, seeing a high number of cautions. That was not the case at all. With 23 cars taking the green flag, Adam Webb and Oscar Tipsword raced out front with Kenny Butterfield and Mike Eskew in tow. Butterfield, who started sixth, moved into the second spot on just the second lap. On lap four, Butterfield made one more move and took the lead from Webb. Not to give up easily, Webb took the lead back five laps later. Despite the huge competitive field, the race ran caution free until 14 laps were complete. On the next five lap green flag run, Butterfield grabbed the lead back to set the pace. Unfortunately, the lap 20 caution came out for the leader himself. As Butterfield raced down the front stretch, the powerplant let go on the machine, ending his night and his chance for a $1,000 top prize. While it was the end for Butterfield, Webb had two new challengers by way of Jeremy Reed and Jay Orr. Reed gave it a number of solid tries before a slip up helped Orr slip by. At the checkered, it was Decatur, IL driver Adam Webb claiming the trophy and $1,000 top prize. South Milwawkee, WI driver, Jay Orr took second and the $100 out of state bonus. Reed finished third, while Jay Gordon and Matthew Mackey rounded out the top five. Rounding out the top ten were Jerad Matherly, Derrick DeFord, Bob Sanders, Spencer Pavey, III, and Donnie Modesty. Reed claimed the Good Deal Auto Sales of Lincoln and Clinton dash.

Also on Friday night’s plate was the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Model season opener. When the green dropped on the feature, New Berlin, IL driver, Nick Bauman raced into the lead. Bauman won the opening night feature back on April 15 and is coming off of a track championship at the 1/4-mile oval. On this night, no one had anything for Bauman as he pulled to a comfortable lead during the race which went caution free. Roben Huffman ran second for several laps before Jake Little made a move to get by. Little came from the fifth starting spot and was strong during the feature. Unfortunately for Little, he never got the caution he needed to close the gap and challenge Bauman for the win. At the checkered, the B1 of Bauman was followed by Little, Huffman, Andy Minett, and Brandon Eskew.

Kewanee, IL driver, Ray Bollinger, has been the epitome of success and domination early this season. That continued at the third show of the year, as Bollinger won his heat, giving him an outside row one starting position. Bollinger took the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back, giving him his third feature win of the year. Peoria, IL driver, Allen Weisser, was no slouch, staying within striking distance for much of the event. At the checkered, Bollinger and Weisser were followed by defending champion, Brian Lynn, Cory Daugherty, and Nathan Balensiefen. Curt Rhodes, Kelly Kovski, Collin Alexander, Cody Spirling,and Alan Crowder finished off the top ten.

In the UMP Street Stock class, Oreana, IL driver Kyle Waters raced his #26 out front with Tyler Benson in tow. Greg Osman and Brian Dasenbrock were two cars to watch, coming from the back of the starting field. At the wave of the checkered, Waters picked up the win, becoming the third different driver in three races to win features in the Lincoln Street Stock class. Waters was followed by Benson, Osman, Dasenbrock, and Tyler Gilmour.

An outstanding field of POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed were pitside for the night’s events. 26 quick and nimble wingless warriors lined up for the 20-lap feature event. After a couple failed opening starts, one of which included a turn one tumble, the field got rolling smoothly. 2015 track champion, Andy Baugh, of Mason City, IL drove out front and into the lead. Baugh turned down the Conklin Agrovantage Front Row Challenge, which awards a driver bonus money by starting at the back and winning. Baugh normally accepts but on this night he felt that starting first was a much better option than dropping to the back of the strong field. That thought was confirmed, as Baugh led convincingly out front. Behind him, Patrick Bruns, Corey Weyandt, and John Heydenreich were shuffling positions in the top five. The final ten laps of the race went caution free, which allowed Baugh to build up a margin of over four seconds to give him some breathing room while working traffic. Baugh crossed the stripe with his first feature win of the year, followed by Bruns, who continues to have a strong season. Weyandt, Heydenreich, and Tyler Vantoll finished off the top five. The rest of the top ten were Gedd Ross, Dave Baugh, Adam Taylor, Max Pozsgai, and Brent Burrows. At intermission, Mitchell Davis did accept the Conklin Agrovantage Front Row Challenge to start at the tail. Unfortunately, he got caught up in one of the early crashes and was eliminated from action.

Three nights are in the books at Lincoln Speedway and racing has been exciting thanks to the strong group of competitors the track is drawing on a weekly basis. Up next will be a huge show for the Logan County Fairgrounds facility, as the Tony Stewart owned-Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champion 410 Sprint Cars will be flying around the 1/4-mile oval. It will be the first visit for the All-Star Sprints to the track and the only Illinois visit for the series in 2016.

Sprint car star, Dale Blaney, leads the current standings after claiming two wins in eight feature events. Chad Kemenah, Sheldon Haudenschild, Ryan Smith, and Cap Henry are currently in the top five. T.J. Michael, Tim Shaffer, Lee Jacobs, Danny Holtgraver, and Caleb Helms round out the top ten. Look for a large number of Central Illinois sprint car stars to battle head-to-head with the visitors.

The UMP Pro Late Models have just been added to the May 20 show in addition to the already scheduled Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds and POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed. Racing will start around 7:00 on that Friday evening.

For more information, 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 County Fires up in Nebraska

April 27th, 2016

Running like the wind was the formula for success at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd. Colton Osborn, Josh Leonard, Casey Werkmeister, Jacob Olmstead and Richard Crow all earned trips to the winners circle on Saturday evening.

Starting in the fourth row left Colton Osborn of Cozad had some work to do to get to the front of the field in the IMCA Modified Feature. Osborn was able to drive with gumption and snare the lead on the third lap and he never looked back to claim his second straight feature victory at Lincoln County Raceway. Working the low line around the Lincoln County oval, Magic Man Mike Densberger of Lincoln was among the front runners in the early going from his third row starting spot on the grid to earn a podium finish in second place overall. Crossing the finish line third was Jay Steffens of North Platte. Steffens led the second lap and stayed inside the top five throughout the feature event. Osborn and Densberger started their evenings out with heat race victories.

Making the decision to race his IMCA Northern Sport Modified paid off for Gibbon’s Josh Leonard on Saturday evening as he claimed the checkered flag in the feature along with the Dash for Cash. Leonard started the feature in the fifth row and worked the cushion to his advantage to drive his way to the point on the eighth lap and hold off all challenges to earn the victory. Staying heavy on the loud pedal, Gothenburg’s Jamey Kennicutt earned his second straight podium finish at Lincoln County Raceway by taking home runner-up accolades. Starting in the second row, Henry Henderson of Sutherland was able to stay among the frontrunners throughout the feature to etch a third place finish for his efforts behind the wheel of his hotrod. Kennicutt and Dillon Schultz of North Platte were the heat race victors.

Making a clutch move on a late restart, Casey Werkmeister of Maywood led the final three laps to claim the feature victory in the IMCA Stock Car division. Werkmeister started the event in the sixth row and had to work through traffic to get in a position to contend for the win. Starting on the front row, Flyin’ Farmer Kyle Clough of Wallace took the lead at the drop of the green flag and had nearly a full straight away lead over the rest of the field when the yellow flag flew, extinguishing the cushion. Clough would recover from the Werkmeister pass on the restart to quite nicely with a runner-up finish that included numerous attempts to regain the lead during the waning laps. Starting deep in the field and being able to weather the storm, Mikey Dancer of North Platte was the third place finisher in the feature after starting in the fifth row. Clough was joined by Zach Canas of Cozad and Gothenburg’s Jeff Whiting in winning earlier in the evening heat races.

Putting on a dominating performance, Overton’s Jacob Olmstead grabbed the lead on the fourth circuit and never looked back to claim his second straight IMCA Hobby Stock Feature victory at Lincoln County Raceway. Finishing second overall in the feature event was Zach Olmstead of Overton after starting in the third row from the onset. Leading the way for the first three laps was Chuck Ledbetter of Loomis. Ledbetter was able to show great consistency to stay inside the top three throughout the feature event to earn a third place finish. Jacob Olmstead and Tanner Jones of North Platte were the winners of heat race action for the Hobby Stocks.

Bursting onto the scene with a stellar performance was Richard Crow of Grand Island in winning the IMCA Sport Compacts Feature. Crow drove to the front of the field on the opening lap after starting in the third row. Andrew Baumgardner of North Platte was able to pilot his Pontiac Sunfire to a runner-up finish after winning the heat race for the Sport Compacts. North Platte’s Jordan Biere kept his elbows up on the steering wheel to score a third place finish.

 

(Unofficial Results)

–IMCA Modified Feature: 1. 50c-Colton Osborn; 2. 81-Mike Densberger; 3. XII-Jay Steffens; 4. 2-Jeremy Herbst; 5. 561-Kurt Trusty; 6. 4p-Dave Pedersen; 7. 848-Troy Douglas; 8. 4d-Patrick Donovan; 9. 34jw-Cole Hodges; 10. 67-Terry Fletcher.

Heat Race Winners: 50c-Osborn; 81-Densberger.

–IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature: 1. 85-Josh Leonard; 2. 15k-Jamey Kennicutt; 3. 11h-Henry Henderson; 4. 55d-Dillon Schultz; 5. 20b-Brandon Clough; 6. 41g-Justin Gibbens; 7. 1-Paul Donovan; 8. 0hp-Bryan Herrick; 9. 55z-Zach Schultz; 10. 3-Gary Long.

Heat Race Winners: 15k-Kennicutt; 55d-Schultz.

–IMCA Stock Car Feature: 1. 24w-Casey Werkmeister; 2. 11k-Kyle Clough; 3. 45-Mikey Dancer; 4. 3z-Zach Canas; 5. 16w-Jeff Whiting; 6. P42-Dave Plowman; 7. 24-Bob Chalupa; 8. 09h-Bob Hoing; 9. 72h-Jim Hagan; 10. 75-Dan Eller.

Heat Race Winners: 11k-Clough; 3z-Canas; 16w-Whiting.

–IMCA Hobby Stock Feature: 1. 88j-Jacob Olmstead; 2. 36-Zach Olmstead; 3. 5-Chuck Ledbetter; 4. 2w-Luke Wassom; 5. 22w-Brady Weinman; 6. 12t-Tanner Jones; 7. R19-Larry Refior; 8. 15r-Robby Kosmacek; 9. 65-Rick Eller; 10. 03-Ben Arvdahl.

Heat Race Winners: 88j-Olmstead; 12t-Jones.

–IMCA Sport Compact Feature: 1. 69x-Richard Crow; 2. 44u-Andrew Baumgardner; 3. 19b-Jordan Biere; 4. 33-Andrew McClellen; 5. 28d-Devin Bjorklund; 6. 40-Adam Schultz; 7. 5j-Josh Johnston.

Heat Race Winners: 44u-Baumgardner.

 

​Bell Rings Loudly At Lincoln IL Speedway Strong Field Of Super Late Model Put On Fast Paced Show

April 24th, 2016

It was week #2 at Lincoln IL Speedway this past Friday, April 22 and the Super Late Models of the Midwest Big Ten Series were at the top of the card. Joining them were the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks, Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds, Sportsman, and Hornets. Many of those in attendance came to see the Super Late Models and they did not disappoint.

In Midwest Big Ten Super Late Model qualifying, Sheffield, IL driver Rich Bell bested a field of 22 wicked quick cars to set the fast lap of the night. Bell’s lap of 14.147 was about a tenth quicker than the lap of Bob Gardner. Brian Diveley, last year’s Big Ten champion, Ryan Unzicker, and Rick Salter rounded out the top five.

Super Late Model heat race action, which set the feature lineup, saw Bell, Gardner, and Diveley fend off strong challenges from behind to claim wins. At intermission, the top six scheduled starters came out for a redraw. Chuck Mitchell of Jacksonville, IL and Bell drew the one and two pills, slating them alongside one another for the feature event.

After a couple of failed starts for minor skirmishes, Mitchell raced out front with Daryn Klein in tow. Bell, who started second, fell to third but only briefly, as he moved back into the second spot on lap seven. Around the race’s midpoint, Unzicker joined the top two to make it a three car battle up front. As the trio caught some slower traffic, Mitchell went one way, while Bell went the other. For Bell, the move was right as he raced out front and into the lead. Mitchell fell to third, while Unzicker set his sights on the lead spot. As the laps wore down, the top three pulled out to a breakaway, but all within striking distance of one another. When the double checkered flew, it was Sheffield, IL driver Rich Bell taking the victory with Anzicker, Mitchell, Klein, and Gardner completing the top five. Others in the top ten included McKay
Wenger, Brian Diveley, Kolby Vandebergh, Myles Moos, and Greg Kimmons. After the two early cautions at the beginning, the drivers finished with 24 straight laps of green flag racing, turning laps close to the 13 second
bracket.

In the Midwest Technical Institute Modifeds, week one winner Ray Bollinger shot into the lead and quickly became the man to beat. Bollinger, a Lincoln Speedway regular in 2015, is looking like the early favorite for this year’s championship. With only a caution on lap four, the Kewanee, IL driver had plenty of time to build his advantage and put the field far behind him. The race to watch throughout much of the event was the battle for second between Zach Rhodes and Donovan Lodge. Over the final five laps, Rhodes was nearly dislodged from second, but never opened up the bottom and held onto the runner-up spot. For Bollinger, it was his second win in as many nights at Lincoln this year. Following the dominant #77 were Rhodes, Lodge, Curt Rhodes, and Brian Lynn.

It was a big show for the Street Stocks, as Lincoln Speedway was the site for the Midwest Big Ten Series season opener. Decatur, IL driver and 2015 Big Ten champion Terry Reed to the lead at the get go with Dave Crawley, Jr. close behind. On lap five, Crawley decided it was go time and made the move for the top spot. A few cautions during the event would stack of the field and give everyone a shot to improve their positions, however, Crawley turned out to be too strong. Following the veteran driver were Jeremy Nichols, Reed, John Farris, and Brian Gaines. Kyle Waters, Braden Bilger, Brian Dasenbrock, Jeremy Madsen, and Andy Gaines were in the top ten.

It was a rare appearance for the UMP Sportsman division at Lincoln Speedway. Track Enterprises has the Sportsman scheduled around 15 times this season with three at Lincoln, ten at Macon, one at the Christian County Fair, and the big one at the Illinois State Fair. On this night, Timmy Dick outlasted the other Sportsman competitors to take the victory. Following the #22 were Scott Landers, Tim Bedinger, Jerry Myers, and Jeremy Nichols.

Decatur, IL driver and strong Hornet competitor, Adam Webb was the man to beat on Friday night. Webb busted out the Hornet to prepare for the big $1,000 to win Hornet challenge features coming up on May 6 at Lincoln and May 7 at Macon. Webb cruised to the win with Matt Mackey, Jerad Matherly, Thad Gee, and Mike Eskew finishing off the top five.

With that, week #2 is complete at Lincoln Speedway. Competitors will now have one week off to get ready for the next event coming up on Friday, May 6. That night will feature the aforementioned $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge. The Big Ten Pro Late Models will be having their season opener in addition to racing from the Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Nutech Seed DII Midgets.

Looking ahead to the other May event, on Friday, May 20, the Arctic Cat All-Star Sprints head to Lincoln, IL for their only race in the state this season. The series, owned by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Tony Stewart, will absolutely fly around the 1/4-mile oval. On that night, the Midwest Tech Modifieds and Nutech Seed DII Midgets will also race.

For more information, 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.

Super Late Models Heading To Lincoln Speedway Friday’s Race Is One Of Two Visits This Season

April 22nd, 2016

After a very successful season opener this past Friday, April 15, Lincoln Speedway is ready to step up the excitement even more this Friday, April 22. On tap are the Super Late Models of the Midwest Big Ten Series. It will mark one of just two visits this season from the Supers, with the other being the July 3 Summernationals/World Of Outlaws showdown.

For the Midwest Big Ten Series, this will be the second event of 2016. The first was at Belle-Clair Speedway on April 1, where over 25 Super Late Model competitors were on hand. Taking the win that night was Chad Zobrist, while Michael Kloos, Andrew Johns, Brian Diveley, and Richard Frost finished off the top five. Diveley will be one of the favorites this week, as he looks to defend his 2015 Big Ten championship and claim Friday’s $1,500 top prize.

Friday night will also mark the season opener for the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks. Opening night at Lincoln last week had a solid field of Street Stocks competing for a regular night of racing so this Friday should have a stacked field of good racers going for the $500 top prize. The Big Ten Street Stocks ran once at Lincoln last season with Terry Miller claiming the win. Miller was followed by John Farris, Brian Gaines, series champion Terry Reed, and Jeffery Reed, Jr.

In addition to the two Big Ten Classes, the Stock Car Spectacular will have Modifieds, Sportsman, and Hornets on the card. Pit gates open Friday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green shortly after 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for
kids 11 and under.

For more information, 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.

​Opening Night Thriller At Lincoln Speedway; Up Next, Super Late Models

April 17th, 2016

It was a new era of entertainment at Lincoln IL Speedway this past Friday, April 15, as Track Enterprises, a racing promotion company from Macon, IL, took the reins of the 1/4-mile oval at the Logan County Fairgrounds. The 13th season opener for the speedway was a thriller with solid car counts and great racing.

The race of the night came in the UMP Pro Late Model class. When the feature took the green, Springfield, IL driver Matt Taylor raced out front and into the lead. The familiar red and yellow #24T led comfortably throughout a major portion of the 20-lap grind. Lap-after-lap, 2015-point champion Nick Bauman followed several car lengths behind. As the white flag waved, Bauman started to track him down. As the pair exited turn four, Bauman dropped to the lowside, got great bite, and pulled off a thrilling win by inches. The New Berlin, IL driver was followed across the line by Taylor, Jake Little, who set fast time with a new track record for Pro Late Models, Roben Huffman, and Guy Taylor. Little’s fast time was a 14.346.

An outstanding field of Midwest Technical Institute Modifieds were on hand for the opener. With 20 cars pitside, there was a mix of new faces as well as familiar ones. On this night, it was the familiar ones at the front of the pack. Kewanee, IL driver Ray Bollinger took the lead early and never really looked back as Brian Lynn, last year’s track champion, followed. When the checkered fell, Bollinger was followed by Lynn, Allen Weisser, Jeff Ray, and Donovan Lodge.

Competitors came out in droves for the debut of the Nutech Seed DII Midgets. The class, which is part of the POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midget tour, had 24 entries for the night’s activities. When the green waved, Champaign, IL driving veteran Patrick Bruns shot to the front of the pack with young gun Hunter Lane in the second spot. With just a couple of yellows slowing the pace, and one red flag for a wild flip in turn three, the cars paced the oval at high speeds. Down the stretch, Lane followed closely and looked to challenge on a number of occasions but could not make the run needed to dismount Bruns from the lead spot. At the checkered, Bruns was followed by Lane, Jake Neuman, Tyler Vantoll, and Max Pozsgai. Andy Baugh accepted the Conklin Agrovantage Front Row challenge, going to the tail trying to win a $400 bonus. Baugh made his way to sixth but ran out of time in the large field.

A very competitive field of Street Stocks were on hand for the season opener, some of them fine tuning their cars for the upcoming Big Ten Street Stock race next week at the track. The race saw a number of different lead changes with Nick Justice, Michael Jackson, and Kyle Waters spending time out front. Meanwhile, fans were watching the J24 of Jeremy Nichols, who started at the back of the field. Nichols put on a show, from his final starting position, working his way into the top five quickly. From there, his move forward became a bit more methodical. On lap six, Nichols took third and on lap 10, the Lovington, IL driver had moved into second. Waters, who had led for four laps, lost his top spot on lap eleven when Nichols scooted by. At the checkered, Jeremy Nichols took the win with Waters, Brian Dasenbrock, Jackson, and Justice completing the top five.

One of the strongest fields of Hornets in recent memory appeared at Lincoln Speedway for the opener. When the green was waved on the 10-lap event, Oscar Tipsword drove into the lead. Early, he was followed by Mike Eskew before Matthew Mackey got by. While Mackey stayed within striking distance, Tipsword had the trophy covered, going on to claim the victory. The Springfield, IL driver was chased across the line by Mackey, Jared Matherly, Steve Jones, and Eskew. The Hornet class is on schedule for the next two events at Lincoln, including the May 6 Hornet Challenge which will pay $1,000 to win, followed by the $1,000 to win race the following night at Macon Speedway.

All-in-all, opening night was a success with great racing and a good field of talented drivers. Kids also enjoyed the balloon art from Twinkles the Clown as well as the bounce house. A big thanks to everyone who helped make opening night as exciting as it was.

All eyes now turn to the return of the Super Late Models of the Big 10 Series this coming Friday, April 22. The event will be the second Big 10 Super Late Model race of the season after the Belle-Clair opener drew over 25 cars a few weeks back.

Joining the Supers will be the Big 10 Street Stock season opener, Modifieds, Sportsman, and Hornets. Pit gates will open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green shortly after 7:00.

For more information, 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 IL Speedway Set For This Friday’s Door Buster

April 15th, 2016

Track Enterprises To Open With 5 Divisions Of Entertainment! Lincoln Speedway, a 1/4-mile dirt track in Lincoln, IL is set to open this coming Friday, April 15 under the guidance of Track Enterprises out of Macon, IL. The company took the reins for promoting the facility during the offseason and announced an exciting special event schedule during this past offseason. This year will mark the 13th year of racing at the Logan County Fairgrounds.

This Friday night’s action includes four divisions under the UMP banner and rules, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Hornets. Also racing will be the Division II Midgets, under POWRi rules, and presented by Nutech Seed.

Other divisions that will race during the course of the upcoming season include Super Late Models, Sportsman, B-Mods, POWRi Midgets and Micros, Summernationals and World of Outlaw Late Models, All Star Sprint Cars, and MOWA Sprint cars.

Pit gates open Friday afternoon at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps start at 6:20, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is just $12 for adults and kids 11 and under are free.

For more information, 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.

​Host Hotels Named For Lincoln IL Speedway; Hampton & Holiday Inn Express To Feature Racer Rates

February 3rd, 2016

Officials from Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL have come to agreement with Hotel Ventures Management to name two host hotels for the 2016 season at the 1/4-mile facility. This year, drivers, team members, and fans will have the opportunity to save on rooms at the Hampton Inn as well as the Holiday Inn Express when traveling to the Lincoln speedplant.

The Hampton by Hilton is located just two miles from the Logan County Fairgrounds, where Lincoln Speedway is located. The hotel features an all new lobby and Treat Shop, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, hot free breakfast buffet, free WiFi, and much more. All guestrooms will offer a refrigerator and microwave. The Hampton by Hilton is located at 1019 North Heitmann Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656. Information: 217-732-6729 or www.lincoln.hamptoninn.com

The Holiday Inn Express is also located approximately two miles from the track, just off of exit 126 on I-55. Each morning, enjoy a full hot breakfast buffet included. The hotel also offers an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, hotel-wide WiFi and much more! The Holiday Inn Express is located at 130 Olson Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656. For information call 217-735-5800 or www.hiexpress.com/lincolnil

For 2016, a great discounted rate will be available by mentioning that you are attending races at Lincoln Speedway.

For more information, 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.

2016 All Star Circuit of Champions Schedule Released May 20 Event At Lincoln Speedway, Only Illinois Appearance

November 23rd, 2015

​Indianapolis (November 19, 2015) – The All Star Circuit of Champions will move ahead into the 2016 season with a full slate of scheduled competition, with race dates ranging from early February until late October.

This season, the series will visit Lincoln IL Speedway for the first time. The event is scheduled for Friday, May 20 and it will mark the only Illinois race for the series in 2016. The track will be under the direction of Track Enterprises with Bob Sargent, Adam Mackey, and Drake Nelson for the first time.

“America’s Series” will headline 51 dates during the new year, visiting seven different states and nearly 30 different facilities along the east coast, Northeast and Midwest. As traditional, the All Star Circuit of Champions will begin their new campaign in the “Sunshine State” during the early weeks of February, showcasing talent on February 5-6 at Bubba Raceway Park near Ocala, Florida, as well as on February 10-11 at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The four Florida dates will coincide with the annual Bubba Army Winter Nationals and DIRTcar Nationals.

“We are really excited about next year’s schedule, we’ve added seven tracks to slate in 2016,” said Tony Stewart, owner of the All Star Circuit of Champions. “I can’t wait to get to Ocala and Volusia in less than three months and I know many of our teams feel the same way.”

The All Star Circuit of Champions will continue their 2016 campaign with a busy spring stretch consisting of 15 events between March 26 and June 11. The Series will visit dirt venues in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin during the early months of 2016, all before transitioning into the newest edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek in late June. Spring travel plans include a Friday, May 20th appearance for the first time at the Lincoln (Illinois) Speedway.

The 34th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek will return to the All Star headlines between June 17 and June 25, kicking off with action at Attica Raceway Park. Speedweek competitors will hit the Ohio dirt on nine consecutive occasions, visiting nine different facilities all across the “Buckeye State.” Ohio Sprint Speedweek will conclude with a $10,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 25, at the Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

All Star competition will resume immediately after Ohio Sprint Speedweek. The 2016 schedule boasts a busy second half season, which includes returning to areas of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Competitors will also experience a taste of Indiana soil during the downhill segment of 2016, visiting Kokomo Speedway for the two-day “Dirt Classic Indiana” on July 22-23. A scheduled stop to the Brownstown Speedway is also on the late season agenda.

Adding even more excitement to the 2016 season, the All Star Circuit of Champions will join the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series and the United States Auto Club (USAC) during Eldora Speedway’s Four Crown Nationals in late September. All Star competitors will take to the Eldora Speedway half-mile on Saturday, September 24, becoming Eldora’s fourth open wheel division for the weekend spectacle. The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series will open the two-race weekend with action on Friday, September 23, followed by all three USAC national divisions and the All Stars on Saturday, September 24.

A full weekend at Atomic Speedway will conclude the 2016 All Star championship schedule. “America’s Series” will invade the Chillicothe, Ohio, high banks for the final time next season on October 21-22 for two complete programs. The Friday night portion will award a $5,000 winner’s share, followed by the 2016 All Star Circuit of Champions finale on Saturday night worth $20,000.

“Our hats off to all the teams, fans, partners, track owners and promoters that helped make the ownership transition this past year so smooth for us,” Stewart said. “We are just one piece of the equation to help continue to grow 410 racing around the country.”

Those seeking additional information regarding the All Star Circuit of Champions should visit the official online home of the All Stars at www.allstarsprint.com. Series updates and breaking news will be posted regularly on the official Twitter account of the All Star Circuit of Champions: https://twitter.com/ASCoC. Find full text results from each and every All Star Circuit of Champions event here: www.allstarsprint.com/schedule/.

About the All Star Circuit of Champions:

All Star Enterprises, LLC, wholly owned by Tony Stewart, d/b/a the All Star Circuit of Champions, is a winged sprint car series. The All-Star Circuit of Champions Sprint Car Series is one of the oldest traveling 410 sprint car organizations and is a staple of grassroots, open-wheel racing. Formed in 1970 by Bud Miller, the series has largely been considered the first ‘outlaw’ Sprint Car organization of the modern era. After a 10 year stint as owner of the All Stars, Miller passed control of the series to Bert Emick in 1980; a reign that would continue through 2002. Guy Webb then purchased the series from Emick in the summer of 2002 and served as the series President for the next 12 years. Motorsports entrepreneur Tony Stewart agreed to terms with Guy Webb to become the sole owner of the original winged sprint car tour in January of 2015.

Track Enterprises Sets Details For Lincoln Speedway Show Lincoln Event Kicks Off Great Racing Weekend

August 6th, 2015

Officials from Track Enterprises in Macon, IL have announced the details on the Lincoln Speedway event coming up on Friday, August 21. Four divisions are planned to help kick off a huge racing weekend in central Illinois with races at the State Fair on Saturday and Sunday in addition to Macon Speedway’s Saturday night program.

The POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series and Speedway Motors Micros will be on the card in addition to the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and UMP Modifieds. The Pro Late Models were added to the card to make up for some of the rainouts that have occurred on the Big Ten schedule this season.

The August 21 show will mark the only appearance for POWRi for Lincoln Speedway during the 2015-season. Strong fields of cars are expected with a double header weekend, as Macon Speedway hosts POWRi on Saturday. The events are part of State Fair weekend where USAC Silver Crown competes on Saturday afternoon and ARCA races Sunday in Springfield. Sportsman are on the card for both days.

“Race fans mark this weekend down on their schedule every year,” stated Track Enterprises Promoter Bob Sargent. Sargent added, “The POWRi shows at Lincoln and Macon are really great toppers to the State Fair events in Springfield. If you like great racing, Central Illinois should be your destination.”

Pits will open at Lincoln at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.

More information may be found at trackenterprises.com or lincolnspeedwayil.com.

Great IMCA Competition at Lincoln

July 14th, 2015

Fast paced action would be an understatement when describing the fierce IMCA competition that was spotlighted at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska on Saturday evening. Dave Pederson, Jamey Kennicutt, Kyle Werkmeister, Jacob Olmstead and Erik Nelson all punched their tickets to the winners circle with feature wins.
Cashing in on his great starting spot on the grid, Dave Pederson of Brady led ever lap of the IMCA Modified Feature to earn the victory. Dash for Cash victor Mike ‘The Magic Man’ Densberger of Lincoln, Nebraska made the pass for second place with two laps to go in the feature. Densberger charged to the podium with a stellar drive that resulted in second place that started in the second row of the starting grid. Finishing strong with a speedy final two laps, John Hansen of Ft. Morgan, Colorado was the show finisher in the feature event.

Grabbing the lead on the sixth lap and never looking back, Gothenburg’s Jamey Kennicutt claimed top honors in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified Feature. Kennicutt was elbows up and rallying for a frontrunner position in the early going before he took the lead on the sixth circuit and held off all challengers during the waning laps. Making his way through the pack of competitors, Gibbon’s Chad Dolan was able to wheel his hot rod to the runner-up finish after starting deep in the starting grid. At the drop of the green flag, Mike Saathoff of North Platte was among the frontrunners and he was able to stay among the leaders throughout the feature to earn a third place finish. Denny Egge of Kearney was the early leader after winning a heat race earlier in the evening. Along with Egge, Terry Dressel of North Platte and Valentine’s Gary Long were heat race victors.

Winning the feature was a test of perseverance for Maywood’s Kyle Werkmeister who led every lap during the IMCA Stock Cars showcase event. Werkmeister was involved in an incident on the waning laps, but it wasn’t enough to hamper Werkmeister’s winning efforts. Crossing the finish line in second place was North Platte’s very own Mikey Dancer. Dancer was able to avoid incidents during the final laps to earn the stellar finish. Jed Williams of Shickley, Nebraska finished the contest strong by gaining speed throughout the feature event to bring home third place honors.
Continuing his dream season, Jacob Olmstead of Overton grabbed the lead of the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature on the sixth lap and never trailed again to win yet another feature event. Having one of his best finishes of the 2015 season was Jacob Wolsleben of Lexington with a runner-up finish right behind Olmstead after winning an earlier in the evening heat race. Along with Wolsleben, third place finisher Brady Weinman of Arnold was a heat race victor as well.

Grabbing the lead early and cruising to the feature win in the IMCA Sport Compact division was Erik Nelson of Central City. Overcoming an adverse starting position, North Platte’s Andrew Baumgardner was a strong finisher to earn second place accolades. With his best run of the season at Lincoln County Raceway, Hunter Hoatson of North Platte was third place overall.

Belec proves up to Challenge at Lincoln County

June 26th, 2015

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – Eddie Belec led the lap that counted the most in winning Monday evening’s Wild West Challenge headline event at Lincoln County Raceway.

Belec started on the pole and chased Jay Steffens for most of the 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event. He slid under Steffens out of the final corner and captured both the $1,000 checkers and Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth. Steffens, John Hansen, Jeremy Frenier and Anthony Roth completed the top five in the NebraskaLand Days show.

Jason Rogers and Shawn Harker took home $750 checks for IMCA Sunoco Stock Car and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod victories, respectively. Jake Olmstead was the $500 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner and Ramsey Meyer’s Mach-1 Sport Compact win paid $400. Rogers was promoted to the top spot after the apparent winner was disqualified in post-race tech. The rest of the Stock Car top five included Lloyd Meeske, Kyle Werkmeister, Casey Werkmeister and Kyle Clough. Harker started on the outside of the first row and led every lap of the Northern SportMod feature. Clay Money drove around the top side of the oval and pressured Harker, only to be forced to settle for runner-up accolades. Rounding out the top three were Chad Dolan, Josh Leonard and Terry Dressel.

Olmstead started from the fourth row and worked his way into the lead in the late laps of the Hobby Stock feature. He was chased across the stripe by Kyle Bond, Brady Weinman, Austion Davis and Zach Olmstead. Meyer took the Sport Compact lead on lap seven and won ahead of Richard Crow, David Dembowski, Jeremy Baker and Randy Murphy.

Lincoln County Raceway’s Wild West Challenge

June 27th, 2015

Making the trip into the winners circle and earning the bragging rights of being the 2015 Wild West Challenge champion was achieved by Eddie Belec, Shawn Harker, Jason Rogers, Jacob Olmstead and Ramsey Meyer during a special event that featured some of IMCA’s best at Lincoln County Raceway in North Platte, Nebraska during the Nebraskaland Days celebration on Monday evening.

The Arvada (CO) Assassin Eddie Belec started on the pole and was among the frontrunners throughout the IMCA Modified Feature and it was during the final lap that Belec slide underneath leader Jay Steffens of North Platte out of the final corner to earn the victory. Steffens was close behind in earning the runner-up accolades after holding onto the lead for the first 19 laps while rocking and rolling on the cushion. John Hansen of Brush, Colorado was up on the wheel with authority to earn the podium finish in third place overall. Jeremy Frenier of Ft. Morgan (CO) and Columbus hotshoe Anthony Roth finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Hansen, Cole Hodges of Ogallala and Tom Svoboda of David City were the heat race victors in early action in the division.

Leading from the drop of the green flag until the checkered flag flew, Shawn the Shark Harker of Nebraska City was a force to be reckoned with in winning the feature in the IMCA Northern Sport Modified division. Harker started on the outside of the first row and never looked back in claiming top honors. Clay Money of Penokee (KS) started in the third row and was able to drive around the top side of the North Platte oval to put the pressure on Harker, only to be forced to settle for runner-up accolades. Gibbon Chad Dolan knows the fast way around Lincoln County Raceway and on Monday evening, that veteran experience paid off with a third place finish. Dolan and Money were joined by Dustin Daniels of Colby (KS), Gothenburg’s Jamey Kennicutt and Terry Dressel of North Platte in starting their nights off right with heat race wins.

The Selden speedster Jason Rogers was heavy on the loud pedal to earn the IMCA Stock Car Feature victory as a result of unofficial winner Casey Woken of Norton (KS) having a problem in the post-race tech inspections. Rogers started in the second row and was able to avoid all incidents on his way to the checkered flag. Trading paint and in the mix for the top position throughout the waning laps of the feature was Lloyd Meeske of Champion (NE). Meeske came from the third row into the podium position. Right behind Meeske to earn third and fourth place honors were Kyle and Casey Werkmeister, both drivers call Maywood home. Casey Woken along with Rogers were the heat race winners in the division.

Snaring the lead in the final laps, Overton’s Jacob Olsleben ken was the winner in the IMCA Hobby Stock Feature. Olmstead started in the fourth row on the starting grid. The efforts of veteran hotshoe Kyle Bond did not go un-noticed, as he made moves through the feature in hopes of moving into the lead. Bond settled for runner-up honors. Bringing home a bronze medal finish was Brady Weinman of Arnold. Benkelman Bullet Austin Davis and Overton’s Zach Olmstead rounded out the top five in the division.

Reaching the milestone of 70 feature wins was Pierce (NE) hotshoe Ramsey Meyer as he won the Wild West Challenge by leading from lap seven through the drop of the checkered flag. The effort behind the wheel of their hot rods was rewarded with fast-pacing racing action the included Ricky Crow of Grand Island and David Dembowski, also of Grand Island in second and third pace overall.

Work on track already has race fans coming to watch at Lincoln County

April 2nd, 2015

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – New promoter Wade Hill can tell that Lincoln County Raceway fans are ready to get the new season started.

Opening night isn’t until April 11 at North Platte but folks have already been showing up to watch Hill and his crew at work on the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

“We hauled in more than 300 semi loads of dirt during the off-season and increased the banking all the way around. I think it looks like a completely new track,” he said. “I’ve already had cars come out on three nights and turn practice laps for me and the drivers liked it. There’s room for three, even four-wide racing.”

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, a staple at North Platte since 1992, return to top billing on Saturday programs.

They’ll be joined by the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

“Our crowd really likes these classes. They put on a good show,” said Hill. “I’ve already talked to a lot of drivers personally and told them about all the work we’ve done here. I think if we keep giving them a good track to race on, they’ll keep coming back.”

Lincoln County is part of IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region for Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks.

Season championship night for the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season is Sept. 19.

Madsen fends off Urish for third MOWA win Moughan slides Urish in last corner to take runner-up spot

May 4th, 2014

LINCOLN, Ill. — The only thing Ian Madsen didn’t win Friday was the Midwest Open Wheel Association Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores Dash and the $200 he could have pocketed for taking the re-draw challenge before he drew the six invert pill for the event.Outside of that sequence, Madsen was nearly untouchable en route to his third career MOWA Sprint Car Series presented by Casey’s General Stores feature event. This one coming on a very fast 1/4 mile at Lincoln Speedway, Lincoln, Ill, Friday.

Madsen and Jimmy Hurley each picked up a heat race win, while the invert drawn by Madsen before the dash put Jeremy Standridge on the
front row of the six lap event. Standridge would hold on to pick up the first MOWA dash win of his career, as he celebrated his birthday at the track with family and friends. Madsen survived near catastrophe in the dash, as he got caught up with a flipping Bret Triplett in the final corner of the event, but he didn’t stop and was awarded third place with a destroyed wing sitting sideways atop the car. Triplett was done for the night, tearing up a rearend, while Urish, who was also involved, made repairs and ran well in the feature.

Several cautions slowed the main event, but the bulk of the excitement came on the final restart with five laps remaining. Problems arose at the drop of the caution for A.J. Bruns, who had ran second throughout,after losing the lead early to Madsen. Bruns pulled off giving the second spot to Urish, followed by Joey Moughan. The first attempt to re-start the event was called back after Trey Datweiler, making his first career MOWA start, spun in turns one and two. On the second attempt, and the final re-start of the race, Urish barreled into turn one and pulled a slide job on Madsen, briefly taking the lead off of turn two and down the backstretch. Madsen returned the favor in turns three and four, however, and led the rest of the way.

As Urish gave chase, Moughan closed over the final two laps, and when Urish bobbled just a bit in turns three and four coming to the checkered flag, Moughan dove under and slid up narrowly missing Urish exiting turn four to take the second spot. Jim Moughan would finish fourth and Joe B. Miller was fifth. Racing action continues with the MOWA Sprint Cars Series by Casey’s General Stores, tonight, as it makes its first stop at Clay County Speedway, Flora, Ill.

For more information on this event and others visit www.midwestopenwheel.com or follow us on twitter at @mowasprints. To learn more about the Clay County Speedway event, visit www.claycountyspeedway.net.

Midwest Big Ten Series to Crown Champion This Friday at Lincoln Speedway

October 11th, 2013

The season-long Midwest Big Ten UMP Late Model Showdown series will come to a close this Friday, October 11 at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL., crowning the champion, taking home the top prize of $2,000! The series has traveled throughout the summer between Lincoln Speedway, Lincoln, IL J Jacksonville Speedway, Jacksonville, IL and Macon Speedway, Macon, IL..

This year has been extremely exciting with only 50 points separating the top four. Steve Sheppard, Jr. is on top with 458 points, followed by Brian Dively with 442, Matt Taylor with 432, and Gregg Kimmons with 408.

Other classes running that night are MOWA 410 Winged Sprints, Modifieds and Lighting Sprints/Midget Lights.

Gates will open at 5 pm with racing beginning at 7pm. Adult general admission tickets are $20, children 12 and under are free.

Dietrich scores biggest win of his career, takes All Star victory at Lincoln

June 16th, 2011

ABBOTTSTOWN, PA — Danny Dietrich was able to pounce when early race leaders experienced problems Saturday at Lincoln
Speedway to score his biggest career 410 sprint car win, taking the O’Reilly Auto Parts All Star Circuit of Champions victory.

Dietrich started third and followed front row starter Stevie Smith and pole sitter Cap Henry for the first three laps before Henry the 2010 All Star Rookie of the Year broke and dove into the pits on lap four. Smith then took over the lead the next 10 laps before he jumped the cushion in turn four, handing the lead over to Dietrich. Dietrich would negotiate through lapped traffic and survive a late race restart to capture the victory.

“This definitely is my biggest win,” said Dietrich after exiting his Sandoe?s Fruit Market/APM Buildings/Racers Used Parts Wharehouse #48 in victory lane. “I gotta thank these guys behind me. One night I’m fast and the next night we’re not. I don’t know what the issue is, but tonight we put it all together and that’s all that matters.”

“When you’re trying to get by (lapped traffic) you know the top is definitely the way to go. Greg was probably coming on the bottom. Every lap around the top of this place tonight’ you gotta be on your tippy toes because as all the fans can see, you’re running really fast three feet from the wall.”

Dietrich credited the clear track he had on the last restart that took him out of lapped traffic.

“You can’t spend much time behind a lapped car? I think we spent like 10 laps behind Tony (Stewart) there but you have to get buy him cause you have 23 other guys behind you coming. You just have to get going,” said Dietrich, also thanking his car owner Gary Kauffman.

Henry would take the initial lead, but after a lap was recorded Mark Smith would slow in turn four to bring out the caution. Henry would continue to lead on the restart with Smith, Dietrich, Tyler Walker and Greg Hodnett in tow. Disaster struck for Henry as he encountered mechanical woes on lap four and pulled to the pit area, handing the lead to Smith.

Smith would catch the rear of the field by lap 8, as his big lead would evaporate with Dietrich closing. With 14 laps in, the battle for the lead had the fans on their feet as Smith jumped the cushion, along Dietrich to take the lead with Walker following into second. However, Smith rallied and regained the lead when Dietrich bobbled in turn 2 trying to get around lapped traffic. Dietrich didn?t panic and blasted back around Smith on lap 17.

With nine circuits remaining, Smith and Walker applied pressure to Dietrich, but that battle came to a halt on lap 23 when Smith slowed again to bring out the caution. The restart order was Dietrich, Smith and Walker. Meanwhile, all eyes were on Hodnett who had steadily worked his way to the front from his 10th starting spot.

With a clear track, Dietrich was able to pull away on the restart as the battle for second heated up. Smith would get loose on lap 24 and Walker pounced as Hodnett moved into fourth. A lap later and Hodnett blasted around both Smith and Walker into second. But, he ran out of laps to catch Dietrich.

?On that last restart I found something kind of off the bottom in the middle and caught those guys. I just couldn?t keep my momentum and I kind of figured out how to keep my momentum and got the thing rolling pretty good. Danny was pretty good?I couldn?t run the top as hard as I would like cause it would get down on the left too hard. So I tried to keep it a
little straighter. We never caught traffic again so I didn?t get the opportunity,? said Hodnett beside his Trone Outdoor Motorsports/Macri Concrete/Eagle Steel backed #39.

?We were really close. I want to thank Jesse and Lorraine Keen for giving me this wonderful opportunity. We?ve struggled the past couple of weeks but we?re getting close. We found out what our problems were. We keep taking one step at a time and making progress,? said Walker of his third place run. ?I have to thank my guys?we?re starting to have fun again. We?re getting back up into a position to win again. We haven?t got to win this season?we?ve been really close and probably should have had a couple of wins. Should?ve, would?ve, could?ve in racing are the story of your life. I?m really happy to be in Pennsylvania racing.?

?I didn?t need to see that yellow there on lap 23?our race car was working and the traffic was working toward our advantage. We never really got going after that,? said Walker beside his Hunter Truck Sales, Peterbuilt backed #17.

NASCAR Night at Lincoln Speedway

June 15th, 2011

Track Enterprises, Inc. along with the Lincoln Speedway proudly present Night of NASCAR stars at the Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. This special midweek race has been scheduled for Tuesday June 14, 2011. NASCAR star Ken Schrader will be driving his UMP Modified in competition with other top Modified drivers from the Midwest. Kenny Wallace will also be on hand
driving his Federated Car Care modified. Kenny Wallace and Kenny Schrader are both sponsored by Federated Car Care for the 2011 racing season. Both NASCAR stars will be signing autographs in the pit area after the races are completed. The pit area will be open to all spectators for autographs once the night’s races are completed.

Racing with the UMP Modified will be Lincoln Speedway’s very own Late Models and the Pro (Crate) Late Models. A large field of cars is expected with gates opening at 5:00 p.m. and the racing action will start at 7:00 p.m.

Come back to the track on Thursday for a special event; new this year Lincoln Speedway will be hosting the first day of the three day Building Systems of Illinois Mini Sprint Nationals held in conjunction with Macon Speedway. The Mini Sprint drivers will compete on Thursday at Lincoln then travel a short distance and compete on Friday and Saturday at Macon Speedway.

For more information please call Track Enterprises, Inc. at 217-764-3200 or the track on race day at 217-735-1833.

Visit the Track Enterprises website at www.trackenterprises.com

USMTS heads to Lincoln, Spoon River, Quincy Speedways

May 10th, 2011

(LINCOLN, Ill) – Race fans in Illinois will get their first and only taste of the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour powered by Swan Energy as the series gears up for a trio of events in the Land of Lincoln this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 13-15.

All three events will pay $2,000 to win and award USMTS points in the Arnold Motor Supply Central States Region where Ryan “The Reaper” Gustin currently leads the rankings. Others expected this weekend include Johnny Scott, nine-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock, Zack VanderBeek, Rodney Sanders, Colt Mather, Bryan Rowland, Mark Dotson, Rick Beebe, Tommy Myer, Chris Spieker, Jon Tesch and many more.

On Friday, the Lincoln Speedway welcomes the rugged USMTS road warriors to the 1/4-mile semi-banked dirt oval for the first time, and series regulars can expect a fierce field of drivers with home field advantage such as current track points leader Allen Weisser, Butch Weisser, Brian Lynn, Matt Goulden, Tommy Duncan, Guy Taylor, Floyd Jordan, Jackie Willis Jr., Jeff Leka and Jeff Sparks.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and spectator gates open at 5 with hot laps set for 7 and the first heat race slated for 7:30 p.m. Also on the racing card will be E-Mods, Street Stocks and Wild Things.

The Lincoln Speedway is located 1.6 miles east of I-55 (exit 126) on SR 10, then left to the north access road (at the Logan County Fairgrounds). For more information, call the track hotline at 217-735-1833 or visit www.lincolnspeedway.org online.

Saturday will find the touring USMTS titans at the Spoon River Speedway in Lewistown for the first time since 2002 when Peoria’s Jim Hibser and veteran Mark Noble each picked up wins during a two-day contest.

Brian Lynn, Allen Weisser, Jason Wagner, Austin May, Matt Goulden, J.D. Beal, Micheal Bantz, Mark Zimmer, Bobby Allen and Butch Weisser are just a few of the track regulars who will be looking to keep the $2,000 winner’s share of the prize money in the local economy. Allen finished second to Chasteen in the inaugural USMTS event at Spoon River on May 3, 2001.

Pits will open at 4 p.m., grandstands open at 5, hot laps are at 6:30 and racing starts at 7 p.m. UMP Pro Crate Late Models and E-Mods will also be on hand for the event.

The Spoon River Speedway is a 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval located 7.5 miles south of Banner on US 24, then west on SR 2465. For more information, contact the Speedway at 309-668-2622 or check out www.spoonriverspeedway.webs.com.

Sunday, May 15, action will take place at the Quincy Raceways for the first time since 2005 when Dirt Knights driver Al Hejna took the checkered flag. Other former winners at the semi-banked 1/4-mile clay oval include Henry Delonjay, Mike Chasteen, Ron Jones and another star of the Dirt Knights TV show, Mike Spaulding.

Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks, and 4-Cylinder Wild Things will also be racing. Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m., grandstands at 4:30, drivers meeting and registration ends at 5:30, hot laps are at 5:45 and racing begins at 6:30 p.m.

The Quincy Raceways is located 3.0 miles east of Quincy on SR 104 (Broadway St.). For more information call the track hotline at 217-224-4100 or go to www.quincyraceways.com on the World Wide Web.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also follow the USMTS on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube.