"305 Sprint Cars" Again To Join
Lincoln Speedway Regulars Friday
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[June 26, 2020]
Lincoln Speedway, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in
Lincoln, IL, is set to go green for the third straight week, this
Friday, June 26. Typically an every other week track, speedway
officials are running a good number of events in-a-row to make up
for lost time in April and May.
The first two events of the season have been highly successful with
great racing in front of good crowds. Last weekend’s 305 Sprint Car
turnout and racing encouraged officials to put them back on schedule
for the upcoming week. Many drivers in the class are from Central
Illinois, which makes Lincoln Speedway a great site for events.
The DIRTcar Modified class has also seen two winners over the first
two weeks. Donovan Lodge, of Andover, IL, won on opening night,
while Kewanee, IL’s Ray Bollinger was hooked up and claimed the
impressive win last Friday. Lodge finished third in the race which
gives him the point lead entering week #3, while Austin Lynn, of
Mason City, IL, is only six points back in second. The Modifieds
have had full fields both nights, boasting 33 different drivers
already this season.
The DIRTcar Pro Late Models have had two different winners over the
first two nights of action. Jose Parga, of New Berlin, IL, won on
opening night, while Brandon Eskew, of Ashland, IL put on a clinic
last weekend. Leading the standings is Springfield, IL driver, Jake
Little, who has a pair of second place finishes.
The battle in the Nutech Seed DII Midget division standings is
extremely tight at the top, as Joliet, IL driver, Scott Koerner
leads the standings by two over not one, not two, but three drivers
tied for second place. Daltyn England and Tyler Roth, both of
Springfield, IL and Mark McMahill of Peoria, IL are right behind the
Last week’s first time winner, Will Armitage, rounds out the top
five in points. This week’s Nutech Seed Front Row Challenge is up to
$500 if a driver in the top four spots elects to start at the tail
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PHOTO BY JOE PUTMAN
The Hornet turnout was outstanding a week ago, with over 20 cars on
hand. That turnout, one of the best for a regular show in years, saw
East Peoria, IL’s Dallas Strauch take the victory. David Lauritson
won on opening night but had a DNF last week. Strauch leads the
points, while Erik Vanapeldoorn, Brady Reed, Jay Mariuzza, and James
Womeldorff complete the top five.
$150 in bonus money will be on the line this week, courtesy of R33D
Racecars for the Hornet driver who finishes the same feature
position that was the dice roll number. Last week, Jeremy Reed, who
put up the original $100 bonus, claimed his own money so he
re-donated it and added to it for this weekend.
It was also announced this week that the track will be back on
Friday, July 3 for a holiday special featuring Midgets, Pro Late
Models, Modifieds, and Hornets. A fireworks show will end the night
This Friday’s event will see pits opening at 3:00, grandstands at
5:00, pill draw ends at 5:50, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing
takes the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15, while children
11 and under are free.
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