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Macedo Finishes Of Clean Sweep Of Winged Sprints At Lincoln

Californian Has Central Illinois Track Figured Out                 (Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Courier night, presented by Melling Performance Parts brought out a stellar field of 30 winged sprint cars for the Neal Tire Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) event at Lincoln Speedway.  UMP Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Hornets, and POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets were also in action.                 Jacob Patton set fast time with an 11.604 in sprint car qualifying, to best the 30-car field.  Heat race victories went to Kody Kinser, Jimmy Hurley, Carson Macedo, and Chris Urish.  In the important B-Main, to determine the final starters in the field, Paul Nienhiser put on a show at the top of the track to claim …

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MOWA Sprint Cars Set For Center Stage At Lincoln Speedway

​Friday’s Lincoln Courier Night To Feature Five Divisions Of Racing                 (Lincoln, IL) The MOWA Sprint Cars, a fan favorite at Lincoln Speedway, will be flying around the 1/4-mile dirt oval this coming Friday, July 14.  It’s the second and final event this season for the full size, winged, 410 sprint cars at the Central Illinois track this summer.  Lincoln Courier night will also feature the Midwest Big Ten UMP Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds, POWRi Lucas Oil DII MIdgets presented by Nutech Seed, and UMP Hornets.  Fan giveaways will take place throughout the night, sponsored by Melling Performance.                 Springfield, IL’s Jimmy Moughan currently leads the standings in the series, which has numerous drivers …

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

By: Richie Murray – USAC Media Lincoln, Illinois………It had been three years since a driver had won consecutive USAC Midget National Championship features at two different Illinois tracks. That driver was Christopher Bell, who captured a pair of victories at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City) and Belle-Clair Speedway (Belleville) during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. It was a rare case of déjà vu Sunday night in the series’ return to the Logan County Fairgrounds’ Lincoln Speedway for the first time since 1959.  Norman, Oklahoma’s Bell staked his claim of Illinois by writing the deed that turned the Land of Lincoln into the Land of Bell for the time being, racing to the front on the same, …

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Sheppard Stays Hot, Claims Graue Chevrolet Showdown

By Alli Collis DirtonDirt.com staff writerDirtonDirt.com staff writer LINCOLN, Ill. (July 2) —Slipping ahead of race leader Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., on lap 24 of 40, third-starting Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., led the remaining distance in the Graue Chevrolet Showdown for his third straight UMP DIRTcar Summernationals victory and a $5,000 payday at Lincoln Speedway. “With about 15 to go, I started seeing some smoke come out of the left front,” Sheppard said. “I wasn’t really sure what to do. I just kept an eye on my oil pressure and I never totally lost oil pressure. The last lap, I started losing a lot more than what I had been. We’re probably …

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First Of A Kind Tripleheader Show This Sunday At Lincoln

Summer Nationals, USAC National Midgets, & Summit Modified Nationals On Track                 (Lincoln, IL) The stars will be shining brightly this Sunday, July 2 at Lincoln Speedway as fans will be treated to a first-ever combination show, featuring the Summer Nationals Hell Tour Late Models, USAC Midget Nationals, and the Summit Modified Nationals.  The Graue Chevrolet Showdown event will truly bring out some of the best in the nation in all three classes of racing.                 Heading into this weekend, over 130 different Super Late Model drivers have been a part of the Summer National Hell Tour, a grueling one month series that runs just about every night.  Oakwood, IL driver, Bobby Pierce, who has …

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Butterfield Takes $1,000 Hornet Challenge At Lincoln Speedway

                (Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway was back in action this past Friday, June 23 with Intrepid Fallen Heroes night presented by Charron’s Auto Repair.  On schedule was the $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge, which ended up being the show of the night.  The Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, and POWRi DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed were also on schedule.                 A strong field of 19-cars and drivers entered the 2nd annual Hornet Challenge.  Drivers from four different states, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri were on hand going for the top prize.  Early on in the event, it was two Wisconsin drivers, Jay Orr and Jake Balk, going back and forth …

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IT IS RACEDAY!! Buy One Get One Free Admission Night!

IT IS RACE DAY AT Lincoln Speedway! Tonight is a special night for many reasons. It is Charrons Auto Repair Inc Fallen Heroes Night. There will be a lot of neat pre-race festivities associated with this. It is also Buy One, Get One FREE ticket night! You read that right. 2 tickets for the price of one at just $15. Bring a friend who has never been or make it a buddy night. It will be a lot of fun. Also it is night 1 of the 2017 Hornet Challenge. $1,000 to win for the fabulous 4 cylinders will draw a great turnout. The Midwest Big Ten Series UMP Pro Crate Late Models, UMP Modifieds, …

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Buy One Get One Free Ticket Night This Friday At Lincoln Speedway

Special Promotion Part Of Fallen Heroes Night                 (Lincoln, IL) This coming Friday, June 23, Lincoln Speedway fans will be treated to a night of great racing and they can bring a guest at no cost.  It’s “Buy One Ticket, Get One Free” night at the Logan County Fairgrounds race track.  Five divisions of racing are scheduled, including the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models and the $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge.  A special pre-race ceremony will honor the fallen heroes of our country, presented by Charron’s Auto Repair.                 Headlining the on-track action will be the $1,000 to win Hornet Challenge.  It is the second year the event has been held.  In 2016, over …

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