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Monster Truck Plus Racing To Thrill Kids At Lincoln Speedway Friday

“Raminator” Joined By Six Classes Of Action

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.         

                Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)            

UMP Pro Late Models

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

UMP Modifieds

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

POWRi Lucas Oil D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed

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

UMP Hornets

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

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