National Midgets Set To Race Lincoln Speedway Friday Night

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The quick and nimble National Midgets are set to fly around Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL, this coming Friday night, May 7. Originally not on the schedule, the Midgets were added to the show to compliment the POWRi National Midget show coming to Macon Speedway on Saturday. Five other divisions will also be in action on the fourth night of the 2021 racing season.

For the National Midgets, this will be one of just two visits at the track this season. The other comes on Thursday, June 17 as part of POWRi Illinois Midget Speed Week. Last season, Sam Johnson, of St. Peters, MO claimed a feature win in an Open Midget race, while Buddy Kofoid claimed the POWRi win in August. A good number of drivers are excited to get on track this Friday night.

Another class making just two appearances this season will be in action Friday as well, as the DIRTcar Weddle Performance Engines Sportsman will be on track. The division has run two races already this season at Macon Speedway with Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols taking both victories in the Rudy Zaragoza Street Stock car. Scott Landers, Jim Farley, III, Rick Roedel, and Dennis Vander Meersch are in the top five in Macon points. The division also runs at Fairbury Speedway and opened up last weekend with Tommy Duncan taking the victory over Austin Friedman, Tyler Roth, Anthony Craven, and Lyndon Whitfill.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models have had two great shows at the track already this season, boasting full fields both nights. Jose Parga, of New Berlin, IL claimed both wins and leads the standings heading into the night. Former track champion and driving veteran, Roben Huffman, is second in the standings, while Cody Maguire, Blaise Baker, and Colby Sheppard round out the top five.

Kewanee, IL’s Ray Bollinger is off to a great start in the DIRTcar Modified class at the track, leading the points by 14 markers over Tommy Sheppard, Jr. Brian Lynn, Allen Weisser, and Carter Sinkhorn complete the top five in points.

The Simplot Grower Solutions DII Midgets will be running a combined event with the USAC/IMRA Speed2 Midgets, meaning more cars and extra pay. Mark McMahill, of Peoria, IL, is the Lincoln point leader, after taking both feature wins so far this year. Will Armitage, Dave Baugh, Daltyn England, and John Heitzman are top five in points.

Rounding out Friday’s racing will be the DIRTcar Hornets. Kenny Butterfield, of Kingston Mines, IL, leads the points by eight over Erik Vanapeldoorn. Allan Harris, Jay Mariuzza, and Jeremy Hancock are in the top five. The Hornet races have been highly entertaining so far this season with great racing and good car counts all three nights.

Pit gates open Friday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will begin at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $18, while kids 11 and under are free. Tickets and pit passes will be available at the track on raceday.

About Lincoln Speedway:

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 DIRTcar UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings. The track is also home to the DIRTcar Fall Nationals.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
16JosePargaNew BerlinIL1200
233HRobenHuffmanMidland CityIL10614
332MCodyMaguireCarlinvilleIL10020
477BlaiseBakerClintonIL9822
527ColbySheppardWilliamsvilleIL9426
611EBrandonEskewAshlandIL9228
738JJakeLittleSpringfieldIL8634
87StevenReinacherPocahontasIL8634
909DaneArvinDanversIL8040
1017BBradenBilgerJacksonvilleIL7446


DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
177RayBollingerKewaneeIL1740
2T6TommySheppardNew BerlinIL16014
314BrianLynnMason CityIL14430
425WAllenWeisserPeoriaIL14232
519CCarterSinkhornTaylorvilleIL12648
672AAustinLynnMason CityIL12054
749ToddBatesCantonIL11658
835BrandonRobertsAshlandIL10470
977BBrandonBollingerKewaneeIL9876
1014RRickConoyerWentzvilleMO58116


Simplot Grower Solutions DII Midgets

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
157MarkMcMahillPeoriaIL1200
251RWillArmitageAthensIL11010
37BDaveBaughBloomingtonIL10020
419EDaltynEnglandSpringfieldIL9030
500JohnHeitzmanSan JoseIL8832
640ChaseMcDermandSpringfieldIL5862
751BrentBurrowsLewistownIL5664
823PatrickRyanSpringfieldIL5664
95GCodyGerdesEurekaIL5466
1018TylerRothSpringfieldIL5466


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos#First NameLast NameCityStatePointsGap
124KennethButterfieldKingston MinesIL1760
2E77ErikVanapeldoornClintonIL1688
33HAllanHarrisChathamIL16214
45JayMariuzzaPekinIL15818
528JJeremyHancockPeoriaIL15224
69BBrandonMillerBroadwellIL14036
728FMikeFosterPekinIL10076
81CookCrawfordLincolnIL10076
944BillBassoAthensIL8888
109ZZacMillerLincolnIL8294

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