Lincoln Speedway Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge Set For June 7, 2024

Lincoln Speedway

Next Friday night, June 7, Lincoln Speedway will be hosting a big event for DIRTcar Hornets, as the annual Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge is held. The popular race will pay a possible $1,000 to win and $50 to start, based on a 20-car feature field.

The event will see heat races set up by draw, with passing points used to lock drivers into the feature field.  A semi will be held to give remaining drivers a last chance to make the show if more than 20 are on the property.

Car entry fee each night is $30 and will be paid at registration/transponder pickup area.

The complete payout for the 20-car starting field is: $1,000, $400, $250, $150, $100, $90, $80, $70, $60, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50, $50

If less than 20 cars show up, payout breakdowns are listed below…

13-19 Cars – $700-300-200-100-90-80-70-60-50 on back

12 & Under – 500-250-150-100-90-80-70-60-50 on back

Pit gates open at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing action will take the green at 7:00.  

Lincoln Speedway racing will also include DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, MARA Midgets, and the first ever visit from the Crown Vic class.  

For travelers looking for a place to stay on Friday night after the races, the Comfort Inn and Hampton Inn in Lincoln, IL have a racers rate.  Just mention Lincoln Speedway to get your discount.

Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge Rules Bullet Points

-Local Track Safety Rules Apply

-DOT Street Tires Only

-No Coil Overs

-Same tire size across axle (no stagger-fronts must match and rears must match)

For more Lincoln information, follow Lincoln Speedway online at, on Facebook (, 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 several UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

Track Enterprises PR

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