Lincoln IL Speedway Set For POWRi Midget Race Friday Night

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POWRi National Midgets Set For Friday Night At Lincoln Speedway
Five Division Show To Begin Action Packed Racing Weekend

(Lincoln, IL) For the second time this season, the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League is set to take the track at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL. The quick and nimble racers were also part of the Summer Nationals event on June 30, when NASCAR star, Christopher Bell, took home the trophy.  Friday’s event will also feature four other action packed divisions of racing, which will make for a great start to an action packed race weekend in Central Illinois.

For the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League, Jesse Colwell, of Red Bluff, CA, leads the standings in the Keith Kunz-Curb Agajanian Motorsports/JBL Audio #71. Colwell has claimed one win with nine top five finishes and fifteen top tens.  His lead is 330 over Zach Daum.  Jake Neuman, Ace McCarthy, and Holley Hollan round out the top five in this year’s standings.

The Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models, after an exciting race last week, will be back in action at Lincoln this week in their 9th event of the season.  The local track points as well as the Big Ten points are led by Springfield, IL’s Jake Little.  Little has won two features at Lincoln this season and has claimed a Big Ten win at Jacksonville.  Denny Woodworth and Roben Huffman are tied for second in the Lincoln points, while Cody Maguire and Colby Sheppard round out the top five.

In the DIRTcar Modifieds, Mason City, IL driver, Brian Lynn, leads the standings by 40 over his son Austin.  Last year, the scenario was similar but a much closer battle.  Right now, Brian has a 40 point lead, which puts him in pretty good shape with two events left.  Tommy Sheppard, Mike Brooks, and Ray Bollinger complete the top five.

Andy Baugh, of Mason City, IL, has won five out of seven features in the Nutech Seed DII Midget class this season and leads the standings coming into the week.  While Baugh has only come up short twice, once was this past Friday night.  Jeff Sparks, Mark McMahill, Patrick Ryan, and Daltyn England complete the top five in points.  Karter Sarff won a feature earlier this year, while Korey Weyant picked up last week’s win.  The Nutech Seed Front Row Challenge bonus will be up to $800 this Friday night.

Rounding out Friday’s action will be the DIRTcar Hornets.  Pekin, IL driver Danny Oates leads the way by just two points over Eric Vanapeldoorn. Oates has claimed one feature win, while Vanapeldoorn has claimed three. Carter Dart, Brady Reed, and Cook Crawford round out the top five in points.

Friday’s “Night Before The Mile” event will be presented by Richmond Gear.  Richmond will be presenting Pro Late Model and Modified drivers special award certificates in an awards package.  It’s all part of a great weekend of racing that features Lincoln Speedway Friday night, Macon Speedway Saturday night, and the Illinois State Fair races on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Pit gates will open Friday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, with racing at 7:00.  Grandstand admission will be $18, while kids 11 and under are free.

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 UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection's $150,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget League

Pos

Car

Driver

Hometown

Wins

Features

Points

Gap

1

71

Jesse Colwell

Red Bluff, CA

1

16

4240

-

2

5D

Zach Daum

Pocahontas, IL

18

3910

330

3

3N

Jake Neuman

New Berlin, IL

2

17

3790

450

4

28

Ace McCarthy

Tahlequah, OK

1

18

3500

740

5

67K

Holley Hollan

Tulsa, OK

17

3490

750

6

9

Daison Pursley

Locust Grove, OK

16

3360

880

7

08

Cannon McIntosh

Bixby, OK

17

3290

950

8

67

Logan Seavey

Sutter, CA

7

11

3010

1230

9

27

Tucker Klaasmeyer

Paola, KS

11

2530

1710

10

91T

Tyler Thomas

Collinsville, OK

1

11

2440

1800

 

Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Models

1

38J

Jake Little

Springfield

IL

412

0

2

32M

Cody Maguire

Carlinville

IL

380

32

3

27

Colby Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

342

70

4

10

Blake Damery

Blue Mound

IL

314

98

5

25

Dakota Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

294

118

6

33H

Roben Huffman

Midland City

IL

280

132

7

11E

Brandon Eskew

Ashland

IL

268

144

8

6P

Jose Parga

New Berlin

IL

226

186

9

78

Shawn Diggs

Leroy

IL

182

230

10

2K

Kyle Van Dorn

New Berlin

IL

168

244

 

DIRTcar Lincoln Speedway Pro Late Models

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

348

0

2

45DW

Denny

Woodworth

Mendon

IL

294

54

3

33H

Roben

Huffman

Midland City

IL

294

54

4

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

284

64

5

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

272

76

6

11E

Brandon

Eskew

Ashland

IL

226

122

7

38L

Ryan

Little

Springfield

IL

224

124

8

10

Blake

Damery

Blue Mound

IL

206

142

9

09

Dane

Arvin

Danvers

IL

172

176

10

7Z

Michael

Maestas

Lincoln

IL

146

202

DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

432

0

2

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

392

40

3

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

356

76

4

3

Mike

Brooks

Peoria

IL

318

114

5

77

Ray

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

306

126

6

35

Brandon

Roberts

Ashland

IL

262

170

7

777

Trevor

Neville

Mackinaw

IL

228

204

8

43

Jared

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

218

214

9

83

Austin

Charron

Peoria

IL

190

242

10

32

Donovan

Lodge

Andover

IL

152

280

Nutech Seed DII Midgets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

37

Andy

Baugh

Mason City

IL

410

0

2

55

Jeff

Sparks

Mason City

IL

330

80

3

57

Mark

McMahill

Peoria

IL

328

82

4

23

Patrick

Ryan

Springfield

IL

300

110

5

19E

Daltyn

England

Springfield

IL

286

124

6

11

Brandon

Smith

Mason City

IL

276

134

7

42

Kevin

Battefeld

Lewistown

IL

262

148

8

18

Tyler

Roth

234

176

9

10C

Bret

Tripplett

Lincoln

IL

228

182

10

7X

Mitchell

Davis

Auburn

IL

168

242

DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

41

Danny

Oates

Pekin

IL

336

0

2

E77

Eric

Vanapeldoorn

Clinton

IL

334

2

3

D7

Carter

Dart

Springfield

IL

268

68

4

32B

Brady

Reed

Decatur

IL

252

84

5

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

252

84

6

15

David

Lauritson

Normal

IL

220

116

7

24D

Dallas

Strauch

East Peoria

IL

160

176

8

21

Mike

Eskew

Springfield

IL

152

184

9

5

Jay

Mariuza

Pekin

IL

144

192

10

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

144

192