Lincoln IL Speedway Set To Host Big Ten Street Stock Opener Friday

Big Ten Street Stocks To Race Friday At Lincoln Speedway
Fans To Enjoy Dollar Dogs & $2 Beer Specials

(Lincoln, IL) This Friday night April 30, Lincoln Speedway, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL will be hosting a five-division race program featuring the season opener for the Midwest Big Ten Street Stock Series. Fans in attendance will also enjoy great eats and adult beverages on Dollar Dog and $2 Beer night.

The Midwest Big Ten Street Stock Series event will be the first of the 2021 season for the tour. After losing the 2020 season due to the pandemic, the series was brought back this year with a ten-race schedule for Street Stocks in addition to schedules for Pro Late Models and Super Late Models. Big Ten Street Stock features pay at least $500 to win, based on at least 16 cars.

The popular series will be entering its seventh season of racing at tracks like Lincoln Speedway, Macon Speedway, Jacksonville Speedway, and Taylorville Speedway. Previous champions include Terry Reed and Jeremy Nichols. Reed, of Cerro Gordo, IL, claimed championships in 2014, 2015, and 2019, while Nichols, of Lovington, IL, has claimed championships in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models will be back this Friday night after having an outstanding turnout two weeks ago. That event, which was also a Big Ten race, saw Jose Parga claim the victory over teammate Dakota Ewing. Jake Little, Roben Huffman, and Braden Johnson completed the top five at the April 16th event.

Over the first two events of the season, 27 different DIRTcar Modified competitors have raced at Lincoln Speedway. Ray Bollinger claimed the win at the April 9th opener while fellow standout driver, Allen Weisser, won on April 16th. Tommy Sheppard, Jr., Brandon Roberts, and Brandon Bollinger have been knocking on the door of their first wins of the season and will be ones to watch Friday night.

The Simplot DII Midgets had an exciting show two weeks ago, as Springfield, IL driver, Chase McDermand took the Simplot Front Row Challenge to start at the back of the feature. McDermand made it all the way through the field to finish second, just missing the $300 bonus money. Peoria, IL driver Mark McMahill won the race, carrying over momentum from his championship 2020 season. The Simplot Front Row Challenge bonus money will be $400 on Friday night.

The DIRTcar Hornets have had two outstanding races at Lincoln Speedway, going into week three. Kenny Butterfield, of Kingston Mines, IL, and Erik Vanapeldoorn, of Clinton, IL, are tied for the championship lead, each claiming one feature win. Jay Mariuzza, Allan Harris, and Mike Foster are others that have been just outside of victory lane looking in.

In addition to five exciting racing divisions, fans will be treated to $1 hot dogs and $2 beers, while supplies last. The Taft Concession Stand and El Zarape Taco Truck will also be on hand.

Pits will open Friday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps at 6:00, and racing at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $15, while kids 11 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the gate 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 Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

6

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

60

0

2

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

58

2

3

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

56

4

4

33H

Roben

Huffman

Midland City

IL

54

6

5

14

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

52

8

6

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

50

10

7

25

Tucker

Finch

Jacksonvile

IL

48

12

8

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

46

14

9

7

Steven

Reinacher

Pocahontas

IL

44

16

10

77

Blaise

Baker

Clinton

IL

42

18


DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

77

Ray

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

114

0

2

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

108

6

3

35

Brandon

Roberts

Ashland

IL

104

10

4

77B

Brandon

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

98

16

5

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

90

24

6

25W

Allen

Weisser

Peoria

IL

86

28

7

19C

Carter

Sinkhorn

Taylorville

IL

84

30

8

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

80

34

9

49

Todd

Bates

Canton

IL

70

44

10

14R

Rick

Conoyer

Wentzville

MO

58

56


Simplot DII Midgets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

57

Mark

McMahill

Peoria

IL

60

0

2

40

Chase

McDermand

Springfield

IL

58

2

3

51

Brent

Burrows

Lewistown

IL

56

4

4

5G

Cody

Gerdes

Eureka

IL

54

6

5

51R

Will

Armitage

Athens

IL

52

8

6

19E

Daltyn

England

Springfield

IL

50

10

7

7B

Dave

Baugh

Bloomington

IL

48

12

8

36

Ian

Creager

Covington

OH

46

14

9

00

John

Heitzman

San Jose

IL

44

16

10

42

Kevin

Battefeld

Lewistown

IL

42

18


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

24

Kenneth

Butterfield

Kingston Mines

IL

118

0

2

E77

Erik

Vanapeldoorn

Clinton

IL

118

0

3

5

Jay

Mariuzza

Pekin

IL

110

8

4

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

102

16

5

28F

Mike

Foster

Pekin

IL

100

18

6

28J

Jeremy

Hancock

Peoria

IL

96

22

7

9B

Brandon

Miller

Broadwell

IL

88

30

8

26A

Michael

McKay

Springfield

IL

62

56

9

8S

Josh

Starr

Tipton

IA

56

62

10

1

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

54

64