Lincoln IL Speedway To Determine Champions Friday Night

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Champions To Be Crowned On BRANDT Race Night Friday At Lincoln Speedway

(Lincoln, IL) Season championship night will be on track this coming Friday, August 27 at Lincoln Speedway, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL. It will be the final night for drivers to garner track points for the division championships as well as get track time before the huge DIRTcar Fall Nationals event October 1-2.

Kewanee, IL driver, Ray Bollinger, has already clinched the 2021 DIRTcar Modified championship at the track, following his fifth win of the season last Friday night. With Bollinger winning five of the ten features so far and his first Lincoln championship, he will be the favorite at this week’s regular season finale as well as the Fall Nationals in October. Brian Lynn, Brandon Roberts, Austin Lynn, and Tommy Sheppard, Jr. complete the top five in points. Allen Weisser (2), Hunt Gossum (2), and Nick Hoffman (1) have claimed the other feature wins.

The other championship that was clinched last Friday night was in the Simplot DII Midget division. Peoria, IL driver Mark McMahill has won three of the seven features and his lead is insurmountable for fellow competitors. McMahill will look to finish his season with win #4 this Friday night, while fellow top five competitors, Tyler Roth, Will Armitage, Kelli Harter, and Dave Baugh will look for their first wins of the season. The four other features this year were claimed by a few stout drivers, Andy Baugh (2), Korey Weyant (1), and Jake Neuman (1).

The Lincoln Speedway DIRTcar Pro Late Model track championship is technically still up for grabs as Jose Parga has a 56-point lead on Roben Huffman. To clinch, Parga will just have to be on hand for the 10 show up points as the most a driver can garner during a feature is 50. Midland City, IL driver, Roben Huffman, is second in points, while Blaise Baker, Colby Sheppard, and Cody Maguire complete the top five. Parga has claimed seven of the eight features this year, while his teammate, Dakota Ewing, claimed the other.

The tightest point battle will be in the DIRTcar Hornet division as Clinton, IL’s Erik Vanapeldoorn has a 28-point lead on Jay Mariuzza. That is a difference of 14 feature positions at 2 points each. Kenny Butterfield, Allan Harris, and Cook Crawford complete the top five in points. Drivers with wins include the top four in points plus Jeremy Hancock and Nick Johnson.

Two other divisions will round out Friday’s slate, the DIRTcar Sportsman and the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks. Both divisions are just part-time classes at the track.

In the Sportsman, Forrest, IL driver Austin Friedman and Fenton, MO’s Joel Ortberg have claimed the two feature wins this year. Two strong fields of cars have raced at the track this year and exciting events kept fans on the edge of their seats.

The Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks will be led into town by Lovington, IL’s Jeremy Nichols, a many-time Big Ten Street Stock champion and event winner. Nichols has a 16-point lead on another many-time champion of the series, Terry Reed. Nichols has won five of the seven features this season with Nick Macklin and Tanner Sullivan claiming the other two. Guy Taylor and Nick Macklin are also in striking distance, while Zach Taylor completes the top five. Three events remain including Lincoln Friday, Jacksonville September 3, and Macon September 11.

Pit gates will open Friday night at 4:00 with grandstand gates swinging open at 5:00. Hotlaps will go on track at 6:00, while racing will take the green flag at 7:00 PM. Grandstand admission is $15, 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 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

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

418

0

2

33H

Roben

Huffman

Midland City

IL

362

56

3

77

Blaise

Baker

Clinton

IL

358

60

4

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

338

80

5

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

336

82

6

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

314

104

7

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

274

144

8

11

Ryan

Miller

Lincoln

IL

256

162

9

14

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

252

166

10

5B

Brandon

Sweitzer

Lincoln

IL

206

212


DIRTcar Modified

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

77

Ray

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

544

0

2

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

474

70

3

35

Brandon

Roberts

Ashland

IL

440

104

4

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

428

116

5

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

418

126

6

19C

Carter

Sinkhorn

Taylorville

IL

390

154

7

25W

Allen

Weisser

Peoria

IL

248

296

8

242

Brandon

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

246

298

9

32

Donovan

Lodge

Andover

IL

212

332

10

98

Shawn

Vaughn

Springfield

IL

206

338


Simplot DII Midgets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

57

Mark

McMahill

Peoria

IL

390

0

2

18

Tyler

Roth

Springfield

IL

320

70

3

51R

Will

Armitage

Athens

IL

294

96

4

22K

Kelli

Harter

Dawson

IL

248

142

5

7B

Dave

Baugh

Bloomington

IL

226

164

6

00

John

Heitzman

San Jose

IL

212

178

7

19E

Daltyn

England

Springfield

IL

194

196

8

42

Kevin

Battefeld

Lewistown

IL

178

212

9

55

Chuck

Walker

Herrin

IL

148

242

10

23

Patrick

Ryan

Springfield

IL

148

242


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

E77

Erik

Vanapeldoorn

Clinton

IL

452

0

2

5

Jay

Mariuzza

Pekin

IL

424

28

3

24

Kenneth

Butterfield

Kingston Mines

IL

414

38

4

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

414

38

5

1

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

320

132

6

28J

Jeremy

Hancock

Peoria

IL

306

146

7

9B

Brandon

Miller

Broadwell

IL

256

196

8

28F

Mike

Foster

Pekin

IL

234

218

9

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

188

264

10

15

David

Lauritson

Normal

IL

172

280


Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks

Pos

#

Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

67r

Jeremy Nichols

Lovington

IL

392

0

2

11

Terry Reed

Cerro Gordo

IL

376

16

3

x7

Guy Taylor

Springfield

IL

364

28

4

16

Nick Macklin

Argenta

IL

344

48

5

z24

Zach Taylor

Springfield

IL

326

66

6

21

Jaret Duff

Maroa

IL

280

112

7

22

Darrell Dick

Monticello

IL

278

114

8

29

Bobby Beiler

Blue Mound

IL

222

170

9

19

Matthew Yaden

Monticello

IL

144

248

10

53r

Jeff Reed, Jr.

Blue Mound

IL

136

256