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Lincoln Speedway Set For Fourth Night Of 2023 Season

Vintage Racing of Illinois Joins Lincoln Speedway Program Friday Night

(Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway is off to a great start on its 2023 campaign, propelled by the huge Castrol FloRacing event last week that saw a record number of campers, a great field of cars, a packed house, and exciting race action. Officials are now looking to carry that momentum over to this Friday night, May 19, for night four of the young season.

The Vintage Racing of Illinois Series will headline this Friday night’s program. The tour makes just one trip to the track each year but puts on a great show every time. The series runs at several tracks in the state of Illinois and always puts on a great show with their old school looking race cars.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models will be racing their third event of the season, with New Berlin, IL driver Jose Parga winning the first two in dominating fashion. Parga holds the point lead, while Braden Johnson is a close second. Blaise Baker, Cody Maguire, and Ryan Miller complete the top five.

Mason City, IL’s Brian Lynn, a many-time track champion at Lincoln Speedway, has a solid point lead in the Modified division after the first three nights. For Lynn, it’s the best start he’s had at the track in a few seasons after being plagued by bad luck. Allen Weisser is second in points, while Mike Brooks, Austin Lynn, and Alan Crowder complete the top five.

The MARA Midgets presented by Agventure/Wehmeyer Seed will be racing for the third time at the track. They also are coming off an event at Kankakee which saw 37 cars on track. Daltyn England and Adam Taylor enter the Friday event tied for the point lead. Mark McMahill is third in points, while Jace Sparks and Tommy Colburn complete the top five.

Jimmy Dutlinger leads the DIRTcar Hornet standings by 14 points, as the Peoria, IL driver has finishes of first and second. Rick DeFord is second in the standings, while Bridget Fulton, Erik Vanapeldoorn, and Billy Mason complete the top five. This will be the final Lincoln tune-up for the Hornets before the Ed Cain Trucking Hornet Challenge on June 9.

The DIRTcar Street Stocks are on the card as well. Zane Reitz, of Veedersburg, IN is 2-for-2 in the class, while Bobby Beiler is the only other driver with two top five runs. Chuck Mitchell, Wes Biesenthal, and Terry Reed are some of the other names who have had strong runs in the class this season.

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 $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.

Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection's $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Races

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Points

Gap

1

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

2

2

2

2

120

0

2

14

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

2

0

2

2

114

6

3

77

Blaise

Baker

Clinton

IL

2

0

2

2

110

10

4

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

2

0

2

2

104

16

5

11

Ryan

Miller

Lincoln

IL

2

0

0

2

92

28

6

5B

Brandon

Sweitzer

Lincoln

IL

2

0

0

1

90

30

7

9B

Brandon

Miller

Lincoln

IL

2

0

0

1

86

34

8

16C

Tristan

Coleman

Lincoln

IL

2

0

0

1

76

44

9

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

1

0

1

1

58

62

10

45DW

Denny

Woodworth

Mendon

IL

1

0

1

1

54

66

DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Races

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Points

Gap

1

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

3

0

1

2

138

0

2

25W

Allen

Weisser

Peoria

IL

2

1

2

2

114

24

3

3

Mike

Brooks

Peoria

IL

3

0

1

1

114

24

4

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

2

0

0

2

106

32

5

87C

Alan

Crowder

Elwin

IL

2

0

0

1

88

50

6

9

Austin

O'Dell

Rochester

IL

2

0

1

1

80

58

7

35

Brandon

Roberts

Ashland

IL

2

0

0

0

80

58

8

36

Nick

Justice

Decatur

IL

2

0

1

1

76

62

9

77

Ray

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

2

0

0

1

76

62

10

242

Logan

Veloz

Colona

IL

1

1

1

1

70

68

DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Races

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Points

Gap

1

DA28

Jimmy

Dutlinger

Peoria

IL

2

1

2

2

118

0

2

00

Rick

DeFord

Lewistown

IL

2

0

1

2

104

14

3

20B

Bridget

Fulton

Marissa

IL

2

0

0

2

98

20

4

E77

Erik

Vanapeldoorn

Clinton

IL

1

0

1

1

68

50

5

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

1

0

1

1

66

52

6

30J

Nick

Johnson

Bartonville

IL

1

0

1

1

62

56

7

11

Derrick

DeFord

Canton

IL

1

1

1

1

60

58

8

52

Bradley

Stanfill

Park Hills

MO

1

0

1

1

56

62

9

7C

Spencer

Coats

La Grange

MO

1

0

1

1

54

64

10

15

David

Lauritson

Normal

IL

1

0

1

1

52

66