MOWA Sprint Cars Headed For Lincoln Speedway Friday Night

MOWA Sprint Cars To Make Lone Lincoln Speedway Appearance Friday Night

(Lincoln, IL) One of the most popular events on the Lincoln Speedway schedule, each season, is coming up this Friday night, July 16, when the Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars powered by Morrow Brothers come to town. Four other divisions will also race.

The MOWA 410 cubic inch winged sprint cars have had three events so far this season, while weather has wreaked havoc on several other events. Ayrton Gennetten bested a field of 28 cars in the season opener at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, IL. Gennetten came right back in the second event of the season at Lee County Speedway to start his season two-for-two. The most recent event was over one month ago at Jacksonville Speedway with Paul Nienhiser claiming the checkered flag.

This Friday’s race will be MOWA’s 15th visit to the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL. Ten different drivers have found victory lane, namely Rico Abreu, who has won three of them including last year’s race. Nienhiser has also won three, while AJ Bruns, Carson Macedo, Christopher Bell, Ian Madsen, Jerrod Hull, Jimmy Hurley, Korey Weyant, and Willie Croft have also found victory lane.

Gennetten leads the current MOWA points, while Zach Daum, Weyant, Brandon Hanks, and Andy Bishop complete the top five.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models will be back on track Friday night as well with New Berlin, IL driver, Jose Parga leading the charge. Parga has a 44-point lead in the track standings, followed by Jake Little, Roben Huffman, Blaise Baker, and Colby Sheppard. Parga has won five out of the six features, while teammate Dakota Ewing claimed the other win.

Ray Bollinger leads the points in the DIRTcar Modified standings at the track by just 14 over Tommy Sheppard, Jr. The Kewanee, IL driver has claimed four feature wins, while Hunt Gossum, Allen Weisser, and Nick Hoffman have taken the other wins. Brian Lynn, Austin Lynn, and Brandon Roberts are other top five point contenders.

The Simplot DII Midgets are back for their first appearance in over a month. Peoria, IL driver Mark McMahill is on top of the standings, leading Tyler Roth by 66 markers. John Heitzman, Will Armitage, and Kelli Harter round out the top five. McMahill has won three features while Andy Baugh has claimed two. The Simplot Front Row Challenge is up to $700 for this week’s event.

The DIRTcar Hornets will complete this Friday night’s event. Kenny Butterfield, of Kingston Mines, IL, leads the points by just six over Erik Vanapeldoorn. The two drivers have each won a pair of features this year, while Allen Harris and Jeremy Hancock have each claimed one. This will be the final warm-up for the Hornets before the July 24/25 Ed Cain Trucking Hornet challenge which takes place at Macon Speedway and Lincoln Speedway.

Pits open Friday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps begin at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00. Grandstand admission is $20, 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)

Built Ford Tough MOWA Sprint Cars

Pos

First Name

Last Name

Points

1

Ayrton

Gennetten

253

2

Zach

Daum

198

3

Korey

Weyant

192

4

Brandon

Hanks

187

5

Andy

Bishop

186

6

Jake

Neuman

183

7

Jeremy

Standridge

173

8

Jacob

Patton

172

9

Joe B.

Miller

167

10

Cale

Thomas

158

 

DIRTcar Pro Late Models

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

6P

Jose

Parga

New Berlin

IL

358

0

2

38J

Jake

Little

Springfield

IL

314

44

3

33H

Roben

Huffman

Midland City

IL

306

52

4

77

Blaise

Baker

Clinton

IL

306

52

5

27

Colby

Sheppard

Williamsville

IL

288

70

6

32M

Cody

Maguire

Carlinville

IL

288

70

7

11

Ryan

Miller

Lincoln

IL

220

138

8

25

Dakota

Ewing

Warrensburg

IL

216

142

9

14

Braden

Johnson

Taylorville

IL

214

144

10

11E

Brandon

Eskew

Ashland

IL

194

164


DIRTcar Modifieds

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

77

Ray

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

432

0

2

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

418

14

3

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

372

60

4

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

340

92

5

35

Brandon

Roberts

Ashland

IL

330

102

6

19C

Carter

Sinkhorn

Taylorville

IL

298

134

7

32

Donovan

Lodge

Andover

IL

212

220

8

49

Todd

Bates

Canton

IL

200

232

9

242

Brandon

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

190

242

10

25W

Allen

Weisser

Peoria

IL

188

244


Simplot DII Midgets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

57

Mark

McMahill

Peoria

IL

288

0

2

18

Tyler

Roth

Springfield

IL

222

66

3

00

John

Heitzman

San Jose

IL

212

76

4

51R

Will

Armitage

Athens

IL

198

90

5

22K

Kelli

Harter

Dawson

IL

168

120

6

19E

Daltyn

England

Springfield

IL

156

132

7

23

Patrick

Ryan

Springfield

IL

148

140

8

7B

Dave

Baugh

Bloomington

IL

146

142

9

42

Kevin

Battefeld

Lewistown

IL

134

154

10

11

Brandon

Smith

Mason City

IL

134

154


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

24

Kenneth

Butterfield

Kingston Mines

IL

348

0

2

E77

Erik

Vanapeldoorn

Clinton

IL

342

6

3

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

322

26

4

5

Jay

Mariuzza

Pekin

IL

318

30

5

28J

Jeremy

Hancock

Peoria

IL

260

88

6

1

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

234

114

7

9B

Brandon

Miller

Broadwell

IL

182

166

8

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

140

208

9

28F

Mike

Foster

Pekin

IL

132

216

10

9Z

Zac

Miller

Lincoln

IL

126

222