MOWA Sprint Cars Return To Lincoln IL Speedway Friday Night

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MOWA Sprint Cars Return To Lincoln Speedway Friday Night

(Lincoln, IL) One of the most popular events on the Lincoln Speedway schedule, each season, is coming up this Friday night, August 20, when the Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Cars come to town. Five other divisions will also race.

The MOWA 410 cubic inch winged sprint cars have had four 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 events were at Jacksonville Speedway with Paul Nienhiser and Brandon Hanks claiming the checkered flags.

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.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models have had a lot of solid shows at the track this season and this Friday night should be no different. New Berlin, IL driver, Jose Parga, has been dominant this season anywhere he has gone and that includes Lincoln, where he has won six out of the seven features. Parga leads the standings by 44 over Jake Little. Blaise Baker, Roben Huffman, and Colby Sheppard complete the top five. Dakota Ewing, Parga’s teammate, is the only driver other than Parga to find victory lane.

Ray Bollinger enters Friday’s event atop the DIRTcar Modified points at the track, leading by 62 over many-time champion, Brian Lynn. Typically, Bollinger doesn’t run the full season at the track, missing several events. This year, the Kewanee, IL driver is only two weeks away from claiming the championship. Bollinger and Lynn are followed by Tommy Sheppard, Austin Lynn, and Brandon Roberts.

Peoria, IL driver, Mark McMahill leads the way in the Simplot DII Midget class at the track, claiming three of the six feature wins this year. Tyler Roth is 72 points behind, while Will Armitage, John Heitzman, and Kelli Harter round out the top five. Andy Baugh has claimed two wins, while Jake Neuman has taken one this season. The Simplot DII Front Row Challenge will be up to $700 for this week’s event.

The DIRTcar Hornet championship battle is a tight one entering the final two-point weeks at the track. Kenny Butterfield, of Kingston Mines, IL and Erik Vanapeldoorn from Clinton, IL have each won two of the seven features with Butterfield holding an eight point advantage. Jay Mariuzza, Allan Harris, and Cook Crawford complete the top five.

Rounding out Friday’s action will be the DIRTcar KidModz division with young drivers from age 8-16 competing in Modified division cars.

Pit gates will open Friday at 3:00, grandstands at 5:00, hotlaps will start at 6:00, and racing will take the green at 7:00 PM. 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)

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

77

Blaise

Baker

Clinton

IL

306

52

4

33H

Roben

Huffman

Midland City

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 Modified

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

77

Ray

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

484

0

2

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

422

62

3

T6

Tommy

Sheppard

New Berlin

IL

418

66

4

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

386

98

5

35

Brandon

Roberts

Ashland

IL

384

100

6

19C

Carter

Sinkhorn

Taylorville

IL

342

142

7

25W

Allen

Weisser

Peoria

IL

248

236

8

242

Brandon

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

246

238

9

32

Donovan

Lodge

Andover

IL

212

272

10

49

Todd

Bates

Canton

IL

200

284


Simplot DII Midgets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

57

Mark

McMahill

Peoria

IL

334

0

2

18

Tyler

Roth

Springfield

IL

262

72

3

51R

Will

Armitage

Athens

IL

240

94

4

00

John

Heitzman

San Jose

IL

212

122

5

22K

Kelli

Harter

Dawson

IL

200

134

6

19E

Daltyn

England

Springfield

IL

194

140

7

7B

Dave

Baugh

Bloomington

IL

176

158

8

23

Patrick

Ryan

Springfield

IL

148

186

9

51

Brent

Burrows

Lewistown

IL

136

198

10

42

Kevin

Battefeld

Lewistown

IL

134

200


DIRTcar Hornets

Pos

#

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

24

Kenneth

Butterfield

Kingston Mines

IL

404

0

2

E77

Erik

Vanapeldoorn

Clinton

IL

396

8

3

5

Jay

Mariuzza

Pekin

IL

364

40

4

3H

Allan

Harris

Chatham

IL

362

42

5

1

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

270

134

6

28J

Jeremy

Hancock

Peoria

IL

260

144

7

9B

Brandon

Miller

Broadwell

IL

212

192

8

28F

Mike

Foster

Pekin

IL

180

224

9

357

Billy

Mason

Brownstown

IL

158

246

10

44

Bill

Basso

Athens

IL

140

264