Non-Wing Sprint Cars To Run Sunday At Lincoln IL Speedway

Non-Wing Sprints Headline Sunday’s Show At Lincoln IL Speedway
Springfield Speedway Reunion To Get Day Started At Noon

                (Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL will be playing host to the third edition of the Springfield Speedway Reunion this coming Sunday, August 13.  The day will feature a reunion, open to the public, starting at 12:00 noon in the pavilion, outside of turn one.  Then attention turns to the 1/4-mile dirt track, where six divisions of racing, including non-wing 410 Sprint Cars, take to the track racing for extra lap bonus money totaling over $2,000.

                The Springfield Speedway Reunion is back at the track after a year off.  The reunion will include reminiscing and conversation about the good old days of the track and include driver visits from Springfield Speedway’s veteran drivers.  There will be photo and memorabilia displays, an autograph session, and a driver suit display.  There is no charge to attend the reunion and food and refreshments will be available for purchase.  Lifetime contribution awards will be presented to selected recipients and vintage racecars will be on display.  It’s all put together by Terry Young, who is a great ambassador for the sport.

                Following the reunion, the grandstand gates will fly open to the race track for six divisions of racing, headlined by the first visit of the season for the 410 Non-Wing Sprint Cars.  A favorite of fans in Central Illinois, the division has just two appearances at the track this season, Sunday, August 13 in a non-sanctioned show and Friday, August 18 in the POWRi/WAR Sprint Car series.  The division will be paying $1200 to the winner in addition to $20 per lap led, a total of $500 additional dollars up for grabs.

                Also making an appearance is the Vintage American Sprint Car Association.  The vintage sprints will run heats and a feature and drivers all over the country have shown interest in competing.  The class will bring back memories of action at Springfield Speedway.

                In the UMP Modified class, Ashland, IL driver, Brandon Roberts has been the man and leads this year’s standings by 44 over perennial champion Brian Lynn.  Roberts has claimed three feature wins this season, while Lynn, amazingly, has yet to find victory lane.  Austin Lynn is third, Ray Bollinger is fourth, and Mike Brooks completes the top five.  Roberts and Bollinger have three wins each, while Allen Weisser and Rodney Standerfer have each claimed one win.  NASCAR’s Kenny Wallace is also scheduled to attend on Sunday, trying to back up his wins at Belleville and Terre Haute last weekend.

                In the POWRi DII Midgets presented by Nutech Seed, Waterman, IL’s Jack Routson leads the standings by 42 over Belleville, IL’s Tyler Vantoll.  Vantoll, who won last year’s track championship, is actually the leader of the POWRi Lucas Oil national points but has had some bad mechanical luck at Lincoln and Routson has been very strong as of late.  Mitchell Davis, Gedd Ross, and Eric Reibenstein complete the top five in points.  Vantoll, Ross, and Routson have found victory lane.

                After an earlier season rainout, the Midwest Big Ten Street Stocks are back on tap for Lincoln this Sunday.  The event will pay $500 to the winner and the lap money could push that up to $800.  Lovington, IL driver Jeremy Nichols has a 20 point lead in the standings on Dave Crawley, Jr.  Wes Biesenthal, Darrel Dick, and Shawn Ziemer are top five competitors in the standings.

                Rounding out Sunday’s competition will be the UMP Hornets.  Springfield, IL driver, Mike Eskew leads the points by 46 over Cook Crawford.  Shane Kelley, Adam Webb, and David Lauritson round out the top five.  Sunday’s race could be a pretty healthy payout for Hornets, with $240 in lap money on the line.

                The reunion, as mentioned, begins at noon, pit gates open at 2:00, grandstands at 4:00, hotlaps at 5:00, and racing will take the green at 6:00.  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 UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.  Lincoln Speedway is a proud member of the Contingency Connection’s $100,000 Racer Rewards Program.

CURRENT STANDINGS (Top 10’s)

UMP Modifieds

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

35

Brandon

Roberts

Ashland

IL

444

0

2

14

Brian

Lynn

Mason City

IL

400

44

3

72A

Austin

Lynn

Mason City

IL

370

74

4

77

Ray

Bollinger

Kewanee

IL

280

164

5

3

Mike

Brooks

Peoria

IL

258

186

6

10

Curt

Rhodes

Taylorville

IL

240

204

7

98C

Cole

Hussong

Mattoon

IL

186

258

8

32

Donovan

Lodge

Andover

IL

132

312

9

99

Tim

Luttrell

Riverton

IL

128

316

10

25W

Allen

Weisser

Peoria

IL

126

318


Midwest Big Ten UMP Street Stocks

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

J24

Jeremy

Nichols

Lovington

IL

296

0

2

22

Dave

Crawley, Jr.

Decatur

IL

276

20

3

11

Wes

Biesenthal

Athens

IL

240

56

4

22

Darrell

Dick

Monticello

IL

226

70

5

Z23

Shawn

Ziemer

Boody

IL

206

90

6

711

Justin

Layne

Alsey

IL

170

126

7

67R

Rudy

Zaragoza

Jacksonville

IL

152

144

8

55

Jason

Scrimpsher

Decatur

IL

140

156

9

08

Brian

Dasenbrock

Decatur

IL

134

162

10

24

Justin

Crowell

Lincoln

IL

132

164

 

POWRi Lucas Oil DII Midgets By Nutech

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

10R

Jack

Routson

Waterman

IL

348

0

2

30T

Tyler

Vantoll

Belleville

IL

306

42

3

56

Mitchell

Davis

Auburn

IL

256

92

4

51R

Gedd

Ross

Havana

IL

210

138

5

54

Eric

Reibenstein

Joliet

IL

176

172

6

6B

Andy

Baugh

Mason City

IL

172

176

7

2

Austin

Archdale

Brimfield

IL

158

190

8

73

Broc

Hunnell

Eolia

MO

158

190

9

7B

Dave

Baugh

Bloomington

IL

156

192

10

43T

Josh

Thomas

Edinburg

IL

154

194


UMP Hornets

Pos

Car #

First Name

Last Name

City

State

Points

Gap

1

21

Mike

Eskew

Springfield

IL

258

0

2

64CK

Cook

Crawford

Lincoln

IL

212

46

3

14K

Shane

Kelley

Hopedale

IL

170

88

4

40

Adam

Webb

Decatur

IL

160

98

5

15

David

Lauritson

Normal

IL

152

106

6

88

Derrick

DeFord

Canton

IL

110

148

7

83D

Dallas

Lugge

Belleville

IL

110

148

8

89

Vernon

Carlow

Springfield

IL

106

152

9

24

Kenny

Butterfield

Mapleton

IL

60

198

10

33

Jeremy

Reed

Decatur

IL

60

198

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