305 Sprints Cars Are Set For Their Opener At Lincoln Speedway Friday Joe Putnam Photo
The 305 sprint car class will be in action Friday at Illinois' Lincoln Speedway. (Joe Putnam Photo)

Lincoln Speedway Set For Round Two Friday Night

LINCOLN, Ill. – After an outstanding season opener last Friday night, Lincoln Speedway is set to do it once again this Friday, April 16 as five divisions hit the track.

Headlining the evening will be the 305 sprint cars and Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Models, with the action set to be broadcast live by SPEED SPORT TV affiliate LincolnSpeedwayIL.TV.

The winged 305 sprint cars will be making the first of three appearances this season at the semi banked, quarter-mile dirt oval. In the three appearances last season Garrett Duff, Max Pozsgai and Bradley Galedrige claimed wins.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models will be making their first appearance of the year. The opening race will be a special one for the talented drivers, as it’s also the opening night for the Midwest Big Ten Pro Late Model Series. The event will pay $600 to win and $100 to start in addition to DIRTcar national points, track points and Big 10 points. At the end of the 10-race Big 10 schedule, special trophies and a point fund will be distributed to the top finishers.

The DIRTcar Modifieds are also back this week for their second night of action. During opening night, Ray Bollinger claimed the victory and currently leads the class standings.

The DII Midgets are back for another season of racing at the track with a new title sponsor, Simplot Grower Solutions. Last year saw a new champion atop the points, Mark McMahill. Friday’s race will be the season opener for the Simplot DII Midget class.

Much like the Modifieds, the Hornets already have one race under their belts and it was a thriller. Kenneth Butterfield was the winner and leads the series standings going into the second race of the year.

Pit gates open Friday at 4 p.m., grandstands at 5 p.m., hot laps begin at 6 p.m., and racing will take the green at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 11 and under.