ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 2/8/13 – Only a two-inch coating of snow stands between Lincoln and opening day on Saturday afternoon, February 21st.
The “Icebreaker 30" for 410 Sprint Cars will kick off the 2015 outdoor racing season in the Northeast, and pay $4,000 to win. Action begins at 2:00 p.m., with gates opening at noon.
In fact, the “Icebreaker 30” is the first in a “Four for Four” series to open the season, with the first four Lincoln shows going 30 laps and paying $4,000 to win. All four programs begin at 2:00 p.m.
Celebrating its 63rd year, Lincoln Speedway continues a tradition of offering the world’s toughest, most competitive Saturday night sprint car racing. Super sprints have comprised the main class of racing at Lincoln Speedway since 1965, and the “410” sprints are featured in 29 of Lincoln's 35 race dates this year.
Exciting racing has become the trademark of Lincoln’s other “regular” division--the “358” sprint cars, which will be in action 19 times in 2015.
The super sportsman will make five appearances in the Pigeon Hills, culminating with the prestigious “Lawrence Chevrolet Sportsman 100” on Saturday, September 19th. The popular Central Pennsylvania Legends will make 11 stops in the Pigeon Hills this season. And the 358 late models will make three stops at Lincoln as part of a nine-race Trail-Way/Lincoln point series sponsored by Precise Racing Products.
In all, 14 different classes of race cars will dot the 2015 schedule, a season that is loaded with huge shows.
The famous World of Outlaws will return to Lincoln again this year for a special mid-week show on Wednesday, May 13th (a program which carries a rain date of 5/14).
Also making their return to Lincoln will be the Amsoil USAC wingless sprinters for a June 3rd mid-week show which will be part of that division’s “Eastern Storm” tour.
The National USAC Dirt Midget Series featuring upcoming driving sensation Rico Abreu will also make a stop at Lincoln on Wednesday, August 19th. The event is co-sanctioned by ARDC and marks the first time USAC’s National Midgets have competed in Pennsylvania in 26 years.
Lincoln will host two PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK shows on Saturday, June 27th (the 16th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial paying $7,000 to win) and Thursday, July 2nd.
Among the other highlights of an historic season at Lincoln will be a “Dirt Classic Qualifier” (paying $7,000 to win) on Saturday, June 6th, the annual visit by the All-Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, June 13th, and the 2015 editions of the annual Hilly Rife Memorial (May 23rd) and Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race (October 10th).
Topping off a spectacular 2015 season will be Lincoln’s Second Annual “Dirt Classic,” an event which will top last year’s record payout. That $20,000-to-win program will be run on Saturday, September 26th.
In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing, fireworks, and several auto racing “club” nights.
Because the Daytona 500 is scheduled for the next day, Lincoln will not have a rain/snow date for opening day. But Lincoln will utilize a Sunday rain/snow date for the next three shows (2/28, 3/7, and 3/14).
Lincoln switches to nighttime racing on March 21st, with the 358 late models joining the 410 sprint cars in a 6:00 p.m. start.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.