2023 Lincoln Speedway Schedule is Set; Jam Packed with New and Exciting Events


Abbottstown, PA (December 23, 2022) – The 2023 season schedule for Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway is highlighted by new and exciting changes starting with the Ice Breaker Weekend on February 25 and 26. This is the first time the official kick-off of sprint car racing in Central PA will be held as a two-day event.


Another first for the track is the two-day Dirt Classic weekend scheduled for September 2 and 3 with the “Kickoff to the Classic” on Saturday and “Dirt Classic X” on Sunday.


The recently announced World of Outlaws visit in March means that the premier sprint car touring series will be making two appearances in 2023 with the first coming on Saturday, March 18. The “Gettysburg Clash” returns on Wednesday, May 10.


Another exciting addition to the schedule this year is the return of modifieds to Lincoln Speedway. The popular division makes their first appearance in the pigeon hills since 2012 on March 4 along with the 410 sprint cars.


Lincoln Speedway will host 15 different divisions, with 30 dates for the 410 sprints and 16 dates for the 358 sprints. The super late models will make three appearances including the return of “Appalachian Mountain Speedweek” on June 17.


The 600 wingless micros will be a part of the racing action on July 1 along with the Central PA Legends, Limited Stocks and Xcel modifieds.


Track management has listened to the racers and the fans and have moved the start times up for most events. The mid-summer shows are scheduled for 7PM instead of 7:30PM. In addition to the earlier start times, the promoters have scheduled more two division shows after considering feedback from last year’s schedule.


Along with the new additions to the schedule, many familiar and popular dates will be back for 2023. The 20th Annual “Weldon Sterner Memorial” is slated for May 20. “Fallen Firefighters Night” is slated for May 6. Lincoln will host two PA Speedweek shows with the 24th Annual “Kevin Gobrecht Memorial” paying $10,092 to win on June 24. The $7,300 to win “Kramer Klash” is back on August 26.

Also back in 2023 are the Bob Leiby Memorial on May 27, Steve Smith Tribute Race on June 3, Dean’s Auto Plaza Night on July 15, DCS School of Driving Night on August 5 and the Barry Skelly Memorial on August 19. The season will conclude with the Brian Montieth Classic on Saturday, October 14.


In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing, and several auto racing “club” nights. The entire 2023 schedule is available online at and at the end of this release.


Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for 70 years. The Pigeon Hills oval is one of several famed Central Pennsylvania race tracks which represent the toughest, most competitive weekly sprint car racing in the nation. A family fun night to be had by all who visit the famed Lincoln Speedway!





Sat, Feb 25 3:00 p.m.   “ICEBREAKER WEEKEND” for 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win)
Sun, Feb 26 3:00 p.m.   “ICEBREAKER WEEKEND” for 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win)
Sat, Mar   4 3:00 p.m.   “MARCH MODIFIED MADNESS”:  410 Sprints and 358 Modifieds
Sat, Mar  11      —   NO RACING
Sat, Mar  18 6:00 p.m. (TT)   WORLD OF OUTLAWS for 410 sprints
Sat, Mar 25 6:00 p.m.   410 Sprints and Central PA Legends
Sat, Apr 1 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr  8 6:00 p.m. HANOVER CONCRETE NIGHT:  410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (Easter Egg Hunt & Big Wheel Races)
Sat, Apr  15 6:00 p.m.   GOLF CART SERVICES NIGHT:  410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, April 22 6:00 p.m.   GENE LATTA FORD NIGHT:  410 Sprints and Central PA Legends (York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, April 29 6:00 p.m.   F&S YAMAHA & MARINE NIGHT;  410 Sprints, 358 Sprints,  and Penn-Mar Vintage 
Sat, May 6 7:00 p.m. (TT)   FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT/“GUISE-LITTLE MEMORIAL”:  410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Wed, May 10 7:30 p.m.             (TT)    WORLD OF OUTLAWS “Gettysburg Clash” for 410 sprints [rain date: Thurs, 5/11]
Sat, May 13      —   NO RACING—“EMMR Hot Rod Annual” (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Sat, May  20 7:00 p.m. (TT)   20TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event)
Sat, May 27 7:00 p.m.    BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL:  410 Sprints, ARDC Midgets, and Super Late Models (ARCH Night)
Sat, June 3 7:00 p.m. (TT)   STEVE SMITH TRIBUTE:  410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, June  10 7:00 p.m. (TT)   ELIJAH HAWKINS MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, June  17 7:00 p.m. (TT)   PA SPEEDWEEK TUNE-UP for 410 Sprints, plus Super Late Models (Appalachian Late Model Speedweek event)
Sat, June 24 7:00 p.m.      (TT)   RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK Show [24th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 sprints paying $10,092 to win] plus Extreme Stocks
Mon, June 26 7:30 p.m. (TT)   RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK Show for 410 sprints ($8,000 to win)
Sat, July 1 6:00 p.m.   CROWNSTONE EQUIPMENT NIGHT: Central PA Legends, 600 Xcel Modifieds, 600 Wingless Micros, &  Limited Stocks
Sat, July 8 7:00 p.m. HANOVER BUILDING SYSTEMS NIGHT:  410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (also KIDS NIGHT, including Big Wheel Races)
Sat, July 15 7:00 p.m.   DEAN’S AUTO PLAZA NIGHT:  410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Classic Cars
Sat, July  22 7:00 p.m.   (To Be Announced)
Sat, July 29 7:00 p.m.        “RACK DADDIES RUMBLE” PRESENTED BY L&M TIRE & WHEEL: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Aug 5 7:00 p.m. DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT:  410 Sprints and USAC East Coast Sprint Cars
Sat, Aug 12 7:00 p.m.        MOTOSPORTS INCORPORATED NIGHT:  410 Sprints, Winged Super Sportsman, and PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints
Sat, Aug 19 7:00 p.m.   BARRY SKELLY MEMORIAL:  410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event)
Sat, Aug  26 7:00 p.m. (TT)   “KRAMER KLASH” for 410 Sprints ($7,300 to win), plus 358 Sprints
Sat, Sept 2 7:00 p.m. (TT)   “KICKOFF TO THE CLASSIC”:  410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sun, Sept 3 7:00 p.m. (TT)   “DIRT CLASSIC X” PRESENTED BY SCHMUCK LUMBER COMPANY for 410 Sprints plus Extreme Stocks
Sat, Sept 9 6:00 p.m.      SUPERIOR HOMES NIGHT:  358 Late Models, Central PA Legends, Extreme Stocks, & Limited Stocks (ARCH Night)
Sat, Sept  16 6:00 p.m.   410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Sept 23 9:00 a.m.   “PA KARTING GRAND NATIONALS”
Sat, Sept 30 4:00 p.m.   AMA Motorcycles & Quads
Sat, Oct 7 6:00 p.m. LAZER LATE MODEL CLASH: Super Late Models, Central PA Legends, and Limited Stocks
Sat, Oct 14 6:00 p.m. (TT)   “BRIAN MONTIETH CLASSIC” for 410 Sprint Cars plus 358 Sprints [FINAL POINTS RACES OF SEASON] (This show carries a rain date of Sunday, 10/15 @ 6:00 p.m.)