Lincoln Speedway to Introduce Virtual Flagman for the 2024 Season; Continuing to Bring Innovation to Central PA Racing Scene
Abbottstown, PA (January 24, 2024) – Lincoln Speedway is excited to introduce the virtual flagman to Central PA racing. Starting with the Ice Breaker Weekend, February 24-25, Lincoln Speedway will implement a state of the art virtual flagman system that will include lighting and message boards around the speedway to alert drivers and fans of important situations on the track. This technology has been implemented at tracks around the world and Lincoln Speedway will be the first track to utilize this proven system in Central PA.
In addition to the virtual system, there will be flaggers and safety personnel on the inside of the track in the corners and on the front straightaway. The virtual system will be run from the scoring tower.
“When you take a step back and look at it, we are removing two individuals from a hazardous environment that were an extension of the scoring tower. We are modernizing a system that was already in place,” is how General Manager, Jerry Parrish is looking at the change. “Lincoln was the first track in Central PA to utilize a jumbotron and now other tracks have them and the World of Outlaws bring one on their tour. We are always looking at opportunities to bring innovation to a sport that has been slow to take on change.”
For the first few weeks of the season there will be a flagger in the main flag stand to help adjust to the change and to work through any unexpected situations.
“The safety of the drivers and officials is our number one priority and putting this system in place continues our efforts towards that goal,” shared Parrish.
Lincoln Speedway will kick-off the 2024 season with the Ice Breaker Weekend on February 24 & 25 with racing scheduled at 3PM both days. Both races pay $5,000 to win and are 410 sprint car only shows. Pit gates will open at 12:30PM and Grandstands gates open at 1PM. Adult general admission is $20, student general admission (12-17) is $10 and general admission for kids 11 and under is free. Pit passes are $35.
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! To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes and to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania’s “Premier” Saturday night racetrack – The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway – visit Lincoln Speedway’s website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com