Sunday, January 13, 2019


Sunday, January 13, 2019

              The 2019 season schedule for Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway has been released, and pocket schedules will be distributed at the “Motorsports” show in Oaks this coming weekend.

Celebrating its 67th 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 since 1965, and the “410” sprints are featured in 29 of Lincoln’s 31 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 21 times in 2019, including the annual 360 vs. 358 Challenge on Saturday, June 8th.

The popular Central Pennsylvania Legends will make six stops in the Pigeon Hills this season.  In addition, the wingless super sportsman will appear twice, the 358 late models will make two stops, the Mid-Atlantic Modifieds will run twice, and the extreme stocks will be at Lincoln three times this season.  Other divisions making single appearances at Lincoln this year will be the midgets, the PennMar modifieds, the 600cc Xcel modifieds and the Classic Cars.

One of the most anticipated shows of the coming season is a return of the super late models, which will headline the show on Saturday, September 14th. 

              In all, a dozen different classes of race cars will dot the 2019 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 15th (a program which carries a rain date of 5/16).

Lincoln will again host two shows during PENNSYLVANIA SPEEDWEEK, including the 20th Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial paying $7,000 to win on Saturday, June 29th, and another $7,000-to-win program on Monday, July 1st.

Among the other highlights of an historic season at Lincoln will be the Weldon Sterner Memorial Spring Championship for 410 sprint cars paying $6,900-to-win on Saturday, April 20th, Tony Stewart’s All-Star Circuit of Champions on Saturday, August 24th, the Second Annual Bob Leiby Memorial on Saturday, August 31st, and the 2019 edition of the Hank Gentzler Memorial Manufacturers Appreciation Race presented by Pancho’s Racing Products on Saturday September 28th.

Topping off a spectacular 2019 season will be “Dirt Classic VI,” which will be sanctioned for the first time by the All-Star Circuit of Champions. It will pay $20,000 to win on Saturday, September 21st.

              In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing and several auto racing “club” nights.

              As per tradition, Lincoln’s season opener will be held on the last Saturday in February.  Gates for the “Icebreaker 30” will open at noon and racing begins at 2:00 p.m.  The season opener will be a sprint-only show and pay $4,000 to win.

              Both the February 23rd and March 2nd shows carry rain/snow dates of the next day.

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