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Lincoln Speedway will host 16 different divisions during their 68th season, highlighted by 30 dates for the 410 sprints and 19 dates for the 358 sprints (including the 358/360 Challenge). The 410 sprints will start their season with the $4,000 to win Ice Breaker 30 on February 22. The 358 sprints will hit the clay for the first time on March 21. Both sprint car divisions will end their season on October 17 at Lincoln’s Night of Champions. Not only is the season extended, but the points battle will run until the final race of the 2020 season which is a new addition to the schedule. The entire 2020 schedule is available online at www.lincolnspeedway.com/schedule and at the end of this release.
Another new addition to the 2020 schedule is the two-day Dirt Nationals for the Central PA Legends on September 25 & 26. The Central PA Legends have nine dates on the 2020 calendar including the Nationals.
After a successful showing in 2019, the midgets are back on the schedule for two dates in 2020. They will make an appearance in the pigeon hills on May 9 with the 410 and 358 sprints and July 18 with the 410 sprints and Super Sportsman.
Also gaining a second date in 2020 are the Super Late Models. You can catch them in action on August 22 along with the 410 sprints for the 2nd Annual Billy Vacek Memorial and on September 12 with the 358 sprints and PennMar Modifieds.
As part of their tour in 2020, the Super Sportsman will make three trips to Lincoln. Catch them on April 11, June 6 and July 18.
With the addition of the tractor pull track in the infield, the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League has two dates on the schedule in 2020. They will make their historic first appearance on July 25 followed by their second show on October 10.
Along with the new additions to the schedule, many familiar and popular dates will be back for 2020. The 17th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial is slated for April 18 and will pay $6,900 to win. The World of Outlaws return to take on the PA Posse in the Gettysburg Clash on May 13. Fallen Firefighters Night is slated for June 13. Lincoln will host two PA Speedweek shows with the first on June 27 and the second on June 29. The All-Star Circuit of Champions make two trips to the 3/8th mile oval with their first stop on August 29. The All-Stars return on September 19 for the $20,000 to win Dirt Classic VII.
In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing, fireworks, and several auto racing “club” nights.
Located in Abbottstown, PA, the 3/8th-mile high-banked clay oval has been a staple in professional auto racing for over 60 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 22 2:00 p.m. OPENING DAY—“ICEBREAKER 30” for 410 Sprints ($4,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Feb 23]
Sat, Feb 29 2:00 p.m. 410 Sprints [rain date: Sun, Mar 1]
Sat, Mar 7 2:00 p.m. 410 Sprints plus open practice session for other divisions
Sat, Mar 14 2:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and Central PA Legends
Sat, Mar 21 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Mar 28 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr 4 7:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr 11 7:00 p.m. McSHERRYSTOWN MOOSE LODGE #720 NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series event),
and 358 Late Models (also ARCH Night)
Sat, Apr 18 7:00 p.m. (TT) 17TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL: SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win)
plus 358 Sprints
Sat, April 25 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, May 2 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Mid-Atlantic Modifieds
Sat, May 9 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Midgets (York County Racing Club Night)
Wed, May 13 7:30 p.m. (TT) WORLD OF OUTLAWS for 410 sprints [rain date: Thurs, 5/14]
Sat, May 16 -- NO RACING—Jalopy Showdown promoted by Larry Garland for the benefit of EMMR (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Sat, May 23 7:30 p.m. JOHN GLEIM JR. EXCAVATING NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, May 30 7:30 p.m. DEAN’S AUTO PLAZA NIGHT: 410 Sprints and 360/358 Sprint Car Challenge (sanctioned by URC)
Sat, June 6 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series event), and Wingless Super Sportsman
Sat, June 13 7:30 p.m. FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) and 358 Sprints
(also KIDS NIGHT)
Sat, June 20 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Late Models, and Street Stocks, plus York Flooring KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES
Sat, June 27 7:30 p.m. (TT) PA SPEEDWEEK Show [21st Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial] for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win)
plus Central PA Legends
Mon, June 29 7:30 p.m. (TT) PA SPEEDWEEK Show for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win)
Sat, July 4 7:30 p.m. 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event), 305 Sprints, 600 Xcel Modifieds, and Extreme Stocks
Sat, July 11 7:30 p.m. VALLEY SUPPLY NIGHT: “Valley Supply 30” for 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
(also York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, July 18 7:30 p.m. PEPSI NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series event), and Midgets
Sat, July 25 7:30 p.m. 358 Sprints and Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Tractor Pull
Sat, Aug 1 7:30 p.m. DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, Classic Cars,
and York Flooring KIDS BIG WHEEL RACES
Sat, Aug 8 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and PennMar Modifieds
Sat, Aug 15 7:30 p.m. (TT) HANK GENTZLER MEMORIAL MANUFACTURERS APPRECIATION RACE PRESENTED BY
PANCHO’S RACING PRODUCTS: 410 Sprints, plus 358 Sprints
Sat, Aug 22 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints and Super Late Models (Second Annual Billy Vacek Memorial)
Sat, Aug 29 7:30 p.m. (TT) ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS for 410 Sprints, plus Central PA Legends
Sat, Sept 5 7:30 p.m. BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL: Twin 20’s for 410 Sprints , plus Central PA Legends and FIREWORKS
Sat, Sept 12 7:30 p.m. Super Late Models, 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event), PennMar modifieds, & EMMR Exhibition (ARCH Night)
Sat, Sept 19 7:30 p.m. (TT) “DIRT CLASSIC VII” for 410 Sprints (All-Star sanctioned; $20,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Sept. 20]
Thurs, Sept 24 6:00 p.m. Open practice for all divisions
Fri, Sept 25 6:00 p.m. “DIRT NATIONALS” for Central PA Legends, plus 305 Sprints
Sat, Sept 26 6:00 p.m. “DIRT NATIONALS” for Central PA Legends, plus 358 Sprints
Sat, Oct 3 -- NO RACING
Sat, Oct 10 6:00 p.m. Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League Tractor Pull
Sat, Oct 17 6:00 p.m. “NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’ for 410 sprints and 358 sprints [FINAL POINTS RACES OF SEASON}
This show carries a rain date of Sunday, 10/18 @ 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Nov 21 6 p.m.-midnight Lincoln Speedway Awards Banquet