Abbottstown, PA (January 1, 2022) – The 2022 season schedule for Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway is highlighted by 31 appearances between its two premier sprint car divisions, the 410 and 358 sprints. Back again for 2022 is the tractor and truck pull along with the Crownstone Equipment Monster Truck Freedom Fest.
The recently announced Steve Smith Tribute Race on June 4 is slated to be the highest paying non-sanctioned race for the 410 sprint cars at Lincoln in 2022. The marquee event will pay $19,000 to win in honor of the Black Bandit’s famous #19 sprint car.
Lincoln Speedway will host 14 different divisions during its 70th season, with 29 dates for the 410 sprints and 16 dates for the 358 sprints. The 410 sprints will start their season with the $5,000-to-win “Ice Breaker 30” on February 26th. The 358 sprints will hit the clay for the first time on March 19th. Both sprint car divisions will end their season on October 15th at the Turner Automotive Night of Champions. Once again, the points battle will run until the final race of the season. New races this year featuring both sprint divisions include Golf Cart Services Night on April 16th, Messick Equipment Night on May 21, Rack Daddie Rumble on July 30 and the Elijah Hawkins Memorial on September 3. The super late models will headline the Lazer Late Model Clash on October 8.
On April 23 during Gene Latta Ford “Wheel of Fortune” Night, the winner of the 410 sprint feature will spin a wheel in victory lane to increase their $4,000 winnings to $5,000, $6,000 or $7,000. Another addition to the schedule for the 410 sprint cars is the $5,000 to win Freedom Off-Road Speedweek Tune-up on June 18. The entire 2022 schedule is available online at www.lincolnspeedway.com/schedule and at the end of this release.
The midgets will return to Lincoln twice in 2022 under the ARDC sanction. You can catch them in the Pigeon Hills on June 4th and August 20th.
As part of their tour in 2022, the Super Sportsman will make two trips to Lincoln. They will be in action on May 7th and July 16th.
The USAC East Coast Sprint Cars will make an appearance at Lincoln on June 4th as a part of the Steve Smith Tribute Race.
Along with the new additions to the schedule, many familiar and popular dates will be back for 2022. The 19th Annual Weldon Sterner Memorial is slated for April 9th and will pay $6,900 to win. The World of Outlaws return to take on the PA Posse in the “Gettysburg Clash” on May 11th. Fallen Firefighters Night is slated for June 11th. Lincoln will host two PA Speedweek shows with the first on June 25th and the second on June 27th. The All-Star Circuit of Champions make two trips to the 3/8th mile oval with their first stop on August 27th for the $7,300 to win “Kramer Klash”. The All-Stars return on September 17th for the $20,000-to-win “Dirt Classic IX.”
Also back in 2022 are the Bob Leiby Memorial on May 28, L&M Tire and Wheel Night on July 9, Dean’s Auto Plaza Night on July 16, DCS School of Driving Night on August 6 and the Barry Skelly Memorial on August 20
In addition, there will be special shows featuring kids “Big Wheel” racing, 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 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 26 3:00 p.m. OPENING DAY—“ICEBREAKER” for 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Feb 27]
Sat, Mar 5 3:00 p.m. 410 Sprints plus open practice session for other divisions
Sat, Mar 12 3:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and Central PA Legends
Sat, Mar 19 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Mar 26 6:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and PASS/IMCA 305 Sprints
Sat, Apr 2 7:00 p.m. 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr 9 7:00 p.m. (TT) 19TH ANNUAL WELDON STERNER MEMORIAL: SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP FOR 410 Sprints ($6,900 to win) plus 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr 16 7:00 p.m. GOLF CART SERVICES NIGHT: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints
Sat, Apr 23 7:30 p.m. GENE LATTA FORD “WHEEL OF FORTUNE” NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Central PA Legends, and 358 Late Models (410 sprint car feature winner spins a wheel to increase his $4,000 winnings to $5,000, $6,000, or $7,000)
Sat, Apr 30 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Penn-Mar Vintage (York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, May 7 7:30 p.m. 410 Sprints, Super Sportsman (Tour Series event), and Extreme Stocks
Wed, May 11 7:30 p.m. (TT) WORLD OF OUTLAWS GETTYSBURG CLASH for 410 sprints [rain date: Thurs, 5/12]
Sat, May 14 — NO RACING—EMMR Hot Road Annual (8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Sat, May 21 7:30 p.m. MESSICK EQUIPMENT NIGHT: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event) (Also “KIDS NIGHT” and York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races)
Sat, May 28 7:30 p.m. BOB LEIBY MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, June 4 7:30 p.m. (TT) STEVE SMITH TRIBUTE: 410 Sprints ($19,000 to win), USAC East Coast Sprints, and ARDC Midgets
Sat, June 11 7:30 p.m. (TT) FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS NIGHT IN MEMORY OF BRANDON LITTLE: 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) and 358 Sprints
Sat, June 18 7:30 p.m. (TT) FREEDOM OFF-ROAD SPEEDWEEK TUNE-UP for 410 Sprints ($5,000 to win) plus 358 late models (ARCH Night)
Sat, June 25 7:30 p.m. (TT) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK Show [23rd Annual Kevin Gobrecht Memorial for 410 sprints ($9,200 to win)] plus Extreme Stocks
Mon, June 27 7:30 p.m. (TT) RED ROBIN PA SPEEDWEEK Show for 410 sprints ($7,000 to win)
Sat, July 2 1:30 p.m. “CROWNSTONE EQUIPMENT MONSTER TRUCK FREEDOM FEST” featuring the Vaters Monster Motorsports World Champion Team, plus Central PA Legends and York Flooring Kids Big Wheel Races
Sat, July 9 7:30 p.m. L&M TIRE & WHEEL NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Classic Cars
Sat, July 16 7:30 p.m. DEAN’S AUTO PLAZA NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and Super Sportsman (Tour Series event)
Sat, July 23 (time TBA) TRACTOR & TRUCK PULL PRESENTED BY McGREW EQUIPMENT
Sat, July 30 7:30 p.m. RACK DADDIE RUMBLE: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 358 Late Models
Sat, Aug 6 7:30 p.m. DCS SCHOOL OF DRIVING NIGHT: 410 Sprints, 358 Sprints, and 600 Xcel Modifieds (York County Racing Club Night)
Sat, Aug 13 7:30 p.m. MOTORSPORTS NIGHT: 410 Sprints, Central PA Legends, and Wingless Sportsman
Sat, Aug 20 7:30 p.m. BARRY SKELLY MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints and 358 Sprints (“Summer Series” event) and ARDC Midgets
Sat, Aug 27 7:30 p.m. (TT) ALL-STAR CIRCUIT OF CHAMPIONS “KRAMER KLASH” for 410 Sprints ($7,300 to win), plus EMMR Exhibition
Sat, Sept 3 7:30 p.m. ELIJAH HAWKINS MEMORIAL: 410 Sprints , 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, Sept 10 7:30 p.m. Super Late Models, Wingless Sportsman, Extreme Stocks, & Limited Stocks (ARCH Night)
Sat, Sept 17 7:00 p.m. (TT) “DIRT CLASSIC IX” PRESENTED BY SCHMUCK LUMBER COMPANY for 410 Sprints (All-Star sanctioned; $20,000 to win) [rain date: Sun, Sept. 18]
Sat, Sept 24 9:00 a.m. “PA KARTING GRAND NATIONALS”
Sat, Oct 1 (time TBA) AMA Motorcycles
Sat, Oct 8 6:00 p.m. LAZER LATE MODEL CLASH: Super Late Models, 358 Sprints, and Central PA Legends
Sat, Oct 15 6:00 p.m. “TURNER AUTOMOTIVE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS’ for 410 sprints and 358 sprints [FINAL POINTS RACES OF SEASON] (This show carries a rain date of Sunday, 10/16 @ 6:00 p.m.)