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Midkiff Captures Lincoln Opener
Cale Coons Makes Badger History at Kankakee
Mother Nature 3-for-3 as Season Opener Canceled
Midkiff Captures Lincoln Opener

Midkiff Captures Lincoln Opener

5/18/2024 -
Lincoln, IL, May, 18-- The 2024 racing season is officially underway at Lincoln Speedway after two rainouts to start the MARA season. Believe it or no
Cale Coons Makes Badger History at Kankakee

Cale Coons Makes Badger History at Kankakee

5/12/2024 -
Second generation driver, Cale Coons, made Badger Midget history on Friday night at Kankakee Speedway, as he took the checkers, becoming the venerable
Mother Nature 3-for-3 as Season Opener Canceled

Mother Nature 3-for-3 as Season Opener Canceled

4/26/2024 -
Lincoln, IL April, 26 -- Showers and thunderstorms moved into Central Illinois early Friday morning, forcing the second rainout to start the 2024 seas

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Midkiff Captures Lincoln Opener

Midkiff Captures Lincoln Opener

5/18/2024
Lincoln, IL, May, 18-- The 2024 racing season is officially underway at Lincoln Speedway after two rainouts to start the MARA season. Believe it or not, despite little to no rain in the forecast, several small spots of heavy rainfall were popping up in Central Illinois...more
Cale Coons Makes Badger History at Kankakee

Cale Coons Makes Badger History at Kankakee

5/12/2024
Second generation driver, Cale Coons, made Badger Midget history on Friday night at Kankakee Speedway, as he took the checkers, becoming the venerable club's youngest feature winner at 15 years old. His win capped an interesting night at the track. Thirty-one teams rolled...more
Mother Nature 3-for-3 as Season Opener Canceled

Mother Nature 3-for-3 as Season Opener Canceled

4/26/2024
Lincoln, IL April, 26 -- Showers and thunderstorms moved into Central Illinois early Friday morning, forcing the second rainout to start the 2024 season at Lincoln Speedway, in Lincoln, IL. With the April 26 cancellation, the season opener will now be at Kankakee County...more
Jacksonville Opener Cancelled

Jacksonville Opener Cancelled

4/18/2024
Jacksonville, IL, April, 18-- Jacksonville Speedway officials have canceled Friday nights season opener event after heavy rains passed over the track late this afternoon and into the early evening. The next scheduled event at the facility will be the World of Outlaws on...more


SEASON OPENER UPDATE:
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4/4/2024

4/4/2024

Midget Auto Racing Association


SEASON OPENER UPDATE:

Lincoln Speedway race officials are still holding out hopes of starting the 2024 season this coming weekend at the 1/4-mile dirt track located in Lincoln, IL.

Originally set for Friday night, April 5, the new plan is for Saturday afternoon, April 6, to allow for more dry time and higher temperatures on race day. If conditions improve over the next 24 hours, the plan will be to race on Saturday afternoon with an early start time of 5 PM.

With cold temperatures and a high amount of rainfall during the week, Lincoln Speedway's original date of Friday would not work. Track officials immediately began looking at Saturday's forecast and have gone to work on a plan to allow for an extra day of dry time and better weather on race day. Officials will have further updates on Friday to confirm whether the Saturday action will take place.

Being potentially the only area track in action, Saturday’s show is expected to be a big one, with five divisions of racing on tap. The divisions include the DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Street Stocks, Sportsman, and the MARA Midgets.

If the Saturday plan comes to fruition, start times will be moved up to allow fans and teams to enjoy warmer temperatures while at the track. Pits will open at 1:00, grandstands at 3:00, hotlaps will start at 4:00, and racing will take the green at 5:00 PM.

Grandstand admission will be $15, while kids 11 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the gate upon arrival.

**Race officials will make further updates throughout the day on Friday, passing along info on condition improvement, etc.

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