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Lincoln Speedway Results – 4/9/21

Shirley Comes Out On Top At Lincoln Speedway Season Opener

(Lincoln, IL) Lincoln Speedway has officially fired up the 2021 racing season with the DIRTcar Nationals this past Friday, April 9 at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL. At the end of the night, four drivers celebrated DIRTcar National victories with special trophies, bragging rights, and extra prize money.

The main attraction of the night was the $3,000 to win feature event for the DIRTcar Super Late Models. Benton, KY driver, Tanner English, bested a field of highly talented drivers in qualifying with a 12.549. English went on to win heat #1, while Central Illinois favorite, Brian Shirley won heat two to complete the front row starters for the feature event.

When the green dropped on the 30-lap feature event, it was Chatham, IL’s Shirley racing into the lead with English, Ryan Unzicker, Jake Timm, and Kolby Vandebergh in tow. While the top three remained unchanged from the early going, fans were watching Bobby Pierce come from the final starting spot to work his way into top five contention. At the checkered, it was Shirley claiming the dominant win, lapping over half the field. English took second, while Unzicker, Pierce, and Timm completed the top five.

Michael Long set overall fast time in the DIRTcar Modified class with Long, Ray Bollinger, and Allen Weisser taking the three heat race wins. In the $1,500 to win feature event, Bollinger took the early advantage over the 20+ car field with Long following closely. Disaster struck with 13 laps in, however, as Long’s car lost power on the exit of turn two. As the #18 car slowed abruptly, Kenny Wallace and Jeff Leka had no where to go and slammed into the ailing car, eliminating all three from action. Down the stretch, Bollinger held a comfortable lead and was never challenged seriously, claiming yet another win at the Lincoln track. Rick Conoyer took second, while Tommy Sheppard and Brandon Roberts took third and fourth. Chris Morefield had an impressive run, picking up 15 spots to take fifth.

Tommy Gaither led all DIRTcar Pro Mod drivers in qualifying with a 15.574, however, all eyes were on the #15c of Kevin Crowder when the cars hit the track for race action. Crowder took the win in heat #2 after Kyle Helmick took the first heat win. The 20-lap feature saw the Argenta, IL driver, Crowder, race into the early lead and go on to the impressive victory. Following him across the stripe were Helmick, Ryan Hamilton, Billy Knebel, and James Hileman.

Arguably, the most exciting feature of the night came in the Hornet class. The drivers put on a great show, especially at the front of the field as the top three or four competitors swapped positions while slicing their way through traffic. In the end, it was Kingston Mines, IL’s Kenny Butterfield taking the trophy. Erik Vanapeldoorn finished the race in second but rolled violently in turn two following the event. Fortunately, he walked away unscathed. Josh Starr, who made the trip from Iowa, Jay Mariuzza, and Michael McKay completed the top five.

The strong turnout of fans saw an entertaining evening of action with some of the top drivers in DIRTcar racing. In fact, many stayed until the last checkered flag fell a few minutes after 10:00 and they got their monies worth with the show the Hornets put on.

The track will be right back in action this coming Friday, April 16 with a full five division show featuring the first of three visits from the 305 Sprint Cars. The night will also feature the first race of the year for the Big Ten Pro Late Models and Simplot DII Midgets. The DIRTcar Modifieds and Hornets will also be in action.

For more information on the upcoming events, visit www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.

DIRT SUPER LATE MODELS A FEATURE 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 3S Brian Shirley Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 1
2 1 81 Tanner English Tanner English Benton, KY -1
3 6 24 Ryan Unzicker Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 3
4 15 32 Bobby Pierce Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 11
5 4 49 Jake Timm Jake Timm Winona, MN -1
6 7 25 Jason Feger Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 1
7 8 32M Cody Maguire Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 1
8 11 38J Jake Little Jake Little Springfield, IL 3
9 DNF 3 15 Kolby Vandebergh Kolby Vandebergh Ashland, IL -6
10 DNF 5 84 Myles Moos Myles Moos Lincoln, IL -5
11 DNF 9 2 Mike Chasteen Jr Mike Chasteen Jr Peoria, IL -2
12 DNF 14 48T Phil Taylor Phil Taylor Auburn, IL 2
13 DNF 10 20 dustin vandermeir dustin vandermeir joilet, IL -3
14 DNF 12 12 Ashton Winger Ashton Winger Senoia, GA -2
15 DNF 13 86 Jeb Simmons Jeb Simmons Wentzville, MO -2
8 Laps

DIRT SUPER LATE MODELSHEAT 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 1 81 Tanner English Tanner English Benton, KY
2 4 15 Kolby Vandebergh Kolby Vandebergh Ashland, IL 2
3 3 84 Myles Moos Myles Moos Lincoln, IL
4 5 25 Jason Feger Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 1
5 2 2 Mike Chasteen Jr Mike Chasteen Jr Peoria, IL -3
6 6 38J Jake Little Jake Little Springfield, IL
7 8 86 Jeb Simmons Jeb Simmons Wentzville, MO 1
8 DNF 7 32 Bobby Pierce Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL -1
All transfer
8 Laps

DIRT SUPER LATE MODELSHEAT 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 3S Brian Shirley Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 1
2 4 49 Jake Timm Jake Timm Winona, MN 2
3 3 24 Ryan Unzicker Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL
4 6 32M Cody Maguire Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 2
5 DNF 5 20 dustin vandermeir dustin vandermeir joilet, IL
6 DNF 1 12 Ashton Winger Ashton Winger Senoia, GA -5
7 DNF 7 48T Phil Taylor Phil Taylor Auburn, IL
All transfer
0 Laps

DIRT SUPER LATE MODELSQUALIFYING 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown Time
1 1 81 Tanner English Tanner English Benton, KY 12.549
2 2 2 Mike Chasteen Jr Mike Chasteen Jr Peoria, IL 12.757
3 8 84 Myles Moos Myles Moos Lincoln, IL 12.783
4 5 15 Kolby Vandebergh Kolby Vandebergh Ashland, IL 12.854
5 3 25 Jason Feger Jason Feger Bloomington, IL 13.040
6 6 38J Jake Little Jake Little Springfield, IL 13.123
7 4 32 Bobby Pierce Bobby Pierce Oakwood, IL 13.355
8 7 86 Jeb Simmons Jeb Simmons Wentzville, MO 13.932
All transfer
0 Laps

DIRT SUPER LATE MODELSQUALIFYING 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown Time
1 5 12 Ashton Winger Ashton Winger Senoia, GA 12.574
2 6 3S Brian Shirley Brian Shirley Chatham, IL 12.799
3 2 24 Ryan Unzicker Ryan Unzicker El Paso, IL 13.014
4 4 49 Jake Timm Jake Timm Winona, MN 13.071
5 3 20 dustin vandermeir dustin vandermeir joilet, IL 13.389
6 1 32M Cody Maguire Cody Maguire Carlinville, IL 13.970
7 7 48T Phil Taylor Phil Taylor Auburn, IL 15.242
All transfer
25 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSA FEATURE 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 77 Ray Bollinger Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL 1
2 8 14C Rick Conoyer Rick Conoyer Wentzville, MO 6
3 7 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL 4
4 10 35 Brandon Roberts Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL 6
5 20 10M Chris Morefield Chris Morefield Edwards, IL 15
6 13 82Q Cole Queathem Cole Queathem Troy, MO 7
7 21 4M Tim Monroe Tim Monroe Delphoes, OH 14
8 12 10 Curt Rhodes Curt Rhodes Taylorville, IL 4
9 17 19C Carter Sinkhorn Carter Sinkhorn Taylorville, IL 8
10 DNF 11 14 Brian Lynn Brian Lynn Mason City, IL 1
11 DNF 19 242 Brandon Bollinger Brandon Bollinger Kewanee, IL 8
12 DNF 1 18L Michael Long Michael Long Fowler, IL -11
13 DNF 5 3L Jeff Leka Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL -8
14 DNF 4 36 Kenny Wallace Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO -10
15 DNF 18 57 Tim Hamburg Tim Hamburg Dixon, IL 3
16 DNF 6 5 Steven Brooks Steven Brooks Bradley, IL -10
17 DNF 16 49 Todd Bates Todd Bates Canton, IL -1
18 DNF 3 25W Allen Weisser Allen Weisser Peoria, IL -15
19 DNF 14 72A Austin Lynn Austin Lynn Mason City, IL -5
20 DNF 15 7 Brad Deyoung Brad Deyoung Wheatfield, IN -5
21 DNF 9 22 Ryan Blakeman Ryan Blakeman Jacksonville, IL -12
DNS 22 11D Brian Diveley Brian Diveley Springfield, IL
8 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSHEAT 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 1 18L Michael Long Michael Long Fowler, IL
2 2 36 Kenny Wallace Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO
3 5 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL 2
4 4 35 Brandon Roberts Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL
5 6 82Q Cole Queathem Cole Queathem Troy, MO 1
6 7 49 Todd Bates Todd Bates Canton, IL 1
7 DNF 3 242 Brandon Bollinger Brandon Bollinger Kewanee, IL -4
8 DNF 8 11D Brian Diveley Brian Diveley Springfield, IL
All transfer
8 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSHEAT 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 77 Ray Bollinger Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL 1
2 1 3L Jeff Leka Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL -1
3 3 14C Rick Conoyer Rick Conoyer Wentzville, MO
4 7 14 Brian Lynn Brian Lynn Mason City, IL 3
5 6 72A Austin Lynn Austin Lynn Mason City, IL 1
6 5 19C Carter Sinkhorn Carter Sinkhorn Taylorville, IL -1
7 DNF 4 10M Chris Morefield Chris Morefield Edwards, IL -3
All transfer
8 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSHEAT 3

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 25W Allen Weisser Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 1
2 1 5 Steven Brooks Steven Brooks Bradley, IL -1
3 4 22 Ryan Blakeman Ryan Blakeman Jacksonville, IL 1
4 7 10 Curt Rhodes Curt Rhodes Taylorville, IL 3
5 3 7 Brad Deyoung Brad Deyoung Wheatfield, IN -2
6 5 57 Tim Hamburg Tim Hamburg Dixon, IL -1
7 6 4M Tim Monroe Tim Monroe Delphoes, OH -1
All transfer
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSQUALIFYING 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown Time
1 2 18L Michael Long Michael Long Fowler, IL 14.414
2 4 36 Kenny Wallace Kenny Wallace St. Louis, MO 14.535
3 1 242 Brandon Bollinger Brandon Bollinger Kewanee, IL 14.541
4 5 35 Brandon Roberts Brandon Roberts Ashland, IL 14.561
5 7 T6 Tommy Sheppard Jr Tommy Sheppard Jr New Berlin, IL 14.605
6 6 82Q Cole Queathem Cole Queathem Troy, MO 14.941
7 3 49 Todd Bates Todd Bates Canton, IL 15.213
DNS 8 11D Brian Diveley Brian Diveley Springfield, IL 15.213
All transfer
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSQUALIFYING 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown Time
1 3 3L Jeff Leka Jeff Leka Buffalo, IL 14.426
2 6 77 Ray Bollinger Ray Bollinger Kewanee, IL 14.716
3 7 14C Rick Conoyer Rick Conoyer Wentzville, MO 14.735
4 2 10M Chris Morefield Chris Morefield Edwards, IL 14.872
5 4 19C Carter Sinkhorn Carter Sinkhorn Taylorville, IL 14.982
6 1 72A Austin Lynn Austin Lynn Mason City, IL 15.087
7 5 14 Brian Lynn Brian Lynn Mason City, IL 15.341
All transfer
0 Laps

UMP MODIFIEDSQUALIFYING 3

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown Time
1 6 5 Steven Brooks Steven Brooks Bradley, IL 14.712
2 1 25W Allen Weisser Allen Weisser Peoria, IL 14.925
3 3 7 Brad Deyoung Brad Deyoung Wheatfield, IN 14.975
4 4 22 Ryan Blakeman Ryan Blakeman Jacksonville, IL 15.185
5 2 57 Tim Hamburg Tim Hamburg Dixon, IL 15.463
6 7 4M Tim Monroe Tim Monroe Delphoes, OH 16.103
7 DNF 5 10 Curt Rhodes Curt Rhodes Taylorville, IL 16.103
All transfer
20 Laps

DIRTCAR PRO MODSA FEATURE 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 15C Kevin Crowder Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 1
2 1 27X Kyle Helmick Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL -1
3 6 58R Ryan Hamilton Ryan Hamilton Fairview Heights, IL 3
4 5 52 Billy Knebel Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 1
5 4 74 James Hileman James Hileman Granite City, IL -1
6 3 787 Cody Zobrist Cody Zobrist Highland, IL -3
7 10 14G Tommy Gaither Tommy Gaither Alton, IL 3
8 7 25 Dave Armstrong Dave Armstrong Ste Genevieve, MO -1
9 8 22K Michael Kettler Michael Kettler Millstadt, IL -1
10 9 17C A.J. Cline A.J. Cline Troy, MO -1
11 11 21T Talen Beard Talen Beard Highland, IL
12 13 11 Roy Magee Roy Magee Springfield, IL 1
13 12 4 William Lowe William Lowe Springfield, IL -1
8 Laps

DIRTCAR PRO MODSHEAT 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 27X Kyle Helmick Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 1
2 1 787 Cody Zobrist Cody Zobrist Highland, IL -1
3 4 52 Billy Knebel Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 1
4 3 25 Dave Armstrong Dave Armstrong Ste Genevieve, MO -1
5 6 17C A.J. Cline A.J. Cline Troy, MO 1
6 5 21T Talen Beard Talen Beard Highland, IL -1
DNS 7 11 Roy Magee Roy Magee Springfield, IL
All transfer
8 Laps

DIRTCAR PRO MODSHEAT 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 2 15C Kevin Crowder Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 1
2 4 74 James Hileman James Hileman Granite City, IL 2
3 3 58R Ryan Hamilton Ryan Hamilton Fairview Heights, IL
4 5 22K Michael Kettler Michael Kettler Millstadt, IL 1
5 1 14G Tommy Gaither Tommy Gaither Alton, IL -4
6 6 4 William Lowe William Lowe Springfield, IL
All transfer
0 Laps

DIRTCAR PRO MODSQUALIFYING 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown Time
1 6 787 Cody Zobrist Cody Zobrist Highland, IL 15.711
2 1 27X Kyle Helmick Kyle Helmick Smithton, IL 15.737
3 5 25 Dave Armstrong Dave Armstrong Ste Genevieve, MO 15.885
4 4 52 Billy Knebel Billy Knebel Pocahontas, IL 16.033
5 3 21T Talen Beard Talen Beard Highland, IL 17.166
6 2 17C A.J. Cline A.J. Cline Troy, MO 17.384
7 7 11 Roy Magee Roy Magee Springfield, IL 19.199
All transfer
0 Laps

DIRTCAR PRO MODSQUALIFYING 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown Time
1 1 14G Tommy Gaither Tommy Gaither Alton, IL 15.574
2 6 15C Kevin Crowder Kevin Crowder Argenta, IL 15.724
3 5 58R Ryan Hamilton Ryan Hamilton Fairview Heights, IL 15.764
4 2 74 James Hileman James Hileman Granite City, IL 15.905
5 3 22K Michael Kettler Michael Kettler Millstadt, IL 15.986
6 4 4 William Lowe William Lowe Springfield, IL 19.168
All transfer
20 Laps

HORNETSA FEATURE 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 1 24 Kenneth Butterfield Kenneth Butterfield Kingston Mines, IL
2 3 E77 Erik Vanapeldoorn Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton, IL 1
3 2 8S Josh Starr Josh Starr Tipton, IA -1
4 5 5 Jay Mariuzza Jay Mariuzza Pekin, IL 1
5 10 26A Michael McKay Michael McKay Springfield, IL 5
6 6 3H Allan Harris Allan Harris Chatham, IL
7 9 28J Jeremy Hancock Jeremy Hancock Peoria, IL 2
8 19 28F Mike Foster Mike Foster Pekin, IL 11
9 7 30J Nick Johnson Nick Johnson Bartonville, IL -2
10 12 86 Nick Clubb Nick Clubb Joliet, IL 2
11 8 101 Nick Proehl Nick Proehl Milan, IL -3
12 11 9B Brandon Miller Brandon Miller Broadwell, IL -1
13 13 22W James Womeldorff James Womeldorff Pekin, IL
14 16 44 Bill Basso Bill Basso Athens, IL 2
15 4 11 Derrick DeFord Derrick DeFord Canton, IL -11
16 15 07 Kody Smith Kody Smith Macomb, IL -1
17 17 51 Cole Johnson Cole Johnson Assumption, IL
18 14 40 Adam Webb Adam Webb Decatur, IL -4
DNS 18 357 Billy Mason Billy Mason Brownstown, IL
DNS 20 1 Cook Crawford Cook Crawford Lincoln, IL
6 Laps

HORNETSHEAT 1

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 8 24 Kenneth Butterfield Kenneth Butterfield Kingston Mines, IL 7
2 2 11 Derrick DeFord Derrick DeFord Canton, IL
3 5 5 Jay Mariuzza Jay Mariuzza Pekin, IL 2
4 4 26A Michael McKay Michael McKay Springfield, IL
5 10 30J Nick Johnson Nick Johnson Bartonville, IL 5
6 1 9B Brandon Miller Brandon Miller Broadwell, IL -5
7 7 40 Adam Webb Adam Webb Decatur, IL
8 6 44 Bill Basso Bill Basso Athens, IL -2
9 DNF 9 51 Cole Johnson Cole Johnson Assumption, IL
10 DNF 3 28F Mike Foster Mike Foster Pekin, IL -7
6 Laps

HORNETSHEAT 2

Finish Start # Competitor Hometown +/-
1 3 E77 Erik Vanapeldoorn Erik Vanapeldoorn Clinton, IL 2
2 10 8S Josh Starr Josh Starr Tipton, IA 8
3 2 3H Allan Harris Allan Harris Chatham, IL -1
4 5 101 Nick Proehl Nick Proehl Milan, IL 1
5 8 28J Jeremy Hancock Jeremy Hancock Peoria, IL 3
6 6 86 Nick Clubb Nick Clubb Joliet, IL
7 4 22W James Womeldorff James Womeldorff Pekin, IL -3
8 1 07 Kody Smith Kody Smith Macomb, IL -7
9 DNF 9 357 Billy Mason Billy Mason Brownstown, IL
10 DNF 7 1 Cook Crawford Cook Crawford Lincoln, IL -3
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