Last Visited - 2017
Track Distance - 1/4 mile
Facilties - Average
City/Town - Lincoln, Illinois, USA
Website - www.lincolnspeedwayil.com
Location - In the land of Lincoln it should be easy to find your way
to Lincoln Speedway in the town of Lincoln! The track is located almost exactly
halfway between Bloomington and Springfield Illinois. Whichever your choice of
attack, I-55 will be your Interstate of choice.
Parking - A large field behind the front straight grandstand extends
down to and behind what is a voluminous pit area. The limiting factor is
more likely to be the seating at the venue rather than any lack of parking.
When Percy visited fans were required to pay their entry fee as they entered
the car park so have your cash ready as you make the turn into the track.
Premiere Meeting - The All Star Sprintcars visit the track in season
2017 and I imagine they would put on quite the show at this place.
Also worth attending - The MOWA Sprintcars, USAC Midget series, POWRI
Midget series, Super Late Model Shootout. There looks to be plenty on the
schedule for this track.
Best spot to sit - There is only one spot to sit in the general area
and that is the main grandstand. The grandstand is not your traditional model
in that fans can bring their own seats and sit on the lower rows. The upper rows
are more conventional. It works well. The stand is seperated from the track
by a Jacksonville style pit shute arrangement. The only other option is a crew
stand located behind turns three and four. Again, it's a fair distance from
the track. This track is not the most intimate viewing experience.
Classes run - Winged Sprintcars, Midgets, Pro Late Models, US Modifieds,
Hornets, US Street Stocks, Sportsman.
Uniqueness - When I walked into this place I had to check I wasn't at
Jacksonville Speedway. It does look similar at first instance but after viewing a
nights action it is most certainly different. This place races wider and
is not as tight in the turns. The banking is more graduated and of the tracks
in the Illinois/Indiana area this one is perhaps one of the more similar
to New Zealand tracks.
The size of the pit shute surrounding the quarter mile gives me the thought
this track was once a half mile or at least the half mile may be used for
another purpose e.g. horse racing. It certainly seems an expansive piece of
dirt to just be a pit shute! Also unique was the toilet block which featured
old shower curtains instead of toilet doors. I kid you not.