Conklin Ag Products “FRONT ROW CHALLENGE” Hits $400

This Friday Night April 24th at the Lincoln Speedway the Conklin Ag Products of Elkhart IL “FRONT ROW CHALLENGE” has grown to an extra $400 . This award is sponsored by Phil Pickett of Conklin Ag Products and the driver who earns the most passing points out of the heat races and qualifies for the pole position of the Speedway Motors/Eagle Motorsports 20 Lap Feature event. If the pole position driver takes the challenge and goes to the back of the A-Main and works his way back to the winers circle he will pocket the extra $400. This is on top of the purse money for the night. Dave Baugh took the challenge on opening night and Austin Archdale took the challenge last week and neither driver made it to the winners circle. If no driver wins this week it will grow to $500 the next week. If some one wins this week it will start over at $100 . It grows by $100 a week if no driver wins the challenge . The ILSS is running for track points this season at Lincoln Speedway and if a driver takes the challenge he will earn 1 extra point for each car he passes in the Feature event for the ILSS track points at Lincoln Speedway.

Davis Makes it 2 in a row at Lincoln Speedway

Mitchell Davis of Auburn IL made it 2 wins in a row at Lincoln Speedway on Fri night as he won the Speedway Motors 20 lap A-Main. With 2 heat races in the books and the Feature line up set from passing points from the heats. Austin Archdale of Brimfield who started 4th in his heat but was moved up to outside front row when Brad Funk lost a motor in hot laps had the most passing points from the heats. The Conklin Ag Products of Elkhart IL front row challenge was up to a  $300 bonus if Austin went to the back and won. Austin who said I am not much of a gambler but took the challenge and elected to start in the back. This would move John Springer of Bushnell to the pole and the “Mason City Maniac” Andy Baugh on the outside of the front row. Andy would grab the lead at the start with John in 2nd Gedd Ross of Havana in 3rd with Mitchell in 4th after 1 lap.On lap 3 Mitchell had moved to 2nd spot with Gedd and John in tow. The 1st caution would come out on  lap 4 for the spinning car of  A.J. Hill in turn 2. Austin had already worked his way up to 6th spot. On lap 7 Mitchell would take the lead form Andy and the battle was on again and almost a repeat from last weeks battle . They would dive back and forth and on lap 12 Austin was up to 4th spot amd made a bid to get by Gedd in turn 1 but could not complete the pass. Then on lap 15 the caution came out as Andy would spin in turn 2. Mitchell would bring the field to the green with Gedd 2nd and Brent Burrows of Lewistown had slipped by Austin for 3rd. Austin jumped the cushion in torn 3  and brushed the wall. Andy would atart his move back to the front and on lap 18 was back to 3rd behind Mitchell and Gedd. On the white flag lap Andy would move to 2nd spot and Gedd 3rd .On lap 17 John Heitzman brought out another caution when he lost a r front wheel. Brent Burrows would run in 4th spot and Lucas Eastin of Atwood would slip by Austin at the line for 5th spot. Mitchell would claim his 2nd straight Speedway Motors feature event and showed he has a very fast car to start off the season. With Austin not winning the Conklin Ag Products ’FRONT ROW CHALLENGE’ the challenge will be up to $400 bonus next week if the driver who earns the most passing points in the heats and starts on the pole takes the challenge and goes to the back  and wins he will take home an extra $400.

Keizer Wheels 8 lap Heat #`1:  1.Mitchell Davis 2. Andy Baugh 3.Gedd Ross 4. Brent Burrows 5. A.J. Hill 6.Robby McQuinn 7.Terry Bolen

Keizer Wheels 8 Lap Heat #2:  1. Austin Archdale 2. John Springer 3.Lucas Eastin 4.Brandon Smith {R} 5,John Heitzman 6.Brad Funk-dns

Speedway Motors/Eagle Motorsports 20 Lap Feature

1.#56-Mitchell Davis–Auburn

2.#6B-Andy Baugh–Mason City

3.#51R-Gedd Ross–Havana

4.#51-Brent Burrows–Lewistown

5.#0-Lucas Eastin–Atwood

6.#2–Austin Archdale–Brimfield

7.#11- Brandon Smith-Mason City –{Rookie}

8. #42–Terry Bolen–Peoria

9.#6P-John Heitzman–Green Valley

10, #3-John Springer–Bushnell

11.#01–A.J, Hill–Bartonville

12.# 09–Robby McQuinn–Springfield

13. #4–Brad Funk-Morton–dns

Next ILSS race Fri Night April 24th @ Lincoln Speedway on Krazy Kids Night with a candy scramble for kids. Come catch all the exciting racing action. Hope to see you there.


The ILSS has decided to drop the $10 pill draw fee for non memberas of the series in 2015. With Lincoln Speedway now with a seperate $1500 point fund curtesy of Nutech Seeds it would not be fair to charge this fee and possibly keep cars away for this reason who want to come and race for Lincoln Speedway track points. All the points earned for non members they will not get points in the ILSS point championship for 2015.