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FALL AIR FRIDAY: Parga, Taylor, Nicely, Leka Win Friday Fall Nationals Features at Lincoln



jordan DeLucia 

Leka wins wild Stock Car race, Pro Modified points stays tight after Taylor beats Schwartz

When a loaded field of 117 race cars fill the pits of one of Illinois’ most challenging dirt tracks, only the strongest will emerge victorious. Four of DIRTcar’s toughest weekly racers conquered the challenge at Lincoln Speedway Friday night, hoisting the tallest of trophies in the kickoff to the 27th annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals.


Chevrolet Performance 604 Crate engine Late Model racing on a quarter-mile racetrack is one of the toughest challenges a driver will meet all year long. With its similar competitor speeds and limited space for clean air, passes are earned, not given. 2022 DIRTcar national champion Jose Parga demonstrated that the best Friday night and bagged his first career Fall Nationals Feature win.

The 25-year-old from New Berlin, IL, started sixth on the grid and was running fifth when the yellow was displayed with nine laps complete. On the ensuing restart, leader Colby Sheppard and second-place Timmy Dick made contact getting into Turn 1 and spun, collecting others and bringing out the yellow again.

Both drivers were sent to the rear for causing the caution, which moved Parga up into third and on the outside of Row 2 for the restart. He hammered the throttle at the drop of the green and used the clean air on the top to his advantage, zooming by Kyle McMahon and Chase Osterhoff to take the lead that same lap.

“The main thing for me was clean air; I needed to be in clean air real bad,” Parga said. “When I was in dirty air, the car just wasn’t getting over and didn’t feel the greatest.”

“Once that incident happened with Colby and them, I was able to get the outside on Delaware double-file [restart] and I got clean air. I really think that was the main thing to my advantage.”

Parga then turned on the jets, running out to a 4.5-second lead before collecting the checkers. It was a big win in the event, avenging his back-to-back defeats at the marquee Lincoln event from last year.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (20 Laps): 1. 6P-Jose Parga[6]; 2. 01-Billy Knippenberg[4]; 3. 19-Chase Osterhoff[7]; 4. 14-Braden Johnson[10]; 5. 45-Kyle McMahon[2]; 6. 33-Devin McLean[14]; 7. 32M-Cody Maguire[11]; 8. 17B-Braden Bilger[17]; 9. $12-Troy Marciniak[21]; 10. 61-Jammie Wilson[13]; 11. 25F-Tucker Finch[12]; 12. 27-Colby Sheppard[1]; 13. 25-Rockett Bennett[23]; 14. 5B-Brandon Sweitzer[24]; 15. T22-Curtis Eller[15]; 16. 59X-Damon Heck[22]; 17. 1G-Graham Fate[20]; 18. 248-Brandon Lance[18]; 19. 77-Blaise Baker[8]; 20. 122-Timmy Dick[3]; 21. 10C-Colby Eller[5]; 22. 33H-Roben Huffman[9]; 23. 22-Chris Dick[16]; 24. 14S-Derek Smith[19]


Locked into the thick of the closest national points battle of all eight DIRTcar divisions, it was only fitting that Guy Taylor and Deece Schwartz finished 1-2 Friday night.

While the points standings may not have changed much, the score on the track did. Taylor quickly climbed up from his seventh-place spot on the starting grid to the lead in six laps, taking it away permanently two laps later.

In his drive through the lead pack, Taylor passed Schwartz, who started third and was off to a slow start. But after a few caution flags to reset, Schwartz turned it on, passing for second on Lap 10 and making a beeline for Taylor.

“After I could get a good roll coming off of Turn 2, I thought I had a good shot at [Taylor],” Schwartz said. “But the laps wound-down too fast, and I ran out of time.”

Indeed, Schwartz ran out of time, coming up just one spot short of the victory. Taylor held on after a green-white-checkered finish for his first career DIRTcar Fall Nationals Feature win, and kept the points battle close.

“The very bottom was the best place for me to run; it had good traction down there,” Taylor said. “I saw Deece working that middle. He definitely had me on my toes.”

Though it was a great win on Friday, Taylor came to Lincoln this weekend to win a national title. With Schwartz’s finish directly behind him, it’s going to be even tougher to make up the gap on Saturday, but that won’t stop him front trying.

“Nothing against Deece; I was hoping he would’ve finished third or worse, so we could gain some points,” Taylor said. “He was second, so we didn’t gain any points tonight. We’re 11 behind, so it’s going to be tough to win the national championship.

“We started out the year and were just going to have fun. And before you know it, we’re in a couple points battles. I’m just honored to run for Bob Russell’s family in this car.”

On the flip side, Schwartz is nearly there in his quest for DIRTcar championship gold. He knows the plan going into Saturday and is sticking to it.

“I’ve just got to keep my head straight and don’t let the points mess with me,” Schwartz said. “That was my big problem in 2020 – I let the points get to me too early, and it started screwing me at the end of it.

“As long as I just keep my nose clean and finish the race well, hopefully we’ll bring home the title.”

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (20 Laps): 1. 4T-Guy Taylor[7]; 2. 121-Deece Schwartz[3]; 3. 3W-BJ Deal[4]; 4. 14G-Tommy Gaither[8]; 5. 8Z-Zach Taylor[6]; 6. 15C-Kevin Crowder[9]; 7. 78-Maxx Emerson[17]; 8. 2-Brayden Doyle[2]; 9. 44-Gabe Menser[1]; 10. 59-JD Evans Carter[13]; 11. 52JR-Cole Knebel[10]; 12. 37-Chad Ziegler[19]; 13. 74-James Hileman[20]; 14. 28-Justin Durbin[16]; 15. 29H-Cale Hartnagel[11]; 16. 88-Zayden Bolyard[18]; 17. 24M-Matt Milner[15]; 18. 66K-Kaleb Stephens[24]; 19. 21JR-Drew Schwartz[21]; 20. 15G-Zach Gaither[12]; 21. 26-Robby Keen[22]; 22. 29-Josh Orman[23]; 23. 8-Ethan Orman[14]; 24. (DNS) 67-Austin Seets

UMP MODIFIEDS – Tyler Nicely

Leading all but the first lap, Tyler Nicely completed the most dominant Feature performance of the evening, towering over heavy-hitting opponents Mike McKinney, Kenny Wallace, Kelly Kovski, Allen Weisser and 2022 national champion Mike Harrison for his first DIRTcar Fall Nationals triumph.

It took only one circuit around the quarter-mile for the Owensboro, KY-driver to get to the lead, at one point stretching his lead out to over two seconds in traffic. McKinney was hot on his tail and closed the gap in the final laps as Nicely was hindered by lapped traffic but came up nearly a full second short of the win.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 25-Tyler Nicely[3]; 2. 96M-Mike McKinney[6]; 3. 36-Kenny Wallace[5]; 4. 10K-Kelly Kovski[4]; 5. 25W-Allen Weisser[2]; 6. 24H-Mike Harrison[10]; 7. 05-Dave Wietholder[13]; 8. 3L-Jeremy Nichols[8]; 9. 35-Brandon Roberts[1]; 10. 11D-Brian Diveley[9]; 11. 89-Austin Friedman[14]; 12. 777-Trevor Neville[17]; 13. 34T-Tanner Reed[12]; 14. 99T-Tyler Loughmiller[15]; 15. 1-Todd Sherman[23]; 16. 14-Brian Lynn[24]; 17. 62E-Deece Schwartz[19]; 18. 99-Tim Luttrell[16]; 19. Z-Zack Bunning[11]; 20. 72A-Austin Lynn[20]; 21. 70-Brian Bielong[18]; 22. 14M-Caden McWhorter[7]; 23. 60-Jim Manka[21]; 24. 87C-Alan Crowder[22]

STOCK CARS – Jeff Leka

Many of the most longstanding DIRTcar Racing fans have had the opportunity to see Jeff Leka win at least one Feature in a UMP Modified over his storied career. But how about in a Stock Car?

Friday night, Leka did just that. Piloting Jeremy Nichols’ No. 67R for the weekend, the 2008 UMP Modified national champion from Buffalo, IL, put on an incredible show with 2022 Stock Car national champion Zane Reitz. Lap-after-lap the two battled, Leka hugging the bottom and Reitz ripping the top side.

The two swapped the lead several times in the second half of the race, but Leka got the upper hand in the end, staying smooth on the bottom while Reitz bobbled here-and-there throughout.

Just over a half-second separated the two at the line, sending Leka to Victory Lane, now as a Fall Nationals Stock Car Feature winner to match his Modified victories earned when the event was held at Eldora Speedway.

ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)

Feature (20 Laps): 1. 67R-Jeff Leka[5]; 2. 55-Zane Reitz[1]; 3. 14-Megan Erwin[2]; 4. 11-Terry Reed[8]; 5. K67JR-Braiden Keller[4]; 6. 2Z-Andy Zahnd[7]; 7. R1-Jim Ransom[3]; 8. 4-Zach Clark[9]; 9. 21P-Dustin Pruitt[10]; 10. G51-Tyler Gilmour[19]; 11. 22-Frank Wright[11]; 12. 21-Jaret Duff[13]; 13. 78B-Brad Peters[12]; 14. E21-Eric Boomer[14]; 15. (DNS) 16-Nick Macklin; 16. (DNS) 46-Randy Huffman; 17. (DNS) 21R-Dustin Reed; 18. (DNS) 44J-Jeremy Madsen; 19. (DNS) 91B-Kirk Spurgeon



PRIMED AND READY: National Champions, Local Talents Tune-Up on Fall Nationals Practice Night

Jordan DeLucia September 30, 2022

Twenty-seventh annual event begins racing Friday with four different divisions

The champions and championship contenders have officially arrived at Lincoln Speedway for the 27th annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals and are off to a strong start after an evening of practice for the 56 cars in attendance at the 1/4-mile bullring.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Model division consistently delivers some of the closest, most competitive racing seen all year, and this weekend will be no exception. Leading the charge with the fastest lap in all three sessions was 2021 East Region champion Billy Knippenberg, turning in a 14.384 to top the chart.

Last year, Knippenberg had a strong showing at Fall Nationals, bagging two top-five finishes over the weekend and a podium finish on Saturday night. He’s excited to return to the event once again, this time with a first full season under his belt in promoting DIRTcar staple venue Kankakee County Speedway.

“I’m a little bit jealous of it,” Knippenberg said with a smile, speaking about the event as a whole. “I wish we had an event just like this back home.

“It’s really nice what they do here. They run a nice show. The track’s always fun to race at, and it’s exciting.”

With eight Feature wins in the division last year, Knippenberg has shown he knows the recipe for success in driving the Chevy Performance 604 Crate engine-powered machines and plans to use every bit of it this weekend in pursuit of his first Fall Nationals trophy.

“Qualifying is the key,” Knippenberg said. “You’ve got to Qualify well to start at the front of the Heat Races. This type of racing is all about where you start. If you’re in the front two or three rows, you’ve got a good chance of winning.”

One of Knippenberg’s biggest sources of competition this weekend will come from two-time DIRTcar national champion Jose Parga, who will be crowned with his third national points title at the conclusion of Saturday night.

Parga, a winner of two Features and the track championship at Lincoln this year, had the third-fastest time in practice at 14.489. He’s bound-and-determined to avenge his defeats to 2020 national champion Aaron Heck in this event last year and gave some insight on what it takes to win at a track as technical as Lincoln.

“You’ve got to make sure you start up front in the Heat Race and get a front row starting spot [for the Feature], or at least the first two rows” Parga said. “The competition is real tough here, and it’s a lot easier to stay out front and make them pass you than you pass them.”

The 25-year-old from New Berlin, IL, recently broke out a brand-new Rocket Chassis XR1 and has been making progress in getting acclimated in the seat. He’s confident he’ll be one to watch come Feature time on Friday and Saturday night.

“I feel like it’s our first time here this year, really, because we just brought a new car here,” Parga said. “Only the fourth night on it, but it’s getting better and better every night.

“Practice went pretty well. We need to tune on it a little bit, but I definitely think we’ll have a shot Friday and Saturday.”

The UMP Modified division brought a solid field of competition out for practice and was led by former DIRTcar Stock Car national champion Mike McKinney. The 29-year-old from Plainfield, IL, turned the quickest lap at 14.205 – slightly over a tenth faster than nearest competitors Caden McWhorter (14.321) and Todd Sherman (14.329).

The DIRTcar Pro Modified division also had a strong practice night showing, featuring two drivers locked in the thick of the national points battle that will be settled on Saturday night. Deece Schwartz, the 2020 national points runner-up, is back in the hunt for his first national crown with an 11-point lead over second-place Guy Taylor.

On the clock, Schwartz was faster, turning in a best lap of 15.261, while Taylor was further back on the board with a best lap of 15.449. In a true test of skill and endurance, both drivers are voluntarily pulling double-duty this weekend in the Pro Modified and UMP Modified divisions, raising the stakes a bit higher as they pursue championship gold by Saturday night.


The first night of racing competition in the 27th annual DIRTcar Fall Nationals hits Lincoln Speedway Friday night, Sept. 30, featuring the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, Pro Late Models and Stock Cars.

Tickets are available at the gate on race day, and plenty of camping space is available. Pit gates open at 3pm; grandstand gates at 4. Hot Laps scheduled for 6.



Early Entries Coming In For Lincoln Speedway DIRTcar Fall Nationals

(Lincoln, IL) It’s officially race week for the 27th running of the DIRTcar Fall Nationals at Lincoln Speedway and the early entries continue to pour in. The ¼-mile track, located at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Lincoln, IL, is playing host to the season ending national event for the third season in-a-row.

While the weekend begins on Thursday with a late afternoon/evening practice for all divisions, the actual race nights are set for Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. Friday’s action will feature DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Stock Cars (Street Stocks). Saturday’s action will see DIRTcar Super Late Models, Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Pro Modifieds, and Sport Compacts (Hornets).

The headline class of the weekend will be the DIRTcar Super Late Models, which will be running on Saturday night in a race paying $3,000 to win and $300 to start. One of the early entries to the delight of many fans is veteran driver, Steve Sheppard, of New Berlin, IL. Sheppard made his racing return at Fairbury Speedway a few weeks ago and is set to get back behind the wheel this weekend at Lincoln. Other early entries or those expressing intentions of competing at Lincoln include Ryan Unzicker, Brian Diveley, Kevin Weaver, Jake Little, Rusty Griffaw, Blaze Burwell, Brandon King, Jeff Herzog, Blaise Baker, Steve Fairbanks, Cody Maguire, and Michael Maestas. Many others are expected to enter later this week or on raceday.

The DIRTcar Pro Late Models have a doubleheader weekend scheduled which will see a full show Friday and a full show Saturday, each race paying $1,000 to win. Early entries include Michigan drivers Scott Wenell and Troy Marciniak as well as Illinois drivers Colby Sheppard, Roben Huffman, Ryan Miller, Aaron Heck, Damon Heck, Michael Maestas, Cody Maguire, Blaise Baker, Jammie Wilson, and Cameron Reynolds.

The DIRTcar Modifieds will also be racing full shows on Friday night ($1,000 to win) as well as Saturday night ($1,500 to win). Leading the list of early entries is Lincoln Speedway track champion, Brandon Roberts. Other entries from Illinois include Guy Taylor, Talen Beard, Brian Bielong, Brandon Bollinger, Brayden Bowman, Zach Bunning, Alan Crowder, Austin Friedman, Tim Luttrell, Austin Lynn, Brian Lynn, Caden McWhorter, Danny Schwartz, and Jarrett Stryker. St. Louis, MO driver, Kenny Wallace will also be in action. Once other early entries and those who sign up on race day arrive, the Modified class is expected to be stout.

The DIRTcar Pro Modified class looks like it will again be strong at this year’s Fall Nationals. Nearly 20 entries have already been turned in with many more expected. The class will have a full show Friday ($600 to win) as well as one on Saturday ($750 to win). Leading the list of pre-entries is current national point leader Deece Schwartz, from Ashmore, IL and point runner-up Guy Taylor from Springfield, IL. Other Illinois drivers currently entered include Austin Seets, Zach Taylor, Billy Adams, Brian Burns, Kevin Crowder, Maxx Emerson, James Hileman, Cole Knebel, Matt Milner, Ethan Orman, Josh Orman, Taryn Page, Drew Schwartz, and Ryan Timmons. Currently representing Missouri are Robby Keen, Brandon Menke, and Brian Vinson.

For the DIRTcar Stock Cars (Street Stocks) and DIRTcar Sport Compacts (Hornets) teams don’t save any money by pre-registering early but can save some time at the track. A few drivers that have taken advantage of online early entry in the Stock Car Friday night event are Jaret Duff, Megan Erwin, and Zane Reitz. The feature will pay $750 to win and $75 to start.

In the Sport Compacts, there is no car entry fee for the Saturday night event and pay will be $500 to win and $50 to start. Those who have filed early entries include Allan Harris, Nick Johnson, and Kadien Armour.

Optional Thursday practice will begin at 5:30 with pits opening 90 minutes earlier at 4:00 PM. On Friday, pits will open at 3:00, grandstands at 4:00, with practice/qualifying at 6:00, and racing to follow. Saturday will see everything an hour earlier with pits opening at 2:00, grandstands at 3:00, with practice/qualifying at 5:00, and racing to follow.

Grandstand admission is $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday, and $5 off for a 2-day ticket at $40. Kids 11 and under are free both days.

The full comp guide for competitors is available at https://lincolnspeedwayil.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Fall-Nationals-22-Competitor-Guide-September-29-October-1.pdf, while online early registration is available at https://www.myracepass.com/series/2056/registrations/6462.

For more detailed information, visit www.lincolnspeedwayil.com.

DIRTcar Fall Nationals Driver Registration, Tickets, Camping and More Now Available

LINCOLN, IL – Sept. 13, 2022 – Six divisions. Five champions. Three nights. One exciting event returning to a Central Illinois track for a third year in a row.

Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, IL, is set to crown five DIRTcar National points champions as host of the 2022 DIRTcar Fall Nationals, September 29-October 1. The DIRTcar Late Models, UMP Modifieds, Pro Late Models, Pro Modifieds, Stock Cars and Sport Compacts are all scheduled to compete.

The DIRTcar Fall Nationals were first held at Lincoln Speedway in October of 2020 where a great field of cars put on an outstanding show. Last year’s event was plagued by a terrible weather forecast but officials were able to complete the show, somehow avoiding rain that covered much of Central Illinois.

A favorite of many Midwest racers and fans, the event will again combine the great signature racing DIRTcar competitors are known to provide with the camping and all-ages entertainment synonymous with the Fall Nationals name.

Three practice sessions for all divisions will hit the track first on Thursday night, September 29. Friday night, September 30, features a full racing program for the DIRTcar Pro Late Models, Stock Cars, UMP Modifieds and Pro Modifieds.

The DIRTcar Late Models and Sport Compacts will join the Pro Late Models, UMP Modifieds and Pro Modifieds on the docket for Saturday night, October 1, in the second full night of racing, highlighted by the determination of all five division champions.

Drivers and fans can find more event-specific and competitor-related information in the all-new event guide.

Late Model, Pro Late Model, UMP Modified and Pro Modified teams who pre-enter by Sept. 28 will receive a discount on their entry fee. Application form is attached to the event guide but online registration is available at https://www.myracepass.com/series/2056/registrations/6462.

Tickets and pit passes will be available at the track upon arrival on race day. Pit pass, general admission and camping pricing can be found below.

Pits            Pits                      Pits (11 & under)      Grandstand   Kids (11 & under)

Thursday       $20                 $10*                            FREE             FREE**

Friday             $35                 $20*                            $20                 FREE**

Saturday        $35                 $20*                            $25                 FREE**

  • 3-Day Pit Combo: $75
  • 2-Day Pit Combo: $65
  • 2-Day Grandstand Combo: $40

3-Day Camping with electricity – $75 (includes 30 amp electric)

3-Day Camping, no hookup – $50

For more camping info and to reserve a spot, contact: 217-764-3200

Hampton by Hilton and Comfort Inn & Suites of Lincoln, IL are the official host hotels of Lincoln Speedway. Call the Hampton by Hilton at (217) 732-6729 or Comfort Inn & Suites at (217) 735-5800. Mention Lincoln Speedway to receive the discounted rate.

Updates throughout the weekend can be found on the DIRTcar Racing social media channels; Facebook @DIRTcar, Twitter @DIRTcarRacing and Instagram @dirtcar.official.





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