Work on track surface already has race fans coming to watch at Lincoln County

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – New promoter Wade Hill can tell that Lincoln County Raceway fans are ready to get the new season started.

Opening night isn’t until April 11 at North Platte but folks have already been showing up to watch Hill and his crew at work on the 3/8-mile dirt oval.

“We hauled in more than 300 semi loads of dirt during the off-season and increased the banking all the way around. I think it looks like a completely new track,” he said. “I’ve already had cars come out on three nights and turn practice laps for me and the drivers liked it. There’s room for three, even four-wide racing.”

IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, a staple at North Platte since 1992, return to top billing on Saturday programs.

They’ll be joined by the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

“Our crowd really likes these classes. They put on a good show,” said Hill. “I’ve already talked to a lot of drivers personally and told them about all the work we’ve done here. I think if we keep giving them a good track to race on, they’ll keep coming back.”

Lincoln County is part of IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region for Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks.

Season championship night for the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season is Sept. 19.