Lincoln Speedway

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Lincoln Speedway
RTR ID: 33537a
Abbottstown, PA USA
lat: +39.8703
Dirt Oval
lng: -76.9947
First Race: 07/ /1953
Date of First Visit: 07/03/1980 (Track #0024)
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Lincoln Speedway was built by Hilly Rife and opened during the summer of 1953. It is near Hanover in central Pennsylvania.

Seven NASCAR Cup races were held there between 1955 and 1965. Winners were Buck Baker (2), Junior Johnson, Lee Petty, Marvin Panch, David Pearson, and Dick Hutcherson.

Other NASCAR series raced there too, including Convertible and GN East. Among the winners were Curtis Turner, Richard Petty, and Tiny Lund. Iggy Katona was an ARCA winner at Lincoln.

National Championship sprint car and midget races were run at Lincoln under the USAC banner. Lincoln is traditionally the first outdoor sprint car track to open in the northeast. Piles of snow, as seen here, are common at early season races.

A number of winged sprint car sanctioning bodies have raced at Lincoln numerous times, including the World of Outlaws, All Star Circuit of Champions, and the United Racing Club.
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