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7/6/2009 - Joe Spiker secures a lease/purchase agreement for Lincoln Park Speedway

By CAREY FOX

Joe Spiker stands in the bleachers that over look the first turn and the front stretch of his newly acquired race track in Putnamville.


Joe Spiker Promotions President Joe Spiker announced Friday that his company has secured a lease/purchase agreement with Dave Allison for the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana. Spiker stated

"I took possession on Tuesday, June 30th," Spiker said.

Spiker grew up in the shadow of the Lincoln Park Speedway in nearby Greencastle, some 10 minutes from his home.

"The only thing that could change the course at VCS (Vermilion County Speedway) happened. I got involved at VCS because of wanting to buy Lincoln Park.

"Track owner Dave Allison and I had talked back and forth about buying the track. I had asked him on several occasions, but the answer was always no" said Spiker. Spiker was so convinced that he would not be able to buy Lincoln Park, that he looked for the closest track to him and Vermilion County Speedway in Danville, Ill. was it.

Spiker and his group have spent hundreds of man hours and Spiker's personal investment is over $70,000. Spiker stated

"I love the Vermilion County Speedway, but it will always be a rental. When I had the chance to purchase Lincoln Park Speedway, I had to do it".

Lincoln Park Speedway, which races on Saturday nights may be dark a couple of weeks for cleaning and repairs.

"I want to clean the place up and get it ready to race," he said.

The immediate plan is for racing to continue at the Vermilion County Speedway; however they are looking to make some changes in the remaining schedule.

Spiker went on to say "I have a contract through 2010 with a one year option at VCS. The 2010 schedule is under discussion. The only decision made is that we will not be racing on Saturday nights next year at VCS".

Spiker Promotions has built a solid base of fans and race cars plus did a face lift at VCS.

Spiker's final statement was "The sudden events are very taxing and time consuming. We want to do justice to both speedways. I hope our sponsors, participants, and dedicated fans will be patient with us during this transition period".

Spiker had expected to be at the drivers' meeting Saturday, but due to rain, activites at the speedway were cancelled.


Upcoming Events
Saturday, August 1st - FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT!
FLASHBACK - August 1, 2009 - Joe Spiker Promotions, Inc. opened the gates to the New Lincoln Park Speedway.
In our 6 years we have been honored to have talented drivers in all four classes of racing, and blessed to have such a loyal and supportive group of fans.
On August 1, 2015, Lincoln Park Speedway will be celebrating the fan! For one night only and on the anniversary of the New Lincoln Park Speedway, General Admission will be FREE!
Yes, you read that correctly. August 1, 2015, General Admission is FREE to all fans!
This is a great opportunity for fans to bring someone new to the race track and maybe create a new life long race fan!
Thank you to ALL Lincoln Park Speedway fans for your continued support!
On our opening night we had fireworks, so we have added fireworks to the nights events as well!
We will also give away 4 billboards for the 2016 season! Drop a business card in the bucket at the Main Gate or the Pit Gate and we draw 4 cards throughout the night. The winners will receive a FREE 8' X 16' Billboard at the track for the 2016 season!


Saturday, August 1 - Fan Appreciation Night
FREE GENERAL ADMISSION and FIREWORKS!
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
As part of Lincoln Park Speedway Fan Appreciation Night, we proudly introduce the Putnamville Challenge:

Bring the most new fans to the August 1 events and win the following:

First Place $300.00 and a 2016 season pass
Second Place $150.00 and a pass for the remainder of the 2015 season.
Third Place $50.00 and a pass for the remainder of the season.

All fans must come together and at intermission all groups will assemble on the front stretch for counting.
THESE MUST BE NEW RACE FANS!

Thank you for your support! See you August 1!

General Admission FREE!
Pit Passes $30.00
Kids 10 and Under Always FREE At LPS!

Pit Gates Open at 3PM
Main Gates Open at 4:30PM
Hot Laps at 6PM and
Racing Starts at 7PM
Friday, August 7 - 2 DAY EVENT!
Regular Show
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, August 8**
MSCS Sprints $3k to Win!
MSCS Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, August 15
Regular Show
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
General Admission $13.00
Pit Passes $30.00
Kids 10 and Under Always FREE At LPS!
Pit Gates Open at 3PM
Main Gates Open at 4:30PM
Hot Laps at 6PM and
Racing Starts at 7PM
Saturday, August 15
Regular Show
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, August 22
Little Feet Bicycle Challenge #3
Click For Details
Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, August 29**
12th Annual Patriot 100
50 Bonus Points to all classes
MMSA Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, September 5**
The King of Non-Wing Sprints
End Of Summer Fireworks Extravaganza!
Every Sprint Runs A Feature $2000 to Win
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, September 12
Regular Show
Final Points Night
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Bombers
Saturday, September 19
Champions Night
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Open Bombers
Saturday, September 26
Regular Show
Racing-Weather Permitting
Sprints, Modifieds, Super Stocks, Open Bombers

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