PUTNAMVILLE -- Mother Nature brought perfect holiday weekend weather for Lincoln Park Speedway fans on Saturday night and with 127 cars in the pits there was a great night of racing provided as well.
The 5/16th clay oval was coming into great racing shape as feature action arrived and sprint car fans got a great show in the 25 lap feature event.
Rick Waltman started up front for the main event and held that spot when an early yellow flew for Kent Christian who had stalled on the front stretch. Christian looked like he might be a threat to the front runners starting from the seventh position, but left with mechanical problems.
Bloomington's Bobby Stines moved into the fourth spot when the red flag flew for a double flip off turn four involving Kenny Carmichael and Ray Kenens. Both drivers were unhurt in the accident that also included Danny Holtsclaw.
When the green flag came out once again, Waltman kept the point followed by Aaron Mosely and Bill Baker, however, Shawn Krockenberger was coming on fast.
Krockenberger started 10th but had moved up to fifth when the red flag flew for the double flip.
A spirited battle would continue between Waltman, Baker, Stines and Krockenberger over the final five laps and escalate as Waltman's left rear tire went down when he made contact giving the lead to Baker.
Baker's time up front was very short-lived as Krockenberger's right front tire got into Baker in turn two with one lap remaining. Aaron Mosely was in prime position to take advantage as both cars slowed briefly.
Mosely would take the checkered flag ahead of Stines and Krockenberger. Kevin Chambers moved up to fourth place while Steve Rone was fifth. Waltman dropped back to 11th place with Baker taking 10th in the wild finish.
In the Modified feature, Lonnie Cassity started up front but would give way to Craig Conyer shortly afterwards.
Conyer would lead in the early going ahead of Rob Brickert and Cassity in third. The trio would pull away from the field before a yellow came out for a collision between Brad and Bob Robinson and Schuyler Nahre.
The three would end up in the pits before the green flag got the race back on track.
Conyer and Brickert would resume their battle with Brickert finally edging around Conyer just before a yellow came out for debris on the race track.
When racing resumed, Conyer would challenge for the lead briefly before Brickert got out to a lead he would keep on the way to a $500 payday.
Cassity would keep third place with Donnie Parson in fourth and Tom Bixler Jr. in fifth place.
Aaron Zellers would take home the top spot in Super Stock action after dueling with Joe Whisler for much of the race.
Zellers started from the pole with Whisler on his back bumper for much of the feature. The two put on a show for the crowd at Lincoln Park as Doug McCullough and A.J. Smith closed. However, Smith would spin and later leave with apparent mechanical problems leaving McCullough to take over second place late in feature action.
McCullough would remain large in Zellers rearviewmirror for the remainder of the race, but Zellers was up to task, earning the checkered flag and $300 for the win.
Terre Haute's Harry Shepard would win another feature event at Lincoln Park on Saturday, continuing to trade off each week with Lloyd Walls who won last week.
Walls would start from the rear of the pack as track rules mandate and would race his way to ninth place overall in a strong Bomber field.
Shepard was able to win ahead of Travis Heramb and Ron Smith Sr. with Dale Lewis placing fourth and Jordan Williams in fifth place.
With the yearly racing slate winding down, next week brings two days of racing action at Lincoln Park as the first Patriot 100 race should bring a a lot of Modified talent to the Putnamville oval for Friday and Saturday action.
Friday will also feature Super Stock racing along with the preliminary Modified qualifying races for Saturday's 100 lap main event with $7,000 to win.
Sprint Car Feature
1. Aaron Mosley, 2. Bobby Stines, 3. Shawn Krockenberger, 4. Kevin Chambers, 5. Steve Rone, 6. Josh Cunningham, 7. Kyle Cummins, 8. Dusty Wright, 9. Austin King, 10. Bill Baker, 11. Rick Waltman, 12. Dustin Beliles, 13. Jon Sciscoe, 14. Ray Kenens, 15. Danny Holtsclaw, 16. Kenny Carmichael, 17. Jared Fox, 18. Kent Christian, 19. Shane Wade, 20. Kenny Lacey
Semifeature winner: Kenny Carmichael
1. Rob Brickert, 2. Craig Conyer, 3. Lonnie Cassity, 4. Donnie Parson, 5. Tom Bixler Jr., 6. Joey Cox, 7. James Tumey, 8. Karl Roethemeier, 9. Billy Thurnall, 10. Chris Brewer, 11. Mike Beatty, 12. Carlos Bumgardner, 13. Russ Freeland, 14. Schuyler Nahre, 15. Bob Robinson, 16. Brad Robinson, 17. Brent Payne, 18. Jimmy Hayden, 19. Paul Bumgardner, 20. Daniel Lewellen
Semifeature win: Carlos Bumgardner
Super Stock Feature
Aaron Zellers, 2. Doug McCullough, 3. Joe Whisler, 4. David Kikendall Jr., 5. Donnie Smiley, 6. Curt Leonard, 7. Joe Jeffries, 8. Paul Wright, 9. Cullen Goodman, 10. Lloyd Bumgardner, 11. David Woolston, 12. Chuck Walton, 13. Eric Miller, 14. Bruce Stantz, 15. Jason Clark, 16. Kirby Morrow, 17. Mike Wright Jr., 18. A.J. Smith, 19. Steve Sutliff, 20. Mark Blalock
1. Harry Shepard, 2. Travis Heramb, 3. Ron Smith, 4. Dale Lewis, 5. Jordan Williams, 6. Jeff Shepard, 7. Ron Wallen Sr., 8. Derrall Smallwood, 9. Lloyd Walls, 10. David Bumgardner II, 11. Justin Cary, 12. Gibb Hamm, 13. Roger Absher, 14. Robb Yaw, 15. Sean Yakel, 16. Darrin Dayhuff, 17. Tom Williams, 18. Mark Smith, 19. Gregg Riser, 20. Mike Moody