Archive for May, 2012
Casey’s General Stores offers $6 night this week, $5 Fan Appreciation Night announced for June 8
DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 30, 2012) – A great pair of bargain nights of racing starts this Friday night, June 1, at Lee County Speedway with Casey’s General Store Night. The second night comes, Friday, June 8, on Arrowhead Bowl Fan Appreciation Night.
Fans who would like to come to Lee County Speedway this Friday, June 1, can stop in at participating Casey’s General Stores in Hancock County, Ill., and Lee County, Iowa, to pick up a coupon for $6 entry into the races, Friday. Stores in Illinois include: La Harpe, Dallas City, Nauvoo, Hamilton, Warsaw and Carthage. Stores in Iowa include: Keokuk (2), Ft. Madison (2), Donnellson and Montrose.
Casey’s General Store has continued its coupon night for the third consecutive year, we hope fans take advantage of this great deal by stopping into a Casey’s store and picking one up.
The excitement continues, June 8, when Arrowhead Bowl hosts $5 Fan Appreciation Night! Everyone will get in for just $5 on Arrowhead Bowl Night, as we take the chance to honor our great fans. Of course, kids 10 and under are still free, as are Junior Bowlers who wear their bowling shirts.
Also, there are activities each night for the T.A. Auto & Tire Jr. Fan Club. Besides the normal giveaways, there will be a Candy Dash for the kids on the front stretch both nights. It is National Candy Month, so we are honoring that with a Candy Dash both weeks for the kids!
Each night gates open at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tell your friends and come see us at Lee County Speedway, the only kind of Friday Night Thunder in the Heartland that every family member will like!
DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 25, 2012) – Hy-Vee of Ft. Madison and Keokuk, Coor’s Light and Midwest Performance brought the “Together We Fight Hunger 25 For 35” in honor of Brian Hetrick, that was supposed to be ran in mid-April, to the Lee County Speedway on Friday. When the night ended Justin Parrish ended up in victory lane and took home the $1,000 top prize for the 305 Sprints.
The first feature to take to the track on the night was the 15 lap Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, with Kevin Cale and Levi Smith on the front row. Smith would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Cale. But on the completion of lap 1 Jay Kirchner would spin in turn 3 to bring out the first of four cautions on the lap. On the restart Brandon Ruffcorn spun in turn 2 to bring the yellow light back on. Then Kirchner would spin in turn 1 on the next restart to bring the caution out for his second solo to end his night. On the next restart Mitchell Boles spun in 4 and collected Jim Kuhlmeier to bring the yellow light back on. Smith would jump back out front on the next restart, with John Oliver Jr. over taking Cale for 2nd. While Smith worked to hold back Oliver Jr., Scott VanBuskirk was working his way to the front from his 9th place starting spot. The action up front was slowed once again on lap 12, as Ruffcorn spun in turn 4 for his second solo to his his night. On the restart VanBuskirk slid up in front of Smith coming off turn 4 to grab the top spot, as Smith ran into the back of VanBuskirk and lost control of his machine and spinning down the front stretch to bring out the final caution. VanBuskirk would hold on over the green-white-checkered finish to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Oliver Jr. settled for 2nd, Tony Dunker came from 10th to finish in 3rd, Cale was 4th, with Phillip Cossel rounding out the top 5.
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