Archive for May, 2012
DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 24, 2012) – The first Party in the Pits will feature live music, Friday night, when ImpaKt Band brings its mix of Classic Rock and Country to the first party of the year at Lee County Speedway.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Dirt, Dust and Speed and the Lee County Fairboard will all take part in the first event. Buffalo Wild Wings will be on hand selling their famous boneless wings, while Dirt, Dust and Speed will be playing racing action from the night on a pair of big screns provided by BWW. And the fairboard, who handles beer sales at the track, will be selling adult beverages during the Party in the Pits!
The fun will begin shortly after the final checker flag falls on the night’s racing action.
DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 24, 2012) – All veterans, either retired or active duty, will get $5 admission into the racing action, Friday, at Lee County Speedway.
The “Together WE Fight Hunger 25 for 35 in honor of Brian Hetrick” kicks off at 7:30 p.m. when the first race is scheduled to hit the track. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with hot laps at 7 p.m. Veterans can wear their uniform or show their military ID to get the $5 admission.
Also, the National Guard sponsored 88 machine of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., will be on display throughout the night for pictures and representatives from the Iowa National Guard will also be on hand.
Veterans with Military ID get in for $5, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.s’, National Guard car will be on display
DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 23, 2012) – The “Together WE Fight Hunger 25 for 35 in honor of Brian Hetrick” is a big event for 305 Sprint Cars around the Midwest, as the event pays $1,000 to win and $200 to start, and it happens this Friday night, May 25, at Lee County Speedway.
Originally scheduled for April 20, Mother Nature forced the reschedule date of this Friday.
Cars from all three area 305 sanctioning bodies will be legal for the one day event, including Knoxville rules, 34 Raceway rules and Midwest 305 rules.
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DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 20, 2012) – Lee County Speedway has now also joined RainedOut, and internet based messaging system that will allow us to better communicate with our fans, drivers and employees through text messages and e-mails!
To join please follow the link below, we will continue to use our MEGAtalk by Iwireless system in conjunction with this system! Thanks for joining! This is just another way for us to try to keep you all informed!
DONNELLSON, Iowa (Friday, May 18, 2012) – Health Source Night at the Lee County Speedway turned out to be a picture perfect night, with mother nature providing the great weather and the drivers producing some great racing action. At the end of the night’s action there was three new winners standing in victory lane, with two repeat winners.
The first feature of the night was the 15 lap Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, with Brandon Dale and Jacob Smith leading the field to the green. But it was fifth place starter John Oliver Jr. who jumped out into the lead on lap 1, followed by Dale and Chris Larson. Oliver Jr. started to pull away from the field, leaving Dale and Larson to battle it out for second. But the first caution of the event would come out on lap 7 to bring the field back to Oliver Jr.’s back bumper. Tony Dunker who spun his machine in turn 2, while running 6th, brought the first yellow out. Under that caution Oliver Jr. took his machine into the pits with oil pressure problems. Jim Gillenwater, who started 11th and worked his way into 2nd on lap 5, would inherit the lead for the restart. On the restart Kevin Cale would come to a stop in turn 2 to bring the caution back out. The next restart saw Gillenwater move out into the lead, while Dale and Larson continued their battle for second. Just like Oliver Jr., Gillenwater started to pull away from the field when he was slowed for the final time on lap 12. This time Jay Kirchner spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Once again Gillenwater grabbed the lead on the restart, while Larson worked to hold back Dunker, who came from the rear after his lap 7 spin. Gillenwater would hold on for the final 3 laps to pick up his second win in a row at the track. Larson crossed the line in 2nd but was disqualified for being light at the scales, Dunker was moved up to 2nd, Brandon Ruffcorn came from 9th to finish in 3rd, Rick Barlow Jr. was 4th, with Dale holding on for 5th.
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