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DONNELLSON, Iowa (Thursday, June 21, 2012) – The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA raced on Thursday night this week, instead of their normal Friday night, as it was Budweiser Night. On tap for the night was the 360 Sprint Invaders, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars and Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, with a great field of cars and fans on both sides of the speedway to help make it an exciting night.
After four Sprint Invader heat races, a dash and B-Main, plus two Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car heats and three Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMod heats, the features were set to take to the speedway.
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By Bill Wright
for the Sprint Invaders
DONNELLSON, Iowa (June 21, 2012) – It was a clean sweep for Matt Sutton of Macomb, Illinois Thursday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. He led every lap for his fourth career victory at the 3/8-mile oval in Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders competition.
Sutton won his heat, then drew a starting spot outside of row one for the Dash. He went on to win that, and drew a one for the feature, setting himself up on the pole.
Tyler Blank shot to the lead on the first try at a start, but it was called back when Matt Krieger tipped over.
Sutton protected the low side on the second attempt, and pulled away. Things went green until a spin by Harold Pohren collected Jordan Goldesberry on lap six. On the restart, Sutton led Blank, Tony Shilling, Russ Hall and Justin Parrish.
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DONNELLSON, Iowa – Next up on the schedule for Lee County Speedway is the MEGAtalk by Iwireless Midseason Championship, Friday, June 29, and all MEGAtalk by Iwireless customers get into the races free! Customers just need to show their MEGAtalk phone to get in for free!
The event marks the half-way point in the point season for racers at the 3/8th mile track, and should be a great night with tons of fun on and off the track.
A candy dash will be held at intermission for all the kids in the crowd! We hope there are a lot of kids, because there is a ton of candy! Also, Buffalo Wild Wings is back for another party in the pits! They will be serving their famous wings all night long, and helping us party it up in the pits, along with Dan the Man DJ, who will playing tunes after the races at the party. Also, video will be shown on the BWW big screens.
There is one other thing going on! Some great racing in all five of our normal classes, including Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods, Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts.
Gates open at 5:30, hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30. There will be giveaways, as well, in the grandstands throughout the evening. Adult admission is $9, while seniors are $7 and students 11-17 are $5. Children 10 and under get in free. Pit passes are $25.
A note for fans and racers who made it to the track, June 15, before we rained out, the raincheck tickets and pit passes are good for this weekend as well.