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DONNELLSON, Iowa (March 25) – Snow is being cleared off the track this morning (Monday), warmer temperatures are in the forecast and the first IMCA event of 2013 in Iowa will be held this Friday, March 29 at Lee County Speedway.
The Spring Extravaganza at Donnellson is headlined by a $1,000 to win feature for IMCA Xtreme… Motor Sports Modifieds.
The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier is joined by IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods running for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $300 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200 to win.
Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing starts at 7:15 p.m. More information is available from promoter Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330. Any driver running late that afternoon can call the same number and the track will draw for them.
Entry fees are $30 for Modifieds, $25 for Stock Cars and Northern SportMods, $20 for Hobby Stocks and $15 for Sport Compacts. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $6 for students ages 7-17, and free for six and under. Pit passes are $25.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.
The special is sponsored by Mohrfeld Electric.
In 2013 IMCA Modifieds will be guaranteed $100 to start over the $60 to start in the 2012 season. That $40 extra guarantee will help get that driver back to the track the next week. At the end of May we will evaluate this program and hopefully continue this purse for the rest of the year. Although drivers with a perfect attendance will stay on this new purse structure for the whole 2013 regular point season.
IMCA Stock Cars will also see a weekly purse increase of $270 thru May 31. In 2012 the weekly purse was $1945 and has been increased to $2215 thru May 31. IMCA Stock Cars will still be $300 to win but instead of $50 to start in 2012 we have raised that to $70. Once again we will evaluate this at the end of May, but drivers with a perfect attendance will be locked in to this purse for the remainder of the 2013 regular points season.
This year there are many changes in the works with the already announced “Free Pit Pass Program” and point system between the Lee County Speedway, Southern Iowa Speedway, and the Hamilton County Speedway. If a driver qualifies for the free pit pass program at the Lee County Speedway that driver will have a minimum value of $125 in the Modifieds and $95 minimum value in the Stock Cars. This value is by not paying the $25 pit pass and getting $100 and $70 respectively as a minimum for starting the feature.
We want drivers to be able to come to Lee County Speedway and go home with more in their pocket. With gas prices the extra dollars will help drivers make the trip back the next week. Under this new purse structure cars must start the feature to be eligible. Cars that don’t start feature will receive tow money.
Hope to see everyone on Friday, March 29 for the Mohrfeld Electric Spring Estravaganza, All 5 classes will be racing.
The 2013 season is set to kick off on Friday, March 29th with the Mohrfeld Electric Spring Extravaganza, featuring the IMCA Modifieds going for a $1,000 top prize, with a $30 entry fee. This will also be a Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational Qualifier. The IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA SportMods will be going for a top prize of $500 to win, with a $25 entry fee. While the IMCA Hobby Stocks will be racing for $300 to win with a $20 entry fee, and the IMCA Sport Compacts going for a top prize of $200 to win with a $15 entry fee. All though this is not a track points event, IMCA national, state and regional points will be awarded in all five classes. Pit gates will open at 5:00pm, grandstands at 5:30pm, with hot laps set for 6:45pm, and racing at 7:15pm. Pit passes will be $25, while the grandstands will be adults $12, students (7-17) $6 and kids 6 and under FREE!
Donnellson, IA (Saturday, February 2, 2013) – With the 2013 season at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA just eight weeks away, now is the perfect time to start prepairing for the up coming season.
One of the first things to think about doing is renewing your pit stalls. Pit stalls from the 2012 season will be held until March 15th and then they will be opened for anybody wishing to reserve at pit stall for the 2013 season. All pit stalls are $50 for each paid registered car.
For those who wish to renew there pit stalls for the 2013 season, please fill out the following forms and send it along with your payment to the Lee County Speedway, 3535 Main Street, Keokuk, IA 52632.
“I have been racing for 20 years and have never received a free pit pass in all those years,” says Mike Van Genderen, promoter of all three tracks. “Last year at the Southern Iowa Speedway we gave out over $8,000 in free pit passes to drivers who supported the track.”
In 2013 drivers will have a “home track” that they will pay pit passes like normal. These drivers will be able to race the other two tracks for free with perfect attendance at their home track. Many drivers bought their season pit passes for their home track at Thanksgiving and will be able to race the whole season for $300 or under at all three tracks.
To be eligible for free pit passes at the other two tracks, drivers must have perfect attendance at their home track including all specials. After you have raced at your home track on their opening night you will be eligible to get in free at the other two tracks on weekly track point nights.
This promotion will not include specials that are non-weekly track point nights. If a driver misses one night during the season at his home track then that driver will get $15 off of a pit pass at the other two tracks. If a driver misses two or more nights at his home track then that driver will get $10 off at the other two tracks if he maintains 51% or more attendance at his home track.
Drivers in central and east central Iowa are then able to drive within two hours and be able to race at all three tracks and only pay one pit pass a week. A points system will also be announced at a later date that will take your home track points and your best 12 nights at the other tracks including all specials.
Drivers will also be able to collect points for this program at the Scotland County Speedway in Memphis, MO, for the Spring Fling, March 22-23.
With gas prices and the cost of racing we are trying to help the racers out in 2013.