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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!