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PostHeaderIcon Hogan, Murty, Luellen, Coffman and Dunker Collect at Lee County Speedway Opener

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, March 29, 2013) – Despite mother nature dumping several inches of snow on the facilities last Sunday at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA, the scheduled season opener went off as planned. The track promoter Mike Van Genderen and owner Dave Sapp worked all day Monday to remove the snow from the track and pits, and then waited until Thursday and Friday to work it back in. There hard work would pay off, as the Mohrfeld Electric Spring Extravaganza was put into the books.

The first feature of the night was the 16 lap Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, with Jim Gillenwater and Derek St. Clair drawing the front row for the event. Gillenwater took advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1, with Clint Luellen and St. Clair close behind. But Gillenwater would only lead lap 1, as Luellen slipped by on the top side of lap 2 to take over the top spot. The first caution of the event appeared on the completion of lap 2, as Brandon Brinton spun into the wall in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Bobby Anders slowed to a stop in turn 3 to bring the yellow light back on. Luellen jumped back out front on the next restart, with Gillenwater working to hold back St. Clair for second. The four car battle up front was slowed for the third time on lap 7, as Brayton Carter and Victor Hastings collided in turn 1 to bring out the caution. On the restart Luellen moved back out front, but now had defending track champion Tony Dunker, who started 6th, battling him for the lead. While Luellen worked to hold back Dunker, Gillenwater was battling Carter VanDenBerg, who started 8th, for the third spot. Gillenwater’s run up front came to a stop on lap 10, as he got into the wall in turn 2 to bring out the caution. Luellen once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Dunker now in a battle with VanDenBerg for second. VanDenBerg would clear Dunker for second on lap 14 and then went to work on Luellen for the top spot. The two drivers took the white flag with Luellen running up top and VanDenBerg on the bottom. VanDenBerg made a last corner charge on the bottom to come to the checkered, but wasn’t able to get past Luellen who held on by half a car length to claim the $500 top prize. VanDenBerg was 2nd, Dunker was a close 3rd, Brett Lowry came from 12th to finish in 4th, with Brad Iverson coming from 10th to round out the top 5.

Up next was the 18 lap Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car feature, with Jim Lynch and Damon Murty leading the field to the drop of the green. But just as the green was dropped the yellow light would come on, as Michael Bilyer spun in turn 1 to bring out the caution. On the restart Lynch would slow with troubles causing Nathan Wood to jump over Jeremy Pundt’s right rear and sending Wood into the guardrail in turn 1 to bring the yellow light back on. This would move Todd Reitzler from 5th to the pole for the restart, but it was Murty who jumped out into the lead on lap 1. Murty then had to work to hold back Jason Cook over the next 18 laps, as the two pulled away from the rest of the field. Murty was able to hold back several attempts by Cook to claim the win and the $500 top prize. Cook crossed the line in 2nd but lost an engine, Reitzler was 3rd, John Oliver Jr. came from the rear after electing to start at the tail to finish in 4th, with Chris Wibbell rounding out the top 5 after starting in 12th.

JD Beal and Scott Hogan drew the front row for the scheduled 20 lap Budweiser IMCA Modified feature, that was cut to 15 laps. Hogan took advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jacob Murray, who started 5th, and Tyler Cale, who started 7th. The first caution of the event appeared on the completion of lap 1,as Bill Roberts spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Hogan moved back out front, with Cale close behind in second. Hogan worked to hold back Cale, until the next caution of the race appeared on lap 5 for debris in turn 2. Hogan again jumped back out front on the restart, with Cale close behind in second. Cale’s run up front came to a halt on lap 7, as he got into the guardrail in turn 1 to bring out the caution. On the restart Hogan moved back out front, with Murray working to hold back Jeff Waterman, who started 12th, for second. Waterman drifted high in turn 1 and got sideways, which caused Mitch Morris, who was running 5th, to get into the guardrail in turn 1 to bring out the yellow on lap 9. Hogan once again grabbed the lead on the restart and then pulled away over the final 6 laps to claim the win and the $1,000 top prize. Murray held on for 2nd, Brandon Rothzen came from 13th to finish in 3rd, Waterman was 4th, with Steve Stewart coming from 11th to take home 5th.

Up next was the 12 lap Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stock feature, that was cut from its scheduled 15 laps. Erick Knutsen and Garrett Eilander would lead the field to the green, with Knutsen grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Scott Shull and Eilander. While Knutsen continued to hold the top spot, Shull, Eilander, Shannon Anderson and Dustin Griffiths, who started 12th, battled two and even three wide for second. Eilander would work the bottom of the track to get past Knutsen on lap 6 to take over the top spot. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 10, when Danny Miller spun to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the caution. This would set up a green-white-checkered sprint to the finish. On the restart Griffiths jumped to the top of the track, with Anderson in the middle and Eilander on the bottom coming out of turn two. Anderson would break an axle going into turn 3 and got into Griffiths, who spun to a stop in turn 4 to bring the yellow back on. The following restart saw Knutsen jump to the top of the track, with Shull down low to over take Eilander for the lead coming out of turn two. Shull would charge into turn three to hot and got into the back of Knutsen, causing himself to spin into the wall in turn four to bring out another caution. On the final restart Andy Coffman came from 5th on the bottom of the speedway to charge into the lead coming to the white flag. Coffman then held off Eilander to claim his first win at the speedway and the $300 top prize. Eilander was 2nd, Knutsen was 3rd, Jason See came from 9th to finish in 4th, with Tim Pettibone coming from 13th to finish in 5th.

The final feature of the night was the 10 lap, cut from the scheduled 12 laps, Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts feature. Chuck Fullenkamp and Seith Woodruff led the field to the green flag, with Woodruff edging out Fullenkamp to lead lap 1. Fullenkamp would work the bottom of the track to work his way past Woodruff into the lead on lap 5. Fullenkamp then had to battle to hold back Austin Becerra, until Patrick Dunker, who started 10th moved up to challenge them two for the top spot. Going into turn 3 on the final lap Fullenkamp would choose the bottom, while Dunker took the top side of the track. Dunker would use his momentum up top to edge Fullenkamp at the line by inches for his first career feature win and the $200 top prize. Fullenkamp was 2nd, Becerra was 3rd, Craig Bangert was 4th, with Brandon Lambert coming home in 5th.

Coming up next week at the Lee County Speedway will be Precision Equipment Night, with the first of three visits by the Sprint Invaders on the cards. Also in action on the night will be the Stars Mod Lites Series, while the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts start there season battle for the track championships.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, hot laps at 7 pm and racing at 7:30. For more information about the Lee County Speedway you can log on to there website at www.leecountyspeedway.com.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, IA
Friday, March 29, 2013 – Mohrfeld Electric Night
Budweiser IMCA Modifieds – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 33D Scott Hogan Vinton , IA 0
2 5 48J Jacob Murray Hartford , IA 0
3 13 33 Brandon Rothzen Raritan , IL 0
4 12 71W Jeff Waterman Quincy , IL 0
5 11 17S Steve Stewart Burlington , IA 0
6 20 5R Bill Roberts Jr. Burlington , IA 0
7 9 10C Cayden Carter Oskaloosa , IA 0
8 18 21K Kyle Brown Kellogg , IA 0
9 17 14B Scott Boles New London, IA 0
10 15 62 Hunter Marriott Brookfield , MO 0
11 6 8S Josh Starr Tipton , IA 0
12 14 17T Todd Dykema Davenport , IA 0
13 3 70 Mitchell Morris Eldridge , IA 0
14 1 32 JD Beal Adair , IL 0
15 7 14 Tyler Cale Donnellson , IA 0
16 4 64 Casey Greubel Lacona , IA 0
17 21 77 Jeff Mueller New London, IA 0
18 8 19G Richie Gustin Gilman , IA 0
19 10 1W Thad Wilson LeClaire , IA 0 DNS
20 16 10 AJ Fike Galesburg , IL 0 DNS
21 19 17 Tyler Groenendyk Oskaloosa , IA 0 DNS
Modifieds- Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 5 14 Tyler Cale Donnellson , IA 0
2 1 64 Casey Greubel Lacona , IA 0
3 7 8S Josh Starr Tipton , IA 0
4 4 1W Thad Wilson Leclaire , IA 0
5 2 33 Brandon Rothzen Raritan , IL 0
6 3 10 AJ Fike Galesburg , IL 0 DNS
7 6 17 Tyler Groenendyk Oskaloosa , IA 0 DNS
Modifieds- Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 70 Mitchell Morris Eldridge , IA 0
2 3 10C Cayden Carter Oskaloosa , IA 0
3 7 17S Steve Stewart Burlington , IA 0
4 4 32 JD Beal Adair , IL 0
5 1 17T Todd Dykema Davenport , IA 0
6 5 14B Scott Boles New London, IA 0
7 6 5R Bill Roberts Jr. Burlington , IA 0
Modifieds- Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 33D Scott Hogan Vinton , IA 0
2 1 48J Jacob Murray Hartford , IA 0
3 2 71W Jeff Waterman Quincy , IL 0
4 7 19G Richie Gustin Gilman , IA 0
5 3 62 Hunter Marriott Brookfield , MO 0
6 5 21K Kyle Brown Kellogg , IA 0
7 4 77 Jeff Mueller New London, IA 0
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 99D Damon Murty Chelsea , IA 0
2 4 27J Jason Cook Mt. Pleasant, IA 0
3 5 22R Todd Reitzler Grinnell , IA 0
4 6 05 John Oliver Jr. Danville , IA 0
5 12 52W Chris Wibbell Dallas City, IL 0
6 8 77T Trent Jeanes Chariton , IA 0
7 14 97 Terry Houston Mt. Sterling, IL 0
8 10 4 Jake Wenig Burlington , IA 0
9 3 52J Jeremy Pundt Donnellson , IA 0
10 11 46B Michael Bilyer Indianola , IA 0
11 9 30C Abe Huls Carthage , IL 0
12 1 566 Jim Lynch Donnellson , IA 0
13 7 52 Nathan Wood Sigourney , IA 0
14 13 23 Tim Anders Quincy , IL 0 DNS
Stock Cars – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 30C Abe Huls Carthage , IL 0
2 1 52 Nathan Wood Sigourney , IA 0
3 4 22R Todd Reitzler Grinnell , IA 0
4 6 05 John Oliver Jr. Danville , IA 0
5 3 566 Jim Lynch Donnellson , IA 0
6 5 46B Michael Bilyer Indianola , IA 0
7 7 23 Tim Anders Quincy , IL 0 DNS
Stock Cars – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 5 99D Damon Murty Chelsea , IA 0
2 3 27J Jason Cook Mt. Pleasant, IA 0
3 4 4 Jake Wenig Burlington , IA 0
4 1 52J Jeremy Pundt Donnellson , IA 0
5 2 77T Trent Jeanes Chariton , IA 0
6 7 52W Chris Wibbell Dallas City, IL 0
7 6 97 Terry Houston Mt. Sterling, IL 0
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 3L Clint Luellen Minburn , IA 0
2 8 7 Carter VanDenBerg Oskaloosa , IA 0
3 6 3 Tony Dunker Quincy , IL 0
4 12 72 Brett Lowry Montezuma , IA 0
5 10 8B Brad Iverson Grinnell , IA 0
6 2 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA 0
7 17 1 Rob Wilsey Keokuk , IA 0
8 9 10R Ryan Fullenkamp Bloomfield , IA 0
9 14 8H Victor Hastings Oquawka , IL 0
10 11 4B Billy Bentley Madison , MO 0
11 13 93 Robert Gould Hillsboro , IA 0
12 1 10 Jim Gillenwater Keokuk , IA 0
13 18 T17 Tom Rawlins Kellogg , IA 0
14 21 80V Charles VanZandt Camp Point, IL 0
15 4 24B Brandon Brinton Nevada , IA 0
16 7 01 Brayden Carter Oskaloosa , IA 0
17 15 14B Kyle Hill New London, IA 0
18 5 4A Justin Alderson Kakoha , IA 0
19 22 20BA Bobby Anders Quincy , IL 0
20 16 7H Mike Hornung Jr. Keokuk , IA 0 DNS
21 19 22 Nathan Anders Quincy , IL 0 DNS
22 20 67 Chris Larson Keokuk , IA 0 DNS
Sport Mods – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 5 10R Ryan Fullenkamp Bloomfield , IA 0
2 1 3 Tony Dunker Quincy , IL 0
3 2 10 Jim Gillenwater Keokuk , IA 0
4 6 4B Billy Bentley Madison , MO 0
5 7 93 Robert Gould Hillsboro , IA 0
6 8 7H Mike Hornung Jr. Keokuk , IA 0
7 3 22 Nathan Anders Quincy , IL 0
8 4 20BA Bobby Anders Quincy , IL 0 DNS
Sport Mods – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 72 Brett Lowry Montezuma , IA 0
2 6 24B Brandon Brinton Nevada , IA 0
3 5 7 Carter VanDenBerg Oskaloosa , IA 0
4 2 4A Justin Alderson Kakoha , IA 0
5 7 8H Victor Hastings Oquawka , IL 0
6 1 1 Rob Wilsey Keokuk , IA 0
7 3 67 Chris Larson Keokuk , IA 0 DNS
Sport Mods – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 3L Clint Luellen Minburn , IA 0
2 2 8B Brad Iverson Grinnell , IA 0
3 1 01 Brayden Carter Oskaloosa , IA 0
4 6 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA 0
5 3 14B Kyle Hill New London, IA 0
6 5 T17 Tom Rawlins Kellogg , IA 0
7 7 80V Charles VanZandt Camp Point, IL 0
Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 77C Andy Coffman Des Moines, IA 0
2 2 500 Garrett Eilander Newton , IA 0
3 1 99 Erick Knutsen Cedar Rapids, IA 0
4 9 79S Jason See Albia , IA 0
5 13 47 Tim Pettibone Moravia , IA 0
6 11 224 Gina Greubel Lacona , IA 0
7 8 09 Ricky Miller Jr Gorin , MO 0
8 3 57 Scott Shull Eldon , IA 0
9 12 10G Dustin Griffiths Ottumwa , IA 0
10 5 78 Shannon Anderson Urbandale , IA 0
11 14 11 Danny Miller Gorin , MO 0
12 15 60 Derek Stevens Cincinnati , IA 0
13 10 21 Nick Ulin Agency , IA 0
14 4 29 Nathan Ballard Marengo , IA 0 DNS
15 7 3A Austin Luellen Minburn , IA 0 DNS
16 16 96R Jamie Songer Ankeny , IA 0 DNS
17 17 10 Dale Porter Bloomfield , IA 0 DNS
Hobby Stocks – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 5 21 Nick Ulin Agency , IA 0
2 2 99 Erick Knutsen Cedar Rapids, IA 0
3 7 78 Shannon Anderson Urbandale , IA 0
4 8 500 Garrett Eilander Newton , IA 0
5 6 77C Andy Coffman Des Moines, IA 0
6 3 224 Gina Greubel Lacona , IA 0
7 4 47 Tim Pettibone Moravia , IA 0
8 9 60 Derek Stevens Cincinnati , IA 0
9 1 10 Dale Porter Bloomfield , IA 0
Hobby Stocks – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 3A Austin Luellen Minburn , IA 0
2 1 57 Scott Shull Eldon , IA 0
3 6 29 Nathan Ballard Marengo , IA 0
4 8 79S Jason See Albia , IA 0
5 3 09 Ricky Miller Jr Gorin , MO 0
6 5 10G Dustin Griffiths Ottumwa , IA 0
7 4 11 Danny Miller Gorin , MO 0
8 7 96R Jamie Songer Ankeny , IA 0
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 10 3 Skipp Dunker Ursa , IL 0
2 1 48 Chuck Fullenkamp Ft. Madison, IA 0
3 9 22 Austen Becerra Carthage , IL 0
4 4 99B Craig Bangert Golden , IL 0
5 6 14L Brandon Lambert Carthage , IL 0
6 8 007 Adam Gates Cedar Rapids, IA 0
7 5 75 Jared Henkle Cincinnati , IA 0
8 15 09 Mike Miller Gorin , MO 0
9 7 33V Nicholas Van Hemert Drakesville , IA 0
10 14 94 Bradley Stevenson Burlington , IA 0
11 13 55 Mike Hornung Jr. Keokuk , IA 0
12 3 13B Josh Barnes Keokuk , IA 0
13 16 71 Kimberly Abbott Camp Point, IL 0
14 2 36W Seith Woodruff Carthage , IL 0
15 12 27 Brandon Reu Donnellson , IA 0
16 11 777 Matt Marshall Burlington , IA 0 DNS
17 17 2M Matt Moore Ottumwa , IA 0 DNS
Sport Compacts – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 75 Jared Henkle Cincinnati , IA 0
2 7 48 Chuck Fullenkamp Ft. Madison, IA 0
3 4 22 Austen Becerra Carthage , IL 0
4 6 36W Seith Woodruff Carthage , IL 0
5 5 33V Nicholas Van Hemert Drakesville , IA 0
6 2 777 Matt Marshall Burlington , IA 0
7 8 55 Mike Hornung Jr. Keokuk , IA 0
8 9 09 Mike Miller Gorin , MO 0
9 1 2M Matt Moore Ottumwa , IA 0 DNS
Sport Compacts – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 99B Craig Bangert Golden , IL 0
2 4 007 Adam Gates Cedar Rapids, IA 0
3 8 13B Josh Barnes Keokuk , IA 0
4 7 3 Skipp Dunker Ursa , IL 0
5 1 14L Brandon Lambert Carthage , IL 0
6 6 27 Brandon Reu Donnellson , IA 0
7 5 94 Bradley Stevenson Burlington , IA 0
8 3 71 Kimberly Abbott Camp Point, IL 0

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