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PostHeaderIcon Huls and Smith Claim There First Wins of the Season at the Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, June 7, 2013) – The fans turned out for the FREE Grandstand Admission, thanks to Budweiser, Pepsi Memphis Bottling, 101.7 The Bull, Arrowhead Bowl, WCM MetalWorks, Midwest Performance & Power, and Roberts Tire Center, by packing the speedway. Then the drivers did there job by providing the fans with some great racing action, which it what they do each and every Friday night at the Lee County Speedway.

First up on the night was the 14 lap Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Michael Grossman and Austen Becerra drawing the front row for the event. Groosman would take advantage of his front row starting spot, with Becerra and Darin Smith battling for second. Grossman then held onto the top spot until lap 7, when he slowed off turnDarin Smith 4 with troubles to bring out the one and only caution of the event. On the restart Smith grabbed the lead over Chuck Fullenkamp, who started 11th, as Josh Barnes, Brandon Reu, who started 9th, and Skipp Dunker, who started 14th, put on a battle for third. Barnes was able to get past Fullenkamp for the second spot on lap 9 and then went to work on Smith for the lead. But Smith was able to hold him off to claim his first win of the season at the track. Barnes settled for 2nd, Fullenkamp was 3rd, Dunker won the battle for 4th, with Reu coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 12 lap Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stock feature, with Dustin Griffiths and Erick Knutsen drawing the front row for the event. Griffiths took advantage of Dustin Griffithshis front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Jason See and Knutsen. While Griffiths worked to hold back See in the battle for the lead, Knutsen was working to hold back Andrew Hustead, Dale Porter and Danny Thrasher in the battle for third. Griffiths would hold back all challenges from See in the 14 lap caution free race to pick up his third win in a row at the track. See was 2nd, Knutsen held on for 3rd, Hustead was 4th, with Thrasher rounding out the top 5.

Steve Bugg and Bobby Anders led the field to the drop of the green flag in the 16 lap Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMod feature, with Anders grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Tony Dunker. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 2, as Eric Flander spun in turn 2 after contact from Tyler Heckart to bring out the yellow. On the restart Jacob Smith went for a spin in turn 2 and collected the cars of Dane Fenton, Rob Wilsey and Rodger Dresden to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Anders jump back out front over Dunker. Dunker would slip under Anders on lap 4 to grab the top spot, only to see Anders slip back by on lap 5 to take the lead back. As Anders and Dunker battled for the top spot, Jim Gillenwater, who started 6th, Brett Lowry, who started 8th, and Carter VanDenBerg, who started 7th, baCarter VanDenBergttle two and three wide for the third spot. The action up front was slowed for the final time on lap 12, as Heckart spun in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. Anders would jump back out front on the restart, with Dunker and VanDenBerg battling for second. Dunker would slip under Anders for the top spot on lap 15, as VanDenBerg went to the outside of Anders on the same lap to move into second. VanDenBerg used the top of the speedway to edge out Dunker at the line for his second win of the season at the track. Dunker was 2nd, Anders was 3rd, Gillenwater was 4th, with Lowry rounding out the top 5.

Jeremy Pundt and Jake Wenig made up the front row for the 18 lap Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car feature, with Pundt grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Wenig. Pundt then held the top spot until lap 3, when the first caution of the race came out. As Derek Kirkland came to a stop in the turn 1 guardrail and collected the car of Joe Gerdes to bring out the yellow. On the restart Pundt jumped back out front, with Abe Huls, who started 6th, and Jason Cook, who started 7th, battling for second. Cook, who was on the bottom, Huls, who was in the middle, and Pundt, who was up top, came off of turn 4 on lap 5 three wide, with Huls edging out the lead at the line by inches. The great battle up front would come to an end on lap 7, as Wenig slowed off turn 2 with rear end troubles to bring out the yellow. Huls would move back out front on the restart, with Cook and Pundt battling for second. The battle for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th came to end on lap 9, as Blaine Dopler, Jim Abe HulsLynch, David Brandies and Michael Larsen piled it up in turn 4 to bring out the red. All drivers walked away ok, but done for the night. On the restart Huls again moved out front, with Cook and Pundt continuing there battle for second. Huls would hold off Cook over the final 9 laps to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Cook was 2nd, John Oliver Jr. was 3rd, Ryan Cook drove Corey Strothman’s car from 12th to fourth, with Pundt holding on for a fifth place finish.

The final feature on the night was the 20 lap Budweiser IMCA Modified feature, with Johnathan Huston and Levi Smith drawing the front row for the event. Just as the green flag was dropped the red light would come on, as Huston got sideways coming off turn 2 and collected the cars of Tyler Cale and Jeff Waterman, who ended up on his roof. All drivers walked away from the wreck ok, but done for the night. On the restart Dustan Fenton got into the back of Josh Foster in turn 4, which caused Foster to go for a spin to bring out the yellow. The following restart saw Smith jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Brandon Banks and Bill Roberts Jr. Another caution after the completion of lap 1 slowed the action up front, as debris on the front stretch brought the yellow light on. Once again Smith jumped out front on the restart, with Banks close behind in secJosh Fosterond. Smith held the top spot until the final caution of the race came out on lap 6, as Dugan Thye spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Foster went from third to first, with a run on the bottom of the speedway, with Banks getting past Smith for second. Banks would try to get past Foster for the lead over the final 14 laps. But Foster would hold him off to claim his second win of the season at the track. Banks settled for 2nd, Roberts Jr. was 3rd, Lonnie Heap came from 15th to finish in 4th, with Dennis LaVeine coming from 12th to round out the top 5.

Coming up next week will be Outdoor Power and Casey’s General Stores Schools Night Out at the speedway. All students from 7-17 will get in FREE in honor of school being out for the summer. The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds will be racing for $500 to win and $100 to start, while the Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars will be going for $500 to win and $70 to start. Also in action on the night will be the Sebastian Sandblasting and Powder Coating 305 Sprints, the Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, the Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and the Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts. There is no entry fees or track registration fees for any classes, with the Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars using the draw / redraw format for there races.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, hot laps at 7:00 pm, and racing at 7:30pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students (7-17) FREE, and kids 6 & Under FREE. Pit passes will be $25, ages 7-13 $15, and kids 6 & under $10.

For more information about the Lee County Speedway you can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330 or visit the website at www.leecountyspeedway.com.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, IA
Friday, June 7, 2013 – Budweiser / Pepsi Memphis Bottling / 101.7 The Bull / Arrowhead Bowl / WCM MetalWorks / Midwest Performance & Power / Roberts Tire Center FREE Fan Appreciation Night
Budweiser IMCA Modifieds – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 9 77F Josh Foster Newton , IA 40
2 3 22 Brandon Banks Washington , IA 39
3 4 5R Bill Roberts Jr. Burlington , IA 38
4 15 90 Lonnie Heap Media , IL 37
5 12 71 Dennis LaVeine West Burlington, IA 36
6 11 11R Brandon Ruffcorn Donnellson , IA 35
7 13 11T Dugan Thye Burlington , IA 34
8 2 19J Levi Smith Donnellson , IA 33
9 8 40 Scott Dickey Packwood , IA 32
10 1 42 Johnathan Huston Columbus Junction, IA 31
11 6 14 Tyler Cale Donnellson , IA 30
12 7 17S Steve Stewart Burlington , IA 29
13 10 71W Jeff Waterman Quincy , IL 28
14 14 77 Jeff Mueller New London, IA 27 DNS
15 5 3D Dustan Fenton Burlington , IA 26 DQ
Budweiser IMCA Modifieds – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 71W Jeff Waterman Quincy , IL 0
2 4 77F Josh Foster Newton , IA 0
3 3 22 Brandon Banks Washington , IA 0
4 7 5R Bill Roberts Jr. Burlington , IA 0
5 5 19J Levi Smith Donnellson , IA 0
6 6 71 Dennis LaVeine West Burlington, IA 0
7 1 77 Jeff Mueller New London, IA 0
Budweiser IMCA Modifieds – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 17S Steve Stewart Burlington , IA 0
2 2 14 Tyler Cale Donnellson , IA 0
3 5 40 Scott Dickey Packwood , IA 0
4 8 42 Johnathan Huston Columbus Junction, IA 0
5 3 3D Dustan Fenton Burlington , IA 0
6 4 11R Brandon Ruffcorn Donnellson , IA 0
7 6 11T Dugan Thye Burlington , IA 0
8 7 90 Lonnie Heap Media , IL 0
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 30C Abe Huls Carthage , IL 40
2 7 27J Jason Cook Mt. Pleasant, IA 39
3 3 05 John Oliver Jr. Danville , IA 38
4 12 C4 Ryan Cook New London, IA 37
5 1 52J Jeremy Pundt Donnellson , IA 36
6 19 17C Shane Paris Muscatine , IA 35
7 13 07 Ray Raker Danville , IA 34
8 16 51 Lane Kauffman Columbus City, IA 33
9 10 87 Les Blakley Fairfield , IA 32
10 8 57 Blaine Dopler Wapello , IA 31
11 11 566 Jim Lynch Donnellson , IA 30
12 18 71 David Brandies Atalissa , IA 29
13 9 48 Michael Larsen Hannibal , MO 28
14 2 4 Jake Wenig Burlington , IA 27
15 15 2K Derek Kirkland Centerville , IA 26
16 14 76 Joe Gerdes Burlington , IA 25
17 17 23 Nathan Anders Quincy , IL 24
18 4 49T Kevin Tomlinson New London, MO 23
19 5 52 Nathan Wood Sigourney , IA 22
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 27J Jason Cook Mt. Pleasant, IA 0
2 6 57 Blaine Dopler Wapello , IA 0
3 2 52J Jeremy Pundt Donnellson , IA 0
4 1 48 Michael Larsen Hannibal , MO 0
5 5 2K Derek Kirkland Centerville , IA 0
6 3 71 David Brandies Atalissa , IA 0
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 05 John Oliver Jr. Danville , IA 0
2 3 C4 Ryan Cook New London, IA 0
3 2 52 Nathan Wood Sigourney , IA 0
4 6 566 Jim Lynch Donnellson , IA 0
5 1 76 Joe Gerdes Burlington , IA 0
6 5 23 Nathan Anders Quincy , IL 0 DNS
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 30C Abe Huls Carthage , IL 0
2 6 4 Jake Wenig Burlington , IA 0
3 7 49T Kevin Tomlinson New London, MO 0
4 5 87 Les Blakley Fairfield , IA 0
5 1 07 Ray Raker Danville , IA 0
6 4 51 Lane Kauffman Columbus City, IA 0
7 3 17C Shane Paris Muscatine , IA 0
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 7 7 Carter VanDenBerg Oskaloosa , IA 40
2 3 3 Tony Dunker Quincy , IL 39
3 2 20BA Bobby Anders Quincy , IL 38
4 6 10 Jim Gillenwater Keokuk , IA 37
5 8 72 Brett Lowry Montezuma , IA 36
6 12 2AC Dustin Crear Mediapolis , IA 35
7 5 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA 34
8 11 15 Phillip Cossel Montrose , IA 33
9 18 7L Rob Kirchner Donnellson , IA 32
10 14 52 Rick Barlow Jr. Montrose , IA 31
11 10 12 Brandon Dale Gorin , MO 30
12 16 12F Eric Flander Barnes City, IA 29
13 15 42 Tyler Heckart Ottumwa , IA 28
14 17 26 Jim Kuhlmeier Ft. Madison, IA 27
15 19 93 Robert Gould Hillsboro , IA 26
16 1 11 Steve Bugg Macon , MO 25
17 4 85 Jason McDaniel Eldon , IA 24
18 9 97J Jacob Smith Donnellson , IA 23
19 13 3D Dane Fenton Burlington , IA 22
20 21 03 Rob Wilsey Keokuk , IA 21
21 20 1 Roger Dresden Keokuk , IA 20
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 7 Carter VanDenBerg Oskaloosa , IA 0
2 5 72 Brett Lowry Montezuma , IA 0
3 4 11 Steve Bugg Macon , MO 0
4 1 97J Jacob Smith Donnellson , IA 0
5 3 42 Tyler Heckart Ottumwa , IA 0
6 6 7L Rob Kirchner Donnellson , IA 0
7 7 03 Rob Wilsey Keokuk , IA 0
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 3 Tony Dunker Quincy , IL 0
2 3 2AC Dustin Crear Mediapolis , IA 0
3 4 101 Derek St. Clair Donnellson , IA 0
4 6 15 Phillip Cossel Montrose , IA 0
5 5 52 Rick Barlow Jr. Montrose , IA 0
6 1 26 Jim Kuhlmeier Ft. Madison, IA 0
7 7 1 Roger Dresden Keokuk , IA 0
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 10 Jim Gillenwater Keokuk , IA 0
2 2 20BA Bobby Anders Quincy , IL 0
3 3 85 Jason McDaniel Eldon , IA 0
4 5 12 Brandon Dale Gorin , MO 0
5 7 3D Dane Fenton Burlington , IA 0
6 6 12F Eric Flander Barnes City, IA 0
7 4 93 Robert Gould Hillsboro , IA 0
Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 10G Dustin Griffiths Ottumwa , IA 40
2 3 79S Jason See Albia , IA 39
3 2 99 Erick Knutsen Cedar Rapids, IA 38
4 4 20 Andrew Hustead Rutledge , MO 37
5 6 84 Danny Thrasher Agency , IA 36
6 5 10 Dale Porter Bloomfield , IA 35
7 7 57 Scott Shull Eldon , IA 34
8 8 19 Jason Riegel Eldon , IA 33
9 10 09 Ricky Miller Jr Gorin , MO 32
10 9 11 Danny Miller Gorin , MO 31
Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks – Heat
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 2 10 Dale Porter Bloomfield , IA 0
2 1 10G Dustin Griffiths Ottumwa , IA 0
3 5 79S Jason See Albia , IA 0
4 3 20 Andrew Hustead Rutledge , MO 0
5 7 99 Erick Knutsen Cedar Rapids, IA 0
6 9 84 Danny Thrasher Agency , IA 0
7 6 57 Scott Shull Eldon , IA 0
8 8 19 Jason Riegel Eldon , IA 0
9 4 11 Danny Miller Gorin , MO 0
10 10 09 Ricky Miller Jr Gorin , MO 0
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 27X Darin Smith Wapello , IA 40
2 5 13B Josh Barnes Keokuk , IA 39
3 11 48 Chuck Fullenkamp Ft. Madison, IA 38
4 14 3 Skipp Dunker Ursa , IL 37
5 9 27 Brandon Reu Donnellson , IA 36
6 2 22 Austen Becerra Carthage , IL 35
7 10 71 Kimberly Abbott Camp Point, IL 34
8 17 77 John Whalen Ainsworth , IA 33
9 4 7H Andrew Davis Keokuk , IA 32
10 20 27AM Alex Baker Quincy , IL 31
11 7 24 William Michel Muscatine , IA 30
12 12 14L Brandon Lambert Carthage , IL 29
13 8 09 Mike Miller Gorin , MO 28
14 13 45JT Jacob Tournear Quincy , IL 27
15 15 57 Jake Shannon Donnellson , IA 26
16 1 2 Michael Grossman Keokuk , IA 25
17 6 55 Mike Hornung Jr. Keokuk , IA 24
18 16 58R Derek Randall Canton , MO 23 DNS
19 19 00H Brent Hartley Niota , IL 22 DNS
20 18 77K Kyle Hamelton Keokuk , IA 0 DNS
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 27X Darin Smith Wapello , IA 0
2 1 14L Brandon Lambert Carthage , IL 0
3 4 55 Mike Hornung Jr. Keokuk , IA 0
4 2 09 Mike Miller Gorin , MO 0
5 5 57 Jake Shannon Donnellson , IA 0
6 6 77K Kyle Hamelton Keokuk , IA 0 DNS
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 2 Michael Grossman Keokuk , IA 0
2 2 48 Chuck Fullenkamp Ft. Madison, IA 0
3 1 71 Kimberly Abbott Camp Point, IL 0
4 3 13B Josh Barnes Keokuk , IA 0
5 4 3 Skipp Dunker Ursa , IL 0
6 5 77 John Whalen Ainsworth , IA 0
7 7 27AM Alex Baker Quincy , IL 0
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 27 Brandon Reu Donnellson , IA 0
2 7 24 William Michel Muscatine , IA 0
3 5 22 Austen Becerra Carthage , IL 0
4 2 7H Andrew Davis Keokuk , IA 0
5 3 45JT Jacob Tournear Quincy , IL 0
6 6 58R Derek Randall Canton , MO 0
7 4 00H Brent Hartley Niota , IL 0

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