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PostHeaderIcon Cook, Dunker and Gates Take Home Wins on Budweiser Open Wheel Night

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Thursday, June 20, 2013) – The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA decided to trick mother nature by running on a Thursday night this week, as it was Budweiser Open Wheel Night presented by Big Country 103.1 and Outdoor Power Inc. At the end of the night Jason Cook took home the $500 win Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car feature win, while Tony Dunker topped the Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMod feature and Adam Gates claimed the win in the Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compact feature.

The first feature up on the night was the 15 lap Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts, with Chuck Fullenkamp and Bill Whalen Jr. drawing the front row for the event. But it was fourth place starter Adam Gates who moved to the front to grab the lead on lap 1 over Fullenkamp and Whalen Jr. The action up front was slowed for the first and only time during the race after the completion of Gates win 06-20-2013lap 1, as Jacob Tournear and Bryce Baker got together in turn four to bring out the yellow. On the restart Gates jumped back out front, with Fullenkamp and Whallen Jr. battling for second.  While Gates was pulling away from the field, Fullenkamp, Josh Barnes, Michael Grossman and Austen Becerra, who started 10th, had a great battle going for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th. Gates would go on to lead all 15 laps to pick up the win, worth $200 thanks to Mike’s Barber Shop, Hornung Racing and Dunker Concrete. Fullenkamp held on for 2nd, Barnes won the battle for 3rd, Whalen Jr. held on for 4th, with Becerra coming home in 5th.

Jeremy Pundt and Brandon Savage led the field to the green flag in the 18 lap Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car feature, with Pundt grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Nathan Wood and John Oliver Jr. Oliver Jr. would jump to the top side of the track to make the pass of Pundt on lap 3 to take over the top spot, leaving Pundt to hold back Wood for second. While Oliver Jr. was leading the field, Jason Cook would work his way past Cook win 06-20-2013Pundt and into second on lap 8. Cook, who was working the bottom, and Oliver Jr., who was up top, ran the next few laps side-by-side. Cook was credited with leading lap 10 by inches over Oliver Jr. While the two front runners put on a show for the fans, Wood, Ryan Cook, who started 15th, Abe Huls and Pundt put on an even better show in the battle for 3rd. Cook would hold on over the final 8 laps to pick up the win and the $500 top prize. Oliver Jr. settled for 2nd, Wood won the battle for 3rd, Ryan Cook was 4th, with Huls rounding out the top 5.

The final feature on the night was the scheduled 18 lap Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, with Bobby Anders and Charles VanZandt drawing the front row for the event. Anders would take advantage of his front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Tony Dunker and Austin Schulte. Anders and Dunker were battling and even swapping the lead in different ends of the track over the next 4 laps, when the first caution came out on lap 4. Shulte, who was running 7th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Anders jumped back out front, with Dunker going back to work on him for the lead. While Anders and Dunker swapped the lead up front, Phillip Cossel, Brett Lowry, who started 9th, Carter VanDenBerg, who started 11th, and Jim Gillenwater, who started 13th, put on a show for the battle for 3rd. The action up front was slowed for the second time on lap 12, when Robert Gould spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Anders grabbed the lead on the restart, while VanDenBerg Dunker win 06-20-2013slipped past Dunker for 2nd. Just as the action up front was heating up again, the third caution of the race appeared on lap 15. This time Charles VanZandt spun to a stop down the front stretch to bring the yellow light on. On the restart Dunker was able to slip under Anders to grab the lead on lap 16, but Anders would jump to the top of the track to grab the top spot back on lap 17. After the completion of the lap VanZandt would spin his machine in turn 4 to bring out the yellow, his second solo caution to end his night. This would set up a green-white-checkered overtime finish. Dunker would once again slip under Anders on the restart to grab the lead, but once again the caution would come out before the checkered flag to set up another green-white checkered finish. Gould would spin his machine in turn 4 to bring out the final caution of the event, this was his second solo caution to end his night. On the final restart Dunker moved out front and then held on to claim his first win of the season at the track. Anders would have to settle for 2nd, Cossel would cross the line in 3rd but was disqualified in tech for a circuit board modular, moving VanDenBerg up to 3rd, Derek St. Clair came from 16th to finish in 4th, with Lowry holding on for 5th.

Coming up next Friday, June 28th at the Lee County Speedway will be All Pro Lawn and Hoenig Lawn Care Night at the races. The Shottenkirk Parts Express will have a special race, with more details being released on the website. Also in action on the night will be the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds racing for $500 to win and $100 to start, the Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks and Sunline Line Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, hot laps at 7:00 pm, and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students (7-17) $5, 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.

OFFICAL RESULTS

Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, IA
Thursday, June 20, 2013 – Budweiser / Big Country 103.1 / Outdoor Power Inc. Open Wheel Night
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 6 27J    Jason Cook    Mt. Pleasant, IA 0
2 5 05    John Oliver Jr.    Danville , IA 0
3 3 52    Nathan Wood    Sigourney , IA 0
4 15 C4    Ryan Cook    New London, IA 0
5 11 30C    Abe Huls    Carthage , IL 0
6 1 52J    Jeremy Pundt    Donnellson , IA 0
7 4 2T    Beau Taylor    Canton , MO 0
8 13 17C    Shane Paris    Muscatine , IA 0
9 10 566    Jim Lynch    Donnellson , IA 0
10 2 47S    Brandon Savage    Canton , MO 0
11 16 97    Terry Houston    Mt. Sterling, IL 0
12 17 14    Derrick Agee    Huntsville , MO 0
13 8 4    Jake Wenig    Burlington , IA 0
14 14 79    Troy Brierton    Versailles , IL 0
15 19 16    Steve Hodson    Donnellson , IA 0
16 9 14B    Tom Bowling Jr    Danville , IA 0
17 12 99D    Damon Murty    Chelsea , IA 0
18 18 3T    Travis Hartman    Burlington , IA 0
19 7 07    Ray Raker    Danville , IA 0 DNS
20 20 23    Nathan Anders    Quincy , IL 0 DNS
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 99D    Damon Murty    Chelsea , IA 0
2 3 30C    Abe Huls    Carthage , IL 0
3 5 2T    Beau Taylor    Canton , MO 0
4 1 05    John Oliver Jr.    Danville , IA 0
5 6 C4    Ryan Cook    New London, IA 0
6 2 14    Derrick Agee    Huntsville , MO 0
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 27J    Jason Cook    Mt. Pleasant, IA 0
2 1 566    Jim Lynch    Donnellson , IA 0
3 4 47S    Brandon Savage    Canton , MO 0
4 7 07    Ray Raker    Danville , IA 0
5 6 79    Troy Brierton    Versailles , IL 0
6 2 16    Steve Hodson    Donnellson , IA 0
7 5 23    Nathan Anders    Quincy , IL 0 DNS
Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 52    Nathan Wood    Sigourney , IA 0
2 1 14B    Tom Bowling Jr    Danville , IA 0
3 2 52J    Jeremy Pundt    Donnellson , IA 0
4 5 4    Jake Wenig    Burlington , IA 0
5 6 17C    Shane Paris    Muscatine , IA 0
6 7 97    Terry Houston    Mt. Sterling, IL 0
7 3 3T    Travis Hartman    Burlington , IA 0
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 3    Tony Dunker    Quincy , IL 40
2 1 20BA    Bobby Anders    Quincy , IL 39
3 11 7    Carter VanDenBerg    Oskaloosa , IA 38
4 16 101    Derek St. Clair    Donnellson , IA 37
5 9 72    Brett Lowry    Montezuma , IA 36
6 10 7L    Rob Kirchner    Donnellson , IA 35
7 13 10    Jim Gillenwater    Keokuk , IA 34
8 14 8H    Victor Hastings    Oquawka , IL 33
9 12 32    Jeff DeLonjay    Quincy , IL 32
10 15 52    Rick Barlow Jr.    Montrose , IA 31
11 19 T17    Tom Rawlins    Kellogg , IA 30
12 6 1    Roger Dresden    Keokuk , IA 29
13 18 40    Dakota Simmons    Libertyville , IA 28
14 21 93    Robert Gould    Hillsboro , IA 27
15 8 26    Jim Kuhlmeier    Ft. Madison, IA 26
16 2 80V    Charles VanZandt    Camp Point, IL 25
17 7 12F    Eric Flander    Barnes City, IA 24
18 3 75    Austin Schulte    Keokuk , IA 23
19 17 14B    Kyle Hill    New London, IA 22 DNS
20 20 97J    Jacob Smith    Donnellson , IA 21 DNS
21 22 CH19    Colby Heishman    Brooklyn , IA 20 DNS
22 5 15    Phillip Cossel    Montrose , IA 0 DQ
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 7    Carter VanDenBerg    Oskaloosa , IA 0
2 4 15    Phillip Cossel    Montrose , IA 0
3 2 20BA    Bobby Anders    Quincy , IL 0
4 1 12F    Eric Flander    Barnes City, IA 0
5 7 52    Rick Barlow Jr.    Montrose , IA 0
6 6 40    Dakota Simmons    Libertyville , IA 0
7 5 93    Robert Gould    Hillsboro , IA 0
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 3 3    Tony Dunker    Quincy , IL 0
2 6 32    Jeff DeLonjay    Quincy , IL 0
3 1 75    Austin Schulte    Keokuk , IA 0
4 5 26    Jim Kuhlmeier    Ft. Madison, IA 0
5 4 8H    Victor Hastings    Oquawka , IL 0
6 2 14B    Kyle Hill    New London, IA 0
7 7 97J    Jacob Smith    Donnellson , IA 0
Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 5 72    Brett Lowry    Montezuma , IA 0
2 2 7L    Rob Kirchner    Donnellson , IA 0
3 4 1    Roger Dresden    Keokuk , IA 0
4 1 80V    Charles VanZandt    Camp Point, IL 0
5 3 10    Jim Gillenwater    Keokuk , IA 0
6 8 101    Derek St. Clair    Donnellson , IA 0
7 6 T17    Tom Rawlins    Kellogg , IA 0
8 7 CH19    Colby Heishman    Brooklyn , IA 0
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – A-Main
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 4 007    Adam Gates    Cedar Rapids, IA 40
2 1 29    Chuck Fullenkamp    Ft. Madison, IA 39
3 5 13B    Josh Barnes    Keokuk , IA 38
4 2 00W    Bill Whalen Jr.    Riverside , IA 37
5 10 22    Austen Becerra    Carthage , IL 36
6 11 2X    Merv Chandler    Urbana , IA 35
7 3 77    John Whalen    Ainsworth , IA 34
8 9 3    Skipp Dunker    Ursa , IL 33
9 6 27    Brandon Reu    Donnellson , IA 32
10 13 71    Kimberly Abbott    Camp Point, IL 31
11 15 21V    Laine VanZandt    Camp Point, IL 30
12 18 14L    Brandon Lambert    Carthage , IL 29
13 7 2    Michael Grossman    Keokuk , IA 28
14 14 55    Mike Hornung Jr.    Keokuk , IA 27
15 17 24S    Gary Stephenson    Quincy , IL 26
16 12 24    William Michel    Muscatine , IA 25
17 21 27AM    Alex Baker    Quincy , IL 24
18 19 45JT    Jacob Tournear    Quincy , IL 23
19 8 00H    Brent Hartley    Niota , IL 22
20 16 27B    Bryce Baker    Quincy , IL 21 DQ
21 20 58R    Derek Randall    Canton , MO 0 DNS
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – Heat 3
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 13B    Josh Barnes    Keokuk , IA 0
2 4 27    Brandon Reu    Donnellson , IA 0
3 7 77    John Whalen    Ainsworth , IA 0
4 6 22    Austen Becerra    Carthage , IL 0
5 2 21V    Laine VanZandt    Camp Point, IL 0
6 5 14L    Brandon Lambert    Carthage , IL 0
7 3 27AM    Alex Baker    Quincy , IL 0
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – Heat 2
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 3    Skipp Dunker    Ursa , IL 0
2 2 29    Chuck Fullenkamp    Ft. Madison, IA 0
3 5 24    William Michel    Muscatine , IA 0
4 7 00H    Brent Hartley    Niota , IL 0
5 6 55    Mike Hornung Jr.    Keokuk , IA 0
6 3 24S    Gary Stephenson    Quincy , IL 0
7 4 58R    Derek Randall    Canton , MO 0 DNS
Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts – Heat 1
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points
1 1 00W    Bill Whalen Jr.    Riverside , IA 0
2 7 2    Michael Grossman    Keokuk , IA 0
3 6 2X    Merv Chandler    Urbana , IA 0
4 5 007    Adam Gates    Cedar Rapids, IA 0
5 2 71    Kimberly Abbott    Camp Point, IL 0
6 4 27B    Bryce Baker    Quincy , IL 0
7 3 45JT    Jacob Tournear    Quincy , IL 0

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