“Ain’t no party like a Lynch-ville Party!”
by Dan Workman
The west end of the Lee County Speedway main grandstands is home to the loud and proud fans of the 566 stock car, driven by “Jumpin’ Jim” Lynch. It has been dubbed Lynch-ville U.S.A. There was much rejoicing in Lynch-ville tonight, as the 566 found it’s way to Shottenkirk Parts Express victory lane.
The track was fast, drivers were happy, and the stock cars once again provided the show to watch. After Abe Hul’s charge from the back last week, it was “Jumpin’ Jim’s” turn to shine in the spotlight. Brett Timmerman 44, and Jeremy Pundt 52J battled early in the feature. Pundt and Timmerman were the class of the field, until Pundt made contact with the 27J Jason Cook who was fighting for the 2nd spot. A half lap after contact Pundt spun himself with a flat left rear tire, and both the 52J and 27J went to the work area. The restart found the 44 in front with the 05 John Oliver Jr. and the 566 behind him.
Jim Lynch said in victory lane “I did what Abe Huls did last week!” as he smiled with his friends and family around him. “Go where they ain’t nobody there.” The high line was hard to beat tonight, with three and four wide racing in many of the 5 classes that ran on Donnellson Tire night at Lee County, and Jim Lynch certainly made it work for him.
It was a perfect night for racing, 74 degrees and sunny just before hot laps, with the ever present south wind coming up over the top of the grandstands. A good hometown crowd was on hand with 57 cars pit side. Donnellson Tire night saw a sweep from the 33D of Scott Hogan, 31G of Joey Gower and the 69 of William Michel. All three drivers picking up the heat, and the A Main win, in their respective classes. It also saw a good hard race between the 21 of Nick Ulin, and the 5B of Dane Blozovich for the Hobby Stock checkers.