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PostHeaderIcon Groenendyk, Huls, Dunker, Ulin, and DeMint Visit Lee County Speedway Victory Lane

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, May 22, 2015) – After two straight weeks of rain outs the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa got back to action on Friday night with PEPSI Memphis Bottling Night. When the final checkered flag waved Tyler Groenendyk (Budweiser IMCA Modifieds), Abe Huls (Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Cars), Tony Dunker (Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods), Nick Ulin (Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks), and Travis DeMint (Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts) found their way to victory lane.

The 15 lap Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compact feature was the first to take to the track, with Brandon Lambert and Barry Taft leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Lambert would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Brandon Reu, who started 6th, and William Michel. Reu worked the bottom of the track to slip under Lambert for the top spot on lap 3. The action up front was slowed on lap 4, when debris in turn 4 brought out a caution. On the restart Reu jumped back out front, but now had Travis DeMint, who started 9th, glued to his back bumper. DeMint tried to get around Reu for the lead over the next 4 laps, but Reu was able to hold him off each lap. That was until lap 9, when DeMint was able to slip under Reu to grab the lead. DeMint then led the final 7 laps to claim his second win of the season at the track. Reu held on for 2nd, Kimberly Abbott started 8th and finished 3rd, Lambert was 4th, with Josh Barnes, who fell to last on the start, recovering to finish in 5th.

Up next was the 14 lap Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stock feature, with Kevin Koontz and Nick Ulin on the front row. Ulin used his front row starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Dustin Griffiths, and Brandon Symmonds. Griffiths would look under Ulin over the entire 14 laps, as Symmonds followed both of them waiting for them to make a mistake. But Ulin was able to hold on the entire 14 laps to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Griffiths settled for 2nd, Symmonds was 3rd, John Irwin was 4th, with Koontz rounding out the top 5.

Brandon Ruffcorn and Brian Woodruff was suppose to lead the field to the green in the 20 lap Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMod feature, but when Woodruff elected to go to the rear that would move Austin Howes to the outside of the front row. Just as the green flag waved the yellow light would come on, as Ashton Johnson spun in turn 4 to bring out the caution. On the restart Ruffcorn moved out front to lead lap 1 over Howes and Phillip Cossel. Howes, who was working the top of the track, was able to take the top spot away from Ruffcorn on lap 2. The action up front was slowed on lap 3 when Travis Hartman came to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Howes jumped back out front on the restart, with Cossel over taking Ruffcorn for the runner up spot. While Howes set the pace out front, Adam Birck, who started 10th, Joey Gower, who started 11th, and Tony Dunker, who started 12th, were working their way towards the front. Howes lead, which was a half a straight away, was wiped out on lap 8 when Colton Bowman spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart a tire was clipped in turn 4 and pushed out onto the track to bring the caution light back on. The following restart saw Howes move back out front over Birck and Gower. Birck, who was working the bottom of the track, was able to slip under Howes to grab the lead away on lap 14. At the same time Dunker joined the battle up front to make it a three car battle for the top spot. With Birck and Howes both working the bottom of the track, Dunker decided to got to the top. Coming to the white flag Dunker was able to take over the lead. But Birck wouldn’t give up as he pulled even with Dunker coming off turn 2. Dunker would use the momentum off of turn 4 coming to the checkered flag to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Birck settled for 2nd, Howes was 3rd, Robert Gould was 4th, with Ruffcorn coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 20 lap Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Car feature, with Ryan Fullenkamp and Jim Redmann making up the front row. Redmann took advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jeremy Pundt and Fullenkamp. Redmann, who was working the top, and Pundt, who was working the bottom, ran the second lap side-by-side. Pundt would use the bottom of the track to edge out Redmann for the top spot on lap 3. Just as lap 3 was scored complete Jason See spun in turn 2 to bring out the caution. On the restart Andrew Hustead, who was running 4th, spun in turn 4 to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Redmann get into the back of Pundt, who spun in turn 3 and collected Derrick Agee, who started 10th and had worked his way to 5th, to bring the yellow light back on. A third attempt of a restart saw Abe Huls, who started 6th, slip under Fullenkamp to take the top spot, with David Brandies, who started 7th, close behind in 3rd. Brandies would slip under Fullenkamp on lap 5 to move into second and then set his sights on Huls for the lead. Huls and Brandies, who were both running the bottom, then started to pull away from the two wide racing going on behind them. Brandies tried to get under Huls for the top spot over the next 10 laps, but Huls was able to hold him off every lap. Then coming off turn 2 on lap 14 Brandies was able to get up beside Huls, as the two raced into turn 3. Contact between the two resulted into Brandies cutting down a right rear tire, as he pulled into the infield on lap 15 to end his night. From there Huls pulled away to claim his third win of the season at the track. Jason Cook, who started 11th, was able to slip under Nathan Wood, who started 8th, on the last lap to finish 2nd, with Wood in 3rd, Pundt recovered from the spin on lap 3 to come back up to finish 4th, with Fullenkamp holding on for 5th.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 20 lap Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, with AJ Johnson and Jerad Fuller leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Johnson would take advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Fuller and Jeff Waterman. Johnson, who was running the bottom, and Fuller, who was up top, ran the first 7 laps side-by-side with Johnson edging out in front on each lap. That was until lap 8, when Fuller was able to taker the top spot away. Once Johnson got passed he would move to the top of the track, which allowed Tyler Groenendyk to use the bottom to make it a three car battle for the top spot. Coming off turn 4 on lap 11 Groenendyk was able to edge out Fuller at the line to take over the top spot. One lap later, lap 12, Ryan Cook, who was running 7th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Groenendyk jumped back out front, with Fuller, Johnson, Scott Hogan and Bill Roberts Jr. battling for second. The final 8 laps went caution free, with Groenendyk pulling away to pick up his second win of the season at the track. Fuller won the battle for 2nd, Roberts Jr. was 3rd, Johnson was 4th, with Hogan rounding out the top 5.

Coming up next week at the Lee County Speedway will be the first visit of the season by the Sprint Invaders, which is being presented by Mohrfeld Electric. Also in action on the night will be the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stocks Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods, Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts.

Gates will open at 5 pm, with hot laps at 6:45 pm, and racing starting at 7:15 pm. Grandstands will be adults $16, seniors (60+) $14, students (11-17) $8, and kids 10 and under FREE! Pit passes will be $30, ages 7-13 $20, and ages 6 and under $10.

For more information about the Lee County Speedway you can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.

For complete results and updated point standings, please click on the tabs at the top of the page.

PostHeaderIcon Night For The Kids Tonight!!!

Donnellson, IA (Friday, May 15, 2015) – Tonight is the night to bring the kids out to the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa.

Darkside Tint & Graphix / Driftwood 13, tonight’s sponsors, will be having a candy dash for the kids at intermission. Plus they will be handing out other toys and prizes to the kids during the night.

Then Dan Workman will be having a LEE COUNTY SPEEDWAY KIDS CHALLENGE!!! Each week three kids will be chosen at random, to come down and play a game. Our theme this week is “NERF or Nothing!” Our lucky kids will try and shoot a NERF dart through a target. NERF themed prizes for all three kids! Our challenge task, and prize packages, will change throughout the summer so keep coming back every Friday night to the Lee County Speedway!

The fun doesn’t stop there, as our track photographers D&M Photography will be giving away FREE glow sticks at there booth. Plus they are having a sale on flags 2/$5. So make sure you stop by there booth tonight.

But one thing we all come to see is the great racing action in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire & Service IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods, Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Tractors IMCA Sport Compacts. Also joining the card tonight will be the Vintage Cars.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, with hot laps at 7:00 pm, and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students (11-17) $5, and kids 10 and under FREE! Pit passes are $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages 6 & under $10.

For more information you can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.

PostHeaderIcon Races For Thursday, May 7th Have Been Canceled

Donnellson, IA (Thursday, May 7, 2015) – The races for Thursday, May 7th have been canceled. A storm building out of the south and moving north has forced the officials to pull the plug on tonight’s program in order to cut the driving time for those who are traveling to get here tonight.

Coming up next Friday, May 15th will be Darkside Tint and Driftwood 13 Bar Night at the races. The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods, Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts will be in action. Also joining the card will be the Vintage Cars.

Gates on Friday, May 15th will open at 5:30 pm, with hot laps at 7:00 pm and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students (11-17) $5, and kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages 6 & under $10.

For more information you can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.

PostHeaderIcon Woodruff Scores First Career Modified Feature Win at the Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, May 1, 2015) – Another Friday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa meant another night of beating mother nature, as showers moved into the area during the night. But only a few sprinkles fell from the skies to allow all the nights events to be completed on Roberts Tire Center Night. At the end of the night three drivers picked up there first win of the season at the track, with one of them getting there first career Modified feature win, while two others were repeat winners.

The first feature to take to the track was the 15 lap Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts, with Kyle Hamelton and Barry Taft leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But it was third place starter Michael Grossman who moved out front on lap 1, with Mike Reu and Taft battling for second. After the completion of lap 2 William Michel would spin in turn 3 and collected Trent Orwig to bring out the caution. On the restart Grossman moved back out front, with Brandon Reu over taking Mike Reu for the second spot. One lap later, lap 4, Kimberly Abbott, who started 9th, Mike Reu and Taft came off turn 2 three wide for the runner up spot, while Josh Barnes, who started 8th, was looking for a hole to make it four wide. Abbott won the battle for the second spot coming to complete lap 5 and then went to work on Grossman for the top spot. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 8 Abbott was able to slip under Grossman to lead by inches. The two would race side-by-side until lap 10, when Abbott completed the pass to take command of the race. Abbott then started to pull away, while Grossman and Barnes battled side-by-side for the runner up spot on laps 12 & 13. Grossman was able to win the battle for second coming to the white flag and then tried to chance down Abbott for the win. But she would hold him off coming out of turn 4 to pick up here first win of the season at the track. Grossman was 2nd, Barnes was 3rd, Brandon Reu was 4th, with Mike Reu rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 12 lap Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stock feature, with Kevin Koontz and Dustin Griffiths making up the front row. Griffiths would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Nick Ulin and Brandon Symmonds. While Griffiths started to pull away, Ulin and Symmonds would battle for the runner up spot. But without the help of any cautions there was no catching Griffiths on this night, as he claim his third win in five weeks at the track. Ulin won the battle for 2nd, Symmonds was 3rd, with Koontz coming home in 4th.

Brandon Ruffcorn and Ashton Johnson led the field to the green in the 20 lap Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMod feature, with Ruffcorn grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Johnson and Joey Gower, who quickly moved up from 7th. After the completion of lap 1 Robert Gould and Brian Woodruff spun down the front stretch to bring out the yellow. On the restart Gower would use the bottom of the track to grab the lead, with Adam Birck, who started 8th, and Kyle Hill following. Disaster would strike Birck on lap 3, while running 4th, he would spin in turn in turn 2 to bring out the caution. Gower once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Bobby Six and Brayden Carter, who started 11th, battling for second. The action up front was slowed for the third time, as Austen Becerra spun in turn 4 on lap 6 and collects Johnson to bring out the caution. On the restart Gower moved back out front, with Six and Carter continuing there battle for second. Just as Gower was starting to pull away from the battle behind him, another caution appeared on lap 10. This time Brandon Dale, who started 13th and had worked his way to 5th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Gower once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Carter finally over taking Six for the runner up spot. While Gower set the pace out front, Carter had to work to hold off Tony Dunker, who started 11th, in the battle for second. The action up front was slowed for the final time on lap 17, when Gould spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Gower bobbled in turn 1, which allowed Carter to slip under him to take over the top spot. Coming to the white flag Dunker was able to get around Gower for second and then tried a last lap pass to pick up the win. But Carter was able to hold him off to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Dunker settled for 2nd, Gower was 3rd, Birck recovered from his spin on lap 3 to come back up to finish 4th, with Six rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 20 lap Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car feature, with Jake Wenig and Ryan Fullenkamp leading the field to the green flag. Wenig would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jeremy Pundt and Fullenkamp. Pundt, who was using the bottom of the track, would slip under Wenig to take over the top spot on lap 2. While Pundt set the pace out front John Oliver Jr., who started 8th, was using the bottom to work his way to the front. Oliver Jr. was able to slip under Pundt on lap 6 to grab the lead away, as David Brandies, who started 9th, moved into third. Oliver Jr. and Pundt worked the bottom of the track while Brandies used the middle to make it a three car battle for the lead. But disaster would strike Brandies on lap 12 when he spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Oliver Jr. jumped back out front over Pundt and Ray Raker, who started 12th. Coming off turn 4 to complete lap 18 Pundt was able to slip under Oliver Jr. to take the lead away. But Oliver Jr. wouldn’t give up, as he slipped under Pundt coming off turn 4 for the checkered flag to pick up his third win in 5 weeks at the track. Pundt settled for 2nd, Brandies recovered from his spin on lap 12 to come back up to finish 3rd, Corey Strothman was 4th, with Andrew Hustead finishing 5th.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 20 lap Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, with AJ Johnson and Blake Woodruff making up the front row. Woodruff took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Steve Stewart and Jeff Waterman. While Woodruff set the pace out front, Carter VanDenBerg, who pick up his first career Modified feature win last week at the track, started working his way towards the front from his 8th place starting spot. On lap 8, VanDenBerg was able to slip past Waterman for the second spot and then went to work on chasing down Woodruff for the top spot. But without a caution and Woodruff making no mistakes there was no catching Woodruff on this night, as he claimed his first career IMCA Modified feature win. VanDenBerg settled for 2nd, Waterman was 3rd, Tyler Groenendyk was 4th, with Andrew Schroeder rounding out the top 5.

Coming up next Thursday, yes that is Thursday May 7th, the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models will make there first of two visits to the track in 2015. Also in action on the night will be the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods, Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts. These classes will use a draw / redraw system, with national, state, regional and track IMCA points being awarded. There will also be no registration fee charged for any of the support classes.

The action will be presented by Armstrong Tractor, Miller Lite and 101. 7 The Bull. Gates next Thursday will open at 5:30 pm, draw cut-off at 6:45 pm, with hot laps at 6:45 pm, and racing at 7:15 pm. Grandstand admission will be Adults $20, Students (11-17) $10, and Kids 10 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $30.

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

For complete results and current point standings, please click on the tabs on the top of the page.