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PostHeaderIcon Droste, Oliver Jr., Olson, Luellen, and Fullenkamp Victorious at the “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza”

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Sunday, March 29, 2015) – Despite mother natures several attempts to cancel the “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza” presented by Midwest Performance & Power of Keokuk, Iowa, the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa was able to get the full event in on Sunday, March 29th. As a result Tyler Droste (Budweiser IMCA Modifieds), John Oliver Jr. (Donnellton Tire IMCA Stock Cars), Tony Olson (Shottekirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods), Austin Luellen (Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks), and Chuck Fullenkamp (Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts) found there way to victory lane.

The first feature to take to the track was the 14 lap Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, with Justin Lichty and Derek Hodges drawing the front row for the event. But it was third place starter Austin Luellen who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Lichty and Hodges. While Luellen set a fast pace out front Dustin Griffiths, who started 4th, and Mike Kincaid, who started 6th, battled there way towards the front. Before Griffiths found his way into second, Luellen had built up a straightaway lead. There was no catching Luellen on this night, as he went on to pick up the win and the $400 top prize. Griffiths settled for 2nd, Hodges was 3rd, Kincaid was 4th, with Lichty rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 14 lap Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Chuck Fullenkamp and Barry Taft leading the field to the drop of the green flag. Fullenkamp took advantage of his front row starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Taft and Danny Sassman Jr., who started 6th. With Fullenkamp out front, Taft, Ryan Walker, who started 7th, and Jake Benischek, who started 5th, battled two and even three wide at times for the third spot. As that battle continued on, Fullenkamp was working to hold off Sassman Jr. for the top spot. Sassman Jr. was able to get under Fullenkamp on lap 10, as the two raced side-by-side for the lead until lap 12 when Fullenkamp pulled back out front. Fullenkamp then held on over the final 2 laps of a caution free race to pick up the win and the $300 top prize. Sassman Jr. settled for 2nd, Walker held off a charging Kimberly Abbott, who started 10th, for the third spot, Abbott was 4th, with Adam Gates coming home in 5th.

Tyler Cale and Brandon Lennox drew the front row for the 20 lap Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMod feature. Lennox used the best of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Tony Olson and Austen Becerra, who charged from 8th to 3rd on the first lap. Just after the completion of lap 1 the first of four cautions appeared, as a spring out of Nathan Bringer’s car was laying in turn 4. On the restart Olson was able to slip under Lennox to grab the top spot away. The second caution was waved on lap 2, as Cale came to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Once again Olson grabbed the lead on the restart, with Lennox and Becerra battling for the second spot. Joey Gower, who started 6th, moved in on lap 4 to make it a three car battle for second. The action up front was slowed for the third time on lap 7, as Adam Birck spun to a stop in turn 4. On the restart Olson moved back out front over Becerra and Gower, only to be slowed one lap later for the final caution of the race. This time Rich Vogt spun into the wall in turn 2 to bring out the red, as a fuel leak had to be burnt off the track before they could get back to racing. Olson once again grabbed the lead on the restart over Becerra and Gower. Olson started to pull away from the battle behind him, until he entered lapped traffic late in the race, which allowed Becerra to close in on him coming to the white flag. Coming off turn four Olson had two lapped cars racing side-by-side in front of him and had to make a move quickly to hold off Becerra at the line to claim the win and the $500 top prize. Becerra settled for 2nd, Gower was 3rd, Bobby Anders was 4th, with Austin Kaplan coming from 12th to finish in 5th.

Up next was the 20 lap Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car feature, with Les Blakley and Michael Bilyeu leading the field to the green flag. But it was third place starter Abe Huls who grabbed the lead on lap 1, when Blakley and Bilyeu got tangled up in turn 2 to allow Huls to slip under them for the lead. This also made the rest of the field take evasive action, which allowed Huls to build up a lead over Dane Fenton and Jim Lynch. With Huls still out front, there was a seven car battle going on behind him for the runner up spot, As Fenton, Damon Murty, who started 8th, Lynch, John Oliver Jr., who started 9th, Jason Cook, Jay Schmidt, and Greg Gill ran side-by-side and even three wide at times on laps 7,8,9, and 10. Oliver Jr. would use the top side of the track to break out of the battle for second by the midway part of the race and brought Murty with him. Both drivers would chase down Huls by lap 15, as Oliver Jr. was able to race side-by-side with Huls on laps 16 and 17. Coming off turn 4 on lap 17 Oliver Jr. used the momentum off the top side to grab the lead away from Huls. Huls, who was running the bottom, Murty, who was in the middle, and Oliver Jr., who was up top, went into turn 4 on lap 18 three wide. But Murty would get loose and spun down into Huls to help straighten himself out, which resulted in Oliver Jr. to be able to pull away for the win and the the $500 top prize. Huls held on for 2nd, Murty was 3rd, Schmidt crossed the line in 4th in his first ever appearance at the track, with Fenton coming home in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track on the night was the 20 lap Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, with Cayden Carter and Johnny Walker drawing the front row for the event. Just as the green flag was waved the caution light would come on, as Walker bounced off the cushion in turn 1 and shot to the low side of the track where Dylan Hoover was. Walker would make contact with Hoover, which resulted in him spinning to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Tyler Droste was moved to the outside of the front row, which he took advantage of to grab the lead on lap 1 by inches over Carter. The action up front was slowed for the second time on lap 4, when Hoover spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Once again Droste jumped back out front on the restart, with Carter, Jason Wolla, who started 6th, and Hunter Marriott, who started 8th, battling for the runner up spot. While Droste set a fast pace out front, Carter, who was running the bottom, Marriott, who was running the middle, and Wolla, who was up top, ran two and even three wide on laps 7 and 8. That action was slowed for the final time on lap 8, when Dugan Thye spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Droste moved back out front, with Carter working to hold off Marriott for second. Droste would pull away over the final 12 laps to pick up the win and the $1,000 top prize to go with it. Marriott was 2nd, Wolla was 3rd, Carter held on for 4th, with Scott Hogan coming home in 5th.

Just a reminder there will be no racing at the Lee County Speedway on Friday, April 3rd. But the speedway will come back on Friday, April 11th for the PEPSI Memphis Bottling points opener. In action on the night will be the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods, Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts. Be sure to check out the website at www.leecountyspeedway.com for all the information about the 2015 season at the Lee County Speedway.

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PostHeaderIcon IT’S RACE DAY!!!

Donnellson, IA (Sunday, March 29, 2015) – It’s finally here!!! The 2015 season will kick off today (Sunday, March 29th) at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA, with the “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza” presented by Midwest Performance & Power out of Keokuk, IA.

The day will start with a practice from 1 pm until 3 pm. Which will be followed by a re-working and re-watering of the track to get it set for racing at 5 pm.

Highlighting the nights events will be the IMCA Modifieds racing for a top prize of $1,000, plus a spot on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational during the 2015 IMCA Supernationals. Also in action will be the IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA SportMods racing for $500 to win, the IMCA Hobby Stocks gunning for $400 to win and the IMCA Sport Compacts racing for $300 to win.

Gates today will open at noon, with the pit passes being $40, ages (7-13) will be $25, and ages 6 & under will be $15 until 3 pm. Then after 3 pm pit passes will go to the normal $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages 6 & under $10. Grandstands will be FREE from noon until 4 pm, then will be cleared out and Adults will be $12, students (7-16) $6, and kids 6 & under FREE!

The draw on Sunday will close at 4:30 pm, as there will be NO hot laps for the normal show. The goal is to get the fans and drivers back on the road to home early to get ready to go back to work on Monday.

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

PostHeaderIcon REVISED SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEKEND

Donnellson, IA (Thursday, March 26, 2015) – Mother nature strikes again today. As the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa is forced to adjust the schedule once again for this weekend’s “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza”presented by Midwest Performance & Power of Keokuk, Iowa. It will now be a one day show to be ran on Sunday, March 29th.

The event started out to be a two day show on Friday and Saturday, then was moved to a Saturday and Sunday show on Wednesday. But with all the rains that moved through the area on Tuesday and Wednesday the grounds are to wet to do anything with. Plus is doesn’t help with frigid temperatures forecasted for Friday and Saturday night.

Sunday, March 29th will kick off with a practice from 1 pm until 3 pm. That will be followed up with a rework and re-watering of the track to get it set for racing at 5 pm.

The IMCA Modifieds will be competing for $1000 to win, while the IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA Sport Mods are battling for a top prize of $500, with the IMCA Hobby Stocks going for $400 to win, and IMCA Sport Compacts going for $300 to win.

Gates on Sunday will open at noon, with the pit passes being $40, ages (7-13) will be $25, and ages 6 & under will be $15 until 3 pm. Then after 3 pm pit passes will go to the normal $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages 6 & under $10. Grandstands will be FREE from noon until 4 pm, then will be cleared out and then Adults will be $12, students (7-16) $6, and kids 6 & under FREE!

The draw on Sunday will close at 4:30 pm, as there will be NO hot laps for the normal show. The goal is to get the fans and drivers back on the road to home early to get ready to go back to work on Monday.

Suites are still available for rent on Sunday, so make sure you call Mike at 641-521-0330 to get one reserved. For more information about this event you can also call Mike at the above phone number.

PostHeaderIcon SCHEDULE CHANGES ANNOUNCED FOR THIS WEEKEND

Donnellson, IA (Tuesday, March 24, 2015) – Mother nature just doesn’t know what time of the year it is, as the calendar says it is Spring but Winter just won’t give up. With the frigid temperatures forecasted for Friday, this has forced the Lee County Speedway to make some changes to this weekends “3rd Annual Spring Extravaganza” presented by Midwest Performance & Power of Keokuk, IA.

The action will now kick off on Saturday, March 28th with a complete draw / redraw show and payout. That will be followed by another complete draw / redraw and payout show on Sunday, March 29th.

Highlighting the weekend will be the IMCA Modifieds racing for $1,000 to win each night, with the winner earning the right to have there name put on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational race held during the IMCA Supernationals.

Also in action both nights will be the IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA SportMods battling for $500 to win each night. While the IMCA Hobby Stocks will be gunning for a top prize of $400 to win each night, and the IMCA Sport Compacts racing for $300 to win each night.

Both nights will be IMCA sanctioned with national, regional and state points being awarded. So all IMCA rules apply for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts.

Saturday, March 28th the gates will open at 4 pm, with hot laps at 6 pm, and racing at 6:30 pm. Then on Sunday, March 29th the gates will open at 3 pm, with racing at 5 pm. There will be NO hot laps on Sunday, as this will help to get the fans and race teams back on the road to home early.

Grandstand admission both nights will be Adults $12, Students (11-16) $6, and Kids 6 & under FREE!!! Pit passes each night will be $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages 6 & under $10.

Anybody still looking for a hotel to stay in over the weekend are encouraged to contact Boulders Inns & Suites in Fort Madison, IA. To make a reservation you can call 319-246-1401 and ask for the Boulders Racer Rate, which will be $59 per night, plus taxes. Or you can visit there website at www.bouldersinnfortmadison.com. Boulders Inns & Suites is the official hotel of the Lee County Speedway in 2015.

There are also some Suites available to rent at the track for the weekend, which are $75 for one night or $120 for both nights. They will go fast, so make sure you call 641-521-0330 to make your reservation.

Driver’s don’t forget that the perfect attendance for the weekly racers getting a $1 off each normal weekly show starts this weekend.

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