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PostHeaderIcon Lee County Speedway Opener Goes to Gustin, Reitzler, Lowry, Kincaid and Chandler

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Saturday, March 29, 2014) – The 2014 season at the Lee County Speedway kicked off on Saturday with night 1 of the “2nd Annual Spring Extravaganza”, presented by Cole Implement and Fleck Sales Miller Lite / Coor’s Light. Ending the night in victory lane was Richie Gustin (Budweiser Modifieds), Todd Reitzler (Donnellson Tire Stock Cars), Brett Lowry (Shottenkirk Parts Express SportMods), Mike Kincaid (Coor’s Light Hobby Stocks), and Brad Chandler (Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compacts).

The first feature up on the night was the 18 lap Shottenkirk Parts Express SportMod feature, with Brett Lowry and Carter VanDenBerg, the 2013 track champion, drawing the front row for the event. Lowry would take advantage of his front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over VanDenBerg and Cory VanZante. Just after the completion of lap 1 the first and only caution of the event appeared, as Brandon Lennox, Bobby Six, and Jim Brown spun down the front stretch. On the restart Lowry moved back out front, with VanDenBerg working to hold back VanZante and Sean Wyett, who started 7th. While Lowry started to pull away the battle for second heated up, as VanDenBerg, VanZante, Wyett, Tony Dunker, who started 11th, Vance Wilson, who started 12th, and Ryan Fullenkamp, who started 26th, battled it out. Lowry would go on to lead all 18 laps to pick up the win and the $500 check to go with it. VanDenBerg won the battle for 2nd, VanZante was 3rd, Wyett was 4th, with Dunker rounding out the top 5.

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PostHeaderIcon Saturday Afternoon Practice Cancelled, Racing Still ON!!

Donnellson, IA (Friday, March 28, 2014) – The practice scheduled for Saturday afternoon from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm has been cancelled. But the racing part of the program is still on as planned!

The gates will open at 3:00 pm, a car show and kids rides will be held from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm, followed by hot laps at 5:30 pm and racing at 6:00 pm.

Pit passes will be $25, ages (7-13) $6, ages 6 & under $10. Grandstands will be adults $12, students (11-17) $6, and kids 10 & under FREE!

Any Mod Lite, Sprint Car or Late Model wanting to shake down there cars tomorrow night are still invited to come down. As you will have three chances to hot lap your cars during the nights activities.

PostHeaderIcon Practice Has Been Moved From Friday Night to Saturday Afternoon

Donnellson, IA (Thursday, March 27, 2014) – The practice scheduled for Friday, March 28th has been moved to Saturday, March 29th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Pits will open at 11:30 am on Saturday.

Saturday nights activities will kick off with a car show and kids rides from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Followed by hot laps at 5:30 pm and racing at 6:00 pm.

Grandstands will be free for the practice on Saturday from 12:30 pm until 2:30 pm. But will be cleared out after 2:30 pm to open back up for the racing program that night.

Pit passes will be $40 from 11:30 pm until 2:30 pm, which is good for the whole day and night. Then at 2:30 pm they will be reduced to $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages 6 & under $10 for the evening show.

Sunday, March 30th will start with hot laps at 3:30 pm and racing at 4:00 pm.

With the small amount of rain we have received and the rain we are going to get tonight we decided to keep the cars off the track as long as possible. This way drivers can save a trip to the race track for Friday night and a motel room for the travelers. This weekend looks to have awesome weather with temps getting in the 70’s.

PostHeaderIcon “Spring Extravaganza” Set to Open the 2014 Season at the Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Sunday, March 23, 2014) – The 2014 season at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA is set to begin with the “Spring Extravaganza” on Saturday, March 29th and Sunday, March 30th. Cole Implement and Fleck Sales Miller Lite / Coor’s Light are helping to present the action in the Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts both nights.

The “Spring Extravaganza” at the Lee County Speedway will be headlined by a $1,000 to win feature for Modifieds on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

Also in action on both nights will be the Stock Cars and SportMods running for $500 to win each night, Hobby Stocks for $400 to win both nights and Sport Compacts for $300 to win each night.

Entry fees per night are $40 for Modifieds, $25 for Stock Cars and SportMods, $20 for Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts. Each night will be a complete program, with a draw / redraw format used on both nights.

The following rules will be used for the “Spring Extravaganza” weekend: All IMCA rules apply for the Modifeds except American Racer or Hoosier G60 tires may be used, with grooving allowed only on the front. Aluminum headed motors (non-crate) must add 50 lbs. of lead on the front by the motor. Roller motors and stud girdles are legal. Quick Change rear ends are legal. Rear suspension must be IMCA legal. Front tubular okay. Fuel pump on transmission is legal. 7800 RPM chip must be ran with all open motors. No rear spoiler, unless running a 604 Crate per IMCA rules. Stock Cars will also run under all IMCA rules, with the exception of American Racer or Hoosier G60 tires may be used, with grooving allowed only on the front. Plus aftermarket blocks are okay to use in the Stock Cars. SportMods will follow IMCA or USRA rules, with the exception of American Racer or Hoosier G60 tires may be used, with grooving allowed only on the front. Hobby Stocks will use all IMCA rules, with the exception that a floater rear end being legal. Sport Compacts will follow all IMCA rules.

Pit passes both nights will be $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages 6 & under $10. Grandstand admission each night will be adults $12, students (11-17) $6, and kids 10 & under FREE!

Pit gates on Saturday will open at 3:00 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6:00 p.m. Then on Sunday night the pit gates will open at 1:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 2:00 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 3:30 p.m. and racing kicks off at 4:00 p.m.

Make sure you arrive early on Saturday, March 29th, as there will be a car show and kids rides in front of the grandstands from 4:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Then sit back in your seats and see if defending “Spring Extravaganza” winners Scott Hogan (Modifieds), Damon Murty (Stock Cars), Clint Luellen (SportMods), Andy Coffman (Hobby Stocks) and Patrick “Skipp” Dunker (Sport Compacts) can defend there titles.

A practice night is set for Friday, March 28th, with the gates opening at 5 p.m. and the first hot lap session beginning at 7 p.m.

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

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