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PostHeaderIcon Lee County Speedway Points Opener to Help With “Calvin Meyer Benefit”

Sprint Invaders and IMCA Opening Track Points Night for all 5 weekly classes has been moved to Saturday, April 5.
Donnellson, IA (Tuesday, April 1, 2014) – Friday nights show has been moved to this Saturday, April 5th,  with hot laps at 5:15 pm and racing at 6:00 pm. The popular Sprint Invaders will make their first of two appearances at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA for the 2014 season this Saturday.

Also on the card for the night will be the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds ($500 to win and $100 to start), Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars ($300 to win), Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods ($300 to win), Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks ($225 to win), and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts. All five classes will open their IMCA track points with a draw / redraw format used in all classes. IMCA National, Reginal, State, and track points will be awarded in these five classes.

This show is sponsored by Farmington Tax & Accounting and Armstrong Small Engine Repair featuring Mahindra Tractors. Saturday night we will also have a benefit for Calvin Meyer.

Calvin was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on March 19, 2014. He was transferred to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Calvin will spend a few months at Barnes to receive five different types of chemotherapy. His hospital stay will be followed by several trips to Barnes for outpatient treatment for this rare cancer that is in his t-cells, lymph nodes, and blood. Calvin, his wife (Annie), and his 2-year old daughter (Ella) live in Warsaw, Illinois. This benefit will help to pay for medical and travel expenses for Calvin’s treatment.

“I’ve been going to the races with my parents since I was born. I traveled around with three uncles that raced throughout central Illinois as a kid. When I was ten, I started going to the races at Donnellson every week. I went several seasons without ever missing a race. Once I got my drivers license I went to Donnellson, 34 Raceway, and Quincy weekly. The year before I married my wonderful wife we went to 107 races at 22 tracks in one season. My favorite driver who is also my best friend is Jim Gillenwater in the #10 Modified. I help him on his car when I can and when we aren’t racing were fishing catfish tournaments throughout the midwest. This is Jim’s farewell season. Jim is donating his winnings to five different causes this year. One sponsor, St. Louis Gear, is donating to St. Judes Children’s Research. Another sponsor, Conn Communications, is donating to the International Polio Rotary Association. Midwest coins is donating to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America. Pit Lane with Dave Jones is donating winnings to Keokuk Athletic Boosters. Jim is also donating his portion to the American Lung Association. It’s good to call him a friend”, says Calvin Meyer.

There is also a Bar Crawl on Saturday night that the racers and fans can catch up with after the races. Calvin’s wife Annie Meyer will be in attendance on Saturday night.

Pit gates will open at 3:30 pm, grandstands at 4:00 pm, with hot laps at 5:15 pm, and racing at 6:00 pm. Pit passes will be $30, ages (7-13) $20, and ages 6 & under $10. Grandstand admission will be adults $15, students (11-17) $7, and kids 10 & under FREE!

For more information about this event can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330 or visit the track website at

PostHeaderIcon Gustin, Huls, Lowry, Kincaid and Gates Top Night 2 of “2nd Annual Spring Extravaganza” at the Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Sunday, March 30, 2014) – The second and final night of the “2nd Annual Spring Extravaganza”, presented by Cole Implement and Fleck Sales Miller Lite / Coor’s Light, was put into the record books on Sunday. At the end of the night Jimmy Gustin (Budweiser Modifieds), Abe Huls (Donnellson Tire Stock Cars), Brett Lowry (Shottenkirk Parts Express SportMods), Mike Kincaid (Coor’s Light Hobby Stocks), and Adam Gates (Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compacts) were standing in victory lane.

The first feature to take to the track was the 14 lap Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compact feature, with Josh Barnes and Brandon Lambert drawing the front row for the event. But it was fourth place starter Adam Gates who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Barnes and Brannon Bechen. While Gates started to pull away, the battle for second was heating up. Bechen, Kimberly Abbott, who started 7th, Chuck Fullenkamp, and Austen Becerra, who started 9th, were racing side-by-side for the runner up spot. But by the time they settled that position, Gates pulled away in the caution free race to claim the $300 win. Bechen won the battle for 2nd, Abbott was 3rd, Becerra was 4th, with Fullenkamp coming home in 5th.

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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.