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PostHeaderIcon Carter, Dale and Grossman Collect Their First Wins of the Season at the Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, June 5, 2015) – After a week off thanks to mother nature, the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa got back to action on Friday night. It was Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison, Iowa night at the races, along with bring your dog to the track night. At the end of the night Cayden Carter (Budweiser IMCA Modifieds), Brandon Dale (Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods), and Michael Grossman (Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts) all collected their first wins of the season at the track.

The first feature to take to the track on the night was the 15 lap Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts, with Kyle Hamelton and Kevin Garrett leading the field to the green flag. But it was fifth place starter Michael Grossman who quickly moved to the front to grab the lead on lap 1 over Garrett and Mike Reu. The first and only caution of the event appeared on lap 3, as debris in turn 4 brought out the yellow. On the restart Grossman jumped back out into the lead, with Brandon Reu, who started 6th, and Mike Reu following behind. Grossman would then start to pull away from the field, as Kimberly Abbott, who started 8th, was working her way towards the front. Abbott over took Brandon Reu for second on lap 10 and then went to work on cutting into Grossman’s lead. But without a caution there was no catching Grossman on this night, as he picked up his first win of the season at the track. Abbott settled for 2nd, Brandon Reu was 3rd, Cody Washburne started 9th and finished 4th, with Mike Reu rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 10 lap Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stock feature, and despite only two cars the race was very entertaining to watch. Dustin Griffiths used the top of the track to grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Kevin Koontz. Koontz, who was glued to the bottom of the track, slipped under Griffiths to take the lead on lap 3. But Griffiths would come back on the top of the track to take the lead back on lap 3. Koontz was scored the leader on lap 4, as the two continued to race side-by-side. Griffiths would lead lap 6, with Koontz grabbing the lead on lap 7. The two would swap the lead back and forth on laps 8 and 9. Coming off turn 2 on the final lap Griffiths move past Koontz to grab the lead and then held on to claim his fourth win of the season at the track. Koontz finished in 2nd.

Scott Boles was suppose to start on the pole of the 20 lap Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMod feature, but when he scratched from the event it would move Robert Gould to the pole next to Phillip Cossel. Cossel would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Kyle Hill and Gould. Just as lap 1 was scored complete the caution light would come on, as Austen Becerra spun in turn 3 and collected Ashton Johnson to bring out the yellow. On the restart Hill went to the bottom of the track to grab the lead away from Cossel. Hill then held the top spot until another caution appeared on lap 9. This time Joey Gower, who started 9th and had worked his way up to 5th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Brandon Dale, who started 5th, would use the bottom of the track to slip under Hill to take over the top spot on the restart. Hill, who was using the top of the track, used the momentum off turn 4 on lap 11 to grab the lead away from Dale. Dale wouldn’t give up, as he tried to slip under Hill over the next 3 laps. But a caution on lap 14 would slow the action up front. This time Brandyn Ryan would spin in turn 4 on lap 14 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Hill jumped back out front, with Dale and Austen Howes, who started 7th, close behind. Hill, who was up top, and Dale, who was on the bottom, ran the next 2 laps side-by-side, with Dale edging out front on lap 16. Hill would try to come back on the top of the track over the final 4 laps, but Dale was able to hold him off to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Hill settled for 2nd, Howes was 3rd, Cossel was 4th, with Rick Barlow Jr. coming home in 5th.

Up next was the 20 lap Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Cars, with Jake Wenig and Jason See making up the front row. Wenig would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jim Redmann and David Brandies. Brandies, who was working the middle of the track, would edge out Wenig on lap 4 to take over the top spot. Brandies then started to pull away from the two and three wide battles going on behind him, that was until the first caution appeared on lap 11. Ray Raker spun in turn 4 to bring out the the yellow. On the restart Shane Paris, who was running 8th, got into Jeremy Pundt, who was running 6th, which caused Pundt to spin down the front stretch to bring the caution light back on. The following restart saw Brandies jump back out front, with Abe Huls, who started 9th and used all grooves to get to the front, glued to his back bumper. While Brandies stayed glued to the bottom, Huls went up top to grab the top spot away from Brandies on lap 14. Brandies then tried to work under Huls over the next 3 laps, when the final caution of the race appeared. This time Wenig spun in turn 2 and collected Paris to bring out the yellow. On the restart Huls moved back out front, with Brandies trying to work under him for the lead. Huls would go on to lead the final 3 laps to claim his fourth win of the season at the track. Brandies settled for 2nd, John Oliver Jr. started 8th and finished 3rd, Redmann was 4th, with Raker recovering from his spin on lap 11 to come back up to finish in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the 20 lap Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, with Ryan Cook and Dean McGee on the front row. McGee used his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Cayden Carter and Cook. Carter would use the bottom of the track to slip under McGee to take the top spot away on lap 2. Carter then started to pull away from the field. McGee wouldn’t give up, as he closed back in on Carter’s back bumper on lap 13. Carter, was working the bottom, while McGee used the top. That was until McGee showed Carter the top was working best on lap 15, when he pulled up beside Carter. Carter then shot to the top of the track coming off turn 2, which forced McGee to go to the bottom going into turn 3. The two would come out of turn 4 on lap 16 side-by-side, with Carter holding on to the lead by inches. Carter then held on over the final 4 laps of a caution free race to claim his first win of the season at the track. McGee settled for 2nd, Scott Hogan started 9th and finished 3rd, Blake Woodruff was 4th, with Jeff Waterman coming home in 5th.

Coming up next Friday, June 12th is the much anticipated Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models at the Lee County Speedway, being presented by Armstrong Tractor, Miller Lite and 101.7 The Bull. The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods, Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts will also be in action with a draw / redraw format.

Gates will open at 5 pm, with the draw cut-off at 6:45 pm, hot laps will be at 6:45 pm, and racing at 7:15 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $20, students (11-17) $10, and kids 10 and under FREE! Pit passes will be $30, ages (7-13) $20, and ages 6 and under $10.

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

For complete results and updated point standings just click on the tab on the top of the page.

PostHeaderIcon It’s Race Day “Dog Gone It”

Donnellson, IA (Friday, June 5, 2015) – Friday in Southeast Iowa means it is race day at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. Tonight’s action is being brought to you by Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison, Iowa.

Tonight is also bring your dog to the track night. Yes, you did read it right, bring your dog to the track tonight and participate in the dog races on the front stretch at intermission. All dogs must be on a leash. All adults who bring a dog to the races will receive a FREE hot dog in the grandstand concession.

The Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods, Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts will continue there chase for the 2015 track titles.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, with hot laps at 7 pm, and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors (60+) $9, students (11-17) $5, and kids 10 and under FREE! Pit passes are $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages 6 and under $10.

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

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┬áLEE 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.