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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.

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

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, April 24, 2015) – The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA played beat mother nature, for what seemed like the third time in four races so far in 2015, as rains covered most of the area. But everything would hold off long enough to get WCM MetalWorks and Donnellson Tire and Service Night put in the books. At the end of the night there would be four two new winners and one repeat winner standing in victory lane.

The first feature to take to the track on the night was the 15 lap Armstrong Small Engine Sales and Service IMCA Sport Compacts, with John Whalen and Barry Taft leading the field to the green flag. Taft would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Michael Grossman and Whalen. Josh Barnes, who started 12th, quickly worked his way to the front, as Taft, Grossman and Barnes raced three wide for the lead going into turn 3 on lap 6. Taft was able to hold onto the lead each lap, until lap 8, when Barnes slipped under him to grab the top spot away. While Barnes set a fast pace out front, Grossman and Taft would race side-by-side for second on lap 10. The action up front was slowed for the first time on the completion of lap 10, as Colton Keck lost a right front wheel in turn 4 to bring out the caution. On the restart Barnes moved back out front, with Travis DeMint, who started 11th, and William Michel, who started 6th, moved into second and third. Debris in turn 1 on the completion of lap 11, slowed the field down for the second time. Barnes once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with DeMint and Michel close behind. DeMint and Barnes came off turn 4 to the white flag side-by-side, with DeMint edging out front at the line to grab the lead. Barnes car slowed going into turn 1, which allowed DeMint to pull away for his first win of the season at the track and breaking Barnes’ two week winning streak. Kimberly Abbott started 9th and took second on the last lap, Chuck Fullenkamp started 10th and finished a close 3rd, Michel held on for 4th, with Grossman rounding out the top 5.

Up next was the 14 lap Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stock feature, with Leah Wroten and Brandon Symmonds making up the front row for the event. But it was fourth place starter Dane Blozovich who jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Dustin Griffiths and Wroten. Then going into turn 1 on the completion of lap 1 disaster would strike, as Griffiths got into the back of Blozovich and spun him to bring out the caution. Blozovich had to much damage to continue, while Griffiths was sent to the pits for rough driving. On the restart Wroten would inherit the lead over Garrett Eilander, who started 5th, and Symmonds. Eilander would slip under Wroten on lap 3 to grab the lead, and then was slowed on the completion of that lap. As Calvin Dhondt spun in turn 3 to bring out the yellow. Eilander moved back out front on the restart, with Symmonds and Wroten close behind. While Eilander worked the bottom of the track, Symmonds would work the middle, as the two raced side-by-side for the lead on laps 9 thru 10. Coming out of turn 4 on lap 12 Symmonds was able to edge Eilander at the line to grab the lead. But Eilander wouldn’t give up, as the two raced side-by-side for the final two laps. Symmonds was able to edge out Eilander at the line by a half a car length to pick up his first career IMCA Hobby Stock win and his first since back in the outlaw days in 2012.

Austin Howes and Austen Becerra led the field to the green flag in the 20 lap Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMod feature. But just as the green flag was waved the caution light would appear, as debris down the backstretch brought out the yellow. On the restart Becerra grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Nathan Bringer and Howes. After the completion of lap 1 Dan Keltner would spin in turn 4 and collected Colton Livezey to bring out the yellow. Becerra moved back out front on the restart, but now had Adam Birck, who started 7th, and Brandon Dale glued to his back bumper. Birck would slip under Becerra on lap 4 to take over the top spot and then was slowed after the completion of that lap. As Brandon Ruffcorn spun in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Bobby Six spun in turn 2 and collected Bringer, Phillip Cossel, Ashton Johnson, Colton Bowman and Ruffcorn to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Birck jump back out front, with Becerra and Dale battling for second. Birck then started to pull away from the battle behind him, until a caution on lap 9 brought the field back to his back bumper. Dale, who was running 6th, spun in turn 3 and collected Tony Olson, who started 11th and was running 7th, to bring out the yellow. Birck once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Becerra working to hold back Dakota Simmons, who started 9th, for the runner up spot. Shawn Ritter, who started 10th and was running 6th, spun in turn 4 on lap 13 to bring out the final caution of the race. On the restart Birck moved back out front, with Becerra and Joey Gower, who started 13th, battling for second. Birck would pull away over the final 7 laps to claim his first win of the season at the track. Becerra held on for 2nd, Gower was 3rd, Simmons was 4th, with Olson recovering from his involvement in the lap 9 caution to come back up to finish 5th.

Up next was the 20 lap Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Car feature, with Jake Wenig and Jeremy Pundt on the front row. Just as the green flag was waved the caution light would come on, as Andrew Hustead spun in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Jason Cook, who started 3rd, grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Wenig and Pundt. While Cook worked the bottom of the track, Abe Huls, who started 6th, went to the top of track to take over the top spot on lap 4. The action up front was slowed on lap 6, when debris in turn 4 brought out the yellow. On the restart a tire was clipped in turn 4 and pushed onto the track to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Huls move back out front, with Cook working to hold off John Oliver Jr., who started 8th, for the second spot. Just as Huls started to pull away from the field, the final caution appeared on lap 10. Another tire in turn 2 was clipped and pushed out onto the track to bring out the yellow. Once again Huls jumped back out front on the restart, with Oliver Jr. over taking Cook for second. Oliver Jr. was able to challenge Huls for the top spot for a couple of laps, before Huls pulled away to pick up his second win in a row at the track. Oliver Jr. settled for 2nd, Cook was 3rd, Ray Raker was 4th, with Nathan Wood coming from 9th to finish in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the 20 lap Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, with AJ Johnson and Dustin Smith leading the field to the green flag. But just as the green flag was waved the caution light would come on, as Todd Cramer spun in turn 1 and Brandon Rothzen spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Smith spun in front of the field and collected Dugan Thye to bring the caution light back on. The following restart saw Carter VanDenBerg, who started 6th, edge out Johnson at the line to lead lap 1 by inches. After the completion of lap 1 Johnson would spin in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. VanDenBerg jumped back out front on the restart, with Bill Roberts Jr. and Tyler Groenendyk close behind. When VanDenBerg drifted high in turn 4 on lap 3, Roberts Jr. would slip under him to grab the lead away. The battle up front was slowed on lap 7, when Jeff Waterman, who was running 7th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Roberts Jr. moved back out front, with VanDenBerg working to hold off Kyle Brown, who started 12th, for the second spot. Roberts Jr., who was running the bottom, and VanDenBerg, who was running the top, raced laps 8 and 9 side-by-side, with VanDenBerg edging Roberts Jr. out at the line to lead lap 9. The final caution of the event appeared on lap 12, when Smith spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. VanDenBerg jumped back out front on the restart, with Roberts Jr. working to hold back Brown for second. While the battle went on for second, VanDenBerg would pull away to claim his first career IMCA Modified feature win. Roberts Jr. won the battle for 2nd, Brown was 3rd, Groenendyk was 4th, with Andrew Schroeder coming from 8th to round out the top 5.

Coming up next Friday, May 1st at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa will be Roberts Tire Center Night at the races. Points battles will continue in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods, Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Small Engine Sales and Service IMCA Sport Compacts.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, with hot laps at 7:30 pm and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors (60+) $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 contact Mike VanGenderen at 641-521-0330.

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