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Donnellson, IA (Tuesday, November 26, 2013) – The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA is set to honor there 2013 Track Champions on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Banquet Hall behind Tina’s Tap in Ft. Madison, IA.
Brandon Banks (Budweiser IMCA Modifieds), Abe Huls (Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars), Carter VanDenBerg (Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods), Jason See (Corr’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks), and Brandon Reu (Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts) will be honored as the champions for the 2013 season. The top 10 in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts will all be honored, along with the top 5 in the Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks.
The night will kick off with happy hour from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, followed by a meal at 6:00 pm. Then some live entertainment, and the awards presentation. With the night ending with some dancing.
There are plenty of great awards being lined up, with point fund checks from IMCA being handed out, live entertainment from 7:00 to 8:30, surprises from our track photographers, awards show, and a dance to follow. It’s going to be a huge evening with lots of activities in store. All driver, fans, and pit crews should have your RSVP in the mail by tomorrow (Wednesday, November 27th) to get the discounted price and to be eligible for the driver awards.
2013 LEE COUNTY SPEEDWAY BANQUET
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Happy hour 5:00 to 6:00
Meal 6:00 with Entertainment and Awards to follow.
Banquet Hall behind Tina’s Tap in Ft. Madison, IA
RSVP by November 30th at $25 per person
All drivers must RSVP and be paid by November 30th to receive award. Tickets will be $28 at the door.
Make checks payable, including the number in your party, to the LEE COUNTY SPEEDWAY and mail them to 1127 HWY T-12 N., Newton, IA 50208.
For more information you can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.
by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Saturday, October 26, 2013) – The 2013 season at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA came to a close with the running of the Farmington Tax & Accounting SHIVERFEST. Even though the temperatures were on the cool side, there were 127 drivers signed in on the night to help put an end to the 2013 season. At the end of the night Jimmy Gustin (Budweiser Modifieds), Jim Lynch (Donnellson Tire Stock Cars), Curtis Van Der Wal (Shottenkirk Parts Express SportMods), Dustin Griffiths (Coor’s Light Hobby Stocks), and William Michel (Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compacts) were standing in victory lane.
The first feature up on the night was the 14 lap Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compacts, with Austen Becerra and Laine VanZandt drawing the front row for the event. Becerra took advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over VanZandt and Mike Hornung Jr. The action was slowed for the first time on lap 2, as Kyle Hamelton came to a stop in turn 2 with troubles to bring out the caution. On the restart Scott Smith, Merv Chandler and Seith Woodruff collided to bring the yellow light back on. The following restart saw Becerra jump back out front, with Darin Smith and William Michel, who started 10th, battling for the second spot. While Smith and Michel swapped the second spot, Becerra enjoyed the lead out front. Coming to the white flag Michel moved under Becerra to run the last lap side-by-side. Michel would edge Becerra at the line by a half a car length to pick up the win. Becerra settled for 2nd, Chandler recovered from the lap 3 crash to come back up to 3rd, Kimberly Abbott was 4th after starting in 8th, with John Whalen coming from 7th to round out the top 5.
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DRIVERS: Don’t forget to bring some candy with you for the trick-or-treating for the kids that starts at 3:30 pm!
KIDS: Bring your bucket or bag to fill up with all the candy that the drivers will be passing out during the trick-or-treating. Also don’t forget your box car, as we have 15 trophies from Farmington Tax & Accounting to give out during those races that begin at 4:00 pm!
Rides thru the pits kicks it all off at 3:00 pm, with hot laps at 4:30 pm and racing to follow! This will be your last chance to get your racing kick in before winter sets in! Hope to see you there!!!
This years qualifying night used a two heat race format, with points being awarded for each finishing position. In all five classes the drivers would draw for there starting spot in the first set of heats races. Then the second set of heats races would be inverted, using the same draw numbers. When both sets of heat races were finished the points were totaled up, with the top eight being locked into Saturday nights big features. Saturday all non qualified drivers, including any new cars, drew for there starting spots for the B mains. Then any driver not qualifying out of the B mains got one more chance to make it by running last chances races. Dashes were ran for the those who earned enough points to lock them in from Fridays heat races to determine the first four rows of the features. After all the qualifying races were over it was time to go feature racing to see who would take home the big money.
The first feature up on the night was the 18 lap Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compacts, with Adam Gates and Merv Chandler leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But just as the green flag was dropped the caution light would come on, as Kimberly Abbot spun in turn 2 after contact from Brandon Reu. On the restart Gates jumped out into the lead, with Josh Barnes and Chandler battling for the runner up spot. While Gates was pulling away from the field, the action for the second spot was heating up. Barnes, Chuck Fullenkamp, Chandler and William Michel, who started 11th, were running two and even three wide for the spot.The only thing to slow down Gates on the night was a second caution on lap 15, as Rob Kibbe came to a stop off turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Once again Gates moved out front on the restart, leaving John Whalen, Austen Becerra, who started 16th, and Fullenkamp battling for the second spot. Gates would hold on over the final 3 laps to pick up his second consecutive Fall Extravaganza win and the $500 top prize. Whalen held on to finish 2nd, Fullenkamp won the battle for 3rd, Becerra finished 4th and claimed the Dunker Concrete $50 hard charger award, with John Richardson coming from 13th to round out the top 5.
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