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PostHeaderIcon Donnellson Tire Night This Friday

Donnellson, IA (Tuesday, April 8, 2014) – The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA has had mother nature on there side so far for the 2014 season, as in three events scheduled so far all three nights have been able to be put into the record books. This streak looks to continue this Friday, April 11th with the second points night of the early season being presented by Donnellson Tire.

In action on the night will be the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts. We invite you to come out and see who will continue to be the early front runners for the 2014 track championships.

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 & under FREE! Or you can purchase at Family Plan, 2 adults and 2 students, for only $25! Pit passes are $25, ages (7-13) $15, and ages (6 & under) $10.

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

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 www.leecountyspeedway.com.

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.

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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PostHeaderIcon Season Pit Passes and Grandstand Passes Available

Donnellson, IA (Saturday, December 21, 2013) – For those looking for a last minute gift idea for the racer in your family, can now order season passes for the 2014 season.

The 2014 season pit passes are $475 and the grandstand passes are $200. These are good for all races from the Spring Fling in late March thru Shiverfest in late October. Includes all IMCA shows, but does not include the MLRA show in June or fair shows in July.

Pass will be ready for pickup at the first show of year. This offer will be good until Dec. 31, 2013.

If you wish to order one or more of these passes, please make a check out for your total order plus include a note to detail your order. Then mail it to the following address:

Lee County Speedway
1127 HWY T-12 N
Newton, IA. 50208

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