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…while Cale, Cook, Gillenwater, Hoener and Hammel pick up feature wins!
Friday night was Pepsi Memphis Bottling Company Season Championship Night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA. The 2012 point champions would be crowned in all five weekly classes, including the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, Coor’s Light LCS Hobby Stocks and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts.
A different format to set the feature line-ups was used on the night, as the top drivers in points were inverted for the first heat. The other drivers would be inverted for the remainder of the heats, with all new cars starting in the back of the heats. Then the first heat race finish would be how they started the first few rows of the feature, with the remainder of the heats lining up behind them how they finished there heats.
The first feature of the night was the 12 lap Coor’s Light LCS Hobby Stocks, with Jake Wenig and Tim Pettibone making up the front row for the event. The first caution of the race would come out just after the green flag was dropped, as Dan Wenig spun in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Jake Wenig jumped out into the lead, with Pettibone and Brian Hoener battling it out for second. The action up front was slowed for the second time on lap 6, as Victor Hastings spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. Under the caution Jake Wenig, who was leading, pulled into the infield with troubles to end his night. Hoener would slip under Pettibone on the restart to take over the top spot, with Dan Wenig coming from the rear after his lap 1 spin to grab second. Dan would try to get under Hoener for the lead over the next 3 laps, when he got into the back of Hoener in turn 2 on lap 9 and spun him. Dan Wenig then got upside down off turn 2 to bring out the red. He would climb from his car ok, but done for the night. Hoener was given the lead back, as Dan Wenig was credited with being the cause of the caution. Hoener then held on over the final 3 to claim his first win of the season at the track. Dean Kratzer came from 6th to finish in 2nd, Hastings, who started 7th, recovered from his lap 6 spin to finish in 3rd, Jeff DeLonjay was 4th, with Pettibone holding on for 5th. Despite Dan Wenig’s 7th place finish he was crowned the 2012 Coor’s Light Hobby Stock Track Champion for the second year in a row.
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It’s hard to believe the regular points season at the Lee County Speedway is about to come to a close for the 2012 season. But that will be the case this Friday, August 24th with the PEPSI Memphis Bottling Company Season Championship Night. Four of the five regular class titles are still up for grabs, while one driver has already locked up their title.
Jeff Waterman currently leads the Budweiser IMCA Modified points at the speedway, even without a feature win so far in 2012 at the track, with consistent finishes. He leads Tyler Cale by only 5 points going into the final points night of the season, as Cale has used 3 feature wins to stay close to Waterman. Brandon Banks sits 17 points back from Waterman and 12 points back of Cale in the number 3 spot in points. Ryan Cook currently holds down the number 4 spot in points, just ahead of Derek Hamm who is 5th. Dustin Crear is 6th in points, while defending track champion Josh Foster comes into the night in 7th. Brandon Savage sits 12 points ahead of Bill Roberts Jr. in the battle for 8th. While Kyle Hill and Lonnie Heap are currently tied for the 10th spot in points.
For the second year in a row the Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car track champion will be determined at the checkered flag of the feature. Defending track champion Matt Greiner currently has a 1 point lead over Jason Cook. While both have won 3 feature wins on the season Greiner holds the tie breaker, as 1 of Cook’s win came on a non points night. Jeff Mueller sits 3rd in points, only 8 points back of Greiner and 7 back of Cook. Cale Samberg sits only 5 points ahead of Derek St. Clair in the battle for the number 4 and 5 spots in the points. John Oliver Jr. and Jim Lynch are only separated by 2 points in the battle for 6th and 7th in points. Abe Huls has used 4 features win in 8 starts to hold down 8th in points, while Corey Strothman and Jeremy Pundt round out the top 10.
DONNELLSON, Iowa (August 17, 2012) – Points and results from racing action at Lee County Speedway, Friday, August 17, are posted. Check them out!
DONNELLSON, Iowa (August 15, 2012) – Do to an administrative issue, Lee County Speedway regrets to announce that the 305 Sprint Car portion of Friday’s racing activities at Lee County Speedway, have been cancelled. The remainder of the show will go on as scheduled for the 101.7 The Bull/Outdoor Power Emergency Services Night.
The five normal classes at LCS will still be in racing action, including the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Sport Mods, Coors Light LCS Hobby Stocks and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts.
Again the staff apologizes for the inconvenience, but look forward to seeing many of you at the races, Friday as we honor the domestic protectors of our area, including police officers, firefighters, paramedics and EMTs.
Grandstand admission Friday will be $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students 11-17 and children 10 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.