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by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Saturday, April 29, 2017) – After mother nature claimed her fourth night in six scheduled nights on Friday, April 28th at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, the attention now turns to Thursday, May 4th. The Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models are set for their first of two visits to the track in 2017, with Robert’s Tire Center out of Burlington, Iowa helping to bring the action.
A $3,000 check awaits the winner of Thursday nights Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model feature. Some of the drivers the fans can expect include current points leader Rodney Sanders, Jesse Stovall, Terry Phillips, Tony Jackson Jr., Randy Timms, Scott Crigler, Payton Looney, Justin Asplin, JC Wyman, Cole Wells, Raymond Merrill, Matt Butler, Brantlee Gotschall, Joey Moriarty, Jimmy Mars, Chad Simpson, Chris Simpson. Plus locals likely to be there include Justin Reed, Denny Woodworth, Rickey Frankel, Jason Perry, Dustin Griffin, and many more.
Also in action on the night will be the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire & Service IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, and Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts. The Modifieds, Stock Cars, and SportMods will be racing for a top prize of $1,000 to win, while the Sport Compacts are going for $300 to win. There is a $20 entry fee for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and SportMods, with a $10 entry fee for the Sport Compacts. All classes will be draw / redraw, with IMCA national, regional, state and track points being awarded.
Gates will open at 5 PM, hot laps at 6:45 PM, and racing at 7:15 PM. Grandstand admission will be adults $20, seniors (60+) $18, students (11-17) $12, and kids 10 & under FREE!! Pit passes are $30.
If you are not able to make it to the track on Thursday night to catch all the action, you can tune into the LIVE pay-per-view broadcast on IMCA.TV. There is a 60 mile blackout of Donnellson.
The new Pit Restrooms and Concession Stand is rapidly nearing completion. We would like to thank all those that have donated their hard work, labor, materials and money to make this possible. However we are still short of funds to bring the project to 100% completion. If you would like to donate to its completion you may send contributions to Lee County Speedway, PO Box 7, Donnellson, IA 52625 or online at our GoFundMe Page. Please make your tax deductible donations payable to “Friends of the Lee County Fair”.
The Spring Extravaganza is on for this weekend. We all have weather apps on our phones and we all know it’s going to rain around 3 PM on Friday. The amount of rain predicted on all TV stations and their predictors is very small compared to other parts of Iowa and Missouri. We are very very dry in Donnellson and rain is needed. We will prep the track tonight and let it sit until after the rain on Friday afternoon. We will then arrogate the track if needed and get it opened up. We usually put an inch of rain on the track weekly and under a half inch in the pits. We are predicted to get around .3 inches of rain which will help the pits and track. Temperatures are not a problem for Friday as it’s supposed to be in the 70’s. The other hit of rain comes later in the night on Friday and all rain is predicted to be gone by Saturday morning. We want to get day one in as much as the racer does so we can all go for extra pay on day 2.
So in a nutshell we are racing and going to make every effort to get both days in. If for some reason we don’t get the whole show completed on Friday we will start earlier on Saturday and finish Fridays show. We want everyone to know we might start around 5 on Saturday like Memphis did to get people home at good time and get ahead of the chilly nights at this time of the year. Friday pits will open at 5.