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PostHeaderIcon Sutton, Huls, Dunker cash in on Bud Night at the Lee County Speedway

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DONNELLSON, Iowa (Thursday, June 21, 2012) – The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA raced on Thursday night this week, instead of their normal Friday night, as it was Budweiser Night. On tap for the night was the 360 Sprint Invaders, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars and Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, with a great field of cars and fans on both sides of the speedway to help make it an exciting night.

After four Sprint Invader heat races, a dash and B-Main, plus two Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car heats and three Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMod heats, the features were set to take to the speedway.
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PostHeaderIcon Matt Sutton dominates Lee County for Sprint Invaders win!

By Bill Wright
for the Sprint Invaders
DONNELLSON, Iowa (June 21, 2012) – It was a clean sweep for Matt Sutton of Macomb, Illinois Thursday night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa.  He led every lap for his fourth career victory at the 3/8-mile oval in Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders competition. 

Sutton won his heat, then drew a starting spot outside of row one for the Dash.  He went on to win that, and drew a one for the feature, setting himself up on the pole.

Tyler Blank shot to the lead on the first try at a start, but it was called back when Matt Krieger tipped over.

Sutton protected the low side on the second attempt, and pulled away.  Things went green until a spin by Harold Pohren collected Jordan Goldesberry on lap six.  On the restart, Sutton led Blank, Tony Shilling, Russ Hall and Justin Parrish.
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PostHeaderIcon Sprint Invaders head to Lee County Thursday!

By Bill Wright
for the Sprint Invaders
DONNELLSON, Iowa (June 19, 2012) – When the Sprint Invaders visit the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, you can count on great racing action all over the track! The 3/8-mile oval has hosted some of the greatest races in series history, and Thursday, June 21 will mark the 34th visit, more than any other track.

Last season, the Sprint Invaders made just one visit to Donnellson, and Missouri’s Randy Martin emerged victorious. Kaley Gharst leads the all-time win list at Lee County with five wins. Terry McCarl, Jeff Mitrisin, Matt Sutton and John Schulz have all won three times there, and Bobby Hawks, Jesse Giannetto and Martin all have two.

Two-time champion, Ryan Jamison, leads the series’ standings heading into Thursday’s racing. He is followed closely by Peoria winner, Bret Tripplett, Bobby Mincer, Jordan Goldesberry and Ben Wagoner. A handful of Knoxville regulars are also expected to be on hand to take on series’ regulars!

Tickets Thursday night are just $12, with Seniors admitted for $10. Children 11-17 are $5 and 10 and under are FREE! Gates open at 5:30 with hot laps scheduled for 7:00 with racing to follow! For more information on the Sprint Invaders, including points, schedule, results and more, visit!

PostHeaderIcon “Together We Fight Hunger 25 For 35″ in honor of Brian Hetrick goes to Parrish

DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 25, 2012) – Hy-Vee of Ft. Madison and Keokuk, Coor’s Light and Midwest Performance brought the “Together We Fight Hunger 25 For 35″ in honor of Brian Hetrick, that was supposed to be ran in mid-April, to the Lee County Speedway on Friday. When the night ended Justin Parrish ended up in victory lane and took home the $1,000 top prize for the 305 Sprints.

The first feature to take to the track on the night was the 15 lap Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, with Kevin Cale and Levi Smith on the front row. Smith would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Cale. But on the completion of lap 1 Jay Kirchner would spin in turn 3 to bring out the first of four cautions on the lap. On the restart Brandon Ruffcorn spun in turn 2 to bring the yellow light back on. Then Kirchner would spin in turn 1 on the next restart to bring the caution out for his second solo to end his night. On the next restart Mitchell Boles spun in 4 and collected Jim Kuhlmeier to bring the yellow light back on. Smith would jump back out front on the next restart, with John Oliver Jr. over taking Cale for 2nd. While Smith worked to hold back Oliver Jr., Scott VanBuskirk was working his way to the front from his 9th place starting spot. The action up front was slowed once again on lap 12, as Ruffcorn spun in turn 4 for his second solo to his his night. On the restart VanBuskirk slid up in front of Smith coming off turn 4 to grab the top spot, as Smith ran into the back of VanBuskirk and lost control of his machine and spinning down the front stretch to bring out the final caution. VanBuskirk would hold on over the green-white-checkered finish to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Oliver Jr. settled for 2nd, Tony Dunker came from 10th to finish in 3rd, Cale was 4th, with Phillip Cossel rounding out the top 5.
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PostHeaderIcon Eve of Destruction tomorrow!

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PostHeaderIcon ImpaKt Band to play for Party in the Pits!

DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 24, 2012) – The first Party in the Pits will feature live music, Friday night, when ImpaKt Band brings its mix of Classic Rock and Country to the first party of the year at Lee County Speedway.

Buffalo Wild Wings, Dirt, Dust and Speed and the Lee County Fairboard will all take part in the first event. Buffalo Wild Wings will be on hand selling their famous boneless wings, while Dirt, Dust and Speed will be playing racing action from the night on a pair of big screns provided by BWW. And the fairboard, who handles beer sales at the track, will be selling adult beverages during the Party in the Pits!

The fun will begin shortly after the final checker flag falls on the night’s racing action.

PostHeaderIcon 305 Sprint Car big payday Friday!

Veterans with Military ID get in for $5, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.s’, National Guard car will be on display

Dennis Krieger Imagery/Photo John Kearny made a stop at Lee County Speedway, May 11, to shake down a new car. He is just one of the many drivers who may be in the field Friday for the "Together WE Fight Hunger 25 for 35 in honor of Brian Hetrick."

DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 23, 2012) – The “Together WE Fight Hunger 25 for 35 in honor of Brian Hetrick” is a big event for 305 Sprint Cars around the Midwest, as the event pays $1,000 to win and $200 to start, and it happens this Friday night, May 25, at Lee County Speedway.

Originally scheduled for April 20, Mother Nature forced the reschedule date of this Friday.

Cars from all three area 305 sanctioning bodies will be legal for the one day event, including Knoxville rules, 34 Raceway rules and Midwest 305 rules.
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PostHeaderIcon Sprint Cars are coming….Are You Ready?