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This event was started back in 2009 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, IA and was moved to the Lee County Speedway for the first time in 2011. The Brian Hetrick Memorial began back in 2009 to honor the 2008 305 Sprint 34 Raceway Track Champion who lost his life in a fatal motorcycle accident in mid August of 2008. A big prize of $1,000 has been posted for the winner of the 305 Sprint feature, along with a dash for cash. There is no track registration fee or entry fee for the 305 Sprints.
Past winners of the Brian Hetrick Memorial include Kevin Hetrick in 2009, Bobby Mincer in 2010, Wayne Johnson in 2011, and the defending champion Justin Parrish. Who will be standing in victory lane this Friday? We invite you to come an find out for yourself!
Also in action on the night, which is being sponsored by Darkside Tint and Graphix and Driftwood 13 Bar both of Keokuk, IA, 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.
Gates will open at 5:30 pm, with hot laps at 7:00 pm, and racing set for 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students 7-17 $5, and kids 6 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25, ages 7-13 $15, and ages 6 & under $10.
The first feature on the night was the 15 lap STARS Mod Lite Series, with Chase Flatt and Justin Buchholz drawing the front row for the event. Flatt would take advantage of his front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Josh May and Buchholz. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 6, when Gary Snyder spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Flatt moved back out front, with May close behind in second. May jumped to the top of the track to edge out Flatt at the line on lap 11 to take over the top spot. Just as May started to pull away from the battle for second, another caution would appear on lap 13. This time Jimmy Halcomb, who was running 8th, spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. Brian Schnell would spin in turn 1 on the restart to bring the yellow light back on. The next restart had May jump back out front, with Flatt working to hold back Greg Rossell, who started 8th. May would hold on for the final 2 laps to claim the win and the $300 top prize. Flatt won the battle for 2nd, Rossell was 3rd, Andy Hennigar came from 18th to finish in 4th, with Buchholz rounding out the top 5.
(Bill W) April 6, 2013 – For the second time in as many events with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders, a driver produced a clean sweep on the evening. This time, it was Russ Hall’s turn to win his heat, the Dash and the 25-lap feature event. It was the Pleasant Hill, Iowa driver’s second career feature win with the Sprint Invaders.
Russ Hall of Pleasant Hill, IA won the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders feature on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA. Photo courtesy of D&M Racing Photograpy.
The main event saw pole-sitter, Daniel Bergquist lead lap one. Hall started inside row two and took the lead on the low side to complete lap two. Hall opened up a lead on Bergquist, while season opener winner, Paul Nienhiser, pressured for the runner-up spot, taking it on lap four. Read the rest of this entry »
The pits and grandstand gates this Friday will open at 5:30 pm, with hot laps set for 7:00 pm, and racing at 7:30 pm.
Grandstand admission will be adults $15, students (7-17) $5, and kids 6 & under FREE! But any fan wearing a racing shirt from one of the drivers racing in the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, or Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts classes this Friday will get $2 off in the grandstand. To receive the $2 discount, the fan must be wearing a shirt or sweatshirt of any driver in the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, or Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compact racing this Friday at the Lee County Speedway.
Pit passes are set at $30. But all drivers, plus 2 of there crew members, racing in the Budweiser IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods and the Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts will pay a pit pass of $25. But the 2 crew members must sign in with driver, no exceptions.
There are still a few VIP booths available for rent on the night for $50, these do not include any tickets for the nights races. For more information on how reserve one of the VIP booths, please call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.
While mother nature provides plenty of sun and temperatures in the mid to upper 50′s all week, this will allow the track crews to get it worked into top shape for Friday nights events.
For more information about the Lee County Speedway, please log onto there website at www.leecountyspeedway.com.