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PostHeaderIcon Brown, Van Der Wal, Griffiths, and Benischek Sweep the “4th Annual Fall Extravaganza” at the Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Saturday, October 10, 2015) – Saturday night was the second and final night of the “4th Annual Fall Extravaganza” presented by Armstrong Tractors, Budweiser, Donnellson Tire and Service, and Midwest Performance and Power at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA. After the final checkered flag was waved Kyle Brown (Budweiser Modifieds), Curtis Van Der Wal (Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison SportMods), Dustin Griffiths (Coors Light Hobby Stocks), and Jake Benischek (Armstrong Tractors Sport Compacts) repeated their wins from Friday night, while Cayden Carter topped the Donnellson Tire and Service Stock Car feature.

The first feature to take to the track on the night was the 16 lap Coors Light Hobby Stocks, with Dustin Griffiths and Justin Lichty drawing the front row. Griffiths would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Justin Wacha and Brandon Symmonds. Just after the completion of lap 1 the first of four cautions appeared, as debris down the front stretch slowed the action. On the restart Griffiths jumped back out front, with Symmonds over taking Wacha for second. Debris down the backstretch on lap 5 brought the action to a halt for the second time of the race. Griffiths once again grabbed the lead on the restart, with Wacha and Nick Ulin, who started 7th, both over taking Symmonds for the second and third spots. Cautions on lap 8 and 11, brought the field back to Griffiths’ back bumper. But Griffiths grabbed the lead on the final restart and then held off Ulin to pick up his second win of the weekend and another $500 to go with it. Ulin settled for 2nd, Wacha was 3rd, Dale Porter started 9th and finished 4th, with Lichty holding on for a 5th place finish.

Up next was the 20 lap Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison SportMod feature, with Austen Becerra and Erick Knutsen leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But just as the green flag waved the caution light would come on, as debris in turn 1 brought out the yellow. On the restart third place starter Sam Wieben jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Becerra and Brayton Carter, who started 5th. After lap 1 was scored complete the yellow light would come on, as Matt Richards spun in turn 4 and collected Brandon Dale to bring out the yellow. Wieben moved back out front on the restart, with Carter over taking Becerra for the runner up spot. The third caution of the race appeared on lap 4, when Tony Olson, who started 22nd and had charged up to 7th, got into the guardrail in turn 1 to bring out the yellow. Once again Wieben jumped out front on the restart, with Carter and Curtis Van Der Wal, who started 6th, battling for the runner up spot. One lap later, lap 5, Jake McBirnie, who was running 6th, spun in turn 2 to bring out the caution. On the restart Wieben moved back out front, with Carter and Van Der Wal close behind. Van Der Wal would clear Carter for the runner up spot on lap 7 and then went to work on Wieben for the top spot. Just as Van Der Wal got up beside Wieben for the lead, John Oliver Jr. would spin in turn 4 to slow the action down. Wieben grabbed the lead on the restart, with Van Der Wal trying to get under him. On lap 12 Van Der Wal was able to slip under Wieben coming off turn 2 to grab the top spot away on lap 13. Van Der Wal then started to pull away, when the final caution of the race appeared on lap 17. This time Michael Joe Bliven spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Van Der Wal moved back out front and then held off Carter to claim his second win of the weekend at the track and another $1,000 to go with it. Carter was 2nd, Wieben was 3rd, Tony Dunker, who started 16th and crossed the line in 4th, was docked 4 spots after the checkers for jumping the final restart, which moved Jim Gillenwater, who started 10th, up to 4th, and Jeremiah Hurst up to complete the top 5.

Jeremy Pundt and Todd Reitzler made up the front row for the 22 lap Donnellson Tire and Service Stock Car feature, with Pundt taking advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Kirk Kinsley and Reitzler. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 2, when a tire was clipped in turn 4 and pushed onto the track to bring out the yellow. On the restart Pundt moved back out front, with Kinsley and Cayden Carter close behind. While Pundt worked the bottom of the track, Carter went to the top of the track to edge Pundt at the line by half a car length on lap 6 to grab the lead. At the same time Mike Hughes, who started 10th, had worked his way up to 3rd. Disaster would strike Pundt on lap 9, as he spun in turn 2 while running 4th. But he would do a 360 and kept going to prevent a caution from coming out. Carter would start to enter lapped traffic by lap 15, which allowed Hughes to close in on his back bumper. Hughes was able to get up beside Carter on lap 19, only to have the final caution appear to slow the battle down. Another tire was clipped and pushed onto the track in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Carter moved back out front, with Hughes, David Brandies, who started 6th, and Zach VanderBeek, who started 9th, racing three wide off turn 2 for the runner up spot. Carter held on over the final 3 laps to pick up the win and the $1,000 top prize to go with it. Brandies won the battle for 2nd, Hughes was 3rd, VanderBeek was 4th, with Jeff Mueller coming from 12th to round out the top 5.

Up next was the 15 lap Armstrong Tractors Sport Compact feature, with Jake Benischek and Shaun Slaughter drawing the front row. Just as the green flag was waved the caution light would come on, as Jacob Reiter and Renny McCarty spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Benischek jumped out front to lead lap 1 over Slaughter and Chuck Fullenkamp. After the completion of lap 1 the red would wave, as Daniel Campbell clipped a tire in turn 4 and rolled to bring out the red. He would climb from the car okay. Benischek moved back out front on the restart, with Slaughter and Fullenkamp close behind. The action up front was slowed for the third time on lap 3, when Adam Gates came to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the caution. Once again Benischek grabbed the lead on the restart, with Slaughter trying to get under him for the lead. But three laps later, lap 6, another red would slow the battle up front. This time Jerrod Nichols got up on his side in turn 4 to bring out the red. On the final restart Benischek moved back out front and then held off Slaughter to pick up his second win of the weekend and another $300 to go with it. Slaughter settled for 2nd, Kimberly Abbott charged from 11th to finish in 3rd, Fullenkamp was 4th, with Luke Benischek coming home in 5th.

The final feature to take to the track was the 25 lap Budweiser Modifieds, with Rich Smith and Matt Werner leading the field to the green flag. Smith would take advantage of his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Kyle Brown, who started 5th, and Werner. The action was slowed for the first time on lap 2, as Kevin Smith spun in turn 3 and collected Jeff Waterman to bring out the yellow. Bad thing for Waterman, who was suppose to start in 3rd, but pulled in on the parade lap and rejoined the back of the field just before the green flag was waved. On the restart Rich Smith moved back out front, with Brown and Andrew Schroeder close behind. While Smith worked the bottom of the track, Brown worked the top of the track to grab the lead away on lap 5. Brown then started to pull away from the battle behind him, even entering lapped traffic by lap 13. But a final caution on lap 15 would bring the field back to his back bumper. This time Mike Joski spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Brown jumped back out front, with Schroeder working to hold back Bruce Hanford, who started 11th, for the runner up spot. Hanford would slip past Schroeder on lap 17 for the second spot. But didn’t have time to chase down Brown for the lead, as he went on to claim his second win on the weekend and another $1,000 to go with it. Hanford settled for 2nd, Tyler Groenendyk started 7th and finished 3rd, Schroeder was 4th, with David Brown charging from 17th to round out the top 5.

The 2015 racing season at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa will come to a close on Saturday, October 24th, with the annual running of “Shiverfest”. In action on the night will be the Budweiser Modifieds, Donnellson Tire and Service Stock Cars, Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison SportMods, Coors Light Hobby Stocks, and Armstrong Tractors Sport Compacts. Look for more information to be released on the website at www.leecountyspeedway.com, or you can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, IA
Saturday, October 10, 2015 – Night 2 of the “4th Annual Fall Extravaganza”
Presented by Armstrong Tractors, Budweiser, Donnellson Tire and Service, and Midwest Performance and Power

Budweiser Modifieds

A-Main: 1. Kyle Brown (Kellogg, IA), 2. Bruce Hanford (Davenport, IA), 3. Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa, IA), 4. Andrew Schroeder (Keswick, IA), 5. David Brown (Kellogg, IA), 6. Kurt Kile (Nichols, IA), 7. Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa, IA), 8. Tyler Hackett (Algoma, WI), 9. Tommy Elston (Keokuk, IA), 10. Bill Roberts Jr. (Burlington, IA), 11. Steve Stewart (Burlington, IA), 12. Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa, IA), 13. Rich Smith (Taylor Ridge, IL), 14. Ryan Maitland (Waterloo, IA), 15. Shawn Ritter (Keystone, IA), 16. Mark Joski (Denmark, WI), 17. Mike Joski (Lexenburg, WI), 18. Paul Howard (Davenport, IA), 19. Scott Hogan (Vinton, IA), 20. Matt Werner (Colona, IL), 21. Dustin Smith (Taylor Ridge, IL), 22. Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup, IA), 23. Kevin Smith (Sedro-Woollay, WA), 24. Jeff Waterman (Quincy, IL)

B-Main 1: (Top 2 to A) 1. Mark Joski (Denmark, WI), 2. Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa, IA), 3. Tyler Madigan (Dubuque, IA), 4. Brennen Chipp (Waterloo, IA), 5. Bryan Wonick (Iowa City, IA), 6. Josh Sherbon (Cedar Falls, IA), 7. Jason Wolla (Ray, ND), 8. Levi Nielsen (Mason City, IA)

B-Main 2: 1. Ryan Maitland (Waterloo, IA), 2. Dustin Smith (Taylor Ridge, IL), 3. Blake Woodruff (Galesburg, IL), 4. Dennis Betzer (Central City, IA), 5. Larry McConnell (Danville, IA), 6. Chad Giberson (Packwood, IA), 7. Brandon Maitland (Waterloo, IA), 8. Dugan Thye (Burlington, IA)

Heat 1: (Top 5 to A) 1. Tommy Elston (Keokuk, IA), 2. Kyle Brown (Kellogg, IA), 3. Andrew Schroeder (Keswick, IA), 4. Bill Roberts Jr. (Burlington, IA), 5. David Brown (Kellogg, IA), 6. Josh Sherbon (Cedar Falls, IA), 7. Jason Wolla (Ray, ND), 8. Levi Nielsen (Mason City, IA), 9. Brennen Chipp (Waterloo, IA)

Heat 2: 1. Jeff Waterman (Quincy, IL), 2. Matt Werner (Colona, IL), 3. Steve Stewart (Burlington, IA), 4. Scott Hogan (Vinton, IA), 5. Shawn Ritter (Keystone, IA), 6. Brandon Maitland (Waterloo, IA), 7. Blake Woodruff (Galesburg, IL), 8. Dennis Betzer (Central City, IA), 9. Chad Giberson (Packwood, IA)

Heat 3: 1. Tyler Groenendyk (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. Bruce Hanford (Davenport, IA), 3. Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup, IA), 4. Mike Joski (Lexenburg, WI), 5. Tyler Hackett (Algoma, WI), 6. Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa, IA), 7. Mark Joski (Denmark, WI), 8. Tyler Madigan (Dubuque, IA), 9. Bryan Wonick (Iowa City, IA)

Heat 4: 1. Rich Smith (Taylor Ridge, IL), 2. Kurt Kile (Nichols, IA), 3. Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa, IA), 4. Paul Howard (Davenport, IA), 5. Kevin Smith (Sedro-Woollay, WA), 6. Ryan Maitland (Waterloo, IA), 7. Dustin Smith (Taylor Ridge, IL), 8. Larry McConnell (Danville, IA), 9. Dugan Thye (Burlington, IA)

Donnellson Tire and Service Stock Cars

A-Main: 1. Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. David Brandies (Wilton, IA), 3. Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa, IA), 4. Zack VanderBeek (New Sharon, IA), 5. Jeff Mueller (New London, IA), 6. Todd Reitzler (Grinnell, IA), 7. Kyle Brown (Kellogg, IA), 8. Tom Bowling Jr. (Danville, IA), 9. Kirk Kinsley (Wapello, IA), 10. Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant, IA), 11. John Oliver Jr. (Danville, IA), 12. Abe Huls (Carthage, IL), 13. Nathan Wood (Sigourney, IA), 14. Donovan Nunnikoven (Kellogg, IA), 15. Mike McClure (Bloomfield, IA), 16. Dean Kratzer (Ft. Madison, IA), 17. Jake Wenig (Burlington, IA), 18. Jeremy Pundt (Donnellson, IA), 19. Ray Raker (Danville, IA), 20. Jerry Jansen (Plainville, IL), 21. Devon Timmerman (Wapello, IA), 22. Shane Paris (Wilton, IA), 23. Michael Peterson (Montezuma, IA), 24. John Hemsted (Kolona, IA)

B-Main: (Top 4 to A) 1. Ray Raker (Danville, IA), 2. John Hemsted (Kolona, IA), 3. Devon Timmerman (Wapello, IA), 4. Donovan Nunnikoven (Kellogg, IA), 5. Andrew Hustead (Rutledge, MO), 6. Anthony Cassat (Bloomfield, IA), 7. Trever Harris (Memphis, MO), 8. Jerry Pilcher (Bloomfield, IA), 9. Les Blakley (Fairfield, IA), 10. Chad Krogmeier (Burlington, IA)

Heat 1: (Top 5 to A) 1. Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. Todd Reitzler (Grinnell, IA), 3. Jeff Mueller (New London, IA), 4. Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant, IA), 5. Dean Kratzer (Ft. Madison, IA), 6. Jerry Pilcher (Bloomfield, IA), 7. Ray Raker (Danville, IA), 8. Anthony Cassat (Bloomfield, IA)

Heat 2: 1. John Oliver Jr. (Danville, IA), 2. Zack VanderBeek (New Sharon, IA), 3. Mike McClure (Bloomfield, IA), 4. Shane Paris (Wilton, IA), 5. Tom Bowling Jr. (Danville, IA), 6. John Hemsted (Kolona, IA), 7. Devon Timmerman (Wapello, IA), 8. Donovan Nunnikoven (Kellogg, IA)

Heat 3: 1. Kyle Brown (Kellogg, IA), 2. Kirk Kinsley (Wapello, IA), 3. Michael Peterson (Montezuma, IA), 4. Jake Wenig (Burlington, IA), 5. Abe Huls (Carthage, IL), 6. Trever Harris (Memphis, MO), 7. Les Blakley (Fairfield, IA)

Heat 4: 1. David Brandies (Wilton, IA), 2. Mike Hughes (Oskaloosa, IA), 3. Jeremy Pundt (Donnellson, IA), 4. Nathan Wood (Sigourney, IA), 5. Jerry Jansen (Plainville, IL), 6. Andrew Hustead (Rutledge, MO), 7. Chad Krogmeier (Burlington, IA)

Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison SportMods

A-Main: 1. Curtis Van Der Wal (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa, IA), 3. Sam Wieben (Dysart, IA), 4. Jim Gillenwater (Keokuk, IA), 5. Jeremiah Harriss (Dubuque, IA), 6. Patrick Phillips (Macomb, IL), 7. Sean Wyett (Danville, IA), 8. Tony Dunker (Quincy, IL), 9. Austen Becerra (Camp Point, IL), 10. Kyle Olson (Cedar Rapids, IA), 11. Joey Gower (Quincy, IL), 12. Brandon Dale (Memphis, MO), 13. Erick Knutsen (Cedar Rapids, IA), 14. Matt Richards (Lincoln, NE), 15. Jace Gay (Farber, MO), 16. Michael Joe Bliven (Quincy, IL), 17. Ethan Braaksma (Newton, IA), 18. Tanner Klingele (Quincy, IL), 19. John Oliver Jr. (Danville, IA), 20. Brandon Lennox (New London, MO), 21. Jake McBirnie (Boone, IA), 22. Tony Olson (Cedar Rapids, IA), 23. Jon Lear (Payson, IL), 24. Doug Burkhead (Muscatine, IA)

B-Main 1: (Top 2 to A) 1. Brandon Dale (Memphis, MO), 2. Jace Gay (Farber, MO), 3. Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa, IA), 4. John Baker (Hannibal, MO), 5. Colton Bowman (Burlington, IA), 6. Benji Lorenz (Readlyn, IA), 7. Tom Lathrop (Ottumwa, IA), 8. Dakota Simmons (Libertyville, IA), 9. Joe Laue (Morning Sun, IA)

B-Main 2: 1. Tony Olson (Cedar Rapids, IA), 2. Ethan Braaksma (Newton, IA), 3. Jeff Roberts (Bevier, MO), 4. Jared Waterman (Milan, IL), 5. Justin Bartz (Quincy, IL), 6. Jami Ritter (Keystone, IA), 7. Jeff Mueller (New London, IA), 8. Robert Thompson (Macomb, IL)

Heat 1: (Top 4 to A) 1. Curtis Van Der Wal (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. Jeremiah Harriss (Dubuque, IA), 3. Patrick Phillips (Macomb, IL), 4. Tony Dunker (Quincy, IL), 5. Tony Johnson (Oskaloosa, IA), 6. Jeff Roberts (Bevier, MO), 7. Brandon Dale (Memphis, MO), 8. Tony Olson (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Heat 2: 1. Brayton Carter (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. Jim Gillenwater (Keokuk, IA), 3. John Oliver Jr. (Danville, IA), 4. Tanner Klingele (Quincy, IL), 5. Jared Waterman (Milan, IL), 6. Tom Lathrop (Ottumwa, IA), 7. Ethan Braaksma (Newton, IA), 8. Benji Lorenz (Readlyn, IA)

Heat 3: 1. Michael Joe Bliven (Quincy, IL), 2. Erick Knutsen (Cedar Rapids, IA), 3. Matt Richards (Lincoln, NE), 4. Doug Burkhead (Muscatine, IA), 5. Dakota Simmons (Libertyville, IA), 6. Justin Bartz (Quincy, IL), 7. John Baker (Hannibal, MO)

Heat 4: 1. Sean Wyett (Danville, IA), 2. Jake McBirnie (Boone, IA), 3. Brandon Lennox (New London, MO), 4. Kyle Olson (Cedar Rapids, IA), 5. Jeff Mueller (New London, IA), 6. Jace Gay (Farber, MO), 7. Jami Ritter (Keystone, IA)

Heat 5: 1. Sam Wieben (Dysart, IA), 2. Austen Becerra (Camp Point, IL), 3. Joey Gower (Quincy, IL), 4. Jon Lear (Payson, IL), 5. Joe Laue (Morning Sun, IA), 6. Robert Thompson (Macomb, IL), 7. Colton Bowman (Burlington, IA)

Coors Light Hobby Stocks

A-Main: 1. Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa, IA), 2. Nick Ulin (Agency, IA), 3. Justin Wacha (Vinton, IA), 4. Dale Porter (Bloomfield, IA), 5. Justin Lichty (Waterloo, IA), 6. August Bach (Newton, IA), 7. Zach Swanson (Waterloo, IA), 8. Kevin Koontz (Memphis, MO), 9. Rob Wilsey (Keokuk, IA), 10. Brandon Symmonds (Keokuk, IA), 11. Randy Byerly (Tipton, IA), 12. Benji Clemons (Norwalk, IA), 13. Neal Miller (Evansdale, IA), 14. John Irwin (Hedrick, IA)

Heat 1: 1. Justin Wacha (Vinton, IA), 2. Brandon Symmonds (Keokuk, IA), 3. Zach Swanson (Waterloo, IA), 4. Justin Lichty (Waterloo, IA), 5. Dale Porter (Bloomfield, IA), 6. Randy Byerly (Tipton, IA), 7. Neal Miller (Evansdale, IA)

Heat 2: 1. Nick Ulin (Agency, IA), 2. Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa, IA), 3. Rob Wilsey (Keokuk, IA), 4. August Bach (Newton, IA), 5. John Irwin (Hedrick, IA), 6. Kevin Koontz (Memphis, MO), 7. Benji Clemons (Norwalk, IA)

Armstrong Tractors Sport Compacts

A-Main: 1. Jake Benischek (Durant, IA), 2. Shaun Slaughter (Iowa City, IA), 3. Kimberly Abbott (Camp Point, IL), 4. Chuck Fullenkamp (West Pont, IA), 5. Luke Benischek (Durant, IA), 6. Brandon Setser (Davenport, IA), 7. Brandon Reu (Donnellson, IA), 8. Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL), 9. Darin Weisinger Jr. (Mendon, IL), 10. Austen Becerra (Camp Point, IL), 11. Ryan Havel (Iowa City, IA), 12. Wayne Noble (Wapello, IA), 13. James Roose (Grandview, IA), 14. Darin Weisinger (Mendon, IL), 15. Cody Cleghorn (Des Moines, IA), 16. Nathan  Chandler (Norway, IA), 17. Jerrod Nichols (Stronghurst, IL), 18. Adam Gates (Cedar Rapids, IA), 19. Kenny Smith (Donnellson, IA), 20. Ron Kibbe (Danville, IA), 21. Daniel Campbell (Muscatine, IA), 22. Jacob Reiter (Des Moines, IA), 23. Renny McCarty (Fairfield, IA), 24. Mike Hornung Jr. (Keokuk, IA)

B-Main: (Top 6 to A) 1. Ron Kibbe (Danville, IA), 2. Jerrod Nichols (Stronghurst, IL), 3. Darin Weisinger (Mendon, IL), 4. Renny McCarty (Fairfield, IA), 5. James Roose (Grandview, IA), 6. Mike Hornung Jr. (Keokuk, IA), 7. Brent Hartley (Niota, IL), 8. Troy Wonders (Washington, IA), 9. Ashton Blain (Burlington, IA), 10. Darin Smith (Wapello, IA), 11. Justin Olson (Mount Pleasant, IA)

Heat 1: (Top 6 to A) 1. Jake Benischek (Durant, IA), 2. Shaun Slaughter (Iowa City, IA), 3. Darin Weisinger Jr. (Mendon, IL), 4. Luke Benischek (Durant, IA), 5. Jacob Reiter (Des Moines, IA), 6. Adam Gates (Cedar Rapids, IA), 7. Ron Kibbe (Danville, IA), 8. Brent Hartley (Niota, IL), 9. James Roose (Grandview, IA), 10. Justin Olson (Mount Pleasant, IA)

Heat 2: 1. Kimberly Abbott (Camp Point, IL), 2. Ryan Havel (Iowa City, IA), 3. Nathan  Chandler (Norway, IA), 4. Cody Cleghorn (Des Moines, IA), 5. Daniel Campbell (Muscatine, IA), 6. Kenny Smith (Donnellson, IA), 7. Jerrod Nichols (Stronghurst, IL), 8. Darin Weisinger (Mendon, IL), 9. Darin Smith (Wapello, IA), 10. Mike Hornung Jr. (Keokuk, IA)

Heat 3: 1. Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL), 2. Austen Becerra (Camp Point, IL), 3. Brandon Reu (Donnellson, IA), 4. Chuck Fullenkamp (West Pont, IA), 5. Brandon Setser (Davenport, IA), 6. Wayne Noble (Wapello, IA), 7. Renny McCarty (Fairfield, IA), 8. Troy Wonders (Washington, IA), 9. Ashton Blain (Burlington, IA)

PostHeaderIcon Brown, Mueller, Van Der Wal, Griffiths, and Benischek Score Night 1 “Fall Extravaganza” Wins at the Lee County Speedway

Brown, Mueller, Van Der Wal, Griffiths, and Benischek Score Night 1 “Fall Extravaganza” Wins at the Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, October 9, 2015) – After six weeks off from racing the Lee County Speedway got back into action on Friday, October 9th with night 1 of the “4th Annual Fall Extravaganza”, being presented by Armstrong Tractors, Budweiser, Donnellson Tire and Service, and Midwest Performance and Power. One hundred and fifty cars signed in for the first night of competition, with Kyle Brown (Budweiser Modifieds), Jeff Mueller (Donnellson Tire and Service Stock Cars), Curtis Van Der Wal (Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison SportMods), Dustin Griffiths (Coors Light Hobby Stocks), and Jake Benischek (Armstrong Tractors Sport Compacts) picking up feature wins.

The first feature to take to the track was the 20 lap Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison SportMods, with Curtis Van Der Wal and Kip Siems drawing the front row. Van Der Wal would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Logan Anderson and Jim Gillenwater. Van Der Wal then started to pull away from the side-by-side battle behind him, until the first caution of the race appeared on lap 6. Ethan Braaksma would spin in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Van Der Wal jumped back out front, with Anderson and Gillenwater continuing their battle for second. Two laps later, lap 9, the second caution of the race slowed the action. This time Siems and Austen Becerra collided down the backstretch to bring out the yellow. On the restart Gillenwater, Anderson and Van Der Wal raced three wide off turn 2 for the lead, with Van Der Wal holding the top spot coming off turn 4. The battle for the top spot was slowed 2 laps later, when Robert Gould spun in turn 2 on lap 11 to bring out the yellow. Disaster would strike on the restart, when Anderson got sideways down the backstretch and collected Patrick Phillips, Tyler Soppe, Colton Livezey, Louis Lynch, and Gould to bring out the red. Soppe was taken by private vehicle to a local hospital to get checked out, while all other drivers climbed out of their cars okay. Van Der Wal would jump back out front on the restart, with Gillenwater and Brandon Dale, who started 12th, close behind. Van Der Wal then pulled away over the final 9 laps to pick up his first win of the season at the track and the $1,000 top prize. Gillenwater was 2nd, Dale was 3rd, Tony Dunker came from 10th to finish in 4th, with Jake McBirnie coming from 11th to finish 5th.

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PostHeaderIcon “4th Annual Fall Extravaganza” Will Bring the Lee County Speedway Back Into Action

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Monday, September 8, 2015) – The Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA is set to get back into action with the “4th Annual Fall Extravaganza” on Friday, October 9th and Saturday, October 10th. Armstrong Tractors, Budweiser, Donnellson Tire and Service, and Midwest Performance and Power are helping to present the action in the Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts both nights.

The “4th Annual Fall Extravaganza” at the Lee County Speedway will be headlined by a $1,000 to win feature for Modifieds on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Also in action on both nights will be the Stock Cars and SportMods running for $1,000 to win each night, Hobby Stocks for $500 to win both nights and Sport Compacts for $300 to win each night.

Entry fees per night are $50 for Modifieds, $40 for Stock Cars and SportMods, $30 for Hobby Stocks, and $25 for Sport Compacts. Each night will be a complete program, with a draw / redraw format used on both nights.

Complete payouts both nights will be the following: Modifieds 1. $1,000; 2. $550; 3. $400; 4. $300; 5. $225; 6. $180; 7. $170; 8. $150; 9. $140; 10. $130; 11. $120; 12. $110; 13. – 24. $100. Tow $50. Stock Cars and SportMods 1. $1,000; 2. $500; 3. $350; 4. $250; 5. $200; 6. $150; 7. $130; 8. $120; 9. $110; 10. $100; 11. $95; 12. $90; 13. – 24. $85. Tow $40. Hobby Stocks 1. $500; 2. $300; 3. $200; 4. $150; 5. $130; 6. $120; 7. $110; 8. $100; 9. $90; 10. $80; 11. $75; 12. $70; 13. – 24. $65. Tow $30. Sport Compacts 1. $300; 2. $150; 3. $100; 4. $90; 5. $80; 6. $75; 7. $70; 8. $65; 9. $60; 10. $55; 11. – 24. $50. Tow $25.

The following rules will be used for the “4th Annual Fall 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 $30, ages (7-13) $20, and ages 6 & under $10. A two day pit pass will be available on Friday for $55. Grandstand admission each night will be adults $15, students (11-17) $7, and kids 10 & under FREE!

Pit gates on Friday will open at 5:00 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are set for 7:00 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. Then on Saturday night the pit gates will open at 4:00 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps will begin at 6:00 p.m. and racing kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

Anybody still looking for a hotel to stay in over the weekend are encouraged to contact Boulders Inns & Suites in Fort Madison, IA. To make a reservation you can call 319-246-1401 and ask for the Boulders Racer Rate, which will be $59 per night plus taxes. Or you can visit their website at www.bouldersinnfortmadison.com. Boulders Inns & Suites is the official hotel of the Lee County Speedway in 2015.

For more information about the “4th Annual Fall 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 Hogan, Oliver Jr., Gower, Koontz, and Abbott Crowned 2015 Champions at the Lee County Speedway

While Hogan, Mueller, Anderson, Griffiths, and Lambert Score Feature Wins
by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, August 28, 2015) – The final points night of the 2015 season at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa was held on Friday, as PEPSI Memphis Bottling Co. presented season championship night. At the end of the nights events five new track champions were crowned.

The first feature to take to the track was the 15 lap Armstrong Tractors IMCA Sport Compacts, with Kenny Smith and Kevin Garrett leading the field to the drop of the green flag. But it was fourth place starter Darin Weisinger Jr. who grabbed the lead on lap 1 over Smith and Mike Reu. While Weisinger Jr. paced the field out front, the battles going on behind him went three and even four wide at times. Brandon Lambert, who started 5th, emerged from the pack to grab second on lap 2 and then went to work on Weisinger Jr. for the top spot. Using the top of the track coming off turn four on lap 3, Lambert would edge Weisinger Jr. at the line by inches to grab the lead away. Lambert then started to pull away from the battle for the runner up spot going on behind him. As Weisinger Jr., Mike Reu, Brandon Reu, who started 8th, Josh Barnes, who started 7th, and Kimberly Abbott, who started 9th, all raced two wide at times for that spot. But Brandon Reu’s run up front came to an end on lap 11 when he pulled off with engine troubles, and then was followed one lap later when Weisinger Jr. pulled off with troubles. This would allow Lambert to pull away in a caution free race to claim his first feature win of the season at the track. Abbott won the battle for 2nd and in the process picked up her first track championship at the track, Barnes was 3rd, Mike Reu was 4th, with Brent Hartley rounding out the top 5.

Up next the was the 20 lap Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMod feature, with Jeremy Whitlock and Austin Howes making up the front row. Howes would take advantage of his front row start to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over John Oliver Jr., who started 6th, and Logan Anderson. Howes, who was working the top of the track, then had to work to hold off Anderson, who was working the bottom, over the next 3 laps. But coming off turn four to complete lap 4, Anderson was able to edge out Howes at the line to take over the top spot. Anderson then started to pull away from the battle for second between Howes, Oliver Jr., Brandon Dale, who started 7th, Austen Becerra, who started 5th, and Tony Dunker, who started 9th. The field was brought back to Anderson’s back bumper on lap 10, as the first caution of the race waved. Brandon Ruffcorn would spin in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Anderson moved back out front, with Oliver Jr. in second and Becerra going from 5th to 3rd. Coming off turn four to complete lap 13, Oliver Jr. would look under Anderson for the lead. But Anderson was able to hold him off. That was until Oliver Jr. was able to make the low groove pay off on lap 14, as he slipped under Anderson for the top spot. The side-by-side action for the lead was slowed on lap 16, when Taylor Lear spun in turn 1 to bring out the caution. Oliver Jr. would jump back out front on the restart, with Anderson and Becerra racing side-by-side for second. Another lap scored complete, lap 17, produced the third and final caution of the race, as Colton Bowman spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Anderson went to the bottom of the track to slip past Oliver Jr. coming off turn 2 to grab the lead away. Anderson then held on over the final 2 laps to pick up his second win of the season at the track, and third in a row over the past week at three different tracks. Becerra would come home in 2nd, Dale was 3rd, Howes was 4th, with Dunker finishing in 5th. Joey Gower, who started 10th and finished 6th, claimed his first track championship at the track.

Brandon Symmonds and Dustin Griffiths made up the front row for the 14 lap Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stock feature, with Griffiths grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Mike Kincaid and Garrett Eilander. While Griffiths paced the field out front, Eilander, Dane Blozovich, who started 7th, and Kincaid raced side-by-side at times for the runner up spot. But Kincaid’s run up front came to an end on lap 10, when he spun in turn 2 to bring out the only caution of the race. On the restart Griffiths jumped back out front, while Blozovich and Eilander raced side-by-side for second. Contact between the two down the front stretch would result in Blozovich pulling in with a flat tire. Over the next three laps Eilander would look under Griffiths for the lead, with Griffiths able to hold him off each time at the line. Going into turn three on the final lap Eilander was able to get under Griffiths, but Griffiths would use the momentum off the top of turn four to edge out Eilander at the line for his sixth win of the season at the track. Eilander settled for 2nd, Symmonds was 3rd, Brandon Potts started 6th and finished 4th, with Rob Wilsey coming home in 5th. Kevin Koontz would finish 7th, which was good enough to secure his first track championship at the track.

Up next was the 20 lap Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Car feature, with Jim Redmann and Andrew Hustead leading the field to the green flag. Redmann would use his front row starting spot to grab the lead on lap 1 over Hustead and Corey Strothman. Hustead, who was using the top of the track, used the momentum off turn four to take over the top spot from Redmann on lap 4. While the two battled out front for the lead, Jeff Mueller, who started 8th, Damon Murty, who started 10th, and Strothman raced three wide for the second spot on laps 6 and 7. The action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 8, as Jake Wenig spun in turn two to bring out the yellow. On the restart Murty went to the bottom of the track in turn two to grab the lead, with Mueller following him into second. Murty, who worked the top of the track, and Mueller, who worked the bottom, raced side-by-side for the top spot over the next six laps. But when Murty got into the guardrail in turn 3 on lap 15, this allowed Mueller to slip under him for the lead. One lap later, lap 16, Hustead got into Abe Huls and got him sideways in turn 4, which caused Jason Cook and Jeremy Pundt to collide to bring out the caution. On the restart Mueller moved back out front, with Murty and Redmann racing side-by-side for second. Mueller was able to hold off Murty over the final four laps to claim his second win in a row at the track. Murty settled for 2nd, Strothman was 3rd, Redmann was 4th, with John Oliver Jr. coming home 5th to secure his first track championship at the track.

The final feature to take to the track was the 20 lap Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, with Blake Woodruff and Dean McGee making up the front row. McGee would use his front row starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap 1 over Bill Roberts Jr. and Woodruff. The action up front was slowed for the first and only time on lap 6, as Eric Glass spun in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Roberts Jr. would use the bottom of the track to slip under McGee to grab the top spot. Going into turn 3 to complete lap 12, Scott Hogan, who started 7th, Roberts Jr. and Jeff Waterman, who started 5th, raced three wide for the lead. Waterman would use the momentum off the top of turn 4 to lead lap 12. Hogan, who was working the bottom of the track, tried to slip under Waterman over the next 2 laps, But Waterman was able to hold him off each lap. That was until lap 15, when Hogan was able to clear Waterman for the lead. Hogan then went on to lead the final 5 laps to pick up his first win of the season at the track, which also helped him to secure his first track championship at the track. Waterman was 2nd, Darin Duffy started 10th and finished 3rd, Roberts Jr. was 4th, with Carter VanDenBerg coming home in 5th.

The next event coming up at the Lee County Speedway will be the 4th Annual Fall Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday October 9th and 10th. Both nights action will be brought to you by Donnellson Tire and Service, Midwest Performance and Power, and Budweiser. Make sure to stayed turned to the tracks website at www.leecountyspeedway.com for more information about this event. Or you can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, IA
Friday, August 28, 2015 – PEPSI Memphis Bottling Co. Season Championship Night

Budweiser IMCA Modifieds

A-Main: 1. Scott Hogan (Vinton, IA), 2. Jeff Waterman (Quincy, IL), 3. Darin Duffy (Urbana, IA), 4. Bill Roberts Jr. (Burlington, IA), 5. Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa, IA), 6. Brandon Rothzen (Raritan, IL), 7. Steve Stewart (Burlington, IA), 8. Dean McGee (Galesburg, IL), 9. Blake Woodruff (Galesburg, IL), 10. Tommy Elston (Keokuk, IA), 11. Chris Sieweke (Santa Rosa, CA), 12. Levi Smith (Donnellson, IA), 13. Larry McConnell (Danville, IA), 14. Kevin Smith (Sedro-Woollay, WA), 15. Eric Glass (Memphis, MO), 16. Jim Roach (Canton, MO), 17. Jerad Fuller (Memphis, MO)

Heat 1: 1. Jeff Waterman (Quincy, IL), 2. Bill Roberts Jr. (Burlington, IA), 3. Steve Stewart (Burlington, IA), 4. Darin Duffy (Urbana, IA), 5. Scott Hogan (Vinton, IA), 6. Kevin Smith (Sedro-Woollay, WA), 7. Larry McConnell (Danville, IA), 8. Eric Glass (Memphis, MO), 9. Tommy Elston (Keokuk, IA)

Heat 2: 1. Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. Blake Woodruff (Galesburg, IL), 3. Dean McGee (Galesburg, IL), 4. Jerad Fuller (Memphis, MO), 5. Brandon Rothzen (Raritan, IL), 6. Levi Smith (Donnellson, IA), 7. Jim Roach (Canton, MO), 8. Chris Sieweke (Santa Rosa, CA)

Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Cars

A-Main: 1. Jeff Mueller (New London, IA), 2. Damon Murty (Chelsea, IA), 3. Corey Strothman (Mt. Union, IA), 4. Jim Redmann (Lockridge, IA), 5. John Oliver Jr. (Danville, IA), 6. Jason See (Albia, IA), 7. Jeremy Pundt (Donnellson, IA), 8. Abe Huls (Carthage, IL), 9. Andrew Hustead (Rutledge, MO), 10. Ryan Cook (Burlington, IA), 11. Jake Wenig (Burlington, IA), 12. Ray Raker (Danville, IA), 13. Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant, IA)

Heat 1: 1. Andrew Hustead (Rutledge, MO), 2. Abe Huls (Carthage, IL), 3. Damon Murty (Chelsea, IA), 4. Jeremy Pundt (Donnellson, IA), 5. John Oliver Jr. (Danville, IA), 6. Ray Raker (Danville, IA), 7. Jake Wenig (Burlington, IA)

Heat 2: 1. Jim Redmann (Lockridge, IA), 2. Corey Strothman (Mt. Union, IA), 3. Jeff Mueller (New London, IA), 4. Ryan Cook (Burlington, IA), 5. Jason Cook (Mt. Pleasant, IA), 6. Jason See (Albia, IA)

Shottenkirk of Ft. Madison IMCA SportMods

A-Main: 1. Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. Austen Becerra (Camp Point, IL), 3. Brandon Dale (Memphis, MO), 4. Austin Howes (Memphis, MO), 5. Tony Dunker (Quincy, IL), 6. Joey Gower (Quincy, IL), 7. Adam Birck (Canton, MO), 8. Brandon Ruffcorn (Donnellson, IA), 9. Bob Cowman (Quincy, IL), 10. John Oliver Jr. (Danville, IA), 11. Taylor Lear (Liberty, IL), 12. Joe Laue (Morning Sun, IA), 13. Colton Bowman (Burlington, IA), 14. Dakota Anderson (Clayton, IL), 15. Jeremy Whitlock (Lancaster, MO), 16. Robert Gould (Hillsboro, IA)

Heat 1: 1. Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa, IA), 2. Brandon Dale (Memphis, MO), 3. Austin Howes (Memphis, MO), 4. Tony Dunker (Quincy, IL), 5. Jeremy Whitlock (Lancaster, MO), 6. Bob Cowman (Quincy, IL), 7. Colton Bowman (Burlington, IA), 8. Joe Laue (Morning Sun, IA)

Heat 2: 1. Robert Gould (Hillsboro, IA), 2. John Oliver Jr. (Danville, IA), 3. Joey Gower (Quincy, IL), 4. Adam Birck (Canton, MO), 5. Austen Becerra (Camp Point, IL), 6. Taylor Lear (Liberty, IL), 7. Dakota Anderson (Clayton, IL), 8. Brandon Ruffcorn (Donnellson, IA)

Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stocks

A-Main: 1. Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa, IA), 2. Garrett Eilander (Newton, IA), 3. Brandon Symmonds (Keokuk, IA), 4. Brandon Potts (Eldon, IA), 5. Rob Wilsey (Keokuk, IA), 6. Randy Byerly (Tipton, IA), 7. Kevin Koontz (Memphis, MO), 8. Dane Blozovich (Exline, IA), 9. Mike Kincaid (Cincinnati, IA)

Heat: 1. Dustin Griffiths (Ottumwa, IA), 2. Brandon Symmonds (Keokuk, IA), 3. Garrett Eilander (Newton, IA), 4. Mike Kincaid (Cincinnati, IA), 5. Rob Wilsey (Keokuk, IA), 6. Brandon Potts (Eldon, IA), 7. Dane Blozovich (Exline, IA), 8. Kevin Koontz (Memphis, MO), 9. Randy Byerly (Tipton, IA)

Armstrong Tractors IMCA Sport Compacts

A-Main: 1. Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL), 2. Kimberly Abbott (Camp Point, IL), 3. Josh Barnes (Keokuk, IA), 4. Mike Reu (Donnellson, IA), 5. Brent Hartley (Niota, IL), 6. Kenny Smith (Donnellson, IA), 7. Daniel Campbell (Muscatine, IA), 8. Kevin Garrett (Bloomfield, IA), 9. Brandon Ruffcorn (Donnellson, IA), 10. Alyssa Steele (Keokuk, IA), 11. John Girdley (Wayland, IA), 12. Darin Weisinger Jr. (Mendon, IL), 13. Brandon Reu (Donnellson, IA), 14. Trent Orwig (Blakesburg, IA), 15. James Roose (Grandview, IA), 16. Cody Vandusen (Adalissa, IA)

Heat 1: 1. Brandon Reu (Donnellson, IA), 2. Mike Reu (Donnellson, IA), 3. Brandon Lambert (Carthage, IL), 4. Brandon Ruffcorn (Donnellson, IA), 5. Kevin Garrett (Bloomfield, IA), 6. Daniel Campbell (Muscatine, IA), 7. Trent Orwig (Blakesburg, IA), 8. Alyssa Steele (Keokuk, IA)

Heat 2: 1. Kimberly Abbott (Camp Point, IL), 2. Darin Weisinger Jr. (Mendon, IL), 3. Josh Barnes (Keokuk, IA), 4. Brent Hartley (Niota, IL), 5. Kenny Smith (Donnellson, IA), 6. Cody Vandusen (Adalissa, IA), 7. John Girdley (Wayland, IA), 8. James Roose (Grandview, IA)