The Thunder will roar Thursday night 5/5 at Lee County Speedway and this week without rain. The Lucas Oil Midwest Latemodel Racing Association MLRA Late Models will be in action for $3000 to WIN along with the Lee County Crate Late Models for $1000 to WIN.
There are several Open Late Model Series running in the area on Friday and Saturday night and many of those drivers will be at Lee County Speedway Thursday night. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the biggest and fastest shows of the season.
The new rules opening up the IMCA Late Models will see more cars and closer racing.
The races for today have been cancelled. It’s just to wet. Next race is this Thursday night with the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models. All classes extra money on the line. $1000 to win Lee County Late Models, $500 to win Mods, $400 to win Stock Cars and Sport Mods, and $200 to win Sport Compacts. All classes draw redraw with track points in effect. Hot laps at 645
Lee County Speedway announced today that due to the low car count in the Hobby Stock class unless numbers increase they will be discontinued for the remainder of the season. Track Manager Brian Gaylord said “We would like to see the class continue but we must have at least 6 cars per night to justify racing them. Not only is cost a factor but 3 or 4 cars is not much of a show for our fans”. Gaylord stated that he has received calls from several racers stating their cars are not ready yet but he has set a 3 week deadline for the class.
Questions or Comments about this should be directed to Brian Gaylord.
(Donnellson, Iowa) April 22nd The Pepsi Lee County Speedway had three repeat winners drive to victory lane and three new winners in the other three classes. The late model division has had three different drivers take checkers with no repeat winners.
In the Armstrong Tractor IMCA sport compacts Josh Barnes of Keokuk took the win, after a battle from Mike Reu of Donnellson who tried to hold off Barnes but settled for the runner-up spot. The battle for third and fourth would heat up with Darrin Weisinger Jr. holding off Kimberly Abbott who took fourth.
In the Donnellson Tire IMCA stock cars Jeff Mueller took his second straight win. Mueller battled with Dean Kratzer and Corey Strothman who made it a three car battle with Mueller passing on the low line with four laps remaining. Kratzer would lose the battle for second to Strothman who would get him on the last lap. Greg Gill of Muscatine was battling for the lead early but found himself coming from the back after an early race incident that involved him and Jeremy Pundit, Gill took the fourth place finish.
The Coors Light IMCA Hobby stock featured only three cars but Dustin Griffiths of Hedrick and Brandon Symmonds of Keokuk would try several time to close on Griffiths but Griffiths held on and took his second straight win with Symmonds in second and Kyle Hamilton of Keokuk taking third.
The Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA sport mods would see a new face in victory lane with Tony Dunker of Quincy, IL. taking the win. Austin Howes of Memphis would lead the field to the halfway point before giving the lead over to Brandon Dale of Arbella who would build a nice size lead but a late race caution would setup a four lap shootout with Dunker making the pass for the win. Dale took second with Joey Gower of Quincy taking third and Carter Vandenberg of Oskaloosa taking the fourth spot.
The Budweiser IMCA Modified feature saw Jeff Waterman of Quincy turned the table and score the win in the 71w machine after running second last week. Kelly Buckallew of Memphis would lead the first six laps before losing the lead to Bill Roberts Jr. of Burlington who took the lead on lap seven and would lead until lap twelve before Waterman would pass for the lead and take the checkers. Jared Fuller of Memphis would work his 110 machine up to second after starting sixth. Dennis Lavein who won last week raced to third after starting fifth and Roberts would take fourth.
In the Steffes Auction and Realty Late Models the action would get really exciting with veteran driver Tommy Elston and rookie Derek Liles battling for the lead for the first six laps. Elston took the lead and scored his first win of the 2016 season. The racing action was red flagged for a sheep on the track, YES a SHEEP, you had to be there. The sheep entered the track in turn 4 and after going around turn 3 and down the back stretch against traffic pulled into the pits where it was rescued by track workers. When action resumed Jeff Guengerich of Washington would make the restart payoff after starting eighth he would pass Darbyshire for second with Darbyshire taking third and last week’s winner Sam Halstead taking the fourth spot.
Racing action will roar back to life on April 29th with six classes in action for night number three of points racing. Hot laps at 7pm and racing at 7:30pm. Racing action will change to Thursday Night Thunder on May 5th with the Late Model touring series Lucas Oil Late Models visiting the Pepsi Lee County Speedway.