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PostHeaderIcon Fall Extravaganza Information!

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PostHeaderIcon Fall Special Shirts Are Available For Pre-Orders

Donnellson, IA (Tuesday, September 24, 2013) – With the final two events of the 2013 schedule approaching fans have the opportunity to pre-order the 2013 Lee County Speedway Fall Extravaganza / Shiverfest T-Shirts. These shirts are only $15 each, with sizes 2XL and above only $17.

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Anybody wishing to place an order needs to mail a check for the total amount of shirt(s), along with the sizes to Lee County Speedway, 1127 HWY T-12 N., Newton, IA  50208. Please make checks out to Lee County Speedway (LCS). All orders must be postmarked by this Friday, Sept. 27th. Shirts will be at the track on Friday night of the Fall Extravaganza (October 11th) for pickup. There will be a very limited supply available to purchase at the track for $5 more. So get your order sent in today to receive a fall special t-shirt!

PostHeaderIcon Plans Underway For Fall Specials

Donnellson, IA (Tuesday, September 10, 2013) – With the 2013 regular season over and the track champions crowned, it is now time to turn all attentions to the fall specials coming up in October.

The first event will be the 2nd Annual Fall Extravaganza set for Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th. Discount Tire out of Keokuk, IA will be the title sponsor for the two day show, with PEPSI Memphis Bottling Company presenting the action on Friday and Budweiser presenting the action for Saturday.

Then the 2013 season will come to a close on Saturday, October 26th with the annual Shiverfest event. Farmington Tax & Accounting will be the title sponsor for this event.

In the works for these two events will be the making of t-shirts and sweatshirts, with all sponsors and past winners listed on these t-shirts and sweatshirts. Anybody looking to get involved with sponsoring of these events and get your business or name on the t-shirts and sweatshirts and all advertising are encouraged to contact Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330.

The two day Fall Estravaganza associate sponsorship is available for $350, while the Shiverfest associate sponsorship is only $250. All associate sponsors will have discounted advanced tickets available for their event. Plus proceeds from each of the sponsorships will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Cancer Society 50/50.

More information about these events will be released shortly, so make sure to check back on the tracks website at www.leecountyspeedway.com or be sure to like us on FACEBOOK!

PostHeaderIcon Banks, Huls, VanDenBerg, See and Reu Crowned Champions at the Lee County Speedway

While Sobbing, Oliver, Jr., VanDenBerg, Griffiths, Grossman, and Leer Pick Up Victories
by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, August 23, 2013) – It’s hard to believe the 2013 regular points season has come to end, as it was PEPSI Season Championship Night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA on Friday. Plus presenting sponsor Conn Communications gave all U.S. Cellular customers a FREE entry into the grandstand by presenting there U.S. Cellular phone at the ticket booth. Then to top it all off they gave away some great prizes for all fans in attendance. But on the track the action was all about crowning the 2013 track champions in the Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellton Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts.

The first feature up on the night would be the 15 lap IMRA Midget Lites, with Andrew Genkinger and Kaylnn Leer drawing the front row for the event. Leer would take advantage of her front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Jack Sandalls and Genkinger. The action up front was slowed for the first and only time, as Shane Morgan slowed to a stop in turn 2 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Leer jumped back out front, with Sandalls and Aaron Hull battling for the second spot. Hull would slip past Sandalls on lap 5 to take over the second spot, and then went to work on chasing down Leer. But Leer would go on to lead all 15 laps to claim the win. Hull settled for 2nd, Sandalls was 3rd, Genkinger held on for 4th, with Brent Burrows rounding out the top 5.
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PostHeaderIcon Track Champions to be Crowned This Friday at the Lee County Speedway

Donnellson, IA (Sunday, August 18, 2013) – It’s hard to believe that it is that time of year, but this Friday, August 23rd will be PEPSI Season Championship Night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA. The 2013 Track Champions will be crowned in 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.

Brandon Banks holds an 11 point lead over Bill Roberts Jr. in the hunt for the Budweiser IMCA Modified track championship. All Banks has to do is finish Friday nights feature in 12th place to tie for the title, if Roberts Jr. win the race, or finish 11th or better to earn his first track championship at the track. If those two drivers happen to end the night tied in points, Banks holds the tie breaker by picking up a feature win back on May 17th. Jeff Waterman, the defending track champion, sits tied for third in the standings with Tyler Cale. Both drivers have 314 points and are 16 points back of Banks. Levi Smith, who moved up from the SportMod class in 2013, currently holds down the 5th spot in the points. Dennis LaVeine, who has 167 points, Brandon Ruffcorn, who has 164 points, and Jeff Mueller, who has 160 points, are separated by 7 points in battle for 6th, 7th, and 8th in points. Michael Browning sits in 9th with 157 points, while Ryan Cook has a 6 point advantage over Lonnie Heap in the battle for 10th.

With the defending Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Car track champion Matt Greiner sitting out the 2013 season, that would mean a new champion will be crowned on Friday night. Abe Huls has his own destiny in his hands, as he currently leads the standings with 347 points. Huls who has 2 wins on the season at the Lee County Speedway just needs to finish 14th or better in Friday nights feature to secure his first Stock Car title at the track. John Oliver Jr. sits second in the standings with 333 points and needs to finish Friday nights feature ahead of or just one spot behind Jason Cook to hold that spot. Because Cook, who is third with 331 points, has 4 points paying feature wins to Oliver Jr.’s 2 to hold the tie breaker if it comes down to it. Jeremy Pundt has a 4 points lead over Jim Lynch in the battle for the 3rd and 4th place in the standings. Les Blakley, Jake Wenig, Corey Strothman, Tim Anders and Ray Raker round out the top 10 in the standings.

The closest battle as far as determining a track champion is in the Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods. Brett Lowry, who currently has 405 points, leads Carter VanDenBerg, who has 404 points, by 1 point going into Friday nights feature. Lowry must finish in front of VanDenBerg in order to secure his first track title at the speedway. If VanDenBerg happens to finish just 1 spot in front of Lowry they would end the night tied in points, with VanDenBerg holding the tie breaker with 3 wins to Lowry’s 1 win. Bobby Anders sits third in the standings with 386 points. Phillip Cossel is 4th with 344 points, with Derek St. Clair holding down the 5th spot with 332. Rick Barlow Jr. is 6th in the standings with 316 points. Robert Gould, who has 303 points, holds a 4 point lead over defending track champion Tony Dunker in the battle for 7th in points. Dustin Crear and Jim Gillenwater round out the top 10 in points.

For the first time in the history of the track a Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stock driver will be crowned champion, after it’s first full season at the track. Jason See currently holds that honor, as he has a 15 point lead over Andrew Hustead. With the average weekly car count about 6, that means See doesn’t even have to show up to earn the title. Hustead is guaranteed second in the standings, as he is 15 points ahead of Ricky Miller Jr., who is 3rd in the standings. Dustin Griffiths, who has won 5 out of the 9 features held at the track this season, sits 4th in the standings after missing a couple weeks due to a work injury. Dale Porter, Nick Ulin, Danny Thrasher, Erick Knutsen, and Mike Hornung Jr. rounds out the top 10 in the standings.

Another close battle to determine a track champion is in the Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts. Brandon Reu currently sits atop the standings, with 397 points. Kimberly Abbott is only 4 points back of Reu in 2nd place. Reu just needs to finish ahead of or 4 spots behind Abbott to secure his first ever track title. If at the end of the night they happen to tie in the standings, Reu holds the tie breaker over Abbott with his feature win that came back on July 19th. Josh Barnes, who has 364 points, sits third in the standings, with Mike Hornung Jr. 4th in points with 348. Patrick Skipp Dunker will end the 2013 season 5th in points, as he has 325 points. Michael Grossman will finish 6th in points, with Brandon Lambert 7th, Austen Becerra 8th, and Kyle Hamelton in 9th. Brent Hartley, who has 186 points, holds down the 10th place in the standings, with a 6 point lead over Derek Randall.

All heat race and feature line ups will use the point invert system, just like every weekly event to determine the starting spots. This will make for an entertaining night for all the fans in attendance, as they will get to see the drivers race for the track titles.

Joining 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 on Friday will be the Illinois Midget Racing Association (IMRA). This will be the first ever first to the Lee County Speedway by the IMRA Midget Lites. So come on out this Friday to see who will be crowned the 2013 track champions, plus take in some Midget Lites racing.

Presenting sponsor Conn Communications of Ft. Madison and Keokuk, IA, plus Carthage, IL is helping to allow all U.S. Cellular customers FREE admission into the grandstands this Friday. All you have to do is present your U.S. Cellular phone at the ticket booth to get into Friday nights action for FREE! Plus don’t forget to listen to KILJ 105.5FM and 1130AM on your radio.

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, hot laps are set for 7:00 pm, with racing starting at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission, without a U.S. Cellular phone, is adults $10, seniors $9, students 7-17 $5, and kids 6 & under FREE! Pit passes are $25, ages 7-13 $15, and ages 6 & under $10.

For more information about this Friday or any event at the Lee County Speedway, please feel free to call Mike at 641-521-0330 or visit the tracks website at www.leecountyspeedway.com.

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PostHeaderIcon Waterman and Griffiths Go Back-To-Back at the Lee County Speedway

by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, August 2, 2013) – Mother nature tried to put a damper on the racing action Friday at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA, but didn’t succeed. As it was Trump Trucks of Kahoka, MO, Hy-Vee of Fort Madison and Keokuk, IA, and Miller Lite night at the track. At the end of the nights activities Jeff Waterman (Budweiser IMCA Modifieds), and Dustin Griffiths (Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks) made it two wins in a row at the track, while John Oliver Jr. (Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars), Jim Gillenwater (Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods), and Skipp Dunker (Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts) also claimed wins on the night.

The first feature up on the night was the 14 lap Sunline Auto Parts IMCA Sport Compacts, with Brent Hartley and Mike Hornung Jr. leading the field to the green flag. Hartley would take advantage of his front row start to grab the lead on lap 1 over Chuck Fullenkamp and Michael Grossman. But the action up front was slowed for the first time on lap 2, as Kyle Hamelton’s machine came to a stop in turn 2 on fire to bring out the caution. On the restart Hartley jumped back out front, but now had Grossman close behind in second. Grossman would slip past Hartley on lap 5 to take over the top spot, leaving Hartley to battle with Fullenkamp and Skipp Dunker, who started 6th. The lead that Grossman built up over the battle for second would be erased on lap 9, as Alyssa Steele would spin in front of the field down the front stretch to bring out the yellow. On the restart Ron Kibbe, who started 10th and was up to 5th, jumped the restart to bring the yellow light back out. He was sent to the rear on the restart. But before the field was set to go back to green, Grossman pulled into the infield with troubles giving the lead over to Dunker. Dunker would pull away over the final 5 laps to claim his third win of the season at the track. Fullenkamp edged out a 2nd place finish, Hartley was 3rd, Kimberly Abbott was 4th, with Brandon Reu coming home in 5th.
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PostHeaderIcon Eve of Destruction Tonight!

Donnellson, IA (Saturday, August 3, 2013) – Tonight is the Eve of Destruction at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA, presented by Hoenig Lawn Care, Steffes, and Sam’s Body Shop.

Some of the action you will see tonight will be a Lawn Mower Demo, Bus Races, Auto Soccer, Roll Over Contest, Figure 8 Races, and much, much more!

Grandstand admission will be adults $12, students 11-17 $10, kids 6-10 $5, and kids 5 & under free! Pits passes are $15, with no entry fees for any competitors. Gates will open at 5:00 pm, with events starting at 7:00 pm.

For more information, please call 319-835-5523.

 

Eve of Destruction - Aug. 3, 2013

PostHeaderIcon WE ARE RACING!!!

Donnellson, IA (Friday, August 2, 2013) – Tonight’s racing action is on as planned! Looks to be a beautiful night for Budweiser IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA SportMods, Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Sunline Auto Parts Sport Compacts. The Coor’s Light IMCA Hobby Stocks will be a draw/redraw event, with not entry fees or track registration fees.

Gates open at 5:30 pm, hot laps at 7:00 pm, and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission is adults $10, seniors $9, students 7-17 $5, and kids 6 & under FREE! Pit passes are $25, ages 7-13 $15, and ages 6 & under $10.

Hope to see you tonight for some great racing action!