305s open big weekend at Lee County Speedway, April 20

‘Together WE Fight Hunger’ 25 for 35 in honor Brian Hetrick offers $1,000 to win payday
DONNELLSON, Iowa (Feb. 13, 2012) – Lee County Speedway kicks off a big weekend for 305 sprint cars in Southeast Iowa, Friday, April 20, when it hosts the $1,000 to win “Together WE Fight Hunger” 25 for 35 in Honor of Brian Hetrick.

The event kicks off a two night swing of $1,000 to win races, as 34 Raceway will also host a $1,000 to win 305 race Saturday, April 21. That event will also carry the brand of “Together WE Fight Hunger” 25 for 34.

In a cooperative effort the tracks will be collecting canned goods and financial donations during the events to purchase food which will be donated to area food banks in Southeast Iowa and West Central Illinois. Talks are in the works with a major cooperate sponsor to do a matching financial contribution as well. More information will be made available about the food drive in coming weeks.

The Lee County portion of the event will also boast $200 to start for the feature event and a payout for the B-Main that will be announced later, and will include $100 to start for that portion of the show. Tow money will be paid to other cars as well, but will be less than B-Main start money.

Rules for the Lee County event will be open to a trio of rule sets, including 34 Raceway, Midwest 305 Sprint Cars and Knoxville Raceway rules. There are some deviations in the rule sets, but the Midwest 305 Sprint Cars rules have been adjusted to fit most of the two tracks’ rule set from last year.

“This will be a great opportunity to see the best of the 34 Raceway weekly competitors against the best of the touring series and Knoxville Raceway,” LCS promoter Dewain Hulett said. “We went carefully through the rules and feel that the deviations will not be a great difference maker in this race.”

This will be the first year that a race honoring Brian Hetrick will be held at Lee County Speedway. The driver of the number 35 sprint car raced 360 and 305 sprints throughout the area before being killed in a motorcycle crash in 2008. That season he was the 305 Sprint Car champion at 34 Raceway.

Jim Hetrick, Brian’s father, will be working hard to get donations which will be given away through a raffle format for drivers that pre-register for the event. Pre-registration information will be made available within the next couple of weeks. Registration will be $30 and will be the driver’s pit pass for the event.

For more information about this coming event or other events at Lee County Speedway please contact Hulett by e-mail at promoter@leecountyspeedway.com or by phone at 309-331-3804.

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