305 Sprint Car big payday Friday!

Veterans with Military ID get in for $5, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.s’, National Guard car will be on display

Dennis Krieger Imagery/Photo John Kearny made a stop at Lee County Speedway, May 11, to shake down a new car. He is just one of the many drivers who may be in the field Friday for the "Together WE Fight Hunger 25 for 35 in honor of Brian Hetrick."

DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 23, 2012) – The “Together WE Fight Hunger 25 for 35 in honor of Brian Hetrick” is a big event for 305 Sprint Cars around the Midwest, as the event pays $1,000 to win and $200 to start, and it happens this Friday night, May 25, at Lee County Speedway.

Originally scheduled for April 20, Mother Nature forced the reschedule date of this Friday.

Cars from all three area 305 sanctioning bodies will be legal for the one day event, including Knoxville rules, 34 Raceway rules and Midwest 305 rules.

A passing point system will be used for this show at Lee County Speedway, with a six car dash used to set up the front three rows of the feature event. The heat race winners and the top cars in passing points from the heat races will be used to fill the six car dash field. Positions 7-16 will be lined up according to passing points received during heat races.

The B-main will be lined up according to heat race passing points, with the top four transferring to the A-main. Those four cars will tag the tail of the field as they finished the B-main.

The event is sponsored by Coors Light, Hy-Vee of Keokuk and Fort Madison and Midwest Performance.

As well as being a sponsor for the night, Hy-Vee is also helping with one of the best parts of the event, the campaign to raise money to purchase necessities for area food pantries. Monetary donations will be taken throughout the night and for every $25 raised as part of the event, Hy-Vee will donate $10 more when food is purchased at either the Fort Madison or Keokuk Hy-vee. So that means Hy-Vee will make every $25 into $35 worth of nonperishable food items for food pantries in the area!

Many other great sponsors have come on board to help make the event special! Including H&P Excavating, which will sponsor a dash to help set up the front three rows of the feature event. Each heat winner as well as the top cars in passing points will be used to fill the six car field for the H&P Excavating Dash. The pay for the H&P Excavating Dash is listed at the end of the story.

Also, pay will be given for the B-main (if needed) in the sprint car division. The top four spots will transfer to the main event, while 5th will get $150, 6th $125 and the rest of the B-Main field will get $100.

Tow money for the Sprint Cars will be $50. Tow money will be paid to any car attempting to qualify for the event, but did not run a main event.

The complete payout for the scheduled 20 car starting field is listed below.

Pit Gates open at 5 p.m., with grandstands opening at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps will be begin at 7 p.m. while racing is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students 11-17 and children $10 and under are free. Pit passes are $25. For more information contact Dewain at 309-331-3804 or e-mail promoter@leecountyspeedway.com.


Sprint Car
  1. 1000
  2. 500
  3. 470
  4. 445
  5. 425
  6. 390
  7. 360
  8. 315
  9. 280
  10. 250
  11. 220
  12. 220
  13. 215
  14. 215
  15. 210
  16. 210
  17. 205
  18. 205
  19. 200
  20. 200


B-Main Payout

  1. Transfer
  2. Transrer
  3. Transfer
  4. Transfer
  5. 150
  6. 130
  7. 115
  8. 110
  9. 105
  10. 100
  11. 100
  12. 100
  13. 100
  14. 100


H&P Excavating Dash

  1. 100
  2. 75
  3. 50
  4. 25
  5. 25
  6. 25


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