by Brian Neal
Donnellson, IA (Friday, May 19, 2023) – It was a cool, brisk evening at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday, May 19th, as Midwest Performance & Power helped to bring the POWRi 410 Outlaw Wing Sprint Cars to town. Thirty Sprint Cars from seven states and Australia signed in on the night in hopes of taking home the $5,000 top prize. At the end of the night Aaron Reutzel would top the Sprint Car A-Main, while Jeff Guegerich won the IMCA Late Model feature, Cole Mather topped the IMCA Stock Car feature, with Brayton Carter picking up another IMCA Northern SportMod A-Main.
The first feature to take to the track was the 18 lap Donnellson Tire & Service IMCA Stock Car feature, with Peter Stodgel and Jerry Jansen making up the front row. Jansen would edge out Jeremy Pundt at the line to lead lap 1, only to lose the top spot to Pundt on lap 2. While Pundt paced the field out front, Jason Cook, who started 8th, and Cole Mather, who started 10th, were working their way up to challenge Pundt for the lead. With Cook trying to work under Pundt, Mather decided to use the middle of the track to try and get the lead. Coming off turn 2 for the checkered flag, Mather was able to get up beside Pundt. Mather then edged out Pundt and Cook at the line to claim his first win of the season at the track. Dakota Simonsen finished 4th, with Derrick Agee coming from 9th to finish 5th.
Up next was the 30 lap POWRi 410 Outlaw Wing Sprint Car feature, with Aaron Reutzel and Michael “Buddy” Kofoid leading the field to green. Kofoid jumped out into the lead on lap 1 over Reutzel and Ayrton Gennetten. The action was slowed on lap 2. On the restart Reutzel pounded the top side of turns 1 and 2 to get the lead away from Kofoid. Kofoid would follow in Reutzel’s tire tracks over the final laps of the race. Despite lapped traffic late in the race, Reutzel held on to claim the $5,000 top prize. Kofoid was 2nd, Gennetten was 3rd, Ian Madsen was 4th, with Joe B. Miller completing the top 5.
Jeff Guengerich and Jeremy Pundt drew the front row for the 25 lap Iowa Corn Growers Association IMCA Late Model feature, with Guengerich grabbing the top spot on lap 1 over Denny Woodworth and Pundt. The action was slowed on lap 2, as Dekota Job spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Guengerich jumped back out front, with Andy Nezworski and Woodworth close behind. A caution on lap 5 for a spin in turn 4 by Broderick Prescott, slowed the action. Once again Guengerich grabbed the lead on the restart, with Nezworski and ninth place starter Tommy Elston following. The final caution of the race appeared on lap 12, as Prescott spun in turn 4 to end his night. Guengerich again jumped out front on the restart, with Nezworski and Chuck Hanna challenging. Coming to the white flag Guengerich encountered lapped traffic, which allowed Nezworski and Hanna to close in on his back bumper. But the lapped car didn’t slow Guengerich down, as he went on to score his first win of the season at the Lee County Speedway. Nezworski was 2nd, Hanna was 3rd, Elston was 4th, with Woodworth holding on for 5th.
The final feature to take to the track was the 18 lap Roberts Tire Center IMCA Northern SportMod, with Brandt Ames and Brandon Lambert on the front row. Lambert used his starting spot to his advantage by grabbing the lead on lap 1 over Ames and Kyler Girard. The battles throughout the field was slowed on lap 2, as Adam Birck spun in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. On the restart Kyler Girard slipped past Lambert for the top spot, only to lose it 1 lap later to tenth place starter Brayton Carter. Carter went three wide through the middle coming off turn 2 to get the lead, and was then slowed on lap 5. As Ames, Logan Cumby, Cole Gillenwater, Birck collided in turn 4 to bring out the yellow. One more caution slowed the action on lap 6, as Cody Agee spun in turn 4. Carter jumped back out front on both restarts, with Brandon Dale, who started 8th, and Carter VanDenBerg, who started 12th, gave chase. But neither driver could mount a challenge on Carter over the final laps, as Carter went on to score his third win of the season at the track. Dale was 2nd, VanDenBerg was 3rd, John Oliver Jr. finished 4th after starting in 9th, Nicholas Profeta coming home in 5th.
Coming up next Friday, May 26th A.C. Contracting will help bring the third of seven qualifying rounds of the Iowa Corn Growers Association IMCA Late Model “Drive For 5”, presented by Floyd’s Waste Systems, JJ Nichting Company Case IH Company, Ideal Ready Mix, Triple 777 Trucking, Woodworth Attorney at Law, Triple R Performance Engines, B&B Propane, Budweiser, Conrad Trucking, Donnellson Tire & Service, KQ92, and Big Country 103.1. In action will be the Iowa Corn Growers Association IMCA Late Models, J&J AG Auto and Truck IMCA Modifieds, Donnellson Tire & Service IMCA Stock Cars, Roberts Tire Center IMCA Northern SportMods, and Sonny’s Super Market Sport Compacts.
Gates open at 5:30 PM, Hot Laps at 7 PM, and Racing to follow. Grandstand admission will be Adults $10, Seniors $9, Veterans & Students (11-17) $5, with Kids (10 & under) FREE! Pit passes will be $30, ages (7-13) $20, ages (4-6) $10, and ages (3 & under) $5.
For more information about the Lee County Speedway you can visit their website at www.leecountyspeedway.com, like them on Facebook, or call Brian Gaylord at 319-371-6744.
Lee County Speedway, Donnellson, IA
Friday, May 19, 2023 – Midwest Performance & Power Night
POWRi 410 Outlaw Wing Sprints
A-Feature: 1. 8-Aaron Reutzel, Clute, TX; 2. 71-Michael Kofoid, Penngrove, CA; 3. 19-Ayrton Gennetten, Versailles, MO; 4. 2KS-Ian Madsen, St. Marys, NSW, AUS; 5. 51B-Joe B Miller, Millersville, MO; 6. 52-Blake Hahn, Sapulpa, OK; 7. 21X-Brian Brown, Higginsville, MO; 8. 24-Garet Williamson, Columbia, MO; 9. 44-Carson Short, Marion, IL; 10. 88-Austin McCarl, Altoona, IA; 11. 22-Riley Goodno, Knoxville, IA; 12. 22S-Slater Helt, Harrisonville, MO; 13. 44X-Chris Martin, Ankeny, IA; 14. 74-Xavier Doney, Odessa, MO; 15. 1-Trevin Littleton, Jacksonville, IL; 16. 7A-Will Armitage, Athens, IL; 17. 79-Gage Montgomery, Fredericktown, MO; 18. 21-Gunner Ramey, Sedalia, MO; 19. 7-Tyler Lee, Cedar Rapids, IA; 20. 50-Paul Nienhiser, Chapin, IL; 21. 15X-Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA; 22. 6-Carson McCarl, Altoona, IA; 23. 11-Roger Crockett, Broken Arrow, OK
B-Feature: (Top 6 to A) 1. 7-Tyler Lee; 2. 22-Riley Goodno; 3. 15X-Bobby Mincer; 4. 79-Gage Montgomery; 5. 74-Xavier Doney; 6. 7A-Will Armitage; 7. 11X-Colton Fisher, Mediapolis, IA; 8. 15-Jack Potter, Lees Summit, MO; 9. 1-Trevin Littleton; 10. 122-Lane Warner, Bloomfield, MO; 11. 16-Dustin Clark, Agency, IA; 12. 31-McCain Richards, Burlington, IA; 13. 4-Chase Richards, Burlington, IA; 14. 1S-Joey Schmidt, Laurel, MS
Heat 1: 1. 8-Aaron Reutzel; 2. 51B-Joe B Miller; 3. 6-Carson McCarl; 4. 22S-Slater Helt; 5. 7-Tyler Lee; 6. 1-Trevin Littleton; 7. 16-Dustin Clark; 8. 79-Gage Montgomery
Heat 2: 1. 52-Blake Hahn; 2. 71-Michael Kofoid; 3. 2KS-Ian Madsen; 4. 44X-Chris Martin; 5. 15X-Bobby Mincer; 6. 11X-Colton Fisher; 7. 122-Lane Warner; 8. 31-McCain Richards
Heat 3: 1. 50-Paul Nienhiser; 2. 19-Ayrton Gennetten; 3. 24-Garet Williamson; 4. 21-Gunner Ramey; 5. 22-Riley Goodno; 6. 4-Chase Richards; 7. 1S-Joey Schmidt
Heat 4: 1. 21X-Brian Brown; 2. 44-Carson Short; 3. 88-Austin McCarl; 4. 11-Roger Crockett; 5. 74-Xavier Doney; 6. 7A-Will Armitage; 7. 15-Jack Potter
Qualifying: 1. 8-Aaron Reutzel, 13.927; 2. 71-Michael Kofoid, 13.940; 3. 19-Ayrton Gennetten, 14.075; 4. 88-Austin McCarl, 14.126; 5. 51B-Joe B Miller, 14.149; 6. 2KS-Ian Madsen, 14.151; 7. 24-Garet Williamson, 14.157; 8. 11-Roger Crockett, 14.270; 9. 79-Gage Montgomery, 14.328; 10. 52-Blake Hahn, 14.364; 11. 50-Paul Nienhiser, 14.403; 12. 21X-Brian Brown, 14.439; 13. 6-Carson McCarl, 14.453; 14. 15X-Bobby Mincer, 14.479; 15. 22-Riley Goodno, 14.512; 16. 44-Carson Short, 14.517; 17. 22S-Slater Helt, 14.564; 18. 44X-Chris Martin, 14.575; 19. 21-Gunner Ramey, 14.873; 20. 7A-Will Armitage, 15.082; 21. 16-Dustin Clark, 15.106; 22. 11X-Colton Fisher, 15.107; 23. 1S-Joey Schmidt, 15.143; 24. 15-Jack Potter, 15.174; 25. 7-Tyler Lee, 15.460; 26. 122-Lane Warner, 15.607; 27. 4-Chase Richards, 15.938; 28. 74-Xavier Doney, 15.943; 29. 1-Trevin Littleton, 16.107; 30. 31-McCain Richards, 17.182
Iowa Corn Growers Association IMCA Late Models
A-Feature: 1. 15R-Jeff Guengerich, Washington, IA; 2. 7-Andy Nezworski, Blue Grass, IA; 3. 65-Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, IL; 4. 54-Tommy Elston, Keokuk, IA; 5. 45DW-Dennis Woodworth, Mendon, IL; 6. 60-Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, IA; 7. 07-Ray Raker, Danville, IA; 8. 52J-Jeremy Pundt, Donnellson, IA; 9. 84-Sam Halstead, Mt. Pleasant, IA; 10. 45-Jason Oenning, Ursa, IL; 11. 39-Ed Hollenbeck, Burlington, IA; 12. 11-Darin Weisinger Jr., Mendon, IL; 13. 18W-Josh Woodruff, East Galesburg, IL; 14. 101-Nick Proehl, Milan, IL; 15. 5J-Matt Jones, Monmouth, IL; 16. 13A-Austin Poage, Hannibal, MO; 17. 4-Dekota Job, Burlington, IA; 18. 6-Broderick Prescott, East Moline, IL; 19. 7B-Blaire Barton, Mt. Pleasant, IA (DNS); 20. 7C-Christian Miles, Paloma, IL (DNS)
Heat 1: 1. 52J-Jeremy Pundt; 2. 7-Andy Nezworski; 3. 54-Tommy Elston; 4. 7B-Blaire Barton; 5. 18W-Josh Woodruff; 6. 11-Darin Weisinger Jr.; 7. 4-Dekota Job
Heat 2: 1. 65-Chuck Hanna; 2. 15R-Jeff Guengerich; 3. 84-Sam Halstead; 4. 6-Broderick Prescott; 5. 39-Ed Hollenbeck; 6. 5J-Matt Jones; 7. 101-Nick Proehl
Heat 3: 1. 45DW-Dennis Woodworth; 2. 60-Dalton Simonsen; 3. 07-Ray Raker; 4. 45-Jason Oenning; 5. 7C-Christian Miles; 6. 13A-Austin Poage
Donnellson Tire & Service IMCA Stock Cars
A-Feature: 1. 74C-Cole Mather, Oelwein, IA; 2. 52J-Jeremy Pundt, Donnellson, IA; 3. 3D-Jason Cook, Mt. Pleasant, IA; 4. 60-Dakota Simonsen, Fairfax, IA; 5. 14-Derrick Agee, Huntsville, MO; 6. 2T-Beau Taylor, Canton, MO; 7. 05-John Oliver Jr., West Burlington, IA; 8. 12-Chad Krogmeier, Burlington, IA; 9. 06-Jerry Jansen, Plainville, IL; 10. 82-Peter Stodgel, Fowler, IL; 11. 53-Ryan Aden Jr., Quincy, IL; 12. 43-Kevin Koontz, Memphis, MO
Heat 1: 1. 74C-Cole Mather; 2. 52J-Jeremy Pundt; 3. 3D-Jason Cook; 4. 12-Chad Krogmeier; 5. 06-Jerry Jansen; 6. 43-Kevin Koontz
Heat 2: 1. 60-Dakota Simonsen; 2. 05-John Oliver Jr.; 3. 14-Derrick Agee; 4. 2T-Beau Taylor; 5. 82-Peter Stodgel; 6. 53-Ryan Aden Jr.
Roberts Tire Center IMCA Northern SportMods
A-Feature: 1. 01-Brayton Carter, Oskaloosa, IA; 2. 12D-Brandon Dale, Arbela, MO; 3. 7V-Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, IA; 4. 55-John Oliver Jr., West Burlington, IA; 5. 20-Nicholas Profeta, Keokuk, IA; 6. 0-Dakota Girard, Moberly, MO; 7. 14L-Brandon Lambert, Carthage, IL; 8. 14AJ-AJ Tournear, Quincy, IL; 9. 00X-Kyler Girard, Moberly, MO; 10. 10G-Jim Gillenwater, Keokuk, IA; 11. 3-Matt Thomas, Danville, IA; 12. 25-Cody Agee, Huntsville, MO; 13. 00-Matt Tucker, Lomax, IL; 14. 53B-Glen Saville, Razorback, NSW, AUS; 15. 7R-Tom Ruble, Ft. Madison, IA; 16. 57-Brandt Ames, Mt. Pleasant, IA; 17. 8C-Logan Cumby, Quincy, IL; 18. 112-Adam Birck, Canton, MO; 19. 10C-Cole Gillenwater, Keokuk, IA; 20. 10-Trayton Buckallew, Memphis, MO
Heat 1: 1. 01-Brayton Carter; 2. 00-Matt Tucker; 3. 8C-Logan Cumby; 4. 14L-Brandon Lambert; 5. 14AJ-AJ Tournear; 6. 25-Cody Agee; 7. 53B-Glen Saville
Heat 2: 1. 112-Adam Birck; 2. 10G-Jim Gillenwater; 3. 12D-Brandon Dale; 4. 7V-Carter VanDenBerg; 5. 0-Dakota Girard; 6. 10C-Cole Gillenwater; 7. 7R-Tom Ruble
Heat 3: 1. 20-Nicholas Profeta; 2. 55-John Oliver Jr.; 3. 00X-Kyler Girard; 4. 57-Brandt Ames; 5. 3-Matt Thomas; 6. 10-Trayton Buckallew