VanDenBerg scores first IMCA Modified win at Lee County

By Brian Neal

DONNELLSON, Iowa (April 24) – Carter VanDenBerg raced back into the lead on the ninth of 20 laps and stayed in front the rest of the way to earn his career-first Budweiser IMCA Modified fea­ture win Friday at Lee County Speedway.

VanDenBerg was briefly in the lead following an early restart. Bill Roberts Jr. slipped under him to grab the point. The front pair raced side-by-side for two circuits before VanDenBerg regained first.

John Oliver Jr. was able to challenge Abe Huls for the top spot for a couple laps before Huls pulled away to pick up his second consecutive local Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Car vic­tory.

Adam Birck pulled away over the final seven laps to capture his first Shottenkirk of Fort Madison IMCA Northern SportMod feature win of the season at Donnellson.

Brandon Symmonds edged Garrett Eilander at the line by a half a car length to pick up his first career Coors Light IMCA Hobby Stock win.

Travis DeMint started 11th and finished first in the Armstrong Small Engine Sales and Service IMCA Sport Compact feature. Kimberly Abbott started ninth and took second on the last lap.