Veteran McGee scores IMCA Modified win at Lee County

By Brian Neal

DONNELLSON, Iowa (Aug. 19) – Veteran Dean McGee picked up his first local Budweiser IMCA Modified feature win of the seson Friday at Lee County Speedway.

Jardin Fuller used his front starting spot to grab the early lead over Levi Smith and Jerad Fuller. Action up front was slowed on lap seven when Bill Roberts Jr. and Jeff Waterman got together and spun to bring out the yellow. On the restart, Fuller got into the guardrail in turn three which allowed McGee to slip past for the top spot.

While McGee started to pull away from the field, Roberts and Waterman were working their way back towards the front. By the time Roberts worked himself into the runner up spot, McGee had built a straight-away lead.

Without a late race caution there was no catching McGee, as he went on to pick up his first win of the season at the track. Roberts was second and Dennis LaVeine was third.

Jeremy Pundt scored his second local Donnellson Tire and Service IMCA Stock Car win at Donnell­son and Barry Taft was a first-time winner this season at Lee County in the Armstrong Tractor IMCA Sport Compacts.

The Shottenkirk Parts Express IMCA Northern SportMod feature was cut short by rain and will be completed on season championship night Friday, Aug. 26.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is adults $10, seniors $9 students ages 11-17 $5, and kids 10 and under free. Pit passes are $25, ages 7-13 are $15 and ages six and under are $10.