Rain takes out Maquoketa, Donna Heister Memorial is next 

By Rob Hinckley

MAQUOKETA, Iowa (June 11) – The weather was all that knew its way around Maquoketa Speed­way Saturday.

Heavy rain Friday evening lasting into Saturday morning was all that was needed to call off action at the quick 3/8-mile dirt oval.

Action continues this Saturday with the fifth annual Donna Heister Memorial and racing in all regu­lar classes, the Andover Meat IMCA Late Models, QCJeeps.com IMCA Modifieds, B&D Pit Stop IMCA Northern SportMods, Ueland Auto IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Obie’s Bar and Restaurant/B&D Liquors 4 Cylinders.

“Again this year we will be selling raffle tickets for various items which will include a meat bundle, a new barbeque grill, a filled Yeti cooler, many other cash and gift certificate prizes,” Tom Heister said. “Any and all proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Hospice of Jackson County in memory of Donna.”

Tickets are on sale now at Obie’s, 3610 173rd Avenue in Maquoketa. You do not have to be pre­sent to win. The majority of the items are from local businesses and the proceeds will help fami­lies within Jackson County in their time of need, Hester said.

Per Heister, support and prizes are courtesy of Obie’s, Fagan Graphics, B&C Liquor, Nite Equip­ment, Fareway stores, Osterhaus Pharmacy, Sullivan’s Foods, KMAQ Radio, RonAnn’s Floral Shoppe, K Motorsports, B&D Pitstop, Charlotte Locker, Trackside Promotions and others.

Gates open Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow.