By Brian Neal
DONNELLSON, Iowa – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that took all of April’s and most of May’s scheduled race events at Pepsi Lee County Speedway, promoters Brian and Marcie Gaylord have announced several schedule changes to the Drive For 5 program for IMCA Sunoco Late Models.
There will still be five $1,000 to win feature qualifying nights to help set the stage for a potential $5,000 IMCA Sunoco Late Model Drive For 5 payday in mid September at the track.
Four of the qualifying nights will take place on weekly Friday night events, on June 12, June 26, July 17 and Aug. 21, with one qualifying night on Saturday, Aug. 1. Drivers who compete in at least four of those events will be eligible to run for a top prize of $5,000 in the Saturday, Sept. 12 finale.
Shottenkirk Parts Express, local sponsor of the division, is the title sponsor of Drive For 5 as well. Other sponsors include Ideal Ready Mix, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH, Floyd’s Waste Systems, Triple Seven Trucking, and Triple R Performance Engines.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Iowa State and track points will be awarded at the June 12, June 26, July 17 and Aug. 21 qualifying night shows. National and state points are at stake at the Saturday, Aug. 1 qualifying night and in the finale on Saturday, Sept. 12. The finale race pays $2,000 if the winner competed at three or fewer qualifying night events.
Pits at Donnellson are open all day on Fridays. The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.
The track website is www.leecountyspeedway.com.