Final Drive For 5 win goes to Woodworth

Denny Woodworth scored the final Drive For 5 $1,000 to win qualifier for IMCA Sunoco Late Models on Aug. 21 at Pepsi Lee County Speedway (Photo by MF Photography)

By Brian Neal 

DONNELLSON, Iowa (Aug. 21) – The race stayed green and after the checkers flew Denny Woodworth pocketed $1,000 for winning the fifth and final Shottenkirk Parts Express Drive For 5 qualifier for IMCA Sunoco Late Models at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. 

Ray Raker and Woodworth drew front row starts for the event, with Woodworth jumping out front to lead early over Sam Halstead and Raker. 

The fast pace Woodworth set up front allowed him to pull away from the multi-car battles behind him. 

Woodworth entered lapped traffic starting on lap 13, which allowed Halstead and Tommy Elston to close in. The top three clear lapped cars on lap 21 to set up a four-lap dash to the finish.

Woodworth held off Halstead and Elston in a caution-free race to claim the $1,000 top prize. Mark Burgtorf came in fourth with Andy Nezworski rounding out the top five.

Feature results – 1.  Denny Woodworth; 2.  Sam Halstead; 3.  Tommy Elston; 4.  Mark Burgtorf; 5.  Andy Nezworski; 6.  Nick Marolf; 7.  Dustin Griffin; 8.  Ron Boyse; 9.  Matt Strassheim; 10. Darin Weisinger Jr.; 11. Jill George; 12. Ray Raker; 13. Jay Johnson.