IMCA Late Models Drive For 5 at Lee County Speedway

By Brian Neal

DONNELLSON, Iowa (April 24, 2023) – IMCA Sunoco Late Model drivers will once again Drive For Five at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. 

Seven qualifying features are scheduled for the Late Models, with $5,000 paid to win the main event Friday, Aug. 25. 

Drivers must compete at a minimum of five qualifying features to be eligible for the $5,000 winner’s share in the finale. 

All seven qualifiers will pay a minimum of $1,000 to win. Drive For Five dates are Fridays April 28, May 12, May 26, June 9, June 23 and Aug. 4. One qualifier will be held on Saturday, July 22. Rain date for the $5,000 to win show is Saturday, Sept. 9.

Draw/redraw will be used for each qualifying night with two passing point heat races used for the finale. Two track provisionals will be given for the finale feature. Note that a driver can still race the finale even if they don’t race enough qualifying nights. The IMCA Late Model finale still pays $2,000 to win.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, state and track points will be awarded at each Drive For 5 event; with the exception of the Saturday, July 22 qualifier and the rain date finale on Sept. 9, no track points will be awarded.

The Iowa Corn Growers Association, which also sponsors the class at Donnellson, returns as title sponsor for the IMCA Late Model Drive For 5 with Floyd’s Waste Systems, J.J. Nichting Case IH Company, Ideal Ready Mix, Triple 777 Trucking, Woodworth Attorney at Law, Triple R Performance Engines, B & B Propane, Budweiser, Conrad Trucking, Donnellson Tire & Service, KQ92 and Big Country 103.1 presenting sponsors.

Drive For Five debuted for the Late Models at Donnellson in 2020. Justin Kay won the finale in 2020 and 2021, with Tommy Elston being the defending champion.

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