Results

Repeat winners highlight Lee County Speedway action

By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (July 15, 2022) – For the past several weeks it has been a habit for Mother Nature to try and put a damper on the races scheduled at Lee County Speedway. That was no different on Friday as early morning showers were just enough to keep the track crew from watering the track all day long. The first feature to take to the track was the 18-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, with David Brandies and Josh Foster leading the field to green. Foster edged Brandies to grab the lead on lap one with Dustin Vis looking for a way around the front pair.  Vis got by Brandies on lap five and then two laps later slipped past Foster for the top spot. Vis had pulled away before the first and only caution of the race appeared on lap 17. Vis then held off John Oliver Jr. to become the first repeat winner in the class this year at Donnellson. Foster was third. Up next was the 18-lap Friesen Performance MCA Modified [Read More]

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Marolf, Eckrich claim Drive For 5 victories at Lee County

By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (June 24, 2022) – Nick Marolf and Denny Eckrich were both $1,000 feature winners in round four of Drive For 5 Friday night at Lee County Speedway. Ray Raker and Darin Weisinger Jr. led the field to green in the 25-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model main, with Weisinger sliding past Raker on lap two to take over the top spot. Coming off turn two to complete lap eight, Marolf went three-wide off the top of the track to emerge with the lead, with Chuck Hanna moving into the runner-up spot one lap later. Hanna’s run up front came to an end on lap 16, as he slowed and pulled into the pits with mechanical troubles.  This handed the second spot to Dalton Simonsen. Without a caution to bunch the field there was no catching Marolf on this night, as he went on to score the $1,000 victory. Tommy Elston came from 10th to finish third. Dennis LaVeine paced the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified field early on while the fifth starting Eckrich [Read More]

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Nezworski and Becerra score “Drive For 5” qualifying wins at Lee County

by Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (June 17, 2022) – The action on track Friday night at Lee County Speedway was just as hot as the temperatures as the speedway hosted round three of the Drive for 5 for IMCA Sunoco Late Models and Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds, and the Drive for 3 for Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMods. The first feature to take to the track was the 15-lap Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Josh Barnes taking the lead late to drive to his second win in a row. Brandon Reu, Chandler Fullenkamp, Kimberly Abbott and Luke Fraise completed the top five. Up next was the 18-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, with Chris Wibbell and Josh Foster making up the front row after Peter Stodgel elected to go to the rear. Foster took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap one over Wibbell and Jason Cook, who started sixth. Just as Foster started to put some distance on the battles going on behind him, the first and only caution of the race appeared [Read More]

Results

Elston, Zogg top IMCA Drive For 5 features at Lee County

By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (June 10, 2022) – Lee County Speedway got the best of Mother Nature and Tommy Elston and Chris Zogg got the best of their round two Drive For 5 foes Friday at Lee County Speedway.  Elston pocketed $1,000 for his Iowa Corn Growers Association IMCA Sunoco Late Model victory, while Friesen Performance IMCA Modified winner Zogg took home a grand and became eligible to qualify for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Denny Woodworth and C.J. Horn drew the front row for the Late Model headliner. Just when Woodworth started to put some distance on the battles going on behind him, the first and only caution of the race appeared on lap five.  On the restart, Woodworth jumped back out front, with Horn and the seventh starting Elston close behind. Coming off turn four to complete lap 21, Elston got under Woodworth to grab the lead, just as Matt Ryan and Nick Marolf got past Horn. Elston held on over the final laps to score his second win in a row at Donnellson. Marolf [Read More]

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Horn is sharp in Lee County opener for IMCA Late Models

By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 13, 2022) – The calendar might have said it was Friday the 13th, but that didn’t slow action at Lee County Speedway, where the six-class racing program was completed in just a little over three hours.  The 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature had Darin Weisinger Jr. and Sam Halstead leading the field to green. Weisinger led lap one over Halstead and C.J. Horn.  Horn followed in Weisinger’s tire tracks around the bottom while Tommy Elston tried the top and middle to get around the lead duo. Weisinger was able to hold both off until lap 16, when Horn got underneath for the top spot. Horn then pulled away over the final laps to pick up the win. Weisinger held off Elston for second. Luke Fraise and Patrick McKasson led the field to green in the 15-lap Mach-1 IMCA Sport Compact feature, with Fraise grabbing the early lead over Chevy Barnes and Brandon Reu. Barnes and then Reu took turns at the front before a lap five caution.  On the restart [Read More]

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Hanna, Becerra top opening night Drive For 5 features at Lee County

By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (May 7, 2022) – Veteran Chuck Hanna and rookie Austen Becerra were IMCA Drive For 5 winners, while Dylan VanWyk took Drive For 3 honors at Lee County Speedway. All three earned $1,000 for their Saturday night efforts, Becerra’s checkers making him Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible as well. The 25-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model Drive For 5 feature opened with Dustin Schram and Hanna leading the field to green. Schram led lap one, only to have Hanna power past to grab the top spot on lap two. The first and only caution of the race appeared on lap three and on the ensuing restart, Hanna jumped back out front with Denny Woodworth taking the runner-up spot. While Hanna set the fast pace out front, ninth starting Tommy Elston used lapped traffic to move into second. There was no catching Hanna, however, as he went on to claim the win. Schram got back by Woodworth late to finish third. Becerra and Jardin Fuller led the Friesen Performance IMCA Modified field [Read More]

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Kay defends Lee County Drive For 5 finale title

By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (Sept. 11) – The Iowa Corn Growers Association Drive For 5 finale for IMCA Sunoco Late Models took place Sept. 11 at Lee County Speedway. This is the second year for this mini-series to be held, with defending race winner Justin Kay claiming the checkered flag in the 50-lap feature. Kay and Darin Duffy earned front row starts. Kay took advantage of his starting spot and jumped out into the early lead over Duffy and Matt Ryan. While Kay paced the field out front, Duffy, Ryan and Tommy Elston, who started fifth, battled for the runner-up spot. Action was slowed on lap nine for back-to-back cautions. The second restart saw Kay back out front with Elston overtaking Duffy for second. Two more quick cautions followed, with Kay staying in the lead and Duffy getting second back from Elston. As the field battled for positions behind him, Kay started to pull away from the field before the halfway pit stop on lap 25. Drivers were given 10 minutes to change anything on their cars, except [Read More]

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Carter banks $5K in Drive For 5 finale for IMCA Modifieds at Lee County Speedway

By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (Aug. 20) – Cayden Carter drove to the $5,000 IMCA Modified win at Lee County Speedway’s Friday night Drive For 5 finale.  After two rounds of passing point heat races, Steve Picou and Chris Zogg earned the most points to start the 50-lap Hinkle Auto Sales Drive For 5 main event from the front row. Zogg took advantage of his starting spot to jump out into the lead on lap one over Picou and Carter.  On lap three, Carter overtook Picou to move into the runner-up spot and then went to work on Zogg for the lead.  Action was slowed on laps four and five for spinning cars and Zogg shot to the front on the ensuing restarts with Carter and Picou close behind.  Carter made the move into the top spot on lap eight as fifth-place starter Austin Howes moved in to challenge Zogg for second. The side-by-side battle between Zogg and Howes allowed Carter to begin to pull away. The next thing to slow down Carter was the caution after lap 25 was [Read More]

Events

$5K possible for 16 different IMCA Modified drivers Friday at Lee County

By Brian Neal  DONNELLSON, Iowa – The inaugural Hinkle Auto Sales Drive For 5 finale for IMCA Modifieds is set for this Friday, Aug. 20 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson. A $5,000 payday is up for grabs for 16 drivers but $2,000 is guaranteed to any other driver who isn’t qualified. In 2020, promoters Brian and Marcie Gaylord decided to try a Drive For 5 mini-series for IMCA Sunoco Late Models. With the success it generated, they decided to do the same mini-series for IMCA Modifieds for the 2021 season.  How it worked was there were seven qualifying nights scheduled and a driver had to race in all but two of those events to be eligible for a $5,000 payout in the finale. Mother Nature claimed one of the qualifying nights, leaving only six race events being run. Which meant any driver who ran at least four of those nights is still eligible for a shot at $5,000. Sixteen drivers emerged from the group that has a chance at 5K on Friday and those drivers are Michael Long, Cayden Carter, Dennis [Read More]

Results

Andy Eckrich captures final Drive For 5 IMCA Late Model qualifier at Lee County

By Brian Neal DONNELLSON, Iowa (Aug. 6) – Andy Eckrich won for the first time this season at Lee County Speedway Friday night, on the final night of Iowa Corn Growers Association Drive For 5 qualifying  for IMCA Sunoco Late Models.  Dave Eckrich and Chris Horn drew front row starts for the 25-lapper and Eckrich used the favorable position to grab the lead on lap one over Dustin Griffin and brother Andy, who started eighth.  One lap later, Andy Eckrich overtook Griffin for the runner-up spot and went to work on his brother Dave for the lead. Andy looked under the leader coming off the corners for the next 10 laps but Dave was able to hold him off at the line each trip around the 3/8th’s mile oval. Then, coming off turn four to complete lap 13, Andy Eckrich was finally able to get under Dave Eckrich to grab the top spot. Dave tried to keep pace over the final half of the race but even with lapped traffic, Andy was able to hold off all challenges in the [Read More]