Hawkeye Dirt Tour Travels to Lee County Speedway June 19
The IMCA’s XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour (HDT) travels to Donnellson for a June 19 show at the Lee County Speedway. The best open-wheel modified drivers will be competing for a $1,000 top prize.
So far in 2014, Mother Nature has not been kind to Iowa’s modified tour. Two events have been rescheduled
and one completely lost for the year. The tour has its fingers crossed to get in just its second race of the season.
Pit gates open at 5:00 PM, and the grandstand opens at 5:30 PM. Hot laps are at 6:45 PM with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $7 for kids and free for children 10 and under when accompanying a paying adult. Pit passes are $30.
Completing the program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Mach-1 Sport Compacts and the Sprint Invaders.
Even the one event that did get underway was affected by rain. Tim Ward grabbed the HDT win back on Memorial Day. Ward led most of the XSAN Hawkeye Dirt Tour main event at I-35 Speedway. He’d gotten the front spot back from J.J. Wise before rain forced the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature to be called after 16 of the scheduled 25 laps.
The Cedar Valley's Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup, IA) is the tour's defending champion.
Thursday’s show marks the fourth Hawkeye Dirt Tour visit to Lee County. Previous winners there were Josh Foster of Newton in 2010, Michael Long of Quincy, IL, in 2011 and Steve Stewart of Burlington last June 20.
More information is available by calling 641 521-0330 and at LeeCountySpeedway.com.