From Bill W.
July 6, 2011 – The Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders head to a very familiar place this Friday night, as they partake in their annual trek to the Lee County Fair and the Lee County Fair Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa. The series has competed at the racy 3/8-mile oval more than any other in their history.
Two-time and defending champion, “Showtime” Kaley Gharst is expected to compete on Friday. Gharst is the all-time leading feature winner in series’ history, and the all-time leader in wins in Donnellson with five. The Sprint Invaders have raced 31 times at the track.
Four drivers have three wins apiece at the Lee County Speedway. They are Terry McCarl, Jeff Mitrisin, Matt Sutton and John Schulz. Bobby Hawks and Jesse Giannetto have a pair of wins, with Jeff Nehring, Billy Alley, Skip Jackson, Jake Peters, Jerrod Hull, Randy Martin, Rager Phillips, Josh Higday, Larry Pinegar II, Bobby Mincer and Ben Wagoner each claiming one.
Last season, in three events at Lee County Speedway, Gharst claimed two features and Wagoner the other.
The Sprint Invaders have been plagued by rain and flooding complications in 2011, but did manage to get their series’ opener completed on Monday night, May 30 at the Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Illinois. Jim Moughan Jr. won his second career feature with the series, holding off Kaley Gharst, who is the early season point leader. Bret Tripplett, Justin Parrish, Donnie Steward and “Lil’ Dude” Bobby Mincer round out the top five.
Race time is 7:30 p.m. this Friday night! Be there!
For more information on the Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders, visit www.SprintInvaders.com!
A Look at the Winners at Lee County Speedway (31 events)
6-2-02 John Schulz, West Burlington, IA
8-30-02 Jeff Nehring, New London, IA
9-28-02 Bobby Hawks, Jacksonville, IL
4-11-03 Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA
7-3-03 Billy Alley, Lincoln, NE
7-11-03 Terry McCarl, Altoona, IA
9-10-03 Terry McCarl, Alttona, IA
9-27-03 John Schulz, West Burlington, IA
4-16-04 Jesse Giannetto, Palo, IA
6-30-04 Bobby Hawks, Jacksonville, IL
7-9-04 Jesse Giannetto, Palo, IA
9-25-04 Skip Jackson, Sydney, NSW, Aust.
5-20-05 Jake Peters, Sioux Falls, SD
6-29-05 Jerrod Hull, Sikeston, MO
7-8-05 Randy Martin, California, MO
9-24-05 Jeff Mitrisin, Oskaloosa, IA
4-21-06 Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL
5-19-06 Rager Phillips, Pleasantville, IA
6-28-06 Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL
7-7-06 Matt Sutton, Macomb, IL
9-23-06 Jeff Mitrisin, Oskaloosa, IA
4-27-07 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL
5-25-07 Josh Higday, Des Moines, IA
6-27-07 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL
7-6-07 Larry Pinegar II, Pleasant Hill, IA
8-18-07 Jeff Mitrisin, Oskaloosa, IA
9-22-07 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL
7-11-08 John Schulz, West Burlington, IA
7-10-09 Bobby Mincer, Burlington, IA
6-9-10 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL
7-3-10 Ben Wagoner, Emden, IL
10-2-10 Kaley Gharst, Decatur, IL
Tentative 2011 Schedule
Saturday, April 16 – 34 Raceway (Rain)
Friday, May 27 – CJ Speedway (Rain)
Monday, May 30 – Quincy Raceways (Jim Moughan Jr., Springfield, IL)
Friday, June 24 – Jacksonville Speedway (Flooding)
Friday, July 8 – Lee County Speedway (Donnellson, IA)
Thursday, July 14 – Cedar County Raceway (Tipton, IA)
Friday, July 22 – Bloomfield Speedway (Bloomfield, IA)
Sunday, July 24 – Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL)
Wednesday, August 3 or – Knox County Raceway (Knoxville, IL)
Thursday, August 4
Saturday, August 20 – 34 Raceway – Night of the Twins (West Burlington, IA)
Friday, August 26 – Jacksonville Speedway (Jacksonville, IL)
Sunday, September 4 – Quincy Raceways (Quincy, IL)
Saturday, September 10 – 34 Raceway – Season Championship (West Burlington, IA)
Current 2011 Ideal Ready Mix Sprint Invaders Point Standings
West Burlington, IA
Des Moines, IA