Written by on July 5, 2013 in Sports

Tonight will be Shottenkirk of Fort Madison, Iowa Night at the Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, IA.

In action will be the IMCA Modifieds racing for $500 to win and $100 to start. There are no entry fees for track registration fees required! Also in action will be the Donnellson Tire IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods which will be a “King of the Hill” race, the IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts.

Don’t forget to bring the kids with you, as the  Jr Fan Club has two bicycles to giveaway thanks to driver Kyle Hamelton!

Gates will open at 5:30 pm, hot laps at 7:00 pm, and racing at 7:30 pm. Grandstand admission will be adults $10, seniors $9, students 7-17 $5, and kids 6 & under FREE! Pit passes will be $25, ages 7-13 $15, and ages 6 & under $10.

For more information about this event or any events at the Lee County Speedway can call Mike Van Genderen at 641-521-0330 or visit the tracks website at



Austen Becerra, Carthage, Il, took the lead on the first lap of the 4 Cylinder feature at 34 Raceway July 3 and never looked back getting his third feature win in the last three races.

Josh May, Desota, Ia. raced to his first win at 34 Raceway taking the lead on lap nine of the fifteen lap Mod Lite feature race July 3.

Dustin Selvage, Indianola, took the checkered flag in the 20 car Sprint Invaders feature Wednesday night July 3 at 34 Raceway. After batteling back and forth with Ryan Jamison, Mediapolis, May took the lead for good on lap 23 of the 34 lap feature race for the win.  The Sprint Invaders 360 sprints will return to 34 Raceway on August 17 for the Night of the Twins.

There will be more exciting action Saturday night  July 6.  It will be KILJ Radio night with the popular $5 Fan Appreciation Night. Yes, that’s right, just $5.00 grandstand admission! 305 Sprints, IMCA , IMCA Sport Mods,  IMCA Stock Cars, 4 Cylinders and Mod Lites will be in action competing for track points. And remember, kids 10 and under are admitted FREE.



The New London Black & Gold Backers 4 person best shot tourney is Sat July 13 @ 9 am.  Prizes, silent auction and beef brisket meal provided by Phillips Automotive.  Hole-in-one contest first round on hole #2 for $10,000 sponsored by Shottenkirk Mt. Pleasant.  Call Deerwood Golf Course to sign up @ 367-5216.


The Mt. Pleasant Hot Stix 12 and under softball team is headed to the Northern National 12 and under ASA softball tournament in Bloomington, Indiana July 25th thru 28th.  The Hot Stix finished as the champions in the 12 and under Class “B” state tournament recently to qualify for the nationals.  They are currently conducting a fund raising campaign to help finance the trip to Indiana, team representatives will be contacting local businesses and individuals to donate.



The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has announced their tournament pairings for summer softball.  In Class 4A Mt. Pleasant will open the tournament trail July 11th playing Fairfield on their home field at 7 p.m.  The winner plays Oskaloosa at Osky on July 13th at 7 p.m.  The other half of the regional has Knoxville at Pella, the winner playing at Winterset in the semis.

Class 1A has 11th ranked New London getting a 1st round bye and then playing July 10th at home against the winner of the Harmony at Moulton-Udell from July 8th.  Winfield Mt. Union plays at Danville against the Bears on July 8th at 7 p.m. With the winner moving onto play at Waco against the Warriors on July 10th in the quarterfinals.  In the other half of the regional:  Moravia, Melcher Dallas, Grandview Park Baptist, Pleasantville, #13 Twin Cedars and #7 Earlham.

In Class 2A L&M plays at Wapello on July 9th, Van Buren is at Cardinal that same night.

Class 3A #1 ranked West Burlington-Notre Dame hosts Davis County on July 9th at 7 p.m. The winner advances to play the winner of the July 9th Mediapolis at Central Lee game on July 12th at West Burlington.  The other half of the regional has Albia, Centerville, Chariton and Osceola Clarke.

Class 5A regional has Burlington at Ottumwa July 13th at 7 p.m.  C.R. Kennedy, Iowa City West and Iowa City High make up the rest of the regional.


The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the baseball tournament pairings for class 1A and 2A.  The tournament opens July 13th for class 1A with Notre Dame playing Holy Trinity Catholic at Danville.  The winner plays Van Buren at Danville on July 16th.  Winfield Mt. Union/Waco plays Danville on the Bears home field July 16th at 7 p.m. with the winner playing on July 18th.  New London plays IMS at Highland at 5 p.m. on July 16th.

Class 2A has Mid Prairie playing Central Lee at Wapello on July 13th at 5 p.m. then at 7 p.m. West Burlington plays Columbus Community at that site.  The winners advance on to July 16th to face Wapello and Mediapolis who had first round byes.


The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the pairings for the 3A District baseball involving the Mt. Pleasant Panthers.  M.P. will open up district action at Fairfield at 5 p.m. July 19th against Ft. Madison.  The 7 p.m. game that night will have Fairfield playing host to Washington.  Those winners will meet in Fairfield on July 22nd at 7 p.m. 

The other district that will help make up Substate 4 will be played at Centerville with Chariton playing Keokuk at 5 p.m. and Centerville hosting Oskaloosa on July 19th, the winners will meet July 22nd.  The substate game will be played July 24th at a site to be determined.

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