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June 10, 2014

5 drivers pick up wins

DONNELLSON —

The Lee County Speedway was the place to be Friday night and Conn Communications night failed to disappoint. Austen Becerra took the easy win in the sport compacts followed by Barry Taft, Kimberly Abbott, and Dustin Ravelin.  
The hobby stocks at the Lee County Speedway have to the most evenly matched you are going to see at any race track. Any night any one of them can take the win. Dustin Griffiths took the hard-fought win over 2013 track champion Jason See for a close second, Mike Kincaid third and Travis Bunnell fourth.
When the sport mods take to the track you know their probably isn’t going to be any yellows or at least not very many in 2014. The fans saw Jim Gillenwater power his way to the front with a hard-fought battle from second place Bobby Anders, points leader Tony Dunker in third and Chris Larson in fourth.
When the Modifieds took to the track you could see why Hunter Marriott drives almost 200 miles on Friday nights to race at his favorite track. Hunter cruised to a smooth win with Bill Roberts Jr. in second, Brandon Banks in third and Cayden Carter in fourth.
There were 3- and 4-wide racing all night in every class, but the stock cars like to do it for 20 laps. If spectators have a weak heart, being at the Lee County Speedway is not the place to be to watch the stock cars.  
This class you never know who is going to win until the checkered flag flies. Jason Cook held off many challenges from second place Abe Huls, third place Derrick Agee, in his first appearance at the speedway, and Corey Strothman in fourth running the high side.
Some interesting points battles are taking place.  In the Modifieds Jeff Waterman holds a 1-point lead over Brandon Banks and 7 points over Jeff Mueller. The stock cars their are 6 cars with only 24 points separating them.

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