Ray Guss Jr. thwarts Mark Burgtorf in Lee County main event

April 30, 2011 4 Comments

(From Dewain Hulett, Lee County Speedway)

For the first time in 2011 Mother Nature didn’t threaten Friday night racing action at Lee County Speedway, which kicked of this year’s campaign with a late model feature victory by Ray Guss, Jr. highlighting the schedule.
Other feature winners included Dan Wenig in hobby stocks, Dylan Book in sport mods, Darin Smith in wild things, Jeff Mueller in stock cars and Josh Foster in modifieds.
Mark Burgtorf and Guss started side-by-side on the front row of the 25-lap late model main event, Guss took the lead into turn one and never trailed, although he was pressured through lapped traffic by Burgtorf in the green-to-checkered event. Jason Perry finished third, while Justin Reed took the fourth spot, followed by Jeff Aikey in fifth.
Foster survived a couple late cautions and use the high side of the racetrack to pick up his first modified feature win of 2011. Dennis LeVeine pressed the leader through the last two-thirds of the race but couldn’t find a way past before settling for second. Brandon Rothzen came from the sixth row to finish third, while Tyler Cale moved from the fifth row to fourth. Jim Roach rounded out the top five.
Mueller was the class of the stock car field, posting a relatively easy victory. Jim Redman and others were in a heated battle behind the leader before he finally secured second. Jason Cook, who fell to sixth at one point, rallied to take third. Matt Greiner was fourth and Cale Samberg finished fifth.

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  1. bullringfan says:

    I think Mark would have won if there was a high line for the late models. The track slicked off pretty quick,they didn’t put much water on it because they thought the moisture from the rain would come up. Well,that didn’t happen!! They did put water on the high side a couple times,helped some. The only way Mark could have passed was to do the bump and run,and he is too clean of a driver to do that. Good to see the Quincy drivers do good,3 out of the top four if i remember correctly. Did anybody see what happened to Kevin Tomlinson in the stock cars? was running a strong second to the 77 when I had to leave,was getting close to midnight,and I heard the announcer say he hit the wall and the radiator was steaming,i just wondered if there was contact or he lost control. I wish Long had been there to give Foster a run for his money in the IMCA sport mods,that would have been a good race. Lots of new cars got torn up BAD last night,not a good way to start the season for some drivers.

  2. GMF says:

    Last night was a rough not for a lot of drivers! good to see Mr Roach out there racing! Its been awhile!! Now for Sunday night action!!

  3. just a fan says:

    2,3,4 who’s the firesuits we adore.
    Good job homefries.

    Reed was very happy you fixed your sick sounding putt putt boat Car. I was very concerned for you after hot laps.

    See ya Sunday Goodfellas

  4. Marisa Roach says:

    Yes I agree GMF! Pops didn’t do to shabby!! Way to go Mean Green #13! Time for a win now darn it!!! :)

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