TOP 5 IN POINTS AT LEE CO. SPEEDWAY
(August 30th, 2017) Friday night, August 25th, was Season Championship at Lee County Speedway. Even with missing 4 nights, we were still 5th in points. In the heat, we lined up 3rd and would finish 3rd after the 8 lap race. In the A-Main, we would roll off from the 5th position for the 20 lap race. At the drop of the green, the bottom didn’t take off and the H7 didn’t get a very good start. Once McGee cleared a couple cars, he would be in the 6th position. He would try multiple lines but found a good groove down around the tires and began to make up ground. As a couple cars ahead of him began to race side by side, he would close in quickly. He would begin to stalk the top 5 and briefly take away the 3rd position but that would only last momentarily. McGee would continue running with 3rd, but could never drive past to take the spot, resulting in a 4th place finish as he crossed the finish line. With missing four nights, McGee was able to finish 5th in points, which is good and shows the consistency that was done.
Saturday night, August 26th, the team once again went to 34 Raceway in Burlington, IA. The modifieds were racing for $1000 to win and the team was anxious to get a good run. Only problem was it being a draw/redraw show and it didn’t work in our favor. We had a bad draw for the heat and that put us 6th in the heat race. Had to make the top 4 to earn a redraw and that wasn’t our worry, we needed some breaks to get higher. With the track once again being one- laned around the top, it made it difficult. We were able to get into 4th position, but that is far as we would get with some good cars starting in front of us and they were able to get away at the start. With getting 4th in the 3rd heat race, we would get whatever chip was left over after everyone else redrew and that was a #7. Yes, it’s a lucky number, but starting on the bottom at Burlington isn’t something anyone wants to do. So from the drop of the green, we got another bad start and dropped a few spots until the first caution. On the restart, we would line up in 9th and got a good start to make our way into 6th. McGee was patiently stalking the top 5 but could never make a run to complete the pass. The groove was taking a different turn with being down low in turns 1 and 2 and then up next to the wall in 3 and 4. Another caution would come out and McGee would line up on the bottom for the start. He would get a good start, but unable to crack the top 5 again. The next restart would hurt the H7 as the bottom didn’t take off again and McGee would slide back a couple positions. With everyone dicing for position, the last 10 laps got pretty hectic as guys were all over the Raceway looking for a way to make a pass. The top 5 was near, but McGee was unable to get back to the spot and finished a disappointing 8th.
This weekend, the team will return to 34 Raceway for Season Championship on Saturday Night. If they line up for points, then we will start 8th since we have missed about 4 point nights there. As for the rest of the weekend, it is in the air as to what the plans are. Thank you to all of great friends and supporters. If you can, make sure you get out to 34 Raceway this weekend. We are hoping they announce the new promoters for the 2018 season and we can look forward to getting that place back on track.
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Dean McGee and The H7 Racing Team would like to Thank all of their partners including Performance Bodies, LG2 by Owens, Lackey & Sons Monuments, Munson’s Pools and Spas, Rheinschmidts Carpet and Furniture Gallery, Glass Specialty WLC Inc., Roberts Tire Center, Bean Family Cattle, Triple E Farms, Full Tilt Fowlers, 61 Chop House, Pilot/Flying J Truck Stops, Liquid Nitro, Eibach Springs, BHam Signs and Designs, Gitcha Sum Apparel, Friesen Chevrolet, Wilwood, QA1 Motorsports, Holden Engine and Machine, Bassett Wheels, Quickcar Racing Products, Wehrs Machine and Racing Products, Fast Shafts, Precision Performance, Hammond Motorsports, Schoenfeld Headers, Quartermaster, DRP, Out-Pace Racing Products, Strange Oval, KSE, Allen Automotive, Walters Web Design, Bell Helmets, Driven Oil, Ricochet Shock Guards, JDR Performance Carbs and MD3
About H7 Racing Team Owned and operated by Mike Horton Sr and family out of Galesburg, IL. Dean McGee, the long-time pilot of the H7 machine has over 40 years of experience as well as many wins and multiple track championships along the way.
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