DONNELLSON, Iowa – IMCA Late Model drivers can look forward to a warm reception when they return to Lee County Speedway this spring. Late Models will be one of five sanctioned divisions featured this season at Lee County, with opening night on April 12. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season continues through Aug. 23. IMCA Late Models were first sanctioned at Lee County in 1990 and last ran there weekly in 2010. The Deery Brothers Summer Series is in town on Aug. 2. The division headlines Friday night programs at Donnellson and promoter Brian Gaylord said news of the division’s return has generated a 100 percent positive response. IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars have both run weekly at Donnellson for more than 20 years. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods have been sanctioned since 2009, Mach-1 Sport Compacts since 2012. “IMCA has a long history at Lee County Speedway and we’re glad to be adding a new chapter with the return of Late Models to Friday night events,” noted Jim Stannard, vice president of operations for the sanctioning body. “It’s going to be a big plus. Everyone we’ve talked to likes the idea and we’ve already heard of a lot of new cars being built,” said Gaylord. “We want to build the car count numbers up and that will help increase numbers in the grandstand.” Both venues are part of IMCA’s Side Biter Chassis North Central Region for Modifieds and EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars. Lee County has a perfect Saturday night partner in 34 Raceway. The West Burlington track also brings Late Models back to weekly shows this season and has the same other four IMCA classes on regular race programs as well.
The Government of France through its Embassy near Monrovia has reemphasized its willingness to continue assisting the Liberia National Police with the necessary trainings and equipment in the coming months, describing the performance of the Police as remarkable.France Ambassador accredited near Monrovia, Joel Godeau, said the renewing of his government’s commitment comes as the result of the excellence performance of the Liberia National Police during the just ended Special Senatorial Elections and the police contributions to the ongoing fight against Ebola.The French envoy said the contributions of the police in these two national endeavors were remarkable, promising more support for the up-liftment of the LNP to meet future challenges.The government of France has been supportive in building the capacity of the Police Support Unit (PSU), and the Emergency Response Unite (ERU) of the Liberia National Police.He informed the Director of Police that his government was reviewing more possibilities to have officers of the Liberia National Police get training in France.Amb. Godeau, in his discussion Thursday with LNP Director Chris Massaquoi at the Police Headquarters, requested the beefing up of police presence at various French facilities in the country due to a recent terrorist attack that resulted in the death of an unspecified number of French citizens in their home country.He said such protection will discourage any future attack on French facilities in Liberia.In remarks the Director of the Liberia National Police expressed the police deepest condolence to the government and people of France for the terrorist attack against the French people.He said the Liberia National Police will continue to provide protection for all French citizens and other foreign nationals in the country.Director Massaquoi lauded the French government for the support they continue to render the police, especially the Police Support Unit and the Emergency Response Unit.The Liberian Police Chief said the police performance doing the just ended Senatorial elections was highly predicated on the level of professional training provided to the police by the French government and other foreign governments.The Director assured the French Envoy of the police administration’s willingness to continue the professionalization of the Liberia National Police for the betterment of the Liberian society and its partners.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more