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31x Ron Lee          Updated by Driver: 3/12/2010
Edited by Staff: 3/13/2010

 Driver Information
Nickname: Cowboy
Hometown: Valentine,NE
Birthdate: 8/1/67
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 192
Email Address: xracer31@yahoo.com
Marital Status: Single
Children: Jayden - 15, Shevelle - 12
Employer: Jim Lee Ranch / Self-Employed
Job: Cattle Ranch Co-Owner / Mechanic
Year Started Racing: 1992
Total Years Racing: 11
Racing Hero: Bill Wrich - he's my mom's cousin and was the first racer I ever knew, and Karl Kinser - his innovation and ability to do so much with so little

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2005 Pro Chassis
Motor: Midwest Motorsports 355 / 355
Owner: Ron Lee
Crew Chief: Ron Lee
Crew: Scott Redden, Dan Schmitt, my kids Jayden & Shevelle, and anyone who can come along.
Sponsors & Support: Wickett Construction - Valentine, NE, Jim Lee Ranch - Valentine, NE, Scott Redden (Peckerhead Racing dot com). Any potential sponsors, please feel free to contact me anytime via email or at the track. I'm sure we can work something out beneficial to both of us! And thanks to everyone that's helped me out in one way or another in my racing!



 Tracks & Series
Boone County Raceway (NE) - Grand National Late Model #31x
Eagle Raceway (NE) - Modified #31x
Junction Motor Speedway (NE) - Modified #31x
Lexington Raceway (NE) - Modified #31x

 Awards & Accomplishments
2009: I only ran the Mod a few times. Kinda got the bugs worked out. Planning to hit it harder in '10. See ya at the track!

2005-2008: Due to increased workload at home and family obligations I only raced a limited schedule during these years. I did drive an IMCA Modified for the first time in '08 and made a pretty good showing for my first time out in one of those cars with a 9th out of 19 cars in a buddy's leafspring car that didn't fit me too well and was undermotored. We didn't think that was too bad. It gave me the motivation I needed to get my own Mod finished!!! I should add here that my switch to the Modified class ONLY came about due to the fact that my local tracks(NP and Lex) dropped their Late Model programs and it would be cost prohibitive to travel farther for weekly LM racing.

2004: Had a pretty good season. Was the IMCA Late Model Nebraska State Points Champion, 25th Nationally in IMCA Late Model Points. Finished 11th in CNCTA Points even though I either missed or DNF'd several races. Raced at Lexington and North Platte also with 3 wins and a 4th and 6th in Points respectivly at those tracks. Also was featured in an article in the September 2004 issue of Dirt Late Model magazine.

2003: In 27 races, had 2 wins, 12 Top 5's, 18 Top 10's, and 2 DNF's due to crashes. Raced at Lexington, North Platte, and CNCTA races. 2nd in Points at Dawson County Raceway in Lexington, 9th in CNCTA Points. A high point of the year was a 3rd place finish with the CNCTA at the first-ever race at the all-new Junction Motor Speedway.

Past Years: Several heat and Trophy Dash wins in Winner, SD and North Platte, NE, 2nd in a Hobby Stock Feature in Winner in '93, 9th in Sportsman points in North Platte in 2000, 11th in '99, 2nd in Sportsman Invitational Feature race in Holyoke, CO in 2000. In 2001 I won 1 Feature and had multiple Top 5's at Dawson County Raceway, and had two Top 5's and a few Top 10's at Mid-Nebraska Speedway. After sitting in 2nd place in Points for weeks, and despite sitting out two races due to crash damage at Eagle, I finished 5th in Points at Dawson County Raceway. In 2002 1 heat and 2 B Feature wins and 1 Top 10 in 12 CNCTA races, and 2 Feature wins and several heat and Trophy Dash wins and Top 5's at Dawson County Speedway and Winner Speedway.

 
 Career Summary
From the time my parents took me to Sunset in the mid-70's to watch our cousin Bill Wrich race, I've been interested in racing. At age 14 I started running Demo Derbies and continued that until age 30. I also drag raced some in a 68 Camaro at Kearney, NE. In '92 I built and raced a Hobby Stock in Winner, SD for two seasons. In '94 I got married and was away from racing until '99, but had the opportunity to work for Roger Hadan in Omaha, which got me bit by the racing bug again. After my divorce I bought my Sportsman and raced it for two summers. I bought the white 4v Limited Late Model from Bill Wrich and did pretty well with it in the 2001 & 2002 seasons. This year I got a "new" car and am again planning to try to run the full CNCTA circut as well as Lexington and North Platte, NE on CNCTA off nights.
 
 Racing Goals
To win some more Features and possibly Track Championships in the future, and hopefully some day move up to run a farther-ranging Late Model series. Until then, just try to learn something and improve with every race. I want to always have a reputation with my fellow racers as a hard but clean driver who is easy to get along with, fun-loving, and easy to talk to, and I think for the most part so far they'd all agree.
 
 Other Interesting Team Information
I do all maintenance, repair, and setup myself. Sometimes I do have help to go along to the tracks, but a lot of the time it's just me. I picked the number 31 because it was "13" reversed, and if 13 is bad luck then the reverse should be good luck, right??? The "x" was added when I started racing at North Platte and there was already a #31 there.
 

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