Leka Racing Concludes Season with 9th Place Run at Eldora

The 3L team capped off their 2010 campaign at Eldora with the annual running of the UMP Nationals. The two-day event saw 119 Mods battle for the $3,000 top prize. Jeff qualified second in his group which put him inside of row two for his heat where he would improve his position and finish second. Starting 11th in the feature, the 3L would finish ninth, his 40th top ten of the season out of 48 starts. LR would like to thank all the sponsors for their support and we'll see you all in February! -- October 10, 2010



3L Wins #9 at Shepp's! 20th to 5th at Spoon River

Jeff won his heat and went on to pick up win number nine of the season Friday night at Shepp's. On Saturday, the 3L team went to Spoon River for a makeup feature along with a regular show. In the makeup feature Jeff finished fourth. The regular feature would be lined up by points with no qualifying or heat races. The 3L would roll off 20th on the grid and Jeff made his way up to fifth at the finish. -- October 3, 2010



3L Caps Tri-City Tripleheader with Solid Fourth Place Run

The 3L team visited Tri-City Thursday through Saturday for the Mod Mania Dirt Nationals, an event where car counts reach upwards of 70 cars. After finishing 13th on Thursday, Jeff would start 14th in the main event on Friday and move all the way up to seventh at the checkers. On Saturday, Jeff was fastest in his qualifying group, won his heat, and picked up his 30th top five of the season, coming home fourth. -- September 26, 2010



3L Second and Fourth at Fairbury; 18th to Fourth at Spoon

It was a busy weekend for the Leka Racing team as three big paying races were on tap. The 3L and 2L teams traveled to Fairbury for a two-day Modified Special. Jeff clocked in quickest of the forty-three Mods on hand Friday and earned $100 for fast time. He followed that up by taking the win in his heat race after starting fourth. Justin finished seventh in his heat after starting tenth and the 2L finished sixth in the semi. Being the fast qualifier put Jeff on the pole for the $1,750 to win feature. The 3L had to settle for a runner-up finish on this night but a great payout would earn Jeff $1,200.

On Saturday, in a carbon copy of Friday's event, Jeff would once again set fast time of the forty-six Mods in attendance and earn another $100 for being the fast qualifier. He would again follow that up by taking the win in his heat race after starting third. Justin finished sixth in his heat after starting eighth and just missed transferring into the feature, finishing third in the semi after a great battle with the lead pair. In the $2,000 to win feature, Jeff would rack up another top four as he came home fourth.

To finish up the weekend, the 3L team went to Spoon River on Sunday for a $3,000 to win show. Jeff qualified third in group qualifying and ran fifth in the heat. This would put him starting fourteenth in the twenty-four car semi. The top eight would advance to the main event and the 3L would finish six. Starting eighteenth in the feature, the 3L was on the move from the drop of the green flag. The race would go caution free for the first thirty-three laps and Jeff charged all the way up to fourth at the checkers. Jeff has now finished fourth or better in fourteen straight races when running at the finish. -- September 6, 2010



3L Scores Eighth Win at Shepp's! 11th to 4th at Fairbury

The 3L team went to Shepp's Sunday where Jeff won his heat and followed that up by scoring his eighth win of the season! The streak moves to 11 races finishing four or better (when running at the finish) with five wins. The team traveled to Fairbury Saturday to tune up for next weekend’s two-night special. The 3L would miss the fast eight heat on this night as Jeff would qualify 14th of the 26 cars on hand. In the heat, Jeff moved up from his third starting spot to grab second. Starting 11th in the feature, the 3L was on the move. Using the very bottom of the track early on, Jeff moved up inside the top ten closing in on the top five. With about ten laps to go, the 3L changed lanes and moved to the very top of the track, a move that would prove beneficial as Jeff would get all the way up to fourth as the checkers flew and earn the hard charger award for the race. -- August 29, 2010





3L Sweeps Fairbury!

After the Springfield Mile got rained out earlier in the day, the 3L team headed to Fairbury Saturday night for a regular show. Jeff was the fast qualifier of the 43 Modifieds on hand. He was the only driver in the 14 second barrier and was five tenths faster than the second place qualifier. Being the fast qualifier put the 3L on the pole of the fast eight heat race where he would win and start on the pole of the feature event. In the feature, Jeff stayed out front and led every lap to take his seventh win of the season and second in a row at Fairbury. On Friday, the 3L team went to Macon after Tri-City got cancelled and won the heat and would start outside the front row of the feature but rains came and cancelled the rest of the program. -- August 22, 2010





3L Collects $1,200 with Fairbury Victory!

The 3L and 2L teams were at the Fairbury Speedway Saturday night for a $1,200 to win special. Instead of the usual lock eight system used by the track, on this night they would invert four and take four out of each heat race. Jeff would clock in twelfth quick putting him on the outside of the front row for his heat where he would go on and win. Justin started seventh in his heat and picked up a spot to sixth. The 2L would finish fifth in the semi, just missing a spot in the feature. The heat winners would draw for starting positions and Jeff drew number one and would start on the pole of the 30-lap feature. In the feature, an exciting side-by-side battle for the lead with McKay Wenger, swapping the lead lap after lap. Jeff would hold off Wenger to collect the money. The great run continues in the new car (and retro paint scheme). Jeff has not finished worse than fourth (when running at the finish) in eight races. -- August 14, 2010



Second at I-55, Third at Jacksonville for 3L Team

The 3L team picked up a pair of top fives over the weekend. On Friday, the 3L visited the Jacksonville Speedway where Jeff picked up the heat race win but would start eighth in the feature. He would work his way up to third at the finish. After a last minute decision on Saturday to head south instead of north, the 3L team made the trek to I-55 Raceway in Missouri for a $1,000 to win special. Jeff finished second in his heat but after the race the team discovered a broken left rotor caliper and brake bracket. The crew worked hard repairing it and the 3L would line up fourth in the feature. In the feature, Jeff drove with little to no brakes (the floorboard was covered with brake fluid after the race) but that didn't hinder him as he moved up to second at the checkers. It wasn't an easy night for the team but a good runner-up finish to show for the hard work. -- August 8, 2010



3L Bests Field of 61 Modifieds at Lincoln for Fifth Win!

The 3L and 20 teams were at the Lincoln Speedway Sunday night for a $1,000 to win special. A surprising 61 Modifieds were on hand. The format would be passing points with no qualifying. In the heats, the 3L started sixth and the 20 started seventh. Jeff patiently worked his way to the front and won his heat. Jeffrey found trouble in his heat and would have to retire from the race and for the evening. The 3L rolled off third in the starting lineup for the twenty-five lap feature. Taking the green on lap one, Jeff got under the pole sitter entering turn one and from there the 3L lead flag-to-flag picking up the $1,000 win! -- July 25, 2010



3L Second at Tri-City, Fourth at Fairbury

The 3L team went south to Tri-City Friday night for a $1,000 to win special. Jeff won his heat and battled side by side for the win but fell a few feet short at the line. On Saturday, the team heading north to Fairbury trying to follow-up on the successful trip last week. Jeff qualified seventh which put him starting seventh in the heat where he made his way up to fourth. Starting fourth in the feature, the 3L would run a smart race on a rough track to come home fourth. -- July 18, 2010





3L Victorious at Fairbury for 100th Win in Pierce Race Car!

The winless drought is over; the 3L team finally broke through Saturday night at Fairbury! In only the second start in the new car, Jeff would qualify second and be in the fast eight heat race for the first time this season at FALS. The 3L would not only be in the fast heat, but win it, starting on the pole of the feature. In the feature, it was Jeff leading the way, picking up his fourth win of the season and his 100th win in a Bob Pierce Race Car, ranking second on the all-time BPRC win list. The 2L was also in attendance as Justin would make his first career start at FALS, coming home 14th. -- July 10, 2010



Hard Charging Continues for 3L with 14th to 4th Run

Another hard charging performance Friday night for the 3L team at Tri-City. Debuting a new Bob Pierce Race Car with a retro look, Jeff would finish fourth in his heat race after starting eighth and start in the fourteenth spot in the feature and make his way all the way up to fourth as the checkered flag flew. A good first night for the new car. -- July 9, 2010



Two Top Ten's for Leka Racing at Lincoln

The 3L and 20 teams were at the Lincoln Speedway Sunday. In the heats, Jeff finished second and Jeffrey third. In the feature, Jeff would record his 15th top five of the season, coming home fourth. Jeffrey would follow a couple cars back in sixth. -- July 4, 2010



3L Charges from Eleventh to Second at Macon

The 3L team made a last minute decision to head to Macon Saturday night. Jeff would finish fourth in his heat which would put him 11th on the starting grid in the feature. In the feature, Jeff was on the move, making it all the way up to second when the checkered flag flew. -- July 3, 2010



3L Earns Hard Charger with Ninth to Fourth Run at Fairbury

The 3L team was at the Fairbury Speedway Saturday night for a regular show plus a make-up feature from June 5th. What has been a theme this year at Fairbury, Jeff just missed the lock eight fast heat qualifying tenth quick. He started on the pole of his heat and took the victory and would start ninth in the feature. After finishing ninth in the make-up feature, the team made some adjustments and was hoping to move up in the feature. The 3L did just that, picking off cars first on the bottom and then took to the top to come all the way to fourth at the checkers and earn the hard charger award for the night. -- June 26, 2010



3L Second at Farmer City

The 3L and 2L teams were at the Farmer City Raceway on Friday night. No qualifying on this night as the raceway would use the passing points format. The 3L finished second in his heat race and started third in the feature. Early on in the feature, Jeff used the middle groove to battle with the second place car as the leader was inching away. Just past halfway, the 3L would change lanes and move to the top of the track and start to run down the leader. The laps would run out and the 3L would have to settle for a runner-up finish on this night. The 2L made his second start of the season by taking the last transfer spot in the semi. -- June 25, 2010



3L from 10th to 3rd at Fairbury

The 3L and 2L teams headed about two hours north to the Fairbury Speedway on Saturday night. The speedway locks in the fast eight qualifiers which make up the first four rows of the feature. In qualifying, the 3L was 13th quick which put him outside of the first row in the second of three "slow" heats. Jeff would win the heat and start 10th in the feature. In the main event, the 3L was on the move, climbing to third at the checkers and earning the Hard Charger of the race. The 2L clocked in 23rd quick, finished fifth in his heat race, and came home seventh in the semi. -- May 22, 2010



3L Picks Up Win #3 at Farmer City!

The eight-time Farmer City track champion continued his success at FCR Friday night by picking up win number three of the season. Jeff swept the night, clocking in quickest in qualifying, and winning his heat race. The 20 and 2L teams were also racing with Jeffrey getting a top 10 finish, coming home 10th, and Justin finished 12th after starting 17th. -- May 14, 2010



3L Charges through Field from 19th to 4th at Soggy Bottom

The 3L team was at the Soggy Bottom (KY) Raceway on Saturday night for the $3,000 to win Monster Modified 40. Jeff clocked in 20th quick of the 35 Mods on hand. In the heat, from his fifth starting position, the 3L grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot. In the feature, the 3L was on the move, charging from the 19th starting position to come home fourth and earn the Hard Charger of the race. A great run for the 3L team! -- May 8, 2010



Leka Racing Website Launched!

Leka Racing, along with Dotcommon Designs, would like to welcome everyone to the new LekaRacing.com website. This site is your complete source for everything Jeff, Jeffrey, and Justin Leka. -- April 25, 2010





3L Team Scores Win at Lincoln! 20 Team Fourth

All three Leka Racing teams were racing at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday night. After drawing numbers for heat race starting positions, the 3L, 20, and 2L would be in different heat races. In heat one, Jeff would be on the move from the drop of the green flag from his last row starting position and was battling with the leader at the checkers but would settle for second in a photo finish. Jeffrey moved up from his sixth starting position to grab third in his heat, while Justin hung tough from his front row starting spot in his heat before falling to sixth at the checkers.

In the feature, the 3L started on the pole and was never challenged as Jeff scored his second feature win of the season. The 20 team meanwhile was on the move as Jeffrey started eighth and wound up fourth at the checkers. A good weekend for Leka Racing with two top five finishes! -- April 17, 2010



First Feature Win of the Season for 3L Team!

The 3L team was at the Farmer City Raceway for the Illini 100 Friday night. 31 Modifieds were on hand with Jeff taking second in his heat race and went on to grab his first feature win of 2010. -- April 9, 2010