Disqualification leads to Kay’s career 22nd Deery Series win 

Justin Kay became the winner of Tuesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Mar­shalltown Speedway. (Photo by Barry Johnson)

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 6) – Justin Kay won for the 22nd time in his Deery Brothers Sum­mer Series career Tuesday night at Marshalltown Speedway.

The victory came in unique fashion for Kay, who was awarded the top spot when apparent winner Jer­emiah Hurst was disqualified in post-race tech after a failed rear end inspection.

John Emerson became runner-up and IMCA Late Model tour point leader Jesse Sobbing was third after starting 15th. Jeff Aikey and Jake Neal completed the top five.

Neal had led the first half of the 50-lapper before giving way to Hurst. The last caution of the race came on lap 48.

Kay is now tied with Gary Webb of Blue Grass for fifth on the all-time Deery Series career wins list.

The ninth event of the 31st annual Deery Series is next Tuesday, June 13 at West Liberty Race­way.

The Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds is on the same card.

Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. John Emerson, Waterloo; 3. Jesse Sobbing, Mal­vern; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; 5. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb.; 6. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 7. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 8. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 9. Todd Cooney, Des Moines; 10. Ben Seemann, Waterloo; 11. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 13. Paul Conrad, Colo; 14. Paul Nagle, Nevada; 15. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 16. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 17. Joe Zrost­lik, Long Grove; 18. Curt Martin, Independence; 19. Curt Schroeder, Newton; 20. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg; 21. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin; 22. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 23. Andy Eckrich, Oxford.

1st heat (top three) – 1. Kay; 2. DeFrance; 3. Dolan; 4. Zrostlik; 5. Andy Eckrich; 6. Kyle Hin­richs, Swisher; 7. Schroeder; 8. Kirby Schultz, Albia.

2nd heat – 1. Goedert; 2. Carter; 3. Seemann; 4. Nezworski; 5. Luke Pestka, Robins; 6. Conrad; 7. Doug McCollough, Webster City.

3rd heat – 1. Aikey; 2. Gustin; 3. Emerson; 4. Holladay; 5. Martin; 6. Sobbing; 7. Curtis Glover, Runnells; 8. Greg Kastli, Waterloo.

4th heat – 1. Neal; 2. Cooney; 3. Ryan; 4. Callahan; 5. Denny Eckrich; 6. Nagle; 7. Kyle Krampe, Baxter; 8. Nick Marolf, Wilton.

1st “B” feature (top five) – 1. Holladay; 2. Sobbing; 3. Martin; 4. Andy Eckrich; 5. Zrostlik; 6. Hin­richs; 7. Glover; 8. Schroeder; 9. Kastli; 10. Schultz.

2nd “B” feature – 1. Callahan; 2. Nezworski; 3. Seemann; 4. Denny Eckrich; 5. Nagle; 6. Conrad; 7. Krampe; 8. Pestka; 9. McCollough; 10. Marolf.