Deery Series heads to West Liberty for $5,000 to win Liberty 100 finale

Deery Brothers Summer Series

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The final Deery Brothers Summer Series checkers of the sea­son fly this weekend at West Liberty Raceway.

The 21st annual Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 program is also the final event IMCA Late Model drivers can vie for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points.

Time trials, qualifying races and a $1,000 to win race of champions are on the Friday, Sept. 22 card. Last-chance qualifying precedes the $5,000 to win, minimum $600 to win 100-lap main event on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Jesse Sobbing of Malvern brings the point lead to town, with Jake Neal of Omaha, Neb., Chad Holladay of Muscatine, Matt Ryan of Davenport and Marshalltown’s Darrel DeFrance rounding out the top five.

Qualifying also gets underway Friday for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.

Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and a 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth on Satur­day. Stock Car and SportMod features both pay $600 to win while the Sport Compact feature pays $250 to win.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. The Late Model driver setting fast time earns $300 and a dozen cars start the 25-lap race of champions.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students ages 13 to 18. Pit passes are $30.

On Saturday, gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the grandstands open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing is at 5:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for stu­dents.

Kids ages 12 and under get in free both nights.

More information is available at the website or by calling 563 744-3620.

Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, 392; 2. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 375; 3. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 372; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 366; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 354; 6. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 353; 7. Curt Martin, Independ­ence, 312; 8. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 295; 9. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, and Justin Kay, Wheatland, each 279; 12. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 268; 13. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 216; 14. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, 209; 15. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 206; 16. Paul Conrad, Colo, 196; 17. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 177; 18. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 169; 19. Ryan Do­lan, Lisbon, 168; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo, 163.