DAVENPORT, Iowa – The longest running Late Model Series in the Midwest is back in action and a top prize of $5,000 is on the line when Davenport Speedway hosts opening night for the Deery Brothers Summer Series this Friday, April 13.
The Rebel 5K is the first of 13 dates for the 32nd annual IMCA Late Model tour and pays a minimum of $300 to start. Along with the big check, the winner goes home with the top spot in national, state and special series standings.
Pit gates at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:45 p.m. with racing to follow.
Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $35
Just one of the previous 23 series races held at Davenport was an opening night event. Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls has collected six of his series career-best 68 Deery wins at Davenport; the most recent winner there was Justin Kay of Wheatland, in September of 2014.
IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods also run Friday on the quarter-mile oval at Davenport, for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State points. Modifieds earn Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points as well.
A new passing point system will be in place to determine the starting lineup for the Deery Series main event; the Modified and SportMod portion of the program will be draw/redraw.
Pits open at 4:30 p.m. and a test and tune session is open to all divisions from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Pit passes are $25 while admission to the grandstand is free.
More information is available by calling 563 340-4079 or 563 326-5338 on race day. The track website is www.davenportspeedway.com.
Night number two for the Deery Series is Saturday, April 21 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton.