MAQUOKETA, Iowa (May 5) – Once he got in front, there was no catching Justin Kay in Saturday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Maquoketa Speedway.
Kay started in the second row, slipped inside leader Terry Neal on the 12th circuit and led to the finish of the IMCA Late Model Tour feature.
“Terry moved up to get by a lapped car and that’s when I was able to pass him,” Kay said. “Any time you get an opportunity like that, you have to be ready.”
The sole caution of the 50-lapper came out with three circuits to go and Kay by then handily ahead of Neal & Co.
Unfazed, Kay pulled away again in taking the $2,000 checkers, his second in as many Deery dates this season, third in a row and career 26th.
Neal, Jeremiah Hurst, Cayden Carter and Ryan Dolan completed the top five.
Dolan was the winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.
Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. Terry Neal, Ely; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque; 4. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 5. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon; 6. Chad Holladay, Muscatine; 7. Curt Martin, Independence; 8. Joel Callahan, Dubuque; 9. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill.; 10. Andy Eckrich, Oxford; 11. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill; 12. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove; 13. Matt Ryan, Davenport; 14. Nick Marolf, Moscow; 15. Jon Poll, Bellevue; 16. Don Pataska, Miles; 17. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill; 18. Kyle Hinrichs, Swisher; 19. Sam Halstead, New London; 20. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo; 21. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown; 22. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill.; 23. Luke Pestka, Robins; 24. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin.