WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – Touring IMCA Late Models run for a 27th consecutive season under the Deery Brothers banner.
The largest retailer of new and pre-driven cars, trucks and vans in Iowa, with 14 locations and more than 5,000 vehicles in stock, has become synonymous with the longest running tour for Late Models in the Midwest. Deery again furnishes a portion of the $18,650 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in standings for IMCA’s premier series during the national banquet in November.
The series champion earns a $5,000 share of that point fund. All drivers competing over the course of the 12-race series are required to display two Deery Brothers decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund shares.
Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown has competed at every race in series history, a streak that has now reached 486 events. Ryan Dolan of Lisbon was the winner when the series made its 50th visit to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, site of the first-ever tour event, earlier this month.
This is the second season that points earned at Deery events are applied toward IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and state point standings. Tracks that sanction the Late Model division weekly also have the option to count Deery points toward their local standings.
Deery Brothers outlet and service centers are located in Ames, Cedar Falls, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Pleasant Hill, Waterloo, Waukee and West Burlington. Collision centers are located in Burlington, Cedar Falls, Maquoketa and Pleasant Hill.
“It is hard to put into words the significance that the Deery Brothers Automotive Group has had on IMCA Late Model racing for the better part of three decades,” said Kevin Yoder, marketing director for IMCA and director of the tour. “No one else in racing at any level can boast of a title sponsor that has been with them 27 years, and we are just very proud to be associated with such great people.”