Deery Series headlines opening night at IMCA Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa – Opening night of the 2019 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s brings the Deery Brothers Summer Series to Boone Speedway for the 49th time.

The IMCA Late Model tour headlines the Monday, Sept. 2 program at Boone, in a main event that pays as much as $3,500 to win.

Along with a guaranteed $2,000, the winner earns a Weekly Racing Bonus of as much as $1,500 based on their number of sanctioned starts this season, plus a wealth of contingency awards.

Pit gates open at 9 a.m. and racing starts at 2 p.m. Also on the Labor Day card are qualifying races for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods. Pit passes are $30 and grandstand admission is $20. 

The 499th event in Deery Series history will also be the 30th held in conjunc­tion with Super Nation­als.

Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls has earned seven of his career 70 Deery victories at Boone, six of them at Super Nationals.

Gary Webb of Blue Grass is a four-time Super Nationals king. Todd Cooney of Des Moines has reigned at Super Nationals three times, series ironman Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., twice each. 

Seven different drivers own wins over the course of the first eight tour events this season. Point leader Andy Eckrich of Oxford became the latest winner last Saturday at West Liberty Raceway. 

From Boone, the Deery Series travels to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, site of the first-ever tour race, on Sept. 21 and to Davenport Speedway on Sept. 28.

34 Raceway also hosts its first Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour race on Sept. 21; the Daven­port show the following Saturday is the Governor’s Cup show. 

Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 368; 2. Joel Cal­lahan, Dubuque, 360; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 349; 4. Curt Martin, Independence, 333; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 330; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 312; 7. Darrel DeFrance, Mar­shalltown, 304; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 298; 9. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, 269; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 265; 11. Brian Harris Davenport, 243; 12. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, 234; 13. Jeff Aikey, Ce­dar Falls, 224; 14. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 203; 15. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 196; 16. John Emerson, Waterloo, 185; 17. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 163; 18. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 139; 19. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 137; 20. Terry Neal, Ely, 117.