TIPTON, Iowa – With a much more promising forecast in store, Cedar County Raceway rolls out the red carpet for opening night of the Deery Brothers Summer Series this Saturday, April 21. The IMCA Late Model tour main event pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. This will be the ninth Deery event held at Tipton since 1996 and the first opener held there in the series’ 32-year history. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 More information is available by calling 563 340-4079 and at the www.davenportspeedway.com website. Justin Kay of Wheatland has won three straight Deery features at Cedar County, from 2014-2016. The new passing point system announced last month to determine the starting lineup for the main event will be used for the first time. The series will [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 13) – Friday the 13th wasn’t so lucky for the Deery Brothers Summer Series and Davenport Speedway’s Rebel 5K. Tonight’s $5,000 to win IMCA Late Model tour event at Davenport has been declared a rainout. Track officials plan to reschedule the event. The 32nd annual series now opens on Saturday, April 21 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton with a $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start show. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State points, as well as series points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission will be $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and free for kids ages 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 More information about that event is available by calling 563 340-4079 and at the www.davenportspeedway.com website.
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 [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa – A new qualifying format employing passing points will be used at Deery Brothers Summer Series events this season. It’s the first time in the 32-year history of the IMCA Late Model tour that passing points have been used. All heat race winners and the next combination of drivers with the highest passing point totals will comprise the first 12 main event starters, with heat winners redrawing for the front rows. “B” feature grids will be lined up from the remaining high to low point totals. Series point provisionals will be awarded to drivers to drivers not qualifying from their heat or “B.” The upcoming Deery Series opens with the $5,000 to win Rebel 5K at Davenport Speedway on Friday, April 13.
VINTON, Iowa – A schedule packed with milestone events sees the Deery Brothers Summer Series make its 50th visit to one race track and its first-ever to another speedplant this season. Thirteen race dates are on the calendar for the 32nd annual IMCA Late Model tour, which opens April 13 with the $5,000 to win Rebel 5K on the quarter mile oval at Davenport Speedway. Davenport also hosts the series finale, on the-half mile track on Sept. 21. “There are a lot of milestones this year,” acknowledged Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “Bookending events on different sized tracks at Davenport is unique and it’s been several years since we’ve had two shows in Illinois.” “It’s a really different looking schedule, which is great,” he added. “There are a lot of places where series drivers don’t have a lot of laps.” Deery drivers are at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton on April 21, at Maquoketa Speedway on May 5 and at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill., on May 6 before the May 28 Memorial Day [Read More]
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Sept. 23) – Justin Kay celebrated another feature win and Jesse Sobbing celebrated a first championship when the final Deery Brothers Summer Series checkers of the season flew Saturday at West Liberty Raceway. Kay topped the $5,000 to win, 100 lap Liberty 100 main event while Sobbing persevered to a 15th place finish, good enough to make him champion and the top rookie of the 2017 tour for IMCA Late Models. Tyler Bruening led all but the first nine and the last nine laps before chasing Kay across the stripe. Jake Neal ran in or close to the top three all night and finished as the runner-up to Sobbing in the points race. Kay had raced his way to the 16th starting spot in the feature by finishing second in his “B” race earlier in the evening; he and Sobbing were part of a multi-car tangle on the 26th lap that was loaded with potential to change both the outcome of the main event and the series standings. After restarting at the rear, Kay raced his way [Read More]
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 [Read More]
FARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 2) – Along with a unique place in Deery Brothers Summer Series history, Chris Simpson enjoyed a $10,000 run to the checkers at Farley Speedway’s 40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic Saturday night. Simpson regained the lead with 28 circuits to go in the 100-lap main event, then held off Joel Callahan and Justin Kay following a late restart to win his IMCA Late Model tour career-first feature. He also became the 100th different driver to win a feature over the course of the series’ 477-event history. “It was kind of a good night for us,” said Simpson, who put a car he built and borrowed from Jason Rauen in victory lane. “This is a series that has been around for a long time. I always wanted to win one and finally did. It feels really good to get the win and it’s an honor to win a Deery race.” The top-paying event on the tour schedule saw a season-best 55 entries. Callahan, a two-time Yankee winner, took home $5,000 for second and Kay’s [Read More]
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – Another doubleheader for two premier IMCA series is on tap next Tuesday, June 13 at West Liberty Raceway. The Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models makes its second visit of the season to West Liberty for a $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start event while IMCA Modifieds following the Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour run for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 62 and over, $10 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $30. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. The drivers’ meeting is at 6 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Denny Eckrich of Tiffin was the winner when the Deery Series traveled to West Liberty in April. Wheatland’s Justin Kay, a two-time Deery champion, has won six of the previous 15 tour events held there. His victory at West Liberty last June helped pave the way [Read More]
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 6) – Justin Kay won for the 22nd time in his Deery Brothers Summer Series career Tuesday night at Marshalltown Speedway. The victory came in unique fashion for Kay, who was awarded the top spot when apparent winner Jeremiah Hurst was disqualified in post-race tech after a failed rear end inspection. John Emerson became runner-up and IMCA Late Model tour point leader Jesse Sobbing was third after starting 15th. Jeff Aikey and Jake Neal completed the top five. Neal had led the first half of the 50-lapper before giving way to Hurst. The last caution of the race came on lap 48. Kay is now tied with Gary Webb of Blue Grass for fifth on the all-time Deery Series career wins list. The ninth event of the 31st annual Deery Series is next Tuesday, June 13 at West Liberty Raceway. The Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds is on the same card. Feature results – 1. Justin Kay, Wheatland; 2. John Emerson, Waterloo; 3. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls; [Read More]