Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Six points separate top three drivers as West Liberty show is next for Deery Series

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The points race going into the night is every bit as close as the racing will be when the Deery Brothers Summer Series travels to West Liberty Raceway this weekend. The Saturday, Aug. 24 IMCA Late Model tour feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.  Consistent Andy Eckrich has four top-five finishes through the first seven events of the season and brings the series point lead to town. Joel Callahan and Matt Ryan have each won once and sit four and six points out of first, respectively. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and teens, and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.  Justin Kay has owned West Liberty Raceway, winning eight of the 14 Deery events held there since 2013. The Saturday show will be the 498th in series [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Hurst leads every lap in race to Quincy Deery checkers

QUINCY, Ill. (Aug. 18) – There was no catching Jeremiah Hurst Sunday night, on a track he’s predictably run well at.  Hurst led all 30 laps in winning the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Quincy Raceway. His career fourth IMCA Late Model tour victory was good for $2,000.  “I’ve always run good at Quincy. When I started running Late Models, it always seemed like I did pretty good, I’ve always been comfortable there.”  “Of course,” he added, “it always helps to start up front like I did tonight.” Pole starter Hurst and Matt Ryan, who made his way to second from sixth starting, made their way around the oval on the lower line.  Jay Johnson made like a rocket in racing from ninth to third, with three-time Deery champion Mark Burgtorf returning to series action on his hometown track and joining him on the higher side.  A caution with nine laps to go bunched the field back up and Hurst held off all challengers. Ryan, Johnson, Burgtorf and Andy Nezworski rounded out the [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series back in Illinois for Sunday show at Quincy

QUINCY, Ill. – Another Sunday date at another Illinois speedplant is next on the sched­ule for the Deery Brothers Summer Series.  The IMCA Late Model tour travels to Quincy Raceway for a $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start main event on Aug. 18. That will be the first Deery race held at Quincy since July of 2011.  Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. on race day. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes are $35.  Jeff Aikey won the first Deery event held at Quincy, in 1998, and is the only driver with two tour wins to his credit so far this season. One-time winners in 2019 include Justin Kay, Joel Callahan, Eric Pollard and, most recently, Matt Ryan. Ryan was first to the checkers last Sunday at Quad City Speedway. Point leader Andy Eckrich has three runner-up finishes in the first six [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Ryan capitalizes on late restart to win Quad City Deery

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (Aug. 11) – Matt Ryan didn’t lead the most laps, just the most important ones.  Ryan passed Brandt Cole following a late restart and led the last two circuits in winning Sunday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Quad City Speedway. The $2,000 checkers were Ryan’s IMCA Late Model tour career third, and first since August of 2016. Cole took runner-up honors in his first career series start while point leader Andy Eckrich was third. Justin Kay, Brian Harris and Curt Martin also did stints at the front, with polesitter Kay holding off high side challenges from Tommy Elston and leading the first nine of 30 laps.  Elston was forced to retire following a multi-car tangle on lap eight and Harris shot to the front before Kay drove to the infield. Harris was slowed by a flat tire and surrendered the lead to Martin on lap 20. Martin appeared to survive a rough restart on lap 21 but soon had a flat of his own, falling back as Cole, Eckrich and [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Sunday show at Quad City Speedway next for Deery Series

EAST MOLINE, Ill. – The first of back-to-back events in Illinois is this weekend for the Deery Brothers Summer Series. Quad City Speedway is next on the schedule for the IMCA Late Model tour, with a $2,000 check going to the winner of the Sunday, Aug. 11 main event. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. at East Moline. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35 Also on the Sunday card are IMCA Modifieds and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for national, regional, state and track points. More information about the Sunday show, the 22nd at East Moline and the 496th event in Deery Series history, is available by calling 309 792-5030. Jeff Aikey is the only driver with multiple tour wins so far this season, with his most recent and career 70th checkers coming on Aug. 2 at Lee County Speedway. Justin Kay, Joel Callahan and Eric Pollard [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery win at Donnellson another milestone for Aikey

DONNELLSON, Iowa (Aug. 2) – It had been several years since the last time Lee County Speed­way hosted the Deery Brothers Summer Series.  It had been even longer since Jeff Aikey drove to victory lane following an IMCA Late Model tour race at Donnellson. Both absences ended Friday night. Aikey finally caught passed race-long leader Andy Eckrich with four circuits left in the 40-lapper, then pulled away to the $2,000 checkers. The victory was his second of the season and series-leading career 70th. Aikey’s one previous Lee County win came in April of 1996. “Andy was tremendous out there,” said Aikey, equally quick to compliment the track prep crew at Donnellson. “And what a race track!  High, low, you could run wherever you wanted to go. It was a great show for the fans.” John Emerson, 11th starting Tommy Elston and Joe Zrostlik completed the top five. Eckrich had started from the pole and set a blistering pace on the initial start and again following the second of two lap 14 restarts. Eric Pollard, who’s won [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series has new point leader for Friday show at Lee County

DONNELLSON, Iowa – There’s a new point leader when the Deery Brothers Summer Series makes its much anticipated return to Lee County Speedway this Friday. The Aug. 2 event at Donnellson is the fifth installment of the 2019 IMCA Late Model tour. Joel Callahan of Dubuque is one of the four different drivers with series wins thus far and put his name at the top of the point standings with a fifth place finish last Wednesday at West Union. Friday’s main event, the 495th in series history, pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.  Pit gates are open all day. The grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $5 off for veterans, $8 for stu­dents ages 11-17 and free for ages 10 and under. Pit passes are $30 for adults, $20 for kids ages 7 to 13, $15 for ages 4-6 and $5 for three and under. Also running are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Pollard prevails at Fayette County for first career Deery Series feature win

WEST UNION, Iowa (July 24) – Eric Pollard had never been to Fayette County Speedway before Wednesday night. Now he can’t wait to go back. Pollard led all 40 laps of the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at West Union, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Late Model tour career first victory. The win came in front of a big and boisterous grandstand crowd during the county fair, and followed Pollard’s previous career best Deery finish when he ran fourth at Benton County Speedway on June 27. “We finished top five in Vinton and it seemed like we got the weight off our shoulders,” he said. “To win tonight and get that trophy was awesome.”  Pollard drew the outside pole start after running second in his heat. He got a big jump on the ini­tial start while pole starter Joel Callahan gave chase from the higher line. Cautions worked to Pollard’s advantage in taking out lapped traffic. The final yellow waved with seven circuits to go but runner-up Andy Eckrich chased Pollard across the stripe [Read More]

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Deery Brothers Summer Series gets top billing at Fayette County Fair show

WEST UNION, Iowa – A blue ribbon-worthy show is guaranteed when the Deery Broth­ers Summer Series headlines the Wednesday, July 24 race program at Fayette County Speed­way. The IMCA Late Model tour main event pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Todd Cooney of Des Moines was the winner when the series made its much-anticipated return to West Union and the Fayette County Fair last summer.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $20 for adults and free for ages 11 and under. Pit passes are $25. More information is available by calling 319 327-2733 and at the www.fayettecountyspeedway.net web­site.  Cooney became the fifth different driver to win a Deery event at Fayette County. Dan Forsyth of Oelwein topped the 1994 event while Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls won there in 1995 and 1996. Quincy, Ill.’s Mark Burgtorf collected the 1998 checkers and fellow Illinois hotshoe Ray Guss Jr. of Milan was the winner [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series headlines midweek show at CJ Speedway

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series makes another much-anticipated return to CJ Speedway to headline the Wednesday, July 17 midweek special. Touring IMCA Late Models will race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start at Colum­bus Junction, where pit gates and the grandstand open at 4:30 p.m. Racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.  Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for students ages 11-17 and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes are $30. Chad Holladay of Muscatine was the winner last July, when the Deery Series made its first visit to Co­lumbus Junction since 1996. Three-time and defending series champion Justin Kay and Jere­miah Hurst of Dubuque, the defending IMCA Late Model national champion, are currently tied for the tour point lead. The fourth event of the 2019 tour is the 494th in Deery Series history and will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. More information about the Columbus Junction show is available by calling 319 430-4737 and at the www.cjspeedway.com website.  Also on the card next Wednesday are [Read More]