VINTON, Iowa – The track point season for IMCA Late Models opens Friday, April 28 and continues through Sunday, Aug. 27. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will also be awarded at Friday venues Davenport Speedway, Farley Speedway and Marshalltown Speedway; Saturday tracks Hamilton County Speedway, Independence Motor Speedway, Maquoketa Speedway and Shelby County Speedway; and Sunday tracks Benton County Speedway, Dubuque Speedway, Quad City Speedway and West Liberty Raceway. Final national and state points will be awarded through the Liberty 100 Weekend Deery Brothers Summer Series weekend at West Liberty Raceway in September.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (April 23) – After the fifth lead change of the night, a driver who knows a thing or two about getting around Dubuque Speedway was the winner of Sunday night’s Deery Brothers Summer Series 50-lap feature. And a driver making his first-ever visit to Dubuque was a very close runner-up in the final installment of the weekend’s Highway 20 Triple Crown. Justin Kay led the last 11 circuits in winning the IMCA Late Model tour main event, picking up his second $2,000 check in three nights for his career 21st Deery victory. Nebraskan Jake Neal led nine laps before Kay got by but never gave up the chase, finishing just a car length back. Matt Ryan, Chad Holladay and Cayden Carter, the top driver in Triple Crown point standings, completed the top five. Joe Zrostlik led the first two laps from his outside front row start. Carter started seventh and led laps 3-20 and 22-29, with the eighth staring Kay scored first across the line on lap 21. Back-to-back cautions came out on laps [Read More]
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (April 22) – Richie Gustin is glad he reconsidered his plans Saturday. After initially expecting to take the night off from racing, Gustin decided to make the trip to Independence Motor Speedway for the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models. By night’s end, he was standing in victory lane celebrating the first series win of his career. Gustin made his way past race-long leader Justin Mitchell with 11 laps to go in the 40-lapper to drive to the milestone victory. Pole-sitter Mitchell assumed command early with Gustin in tow. The leader reached slower traffic after just 10 laps with Gustin remaining in pursuit the entire time. Gustin stuck with him and was eventually able to work the low side past Mitchell exiting turn two on lap 29. He led the rest of the way to secure the $2,000 payday ahead of Mitchell. Travis Denning, Luke Goedert and Curt Martin completed the top five in the caution-free feature. Tyler Bruening crossed the line third, however his rearend axle housing failed post-race inspection. [Read More]
FARLEY, Iowa (April 21) – The Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models headlined Friday’s season opener at Farley Speedway under the new direction of Farley Speedway Promotions. Fans were greeted by a field of 36 touring Late Models at the facility, which has already undergone numerous improvements this spring with many more to come throughout the season. While the facility is undergoing a facelift, it was a familiar face lifting the trophy in victory lane as Justin Kay led all 35 laps to earn his career 20th series victory. Kay withstood pressure from Jesse Sobbing following a pair of cautions in the first half of the event and then held Cayden Carter at bay late to secure the $2,000 payday. Kay, who started outside of row one, burst into the lead on the start and built a half straightway lead before the first stoppage on lap eight. Sobbing gave chase on the restart and briefly worked to the low side of Kay as they navigated through traffic on lap 21. While Kay held [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa (April 19) – Cash bonuses totaling $1,500 will be added to purses paid at this weekend’s Deery Brothers Summer Series tripleheader. The Highway 20 Triple Crown takes touring IMCA Late Models to Farley Speedway on Friday, April 21, to Independence Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 22 and to Dubuque Speedway on Sunday, April 23. Each feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Drivers who compete at all three events are eligible for bonuses based on point standings for the weekend. The top driver in points earns $500, with $400 for second, $300 for third, $200 for fourth and $100 for fifth. Checks will be mailed next week from the IMCA home office in Vinton. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also on the card at Farley, where racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Racing follows 6 p.m. hot laps at Independence, where the evening’s IMCA Modified feature pays $1,000 and is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Also running are IMCA [Read More]
VINTON, Iowa – After two weekend rainouts, a Highway 20 Triple Crown is in the works April 21-23 for the Deery Brothers Summer Series. Touring IMCA Late Models make up rained-out shows on Friday, April 21 at Farley Speedway and Saturday, April 22 at Independence Motor Speedway, then travel to Dubuque Speedway for the scheduled Sunday, April 23 event. All three main events pay $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Highway 20 Triple Crown bonus amounts, as well as information about other IMCA divisions running each night, are to be announced.
FARLEY, Iowa (April 10) – A pair of $2,000 to win events are on weekend tickets for the Deery Brothers Summer Series. Touring IMCA Late Models headline shows Friday, April 14 at Farley Speedway and Saturday, April 15 at Independence Motor Speedway. A minimum of $300 will be paid to make the main event both nights. Farley opens pit gates at 5:30 p.m. and the grandstand at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $10 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $30. Also running are IMCA Modifieds for all applicable points, including track, and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars for national, regional and state points. More information is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com website. Pit gates and the grandstand at Independence open at 4 p.m., with racing following 6 p.m. hot laps. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and students ages 12-18 with ID, and free for kids 11 and under when [Read More]
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (April 8) – After winning Saturday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at West Liberty Raceway, Denny Eckrich took time to remember friend Mike Humphrey, killed in a car accident earlier this week in Louisiana. “He helped me get into a Black Diamond (Chassis). He helped a lot of racers,” Eckrich said. “Mike was a good guy and he died too soon. There are a lot of heavy hearts tonight.” Eckrich led the last seven of 40 laps after taking the outside line around Jeremiah Hurst and Jesse Sobbing following a late restart. The $2,000 checkers were his IMCA Late Model tour career sixth; he also won the first series race held at West Liberty last year. Outside front row starter Spencer Diercks led the first 15 laps before slowing and watching Hurst motor by. Eckrich was part of a mid-race tangle with Jake Neal during their battle for second that left the left side of his car more than a little banged up but he soldiered on. Hurst and Sobbing got together [Read More]
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – Night number two of the 2017 Deery Brothers Summer Series takes the IMCA Late Model tour to West Liberty Raceway for a Saturday, April 8 show. A top prize of $2,000 is at stake in the main event, scheduled for 40 laps. Minimum start money is $300. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Also on the card are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors ages 62 and over, $10 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $30. Saturday’s race program at West Liberty is presented by Casey’s General Store, which also gives pole starter and perfect attendance awards at all Deery Series events. More information is available at the www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com website or by calling 563 744-3620. West Liberty also hosts June 13 and Sept. 22-23 events during the 31st annual Deery Series. Nick Marolf was the [Read More]
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (April 1) – Nick Marolf will have much memories of his second visit to 34 Raceway than he will of his first. Marolf passed Darrel DeFrance and led the last 30 times around the track in winning Saturday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series opener at West Burlington, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Late Model tour efforts. His one previous outing at 34 came at the Pepsi USA Nationals 17 years ago when his drive shaft broke during hot laps. “That was early in my career and we were just trying to make laps. That night was forgetful. I’d like to not remember it at all,” Marolf said. “We got lucky tonight with the redraw and got to start close to the front (third). I ran with Jay Johnson and then was able to pass Darrel in (turns) three and four for the lead.” While drivers swapped positions behind him, no one could find a way past Marolf before the checkers flew. DeFrance, competing in his 468th consecutive series event, ended as the runner-up and [Read More]