Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

500th event in Deery Series history on 2019 IMCA Late Model tour schedule

VINTON, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series reaches another milestone this season, with the 500th event of its storied history. Seventeen events are on the schedule for the 2019 IMCA Late Model tour. With 490 races in the record book through its first 32 seasons, the series should celebrate its milestone 500th event some time in August.  “We are seeing an increase in the number of events held, with both the return of tracks to the schedule and tracks hosting multiple series dates,” IMCA President Brett Root noted. “The 2019 schedule is symbolic of the positive direction our Late Model division is taking. Deery Brothers will return as title sponsor and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support. They’ve been instrumental in making this series happen for 28 years.”  The Deery Series opens on the half-mile oval at Davenport Speedway’s Rebel 5K on Friday, April 12. A tripleheader weekend continues Saturday, April 13 at Maquoketa Speedway and Sun­day, April 14 at Dubuque Speedway.  Cedar County Raceway at Tipton hosts the Saturday, April 20 show. [Read More]

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Nezworski nabs Deery finale, Kay tops tour, Hurst takes national IMCA Late Model prize

DAVENPORT, Iowa (Sept. 21) – Andy Nezworski won the main event, Justin Kay won the tour title and Jeremiah Hurst won the IMCA Late Model championship when the Deery Brothers Summer Series concluded Friday at Davenport Speedway. Nezworski led every lap of the 40-lap, $2,000 to win caution-free Governor’s Cup feature. Chuck Hanna got close in lapped traffic but couldn’t find a way around the leader. Kay, who’d won the IMCA Modified feature earlier in the program, and Ryan Dolan both passed Hanna on the final lap; ‘B’ feature winner and hard charger Tyler Bruening rounded out the top five. The victory was Nezworski’s Deery career third and first since July of 2015. “This was great,” said Nezworski, whose best finish in five previous Deery starts this season had been ninth. “We’d had some struggles this year before we put in ‘old reliable,’ a motor I paid $3,500 for, and I think we’ve won five or six races with it.” “We’ve been decent here at Davenport,” he added. “We won a couple times here earlier [Read More]

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Deery Series headlines opening night at IMCA Super Nationals 

BOONE, Iowa – The first champion of the 36th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will be crowned when the Deery Brothers Summer Series headlines the Labor Day show at Boone Speedway. Touring IMCA Late Models race for as much as $3,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start their Monday, Sept. 3 main event. The winner earns $2,000 plus a bonus of up to $1,500 based on their number of sanctioned starts going into the weekend. Pit gates open at 9 a.m. and racing starts at 2 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 and pit passes are $30. Qualifying races for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods complete the opening day program for Super Nationals. “It’s great to have the Deery Series back on the Labor Day program at Boone,” noted Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “Super Nationals is one of the most anticipated events on the Deery schedule and opening night is the perfect opportunity for us to feature this premier series.” The Deery Series has made 48 previous visits to [Read More]

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Holladay adds Deery Series victory to record of LaSalle success

LASALLE, Ill. (Aug. 4) – The winner of the last One Night Stand main event became the winner of the first Deery Brothers Summer Series feature held at LaSalle Speedway. Chad Holladay made his way from fifth to first following one late restart, then held off hard charger Cayden Carter following a caution with three laps left in winning Saturday’s IMCA Late Model tour feature at the North Central Illinois oval. “I definitely did not want to see that last caution. I knew Cayden was right there,” said Holladay, $2,000 richer after his second series victory of the season. “He had run (and won) a really good Modified race right before but I was able to hold on and win by about a car length.” While Holladay made his way up from eighth starting, Carter had started 15th after running second in his ‘B’ feature. Pole starter Darrel DeFrance, Matt Ryan and point leader Justin Kay completed the top five in a 50-lapper contended on a track that stayed fast top to bottom. Holladay bided [Read More]

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Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

First LaSalle Speedway date is Aug. 4 for Deery Brothers Summer Series 

LASALLE, Ill. – The Deery Brothers Summer Series makes its first-ever visit Saturday to LaSalle Speedway, where a $2,000 check awaits the winner of the Aug. 4 Illinois Valley IMCA Showdown main event. The 10th of a dozen races on the 2018 IMCA Late Model tour schedule pays a minimum of $300 to start. “IMCA Late Models have previously raced at LaSalle One Night Stand events and I know our driv­ers are looking forward to being part of the first Deery event there,” said Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “There are no weekly sanctioned events that night so Late Model drivers looking to run for national points can do so at LaSalle.” Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. with the drivers’ meeting at 6:30 p.m., hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m. General admission is $30 and free for kids ages 11 and under. Pit passes are $40 or $20 for kids. When purchased online, skybox seats and VIP stadium seating are both $35. Advance tickets [Read More]

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Rain delays but can’t stop Cooney in Fayette County Deery Series quest

WEST UNION, Iowa (July 25) – Todd Cooney had his car loaded up and ready to go home, think­ing the rain that delayed Wednesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series program at Fayette County Speedway would ultimately lead to its cancellation. But the rain went away, the speedway crew got the oval back in prime shape and Cooney ulti­mately ended up going home with the IMCA Late Model tour victory and $2,000. After running everywhere from third to seventh, Cooney passed Justin Kay and leader Chad Hol­laday on the 31st of 40 circuits. He beat Kay to the checkers by about a car length for his career eighth Deery win. “We’d kind of been all over the place but I was able to get up to third before that last restart, get a run on the back stretch and get the lead,” said Cooney, who used the higher line to do so. “Any time you can beat Justin it’s a big thing and Chad has been running well, too. To pass both of them is pretty awesome.” [Read More]

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Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series headlines Fayette County Fair show

WEST UNION, Iowa (July 20) – The longest running tour for Late Models in the Midwest makes a much-anticipated return to West Union and Fayette County Speedway on Wednesday, July 25. The Deery Brothers Summer Series comes to town with IMCA Late Models racing for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. “It’s been more than nine years (June 17 of 2009) since the series traveled to West Union and this has been one of the dates a lot of the Deery drivers have been talking about since we announced the schedule in February,” acknowledged Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “I’m confident the Fayette County Fair event will be one of the best of the season.” IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State, as well as special series points, will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 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 [Read More]

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Full house greets Deery Series at CJ Speedway as Holladay motors to IMCA Late Model tour win

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (July 18) – A very full house was on hand to welcome the Deery Brothers Summer Series back to CJ Speedway Wednesday night. Chad Holladay led all 40 laps of the main event for touring IMCA Late Models, outrunning Denny Eckrich and Darrel DeFrance for his career second Deery win and $2,000. Ryan Dolan and Nick Marolf rounded out the top five in the first series event held at Columbus Junction since 1996. “There were a couple cautions that worked in my favor and took out lapped traffic at halfway and again with five to go,” said Holladay. “You always want clean air ahead of you and we had a very good car tonight.” Holladay’s night began inauspiciously, as he drew the last starting spot in his heat. He won that race, however, and started outside DeFrance on the front row in the main event. Holladay used lower lines all the way around the oval and didn’t have any problems in traffic. “(Promoter) Larry Richardson is like a driver. Every week he [Read More]

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Deery Brothers Summer Series returns to CJ Speedway for July 18 show 

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa – An absence of more than 22 race seasons comes to an end next Wednesday, with the return of the Deery Brothers Summer Series to CJ Speedway. Touring IMCA Late Models last traveled to Columbus Junction for an April 12, 1996 show won by Rick Wendling of Hazleton. They’ll vie for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start when they’re back in town on July 18. “This has been one of the events that we’ve really been looking forward to since the schedule for the 32nd annual series was announced,” noted Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “A lot of our series drivers have never raced at CJ before, or have never raced there in a Late Model, and I know they’re looking forward to next week.” Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5:30 p.m. on race day. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for students ages 11-17 and free for kids 10 and under. Pit [Read More]

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Dolan leads all 50 laps of 50th Deery event at 34 Raceway

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (July 3) – It had been a few years since his last trip to West Burling­ton, so Ryan Dolan relied on Mapquest to get to town. Once he got to 34 Raceway and got some early evening brake issues figured out, he didn’t need any help getting around the track. Dolan led all 50 laps of the Tuesday night Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at 34. The feature ran green to checkered and Dolan pocketed $2,000 for his career third IMCA Late Model tour win. “It was a classic and a sweet victory for the Rick Dralle team,” Dolan said following the tour’s 50th visit to the West Burlington oval. “It was an exciting track to race on – it just suits my driving style. I ran the middle to the top, kept my momentum up and tried to stay out of trouble because there was quite a bit of lapped traffic.” Dolan started outside Darrel DeFrance on the front row. DeFrance led the field into the first turn but Dolan [Read More]