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Deery Series, Arnold Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour at West Liberty for June 13 doubleheader

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]

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Disqualification leads to Kay’s career 22nd Deery Series win 

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]

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IMCA Deery Series, Hawkeye Dirt Tour twinbill next at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Two IMCA series, one with a new point leader and the other with the point leader racing in his hometown, are en route next to Marshalltown Speedway for a Tuesday, June 6 doubleheader. Both the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models and the Arnold Motor Supply Haw­keye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds come to town for the midweek Miller Lite 50 special. Late Models race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $150 to start their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Rookie Jesse Sobbing won the most recent Deery event, at Boone on Memorial Day, and that victory launched him to the top of point standings for the 31st annual series. The next four drivers in the standings – Jake Neal, Chad Holladay, Cayden Carter and Matt Ryan – are within 20 points of the leader with the first seven of 13 events completed. Darrel DeFrance will extend his perfect attendance streak to 475 events when [Read More]

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Sobbing wins Memorial Day Deery feature at Boone 

BOONE, Iowa (May 29) – Jesse Sobbing couldn’t have asked for a much better weekend than this. After hearing his name called as winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing, Sobbing went out and won the 40-lap Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Boone Speedway’s Memorial Day special. The IMCA Late Model tour victory paid $2,000 and was the career first for Sobbing, who has already done his share of winning and then some in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and IMCA Modified divisions. “At the end of last year, we decided we were going to race an IMCA Late Model and one of our goals was to try and win a few of these races. Now we’ve got one,” he said. “We’ve been right with these guys and it feels good to be able to get a win.” Sobbing started third and admittedly got a little anxious as he worked his way to the front of the field. “It seemed like once we got into the lead, around midway, there [Read More]

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Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series headlines Memorial Day show at Boone Speedway

BOONE, Iowa – A Memorial Day tradition continues at Boone Speedway when the Deery Brothers Summer Series headlines the holiday race program. Touring IMCA Late Models race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start the Monday, May 29 main event. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $7 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under attending with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30. Thirteen of the previous 45 Deery Series events held at Boone Speedway were Memorial Day specials. Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls leads all drivers with seven tour victories there, including a string of four straight IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s wins through last September. Gary Webb of Blue Grass and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan each own four career Deery wins at Boone. Completing the Monday card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods [Read More]

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Iron man DeFrance is golden at Quad City Deery 

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (May 14) – The iron man of the Deery Brothers Summer Series came up golden Sunday night at Quad City Speedway. Darrel DeFrance, competing in his record-extending 473rd IMCA Late Model tour event, ran the lower line and led the 40-lapper from start to finish, holding off Jesse Sobbing as the race wound down to win by half a car length. “I could hear him out there. I knew the bottom was going away a little and figured the higher line was coming in,” DeFrance said. “The car worked right for us tonight. We made a few adjustments and it worked just right.” Early challenger Jeremiah Hurst was third. Rob Toland and Ray Guss Jr. completed the top five. The win, good for $2,000, was the 14th of DeFrance’s distinguished tour career and second at East Moline, where he’d taken the checkers on July 25 of 1993. “We’ve had success at East Moline before, but it’s been a while,” DeFrance said. “Those last few laps were nerve-wracking so there was a lot of relief [Read More]

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Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Quad City Speedway hosts Mother’s Day Deery Series show

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (May 9) – A Mother’s Day show at Quad City Speedway is next on the schedule for the Deery Brothers Summer Series. Touring IMCA Late Models race for $2,000 to win and a minimum $300 to start their Sunday, May 14 main event at East Moline. Tour rookie Jake Neal of Omaha, Neb., leads the point standings heading into the sixth series event of the season. Luke Goedert of Guttenberg, Iowa, is in second, two points off the pace and just nine points separate the first and fifth place drivers. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Box seating is $18 while other spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30. Also running are IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. All applicable points, including local track, will be awarded in all three IMCA divisions. More information is available by calling 309 [Read More]

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IMCA Late Model track point season starts this Friday

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.

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Kay flexes Deery muscles again at Dubuque with $2,000 Sunday checkers

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]

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Change of plans leads Gustin to first Deery Series victory

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]