Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

34 Raceway rolls out red carpet for April 1 Deery Series opener

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – The track that hosted the first Deery Brothers Summer Series event rolls out the red carpet for the first IMCA Late Model tour event of the season next Satur­day, April 1. The Deery Series returns to 34 Raceway for a $2,000 to win, minimum $300 to start opening night feature. Forty-eight previous events have been held at West Burlington, more than at any other track, in the tour’s 30-year history. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded, as will special series points, as the tour switches to IMCA’s 40-point system. Heat race points will be awarded (in 3-2-1 increments), also for the first time. “We obviously have a long history with 34 Raceway and with the title sponsor of the series having a dealership in town, there is a lot of connection with West Burlington,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s good to see the series open there again.” Drivers with perfect series attendance in 2016 are eligible for the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series returns to 34 for opening night, ends with rich September dates

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series returns to a very familiar venue for its 31st opening night and ends with a Month of More Money in September. Touring IMCA Late Models start their 2017 campaign on Saturday, April 1 at 34 Raceway. That event marks the series’ 49th appearance – more than at any other track – at West Burlington and its first there since 2013. “The first-ever series race was held at 34 Raceway so we’ve got a lot of history there,” noted Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “I know a lot of our drivers as well as fans that follow the Deery Series have been looking forward to returning.” The Sept. 2 Yankee Dirt Classic main event at Farley Speedway pays $7,500 to win while a bonus of as much as $1,500 awaits the winner of the Sept. 7 show during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s at Boone Speedway. Dates April 8 at West Liberty Raceway, April 14 at Farley, April 15 at Independence Motor Speed­way and April 23 at Dubuque [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

IMCA extends Late Model point season to April 1-Sept. 23

VINTON, Iowa – IMCA Late Model drivers running for national and state honors will have more on-track opportunities in 2017. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded at all Deery Brothers Summer Series events as the tour switches from a unique 50-point system to IMCA’s familiar 40-point system. That change begins with the Deery Series opener at 34 Raceway in West Burlington on Saturday, April 1. National and state points will be awarded at events through the Liberty 100 Weekend series finale at West Liberty Raceway Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23. “Changing the point structure makes the Deery Series consistent with how we handle other tours, such as the Haw­keye Dirt Tour for Modifieds and the RaceSaver Sprint Car series,” explained Tour Director Kevin Yoder, “and makes it possible to incorpo­rate those races into our national and state standings.” Promoters have the option to award track points for Deery Series events held during the track point season that runs from April 28-Aug. 27. As is done at weekly [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Holladay wins first Deery Series feature, Bruening clinches tour crown at West Liberty 

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Sept. 24) – Chad Holladay won his first Deery Brothers Summer Series feature while Tyler Bruening became a first-time IMCA Late Model tour champion Saturday night at West Liberty Raceway. Holladay raced from the 15th starting spot to win the 50-lap finale for the 30th annual series, leading the last 28 circuits en route to the $2,500 Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 payday. “We had a good car, obviously. I was able to run the cushion where no one else was and found some bite on (turn) four. The cautions helped and we had a little bit of luck. It was a little bit of everything tonight,” he said. “A Deery Series win is something we’ve always wanted and we’ve come close a couple times. We’re hoping to pick up at the same place we left off next year.” Bruening made his charge toward the front from 21st starting and finished sixth. He’d gone into the day just a single point ahead of Jeff Aikey in the race for the series crown but the anticipated [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series title to be decided at Liberty 100

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Sept. 20) – Tyler Bruening and Jeff Aikey will decide one of the closest point races in the Deery Brothers Summer Series’ 30-year history during the Ideal Ready Mix Lib­erty 100 weekend at West Liberty Raceway. Bruening seeks his career first IMCA Late Model tour title and leads Aikey by a single point head­ing into the Saturday, Sept. 24 50-lap, $2,500 to win finale. Aikey already owns seven Deery championships and knows all about tour nailbiters: He was one point better than Rob Toland in 2006, in another series title chase that wasn’t decided until the final event. “I’m looking forward to it. We’re good friends with Tyler. I’m going to West Liberty to win it and I know he is, too,” said Aikey, also the Deery king in 1987, 1988, 1996, 1999, 2009 and 2012. “He’ll be on his game and we’ll be on ours. I’m sure it will come down to a car or two.” “I’m excited about the chance to win an eighth title and my whole team is [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Kay collects Friday Yankee Dirt Track Classic Deery checkers at Farley

FARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 2) – Right place, right time. Justin Kay inherited the lead after a flat tire sidelined race-long leader Spencer Diercks and led to the finish of Friday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Farley Speedway. The IMCA Late Model tour victory paid $2,000 and was the 19th of Kay’s career. He’s now tied with Rob Toland for seventh on the all-time Deery Series wins list. Fifty Late Models were on hand for the first of two Deery shows during the Yankee Dirt Track Classic, the top car count of the 30th annual tour. Diercks drew the pole start and led the first 38 times around the 3/8’s mile oval while Kay made his way forward from 11th starting. Diercks, however, pulled up lame on restart and Kay took charge. He was chased across the stripe by Joel Callahan, who advanced 22 positions from his last-place starting spot on the initial grid. Completing the top five were Jeff Aikey, Jeremiah Hurst and Ryan Dolan. Tyler Bruening was sixth and takes a one [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Yankee twinbill a guaranteed Deery Series classic

FARLEY, Iowa – A weekend doubleheader for the Deery Brothers Summer Series is guaranteed to be a classic when Farley Speedway hosts Sept. 2 and 3 features for touring IMCA Late Models. Friday’s 50-lap Yankee Dirt Track Classic main event at Farley pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. The Saturday show sports the biggest payday of the 30th annual tour. The winner of the 100-lap main event goes home with $7,500, while qualifying for the feature is good for a minimum of $500. Consistency throughout the series’ first 12 events has put Tyler Bruening on top of the Deery standings, four points ahead of seven-time tour champion Jeff Aikey. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. on Friday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $25 for adults, $22 for seniors 62 and over, $20 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds are also on the evening’s [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Ryan gets best of Deery challengers at Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa (Aug. 16) – If he’d had a rear view mirror, Matt Ryan would have been able to watch the race that played out behind him in Tuesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Dubuque Speedway. Ryan led all but the first of 50 laps in winning the IMCA Late Model tour feature and $2,400. The Deery checkers were his career second. “Normally when I go to Dubuque I’m a guardrail guy but the car was good on the top side in my heat race,” said Ryan, who’d won the Slocum Memorial Deery in April of 2011. “I thought if I’m starting second that I’d stay there. My goal was to stay on the cushion but keep it out of the fence.” He left the top side just long enough to pass pole starter Dan Shelliam, then stayed in front to the checkers. Point leader Tyler Bruening ended a couple car lengths off the pace in second to add a little more breathing room in his battle for the series championship with fifth-finishing [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Bruening brings point lead to Dubuque Deery 

DUBUQUE, Iowa – There’s a new leader heading into Tuesday’s Deery Brothers Sum­mer Series event at Dubuque Speedway. Tyler Bruening brings the IMCA Late Model Tour point lead to town for the Aug. 16 show. The feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $12 for students ages 13-17 and free for 12 and under. Pit passes are $30 Bruening had finished seven places ahead of Jeff Aikey at the previous Deery event at Cedar County Raceway. He’ll bring a slim one point advantage over the seven-time series champion tomorrow night. Ryan Dolan, winner of the Deery feature at Dubuque last July, is third in the points race. The Dubuque Deery was rained out and rescheduled from July 10. Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds are also on tomorrow night’s program, running for all points, including local track. More information is available by [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Kay continues Deery Series dominance at Cedar County

TIPTON, Iowa (Aug. 2) – A quick call to the assessor’s office would reveal that Justin Kay does not own Cedar County Raceway. It just seems like he does. Kay won his third straight Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at the Tipton oval Tuesday night, leading the last 31 circuits in a fast-paced 50-lapper that ran caution-free. The $2,000 victory was his IMCA Late Model tour career 18th and second this season. “We’ve always run really well at Tipton. It’s probably one of the tracks I have the most laps on, too,” said Kay, who started racing there in his 4-cylinder days. “Everything about that track I love. It’s always slick and smooth.” “I ran the bottom and when I moved up to get around lapped cars it was good there, too,” he added. “I think I used about every inch of the track.” Cayden Carter was checking out on the rest of the field just six laps into the contest, but saw his big lead begin to evaporate after catching up with the back [Read More]