Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Kay wins Deery Series finale, Sobbing earns IMCA Late Model tour crown 

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa (Sept. 23) – Justin Kay celebrated another feature win and Jesse Sobbing celebrated a first championship when the final Deery Brothers Summer Series checkers of the season flew Saturday at West Liberty Raceway. Kay topped the $5,000 to win, 100 lap Liberty 100 main event while Sobbing persevered to a 15th place finish, good enough to make him champion and the top rookie of the 2017 tour for IMCA Late Models. Tyler Bruening led all but the first nine and the last nine laps before chasing Kay across the stripe. Jake Neal ran in or close to the top three all night and finished as the runner-up to Sobbing in the points race. Kay had raced his way to the 16th starting spot in the feature by finishing second in his “B” race earlier in the evening; he and Sobbing were part of a multi-car tangle on the 26th lap that was loaded with potential to change both the outcome of the main event and the series standings. After restarting at the rear, Kay raced his way [Read More]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Series heads to West Liberty for $5,000 to win Liberty 100 finale

WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The final Deery Brothers Summer Series checkers of the sea­son fly this weekend at West Liberty Raceway. The 21st annual Ideal Ready Mix Liberty 100 program is also the final event IMCA Late Model drivers can vie for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points. Time trials, qualifying races and a $1,000 to win race of champions are on the Friday, Sept. 22 card. Last-chance qualifying precedes the $5,000 to win, minimum $600 to win 100-lap main event on Saturday, Sept. 23. Jesse Sobbing of Malvern brings the point lead to town, with Jake Neal of Omaha, Neb., Chad Holladay of Muscatine, Matt Ryan of Davenport and Marshalltown’s Darrel DeFrance rounding out the top five. Qualifying also gets underway Friday for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Modifieds run for $1,000 to win and a 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth on Satur­day. Stock Car and SportMod features both pay $600 to win while the Sport Compact feature pays [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Chris Simpson becomes 100th different Deery winner at Yankee Dirt Track Classic 

FARLEY, Iowa (Sept. 2) – Along with a unique place in Deery Brothers Summer Series history, Chris Simpson enjoyed a $10,000 run to the checkers at Farley Speedway’s 40th annual Yankee Dirt Track Classic Saturday night. Simpson regained the lead with 28 circuits to go in the 100-lap main event, then held off Joel Callahan and Justin Kay following a late restart to win his IMCA Late Model tour career-first feature. He also became the 100th different driver to win a feature over the course of the series’ 477-event history. “It was kind of a good night for us,” said Simpson, who put a car he built and borrowed from Jason Rauen in victory lane. “This is a series that has been around for a long time. I always wanted to win one and finally did. It feels really good to get the win and it’s an honor to win a Deery race.” The top-paying event on the tour schedule saw a season-best 55 entries. Callahan, a two-time Yankee winner, took home $5,000 for second and Kay’s [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

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]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

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]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

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]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

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]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
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]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

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]

Deery Brothers Summer Series
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]