DAVENPORT, Iowa – Davenport Speedway combines two celebrations on a single night of racing, marking the 100th year since the track opened with the 15th annual Ronnie Weedon Memorial. IMCA Modifieds race for $1,500 to win and a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth their draw/redraw show. IMCA Sunoco Late Models and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods are also on the Friday, Aug. 21 card. There is no entry fee and pit passes are $30. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded. Gates open at 4 p.m. and racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for four and under.
VINTON, Iowa – The paydays get even better this week for a trio of IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature winners. It begins Wednesday evening at 300 Raceway in Farley as the IMCA Late Model winner pockets an extra $250 courtesy of Sunoco Race Fuels. Thursday night the bonus moves to Davenport Speedway, and the night begins with last Friday’s make-up feature. Then the pot gets richer as the next $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus of the season will be paid to the scheduled June 25 IMCA Late Model winner. The final bonus of the week will be presented Friday night at Marshalltown Speedway. Double Late Model features are also on the card at Marshalltown, with the $250 Sunoco bonus presented to the night’s second feature winner – the evening’s originally scheduled feature. Sunoco bonuses are being presented at IMCA Late Model sanctioned weekly tracks this year. Drivers are eligible for only one bonus during the 2020 racing season. Previous winners were Jeff Aikey at Independence Motor Speedway, Matt Ryan at 34 Raceway, and Joel Callahan [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa – The first green flag of the season flies this Friday at Davenport Speedway, with three IMCA divisions on the May 15 card. IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods will be featured at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, state at track points will be awarded. No spectators will be allowed in the grandstand and a maximum of 10 people will be allowed with each car in the pit area. Social distancing will be in effect and track officials recommend that masks be worn when drivers and/or crew are away from their area in the pits. Pits open at 3 p.m. and hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $30. The event will be broadcast by Done Right TV. Questions can be directed to promoter Ricky Kay at 563 349-5044.
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa (Sept. 27) – Inclement weather was again the winner at 34 Raceway. The Deery Brothers Summer Series event scheduled tonight (Friday) in West Burlington has been canceled because of rain and a less than promising forecast for later in the day. The 500th event in series history and finale for the 33rd annual tour for IMCA Late Models now moves to Davenport Speedway to headline the Iowa Governor’s Cup program on Saturday, Sept. 28. Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 2 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors and teens, and free for kids 12 and under accompanying a paid adult. The main event pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. More information is available by calling 563 340-4079. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 412; 2. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 395; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 386; 4. Curt Martin, Independence, 372; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 368; [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 12) – Persistent cold and wet weather conditions have resulted in cancellation of tonight’s Rebel 5K Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Davenport Speedway. Opening night for the 33rd annual IMCA Late Model tour moves to Saturday, April 13 at Maquoketa Speedway, with night two of what is now a weekend doubleheader on Sunday, April 14 at Dubuque Speedway. Both main events pay $2,500 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Maquoketa hosts the inaugural Hershel Roberts/Ray Guss Sr. Memorial on Saturday. Pit gates open and Late Model pre-tech starts at 2 p.m. Saturday. The drivers’ meeting is at 4:10 p.m. and hot laps are at 4:30 p.m., with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and students and free for ages 12 and under. Pit passes will be $30. Other sanctioned divisions running both nights are the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 4) – A rich weekend kicks off the Deery Brothers Summer Series’ history-making 33rd season. Opening night takes the IMCA Late Model tour to Davenport Speedway for the $5,000 to win Rebel 5K next Friday, April 12. Completing the tripleheader slate are $2,500 to win events Saturday, April 13 at Maquoketa Speedway and Sunday, April 14 at Dubuque Speedway. “You’d be hard-pressed to find another series in America that can boast about their 500th event in series history. We will achieve that incredible milestone this summer, in large part due to the unwavering backing of the Deery Brothers Automotive Group and support of some of the best and most loyal Late Model drivers in the country,” said Tour Director Kevin Yoder. “It’s entirely possible that a dozen drivers who competed in the series in 1987 could hit the track in 2019, which is truly remarkable.” The Deery Brothers Automotive Group begins its 28th consecutive year as title sponsor of the series. Justin Kay of Wheatland is the three-time and defending Deery Series champion [Read More]
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]
DAVENPORT, Iowa (Aug. 24) – Sadly, rain has forced the Davenport Speedway to cancel tonight’s Season Championship racing program. The event will not be rescheduled. Promoter Bob Wagener reflected upon the situation. “It certainly is disappointing. Losing back-to-back races at the end of the regular season due to rain is tough, but it has happened before. All we can do now is congratulate the new track champions and pray for better weather for the September specials.” Unofficial Davenport Speedway track champions for 2018 are Bryce Garnhart in the Eriksen’s Chevrolet IMCA Modifieds; Matt Ryan in the Petersen Plumbing and Heating IMCA Late Models; and Brandon Setser in the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMods. A change has been made to the Iowa Governor’s Cup on Friday, Sept. 21. The event originally slated for the half-mile, will be run on the quarter-mile track. The featured class is the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models. Also racing will be IMCA Modifieds, IMCA SportMods and Street Stocks. For additional information on DRT TRAK Racing events, visit the website [Read More]
DAVENPORT, Iowa – Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $750 to win their Mississippi Valley Fair show next Tuesday, July 24 at Davenport Speedway. A minimum of $75 will be paid to start and there is no entry fee for the draw/redraw show, held in conjunction with the World of Outlaws Late Models. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Iowa State, but no track points will be awarded. General admission is $25 and box seats are $30. More information about the Northern SportMod portion of the program will be available from the IMCA office.
By Mike McGuire DAVENPORT, Iowa (July 6) – Chuck Hanna picked up his third Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Model feature win of the season Friday at Davenport Speedway. Hanna blasted from his second row starting spot to the lead on lap one. Hanna led all 25 laps and at one point had a half lap lead over the rest of the field. Matt Ryan finished second with Andy Nezworski third. Nathan Hall picked up his first ever Eriksen Chevrolet IMCA Modified feature. Hall started on the pole and led every lap en route to the win. A caution with three laps to go reset the field but Hall again pulled away to take the checkers. Bryce Garnhart finished second, ahead of Chris Zogg. Brandon Jewell avoided numerous cautions, survived the ensuing restarts and looked to be the winner of the Hawkeye Auto IMCA Northern SportMod feature. However, when he failed post-race inspection, the win went to Doug Burkhead. Dave Engelkens, in his first race at Davenport this year, was scored in second, followed by [Read More]