Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Pollard prevails at Fayette County for first career Deery Series feature win

WEST UNION, Iowa (July 24) – Eric Pollard had never been to Fayette County Speedway before Wednesday night. Now he can’t wait to go back. Pollard led all 40 laps of the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at West Union, earning $2,000 for his IMCA Late Model tour career first victory. The win came in front of a big and boisterous grandstand crowd during the county fair, and followed Pollard’s previous career best Deery finish when he ran fourth at Benton County Speedway on June 27. “We finished top five in Vinton and it seemed like we got the weight off our shoulders,” he said. “To win tonight and get that trophy was awesome.”  Pollard drew the outside pole start after running second in his heat. He got a big jump on the ini­tial start while pole starter Joel Callahan gave chase from the higher line. Cautions worked to Pollard’s advantage in taking out lapped traffic. The final yellow waved with seven circuits to go but runner-up Andy Eckrich chased Pollard across the stripe [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

Deery Brothers Summer Series gets top billing at Fayette County Fair show

WEST UNION, Iowa – A blue ribbon-worthy show is guaranteed when the Deery Broth­ers Summer Series headlines the Wednesday, July 24 race program at Fayette County Speed­way. The IMCA Late Model tour main event pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. Todd Cooney of Des Moines was the winner when the series made its much-anticipated return to West Union and the Fayette County Fair last summer.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 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 $25. More information is available by calling 319 327-2733 and at the www.fayettecountyspeedway.net web­site.  Cooney became the fifth different driver to win a Deery event at Fayette County. Dan Forsyth of Oelwein topped the 1994 event while Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls won there in 1995 and 1996. Quincy, Ill.’s Mark Burgtorf collected the 1998 checkers and fellow Illinois hotshoe Ray Guss Jr. of Milan was the winner [Read More]

Deery Bros Late Model Summer Series

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]