Deery Brothers Summer Series
April 8, 2014
_______________________________________Deery Series opens this weekend at Davenport, West Liberty
by Bill Martin
DAVENPORT, Iowa (April 8) – A pair of $3,000 to win features and forecasts for much more spring-like weather are in the works this weekend for the Deery Brothers Summer Series.
The 28th annual IMCA Late Model tour opens Friday, April 11 at Davenport Speedway. Night two of the twinbill is Saturday, April 12 at West Liberty Raceway. Both main events pay a minimum of $300 to start.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. at Davenport. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m., with IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, street stocks and 4-stocks completing the program.
Grandstand admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors and students and free for kids 11 and under. More information is available by calling 563 652-5302 or 563 326-5338 on race day, and at www.davenportspeedway.com.
West Liberty opens the pit gates at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand at 5 p.m. Racing follows 6:30 p.m. hot laps. Also on the card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.
Spectator admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $10 for students and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paying adult. More information is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com
Pit passes are $30 both days.
Eventual champion Brian Harris equaled the Deery Series record of four straight feature wins when he took the checkers at West Liberty last June. Justin Kay won the July event en route to runner-up honors.
Feature winners at Davenport in 2013 were Kay and Jeff Aikey. The victory by Aikey was his series career-leading 61st.
One more series doubleheader is on the schedule before the start of the weekly point season for IMCA Late Models. Deery drivers travel to Farley Speedway on Friday, April 18 and to Jackson County Speedway at Maquoketa on Saturday, April 19.
Deery Brothers Summer Series
Final 2013 Point Standings
1 15b Brian Harris Davenport, IA 760 (5)
2 15K Justin Kay Wheatland, IA 735 (3)
3 56 Andy Eckrich Cedar Rapids, IA 711
4 77 Jeff Aikey Waterloo, IA 705 (3)
5 40 Joel Callahan Dubuque, IA 680 (1)
6 58 Ray Guss Jr Milan, IL 614 (2)
7 46 Nate Beuseling Silvis, IL 582
8 99D Darrel DeFrance Marshalltown, IA 572
9 50 Denny Eckrich Tiffin, IA 572 (1)
10 16S Dan Shelliam Hazel Green, WI 552
In addition to the Deery Brothers Automotive Group, contingency award sponsors for the Deery Series are:
Brodix Cylinder Heads, Mena, Ark.; BSB Manufacturing, Wellington, Kan.; Casey’s General Stores, Ankeny; Classic Trophy, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Competition Products, Oshkosh, Wis.; CPD Racing Tools, Fort Dodge; Crane Cams, Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Design 500 Racewear, Tukwila, Wash.
Dominator Race Products, Lyons, Ohio; Eibach Springs, Corona, Calif.; Holley, Bowling Green, Ky.; Howards Cams, Oshkosh, Wis.; Hyperco, Pontotoc, Miss.; Ideal Ready Mix, West Burlington; Integra, Coopersville, Mich.; and Intercomp, Minneapolis, Minn.
JC Dubil, Bettendorf; Justice Brothers and Gillund Enterprises, Eden Prairie, Minn.; KSE Racing Products, White House, Tenn.; MSD, El Paso, Texas; Out-Pace Racing Products, Freeport, Ill.; Performance Bodies, Cedar Falls; and Petersen Aluminum, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
R2C Performance Products, Vernon Hills, Ill.; Schoenfeld, Van Buren, Ark.; Seals-It, Ellington, Conn.; Sunoco Race Fuels, Linwood, Pa.; The Joie of Seating, Concord, N.C.; Tiger Rear Ends, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Wehrs Machine and Racing Products, Bangor, Wis.; and Z4 Products of Ames.