INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 27) – Independence Motor Speedway marks the 25th visit by the Deery Brothers Summer Series with a $2,525 IMCA Late Model tour main event next Monday, July 2.
Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 p.m. and racing to follow.
Hometown driver Curt Martin was the winner in six of the previous Deery features at Independence. Jeff Aikey of Waterloo counts checkers from the first race there in 1987 and the most recent show last summer among his three local career wins.
Mike Murphy Jr. of Colona, Ill., is a three-time series winner so far in 2012 and holds a 10 point advantage over Andy Eckrich of Oxford in the current standings. Six-time tour champion Aikey is third in points.
Tyler Bruening of Decorah, a weekly regular at Independence, is fourth in the standings. Marshalltown’s Darrel DeFrance will extend his perfect series attendance streak to 394 consecutive events when the green flag flies.
Spectator admission will be $15 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over and students ages 12-17, and free for kids 11 and under accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $25.
The Late Model feature pays a minimum of $250 to start. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are also on the Monday card, racing for $400 and $300 to win, respectively.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and Stephenville Starter Northern Region Hobby Stock points, but no track points, will be awarded. A draw/redraw format will be used for the SportMods and Hobbies.
More information is available by calling 319 361-3795 or 319 334-9287 on race day. The track website is www.independencemotorspeedway.com.
Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Mike Murphy Jr., Colona, Ill., 420; 2. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 410; 3. Jeff Aikey, Waterloo, 407; 4. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 385; 5. Jay Johnson, West Burlington, 380; 6. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 368; 7. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 365; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 364; 9. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 361; 10. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 358; 11. Colby Springsteen, Wapello, 347; 12. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, 243; 13. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 242; 14. Jeff Mitrisin, Oskaloosa, 228; 15. Dan Shelliam, Hazel Green, Wis., 198; 16. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, 186; 17. Dean Wagner, Evansdale, 171; 18. Kurt Kile, Nichols, 170; 19. Mike Garland, Morrison, Ill., 167; 20. Doug Yates, Monticello, 158.