MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 6, 2011) – After seeing three straight April events lost to wet weather, the Deery Brothers Summer Series gets back on track with a Tuesday, May 17 show at Marshalltown Speedway.
Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. for what is now the fourth event in the silver anniversary tour for IMCA Late Models. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.
The feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $250 to start.
Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win along with IMCA national and Allstar Performance state points. Karl Chevrolet dirt trucks and mod lites round out the evening’s card.
Pit passes are $25 and grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $2 for kids. More information is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515 432-4703 and at the www.marshalltownspeedway.com website.
Curt Martin of Independence was the winner in five of the previous 20 tour events at Marshalltown while Jeff Aikey of Waterloo owns three checkers.
Defending champion Ray Guss of Milan, Ill., current point leader Terry Neal of Ely and West Burlington’s Jay Johnson have each won twice.
Hometown favorite Darrel DeFrance will take his perfect record attendance of 370 consecutive events into the midweek special. He’s qualified for all but one of the tour features at Marshalltown with second-place finishes to his credit in 1987, 1991 and 2008.
Brian Harris, Matt Ryan and Matt Bailey were tour winners before Deery races were rained out April 15-17 at Davenport Speedway, Jackson County Speedway and Quad City Speedway. The Quad City show has been rescheduled for July 20 while the Davenport date is now on the calendar for Sept. 9.
From Marshalltown, the series travels to Boone Speedway for the traditional Memorial Day program on Monday, May 30.
Deery Brothers Summer Series Top 20 point standings – 1. Terry Neal, Ely, 141; 2. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., 138; 3. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 136; 4. Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun, 135; 5. Justin Reed, Quincy, Ill., 131; 6. Andy Eckrich, Iowa City, 128; 7. Colby Springsteen and Matt Strassheim, both of Morning Sun, both 118; 9. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 117; 10. Mike Murphy, Colona, Ill., and Jason Perry, Payson, Ill., both 107; 12. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 101; 13. Boone McLaughlin, Mediapolis, 100; 14. Todd Malmstrom, Silvis, Ill., 97; 15. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 92; 16. Brian Harris, Dubuque, 88; 17. Matt Bailey, Quincy, Ill., 84; 18. Sam Halstead, New London, 81; 19. Rob Toland, Davenport, 80; 20. Jason Frankel, Quincy, Ill., and Denny Woodworth, Mendon, Ill., both 78.