Deery LM Crown To Be Decided This Weekend


INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – The Deery Brothers Summer Series championship will be decided when touring IMCA Late Models visit Independence and Davenport this weekend.

Brian Harris takes a 26-point lead over Justin Kay into the Friday event at Independence Motor Speedway, while Andy Eckrich is another 22 points behind in third and defending champion Jeff Aikey is another nine points off the pace.

The tour finale is Saturday at Davenport Speedway. Both Harris and Kay are armed with provisionals so they’re guaranteed to start both main events, as are Eckrich and Aikey. Both features pay $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.

One winning streak ended and another began in the July 2 Deery show at Independence. Harris had won a record-tying four straight features before Kay started a string of three straight with his first career tour victory that evening.

Kay’s next checkers came on July 5 at Davenport.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. at Independence. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Winner of a special non-qualifiers’ feature for the Late Models earns $500. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults $12 for seniors 62 and over and for students ages 11-17. Non-sanctioned Stock Cars are also on the card, vying for $2,000 to win.

Davenport opens the pit gates at 4 p.m. and the grandstand at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Admission for spectators is $17 for adults and $16 for seniors and students.