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Aikey can’t be caught in Marshalltown Deery


MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 18) – There was plenty of passing throughout the field, but the one IMCA Late Model no one could catch was Jeff Aikey’s.


Aikey took the lead on the fifth of 50 laps in winning Tuesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at Marshalltown Speedway. The $2,000 victory, the career 54th for the six-time and defending tour champion, came in front of fellow heavy hitters Ray Guss Jr. and Mark Burgtorf.


Jay Johnson and hard charger Terry Neal rounded out the top five.


Greg Kastli started on the pole and led the first four circuits before giving way on the high side to Aikey following the first re-start of the contest.


Cautions scattered throughout the race took backrunners out of play and no lapped cars were scored before Aikey took the checkers.


Guss, the series point leader, started 11th and made his way to second by midway but couldn’t mount a challenge. Burgtorf re-started at the rear following an early spin and made his way back to third. He’s now five points behind Guss in the updated standings.


“B” feature qualifier Neal advanced 14 positions from his original starting spot. Tyler Bruening also made his way from his “B” to sixth in the feature, moving up 10 places.

Boone McLaughlin was a plus 12 on the night for eighth while provisional starter Matt Strassheim moved up 13 places to 10th.


Darrel DeFrance also had to re-start at the rear early on and raced his way into the top four before a cut tire sent him to the pits. He returned to salvage 16th place points.


The win was Aikey’s third at Marshalltown. His first came on July 9, 1987, in the seventh event of the inaugural series season. He also won there three years ago.


McLaughlin won the $250 Sunoco bonus. Brett Moffitt topped the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event.


Next up on the Deery schedule is the traditional Memorial Day show at Boone Speedway. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and the local dwarf class complete the Monday, May 31 card.


Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 3 p.m., hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m.


Feature results –

1. Jeff Aikey, Waterloo;

2. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill.;

3. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill.;

4. Jay Johnson, West Burlington;

5. Terry Neal, Ely;

6. Tyler Bruening, Decorah;

7. Andy Eckrich, Iowa City;

8. Boone McLaughlin, Mediapolis;

9. Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun;

10. Matt Strassheim, Burlington;

11. Jason Rauen, Farley;

12. Greg Kastli, Waterloo;

13. Jason Hahne, Webster City;

14. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake;

15. Cory Goldbeck, Camanche;

16. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown;

17. Robby Warner, Quincy, Ill.;

18. Joel Callahan, Dubuque;

19. Kevin Sather, Ankeny;

20. Josh Most, Red Oak;

21. Kevin Blum, Colona, Ill.;

22. Rob Toland, Davenport;

23. Mark Preston, Port Byron, Ill.;

24. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque.


1st heat (top three) – 1. Most; 2. Aikey; 3. Guss. 2nd heat – 1. Burgtorf; 2. Hahne; 3. Darbyshire. 3rd heat – 1. Johnson; 2. Goldbeck; 3. Blum. 4th heat – 1. Kastli; 2. Rauen; 3. Warner. 5th heat – 1. Eckrich; 2. Callahan; 3. Sather.


1st “B” feature (top three) – 1. Bruening; 2. Toland; 3. McLaughlin. 2nd “B” feature – 1. McKenna; 2. Neal; 3. DeFrance.



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MARSHALLTOWN, IA (May 18, 2010) – With Mother Nature finally on our side, a full grandstand got to see some of the best IMCA Late Model drivers in the country for Tuesday nights Miller Lite 50. 100 cars filled the the pits as Deery Brothers Late Models, Mod Lites, Karl Chevrolet SportMods and Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks kept the fans on the edge of their seats all night long, as the track was smooth as glass all evening.


The Mod Lite Dwarf Cars were the first feature to take the track and the low line around the track was the most popular around the track as Joel Huggins led the entire 15 lap feature to pick up his second consecutive win. Josh May got 2nd, Tim Hennigar 3rd, Mike Morrill 4th and Matt Goodin rounded out the top 5. The yellow flag flew on laps 1 and 12. Heat race winners were Eric Hendrickson and Tim Hennigar.


The Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks took the track next and a very ecstatic Pat Fagan picked up the win during the 10 lap race, with a caution coming out on lap 8. Bryan Nevins Jr. got 2nd, Ed Nelson 3rd, Bret Moyer 4th and Lou Sipolt 5th. Bryan Nevins Jr. and Lou Sipolt each won the heat races.


Brett Moffitt stole the show once again in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, as the 17 year old picked up his second win of the season at Marshalltown. Moffitt had a straight away lead erased due to a lap 9 caution. After the caution Moffitt once again pulled away from the field and ended up leading all 15 laps. Zach Rawlins picked up the 2nd place finish, Kyle Brown 3rd, Jesse Sobbing 4th and Rod McDonald 5th. Heat race winners were Andy Tiernan, Brett Moffitt, Rod McDonald and Cayden Carter.


The Deery Brother Late Models kept the fans wanting more, as all night they raced 3 and 4 wide for position on the track and the main event proved to be more than entertaining. Veteran Greg Kastli set the pace for the first 4 laps and then 6 time series champ Jeff Aikey made his move on lap 5 and never looked back. The yellow flag would fly on laps 4, 11, 23 and 37 in the 50 lap event. Series points leader Ray Guss Jr. would challenge Aikey for the lead many times as they both ran the high side but Aikey held him off the pickup the win. Guss Jr. finished 2nd, Mark Burgtorf got 3rd after restarting 22nd on lap 11, Jay Johnson 4th and Terry Neal 5th. Heat race winners were Josh Most, Mark Burgtorf, Jay Johnson, Greg Kastli and Andy Eckrich.


Make sure to join us Friday May 21st for weekly racing action on Scout and Shriners night. Hot laps are at 6:45 pm and the racing starts at 7:30 pm. For more information call 515-432-4703 or log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com


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