Burgtorf Sweeps With Quincy Deery
By Bill Martin
QUINCY, Ill. - April 11. A different driver challenged at a different
track, but the name at the top of the results for the second Deery Brothers Summer Series event of the season
is the same as at the first.
Mark Burgtorf won his second IMCA Late Model tour feature in as many
nights, topping Sunday’s show at Quincy Raceway. He’s now an eight-time series winner at his hometown track and
raked in $2,000 for his 24th career Deery victory.
Tom Darbyshire looks low to try and pass early leader Darrel DeFrance at Quincy
Raceways. (John Vass)
Jason Frankel holds the inside line with #54 Kevin Blum alongside before Frankel
moved on to a second place finish behind Burgtorf at Quincy. (John Vass)
Jason Frankel, another Quincy hotshoe, led for nearly a third of the
50-lapper before finally giving way to Burgtorf and settled for second. Rounding out the top five were Ray Guss Jr., Keith Pratt and Denny Woodworth. A Quincy
series record 50 Late Models were in the pits, two more than the previous mark set in April of
Pole starter Darrel DeFrance ran in front of the pack for the first 12
circuits before Frankel used the higher line to take the lead away. Burgtorf slipped past DeFrance on lap 18, shortly before Frankel began encountering
Cautions at midway brought the field back together. Burgtorf maintained
his pressure on the leader, passing Frankel coming out of turn four on lap 34 and then checking
out. Two lapped cars and most of a straightaway separated
Burgtorf and Frankel at the finish.
Woodworth made his way to fifth from the 18th starting spot.
Tom Goble earned the hard charger provisional and moved up 10 positions to 12th. The $250 Sunoco
bonus went to Josh Most.