- Aug. 15 - Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway by Sam Holbrooks


Deery Bros at Iowa State Fairgronds Speedway

With eventual winner Tom Darbyshire slipping inside of polesitter Brian Harris for a salute to the fans, the IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series prepares to take the green at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway. (Jim Zimmerline)

IMCA Deery Brothers: Darbyshire is Iowa State Fair Deery winner, Guss gains top spot in Points

Bill Martin

DES MOINES, Ia.  – Aug. 15. Tom Darbyshire was in victory lane while Ray Guss, Jr. was back in the driver’s seat following Monday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway.

Darbyshire took advantage when pole starter Brian Harris got too high and found the wall, taking over the lead on the 11th circuit and running in front to the finish of the IMCA Late Model 35-lapper on the Des Moines ½-mile.

Tom Darbyshire and Terry Neal at Iowa State Fairgrounds

Tom Darbyshire leads Terry Neal at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Darbyshire stayed up front for the win, while Neal faded to sixth. (Jim Zimmerline)

Nate Beuseling at Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway Deery Brothers

Nate Beuseling a Deery winner in the previous two races at Cedar County and Knoxville Raceways, could only muster a 15th place showing at Iowa State Fairgrounds. (Jim Zimmerline)

Todd Cooney gave chase but couldn’t catch Darbyshire in the race to the checkers. Harris, Jeff Aikey and Colby Springsteen completed the state fair show top five. The $2,000 win was Dar­byshire’s Deery career third and his first on the tour since May of 2008.

Guss, meanwhile, took over the top spot in the point standings with his ninth place finish. Andy Eckrich was the leader at the start of the night but was saddled by motor problems in both his heat race and the feature.

After borrowing Ryan Griffith’s car and starting last in the field of 24, Eckrich was the cause of a lap 31 caution and was scored 20th. With 13 events in the record book, defending series cham­pion Guss has a seven point advantage over Eckrich and Terry Neal, who ran sixth at Des Moines.

Tom Darbyshire Victory Lane at Iowa State Fairgrounds

Tom Darbyshire after his third career Deery Brothers win. (Jim Zimmerline)

Nate Beuseling had come to town with a streak of two Deery wins and finished 15th in his first career first Iowa State Fairgrounds outing. He also pocketed the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature quali­fier drawing prize.

Next on the silver anniversary series schedule is the $10,000 to win Pepsi USA Nationals on Fri­day and Saturday, Sept. 2-3 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington.

Fifteen drivers with perfect attendance through the first 13 events of the tour will take the green flag in the Ironman Challenge race on opening night of the Pepsi. That race pays $750 to win. 


IMCA Deery Brothers at Iowa State Fairgrounds
1) Tom Darbyshire, 2) Todd Cooney, 3) Brian Harris, , 4) Jeff Aikey, , 5) Colby Springsteen, 6) Terry Neal, , 7) Tommy Elston, 8) Ryan Giles, 9) Ray Guss Jr., 10) T.J. Criss, 11) Jay Johnson, 12) Paul Glendenning, 13) Craig Jacobs, 14) Ben Nading, 15) Nate Beuseling, 16) Justin Reed, 17) Sam Halstead, 18) Tyler Bruening, 19) Marty Diercks, 20) Andy Eckrich, 21) Mike Garland, 22) Charlie McKenna, 23) Joel Callahan, 24) Eric Sanders
Heat winners: Aikey; Guss; Neal; Diercks; B-Main winners: Beuseling, Nading;

Jim Zimmerline photo


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