IMCA Deery Bros.: Eckrich Repeats Domination With
BOONE, Iowa - May 30. Andy Eckrich has started to make a hobby of dominating Deery
Brothers Summer Series features.
Eckrich led all 40 laps in winning the Memorial Day event at Boone Speedway. The
$2,000 victory was his second straight in the silver anniversary IMCA Late Model tour and came on the heels
of an equally impressive 50-lap, flag-to-flag run on May 17 at Marshalltown Speedway.
Defending champion Ray Guss, Jr., winner of the three previous Deery events at
Boone, was second in his best outing of 2011. Tom Darbyshire took over sole possession of the tour point lead
with his third place finish. Jeff Aikey and “B” feature winner Terry Neal rounded out Monday evening’s top
Eckrich went to the top groove, held onto the front spot following a series of early
restarts and caught up with the back of the pack on lap 26. Darbyshire ran second most of the way before
giving way to Guss with five laps to go.
Guss used lapped traffic to catch up but couldn’t get any closer than Eckrich’s back
The win was the career third for Eckrich, the 2010 Deery rookie of the year. The
first repeat winner this season, he’ll look to continue his streaks of victories and consecutive laps led
when the series resumes Tuesday, June 7th at Farley Speedway, where Eckrich scored his first win last
Mike Garland won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.
IMCA Deery Brothers - Boone
1) Andy Eckrich, 2) Ray Guss Jr.,
3) Tom Darbyshire, 4) Jeff Aikey, 5) Terry Neal, 6) Mike Murphy, Jr., 7) Darrel DeFrance, 8) Todd
Cooney, 9) Tyler Bruening, 10) Justin Reed, 11) T.J. Criss, 12) Colby Springsteen, 13) Ryan Giles, 14)
Matt Strassheim, 15) Kevin Sather, 16) Sam Halstead, 17) Charlie McKenna, 18) Nate Beuseling, 19) Luke
Goedert, 20) Josh Most, 21) Kyle Wahlert, 22) Brian Harris, 23) Boone McLaughlin, 23) Mike
Heat winners: Darbyshire, DeFrance, Reed, Cooney; B-Feature winners: Criss,
K.C. Rooney photo