Deery: Neal is First in Brodix "Silver Anniversary
Shootout" Preliminary at Farley
FARLEY, Ia. – Sept.
16. Showing the same speed that earned him the 2005 Deery Brothers Summer Series title, Terry Neal led flag to
flag in winning Friday’s Brodix "Silver Anniversary Shootout" opening event at Farley
The 20-lap event
paid $1,000 and featured a dozen drivers who have won national IMCA Late Model or Deery Series championships
over the past 25 years.
Neal got into
lapped traffic with two laps to go but was comfortably ahead of Mark Burgtorf at the checkers. Jay Johnson,
Terry Schlipman and hard charger Ray Guss Jr. followed.
Guss has already secured his second consecutive national crown, has the upper hand in his bid for a second
straight series prize, and made his way from 12th starting to complete the top five.
Neal, Burgtorf, Johnson and Guss were also among the 18 drivers who qualified for Saturday’s
$7,500 to win Deery Series main event during the "Yankee Dirt Track Classic" special at Farley.
The top two
finishers from each of five heat races (among 47 entries) and the top four from each of two “B” features are
already in the big show. Completing the 24-car field will be the winners of two last-chance races, the hard
charger provisional and three series provisional starters.
won the drawing for a set of four BSB shocks. Guss pocketed the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing
13th former IMCA Late Model champion was at Farley on Friday as Layne Meyer helped conduct the
draw for the Shootout.
Qualifying heats and a “B” feature were also held for the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour. A
last-chance feature will complete the field for Saturday’s $1,000 to win IMCA Modified main event.
heat winners were Richie Gustin, Josh Foster and Mark Schulte. Chris Horn was the “B”
Deery Brothers "Brodix Silver Anniversary
Shootout" at Farley - Night #1
Neal, 2) Mark Burgtorf, 3) Jay Johnson, 4) Terry Schlipman, 5) Ray Guss Jr., 6) Jeremy Grady,
7) Darrel DeFrance, 8) Jeff French, 9) Boone McLaughlin,10) Curt Martin, 11) Mike Smith, 12) Denny
Heat winners (47 entries): A. Eckrich, Guengerich, D. Eckrich, Bruening, Neal;
B-Feature winners: Callahan; Guss.
John Vass photo