Brothers: Burgtorf Continues Quincy Deery Domination
QUINCY, Ill. – Sept. 3. Mark Burgtorf’s mastery of his
hometown track continued Friday as the IMCA Late Model ace led all 40 laps
of the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Quincy Raceway.
Burgtorf’s green to checkers run at the front of the rescheduled Titan Wheel and Tire special
paid $3,000. The tour victory was his career ninth at Quincy and 26th overall, second on the all-time Deery list
to Jeff Aikey’s 54.
leader Ray Guss Jr. challenged briefly but settled for second. Denny Woodworth, Rob Toland and Mark Preston
rounded out the top five.
Burgtorf drew the outside front row start and led through five cautions that slowed the first
half of the race. Guss moved up from fifth starting and made his try just after midway, but that bid fell short
and Burgtorf kept the door shut the rest of the way.
qualified from his “B” feature and flew into the top four after being involved in one of the early yellows and
restarting at the rear. T.J. Criss took a provisional and also capitalized on the 15 lap green flag session
that ended the feature, advancing 13 positions.
four time Deery winner this season, Burgtorf had been tied with Curt Martin on the career wins
won the $250 Sunoco bonus drawing. Friday’s show had been postponed from June because of
Quincy Raceways - Deery
1) Mark Burgtorf; 2) Ray Guss
Jr., 3) Denny Woodworth, 4) Rob Toland, 5) Mark Preston, 6) Joey Gower, 7) Charlie McKenna, 8) Jay
Johnson, 9) T.J. Criss, 10) Jason Perry, 11) Bill Genenbacher, 12) Andy Eckrich, 13) Tyler
Bruening, 14) Jost Most, 15) Jeff Aikey, 16) Kevin Blum, 17) Todd Malmstrom, 18) Keith Pratt, 19)
Justin Reed, 20) Dustin Neese, 21) Matt Bailey, 22) Sam Halstead, 23) Nick Ingalls, 24) Terry
Heat winners: Aikey, Gower, Neal, Johnson. B-Main: Genenbacher, Eckrich.
Ron Mitchell photo