Jost Most sails to his Deery Brothers win at Lee
Deery Bros.: Josh has the Most at the end to win Lee County
DONNELLSON, Iowa – Sept. 4. He didn’t lead for much
more than 30 feet of the race, but they were the right 30 feet.
Josh Most had fans at Lee County Speedway on their
feet for the final circuits of Saturday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature, catching race-long leader Jason
Perry coming out of the final turn and pulling ahead to take the $2,000 win by inches when the front pair
reached the flagstand.
Most had to pass more than his fair share of IMCA
Late Model tour foes over the course of the 35 lapper. He’d started 15th after qualifying from
his “B” feature, went to the pits on lap six after mistakenly thinking he’d cut a tire and had to restart at
the back of the pack.
Flying through the field, he took second from Rob
Toland with three laps to go and was just a car length back when Perry got the white flag.
The win was Most’s Deery career second. Perry’s
runner-up showing was the best finish of his brief series career.
Rounding out the top five were Toland, Justin Reed
and Jeff Aikey. Point leader Ray Guss Jr. was 10th and can clinch the series crown by taking a
green flag in his heat race in the Monday, Sept. 6 IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals show at Boone
Tyler Bruening drew the pole but the third starting
Perry was in front when the first lap was scored. He’d stay there following a series of early restarts, putting
some distance on the rest of the field as Toland and Aikey went back and forth over second.
Most, meanwhile, picked off cars one and two as a
time as he worked his way up from the back. The final caution came on lap 23 and it was obvious when he drove
by Toland that Most would be a factor at the finish.
After reeling in Perry, Most went to the extreme high
line on the final turn, getting just enough momentum to beat Perry to the stripe.
Terry Neal moved up 12 spots and Tom Darbyshire
advanced 13 positions in running sixth and seventh, respectively. Provisional starter Charlie McKenna was a
plus 10 on the night, finishing 12th.
Most also won the drawing for the $250 bonus from
A dozen of the 15 drivers eligible for the “Drive For
Five” payday qualified for the feature. Toland came closest to collecting what would have been a $3,000 bonus
by finishing third.
Drivers who missed no more than one of the regular
point races at Donnellson this season were in the running for $5,000 to win Saturday evening.
Deery Bros. - Lee Co.
1. Josh Most, 2. Jason Perry, 3. Rob Toland, 4. Justin
Reed, 5. Jeff Aikey, 6. Terry Neal, 7. Tom Darbyshire, 8. Jay Johnson, 9. Boone McLaughlin, 10. Ray
Guss Jr., 11. Tyler Bruening, 12. Charlie McKenna, 13. Andy Eckrich, 14. T.J. Criss, 15. Sam
Halstead, 16. Nate Beuseling, 17. Jay Chenoweth, 18. Mark Preston, 19. Mark Burgtorf, 20. Lonnie
Bailey, 21. Denny Woodworth, 22. Jeff Guengerich, 23. Tom Goble, 24. Nick Ingalls.
winners: Bruening, Criss, Aikey, Goble; B-Feature winners: Eckrich, Guss