Sanction: IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series (Miller Lite 50) - $3,500
Information provided by: Bill Martin and other reports (last updated June 3, 8:57 am)
Marshalltown gives Rauen first Deery Brothers victory
Miller Lite 50
- Jason Rauen
- Tyler Droste
- Jeff Aikey
- Scott Fitzpatrick
- Justin Kay
- Andy Eckrich
- Andy Nezworski
- Richie Gustin
- Todd Cooney
- Ray Guss Jr.
- Joe Zrostlik
- Ryan Dolan
- Joel Callahan
- Tyler Bruening
- Jeremy Grady
- Darrel DeFrance
- John Emerson
- Brian Harris
- Kyle Hinrichs
- Todd Malmstrom
- Charlie McKenna
- Curt Martin
- Luke Goedert
- Kevin Kile
What won the race: Third-starting Jason Rauen of Farley, Iowa, overtook outside front-row starter Tyler Droste on the 42nd lap at Marshalltown, winning by four lengths for a $3,500 payday. Rauen notched his first Deery Brothers Summer Series in 34 career starts while Droste matched his career-best with a runner-up finish.
Quotable: “It feels pretty good to get this win. It’s been a long time coming. We’ve led a lot of races and had some crazy stuff happen,” Rauen said. “Some of the best drivers around compete in this series. Any one of the top 10, 15 guys can win on any night. You’ve got to have a good car and a little luck.”
Key notes: Front-row starters Scott Fitzpatrick and Tyler Droste both declined the $1,000 front-row challenge to start on the tail. ... Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls, Iowa, won the $500 Australian Pursuit. ... Carnected Auto added $500 to the standard series winner's purse. ... The series visited Marshalltown for the 24th time.
On the move: Todd Cooney of Des Moines, Iowa, started 21st and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Rauen is sponsored by Rauen Precision Machining, Burco Farms & Tractor Sales, M-K Matic, Mars Race Cars, Simon's Trucking and Motion Industries.
Points chase: Unofficially, Andy Nezworski of Buffalo, Iowa, leaves Marshalltown with 277 points to lead Justin Kay (276) and Scott Fitzpatrick (242).
Car count: 31
Polesitter: Scott Fitzpatrick
Dash winner: Jeff Aikey
Heat race winners: Kyle Hinrichs, Brian Harris, Tyler Droste, Richie Gustin
Consolation race winners: Ray Guss Jr., Joel Callahan
Provisional starters: Todd Cooney, Tyler Bruening, Jeremy Grady, Darrel DeFrance
Next series race: June 9, Jackson County Speedway (Maquoketa, IA) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.