Sanction: IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series - $2,000
Information provided by: Jeremiah Davis of The Gazette and series reports (last updated August 17, 9:26 am)
Ryan goes flag-to-flag for Dubuque victory
- Matt Ryan
- Tyler Bruening
- Luke Goedert
- Scott Fitzpatrick
- Jeff Aikey
- Joe Zrostlik
- Dan Shelliam
- Ray Guss Jr.
- Darrel DeFrance
- Chad Holladay
- Chuck Hanna
- Ryan Dolan
- Lee Kinsella
- Bobby Hansen
- Curt Schroeder
- Luke Merfeld
- Joel Callahan
- Eric Pollard
- Andy Nezworski
- Cayden Carter
- Tyler Droste
- Justin Kay
Matt Ryan heads to a Deery Brothers victory at Dubuque.
What won the race: Earning his second career series victory, Matt Ryan of Davenport, Iowa, led all the way at Dubuque Speedway for a $2,000 Deery Brothers Summer Series. Ryan, who started outside the front row, turned back challenges from series points leader and runner-up Tyler Bruening for the victory.
Quotable: “Normally when I go to Dubuque, I’m a guardrail guy, but the car was good on the top side in my heat race. I thought if I’m starting second that I’d stay there. My goal was to stay on the cushion but keep it out of the fence," Ryan said. “Every restart we’d go into (turn) one and there’d be somebody on the bottom. I was pretty happy to be able to stay out in front of them.”
Key notes: Ryan picked up a $400 bonus from Sunoco for perfect series attendance. ... Ryan's previous series victory came April 9, 2011, at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. ... Ryan has weekly IMCA victories this season at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill., Maquoketa (Iowa) Speedway and his hometown Davenport Speedway. ... Hometown driver Joel Callahan started 22nd and briefly grabbed the second spot, but he faltered after jumping the cushion multiple times. ... Reigning series champ Justin Kay retired with engine problems. ... Eric Pollard climbed the wall for a lap-30 yellow. ... Tyler Droste dropped out after hitting the wall in the first half of the race. ... Seven-time series champion Jeff Aikey, who finished fifth, was competing despite a broken collarbone. ... The rescheduled event was originally slated for July 10.
On the move: Tyler Bruening of Decorah, Iowa, started eighth and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Ryan's MasterSbilt Race Car is sponsored by Gheer'd Up, The Filling Station, Country Financial (Mike Sansone), Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors, Hickory Garden Restaurant & Banquet, Perl Mortgage and Country Spring Bottled Water.
Points chase: Tyler Bruening entered the event with a one-point lead over Jeff Aikey.
Car count: 22
Polesitter: Dan Shelliam
Heat race winners: Justin Kay, Andy Nezworski, Tyler Bruening
Next series race: September 2, Farley Speedway (Farley, IA) $7,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.