Bullring at RICo Fairgrounds,
East Moline, IL
Sanction: IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series - $2,000
Information provided by: Series reports, Jeremiah Davis of The Gazette and Christian Dundee (last updated May 15, 12:48 am)
Ironman grabs 14th career Deery Brothers victory
- Darrel DeFrance
- Jesse Sobbing
- Jeremiah Hurst
- Rob Toland
- Ray Guss Jr.
- Luke Merfeld
- Jake Neal
- Josh Most
- Chad Holladay
- Matt Ryan
- Bobby Toland
- Cayden Carter
- Curt Martin
- Shawn Mulvany
- Jeff Tharp
- Chuck Hanna
- Mike Cothron
- Luke Goedert
- Joe Zrostlik
- Paul Conrad
- Gary Webb
- Travis Denning
- Todd Malmstrom
- Andy Nezworski
Darrel DeFrance (99D) held off Jesse Sobbing's late charge.
What won the race: Series ironman Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown, Iowa, led all 40 laps Sunday at Quad City Speedway for his first Deery Brothers Summer Series victory since 2012. The polesitting DeFrance earned $2,000 in taking the checkers just ahead of a hard-charging Jesse Sobbing.
Quotable: “I could hear him out there. I knew the bottom was going away a little and figured the higher line was coming in,” the 56-year-old DeFrance said. “The car worked right for us tonight. We made a few adjustments and it worked just right.”
Key notes: DeFrance, who has competed in all 473 events on the series that launched in 1987, notched his 14th career series victory. ... His only other series vicotry at Quad City came in 1993. ... Three cautions slowed the feature. ... Luke Goedert contended before tangling with Rob Toland and spinning to collect Joe Zrostlik. ... Fifth-place finisher Ray Guss Jr. piloted the Brad Coin-owned No. 28c after regular driver Terry Neal broke his wrist in an accident last weekend at Maquoketa (Iowa) Speedway. … Josh Most drove the No. 35 normally driven by Phil Anderson.
On the move: Jeremiah Hurst of Dubuque, Iowa, started eighth and finished third; Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., started 17th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: DeFrance's Billy Moyer Victory Race Car is sponsored by Action Auto Parts, Karl Chevrolet and Arnold Motor.
Points chase: Entering the race, Jake Neal of Omaha, Neb., had 175 points to lead Luke Goedert (173 points) and Matt Ryan (170).
Car count: 28
Polesitter: Darrel DeFrance
Heat race winners: Jesse Sobbing, Darrel DeFrance, Jeremiah Hurst, Rob Toland
Consolation race winners: Cayden Carter, Todd Malmstrom
Next series race: May 29, Boone Speedway (Boone, IA) $2,000
Editor's note: Corrects finishing order for postiions 13-23.