Hamilton County Speedway
Red-hot Harris grabs another Deery victory
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (June 6) – Brian Harris continues to improve on consistency. After starting the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models with three consecutive third-place finishes, the driver from Davenport, Iowa, won a second straight tour feature Thursday evening at Hamilton County Speedway.
The checkers at Webster City were good for $3,000. Also the winner on May 21 at Farley, Harris worked his way up from 11th starting and led the last 25 times around the track in the 40-lapper.
Ray Guss Jr., another two-time series winner this season, finished a distant second. Denny Eckrich, Andy Eckrich and Jeff Aikey completed the top five.
Spencer Diercks drew the pole and led the first 14 laps, staying in command through two early restarts. His night ended on lap 15, however, after Diercks got too high on the track and caught the wall.
Aikey, who’d started third, and Harris restarted on the front row. Harris took the lead at that point, holding off all challengers the rest of the way.
The last caution came with eight laps to go for top four running Darrel DeFrance, who restarted at the rear and raced his way back to 12th.
The victory was the Deery career seventh for Harris. He’d also won at Hamilton County in 2005.
Deery Brothers @ Hamilton County: (1) Brian Harris, (2) Ray Guss Jr., (3) Denny Eckrich, (4) Andy Eckrich, (5) Jeff Aikey, (6) Tyler Bruening, (7) Joel Callahan, (8) Corey Zeitner, (9) Justin Kay, (10) Rob Moss, (11) Curt Schroeder, (12) Darrel DeFrance, (13) Jason Hahne, (14) Nick Pedersen, (15) Ron Klein, (16) Ryan Griffith, (17) Ron Boyse, (18) Nate Beuseling, (19) Dan Shelliam, (20) Nick Marolf, (21) Colby Springsteen, (22) Spencer Diercks, (23) Jeremiah Hurst, (24) Travis Smock, (25) Craig Jacobs. Heat race winners (among 25 cars): Griffith, Harris, Denny Eckrich.