Eckrich takes Deery win at West Liberty
by Mike McGuire
WEST LIBERTY, Ia. (August 24, 2019) – Great weather and a great night of racing were on tap at West Liberty Raceway, Saturday night. With 100 cars in the pit area, the event was highlighted by the Deery Brothers Summer Series.
Andy Eckrich extended his Deery Brothers point lead with a decisive victory. Eckrich started fifth and took the point from early race leader Kyle Hinrichs on lap nine. Andy would lead the rest of the rest of the way to the checkers. The victory was his first Deery win of the year.
Hinrichs would hold off a charging Justin Kay for second place. Kay started 14th and finished third, followed by Brian Harris and Joel Callahan
Deery heat race wins went to Eckrich, Ron Boyse, and Curran Beckler. Nick Marolf won the B- Main.
Cayden Carter chalked up another West Liberty win in the Modified division. Jeff Aikey would lead the first nine laps of the twenty lap main. Carter ran in his tracks early and took the lead on lap ten. Cayden worked through heavy lapped traffic and cruised to the win. Aikey held on for second, with Derrick Stewart third. Kurt Kile finished fourth, while California racer DJ Shannon completed the first five.
On a lap eleven restart Brayton Carter went from third to first, to win the SportMod feature. Carter started twelveth and steadily worked his way to third for that final restart. The race ended under yellow-checkers when two of the top five racers were involved in a last lap crash. Curtis VanDerWal ran second the entire race. Logan Anderson took third. Colton Livezey and Jared Jones moved up to fourth and fifth respectively.
Johnny Spaw dominated the Stock Car feature. Spaw finished a full straightaway ahead of second place Matt Picray. Adam Bell, Tom Cannon, and Harold O’Brien rounded out the top five.
Dustin Begyn was first across the line in the 4-Stock main, however he was DQ’d in post-race inspection. First was awarded to Nick Proehl. Steven Struck was second, with Ryan Havel third.
Next up for DRT TRAK Racing is the Night of Destruction at the Davenport Speedway, on Saturday, September 7th. Cheater Races will be held in the Modified, SportMod, Street Stock, and 4-Stock classes. Then it is time for the crowd favorite, the Trailer Race.
For more information, visit “drttrakracing.com” or DRT TRAK Racing Inc. on facebook.
West Liberty Raceway
August 24, 2019 –
Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Andy Eckrich; 2. Mike Smith; 3. M Batt Ryan; 4. Brian Harris; 5. Justin Kay;
Heat #2: 1. Ron Boyse; 2. Joel Callahan; 3. Jeff Aikey; 4. Jeremiah Hurst; 5. Nick Marolf;
Heat #3: 1. Curran Beckler; 2. Curt Martin; 3. Kyle Hinrichs; 4. Gary Webb; 5. Tim Simpson;
Semi #1: 1. Nick Marolf; 2. Justin Kay; 3. Dave Wada; 4. Chad Holladay; 5. Jay Johnson;
Feature: 1. Andy Eckrich; 2. Kyle Hinrichs; 3. Justin Kay; 4. Brian Harris; 5. Joel Callahan; 6. Jeremiah Hurst; 7. Curt Martin; 8. Chad Holladay; 9. Tommy Elston; 10. Curran Beckler; 11. Nick Marolf; 12. Joe Zrostlik; 13. Jay Johnson; 14. Matt Ryan; 15. Ron Boyse; 16. Derrick Stewart; 17. Gary Webb; 18. Jeff Aikey; 19. Dave Wada; 20. Darrel DeFrance; 21. Mike Smith; 22. Tim Simpson; 23. David Webster; 24. Andy Nezworski;
Heat #1: 1. Bruce Hanford; 2. Cayden Carter; 3. Dakota Simmons; 4. Jordan Walker; 5. Mike Guldenpfennig;
Heat #2: 1. Kurt Kile; 2. Derrick Stewart; 3. Denny Eckrich; 4. DJ Shannon; 5. Mitch Morris;
Heat #3: 1. Chad Holladay; 2. Jeff Aikey; 3. Dakota Hayden; 4. Jarrett Brown; 5. Derek Walker;
Feature: 1. Cayden Carter; 2. Jeff Aikey; 3. Derrick Stewart; 4. Kurt Kile; 5. DJ Shannon; 6. Bruce Hanford; 7. Chad Holladay; 8. Denny Eckrich; 9. Dakota Simmons; 10. Mitch Morris; 11. Jordan Walker; 12. Derek Walker; 13. Lance Schlicher; 14. Rick Husmann; 15. Mike Guldenpfennig; 16. Jacob Murray; 17. Rusty Daufeldt; 18. Jarrett Brown; 19. Dakota Hayden; 20. Keith Haislip;
Heat #1: 1. Scott Brau; 2. Colton Livezey; 3. Nick Aupperle; 4. Jared Jones; 5. Ryan Walker;
Heat #2: 1. Logan Anderson; 2. Dylan VanWyk; 3. Austin Kaplan; 4. Jeremy Gustaf; 5. Blaine Webster;
Heat #3: 1. Brayton Carter; 2. Tim Plummer; 3. Curtis VanDerWal; 4. Ryan Luedtke; 5. Matt Fulton;
Feature: 1. Brayton Carter; 2. Curtis VanDerWal; 3. Logan Anderson; 4. Colton Livezey; 5. Jared Jones; 6. Blaine Webster; 7. Matt Fulton; 8. Ryan Walker; 9. Ryan Luedtke; 10. Charlie Weber; 11. Kevin Goben; 12. Scott Brau; 13. Brendan Schultheis; 14. Cody Thompson; 15. Barry Dugan; 16. Justin Ritz; 17. Richard Hurlbut; 18. Austin Kaplan; 19. Tim Plummer; 20. Nick Aupperle; 21. Jeremy Gustaf; 22. Levi Laymon; 23. Dylan Van Wyk; 24. Maguire Dejong; (1-DNS)
Heat #1: 1. Johnny Spaw; 2. Adam Bell; 3. Tim Cannon; 4. Matt Picray; 5. Harold O’Brien;
Feature: 1. Johnny Spaw; 2. Matt Picray; 3. Adam Bell; 4. Tim Cannon; 5. Harold O’Brien; 6. Duayne Herb; 7. Austin Kemper;
Heat #1: 1. Brad Chandler; 2. Steven Struck; 3. Joe Zrostlik; 4. Dustin Begyn; 5. Ryan Havel;
Heat #2: 1. Nick Proehl; 2. Tim Long; 3. Cody Staley; 4. Dustin Frymoryer; 5. Brandon Cruise;
Feature: 1. Nick Proehl; 2. Steven Struck; 3. Ryan Havel; 4. Brad Chandler; 5. Cody Staley; 6. Tim Long; 7. Brandon Cruise; 8. Dustin Frymoryer; 9. Joe Zrostlik; 10. Jacob Smith; (1-DQ, 1-DNS).