Guss Rules Deery LM Stop At I-35
MASON CITY, Iowa – Different track, same results.
Ray Guss, Jr. led all 35 laps in winning Wednesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at I-35 Speedway, repeating the plot from his IMCA late-model tour the night before at West Liberty Raceway.
A lap 14 restart gave Jeff Aikey the high line opportunity to pass Justin Kay for second. He chased the leader into lapped traffic on the 26th circuit but lost ground in his pursuit when Guss got a couple cars between them.
Guss sped to the $2,000 win, taking his third Deery checkers of the season by six car lengths. Aikey, Kay, Denny Eckrich and point leader Mike Murphy Jr. completed the top five.
Murphy did not start his heat, started the feature from the 22nd spot and earned hard charger honors by advancing 17 positions.
Darrel DeFrance ran sixth and won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.
Guss had matched Curt Martin with his career 25th Deery win Tuesday at West Liberty. He’s now tied with Mark Burgtorf for second on the all-time tour wins list. Aikey leads that department with 56 career checkers.