Rauen Can’t Stop Guss In Boone LM Run
BOONE, Iowa — After enjoying a long run at the front early on, Ray Guss Jr. needed to pass Jason Rauen twice in the last two laps to win the Memorial Day Deery Brothers Summer Series feature at Boone Speedway.
Guss started on the pole and led the first 30 of 40 laps in the IMCA Late Model tour main event Monday evening.
Rauen caught up in traffic, however, and made his move to the front when Guss was slowed by a lapped car on the lower line on the 31st circuit.
The yellow light came on as the Rauen and Guss were coming to the white flag. They’d swap the lead after the restart before a slight bobble by Rauen opened the door again for Guss on the final lap.
Once back in front, Guss went to the higher line and sped to the $3,000 checkers. Four of his 30 career series wins have now come at Boone.
The fifth different winner in as many Deery events this season, Guss was chased across the stripe by Rauen, Joel Callahan, Andy Eckrich and Terry Neal.
Ray Guss Jr., Jason Rauen, Joel Callahan, Andy Eckrich, Terry Neal, Justin Kay, Jeff Aikey, Ryan Dolan, Spencer Diercks, Ryan Giles, Brian Harris, Darrel DeFrance, Randy Foote, Curt Schroeder, John Emerson, Scott Fitzpatrick, Paul Conrad, Bobby Penney, Chad Simpson, Jeremy Grady, Charlie McKenna, Jason Hahne, Dean Wagner, Matt Ryan, Tyler Bruening.