Springsteen Is Deery LM Boss
WEST LIBERTY, Iowa — With a thunderstorm in the forecast, Colby Springsteen proved lightning-fast on the track Saturday night at West Liberty Raceway.
Springsteen caught Nick Marolf in traffic on the 10th circuit, then ran away with the win in the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event, leading the last 30 laps and taking the checkered flag nearly half a straightaway in front of Jeff Aikey.
The IMCA Late Model tour feature was slowed by caution just once, on lap 12. Aikey and early leader Marolf swapped second following the restart; Aikey got the spot for good with 10 laps left but couldn’t muster a challenge to Springsteen, who earned $3,000 for the victory.
Marolf, “B” qualifier Justin Kay and Jason Rauen completed the top five.
Kay was the hard charger, passing 12 cars to finish fourth. He also won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.
The win was Springsteen’s Deery career second. His first came at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in 2011.
Colby Springsteen, Jeff Aikey, Nick Marolf, Justin Kay, Jason Rauen, Denny Eckrich, Ryan Dolan, Ray Guss Jr., Tyler Bruening, Tommy Elston, Andy Eckrich, Kevin Kile, Scott Fitzpatrick, Rob Moss, Joel Callahan, Kyle Hinrichs, Jay Johnson, Darrel DeFrance, Jay Chenoweth, Nate Beuseling, Matt Ryan, Spencer Diercks, Jon Merfeld, Brian Harris.