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posted April 10, 2001 02:08 PM
Friday the 13th date at Donnellson for Deery Series
DONNELLSON, Iowa - They won't wear green and they won't eat peanuts in the pits, but even the superstitious will enjoy the Deery Brothers Summer Series race at Lee County Speedway this Friday, April 13.
The third event on the 2001 tour for I.M.C.A. Sunoco Late Models also marks the 20th race in series history at the Donnellson track.
Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.
Multi-time track champion Mark Burgtorf of Quincy, Ill., and Gary Webb of Blue Grass each own four career Deery victories at Lee County. Burgtorf saw his streak of four consecutive Deery victories at Donnellson snapped by Rob To-land of Hillsdale, Ill., in the 2000 series finale.
Burgtorf and Toland are part of the pack chasing Mike Smith in the current points race.
Smith, from Jewell, added the 2000 series title to his 1992 crown and is 2-for-2 so far in 2001, with victories at Webster City and at West Burlington.
Defending national champion Jason Friesen is second, with Davenport's Terry Ryan, Toland and Darrel DeFrance completing the top five in points.
Rounding out the April slate are series races Friday, April 20 at the Davenport Speedway and Sunday, April 22 at the Quincy, Ill., Raceway.
Pit gates at Davenport will open at 4:30 p.m., with 6 p.m. hot laps and 7 p.m. racing.
At Quincy, pit gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing is at 6:30 p.m.
Deery Brothers Summer Series Top 20 Point Standings - 1. Mike Smith, Jewell, Iowa, 100; 2. Jason Friesen, Sut-ton, Neb., 88; 3. Terry Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 78; 4. Rob Toland, Hillsdale, Ill., 74; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, and Chris Smyser, Lancaster, Mo., both 68; 7. Mark Burgtorf, Quincy, Ill., and Tom Darbyshire, Morning Sun, Iowa, both 64; 9. Jody Wood, Donnellson, Iowa, 62; 10. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 56; 11. Brad Osborn, Janesville, Iowa, 54; 12. Boone McLaughlin, Mediapolis, Iowa, 50; 13. Bill Tuckwell, Washington, Ill., 46; 14. Mike Cothron, Moline, Ill., and Craig Jacobs, Des Moines, Iowa, both 44; 16. Mark Holtmeyer, Quincy, Ill., 42; 17. Gary Russell, Biggsville, Ill., 40; 18. Chuck Mayer-hofer, Dixon, Iowa, 38; 19. Darin Burco, Independence, Iowa, 34; 20. Jeremiah Hurst, Dewitt, Iowa, Greg Kastli, Waterloo, Iowa, and Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa, each 32.
Lemhi County plans six races for I.M.C.A. Sunoco Modifieds
SALMON, Idaho (April 10) - Six weekly races for IM.C.A. Sunoco Modifieds are on the schedule this season at the Lemhi County Fairgrounds in Salmon, Idaho.
Events at the motorsports facility are promoted by the Salmon River Spokes and Chrome Car Club. Mike Zanutto is the track coordinator.
"We run a super stock class and a street stock class. Our super stock class kind of got out of hand as far as guys building too expensive of cars," Zanutto said. "We have kind of a friendship with the Modifieds running at Noise Park Raceway in Idaho Falls, and we wanted to give them the opportu-nity to run a reasonably-priced car they could run any place. We're trying to phase out the super stocks and bring in the Modifieds."
"The I.M.C.A. sanctioning can bring in more guys from Idaho Falls and from out of state," he added. "It's a way we can promote our own program."
Sanctioned Saturday night races will be held at Salmon on May 5, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 11 and Sept. 1.
The 1/4 mile dirt track will be re-surfaced this spring, with an additional five to six degrees of banking in the turns. A short track inside the quarter-mile for flattrack motorcycles and kids' divi-sions will also be enlarged.
The Salmon River Spokes and Chrome club also holds an annual car show and a demolition derby at the fairgrounds.
Tom Harr is club president and Neal James is vice president. The treasurer is Judy Janequine and **** Anderson and Don Miller also serve on the race committee. Tom Sherman is coordinator of motorcycle events.