MAQUOKETA, Iowa – The second half of the Deery Brothers Summer Series now starts next Wednesday, when the IMCA Late Model tour travels to Maquoketa Speedway for a $2,000 to win show on July 20.Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 4 p.m. for the ninth of 16 events on the 2016 schedule. Beginning at Maquoketa, Sunoco Race Fuels pays a $200 bonus to the feature winner if they’ve maintained perfect attendance throughout the series; that bonus will roll over to the next event if the winner has not been at every previous event.Hot laps are at 6 p.m. at Maquoketa with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $16 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and kids ages 11 and under get in free.Also on the midweek card are Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks running for IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and state but not track points.More information is available by calling 563 219-2478 and at the www.maquoketaspeedway.com website.The Deery Brothers Summer Series event rained out on Sunday has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Dubuque Speedway. That main event will also pay $2,000 to win.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.Spectator admission is $18 for adults, $12 for students ages 13-17 and free for youngsters 12 and under. Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds will chase all applicable points, including local track, at Dubuque.More information is available by calling 563 744-3620 and at the www.simmonspromotionsinc.com website.A minimum of $300 will be paid to start both main events and pit passes are $30 each night.Seven-time series champion Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls has yet to win a feature during the 30th annual Deery Series but continues to lead the point standings.Checks in the following amounts have already been mailed to drivers finishing in the top 10 for the first half of the series: Aikey, $2,500; Tyler Bruening, $1,750; Ryan Dolan, $1,125; Scott Fitzpatrick, $875; Matt Ryan, $750; Joel Callahan, $625; Cayden Carter, $500; Joe Zrostlik, $450; Andy Nezworski, $400; and Darrel DeFrance, $350.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 349; 2. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 348; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, 331; 4. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, 326; 5. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 316; 6. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 309; 7. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, 308; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, 297; 9. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 295; 10. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 293; 11. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 286; 12. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 285; 13. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, 253; 14. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, 219; 15. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 194; 16. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 190; 17. Ray Guss Jr., Milan, Ill., 185; 18. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 157; 19. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, 143; 20. Jason Rauen, Farley, and Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, both 141.
Picture (left to right): Madison Shumate, Heath Doll, and Alex DudleySt. Leon, In. —The East Central Chapter of FFA recently placed 38th out of 55 teams in the State Forestry CDE.The team of Alex Dudley, Heath Doll and Madison Shumate had to demonstrate their knowledge of identifying leaves, wood, and seed samples, as well as completing a general knowledge examination.Alex Dudley was the top individual representing East Central, placing 117th overall.
Published on March 2, 2018 at 5:23 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (18-12, 7-10 Atlantic Coast), losers of three-straight, hosts No. 18 Clemson (22-7, 11-6) on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. On the Orange’s Senior Day, it’ll have perhaps its last chance for a resume-building win as SU looks to sneak its way off the bubble. Beat writers Sam Fortier, Tomer Langer and Matthew Gutierrez break down the matchup and make their picks.See what they think below.Matthew Gutierrez (24-6)Role ReversalClemson 68, Syracuse 59A win over No. 18 Clemson would be Syracuse’s first win against a ranked opponent all season. By many accounts, that’s a must for admission into the NCAA Tournament. But unless the SU offense erupts against an excellent Clemson team, the NIT appears to be Syracuse’s home for the second-straight year. The Tigers are as balanced as any team in the conference, and they go up against a sliding SU team that has lost four of five. Besides, head coach Jim Boeheim said Wednesday that only three players on his team can score at the moment. That’s not a recipe to beat a top-20 team. While Syracuse stunned Clemson on the gridiron, the football school should have no problem beating the basketball school on Saturday.Sam Fortier (21-9)Stick a fork in ’emClemson 59, Syracuse 51AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has made it to the finish line on fumes and waiting there is Clemson, the 5th-ranked defensive team in the country, according to KenPom.com. If the Tigers defense packs it in and makes it difficult on the Orange to one-on-one drive as other teams have, Syracuse’s offense won’t be able to score enough to win. It’s as simple as that, because Syracuse in general has recently not received either the stellar performances from key contributors or the necessary supplemental scoring to make a difference. A win here is crucial for Syracuse to have any shot at hanging around on the bubble, but it seems improbable at least.Tomer Langer (21-9)The endClemson 72, Syracuse 67Coming into the season, there was a thought that Syracuse would struggle. Four starters from last year were gone and the Orange was relying on a lot of freshman. An 11-2 nonconference start injected some life into the Orange, despite graduate transfer Geno Thorpe leaving unexpectedly early on in the season. But the Orange — partially because of injuries, partially because of a true talent deficiency — couldn’t keep pace in the ACC. Syracuse has come out flat both against Duke and Boston College, and SU’s Tournament hopes come to a complete stop with the sixth home loss of the year. Comments