The IMCA Late Model Deery Brothers Summer Series was set to open its season on Saturday at Crawford County Speedway in Denison. With impending weather problematic, and Denison at least a 3 1/2 hour trip for most racers -- more in many cases -- the series chose to cancel the opener, moving it back six days.
Read the full release from IMCA and the Deery Brothers Summer Series below:
DENISON – The Saturday, April 5 Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Crawford County Speedway in Denison has been canceled.
What was to have been opening night for the 28th annual tour for IMCA Late Models became a casualty of a forecast that can best be summarized as cold and rainy with the potential for freezing precipitation as well.
The race will not be rescheduled. IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars were also to have made their Iowa debut Saturday at Crawford County.
Davenport Speedway will host the series lidlifter with a Friday, April 11 feature that pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.
Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.
Twenty-one previous tour events have been held at Davenport.
Night two of the weekend doubleheader takes the tour to West Liberty Raceway for another $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start show on Saturday, April 12.Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow.