QUINCY, Ill. – There was no catching Jeremiah Hurst Sunday night on a track he’s predictably run well at.
Hurst led all 30 laps in winning the Deery Brothers Summer Series main event at Quincy Raceways. His fourth IMCA Late Model tour victory was good for $2,000.
“I’ve always run good at Quincy,” Hurst said. “When I started running Late Models, it always seemed like I did pretty good. I’ve always been comfortable there.”
“Of course,” he added, “it always helps to start up front like I did tonight.”
Pole starter Hurst and Matt Ryan, who made his way to second from sixth starting, made their way around the oval on the lower line.
Jay Johnson made like a rocket in racing from ninth to third, with three-time Deery champion Mark Burgtorf returning to series action on his hometown track and joining him on the higher side.
A caution with nine laps to go bunched the field back up and Hurst held off all challengers.
Ryan, Johnson, Burgtorf and Andy Nezworski rounded out the top five.
“The track was rough in the heat race but they worked on it and it was about 10 times better in the feature,” Hurst said. “This was a good win. It definitely makes the ride home better.”
Hurst became the sixth different winner in seven deery events so far this season.
Jeremiah Hurst, Matt Ryan, Jay Johnson, Mark Burgtorf, Andy Nezworski, Joel Callahan, Curt Martin, Joe Zrostlik, Darrel DeFrance, Matt Strassheim, Andy Eckrich, Gary Webb, Dalton Simonsen, Ray Raker, Tommy Elston, Darin Weisinger, Sean Johnson, Mike Smith.