EAST MOLINE, Ill. – The Deery Brothers Summer Series looks for its fourth winner in as many 30th season shows this Sunday, when touring IMCA Late Models travel to Quad City Speedway.The May 1 main event at East Moline pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start. It’s also the first time in the series’ 454-race history that an event has been held on May Day.While Denny Eckrich, Curt Martin and Scott Fitzpatrick own feature wins so far, it’s seven-time series champion Jeff Aikey who will take the Deery point lead to East Moline. Aikey and eventual rookie of the year Tyler Droste were tour winners at Quad City Speedway last season.Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Sunday while the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5 p.m. with racing to follow.Box seating is $18. Other spectator admission is $15 for adults, $8 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30.Also running will be Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for all applicable points, along with street stocks. More information is available by calling 309 792-5030 or at the www.qcspeedwayracing.com website.The Quad City date is the first of three May shows for the Deery Series.The tour is at Maquoketa, Iowa, Speedway on Wednesday, May 18 and at Boone, Iowa, Speedway on Memorial Day Monday, May 30. Those features also pay $2,000 to win.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 141; 2. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 139; 3. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 132; 4. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 129; 5. Richie Gustin Jr., Gilman, Iowa, 124; 6. Scott Fitzpatrick, Wheatland, Iowa, 120; 7. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 119; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 112; 9. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 106; 10. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 105; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, and Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, both 93; 13. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 90; 14. Jason Rauen, Farley, Iowa, 89; 15. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 81; 16. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, Iowa, 77; 17. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 76; 18. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 75; 19. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 72; 20. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 66.
The cost and benefits of territorial tenure, and factors affecting mating success in male Antarctic fur seals
The timing, location and duration of territorial tenure, and the mating success and return rates of male Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) were measured over four consecutive breeding seasons (1984–87) on Bird Island (54°00’S, 38°02’W), South Georgia. Tenure duration (days) followed a heavily skewed, Poisson-like distribution (median 13.08 days, maximum 75 days) and was positively related to the number of years of tenure (rs= 0.52, P 0.7) or to the level of mating success in the current year (P > 0.15). It was, however, positively related to the duration of tenure in the current year (P < 0.0001). The overall annual return rate was 43% which is not significantly different from the survival rate for the general male population and suggests that territorial tenure does not contribute to increased mortality in male Antarctic fur seals.