INDEPENDENCE, Iowa (Sept. 20) – Tonight’s Deery Brothers Summer Series event at Independence Motor Speedway has been canceled.Three inches of rain fell overnight in the Independence area.What is now the 16th and final event of the 2013 IMCA Late Model tour will be held on the half-mile dirt oval at Davenport Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 21. Hometown driver Brian Harris brings a 26 point lead over Wheatland’s Justin Kay into the $3,000 to win, minimum $300 to start finale, during Davenport’s All-Star Classic.Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $17 for adults, $16 for seniors and students, and free for kids 10 and under when accompanying a paying adult.
Steve RowanSteve Rowan, 54, of Wellington, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Wellington.Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 at the St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Wellington. Visitation will be Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 9 a.m., until 8 p.m. Burial will be at the Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the St. Judeâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Hospital and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Steve was born December 17, 1959 the son of Eugene and Dorothy (Bunch) Rowan in Wellington, Kansas. He graduated from Wellington High School in 1977 and was a Wichita State University Graduate. Steve was a pharmaceutical sales rep working for GlaxcoSmithKline, he enjoyed his work. Steveâ€™s hobbies included, golfing and Wichita State Sports. Steve also enjoyed watching both of his childrenâ€™s sporting activities.Steve is survived by his mother, Dorothy Rowan of Wellington; a son, Samuel Rowan of Ellicott City, MD and a daughter, Gabrielle Rowan of Ellicott City, MD; aunts, Lela Fowler of Blackwell, OK, Betty Day of Braman, OK, and his uncle, Alan Rowan of Wichita, KS; cousins, Fred Fowler of Houston, Texas, Rick Rowan of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dwight Rowan of Wellington, Craig Day of Braman, OK, and Mindy Evans of Clearwater.He is preceded in death by his father, Eugene Rowan in 1994.