Action Packed Night At Marshalltown
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – After amazing show on Tuesday night the speedway track prep team had three days to get the track in shape for some more racing on Friday, and they did just that.
They were racing three, four and five wide from the start of the race to the finish of the race. Nobody went home disappointed as there was also a Stock Car King of the Hill.
John Gill lead the first five laps before Merv Chandler grabbed the lead away on lap six in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature. Chandler went on to take the win with Gill finishing second. Chad Larson was third and Danelle Webster ended up fourth.
Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites feature saw Mike Kennedy lead the first two laps before Charlie Brown grabbed the lead away. Brown looking to pull away but on lap eight, Brown had a slip of the grip that allowed Dusty Masolini to sneak into the lead. Masolini held off challenges by Josh May and Andy Hennigar to take the win. May finished second with Hennigar in third. Randy Bryan and Mike Kennedy rounded out the top five.
Jennifer Hulin grabbed the early lead in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature but the caution waved after the completion of lap two for Jonathan Juett and Keith Miner getting together. When the race resumed it was Eric Larson battling with Hulin, Larson grabbed the lead away on lap four. Larson lost the lead two laps later to Eric Stanton. Stanton pulled away and went on to take his fourth win of the season at MoTown. John Watson worked his way up from his 10th starting position to finish second. Bill Bonnett finish third after starting 9th, Kevin Fee finish fourth after starting twelve th and Jennifer Hulin ended up fifth.
In the AMSOIL IMCA Stock Car feature saw Robbie Merkle lead the opening lap but it was Justin Temeyer taking the spot away on lap two. Temeyer looked to be pulling away but the caution waved on lap five for Nick Thelen in turn two. Temeyer had Damon Murty and Merkle on his back bumper and he got a great restart but the caution waved again just after the completion of lap six when Adam Rickett found his car facing the wrong way on the front straightaway.
Temeyer was unable to pull away this time as Murty, Merkle, Derek Reimer and Steve Meyer. Temeyer and Meyer got together on lap eight forcing the yellow to come out. This handed the lead over to Damon Murty and Murty lead through the caution on the restart and then again on lap fifteen. Murty took the win with Jay Schmidt finishing second. Derek Reimer and Jeff Wollam was third and fourth. Justin Temeyer worked his way back up to finish fifth.
Neil Follett lead the opening lap in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature but shortly after the caution waved when a handful of cars ended up with some troubles. On the restart it was Brandon Brinton grabbing the lead away and Brinton tried to pull away but the caution waved on lap five for Joel Rust having problems and coming to a a stop on the run off road. This allowed the opportunity for Jenae Gustin to get by and Gustin pulled away. Gustin grabbed her second win of the season, first since opening night. Paul Nagle finish in the runner up position, teammate Brandon Brinton was third, Jayme Duinink was fourth and Matt Lettow worked his way from nineteenth to fifth.
The Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature saw the initial start called back but once the racing got going it was Scott Simatovich grabbing the early lead. Simatovich lead until the caution waved on lap five when Racer Hulin spun in turn one. Ronn Lauritzen powered by Simatovich on the restart but shortly after the lap was completed the caution waved again. Lauritzen again got a great restart and just after the half way point the caution waved again.
This time, Lauritzen had to deal with Jon Snyder and Simatovich. Snyder eventually grabbed the lead away on lap twelve and never looked back. For Snyder that is fifth win of the season at MoTown. Lauritzen, Cayden Carter, Simatovich and Kyle Krampe round out the top five.
The final event of the night was the Stock Car King of the Hill and it was Damon Murty, Jay Schmidt and Justin Temeyer winning the first round. Temeyer advanced to the finals as Murty and Schmidt battled it out. Murty won and faced Temeyer in the final but it was Murty completing the sweep on the night.