Morrill, Hulin Conquer Marshalltown
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Two drivers picked up their first wins of the season Friday night at Marshalltown (Iowa) Speedway, while four others made a return trip to victory lane.
First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts eight lap event. John Gill started on the outside front row and he took full advantage as he led all eight laps to take his third win of the season. David Moorman came across in second, Josh Modde was third, Aaron Miller was fourth and Mike Tedesco was fifth.
Morrill went on to take his first win at Motown since September 21st, 2012, his first weekly win at Motown since August 24th of 2012. Jimmy May, Charlie Brown, Tim Hennigar and Terry Brown rounded out the top five.
Racing Veteran Steve Fricke started on the front row along with Mitchell Thomas in the 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature. Brice Udelhoven thought he was the leader of lap one but it was determined he jumped the start so that actually credited Mitchell Thomas with lap one. Austin Luellen worked his way around Thomas to take over the lead.
Luellen worked his way through the lap traffic late in the race to take his fourth of the season at Motown. John Watson worked his way from 11th to 2nd meanwhile Benji Irvine was credited with a 3rd place finish. Tyson Overton was 4th and Brice Udelhoven was credited with a 5th place finish after being docked two spots.
The IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature was also close. Neil Follett took the early lead and appear to be holding off everybody until the caution came out a couple of times for Siraj Thomason on laps two and six. Follett saw Ryan King and Sam Wieben right behind him but did not have to worry about because it was Clint Luellen.
Luellen and Musselman battled it out the last eight laps but it was Luellen going on to take his fourth win at Motown. Musselman finished a close 2nd, Jared Van Deest worked his way from 10th to 3rd. Sam Wieben was 4th and Follett ended in the 5th spot.
Robert Stofer led the first lap in the “Class To Tough To Tame” IMCA Stock Cars 18-lap feature. Michael Jaennette worked his way from fifth to second and took the lead away on lap two. Jaennette had a full straight-away lead before lap traffic slowed him down but it was not enough to deny him his second win at Motown. Brian Irvine worked his way around Donavon Smith for second. Trent Murphy and Steve Meyer finish fourth and fifth respectively.
Final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds 20-lap feature and it saw some great two and three wide racing through the field. Eric Elliott grabbed the lead on lap one and led until lap four. Racer Hulin took the lead away from Elliott on lap four and had a large lead to take his first win at Marshalltown. Adam Larson found his way to the runner up spot. Luke Wanninger was third, rookie Brandon Leeman was fourth, and Elliott was fifth.