Rain Can’t Stop Marshalltown Racers
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Mother Nature dropped a lot of rain at the Marshalltown Speedway on Thursday but that did not stop the track crew as they worked the track in to keep the 50th Anniversary season going on Friday night.
There was only three IMCA Sport Compacts racing Friday night and they produced a very entertaining feature event. David Moorman grabbed the lead and never looked back to take the win, his first of the young season. John Gill would get Moorman sideways after hitting his rear bumper on the last lap to take second. Aaron Miller came home third.
Charlie Brown and Larry Sorenson started on the front row in the 15 lap Mod Lite feature but it was Brown getting the great start and he began to pull away. Behind Brown there was Jimmy May, Mike Morrill, Andy Hennigar and Josh May battling for position. Brown began to see lap traffic and that did not become a struggle as Brown took the win. Hennigar finished second, Jimmy May was third, Josh May was fourth and Morrill was fifth.
The IMCA Hobby Stocks 12-lap feature was a very execiting one as Jason See grabbed the lead on the only lap but Jamie Songer worked his way from fifth starting spot to grabe the lead on lap two. Songer and See continued to battle but Eric Stanton grabbed the fun up front. See took the lead back on laps five and six before Songer took the lead on lap seven.
Stanton grabbed the lead away on lap eight but experienced troubles on lap nine handing the over John Watson, who worked his way up to the second spot after starting tenth. Watson lead the remaining two laps to take his second of the season at Motown. Songer, See, Brice Udelhoven and Eric Larson rounded out the top five.
After experiencing troubles last week it was Jenae Gustin grabbing the early lead in the IMCA Sport Mod 18-lap feature only to see the caution come out on lap two when three cars got together in turn four. Gustin got a great restart and began to pull away until she caught lap traffic, which allowed Clint Luellen to catch up. Luellen snuck by on lap nine but Gustin refused to give up as she took the lead back on lap 11. Gustin held off Luellen and hard charging Doug Smith to take the win.
The IMCA Stock Cars lived up to their name as the “Class to Tough To Tame” throughout the 18-lap feature. Steve Meyer grabbed the early lead but saw Jay Schmidt and Michael Jaennette come up to join in the fun up front. Schmidt grabbed the lead on lap seven but it was Jaennette edging out Schmidt on lap eight. Jaennette went on to lead the remaining 10 laps to take the win over Schmidt, Meyer, Donavon Smith and Trent Murphy.
The final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds feature and for the second week in a row it did not disappoint. The caution came out right after the intial start when Adam Larson and Racer Hulin got together on the front stretch. On the restart it was Andrew Kinser grabbing the lead. Kinser lost the lead on the final race restart to Kyle Brown after a caution on lap two, but Brown bobbled and opened the door for Kinser to get back by. Kinser continued to lead until last week’s feature winner Ronn Lauritzen worked his way up to grab the top spot away on lap 10. Lauritzen went on to take the checkered and win over Jon Snyder, Kinser, David Brown and Kyle Krampe.