Marshalltown, Iowa (July 17th, 2015) – A very beauitful but hot and steamy night of racing at the Marshalltown Speedway on Fast Shafts by Axle Exchange and Marshalltown Police. Extra Money on the line in both the IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Hobby Stocks with 98 total cars checked in.
Kyle Strickler (IMCA Modifieds), Sam Wieben (IMCA Northern SportMods) and John Watson (IMCA Hobby Stocks) making their first visits to victory lane in Marshalltown. Josh May (Mod Lites) and Michael Jaennette (IMCA Stock Cars) making a return visit.
Though short on cars in the Mod Lites the action was exciting in the 15 lap feature event. Mike Morrill started inside row two by the end of lap one, Morrill was out front leading but that was short lived because Travis Stensland took the lead away on lap two. Stensland led until Morrill took the lead away again on lap five. Morrill spun around in turn four forcing the yellow to come out just after the completion of lap eight that gave the lead over to Josh May. May took full advantage and went on to take his 5th win at Motown. Stensland finished second, Randy Bryan was third, Morrill finished fourth and Jason Whitehead was fifth.
Jayme Duinink wrestled the lead away from Neil Follett on lap one in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature but short after the caution was displayed for Dakoda Sellers and Dan Drury in turn two. Duinink had Follett and Sam Wieben on his back bumper for the restart and Wieben was able to grab the lead away on lap three. Wieben and the field saw the caution come out again on laps five and six but Wieben was not fazed as he held off challenges from Jared Van Deest, Follett and Johnathan Logue. The caution came out again after laps nine, ten and 12 but it was all Wieben’s race. Wieben held off challenges from Van Deest to take his first win at Marshalltown in 2015. Jenae Gustin ran third, Travis Peterson was fourth and Brandon Williams was fifth.
Thanks to Supreme Lawn & Landscape and Jamie Songer the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature paid $400 to win. Andy Hick and Tyson Overton redrew the front row, Hick grabbed the early lead and not even caution on lap two for Mitchell Thomas in turn two appeared to bother him. John Watson started sixth and worked his way from sixth starting spot and grabbed the lead away on lap ten. Watson held off Hick to take the win. Eric Stanton, Austin Luellen and Tyson Overton rounded out the top five.
Tyler Pickett led the first three laps of the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature before Michael Jaennette worked his way from sixth. Jaennette took the lead away on lap four appeared to be going to take the win but the cautions came out on laps 13 and 15 which allowed Donavon Smith to be right there behind him. Jaennette held off even a last turn challenge from Smith to take his 2nd win at Motown. Smith, Dave Atcher, Pickett and Steve Meyer was second through fifth respectively.
Final feature of the night was the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds Fast Shaft All-Star Invitational Qualifer 25 lap feature. California’s Ethan Dotson and North Carolina’s Kyle Strickler led the field to the green and it was Strickler taking the early lead. They were going three and four through out the field behind Strickler but the caution came oun lap two for Jake Strayer in turn four. Strickler did not let that caution or the pair of cautions on lap five bother him as he was able to get out to a commanding lead by the time the caution was displayed again on lap 12, 16 and 17. Strickler then had to hold off challenges from Jon Snyder and when the final caution came out on lap 22 setting up a three lap dash to finish it was Strickler holding on to the lead, Snyder slid up the track and fell back. Strickler went on to take the checkered flag first worth $1,000 ahead of Ronn Lauritzen, 11th place starter Tim Ward, 15th place starter Josh Gilman and 13th place starter Scott Simatovich.
Next Friday Night is Rumours Bar & Grille Night at the Races. Spectator Eliminators are also on the card. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.
Mark your calenders for Friday Night August 14th and 21st as the IMCA Late Models will make a return to the high banks of Marshalltown for a night of weekly racing awarding State and National Points.
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Marshalltown Speedway Results
Fast Shaft by Axle Exchange / Marshalltown Police Night
July 17th, 2015
Coors Light IMCA Modifieds
Feature – 1. 8 Kyle Strickler (Mooresville, NC); 2. 10K Ronn Laurtizen (Jesup); 3. 4TW Tim Ward (Chandler, AZ); 4. 83G Josh Gilman (Earlham); 5. 19 Jimmy Gustin (Marshalltown); 6. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 7. 19G Richie Gustin Jr (Gilman); 8. 21K Kyle Brown (State Center); 9. V31 Todd Van Eaton (Orient); 10. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 11. 69X Jon Snyder (Ames); 12. 71 Jeff James (Stanton); 13. 12X Trent Jackson (Marshalltown); 14. 99M Shawn Ritter (Keystone); 15. 17R Derek Reimer (St. Anthony); 16. 5G Gatlin Leytham (Ames); 17. 57 Tyler Gross (Bondurant); 18. 174 Ethan Dotson (Bakersfield, CA); 19. 8X Tony Snyder (Sumner); 20. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 21. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 22. 87 Joel Bushore (Boone); 23. 18J Jake Strayer (Newton); 24. 92 Tyler Droste (Waterloo); 25. 21 David Brown (Kellogg); 26. 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr (Chandler, AZ); 27. 40RC Rod Clement (Rhodes); DNS/28. 19D Darin Duffy (Urbana); DNS/29. 3B Brad Tyler (Wilton)
Heat 1 – 1. Ward; 2. Strickler; 3. Dotson; 4. Simatovich; 5. David Brown; 6. Tony Snyder; 7. Kyle Brown
Heat 2 – 1. Van Eaton; 2. Elliott; 3. Rust; 4. Richie Gustin; 5. Droste; 6. Reimer; 7. Clement
Heat 3 – 1. James; 2. Bushore; 3. Jon Snyder; 4. Gilman; 5. Thornton; 6. Ritter; 7. Jimmy Gustin
Heat 4 – 1. Lauritzen; 2. Jackson; 3. Strayer; 4. Gross; 5. Leytham; 6. Tyler; 7. Duffy
Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars
Feature – 1. 93 Michael Jaennette (Newton); 2. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 3. 2 Dave Atcher (Marshalltown); 4. 5A Tyler Pickett (Boxholm); 5. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 6. 50 Robert Stofer (Jefferson); 7. 19D Darin Duffy (Urbana); 8. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon); 9. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 10. 89B Tim Fobian (Dike); 11. 21K JD Kennedy (Ackley); 12. 45 Matt Deaton (Newton); 13. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 14. 16 Nick Thelen (Kellogg); 15. 8M Sam McClure (Floris); 16. 25 Trent Murphy (Scranton)
Heat 1 – 1. Stofer; 2. Meyer; 3. Pickett; 4. Murphy; 5. Duffy; 6. Fobian; 7. Kennedy; 8. Thelen
Heat 2 – 1. Atcher; 2. Jaennette; 3. Smith; 4. Deaton; 5. Pippert; 6. Balmer; 7. Wollam; 8. McClure
Karl Chevrolet IMCA Northern SportMods
Feature – 1. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 2. 80J Jared Van Deest (Holland); 3. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 4. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook); 5. 67X Brandon Williams (Des Moines): 6. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella); 7. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 8. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad); 9. 21D Dan Drury (Eldora); 10. 57R Ryan King (Montour); 11. 19D Jerry Duggan (Francis Creek, WI); 12. 50 Gary Holthaus (Topeka, KS); 13. 5JR Jami Ritter (Keystone); 14. 16 Austin Schuring (Newton); 15. 9 Scott Williams (Atkins); 16. 22H Curt Hilmer (Dysart); 17. 62 Cory Pestotnik (Boone); 18. 69JR Johnathan Logue (Boone); 19. 82 Jake McBirnie (Boone); 20. 7D Dakoda Sellers (Waverly); 21. 11 Ethan Braaksma (Newton); 22. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 23. 7X Dale VanDerWal (Maxwell); 24. 9X Nick Duncan (Iowa Falls); 25. 77 Frank Packer (Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia)
Heat 1 – 1. Packer; 2. Van Deest; 3. Sellers; 4. King; 5. VanDerWal; 6. Ritter; 7. Schuring
Heat 2 – 1. Brandon Williams; 2. Follett; 3. Gustin; 4. McBirnie; 5. Pestotnik; 6. Duncan
Heat 3 – 1. Duinink; 2. Wieben; 3. Logue; 4. Drury; 5. Scott Williams; 6. Duggan
Heat 4 – 1. Hilmer; 2. Peterson; 3. Hall; 4. Masolini; 5. Braaksma; 6. Holthaus
Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature – 1. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 2. 5H Andy Hick (Adel); 3. 7B Eric Stanton (Carlisle); 4. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 5. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle0; 6. 83 Eugene Nicklas (Grinnell); 7. 92 Buck Schafroth (Orient); 8. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 9. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 10. 7 Dustin Graham (Colo); 11. T56 Tim Barber (Story City); 12. 85M Dillon Million (Marshalltown); 13. 13T Michell Thomas (Marshalltown); 14. 42Z Brandon Pitts (Ames); 15. 87M Aaron Matthias (Fairbank); 16. 6 Bryan Keeney (Nevada); 17. 08 Jason Cox (Maxwell); 18. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 19. 10D Brian Derry (Boone); 20. 7M Matt Tiernan (Stuart)
Heat 1 – 1. Luellen; 2. Watson; 3. Stanton; 4. Eilander; 5. Pitts; 6. Tiernan; 7. Graham
Heat 2 – 1. Hick; 2. Million; 3. Pfantz; 4. Matthias; 5. Derry; 6. Peck; 7. Cox
Heat 3 – 1. Overton; 2. Schafroth; 3. Nicklas; 4. Thomas; 5. Barber; 6. Keeney
Feature – 1. 99 Josh May (DeSoto); 2. 89 Travis Stensland (Nevada); 3. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 4. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 5. 11R Jason Whitehead (Nevada); 6. 88 Justin Rankin (Madrid); 7. 3 Matt Sorenson (Ames); 8. 3G Joe Glick (Des Moines)
Heat – 1. Stensland; 2. Morrill; 3. May; 4. Whitehead; 5. Bryan; 6. Rankin; 7. Glick; 8. Sorenson