MODIFIED RACE TEAMS: Tuesday, June 5th, Modifieds will now be racing for $2000 to win, $1000 for second & $175 to start! Entry fee will be $30. We look forward to seeing everyone at the Marshalltown Speedway! ... See MoreSee Less
It was a beautiful Friday night for racing at the Marshalltown Speedway and the evening's events were thrill packed. Todd Cooney won a run away IMCA Late Model feature, Joel Rust took the IMCA Modified main event, and Todd Reitzler took the high road to victory lane in the IMCA Stock Cars. Johnathon Logue went to the winner's circle in the IMCA Northern SportMod A main, Shannon Anderson took the checkers in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Travis Stensland flew to the win in the Mod Lite class.
Travis Stensland started tenth in the Mod Lite 15-lap main event, and by lap three, had the lead. He never relinquished it from there on and took the easy win. Ninth place starter, Jason Masengarb finished in the runner up position, Joe Glick came from eighth spot to finish third, and Joel Huggins and Mike Morrill were fourth and fifth respectively. This was Stensland's first win at Marshalltown this year.
The IMCA Hobby Stocks ran their 15-lap feature next. David Rieks lead the early portion of the race, but had lots of company in Dylan Nelson, Shannon Anderson and Gene Nicklas. A yellow at lap six proved to be his downfall as it was Shannon Anderson making his move on the restart, and overtaking Rieks on the backstretch to grab the top spot. Anderson was able to throw off the challenges of his competition, and held the lead to the checkers and the win. Dylan Nelson took second, third went to eleventh place starter, Eric Knutson, fourth was David Rieks, and Gene Nicklas rounded out the top five. This was Anderson's second time in victory lane at Marshalltown this season after his win at the High Banks Hustle.
The IMCA Northern SportMods ran 18-laps for their main event. Curt Hilmer had the lead at lap one but it was Johnathon Logue who rose from sixth starting spot, to tag onto his bumper immediately. Logue gained the lead at lap five but didn't have it easy. He had to keep throwing off the challenges of Thomas Egenberger, Joey Schaefer and Tyler Inman, after Hilmer dropped out and exited the track. Logue managed to hold off those challengers, and swept his way to victory. Joey Schaefer finished as the runner up after starting eleventh, Tyler Inman came from ninth to finish third, Sam Wieben made the high side work as he went from twentieth, to take fourth, and Thomas Egenberger finished fifth from his tenth place starting position.
The IMCA Stock Car feature showed just why they are known as, "The Class Too Tough To Tame". The race up front was a thriller the entire 18-lap distance. With a handful of laps remaining, Paul Shepard had just managed to snatch the lead from Michael Jaennette with Scott Rice lurking close at hand, but suddenly it was the 22R of Todd Reitzler on the top shelf making a thrilling run and up to fourth. The closing laps were a shuffle of positions with those top runners as they looked to the checkers...three different leaders on the final go around. Coming out of corner four, it was anybody's race to win, but Todd Reitzler was the man gaining the advantage with his topside momentum, and beating them to the finish line. Paul Shepard finished second, just eking out third place Michael Jaennette at the stripe. Scott Rice had his best run of the year and finished in fourth, and Scooter Dulin was fifth. The race went flag to flag.
Todd Cooney took the 20-lap IMCA Late Model feature by a good margin over Jeremiah Hurst. Cooney came from sixth starting spot to over take then leader Hurst and then pulled away to take the comfortable win. Hurst followed a distance for second, third went to Darrel DeFrance, visiting driver Andy Eckrich from Oxford, Iowa was fourth, and Kyle Hinrichs took fifth place. The race went caution free.
The nightcap of the evening was the IMCA Modified feature. Joel Rust came out the victor in this action packed event. He ran down early leader Scott Simatovich and took command at lap seven. He never looked back from there, and finished a comfortable distance ahead of second place Ronn Lauritzen. Tim Ward made a late race charge through the field to finish third, early leader Simatovich took fourth and Racer Hulin ran at the front of the pack the entire race, and took fifth place. Rust returned to the Marshalltown Winner's Circle after taking the feature win at the High Banks Hustle back on April 26.
Next Friday night, May 25, all six regular classes will once again be in competition. The green flag drops at 7:30.
Speed Shift TV HIGHLIGHT: With one of the best races and finishes we've seen in awhile, the Stock Cars stole the show with this thriller at Marshalltown Speedway! ... See MoreSee Less
Speed Shift TV MAY 18: It's the Motown Racing Series and a Salute to the Veterans at Marshalltown Speedway this Friday night! Late Models, Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Mod Lite Stars all on tap! It's what Friday nights were made for!! Racing at 7:30pm CST!
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Dale DeFrance Memorial wins to Dolan, Phillips, Murty, Luellen, Stanton, and Morrill
May 10, 2018
The Dale DeFrance Memorial race at the Marshalltown Speedway was held on Thursday night with added pay and contingencies. One hundred and fifty cars with drivers from ten states came to race in honor of the patriarch of the storied DeFrance racing family. Ryan Dolan ran the slick race track to perfection in taking the win in the IMCA Late Model division, and it was Terry Phillips who stole the show in the IMCA Modified feature. Damon Murty nabbed yet another IMCA Stock Car win at the High Banks, Eric Stanton took a comfortable win in the IMCA Hobby Stock class, and veteran Mike Morrill used a borrowed car to take home the trophy in the Mod Lite feature event.
Mike Morrill's season turned around on Thursday night when he stood in victory lane after the Mod Lite feature. Morrill, who has had mechanical issues along with a blown motor recently, was in a borrowed car from fellow racer Erin Turner. Morrill started on the pole and led all laps on his way to his first win of the year. He was chased the entire distance by Colona, Illinois driver, Jason Masongarb. Masongarb could muster no more than the runner up position. Third went to the previous two week's winner, Randy Bryan, Doug Byers came from twelfth starting spot, to finish fourth, and visiting driver from Salina, Kansas, Trace Ayers, finished fifth after starting thirteenth.
Eric Stanton limped his IMCA Hobby Stock into victory lane with a flat tire after seeing the checkers. Stanton started tenth and took over the lead at lap six, and never looked back. He finished comfortably ahead of second place Shannon Anderson who came from twelfth spot, and Eric Knutson came from thirteenth, to finish third. John Watson and Leah Wroten rounded out the top five. This was Stanton's second win of the year at Marshalltown.
Austin Luellen snagged his second feature win of the season in the IMCA Northern SportMod class. Luellen duked it out in the early laps with Travis Peterson and Jared VanDeest. He won that battle to take the lead at lap five, and then led the remaining fifteen laps to the checkered flag. Jared VanDeest took the runner up spot, Ethan Braaksma finished third, Chase Rudolf took fourth and visiting Beatrice, Nebraska racer, Lance Borgman, was fifth. The race went caution free.
Damon Murty dominated once again in the IMCA Stock Car feature as he took his third win of the season. Murty, who started on the pole, was never threatened on his way to victory. He finished well ahead of second place Jeff Wollam. Todd Reitzler finished a close third, Donavon Smith came from thirteenth starting spot to take fourth, and Steve Meyer was fifth after starting eleventh.
The IMCA Modifieds had a stellar field of 38 drivers from all across the country vying for the $1,000 pay day. The front row consisted of New Mexico's Stormy Scott, and talented Springfield, Missouri racer, Terry Phillips. When the 25-lap feature began, Phillips jumped to the immediate lead. Phillips never relinquished that top spot, slicing through lap traffic with ease, as he motored to the win. New Mexico driver Johnny Scott, brother of the pole sitter, chased the leader most of the race, but could garner no more than second place. Tyler Droste ran up front the entire feature and finished in third place. Pole sitter Stormy Scott was fourth, and Todd Shute rounded out the top five.
The finale of the evening, was the 44-lap IMCA Late Model race, run in memory of the late Dale DeFrance. DeFrance was the patriarch of the racing DeFrance family, a racer himself, running the #44 car, and later in life, a supporter of his children, and grandchildren's racing.
When the green flag dropped in the Late Model feature, it was Todd Cooney getting the jump out front, only to relinquish that top spot to Ryan Dolan at lap two. Dolan maneuvered the shiny blackened track skillfully throughout the entire race, slicing through lap traffic easily to take the win. Kyle Hinrichs drew closer to Dolan at times, but in end, was a distant runner up. Todd Cooney held on to third place, Jeremiah Hurst came from twelfth to finish in fourth, and John Emerson was fifth. Dolan earned $1,500 for his win.
There will be no racing at the Marshalltown Speedway this Friday night, allowing the Iowa High School Rodeo to have their turn at the fairgrounds. Next Friday, May 18, will be the Salute to the Military Night with racing in all weekly divisions. The green flag drops at 7:30. ... See MoreSee Less