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Three in a row for Duffy, Reitzler wins thriller, and Packer gets first win on U.S. soil

June 18th, 2017

The Marshalltown Speedway’s Friday night show was hurried along due to the threatening weather. However, the track won out, and the entire show was completed by 9:25 p.m. with nothing more than a few sprinkles.

The Mod Lites came to the track first for their feature event. Charlie Brown would lead the entire 15-laps on his way to the feature win, his second in as many weeks. Randy Bryan trailed Brown all the race, closed the gap in the waning moments, but had to settle for second. Third went to seventh place starter, Mike Morrill, fourth was Joe Zrostlik, and Joel Huggins was fifth.

Frank Packer, the driver who comes to Iowa during the summer from his home in Australia to do a little IMCA Northern SportMod racing, put his name in the record books by winning the 18-lap feature. Packer started on the pole and held of some fierce challenges late in the race from Johnathon Logue. Logue’s efforts were in vain however, as Packer took the checkers to seal his win…his first on U.S. soil. His win was also the first time an Aussie had won at the Marshalltown Speedway. Travis Peterson had to qualify through a B main due to his heat woes, started nineteenth, and finished third. Jared VanDeest came from eleventh to finish fourth, and Randy Roberts completed the top five.

Gene Nicklas led all but the final few feet of the IMCA Hobby Stock A main, but taking the win was Shannon Anderson, when a lap car got involved as they came to the checkers. Following second place Nicklas, was Gary Pfantz in third, Clear Lake, Iowa driver Chanse Hollatz started tenth, and was fourth, and Eric Knutson rounded out the top five. Anderson has four wins in a row, and a total of six for the year.

The Class too Tough to Tame, the IMCA Stock Cars, once again lived up to their name. The 18-lap feature was a thriller as Todd Reitzler and Damon Murty went at it from lap one, right up until they crossed under the checkers. Reitzler started fourth and took the immediate lead, and Murty tucked in right behind him from starting sixth. It was a tight race from there on, Murty looking for any way around the 22R. They raced side by side in a near dead heat at times, and both drivers pulled slide jobs to try and gain an advantage. Reitzler however, was not to be denied on this night, and successfully held off Murty to take the win, his second of the year at Marshalltown. Finishing third behind Murty was ninth place starter Donavon Smith, Jeff Mueller came from eighth starting spot, to take fourth, and Steve Meyer was fifth. This was Reitzler’s second win at Marshalltown this season.

Darin Duffy went home with his third win in a row in the IMCA Modifieds. He started tenth, and had to catch leader Shawn Ritter who led from lap one. Duffy came through the pack to reach second place, and then reeled in Ritter, and took the lead on lap thirteen. Duffy then stretched that lead to take the win comfortably over Ritter in second. Finishing a close third, was Scott Simatovich, and Tim Ward took fourth over twelfth place starter Jesse Hoeft who was fifth.

Joe Zrostlik, who did double duty on the night, having also raced in the Mod Lite class, won for the first time this season in the IMCA Late Model 20-lap event. Zrostlik battled with Richie Gustin in the early portion of the race, until finally getting past him for the lead at lap eight. Gustin taunted Zrostlik through the rest of the race until his car slipped off of turn two on lap nineteen. This handed the third place runner John Emerson, second spot, and he kept it the final lap home. Pole sitter Curt Schroeder finished third, Darrel DeFrance was fourth, and Justin Mitchell was fifth.

Weekly racing continues at the Marshalltown Speedway next Friday night, with hot laps at 6:50 and racing at 7:30.

Cooney’s bounty remains, Duffy, Murty and Anderson go back to back

June 11th, 2017

It was another beautiful Friday night for racing at the Marshalltown Speedway. All six regular divisions were in competition with 110 cars checked into the pits. The only new victor for the season came out of the Mod Lite class, while all other divisions saw repeat winners.

Charlie Brown got his first win of the year in the Mod Lite class. Brown grabbed the immediate lead only to have the race red flagged at lap one when Doug Byers went for a tumble out of corner two. Byers was okay. When the race resumed, Brown shot off to the lead again. He was untouched from there to the flying checkers and the win. Finishing a distant second was Mike Morrill, Colona, Illinois racer Jason Masengarb was third, followed by ninth place starter Josh May in fourth and Randy Bryan in fifth.

The IMCA Northern SportMod feature went to Doug Smith. Smith secured his third win of the 2017 season by flying through the field from his ninth starting position, and taking command at lap ten when he passed then leader Curt Hilmer. In the closing laps, Smith put distance between him and his competitors and took the easy win. Taking the runner up spot was Jake McBirnie who made a good charge through the field from his fourteenth starting spot. It was a close battle for positions three through five, but when it all shook out, tenth place starter Sam Wieben took third, Randy Roberts was fourth, and eleventh place starter Travis Peterson rounded out the top five.

The fifteen lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw Grinnell’s Gene Nicklas out in front and gone until a caution waved at lap twelve, when Travis Merical flew off of turn one. This tightened up the field for the restart, and by this time, Shannon Anderson had made his way from his eleventh starting spot, to be running in second. It proved to be a game changer for Nicklas, as just after the white flew, the two cars made contact. Nicklas went spinning in turn one, while Anderson kept control, and raced to the checkers to take the win. Veteran Bill Bonnett took second place, just ahead of Leah Wroten in third, Eric Knutson in fourth and Ryan Wells in fifth. Anderson now has five wins at Marshalltown this season.

Damon Murty made it three regular season wins in a row in the IMCA Stock Car division. Murty would lead all but the first lap of the 18-lapper, winning it comfortably at the finish. It was a battle throughout for position behind him, and winning the hard fought battle for second was veteran driver Jeff Wollam. Eleventh place starter Donavon Smith was a close third, and Jeff Mueller came from tenth to finish a close fourth. Dave Atcher completed the top five.

Darin Duffy made it two in a row at the high banks, by winning the IMCA Modified 20-lap A main. Duffy worked through the pack from his twelfth starting spot, and grabbed the lead on lap thirteen. He was able to hold off a hard charging Joel Rust who took the runner up spot. Kyle Brown started ninth, and finished third, Jesse Hoeft was a close fourth, and early leader Todd Inman was fifth.

Todd Cooney had a $400 bounty on his head in the IMCA Late Model race, awaiting anyone who could beat him. At the end of the night, that bounty still stood. Cooney started in row four, flew to the top of the track, and quickly reeled in cars. By lap five, he was leading, and from there on, never looked back. Joe Zrostlik lead the first four laps, and chased Cooney the rest of the way to take second. Third went to Paul Nagle, hometown boy Darrel DeFrance was fourth and Greg Kastli took fifth.

Next Friday night, June 16, regular season racing continues in all six classes. The green flag drops at 7:30.

Cooney, Murty, and Anderson repeat, Duffy, Logue and Masengarb are first time winners at Marshalltown

June 4th, 2017

Action continued at the Marshalltown Speedway Friday night, with racing in six divisions.

Jason Masengarb made his trip from Colona, Illinois pay off, by winning the Mod Lite feature. Masengarb took the lead with just a couple of laps in the books and never relinquished it from then until the checkers flying. He finished well ahead of second place Charlie Brown. Joel Huggins was third, fourth went to tenth place starter Josh May, and Joe Glick was fifth. It took just Masengarb’s second appearance at the track to get a win under his belt.

Another driver getting his first win at Marshalltown after trying for five years, was Johnathon Logue in the IMCA Northern SportMod division. Logue did it the hard way, coming from eleventh starting spot, and having to catch and pass some tough competition. Matt Petrzelka led in the early laps, and by lap ten of the 18-lap race, Logue had reached his bumper. Logue pestered him until finally taking over the top spot with just two laps remaining, and maintained that lead to take the win. Travis Peterson made the move around Petrzelka in the closing moments as they finished second and third in that order. Doug Smith was fourth, and Jared VanDeest, who started near the back of the field, was fifth.

Shannon Anderson went back to back for wins in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. Anderson started twelfth and worked his way to lead by lap six. A yellow with just three laps remaining drew his competitors close on his heels, but he was not hindered on his way to win #4 at the track this season. Early leader Ryan Wells finished as the runner up, third went to eleventh place starter Eric Stanton, fourth was Tyson Overton and Justin Wacha completed the top five.

Damon Murty repeated his win from last week in the IMCA Stock Car class. Murty started sixth, went to the topside, and motored into the lead by lap three. Donavon Smith gave it everything he had in trying to catch Murty, but had to be content with second, after starting ninth. Dave Atcher and Kyle Everts battled back and forth for position much of the race, with Atcher taking third, Everts, fourth, and Steve Meyer was fifth.

Jimmy Gustin saw his nice lead disappear when a yellow flew at lap seven of the 20-lap IMCA Modified A main. By this time, he had his hands full as visiting driver Darren Duffy had made it to second after starting eleventh, and Joel Rust, who had started even deeper in the field, was closing in on the front runners. The three top cars duked it out, swapping positions until Duffy finally established the top spot for good, and sealed the win. Rust took the runner up spot, Jimmy Gustin was third, Jesse Hoeft finished fourth, and Jake Strayer was fifth. This was Duffy’s first trip to the Marshalltown track this year.

The evening ended with 20-laps of IMCA Late Model racing. Todd Cooney made it three in a row as he dominated in the main event. Cooney led with just over a handful of laps in, and then pulled away to take the easy win. John Emerson started ninth, and took second, third went to early leader Ben Seeman, Paul Nagle was fourth, and Darrel DeFrance rounded out the top five.

Next up at the Marshalltown Speedway is the Miller Lite 50 for the IMCA Deery Brothers Late Models and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds, on Tuesday, June 6. The IMCA Stock Cars are also scheduled. Hot laps are 7 with racing to follow.

Last corner pass puts Cooney in Victory Lane

June 6th, 2017

Racing was back in full force at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night after last week’s rain out. The big crowd on hand got more than their money’s worth from the 153 race cars that competed on the night. The Micro Sprints joined the regular classes for a seven-class night of excellent racing.

The Micro Sprints started off the night’s feature racing and it was Skylar Hunter leading the 15-lap main event from start to finish. Hunter, who hails from Afton, Iowa, started on the pole, and was never seriously challenged on his way to the checkered flag.

Travis Stensland took the win in the Mod Lite 15-lap feature. Stensland, who was in a borrowed car that is usually piloted by Mike Kennedy, was a happy camper in victory lane. Joel Huggins chased Stensland much race, but had to be content with the runner up position. Third went to Mike Morrill, fourth was Josh May, and Bryan Zehm was fifth.

Doug Smith took his second win of the year in the IMCA Northern SportMod class. Smith powered his way to the topside and captured the lead at lap five, never to look back. Tyler Soppe made the trip from Sherrill, Iowa in the far northeast part of the state, to take second after starting in the sixth row. Travis Peterson was third, early leader Thomas Egenberger was fourth, and Sam Wieben finished a close fifth.

Shannon Anderson won the IMCA Hobby Stock feature for the third time this season. Anderson came from row six and had to go four-wide at one point in order to get to the lead. From there on out, he put distance between himself and the competition, and took another easy win. Lady racer, Leah Wroten was the runner up, holding off Eric Knutson in third. Justin Wacha was close behind in fourth, and Dillon Million rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Stock Cars put on their usual hard fought main event. Damon Murty, no stranger to the High Banks, put his #99D to the front by lap five, and was able to fend off any challengers to take his first regular season victory of 2017, after also being the Frostbuster winner. Todd Reitzler ran close behind Murty for much of the 18-laps, but had to settle for second place. David Brandies, from Wilton, started in row six, and made a good charge through the field to finish in third. Fourth went to Steve Meyers, who just beat out Jay Schmidt in fifth.

Jenae Gustin looked poised to take the win in the IMCA Modified 20-lap feature, as she led the troops from the topside of the track. However, Cayden Carter, who started in row six, capitalized on Gustin’s slight slip when her right rear dropped over the cushion. He quickly dove under her to take over the top spot. He was able to hold that lead to the checkers flying and the win. Gustin had to be content with second. Joel Rust took third, Todd Shute started seventeenth, and finished fourth, and Adam Larson was fifth.

The night ended with the 20-lap feature for the IMCA Late Models. This was one of those races, that isn’t over until it’s over. Tyler Bruening led the race from the get go and appeared to be on his way to victory even as the white flag flew. However, a last corner pass and dash to the checkers found Todd Cooney the man going to the winner’s circle. Following second place Bruening was Kyle Hinrichs in third, Jeremiah Hurst was fourth and Andy Nezworksi took fifth.

Reitzler captures first win at Marshalltown

May 17th, 2017

It was another excellent Friday night of racing at the Marshalltown Speedway. Pleasant weather added to the enjoyment of the drivers and the fans alike.

Veteran driver Mike Morrill earned his way into Victory Lane in the Mod Lite division. Morrill, who started eighth, finished comfortably ahead of second place Randy Bryan. Bryan had to realign at the tail of the field after a lap one incident, and worked his way to the runner up spot. Third went to sixth place starter Joel Huggins, Bryan Zehm came from twelfth place to finish fourth, and tenth place starter Josh May completed the top five.

Travis Peterson took his first win of the season in the IMCA Northern SportMod class in a close fought 18-lap battle throughout the field. Peterson was able to fight past Ryan King to take the lead with just a lap remaining, to take checkers. Kyle Olson slipped by King in the waning moments to finish second, King falling to a close third place finish. Fourth was Sully, Iowa’s Cory VanZante who had started twelfth, and Thomas Egenberger, who was an early leader, fell to fifth.

Bill Bonnett, veteran racer for many years, captured the win in the IMCA Hobby Stocks. Bonnett started fifth, and had the lead at lap two. He was able to hold off two hard chargers at the finish line. Eric Knutson started tenth and finished as the runner up, and Shannon Anderson came from twelfth to finish a close third. Fourth went to defending track champion Eric Stanton, and lady racer Leah Wroten started nineteenth and rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Stock Cars put on their usual excellent show in their 18-lap main event. Damon Murty looked destined to take home another of his many wins as he led from the drop of the green. However, it was the 22R of Todd Reitzler, who decided to dust off the topside of the track where no one else was venturing, and he made it work. The final few laps saw Reitzler reel in the leader, and burst past Murty for the win. Murty had to be content with second, third went to Steve Meyer, last week’s winner Jeff Mueller was fourth, and Michael Jaennette was fifth. This was Reitzler’s first win at Marshalltown.

Eric Elliott won the IMCA Modified 20-lap feature, his first since last May. Elliott started seventh and took the lead just before the half-way point of the race. From there on, he kept that top spot all the way to the flying checkers. Zach Rawlins finished a strong second, holding back third place finisher Trent Jackson who had started ninth, and Jake Strayer and Ryan Leeman finished fourth and fifth respectively.

The evening ended with the running of the 20-lap feature for the IMCA Late Models. Most of the race was a three-car breakaway battle up front with Todd Cooney, Darrel DeFrance and last week’s winner Justin Mitchell. Cooney was the victor of the three, as he took home the win. DeFrance took the runner up spot and Mitchell was third. Ben Seeman was fourth and Kyle Hinrich was fifth.

Racing continues next Friday night when the green flag drops at 7:30.

Mitchell takes Late Model win in their first weekly return to Marshalltown Speedway

May 8th, 2017

The Marshalltown Speedway welcomed back the IMCA Late Models on Friday evening, running their first weekly show in many years. Justin Mitchell was dominate in taking that inaugural victory. Kyle Brown, Jeff Mueller, Doug Smith, Shannon Anderson and Joe Glick were among the other division winners.

Joe Glick would inherit the lead from Travis Stensland in the Mod Lite main event, when Stensland dropped a driveshaft. From there on, Glick held off the hard charger’s behind him, and sealed the win. Bryan Zehm was second, with Josh May in third, followed by Joel Huggins, and Doug Byers in fourth and fifth respectively.

The IMCA Northern SportMod feature went to Doug Smith. Smith took the lead at lap twelve and put in Rage Chassis in Victory Lane. Jared VanDeest was digging hard, but had to settle for second after starting tenth on the grid. Sam Wieben was third, early leader Ethan Braaksma was fourth and Jake McBirnie was fifth.

Shannon Anderson took the win in the IMCA Hobby Stock class. Anderson battled it out with Eric Stanton much of the race, but Stanton had to be content with second place. Third was Eric Knutson, Justin Wacha started 18th and finished fourth, and Clint Nelson rounded out the top five.

Jeff Mueller stamped his first win in the books at Marshalltown in the IMCA Stock Car division and looked strong in doing so. Mueller started sixth, and led from lap three on his way to victory. Donavon Smith started in the row behind Mueller, and ended up a close second place. Third was Michael Jaennette, fourth went to Steve Meyer who had started fifteenth, and Dave Atcher completed the top five. Mueller, in his post-race interview, said he loved the track.

Kyle Brown took the early lead in the IMCA Modified feature, and never looked back on his way to the winner’s circle. Jesse Hoeft made the haul down from Forest City and finished second. Jacob Murray started ninth, and finished third, Racer Hulin came from eleventh starting spot to finish fourth, and Tyler Droste was fifth. Brown also said in his Victory Lane interview, just how much fun the track was last evening.

The IMCA Late Models made their long awaited return to weekly racing at the High Banks of Marshalltown Speedway. Their feature would close out the evening’s racing with Cedar Rapids racer, Justin Mitchell leading it from start to finish. Seventh place starter, Jason Hahne was the runner up, and hometown boy, Darrel DeFrance was third. Fourth was Ben Seeman and Ryan Griffith, fifth.

Weekly racing continues next Friday night, May 12. Hot laps are 6:55 and racing at 7:30

Hughes hustles to Modified feature win on season opening night

April 24th, 2017

The Marshalltown Speedway held its 2017 season opener on Friday night. The 122 race cars on hand gave the fans some outstanding racing on a chilly, breezy evening.

In the Mod Lite feature, it was Josh May taking the win. He worked his way from eighth starting spot, battling his way past Bryan Zehm and Mike Morrill, to take the checkers. Morrill finished in the runner up spot, Zehm taking third. Fourth place went to Eric Turner and Randy Bryan came from eleventh starting spot, to round out the top five.

The eighteen lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature found defending track champion Jared VanDeest back in Victory Lane. VanDeest started fourth, took to the topside as the race went green, and had the lead coming out of turn two. He was pestered early by Sam Wieben and Jake McBirnie, but as the checkers flew, he took the win by a comfortable margin. Wieben held on to second place, Doug Smith came from eight spot, to finish third, McBirnie was fourth, and Austin Luellen was fifth.

Shannon Anderson took the win in the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock A main. Anderson and Eric Knutson ran side-by-side for the lead for several laps, with Eric Stanton throwing his hat into the ring in the final moments. The final corner was the determining factor as Anderson surged ahead to take the checkers first. Stanton sneaked into second at the checkers, just ahead of third place Knutson. Fourth went to Justin Wacha and veteran racer Bill Bonnett was fifth.

Jay Schmidt put his ride into the winner’s circle on the season opening night in the IMCA Stock Car 20-lapper. He chased leader Jeff Mueller…who made the long haul from New London, in southeastern Iowa…until finally making the pass into the lead at lap twelve. From there on, Schmidt never looked back and took the comfortable win. Eleventh place starter Trent Murphy took second, Donavon Smith was a close third, Mueller finished fourth, and Michael Jaennette completed the top five.

Nate Hughes, Humboldt, Iowa racer, snagged his first Marshalltown Speedway win, as he claimed the victory in the IMCA Modified division. He battled with Jesse Hoeft and Clint Luellen in the early portion of the race, while they tried to catch then leader Nick Roberts. Hughes swung to the top side and snatched the lead at lap fourteen of the 20-lap event. He held off second place finisher, Hoeft in the closing laps to seal the win. Roberts followed in third place, fourth went to Clint Luellen, and Adam Larson took fifth place.

Next Friday night, April 28, the IMCA Late Models will begin their weekly points racing, as they join the Mod Lites, the IMCA Hobby Stocks, the IMCA Northern SportMods, the IMCA Stock Cars, and the IMCA Modifieds. The green flag drops at 7:30.

Jacob Murray takes $10,000 World Nationals win

September 21st, 2016

Another World Nationals is in the books at the Marshalltown Speedway. Night three was completed on Saturday night and it was Jake Murray, Hartford, Iowa, taking home the Modified win, $10,000, and an impressive Championship belt, winning the prestigious World Nationals title for a second time. Murray started 17th on the starting line up and took the lead just before the halfway mark of the 50-lap race. Mike Mullen, the driver out of Suamico, Wisconsin, started fourteenth and finished as the runner up. He had to make up a lot of ground after slipping off the track earlier, and restarting in the rear. Marcus Yarie, Wausau, Wisconsin, came from twenty-second place, and finished in third. Fourth went to pole sitter, Terry Phillips, Beatrice, Nebraska, and Green Bay, Wisconsin racer, Benji Lacrosse, qualified through a last chance race, started in twenty-fourth spot, and finished fifth. Jake Murray also won the World Nationals back in 2013.

Damon Murty claimed his second $1,000 win in as many nights in the Stock Car class. Murty led all but the first of the 25-lap feature to seal the victory. Mike Nichols came from twelfth starting spot, to chase Murty for much of the race, but had to settle for second place. New London, Iowa’s Jeff Mueller came from fourteenth, to finish third, fourth went to Oconto Falls, Wisconsin racer, Joe White who started twentieth, and Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Nebraska, completed the top five.

The 25-lap SportMod feature found Jared Boumeester from Waseca, Minnesota taking home the $1,000 prize. Boumeester found his way to the lead by lap ten and never looked back on his way to the checkers. Friday night’s winner Clint Luellen, finished in the runner up spot, third went to Eric Flander, Pella, Iowa, fourth was eighth place starter Curtis Van Der Wal, Oskaloosa, Iowa, and Adam Armstrong started fourteenth, and finished fifth.

The 25-lap Hobby Stock feature had a strange turn of events at the finish line. Dustin Graham discovered it is good to be in the right place, at the right time after finding himself standing in victory lane. Graham was running third to Eric Stanton and Shannon Anderson as they came out of turn four looking at the checkers. The two lead cars became entangled as they neared the flag stand, and Graham saw his opportunity and scooted across the finish line in first place. Stanton was credited with second, third went to Justin Wacha, fourth to Calvin Dhondt, and Gary Pfantz was fifth.

Marshalltown Speedway now closes it’s doors on another successful season of racing until next April.

Inaugural Showdown at MoTown

September 4th, 2016

Friday night was the Inaugural “Showdown at MoTown” with 109 cars filling the pits for the after season special event. They came from all parts of Iowa as well as Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Arizona, Oregon, Texas, California and Canada. By night’s end however, it was area racers that claimed the wins in all five divisions on the High Banks.

It was Austin Luellen taking home the win in the 20-lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature event. Luellen started eighth and had to run down front runners Shawn Cooney, Jared VanDeest and Curtis Van Der Wal. He passed leader Shawn Cooney with just two laps remaining to take command of the race, holding it to the flying checkers and the win. Cooney claimed the runner up spot, Van Der Wal was third, fourth went to tenth place starter, Clint Luellen, and Pella, Iowa driver Matt Van Gelder was fifth. Austin Luellen also won the final race of the regular season at Marshalltown Speedway.

Eric Stanton continued his dominating year in the IMCA Hobby Stock class, grabbing another win in the 18-lap A feature. By luck of the redraw, Stanton started on the pole, and led all laps on his way to victory. The win marked the twelfth time this year he had stepped into Victory Lane at the Speedway. Jamie Schirm, Dexter, Iowa racer, had a fine showing as he raced from eighth starting spot, to finish second. Third was Tyson Overton, Damon Richards from David City, Nebraska was fourth and Mason City’s Weston Koop completed the top five.

The 20-lap IMCA Stock Car feature went to Trent Murphy, another driver who raced at the Marshalltown Speedway during the season. Murphy led all 20-laps on his way to the winner’s circle. A hard charging Damon Murty started eleventh and pressured Murphy in the final handful of laps, but had to be content with a second place finish. Third went to Todd Reitzler, Steve Meyer was fourth and Kyle Everts rounded out the top five. Murphy also visited Victory Lane twice during the regular season.

Seven IMCA Late Models took to the track for their 15-lap feature. Todd Cooney got the upper hand immediately, leading at lap one from his fifth starting position. Sean Johnson started seventh and by lap eight, made the move under Cooney to gain the lead. Cooney, who was running hard in an attempt to gain back the lead, slid off of turn two two laps later, bringing out the caution, and putting him to the tail for the restart. Johnson pulled away on the restart of the race and took the comfortable win. Cooney made up ground after his incident, and finished in second. Third was Darrin Ackerman who just held off fourth place finisher, Ryan Griffith, and Doug McCollough was fifth.

The night’s finale was the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature. With 35 cars in attendance, it took two B-mains to complete the 24-car starting field. Jimmy Gustin was the lucky recipient of the pole for the start of the race and he immediately flew to the lead. Tim Ward tucked in behind him to run second and Jenae Gustin tagged into third. The three cars remained in that order when Corning, Iowa’s Jesse Dennis took a tumble off of corner one, halting the racing action. Dennis was okay but his night was done. When the action picked back up, Gustin kept hold of the lead with Ward pestering him, but it was to no avail as Gustin took the double checkers and the win. Ward had to settle for the runner up spot. Third place went to Medford, Oregon’s Tom Berry. Berry started twenty-fourth, set his car on the topside, and ran out of laps to garner more than third. Fourth place was Jenae Gustin and Scott Simatovich was fifth. Ironically, this was Jimmy Gustin’s first win at Marshalltown in 2016.

The next racing action at the Marshalltown Speedway will be September 15-17 for the 10th Annual World Nationals. Check www.marshalltownspeedway.com for details.

Marshalltown Speedway Season Championship is set for this Friday, August 26th

August 24th, 2016

All eyes will be focused on the Highbanks of Marshalltown Speedway as track champions will be crowned in five IMCA divisions. This will mark the first time since 1989 the track has had an IMCA Late Model Track Champion. The format for the night will see the top 10 locked into the Feature events for the IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, and Mod Lites. The top 10 will start straight up by points with the remainder of the cars running a last chance race for starting position.

The Late Models will run 8 lap heats and a 25 lap feature on the evening. Front row starters in the Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, and Hobby Stocks will be eligible for double the money to win if they opt to fall to the tail and 5 laps will be added to their respective feature event. Any cars that have not competed at Marshalltown are welcome to race, they will revert to the last chance race for starting position in the feature. On tap the following week will be the Showdown at Motown.

This will be for IMCA State, Regional, and National points and will feature the draw/re-draw format. The top prize in each division is as follows: Late Models – $750, Modifieds $1,000, Stock Cars and SportMods $500, and Hobby Stocks $300. The 10th Annual World Nationals will take place on September 15th-17th and will once be broadcast live on Speed Shift TV. The Thursday portion will feature a complete Late Model show plus hot laps for all other divisions. On Friday and Saturday, the IMCA Stock Cars, and IMCA SportMods will be going after a $1,000 top prize on each night as the IMCA Hobby Stocks chase a $500 winners share per event. The Modifieds will qualify on Friday with each heat race winner earning $100, there will be two rounds of heat races run.

On Saturday, the Modified victor will pocket $10,000 with $500 just to start the 50 lap non-stop event. For complete information, check out www.marshalltownspeedway.com. Like us on Facebook,

Cooney scores Late Model win at Marshalltown

August 7th, 2016

After more than four inches of rain on Thursday evening, and the infield a muddy bog with a pond that the Canada geese enjoyed earlier, the Marshalltown Speedway still pulled off a full night of racing Friday. A full pit of 116 cars, that included the IMCA Late Models in their first of five consecutive weekly appearances, put on a great night of exciting racing action for the fans.

Josh May took a trip back to victory lane, winning the twelve lap Mod Lite feature. May took the lead from Joel Huggins at lap five, and from there on, never looked back on his way to the checkers. Cory Sauerman started the feature at the tail, and worked his way through the pack to take the runner up spot. Third went to early leader, Joel Huggins, fourth was Travis Stensland, and Randy Bryan was fifth. This was May’s fifth win of the season. The race went caution free.

Austin Luellen started eleventh on the grid in the 18-lap IMCA Northern SportMod A main, and inherited the lead at lap six when the front runners tangled, bringing out a yellow. Luellen went on to lead the remaining laps and take the win. Finishing a distant second place was Travis Petersen, and Jared VanDeest, who had to tag the field after he was a non-starter in his heat, flew through the field to finish third. Twelfth place starter Jonathon Logue finished fourth and Tyler Musselman was fifth. This was Luellen’s first win at Marshalltown in 2016.

Eric Stanton went home with his eleventh IMCA Hobby Stock win under his belt, winning the 15-lap feature event. Stanton caught early leader Leah Wroten at lap six, and then made the pass into the lead, two laps later. Stanton kept that top spot to the checkers flying. Visiting racer Ryan Grochala raced his way from twelfth starting spot, to take the runner up position, Leah Wroten was third, Jamie Songer started eleventh and finished fourth, and Luke Bird, who raced for the first time at the speedway last week, finished fifth after starting seventeenth.

Damon Murty used his usual top side of the track and made it work once again, winning the 20-lap IMCA Stock Car A main. He had to catch veteran racer Jeff Wollam in doing so. Wollam led from the drop of the green, but Murty had him at the flag stand on lap eight. For there on, Murty distanced himself from the field, and took the easy win. Another visiting racer, Dave Brandies from Wilton, Iowa, raced his way to score the runner up spot after starting eleventh. Wollam took third place, fourth was Dave Atcher and point leader Donavon Smith, rounded out the top five. Murty won for the seventh time this year.

After winning his first Modified feature a month ago, Trent Jackson repeated the feat, scoring his second feature of the year. Jackson took the lead from Rod Clement with a handful of laps in the book, and never relinquished it, taking the comfortable win over point leader, Jacob Murray in second place. Third place went to Jimmy Gustin, Ronn Lauritzen was fourth and Joel Rust took fifth.

The grand finale of the evening was 25-laps of IMCA Late Model feature racing. This one did not start well when the front row of Ben Seeman and John Emerson got together just after the race went green. This relegated them to the tail for the restart. When things did get back underway, it was hometown boy Darrel DeFrance grabbing the lead. By lap three, Todd Cooney had moved from his sixth row starting position, to tag on to DeFrance’s tail. DeFrance held him off for a few more laps until Cooney’s move out of turn four put him into the lead as they crossed the finish line at lap seven. Cooney then hummed along on the topside, the rest of the way to the checkers, scoring the comfortable win. Luke Goedert took second, third was Darrel DeFrance, Richie Gustin was fourth and John Emerson finished fifth.

Racing continues at the Marshalltown Speedway next Friday evening, August 12 when the IMCA Late Models will again be joining the IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Mod Lites for a full night of racing. The green flag flies at 7:30.

Wroten grabs first Marshalltown win

August 1st, 2016

Marshalltown Speedway found new faces in Victory Lane on Friday night in the Modified and Hobby Stock classes, while there were repeat winners in the Stock Car, SportMod and Mod Lite divisions. As an added bonus, the
Micro Sprints also ran, and it was Skylar Hunter taking that win.

It was Josh May grabbing another win in the Mod Lite 12-lap feature. May snatched the lead from Travis Stensland on lap seven and from there on, held it to the checkers. Stensland finished in second place, Randy Bryan started seventh and finished third, fourth was eight place starter Cory Sauerman, and Bryan Zehm was fifth. This was May’s third win of the point’s season.

The 18-lap IMCA Northern SportMod A main went to Jared VanDeest. Tenth place starter VanDeest made the topside work to his advantage, passing Sam Wieben at lap eleven on his way to his sixth win of the season. Seventh place starter, Travis Peterson came home in second, Wieben started eighth and finished third, Shawn Cooney, who had earlier made an attempt to pass leader VanDeest only to loose grip and fall back, finished fourth, and veteran racer Bill Hildreth rounded out the top five. VanDeest added to his point lead at the track with the win.

A new winner came from the IMCA Hobby Stock class when Leah Wroten snatched her first victory at Marshalltown. Wroten, who started ninth, outran point leader Eric Stanton to grab the trophy. Following second place Stanton, was Gene Nicklas in third, fourth went to eleventh place starter, John Watson, and Tyson Overton was fifth. This was the first time Wroten had ever won at the Marshalltown Speedway.

It was an exciting contest in the 20-lap IMCA Stock Car feature. Steve Meyer took the helm from Jeff Wollam at lap three and then Donovan Smith joined in to make it a three-car battle for the lead. The three ran three-wide for several laps. Smith was finally able to slip under Meyer with just two laps remaining to establish the lead, and then kept it to the checkers. Meyer finished as the runner up, Wollam was third, and Tyler Pickett and Kyle Everts completed the top five. This was Smith’s fourth win of the season.

The night’s finale was 20-laps of IMCA Modified action. Jake Strayer took command from Gatlin Leytham on lap six but soon had Joel Rust to contend with. Rust, who started eighth, made the move around the topside of Strayer, taking the lead at lap eight. Rust then held that top spot to the checkers flying, securing the win. Strayer finished second, third went to eleventh place starter, Jacob Murray, Jimmy Gustin started fourteenth and finished fourth, and Jenae Gustin was fifth. Rust won the Hawkeye Dirt Tour race back onJune 7, but this was his first regular season win at Marshalltown in 2016.

Racing continues next Friday night, when the IMCA Late Models will start their five week appearance at the track. The green flag drops at 7:30.

Flander takes first win, Lauritzen, Murty, Stanton and Stensland repeat

July 23rd, 2016

It was a hot and steamy night at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday where it was another regular night of racing action. Four drivers repeated wins from this season at the High Banks, and one driver paid his first visit to the Speedway and went home with a victory.

Mod Lite racing kicked off the feature events. They ran their usual 12-lap A main. Travis Stensland grabbed the immediate lead, and though his momentum was slowed at lap two for a caution, he never let it bother him, as he sped off from the field on the restart, and kept it all the way to the checkers and the win. Mike Morrill took the runner up spot, third went to Joel Huggins, fourth to Randy Bryan, and eighth place starter, Mike Kennedy, finished fifth. This was Stensland’s second win at the track this season.

Up next was the 18-lap feature for the IMCA Northern SportMods. Ryan King led the troops through the first handful of laps, but Curt Hilmer made his high line run pay off, taking over at lap six. When a yellow flew at lap ten for visiting Australian racer, Frank Packer, Hilmer still held the lead, but now had Sam Wieben in second to contend with on the restart, and first time visitor to the track, Eric Flander was running third. When the race returned to green, it was Flander who got the drop, passing Wieben and up to challenge leader Hilmer. The two ran side-by-side for several laps until Flander was able to make the pass at lap fifteen. He then put a comfortable distance between himself and the pack fighting behind, and swept home to the win. It was a real battle for position behind the winner, but it was Sam Wieben winning out for the runner up spot. Third went to sixteenth place starter, Jared VanDeest, Hilmer took fourth, and Ethan Braaksma completed the top five. Flander, who calls Pella, Iowa home, started twelfth on his march to the win.

Eric Stanton put his #7B in the winner’s circle again in the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature. He wasted no time in getting to the front from his eighth starting spot, taking the lead at lap three from Travis Merical. He then stretched the lead, taking the win by a comfortable margin…his tenth of the season. Leah Wroten came from seventh starting spot, to finish second, third was Gary Pfantz, Tyson Overton was fourth and Travis Merical was fifth.

Damon Murty, the “Chelsea Charger”, made it four wins in a row in the Class too Tough to Tame, the IMCA Stock Cars. After sorting through the cars from his tenth starting spot, he put it to the topside, and reeled in then leader Kyle Everts and passed him for the lead at lap fourteen of the twenty lap feature. He then sailed off, taking the win easily, making it number six on the year. Seventh place starter Dave Atcher, took second place, holding off Steve Meyer in third, and close behind was Donavon Smith in fourth and fifth place finisher, Kyle Everts.

The regular racing concluded with 20-laps of IMCA Modified racing. Rod Clement took over the lead from Andrew Kinser at lap three, and was looking strong, leading through the halfway point. By then, Ronn Lauritzen had made his way from ninth spot, to run in second place, and was applying pressure to the leader. At lap fifteen, Lauritzen swooped to the lead, and in the final circuits, pulled away for the impressive win. Jake Murray came from eleventh, to finish second, just getting around third place finisher Rod Clement. Eric Elliott was fourth and Jenae Gustin rounded out the top five. This was Lauritzen’s second win of the season.

George Hood from Des Moines was the winner of the Outlaw 4 wheeler Feature.

Racing continues next Friday night, July 29. Green flag racing is 7:30.

Murty and VanDeest score back-to-back wins

July 21st, 2016

The Marshalltown Speedway was back in action on Friday night, giving the nice crowd on hand an evening full of exciting racing. The Micro Sprints joined the five regular classes. It was also Marshalltown Police and Fast Shafts night at the Highbanks.

Jacob Murray took the checkers in the IMCA Modified class, adding to his point lead, Damon Murty in IMCA Stock Cars, and Jared VanDeest in the IMCA Northern SportMods, duplicated their wins from last week, and Gene Nicklas returned to victory lane in the Hobby Stock division. Jeff Stensland made it to the winner’s circle for the first time this season in the Mod Lites, and the Micro Sprint win went to Travis Rewerts.

The Micro Sprints ran a 15-lap feature. The caution free race was led start to finish by the 23T of Travis Rewerts. The 1K of Kelby Watt finished as the runner up, chasing the leader the entire distance. Third went to Jayce Jenkins in the 33, Ryan Leavitt in the 22 was fourth and Doug Sylvester in the number 12, was fifth.

Jeff Stensland, who just made his racing debut for 2016 recently, came home the victor for the first time in the 12-lap Mod Lite feature. Stensland led the entire race on his way to the checkers. Josh May came from sixth starting spot, to take second, third went to ninth place starter, Mike Morrill, Cory Sauerman took fourth from starting eighth, and Bryan Zehm started tenth, and completed the top five.

Shawn Cooney was looking to take the feature win in the 18-lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature, jumping to the immediate lead, and pulling away. A caution at lap thirteen, proved to be his nemesis however. The restart closed the gap, bunching the field, with Jared VanDeest running second. When the race restarted, VanDeest made several attempts for the pass, and finally making it pay off. VanDeest got the job done with just two laps remaining, sneaking under Cooney to take the lead. He would then keep it to the checkers and the win. Cooney had to be content with second place on this night. Sam Wieben took third, fourth went to Travis Peterson, and Cory Rose was fifth. VanDeest, who also won last week, scored his fifth win at Marshalltown this season.

Gene Nicklas returned to victory lane in the IMCA Hobby Stock class. He took the lead from Brandon Pitts at lap seven and from there on, pulled away, taking the comfortable win. Eric Stanton, who started ninth, came through the field to score the runner up position. Third went to Leah Wroten, Tyson Overton was fourth and Matt Pohlman was fifth. Nicklas won for the second time this year.

There was scrambling and position changes throughout the entire 20-lap IMCA Stock Car feature. At lap five, it was veteran Jeff Wollam holding down the lead when a yellow flag flew. By this time, the familiar #35 of Donavon Smith was up to second from his steady advancement through the field. When the racing action picked back up, Wollam held on to the lead for a couple of laps before Smith took command. Meanwhile, Damon Murty had been flying on the topside and by lap eleven, was up to second and gaining on Smith. Lap thirteen with unlucky for Smith, but lucky for Murty, as he swept to the lead. From there on Murty held the top spot all the way to the checkers and the win. Smith finished second, Dave Atcher finished third, fourth went to Jeff Wollam, and Tyler Pickett rounded out the top five. Murty has won the last three consecutive weeks at Marshalltown, and tonight’s win marked his fifth of the year.

The frantic position changes continued in the 20-lap main event for the IMCA Modifieds. Andrew Kinser held down the lead at lap one, but by lap two, it was Eric Elliott in command with Jake Strayer and last week’s winner Trent Jackson in the mix. Jake Murray and Ronn Laurtizen soon joined in the fray as well, making for a breathtaking battle. With four laps remaining, Murray swooped to the lead, and was then gone, leaving the rest to battle it out for position behind him. He took the easy win, his fifth of the year at the track. Ronn Lauritzen started tenth, and captured second place, holding off Andrew Kinser in third. Joel Rust finished in fourth and Jake Strayer took fifth.

Next week, Spectator Eliminators will be on the docket, joining the five regular classes. The green flag drops at 7:30.

Jackson holds off Gustin for Modified win

July 10th, 2016

There was exciting racing action at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night, as it shared the Central Iowa Fairgrounds with the county fair. New drivers earned their way into the winner’s circle while three others made return visits.

Josh May was one of those returning drivers as he took the win in the 12-lap Mod Lite feature. May took command at lap four and from there on, never looked back. He finished comfortably ahead of second place Mike Morrill, who had started ninth. Third place went to Travis Stensland, fourth was Joel Huggins, who had to race his way back through the field after a lap one spin, and Cory Sauerman started tenth, and completed the top five. May matched his win from last week.

The 18-lap IMCA SportMod feature came next. Chase Rudolf took the lead as the green flag flew, and was looking strong. By lap five, he had Jared VanDeest to contend with but continued to keep his lead. VanDeest was relentless however, pestering Rudolf continually, until finally making it pay off at lap twelve, when he grabbed the lead. VanDeest was able to distance himself from the pack in the final handful of laps, and took the checkers and the win. Eleventh place starter, Cory Rose, was the runner up, and early leader Chase Rudolf was third. It was a fight for fourth and fifth, Sam Wieben winning out over thirteenth starter, Dan Drury. VanDeest started twelfth and won for the fourth time in the 2016 season.

The IMCA 15-lap Hobby Stock main event went to Adam Armstrong. Armstrong, who has been racing an IMCA SportMod this season, jumped back into his Hobby Stock for the night, and made the switch seem effortless. He had the lead at lap seven, and then pulled away the remaining laps to take the easy win. Lady racer Leah Wroten started ninth, and took the runner up spot. Gene Nicklas took third, Matt Pohlman started thirteenth and finished fourth, and Jack Phillips rounded out the top five. Armstrong is only the third different Hobby Stock winner at Marshalltown this year. There was fast and furious racing in the IMCA 20-lap Stock Car A main.

Todd Reitzler led the race immediately, but suddenly at lap two, there was the 99D of the Chelsea Charger, Damon Murty on his tail. Murty, who had started twelfth, flew around the topside on his charge, and began dogging Reitzler. Meanwhile, Donavon Smith had also made big advances, getting to third and pressuring both Reitzler and Murty. At lap nine, Reitzler’s night turned into a nightmare, when his car appeared to dig into the entry of turn one, and then he took a huge ride as the car rolled. Thankfully, Reitzler emerged from the car unhurt. When racing action picked back up, Murty was now the leader with Smith in second. Murty returned to his topside run, Smith trying the low line, but it was all Murty’s race from there on out, as he crossed under the checkers first once again. Smith kept the runner up spot, and third went to tenth starter, Steve Meyer. Fourth was Dave Atcher, who made a great comeback after an early race incident called for a trip to the pits for a tire change, and Tyler Pickett was fifth. This was Murty’s fourth win at Marshalltown this year, and a repeat of last week’s victory.

No one should have been disappointed with the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature action! Trent Jackson and Jimmy Gustin wowed the crowd with lap after lap of close racing. Jackson took the lead at lap five, Gustin getting to second by lap seven, and from there on out, the chase was on. Gustin followed in Jackson’s tire tracks, tormenting him unrelentingly. Gustin tried a last second slide under the leader coming out of turn four as they looked ahead at the checkers, but it wasn’t to be. Jackson took the win, and Gustin had to be satisfied with second on this night. Jacob Murray finished third from starting eighth, Joel Rust came from tenth starting spot to take a fourth place finish, and seventh place starter, Ronn Lauritzen, was fifth. Jackson, who has raced both a modified and a late model at the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa a number of years ago, scored his first win at Marshalltown.

Racing continues next Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway with racing at 7:30.

Murray and Stanton go back to back, Goedert grabs Late Model win

July 3rd, 2016

The Marshalltown Speedway saw a nice crowd on Friday night witness 124 race cars vying for a chance at a win. The IMCA Late Models joined the regular five classes, and it was Luke Goedert taking home the hardware. Jacob
Murray made it two in a row in the IMCA Modifieds, as did Eric Stanton in the Hobby Stocks. Damon Murty claimed another win in the IMCA Stock Cars, Josh May got back to his winning ways in the Mod Lite division, and a new face graced victory lane in the IMCA Northern SportMod class as Matt Petrzelka took the win.

A nice field of 20 IMCA Late Models came to try their hand at the High Banks of Marshalltown Speedway. It was Marshalltown’s own Darrel DeFrance leaping to the immediate lead in the 25-lap A feature. DeFrance paced the
field until lap ten when seventh place starter Luke Goedert took command. Goedert lost the lead briefly to DeFrance at lap seventeen, but regained it quickly, and kept it to the checkers. DeFrance finished as the runner up, third went to Jeff Aikey, who had started tenth, fourth was Charlie McKenna, and eighth place starter, Ben Seeman, was fifth.

Jenae Gustin led much of the 20-lap feature for the IMCA Modifieds. A yellow came out at lap twelve with Gustin still in charge, and when the race restarted, it was brother Jimmy Gustin making the charge on the
outside for the lead as they entered turn one. It was a scary moment when he shot straight off of turn one, unable to turn, and the race was halted once more. Thankfully, he soon emerged from turn two, but drove it directly to the trailer. When the race got back underway, Jenae Gustin was still captain of the ship, but now had company in Jacob Murray. Murray, who had started ninth, was flying on the topside. He was able to use that topside momentum to take the lead with just three laps remaining, and went on to take the win. Gustin had to be content with second, third went to eighth place starter, Ronn Lauritzen, fourth was Tim Ward, who started eleventh, and Racer Hulin came from seventh starting spot, to round out the top five. Murray repeated his win from last week, and took his fourth victory at the Speedway this season.

Damon Murty took home another feature win in the IMCA Stock Car class. Murty had to run down Jay Schmidt, the early leader, passed him, and then pulled away from the entire field to take the win by more than a
straightaway. Justin Temeyer came from twelfth, to finish second. Point leader, Donavon Smith started ninth and finished third, Jay Schmidt was fourth and Steve Meyer completed the top five. Murty, who started tenth,
snapped up win number three on the season.

The winner of the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature was determined in the closing moments when Eric Stanton was able to make the pass on Gene Nicklas with a lap to go. The field was bunched when a caution flew at lap
thirteen with Nicklas leading and Stanton giving chase in second. That yellow proved to be the game changer, as Stanton flew to the lead as the race returned to green. He was able to hold off Nicklas at the checkers to
take the win—Nicklas finishing second. Leah Wroten finished third, fourth was veteran Bill Bonnett who had started twelfth, and visiting Ray Stock, Jr. came all the way from nineteenth, to finish fifth. Stanton took
back to back wins, and this was his ninth win over all, his only loss being to Nicklas.

Josh May took home the win in the Mod Lite feature. May started fifth, had the lead at lap one, and would lead all laps on the way to his victory. Finishing a distant second was seventh place starter, Mike Morrill, Cory Sauerman raced from ninth starting spot to finish third, Joel Huggins finished fourth and Joe Glick, was fifth. This was May’s first win at Marshalltown this year.

Racing continues at the Marshalltown Speedway next Friday night, when the green flag drops at 7:30.

Nicklas ends Stanton’s win streak

June 28th, 2016

Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway, Adam Larson went home with a win in the IMCA Modified class, and Donavon Smith won the Stock Car feature. Sam Wieben was the winner in the SportMod division, Gene Nicklas won the Hobby Stock feature, ending Eric Stanton’s perfect season, and Travis Stensland snagged the Mod Lite feature.

Joel Huggins led the opening laps of the 12-lap Mod Lite main event, but Travis Stensland made quick headway from his tenth starting spot, taking over as captain of the ship at lap eight. He would sail home to the checkers and the win. Huggins finished as the runner up, Mike Morrill was third, fourth went to Joe Glick and Randy Bryan finished fifth. This was Stensland’s first win at Marshalltown this season.

Up next was the 18-lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Jayme Duinink led the early portion of the race, and was soon having to hold back the fast charging Sam Wieben. Wieben, who started eighth, bothered Duinink relentlessly until finally making the pass on the topside, and taking the lead at lap seven. Wieben still led when a yellow flew at lap fourteen, but he was able to hold the lead on the restart, and kept it to the checkers flying. Randy Roberts was second, after starting ninth, Jared VanDeest started eleventh and finished third, and Jake McBirnie and Curt Hilmer were fourth and fifth respectively. Wieben claimed his third win at Marshalltown this year.

Gene Nicklas was the happy camper in victory lane after the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Nicklas took command from David Simpson at lap four, and led all the remaining laps to the finish. His comfortable lead vanished when a caution came out on lap thirteen for debris, and bunched the field. On the restart, Eric Stanton passed two cars, going from fourth to second and was looking for another miraculous win to keep his streak alive, but on this night, it wasn’t to be, and he had to settle for second. This ended his perfect season at seven wins in a row. Leah Wroten raced from seventh starting spot to finish in third place, fourth went to Gary Pfantz, and early leader David Simpson completed the top five.

Donavon Smith started ninth in the IMCA 20-lap Stock Car A main, and powered his way methodically to the front. He had to work his way by Michael Jaennette and Dave Atcher, to take the lead at lap nine. From there on, he kept charge to the finish and the win. Damon Murty, last week’s winner, raced his way from thirteenth, to finish as the runner up. Third went to tenth place starter, Austin Evens, fourth was Michael Jaennette and eleventh place starter, Todd Reitzler, was fifth. This was Smith’s second regular season win, having also won the Frostbuster preseason special.

Adam Larson used the topside of the race track to take home his first win of the season in the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature. Larson started eighth and was leading by lap seven. He put distance between himself and the pack until the closing laps when Joel Rust reeled him in. Rust’s attempt for more failed, and he had to be content with a second place finish. Third went to Trent Jackson who had started sixth, fourth was tenth starter Jacob Murray and Jon Snyder started ninth, and rounded out the top five.

Racing continues next Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway with hot laps at 6:50 and racing at 7:30.

DeFrance takes Late Model win, Ward scores first Modified victory, and Stanton stays perfect in Hobby Stocks

June 13th, 2016

Marshalltown Speedway welcomed back the IMCA Late Models Friday, for the second time this week, following up the Deery Brothers Summer Series held on Tuesday. Darrel DeFrance went home with a win on his hometown track in the Late Models, Tim Ward, the visiting Arizonian, won for the first time in the Modifieds, as did Travis Peterson in the IMCA Northern SportMod division. Damon Murty won his first regular season race at Marshalltown in the Stock Cars, Joel Glick captured his second win of the season in the Mod Lites, and Eric Stanton remains perfect in the Hobby Stocks for the 2016 season.

Hometown boy, Darrel DeFrance led all 25 laps in the IMCA Late Model feature. DeFrance set sail and was never challenged on his way to victory. Jerry King chased DeFrance for much of the race to finish as the runner up. Third place went to sixth place starter, Paul Nagel, Justin Mitchell started tenth and finished in fourth place, and Curtis Glover rounded out the top five. This was the first of eight Late Model races to be held at the High Banks this year.

Tim Ward, snagged his first win at Marshalltown this year in the IMCA Modified class. The young man from Arizona who is calling Harcourt, Iowa home this Iowa racing season, didn’t have it easy in doing so. Ward started twelfth and had to pass a lot of stout competition. Eric Elliott led much of the first portion of the 20-lap feature, but Ward took command at the halfway mark and walked away in the closing portion to take a comfortable win. Twelfth place starter, Richie Gustin, driving Shawn Ritter’s car, finished in second, third went to Tom Berry who started seventh, early leader Elliott was fourth, and Jacob Murray finished fifth from starting eighth.

The IMCA Stock Cars ran as a support class on Tuesday for the Deery Brothers Late Model and Hawkeye Dirt Tour doubleheader. Damon Murty took home the win then. Tonight, he won for the second time in a week, this time for a regular points show. Murty started tenth, took over the lead at lap thirteen from then leader Steve Meyer, and pulled away at the end for the easy win. Meyer took the runner up spot, Tyler Pickett started twelfth and finished in third place, fourth went to sixth place starter, Jeff Wollam, and Donavon Smith finished fifth after starting fourteenth.

Travis Peterson finally got that elusive first win in the IMCA Northern Sport Mod class. Peterson grabbed the lead from his fifth place starting position at lap three, and led the rest of the way to the checkers. Sam Wieben just got by Cory Rose at the finish line, as they were scored second and third in that order. Fourth place finisher was Jared VanDeest and Ethan Braaksma completed the top five.

In the IMCA Hobby Stock feature, Eric Stanton was looking to keep his perfect season going, as he debuted his new car. Stanton started eighth and battled his way to third place by lap seven. However, he had visiting driver Ryan Grochala and August Bach to contend with if he was going to keep the streak alive. He swung his ride to the topside and as the three raced to the checkers, Stanton was able to get the momentum out of corner four, beating both to the finish line for the win. Grochala was second over Bach in third, Gary Pfantz took fourth place and Dustin Graham was fifth. This was Stanton’s seventh win of the regular season at Marshalltown.

Joe Glick won for the second time this season in the Mod Lite class. Glick took command at lap three of the 12-lap feature, and kept it the remaining distance to the win. Mike Morrill finished in second, Randy Bryan was third, fourth went to Joel Huggins, and Kevin Grisham was fifth.

Weekly racing continues next Friday night, June 17, with hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7:30.

Rust outruns Irvine for Hawkeye Dirt Tour checkers at Marshalltown

June 10th, 2016

Rust regained the lead from Brian Irvine coming out of the final turn and beat his challenger to the $1,000 checkers by all of half a car length at Marshalltown Speedway.

Backing up his opening night tour win at Benton County Speedway with another strong showing, Rust ran a line higher than Irvine as they raced side-by-side or bumper to bumper for much of a 30-lapper interrupted just once by caution.

Rust was scored first most of those times around the track but Irvine had the lead going into the final set of turns. Rust pulled ahead on his preferred line coming out of four to get the win.

Pit gates and the grandstand open at 4 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and free for kids 14 and under. Pit passes are $25.

Also running will be IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for all applicable points, including local track.

Guss dominates Deery feature at Marshalltown

June 10th, 2016

Guss started outside Joel Callahan on the front row, took the lead on the second circuit and ran the rest of the 50-lapper without serious challenge.

The $2,000 victory was the series career 31st for Guss, also the Deery winner at Marshalltown in 1989 and 2009. His latest checkers came ahead of Tyler Droste, Ryan Dolan, Callahan and Cayden Carter.

Guss had already checked out when back-to-back yellows flew on lap 19 and was quick to pull away from the pack when the race returned to green. Four lapped cars were running between Guss and Droste at the finish.

Greg Kastli won the Malvern Bank Non-Qualifier Dash for Cash and $300. Winner of the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing was John Emerson.

With five different winners in as many events, the 30th annual Deery Series is next at West Liberty Raceway for another $2,000 to win show on Tuesday, June 14.

Joel Rust was the winner of the Hawkeye Dirt Tour feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds at Marshalltown. Damon Murty won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature.

Thornton and Wollam score first wins, Wieben, Stanton and Morrill repeat

June 4th, 2016

Two drivers, Ricky Thornton, Jr. in the Modified division, and Jeff Wollam in Stock Cars, scored first wins of the 2016 season at the Marshalltown Speedway on Fridaynight. Sam Wieben scored his second SportMod feature win, and Mike Morrill won for the second time in the Mod Lite class. The man who has been unstoppable in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, Eric Stanton, kept his perfect season going by winning for the sixth time in a row.

Ricky Thornton, Jr., the Candler, Arizona driver who is calling Iowa home for the summer, made his presence known in the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature. Thornton started thirteenth and grabbed the lead away from last week’s winner Eric Elliott at lap nine. From there on, Thornton took his ride to the topside and never looked back on his way to the checkers. Jake Murray finished second from starting ninth, and third went to eleventh place starter Jimmy Gustin with a late race charge. Kyle Brown finished fourth after starting seventh, and Ronn Lauritzen came from tenth starting spot, to round out the top five. Thornton has had several wins at various tracks, but this was his first victory at Marshalltown this season.

Veteran racer Jeff Wollam returned to victory lane in the IMCA Stock Car division. Wollam, who had run in the top three all night long, made the last lap pass on the back stretch, slipping under Donavon Smith and beating him to the checkers for the win. Smith, had to settle for the runner up spot, third went to Tyler Pickett, fourth to tenth place starter Austin Evens, and Steve Meyer started eighth and finished fifth. Wollam had not won at Marshalltown since August of 2011.

Young Ethan Braaskma led the pack of IMCA Northern SportMods in their 18-lap feature through the first eleven laps. The caution at lap eleven was Braaksma’s nemesis and Sam Wieben’s good fortune. On the restart, Wieben got the jump on Braaksma and flew to the lead. Wieben held the top spot to the checkers and the win. Last week’s winner Jared VanDeest came from twelfth starting spot to finish second and Braaksma held third. It was a tight finish for fourth and fifth, with Cory Rose just beating out Travis Peterson. Wieben won for the second time at the track this year.

Eric Stanton has been unstoppable in the IMCA Hobby Stock division and it was no different on Friday night. He took the win for the sixth straight time, making for a perfect regular season. Stanton started ninth and was in the lead at lap four, keeping it the remaining eleven laps to the checkers flying. Gene Nicklas finished as the runner up, third went to Dustin Graham, Gary Pfantz was fourth and lady racer Leah Wroten was fifth.

Mike Morrill made it back to back feature wins in the Mod Lite class. Morrill led all fifteen laps on the way to victory in the caution free race. Josh May finished second, over Randy Bryan in third, Joel Glick was fourth and Eric Turner rounded out the top five.

Next up at the Marshalltown Speedway is the Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models and the IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour for IMCA Modifieds on Tuesday, June 7. Also racing will be the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. Hot laps are 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Then regular Friday night racing returns on June 10 with racing in all five regular divisions. The green flag drops at 7:30.

IMCA Deery Series, Hawkeye Dirt Tour twinbill makes history at Marshalltown on June 7

June 5th, 2016

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa– There’s already a buzz around the IMCA racing nation about the June 7 doubleheader that brings the Deery Brothers Summer Series and the Hawkeye Dirt Tour to Marshalltown Speedway.

While both the series for IMCA Late Models and the tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds have made separate appearances there, next Tuesday’s event marks the first time they’ve been on the same race night card at Marshalltown.

“We’re pretty excited to have these two series running here the same night,” acknowledged pro­moter Toby Kruse. “We always look for a perfect fit and I think we’ve found it. There’s a lot of excite­ment in the air.”

“I’ve already been getting calls from all over about Tuesday night,” he continued. “The Deery Se­ries is always a hit here. Benton County Speedway had a record number of Hawkeye Dirt Tour entries (48) on Memorial Day and we’ve been averaging between 25 and 26 Modifieds weekly at Marshalltown, which is fantastic for this day and age. I think we’re going to have a great night.”

The 30th annual Deery Series main event pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start while the Hawkeye Dirt Tour headliner pays $1,000 to win, a minimum of $150 to take the green and is a qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 62 and over and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes are $30.

Modifieds will chase IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, BMS North Central Re­gional, Allstar Performance Iowa State and special series points. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win along with national, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region and state points; local track points will not be given in either division.

Twenty-four previous Deery events have been held at Marshalltown since 1987, the series’ inaugural season. Curt Martin of Independence leads all drivers with five wins there while seven-time champion and current point leader Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls has won four Marshalltown starts.

Richie Gustin of Gilman and Darin Duffy of Urbana each count a pair of wins from the five Haw­keye Dirt Tour events held at Marshalltown. Gustin owns an HDT career-best eight feature victo­ries.

More information about the June 7 card is available by calling Kruse at 515 231-5444 or at the www.marshalltownspeedway.com website.

The second Hawkeye Dirt Tour event of the week is Thursday, June 9 at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona. That feature also pays $1,000 to win.

Elliott eludes raindrops for first Mod win, no stopping Stanton in Hobby Stocks

May 28th, 2016

A few raindrops at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night, didn’t stop the weekly racing action. Eric Elliott went home with his first ever Modified win at the track, Donavon Smith in the Stock Car class won for the first time in the regular season, and Jared VanDeest got win number three in the IMCA Northern SportMod division. There has been no stopping Eric Stanton in the Hobby Stock class, as he continued his perfect season’s run, winning for the fifth time. Mike Morrill also won for the first time this year in the Mod Lite class.

The Mod Lite feature did not start well as new driver Joe Luethje rolled hard off of turn one. He was transported as a precaution, but was alert and talking.

When racing got underway, it was Joel Huggins showing the way, but as lap two was scored, it was the 6 of Mike Morrill taking command. From there on, Morrill never relinquished the lead on his way to the checkers. Travis Stensland took the runner up position, third went to Randy Bryan, fourth was Joel Huggins, and Joe Glick rounded out the top five. This was Morrill’s first win of the season.

Jared VanDeest returned to victory lane, winning the 15-lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature. VanDeest started seventh and had to run down early leaders Travis Peterson and then Cory Rose by running his preferred top side of the track. The three drivers battled it out, with VanDeest finally taking the lead at lap thirteen and holding it to the finish for the win. Travis Peterson finished second, and Johnathan Logue came from tenth starting spot, to finish third. Fourth went to visiting Carter VandenBerg, who started twelfth and Jake McBirnie came from sixteenth starting spot, to finish fifth. This was VanDeest’s third win of the season.

Eric Stanton kept his perfect streak alive in the IMCA Hobby Stock class. Stanton started ninth and had the lead at lap five, keeping it to the finish for the win. He was tailed most of the distance by Jamie Songer, who finished as the runner up. Gary Pfantz was third, fourth went to Webster City’s Doug McCollough, who had started tenth, and lady racer, Leah Wroten completed the top five. Stanton has all five regular season wins at the Speedway.

The 18-lap IMCA Stock Car feature found Donavon Smith taking the checkers for the first time since winning the Frostbuster back on April 8. He worked his way methodically from tenth starting spot, to take over as captain of the ship by lap seven, and keeping it the remaining way for the win. Damon Murty started eleventh and tried his best to catch Smith as he was seeking his 200th Stock Car win, but had to settle for second. Sixth place starter Michael Jaennette finished third, twelfth place starter Donovan Nunnikhoven took fourth and Trent Murphy was fifth.

Sprinkles began falling during the 20-lap Modified feature, but racing won out over Mother Nature in this one. Several yellows flew, and one at lap nine eliminated several cars due to a mishap in turn four. This didn’t deter Eric Elliott however, as he would lead all laps on his way to his first ever Modified win at the track. Jimmy Gustin challenged Elliott in the final laps, but could do no better than second place. Finishing a close third, was Jacob Murray who had won the last two features. Fourth place was seventh place starter, Racer Hulin and Ronn Lauritzen came from thirteenth, to finish fifth.

The Open Quads were also on the program last evening as they will be the last Friday of each month. Danny Needles won their feature.

Racing continues next Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway. The green flag drops at 7:30.

Murray, Murphy and Stanton take back to back wins

May 22nd, 2016

After a week off due to wet conditions last Friday, the Marshalltown Speedway sprang back into action this Friday evening. Three drivers would take home back to back wins. Jake Murray repeated his win in the IMCA Modified division, Trent Murphy did the same in the IMCA Stock Car class, and Eric Stanton also made it two in a row by winning the IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Sam Wieben dominated in the IMCA Northern SportMod A main, and
Josh May got back to his winning way by taking the victory in the Mod Lite class.

Jake Murray wasted little time in getting to the front of the field in the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature, snatching the lead from Jon Snyder at lap three. He never relinquished that lead from there on to the checkers and the win. He had to outrun some heavy competition however. Eleventh place starter, Tom Berry, from Medford, Oregon hustled through the field to grab the runner up spot. He had to fend off third place finisher, Joel Rust in the closing laps. Fourth went to thirteenth place starter, Tim Ward, Chandler, Arizona, and Jimmy Gustin rounded out the top five. Murray repeated his win from May 6th.

The Class too Tough to Tame, the IMCA Stock Cars found Trent Murphy also with a repeat win at the end of the 20-lap event. Murphy gained the lead with a handful of laps remaining, and then took the win by a comfortable margin over second place finisher, Donavon Smith. Jay Schmidt started twelfth, and came away with third place, Michael Murphy, brother to the winner, was fourth and Brandon Pruitt, Dexter, Iowa racer, was fifth.

It took a while for the IMCA Northern SportMods to find their rhythm in their 20-lap feature. However, when Sam Wieben got the lead at lap two, he didn’t let the subsequent cautions bother him, holding the lead the rest of the race to the flying checkers. Randy Roberts chased Wieben most of the race, and finished second. Jared VanDeest started twelfth and finished third, fourth went to eleventh place starter, Jake McBirnie, and Ethan Braaksma completed the top five.

Eric Stanton had to run down Gary Pfantz and Nathan Ballard on his way to his second consecutive win in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. Stanton took command at lap eight and held off the rest of the field in the 15-lap feature, securing the win. Nathan Ballard finished second, over Pfantz, in third. Fourth was Boone, Iowa’s Dustin Graham, and ninth place starter, Benji Irvine was fifth.

The Mod Lite 15-lap feature went to Josh May, despite a smoking machine for much of the race. May started seventh, avoided a skirmish as the race went green, and was leading when lap one was scored. He never looked back from there, leading all laps to take the win, his first of the season at Marshalltown. Joe Glick came from eighth to finish as the runner up, third went to tenth place starter, Randy Bryan, fourth was Bryan Zehm and Travis Stensland took fifth.

Green flag racing starts at 7:30 next Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway, with racing in all five regular divisions, plus the Outlaw Quads.

Spectacular Night of Racing at Marshalltown Speedway

April 24th, 2016

It was night #2 of points racing at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night, and the racing the entire night was nothing short of spectacular.

Ronn Lauritzen took the win in the IMCA Modified feature, and while he had breathing room at the finish line, the racing behind him was a shoot out to the finish. Lauritzen started sixth, and got around early leaders Jon Snyder and Jake Strayer by lap eight. He then set sail on the top of turns three and four, then dove low in turn one, keeping his moment the rest of the way to the checkers. Tim Ward, with a last second effort, took the runner up spot, after starting ninth. Brian Irvine started eleventh and took third place, and Jake Strayer and Jon Snyder completed the top five.

The Class too Tough to Tame, the IMCA Stock Cars proved once again, just why that name sticks. Three-wide racing, sometimes more, was common through most of the 20-lap feature. Dave Atcher claimed the top spot from Todd Reitzler at lap four, and was content to let the cars battle for position behind him. He started sixth, and outran a stout field of cars in capturing the win. Steve Meyer came from tenth to finish as the runner up, Donavon Smith started eighth and took third place, early leader Todd Reitzler finished fourth and Trent Murphy was fifth.

Clint Luellen took top honors in the IMCA Northern SportMod feature, but had to hold off some hard charging competition. Luellen grabbed the lead from Jayme Duinink with a handful of laps in the books, and managed to fend off the pack to capture the win. Jake McBirnie finished in second, just ahead of last week’s winner, Jared VanDeest, who had started thirteenth. Randy Roberts, the Frostbuster winner, came from ninth starting spot, to finish fourth, and Cory Rose rounded out the top five.

Eric Stanton made it back-to-back wins in the IMCA Hobby Stock division. He started tenth on the field, took command at lap eight, and sailed home to a comfortable win. Dustin Elliott finished in second, Nathan Ballard came from ninth starting spot, to finish third, and Garrett Eilander and David Simpson finished fourth and fifth respectively.

In the Mod Lite feature, it was Charlie Brown visiting the winner’s circle at the end of the 15-lap main event. Brown led the entire race to take the checkers. Mike Morrill finished in second after starting seventh, Randy Bryan, the winner from last week, was third, fourth went to Travis Stensland and Joe Glick was fifth.

Racing continues next Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway. The green flag drops at 7:30.

Irvine, Meyer, VanDeest, Stanton and Bryan take wins on opening night at Marshalltown

April 17th, 2016

Marshalltown Speedway got their season opening point’s night kicked off on Friday. There was a good field of cars on hand to enjoy the exciting racing action.

The Mod Lite feature went to Randy Bryan. He took command at lap three and never looked back, taking the victory by a comfortable margin over second place Mike Morrill. A close third was Eric Turner, Joe Glick was fourth and Justin Rankin was scored fifth.

In the IMCA Northern SportMod 20-lap A main, it was a shoot out to the finish. Sam Wieben led the early laps with Jared VanDeest in tow. VanDeest was able to get around Wieben and was leading when a caution flew at lap twelve, with Sam Wieben, Randy Roberts, Clint Luellen and brother, Austin Luellen close at hand. VanDeest kept his steady ride at the top of the track, and was able to hold off the challengers for the win. Close behind in second was Randy Roberts, last week’s Frostbuster winner. Austin Luellen took third, Sam Wieben was right behind in fourth and Clint Luellen a close fifth.

Eric Stanton took the honors in winning the IMCA Hobby Stock 15-lap event. Stanton started on the pole and led all laps on his way to the win. Nathan Ballard finished as the runner up, chasing Stanton the entire race. Tim Barber, Gary Pfantz, and eleventh place starter, Gene Nicklas completed the top five.

The Class too Tough to Tame, the IMCA Stock Cars put on their usual exciting race. Steve Meyer jumped to the immediate lead from his outside front row starting spot, but had all he could handle in keeping the pack at bay. Devin Smith challenged the leader in the early laps of the 20-lap feature, while Tyler Pickett challenged him on the low side. Meyer was able to fend off the advances however, and took the checkers. Devin Smith wrangled a second place finish away from Tyler Pickett in third, Donavon Smith came from fourteenth starting spot to finish fourth and twelfth place starter Trent Murphy, rounded out the top five.

Thirty-one IMCA Modifieds were on hand for the $1,000 to win 25-lap contest. Joel Rust, the recipient of the lucky redraw, started on the pole. Rust would hang on tight to that top spot through the first fourteen laps when a caution came out, and he saw his lead disappear. By this time, Brian Irvine had made it into second place and he applied the pressure when the race restarted. Rust and Irvine raced closely the remaining laps, sometimes swapping leads, but it was Irvine taking final command and sweeping home to a victory. Third place went to Rick Ward, eleventh place starter Kyle Brown was fourth and Jimmy Gustin finished in fifth from starting twelfth.

Racing continues next Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway, with hot laps at 7 and racing at 7:30.

Brown, Smith, Roberts, Elliott and May beat Mother Nature at Marshalltown Speedway Frostbuster

April 12th, 2016

Hardy fans endured an appropriately named Marshalltown Speedway Frostbuster on Friday night, but the racing was nothing short of hot action. 120 drivers competed in the five classes.

Feature action began with the Mod Lite division, where it was Josh May picking up where he left off last season in snatching up the decisive win. Randy Bryan finished as the runner up, Mike Morrill was third, followed by Charlie Brown and Bryan Zehm in fourth and fifth.

In the IMCA SportMod 20-lap feature, it was Randy Roberts with the victory. He out dueled Sam Wieben who finished in second place. Third went to Tyler Soppe, seventh place starter, Carter VandenBerg was fourth
and Jake McBirnie came from tenth starting spot, to finish fifth.

The 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock ran next. It saw Dustin Elliott take the lead from Nathan Ballard by lap six and from there on, held that lead to the flying checkers. A futile attempt by Eric Stanton on the final lap fell
short, and he had to settle for second. Fifth place starter Benji Irvine went home with a third place finish over seventh place starter Derek Hodges, and John Watson came from thirteenth starting spot, to round out the top five.

The 20-lap IMCA Stock Car finish was decided at the line, with Donavon Smith winning the battle over Damon Murty. Murty led much of the race and when a yellow flew at lap sixteen, Smith had worked his way to second from starting in eleventh place, and eager for the restart. Murty held his lead until the final charge to the checkers when Smith won the tussle and took the victory. Following second place Murty to finish in third was
thirteenth place starter, Steve Meyer. Fourth went to Tyler Pickett who had started seventh, and Jay Schmidt completed the top five.

Kyle Brown, who has been on a winning streak as of late, took home the $1,000 win and another Fast Shafts qualifier, leading the 25-lapper from start to finish. Josh Gilman finished in second place, ahead of eighth
place starter, David Brown. Arizona racer, Tim Ward, came from eighteenth starting spot, to take home a fourth place finish, and Ronn Lauritzen raced his way from eleventh place to a top five finish.

Next Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway will be the season opener. Hot laps are 7, with racing at 7:30.

Marshalltown, Boone, Vinton host rescheduled IMCA Frostbusters this weekend

April 8th, 2016

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – A trio of rescheduled Frostbuster specials are on the schedule for this weekend, each boasting $1,000 to win feature races for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are also on the card for Frostbusters Friday, April 8 at Marshalltown Speedway; Saturday, April 9 at Boone Speedway; and Sunday, April 10 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton.

Modified features double as qualifiers for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot. Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Northern SportMods for $400 to win and Hobby Stocks for $250 to win each night.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing be­gins at 7 p.m. at Mar­shalltown. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and free for kids 10 and under.

Boone opens the pit gates at 2 p.m. and the grand­stand at 3 p.m. Hot laps start at 4 p.m. and rac­ing is at 5 p.m. Gates open at Vinton at 3 p.m. and the grand­stand opens at 3:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5 p.m. with rac­ing to follow.

Spectator admission at Boone and Vinton is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. Pit passes are $25 all three nights.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, re­gional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded at all three shows. One thousand dollar point funds will be paid to top five drivers in standings for each division, which will also include points from the March 30 Frostbuster at Southern Iowa Speedway.

Champions will be eligi­ble to qualify for their respective race of champions events dur­ing the IMCA Speedway Mo­tors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September and will receive jackets and plaques during the national banquet in November.

More information about the upcoming Frostbusters is available from Marshalltown pro­moter Toby Kruse at 515 231-5444, Boone promoter Robert Lawton at 515 987-1220 and Benton County promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526.

Track websites are www.marshalltownspeedway.com, www.raceboone.com and www.jjamracing.net. IMCA.TV broadcasts the Boone and Benton County Frostbusters.

First nights for local track points to be awarded will be April 15 at Marshalltown, April 16 at Boone and April 17 at Vinton.

IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour finalized at a dozen events

March 18th, 2016

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – The Hawkeye Dirt Tour now numbers 12 events, with the addition of Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified shows at Marshalltown Speedway, Dubuque Speed­way and Clay County Fairgrounds at Spencer.

The HDT joins the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models for the first time at Mar­shalltown on Tuesday, June 7. Modifieds race for $1,000 to win and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also the card that evening.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission will be $15. Pit passes are $30. More information is available from pro­moter Toby Kruse at 515 231-5444.

A minimum of $1,000 will be paid to win when touring Modifieds make their first tour visit to Dubu­que for a midweek show on Tuesday, July 26 during the county fair.

Pit gates open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Fair admission is $10, which covers admission to the grandstand while kids 11 and under are free when accompany­ing a paid adult. Pit passes are $25.

Northern SportMods also run and there is no entry fee for either IMCA division. Questions can be directed to Fair General Manager Jamie Blum at 563 543-0545 or to Mike Fagan at 563 543-8711.

Clay County also hosts its first-ever Hawkeye Dirt Tour show and pays $5,000 to win on Monday, Aug. 8. More information about the purse is to be announced.

Pit gates will open at 2 p.m., the grandstand will open at 6 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps. Also on the program will be IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and the North­ern SportMods. Pit passes will be $25 and more information will be available by calling 712 262-4740.

The Harris Clash will be held Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City be­fore the seventh annual series concludes Wednesday, Aug. 10 at Buena Vista Raceway in Alta.

All tour features pay at least $1,000 to win and are 2016 or 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers.

Other tour dates are May 30 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton, June 9 at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona, June 14 at West Liberty Raceway, June 28 at Hancock County Speedway in Britt, July 19 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, July 20 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, July 21 at Knoxville Raceway and Aug. 2 at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton.

IMCA Late Models added to six Friday shows at Marshalltown

February 28th, 2016

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa– The Friday night lights shine on IMCA Late Models six times this sea­son at Marshalltown Speedway.

Late Models tackle the ¼-mile dirt oval on June 10, July 1 and Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26 in $600 to win events.

“When we brought the Late Models back for three events last year, the interest level and the enthusi­asm were crazy,” promoter Toby Kruse said. “We’re trying to give fans more of what they want by bringing them back this season.”

A track champion will be crowned and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and All­star Performance State points awarded.

A pro-rated point fund will be paid; the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway at Des Moines is off all six nights Late Models are scheduled at Marshalltown.

The Deery Brothers Summer Series makes its annual visit to Marshalltown on Tuesday, June 7, along with the Hawkeye Dirt Tour for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.

That will be the first time those series have raced on the same night at Marshalltown. “It will be history in the making on June 7,” said Kruse. “We’re excited about running Late Models. It was overwhelming when he had them here last year and we’re just as excited about having the Hawkeye Dirt Tour back.”

“Marshalltown Speedway remains one of the longest standing and best IMCA tracks in the United States,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “Toby does a phenomenal job and we’re excited to increase our weekly Late Model events and host Deery and Hawkeye Dirt Tour events on the same night.”

Thornton Holds of LaCrosse in the World Nationals Finale

September 21st, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Thanks to mother nature washing Friday Night out, it meant the Marshalltown Speedway was in stote for an action packed Saturday Afternoon and Evening and it was exactly that nobody went home disappointed.

152 cars signed in to race both shows on Saturday from Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oregon, Missouri, North Carolina, Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska , Oklahoma, Michigan and Kansas.

In the Afternoon show it was Shannon Anderson (IMCA Hobby Stocks), Jake McBirnie (IMCA SportMods) and Greg Wichman (IMCA Stock Cars) taking feature wins. Ricky Thornton Jr (Modifieds), Anderson (IMCA Hobby Stocks), Clint Luellen (IMCA SportMods) and Travis Van Straten (IMCA Stock Cars) took wins in the night cap.

Modifieds ran qualifying heats during the afternoon and the winners in round one was Todd Shute, Brian Mullen, Kyle Strickler, Adam Larson, Corey Dripps, Kelly Shyrock and Jacob Murray. Round two heats went to Jerry Wilinski, Matt Werner, Strickler, Ricky Thornton Jr, Kyle Kudick, Jordan Grabouski and Hunter Marriott.

Seth Janssen and Nick Ulin started on the front row in the first IMCA Hobby Stocks feature and it was Janssen wrestling the lead away but the caution out just after the completion of lap two. Benji Irvine worked his way from fifth to third but manage to take the lead away before the caution on lap three. Shannon Anderson started 11th but on lap nine, Anderson took the lead from Irvine. Anderson appeared to be heading on to the win but the caution came out forcing a green-white-checkered finish. Anderson held off Adam Armstrong, driving Gina Greubel’s car, to take the win. Weston Koop, Jamie Songer and Bill Bonnett finished third through fifth.

In the first of two IMCA Northern SportMods feature, Jake McBirnie took the lead early and not even a caution on lap six or 12 denied him the win. Tracy Wassenberg started 5th and came home 2nd. Travis Peterson, 8th place finisher Tyler Frye and Jared Van Deest rounded out the top five.

Greg Wichman grabbed the lead in the IMCA Stock Cars first feature meanwhile Damon Murty was working his way through the field. Murty battled with Wichman for the lead and grabbed the top spot away on lap 11. Wichman did not give up as he managed to beating Murty to the checkered flag. Johnny Spaw was third, Randy Brands was fourth and Mike Schmidt was fifth.

After the afternoon show was completed, Speedway officials reworked the track for the evening show. Another complete show for SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Stock Cars. Last Chance Races, Dash and A Main for the Modifieds was on tap.

Ricky Thornton Jr was tenth in points after the heat races but was given the lead when Kyle Strickler drew the invert of ten for the TiLube ten lap Dash. Thornton took full advantage of that as he lead from start-to-finish.

Weston Koop lead the first four laps of the second IMCA Hobby Stock feature of the day as they were going two and three wide on lap one. Adam Armstrong started sixth but by the end of lap five, Armstrong was in the lead. Armstrong held on to the lead after a pair of cautions on lap six and ten. Shannon Anderson again got a bad redraw as he started 12th but worked his way up to take the lead away from Armstrong on lap 12. Anderson held off challenges from Armstrong and Benji Irvine to take his second win of the day. Irvine beats Armstrong for second. Dustin Elliott and Nick Ulin finished fourth and fifth.

Next up on the speedway was the 20 lap Modified Final Four race, top four finishers advance on to the 50 lap World Nationals feature. Jordan Grabouski grabbed the lead right away but just after one lap was completed the caution came out for Eric Elliott in turn three. Grabouski got a great restart and pulled away to take the win. 2013 Winner Jacob Murray finished second, Jake Hartung finished third and Jerry Wilinski was fourth.

Joel Rust destroyed his Modified a few weeks ago but Marty Rouse offered his IMCA SportMod up to Rust to race, Rust accepted. Rust wrestled the lead away from Jayme Duinink in the IMCA Northern SportMods 20 lap feature event. Rust was out to a big lead but Clint Luellen worked his way from sixth and strated to reel in Rust by lap eight. Luellen managed to take the lead away on lap 12 and would go on to take the win ahead of Rust. National Points Leader Tyler Frye from Kansas moved up nine spots to finished third, Tracy Wassenberg was fourth and Vince Engebregtsen was fifth.

Damon Murty wrestled the lead away from Donavon Smith in the IMCA Stock Cars feature event but just after the completion on lap one, the only race caution came out for Johnny Spaw, Steve Meyer and Jared Daggett getting together. Murty got a great restart but Travis Van Straten took second away from Donavon Smith and chase down Murty. Murty and Van Straten battled for the lead and it was Van Straten out dueling Murty for the win. Smith, Randy Brands and Wayne Gifford rounded out the top five.

Final feature of the day was the $10,000 to win World Nationals 50 lapper for the Modifieds, Ricky Thornton Jr and Todd Shute lead the field to the green flag. They were going three and four wide off the start of the race behind Thornton, who took the lead early. Just after the completion of lap two, the only race caution came out for Brandon Rothzen smacking the wall hard on the front stretch. Thornton was not going to let that bother him however by the time he began to encounter lap traffic on lap 30, 2014 World Nationals Winner Benji LaCrosse worked his way from 17th to second. Thornton sliced his way through the lap traffic and held off a hard charging LaCrosse to take $10,000 back to Arizona. Terry Phillips came from 13th to 3rd. Kyle Strickler finish 4th and Shute was fifth.

Special Thanks goes out to Comp Cams, RHS, TCI, Quarter Master, Erson Cams, World Products, PBM Performance Products, EQ Cylinder Heads, Mahle Motorsports, BSB Manufacturing, Edelbrock, Fast Shafts, MSD, JE Pistons, SRP Pistons, Total Seal Rings, ICON Pistons, Eagle Specialty Products, Bell Helmets, Eibach Springs, Driven Racing Oil, Kevco Oil Pans, Millers Powder Coating, Mike Fagen/Layne Transmissions, Performance Bodies, Speedway Illustrated, Cookies BBQ Sauce, Casey’s General Stores, Karl Chevrolet, Karl Performance and Toby K’s Hideaway for their support of the World Nationals.

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Friday’s World Nationals Rained Out, Double Show Saturday

September 19th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa– Thursday Night the World Nationals featured an open track practice from 6-9pm with a little help on track prep from Mother Nature but Friday’s rain was too much for the Marshalltown Speedway.

That forced speedway officials to make the decision to run two shows on Saturday. The first show will start at 1pm with the gates opening at 11am with the same format originally scheduled for Friday. Once that show is completed there will be a 1-1 1/2 hour break to rework the track before running the orginally scheduled Saturday Night Program.

Pit Passes will be $25 for the afternoon show and $30 for the evening show. The grandstands are $12 for afternoon show and $15 for evening show, children 10 and under will be free each night in the grandstands.

The event will be broadcast live on Speed Shift TV. For complete information, please refer to www.marshalltownspeedway.com Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Gustin Remains Unbeaten on Larry Wollam Season Championship Night

September 7th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Friday Night was an action packed night of racing with seven classes on the cards for the Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championship Night at Marshalltown. 108 drivers signed in to get their names in the history books. Top ten in points were locked into the feature with 11th on back running last chance heats.

Donavon Smith (IMCA Stock Cars), Jared Van Deest (IMCA Northern SportMods) and Josh May (Mod Lites) all took victorys along with track championships in their divisions. Richie Gustin (IMCA Modifieds), Chris Abelson (IMCA Modifieds) and Austin Luellen (IMCA Hobby Stocks) pick up feature wins as does Jordan Brown in the Quads.

Before a lap was completed in the Mod Lites feature event, the caution came out for DJ Schmalzried and Alonzo Grosse got together in turn two. When the race restarted it was Josh May wrestling the lead away from Travis Stensland. May saw the caution again come out on lap two. May pulled away and went on to take his 9th win at Marshalltown in route to his 3rd track title in six years. Travis Stensland ran second the entire way with Mike Morill in third. Joe Glick was fourth and Jason Whitehead was fifth. Three Micro Mods raced against the Mod Lites and they were Don Erger, Cole McNeal and Robby Decker.

Jared Van Deest took full advantage of his pole position that he earned for being the points leader in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature by jumping out to the early lead. The battle behind him for second was intense for Brandon Williams, Jayme Duinink and Sam Wieben. Just after the completion of lap six, the caution was displayed first for Thomas Egenberger and then for Dale VanDerWal in turn two. Van Deest was never challenged as he got out to commanding lead just before the final caution for Ryan King coming to a stop in turn one forcing a green-white-checkered finish. Van Deest held off any challenges to take his six win and 2015 track championship. Duinink finished second ahead of Travis Peterson, Wieben and DJ Robinson.

Eric Stanton already had the track championship locked up in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks but he was out for the win. Stanton proved that when he grabbed the early lead but Austin Luellen worked his way through the field and took the top spot away on lap six. Luellen held off Stanton to take his ninth at Motown. Stanton, Gary Pfantz, Eugene Nicklas and Garrett Eilander rounded out the top five.

Donavon Smith grabbed the lead early in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature. Smith led the entire way en route to his eighth win and his second consecutive track title and third in nine years. Steve Meyer finished second in the feature and points. Michael Jaennette was third, Jeff Wollam gets his best finish of the season by taking fourth ahead of Damon Murty.

Ronn Lauritzen came in the night five points behind Jimmy Gustin in the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds and it was Lauritzen taking the lead but just after one lap was scored, the caution came out for Dalton Dingman and Derek Reimer in turn four. Lauritzen saw Gustin and Josh Gilman restart right behind him and he was able to hold them off just after lap seven was scored the caution came out when Gustin went off the top side of turn one and two. That threw a curve ball to the track championship but then the caution came out on lap eight and nine, Gustin meanwhile was working his way back through the field. Gilman took the lead on lap eight and nine but it was National Point Leader Chris Abelson taking the lead away on lap ten. Gilman and Abelson battled it out with Gilman again taking the lead back on lap 11. Abelson finally worked his way by on lap 15 to go on and take his 3rd win in a row at Marshalltown. Lauritzen finished second. Kody Schlopp from Canada was third, Gustin worked his way back up to fourth which was enough to win the track championship by three points. Jake Strayer came home fifth.

Rumours Sports Bar & Grill Late Models were back for a third night of racing competiton with a little added incentive if anybody could be Richie Gustin fair and square they would pocket $1,600 thanks to Rumours and McFarland Pain Clinic. Paul Conrad and Mike O’Connor started on the front row and it was Conrad leading the opening lap. Jeremy Grady took the lead away on lap two but on lap five, Grady saw Richie Gustin sneak by for the lead. Gustin and the field saw the caution come out for Jerry King going off turn two. Gustin went on to take his third consecutive Late Model win at Marshalltown. Todd Cooney took second on lap 15 and tried to chase down Gustin but came up short. Grady, Robert See and Greg Kastli rounded out the top five.

George Hood took the whole shot and led lap one of the Flat Track Quads but Jordan Brown took the lead on lap two. Brown and Hood battled it out the rest of the way with Brown edging out Hood for the win. Adam Streeter, Dan Needles and David Petithory.

Track Points are all completed but the speedway is not finished yet as they take a week off and prepare for the World Nationals on September 17th through 19th. Open Practice to all competiors on Thursday. Modifieds will qualify on Friday and race for a top prize of $10,000 on Saturday. Hobby Stocks race for $500 to win on Friday and Saturday meanwhile Stock Cars and SportMods $1,000 to win each night.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Gustin, Abelson, Murty, Luellen, May and McBirnie Are All Winners on Rumours Sports Bar & Grill Night

August 22nd, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Beautiful night for racing saw 111 cars signed in to tame the high banks of the Marshalltown Speedway on Rumours Sports Bar & Grill and KIX101.1 Night at the Races. Fans were treated to great three, four and sometimes five wide racing plus the IMCA Late Models for the second week in a row.

Richie Gustin (IMCA Late Models), Chris Abelson (IMCA Modifieds), Damon Murty (IMCA Stock Cars), Austin Luellen (IMCA Hobby Stocks) Josh May (Mod Lites) made the trip to victory lane again. Jake McBirnie (IMCA Northern SportMods) takes his 1st at Marshalltown.

Justin Rankin wrestled the lead away from Jason Whitehead in the Mod Lites 15 lap feature and just after lap one was completed the caution came out for Charlie Brown, Mike Morrill and David Simpson in turn two. Rankin saw Travis Stensland and Josh May in tow, May took the top spot away on lap three and not even the caution on lap eight was going to prevent May from take his 9th win at Marshalltown in 2015. Stensland finished second, Joe Glick was third, Bryan Zehm was fourth and Brown was fifth.

Before a single lap was scored in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature, the caution came out for a couple of incidents. On the restart, Jake McBirnie took the lead and looked comfortable out front until a pair of cautions on lap 10. McBirnie led the remaining eight laps to take his first win at Marshalltown this year. Jared Van Deest, Clint Luellen, Travis Peterson and Jenae Gustin rounded out the top five.

Bill Bonnett led the first four laps of the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature in a borrowed race car from Greubel Farms. Austin Luellen started 7th but found himself taking the lead away on lap five. Luellen then saw Eric Stanton work his way to second. Luellen took his 9th checkered of the season at Motown. Stanton finished second which allowed him to clinch the 2015 track championship. Benji Irvine, Bonnett and Garrett Eilander finished third through fifth respectively.

In the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature, Casey Greubel took the top spot but Todd Reitzler grabbed in away on lap three. Jeff Wollam worked his way by to take the lead on lap four and a lap later, the caution came out for Russell Damme Jr. Wollam saw Reitzler and Tyler Pickett right behind him on the restart, however it was Damon Murty that worked his way from tenth to the lead on lap nine. Murty cruised on take his second win in as many weeks. Donavon Smith came across second with Michael Jaennette in third, Pickett in fourth and Wollam in fifth.

Tom Berry making the long trip from Oregon grabbed the lead early in the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature but when the red flag came out on lap four for Tyler Gross rolling off the top of turn two. Berry saw Chris Abelson, who worked his way from tenth to the lead by lap five. Abelson saw the caution come out for the final time on lap 15. Great restarts by Abelson allowed him to go on to take his second win at Marshalltown. Jake Strayer managed to take second ahead of Ronn Lauritzen. Josh Gilman and Scott Simatovich was fourth and fifth.

Final feature of the night was the Rumours Sports Bar & Grill IMCA Late Models 20 lap feature. Before a lap was scored the caution came out for Al Johnson in turn two. Jason Hahne grabbed the top spot on the restart before a caution came out again. That allowed Richie Gustin to restart second and it was Gustin taking the lead away from Hahne. Not even the cautions on lap seven and 15 was going to deny Gustin from taking his second IMCA Late Model win at Marshalltown. Todd Cooney outdueled crowd favorite Darrel DeFrance for second. Hahne fell back to fourth and Chris Snyder was fifth.

Next Friday Night is Minute Man Printing and Casey’s General Stores Night. It was also announced that the IMCA Late Models will return for the third week in a row. Also Racing IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Mod Lites. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Gustin Wins Late Models at Marshalltown

August 17th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Many have asked when the IMCA Late Models was going to take to the high banks of Marshalltown again, well on Friday Night was the night. A very beautiful Friday Night saw great two, three and four wide racing
on Central Iowa Snowmobile Club Night.

Richie Gustin (IMCA Late Models), Chris Abelson (IMCA Modifieds), Damon Murty (IMCA Stock Cars), Curt Hilmer (IMCA Northern SportMods), Eric Stanton (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Josh May (Mod Lites) all made visits to victory lane.

Todd Cooney grabbed the early lead In the Rumours Sports Bar & Grill IMCA Late Models 20 lap feature but just after one lap the caution came out when Mark Hurst spun in turn two. Cooney had to contend with Paul Nagle and Richie Gustin on the restart. Cooney got a great restart but so did Gustin and began to battle for the lead before the caution came out when Nagle slid off the top side of turns three and four. Cooney and Gustin raced wheel to wheel for the lead but it was Cooney still leading at the stripe. Gustin was able to complete the pass for the lead on lap 11 and would not let the caution on lap 14 deny him the victory. Cooney settled for second, Darren Ackerman took third from crowd favorite Darrel DeFrance. Chad Holladay was fifth.

Jake Strayer started inside row two of the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature but by the end of lap one, Strayer found himself in the lead. Strayer held off several challenges from Joel Rust in first half of the feature but when the caution came out on lap ten, Strayer and Rust saw Chris Abelson. Abelson took the lead away on the restart but just after lap 11 was scored the caution came out when Rust spun in turn two. Abelson went on to take the win ahead of Jimmy Gustin, Strayer, Nick Deal and Ronn Lauritzen.

Matt Deaton led the first three laps of the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars feature but it was Damon Murty taking the lead away on lap four. Murty saw Tyler Pickett, Steve Meyer, Robert Stofer and Jeff Wollam battling for position behind him until a caution came out on lap nine. Murty held on to take the win. Steve Meyer edged out Michael Jaennette for second. Donavon Smith was fourth and Robert Stofer was fifth.

Before a single laps was completed in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks feature, the caution came out for Justin Lovig spun in turn two. Tim Barber grabbed the lead but by lap three, Eric Stanton worked his way up to the top spot. Stanton went on to take win six at Motown. Austin Luellen held off Bill Bonnett for second. Gary Pfantz was fourth and Eugene Nicklas was fifth.

Ethan Braaksma and Bill Hildreth led the field to the green in the 18 lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature and by the end of lap one, Hildreth was the lead. That lead was short lived because Curt Hilmer took the top spot away just before a pair of cautions. Hilmer saw Jake McBirnie work his way to second and Sam Wieben to third by the time the caution came out on lap seven. Hilmer went on to take his second win at Motown on his final Friday Night free as next week begins coaching football. Brandon Williams, Austin Kaplan, Jared Van Deest and Dan Drury round out the top five.

In the Mod Lites 15 lap feature, Tim Gannon grabbed the lead on lap one but Travis Stensland took the lead away on lap two. Stensland continued to lead until Josh May worked his way up to take the lead away on lap seven just before a caution. May went on to take his 102nd career Mod Lite victory and eight of the season at Motown. Stensland, Joe Glick, Mike Morrill and Joel Huggins finished second through fifth respectively.

Rumours Sports Bar & Grill is the sponsor next Friday Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. It again will feature the IMCA Late Models racing for State and National Points. Also Racing IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Northern SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Mod Lites. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm. Grandstands will be $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors (65+) with Children 10-and-Under are Free. Pit Pass is $22.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Rust, Smith, Van Deest, Stanton and May Take Checkers First on J & V Napa Auto Parts Night

August 10th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Friday Night was a picture perfect night at the Marshalltown Speedway sponsored by J & V Napa Auto Parts. 70 cars checked in to tame the high banks.

Joel Rust (IMCA Modifieds) takes his first at Marshalltown. Donavon Smith (IMCA Stock Cars), Jared Van Deest (IMCA Northern SportMods), Eric Stanton (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Josh May (Mod Lites) make return visits to victory lane.

Justin Rankin grabbed the lead on lap one of the 15 lap Mod Lite feature but Joe Glick took the lead away on lap two just before a caution for Travis Stensland and Rankin getting together in turn four. With Glick out front the caution came out again on lap four, this time for Joel Huggins in turn two. Glick led until lap eight when Josh May worked his way by to take the lead. May when on to take his Career 100th win in the Mod Lites, the night before his wedding. Charlie Brown finished second, Glick was third, Mike Kennedy was fourth and Jason Whitehead was fifth.

Tom Rawlins and Scott Williams led the field to the green in the 18 lap IMCA Northern SportMod feature but by the end of lap one, Curt Hilmer found himself out front. Hilmer saw Brandon Williams and Sam Wieben right behind him when the caution came out on lap three. Wieben was able to make the pass for the lead on lap five. Wieben saw Jared Van Deest work his way to second on lap six. Wieben and Van Deest battled for the lead and it was Van Deest taking the lead away on lap 11. Van Deest went on to take his 5th of the season at Motown ahead of Wieben, Brandon Williams, Travis Peterson and Jake McBirnie.

Before the completion of lap one the caution came out when Justin Lovig went off the back-stretch in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks feature. Tim Barber took the lead on the restart but on lap four, Eugene Nicklas took the lead away. Nicklas continued to lead until Eric Stanton made the move and took the top spot away on lap ten. Stanton went on to take win number five. Last Week’s Winner Garrett Eilander finished second, Nicklas came home third, Barber fell back to fourth and Gary Pfantz was fifth.

Nick Thelen wrestled the lead away from Russell Damme Jr in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature. Thelen saw Tyler Pickett take the lead away on lap four just before a caution flag. Pickett saw Donavon Smith take the lead away on lap six but Todd Reitzler followed suit and took it away from Smith. Reitzler saw the caution come when Kevin Balmer came to a stop in turn two. Reitzler held off Smith until lap 14 when Smith took the lead back. Smith took the win ahead of Todd Reitzler, Steve Meyer, Tyler Pickett and Robbie Merkle.

Final feature of the night was the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature and it was Brandon Leeman leading lap one. Rod Clement grabbed the lead on lap two but Jake Strayer took it away on lap three. Strayer looked comfortable out front but Joel Rust was working the top side of the season and worked his way up to take the lead away on lap 16. Strayer powered back on lap 17 but Rust did not give up as he took the lead back with two laps to go. Rust went on take his first win at Marshalltown. Strayer, Scott Simatovich, Leeman and Trent Jackson round out the top five.

Next Friday Night is one of the long await nights at the Marshalltown Speedway as the IMCA Late Models return to the high banks for a night of weekly racing awarding State and National Points. Night will be sponsored by the Central Iowa Snowmobile Club. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm. Grandstands will be $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors (65+) with Children 10 and Under are Free. Pit Pass is $22.

Late Models will also return on Friday August 21st at Marshalltown.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Snyder and Eilander Finally Takes Checkers First at Marshalltown

August 2nd, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa– Mother Nature continues to throw curve balls at speedway officials but everything came together as there was exciting three and four wide racing through out the night. 85 drivers checked in which included nine Open Flat Track Quads.

Donavon Smith (IMCA Stock Cars), Jared Van Deest (IMCA Northern SportMods) and Josh May (Mod Lites) all made a return to victory lane at Marshalltown. Jon Snyder (IMCA Modifieds) and Garrett Eilander (IMCA Hobby Stocks) made his first trip there. George Hood captured the Quad feature.

Josh May started outside row two of the 15 lap Mod Lite feature but by the end of lap one he was out front in the lead. Charlie Brown wrestled second away from Justin Rankin meanwhile Mike Morrill followed to third. Rankin spun on lap two in turn two bring out the only race caution. May lead the remaining laps to take his fifth win of the season at Motown ahead of Travis Stensland, Morrill, Bryan Zehm and Charlie Brown.

Bill Hildreth took the early lead in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature event but just after the completion of lap two the caution came out for Tom Rawlins in turn one. On the restart, Hildreth saw Sam Wieben and Frank Packer right behind him but he held them off but shortly after Scott Williams exited to the infield and then caught fire, Williams climbed from the car just as the caution was displayed twice on lap four. Wieben made the move and took the lead away by lap six and appeared to be heading on to the win but a caution came out on lap ten for Nick Duncan in turn two. Wieben now had Hildreth, Jared Van Deest and Brandon Williams in tow. Van Deest grabbed second away on lap 12 and then wrestled the lead away from Wieben on lap 15. Van Deest led the remaining laps to take his fourth win of the season. Travis Peterson worked his way through to second away from Wieben. Brandon Williams was fourth and Hildreth settled for fifth.

Jason Cox and Brandon Pitts led the field to the green in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap event but it was Tim Barber taking the early lead. Barber continued to lead until lap seven when Garrett Eilander finally found away to take it away. Eilander held on to take the checkers first even though lap traffic slowed him down and a hard charger Austin Luellen. Luellen, Last Week’s Feature Winner Gary Pfantz, Barber and Eugene Nicklas rounded out the top five.

Tyler Pickett grabbed the lead from his outside front starting spot and held off early challenges from Robert Stofer in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature. Stofer exited the race track on lap four which then saw Michael Jaennette right there challenging him but by lap five, Donavon Smith entered the picture. Smith took the lead away two laps later, on lap seven just before a pair of mid race cautions. Smith went on to take win number six at Marshalltown. Jaennette, Jay Schmidt, Steve Meyer and Pickett rounded out the top five.

Jon Snyder jumped out to the early lead in the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature but just after the completion of lap one the caution came out for Jesse Belez and Derek Reimer in turn two. Snyder was not going to let that damper his parade as he remained out front and held off challenges from Jake Strayer. Josh Gilman nearly went for a wild ride off turn two on lap three but kept it going. The final race caution came out on lap nine for Joel Rust going off the top of turn four, Rust was able to continue. Snyder held on to take his first at Marshalltown in 2015 ahead of Brian Irvine, who got by Strayer for second on lap ten. Strayer, Ronn Lauritzen and Jimmy Gustin finished third through fifth respectively.

Final feature of the night was the Flat Track Open Quads and it was George Hood getting the wholeshot victory by leading from start-to-finish in the ten lapper. Adam Streeter, David Petithory, Tyler Owens and Dannon Daleske finished second through fifth.

Get Your Napa Know How, Next Friday Night because it will be J & V Napa Auto Parts Night at the Races. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

Then 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.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

IMCA Late Models return to Marshalltown on Aug. 14, 21

July 22nd, 2015

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – IMCA Late Models make a long-awaited return to weekly race programs at Marshalltown Speedway for Friday, Aug. 14 and Aug. 21 shows.

Both features pay $600 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded each night; there is no entry fee.

The division last ran weekly at Marshalltown in 1990.

“We’re pretty excited about it. We’ve got a lot of Late Model fans around here,” Promoter Toby Kruse said. “We’ve gotten a lot of interest from drivers so far.”

The Late Models join Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and mod-lites on the card at Marshalltown.

Pit gates open at 5:15 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes are $22.

More information is available from Kruse at 515 231-5444.

Strickler Wins on Fast Shafts Night at Marshalltown

July 20th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa– 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.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

1k Win for IMCA Modifieds and a $400 Top Prize for Hobby Stocks this Friday at Marshalltown

July 15th, 2015

Marshalltown, IA – The Marshalltown Speedway will roar to life this Friday at 7:30 with extra money on the line and a draw/re-draw format for the IMCA Modifieds and Hobby Stocks. The IMCA Modifieds will be racing for $1,000 to win and $100 to start in their feature event. Added money is also up for grabs as the IMCA Hobby Stocks will be chasing $400 to win and $50 to start on Friday night. There is no entry fee and the pit pass is the standard $22. Also on the card will be Mod Lites, IMCA SportMods, and IMCA Stock Cars. All classes will be racing for IMCA Track, State, and Regional points. The Marshalltown Speedway will be host to the 9th. Annual World Nationals on September 17th- 19th. For complete information refer to www.marshalltownspeedway.com. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Dripps and Williams Take First on Central Iowa Farm Store Night

July 13th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Mother Nature prepared an amazing track this week for Night 11 of IMCA Weekly Racing Series. The night sponsored by Central Iowa Farm Store as part of the Central Iowa Fair saw 69 cars signed in to tame the high banked quarter mile.

Mike Morrill (Mod Lites), Eric Stanton (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Donavon Smith (IMCA Stock Cars) all make return visits to winner circle meanwhile Corey Dripps (IMCA Modifieds) and Brandon Williams (IMCA SportMods) take first wins at Marshalltown in 2015. Youngster also got involved with bike races at Intermission. Central Iowa Fair Queen Shelby Sly and first Runner Up Tylia Kaisand was on hand for victory lane photos and pace truck duties.

Jason Whitehead led the first two laps of the Mod Lites 15 lap feature event but Charlie Brown worked by his brother Terry Brown and Joe Glick to take the lead away from Whitehead on lap three. Charlie Brown led until lap seven when Mike Morrill took the lead away just before a caution when Travis Stensland spun in turn two. Morrill held off Randy Bryan and Charlie Brown to take his 2nd win at Motown in 2015. Bryan was second, Brown was third, Glick was fourth and Josh May was fifth.

Frank Packer started outside row one in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap fea ure
and he took advantage by grabbing the lead. Packer continued to pave the away holding off Dusty Masolini and Sam Wieben but then Brandon Williams worked his way to second on lap seven and then just after the completion of lap eight the caution came out for Curt Hilmer in turn one. On the restart, Packer saw Williams battle for the lead and it was Williams taking the lead away on lap ten. Williams held on to take his first win at Motown ahead of Wieben, Packer, Jared Van Deest and Ryan King.

Toby’s K Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature event went green-to-checkered but the action was exciting behind your leader. Jason Cox led the first four laps before Eric Stanton grabbed the lead away. Stanton went on take his fourth win meanwhile Eugene Nicklas settled into second ahead of Garrett Eilander, Tyson Overton and Jason Cox.

JD Kennedy grabbed the early lead in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature but it was Robert Stofer taking the lead away on lap six. Stofer looked to be heading on to his second consecutive win but the only caution came out on lap 11 for Nick Thelen in turn three that allowed Donavon Smith to restart second. Stofer and Smith began to battle for the lead and it was Smith taking the lead away on lap 15. Smith went on to take his 5th win of the season. Stofer was second, Trent Murphy took third away from Tyler Pickett coming to the checkers. Michael Jaennette was fifth.

The caution came out just after the initial start in the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds feature when Rod Clement lost a driveshaft coming down the front-stretch. On the restart, Corey Dripps grabbed the top spot with Eric Elliott in tow. Dripps and Elliott battled for the lead until the caution came out on lap ten for Colby Heishman experiencing troubles exiting the track. Dripps got a great restart, Elliott however did not get a great restart as that allowed Josh Gilmand Jimmy Gustin to get by for second and third. Dripps went on to take his first win at Marshalltown meanwhile Gustin grabbed second away from Gilman on the last lap. Elliott and Ronn Lauritzen rounded out the top five.

Next Friday Night is Fast Shafts and Marshalltown Police Night at the Races. Tough Truck Tug of War also will be taking place. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Hilmer, Stofer and Irvine Take Firsts on Karl Performance and Casey’s Night

July 6th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – After Mother Nature won last week it was back to normal business at the Marshalltown Speedway for Karl Performance and Casey’s General Stores Night. 87 cars signed in to tame the quarter mile oval on Friday Night.

Curt Hilmer (IMCA Northern SportMods), Robert Stofer (IMCA Stock Cars) and Brian Irvine (IMCA Modifieds) picked up their first wins at Marshalltown meanwhile Josh May (Mod Lites) and Eric Stanton (IMCA Hobby Stocks) make return visits.

Jason Whitehead grabbed the early lead in the Mod Lites 15 lap feature event. Joe Glick took the lead away on lap three but that was short lived as it was Charlie Brown leading lap four. Josh May worked his way from ninth to the lead on lap five just before a caution for Tanner Gottman in turn two. May held on to take the win over Travis Stensland, Randy Bryan, Cory Sauerman and Terry Brown.

Neil Follett started inside row two but by the end of lap one in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature, Follett found the lead. Just after the caution came out for debris in turn two. Follett continued to lead despite challenges from Jayme Duinink and Sam Wieben. Jared Van Deest started ninth and moved into second on lap eight. Van Deest chase down Follett took the lead away just before the final race caution on lap ten. Van Deest was now in store for an intense side-by-side battle with Curt Hilmer. Hilmer nosed to the lead on lap 13. Hilmer took the win with Van Deest finishing second, Brandon Williams worked his way back up to finish third. Travis Peterson and Follett round out the top five.

After a pair of cautions before a single lap was completed in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature event, it was Leah Wroten led the opening lap. Garrett Eilander took the lead away on lap two but Eric Stanton worked his way through field and found himself in the lead by lap four. The caution came out on lap four and five for debris but it was Stanton pacing the way. Stanton went on to take his 3rd win at Motown. Justin Wacha moved up ten spots to finish 2nd. Austin Luellen finished 3rd, Dustin Elliott was 4th and Eilander was 5th.

Robert Stofer started on the pole of the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature and not even caution flags could slow him down or deny him the victory, Stofer had several challenges from Tyler Pickett and Steve Meyer. Stofer took the win ahead of Meyer, Trent Murphy, Dave Atcher and Michael Jaennette.

Joel Bushore led the first two laps in the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds feature before a caution came out twice on lap two. On the restart, Brian Irvine got a great restart and manage to take the lead away on lap three. Irvine built up a large lead and went on to take the easy win over Jimmy Gustin, Scott Simatovich, Josh Gilman and Ronn Laurtizen.

Next Friday Night it will be Central Iowa Farm Stores Night at the Central Iowa Fair. All five weekly classes will be in competition plus Kids are reminded to bring their Bikes for Bike Races. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Hilmer, Stofer and Irvine Take Firsts on Karl Performance and Casey’s Night

July 6th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – After Mother Nature won last week it was back to normal business at the Marshalltown Speedway for Karl Performance and Casey’s General Stores Night. 87 cars signed in to tame the quarter mile oval on Friday
Night.

Curt Hilmer (IMCA Northern SportMods), Robert Stofer (IMCA Stock Cars) and Brian Irvine (IMCA Modifieds) picked up their first wins at Marshalltown meanwhile Josh May (Mod Lites) and Eric Stanton (IMCA Hobby Stocks) make return visits.

Jason Whitehead grabbed the early lead in the Mod Lites 15 lap feature event. Joe Glick took the lead away on lap three but that was short lived as it was Charlie Brown leading lap four. Josh May worked his way from ninth to the lead on lap five just before a caution for Tanner Gottman in turn two. May held on to take the win over Travis Stensland, Randy Bryan, Cory Sauerman and Terry Brown.

Neil Follett started inside row two but by the end of lap one in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature, Follett found the lead. Just after the caution came out for debris in turn two. Follett continued to lead despite challenges from Jayme Duinink and Sam Wieben. Jared Van Deest started ninth and moved into second on lap eight. Van Deest chase down Follett took the lead away just before the final race caution on lap ten. Van Deest was now in store for an intense side-by-side battle with Curt Hilmer. Hilmer nosed to the lead on lap 13. Hilmer took the win with Van Deest finishing second, Brandon Williams worked his way back up to finish third. Travis Peterson and Follett round out the top five.

After a pair of cautions before a single lap was completed in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature event, it was Leah Wroten led the opening lap. Garrett Eilander took the lead away on lap two but Eric Stanton worked his way through field and found himself in the lead by lap four. The caution came out on lap four and five for debris but it was Stanton pacing the way. Stanton went on to take his 3rd win at Motown. Justin Wacha moved up ten spots to finish 2nd. Austin Luellen finished 3rd, Dustin Elliott was 4th and Eilander was 5th.

Robert Stofer started on the pole of the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature and not even caution flags could slow him down or deny him the victory, Stofer had several challenges from Tyler Pickett and Steve Meyer. Stofer took the win ahead of Meyer, Trent Murphy, Dave Atcher and Michael Jaennette.

Joel Bushore led the first two laps in the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds feature before a caution came out twice on lap two. On the restart, Brian Irvine got a great restart and manage to take the lead away on lap three. Irvine built up a large lead and went on to take the easy win over Jimmy Gustin, Scott Simatovich, Josh Gilman and Ronn Laurtizen.

Next Friday Night it will be Central Iowa Farm Stores Night at the Central Iowa Fair. All five weekly classes will be in competition plus Kids are reminded to bring their Bikes for Bike Races. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Gustin, Brandies, Van Deest, Luellen and Morrill All Victorious at MarshalltownBy

June 21st, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa– A Beautiful friday night saw 91 cars sign in including a driver from California and Australia. Racing got three, four and a sometimes five wide on Clement Heating and Cooling and Wolf Seeds Night. The youngsters was even treated to a candy toss on the front stretch thanks to Clement Heating and Cooling. Winners on the night: Richie Gustin (IMCA Modifieds), David Brandies (IMCA Stock Cars), Jared Van Deest (IMCA SportMods), Austin Luellen (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Mike Morrill (Mod Lites).

First feature of the night was the 15 lap Mod Lites feature and it was Charlie Brown grabbing the early lead but a caution came out for Joel Huggins in turn 2. Brown continued to lead but was in an intese battle with Bryan Zehm. Zehm grabbed the lead on lap nine but Mike Morrill grabbed the lead away a lap later. Morrill went on to take his first win at Motown in 2015. Randy Bryan got by Zehm for second. Cory Sauerman and Josh May rounded out the top five.

Ryan King started outside front row of the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature and he took advantage by grabbing the top spot. King saw the caution come out on lap two for multiple incidents. King saw the caution come out a lap later for debris. Brandon Williams grabbed the top spot away on the restart but Jared Van Deest worked his way up to take the lead away on lap six. After cautions on laps 11 and 12, Van Deest held off Challenges from Jenae Gustin to take his third win of the season. Gustin finished second with Williams in third. Travis Peterson outdueled Clint Luellen for fourth.

Mitchell Thomas grabbed the lead early in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock feature event but just after two laps the caution came out three times. Austin Luellen took the lead away on the restart and just after that lap was scored the caution came out again. Luellen was not going to let the caution on lap seven or lap traffic, prevent him from taking his 7th win at Motown. Eric Stanton and Tyson Overton was second and third. Tim Barber and Garrett Eilander finished fourth and fifth.

Tim Fobian led the opening lap in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Car feature but it was David Brandies taking the lead away on lap two. Two Cautions came out, one on lap three and another with just two laps to go. Brandies held off a late challenge from Donavon Smith to take the win. Steve Meyer, Jay Schmidt and Michael Jaennette finished third through fifth.

Joel Bushore led the first five laps in the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lapper before a caution came out. Bushore saw Richie Gustin sneak by for the lead on the restart but it was not easy for Gustin as Brian Irvine made several attempts to prevent the win for Gustin but was to no prevail. Josh Gilman, Adam Larso and Bushore rounded out the top five.

Next Friday Night is Rumours Bar & Grille Night with all five weekly classes in action. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Gustin, Smith, Luellen, Van Deest and Huggins win on Karl Performance Night

June 7th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Many wondered if the racing action on Friday Night could live up to the racing on Tuesday and the answer is yes it could. There was great two, three and sometimes four wide racing all night on Karl Performance Night at the Races. 72 cars signed in to tame the quarter mile. Jimmy Gustin (IMCA Modifieds), Donavon Smith (IMCA Stock Cars), Austin Luellen (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Jared Van Deest (IMCA Northern SportMods) make a return visit to victory lane meanwhile Joel Huggins picks up his first of the season in the Mod Lites.

The Mod Lites 15 lap feature event saw three wide racing on lap one but it was Randy Bryan grabbing the early lead.Bryan saw Joel Huggins work his way from eighth to second, Huggins took the lead away on lap three. Huggins bobbled in turn four on lap nine but he managed to hold off Travis Stensland, Mike Kennedy, Josh May and Bryan for the win.

Dusty Masolini started outside row one in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature and he took advantage by taking the lead after fending off Kevin Yearington, Colby Heishman and Ryan King. Masolin began to pull away until lap traffic slowed him down and others began to find a line that worked for them. Travis Peterson worked his way to the inside and took the lead away on lap 13. Peterson had Jared Van Deest, who took second away from Masolini and Masolini right there. Peterson liked the bottom meanwhile Jared Van Deest like the top side and they got into a battle the final laps and it was Van Deest making the return trek to victory lane. Peterson settled for second, Sam Wieben was third, Clint Luellen was fourth and Masolini fell back to fifth.

Travis Merical led the first lap in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock feature event but just after the 1st lap the caution came out for debris. Eric Stanton took the lead away on lap two just before another caution for debris. Stanton saw Austin Luellen worked his way through and it was Luellen taking the lead away. Luellen went on to take his 6th win of the season at Motown. Stanton came home second. Brice Udelhoven finished third, Gary Pfantz was fourth and Andy Hick was fifth.

Nick Thelen wrestled the lead away from JD Kennedy in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Car feature. Thelen lead until lap four when Donavon Smith worked his way from eighth to the lead. Smith was not fazed by the caution as he went on to take his 4th win at Motown. Michael Jaennette, Dave Atcher, Trent Murphy and Steve Meyer rounded out the top five.

Final feature of the night was the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds feature and it was Adam Larson, who started inside row two taking early race lead. Larson looked comfortable out front however shortly after he jumped the cushion opening the door just as the 1st race caution came out on lap eight. Larson lead but it was Jimmy Gustin taking it away with ten laps to go. Another caution came out on lap 11 when Joel Rust was sitting in the exit of turn two. Gustin looked comfortable but the battle was excitng behind him with Larson, Richie Gustin and Ronn Laurtizen racing for position. Jimmy Gustin held on to take the win with Lauritzen, Larson, Richie Gustin and Jon Snyder finished second through fifth respectully.

Racing action continues again next Friday Night with Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Rauen outruns Droste at Marshalltown for first Deery Series win

June 5th, 2015

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa– Two drivers looking for career first Deery Brothers Summer Series feature wins squared off Tuesday night at Marshalltown Speedway and it was Jason Rauen going home with the trophy and a check for $3,500.

Rauen reeled in Tyler Droste on the 42nd lap of the Miller Lite 50 tour event for IMCA Late Models, then pulled ahead to win by four car lengths.

Jeff Aikey, Scott Fitzpatrick and Justin Kay completed the top five.

“It feels pretty good to get this win. It’s been a long time coming,” Rauen said. “We’ve led a lot of races and had some crazy stuff happen.”

“Some of the best drivers around compete in this series. Any one of the top 10, 15 guys can win on any night,” he added. “You’ve got to have a good car and a little luck.”

Fitzpatrick drew the pole and led the first circuit before giving way to Droste, who’d started outside the front row and used the top line to take away the front spot.

What proved to be the only caution of the night came when four cars got together on the front stretch on lap four. Droste quickly resumed command, getting three lapped cars between his back bumper and Rauen as the two got into traffic.

That traffic forced Droste to join Rauen lower on the track while Aikey moved into third ahead of Fitzpatrick.

Rauen saw Aikey climbing on the leader board before finally getting his chance to drive past Droste for the lead and eventually the win, his first in 34 Deery Series main event starts. Droste matched his career-best finish in second; he’d also been the runner-up in the Farley show this April.

“Everything worked my way,” Rauen said. “It was a good race for me and it was a good race for the fans. We traded a little paint but that’s racing.”

Aikey, the defending race winner, earned a $500 bonus as the top finishing driver who competed at Marshalltown between 1985 and 1990, plus an additional $500 for winning the evening’s Austral­ian pursuit event.

Point leader Andy Nezworski ended in seventh. Hard charger honors went to Todd Cooney, who moved up a dozen positions after starting 21st in the field of 24.

Todd Malmstrom was the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing winner.

Curtis Van Der Wal held off Sam Wieben for the $1,000 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod fea­ture win.

The seventh of 18 events on the Deery Series schedule is next Tuesday, June 9 at Jackson County Speedway.

Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds following the Hawkeye Dirt Tour will also be on the mid­week card at Maquoketa that evening.

Rauen First to Checkers at Miller Lite 50

June 4th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Tuesday Night the Marshalltown Speedway hosted the Deery Brothers Summer Series for the annual visit to the high banks sponsored by H & F Distributing and Rumours Bar & Grill, both of Marshalltown. Right around 100 cars signed in to battle including 31 Late Models.

Taking checkers on Tuesday was Jason Rauen (Late Models), Josh May (Mod Lites), Justin Comer (INEX Legends) and Curtis Van Der Wal (SportMods). Jeff Aikey won the Late Model Australian Pursuit.

Tim Hennigar and Randy Bryan led the field to the green flag in the 20 lap Stars Heartland West Series Race for the Mod Lites and it was Hennigar taking advantage. Just after two laps was completed the caution came out for Mike Stoker and David Simpson in turn one. Hennigar continued to lead even through the caution on lap five for Tanner Gottman and lap eight again for Simpson. Hennigar appeared to be heading on to the win but when a caution came out with two laps to go forcing a green-white-checkered finish it was Josh May making the move from fourth to the lead by lap 19. May went on to take the victory of Hennigar, Bryan, Jimmy May and Jeff Stensland.

Brayton Carter grabbed the lead on lap one in the IMCA Northern SportMods 20 lap feature before the caution came out for Daniel Tasler, Matt Petrzelka, Tom Rawlins and Kendall Davis got together in turn one. Carter again continued to lead but the caution came out again three the next two laps. Carter was not fazed by it but the caution again came out lap five, because the time was expiring quickly one lap was added every time a caution came out. Carter saw Sam Wieben and Curtis VanDerWal, who worked his way up from 17th starting spot, right behind him and on lap 12 it was Van Der Wal taking the lead away, Wieben took second on lap 14 and when a caution came out on lap 17 for Joey Schaefer in turn two it saw Wieben getting by VanDerWal. Wieben was on the bottom and VanDerWal on the highside they dueled it out to the checkers with VanDerWal taking $1,000 back to Oskaloosa. Wieben finished second, Carter was third, Jared Van Deest was fourth and Clint Luellen was fifth.

Making their first ever visit to Marshalltown was the INEX Legend Cars Racing for a Cause and it was NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart’s Dad Nelson Stewart taking the lead early in the 25 lapper. However the caution came out twice in the first two laps for Bryce Bailey spinning. Tim Brockhouse took the lead away on the restart but on lap eight the caution came out for Craig Peekenschneider on the back-stretch. Brockhouse continued to pace the way but on lap twn it was Justin Comer getting by for the lead. Not even the cautions on lap 14 or 16 would denied Comer the victory. Brockhouse, Dave Comer, Vince Bartolotta and Stewart rounded out the top five.

Final feature of the night was the Miller Lite 50 for Deery Brothers Summer Series presented by H & F Distributing and Rumours Bar & Grill. Scott Fitzpatrick and Tyler Droste redrew the pole during the Casey’s General Stores Redraw. Fitzpatrick led the first lap but it was Droste taking the lead away on lap two. Droste and Fitzpatrick stayed close when the caution came out on lap four for Todd Malmstrom, Curt Martin, Jeremy Grady and Kevin Kile got together on the front-stretch. Droste was not going to let that bother him however by the time he encountered lap traffic on lap 17 this allowed Jason Rauen to chase down.

Rauen was staying close to Droste as the lap traffic got heavy, that allowed all time Deery Series Win Leader Jeff Aikey to chase down Rauen and Droste. It was a three car fight up front with Droste holding off Rauen and Aikey until lap 41 when Rauen took the lead away. Droste tried several times to get lead back but it was Rauen holding to the win over Droste, Jeff Aikey, Scott Kirkpatrick and Justin Kay. It’s back to business again at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday Night as its State Center Night at the Races. All five Weekly divisions will be in competition. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

$5,000 Possible for One Late Model Racer Tuesday at Marshalltown

June 2nd, 2015

Marshalltown, IA – All eyes are focused on the famed Marshalltown Speedway for the annual running of the Miller Lite 50 on Tuesday, June 2nd. The event is once again brought to fans by H & F Distributing and will feature four divisions. The Deery Brothers IMCA Late Models, IMCA SportMods, INEX Legends, and Mod Lites will all be in competition. The Miller Lite 50 pays $3,000 to win with bonuses up for grabs courtesy of Rumours Bar and Grill and Carnected Auto. The highest finishing driver in the 50 lapper that raced for Rumours owner and former promoter Steve Priske will be awarded a $500 bonus. If one of the drivers that raced at Marshalltown for Steve from 1985 – 1989 is able to win, they will receive an additional $500. Carnected Auto located at 2001 South Center Street in Marshalltown will also be awarding $500 to the Miller Lite 50 winner. In addition to this, Rumours will be sponsoring an Australian Pursuit for the Late Models with $500 to win on the line. Last year, Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls was able to capitalize on the Rumours and H & F bonuses and walk away with $4,000. The IMCA SportMods will be racing for a top prize of $1,000 and will count towards State, Regional, and National points. The Racing for a Cause INEX Legends will be battling for a $1,000 winners check on Tuesday night.

They will also be raising funds and awareness for the C.O.P.S. Foundation. The Mod Lites will round out the card as part of their Stars Series racing for $300 to win. For fans unable to attend, the event will be broadcast live on Speed Shift TV. Pit gates will open at 4:30, grandstands at 5:00, with hot laps at 7:00 p.m. and racing to follow. Pit admission is $30, grandstands are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and children 10 and under are free with an adult. For further information, please check out www.marshalltownspeedway.com. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Repeat Winners on Minute Man Printing Night

May 31st, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Hot and Humid day left race promoter Toby Kruse scratching his head on what to do the track but after no liquid sunshine came the call was made to go on as scheduled with Minute Man Printing Night. 86 participants signed in the five weekly classes and Open Quads.

The racing action was great and when all the dust settled it was Jake Strayer (IMCA Modifieds), Jimmy may (Mod Lites), Austin Luellen (IMCA Hobby Stocks), Clint Luellen (IMCA Northern SportMods) and David Brandies (IMCA Stock Cars). Open Quads went to Travis Brandt.

Erin Turner and Jason Whitehead started on the front row in the Mod Lites 15 lap feature event and it was Whitehead grabbing the lead away. Whitehead led the first five laps before Jimmy May took the lead away on lap six after working his way from seventh starting spot. Jimmy May went on the win over Mike Morrill. Cory Sauerman took third, Randy Bryan was fourth and Jason Whitehead was fifth.

Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock feature had troubles getting one lap in before the caution came out when Nathan Gibson had a rear wheel came off that collected Eric Stanton, Garrett Eilander, Eugene Nicklas, Andy Peck and Brandon Pitts. When the race finally got going it was Tim Barber taking the lead lap one but on lap two, Barber was in a battle with Gary Pfantz and Austin Luellen. Pfantz led laps two and three but it was Austin Luellen grabbing it away on lap four. Luellen and the field saw the caution come out on lap seven twice but it was Luellen that was not to be denied as he took his 5th win of the season at Motown. Stanton worked his way through the field to finish second after being involved in the first caution. Tyson Overton, Pfantz and Dustin Lynch rounded out the top five.

Kevin Yearington took full advantage starting on the pole of the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature event as he led lap one but shortly after spun on the exit of turn two bring a caution. Scott Williams was given the lead but the caution came out two more times before another lap was scored. Williams lead until lap four when Sam Wieben took the spot away. Wieben looked to be cruising on to the win but Clint Luellen chase him down took the lead away on lap nine. Luellen and Wieben race for the lead the rest of the way but it was Luellen taking the checkers first. Wieben was second, Colby Heishman had another strong finish as he came home third, Brandon Williams was fourth and Jared Van Deest was fifth.

David Brandies wrestled the lead away in the MIller Lite IMCA Stock Car feature from Nick Thelen. Thelen got sideaways in turn three resulting Tyler Pickett and Steve Meyer with no where to go. Brandies pulled away but behind him the battle was for second featuring Jeff Wollam, Donavon Smith, Matt Deaton, Michael Jaennette and Trent Murphy. Brandies took the win meanwhile Trent Murphy grabbed second from Smith. Jaennette was fourth and Robert Stofer finished fifth.

Kyle Krampe led the opening lap in the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds feature but the caution came out shortly after when Kyle Brown came to a stop in turn one. Jake Strayer stole the lead way from Krampe on the restart and just after the completion of lap two, the caution came out again. Strayer was not going to let that bother him but by the time the caution came out on lap 14 for Andrew Kinser, Strayer saw Brian Irvine and Adam Larson right behind him. Strayer held them off meanwhile Jimmy Gustin worked his way up to battle with Irvine and on lap 17 they got together in turn one and Irvine came to a stop in turn one. Strayer again looked to be a veteran as he went on to become the first repeat winner in the Modifieds this year. Gustin, Adam Larson, Ronn Lauritzen and Gilman finished second through fifth respectively.

Final Feature of the night was the Flat Track Open Quads and it was Travis Brandt from Des Moines getting the wholeshot victory and winning by a full straight-away over George Hood.

Speedway returns to action on Tuesday Night for the Deery Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 plus IMCA Northern SportMods, Legends and Mod Lites. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing to Follow. Then on Friday Night Its State Center Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

IMCA Late Model veterans chase $500 bonuses at Marshalltown Deery

May 28th, 2015

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Veterans of the IMCA Late Model division are in the running for a pair of $500 bonuses when Marshalltown Speedway hosts the Deery Brothers Summer Se­ries on Tuesday, June 2.

The Miller Lite 50 tour event pays $3,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.

Former promoter Steve Priske, now the owner of Rumour’s Bar & Grill in Marshalltown, will also pay a $500 bonus to the highest finishing Late Model driver who competed at Marshalltown be­tween 1985 and 1990, plus another $500 bonus if that driver can win the main event.

Jeff in the 1985-1990 Late Model era at Marshalltown have enjoyed their share of series success there: Curt Martin of Independence has won five local Deery features, Aikey has now prevailed at four while Jay Johnson of West Burlington and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan, Ill., have each won twice.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. on race day. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.

Winner of an Australian pursuit for the Late Models also earns $500. A post-race party courtesy of Rumour’s will be held in the pit area.

Spectator admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Pit passes are $30.

Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $1,000 to win at Marshalltown. IMCA Speedway Mo­tors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in that division.

Completing the card is the Legends class.

More information about the June 2 race program is available by calling 515 231-5444 and at the www.marshalltownspeedway.com website.

Brown, Heishman and Larson Get First Win at Motown on Midwest Liquid Systems Night

May 23rd, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Memorial Day Weekend kicked off Friday Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. The racing action was not disappointing because the 79 cars signed in producing some amazing finishes.

Charlie Brown (Mod Lites), Austin Luellen (IMCA Hobby Stocks), Colby Heishman (IMCA Northern SportMods), Donavon Smith (IMCA Stock Cars) and Adam Larson (IMCA Modifieds) was all the winners on Midwest Liquid Systems and Salute to Military Night. Nick Thelen picked up the win in the Spectator Eliminators.

Before a lap was completed in the Mod Lites feature the caution came out when Cory Sauerman and Josh May got together, both were able to continue. On the restart, it was Charlie Brown out dueling Jason Whitehead for the lead. Charlie Brown continued to lead when the red flag came out when his brother Terry got upside down in turn two. Terry was okay but the night came to end meanwhile Charlie Brown held the top spot. Brown went on to take the win holding off Josh May after a caution with two to go. Mike Morrill, Randy Bryan and Cory Sauerman finished third through fifth.

Tim Barber grabbed the early lead in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock feature but a caution came out shortly after when Brandon Pitts got sideways in turn four collecting Dustin Lynch and Dillon. Barber looked perfect out front until the caution came out just after lap four when Million spun in front of the leaders and Barber had no where to go. Luellen held on to take the win over Andy Hick by a car length. Eric Stanton finished third, Garrett Eilander was fourth and Dustin Elliott was fifth.

Colby Heishman fresh off his first career win earlier in the week, Heishman wrestled the lead away on lap one from Kevin Yearington in the IMCA Northern Sportmods 18 lap feature. Heishman was not letting anything hamper his successful week as he went on take the win over Jared Van Deest, Clint Luellen, Brandon Williams and Jayme Duinink.

Michael Bilyeu would lead the first lap in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars feature before Trent Murphy took it away on lap two. Murphy saw a pair of cautions on lap five but that was not going to bother him however on lap nine, Donavon Smith worked his way to second. Smith took the lead away on lap ten but Murphy did not give up because Smith only edged out Murphy by a nose at the checkered. Steve Meyer was third, Michael Jaennette was fourth and Tyler Pickett was fifth. Coors Light IMCA Modifieds feature was the final feature of the night and it was action packed. Scott Simatovich took the early lead and behind him they were going two and three wide. Simatovich saw Adam Larson, Joel Rust and Jimmy Gustin make it a four car battle up front. Rust grabbed the lead away on lap nine but it was Jimmy Gustin taking it away on lap 12. Gustin saw Adam Larson take the lead away on lap 13 and it was Larson making the left hand turn in to the winner’s circle. Rust took second, Josh GIlman came from ninth to third, Gustin was fourth and Simatovich fell back to fifth.

Next Friday Night its Minute Man Printing Night. The Open Quads make a visit to the high banked quarter mile. Hot Laps at 6:50 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Whitehead Claims First Career Win on Scout Night at Motown

May 16th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Friday Night was a guessing game for track officials and drivers at Marshalltown Speedway. First mother nature was not sure if she wanted to ruin the night full of racing action and then the racing action was hot and heavy.

Winners on Scout Night and Old Timers Lounge Night included Jake Strayer (IMCA Modifieds), Donavon Smith (IMCA Stock Cars), Keegan Scott (IMCA Northern SportMods), Eric Stanton (IMCA Hobby Stocks) and Jason Whitehead (Mod Lites). Outlaw Lawn Mowers also took to the speedway and that feature went to Jeff Benge.

Jason Whitehead used his outside front row starting spot to lead the field in the Mod Lites feature event. Whitehead cruised his way to his first ever career win. Terry Brown tried to chase him down but came home second. Josh May out dueled Travis Stensland for third and Cory Sauerman was fifth.

Travis Merical lead the first two laps of the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock feature before slipping up enough to leave the door open for Tyson Overton to take the lead away. Overton appeared to be heading to the win until he left saw Eric Stanton power his way up to battle for the lead. Stanton took the lead away with two laps to go, and held on to take his second win of the season at Motown. Overton finished second, Eugene Nicklas was third, Dustin Elliott came from ninth to fourth and John Watson finished fifth.

After a pair of cautions before a lap was completed in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature, it was time to click the laps off. Jayme Duinink wrestled the lead away from Dusty Masolini on the first lap and continued to lead until lap eight. On lap eight, it was Clint Luellen taking the top spot away and about the only thing slowing down Luellen was lap traffic. The final caution came out on lap 13 for debris in turn two resulting in Keegan Scott and Duinink on Luellen’s back bumper. Luellen held off Scott until lap 17 but it was Scott taking the lead away. Scott held off challenges from Luellen in the final set of turns to take the win. Duinink, Brandon Williams and Jared Van Deest rounded out the top five.

Matt Deaton would lead the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars feature through a series of race cautions. Donavon Smith worked his way from tenth to fourth by the time of the second caution on lap eight. Smith grabbed the lead away on lap ten and went on to take the win though cautions on lap 13 for debris and lap 16 when a handful of cars got together in turn four. Steve Meyer worked his way from ninth to second, Michael Jaennette was third. Andrew Lokenvitz came from 11th to fourth and Jared Daggett edged out Deaton for fifth.

Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature was full of action packed two, three and sometimes four wide racing. Trent Jackson took the early lead and behind him, Kyle Brown and Jake Strayer battled it out for second. Strayer took second away and set his sights on taking the lead and by lap four he was out front leading. Strayer looked comfortable out front when the caution came out on lap seven and then again for a multiple car incident on lap eight that forced a red flag. Strayer paced the rest of the distance and held of several challenged from Jimmy Gustin to take the win. Adam Larson, Brian Irvine and Josh Gilman finished third to fifth respectively.

Final feature of the night was the Outlaw Lawn Mowers and only five of the eight made the call for the feature. Jeff Benge lead from start to finish to take the win over Mike Schumacher, Mike DeBruyn, Rich Wood and Rod Fridley. Rex Fitzgerald, Derik See and Bryan Fox was unable to make the call.

Next Friday Night will be the start to your Memorial Day weekend as it will be Midwest Liquid Systems Night. Also a Salute to Military Night and the first of two Spectator Eliminators. Hot Laps at 6:50 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Exciting finishes for the Cliff Chambers Memorial

May 12th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Always the second friday night in May we honor a great pioneer of the speedway in Cliff Chambers that we lost back in 1989 to cancer. There was a lot of great racing all night that included three, four and five wide racing. 103 cars signed in to have their names in history books of winning the Cliff Chambers Memorial sponsored by Local UAW 893.

First feature of the night was the Nostalgia Cars ten lap feature event and it was Chris Holt grabbing the top spot. Holt pulled away only to see the only race caution on lap four when Scott Olson was not able to exit the race track in time. Chris Holt had Ben Holt and Josh Zieman on his back bumper but held the challenges off until lap nine. Zieman saw the door open and took advantage and grabbed the spot with one to go. Zieman took the win over Chris Holt, Ben Holt, Jim Anderson and Devin Murphy.

Jason Whitehead started inside row two but he took the lead early in the Mod Lites 15 lap feature even though he was in a hard fight with Travis Stensland and Joel Huggins. Whitehead lead until the only caution came out when Cory Sauerman got in to the back bumper of Whitehead, Whitehead rolled but ended back on all four wheels infortunately ending his night meanwhile Sauerman sent pit side. On the restart, Huggins inherited the lead and had to battle with Stensland. Huggins held off challenges from Stensland until lap 12 when Stensland made the move and the win away. Josh May got by Huggins for second, Jimmy May was fourth and Charlie Brown was fifth.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature event it was Austin Luellen taking the lead. Luellen saw the caution come out on lap two wehn Garrett Eilander spun on the front stretch. Luellen was not fazed and continued to lead even through a pair of cautions on lap 11. Luellen took the win for his 4th win at Marshalltown. Eric Stanton, John Watson, Andy Hick and Tyson Overton rounded out the top five. Curt Hilmer lead the first lap in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature but the field saw the caution twice before completing another lap and twice after completing lap two. Hilmer continued to lead but Clint Luellen worked his way from sixth to second and took the lead away on lap five. Luellen and the field had the caution come out again on lap 11 and 14 setting up a great finish. Luellen and Jenae Gustin race side by side wheel to wheel the final four laps and it was Luellen edging out Gustin for the win. Brandon Williams, Logan Scott and Hilmer finished third through fifth.

JD Kennedy lead lap one in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars feature but it was Jay Schmidt taking the lead away on lap two. Schmidt did not let the caution on lap six bother him but Trent Murphy and Tyler Pickett was right behind him. Schmidt lost the lead to Murphy on lap 11. Murphy went on to edge out Donavon Smith for the win. Schmidt ended in third, Jared Daggett was fourth and Steve Meyer was fifth.

Final feature of the night was the 20 laps Coors Light IMCA Modifieds feature. Richie Gustin took advantage of his pole postion by grabbing the lead and it appeared the only thing slowing him down was lap traffic before the only caution came out on lap 15. Gustin held on to win over Joel Rust, Jimmy Gustin, Jon Snyder and Hunter Marriott.

Next Friday Night will be Scout Night plus Old Timers Lounge Night at the Races. Also on hand the Outlaw Lawn Mower Races. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Gustin Siblings Among Winners on Johnny Ray’s Night

May 4th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Marshalltown Speedway roared back to life on Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar and Grille Night after mother nature won the previous weeks races. 94 race cars signed in to tame the high banked quarter mile and the fans was not disappointed with the finishes. Jimmy Gustin and Trent Jackson started on the front row of the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature and it was Gustin that took advantage by grabbing the lead. Gustin seem to be comfortable out front before the only race caution was displayed on lap eight for debris. Gustin saw Joel Rust and Adam Larson on his back bumper, Larson took second away from Rust and set his sights on getting by Gustin. Gustin managed to hold off the challenges from Larson to take his first win at Marshalltown since April 26th, 2013. Larson was second meanwhile Brian Irvine worked his way from tenth to finish third. Jon Snyder and Rust finished fourth and fifth respectively.

In the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature event, it was Jay Schmidt taking the lead early as the field behind was going three and four wide in the early going. Schmidt however saw Donavon Smith work his way from eighth to second and battled Schmidt for the lead at the same time Michael Jaennette and Jeff Wollam battled for third. Smith took the lead away on lap six and pulled away to take the win. Jaennette took second, Steve Meyer was third, Schmidt was fourth and Wollam was fifth in the feature that went green-to-checkered.

Before a single lap was completed in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature, the caution came out. On the restart, it was Brandon Williams taking the lead. Williams saw his lead short lived because Ryan King stayed in tow and made the move to take the lead away on lap five. King pulled away and appeared to be going on to take his first win at Marshalltown even with lap traffic ahead but the caution came out on lap 16. King had Williams, twelveth place starter Jenae Gustin and Clint Luellen right behind. King saw Gustin find the right lane on the restart that allowed her to take the lead away and go on to the win. King, Jared Van Deest, Sam Wieben and Williams rounded out the top five.

Tim Barber lead lap one in the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock feature but it was Austin Luellen taking the lead away after starting sixth. Luellen was only slowed by a pair of cautions on lap nine. Luellen took the win over Eric Stanton, Andy Hick, Nathan Ballard and Dustin Graham.

15 lap Mod Lite feature saw Joel Huggins grab the top spot early but he held off every challenge until the only race caution came on lap eight for Mike Morrill in turn four. Huggins had to contend with Charlie Brown and Travis Stensland but it was Josh May that took the lead away on lap ten. Josh May went on to take his second win at Marshalltown over Joel Huggins, Jimmy May, Charlie Brown and Stensland.

Next Friday Night will be the annual Cliff Chambers Memorial presented by UAW 893 plus the Nostalgia Cars will be taking to the quarter mile. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

May, Van Deest, Stanton, Murphy and Lauritzen Win thrillers on Sleeping Angels Night

April 19th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Finally a beautiful Friday Night for racing and it lead to some fantastic racing action on Kruse Family and Sleeping Angels Foundation Night at the Races. 110 cars signed in on Friday Night to try the hands at the high banked quarter mile.

Josh May grabbed the early lead in the 15 lap Mod Lite feature but just after the completion of lap one the caution was displayed three times. Finally when racing resumed it was May continuing to lead but Mike Morrill stayed in tow. Josh May held off to Morrill to take the win. Travis Stensland, Jimmy May and Joe Glick rounded out the top five.

Up next was the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature event and before a lap could be completed the caution came out . When racing got going they were racing three and four wide through the field on lap one, it was Rookie Dusty Masolini taking the lead but just after the completion of lap one the caution came out when Bryan Johnson and Austin Schuring got together in turn four. Masolini got a great restart and appeared to be comfortable in the lead until lap three when he would go around bring out the caution. Jayme Duinink inherited the lead and lead until lap nine. On lap nine, it was Jared Van Deest sneaking up on the high side to take the lead. Van Deest saw the caution come out with two laps to go but he was not to be denied the victory. Duinink finished second, Travis Peterson was third, Sam Wieben was fourth and Jenae Gustin was fifth.

Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature saw Andrew Burg takes the early lead but Eric Stanton worked his way up to second and set his sights on Burg. Burg and Stanton battled it out with Stanton edging out Burg on lap six across the line before the only caution came out. Stanton lead the remaining laps to take the win over Nathan Ballard, Andrew Burg, John Watson and Benji Irvine.

In The Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature, it was Michael Bilyeu grabbing the lead on lap one. Bilyeu, Steve Meyer, Trent Murphy and Jay Schmidt went four wide on lap two for the top spot with Meyer taking the lead. The only race caution came out on lap three for Schmidt in turn two. Meyer continued to lead until Trent Murphy saw the door open on lap 15, Murphy took the lead away from Meyer. Meyer tried to get back by Murphy but Murphy held on for the win. Donavon Smith finished third, Michael Jaennette was fourth and Dave Atcher was fifth.

The final feature of the night was the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature event. Jimmy Gustin and Brett Ladehoff started on the front row and Gustin took advantage by taking the lead. Meanwhile behind the leaders the field was racing three and four wide. The first caution came out on lap six and that forced a restart and Gustin had to contend with 11th place starter Ronn Lauritzen and Brian Irvine. Lauritzen took the lead way just before a pair of cautions on lap eight. Laurtizen got a great restart and pulled away went on to take the win. Brian Irvine started tenth and tried to chase down Laurtizen but settled for runner up finish. Gustin fell back to third, last week’s feature winner Josh Gilman started 12th and finished fourth. Eric Elliott was fifth.

Back to action next Friday Night with KMJ Performance Night at the Races plus the first of five appearances by the Flat Track Open Quads. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

May, Gustin, Luellen, Jaennette and Gilman Victorious at Marshalltown

April 13th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Mother Nature tried to spoil our fun by dumping a lot of rain over the area during the week but Friday Night it was back to action at the Marshalltown Speedway for the 51st season.

109 cars signed in to tame the high banked quarter mile on Ryan Ashton Not Racing Season Opener.

First feature of the night was the 15 lap Mod Lite feature and it was Travis Stensland taking the early lead. Stensland encountered a three car battle with Mike Morrill and Josh May on lap three. Morrill took the lead away on lap four but it was Josh May taking the lead away on lap five. May appeared to be heading on to the win but after a trio of cautions just after halfway, he had Stensland and Morrill on his back bumper again. May encounter trouble on the last lap which allowed his dad Jimmy May to sneak by and take the win meanwhile Josh May fell back to seventh. Charlie Brown, Stensland, Cory Sauerman and Randy Bryan rounded out the top five.

Neil Follett and Travis Peterson started on the front row of the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature event but Jenae Gustin made it a three car race for the top spot on lap one. Gustin took the lead and never looked back in the feature that went caution free and about the only thing slowing her down was lap traffic. Behind her, Sam Wieben and Doug Smith battled for second, Wieben finished second and Smith came home third. Clint Luellen worked his way from seventh to fourth and Peterson was fifth.

Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks 15 lap feature saw Nathan Ballard taking the early lead but Austin Luellen worked his way from sixth to second and set his sights on the lead. The caution came out on lap three and then again on the restart but it was Luellen taking the lead away and appeared to be heading on to the win before a caution came out on lap eight and then again on lap 11. Luellen saw himself in a three car battle with Ballard and Eric Stanton, Ballard took the lead on lap 12 but it was Luellen taking it back on lap 13. Luellen went on to take the win over Ballard, Stanton, Dustin Elliott and Jamie Songer.

The Miller Lite IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature went green-to-checkered but the action was hot and heavy through out the entire field the entire distance. Steve Meyer jumped out to the lead but then saw himself in a battle with Jay Schmidt and Michael Jaennette. Jaennette took the lead away meanwhile they were racing four and five wide deep in the field. Jaennette took the win with Meyer in second, Donavon Smith third, Damon Murty fourth and Jay Schmidt in fifth.

The final feature of the night was the Coors Light IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature event. There was great three and four wide racing including up front . Kelly Shyrock lead the first six laps before the 1st race caution came out that put Ronn Lauritzen and Josh Gilman right behind him. Gilman took the lead away on the restart but Lauritzen and Shyrock continued to challenge Gilman. Meanwhile when the final caution came out on lap 14 it was Gilman holding off challenge from Laurtizen to take the checkered. Rookie Brian Irvine started 17th and made the pass on Kelly Shyrock for third. Justin Medler came home in fifth.

Next Friday Night will be Kruse Family Night at the Races plus Sleeping Angels Ride Night. Hot Laps at 6:50pm and Racing at 7:30pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Jimmy Gustin dominates IMCA Modified feature at Boone Frostbuster

April 7th, 2015

BOONE, Iowa – Jimmy Gustin raced to yet another high-profile win at Boone Speedway, on the final night of Frostbuster Week.

Gustin topped the main event for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, earning $1,000 and a berth on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational for his Saturday night efforts.

Eric Elliott and Josh Most drew front row starts but Gustin, the 2010 IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s champion, was quickly ahead of the field. He was checking out on everybody and catching the back of the pack when the caution waved on lap 10.

He’d go on to lead the rest of the 25-lap contest and take the win ahead of Mike Van Genderen, Hunter Marriott, Ronn Lauritzen and Most.

The fourth and final Frostbuster Tour event brought 200-plus entries from 11 states and Canada to Boone.

Other visitors to victory lane were Trent Murphy in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Clint Luellen in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Aaron Rudolph in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.

Murphy took the lead at the start of the Stock Car 20-lap main and stayed in front through four restarts. Jay Schmidt worked his way to second and challenged but couldn’t catch Murphy. Cana­dian Brendon LaBatte was third.

Lucas Lamberies led the first nine laps of the Northern SportMod feature before the 10th starting Doug Smith worked his way into first.

Smith continued to lead until the caution came out on lap 17. Luellen made his pass for the point coming to the white flag when Smith made a slight mistake in turn four. Luellen took the win over Lamberies and Johnathon Logue, who made his way into the top three after starting way back in 20th.

Rudolph led all 15 laps of the Hobby Stock headliner. Andrew Burg got the best of John Watson in the battle for second.

Jason Wolla (Modifieds), Jay Schmidt (Stock Cars), Austin Luellen (Hobby Stocks) and Lucas Lamberies (Northern SportMods) had top four-night Frostbuster point totals in their divisions and become eligible to qualify for their respective race of champions events at Super Nationals in Septem­ber.

Shute, Brands, Smith and Luellen Big Winners at Marshalltown

April 6th, 2015

Marshalltown, Iowa – Friday Night felt like a true early April Frostbuster Special as temperatures dropped into the 40s but the action on the track was heated as there was good three, four and sometimes five racing all night along. A total of 207 cars signed in to race from 11 different states and one canadian providence.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Northern SportMods 20 lap feature and it was Doug Smith and Tyler Soppe lead the field to the green in what was a caution filled feature event. Smith took the lead but just after the completion of lap two the caution came out when six cars got together in turn four. Two more cautions came out on lap three and four but Smith was able to get a full straight-away before the final cautions was displayed on lap 15. Smith went on to take the win over 15th place starter Tracy Wassenberg, 13th place starter Hunter Parsons, 24th place starter Lucas Lambries and Cameron Meyer. Billy Rhodes took the early lead in the 15 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature. On lap five though it was Austin Luellen making the pass for the lead. Luellen took the win over John Watson, Benji Irvine, Eric Stanton and Justin Lichty.

The IMCA Stock Cars feature lived up to their name of the Class to Tough Tame for their 20 lap feature as there was exciting action through out the field. Steve Meyer grabbed the early lead but just after one lap was completed the caution came out. Meyer though continue to lead despite the several battles behind him but on lap ten it was Randy Brands that took the top spot. After Brands showed the top line was the faster line in turns three and four it was him able to hold on to take the win. Damon Murty, Trent Murphy, Steve Meyer and Donavon Smith rounded out the top five.

The final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds 25 lap feature event. Todd Shute and Ronn Lauritzen redrew the front row and it was Shute taking advantage by taking the lead. The caution came out just after the complete of lap one for Jacob Murray in turn four. Shute was not going to let that bother him as he continues to lead the way and pulled away but it was cautions on lap 13 and 15 to see if Shute was the man to win tonight. Shute got great restarts both times and went on to lead the remaining laps to take the win to give him the Frostbuster Points Series lead. Adam Larson finished 2nd, Mike Mullen was 3rd, Luke Wanninger was 4th and Jason Wolla was 5th.

Racing action for our 51st season continues next Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway as track points begin for Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Mod Lites. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Ken Schrader racing at April 1-4 IMCA Frostbusters

March 28th, 2015

OSKALOOSA, Iowa – IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds will race for a top prize of $1,000 and a spot on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational at each of four Frostbuster specials April 1-4.

Ken Schrader joins the Modified entrants beginning with opening night on Wednesday, April 1 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Benton County Speedway at Vinton hosts the Thursday, April 2 show. The Friday, April 3 Frostbuster is at Marshalltown Speedway and Boone Speedway hosts the Saturday, April 4 finale.

The popular NASCAR driver last followed the Frostbusters in 2012, winning once and finishing no worse than sixth in five feature events.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars also run for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 each night.

Top five drivers in each division will earn shares of $1,000 point funds and IMCA Speedway Mo­tors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded at all four shows.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. at Oskaloosa. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m. The gates open at Vinton at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing be­gins at 7 p.m. at Marshalltown. Boone opens the pit gates at 2 p.m. and the grandstand at 3 p.m. Hot laps start at 4 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m.

More information about the respective Frostbusters is available from SIS promoter Mike Van Gen­deren at 641 521-0330, Benton County promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526, Marshalltown pro­moter Toby Kruse at 515 231-5444 and Boone promoter Robert Lawton at 515 987-1220.

Track websites are www.oskyspeedway.com, www.marshalltownspeedway.com www.jjamracing.net and www.raceboone.com.

KenSchrader joins IMCA Modifieds at Marshalltown’s April 3 Frostbuster

March 28th, 2015

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa –Ken Schrader joins the IMCA Modifiedfield for the Friday, April 3 Frostbuster special at Marshalltown Speedway.

The popular NASCAR driver, along with top IMCA Xtreme Motor SportsModified regulars from across the Midwest, chase a top prize of $1,000. Thefeature is a qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

Also on the card at Marshalltown are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars runningfor $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods for $400 to win and IMCASunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 to win.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and AllstarPerformance State points will be awarded. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and thegrandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing begins at 7p.m.

More information is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515231-5444, on Facebook and at the track website, www.marshalltownspeedway.com. For those not able to attend Marshalltown in person, you can watch online at www.speedshifttv.comSchrader will also compete at Frostbusters April 1 at Southern IowaSpeedway in Oskaloosa, April 2 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton and April 4at Boone Speedway. IMCA Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks alsorace those three nights. Top five drivers in each division earn shares of $1,000 point funds.Schrader last followed the Frostbusters in 2012, winning once andfinishing no worse than sixth in five feature events.

Deery Brothers Late Models, National Sprint League, and the World Nationals Highlight the 2015 Season at Marshalltown Speedway

November 2nd, 2014

Marshalltown, IA– The Night of Champions honoring the talented drivers of Marshalltown has yet to take place and an exciting 2015 schedule is already set in stone. The Champions and the best of Marshalltown will be honored November 21st at the Activity Building located on the Marshall County Fairgrounds. This event is open to all drivers, crew members, and fans. You are asked to RSVP to marshalltownspeedway@hotmail.com by November 14th.

The 2015 season will roar to life with the Annual Frostbuster on Friday, April 3rd with IMCA Sanctioned Modifeds, Stock Cars, SportMods, and Hobby Stocks. The weekly points racing starts the next Friday and will see the same four IMCA divisions running with the ever popular Mod Lites. One addition this year will be the Quads racing the last Friday of each month. The Deery Brothers Late Models will make their return for the Miller Lite 50 on Tuesday, June 2nd. All eyes are focused on the newly formed National Sprint League 410 series that will make their appearance on the famed ¼ mile on Tuesday, August 11th. The pinnacle event for the speedway will once again be the World Nationals on September 17th- 19th paying $10,000 to the Modified victor. For race fans looking for that “winter time fix”, the annual Casey’s General Store Battle at the Barn will take place at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on January 23rd and 24th, 2015. For complete information and schedules, please refer to www.marshalltownspeedway.com and www.battleatthebarn.com. Remember to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

A Night of Champions is Set for November 21st

October 4th, 2014

Marshalltown, IA – The annual awards banquet honoring the best of the Marshalltown Speedway is set for Friday, November 21st at the Marshall County

Fairgrounds. The evening will begin with the social hour at 6:30 with dinner to follow at 7:30 at a cost of $20 per person. Once again, the banquet is open to all drivers, crew members, and fans as we wind the up the celebration of 50 years at the Marshalltown Speedway. The top ten in points will be awarded trophies and points fund money for those in attendance. Guests are asked to RSVP by one of two options, via e-mail at marshalltownspeedway@hotmail.com or calling the office at 515.231.5444. Plans are already underway for the Annual Frostbuster set for Friday, April 3rd 2015 at the famed high banked 1/4 mile. For further information, check us out at http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/ , like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

LaCrosse has 10,000 Reasons To Be Happy at the World Nationals

September 26th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – As the 50th Anniversary season ended atthe Marshalltown Speedway on Saturday night the race fans were left in awe and wanting more racing but will have to wait until 2015. 160 cars signed in to compete on night two of theWorld Nationals that included 13 different states.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Northern SportMods 20 lap feature. Logan Scott and Clint Luellen redrew the front row and they took full advantage as the race wheel to wheel. Luellen took the lead tho and shortly after lap one the caution came out when several cars got together in turn four and then again on the initial restart. Luellen got a great restart and pulled away meanwhule they were battling behind him and the only thing slowing down Luellen was lap traffic the final six laps. Luellen went on to take the win over 8th place starter Tracy Wassenberg, Logan Scott, 14th place starter Austin Kaplan and Sam Wieben.

Cayden Carter grabbed the lead early in the Modifieds Final Four race to determine the final four starters for the 50 lap feature. After the completion of lap one, Joel Bushore and Jay Noteboom got together in turn one. Carter got a great restart and never looked back taking the win putting him in the big dance. Justin O’Brien moved up four spots to finish second. Scott Olson a new arrival for night two was third and Darin Duffy started 12th and finish fourth to make the dance.

Kyle Parizek took the early lead in the 20 lap IMCA Hobby Stock feature. Parizek lead until the first race caution came out on lap three for Gina Greubel in turn four. On the restart, Parizek had to contend with Dustin Elliott and Eric Stanton. It was Stanton taking the lead away on lap five. Only ting that seemed to slow Stanton’s route to win was a trio of cautions on lap six, seven and eight. Stanton was not to be denied as he took the $700 to win courtesy of Bulldog Motorsports. Austin Luellen charged his way from tenth to second. John Watson, Elliott and 13th place starter Benji Irvine rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Stock Cars feature lived up to their name of the Class to Tough Tame for their 25 lap feature as they ran three and four wide through out the race. Kyle Vanover started outside row two but by the end of lap one he found his way to the top spot however David Brandies worked his way from eighth starting spot to second. Vanover and Brandies battled for the lead for several laps before Brandies took the lead away. Shortly after a pair of cautions came out on lap eight and nine bunching up the field. Brandies and Vanover again battled for the lead which saw Vanover taking it back. Vanover went on to take the win over Brandies, Jason Minnehan, Dave Atcher and 21st place starter Damon Murty.

The final feature of the night was the World Nationals 50 lap Modified feature presented by PBM, Erson, and World Products. This feature did not disappoint as there was great three and four wide racing all thru the field. Brookfield, Missouri Driver Hunter Marriott took the early lead. Marriott and field saw the caution come out on lap three for Adam Larson and Justin O’Brien getting together in turn four. On the restart, it got hot and heavy but Marriott continued to lead only to see the caution come out on lap five. Marriott saw Benji LaCrosse take the lead way on lap seven. Meanwhile several battles through out the field was three or four wide racing. LaCrosse looked to be cruising away only to caution lap traffic on lap 20 and three laps later the caution came out. Caution came out two more times on laps 25 and 29 but LaCrosse was happy to take the $10,000 back to Wisconsin.

Ryan Gustin worked his way up from 11th to second and last year’s winner Jacob Murray worked his way from 17th to third. Marriott slipped back to fourth and Jeff Taylor worked his way from 16th to fifth. Justin O’Brien, Mike Jergens, JD Auringer, 24th place starter Darin Duffy and Kurt Kile rounded out the top ten.

Thanks to all the great sponsors helping out with the World Nationals: KS Engineering, Fisher Racing Engines, Midstate Machine, Webster City Machine, Gritzmacher Racing Engines, Sperry Engines, Horn Automotive, Extreme Engines, Mullins Racing Engines, Kinser Racing Engines, Karl Performance, Fast Shafts, BSB Manufacturing, Speedway Illustrated, Comp Cams, MSD, Mahle Motorsports, RaceQuip Safety Equipment, World Products, PBM Performance Products/Erson Cams, Driven Racing Oil, Mahle Clevite, Edelbrock, Fel-Pro and EQ Cylinder Heads.

That wraps up all the racing action at Marshalltown Speedway for 2014 season and we like to thank every fan, driver or crews for attending one of our races during our Anniversary season and we hope to see you next spring for our 51st season of racing at Marshalltown.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

Gustin, Watson and Vanover Winners on Night #1 of World Nationals

September 21st, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa –After Thursday’s Night practice the 8th Annual World Nationals roared to life and nobody left disappointed Friday Night. There was a total of 173 cars from 11 different states represented on Night #1 of the World Nationals.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Hobby Stocks 20 lap feature. Andy Hick and Dustin Elliott led the field to the green, Elliott took full advantage grabbing the lead on lap one. Elliott, Hick and Tyson Overton went three wide for position on lap two but still Elliott maintained the lead. Just as the racing was heating up going two and three wide the caution came out on lap six for Dustin Lynch. Elliott saw John Watson and Overton right behind him but Elliott continued to lead until Watson made the move on lap 12. Watson wound up leading the final eight laps to take the win over Eric Stanton and Elliott. Austin Luellen started 12th and finish fourth with Hick in fifth.

After six heats and three b-features settled the field down to 24 cars it was time for the 20 lap IMCA Sport Mod feature but before they could complete a lap the caution came out. Hunter Parsons from Wisconsin grabbed the early lead but Doug Smith took the lead away on lap two. Smith began to pull away only to see the caution come out on lap 11 for debris in turn two. Smith now had 15th place starter Jenae Gustin and Parsons right behind him. Smith held on until lap traffic slowed him down on lap 15 which allowed Gustin to sneak by for the lead. Gustin went on to take the win over 10th place starter Clint Luellen and 12th place starter Carter VanDenBerg. Finishing fourth and fifth respectively was 19th place starter Brayton Carter and Sam Wieben.

“Class to Tough to Tame” IMCA Stock Cars 25 lap feature saw Kyle Vanover grabbing the lead early but it was not easy as he had to battle with Fort Dodge’s Lance Deal. Vanover lead until the caution came out for debris in turn four on lap six. Vanover saw Rookie Devin Smith and Damon Murty on the back fender, it was Smith taking the lead away on lap eight. Vanover did not give up as he took it back on lap nine. The only thing slowing Vanover was a caution on lap 12 and 19 but he went on to take the win over Donavon Smith, Damon Murty, Devin Smith and Trent Murphy.

Meanwhile the Modifieds ran two sets of heat races on Friday Night earning points for the position they finished in plus 1.66 points in passing points for each car the went by. Then the top ten in points from the heat finishes being locked in to the feature for Saturday Night. Round one heat winners were Kyle Krampe, Mike Jergens, Benji LaCrosse, Cayden Carter; Richie Gustin; Nick Nevins, Chris Abelson and Hunter Marriott. In Round two heat races the winners were Andrew Schroeder, Jay Noteboom, LaCrosse, Ryan Gustin, Richie Gustin, Jeff Taylor, Dustin Smith and Marriott. Heat race events were sponsored by K-S Engineering, Fisher Racing Engines, Midstate Machine, Webster City Machine, Gritzmacher Racing Engines, Sperry Engines, Horn Automotive, Extreme Engines, Mullins Racing Engines, Kinser Racer Engines, and Karl Performance Engines.

Along with the Modifieds running last chance heat races, Final Fourt race and 50 lap feature there will be a complete show for the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Hobby Stocks. Racing will begin at 6:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444.

$10,000 Up for Grabs at Marshalltown Speedway’s World Nationals

September 17th, 2014

(Boone, IA) – The days are numbered until one talented Modified driver takes home the $10,000 top prize at the World Nationals presented by World Products, PBM, and Erson Cams. The week gets kicked off with a practice on Thursday from 7-9 and will be followed by free food and live music courtesy of Cookies BBQ Sauce. The racing will get started at 6:30 on both Friday and Saturday with the only hot lap session taking place on Thursday night. In case of inclement weather, the Saturday show will be run on Sunday. The Marshalltown Speedway would like to recognize the following contingency sponsors for stepping up in helping the racers this coming weekend:

Karl Performance will be offering a $500 cash bonus to the Hard Charger in theModified Feature, Fast Shafts, BSB Manufacturing, Comp Cams, EQ Cylinder Heads, MSD, PBM, World Products, Erson Cams, Driven Oil, Racequip, Edelbrock, Mahle Clevite, Fel-Pro, Mahle Motorsports, and HVH. The following machine shops have made it possible for each of the Modified heat race winners to take home $100 for their efforts: K-S Engineering, Fisher Racing Engines, Midstate Machine, Webster City Machine, Gritzmacher Racing Engines, Sperry Engines, Horn Automotive, Extreme Engines, Mullins Racing Engines, Kinser Racer Engines, and Karl Performance Engines. Once again this year, Speedway Illustrated magazine will be offering a one year advertising package valued at $8,500 for the winning engine builder. The I.M.C.A. Stock Cars, I.M.C.A. SportMods, and I.M.C.A. Hobby Stocks will be running complete shows with heats, “B”s, and Feature both nights. The Hobby Stock victor will take home $500 each night and a $1,000 top prize is on the line for the Stock Cars and SportMods. For those not able to attend in person, check out Speed Shift TV for live flag to flag coverage. Speed Shift TV will offer free coverage on Thursday for the practice session from 7-9. For further information, check www.marshalltownspeedway.com like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.,

Over $100,000 on the Line This Week at Marshalltown Speedway for the 8th Annual World National

September 16th, 2014

Boone, Iowa – All eyes are focused on the famed ¼ mile high banked clay oval celebrating the 50th Anniversary this week. Marshalltown Speedway will play host to the 8th Annual World Nationals paying $10,000 to the Modified victor courtesy of World Products, PBM, and Erson Cams. The week will get kicked off with an open practice from 7-9 on Thursday night. The practice will be followed by live music and free pulled pork sandwiches courtesy of Cookies BBQ Sauce. On Friday, the IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA SportMods, and IMCA Stock Cars will see a complete show with heats, “B”s, and Feature events. The Modifieds will run 10 qualifying heat races early on and then another set with an inverted lineup from their first heat race. The drivers will be awarded points for their finish in both heats as well as passing points. The top ten in points after Friday will be locked into Saturday’s 50 lap Feature event.

On Saturday, the IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA SportMods, and IMCA Stock Cars will run another complete show. The Modifieds will run last chance races and the Final Four event based on points from Friday night. The Modified feature will see 24 cars taking the green flag in the 50 lap event with no stops. The Modifieds will be the only division where crate motors are not allowed. The IMCA Hobby Stocks will be racing for a $500 top prize on both nights and it will be $1,000 to win for the IMCA SportMods and IMCA Stock Cars for both shows. There is camping available at the track for $15.00 per night, reservations are recommended and all campers must check in at the track ticket office. For those not able to attend, the event will be broadcast live on Speed Shift TV for just $35 for the weekend or $20 per night. Ticket prices for the pits will be $10 on Thursday, $25 on Friday, and $30 on Saturday. The grandstand prices will be free on Thursday, $12 on Friday, $15 on Saturday and children 11 and under will be $5 on both race nights. The only night for hot laps will be on Thursday from 7-9 with racing getting underway on Friday and Saturday at 6:30. For further information, check out www.marshalltownspeedway.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Season Championship Night at Marshalltown Speedway Rained Out

August 31st, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa (August 29th, 2014) – Season Championship night at Marshalltown Speedway has been rained out. Two inches of rain overnight and more in the forecast has forced the weekly points season to come to an end.

Track champions will be Ronn Lauritzen in the IMCA Modifieds, Donavon Smith in the IMCA Stock Cars, Clint Luellen in the IMCA SportMods, John Watson in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Andy Hennigar in the Mod Lites. Racing action will resume at the famed highbanks for the World Nationals on September 18th – 20th. There will an open practice for all classes with free food and music on Thursday night courtesy of Cookies Barbeque Sauce. On Friday, it will be a complete show paying $500 to win for IMCA Hobby Stocks, $1,000 to win for both IMCA Stock Cars and IMCA SportMods, and qualifying for the Modifieds. The Saturday show will see the same format for
Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars, and SportMods with a $10,000 payday going to the Modified victor. The Modified division is the only class that crate motors are not allowed in for this event.

Camping is available for $15 per night with showers and electric provided. For more information in regards to the World Nationals, please refer to http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/

Murty, Gustin collect Iron Man checkers in Marshalltown

August 28th, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa–The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods invaded the high banks of the Marshalltown Speedway on Wednesday night, but it was two regulars who defended their home turf. In the USRA B-Mod main event, Dan Wheeler, who came into Wednesdays action as the Iron Man points leader, started on the front row.

Wheeler jumped out to an early lead in the feature, but his lead was quickly erased with an early caution. As the field started to sort itself out, Jenae Gustin found herself battling alongside Wheeler for the top spot. Gustin, the younger sister of two-time USMTS national champion Ryan Gustin, wiggled her way through the field and took over the lead with six laps complete.

Winning by more than a straight-away, Gustin claimed the checkers and $600 winners share of the purse on her home dirt followed by Jacob Bleess, Joey Schaefer, Jared Van Deest and Cory Crapser. Wheeler held on for sixth. The USRA Stock Cars saw a clash of titans Wednesday night. Starting on pole for the feature event was the Chelsea Charger, Damon Murty. What looked as if Murty would run away with the win, a mid-race caution brought the field back together.

This opened the door for title contender Mitch Hovden to take over the top spot. On the restart, Murty was able to drive away from Hovden and the rest of the field. Leading every lap of the feature, Murty took the $750 top prize. Hovden, Steve Meyer, Tom Schmitt and Dillon Anderson rounded out the top five.

The Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, hosts the USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win) on Thursday, Aug. 28, at the historic big track with Hobby Stocks also on the card. Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at both Casey’s General Stores locations in Webster City.

The Hamilton County Speedway is a half-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 1.2 miles north of US 20, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. For more information call 515-832-1443 or visit www.hamiltoncospeedway.com online. The weekend wraps up with both classes in action again on Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa.

To learn more about the USRA, visit www.usraracing.com or call 515-832-6000. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usraracing, follow us at www.twitter.com/usraracing on Twitter and check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usratv

Sanders chalks up USMTS win #24 at Marshalltown

August 30th, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa–Rodney Sanders returned to his winning ways Wednesday night as he scored the United States Modified Touring Series victory at the Marshalltown Speedway.

A runner-up in the last four rounds of the Hunt for the USMTS Caseys Cup, Sanders avoided trouble early on as several racers ahead of his fell by the way side and then used a late-race caution to make his move.

Cade Dillard, who climbed into the USMTS Rookie of the Year points lead for the first time this season Sunday night, held off polesitter Joe Duvall at the start and led the first four laps until the first yellow flag of the race appeared.

On the restart, Duvall and third-running Stormy Scott made contact on the exit of turn, which resulted in Scott retiring from the race while Duvall was forced to restart at the tail of the field.

With 10 laps in the books, Zack VanderBeek looked to the inside of Dillard but was unable to make the pass and settled back into second while Sanders, who started ninth, slipped by John Allen for the third spot.

Thick lapped traffic throughout the middle of the contest allowed Dillard to stretch out his cushion over VanderBeek to ten car-lengths but a third caution on lap 20 erased the leaders advantage.

The yellow waved again on lap 24 and Sanders blasted by both VanderBeek and Dillard on restart, but another quick caution reset the line-up back to the previous order.

Sanders got by VanderBeek on the final restart of the night, and then battled side by side with Dillard for two laps before sliding up into the high groove in front of Dillard to claim the lead on lap 27.

From there, Sanders seemed to find another gear and the defending USMTS national champion pulled away from the field for his 24th win of the 2014 campaign and tying him with Ryan Gustin (2011) for the second-most wins in a season and six wins shy of matching Kelly Shryocks mark of 30 wins in 2006.

It also gave the 24-year-old from Happy, Texas, his 42nd career USMTS triumph, tying him with Tommy Myer for fourth on the all-time wins list.

While Dillard settled for the runner-up finish, Brad Dierks made a last-lap last-corner pass of VanderBeek to finish fourth with Shryock coming home in the fifth spot.

Daniel Hilsabeck was sixth, Johnny Scott was seventh and John Allen held on for an eighth-place results. Duvall clawed his way back to ninth from the back of the pack after his lap-4 encounter and Dereck Ramirez rounded out the top-10 at the finish line.

The Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa, hosts the USMTS speed merchants on Thursday, Aug. 28, where Johnny Scott captured the feature win in last years standing-room-only blockbuster.

For the second straight night, the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars ($750 to win) and USRA B-Mods ($600 to win) will share the spotlight, plus Hobby Stocks will also compete.

Gates open at 5 p.m. with hot laps at 6:45 and racing at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Race fans can pick up coupons good for $2 off adult admission at both Caseys General Stores locations in Webster City. From 11:30-1:30, Kelly Shryock and his No. 3 Snickers Modified will be at the 1300 2nd St. location and John Allen and his No. 98 Sour Patch Kids/Oreos Modified will be at the 700 Superior St. store.

The Hamilton County Speedway is a half-mile semi-banked dirt oval located 1.2 miles north of US 20, then 0.5 mile east on Bank St., then 0.4 mile south on Bluff St. For more information call 515-832-1443 or visit www.hamiltoncospeedway.com online.

Friday finds the mud-slinging monsters back at the Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn., before heading to the Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minn., on Saturday. The pentathlon of power wraps up at the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, on Sunday, Aug. 31.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

MoTown Beats Out Mother Nature on Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar & Grille Night

August 24th, 2014

MoTown Beats Out Mother Nature on Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar & Grille Night
By Jeremy Marshalltown, Iowa – Racing was hot and heavy on Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar & Grille Night even though mother nature tried to take the night away. Mother nature failed as the final checkered flag was displayed just before the heavy rain came.

Bryan Zehm jumped out to the lead in the Mod Lites 15 lap feature event. Zehm pulled away only to see the caution come out on lap three for Steven Kennedy spinning in turn two. Zehm got a great restart and began to pulled away again only to see the caution come out again on lap nine. Zehm was not to be denied as he took the win over Josh May, Jimmy May, Charlie Brown and Joe Glick.

Up next was the 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature event and it was Gary Pfantz grabbing the early lead. Pfantz continued to lead until the caution came out on lap six for Travis Merical in turn four. Pfantz saw tenth place starter Jamie Schirm and Garrett Eilander on his back bumper. It was Schirm grabbing the lead by the exit of turn two on the restart. Schirm went on to take the victory meanwhile Eilander took second away from Pfantz. John Watson came home fourth and Travis Staley was fifth.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature saw Tom Rawlins and Ryan Ashton lead the field to green flag and it was Ashton grabbing the lead. The caution came out on lap four when Rawlins slid off the top side of turn three. Ashton saw Matt Lettow and Jayme Duinink right behind it him and it was Lettow taking the lead away on lap seven. Shortly after the caution came out on lap eight when Neil Follett, Glenn Gladson and Adam Shelman got together in turn two. Lettow got a great restart but then the caution came out again on lap 12. On this restart, Letttow had to contend with Clint Luellen. Luellen grabbed the lead away and although there was a pair of cautions on lap 15 it was Luellen taking seventh win in weekly competiton at Motown in 2014. Lettow settled into second. Jenae Gustin was third meanwhile Johnathan Logue and Sam Wieben was fourth and fifth respectively.

Don Vis lead the opening lap in the IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature event and shortly after one lap was scored they were all battling out and came out of turn five wide unfourtnately nobody wanted to give that sent Robbie Merkle off the top of turn two bring out the caution. Vis held on to the lead on lap two but it was Donavon Smith, who worked his way through the field from 11th starting spot to the lead on lap three. Smith saw the caution come out twice on lap four but went racing resumed he pulled away underterred by the challenges from Damon Murty. Steve Meyer, Robert Stofer and Michael Jaennette rounded out the top five.

IMCA Modifieds feature was the final feature of the night and went green-to-checkered caution free. The field went three wide on lap one but it was Rookie Jake Strayer grabbing the top spot. Strayer held on to the lead until Richie Gustin worked his way from ninth to second. Gustin took the lead away on lap six and went on to take his fourth win of the season at Motown. Last Week’s winner Racer Hulin was second, Jon Snyder was third, Strayer came home fourth and Ronn Lauritzen was fifth.

Speedway Roars back to life on Wednesday Night as the Stars from the United States Modified Touring Series will run a Casey’s Hunt Race along with the Iron Man Challenge series for USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing to Follow.

Then on Friday Night, it will be the North 3rd Ave Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championship Night. It will be the final night for track points. Top 12 in points will be locked into the feature, all other cars will run a last chance race for starting position. Also making a return visit to the quarter mile will be the flat track quads. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Luellen Brothers Win Again in Motown

August 18th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – With the radar looking questionable all day many was doubtful that racing was going to happen Friday Night but Mother Nature cooperated and racingcontinued at the Marshalltown Speedway.

First feature of the night was the Mod Lites 15 lapper. Travis Stensland jumped out to the early lead from his inside row two starting spot. Stensland continued to lead until the first caution came out on lap four for Steven Kennedy spinning in turn four. On the restart, Stensland saw Josh May and Tim Hennigar on the back bumper and it was May that battled Stensland out for the lead. The caution came out again on lap seven first for Amber Coffman in turn two and then on the restart when Dustin Marshall rolled in turn one. May was not letting that bother him but the caution came out again on lap nine this time for Stensland lost the handle and collecting Jimmy May, May clipped Stensland senting his car end of end before landing on his wheels. Josy May lead the remaining laps including through two cuations on lap 11. Josh May took the win over Tim Hennigar, Andy Hennigar, DJ Schmalzried and Dusty Masolini.

The Mod Lites was out next for their 15 lap feature event. Travis Stensland started on the outside front row and he grabbed the lead early. Stensland led all the laps to take his first ever win at Marshalltown meanwhile behind Stensland, They were battling too and three wide at times. Terry Brown took the runner up honors meanwhile brother Charlie Brown ended upside down in turn four come to the checkered. Tim Hennigar , Dustin Marshall and Mike Morrill was third through fifth.

Mitchell Thomas led the opening lap in the 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature and then Tyson Overton edged ahead on lap two. Austin Luellen made it a three car battle for the lead on lap three, Luellen lead at the line and settled into the top spot by himself on lap four. Dustin Elliott and Jamie Schirm got together in turn one on lap five bringing out the caution and then a lap later Overton and Gary Pfantz got together. Luellen lead the remaining laps to take his eighth win of the season at Motown. Eric Stanton was second and Jamie Schirm worked his way back up to finish third. Calvin Dhondt finished fourth in his first night out and John Watson was fifth.

After a caution forced a complete restart in the 18 lap Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods feature, it was Ryan Ashton taking the lead from his pole postiton. The next handful of laps was tough for the field to get through as the caution came out four times on lap two, three and four with Ashton still leading. Ashton lost the lead to Shawn Rittter on lap six and shortly after the caution came out again for Justin Medler in turn two. The final caution came out on lap 11 for debris on the front stretch. Ritter had Ashton and Clint Luellen on his back bumper with Ritter holding on to the lead every lap. Luellen found the outside to his liking as he beat Ritter on the last lap to take the win. Ritter, Jenae Gustin, Adam Shelman and Ashton rounded out the top five.

The caution came out before a single lap was completed in the 18 lap IMCA Stock Cars feature. On the restart it moved Dave Atcher to the outside front row and Atcher took full advantage as he took the lead on lap one. Shortly after the caution came out again when Robbie Merkle, Don Vis, Steve Meyer and Donavon Smith all got together in turn three. Atcher continued to lead despite several challenges from Michael Jaennette but Damon Murty worked his way up and raced Atcher for the lead on lap six but fell short. Murty grabbed the lead on lap seven and began to pull away. Only thing slowing Murty was the lap traffic late in the race, Murty took the win over Atcher and Jaennette. Smith worked his way back up to finish fourth and Scooter Dulin was fifth.

Final feature of the night was the 20 lap IMCA Modifieds feature. Andrew Kinser lead the first lap after Joel Bushore jumped the cushion in turns three and four. On lap two Kinser, Bushore and Jake Strayer went three wide for the lead. Strayer took the lead and pulled away only to see the caution come out three times for debris. After the final caution on lap 12, Strayer saw Racer Hulin and Ronn Lauritzen behind him. Hulin grabbed the lead away on lap 13 and went on to take the win. Strayer was second, Ronn Lauritzen was third, Adam Larson was fourth and Tyler Droste was fifth.

Next Friday starts a busy two weeks at the speedway as it will be Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar and Grille Night. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

Following week on Wednesday Night, the Speedway hosts the warriors of the United States Modified Touring Series along with the Iron Man Challenge series for USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. Then on Friday Night August 29th will be the North 3rd Ave Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championship.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Stensland, Luellen, Gustin, Smtih and Strayer Take Victories on J&V Napa Auto Parts Night

August 10th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – Two drivers took their first win at Marshalltown in 2014 on Friday Night meanwhile Three others returned to the winner’s circle. Racing action was exciting and intense all night along on J&V Napa Auto Parts Night at the Races.

Of the night was of the Flattrack Quads and after having the initial start called back because Richard Blom was still sitting at the start line. Infortunately David Petithory took a tumble coming out of four, He would be okay but it expired his night. Travis Brandt jumped to the lead and appearing as if nothing was going to slow him down until the last lap coming off of four something mechanical which allowed Mike Rupe to sneak across the start and finish line in first. Brandt finished second, Jordan Brown was third, Mark Johnson was fourth and Brandon Gillette was fifth. Quads were invited back on Friday August 29th.

The Mod Lites was out next for their 15 lap feature event. Travis Stensland started on the outside front row and he grabbed the lead early. Stensland led all the laps to take his first ever win at Marshalltown meanwhile behind Stensland, They were battling too and three wide at times. Terry Brown took the runner up honors meanwhile brother Charlie Brown ended upside down in turn four come to the checkered. Tim Hennigar , Mike Morrill and Jimmy May was third through fifth.

Tyson Overton lead the opening lap in the 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature but it was Gary Pfantz taking it away on lap two. Shortly after the caution came out when Garrett Eilander took a sharp right off the top in turn one. Pfantz held on to the lead until lap four when Tyler Pickett took the lead away. Pickett saw the caution come out on lap eight and on the restart it was Austin Luellen working a different lane. Luellen grabbed the lead away and lead the remaining laps to take his seven win at Motown in 2014. Eric Stanton was second, Pickett was third, Kyle Parizek was fourth and Brice Udelhoven was fifth.

It seems like the same story just different week in the Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature as it was Jenae Gustin grabbing the early lead. Not even a pair of early cautions bother Gustin as she continued to lead but when she caught lap traffic Logan Scott, who worked his way from 12th to second. Scott grabbed the lead away on lap 15 but a lap car slowed him down and forced him to break something in the rear end that gave the lead back to Gustin on lap 16. Gustin went on to take her third in a row and fifth of the season at Motown. Sam Wieben worked his way up to finished second. Keagan Scott was third, Clint Luellen was fourth and Brett Lowry was fifth.

Robert Stofer led the first lap in the IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature but Jeff Wollam battled for the lead on lap two. Wollam grabbed the lead and held on through a pair of cautions on lap four and six. Wollam appeared to be heading on to the win but Don Vis saw his power plant expire dumping oil on the track. Donavon Smith saw that and went to the high side and took the lead away with two to go. Smith took the win over Wollam, Trent Murphy, Stofer and Jay Schmidt.

Final feature of the night was the 20 lap IMCA Modifieds feature. This week’s feature was different from last weeks as this one went green-to-checkered. They went four wide on lap one and when it all settled coming across the line it was Jake Strayer out front. Strayer lead the remaining laps and held off several challenges from Ronn Lauritzen and Joel Rust to take his first win at Motown in 2014. Rust grabbed second away from Lauritzen meanwhile Rod Clement fell back to fourth and Scott Simatovich finished fifth.

Next week will be Old Timers Lounge and Witten’s Warriors Night. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Gustin Family Takes Two Features at MoTown

July 27th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – Mother Nature tried to wipe away racing from the Marshalltown Speedway Thursday Night and Friday Morning by dropping 2.5 inches of rain. However that did not faze track crews as they put together an amazing racing surface for what they were dealt and it produced amazing racing all night long. The fans were able to participate as the ever so popularSpectator Eliminator took place after the features.

First feature of the night was the Mod Lites 15 lapper and it was Mike Kennedy grabbing the lead on lap one but Josh May worked his way up to second and then the lead on lap two. May saw the caution come out on lap four when Terry Brown experienced issues forcing him to a stop in turn three. May continued to lead but the caution came out again on lap five for Paul Nagle in turn two. May held on to take his second win of the season despite the final race caution on lap nine setting up a six lap dash. Charlie Brown came home second, Andy Hennigar was third, Jimmy May was fourth and Eric Hendrickson was fifth.

The 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw two and three wide racing through the feature. Brice Udelhoven started outside row two but by the end of lap one he was in the top spot. Udelhoven, John Watson and Eric Stanton began to break away from the rest of the field but the caution came out on lap eight for Dillion Million in turn two. On the restart, Eric Stanton tried to get by Udelhoven but failed on lap nine. Stanton was successful on lap ten when Udelhoven slipped up and left the door open. Stanton went on to take his fifth win of the season and four of the last five. Udelhoven, Watson, Garrett Eilander and Jason See rounded out the top five.

Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature went green to checkered. Jenae Gustin started on the outside front row and she managed to lead all 18 laps and have a full straight-away lead by the end and the only thing slowing her down was lap traffic. For Gustin that was win number three at Motown in 2014. Clint Luellen moved up six spots to finish second, Sam Wieben was third, Jared Van Deest was fourth and Jake McBirnie was fifth.

Don Vis jumped to the early lead in the IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature but it was Michael Jaennette taking it away on lap two. Jaennette began to pull away meanwhile behind him they were racing three and four wide for position. The only caution came out on lap ten when Trent Murphy saw somthing go wrong resulting in the car to drop a lot of fluid on the backstretch. Jaennette held off Donavon Smith on the restart initial but on lap 12 it was Smith getting by Jaennette. Smith went on take his sixth win at Motown. Jaennette, Tracy Gienger, Robert Stofer and Robbie Merkle finished second through fifth respectively.

Rookie Jake Strayer grabbed the lead early in the IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature. Strayer was calm and steady out front until Richie Gustin worked his way from 12th to second. Strayer, Gustin and Ronn Lauritzen battle for position laps 16 through 20. Strayer held the lead until the white flag lap when he saw Gustin take the lead away. Gustin manage to take his third win of the season despite a last lap move by second place finisher Ronn Lauritzen. Strayer fell back to third, Joel Rust was fourth and Adam Larson was fifth.

Next Friday Night will be an evening with the Shriners. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Gustin Family Takes Two Features at MoTown

July 27th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – Mother Nature tried to wipe away racing from the Marshalltown Speedway Thursday Night and Friday Morning by dropping 2.5 inches of rain. However that did not faze track crews as they put together an amazing racing surface for what they were dealt and it produced amazing racing all night long. The fans were able to participate as the ever so popularSpectator Eliminator took place after the features.

First feature of the night was the Mod Lites 15 lapper and it was Mike Kennedy grabbing the lead on lap one but Josh May worked his way up to second and then the lead on lap two. May saw the caution come out on lap four when Terry Brown experienced issues forcing him to a stop in turn three. May continued to lead but the caution came out again on lap five for Paul Nagle in turn two. May held on to take his second win of the season despite the final race caution on lap nine setting up a six lap dash. Charlie Brown came home second, Andy Hennigar was third, Jimmy May was fourth and Eric Hendrickson was fifth.

The 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw two and three wide racing through the feature. Brice Udelhoven started outside row two but by the end of lap one he was in the top spot. Udelhoven, John Watson and Eric Stanton began to break away from the rest of the field but the caution came out on lap eight for Dillion Million in turn two. On the restart, Eric Stanton tried to get by Udelhoven but failed on lap nine. Stanton was successful on lap ten when Udelhoven slipped up and left the door open. Stanton went on to take his fifth win of the season and four of the last five. Udelhoven, Watson, Garrett Eilander and Jason See rounded out the top five.

Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature went green to checkered. Jenae Gustin started on the outside front row and she managed to lead all 18 laps and have a full straight-away lead by the end and the only thing slowing her down was lap traffic. For Gustin that was win number three at Motown in 2014. Clint Luellen moved up six spots to finish second, Sam Wieben was third, Jared Van Deest was fourth and Jake McBirnie was fifth.

Don Vis jumped to the early lead in the IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature but it was Michael Jaennette taking it away on lap two. Jaennette began to pull away meanwhile behind him they were racing three and four wide for position. The only caution came out on lap ten when Trent Murphy saw somthing go wrong resulting in the car to drop a lot of fluid on the backstretch. Jaennette held off Donavon Smith on the restart initial but on lap 12 it was Smith getting by Jaennette. Smith went on take his sixth win at Motown. Jaennette, Tracy Gienger, Robert Stofer and Robbie Merkle finished second through fifth respectively.

Rookie Jake Strayer grabbed the lead early in the IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature. Strayer was calm and steady out front until Richie Gustin worked his way from 12th to second. Strayer, Gustin and Ronn Lauritzen battle for position laps 16 through 20. Strayer held the lead until the white flag lap when he saw Gustin take the lead away. Gustin manage to take his third win of the season despite a last lap move by second place finisher Ronn Lauritzen. Strayer fell back to third, Joel Rust was fourth and Adam Larson was fifth.

Next Friday Night will be an evening with the Shriners. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Gustin Cashes In Big on KMJ Performance Night

July 20th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – As always the night after the Harris Clash, the Marshalltown Speedway puts up extra money in the IMCA Modifieds and Friday Night they would be draw redraw for $1,000 to win. The Night was sponsored by KMJ Performance of Story City plus the Marshalltown Police were on hand displaying some of their police cars.

Mod Lites 15 lap feature was out first on to the speedway and before a single lap was completed the caution came out twice. First for Charlie Brown experiencing mechanical issues and then for Chris Weir and Tim Hennigar getting together in turn two. Joe Glick grabbed the lead when the race finally got going but then the caution came out on lap five for Dustin Marshall in turn two. Glick would again see the caution one more time on lap seven. It appeared Glick was going to head on to his first win but Jimmy May worked his way through and took the lead away on lap 13. May went on to take his third win of the season at Motown. Glick finished second, Terry Brown was third, Andy Hennigar was fourth and Travis Brandt was fiftth.

The 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature was very exciting and intese the entire way. Steve Fricke started on the pole and lead the first three laps before Eric Larson made the move to take it away on lap four. Larson’s lead was short lived as Eric Stanton made the same move to take the lead away on lap five. Stanton lead the remaining laps to take his fourth win. Larson, John Watson, Austin Luellen and Garrett Eilander rounded out the top five.

Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature was caution filled but saw several drivers hard charg their ways through the field. Tracy Wassenberg from Shawano, WI took the lead on lap one but just after the completion of lap one, Ryan King spun in turn three. Wassenberg continued to lead but saw the caution come out on lap three when Ben Wilson and Clint Luellen got together in turn four. The caution came again on lap seven but that also did not bother Wassenberg but the caution on lap nine did because Jared Van Deest was able to work his way by on the restart. Van Deest managed to make it through the caution on lap 11 and 14 to go on and take his third win at Motown and second in a row. Clint Luellen worked his way back through the field after the early caution to finish second. Wassenberg was third, Travis Peterson moved up four spots to finish fourth and Chad Shaw from Missouri was fifth.

Robbie Merkle jumped out early to the lead the first lap in the IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature but i was Michael Jaennette taking the lead away on lap two. Shortly after the caution came on twice first for Adam Klocke on the back stretch and then for Don Vis in turn two. Jaennette was able to pull away and looked to be cruising on to the easy win but the caution came out again on lap ten for Merkle going off the top of turns three and four and then for Scooter Dulin on the front stretch. Jaennette was forced to hold off Donavon Smith, Trent Murphy and Jason Minnehan to take his third win at MoTown. Trent Murphy edged out Donavon Smith for second. Jason Minnehan was fourth and Steve Meyer was fifth.

Final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds 25 lap feature but before a lap was completed the caution came out when Tony Snyder, Colton Osborn, Kyle Krampe and Andrew Kinser came to a stop in turns one and two. Eric Elliott lead the first lap when the race got started but the caution again came out. On the restart, Elliott saw Adam Larson take over the top spot. Larson saw Luke Wanninger and Richie Gustin chase him down when the leaders experienced lap traffic. Lap traffic allowed Richie Gustin to pull a move and grabbed the lead on lap 17. Gustin lead the final eight laps to take $1,000 for his win meanwhile Larson, Wanninger, Ronn Lauritzen and Hunter Marriott rounding out the top five.

Next Friday Night will be Central Iowa Snowmobile Club Night plus after the features are completed their will be Spectator Eliminators. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th

IMCA Modifieds to Pay $1,000 to Victor and $100 to Start this Friday at Marshalltown

July 16th, 2014

Marshalltown, IA- This Friday at the Marshalltown Speedway it will be a draw/re-draw format and offer IMCA Track, Regional, State, and National points for the Modifieds. Also on the card for KMJ Performance Night will be Sanctioned Stock Cars, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, and the Mod Lites. The pit gates are set to open at 5:15, grandstands at 5:30, with hot laps set for 7:00 and racing action at 7:30. Marshalltown Speedway is thehome of the $10,000 to win World Nationals for non-crate Modifieds set for September 18th -20th. The World Nationals will have complete shows on each night for the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA SportMods, and IMCA Hobby Stocks. The first night of the World Nationals will offer an open practice from 6-9 and live music and free food to follow. For further information, please refer to http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/

Atcher Repeats at Marshalltown During the Central Iowa Fair

July 13th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – There was great three, four and five wideracing on Casey’s General Stores and Racers Against ALS Night at the Central Iowa Fair. At Intermission, the youngsters even joined the fun with bike races.

First feature of the night was the Mod Lites 15 lap feature and it was Mike Kennedy grabbing the lead on lap one. Shortly after the completion of lap one, Josh May experienced problems in turn two forcing the caution to come out. On the restart, Andy Hennigar took the lead away from Kennedy. Hennigar went on to take his third win of the season at Motown. Mike Morrill came home in second, Jimmy May was third, Eric Hendrickson was fourth and Charlie Brown was fifth.

The 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature was thriller for the entire distance. Vince Buchholz led lap one but it was Keystone’s Matt Pohlman taking it away on lap two. The caution came out when Andy Peck came to a stop in turn two and on the restart, Pohlman had to contend with Buchholz and Tyson Overton. Overton worked his way to the top spot on lap four but that was short lived as Austin Luellen held it on lap five. Overton took it back on lap six but then a three car battle that included Overton, Luellen and Eric Larson. Larson grabbed the top spot on lap seven but it was Luellen taking it back with two laps to go. Luellen took his fifth win of the season. Larson, Dustin Elliott, Overton and John Watson rounded out the top five.

Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature did not disappoint the fans but before a single lap was completed the caution came out when Siraj Thomason spun in turn two. Rookie Jake McBirnie took the top spot early but the caution came out again on lap two, this time for Andy Tiernan going off the top of turn three. McBirnie got a great restart but the caution came out on lap six when Dustin Enabnit spu in turn two. Jenae Gustin got a great restart and took the lead away from McBirinie on lap seven. Gustin lead through the caution on lap 11 but just after taking the white flag, she would see her car shut off forcing her to spin. Gustin also collected 2nd and 3rd place runners Clint Luellen and Ryan King. That handed the lead over to Jared Van Deest and the he lead the final two laps to take his second win of the year at Motown. Sam Wieben worked his way from 14th to second, Neil Follett was third, Travis Peterson was fourth and Jared Timmerman was fifth.

Robbie Merkle lead the first lap in the IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature. Dave Atcher grabbed the lead away and began to pull away meanwhile behind him they were racing three and four wide several times. Atcher was not to be denied his second consecutive win. Donavon Smith worked his way to second, Steve Meyer, Michael Jaennette and Damon Murty rounded ou the top five.

Final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature but before a lap was completed the caution came out when Jake Strayer got sideways and collecting Kyle Krampe and Luke Wanninger. Rookie Eric Elliott took the lead but saw Joel Bushore stay in tow until the final race caution came out on lap eight when Chris Mills took a wild ride off the top of turn three. Elliott had Bushore and Scott Simatovich on his back bumper but it was Jon Snyder , who restarted fourth that he was concerned with. Snyder took the lead away on lap 15 and then on lap 17, Snyder saw Ronn Lauritzen battle it out for the lead. Snyder appeared to have the momentum as he went on to take the win over Lauritzen, Elliott, Bushore and Joel Rust.

Racing continues next on KMJ Performance and Marshalltown Police Night at the Races. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Moorman, Brown, Stanton, Luellen, Atcher and Wanninger Takes on 50th Anniversary Celebration Night

July 7th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa– Since August 17th, 1964 the MarshalltownSpeedway has been a place to watch some of the best racing action. As we celebratedthe nation’s holiday we also celebrated 50 years of racing and the fans was not disappointed as there was great racing all night long as well an amazing Fireworksdisplay by the city of Marshalltown after the races.

David Moorman seems to find his way to the front a lot in the IMCA Sport Compacts eight lap feature and this week was no different. Moorman lead all the laps to take the win over John Gill, Zach Brenner and Alec Gill. Aaron Miller experienced troubles and was unable to make the feature.

The Mod Lites 15 lap feature saw Eric Hendrickson grab the lead early. Hendrickson saw the first yellow come out on lap five for a couple of cars coming to a stop on the run off road. Hendrickson continued to lead only to see the caution come out again on lap eight. Hendrickson saw Charlie Brown, Mike Morrill, Josh May and Jimmy May right there. Charlie Brown would make the move and take the lead away on lap 12, Brown went on to take his fourth win of the season. Jimmy May worked his way around Hendrickson for second. Mike Morril and Josh May rounded out the top five.

Clint Nelson led the opening lap in the 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature but then the caution came out when Brice Udelhoven spun in turn two collecting a handful of other cars. Nelson on the restart was saw Eric Stanton pass him. Stanton went on take his third win at Motown this season. Eric Larson came home second, John Watson was third, Nathan Ballard was fourth and Justin Lichty was fifth.

The Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature event saw Ryan Ashton lead the first lap before the caution came out when Bryan Johnson came to a stop in turn three. Ashton got a great restart but then the caution came out again on lap two for Shawn Ritter, Tracy Wassenberg and Gatlin Leytham getting together in turn four. Jenae Gustin took the lead away from Ashton on the restart and she lead until the caution came out on lap nine for Tom Rawlins in turn one. Gustin got a great restart and pulled away but on lap 14 that came to and end as her powerplant expired going into turn three that handed the lead over to Clint Luellen. Luellen led the remaining four laps and held off several challenges from Andy Tiernan to take his fifth at Motown in 2014. Tiernan, Tony Olson, Sam Wieben and Brett Lowry rounded out the top five.

Before a single lap was completed in the “Class to Tough To Tame” IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature, the caution came out when Robert Stofer experienced troubles in turn one. Dave Atcher jumped out to the lead but just after three laps were placed in the books the caution came out for Russell Damme in turn two. Atcher saw several heavy hitters but he held them off until the final race caution on lap ten for JD Kennedy in turn two. Atcher had to contend with Donavon Smith the final eight laps but he held him off to take the checkers. This was Atcher’s first win since May 20th, 2009 when he won the Stock Car feature during the USMTS Special and his first IMCA win since June 23rd, 2006 at Motown. Donavon Smith finished second with Trent Murphy, Michael Jaennette and Jay Schmidt in third through fifth.

Final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature, after a caution came out and forced a complete restart it was the Rookie Eric Elliott taking the lead. Elliott lead the first caution on lap four when Derek Reimer spun in turn two. Third Generation Driver Tyler Droste took the lead away on lap seven and shortly after the final caution came out for Eric Elliott and Scott Simatovich in turn two. Droste lost the lead on lap 11 to Luke Wanninger. Wanninger held on to take his fourth win at MoTown. Ronn Lauritzen worked his way up to finish second. Droste was third, Tony Snyder was fourth and Joel Rust was fifth.

Racing action finished up at 9:45pm and the Fireworks happen shortly after. Thanks to all the former track champions, fans and drivers for coming out and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the speedway.

Next Friday Night will be Casey’s General Stores and Racers Against ALS Night at the Central Iowa Fair. Youngsters will also take to the high banks in the annual Kids Bike Races. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Races Cancelled for June 27th, 50th Anniversary Celebration Next Week at Marshalltown

June 29th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – Mother Nature decided to rain out the races for tonight at the Marshalltown Speedway on Shawn’s Custom Hay Grinding Night which now gives track officials time to get ready for the 50th Anniversary Celebration next week at the Speedway.

Marshalltown Speedway celebrates the Golden Anniversary next Friday Night July 4th. Their will be a free luncheon from noon until 1:00 and fans are invited to bring out old photos, memorabilia, and stories to share. All retired past champions and their families are invited to watch for free. The grandstand admission will only be $5.00 for adults and children 11 and under are admitted for free on this special occasion. Their will be a huge fireworks display to follow the racing action at 9:45pm. All start times are moved up 15 minutes so the first green flag in the heat races will be at 7:15pm.

Any race fans with contacts in regards to past champions or needing more information about the 50th Anniversary celebration are asked to contact Denny Grabenbauer at 641.751.2970 or imagemaker81@mchsi.com.

Following Friday Night July 11th it will be Casey’s General Stores and Racers Against ALS Night at the Central Iowa Fair. Kids are invited to bring their bikes out and ride the quarter mile at intermission.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Marshalltown Speedway Set to Host Two Events over the Next 4 Days

June 27th, 2014

Marshalltown, IA – The Deery Brothers IMCA Late Models will make their only appearance of the year this Tuesday at the Marshalltown Speedway for the 50th Anniversary season. Also on the card will be IMCA SportMods boasting a $1,000 payday, IMCA Stock Cars going after a top prize of $500, and the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks. The pit gates open a 5:00, grandstands at 5:30, and hot laps go green at 7:00 with racing to follow. On Friday night, IMCA weekly racing resumes with Shawn’s Custom Haygrinding Night. Their will be a candy dash for the children 12 and under and extra money up for grabs for feature winners. The winners of the IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, SportMods, and Hobby Stocks will all receive another $100 courtesy of Shawn’s Custom Hay Grinding. The Marshalltown Speedway will celebrate their Golden Anniversary the following Friday, July 4th. Their will be a free luncheon from noon until 1:00 and fans are invited to bring out old photos, memorabilia, and stories to share. All retired past champions and their families are invited to watch for free. The grandstand admission will only be $5.00 for adults and children 11 and under are admitted for free on this special occasion. Their will be a huge fireworks display to follow the racing action at 9:45. Also, keep in mind the upcoming 8th

Annual World Nationals set for September 18th – 20th paying $10,000 to the Modified victor. For further information, refer to marshalltownspeedway.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

Moorman, May, Stanton, Williams, Smith and Wanninger Take Checkers on Wolf Seeds Night

June 23rd, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – This week mother nature was mean as she dropped over four inches of rain at the Marshalltown Speedway leaving track crew to scratch their heads. However they worked their magic and Wolf Seeds along with Jim’s Johns Challenge Night took place.

The IMCA Sport Compacts six lap feature was out first and only two cars were able to take the green as the car of John Gill experienced transmission problems in staging area. Aaron Miller led the first three laps before David Moorman took the lead away coming to two to go. Moorman took the win with Miller in second.

Eric Hendrickson lead the first three laps in the 15 lap Mod Lites feature before Charlie Brown worked his way up to take the lead away on lap four. Brown continued to lead until lap nine, shortly after Jimmy May took it away on lap 10. May went on to take his second win of the season at Motown. Andy Hennigar tried but settled in to second, Brown was third, Hendrickson was fourth and Daniel Keltner was fifth.

Rookie Andy Hick grabbed the early lead in the 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature. The first race caution came out on lap two when Steve Fricke spun around right in front of the field only to collect Mitchell Thomas, Jennifer Hulin and Tyson Overton. Hick saw Brice Udelhoven and Eric Stanton right behind him but Hick continued to lead on lap three. Stanton took the lead away on lap four and three laps later saw the caution come out again this time when John Housley went spinning off top of turn one. Stanton and Austin Luellen began to battle it out the final five laps with Stanton leading all but lap ten. Stanton took the win by a bumper at the line over Luellen. John Watson came home in third, Hick was fourth and Udelhoven was fifth.

The IMCA Northern SportMods feature normally runs 18 laps but would go 25 laps because Clint Luellen, the only heat race winner to take the challenge. Luellen had a shot at a bonus of $500 if he could win. Tom Rawlins lead the opening lap before Shawn Simatovich took the lead away on two. Simatovich lost the lead on lap four too Brandon Williams. Williams was not to be denied the win his first this season at Motown. Sam Wieben tried several times to take the lead away but finish in the runner up position. Luellen, Jenae Gustin, Carter VanDenBerg and Taylor Musselman rounded out the top five.

Dave Atcher lead fhe first two laps before the caution came out in the IMCA Stock Cars 23 lap feature which again is normally 18 laps. The first caution came out when Jared Daggett, one of two drivers to take the challenge, spun out in turn four. Atcher continued to lead until Donavon Smith worked his way through the field to take it away on lap five. Smith and the field saw the caution come again on lap seven but ran the final 16 laps caution free. Smith picked up his seventh win of the season at Motown. Steve Meyer finished 2nd meanwhile Michael Jaennette, the other to take the challenge, finished 3rd. Atcher and Daggett finish fourth and fifth respectively.

Final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds feature, it also saw two drivers win their heat races and chose to go the tail for a $1,000 bonus as it went unclaim in the previous three divisions. Those two drivers were Ronn Lauritzen and Tyler Droste meanwhile Scott Simatovich lead the first five laps before the caution came out when Lauritzen and Kyle Krampe got together in turn two. On the restart, Rookie Joel Rust took the lead way from Simatovich and appeared he was pulling away only to see the caution come out on lap 12 when Kyle Brown experienced trouble. Rust and Luke Wanninger began an epic battle with the Rookie lead most of the laps. Wanninger took the lead for good on lap 21 to take the win. Rust, Lauritzen, Adam Larson and Racer Hulin rounded out the top five.

It is Back to business at the Speedway on Tuesday Night as the Deery Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 will take to the high banks. Hot Laps at 7:00pm and Racing to Follow.

Then on Friday, it will be Shawn’s Custom Hay Grinding Night at the races. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

Do not forget about Fan Appreciation Night with Fireworks, as well as the 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday July 4th which will feature activites rain or shine all day. Races will start 15 minutes earlier that night.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

$1,500 EXTRA IN CASH UP FOR GRABS ON WOLF SEEDS NIGHT COURTESY OF JIM’S JOHNS

June 19th, 2014

Boone, IA – Jim’s Johns of Des Moines, IA will sweeten the pot in four IMCA Classes this coming Friday night, Each of the heat race winners in the Hobby Stocks, SportMods, Stock Cars, and Modifieds all will receive a free pit pass for the following Friday nights races. In addition to this, the Jim’s Johns Challenge will be taking place and here is how it will work. The Hobby Stock heat race winners have the option to fall to the tail of the Feature and if they can win it will be worth an additional $250. If they fail to win it, the challenge money rises to $500 for the SportMods, $750 for the Stock Cars if not won by a SportMod, and a possible $1,000 bonus for the IMCA Modified victor if they can come from the tail and the challenge has not been met in the previous three features.

If the challenge money is won along the way during the feature events, it will go back to $250 and start over again. Another date to mark down will be Tuesday, June 24th for the return of the Deery Brothers Late Modes for their Miller Lite 50. Also in competition will be IMCA Stock cars going after a $500 top prize, the IMCA SportMods battling it out for $1,000 to win, and the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks. Marshalltown Speedway will be celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary on July 4th, 2014. From 12:00-1:00 there will be a free luncheon and fans are invited to bring out old pictures, shirts, and stories. All retired track champions and their families are invited out to be a guest of the speedway on this amazing night. Racing action will get underway at 7:15 with a tremendous fireworks show to follow, adults are only $5.00 and children 11 and under are free. Any race fans with contacts in regards to past champions or needing more information about the 50th Anniversary celebration are asked to contact Denny Grabenbauer at 641.751.2970 or imagemaker81@mchsi.com. The pinnacle event of the season will be the 8th Annual World Nationals offering $10,000 to the Modified champion. The 8th Annual World Nationals will take place September 18th-20th. featuring Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Hobby Stocks, and IMCA Hobby Stocks. For further information and a complete schedule, please refer to http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/

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Morrill and Hulin Pick Up First Wins of the Season on Karl Performance Night

June 15th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – Racing action was hot and heavy on abeautiful Friday the 13th at the Marshalltown Speedway, that also saw a full moon. Every race saw exciting battles from start to finish on Karl Performance Night. Two Drivers picked up their first win of the season meanwhile 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.

Before a lap was completed in the Mod Lites, Andy Hennigar saw Friday 13th become unlucky when he had his driveshaft break which sent him rolling in turn one during the pace lap, he climbed out okay but it ended his night. When the racing got going it was Eric Hendrickson leading the first lap but then the caution came out when four cars got together on backstretch. On the restart, it was Mike Morrill sneaking by and Morrill held off challenges from Tim Hennigar and Jimmy May after a pair of cautions for Amber Coffman on lap four and six. 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 seems never to disappoint as they have been amazing to watch. 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 found the top side just the way he wanted and he worked his way to the top spot on lap ten. Just after the caution came out for Austin Schuring coming to a stop on the exit of turn three. 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.

Next week it will be Wolf Seeds and Jim’s Johns Challenge Night at the Races. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

Then on Tuesday June 24th, the Deery Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 will take to the high banks. Do not forget about Fan Appreciation Night with Fireworks, as well as the 50th Anniversary Celebration on Friday July 4th.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Luellen Brothers Double Up at MoTown

June 8th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – A New week but similar story as the Marshalltown Speedway is living up to some great racing action from start to finish during its 50th Anniversary season. Also in attendance was Traxxas Torc Off Road Series Driver Cam Reimers from Ogden putting on an expedition for the fans.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts eight lap event. John Gill led the opening lap before Adam Gates took the top spot away on lap two. Gates took the checkered first with David Moorman in second, Aaron Miller in third and Gill in fourth.

In the Mod Lites 15 lap feature it was Mike Kennedy taking the early lead but it was short lived as Jimmy May took the top spot away on lap three. May saw his son Josh May experience troubles on lap five forcing the caution to come out. May did not let that get to him but the final race cation came out on lap 12 when Charlie and Terry Brown make contact in turn two that ended Charlie’s night. Jimmy May went on to take the win over Andy Hennigar, Terry Brown, Tim Hennigar and Dusty Masolini.

Rookie Andy Hick went on a spin cycle in front of the field in turn two forcing the caution to come out before the completion of lap one in the IMCA Hobby Stocks feature. Gary Pfantz lead the first two laps before Austin Luellen worked his way to the lead on lap three. Luellen and the field saw the caution one more time on lap seven. Luellen took the win over Garrett Eilander, John Watson, Dustin Elliott and Eric Larson.

Another week the IMCA Northern SporMods 18 lap feature was one to watch. Ryan Ashton led the opening lap before Jenae Gustin took the lead away. Gustin lead through a pair oc cautions on lap four and eight. But after the caution on lap 11, Clint Luellen and Gustin battled it out for the lead. Luellen sneaked by to take lead away on lap 13 and go on to take win three at Motown. Gustin, Andy Tiernan, Brett Lowry and Taylor Musselman round out the top five.

Once again the “Class To Tough To Tame” IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature did not disappoint any one. First three laps saw three different leaders, Dave Atcher, Robbie Merkle and Michael Jaennette. Jaennette lead until the caution came out on lap five when Jeff Wollam and Paul Shepherd spun in turn two. On the restart, Jaennette experienced issues forcing him to the infield on lap seven when Donavon Smith took over the lead. Smith pulled away until he caught lap traffic which allowed Trent Murphy to chase him down on lap 11. Smith was able to get a great restart on the final restart on lap 12 to take the win. Murphy came home 2nd, Justin Temeyer finished 3rd, Steve Meyer was 4th and Atcher was 5th.

Final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature and before a lap was completed the caution came out when front row starters Scott Simatovich and Eric Elliott got together. On the restart it was “Downtown” Kyle Brown taking the early lead. Jon Snyder founded his way up to second and was able to take the lead away on lap three. Snyder continued to lead through a pair of cautions on lap five and seven. The Lap seven caution saw front runners Kyle Brown and Luke Wanninger get together in turn four. Adam Larson took the lead away on lap 13 when Snyder lost brakes and decided to pull off. Larson took his second consective win at Motown, Ronn Lauritzen found his way to 2nd. Richie Gustin, Racer Hulin and Kyle Brown finished 3rd through 5th respectively.

Next Week Friday Night it will be Karl Performance Night at the Races. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

Do not forget about Deery Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 coming up on Tuesday June 24th or Fan Appreciation Night with Fireworks on Friday July 4th.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

USMTS invades Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota for 100 hours of action June 3-7

June 3rd, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa-Five big events in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota kick off the month of June for the USMTS Casey’s Cup powered by Swan Energy.

More than $10,000 to win is up for grabs during the 100-hour stint, with upwards of $100,000 in total prize money on the table for the undisputed Best of the Best in open-wheel dirt modified racing.

Action kicks off at the high-banked quarter-mile Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 3. Pits open at 4:00, grandstands open at 5:00 and hot laps begin at 7:00 with racing to follow. The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods will round out the triple-threat program.

Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Fans can find coupons good for $2 off adult admission at all five Casey’s General Store locations in Marshalltown.

The Marshalltown Speedway is located 1.5 miles east of SR 14 on US 30 to Exit 186, then 2.0 miles north (1308 E. Olive St., Marshalltown, IA 50158). For more information call (515) 432-4703 or (641) 752-9676 or visit www.marshalltownspeedway.com online.

On Wednesday, June 4, action moves two hours north to the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa. Gates open at 5:30 with hot laps at 7:00 and racing to follow. The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars will also be in competition.

Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Casey’s General Store locations in Algona, Britt and Garner will have $2-off coupons for fans on race day.

The Hancock County Speedway is located 1.3 miles south of US 18 on James St. (turns into Main Ave. and Diagonal and 1st), then 0.5 mile east on 220th Ave., then 0.1 mile north on Jewell Ave. (2210 Jewell Ave., Britt, IA 50423). For more information call (641) 843-9080 or visit www.hcspeedway.com online.

The tireless USMTS touring titans are back at it again about one-and-a-half hours northwest at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn., on Thursday night, June 5, with hot laps slated for 7:00 and racing to follow.

Joining the program will be the Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

Coupons good for $2 off adult general admission will be available for fans on race day at both Fairmont locations as well as locations in Trimont, Truman and Welcome.

The Fairmont Raceway is a high-banked 1/2-mile dirt oval located 1.0 mile south of I-90 (exit 99) on CR 39 (1300 N. Bixby Rd., Fairmont, MN 56031). For more information call (507) 382-4531 or (507) 382-4531 or visit www.fairmontraceway.com online.

Just a short drive west and south on Friday, June 6, and you’ll find the United States Modified Touring Series dishing up the dirt again at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, for the track’s 2014 season opener.

This will be the first race for new promoter Dereck Van Der Brink, so this is a perfect opportunity for fans and drivers to come out and support a fellow racer who is investing his time and money to keep the lights on at this historic track.

Gates open at 5:00 with hot laps at 7:00 and the first green flag at 7:30.

Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. Fans can find $2-off coupons at Casey’s General Store locations in Hull, Rock Rapids, Sibley and Luverne, Minn.

The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods, plus USRA Hobby Stocks and Rapid Speedway’s Sportsman division round out the five-class card.

The Rapid Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 0.5 mile east of US 75 on SR 9, then 0.5 mile south on South Tama St. (400 S. Tama St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246). For more information call (712) 470-1850 or (712) 472-3742 or visit www.rockrapidsspeedway.com online.

Less than an hour east from Rock Rapids, the final night of next week’s swing will be Saturday, June 7, and the first-ever show for the USMTS Modifieds at the I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D.

Hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing commences at 7:00. While USRA B-Mods compete every Saturday night along with USRA Hobby Stocks at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval, this will be the first Iron Man show at the facility too.

Ticket prices are $17 for adults, $5 for kids ages 7-12 and children 6 and under are admitted free of charge. Pit passes will be $35 each. All I-90 Speedway season passes are good for this event.

On race day, fans can find coupons good for $2 off adult general admission at all Casey’s General Store locations in Brandon, Sioux Falls and Tea.

The I-90 Speedway is located 12 miles west of Sioux Falls on I-90 to exit 387, then 0.1 mile north, then 2.5 miles west on SR 38 (46052 S Dakota 38, Hartford, SD 57033). For more information call (605) 691-3503 or (605) 528-6379 or visit www.i90speedway.com online.

All five of this week’s events will carry a top prize of $2,000 to win with $300 to start the main event for licensed drivers and $250 to start for non-licensed competitors. Points will be awarded in the Farm Boy BBQ Sauce Northern Region presented by Day Motor Sports.

To learn more about Casey’s General Stores or to find the location nearest you, visit www.caseys.com on the World Wide Web.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts or check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv.

Big week ahead for USRA Stock Cars, USRA B-Mods; Five straight nights of Iron Man action June 3-7

June 1st, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa-The Iron Man Challenge featuring USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods kicks off the month of June with a five-night fandango that starts in Central Iowa and ends in the Southeastern corner of South Dakota.

Making it even more vacation day worthy for speed-hungry fans, all five shows will also see the high-powered USMTS Modifieds sharing the spotlight with the Iron Man aces.

The first night happens at the Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa, on Tuesday, June 3, for a triple-threat treat at Toby Kruse’s high-banked quarter-mile dirt oval at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds with USRA Stock Cars battling for $750 to win and $600 going to the winner of the USRA B-Mod main event.

Pits open at 4:00, grandstands open at 5:00 and hot laps begin at 7:00 with racing to follow. Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

The Marshalltown Speedway is located 1.5 miles east of SR 14 on US 30 to Exit 186, then 2.0 miles north (1308 E. Olive St., Marshalltown, IA 50158). For more information call (515) 432-4703 or (641) 752-9676 or visit www.marshalltownspeedway.com online.

On Wednesday, June 4, action moves two hours north to the Hancock County Speedway in Britt, Iowa, where USRA Stock Car drivers will be running for $750 to win on the semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval while USRA B-Mods have the night off.

Gates open at 5:30 with hot laps at 7:00 and racing to follow. Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free.

The Hancock County Speedway is located 1.3 miles south of US 18 on James St. (turns into Main Ave. and Diagonal and 1st), then 0.5 mile east on 220th Ave.,then 0.1 mile north on Jewell Ave. (2210 Jewell Ave., Britt, IA 50423). For more information call (641) 843-9080 or visit www.hcspeedway.com online.

On Thursday, June 5, both classes are back at it again about an hour-and-a-half northwest at the Fairmont Raceway in Fairmont, Minn. USRA Stock Car feature winner will take home a $750 paycheck for the third straight night while USRA B-Mods will race for a $500 top prize and an increased payout throughout the main event field.

Hot laps are slated for 7:00 with racing to follow.

The Fairmont Raceway is a high-banked 1/2-mile dirt oval located 1.0 mile south of I-90 (exit 99) on CR 39 (1300 N. Bixby Rd., Fairmont, MN 56031). For more information call (507) 382-4531 or (507) 382-4531 or online.

Head west and a little bit south on Friday, June 6, and you’ll find both divisions dishing up the dirt again with the USMTS Modifieds at the Rapid Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa, for the track’s 2014 season opener with $750 and $600 to win, respectively, for the USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods.

This will be the first race for new promoter Dereck Van Der Brink, so this is a perfect opportunity for fans and drivers to come out and support a fellow racer who is investing his time and money to keep the lights on at this historic track.

Gates open at 5:00 with hot laps at 7:00 and the first green flag at 7:30. Adult grandstand tickets are $17, kids ages 6-12 are $5 and children 5 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35. USRA Hobby Stocks and Rapid Speedway’s Sportsman division round out the five-class card.

The Rapid Speedway is a semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval located 0.5 mile east of US 75 on SR 9, then 0.5 mile south on South Tama St. (400 S. Tama St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246). For more information call (712) 470-1850 or (712) 472-3742 or visit www.rockrapidsspeedway.com online.

The final night of next week’s swing will be for the USRA B-Mods at the I-90 Speedway in Hartford, S.D.,with a $600 top prize up for grabs while USRA Stock Car drivers have the night off from Iron Man competition.

While USRA B-Mods compete every Saturday night along with USRA Hobby Stocks at the high-banked 3/8-mile clay oval, this will be the first Iron Man show at the facility and the first for the USMTS Modifieds too.

Hot laps begin at 6:30 and racing commences at 7:00.

Less than an hour east from Rock Rapids, the I-90 Speedway is located 12 miles west of Sioux Falls on I-90 to exit 387, then 0.1 mile north, then 2.5 miles west on SR 38 (46052 S Dakota 38, Hartford, SD 57033). For more information call (605) 691-3503 or (605) 528-6379 or visit www.i90speedway.com online.

That’s four USRA Stock Car shows with a combined $3,000 to win and four USRA B-Mod shows with a combined $2,300 to win.

Two-time USRA Stock Car national champion and 2012 Iron Man champ Tom Schmitt of Independence, Iowa, currently leads the USRA Stock Car points in the Iron Man Challenge. Dan Wheeler of Savage, Minn., tops the USRA B-Mod standings entering next week’s campaign.

Stanton, Gustin, Schmidt and Larson Win Thrillers on Minute Man Printing Night at MoTown

June 1st, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa– There is no place better to be on FridayNights then the Marshalltown Speedway as everybody was on the edge of their seats all night long. Thrilling finish in four out of six feature events on Minute Man Printing Night.

For the second week in a row the 18 lap IMCA Northern SportMods feature was a thriller. Chad Ryerson lead the first three laps before the caution came out twice. On the restart, Ryerson saw Ryan King take the lead. King saw Jenae Gustin take the top spot on lap six. Gustin continued to lead until the caution came out on lap ten. On the restart, Gustin saw King, Clint Luellen, Carter VanDenBerg and Sam Wieben but Gustin held on to the lead on lap 11 only to see Luellen take the lead away on lap 12. Gustin, Luellen and VanDenBerg began to have a three car battle for the top spot but Luellen maintained the lead until the last lap when Gustin would take the lead back for her second win of the season at Motown. VanDenBerg beat Luellen to the line for second meanwhile Wieben was fourth and Jared Van Deest was fifth.

“Class To Tough To Tame” IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature did not disappoint any one as it was exciting from the drop of the green to the checkered. Don Vis led the opening lap before Jay Schmidt took the lead away on lap two. Schmidt led through the cautions on lap eight and ten but the caution on lap 13 would set up a good one. Schmidt saw Donavon Smith and Steve Meyer right behind him on the restart, Smith worked the bottom side and took the lead coming to two to go. Schmidt took it back when Smith bobble just a bit and he held of Smith to take his first win at Motown this season. Meyer ended third, Michael Jaennette tried to join the fun but finish fourth and Jeff Wollam was fifth.

Rookies Jake Strayer and Brandon Leeman battled up front in the opening laps for the IMCA Modified 20 lap feature. Strayer lead until lap six before Adam Larson took the lead away. Larson appeared to be heading on to the easy race win and the only thing that slowed him down was lap traffic. On the last lap though Larson jumped the cushion allowing Luke Wanninger to chase him down, Wanninger tried to make a move coming to the checkered but it did not work as Larson took the win. Joel Rust, Brandon Leeman and Jon Snyder rounded out the top five. David Moorman led all eight laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts. John Gill in 2nd, AaronMiller in 3rd and Douglas Byers in 4th.

Mod Lites 15 lap feature saw Mike Kennedy lead the first two laps before Travis Brandt took the lead away. Brandt and the field saw the caution come out twice on lap four but that did not faze him. Brandt continued to lead until Charlie Brown took the lead away on lap eight. Just after the completion the caution came out for the final time. Brown managed to pull away and take the win over Andy Hennigar, Mike Morrill, Brandt and Randy Bryan.

In the IMCA Hobby Stocks 12 lap feature, it was Rookie Andy Hick leading lap one. Just after the completion of that lap, Brice Udelhoven, Austin Luellen and Steve Fricke got together in turn two. Hick appeared to be no rookie as he got a great restart but some Eric Stanton chase him down and was able to take the lead with one to go. Stanton went on to take the win meanwhile John Watson finished second. Hick, Gary Pfantz and Last Week’s Winner Dustin Elliott finish third through fifth respectively.

Next Week the race track is busy because there is racing on Tuesday Night and Friday Night. First on Tuesday is the return of the United States Modified Touring Series plus Iron Man Challenge Series for USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. Hot Laps at 7:00 p.m. and Racing to Follow.

Then on Friday Night its State Center Night at the Races. Any Resident of State Center with ID gets free admission to the grandstands. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Luellen Wins a Thriller on Midwest Liquid Systems Salute to Military Night

May 26th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – Finally if felt like May on Friday Night at the Marshalltown Speedway but the racing action seemed more like July and August. One driver picked up his first win in five years, another one picked up his third in a row and four others picked up their second win of the season.

The feature of the night was the 18 lap IMCA Northern SportMods main event. Neil Follett led the first two laps before the caution came out for debris in turn three, which turned out to be a spring that came off Follett’s car. Follett pulled to the infield after oil was leaking from his car that handed the lead over to Jenae Gustin. Gustin continued to lead until the caution came out on lap eight. This put Carter VanDenBerg and Clint Luellen on the back side of Gustin, those three battled it out for the lead. Gustin and the field again saw the caution be displayed on lap 11. The last seven laps saw amazing three car dog fight involving Gustin, VanDenBerg and Luellen. Luellen grabbed the lead away on lap 13 by running the high side but Gustin powered back on lap 14. Gustin and VanDenBerg battled the bottom meanwhile Luellen again powered back on the outside to take the lead coming to the white flag. Luellen edged out VanDenBerg at the line for his second consective win meanwhile VanDenberg finished 2nd, Gustin was 3rd, Jared VanDeest was
4th and Travis Peterson was fifth.

Jimmy May led the first couple of laps in the Mod Lites feature before Andy Hennigar took the top spot away on lap three. The only thing that kept Hennigar on his toes was the cautions on lap nine and 13. Hennigar held off the challenges from Josh May to take the win. Mike Morril was third, Charlie Brown was fourth and Jimmy May was fifth.

In the IMCA Hobby Stocks 12 lap feature, it was Dustin Elliott grabbing the lead and despite a pair of cautions on lap three nothing seemed to be denying Elliott the win. The win would be Elliott’s first win since April 24th, 2009. Jennifer Hulin had her best finish with a second place. Tyson Overton, Brice Udelhoven and Austin Luellen rounded out the top five.

The “Class To Tough To Tame” IMCA Stock Cars saw Michael Jaennette take the lead on lap one in the 18 lap feature event. Right after though the caution came out when Chuck Davis spun around in turn four. Jaennette began to pull away but behind there was some great battles involving several cars. Jaennette and the field saw the caution come out twice on lap 12 setting up a shootout to the finish and it would be that as Donavon Smith, Jay Schmidt, Steve Meyer, Trent Murphy and Jeff Wollam was all right there. Smith and Jaennette made contact on lap 15 which allowed him to take the lead away. Smith went on to take his third consective win at MoTown. Jaennette came home 2nd, Murphy finished 3rd, Schmidt was 4th and Meyer in 5th.

Joel Bushore led the first two laps in the 20 lap IMCA Modified feature before the caution came out for Brandon Leeman in turn two. On the restart, Bushore saw Luke Wanninger take the lead away. Wanninger led through the catuion on lap six to take his second win of the season. Adam Larson moved up eight spots to finish second. Ronn Lauritzen worked his way up from 12th to third, Kyle Brown was fourth and Joel Rust was fifth.

David Moorman returned to victory lane by leading all eight laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature. Aaron Miller ran second the entire way meanwhile John Gill was third and 14 year old Jacob Reiter ended home in fourth after he experience transmission problems early in the race.

Next Friday Night, the race track wraps up May with Minute Man Printing Night at the races. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

Then on Tuesday Night June 3rd, it will be the return of the USMTS and Iron Man Challenge Series for Stock Cars and B-Mods. Hot Laps at seven p.m. and Racing to Follow.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Smith Wins a Thriller and Luellen Brothers Double Up on Old Timers Lounge Night

May 17th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – It felt like early April and not like the middle of May on Friday Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. That did not stop a 106 race cars to sign in to do battle on Casey’s General Stores and Old Timers Lounge Night.

The feature of the night was the no surprise but the Class to Tough To Tame also known as the IMCA Stock Cars. Nate Thelen and Robbie Merkle led the first two laps but just after the completion of lap two, Merkle spun in turn two collecting a few other cars. Don Vis inherited the lead but it was short lived as Steve Meyer took the lead away on lap three. Meyer bobbled and that allowed Michael Jaennette to sneak by. Jaennette began to pull away only to see the caution come out just after the completion of lap nine. Jaennette had to contend with Brian Irvine and Meyer but it was Donavon Smith taking the lead away on lap 13. Smith led until lap 16 when Irvine got by but Irvine slipped up and let Smith get back by to take the win. Meyer also got by Irvine for second at the line, Trent Murphy was fourth and Scott Pippert was fifth.

Jake Strayer led the first two laps in the IMCA Modifieds feature before Racer Hulin took the top spot away. Hulin looked to be cruising to the easy win despite the battle behind him for the rest of the top ten spots. On lap nine the caution came out for Strayer sitting in turn two and Zack Rawlins sitting off the top of turn three after his drive train experiencing issues. Hulin had to try to hold off Luke Wanninger and Richie Gustin, Gustin took the lead away and never looked back in route to the win. Hulin came across in second, Adam Larson worked his way to third, Wanninger fell back to fourth and Rookie Joel Rust was fifth.

Before a lap was completed in the IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lapper, the caution came out. On the restart, it was Neil Follett taking the lead. Follett led until the caution came out again on lap four, Clint Luellen took the lead away on the restart and began to pull away only to see the caution come out four more times on laps nine, 13 and 14. Luellen took the win over Travis Peterson, Carter VanDenBerg, Jared Van Deest and Ryan Ashton.

The Mod Lites saw Terry Brown lead the first lap in the 15 lap feature. Brown had his hands full as the father son team of Josh May and Jimmy May along with Charlie Brown made it a four car battle for the lead. Josh May took the lead away and about the only thing slowing him down was the lap traffic as this feature went green-to-checkered. Charlie Brown, Terry Brown, Joe Glick and Travis Brandt rounded out the top five.

In the IMCA Hobby Stocks 12 lap feature it was Matt Pohlman leading the first four laps before Eric Stanton took it away. Stanton and the field saw the only caution come out just after the halfway point on lap six. Stanton had to battle with Austin Luellen and Matt Pohlman. Stanton left the door open on lap ten which allowed Luellen to sneak on by for the lead. Luellen held on to take the win over Stanton, Pohlman, Brice Udelhoven and John Watson.

John Gill started right where he left off the week before in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature and that was out front. Gill would lead all eight laps to take his second win of the season. David Moorman took the second and Aaron Miller was third.

Next Friday Night, we kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with Midwest Liquid Systems and Salute to Military Night at the Races. It all gets underway with Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Gill, Ceiliski, Brown, Luellen, Lowry, Smith and Wanninger Win on Cliff Chambers Memorial Night

May 10th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – On Friday Night, it was back to action at the Marshalltown Speedway on UAW 893 Cliff Chambers Memorial Night. The night is in great honor of a pioneer of the speedway that we lost 25 years ago to cancer. There was a lot of great racing all night that included three, four and five wide racing.

First feature on to the speedway was the IMCA Sport Compacts eight lapper. John Gill
started on the outside front row and he took advantage by taking the lead. David Moorman tried several times to get by but just was not going to deny Gill the win. For Gill, it was his first win since season championship night last year. Moorman came across in second, Aaron Miller was third, Jacob Reiter was fourth and Jeremy Stone was fifth.

Always on Cliff Chambers Memorial Night, the Nostalgia Cars pay a visit to the high banked quarter mile. They put on a show of themselves, racing cars from the 1950′s and 1960′s, and even rubbing fenders. Jim Anderson led the first six laps but it was Roger Ceilsiski taking the lead away on lap seven. Ceilsiski went on to take the win in his 1963 Chevy Nova SS. Anderson came home second, Pudge Grabill was third, Larry Knop was fourth and Scott Jorpeland was fifth.

The Mod Lites saw the caution come out before the completion of lap one in their 15 lap feature. Charlie Brown got a great restart and took the lead on the restart. Lap traffic slowed Brown a little but he was able to hold on to take the win over hard charging Andy Hennigar. Mike Morrill, Jimmy May and Travis Stensland rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Hobby Stocks 12 lap feature also saw a yellow before the completion of lap one. Austin Luellen grabbed the top spot and pulled away but then the caution came out again on lap eight when Andy Hick had his right rear go down forcing him to face the wrong direction on the backstretch. That bunched the field up right behind Luellen and he would not let that faze him as he held off late race challenges from John Watson. Garrett Eilander came home third, Eric Larson was in a close fourth and Eric Stanton in fifth.

Zach McKinnion and Gatlin Leytham led the field to the green in the IMCA SportMods 18 lap feature event. Neither one of them took the early lead, it was Brett Lowry. Lowry saw Carter VanDenBerg take the top spot away on lap three. VanDenBerg pulled away to what appeared to be an easy win until lap traffic slowed him down allowing Lowry to stay close. VanDenBerg came across the line in first but was disqualifed in post-race tech inspection for his ignition box. That gave the win to Lowry and moving up Jenae Gustin to second, Doug Smith to third, Clint Luellen to fourth and Ty Luellen to fifth.

Class to Tough To Tame or better known as the IMCA Stock Cars continue to live up to their name every night. Steve Meyer grabbed the lead early and appeared to be taking the win until the caution came out on lap 11. This forced a seven lap dash to the finish and now Meyer saw Jeff Wollam and Jay Schmidt on his back bumper. Trent Murphy and Donavon Smith also right there and that is where the battle heated up. Smith made the right move with two laps to go, he took the top spot away to take the win. Meyer, Schmidt, Murphy and Wollam rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Modifieds feature was the final feature of the night and it was the rookie Eric Elliott jumping to the lead. Elliott held that lead until lap 14 when Luke Wanninger snuck by him. Wanninger began to pull away but the caution came out forcing a four lap shootout. Wanninger got a great restart and went on to take the win over 10th place starter Joel Rust. Racer Hulin came across in third but was disqualifed in post race tech inspection. Ronn Lauritzen was credited with third place, Elliott with fourth place and Tyler Droste with fifth place.

Next Friday Night all Boy and Girl Scouts are asked to wear their uniforms as it is Scout Night. It is all Casey’s General Stores Night at the races. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-231-5444. Home of the World Nationals September 18th through 20th.

Moorman, Brown, Watson, Gustin, Jaennette and Lauritzen Take Checkers First on KMJ Performance Night

April 28th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa– Mother Nature dropped a lot of rain at the Marshalltown Speedway on Thursday but that did not stop the track crew, they worked the track in to keep the 50th Anniversary season going on Friday Night. There was some great racing all night long on KMJ Performance Night at the Races.

There was only three IMCA Sport Compacts on the night and they produced a very entertaining feature event the entire eight laps. David Moorman grabbed the lead and never looked back to take the win, his first of the young season. John Gill will 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 2nd, Jimmy May was 3rd, Josh May was 4th and Mike Morrill was 5th.

The IMCA Hobby Stocks 12 lap feature was a very exciting one as Jason See grabbed the lead on the only lap but Jamie Songer worked his way from fifth starting spot to grab the lead on lap two. Songer and See continued to battle but Eric Stanton joined 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 experience 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 and 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. Luellen grabbed second, Smith was third, Brandon Brinton was fourth and Sam Wieben was fifth.

The IMCA Stock Cars lived up to their name as the “Class to Tough To Tame” the entire 18 lap feature. As they were racing three and four wide racing. Steve Meyer grabbed the early lead but saw Jay Schmidt and Michael Jaennette came 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 ten 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 fans. 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 after a caution on lap two to Kyle Brown. 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 ten. Lauritzen went on to take the checkered and win over Jon Snyder, Kinser, David Brown and Kyle Krampe.

Next Friday Night the 50th Anniversary Season continues at the Marshalltown Speedway with Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar and Grille of Grundy Center Night. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Lauritzen, Irvine, VanDeest, Watson, Hennigar and Whalen Take Checkers on Kruse Family Night in MoTown

April 20th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – Friday Night the IMCA Weekly Racing Series Track points began at the Marshalltown Speedway, that is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, on Kruse Family Night. The pit area saw 130 cars sign in to do battle and they did exactly that as there was great two and three wide racing all night.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts and it was John Gill and Travis Losenicky starting on the front row. Gill grabbed the lead on lap one but Bill Whalen Jr making the long haul from Riverside took the top spot away on lap two. Whalen went on to take the easy win, which he dedicated the win to Merv Chandler. David Moorman was second, Gill came home third, Aaron Miller was fourth and John Walker was fifth.

Up next was the Mod Lites 15 lap feature and before a lap was completed the caution came out when John Schuring had some mechanical issues on the backstretch. Travis Stensland grabbed the lead when the race finally started but it was short lived as Andy Hennigar worked his way from seventh to second only to grab the lead away on lap two. Shortly after the caution came out two more times. Hennigar cruised on to take the win over Stensland, Travis Brandt, Josh May and Joe Glick.

The IMCA Hobby Stocks 12 lap feature also saw the caution come out before a lap was completed when Andy Hick spun in turn two and Jamie Songer had no where to go, both would continue. Jason See grabbed the lead from his fourth place starting spot on lap one. See and the field saw a caution come out after the completion of lap four when Riley Songer was facing the wrong way on the backstretch. On the restart, See saw John Watson and Jake Nelson on his back bumper and See had a slip of the grip in turn two allowing Watson to grab the lead. Watson went on to take the win with Eric Stanton who worked his way up to second after starting twelveth. Benji Irvine, Eric Larson and Nelson rounded out the top five.

Justin Medler and Jared VanDeest lead the field to the green flag in the 18 lap IMCA Sport Mod feature and it was VanDeest grabbing the lead. The caution came out after the completion of lap one when Darren Medler and Ryan Ashton got together in turn two. VanDeest would not let the caution bug him as he remained out front only to see the caution come out two more times over the first six laps. VanDeest looked smooth, calm and collective out front as he pulled away only to see lap traffic late in the race. Lap traffic never became a problem as VanDeest went on to take the win. Doug Smith started eleventh and came home in the runner up spot. Clint Luellen, Justin Medler and Travis Peterson rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature saw Brian Irvine and Rookie Devin Smith start on the front row. Irvine took full advantage and grab the lead and pulled away until he encounter lap traffic and then the caution came out when John Emerson came to a rest in turn two. Irvine saw Trent Murphy and Smith on his back bumper but was able to hold them off on this restart and then again four laps later. Irvine went on to take the win, Murphy was second, Donavon Smith was third, Jay Schmidt was fourth and Devin Smith was fifth.

The final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds feature and it did not disappoint everybody in attendance. Troy Cordes got crossed up in turn one and brought the caution before the completion of lap one. Luke Wanninger grabbed the lead on the restart, only to see the caution come but again after the completion of lap one. Another caution came out on lap four, this one would not be so easy for Wanninger as Ronn Lauritzen, who started nineth worked his way up to fourth. Laurtizen got a great restart and two laps later found his way to the lead and began to pull away and saw lap traffic. Lauritzen was only two corners away from seeing the checkered only to see the caution come out forcing a green-white-checkered. Lauritzen held off any challenges to take the win over Adam Larson, Jimmy Gustin, Tyler Droste and Jon Snyder.

Next Friday Night will be KMJ Performance Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Wanninger, Irvine, Luellen and Rose Winners at MoTown’s Frostbuster

April 13th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa– Engines roar back to life at the high banked quarter mile on Friday night with the annual Tri County Heating and Cooling Frostbuster but this season also marks the 50th Anniversary of the Speedway. The pit area was jammed with 139 cars from five different states and one province in canada.

Jenae Gustin led the first lap in the IMCA Northern SportMods feature but the caution was displayed when Jake McBirnie spun out in turn four. On the restart, Gustin experience some mechanical issues as the car had a hiccup however the caution came out again. Finally when the race restart it was Cory Rose grabbing the lead on lap two after Gustin again experience the mechanical issues. Rose lead through a pair of cautions on lap eight despite several challanges by Danny Dvorak. Rose continued to lead even through the late race caution on lap 17 to go on and take the win. Clint Luellen started 12th and found his way to the runner up spot. Justin Medler finished third after starting 14th, Ty Luellen was fourth and Dvorak was fifth.

In the IMCA Hobby Stock feature it was Austin Luellen grabbing the lead and leading all 15 laps in the feature that went green to checkered. It was not easy for Luellen asMichael Pruitt and Shannon Anderson was in tow but they were unable to get by Luellen. Pruitt finish second, Anderson third, Benji Irvine fourth and Eric Stanton fifth.

Before a lap was completed in the IMCA Stock Cars feature the caution came out twice, first for Sterling Labatte spinning in turn one and then for debris. Once the race got rolling it was Jay Schmidt grabbing the lead but just after six laps were completed the caution came out when KC Ansel got caught up on the tires on the bottom of the racing surface. Schmidt would not let that bother him despite Brian Irvine and Damon Murty on his bumper on the restart as again he grabbed the lead but the caution came out for the final time on lap ten. Schmidt again began to pull away but Irvine was able to reel him in and took a shot inside coming to the white flag. Schmidt slipped up in turns one and two that gave the opening Irvine needed as he grabbed the win at the line, Schmidt was second. Donavon Smith, Michael Jaennette and Damon Murty rounded out the top five.

The final feature of the night was the 30 lap IMCA Modifieds feature. Troy Cordes jumped to the early lead but after the completion of lap two the caution came out when Kyle Krampe lost his left rear tire after hitting the tires on the inside. Cordes again was able to pull away but the caution again came out for a couple of cars getting together in turn four. Cordes started to pull away but just as he started to encounter lap traffic, Todd Shute chased him down. Only to see the caution come out on lap 23. Cordes was able to hold off Shute and Richie Gustin on the restart. Luke Wanninger got by Gustin for third and then snuck by Shute. Wanninger grabbed the win from Troy Cordes on the last lap. Shute grabbed second from Cordes as well. Gustin and Adam Larson was fourth and fifth respectively.

Racing continues next Friday Night at the Marshalltown Speedway as the 50th Anniversary season will see Kruse Family Night Season Opener. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Marshalltown Speedway hosts Ken Schrader at April 4 Frostbuster special

March 28th, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Fan favorite and long-time NASCAR Sprint Cup competitor Ken Schrader joins the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified field for the Friday, April 4 Frostbuster special at Marshalltown Speedway.

The feature pays $1,000 to win and is a qualifying event for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Schrader was runner-up in his most recent Frostbuster show at Marshalltown, in 2012. Completing the program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars running for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.

Gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing begins at 7 p.m.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing national, regional and Allstar Performance Iowa State points will be awarded. More information is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515 231-5444 and at the www.marshalltownspeedway.comwebsite. Schrader will also race at Frostbusters April 3 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, April 5 at Boone Speedway and April 6 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. First night for local track points at Marshalltown is Friday, April 11.

8th Annual World Nationals Hightlight 2014 Season

November 2nd, 2013

Boone, IA – The 2013 Championship trophies have not had time to collect dust on the mantles and the 2014 schedule is in place.  The upcoming season will boast 26 nights of racing as the Marshalltown Speedway celebrates its Golden Anniversary.  The famed high banked ¼ mile dirt oval began in 1964 with four events and the memories have not quit since that time.

The first action of the season will be the Annual Car Show and open practice on Sunday, March 30th.  Race cars will be on display starting at 3:00 pm with free food.  An open practice will begin at 6:00 pm and run till 9:00 pm.  Racing action will see its first green flag of the season at the Annual Tri-County Heating – Frostbuster on Friday night, April 4th.  Racing will then continue weekly at the track that is “What Friday Nights Are Made For”.

Another special date to mark on your calendar will be the July 4th Friday night weekly points show.  This night will be the fan appreciation night with a special admission price for adults of only $5.00, children 11 and under will be admitted for free.  At the conclusion of the night there will be a tremendous fireworks display in conjunction with the city of Marshalltown.  Dates for the Cornbelt Clash Miller Lite 50 and Stock Car/SportMod Shootout will be announced at a later date.

Once again, the final event on the year will be the 8th Annual World Nationals.  This event will pay $10,000 to the Modified victor.  I.M.C.A. Stock Cars and I.M.C.A. SportMods will race for $1,000 to win each night, with the I.M.C.A. Hobby Stocks will competing for a $500 top prize.  Total cash and contingency prizes are currently estimated to exceed $130,000, for this two day must see event.

For those of you who can’t wait until next season to get a racing fix, don’t forget the annual “Battle at the Barn VI” coke syrup races.  Motorcycles, go-karts, four wheelers, three wheelers, lawn mowers and golf carts will battle it out at the Jacobson Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds on Friday January 24th and Saturday January 25th.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: www.marshalltownspeedway.com or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.  You may also so e-mail the speedway at: marshalltownspeedway@hotmail.com.  For additional information about the “Battle at the Barn VI”, log on at: www.battleatthebarn.com

Murray is the Big Winner of $10,000 at Marshalltown Speedway’s World Nationals

September 25th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa– As the season came to an end at the Marshalltown Speedway on Saturday night the race fans were left in awe and awaiting the 2014 version of the World Nationals. A record 219 teams jammed into the pit area and thrilled the great racing fans all night long.

Pat Fagen led the first lap in the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck feature event but it was Bret Moyer taking the nod by lap three. Moyer slipped up on lap four and that allowed Fagen to get by just before the caution waived. On the restart, Moyer got by Fagen for the lead and never looked back despite a pair of cautions on lap five. Moyer took the win and the Dirt Truck Series Championship, Fagen came home second, Rick Clark was third, Paul Nagle, driving a Old Bugs Vincent truck came home fourth and Bryan Nevins Sr was fifth.

Before a single lap was completed in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature the caution waived for debris in turn four after several cars got together on the start. Austin Luellen jumped to the lead and the only thing that slowed him down was a caution on lap seven and then again on 11. Luellen took the win over last night’s winner Jamie Songer, John Watson, Eric Stanton and Bill Bonnett.

Geoff Olson and Matt Lettow started on the front row in the Karl Chevrolet IMCA SportModfeature. Olson led the first 12 laps but as he started to encounter lap traffic that allowed Tony Dunker, who was able to get by Lettow for the second spot to take over the lead. Dunker and Olson battled it out but then the caution came out on lap 17 giving Dunker clean air. Dunker held off challenges from Olson, Lettow and in the end Doug Smith to take the win. Smith came home in second after starting eleventh, Lettow finished third, Geoff Olson fourth, and the previous night’s winner Carter VanDenBerg was fifth.

The IMCA Stock Cars feature lived up to their name of the Class to Tough Tame as they ran 20 laps green-to-checkered. There was exciting all thru the field but eyes kept going back to the battle for the lead. Damon Murty grabbed the top spot early but Beatrice, Nebraska’s Kyle Vanover got by Jordan Grabouski for second before setting his sights on getting the lead from Murty on lap six. Murty and Vanover battled it out until the end, but it was Vanover cashing in the $1,000 payday. Murty, Green Bay’s John Heinz, Donavon Smith and Andy Altenburg round out the top five.

The final feature of the night was the World Nationals 50 lap Modified feature presented by PBM, Erson, and World Products. This feature did not disappoint as there was great three and four wide racing all thru the field. Adam Larson and Jacob Murray battled hard for the lead. Adam Larson would lead the first two laps before the caution waived when Richie Gustin came to a stop on the backstretch. Murray was able to get by Larson for the lead on lap nine as the two cars fought door to door just inches apart. Larson grabbed it back on lap 13 before they swapped the lead two more times before the second caution on lap 16. Murray then checked away as there was a fierce battle between five cars for the second spot. Jeremy Mills started tenth and worked his way to a runner up finish only to break a J-bar on the last lap. Darin Duffy came out of a last chance heat and started 14th to finish third, Brian Mullen of Seymour, WI finished in fourth and Larson rounded of the top five.

Just before the start of the World Nationals fans were on the edge of their seat waiting to see who would take home the 2013 Larry Shaw rolling chassis. It was Pam Peterson of Johnston, IA with the winning ticket. The runner up won a 55” TV and that went home to Darrel Lehigh of Fisher, IL. The third ticket drawn was Josh Daniels of Des Moines and he was awarded four tickets to the 2014 World Nationals. A big thanks goes out to Larry Shaw, Performance Bodies, Bob Harris Enterprises, AFCO, Fast Shafts, BSB Manufactuing, Aero Wheels, Joe Gibbs Driven Oil, Chase Decals, Eibach, Millers Custom Powder Coating, and SCS Fabrication for making the rolling chassis possible. The additional money from ticket sales of gracious fans will see the Wounded Warrior Foundation receiving a check for $3,340.

Thanks to all the great sponsors helping out with the World Nationals: Kirchners Machine, Sput’s Racing Engines, Harvey’s Automotive Machine, Tony’s Machine, Mullins Racing Engines; Tim’s Automotive & Machine, Schmidt Machine, KS Engineering,Midstate Machine, Grawmonbecks Engine Rebuilding, Speedway Illustrated, Webster City Machine, Smith Engine & Machine, Karl Performance, Fagen Racing/Layne Transmissions, Mahle Motorsports, RaceQuip Safety Equipment, High Velocity Heads, World Products, PBM Perfomance Products/Erson Cams, Driven Racing Oil, Federal Mogul, Edelbrock, EQ Cylinder Heads and Heartland Auto Racing Show.

That wraps up all the racing action at Marshalltown Speedway for 2013 Season but the Annual Salute to Champions Banquet will be coming on November 1st, 2013. Then things will kick in to high gear on April 4th for the Annual Frostbuster as next year will mark 50 years of racing at the Marshalltown Speedway.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

VanDenBerg, Songer and Smith Cash IN Big On Night #1 of World Nationals

September 21st, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa– The much anticipated event roared to life on Friday Night after mother nature washed out practice on the Thursday Night Cookies BBQ Sauce Kickoff. There was 193 cars from nine different states and one providence in Canada represented on opening night of the 7th Annual World Nationals.

After eight heats and four b-features settled the field down to 24 cars it was time for the 20 lap IMCA Sport Mod feature. Track Champion Eric Elliott jumped to the early lead in the feature meanwhile they were going two and three wide behind him racing for position. Elliott saw Carter VanDenBerg sneak by on lap five, VanDenBerg then checked out from the field until the caution waived on lap 16 for debris in turn four. Then on the restart when several cars made contact together in turn two. VanDenBerg got a great restart and tried to pull away only to see the yellow fly two more times forcing a green-white-checkered finish. On the final restart, VanDenBerg had to battle with Tim Current and coming to the checkered those two made contact on the exit of turn four. VanDenBerg took the win with Current coming across in second. However in post-race tech inspection Current was disqualifed for illegal tires. Travis Peterson was then credit with second, Doug Smith started 21st and found his way to a third place finish, While Brian Efkamp and North Dakota’s Justin Medler rounded out the top five.

Eric Stanton grabbed the early lead in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature but it was Devin Smith grabbing the lead away on lap three after working his way through the field from his fifth starting spot. Smith continued to lead after a caution on lap six and lap ten. However then Smith was noticed to have a rear shock not working as he had Stanton and Jamie Songer on his back bumper. This time, Smith’s rear shock caused him problems and that allowed Jamie Songer to sneak by and grabbed the lead just before the caution on lap 13. Songer held on to win with Stanton in the runner up spot. John Watson worked his way from eleventh to third, Benji Irvine finish fourth while Smith fell back to fifth spot.

In the IMCA Stock Cars feature, it was Todd Retizler grabbing the lead but just after the completion one lap the caution flew when John Heinz and Curt Hook got together on the front stretch. Robert Stofer took over the lead until lap four as
Donavon Smith worked his way from ninth to take the lead away. Smith checked out and grabbed the win over Jordan Grabouski, Brian Irvine, Kyle Vanover and Damon Murty.

Modifieds ran two sets of heat races on Friday Night with the top ten in points from the heat finishes being locked in to the feature for Saturday Night. Round one heat winners were Jon Snyder, Brian Mullen, Jacob Murray, Adam Larson, Mike Mullen, Shawn Kilgore, Chris Abelson and Justin O’Brien. Round two heat winners were Dustin Smith, Richie Gustin, Kyle Brown, Kurt Kile, Troy Cordes, Ryan Ruter and Benji LaCrosse. Last Chance Races will be ran on Saturday along with a 50 lap feature in the Modifieds.

Also on Saturday Night there will be a complete show for the IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Sport Mods and IMCA Hobby Stocks plus the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks make an appearance. Racing will begin at 6:30pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Gill Gets First Career Win on Larry Wollam Season Championship

September 1st, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – The regular season ended on Friday Night at the Marshalltown Speedway with the Larry Wollam Season Championships. It’s a night we honor great promotor, car owner and supporter of the speedway that lost his battle to cancer 14 years ago. One driver visitied victory lane for the first time in his career.

John Gill lead the entire ten lap IMCA Sport Compacts feature to claim his first career feature win. Gill said he was going to retire the car at the end of the season after building the car 11 years ago. Chad Larson finished in the runner up position meanwhile Adam Gates came home third despite missing a left rear wheel. Josh Keller finished fourth and 2013 Track Champion Merv Chandler came home fifth.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites saw Josh May take the challenge to go the tail that moved Randy Bryan to the pole. Bryan lead the first five laps before Dusty Masolini snuck by on lap six. Masolini went on take the victory in the feature that went green-to-checkered, for Masolini that was win number two at MoTown this season. Track Champion Josh May came home 2nd, Bryan was 3rd, Charlie Brown was 4th and Mike Morrill was 5th.

Track Point Leader Bill Bonnett accepted the challenge to go to the tail in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature. That put Garrett Eilander and Eric Stanton on the front row. Stanton grabbed the lead and never looked back to take the feature win. Eric Larson, Garrett Eilander, Gary Pfantz and Scott Durlin rounded out the top five.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature saw Joel Rust took the challenge of going to the tail. Jenae Gustin moved to the outside front row and she took advantage by grabbing the lead and appear to be heading to the victory but the first
race caution came out on lap eight when Brandon Brinton lost the handle. Gustin remained out front but Travis Peterson and Eric Elliott right behind her. Gustin lost the lead away on lap 14 when Peterson snuck by and four laps later Gustin
exited to the pit area with troubles after coming a rest for no power. Peterson lead the remaining laps to take the win. Hardcharging Joel Rust found his way up to the runner up position. Jayme Duinink finished third, Track Champion Eric Elliott was fourth and Johnathan Logue was fifth.

Jay Schmidt came into the night as the point leader and took full advantage starting on the pole by leading the first four laps in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Cars feature. Damon Murty worked his way through the field and grab the lead way on lap five when Schmidt slid up the track. Murty and the field saw the yellow come out on lap six and then again on lap nine. Murty appeared to be heading to the victory but Brian Irvine chased him down and grab the lead way coming to the white flag. Irvine took the win with Murty and Schmidt finishing second and third. Steve Meyer and Derek Reimer was fourth and fifth respectively. Jay Schmidt won his first track championship by seven points over Meyer.

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds saw Ronn Lauritzen and Jon Snyder separated by one point going into the night both choosing to go to the tail for extra money. After the race both drivers said they did it for the fans and hope the fans went home excited. Racer Hulin and Josh Truman moved to the front row with Hulin grabbing the early lead. Just after the completion of lap one the caution came out. On the restart, Truman grabbed the top spot away but Truman and Hulin swapped the lead a several times over the next few laps, that opened the door for Luke Wanninger to sneak by just before the final caution on lap eight. Wanninger lead the remaining laps to take the win. Jon Snyder worked his way up to finish second and claim his 2nd track title in three years at MoTown by one point. Richie Gustin finished home third, Ronn Lauritzen finish fourth and Clayton Christensen finish
fifth.

Final race of the night was the Grundy County Challenge presented by Rouse Motors. Eric Larson lead the first six laps before Travis Peterson snuck by on lap seven. Peterson went on to take the win with Joel Rust in second, Curt Hook was third, Steve Meyer was fourth and Larson finished fifth. Other competitors was Jared Van Deest, Neil Follett, JD Kennedy, Shawn Albers, Doug Russell, Mitchell Engelkes, Robert Engelkes, Marty Rouse and Duane Van Deest.

Next up for the Speedway is the 7th Annual World Nationals coming up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday September 19th, 20th and 21st. Thursday Night will be a practice night, Friday Night qualifying begins for the Modifieds along with a complete show for Stock Cars, Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks. Saturday Night the Modifieds run for the top prize of $10,000 to win with another complete show for Stock Cars, Sport Mods and Hobby Stocks. All the information check out Marshalltown Speedway’s website.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

$10,000 to win in 50 lap event at Marshalltown Speedway, September 19th- 21st.

August 31st, 2013

Marshalltown, IA – Marshalltown Speedway promoter Toby Kruse has been working for the last several months with PBM, Erson, and World Products to host a major event for the Modified class and the race is drawing near. The Annual Havoc on the Highbanks at Marshalltown will now be known as the World Nationals featuring a $10,000 pay day for the Modified victor on September 21st. The Modified portion of the show is non-crate race presented by your local machine shop and engine builder. Racers that have run a crate engine during the season are eligible to run the World Nationals, they must conform to the non-crate for the weekend event.

The event will kick off on Thursday, September 19th, with the Cookies BBQ Sauce practice night. Thursday night will be the only night for hot laps. After hot laps, there will be free food and music for all in attendance.

The Modifieds will run two set of heats on Friday, the second set inverted from the starting order of the first heat. All heat race winners will be awarded $100 courtesy of the supporting machine shops. The top ten in total points after Friday will advance to the $10,000 to win, 50 lap event, and $500 to start Feature on Saturday. All other cars will be placed in last chance events on Saturday based on points they earn on Friday night. The Stock Cars and SportMods will be running two complete shows on each night going after $1,000 to win on each night. The Hobby Stocks will follow suit with a top prize of $500 each night with the addition of the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks on Saturday night. The Stock Cars, SportMods, and Hobby Stocks will all be I.M.C.A. sanctioned and the Modifieds will follow the I.M.C.A. rules but will not be sanctioned for this event. Camping is available on the grounds at $15.00 per night.

Pit passes will be $15 on Thursday, $25 on Friday, and $30 on Saturday. The grandstands are free on Thursday, $12 on Friday, and $15 on Saturday, children 10 and under will be $2.00 each night in the grandstands. Times for the event are as follows: Thursday pits at 3:00, Friday pits at 2:00/grandstands 5:00, Saturday pits at 2:00/grandstands 5:00.

Wieben and Droste Takes First Win at MoTown on Johnny Ray’s Night

August 26th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – From the drop of the green to the finish of the night there was great three, four and sometimes five wide racing, every fan in attendance definitely got their money worth. A couple of youngster in Sam Wieben and Tyler Droste got their first win of the season at MoTown along with Donavon Smith meanwhile Merv Chandler, Eric Larson and Josh May all repeat. Also a Modified King of the Hill and a Stock Car Australian Pursuit was added to the card.

John Gill lead the opening lap in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature before David Moorman grabbed the lead away on lap two. Moorman and Merv Chandler then battled for the lead with Chandler grabbing it away on lap four. Chandler cruised on to the win and David Moorman finished second. Gill, Chad Larson and Duayne Herb round out the top five.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites it was Charlie Brown grabbing the lead and appeared he was going to take the win until lap traffic slowed him down late in the race and that allowed Josh May, Randy Bryan, Jimmy May and Mike Morrill to chase him down. Josh May grabbed the lead coming to the white flag and went on to take the win. Brown finished second, Bryan was third, Morrill got by Jimmy May for fourth.

Kevin Fee grabbed the lead in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature but again lap traffic become a problem late in the race. This set up a very exciting final three laps as the lap car spun in front of Fee resulting in Fee spinning in turn two. Brice Udelhoven took the lead on lap ten when that happen on the last lap Udelhoven made contact with Eric Stanton and Garrett Eilander had no where to go. Stanton kept going and raced Eric Larson to the checkered, Larson got the win with Stanton in second. Benji Irvine, Bill Bonnett and Austin Luellen finished third through fifth.

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds saw David Brown lead the first four laps before a caution waved when Ronn Lauritzen and Luke Wanninger got together in turn one. On the restart it was Tyler Droste grabbing the lead away. Droste and the field saw the caution wave again for debris on lap twelve but Droste was not to be denied even after a challenge from Cayden Carter. Droste beat Cayden Carter to the checkered, Lauritzen came back up to finish third, Randy Havlik was fourth and Dan Chapman was fifth.

Before a single lap was completed in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Cars feature the caution waved but once the race got going it was Derek Reimer grabbing the early lead. Reimer lead even when the caution waved again after two laps was completed. Reimer however saw Steve Meyer and Scott Pippert right behind him and Meyer grabbed the lead away on lap five. Meanwhile Donavon Smith worked his way up through the field after starting twelveth. Smith grabbed the lead away on lap nine and took the win. Brian Irvine worked his way from eleventh to second. Meyer was third, Reimer was fourth and Damon Murty was fifth.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature saw Neil Follett lead the first lap before Sam Wieben grabbed the lead away on lap two. Wieben seem so calm out front despite the cautions coming out. First caution came out on lap four when Gatlin Leytham lost the handle in turn one. Wieben held off Follett and Jared Van Deest on the restart as he did again on the restart after the cautions on lap five, twelve and fourteen. Wieben went on to take his first win of the season at MoTown. Shawn Albers got his best finish by coming home in the runner-up spot. Van Deest was third, Ben Kates was fourth and Joel Rust, who was involved in the caution on lap five worked his way back up to finish fifth.

The IMCA Modifieds ran a King of the Hill just like the Stock Cars did the week before and it was Cayden Carter, Kyle Brown and Ronn Lauritzen winning the first round. Cayden Carter beat Kyle Brown to advance on to the final to face Ronn Lauritzen. Lauritzen cashed in the extra hundred dollars to win the King of the Hill.

Final event of the night was the Stock Car Australian Pursuit, which is if you are passed you are eliminated. Curt Hook started out front but was passed by Brian Irvine. Damon Murty started fifth and passed Michael Jaennette and Scott Pippert on lap two eliminating them. Irvine lead all eight laps to take the win meanwhile Murty finish second and Steve Meyer end up third.

Next Friday Night will be the Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championships, final night for track points. Top 12 in points will be locked into the feature, all other cars will run a last chance race for starting position. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is free. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm.

Speedway is not done though as on September 19th, 20th and 21st the 7th Annual World Nationals will take to the track.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Murty Sweeps on Central Iowa Snowmobile Night in MoTown

August 18th, 2013

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 and they did 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.

Final even 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.

On Two Weeks of Weekly Racing remains as next Friday Night will be Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar & Grille Night at the Races. The Following Friday Night will be the Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championships. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm.

Don’t forget the though we will be back on September 19th, 20th and 21st for the 7th Annual World Nationals where the Modifieds will race for a top prize of $10,000 to win.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Utter Wins KMJ Performance Miller Lite 50 at the Marshalltown Speedway

August 17th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – Speedway return back to action on Tuesday Night with the inaugural visit for the Corn Belt Clash Late Models at the high banked quarter mile. Also on the card was the ever so popular Mod Lites and IMCA Sport Mods.

The Corn Belt Clash Late Models saw Chad Simpson earn the pole for the feature by winning the QuickCar Racing Products Quick Six presented by Pro Power Racing Engines and Grove Automotive Dash. Before a lap could be completed though in the 50 lapper the caution waved when Charlie McKenna spun in turn two. When the race got started it was Chad Simpson out jumping Jason Jaggers, Jason Utter and Chris Simpson.

Chad Simpson continued to lead but lap traffic started to become a problem on lap eleven and allowed Utter to chase down Chad Simpson. Utter was able to sneak by as lap traffic was slowing down Simpson on lap thirty-eight. Just after Utter took the lead the caution waved for Rick Wendling losing the handle in turn one and then again on the restart when Mike Fryer spun in turn one and for a piece of debris in turn two. Utter lead the remaining twelve laps to take the win and the $3,000 pay check that went along with it. Chad Simpson was second, Dave Eckrich was third, Chris Simpson was fourth and Justin Mitchell beat Jaggers to the line for the fifth spot.

Jeff Stensland driving a car normally driven by DJ Schmalzried, grabbed the lead in the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites feature on lap one but it was Jimmy May taking the lead away on lap two. May lead through a caution on lap six when Charlie Brown lost the handle in turn two. May knew Andy Hennigar and Mike Morrill was coming but it was Hennigar that grabbed the lead away on lap eleven meanwhile Morrill shuffled back. Hennigar went on to take the victory with Jimmy May in second, Dusty Masolini in third, Jeff Stensland came home in fourth and Mike Morrill was fifth.

In the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature it was Jenae Gustin grabbing the early lead but caution waved on lap six for debris in turn three. On the restart, Gustin had her hands full and lost the lead on lap eight to Doug Smith from Lake City. Smith held the lead through a pair of cautions on lap eleven and thirteen. Smith took the win over Joel Rust, Curtis VanDerWal, Jenae Gustin and Carter VanDenBerg.

Its back to racing on Friday Night as it will be Marshalltown Snowmobile Club Night at the Races. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

New Month With Familiar Faces in Victory Lane on Zylstra Harley Davidson and KMJ Performance Night

August 4th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa –Mother Nature tried to play spoiler in the afternoon but she had no affect on speedway officials as the races went on with out a problem. As for the racing action the fans that braved the questionable weather saw some amazing races all night long.

John Gill grabbed the early lead in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature after taking off the week before. Gill lead until Merv Chandler made his way up to grab the lead on lap four. Gill grabbed the lead back on lap five with Chandler taking it back on lap six. Chandler and Gill battle out the remaining laps with Chandler taking his eighth win of the season at MoTown. Gill finished in the runner-up position, Chad Larson finish third and Josh Keller was fourth.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites feature it was Travis Brandt grabbing the lead. Brandt held on to the lead until Charlie Brown snuck by on lap four when Brandt slipped up. Brown was out front meanwhile Josh May, Andy Hennigar, Dusty Masolini and  Jimmy May raced for position. Finally Josh May chased down Brown and tried to get by even on the last lap but came up short by inches at the line. Brown admitted in victory lane that his car slid up and he had no idea that May was there. Dusty Masolini, Andy Hennigar and Brandt rounded out the top five.

Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Jason Cox grab the lead but the caution waved just after the lead on lap two. On the restart, Cox dealt with Eric Larson, Jennifer Hulin, Shannon Anderson and Jacob Keiser and it was Cox holding on to the lead meanwhile Anderson worked his way by and eventually grab the lead away on lap four. Anderson went on to take his first win at Marshalltown. Eric Larson came home in second, Jennifer Hulin was third, Bill Bonnett was fourth and Eric Stanton was fifth.

Shawn Simatovich lead the first lap in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature but it was Tom Rawlins grabbing the lead away on lap two. Rawlins lost the lead to Bill Hildreth on lap four, Hildreth then lost the lead on lap five to Brad Iverson. Just after Iverson took the lead the caution waved for debris on the front stretch. Iverson lead but Joel Rust worked his way up and grab the lead away on lap eight. Rust appeared to be heading on to the win until lap traffic slowed him down and that allowed Iverson to catch up. Iverson grabbed the lead away from Rust on lap sixteen and held off any challenges from Rust to take the win. Brandon Brinton snuck by Joel Rust on the last lap to grab second. Eric Elliott started twenty-th and finished fourth and Jayme Duinink finish fifth.

Robbie Merkle lead the opening lap in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Car feature but Jeff Wollam grabbed the lead away on lap two. Wollam and Tracy Gienger get together in turn 2 giving the lead back over to Merkle. On the restart, Merkle lost the lead to Jay Schmidt and just after lap three was in the books, Wollam found his world get upside down, he would be okay. Schmidt got a great restart after the cautions on lap four and six and tried to pull away but Murty didn’t let him as he glue to the back bumper. Schmidt and Murty saw the caution come out when Derek Reimer came to a rest on the runner off road forcing a three lap finish. Schmidt held off challenges from Murty and Steve Meyer on the restart to take his sixth win of the season. Steve Meyer worked his way up to take second after starting twenty-second. Dave Atcher also got by Murty for third meanwhile Merkle finished fifth.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature saw some great 4 wide racing in the early going and it was Kyle Krampe grabbing the lead and he held on to the top spot until lap eleven. It was Ronn Lauritzen taking the lead away. Lauritzen was cruising on to the win meanwhile Cayden Carter, Jon Snyder and Josh Truman race for position behind him just after the white flag displayed the caution came out forcing a green-white-checkered finish. On the restart it was Jon Snyder grabbing the lead away from Lauritzen and Snyder went on to take his fourth win in four weeks. Cayden Carter grabbed second from Lauritzen. Racer Hulin took fourth and Josh Truman was fifth.

Next week will be J&V Napa Auto Parts Night at the Speedway. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Chandler, May, Stanton, Elliott, Meyer and Snyder Take Checkers on Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar & Grille Night

July 27th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – Perfect night for racing on Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar and Grille Night at the Marshalltown Speedway as the weather was spring and fall like with temperatures in the lower seventies. The race track produced some great three, four and five racing which made for some amazing finishes.

Merv Chandler borrowing his son’s race car jumped into the lead in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature and never looked back in root to take his seventh win of the season at MoTown. David Moorman comes home in the runner-up position, Alec Gill driving Jon Gill’s car came home third, Chad Larson was fourth and Joe Alday was fifth.

Dusty Masolini grabbed the early race lead in the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites feature but he had a slight bobble and that opened the door for Mike Kennedy. Kennedy grabbed the lead away on lap four but his short lived as Josh May worked his way through the field and grab the top spot away on lap seven. May led the remaining laps to take the win for the second week in a row and sixth total at MoTown. Andy Hennigar, Mike Kennedy, Mike Morrill and Masolini rounded out the top five.

Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Jennifer Hulin start off a little better this week as she grabbed the lead on opening lap. Jacob Keiser took the lead away on lap two and just after the completion of lap two the caution waved when three cars get together. On the restart, they were racing hard for position behind the leader but it was Keiser remaining out front. Keiser lost the lead on lap four when he slid up the track and open the bottom side for Eric Stanton. Stanton held off several late race challenges from Bill Bonnett to take his third win of the season at Motown. Jacob Keiser came home third, Gary Pfantz was fourth and Hulin came home in fifth.

After having the initial start called back in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature it was Shawn Simatovich grabbing the lead. Simatovich lost the lead on lap two when Bill Hildreth snuck the bumper in the inside but just after the completion of lap two the caution waved when Simatovich lost the handle in turn four and Brandon Williams came to a rest in turn one. On the restart, Hildreth had to deal with Johnathan Logue and Chad Ryerson but it was neither of them grabbing the top spot away from Hildreth, it was Eric Elliott grabbing it away. Elliott went on and start to pull away as he builded up a ten-car length advantage over second place when the caution waved on lap thirteen for debris on the race track. Elliott saw Carter VanDenBerg and Jenae Gustin on his back bumper, he held off any challenges from them to take his second win in back-to-weeks and third of the season. VanDenBerg finish second with Gustin in third. Paul Nagle after getting some early damage to the front of his car found his way in fourth and Ben Kates was fifth.

Cory Piffer grabbed the lead on the opening lap in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Car feature but it was Tracy Gienger making the bottom side work to grab the lead away on lap two. Gienger continued to lead until the cautions waved on lap six and then again on lap eight. Gienger lost the lead when Derek Reimer, Steve Meyer and Jay Schmidt wanted to make it a four car battle for the top spot. Reimer grabbed the lead away on lap nine then he slip the grip and that allowed Steve Meyer to find the traction on the bottom side. Meyer grabbed the top spot and held off any attempt from Jay Schmidt on the high side through out remaining laps. For Meyer it was win number two for the season at MoTown, Schmidt finish in the runner up spot. Reimer, Norman Chesmore and Gienger rounded out the top five.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature saw a different driver from Kellogg grab the lead as this week it was David Brown. Brown lead the first three laps before Ronn Lauritzen grabbed the top spot away. Laurtizen and the field saw the only caution wave on lap five and this set Brown and Jon Snyder on back side, Snyder worked his way eventual by Brown and set his sights on Lauritzen. Lauritzen and Snyder race for the top spot on laps eight and nine, with Laurtizen leading lap eight and then Snyder on lap nine. Snyder eventually was able to pull away and take his third win in as many weeks. Lauritzen was second, Cayden Carter was third, Mike Van Genderen was fourth and David Brown came home fifth.

Next week will be Zylstra Harley Davidson and KMJ Performance Night at the Races. You can stop off at Zylstra Harley Davidson in Ames and pick up a $5.00 adult grandstand coupon otherwise grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Snyder and Schmidt Repeat on Racers Against ALS Night

July 20th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – On Friday Night, the gang from Racers Against ALS was in attendance to aware people about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which is a degenerative disease affecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, its also known to many people as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. They had t-shirts for sale and Former Iowa Hawkeye Football Player Brad Banks was on hand to sign some autographs. Meanwhile as for the racing on the track, the race track was wide and many races throughout the night they were racing two, three and even four wide.

David Moorman grabbed the early lead in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature when John Gill and Merv Chandler got together on the front stretch. That brought out the yellow and it was Moorman pulling away and really never looking back in the 10 lapper. Moorman took his first win since August 24th, 2012.  Chandler worked his way back up to finish second, Gill finished third, Joe Alday was fourth and Chad Larson was fifth.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites feature, it was Jimmy May grabbing the early lead but just after the completion of lap one the caution waved when Bryan Zehm came to a rest on the backstretch. May continued to lead until his son Josh May snuck by on lap five. Josh May went on to take his fifth win of the season at MoTown. Mike Morrill worked his way by Jimmy May for second. Andy Hennigar was fourth and Mike Kennedy was fifth.

Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Eric Larson grab the lead but just after the completion of lap one. Larson got a great restart however through the field they were racing pretty hard which lead to Jennifer Hulin to cut a left rear tire down. Just after the completion of lap two, Hulin was trying to get off the race track too a sharp right and spun out before rolling over, she climbed from the car but her night came to an end. Larson this time didn’t get quite as good restart as Eric Stanton stayed in tow before grabbing the lead on lap five by a bumper. Stanton finally grabbed the lead fully on lap six and went on to take his second win despite a caution with just three laps to go. Bill Bonnett started tenth but found his way in the runner up position. Eric Larson, Austin Luellen and Scott Durling rounded out the top five.

Johnathan Logue grabbed the lead on the opening lap in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature but it was Pella’s Jayme Duinink grabbing the lead on lap two. Duinink continued to lead until a caution waved on lap six. Duinink got a great restart and looked to be pulling way but the caution waved again on lap eight. This time it was Eric Elliott, who started in eleventh, getting the great restart as he snuck by Duinink for the top spot. Elliott went on to lead the remaining laps despite a late race caution that set up a three lap dash to the finish, for Elliott that was win number two at MoTown. Brad Iverson came home in second, Travis Peterson worked his way through the field after starting twelveth to finish third. Jenae Gustin started tenth and finish fourth and Joel Rust started twenty-fourth and wound up to finish fifth.

Jay Schmidt grabbed the lead right away in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Car feature and just after the completion of lap one the caution waved. Schmidt got a great restart despite Damon Murty being on his back bumper but they saw the caution wave again on lap three. Schmidt and Murty began to pull away from Jeff Wollam and Eric Knutson until the caution on lap thirteen. Schmidt held off the late race challenges from Murty to go on take his fourth win in a row at MoTown. Damon Murty worked his way from ninth to second, Eric Knutson came home in third, Chris Wiltse found his way to fourth and Jeff Wollam was fifth.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature saw Zach Rawlins grabbing the lead and he appeared to be pulling away but the caution waved on lap thirteen. Rawlins had to deal with Jon Snyder and Cayden Carter, Snyder got the great restart and went on to take the top spot. Only thing denying Snyder the win was the caution on lap fifteen. Snyder manage to get a great restart on the final restart and went on to take his second win of the season in as many weeks at MoTown. Cayden Carter, Zach Rawlins, Darin Duffy and Ronn Lauritzen rounded out the top 5.

Next week the speedway will be Johnny Ray’s Bar & Grille Night at the Races. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Chandler, Hennigar, Nicklas, Rust, Schmidt and Snyder Take Checkers on Central Iowa Farm Stores Night

July 14th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa– Multi grooved racing surface produced some great racing on the initial start of many races tonight and that produced some great racing all through the night. Fans in attendance experience extra excitement when the spectators race their personal cars in spectator eliminators. One driver gets his first win in four years, another driver gets his first win of the season at MoTown.

After the initial start was called back in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature, John Gill grabbed the early lead. Gill slid up the race track on lap 3 and that opened the door for David Moorman to grab the lead. Moorman slides off the backstretch the next lap but still continued to lead before Merv Chandler finally worked his way to the lead on lap 6. Chandler went on to take the win, Moorman tried to work it so hard to take the win on the last lap coming off of turn 4 but failed when he hit the wall that allowed John Gill to sneak by for second. Duayne Herb was fourth and Chad Larson was fifth.

Mike Kennedy grabbed the lead on lap one in the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lite feature but Randy Bryan took the spot away. Bryan held on to the lead until Andy Hennigar, who worked his way from eighth to second was able to grab the lead way on lap six. Hennigar went on to take his sixth win of the season at MoTown despite challenges from Josh May late in the race. Josh May finish second and Bryan was third. Dusty Masolini and Jimmy May rounded out the top 5.

Before a lap was completed in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature, the caution waved when Eric Stanton spun in turn two. On the restart it was Dustin Tapp grabbing the lead but on lap two, Tapp slide off the race track handing the lead over to Eugene Nicklas. Nicklas lead the rest of the way to take his first win since May 29th, 2009 at MoTown. Gary Pfantz, Eric Stanton, Garrett Eilander and Bill Bonnett finish second through fifth.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature had some troubles getting started when the race did there was some great 3 wide racing. Chad Ryerson grabbed the lead on lap one and shortly after the field was scored the caution waved when a handful of cars got together in turn two. Ryerson was able to hold on to the top spot until the next caution waved on lap four. Ryerson lost the hand on lap five in turn 2 that also collected a handful of cars in turn 2 this handed the lead over to Johnathan Logue. Logue lost the lead to Joel Rust on the restart and it was Rust that lead the rest of the way despite a couple of cautions late. Travis Peterson came home in the runner-up position. Paul Nagle was third, Geoff Olson was fourth and Jenae Gustin was fifth.

For the second week in a row it was Jay Schmidt grabbing the lead right away in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Car feature but just after the completion of lap two the caution waved. Schmidt got a great restart and they were racing hard behind him though for positions as they were getting 3 wide at times before settling down just before the caution waved for the final time when Tracy Gienger had something break. Schmidt went on to take his third win in a row at MoTown. Damon Murty worked his way to finish second, Steve Meyer finished third, Jeff Wollam was fourth and Scott Pippert in fifth.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature saw some great racing as Tony Cox grabbed the lead on the opening lap. Scott Simatovich grabbed the lead on lap two though. Jon Snyder and Ronn Lauritzen was working there way through field, Snyder grabbed the lead away on lap five. Lauritzen snuck by in second until Kyle Krampe made his way up there. Snyder went on to take his first win of the season at MoTown. Krampe, Lauritzen, Kyle Brown and Simatovich rounded out the top 5.

Next week the speedway will be Racers Against ALS Night with extra money on the line. Also Former Iowa Hawkeye Football Player Brad Banks will be in the house signing autographs. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Lauritzen Takes Emotional Win on KMJ Performance and Budweiser Night at MoTown

July 8th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – For the third time in just about a week the speedway roared to life with some action pack racing action all night, even the youngsters got involved with some peddle power. One driver was racing with a very heavy heart after the loss of a family member earlier in the day.

Merv Chandler lead from start to finish in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature to take the win . John Gill and David Moorman battled for runner up position before finally Moorman grabbed it away. Gill settled in to third, Chad Larson came home in fourth and track newcomer Danny Sassman Jr. was fifth.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lite feature it was Eric Hendrickson grabbing the lead early before Andy Hennigar worked his way through the field and grabbed the lead away on lap five. Hennigar went on to take his fifth win of the season at MoTown. Josh May, Eric Hendrickson, Dusty Masolini and Mike Kennedy round out the top five.

Eric Larson grabbed the lead at the drop of the green in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature but just after the completion of lap one the caution waved when Keith Miner came to a rest in turn four. Larson got a great restart and began to pull away until lap traffic started to slow him down. Larson wasn’t to be denied as he went on to grab the win. Jennifer Hulin came home second, Scott Durlin was third, Eric Stanton was fourth and Gary Pfantz was fifth.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature saw three different leaders the first three laps in the eighteen lapper. Bill Hildreth grab the lead on lap one but it was Johnathan Logue grabbing it away on lap two. Logue’s lead was short lived as Joel Rust took the lead away and began to pull away. Rust pulled away until lap traffic started to slow him down and then the caution waved twice with two laps to go. Rust held off Ben Kates, Jenae Gustin and Eric Elliott to take the win. Ben Kates came home in the runner-up position for the second week in a row. Eric Elliott was third, Jenae Gustin was fourth and Jared Van Deest was fifth.

Jay Schmidt grabbed the lead right away in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Car feature but just after the completion of lap one the caution waved. Schmidt got a great restart and pulled away until he encountered lap traffic which allowed Steve Meyer and Damon Murty to chase him down. Meyer and Murty only got within a few car lengths and wasn’t able to get by Schmidt, Schmidt went on to take his second consecutive win and third win at MoTown. Meyer finished second, Murty in third, Jeff Wollam was fourth and Eric Knutson in fifth.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feautre and before one lap was completed the caution waved twice. Kyle Brown grabbed the lead on lap one when the race finally got going. Joel Bushore snuck by on lap two to take the lead but it was Ronn Lauritzen that grabbed the lead away on lap three. Lauritzen started to pull away and the only that slowed him down was lap traffic, as Lauritzen went on to take his third win of the season but this one was very emotional one as earlier in the day he lost a very close family member to him. Jon Snyder, Luke Wanninger, Joel Bushore and Adam Larson rounded out the top five.

Next week the speedway will have the Central Iowa Fair taking place but next friday will be Haverhill Social Club Night featuring Spectator Eliminators after the final feature. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Smith One, Two Finish in the Big Ticket Clash at Marshalltown

July 5th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – The start to a busy month of July at the Speedway roar to life as the Big Ticket Clash Stock Car Shootout took place. The Big Ticket Clash was the first of three consecutive nights for the Stock Car Shootout Series.

Brad Chandler lead the first two laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature before Adam Gates snuck by on lap three. Gates cruised on to the easy win with Brad Chandler finishing second. David Moorman came home third, Bill Whalen Jr. was fourth and Merv Chandler finished fifth.

In the the IMCA Hobby Stocks feature, it was Devin Smith leading from start to finish in the 15 lapper with the only thing slowing him down was lap traffic. Brandon Pruitt worked his way from the sixth starting position to finish in the runner-up spot. Nick Murty, Eric Stanton, Garrett Eilander and Austin Luellen rounded out the top 5.

The IMCA SportMods 25 lap feature saw Jared Van Deest grab the lead and began to pull away until on lap eighteen of twenty-five, lap traffic slowed him down which allow Travis Peterson to chase down Van Deest. Van Deest held off challenges until the last lap and Peterson snuck around Van Deest to grab the win in the green-to-checkered. Van Deest finish a close second. Ty Luellen and Matt Lettow finish third and fourth. Clint Luellen finished in fifth after starting twelveth.

Final Feature of the night was the IMCA Stock Cars feature and it was Jay Schmidt grabbing the early lead. Schmidt however saw the caution come out on lap four twice and this forced a restart where he had to deal with Donavon Smith and Damon Murty, two former Stock Car Shootout Winners. Schmidt held them off initial but the caution waved again on lap six when Steve Meyer and Derek Reimer got together in turn four. Schmidt again held off Donavon Smith, Murty and David Smith until the caution on lap light. On the restart, Schmidt and Donavon Smith battled it out and it was Smith getting by on lap ten. Smith got a great restart after the caution on lap thirteen to go on and take the win. David Smith grabbed second, Trent Murphy finish third, Jay Schmidt was fourth and Damon Murty came home in fifth.

The Speedway will be back in action on Friday Night with KMJ Performance and Bud Night at the Races. Youngsters are reminded to bring out there bicycles as the annual Kid Bike Races will take place at intermission. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Gates, Hennigar, Williams, Murty, Schmidt and Lauritzen Take Victories on Wolf Seeds Night

June 30th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – Strong northerly winds caused a lot of issues and concerns to track officials but the track made up as there was strong multi grooved racing surface that produced some close finishes.

Adam Gates jumped to the lead on lap one in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature. Gates and Merv Chandler race wheel to wheel with Chandler grabbing the lead on lap two. Gates didn’t give up as he grabbed the lead back on lap three and went on to take his fourth win of the season. Chandler finished second, John Gill came home third, Travis Losenicky was fourth and Chad Larson in fifth.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lite feature it was Dusty Masolini grabbing the early lead. Masolini lead until lap five when Mike Morrill and Andy Hennigar sneak by Masolini. Morrill and Andy Hennigar battled for the lead until Hennigar was able to grab the top spot on lap ten. Hennigar went on to take his fourth win. Morrill, Josh May, Randy Bryan and Mike Kennedy rounded out the top 5.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature saw Bill Hildreth grab the early lead. Just after the completion of lap one the caution waved when Paul Nagle lost a rear spring in turn 2. Hildreth held on to the lead until the next caution on lap two when a handful cars get together in turn 4. Brandon Williams sneaked by Hildreth on the restart and went on to take the win despite a late race caution on lap 15. Ben Kates came home in the runner-up, Ryan Ashton in third, Geoff Olson was fourth and Jared Van Deest in fifth.

Eric Stanton grabbed the lead in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stock feature and despite a caution on lap one and four it appeared to be heading on the win until Nick Murty chased him down. Stanton and Murty race wheel to wheel the last four laps but it was Stanton holding off challenges until the last lap. Murty made the pass on the last lap to take the win and Stanton finished 2nd. Garrett Eilander, Eric Larson and Austin Luellen rounded out the top 5.

Amsoil IMCA Stock Car Feature saw Derek Reimer grab the lead from his second row outside starting position and appeared to be cruising on to the win before the caution waved on lap 7. On the restart, Jay Schmidt grabbed the lead and had to deal with four more cautions on laps 10, 13, 15 and 16. Schmidt was able to hold of challenges for Reimer, Steve Meyer and Tracy Gienger. Meyer got 2nd, Reimer was 3rd, Tracy Gienger was 4th and Eric Knutson was 5th.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feautre and it was Scott Simatovich grabbing the early lead. Simatovich lead until Ronn Lauritzen worked his way through the field from his eighth place starting position and grab the lead on lap six. The only thing that slowed down Lauritzen was the caution on lap seven. Lauritzen went on to take his second win of the season at MoTown. Racer Hulin worked his way from seventh to second. Zach Rawlins, Kyle Brown and Jon Snyder finished third through fifth.

Next week will be a busy week of racing at the Marshalltown Speedway as Tuesday Night The Big Ticket Clash Stock Car Shootout. Also racing IMCA SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts. Grandstands are $12 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $5. Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing to Follow.

Then Next Friday Night the weekly racing returns with KMJ Performance and Bud Night at the Races. Youngsters are reminded to bring out there bicycles as the annual Kid Bike Races will take place at intermission. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

IMCA Stock Car Shootout Series features pay $1,000 to win

June 28th, 2013

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa– IMCA Sunoco Stock Car drivers will race for $1,000 to win and Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions qualifying eligibility each night of the July 2-4 Shootout Series.

The Stock Car Shootout Series opens Tuesday, July 2 at Marshalltown Speedway then travels to Buena Vista Raceway in Alta during the Kyle Suter Memorial program on Wednesday, July 3. The finale is on Independence Day Thursday, July 4 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Arnold Motor Supply Northern Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded all three nights. Local track points will be given for the BVR and Iowa State Fairgrounds shows.

There is a $50 entry fee for Stock Cars each night of the series.

Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods also run for a $1,000 top prize at Marshalltown. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the card in $300 to win and $100 to win features, respectively.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. at Marshalltown. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $5 for kids 11 and under. There is also a $50 entry fee for the SportMods.

Along with the Stock Cars, IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Mach-1 Sport Compacts and BVR Bombers run at Alta. The Modifieds race for $500 to win, SportMods for $350, Hobby Stocks for $300 and Sport Compacts and Bombers both for $150.

Gates to the pit area open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Spectator admission is $9 for adults and free for military personnel and children under the age of 12.

Sanctioned Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts, as well as Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks try and tame the big ½-mile oval at Des Moines in the series finale. SportMods and Hobby Stocks both chase $300 top checks.

Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children.

Pit passes are $25 each night.

More information is available from Marshalltown promoter Toby Kruse at 515 432-4703, Buena Vista promoter Jeff Herrig at 712 830-1193 and State Fairgrounds Speedway promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526, or at the www.marshalltownspeedway.com, www.buenavistaraceway.com or www.jjamracing.net websites.

Wild Racing as the Temperatures Heated Up on Clement Heating and Cooling Night at MoTown

June 22nd, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – As Summer has finally arrived the temperatures rise and the racing action heats up on the track. The race track produced two, three and four wide racing all night with a full moon in the sky.

First feature of the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts ten lap feature and it had its largest car count of the season as eight cars signed in too do battle. Adam Gates started in sixth but by the end of lap one, Gates found himself in the lead. Merv Chandler, David Moorman and John Gill battled for 2nd through out the feature event as Gates pulled away to take his 3rd checkered of the season at Motown. Chandler finish 2nd, Moorman in 3rd, Gill in 4th and young A.J. Whitten finish 5th in his first visit to the track.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lite feature it was Eric Hendrickson grabbing the early lead but Mike Morrill worked his way from his fifth place starting position to grab the lead away on lap 5. Morrill lead until the caution waved on lap 10 when Russ Hall spun in turn 2. On the restart, Morrill dealt with Josh May and Andy Hennigar. Hennigar grabbed the lead and went on to take his 3rd win of the season. Morrill held off May for second. Charlie Brown and Hendrickson rounded out the top 5.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature took three attempts to complete a lap and it was Coty Albers leading the first lap. Carter VanDenBerg worked his way by on lap 2 and after three more cautions on laps 3, 4 and 6 began to pull away. However a caution came out on lap 14 forcing VanDenBerg to have Brad Iverson and Eric Elliott right behind him, VanDenBerg managed to hold to take the win. Iverson, Elliott, Brett Lowry and Geoff Olson finished second through fifth respectively.

Eric Larson lead the first two laps in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stock feature but Eric Statnton worked his way from the fifth starting position to grab the lead away on lap 3. Stanton went on to take the win the feature that went green-to-checkered. Larson finish second, Nick Murty was third, Bill Bonnett worked his way up from ninth position to fourth and Gary Pfantz was fifth.

Amsoil IMCA Stock Car Feature saw Jay Schmidt grab the lead from his second row inside starting postion and appeared to be cruising on to the easy win until lap traffic started slowing him down. Schmidt was getting through them but the yellow came out on lap 15 when Chuck Davis was trying to exit the race track and Michael Jaennette had no where to go and broke the radiator dumping a lot of water. On the restart, Schmidt was passed by Steve Meyer, who worked his way from his 7th starting position. Meyer added on to his point lead as he took his 1st feature win of the season at Motown. Schmidt held off Damon Murty for 2nd. Tracy Gienger finish 4th and Eric Knutson in 5th.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feautre and it was Cayden Carter leading from start to finish but the true battle was through the field for second through fifth position. Ronn Lauritzen worked his way up to grab second and began to chase down the youngster but fell short. Jimmy Gustin held off challenges with Jon Snyder until Snyder had a flat tire, Gustin finish third. Kyle Brown and Kyle Krampe rounded out the top 5.

Next Friday Night will be Leytham Racing Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

ALS Night at Marshalltown add $3000 to the Purse July 19th

June 13th, 2013

Marshalltown, IA – The night after the Harris Clash at the famed Knoxville Raceway will be the annual ALS Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Racers against ALS Night helps to increase awareness of the disease and raise funds to help families in need. On this special night, the IMCA Modifieds will be racing for $600 to win and $100 to start the feature, $500 to win for IMCA Stock Cars, $400 to win for IMCA SportMods, and $300 to win for IMCA Hobby Stocks. Also on the card that night will be the Mod Lites. Each position in all IMCA classes has been raised from at least $20 to $ 250 courtesy of Racers Against ALS. Former Iowa Hawkeye Brad Banks will be on hand to greet the racing fans, sign autographs, and help increase awareness about ALS. At the conclusion of the night, there will be free beer and Cookies Pulled Pork sandwiches with a free will donation going towards Racers Against ALS. For further information refer to www.marshalltownspeedway.com or call 515.432.4703.

Wild Night of Racing on Karl Performance Night at Marshalltown Speedway

June 9th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – The race track produced several lines of racing all night long which in turns produced some wild and crazy finishes on Karl Performance Night at the Speedway.

First feature on the track for the night was the IMCA Sport Compacts ten lap feature and it was David Moorman grabbing the lead on lap one. Moorman, Merv Chandler and John Gill battled for the lead and Chandler grabbed the top spot on lap two. Chandler held off several challenges from Moorman and Gill to take the win. Toby Denning was fourth and Jeremy Lerch, first time vistior finish in fifth.

Bret Moyer grabbed the early lead in the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Truck feature but just after the completion of lap two the caution waved when Carl Knight lost the handle collecting Tony Moro. Moro rolled three to four times in turn 2 forcing the red flag, both drivers were okay. Moyer got a great restart and went on to lead the last thirteen laps with no problem to take the win. Brad Moyer finish second, Pat Fagen held off Carl Moyer for third and Rick Clark was fifth.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lite feature it was Mike Kennedy getting an awesome start from his inside second row starting spot to take the lead. Kennedy and the field saw the only yellow wave on lap 2 but that didn’t faze Kennedy. Josh May started ninth and worked his way up through the field to take the lead away on lap 8. May went on to take the win over Andy Hennigar, Eric Hendrickson, Charlie Brown and Randy Bryan.

Coty Albers snagged the early lead in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature but the caution waved on lap 2 when Mike Stark slipped up hit the wall and came back down collecting Johnathan Logue. Albers resumed command out front but the caution waved three more times over the next 2 laps. Clint Luellen grabbed the lead away from Albers on lap 6. Luellen opened up the door for Austin Kaplan on lap 11 and Kaplan grabbed the lead. Kaplan looked to be heading on to the win but he slipped up a bit and it allowed Travis Peterson to sneak around to grabbed the top spot on lap 17. Peterson went on to take his 2nd win of the season at Marshalltown over Kaplan, Clint Luellen, Jared Van Deest and Ty Luellen.

Mitchell Thomas lead the first five laps in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stock feature but the caution waved when Eric Larson and Jennifer Hulin got together in turn 3. On the restart, Thomas was passed by the Racing Veteran Bill Bonnett. Bonnett went on to take the win over Nick Murty, Austin Luellen, Garrett Eilander and Brandon Pruitt.

The Amsoil IMCA Stock Car Feature saw Justin Temeyer grab the early lead but the caution waved on lap two. Temeyer was passed by Jay Schmidt on the restart. Despite the pair of cautions on lap four or lap traffic late in the race, Schmidt was not to be denied the win. Steve Meyer stated nineth and finish 2nd, Derek Reimer was 3rd, Damon Murty started twelve th and finish 4th meanwhile Tracy Gienger came home fifth.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feautre and it was Cayden Carter grabbing the lead in which he held on to until the caution came out on lap 9. Carter had to deal with Ronn Lauritzen and Jon Snyder on the restart, Lauritzen grabbed the lead on lap 10, Carter again on lap 11. Lauritzen took the lead back on lap twelve but Jon Snyder said it was his turn as he took the lead on lap 13. Carter didn’t give up as he came back to grab the lead on lap 15 and just shortly after the yellow waved again setting up a 5 lap dash to the finish. Carter and Snyder battled it out for the lead again on the restart, Snyder took the lead away on lap 17 but Carter came back to take the lead on lap 19. Snyder and Carter battled but it was Carter taking the win with Snyder in 2nd. Luke Wanninger, Richie Gustin and Lauritzen rounded out the top 5.

Next Friday Night will be Wolf Seeds Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Stock Car Shootout set to take center stage July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

June 7th, 2013

Marshalltown, IA – The annual Stock Car Shootout will kick into high gear making their first stop at the home of the I.M.C.A. Stock Car at the Marshalltown Speedway on Tuesday, July 2nd. The second night the tour will travel to the Buena Vista raceway in Alta, IA. On our nation’s day of independence the tour will take center stage at the famed Iowa State Fair Speedway in Des Moines, IA.

Night number one in Marshalltown will see the I.M.C.A. Stock Cars and I.M.C.A. SportMods battling for a $1,000 top prize. Also running will be the I.M.C.A. Hobby Stocks and I.M.C.A. Sport Compacts.

The second night of the tour at the Beaver will be the annual Kyle Suter Memorial featuring a $1,000 check for Stock Car feature winner. Along with the Stock Cars, I.M.C.A. Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, SportMods, Sport Compact, and BVR Bombers will be on the card.

The third stop on the tour in Des Moines will also pay $1,000 for the Stock Car victor. In conjunction with the Stock Cars, I.M.C.A. Modifieds, SportMods, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compact, and Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks will try and tame the big 1/2 mile. There will be a $50 entry fee for the Stock Cars on each night, the top five in combined points will be battling for a share of the $1,000 points fund. The overall points champion will be eligible for the Sunoco Stock Race of Champions at the Super Nationals. All events are I.M.C.A. sanctioned and State, Regional, and National points will apply.

-Marshalltown Speedway: Pit gates open at 4:30, grandstands at 5:00, hot laps at 5:00 with racing to follow. Pit passes are $25, adult grandstand tickets are $12, children 11 and under are $5.00. Hobby Stocks will pay $300 to win, Sport Compacts will pay $100 to win. There is $50 entry fee for Stock Cars and Sport Mods. For further information refer to http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/ or call 515.432.4703.

-Buena Vista Raceway: Pit gates open at 5:00, grandstands at 6:00, hot laps at 6:45 with racing at 7:30. Pit passes are $25, adults grandstand tickets are $9 each, children 12 and under and military are free, Modifieds will pay $500 to win, Hobby Stocks $300 to win, SportMods $350, and Sport Compacts and BVR Bombers offer a $150 top prize. For further information check out http://www.buenavistaraceway.com/ or call 712.830.1193.

-Iowa State Fair Speedway: Pit gates open at 5:00, grandstands at 5:30, hot laps at 6:30 with racing to follow. Pit passes are $25, adult grandstand tickets are $12, children $5. Along with State, Regional, and National points, ISF will be running track points in all classes. SportMods $300, Hobby Stocks $300, and Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks. For further information you can check out http://www.jjamracing.com/ or call 515.201.5526

Action Pack Night of Racing on Minute Man Printing and Evening Optimist Club Night at the Races

June 2nd, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – Mother Nature defintely wasn’t too kind with us this week causing flooding in Marshalltown. The race track was in great shape all night long produced some great racing action on Minute Man Printing and Evening Optimist Club Night.

First feature on the track for the night was the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Modsfeature with five laps down and thirteen laps to go.  Brandon Brinton resumed the point and was pulling away until he bobbed a little bit that allowed Ben Kates and Andy Tiernan to make it a 3 car battle for the lead. Kates grabbed the lead on lap 15 before Brinton grabbed it back on lap 16. Brinton and Kates got together and opened the door for Andy Tiernan, Tiernan made the move and grab the win coming off turn 4 to the checkers. Brinton finish second and Kates was third.

In the make-up Amsoil IMCA Stock Car Feature it was Matt Deaton grabbing the early lead. Eric Knutson grabbed the lead away on lap four but finally Michael Murphy sneaked by on lap 8 to take the lead. Murphy went on to take the win over Knutson, Tracy Gienger, Steve Meyer and Jeff Wollam.

Brice Udelhoven lead the first four laps in the make-up Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks feature before the Bandit Brandon Pruitt got by to take the lead and ultimately the win. Udelhoven finished second, Bill Bonnett was third, Eric Stanton and Austin Lullen rounded out the top 5.

David Brown grabbed the early lead in the make-up Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature but Ronn Lauritzen drove it in and grabbed the lead from Brown on lap seven. Lauritzen pulled away to take the win with Jon Snyder finishing in the runner up spot. Brown, Zach Rawlins and Luke Wanninger finished third through fifth.

Just like John Gill did last week he lead the first three laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature before Merv Chandler finally got by to take the top spot. Chandler went on to take th win with John Gill in second, Chad Larson in third and Josh Keller in fourth.

In the Toby’s K’s Hidaway Mod Lite 15 lap feature, Terry Brown grabbed the race lead. Brown lost the lead to Eric Hendrickson on lap 4 before the yellow came out when Joel Huggins spun in turn 2. Hendrickson able to hold on to the lead until Josh May worked his way up through field and it was May taking the lead on lap 8. May took the win over Mike Morrill and Andy Hennigar.

Shawn Albers grabbed the early lead in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods but a caution on lap 3 stacked the field up. Albers held off the initial challenge because another caution waved after lap 4 was completed. Eric Elliott made the move on the restart on Albers to take the spot away before  three more cautions waved on laps six and seven. Elliott held everybody off before the caution waved again on lap 14. Elliott dodged all of the cautions to take the win over Clint Luellen, Ty Luellen, Jenae Gustin and Brett Lowry.

Dustin Lynch lead the first lap in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stock feature but the caution waved and Luynch experienced some troubles and handed the lead over to Gary Pfantz. Bill Bonnett passed Gary Pfantz on the restart and it appeared it was going to be Bonnett taking the win but Brandon Pruitt chased him down and made move to take the lead on lap 8. Pruitt and Bonnett battled but it was Pruitt taking the win and Bonnett was second. Donavon Nunnikhoven, Chris Lulof and Garrett Eilander round out top 5.

The Amsoil IMCA Stock Car Feature was a wild one from start to finish, Sean Johnson grabbed the early lead and dodged four early race cautions including one on lap four when Dusty Vis saw his rear end come a part, before Jay Schmidt was able to get by on lap eight. Schmidt and the field saw the caution wave just after the completion of lap 9, on the restart it was Michael Murphy seeing his rear end come forcing the red flag. When the race resumed it was Johnson taking the lead back but Schmidt stayed right there until they got together on lap 16 that allowed Chris Wiltse to take the lead. Wiltse lead was short lived as Damon Murty made his way from his eleventh place starting poistion to grab the lead. Murty took the win over Wiltse, Scott Pippert, Todd Reitzler and Johnson.

Final Feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feautre and it was Zach Rawlins grabbing the early lead. Rawlins lead was short lived as Richie Gustin sneaked by on lap 3. A lap later on lap 4 the caution waved
for Adam Larson. Gustin got a great restart but the caution waved again on lap 14 stacking the field up. Gustin didn’t let that caution both him as he pulled away to take the win. Jon Snyder worked his way from twelve th starting position to finish 2nd. Luke Wanninger, Jimmy Gustin and Larson rouned out top 5.

Next Friday Night back to normal night as it will be Karl Performance Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Also racing will be the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and
Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Chandler and May Again Before Rain Comes on Midwest Liquid Systems Night at the Races

May 26th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – Clear blue skies all afternoon look to a beautiful night of racing but just as racing was rolling on mother nature decided to wreck the plans of getting the night in. All of the qualifying heat races and 2 features with the SportMod feature on the track when the rains came forcing the night to be come to a halt.

John Gill lead the first three laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature before Merv Chandler finally got by to take the top spot. Chandler went on to take the win win John Gill in second and Toby Denning in third.

Before one could be completed in the Toby’s K’s Hidaway Mod Lite 15 lap feature, the caution waved when Shon Sanders and Brian Schnell got together. On the restart, it was Tim Hennigar grabbing the early lead but Josh May was coming and caught up to Hennigar. May grabbed the lead on lap 5 and shortly after the yellow waved again but May got a great restart and pulled away to take the win. Chase Flatt got 2nd, Andy Hennigar took 3rd, Charlie Brown was 4th and Tim Hennigar fell back to 5th.

Brandon Brinton grab the early lead in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods but a caution on lap 3 stack the field up. Brinton got a slow restart and began to pull away until the yellow came out on lap 5 for a thirteen car pile up on the front stretch and the same time mother nature decided to drop heavy rain over the race track forcing the races to be called with 5 laps in the books. The race will be resumed with 13 laps to go next friday night.

After the Sport Mods next Friday Night, the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks, Amsoil IMCA Stock Cars and Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds features will be made up and then we will go right in to Minute Man Printing and Evening Optimist Club Night at the Races.

Grandstands are $9 for Adults and Children 11 and Under get Free thanks to the Evening Optimist Club. First green flag will wave at 7pm with racing as there will be no hot laps.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Chandler, May, Luellen, Pruitt, Gienger and Carter Take Victories on Old Timers Lounge Night

May 18th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – First the the time the speedway get back-to-back nights in as mother nature finally cooperated on Old Timers Lounge and Scout Night. The race track produced 3 and 4 wide racing through out the night.

David Moorman lead the first four laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature but Merv Chandler made the pass for the lead. Chandler took the win with John Gill taking second when David Moorman experienced trouble.

In the Toby’s K’s Hidaway Mod Lite 15 lap feature, Josh May started inside the second row but by the end of lap one, May was the leader. May lead the remain laps to take his first win at Marshalltown this year. Mike Morrill, Andy Hennigar, Charlie Brown and Dusty Masolini rounded out the top 5.

Jayme Duinink grab the early race lead in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods but a caution on lap 2 would put Ty Luellen, who started fifth on his back bumper. Duinink held on to the lead on lap 3 but Luellen made the pass on lap 4. Luellen had to make it through the middle stages of the race as the caution waved five more times but he managed to hold on. Luellen held off the late race charge from Jenae Gustin, who worked her way through the field from her ninth place starting spot. Finishing behind Luellen and Gustin was Ben Kates, Eric Elliott and Joel Rust.

Before one lap was completed in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stock feature, the caution waved when CJ Dall’s machine didn’t start and came to a stop on the front stretch. The Old Bandit Brandon Pruitt grabbed the lead and never look back to take the win. Bill Bonnett tried to chase down Pruitt but last effort came up short. Brice Udelhoven, Eric Stanton and Austin Luellen rounded out the top 5.

Jay Schmidt lead the first two laps in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Car feature but it was Tracy Gienger getting by on lap 3. Gienger had his handful through out the remainder of the feature as Steve Meyer worked his way from tenth to the back bumper. Gienger held off Meyer to take the win. Michael Jaennette was 3rd, Jeff Wollam was 4th and Eric Knutson was 5th.

Final feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature and it was Cayden Carter grabbing the lead from his pole position. Just after the completion of lap one, Richie Gustin and Luke Wanninger got together in
turn one. Carter pulled away though to take the win over Jimmy Gustin, Kyle Brown, Jon Snyder and Adam Larson.

Next Friday Night will be Midwest Liquid Systems Night at the Marshalltown Speedway. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Gates, Hennigar, Peterson, Luellen, Murty and Brown Win on Cliff Chamber Memorial Night

May 12th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – Mother Nature hasn’t cooperated lately but on Friday Night the Speedway was able to honor a former Marshalltown Speedway Pioneer in Cliff Chambers. The night produced some great racing all night long.

Josh Zieman grabbed the lead and never let go as he took his 2nd straight Cliff Chambers Memorial in the Nostgalia Stock Car Club of Iowa 10 lap feature. Jamie Huff grabbed 2nd away from Jim Anderson. Pudge Grabill and Tyler Ahlman rounded out the top 5.

Adam Gates lead from start-to-finish in the 8 lap IMCA Sport Compacts feature. Merv Chandler grabbed the runner up spot, Shawn Cooney finished 3rd, Nick West was 4th and Matt Moore was 5th.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites 15 laps feature, the red flag waved before a lap was scored when Joel Huggins and Josh May found their world upside. Eric Hendrickson grabbed the early lead when the race finally got started but it was Andy Hennigar grabbing the lead away on lap 6. Hennigar took his 2nd win of the season at Marshalltown over Bryan Zehm, Mike Kennedy, Randy Bryan and Mike Morrill.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature saw Ryan Ashton grabbing the lead and he appeared to be cruising on to the win until a late race caution on lap 13 came out. Ashton had Travis Peterson and Jenae Gustin right behind him on the restart, Peterson grabbed the lead away meanwhile Gustin spun out. Peterson took the win with Ashton in 2nd, Eric Elliott in 3rd, Sam Wieben was 4th and Joel Rust was 5th.

Nick Murty lead the first 7 laps in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stock feature but it was Austin Luellen inching his nose ahead on lap 8 just before the caution came out. Lullen held off the challenges from Murty and Eric Larson to take the win. Murty, Larson, Chris Luloff and Benji Irvine rounding out the top 5/

Eric Knutson grabbed the lead in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Cars feature but the caution waved on lap 2 when Tracy Gienger and Robbie Merkle got together. Knutson resumed command and pull away until lap traffic slowed him down this allowed 12th place starter Brian Irvine and Damon Murty to chase him down. Murty grabbed the lead from Knutson and Irvine grabbed 2nd on lap 14. Murty held off Irvine to take the win meanwhile Knutson experience troubles that allowed Jeff Wollam to claim third. Mike Goldsberry and 18th place starter Jay Schmidt rounded out the top 5.

Final feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature and it was Kyle Brown grabbing the lead and the only thing that appeared to stop him from taking the win was the caution on lap 14 for Josh Foster in turn 2. Brown held off late race challenges from Racer Hulin, Jon Snyder, Luke Wanninger and Adam Larson to grab the win.

The racing season will continue next Friday at the Marshalltown Speedway as it will be the Scout Night along with the evening sponsor being Old Timer’s Lounge. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Gustin Family Affair in Victory Lane at Marshalltown

April 28th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – Finally racing action return to the Marshalltown Speedway after being rained out two straight weeks. The night would see some great two, three and even four wide racing all night which lead to several exciting finishes in the features on Kruse Family Night.  Dick Berggren’s Speedway Illustrated Editor Karl Fredrickson was on hand to enjoy the night of racing.

Jon Snyder jumped into the early lead in the Amsoil IMCA Modified feature but it would be Richie Gustin getting by on lap four. Snyder stayed close before falling back meanwhile Jimmy Gustin and Luke Wanninger was working there way up to second
and third. Richie Gustin, Jimmy Gustin and Luke Wanninger got into a three car battle for the top spot.  Richie Gustin held on to the lead until Jimmy Gustin would make the clean pass off turn 4 coming to the checkers. Jimmy Gustin would get the win with his brother Richie Gustin holding off Luke Wanninger for second. Ronn Lauritzen and Adam Larson rounded out the top 5.

After having the initial start called back it was Damon Murty jumping to the lead in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Stock Cars Feature. Murty began to pull away a little bit but right behind him was some great battle for positions. When the caution waved on lap 16 setting up a green-white-checkered finish, Murty would have Derek Reimer, Tracy Gienger, Michael Murphy and Steve Meyer right behind him on the restart. Murty managed to hold off everybody to take the win over Tracy Gienger, Michael Murphy, Steve Meyer and Derek Reimer.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature saw Jenae Gustin grabbing the lead and in early the going the only thing that slowed her was the cautions. After the final caution on lap seven, Gustin had only lap traffic getting her way. Gustin took the win over Joel Rust, Geoff Olson, Eric Elliott and Travis Peterson.

In the Toby K’s Hideway IMCA Hobby Stock feature it was Andy Coffman grabbing the early lead but then the only race caution came out on lap 5 when Nick Murty would go for a wild ride in turn 1, Murty would climb from the car but it ended his night. Coffman had to deal with Michael Pruitt on the restart and Pruitt made the pass on Coffman with two laps to go. Michael Pruitt went on to grab the win over Coffman, Eric Stanton, Garrett Eilander and Aaron Rudolph.

Joel Huggins lead the first 11 laps in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Mod Lites feature but it was Andy Hennigar grabbing the top spot away on lap 12. Hennigar grabbed the win with Huggins finishing second. Randy Bryan, Josh May and Tim Hennigar rounding out the top 5.

First time at the Marshalltown Speedway and it was victorious for Adam Gates as he lead the entire 8 lap feature for the IMCA Sport Compacts. Merv Chandler and Dave Moorman had a great battle for second, Chandler would grab second at the line.
Moorman finished third with John Gill and Nick West in fourth and fifth.

The racing season will continue next Friday at the Marshalltown Speedway as it will be the Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar and Grille Night.Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Speedway Illustrated Headed to Marshalltown, IA this Weekend

April 24th, 2013

(Fremont, N.H) – Speedway Illustrated, in its 13th year of publishing the finest editorial content to help all enjoy the sport more, especially racers who want be faster, race safer, and save money is headed to Marshalltown, Iowa on April 26th.

“Last year, Eric Dailey drove our pavement modified in New Hampshire,” said publisher Karl Fredrickson. “He was brilliant. We had such a good time.

A few weeks ago, I received a surprise phone call from Dailey inviting me to come drive his car. I can’t wait.”Fredrickson runs most of his races on pavement and it’s been since 2005 since Fredrickson raced on Iowa dirt, but that was a memorable outing. “I was the inaugural SportMod champion at the Speedway Motors IMCA Super Nationals,” he said, before adding, “I was probably the most surprised winner in the event’s history, too.” He’s not expecting the same type of outcome.

“There are so many great racers in all divisions at Marshalltown, I don’t think anyone could simply expect to do well there. A weekly A-mod feature at Marshalltown is like an All-Star invitational at other tracks.

”Traveling and climbing into different race cars provides Fredrickson and the rest of the magazine’s editorial team that includes Bones Bourcier, Joyce Standridge, Mike Adaskaveg, J.A. Ackley, Dan Anderson, and the magazine’s founder and namesake, Dick Berggren, unmatched perspective on the sport. It’s why Tony Stewart said, “When you look at the names of the people involved in that magazine, you’re talking about a staff that knows this sport from top to bottom because they’ve been around it so long. They’ve been into racing all their lives, and they have a passion for it. In fact, I’d say the depth of knowledge you find in that staff is pretty much unparalleled.

“And what I especially like is, these are people who know this sport, and care about this sport, from the very top – from the Sprint Cup series and Indy cars – right down to the short tracks.”Carl Edwards summed Stewart’s points by simply saying, “It is the best racing magazine on the planet.

”This is the first of two planned stops by the magazine at Marshalltown this year. “We’ll be back for the World Nationals in September,” said Fredrickson. “We are awarding a major advertising contract, valued at over $10,000 to the builder of the winning modified engine. That’s one of the biggest races of the year nationwide!” Free sample issues of Speedway Illustrated will be available both days while they last.

For details on how to subscribe go to www.speedwayillustrated.com, email info@speedwayillustrated.com, or phone 978-265-9477.

Mother Nature Wins Again in Marshalltown

April 21st, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – For the second week in a row early and mid week rain would force speedway officials to cancel the races.

Marshalltown Speedway will now begin track points next Friday Night April 26th with Kruse Family Night.

Racing weekly at Marshalltown Speedway is Amsoil IMCA Xtreme Motorsports Modifieds, Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Mach 1 IMCA Sport Compacts and O’Reilly Auto Parts MADCRA Mod Lites. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Marshalltown Speedway Rained Out April 12th

April 14th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa – Due to the continuing rain and wet conditions the Marshalltown Speedway was forced to cancelled for the  second year in a row the week after getting the Frostbuster.

The Speedway will now begin track points next Friday Night April 19th with KMJ Performance Night.

Racing weekly at Marshalltown Speedway is IMCA Xtreme Motorsports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet IMCA Northern Sport Mods, Mach 1 IMCA Sport Compacts and MADCRA Mod Lites. Grandstands are $9 for
Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

Mills is 2-for-2 following Frostbuster win at Marshalltown

April 9th, 2013

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa- Jeremy Mills won his second Frostbuster feature in as many nights Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.

Mills chased leader Luke Wanninger down in lapped traffic before midway while Jay Noteboom and Todd Shute worked their way toward the front of the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified field.

The only caution of the 30-lap contest came with six circuits to go. Wanninger wasn’t involved in the incident but went pitside with a flat tire while under yellow.

Mills inherited the lead, then held off Noteboom to take the $1,000 win, his first at Marshalltown. His first Frostbuster checkers of the week came Thursday at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines.

Shute started 18th and finished third. Hunter Marriott was fourth and rookie Racer Hulin was fifth.

More than 190 cars from 10 states and Canada saw action at Marshalltown Friday evening.

Steve Meyer led the last 19 of 20 laps in winning the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Ty Luellen dominated the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main and Nick Murty stopped in victory lane despite finishing the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature with no brakes.

After a quick caution, the Stock Car feature went 20 laps green to checkered. Todd Reitzler led the first time around before Meyer took charge.

John Heinz passed Reitzler for second late in the race. Damon Murty was fourth and Michael Jaennette was fifth.

The Northern SportMods also had an early restart but once underway the only thing slowing Luellen down was lapped traffic.

Clint Luellen challenged before settling for second. Tracy Wassenberg, Austin Kaplan and Geoff Olson completed the top five.

Jamie Songer paced the first lap of the Hobby Stock feature before Murty got by. Devin Smith chased Murty down before the sole caution with two laps left.

Murty held off Smith from that point, then told his victory lane interviewer that he finished with no brakes. Smith, Donavon Nunnikhoven, Eric Stanton and Aaron Rudolph were next across the stripe.

Frostbusters are Saturday at Boone Speedway and Sunday at Benton County Speedway in Vinton. The rescheduled event at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa is Wednesday, April 10.

First local track points will be awarded at Marshalltown next Friday, April 12.

Mills Grabs Frostbuster Win at Marshalltown

April 7th, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa– After being off since September the Marshalltown Speedway returned with the Annual Frostbuster with a little over one hundred-ninety cars signed in to do battle from 10 different states and 1 Canadian province.

All night we would see some great three and four wide racing on a very wide and smooth racing surface. During the feautres however they were race five wide at times.

Luke Wanninger would jump to the early race in the IMCA Modifieds 30 lap feature and appeared to be pulling away but just before the halfway point lap traffic would get in the way that would slow him down. This would allow Jeremy Mills chase Wanninger down and make some contact. Jay Noteboom was coming though as he chased down Wanninger and Mills.

Wanninger and Mills would make slight contact as they were racing in lap traffic and shortly after the only race caution came out on lap twenty four when Zach Rawlins and Jon Snyder would get together in turn 4. Officials quickly noticed that Wanninger’s left rear tire was flat and that forced him to the pits. Mills would inherit the lead with 6 laps to go with Jay Noteboom and Racer Hulin right behind.

Mills would hold off Noteboom to take the win, his 2nd frostbuster win in as many nights and 1st win at Marshalltown. Noteboom started ninth would finish second. Todd Shute started 18th would finish third. Hunter Marriott finished fourth and Rookie Racer Hulin was fifth.

After having one car spin out in turn 2, the IMCA Stock Car Feature would go 20 laps green-to-checkered. Todd Reitzler would lead lap number one but it was Steve Meyer taking the lead away on lap two and not look back. Meyer took the win, John Heinz would take second away from Reitzler with a few laps to go. Damon Murty was fourth and Michael Jaennette was fifth.

IMCA Sport Mods have the same similar story happen this time a couple of cars would get together in turn two on the first lap forcing a restart. When the feature got going it was Ty Luellen grabbing the lead and about the only thing that slowed him down was the lap traffic which allowed Clint Luellen to chase him down. Ty Luellen would hold on to take the win, Clint Luellen would settle for second. Tracy Wassenberg finish third, Austin Kaplan would finish fourth after the race something appear to break in the rear end. Geoff Olson was fifth.

Jamie Songer would lead the first lap in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature but it would be Nick Murty getting by a lap 2. Murty appeared to be pulling away but lap traffic would slow him down and Devin Smith would be able to chase him down and then the only race caution came out on lap 13 when Tyler Pickett and Andrew Burg would get together. Murty however would hold off Smith’s Challenges the remaining two laps to take the win. Murty would also admit in victory lane that he had no breaks the last 2 laps. Smith, Donavon Nunnikhoven, Eric Stanton and Aaron Rudolph would round out the field.

The Frostbuster Weekend heads to the Boone Speedway on Saturday and then to the Benton County Speedway in Vinton on Sunday.

The racing season will continue next Friday at the Marshalltown Speedway as it will be the Ryan Ashton Racing Season Opener and we will have all 4 classes back plus IMCA Sport Compacts and MADCRA Mod Lites. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at: http://www.marshalltownspeedway.com/, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 515-432-4703.

April 5 Frostbuster starts season at Marshalltown Speedway

April 3rd, 2013

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Four IMCA divisions see their first action of 2013 at Marshalltown Speedway, in the Friday, April 5 Frostbuster special.

The evening’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature pays $1,000 to win and is a qualifying event for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250.

Pit gates at Marshalltown open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. More information is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515 432-4703.

The regular point season starts April 12 at Marshalltown. Also hosting Frostbusters during the week are Southern Iowa Speedway at Oskaloosa on April 3, the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines on April 4, Boone Speedway on April 6 and Benton County Speedway in Vinton on April 7.

April 5 Frostbuster starts season at Marshalltown Speedway

April 1st, 2013

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Four IMCA divisions see their first action of 2013 at Marshalltown Speedway, in the Friday, April 5 Frostbuster special. The evening’s IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature pays $1,000 to win and is a qualifying event for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250. Pit gates at Marshalltown open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. More information is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515 432-4703.

The regular point season starts April 13 at Marshalltown. Also hosting Frostbusters during the week are Southern Iowa Speedway at Oskaloosa on April 3, the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines on April 4, Boone Speedway on April 6 and Benton County Speedway in Vinton on April 7.

Duffy wins at Marshalltown, Noteboom clinches JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour crown

September 25th, 2012

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Darin Duffy’s IMCA Modified feature win Saturday night during the Havoc On the High Banks special at Marshalltown Speedway made him $1,000 richer.

Jay Noteboom’s runner-up finish in that race made him champion of the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour.

Duffy, who had chased Noteboom to the checkers at Marshalltown on Friday, led the last 25 times around the track in the caution-free 30-lapper. Noteboom stayed on Duffy’s back bumper in lapped traffic but had to settle for second.

Ronn Lauritzen, Randy Havlik and hard charger Jon Snyder, who advanced 16 positions, completed the top five. Jeremy Mills shared the point lead with Noteboom going into the night and finished 11th. Mills, 2011 series champion Mark Elliott, Ryan Dolan and Mark Schulte followed Noteboom in the point race.

Milo Veloz Jr. led the opening circuit before giving way to Dustin Smith. Duffy began his challenge for the front spot on lap five and had it for good when the fifth lap was scored.

Havlik, Smith, Noteboom and Lauritzen contested second through midway. Duffy began to put some distance on that quartet before Noteboom began his bid.

Noteboom had won at Farley on Sept. 15 and at Marshalltown Friday night to regain a share of the point lead going into the final on Saturday. Duffy’s win put him on the ballot for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.

The night two HDT feature at Marshalltown also ran without a caution last year. Schulte has extended his perfect attendance mark to 33 events through the series’ first three seasons.

Early entries total 110 for Harris Clash at Knoxville

July 19th, 2012

KNOXVILLE, Iowa – Fifty-five IMCA Modifieds and the same number of Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods comprise the final pre-entry list for the Thursday, July 19 Harris Clash at Knox­ville Raceway.

Defending race winner Eric Dailey and NASCAR visitor Ken Schrader are among the Modified drivers from eight states and Canada vying for a $2,000 top prize. Jesse Sobbing looks to add a second straight Northern SportMod victory to his resume, against foes from four states.

The Modified winner receives a $500 bonus if their chassis manufacturer is among the event spon­sors. Twenty-six cars comprise the starting grid for the Modified 25-lapper, which pays a mini­mum of $250 to start.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, home region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded for the 2013 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Northern SportMods run for $750 to win their 20-lapper. National and state points are at stake.

Pit gates at Knoxville open at 3 p.m. Thursday, the draw closes at 6 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:15 p.m.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $8 for students, $4 for kids ages 6-12 and free for young­sters five and under. Pit passes are $25 and no one under the age of 16 will be allowed in the pit area.

More information is available by calling promoter Bob Harris at 515 231-1748 and at the www.harrisclash.com and www.knoxvilleraceway.com websites.

All drivers starting the Harris Clash Modified main event are eligible for a $500 bonus if they can win the July 20 feature at Marshalltown Speedway.

A draw/redraw format is planned for the $1,000 to win, minimum $100 to start Modified feature at Marshalltown, for which all applicable IMCA points will be awarded.

Irvine races from last to first in Marshalltown Shootout show

July 6th, 2012

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Brian Irvine raced from last to first on the second night of the IMCA World Products Stock Car Shootout. After making Tuesday’s main event at Marshalltown Speedway by winning his “B” feature, Irvine was involved in an early race caution and restarted at the back of the field of 24 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.

He moved steadily toward the front, finally catching up with defending series champion Donavon Smith on the final lap.

Making his move inside Smith on the first set of turns, Irvine edged ahead to take the $1,000 check­ers by a couple car lengths. Smith took over the series point lead with his second place show­ing while pole starter Sean Johnson, who had led the first 27 of 30 times around the track, was third.

Trent Murphy, also a “B” feature winner, and Abe Huls rounded out the top five. Jeff Anderson, winner of the opening night feature at Buena Vista Raceway on Monday, was ninth.

Irvine’s feature win was his Shootout career third since the switch to a series format in 2008. He’d also topped the event at Marshalltown in 2010.

Tony Dunker was a $1,000 feature winner as well, after regaining the lead on the final turn and beating Scott Davis to the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers by a bumper.

A similar ending played out in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, where Brandon Pruitt caught Scott Pippert in the last turn for a $400 check.

There was less drama in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event, where Nathan Chandler led from the fifth lap to the finish.

The third and final event of the 2012 Shootout is Wednesday, July 4 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.

Racing starts at 6 p.m. Features for the Stock Cars, IMCA Modifieds and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods all pay $1,000 to win. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $700 and the Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $200.

The top 10 drivers in Shootout point standings who compete at all three events earn shares of a $1,500 point fund. The champion receives a set of cylinder heads from World Products.

Denny Eckrich drives to first Deery win at Marshalltown

May 24th, 2012

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Denny Eckrich ended a long run at the front with his career first Deery Brothers Summer Series victory Tuesday evening at Marshalltown Speedway. Eckrich caught brother Andy on the 15th of 50 laps and led to the finish of a fast-paced IMCA Late Model feature that ran green all the way. The victory paid $2,000.

After pulling even on the white flag lap, Andy Eckrich had to settle for a close second. Jeff Aikey, Tyler Bruening and tour point leader Mike Murphy Jr. rounded out the top five. Andy Eckrich started outside Bryan Klein on the front row, took the lead at the start and was pull­ing away from the field before encountering lapped traffic on the eighth circuit.

That gave Denny Eckrich the opportunity to make up the distance. He passed Andy seven laps later, then held off late challenges for his Deery career first win. Murphy moved up seven spots from his spot on the starting grid to crack the top
five; hard charger on the night was “B” qualifier Kurt Kile, who advanced 10 positions to seventh.

Curt Martin and Jeff Mitrisin got upside down in separate incidents in the “B” feature. Neither driver was injured. Jenae Gustin won the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event. Next up on the Deery Series schedule is the Memorial Day show at Boone Speedway on Monday, May 28. Pit gates open at 2 p.m., the grandstand opens at 3 p.m., hot laps are at 4 p.m. and rac­ing starts at 5 p.m.

Completing the card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and the Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMods.

Murphy brings point lead to Marshalltown Deery on May 22

May 19th, 2012

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Mike Murphy Jr. has the top spot in the standings but Darrel DeFrance will have the hometown crowd on his side when the Deery Brothers Summer Series travels to Marshalltown Speedway for a Tuesday, May 22 show.

Murphy, from Colona, Ill., has won two of the first five IMCA Late Model tour events this season. DeFrance, meanwhile, won the last time out and will extend his string of perfect series attendance to 390 consecutive races next week.

The feature pays $2,000 to win.

Pit gates at Marshalltown open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Also on the card are Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, racing for $500 to win plus IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points, Karl Chevrolet dirt trucks and modlites.

Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $2 for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25.

Curt Martin of Independence has won five of the previous 21 Deery features held at Marshalltown. Jeff Aikey of Waterloo is a three-time winner there while two-time defending series champion Ray Guss Jr., of Milan, Ill., Jay Johnson of West Burlington and Terry Neal of Ely have each won twice.

More information about the upcoming Marshalltown Deery program is available by calling 515 432-4703 or at the track’s www.marshalltownspeedway.com website.

Andy Eckrich of Oxford and Guss also own series wins this year.

The seventh of 20 tour dates this season is on Memorial Day Monday, May 28 at Boone Speedway.

Ken Schrader joins IMCA Modified field for five Frostbusters

March 22nd, 2012

VINTON, Iowa – NASCAR icon Ken Schrader joins IMCA Modified stars at Frostbuster specials at five Iowa tracks in early April.

The popular Schrader will race April 4 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, April 5 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines, April 6 at Mar­shalltown Speedway, April 7 at Boone Speedway and April 8 at Benton County Speedway in Vin­ton.

“I’m really looking forward to the Frostbusters. I don’t race a lot of IMCA but I always enjoy it when I do,” said Schrader, following his Sprint Cup start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “We were working on our schedule, saw these five races, called Toby (Marshalltown promoter Kruse) and here we are.”

While he’s known for his skill in racing anything with wheels, Schrader has a special affection for the open wheeled class.

“I like the IMCA Modified. The rules take tires out of the equation and the engines have plenty of power, but they’re affordable,” he said. “These cars are just fun to drive.”

Schrader took the green flag at four IMCA events last season, starting with opening night of the Mid-America Modified Championships at Batesville Motor Speedway. He was third in the Harris Clash at Knoxville Raceway, then joined the Dakota Track Side Classic Modified Tour at Estevan Motor Speedway and the JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour at Han­cock County Speedway during a two-week swing to dirt tracks around the Midwest. Schrader owns four IMCA wins in his career, two in a Modified and two in the Deery Brothers Sum­mer Series for Late Models.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods are also on each of the five Frostbuster programs. Mach-1 Sport Compacts complete the card at Vinton.

Persistent Smith finds way to front for IMCA Stock Car series win at Marshalltown

July 1st, 2011

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Never far behind the leaders, Donavon Smith finally found his way to the front to win Tuesday’s World Products Great American Stock Car Series main event at Marshalltown Speedway.

Smith drew the outside row one start for the 30-lapper and joined the pursuit of Mike VanGenderen and then Jay Schmidt before following the high groove and taking charge with three trips around the track remaining. He’d hold off “B” qualifiers Schmidt and Trent Murphy, Sean Johnson and Damon Murty for the $1,000 checkers.

VanGenderen drew the pole and led the first eight laps. Schmidt rocketed through the field from the 16th starting spot, passing VanGenderen for the point on the ninth lap. Murphy started 19th and was on Schmidt’s back bumper just after midway.

With racing two and three-wide all around the track, Smith finally reeled in Schmidt. Murphy, Johnson and Murty completed the top five, with Murty making up the most ground after exiting for the pits to fix a flat tire in the early going.

The midweek special drew 138 entries, with 48 IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, 55 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, 23 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and 12 Mach-1 Sport Compacts seeing action.

Cayden Carter raced to a $1,000 win of his own, leading every lap of the Northern SportMod feature.

The race was halted with three circuits to go after Dave Schlicht got upside down on the front stretch. Carter went to the high side to outduel Scott Davis for the top prize.

Randy Roberts, Austin Kaplan and Kyle Brown rounded out the top five. Kaplan advanced 10 spots while Brown moved up 15 places from his original starting position.

Brandon Pruitt also used the outside line to his advantage, going from fifth to the front in the waning laps to earn the Hobby Stock checkers.

Michael Murphy, Randy Embrey, Dustin Elliott and Eric Stanton followed. Kevin Fee led most of the way before getting caught up with a slower car and finishing seventh. Top honors in the Sport Compact main went to Nathan Chandler

Night two of the Great American Stock Car Series is Wednesday, June 29 at Independence Motor Speedway. Also on the program are IMCA Late Models following the Deery Brothers Summer Series and the Northern SportMods.

Last to draw, Eckrich is first to finish line in Miller Lite 50 Deery at Marshalltown

May 19th, 2011

(MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa) – Andy Eckrich didn’t have much choice when he drew last for his starting position in Tuesday’s Deery Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 feature at Mar­shalltown Speedway.

Unfortunately for his IMCA Late Model tour foes, the pill they’d left Eckrich was good for the pole and he took advantage of the spot, leading all 50 circuits enroute to a $2,000 payday.

Last season’s series and national rookie of the year pulled away from the field after a pair of early re starts and again following a lap 22 caution. Tom Darbyshire got the better of Tyler Bruening in the battle for second but still crossed the finish line half a straightaway off the pace.

Defending champion Ray Guss Jr., Matt Strassheim and hard charger Todd Cooney completed the top six. Cooney passed a dozen cars on the night.

Eckrich was catching up with the back of the pack by lap 19 and again after the long green flag session that followed the lap 22 yellow. Darbyshire got by Bruening before midway and also raced through lapped traffic, but didn’t have time to track down the leader.

The victory was Eckrich’s series career second. The Marshalltown event was just the fourth of the season and the first since April 10, after April 15-17 rainouts at Davenport Speedway, Jackson County Speedway and Quad City Speedway.

Charlie McKenna won the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels feature qualifier drawing.

Darbyshire and Bruening will share the point lead heading into the Memorial Day show at Boone Speedway on Monday, May 30. Terry Neal ran ninth at Marshalltown and is now one point out of first.

Deery Series back on track with May 17 show at Marshalltown

May 7th, 2011

(MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa) – After seeing three straight April events lost to wet weather, the Deery Brothers Summer Series gets back on track with a Tuesday, May 17 show at Marshalltown Speedway.

Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. for what is now the fourth event in the silver anniversary tour for IMCA Late Models. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

The feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $250 to start.

Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win along with IMCA national and Allstar Performance state points. Karl Chevrolet dirt trucks and mod lites round out the evening’s card.

Pit passes are $25 and grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $2 for kids. More information is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515 432-4703 and at the www.marshalltownspeedway.com website.

Curt Martin of Independence was the winner in five of the previous 20 tour events at Marshalltown while Jeff Aikey of Waterloo owns three checkers.

Defending champion Ray Guss of Milan, Ill., current point leader Terry Neal of Ely and West Burlington’s Jay Johnson have each won twice.

Hometown favorite Darrel DeFrance will take his perfect record attendance of 370 consecutive events into the midweek special. He’s qualified for all but one of the tour features at Marshalltown with second-place finishes to his credit in 1987, 1991 and 2008.

Brian Harris, Matt Ryan and Matt Bailey were tour winners before Deery races were rained out April 15-17 at Davenport Speedway, Jackson County Speedway and Quad City Speedway. The Quad City show has been rescheduled for July 20 while the Davenport date is now on the calendar for Sept. 9.

From Marshalltown, the series travels to Boone Speedway for the traditional Memorial Day program on Monday, May 30.

$1,000 to win IMCA Modified features headline Frostbusters at Marshalltown, Boone, Vinton

March 29th, 2011

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – IMCA Modified main events paying $1,000 to win headline Frostbuster specials that open the 2011 race season at Marshalltown Speedway, Boone Speedway and Benton County Speedway.  Modified features on Friday, April 1 at Marshalltown, Saturday, April 2 at Boone and Sunday, April 3 at Vinton all are 2011 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods for $400 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 each night. Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the Sunday card in a $150 to win contest. National, regional and Allstar Performance Iowa State points will be given at each show.

Gates at Marshalltown open at 4 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Boone opens the gates at 2 p.m., hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing at 5 p.m. Gates at Vinton open at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at 4 p.m. RACEceivers are required in each division at all three tracks.

More information about the respective Frostbusters is available from Mar shalltown promoter Toby Kruse at 515 432-4703, Boone promoter Robert Lawton at 515 987-1220, and Benton County promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526.

Marshalltown Speedway sanctions with IMCA through 2015

January 24th, 2011

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Another of IMCA’s premier tracks has signed a five-year sanc tioning contract. IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will head line Friday night programs at Marshalltown Speedway through the 2015 race season.

“We want people to see where our commitment is to racers and the sanctioning body,” said pro moter Toby Kruse. “This long-term contract should leave no doubt in anyone’s mind.”

“There is a solid base of IMCA drivers and race fans here,” he added. “When you look at the num ber of national, re gional and Super Nationals cham pions that have come from Marshalltown, it’s fair to say that the level of competition here ri vals any other track in the coun try.”

Marshalltown is IMCA’s longest continuously sanctioned track for both Modifieds, since 1982, and Stock Cars, since 1984.

Hobby Stocks rejoined weekly shows there in 1997. Northern SportMods were new in 2006.

“Race cars are much like boats. You don’t buy one if you don’t have a reasonable expectation of where and when to enjoy it,” reasoned IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root. “With a contract like this in place, IMCA racers will have a very reasonable expectation of what to expect on race night at Marshalltown each of the next five years. This puts all the rumors and nonsense to rest.”

All four IMCA divisions see their first action of the season at the April 1 Frostbuster.

Local track points will be given starting April 8 through Sept. 2. The curtain comes down with the Sept. 23-24 Havoc On The High Banks special. Crystal, Mich., Motor Speed way was the first IMCA track to sign up for five years. That Modi fied pact runs through the 2011 season.

Aztec, N.M., Speedway and McCook, Neb., Speedway are inked through 2012.

Modifieds and Stock Cars are featured at both tracks. Five year agreements were also good for Southern SportMods at Aztec and Hobby Stocks at McCook.

Richie Gustin works through lapped traffic for JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour checkers

September 19th, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Richie Gustin Jr. battled through heavy lapped traffic to score his third JR Motorsports Hawkeye Dirt Tour win of the season on opening night of Marshalltown Speedway’s Havoc On The Highbanks special.

The Friday checkers paid $1,250. The main event for IMCA Modifieds ran caution free.

Gustin, Jon Snyder and Scott Simatovich battled for the lead two and three wide early in the feature. Gustin made his move as the front trio moved into lapped traffic. He worked into the lead and put a couple lapped cars between himself and the Snyder/Simatovich duo.

There was little rest for Gustin though, as he had constantly work through the back of the field. Snyder wres tled second away from Simatovich a few laps later.

Snyder finished second followed by Simatovich, Josh Gilman and Jimmy Gustin. Jeff Morris was the hard charger, gaining 14 spots to finish sixth.

Another $1,250 top prize for the Modifieds is at stake Saturday on night two of the Arizona Racing Engines and Performance Parts Havoc special. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

More information is available by calling the track office at 515 432-4703 and at the www.marshalltownspeedway.com website.

The series finale is Saturday, Sept. 25 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington.

Mother Nature Wins Again

July 27th, 2010

Mother Nature picked up another win on the year at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday evening as the rain decided to cut loose after the ModLite A-Main came to a conclusion. In the ModLite feature Ivan Guerra led the first 3 laps of the 15 lap main event and then Joel Huggins made the pass off of turn 4 coming to lap 4 and le the rest of the feature to pick up his 4th win of the season at Marshalltown. Tim Hennigar made a last corner pass to finish 2nd, Cory Sonner finished with a Marshalltown Speedway career best finish of 3rd and Eric Hendrickson rounded out the top 4.

The Gambler race has been rescheduled for Friday August 6th and the Spectator Eliminator will be made up on Friday August 13th.

Make sure to join us for Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar and Grill night at the Marshalltown Speedway with racing action starting at 7:00pm. Double features will be made up first, with a full plate of weekly racing action to follow. For more information log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com or call 515-432-4703

Spectator Eliminator Steals the Show

June 23rd, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, IA – The most entertaining part of the night was saved for last on Friday night at the Marshalltown Speedway.
Spectator Eliminator proved to be extremely popular with the fans, so popular that Promoter Toby Kruse is bringing it back on July 23rd! 23 cars entered and Ivan Guerra walked away with the title.

Joel Huggins led the first 12 laps of the Modlite Dwarf Car feature and Josh May used the highline of the racetrack to track down
Huggins. May made the winning pass off of turn 4 on lap 13 to add another win on the year. Joel Huggins finished 2nd, Tim
Hennigar 3rd and Mike Morrill 4th. Heat race winners were Jeff Stensland and Josh May.

In the Big 8 Tyre Center SportMods Tom Rawlins paced the field for the first 5 laps and then a flat tire sidelined him. Fred Leytham inherited the lead and never looked back to pick up the win. His son Gaitlin ended up 2nd, Kyle Brown 3rd and Carter
VanDenBerg 4th. Gaitlin Leytham, Cayden Carter, Jenae Gustin and Zack Rawlins each won heat races.

The Stock Cars once again put on a fantastic show as there were 4 different drivers to lead a lap. Tommy Thompson led the first lap and then Jeff Wollam took the lead and led laps 2-10. Point’s leader Dustin Smith led laps 10-16 and then got a flat tire and Trent Murphy led the last 2 laps to win his 3rd feature of the year at Marshalltown. Heat race winners were Trent Murphy, Dustin Smith and Jeff Wollam.

The Meskwaki Casino and Hotel Modified feature had 3 different drivers lead a lap during the 20 lap main event. Josh Gilman led the first 3 laps and then Scott Simatovich took the lead until lap 8. Brett Ladehoff led lap 9 and then had problems and pulled in. Simatovich then took the lead back and led the rest of the way to pick up his 2nd win of the year at Marshalltown. Josh Gilman was 2nd, Jon Snyder 3rd and Mike O’Lear 4th. Josh Gilman, Brett Ladehoff and Adam Larson were heat race winners.

Gary Pfantz jumped out to the early lead and led the first 5 laps of the Junction Bar and Grill Hobby Stock feature event. Tyler Pickett led lap 6 and then Devin Smith led laps 7 and 8 and then had a right rear tire go flat. Todd Reitlzer took the lead and won his first feature of the year at Marshalltown. Tyler Pickett got 2nd, Eric Knutson 3rd and Gary Pfantz 4th. Heat race winners were Vince Buchholz, Eric Knutson, Terry Shaffar and Todd Reitzler.

Make sure to join us Monday June 28th for the Great American Stock Car Shootout. Hot laps start at 6:15pm and Racing at 7:00pm for this exciting event that you won’t want to miss! For more information call 515-432-4703 or log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com.

Last Lap Passes the Key to Victory at Marshalltown

June 14th, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, IA -Mother Nature decided to give us a little rain to start the night off at the Marshalltown Speedway. The racetrack proved to be fast and drivers could run the high or low side of the racetrack as it worked in throughout the night, 112 cars rolled through the gates. Three of the feature events were decided with last lap passes.

In the Modlite Dwarf Cars Colby Oberembt led the first 14 laps. On the last lap point’s leader, Mike Morrill made the move for the win on the inside of turn 2. Morrill led the last half lap to pick up the win and extend his points lead. Oberembt finished 2nd, Tim
Hennigar 3rd and Eric Hendrickson 4th. Heat race winners were Jeff Stensland and Mike Morrill.

Last week’s winner Gaitlin Leytham led the first 3 laps of the Big 8 Tyre Center SportMod feature event. Zach Rawlins led to the last lap and was in the hunt for his first career win but Cayden Carter would steal the show and make the last lap pass to pick up his 3rd win of the year at the Marshalltown Speedway. Rawlins finished 2nd, Leytham 3rd and Doug Smith 4th. Neil Follett, Geoff Olson, Carter VanDenBerg and Gaitlin Leytham each won heats.

Former Track Champion Tracy Gienger led from flag to flag in the Aarons Stock Car feature. Gienger protected a straight away lead for the majority of the race and never really received a challenge from anyone. Dustin Smith got 2nd, Trent Murphy 3rd and Damon Murty 4th. Heat race winners were Rick Brown, Tracy Gienger and Trent Murphy.

Todd Shute led the entire Meskwaki Casino Hotel Modified event. While leading Shute was challenged by Richie Gustin with a few laps to go but, Shute kept his momentum going on the top side of the racetrack to pick up the win. Gustin got 2nd, Randy
Havlik 3rd and Mike O’Lear 4th. Heat race winners were Denny Rosenberg, Adam Larson and Josh Gilman

The Junction Bar and Grill Hobby Stock feature put on a fantastic show as Gary Pfantz led the first 2 laps and then Eric Stanton led until the last lap and rookie Calvin Dhondt drove his car deep into turn 3 and took the lead in turn 4 to pick up his first career win. Stanton took 2nd, Michael Murphy 3rd and Eric Larson 4th. Eric Knutson, Eric Stanton and Devin Smith each won heat races.

Make sure to join us next Friday June 18th for Arnold Motor Supply and O’Lear Racing Night. Hot Laps start at 6:45 p.m. and
racing at 7:30 p.m. for more information log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com or call 515-432-4703.

Memorial Day Weekend Proves Prosperous for Dustin Smith

June 1st, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, IA- Promoter Toby Kruse opened up the night’s drivers meeting by telling the drivers that he would double their winnings if they could win the heat race and elect to go to the tail of the field in their respective class and win. Lake City, Iowa native Dustin Smith decided to take Kruse up on the offer and went to tail of the Aarons Stock Car feature event and wasted no time by taking the lead on lap 8 from Tracy Gienger who led the first 7 laps. The yellow flag came out on laps 3, 10 and 12. Michael Jeanette finished 2nd, Trent Murphy 3rd and Tracy Gienger 4th. Heat race winners were Dustin Smith and Rick Brown.

In the Mod Lite Dwarf Cars feature Colby Oberembt led the first lap but then Mike Kennedy took the lead off of turn 4 on coming to lap 2 and led the rest of the way to make it two straight visits to Victory Lane at the Marshalltown Speedway. The yellow flew on laps 2, 6, 8 and 10. Points leader Mike Morrill finished 2nd, Tim Hennigar 3rd and Josh May 4th. Heat race winners were Mike Morrill, Dusty Masolini and Tim Hennigar.

Dylan Book led all 15 laps of the Big 8 Tyre Center SportMod feature to pick up his first career win at Marshalltown Speedway in an I.M.C.A. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod. Book was challenged by Zach Rawlins for the final 5 laps, as Rawlins would get a big run off of turn 4 and pull alongside Book down the front stretch. Rawlins would end up 2nd; Scott Davis finished 3rd and Eric
Flander 4th. Heat race winners were Geoff Olson, Fred Leytham, Zach Rawlins and Jake Strayer.

Rookie Daniel Hilsabeck led the first two laps of the Meskwaki Casino Hotel Modified feature. Richie Gustin took the lead on lap 3 and never looked back to pick up his second consecutive A-Main win. The only yellow came out on lap 18. Mike O’Lear finished 2nd, Scott Simatovich 3rd and Adam Larson 4th. Heat race winners were Richie Gustin, Jon Snyder and Adam Larson.

The Junction Bar and Grill Hobby Stocks were the last to take the track. Adam Rickett led the first lap and then Eric Knutsen led until lap 6. Dustin Smith challenged Knutsen for a few laps and made his move on lap 7 for the lead and ended up in victory lane once again. The only yellow flag came out on lap 4. Eric Knutsen finished 2nd, Todd Reitzler 3rd and Michael Murphy 4th. Heat race winners were Michael Murphy, Devin Smith and Eric Stanton.

Make sure to join us Friday June 4th for Minute Man Printing Night and Little League Night. All Little Leaguers in uniform will be admitted free. Hot laps start at 6:45 p.m. and heat races begin at 7:30 p.m. for more information call 515-432-4703 or log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com.

Memorial Day Weekend Proves Prosperous for Dustin Smith

May 31st, 2010

Promoter Toby Kruse opened up the night’s drivers meeting by telling the drivers that he would double their winnings if they could win the heat race and elect to go to the tail of the field in their respective class and win. Lake City, Iowa native Dustin Smith decided to take Kruse up on the offer and went to tail of the Aarons Stock Car feature event and wasted no time by taking the lead on lap 8 from Tracy Gienger who led the first 7 laps. The yellow flag came out on laps 3, 10 and 12. Michael Jeanette finished 2nd, Trent Murphy 3rd and Tracy Gienger 4th. Heat race winners were Dustin Smith and Rick Brown.

In the Mod Lite Dwarf Cars feature Colby Oberembt led the first lap but then Mike Kennedy took the lead off of turn 4 on
coming to lap 2 and led the rest of the way to make it two straight visits to Victory Lane at the Marshalltown Speedway.
The yellow flew on laps 2, 6, 8 and 10. Points leader Mike Morrill finished 2nd, Tim Hennigar 3rd and Josh May 4th. Heat race winners were Mike Morrill, Dusty Masolini and Tim Hennigar.

Dylan Book led all 15 laps of the Big 8 Tyre Center SportMod feature to pick up his first career win at Marshalltown Speedway in an I.M.C.A. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod. Book was challenged by Zach Rawlins for the final 5 laps, as Rawlins would get a big run off of turn 4 and pull alongside Book down the front stretch. Rawlins would end up 2nd; Scott Davis finished 3rd and Eric
Flander 4th. Heat race winners were Geoff Olson, Fred Leytham, Zach Rawlins and Jake Strayer. Rookie Daniel Hilsabeck led the first two laps of the Meskwaki Casino Hotel Modified feature. Richie Gustin took the lead on lap 3 and never looked back to pick up his second consecutive A-Main win. The only yellow came out on lap 18. Mike O’Lear finished 2nd, Scott Simatovich 3rd and Adam Larson 4th. Heat race winners were Richie Gustin, Jon Snyder and Adam Larson.

The Junction Bar and Grill Hobby Stocks were the last to take the track. Adam Rickett led the first lap and then Eric Knutsen led until lap 6. Dustin Smith challenged Knutsen for a few laps and made his move on lap 7 for the lead and ended up in victory lane once again. The only yellow flag came out on lap 4. Eric Knutsen finished 2nd, Todd Reitzler 3rd and Michael Murphy 4th. Heat race winners were Michael Murphy, Devin Smith and Eric Stanton.

Make sure to join us Friday June 4th for Minute Man Printing Night and Little League Night. All Little Leaguers in uniform will be
admitted free. Hot laps start at 6:45 p.m. and heat races begin at 7:30 p.m. for more information call 515-432-4703 or log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com.

Racing Stays Hot as Weather Heats Up

May 24th, 2010

A full field of 110 cars entered the gates for a beautiful, sunny Friday evening of racing at the Marshalltown Speedway. The track stayed tacky all night and the high side proved to be the fast side around the track by the end of the night.

The Mini Sprints joined the program tonight, and put on a great show in their feature event as there was a lot of two and three wide racing for the 2nd and 3rd spots. Brad Comegys picked up the win, and lead the entire 12 lap event. Dan Hennings challenged Comegys for the last five laps of the race, but wasn’t able to make a move for the lead and ended up 2nd. Tim Ottenbacher finished 3rd and Ben Woods rounded out the top 4.

The Mod Lite Dwarf Car feature started out with Travis Stensland pacing the field for the first two laps. Mike Kennedy took the lead on lap 3, and led the last 12 laps of the race. Josh May got 2nd, Tim Hennigar finished 3rd and Eric Hendrickson 4th. The yellow flag only flew on lap 7. Heat race winners were Tim Hennigar and Mike Morrill.

Kyle Brown stormed out to the early lead, and led the first 4 laps of the main event, with Dylan Book taking the lead on lap 5. Brown reclaimed the lead and led until lap 9. Eric Elliott pulled a slide job on Brown coming off of turn 4, late in the race, to take the lead. Elliott won the feature, and he was followed by Brown in 2nd. Eric Flander finished 3rd, and Cayden Carter finished 4th. Kyle Brown, Neil Follett, Dylan Book and Eric Elliott each won heat races.

Nathan Wood ran away from the field to claim his first career win at the Marshalltown Speedway. The yellow would flew on laps 4 and 9, and after each yellow, Wood got away to nearly a straight away lead. While Wood ran away with the win, the racing behind him was side by side to the finish. Trent Murphy ended up 2nd, Dustin Smith 3rd and Tracy Gienger 4th. Tracy Gienger, Steve Meyer and Nathan Wood won heat races tonight.

The Modified feature was fast and furious on the cushion. Richie Gustin led the entire 20 lap race with Adam Larson on his tail until the lap 16 caution. Gustin picked up his 2nd win of the season. Luke Wanninger got around Larson after the caution to finish 2nd. Larson finished 3rd, and Denny Rosenberg came home 4th. Heat race winners were Denny Rosenberg, Jon Snyder and Adam Larson.

Jeff Gunderson led the Hobby Stock feature from start to finish, and the finish was a wild one. As they came to the checkered flag, Gunderson, Eric Larson and Michael Murphy were three wide. Gunderson won, Larson took 2nd, Murphy 3rd and Devin Smith got 4th. Heat race winners were Devin Smith, Mark Lamer and John Schuring.

Make sure to join us Friday May 28th. Hot laps are at 6:45 pm and the racing starts at 7:30 pm. For more information call 515-432-4703 or log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com

Packed House Greets Deery Brothers Late Models

May 20th, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, IA – With Mother Nature finally on our side, a full grandstand got to see some of the best IMCA Late Model drivers in the country for Tuesday nights Miller Lite 50. 100 cars filled the the pits as Deery Brothers Late Models, Mod Lites, Karl Chevrolet SportMods and Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks kept the fans on the edge of their seats all night long, as the track was smooth as glass all evening.

The Mod Lite Dwarf Cars were the first feature to take the track and the low line around the track was the most popular around the track as Joel Huggins led the entire 15 lap feature to pick up his second consecutive win. Josh May got 2nd, Tim Hennigar 3rd, Mike Morrill 4th and Matt Goodin rounded out the top 5. The yellow flag flew on laps 1 and 12. Heat race winners were Eric Hendrickson and Tim Hennigar.

The Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks took the track next and a very ecstatic Pat Fagan picked up the win during the 10 lap race, with a caution coming out on lap 8. Bryan Nevins Jr. got 2nd, Ed Nelson 3rd, Bret Moyer 4th and Lou Sipolt 5th. Bryan Nevins Jr. and Lou Sipolt each won the heat races.

Brett Moffitt stole the show once again in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature, as the 17 year old picked up his second win of the season at Marshalltown. Moffitt had a straight away lead erased due to a lap 9 caution. After the caution Moffitt once again pulled away from the field and ended up leading all 15 laps. Zach Rawlins picked up the 2nd place finish, Kyle Brown 3rd, Jesse Sobbing 4th and Rod McDonald 5th. Heat race winners were Andy Tiernan, Brett Moffitt, Rod McDonald and Cayden Carter.

The Deery Brother Late Models kept the fans wanting more, as all night they raced 3 and 4 wide for position on the track and the main event proved to be more than entertaining. Veteran Greg Kastli set the pace for the first 4 laps and then 6 time series champ Jeff Aikey made his move on lap 5 and never looked back. The yellow flag would fly on laps 4, 11, 23 and 37 in the 50 lap event. Series points leader Ray Guss Jr. would challenge Aikey for the lead many times as they both ran the high side but Aikey held him off the pickup the win. Guss Jr. finished 2nd, Mark Burgtorf got 3rd after restarting 22nd on lap 11, Jay Johnson 4th and Terry Neal 5th. Heat race winners were Josh Most, Mark Burgtorf, Jay Johnson, Greg Kastli and Andy Eckrich.

Make sure to join us Friday May 21st for weekly racing action on Scout and Shriners night. Hot laps are at 6:45 pm and the racing starts at 7:30 pm. For more information call 515-432-4703 or log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com

Cliff Chambers Memorial Features Multiple Racing Lines

May 17th, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, IA – Mother Nature finally decided to cooperate with us for a fantastic evening of racing at the Marshalltown Speedway. A full grandstand greeted 111 race cars for the Cliff Chambers Memorial. Just like every week, there were multiple fast lines around the racetrack and race fans were treated with 3 and 4 wide race all night, as Promoter Toby Kruse ended the night in victory lane by saying, “that was an awesome night of racing!”

The Nostalgia cars were the first to take the track and they brought a retro feel to the night as long time racer and friend of Cliff Chambers, John Shroyer picked up both the heat race and feature win.

The Mod Lite Dwarf Cars went green to checkered as Jeff Stensland jumped out to the early lead. On lap 2 Stensland got
sideways in turn 2 and Joel Huggins made what would end up to be the winning pass on the inside of Stensland. Points
leader Mike Morrill got 2nd, Colby Oberembt 3rd and Randy Bryan 4th. Heat race winners were Joel Huggins and Eric Hendrickson.

The Big 8 Tyre Center Sport Mods started out with a roll over on lap 1 as Eric Elliott got upside down off of turn 2. Elliott
was okay and after the straight up restart the race would go green to checkered. Jayme Duinink led the first 11 laps and Brett Moffitt made the pass for the win on lap 12. Jake Strayer got 2nd, Geoff Olson 3rd and Jayme Duinink 4th. Moffitt will be a busy guy throughout the next week as he will join us Tuesday and Friday to race his Sport Mod and next Sunday he will be racing for Job Gibbs in the K&N Pro Filters NASCAR East vs. West Series race at the Iowa Speedway. Make sure to go root on our local driver to a big win at the Iowa Speedway. Heat race winners were Jayme Duinink, Adam Shelman and Eric Flander.

Points leader Dustin Smith started 11th and picked up his first win of the year in the Aarons Stock Cars. Dave Atcher led the first 5 laps and Smith worked the inside of the track and took the lead on lap 6 and led the last 12 laps. Donnie Bourcher got upside down on lap 5 and would walk away from the wreck. The yellow flag flew on laps 5 and 11. Dave Atcher crossed the line 2nd, Clay Deppe 3rd and Michael Jeanette 4th. Dave Atcher, Michael Jeanette and Dustin Smith each won heat races.

The Meskwaki Casino Modified feature proved to be a wild one and kept fans on the edges of their seat all throughout the 20 lap event. Rod Clement led the first 5 laps, with Richie Gustin leading laps 6-10. Gustin would break on lap 11 going down the back stretch and pull in. After that Mike O’Lear took the lead and paced the field the rest of the way with a strong challenge from Jimmy Gustin the last 5 laps. Gustin and O’Lear would go 3 wide with a lapped car on lap 17 make heavy contact with it and bring the yellow out as Andrew Kinser wasn’t able to make the track exit. O’Lear ended up 1st, Jimmy Gustin 2nd, Todd Conrad 3rd and Joel Bushore 4th. Heat race winners were Mike O’Lear and Adam Larson.

In the Junction Bar and Grill Hobby Stocks Devin Smith would pick up his second feature win in a row and extend upon his points lead. Jennifer Hulin led the first 3 laps of the event and Smith the last 9. Todd Reitzler ended up 2nd, Michael Murphy 3rd and Eric Knutsen 4th. The Hobby Stocks went green to checkered for the second consecutive week. Todd Reitzler, Shannon Deppe and Devin Smith would all pick up heat wins.

Make sure to join us Tuesday May 18th for the IMCA Deery Brother Summer Series Late Model racing action. Support
classes are the Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks, Mod Lites and the Big 8 Tyre Center Sport Mods. Hot laps are at 6:15 pm and
the racing starts at 7:00 pm. For more information call 515-432-4703 or log onto www.marshalltownspeedway.com

Next Deery Series date May 18 at Marshalltown

May 15th, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – The sixth stop of the season takes the Deery Brothers Summer Series to Marshalltown Speedway and the Miller Lite 50 show next Tuesday, May 18.

The IMCA Late Model tour event pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $250 to start. Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods will vie for $400 to win along with national and Allstar Performance state points. Karl Chevrolet dirt trucks and mod-lites complete the race program.

No entry fee will be charged to SportMod, dirt truck or mod-lite drivers.

Pit gates at Marshalltown open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults and $2 for kids 11 and under. Pit passes are $25.

Three-time series king Mark Burgtorf has won three of the first five tour events this spring, but trails Ray Guss Jr. by four points
heading to Marshalltown. Hometown hero Darrel DeFrance, Tom Goble and six-time and defending series champion Jeff Aikey round out the top five in the standings.

Both Guss and Aikey own a pair of trophies from tour events at Marshalltown. Curt Martin has had the most success there, however, with five career checkers to his credit.

Next up on the Deery schedule following the Marshalltown show will be the traditional Memorial Day event at Boone Speedway.

Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, plus the local dwarf car class, complete the Monday, May 31 program. All applicable IMCA points will be given in the SportMod, Stock and Hobby divisions.

Fans still came out to watch the races on Friday night with unusually cool weather and lots of wind.

May 12th, 2010

For the fans that did tough out the weather, they got entertained with awesome racing and double features in the Modifieds and Hobby Stocks.

In the first make up feature for the Modifeds we already had 3 laps completed and Joel Bushore continued to lead to start the evening off. Bushore would lead through lap 7 when Luke Wanninger would take the lead and take it the distance to pick up his
first win in a modified at Marshalltown. Bushore finished 2nd, Richie Gustin 3rd and Jimmy Gustin rounded off the top 4.

The Hobby Stock feature was a wild one as Clint Nelson lead the first 3 laps and then things turned south for Nelson and he pulled in while leading. Matt Hudspeth then inherited the lead and paced the field until lap 10 when Devin Smith made his move on the inside of turn 2 and lead the rest of the way. Michael Murphy got 2nd, Hudspeth in 3rd and Josh Saunders finished 4th.

The Modlite Dwarf Cars started things off with an 8 car pileup in turn 1 after taking the green, most of the cars drove away. After taking the next green Randy Bryan would race out to the early lead and lead the first half of the race and then Mike Morrill pulled a slide job on Bryan off of turn 4 on lap 7 and would lead the rest of the way. Josh May took 2nd, Eric Hendrickson 3rd and Randy Bryan 4th. Heat race winners were Joel Huggins and Mike Kennedy.

Gatlin Leytham led the first 6 laps in the Sport Mod feature. Leytham had lots of competition as the race had 5 yellow flags. On lap 7 Brett Moffitt worked around the high side of Leytham and would lead the rest of the way. The 13 would be disqualified in
post race tech for an illegal carburetor spacer. Cayden Carter would get his second straight win, Jake Strayer 2nd, Geoff Olson 3rd and Scott Davis stormed back to the front after being involved in an early caution to take 4th. Brad Iverson, Scott Davis, Cayden Carter and Brett Moffitt each won their heat race.

The Stock Cars saw Tommy Thompson celebrate his birthday by leading for the first 3 laps and then Travis Shipman would make the pass and lead the last 15 laps of the event to pick up his first career win at the Marshalltown Speedway. Trent Murphy
continued to run upfront and finished 2nd, Michael Jeannette got 3rd and Tommy Thompson finished 4th. Heat race winners were Clay Deppe, Tracy Gienger and Rick Brown.

The Modifieds saw Jimmy Gustin lead the feature from flag to flag while running the top side. Canada native Joey Galloway went for a wild ride on the front stretch and walked away. Luke Wanninger capped off his night with a solid 2nd place finish, David Brown 3rd and Todd Conrad 4th. Heat Race winners were Josh Gilman, Richie Gustin, Josh Truman and Luke Wanninger.

In the final event of the evening we saw another first time winner at the Marshalltown Speedway, this time in the Hobby Stocks. Tyler Pickett would lead the whole entire way to pick up the win, Calvin Dhondt finished 2nd but challenged Pickett the entire way, as he was on the back bumped the entire distance. Todd Reitzler got 3rd and Mike Vibbard 4th. Heat race
winners were Eric Stanton, Todd Reitzler, Tyler Pickett and Eric Larson.

Make sure to join us this Friday for the Cliff Chambers Memorial. Hot laps at 645 and racing at 730!

Marshalltown Speedway Rains out, Almost……..

May 3rd, 2010

Once again Mother Nature decided to have her way with the Marshalltown Speedway, but this week she waited for a bit before deciding to cut loose on us during the early stages of the modified A-Main. As always the races kept the fans entertained for the whole night with multiple racing lines and nail biting side by side racing.
The Modlite Dwarf Cars were the first feature on the track and put on a good show as the track started to show a couple quick lines around the bottom and the middle. Joel Huggins started 3rd and took the early lead coming off of turn 2 on the first lap. Huggins led the next 11 laps of the 12 lap main event with cautions coming out on lap 2 for Cory Sonner and lap 5 for Colby Obermebt. Tim Hennigar moved up to the middle of the track after a couple laps of running the bottom and slowly started moving forward from his inside 3rd row starting spot. He battled with Mike Morrill for 2nd for a few laps and reeled in Huggins with a few laps to go. On the white flag Hennigar made his move coming to the stand and slipped under Huggins going into turn 1. Hennigar would pull away down the backstretch and be the first to Jerry Vansickel’s checkered flag. Morrill finished 2nd, Huggins 3rd and Josh May got his car fixed from a rollover in his heat to finish 4th. Heat race winners were Joel Huggins and Tim Hennigar.

The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods had a few lead changes and a big 6 car wreck in turn 4 while the yellow flag was out that caused a 15 minute break while work crews tended the some injured cars. Stacy Clark would lead the first lap and then Shawn Hunter stole the lead for a few laps and lead until lap 3. On the 4th lap of the 15 lap event 14 year old Cayden Carter took the lead and never looked back. Just two weeks ago Carter led 14.5 laps and got passed while leading but this week Carter would take it the distance and win in commanding fashion. Eric Elliott finished 2nd, Jake Strayer 3rd and Scott Davis crossed the line in 4th. Heat race winners were Jake Strayer, Cayden Carter, Shawn Simatovich and Gatlin Leytham.
Clay Deppe stormed out to the early lead in the Aarons IMCA Stock Cars and led the first 3 laps. Michael Jeanette would catch up and make his move on lap 4 and he would lead until lap 10 when Trent Murphy made his presence felt up front and stole the show once again. Murphy would end up winning the race but Jeanette, Murphy and Dustin Smith kept the crowd in the race as they were 2 and 3 wide the last 8 laps of the race. Smith ended up 2nd and Jeanette 3rd.

Mother Nature decided to bring a little moisture during the Modified A-Main so next week we will run the rest of the Mod feature and the Hobby Stock feature. Hot laps at 645 and we will start racing at 715.

Marshalltown Frostbuster canceled

April 5th, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Rain and wind, accompanied by a less than favorable forecast for this evening, have forced cancellation of Friday’s Frostbuster special at Marshalltown Speedway.

First point races of the season for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods at Marshalltown will now be April 9.

Frostbuster specials start new season at Marshalltown, Boone, Benton County

April 2nd, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – An early April triple header of Frostbuster specials will start the new sea son at three Iowa race
tracks.

IMCA Modified features on Friday, April 2 at Marshalltown Speedway, Saturday, April 3 at Boone Speed way and Sunday, April 4 at Benton County Speed way in Vinton each pay $1,000 to win and are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks chase $250 in first place money each night, while Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods vie for $300 top checks at Boone and Vinton. Tri-County Heating of New Franken, Wis., added $200 to the winner’s share of the SportMod feature at Marshalltown, making that a $500 to win event.

The winner of Sunday’s Mach-1 Sport Compact feature at Vinton earns $125.

National, regional and Allstar Performance state points will be given at all three Frostbusters.

Gates at Marshalltown open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

Boone opens the gates at 2 p.m. and the grandstand at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m., with racing at 5 p.m.

Both the gates and the grandstand at Vinton open at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 3:30 p.m. and racing begins at 4 p.m.

More information is available from Marshalltown promoter Toby Kruse at 515 432-4703, Boone promoter Robert Lawton at 515 987-1220, or Benton County promoter Mick Trier at 515 201-5526.

Tesch tops USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour debut at Marshalltown

May 24th, 2009

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA – One mistake cost Jon Tesch a victory Tuesday night, but an error-free race Wednesday night sent the Watertown, S.D., racer to victory lane as the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour made its long-awaited debut in front of a jam-packed grandstand at the Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa.

For the second straight night, Tesch started on the outside of the front row and snatched the lead at the drop of the green flag. Tesch led the first 26 of 30 laps Tuesday night before tagging the first turn fence and allowing Jason Hughes to take the lead and eventual win.

Hughes was right there again Wednesday night, but this time Tesch didn’t blink and this time he was in front of Hughes as the pair crossed beneath the checkered flags.

Both drivers earned heat race wins earlier in the program, then drew the second and eighth starting spots, respectively, for the
40-lap Sunoco “A” Main at Toby Kruse’s quick high-banked quarter-mile at the Central Iowa Fairgrounds.

Polesitter Kelly Shryock got the initial jump on the field as the green flag waved, but a multi-car crash at the exit of turn 4 brought about a complete restart.

As the field roared toward the flagstand to complete the first circuit, Tommy Myer and AFCO Pole Award winner Ryan Dolan made contact which sent Dolan into the wall. Both drivers were along for the ride at that point as their Modifieds collided and spun down the front-stretch, sending the oncoming field scrambling to avoid the melee.

Both Dolan and Myer, as well as Rodney Sanders, retired to the pit area on the hook of a wrecker while Scott Drake also exited the race with a damaged mount. The loss of Myer, Dolan and Drake moved Hughes ahead three spots for the complete restart.

Using the preferred high side of the racing surface, Tesch got the jump with the do-over as he paced Shryock to complete the first lap.

With Tesch pulling away from the field, Hughes moved up to battle Shryock on lap 3. The duel was short-lived, however, as Shryock’s right rear tire slipped over the top lip in turn 2 and forced the eight-time USMTS National Champion to lift off the accelerator in order to keep from completely sliding over the embankment. By the time he regained full speed in the next turn, he had fallen to eighth place.

From that point on, it was a repeat of Tuesday’s main event with Tesch and Hughes checking out from the competition. This time, however, Tesch never bobbled as he led wire to wire to score the $2,000 top prize and his third USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour of the 2009 season.

Zack VanderBeek finished third after starting 16th and earned the PBM Performance Products Hard Charger Award. Ryan Gustin, who beat VanderBeek in the second Real Racing Wheels “B” Main to earn a spot in the feature race, came from 14th to take fourth while Corey Dripps also advanced ten spots from 15th to fifth.

Shryock recovered from his earlier slip and was up to fourth before dropping two spots in the final lap-and-a-half. Scott Green was seventh, Michael Long eighth, Kenny Wallace came from 20th to ninth and Steve Wetzstein rounded out the top-10 finishers.

Despite a perfectly-prepared racing surface that garnered unanimous praise from the 42 drivers in attendance, just 12 of the 26 starters were able to finish the 40-lapper.

ON TO THE MIGHTY HOWARD COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS …

Ken Schrader will be making his third straight start tomorrow night (Thursday, May 21) as the USMTS Casey’s General Stores National Tour invades the Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, for the 5th Annual Cresco Bowl and the first race of 2009 in the tough Yeager Machine Upper Midwest Region.

Schrader will be making his 27th career start with the USMTS, where he has six top-5 and twelve top-10 finishes with a career-best of third (twice in 2008).

The rugged road warriors of the USMTS will be led into battle by defending USMTS National Champion Tim Donlinger, who will be making his season debut with the USMTS. Other drivers expected for Thursday’s barnburner include defending Cresco Speedway track champion Darrin Walch, Zack VanderBeek, Jason Hughes, eight-time USMTS National Champion Kelly Shryock, Al Hejna, Alan Mondus, Bob Timm, Dereck Ramirez, Steve Wetzstein, Dan Bohr, Tommy Myer, 2007 USMTS National Champion Jason Krohn, Mark Noble, Corey Dripps, Dean Mahlstedt, Mike Sorensen, Brad Waits, Doug Hillson, Bryan Rowland, Ryan Gustin, Jeff Schluetter, Scott Green, Jay Poidinger, Ryan York, Tom Paulson, Joe Wernecke, Nate Wasmund, Josh Reisch, Terry Timmerman, Ron Konkel, Jay Ihrke, Layne Meyer, Jon Tesch, Joel Alberts, Josh Angst, Don Eischens, Andrew Gordon, Pat Graham, Rich Lewerke, Anthony Mann, Craig Scott, Matt Waugh and many others.

Also on tap for the season opener at the Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds will be the first points race of the season for the
American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series featuring USRA Karl Chevrolet Stock Cars, USRA Karl Chevrolet B-Mods and USRA Hobby Stocks.

Pit gates will open at the Mighty Howard County Fairgrounds at 4:00, with grandstand gates opening at 5:00. Hot laps begin at 6:30 and the first heat race takes to the track at 7:00.

Fans can pick up $2-off discount coupons on race day at Casey’s General Store locations in Cresco, Decorah and New Hampton.

The Cresco Speedway is a 4/10-mile semi-banked clay oval located 0.2 miles north of SR 9 on SW 7th (at the Howard County Fairgrounds). For more information, contact the RL Promotions offices at (515) 832-6000 or visit www.rlpromotions.com[1] online. Race day info is available by calling the track hotline at (563) 547-3400.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, call the headquarters at (515) 832-7944 or visit www.usmts.com[2] online for the latest news and information from the USMTS.