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Lauritzen Wins a Wild One on Shriners Night at Motown

August 4th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – A wild and exciting night of racing was on tap Friday Night at Marshalltown during A Night with the Shriners. Fans were also treated with a bonus as the Lawnmowers from Rivers Bottoms Raceway in Carlisle were in attendance to race the frontstretch.

After all the qualifying races the Quads came out and put on an exhibition race they will race next friday and it was George Hood winning the race. Then the Lawnmowers came out and put on show as Bill Neasham from Newton picked up the win in the Stock Class meanwhile Matt Madlih from Newton took the win in the Outlaw Lawnmowers.

The Mod Lites were out first for their 15 lap feature event. They would go three and four wide on lap one but when it all settled it was Terry Brown out front. Brown held on to the lead until the caution came out on lap six. Brown had D.J. Schmalzried and Josh May on the back side but Brown held them off but Schmalzried nudged his nose in front of Brown on lap ten. Brown was not to be denied as he took it back on lap 11 and lead the remaining laps to take his first win at Motown in 2014. Schmalzried, Charlie Brown, Mike Morrill and Josh May rounded out the top five.

The 12 lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw the intial front row starters of Travis Merical and Dillon Millon opt to go to the tail so that moved Andy Peck and Steve Fricke to the front row. However none of them grabbed the lead as it was Austin Luellen grabbing the lead on lap one beating Fricke to the line. Shortly after the caution came out when Eric Stanton was spun around on the frontstretch. Luellen would not let this caution or the cautions on lap five and seven bother as he went on to take win number six at Motown. Stanton worked his way back up to finish second meanwhile John Watson was third, Jennifer Hulin was fourth and Garrett Eilander was fifth.

Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18 lap feature saw Jenae Gustin grabbed the early lead from the outside row two starting spot. Gustin saw the caution come out on lap eight for Siraj Thomason in turn two just as she was slicing her way through lap traffic. Gustin again saw the caution come on lap 11 for Jim Bonschmit going off the top of turn two. The final cautions came out on lap 16 but she was able to hold off challenges from Clinty Luellen and Taylor Musselman to take the win. Sam Wieben was fourth and Matt Lettow was fifth.

Don Vis lead the opening lap in the IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature but it was Robert Stofer taking it away. Stofer lead until Points Leader Donavon Smith worked his way from outside row six to the lead on lap five. Smith lead the remaining laps in the feature that went caution free to take his seventh win. Steve Meyer, Michael Jaennette, Stofer and Trent Murphy finished second through fifth respectively.

Final feature of the night was the 20 lap IMCA Modifieds feature. It was packed with plenty of excitement. Drives checked out the new safety tires which brought out some cautions. Before the race got going, Racer Hulin saw his driveshaft come off but when it finally got going it was Joel Bushore leading the first seven laps. Bushore saw Ronn Lauritzen get by on lap eight but the caution came out again on lap 13 when Tyler Droste rolled off the top of turns three and four. Lauritzen saw the caution come out again on lap 16 for Bushore going off the top of turn three. Lauritzen held on to take the win over Kyle Brown, Scott Simatovich, Jake Strayer and Richie Gustin.

Next Friday Night will be J & V Napa Auto Parts of Tama Night at the Races. Quads will be back to race at Intermission. 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.

Aikey Cashes in Big During the Deery Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 in Motown

June 27th, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa – As the 50th Anniversary season continues at the Marshalltown Speedway on Tuesday, it was the return of the IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series fueled by Casey’s.  That was in great shape for 34 Late Models, 13 Stock Cars, 27 Northern SportMods and seven Dirt Trucks to do battle on the high banked quarter mile.

The Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks opted to run two ten lap features as oppose to the normal heat and feature format. Lou Siplot took the lead and never looked back to take the win. Pat Fagen was second, Kevin Sather was third, Brad Moyer was fourth and Carl Knight was fifth.

In Feature two, AJ Nelson grabbed the early lead but got crossed up allowing Bret Moyer to get by on lap three. Bret Moyer continued to lead until his brother Brad tried to talke it away on lap nine, they made contact and that allowed Kevin Sather to take the lead away. Sather took the win over Fagen, Brad Moyer, AJ Nelson and Bret Moyer. The series points awarded was determined by average finish in the two races.

Scott Pippert jumped to the race lead in the 20 lap IMCA Stock Car feature but just after the completion of lap two the caution came out when Dwayne Herb spun in turn four. On the restart, Pippert saw David Smith and Russell Damme but he was able to hold them off. The caution came out again on lap nine for Russell Damme in turn two. Pippert went on to lead the remaining laps despite a caution on lap 18 and several challenges from David Smith. Devin Smith was third, Damon Murty was fourth and Donavon Smith was fifth. 

The IMCA Northern SportMods feature saw the caution flag come out before the completion of lap one when Logan Anderson spun in turn two. Andy Tiernan grabbed the lead on the restart but that was short lived as Clint Luellen worked his way from six starting spot to take the lead away. On Lap five, Luellen and the field saw the caution come out. First time was for Tony Olson spinning in turn four collecting Michael Strait, who ended upside down in turn four. Then on the restart when Matt Lettow experienced troubles collecting Brett Lowry in turn two. Luellen would not let any of that bother him as again he pulled away on the restart only to see the caution one more time this time on lap 14. Luellen led the remaining six laps to take the $1,000 prize. Sam Wieben, Taylor Musselman, Andy Tiernan and Carter VanDenBerg rounded out the top five.

Save the best feature for last as the Deery Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 presented by H&F Distributing and Rumor’s Bar & Grill. Tyler Bruening and Jason Hahne redrew the front row with a pair of veterans Jeff Aikey and Curt Martin right behind them. Aikey took the lead from the inside row two and pulled away however another veteran Ray Guss Jr worked his way to second by lap two. Guss tried to chase down Aikey and would just as Aikey was encountering lap traffic on lap 12.

Aikey was able to hold off Guss as they continued to tick off lap cars and just as it appeared the lap traffic was getting heavier or the feature was going to go caution free. The caution came out on lap 43 when Denny Eckrich saw something break in the front end of his race car sending towards the billboards on the front stretch. Aikey, Guss, Andy Eckrich, Bruening and Martin was the top five on the restart and when the caution came out again two laps later, on lap 45 for Joel Callahan coming to a stop in turn three. It set up an exciting five lap shootout but it was Aikey holding on to take his 62nd Deery Series win and his 4th at Motown in the series. Not only did Aikey take the $3,000 to win but he also picked up the extra $1,000 for being a veteran that raced at Marshalltown from 1985 to 1990. Andy Eckrich worked his way from 12th to finish in the runner-up spot meanwhile Guss took third. Justin Kay after starting 12th and nearly being lapped he managed the last two restarts perfectly and found his way to a fourth place finish and Curt Martin was fifth.

Speedway is back to action on Friday Night as it will be Shawn’s Custom Hay Grinding Night at the races. Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm.

Then on Friday Night July 4th, it will be Fan Appreciation Night with Fireworks, as well as the 50th Anniversary Celebration will take place. There will be activities rain or shine all day. Races will start at 7:15pm.

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.

*Eilen named 2012 MN Asphalt driver of the year*

February 6th, 2013

In June of 2010 after a bad wreck at Hawkeye Downs it was suggested to Jonathan Eilen that he might want to consider giving up racing cars and do something different, like basketball. A perfectly reasonable thought considering he was lying in a hospital bed with a broken L3 vertebra in his lower back and four broken ribs.

Eilen did not give up on his chosen sport, as a matter of fact, that suggestion made him more determined than ever to push forward, do the physical therapy and come back better than ever.

Jonathan Eilen from Hampton (MN) has been named the Speed Talk on 1360 2012 Minnesota Asphalt driver of the year. He is the first MN driver to win the ASA Midwest tour Championship since Dan Fredrickson won in 2008. Eilen scored a win and seven “top 5″ finishes during the 12 race Super Late Model touring schedule.

In June of 2012, two years after his big wreck, Eilen felt like things were falling in place for him, “After having a good run and finishing fourth at the Milwaukee Mile, it kind of opened my eyes that this might be our year” said Eilen. The roll continued at Marshfield, Jonathan swapped the lead with Travis Sauter and Skyler Holtzhausen the entire race until Skyler had problems just 18 laps before the checkered flag fell, giving the lead back to Eilen who then scored the win. “In past years it seemed like things would go bad or we would have a parts failure,” said Eilen “but this year it didn’t happen, it was like we had someone watching over us,” Jonathan’s brother and crew member Jake passed away in a automobile accident in 2008.

2012 was the first year working with crew chief Chad Wood, “It seemed to click this year with Chad, right away from Madison all the way through Oktoberfest,” said Eilen who won the ASA Midwest tour championship by 17 pts over Nathan Haseleu.

Eilen then had the opportunity to test drive an ARCA car down in Daytona in December, “It was really cool, something to check off the bucket list,” says Eilen “the first couple laps were nerve-wracking, holding it wide open and not knowing if it was going to stick, but after a while it felt like driving down the interstate.”

The Midwest tour is now sanctioned by ARCA and Eilen plans on attempting to defend his title with a little different focus, “in 2012 we played it conservative at quite a few races,” said Eilen “this year I’d like to come to the track and go for wins.”

The first ARCA Midwest tour race of the 2013 season will be Saturday April 20th in Toledo Ohio, also the exact due date for his baby after getting married last summer.

2012 was a dream season for Jonathan Eilen and his race team, a season that would’ve never happened if he had taken the perfectly reasonable suggestion two years prior, “I’m glad I didn’t walk away from it,” said a racer who has little time for basketball.

Previous winners of the MN Asphalt driver of the year:
2004 Dan Fredrickson
2009 Adam Royle
2010 Brent Kane
2011 Chad Walen

Speed Talk on 1360 is a Motorsports radio show that can be hear Saturdays 10-11am April through September on KRWC 1360am radio in Buffalo MN

ASA Sanctioned Marshfield Motor Speedway Opens this Saturday with Familiar Face Taking Over the Track

May 3rd, 2012

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – The off-season has been busy for Wayne Brevik. Not only does he spend his winter officiating college and high school basketball, but he also has been planning the 2012 season at Marshfield Motor Speedway, an ASA Member Track in Marshfield, WI. If he wasn’t busy enough, he decided to add more responsibility at the half-mile asphalt oval.

“This is going to be my fourth year as the Promoter/General Manager, and this year I decided to take over the full operations of Marshfield Motor Speedway,” Brevik announced. “It has been an overwhelming job, but with the help of Dennis Huth and his staff at ASA Racing, everything is going well with this transition. The big thing I realized is that there is more behind the scenes than what I realized in operating a track and Dennis has been a great mentor.”

Brevik is not doing this alone. “My good friends Al and Jane Schiferl have been great partners to me,” Brevik said. “Al is my partner with our Redline Motorsports team and Jane is my right hand help at the track. Jane does a great job of keeping me in line. Whenever we have a disagreement, she usually wins!”

Marshfield Motor Speedway will be entering their second season as an ASA Member Track. It’s a partnership that Brevik is thankful to have, especially with the off-season transition. “First of all, I will tell you that I still have a lot to learn. Being with the ASA Member Track program has helped me immensely as a track operator,” Brevik explained. “I can’t imagine a track, anywhere, going on without the help they have provided to me. Whenever I make a call to anyone at ASA, they are quick to respond with an answer to any question I have had. The insurance part is a huge deal and I know our drivers appreciate this coverage.”

Brevik is excited about the upcoming season especially with their super late model division. They held an open practice session this past weekend. “We had a great number of super late models practicing this past weekend,” Brevik said. “In fact, some longtime fans came out to watch practice and commented that they haven’t seen this many cars at the first practice of the year at the track. So that gives us a good feeling.”

He also feels that with the talented field of drivers expected to compete this season, they could be a contender for the ASA Member Track National Championship. Some of these drivers include Jason Weinkauf, who won the ASA Midwest Tour event at Marshfield last year; Corey Jankowski, who led the National Championship standings during the 2010 season; and Randall Wilhorn, who finished second in the track standings last season.

“We are proud to have Marshfield Motor Speedway as part of our ASA Member Track program,” Dennis Huth, ASA President said. “The track has a great history and hosts exciting racing every Saturday night. Wayne has done a great job of providing a first class racing program every Saturday night. We wish them a great 2012 season.”

Marshfield Motor Speedway’s scheduled opener was rained out. They are planning to open their 2012 season this Saturday with a full racing program. Qualifying starts at 5pm with Racing at 6pm.

Fans can find more information at www.marshfieldspeedway.com. They are also on Facebook and Twitter (@MarshfieldMS).

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The American Speed Association started as a single racing series in 1968 and is a fast growing racing sanctioning body today. The ASA Member Track program sanctions dirt and asphalt short tracks along with road courses around the United States, as well as a variety of regional and national touring series. For more information call (386) 258-2221, or send an email to info@asa-racing.com. The latest news and information from all the racetracks and tours involved in the ASA can be found by visiting www.ASA-Racing.com.

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