New Month With Familiar Faces in Victory Lane on Zylstra Harley Davidson and KMJ Performance Night

Aug 3, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa (August 2nd,  2013) 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.

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