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

Apr 26, 2014

Marshalltown, Iowa (April 25th, 2014) –  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 teh 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.

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