Murphy Brother's win Arnold Motor Supply “Mid-Season Championship”

Jun 18, 2011

After a week off it was back to racing at the high-banked Marshalltown Speedway.


The O'Reilly Auto Parts Mod Lites took the track for their Feature.  After the intial start being called back it was Tim Hennigar taking the lead.  Josh May took the lead from Hennigar on lap 4 and never looked back.  Tonight made 6 Feature wins for May, Hennigar finished 2nd followed by Mike Morrill, James May and Joel Huggins.


Next up was the Toby K's Hideaway IMCA Hoby Stock Feature.  Rookie Brice Udelhoven would lead the first lap but Gary Pfantz took the lead.  Michael Murphy made a move for the lead and went on to victory.  Kevin Fee was 2nd, Pfantz 3rd, Eric Knutson 4th and Josh Saunders 5th.


Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature was next.  DJ Robinson would take the early race lead but Scott Davis took the lead.  Davis would go on to the win. Cayden Carter started 12th and finished 2nd, Carter Vandenberg 3rd, Fred Leytham 4th and Jake Strayer 5th.

In the Mike's Hard Lemonade IMCA Stock Cars 18 lap feature, we saw why this class is known as the "Class Too Tough To Tame".  The Feature went green-to-checkered. Trevor Titus led early, but Jay Schmidt would make the pass for the lead on lap 7. Trent Murphy took the lead on lap 14 and went on to join his younger brother Michael in victory lane.  Rounding out the top five; Jay Schmidt 2nd, Damon Murty 3rd, Curt Hook 4th and Jeff Wollam 5th.


The final feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds 20 lap feature. Todd Shute would lead the first 9 laps but Jon Snyder would use the high line and make the pass for the lead. Snyder would start to pull away but then 2 cautions would come out, first on lap 14 for Andrew Kinser losing the handle and then on lap 18 for Todd Shute  in turn 1. Snyder would not let the cautions bother him. Adam Larson, Ron Lauritzen, Jimmy Gustin and Josh Truman rounded out the top 5.


Next Friday night will be Clement Heating and Cooling Night.  Fans can get into the grandstands for $5.00  if they say "Clement Heating and Cooling" at the ticket booth.  We will have the Spectator Eliminator Races also.  This is you and your street car racing "one on one" with another spectator on the rack.  Hot Laps at 6:45pm and Racing at 7:30pm.  June 28th will be the Toby K's 1k.  This is part of Iowa Speed Week and will be the second stop for the IMCA Stock Car Shoot-Out.  Stock Cars and Sport Mods will race for $1,000.00 to win.  Also racing will be IMCA Hobby Stocks and IMCA Sport Compacts.