Friday was Johnny Ray's Bar & Grille Night at the Marshalltown Speedway.

Jul 30, 2011

The first feature of the night was the Iowa Micro Sprint Series Sprints. Ben Woods would take the early lead after starting tenth, Woods would lead until, Russ Prather was able to chase him down and make the pass. Prather would take the win in the green-to-checkered feature with Woods taking 2nd. Eric Bridger, Kelly Buckallew and Nathan Mills rounded out the top 5.


In the O'Reilly Auto Parts Mod Lites saw Jeff Stensland lead the first few laps before Colby Oberembt would get by and take the lead. Oberembt would take the win with Josh May in 2nd, Mike Morrill in 3rd, James May in 4th and Andy Hennigar was 5th.


Toby K's Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Rookie Brice Udelhoven dominate as he would lead the feature from start to finish despite the only race caution on lap 3. The win would Udelhoven's first career hobby stock win. Brandon Brinton, Gary Pfantz, Michael Murphy and Eric Larson finished 2nd through 5th.


The Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods would see Brett Lowry take the early race lead but then the caution would fly on laps 2 and 3. Lowry would have to deal with Brad Iverson and Jenae Gustin and Gustin would make the pass on Iverson and then pass Lowry for the lead on lap 6. Gustin would continue to lead even though the races final caution came out on lap 11. Gustin earned the nickname "The Sweeper" last week and she would live up to that as she would take her 3rd feature of the year. Cousins Cayden Carter and Carter Vandenberg would finish 2nd and 3rd. Scott Davis and Racer Hulin would finish 4th and 5th.


Mike's Hard Lemonade Stock Cars would live up to the name Class “To Tough to Tame" as Andy Bryant would lead the first 2 laps before Jay Schmidt would take the top spot on lap 3. Schmidt however would be passed by Rob Schneider on lap 4 but Schmidt would come back and take the lead on lap 5. On lap 6 the only race caution came out when Rob Schneider would go off the top of turns 3 & 4 and roll over, Schneider would climb from the car okay. Schmidt would hold off the rest of the field for his 2nd win of the year at Marshalltown. Trent Murphy, Tracy Gienger, Damon Murty and Steve Meyer were 2nd through 5th.


The final feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds and it was Kyle Krampe leading the first lap but then the first caution would come out for a car spun in turn 4 and on the restart for 3 cars getting together in turn 1. On this restart, Krampe would be passed by Todd Conrad. Conrad would continue to lead but another caution would come out on lap 4 and this time Conrad would have Jon Snyder. Snyder would make the pass for the lead on lap 6 and start to pull away and look to be cruising to the win but then the caution would come forcing a green-white-checkered finish with 2 to go. Snyder would have Luke Wanninger on his back bumper, Snyder would go high and Wanninger down low it was Wanninger taking the lead and going on to the win. Ronn Lauritzen would get by Snyder for 2nd, Conrad and Scott Simatovich would finish 4th and 5th.


Next Friday we will be back and will have the Modified Gambler Race also on the night’s agenda with Hot Laps at 7pm and Racing to Follow.