Close and Exciting Finishes on Cliff Chamber Memorial
Marshalltown, Iowa (May 11, 2012) – There would be great racing action all night long with three, four and at some points five wide racing. On this night the speedway officials were remembering a former promoter at the Marshalltown Speedway, Cliff Chambers with the annual memorial race meaning the Nostalgia Cars were also be on hand.
In the Nostalgia cars ten lap feature the caution would fly before a single lap would be completed but when the race got going it was John Schroyer taking command. Schroyer continued to lead until lap 7 when Josh Zieman made a pass for the lead. Zieman would hold off challenges from Schroyer to take the win and with Schroyer finishing second. James Kippling was third, Jim Anderson was fourth and Craig Drake rounded out the top five.
The O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mod Lites feature would see Joel Huggins take the lead early, it appeared he would be going on to the win until the caution came out on lap 12. Huggins would have Mike Morrill and Andy Hennigar right behind him on the restart. Huggins, Morrill and Hennigar would engage in three wide racing and came off turn four on the last lap that way. Morrill would be credited the win as Huggins would break and end up eighth. Following Morrill was Hennigar, Randy Bryan, Josh May and Dusty Masolini.
Merv Chandler would lead from to start to finish in the IMCA Sport Compact feature that would end up going green-to-checkered. David Moorman, John Gill, Justin Tharp and Toby Denning rounded out the top five.
In the Big 8 Tyre Center, Karl Chevrolet - IMCA SportMods feature it was Jared Van Deest leading lap one but Brett Lowry would get by on lap two to take the lead. Lowry would then be chased down by Gaitlin Leytham and Jenae Gustin would make it a three car battle for the lead. Leytham would make the pass on lap 13 to take the lead from Lowry. Leytham then went on to take the win in the feature that would go green-to-checkered for 15 laps. Lowry, Gustin, Scott Davis and Eric Elliott finished second through fifth.
Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks feature saw Brice Udelhoven take the early lead however just after the halfway point the caution would come out and Udelhoven would experience mechanical issues forcing him to the infield. That would hand the lead over Eric Stanton, Stanton encountered three and four wide racing in the remaining six laps. Donavon Nunnikhoven took over the lead and went on to the win the feature. Scott Pippert who start eleventh, came home second, Stanton settled for third, Austin Luellen was fourth and Brandon Brinton was fifth.
The Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Stock Cars lived up too its nickname of the class “Too Tough to Tame” once again this week. while there were only two different race leaders, there was three, four and five wide racing that excited the crowd. Andy Bryant would lead the first thirteen laps but Brian Irvine, who started tenth charged to the front, raceing Bryant for the lead. Irvine made his move to make the pass takeing the lead on lap 14 but, shortly after, the caution came out. Irvine got an awesome restart and went on and take the win. Steve Meyer, Bryant, Damon Murty and Tracy Gienger rounded out the top 5.
The final feature of the night was Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature. Fans saw Jimmy Gustin take the lead and it looked like he would cruise on for the win. However, the only race caution came out on lap 14 bunching the field back up. Gustin didn't let that bother him as he would go on to take the win. Cayden Carter, Adam Larson, David Brown and Kyle Brown ended up finishing second through fifth.
Next Friday Night will be the start of three nights in seven days as the Marshalltown Speedway will host "Scout Night". Every boy or girl scout in uniform will be admitted for free. Hot laps start at 6:45 pm and racing begins promptly at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday night, May 22nd the IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series invades the Speedway along with the Karl Chevrolet - IMCA SportMods, Mod Lites and Karl Chevrolet DTRA Truck Series. Hot laps begin at 6:15 pm with racing at 7:00 pm. That will be followed by the Evening Optimist Club Night on Friday May 25th. All children attending will be admitted free and will receive a free soft drink, hot dog and popcorn. There will aslo be a candy toss for the children, during Intermission. Hot laps will start at 6:45 pm and racing begins at 7:30 pm sharp.
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