Chandler, May, Gustin, Stanton, Schmidt and Gustin win on Old Timer Lounge and Scout Night
Marshalltown, Iowa (May 18, 2012) – Again this week there would be great three, four and five wide racing action all night all long. Any Boy or Girl Scouts would get in free if they wore there scout uniform and the evening sponsor would by Old Timer Lounge of Marshalltown.
Josh Keller would lead the first lap but get passed by David Moorman on lap 2 in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature. Moorman would have to deal with Merv Chandler shortly after and it was Chandler making the pass on lap 4 to get by Moorman. Chandler would go on and take his fourth feature consecutive feature at Marshalltown. Moorman, John Gill, Duayne Herb and John Walker rounded out the top 5.
O’Reilly Auto Parts Mod Lites feature would see Eric Hendrickson lead the first lap by a thin margin on Joe Wood, Wood would take the lead the falling lap and hold on to the lead until the first race caution on lap 9. On the restart, Wood would have Mike Morrill and Josh May right behind him and they would get into a three car battle for the lead but it was May prevailing. May would lead the remaining laps despite 2 cautions with just 2 laps to go. Finishing behind May was Morrill, Andy Hennigar, Randy Bryan and Mike Kennedy
In the Big 8 Tyre Center, Karl Chevrolet - IMCA SportMods, there would be no b-feature tonight meaning all 26 cars qualified for the feature which was scheduled for 18 laps. Just like last week it was Jared Van Deest taking the early race lead but this week he would have several challenges from Jake Strayer and Joel Rust until the first race caution came out on lap 7. On the restart, Van Deest would have Strayer, Rust and Jenae Gustin behind him and they would get in to a 4 car battle up from. Gustin would get by Van Deest, Strayer and Rust to take the lead on lap 9. A Lap later the caution would come out again but it wouldn’t bother Gustin. Gustin would go on and get her second win of the year at Marshalltown. Racer Hulin would race up and finish second, Van Deest was third, Rust was fourth and Scott Davis was fifth
Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks feature would see Eric Stanton take the early lead in the 12 lap feature. The only race caution came out on lap 3 but that didn’t bother Stanton. Stanton looking to be going on to the win but Scott Pippert, who started 11th had worked his way through the field and began racing side-by-side for the lead. Pippert would lead on the white flag but Stanton would come back and take the win over Pippert. Gary Pfantz, who would race Stanton for the lead in the early going came home 3rd. Kevin Fee and Donavon Nunnikhoven would finish fourth and fifth respectively.
The Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Stock Cars would once again live up too its nickname of the class “Too Tough to Tame” and it would be Trevor Titus leading the first lap. Trent Murphy would take the lead on lap 2 and lead through the first 2 race cautions on laps 8 and 9. Jay Schmidt would find a line that worked for him and he would get by Murphy to take the lead on lap 16 and shortly after another race caution would fly, the field would get another lap in only to the see the caution again setting up a green-white-checkered finish. Schmidt would hold off challenges by Murphy and Steve Meyer to take the win. Murphy, Meyer, Damon Murty and Tracy Gienger would round out the top 5.
The final feature of the night was Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature and it saw Richie Gustin lead the entire 20 lap feature to take the win with only one race caution shortly after the completion of lap 2. Finishing behind Richie Gustin was his brother Jimmy Gustin, Luke Wanninger, Kyle Brown and Cayden Carter.
Next up for the Marshalltown Speedway will be Tuesday Night when the IMCA Deery Brothers Summer Series invades the Speedway along with IMCA SportMods and Mod Lites with hot laps at 6:15pm and racing at 7pm. That will be followed up on Friday Night with Evening Optimist Club Night where any kid will be admitted free and will receive a free pop, hot dog and popcorn with a Candy Toss at Intermission with hot laps at 6:45 pm and racing at 7:30 pm.
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