Exciting and Fantastic Finishes on JR Motorsports and Chase Decals Night at Motown

Jun 9, 2012

Marshalltown, Iowa (June 8, 2012) – The track would prove to be great as there would be 2, 3 and 4 wide racing all night on the high banked quarter mile. The feature finish would go down to the checkered flag in all features tonight.

First up on the night was the annual Faster Pastor Race and the race would come to a premature ending when Troy Emley of Liscomb Church would roll the Hobby Stock of Adam Rickett off of turn 2, Emley would be okay and that would give the win to Kenny from New Hope Christian Church, who was driving Jennifer Hulin’s Hobby Stock. Mark Schapp from the Evangelical Covenant Church was 2nd. Jesse Hinklie in the Orchard Hall Church was 3rd. Bob Kosbau from Marshalltown Evangelical Free Church was 4th and Emley was 5th.

David Moorman would inherit the pole in the IMCA Sport Compact feature and he would lead the first 4 laps before Merv Chandler would make the move and take the lead on lap 5. Moorman wouldn’t give up and would race Chandler hard the last 2 laps but it was Chandler taking his 6th win of the season at Marshalltown. Moorman would finish 2nd, Duayne Herb was 3rd and Justin Tharp was 4th.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Mod Lites feature would see the caution fly before a single lap was completed and it set up a complete restart. On the restart it was Dusty Masolini taking the lead until the caution would again fly on lap 2. Masolini would have to deal with Mike Morrill on the restart and it was Morrill making the move and taking the lead on lap 3. Shortly after that the final race caution would come out. Morrill would continue to resume command and then Josh May would work his way up to 2nd and start battling for the lead with Morrill. May would lead lap 13 but Morrill would storm back and go on and take the win with May coming home in 2nd. Randy Bryan, Masolini and Mike Kennedy round out the top 5.

After 4 heats and 1 b-feature determined the starting field it was time for the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature. Travis Peterson would jump out to the early lead before Jayme Duinink would slip by on lap 3. Duinink would see the yellow come out a lap later and again on lap 8. After the restart on lap 8, Duinink would have to deal with Nick Roberts and Racer Hulin but it was Hulin that would have the great restart and take over the lead. The race would see 3 more cautions come out on lap 10, 12 and 13 but it created some exciting battles behind Hulin they were getting 2 and 3 wide behind him. Hulin would hold on and take the win, Nick Roberts was 2nd, Carter Vandenberg was 3rd, Scott Davis was 4th and Jenae Gustin was 5th after starting 21st.

It Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks feature it was Garrett Eilander leading lap 1 before Eilander would come to a stop in turn 2 meanwhile a couple cars get together in turn 4. Eric Larson would inherit the lead and on the restart it was crazy as the leaders would get together and cause a 3 car incident on the backstretch involving Kevin Fee, Scott Pippert and Donavon Nunnikhoven. Larson still remains out front even after the last caution on lap 4. It appeared Larson was going to win it but Kevin Fee was on a tear and he would come up and take the lead with just 4 laps to go. Fee would take the win with Larson in the runner-up spot. Austin Luellen, Josh Saunders and Gary Pfantz would complete out the top 5.

The Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Stock Cars would see Trevor Titus leading the first 2 laps before Jeff Wollam would take over the lead on lap 3. Michael Murphy would take over the lead on lap 5 and a lap later the first race caution came out. Murphy would continue to lead it even through a caution on lap 8. By lap 10, Brian Irvine had caught up to Murphy and began a battle for the lead. Irvine would take the lead on lap 12 before Murphy would take it back on lap 14. Irvine wouldn’t give up as Irvine took the lead back on lap 16 and the Irvine and Murphy would get together in turns 1 and 2 to bring out the caution again forcing a green-white-checkered. The good fortune was in the hands of Jay Schmidt as he would inherit the lead and lead the final 2 laps to take the win, his 2nd of the season at Marshalltown. Jeff Wollam, Tracy Gienger, Scooter Dulin and Trevor Titus would round out the top 5.

The final feature of the night was Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature and it was a very exciting feature that would have 3 and 4 wide racing through out the feature event. Duane Peterson would lead the first lap before Zack Rawlins would take over the top spot on lap 2. Shortly after Rawlins took the lead the caution came out. Rawlins looked to be going away with the win but the caution on lap 14 would bunch the field again but again it was Rawlins pulling away. Just after Rawlins took the white flag the caution came out for a car stopped on the run off road forcing a green-white-checkered finish and meaning the feature would go 21 laps. On the restart, Rawlins would struggle and bunch everybody up and there would 3 and 4 wide racing and this would allow Kyle Brown to take the lead but his lead would be short lived as Jimmy Gustin was running the bottom would come up and take the win after starting 19th because of troubles in the heat race. Richie Gustin would finish a close 2nd, Jon Snyder was 3rd, Ronn Lauritzen was 4th and Pat Graham was 5th.

Next Friday Night will be Wolf Seeds and Arnold Motor Supply Night with the IMCA Modifieds running for $500 to win. Hot laps at 6:45 pm and racing at 7:30 pm.

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