Exciting Night of Racing on Clement Heating and Cooling Night

Jun 23, 2012

Marshalltown, Iowa (June 22, 2012) –  Once again people would not leave the speedway disappointed as the track would be great and there would be 2, 3 and 4 wide racing during the features. The youngsters would get to have some fun and walk away with some candy as there would be a candy toss after a couple of features.

David Moorman would jump to the race lead in the IMCA Sport Compact feature but he would be passed by Merv Chandler on lap 2. Chandler would go on take his 7th win of the season at Marshalltown. Moorman would finish 2nd, Jordan Peters was 3rd and John Gill was unable to make the start.

O’Reilly Auto Parts Mod Lites feature would see Mike Kennedy lead the first 7 laps before Mike Morrill would get by and take the lead. Morrill’s lead was short lived though as Josh May would work his way up to the 2nd spot and would get by Morrill for the lead on lap 10. May would go on to take the win in the green-to-checkered feature; the win would be win number 4 of the season at Marshalltown. Mike Morrill came home in 2nd with Kennedy, Randy Bryan and Joel Huggins rounding out the top 5.

After 4 heats and 1 b-feature determined the 24 cars that would make the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods feature it would be Tom Rawlins leading the first 3 laps. Racer Hulin would then again by but Hulin would only 3 laps. Jake Strayer would do battle with Hulin and take the lead on lap 7. Just 2 laps later the caution would fly twice for a couple of cars in turn 2 and then again on the restart when a handful of cars would get together. Strayer wouldn’t let them bother him as he would go on and take the win with Hulin finishing 2nd after starting 10th. Scott Davis was 3rd after starting 11th, Joel Rust was 4th and Rawlins would end up 5th.

In Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stocks feature it was Jennifer Hulin leading lap 1. Josh Saunders would get by and take the lead on lap 2. Gary Pfantz would make his move and pass Saunders for the lead on lap 4. By that time 8th place starter Eric Knutson had worked his way up to 2nd and would make the move and pass Saunders on lap 6. Knutson would see the yellow come out with just 3 laps to putting Scott Pippert, who started 12th, on the back bumper. Knutson would hold off Pippert to take the win and Brandon Brinton would get back by Pippert to take 2nd. Finishing behind Knutson, Brinton and Pippert was Eric Larson and Kevin Fee.

The Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Stock Cars would see Kevin Balmer lead the first lap but it was Trent Murphy taking the lead away on lap 2. Murphy would continue to lead until lap 6 when Damon Murty would get it to stick on the bottom and make the pass for the lead. The first race caution would come out on lap 9 when Mitchell Engelkes would lose the handle in turn 2. Murty wouldn’t let them bother him because another caution would come out on lap 13. Murty would have both Trent and Michael Murphy right there behind him on the restart but Brian Irvine would sneak by and get up to 2nd when the caution waved again on lap 16 forcing a green-white-checkered finish. Murty would hold off Irvine and Murphy to take the win, his 2nd of the season at Marshalltown. Irvine, Murphy, Justin Temeyer and Steve Meyer 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 go green-to-checkered. Zack Rawlins would lead the first 10 laps but then Adam Larson would chase him down and take over the lead on lap 11 and not look back. Larson would take the win, his first of the year at Marshalltown. Josh Truman would run 2nd, Jimmy Gustin would end up 3rd after starting 12th, Ronn Lauritzen was 4th and Kyle Brown was 5th.

Next Friday Night will be Leytham Racing Night plus the Iowa Micro Sprint Series will return for their 2nd visit of the 2012 season. Youngsters are reminded to bring their bicycles as during intermission the youngster will have bike races. Hot Laps at 6:45 pm and racing at 7:30 pm.

Then on Tuesday Night July 3rd it will be night #2 of the World Products Stock Car Shootout for IMCA Stock Cars plus the IMCA SportMods, IMCA Hobby Stocks and Mod Lites racing. Hot Laps at 6:30 pm and racing at 7 pm.

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