Mills Grabs Frostbuster Win at Marshalltown
Marshalltown, Iowa (April 5th, 2013) – After being off since September the Marshalltown Speedway returned with the Annual Frostbuster with a little over one hundred-ninety cars signed in to do battle from 10 different states and 1 Canadian province.
All night we would see some great three and four wide racing on a very wide and smooth racing surface. During the feautres however they were raceing five wide at times.
Luke Wanninger would jump to the early race in the IMCA Modifieds 30 lap feature and appeared to be pulling away but just before the halfway point lap traffic would get in the way that would slow him down. This would allow Jeremy Mills chase Wanninger down and make some contact. Jay Noteboom was coming though as he chased down Wanninger and Mills.
Wanninger and Mills would make slight contact as they were racing in lap traffic and shortly after the only race caution came out on lap twenty four when Zach Rawlins and Jon Snyder would get together in turn 4. Officials quickly noticed that Wanninger’s left rear tire was flat and that forced him to the pits. Mills would inherit the lead with 6 laps to go with Jay Noteboom and Racer Hulin right behind.
Mills would hold off Noteboom to take the win, his 2nd frostbuster win in as many nights and 1st win at Marshalltown. Noteboom started ninth would finish second. Todd Shute started 18th would finish third. Hunter Marriott finished fourth and Rookie Racer Hulin was fifth.
After having one car spin out in turn 2, the IMCA Stock Car Feature would go 20 laps green-to-checkered. Todd Reitzler would lead lap number one but it was Steve Meyer taking the lead away on lap two and not look back. Meyer took the win, John Heinz would take second away from Reitzler with a few laps to go. Damon Murty was fourth and Michael Jaennette was fifth.
IMCA Sport Mods have the same similar story happen this time a couple of cars would get together in turn two on the first lap forcing a restart. When the feature got going it was Ty Luellen grabbing the lead and about the only thing that slowed him down was the lap traffic which allowed Clint Luellen to chase him down. Ty Luellen would hold on to take the win, Clint Luellen would settle for second. Tracy Wassenberg finish third, Austin Kaplan would finish fourth after the race something appear to break in the rear end. Geoff Olson was fifth.
Jamie Songer would lead the first lap in the IMCA Hobby Stock feature but it would be Nick Murty getting by a lap 2. Murty appeared to be pulling away but lap traffic would slow him down and Devin Smith would be able to chase him down and then the only race caution came out on lap 13 when Tyler Pickett and Andrew Burg would get together. Murty however would hold off Smith’s Challenges the remaining two laps to take the win. Murty would also admit in victory lane that he had no breaks the last 2 laps. Smith, Donavon Nunnikhoven, Eric Stanton and Aaron Rudolph would round out the field.
The Frostbuster Weekend heads to the Boone Speedway on Saturday and then to the Benton County Speedway in Vinton on Sunday.
The racing season will continue next Friday at the Marshalltown Speedway as it will be the Ryan Ashton Racing Season Opener and we will have all 4 classes back plus IMCA Sport Compacts and MADCRA Mod Lites. Grandstands are $9 for Adults, Children 11 and under is $2. Hot Laps at 7 pm and Racing at 7:30 pm
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