Chandler and May Again Before Rain Comes on Midwest Liquid Systems Night at the Races

May 25, 2013

Marshalltown, Iowa (May 24th, 2013) – Clear blue skies all afternoon look to a beautiful night of racing but just as racing was rolling on mother nature decided to wreck the plans of getting the night in. All of the qualifying heat races and 2 features with the SportMod feature on the track when the rains came forcing the night to be come to a halt.

John Gill lead the first three laps in the IMCA Sport Compacts feature before Merv Chandler finally got by to take the top spot. Chandler went on to take the win win John Gill in second and Toby Denning in third.

Before one could be completed in the Toby’s K’s Hidaway Mod Lite 15 lap feature, the caution waved when Shon Sanders and Brian Schnell got together. On the restart, it was Tim Hennigar grabbing the early lead but Josh May was coming and caught up to Hennigar. May grabbed the lead on lap 5 and shortly after the yellow waved again but May got a great restart and pulled away to take the win. Chase Flatt got 2nd, Andy Hennigar took 3rd, Charlie Brown was 4th and Tim Hennigar fell back to 5th.

Brandon Brinton grab the early lead in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods but a caution on lap 3 stack the field up. Brinton got a slow restart and began to pull away until the yellow came out on lap 5 for a thirteen car pile up on the front stretch and the same time mother nature decided to drop heavy rain over the race track forcing the races to be called with 5 laps in the books. The race will be resumed with 13 laps to go next friday night.

After the Sport Mods next Friday Night, the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks, Amsoil IMCA Stock Cars and Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds features will be made up and then we will go right in to Minute Man Printing and Evening Optimist Club Night at the Races.

Grandstands are $9 for Adults and Children 11 and Under get Free thanks to the Evening Optimist Club. First green flag will wave at 7pm with racing as there will be no hot laps.

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