As always, the night after the Harris Clash, Marshalltown Speedway puts up extra money in the IMCA Modifieds, and on Friday night they would be draw-redraw for $1,000 to win.
The Mod Lites 15-lap feature was first out on the speedway, and before a single lap was completed the caution came out twice: first for Charlie Brown’s mechanical issues and then for Chris Weir and Tim Hennigar getting together in turn two.
Joe Glick grabbed the lead when the race finally got going, and it appeared he was cruising to his first win before Jimmy May worked his way through and took the lead away on lap 13. May took his third win of the season at Motown. Glick finished second, Terry Brown was third, Andy Hennigar was fourth and Travis Brandt was fiftth.
The 12-lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature was exciting and intense the entire way. Steve Fricke started on the pole and led the first three laps before Eric Larson made the move to take it away on lap four. Larson’s lead was shortlived as Eric Stanton made the same move to take the lead on lap five. Stanton led the remaining laps to take his fourth win. Larson, John Watson, Austin Luellen and Garrett Eilander rounded out the top five.
The Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18-lap feature was caution-filled but saw several drivers hard-charging their way through the field. Tracy Wassenberg from Shawano, Wis., took the lead on lap one until Ryan King spun in turn three. The caution came out again on laps three and seven, but that did not bother Wassenberg. The caution on lap nine did, because Jared Van Deest got by on the restart. Van Deest went on to take his third win at Motown and second in a row. Clint Luellen worked his way back through the field after an early caution to finish second. Wassenberg was third, Travis Peterson took fourth and Chad Shaw from Missouri was fifth.
Robbie Merkle jumped out early to lead the first lap in the IMCA Stock Cars 18-lap feature, but it was Michael Jaennette taking the lead away on lap two. Shortly after the caution came on twice: first for Adam Klocke on the backstretch and then for Don Vis in turn two, Jaennette pulled away. But the caution came out again on lap 10 for Merkle going off the top of turns three and four and then for Scooter Dulin on the front stretch. Jaennette was forced to hold off Donavon Smith, Trent Murphy and Jason Minnehan to take his third win at MoTown. Murphy edged out Smith for second. Jason Minnehan was fourth and Steve Meyer was fifth.
The final feature of the night was the IMCA Modifieds 25-lap race, but before a lap was completed the caution came out when Tony Snyder, Colton Osborn, Kyle Krampe and Andrew Kinser came to a stop in turns one and two. Eric Elliott led the first lap but the caution again came out. On the restart, Elliott saw Adam Larson take over the top spot. Luke Wanninger and Richie Gustin chased down Larson when the leaders ran into lap traffic, and Gustin grabbed the lead on lap 17. Gustin led the final eight laps to take $1,000 for his win. Meanwhile it was Larson, Wanninger, Ronn Lauritzen and Hunter Marriott rounding out the top five.
Next Friday night will be Central Iowa Snowmobile Club Night and Spectator Eliminators. Hot laps begin at 6:45 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
KMJ Performance / Marshalltown Police Night
Heat 1: 62 Hunter Marriott – 10K Ronn Lauritzen – 50C Colton Osborn
Heat 2: 21K Kyle Brown – 2L Adam Larson – 9E Eric Elliott
Heat 3: 19G Richie Gustin – 43S Scott Simatovich – 5D Devon Havlik
Heat 4: 20 Luke Wanninger – 26J Joel Rust – 8 Tony Snyder
Feature: 1. 19G Richie Gustin Jr (Gilman); 2L Adam Larson (Ankeny); 3. 20 Luke Wanninger (Minburn); 4. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 5. 62 Hunter Marriott (Brookfield, MO); 6. 505 Racer Hulin (Laurel); 7. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 8. 50C Colton Osborn (Cozad, NE); 9. 7 Clint Homan (Bellevue, NE); 10. 21K Kyle Brown (Kellogg); 11. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 12. 5D Devon Havlik (Iowa Falls); 13. 18J Jake Strayer (Newton); 14. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 15. 775S Eric Scribner (Kiel, WI); 16. 2Z Zack Rawlins (Kellogg); 17. 17R Derek Reimer (St. Anthony); 18. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 19. 3W Chris Webb (McCallsburg); 20. 87 Joel Bushore (Boone); 21. 64ZC Brandon Leeman (Roland); 22. 21T Josh Blumer (Mayville, KS); 23. 40RC Rod Clement (Rhodes); 24. 21 David Brown (Kellogg); 25. K1 Kyle Krampe (Baxter); 26. 8 Tony Snyder (Redlyn)
IMCA Stock Cars
Heat 1: 94 Steve Meyer – 35 Donavon Smith – 35K Terry Klocke
Heat 2: 2 Dave Atcher – 02 Adam Klocke – 22D Jared Daggett
Heat 3: 93 Michael Jaennette – 7 Jason Minnehan – 25 Trent Murphy
Feature: 1. 93 Michael Jaennette (Newton); 2. 25 Trent Murphy (Scranton); 3. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 4. 7 Jason Minnehan (Churdan); 5. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 6. 59 Tracy Gienger (Newton); 7. 2 Dave Atcher (Marshalltown); 8. 22D Jared Daggett (Marshalltown); 9. 87A Aaron Matthias (Fairbank); 10. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 11. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 12. 43X Nate Thelen (Newton); 13. 042 Doug Russell (Conrad); 14. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 15. 3 Scooter Dulin (Cedar Rapids); 16. 35K Terry Klocke (Carroll); 17. 196 Chuck Davis (Conrad); 18. 04 Don Vis (Marshalltown); 19. 02 Adam Klocke (Carroll); 20. 45 Matt Deaton (Newton)
IMCA Northern SportMods
Heat 1: 7SR Shawn Ritter – 30 Tracy Wassenberg – 80J Jared Van Deest
Heat 2: 3L Clint Luellen – 32N Neil Follett – 25 Travis Peterson
Heat 3: 198 Sam Wieben – 777 Jayme Duinink – 27S Chad Shaw
Feature: 1. 80J Jared Van Deest (Holland); 2. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 3. 30 Tracy Wassenberg (Shawano, WI); 4. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook); 5. 27S Chad Shaw (Trimble, MO); 6. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 7. 82 Jake McBirnie (Boone); 8. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 9. 7SR Shawn Ritter (Keystone); 10. 27D Arron Duvall (Trenton, MO); 11. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad);. 12. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella); 13. 57R Ryan King (Montour); 14. 29B Ben Wilson (Nevada); 15. 25R Chad Ryerson (Wellsburg); 16. 6T Siraj Thomason (Montezuma); 17. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg); 18. 99B Jim BonSchmit (Clemons); 19. 16 Austin Schuring (Newton); 20. 30X DJ Schmalzried (Nevada); 21. 9 Scott Williams (Atkins); 22. 63 Matt McCahen (Waterloo); 23. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown)
IMCA Hobby Stocks
Heat 1: 4W John Watson – 3A Austin Luellen – 26 Brice Udelhoven
Heat 2: 19D Dustin Elliott – 7B Eric Stanton – 82 Jennifer Hulin
Heat 3: 4X Gary Pfantz – 20E Eric Larson – 500 Garrett Eilander
Feature: 1. 7B Eric Stanton (Carlisle); 2. 20E Eric Larson (Holland); 3. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 4. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 5. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 6. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 7. 19D Dustin Elliott (Marshalltown); 8. 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton); 9. 14T Mitchell Thomas (Marshalltown); 10. 29 Jake Nelson (Newton); 11. 3X Steve Fricke (Marshalltown); 12. 82 Jennifer Hulin (Marshalltown); 13. 4P Matt Pohlman (Keystone); 14. 89 John Housley (Des Moines); 15. 2 Nick Welch (Cedar Falls); 16. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 17. 87M Milo Matthias (CoCo, FL); 18. 50 Bryce Sommerfeld (Fort Dodge); 19. 81M Travis Merical (Marshalltown); 20. 85M Dillon Million (Marshalltown)
Heat 1: 5J Jimmy May – 82 Charlie Brown – 3G Joe Glick
Heat 2: 28 Terry Brown – 6 Mike Morrill – 15 Andy Hennigar
Feature: 1. 5J Jimmy May (DeSoto); 2. 3G Joe Glick (Des Moines); 3. 28 Terry Brown (Nevada); 4. 15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny); 5. 4 Travis Brandt (Des Moines); 6. 01 DJ Schmalzried (Nevada); 7. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 8. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 9. 95 Mike Kennedy (Boone); 10. 89 Travis Stensland (Nevada); 11. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 12. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); 13. 12 Amber Coffman (Nevada); 14. 94 Dustin Marshall (Prairie City); 15. 17S Chris Weir (Nevada); 16. 57 Tim Hennigar (Clarion); 17. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada)