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Snyder, Schmidt repeat on Racers Against ALS Night

MARSHALLTOWN – On Friday Night, July 19, the gang from Racers Against ALS was in attendance raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which is a degenerative disease effecting nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, it’s also known to many people as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. They had t-shirts for sale and former Iowa Hawkeye Football Player Brad Banks was on hand to sign some autographs. Meanwhile, as for the racing on the track, many races throughout the night were raced two, three and even four wide.

David Moorman grabbed the early lead in the I.M.C.A. Sport Compacts feature after John Gill and Merv Chandler got together on the front stretch. That brought out the yellow, but from there, Moorman pulled away and never looked back in the 10 lapper. Moorman took first win since Aug. 24, 2012. Chandler worked his way back up to finish second, Gill finished third, Joe Alday was fourth and Chad Larson was fifth.

In the Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites feature, it was Jimmy May grabbing the early lead. But just after the completion of Lap 1, the caution waved when Bryan Zehm came to a rest on the backstretch. 

May continued to lead until his son, Josh May, snuck by on Lap 5. Josh May went on to take his fifth win of the season at MoTown. Mike Morrill worked his way by Jimmy May for second. Andy Hennigar was fourth and Mike Kennedy was fifth.

The Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks Feature saw Eric Larson grab the lead just after the completion of Lap 1. 

Throughout the field, they were racing pretty hard, which led to Jennifer Hulin to cutting her left rear tire down just after the completion of Lap 2, 

Hulin was trying to get off the race track to a sharp right and spun out before rolling over, she climbed from the car but her night came to an end. Larson this time didn’t get a good restart as Eric Stanton stayed in tow before grabbing the lead on Lap 5 by a bumper. 

Stanton finally grabbed the lead fully on Lap 6 and went on to take his second win despite a caution with just three laps to go. Bill Bonnett started 10th but found his way in the runner up position. Eric Larson, Austin Luellen and Scott Durling rounded out the top five. 

Johnathan Logue grabbed the lead on the opening lap in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Sport Mods feature, but it was Pella’s Jayme Duinink grabbing the lead on Lap 2. Duinink continued to lead until a caution waved on Lap 6. 

Duinink got a great restart and looked to be pulling way but the caution waved again on Lap 8. This time, it was Eric Elliott, who started in 11th, getting the great restart as he snuck by Duinink for the top spot. 

Elliott went on to lead the remaining laps, despite a late race caution that set up a three-lap dash to the finish. For Elliott, that was win number two at MoTown. Brad Iverson came home in second, Travis Peterson worked his way through the field after starting 12th to finish third. Jenae Gustin started tenth and finished fourth, and Joel Rust started 24th and wound up to finish fifth. 

Jay Schmidt grabbed the lead right away in the Amsoil IMCA Stock Car feature, and just after the completion of Lap 1 the caution waved. Schmidt got a great restart despite Damon Murty being on his back bumper, but they saw the caution wave again on Lap 3. Schmidt and Murty began to pull away from Jeff Wollam and Eric Knutson until the caution on Lap 13. Schmidt held off late-race challenges from Murty to take his fourth win in a row at MoTown. Damon Murty worked his way from ninth to second, Eric Knutson came home in third, Chris Wiltse found his way to fourth and Jeff Wollam was fifth.

The final feature of the night was the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds feature, which saw Zach Rawlins grabbing the lead, appearing to pull away, before the caution waved on Lap 13. Rawlins had to deal with Jon Snyder and Cayden Carter, Snyder got the great restart and went on to take the top spot. Only thing denying Snyder the win was the caution on Lap 15. Snyder managed to get a great jump on the final restart and went on to take his second win of the season in as many weeks at MoTown. Cayden Carter, Zach Rawlins, Darin Duffy and Ronn Lauritzen rounded out the top five. 

Next week, the speedway will be Johnny Ray’s Bar & Grille Night at the Races. Grandstands are $9 for adults; children 11 and under cost $2. Hot Laps begin at 7 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.

For additional information and to follow the season at the Marshalltown Speedway, log on at:, or follow Marshalltown Speedway on Facebook and Twitter, or call the speedway office at 1-515-432-4703.

Marshalltown Speedway Results

July 19th , 2013

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds

Heat 1: 43S Scott Simatovich - 505 Racer Hulin - 12 Andrew Kinser 

Heat 2: 10K Ronn Lauritzen - 10C Cayden Carter - K1 Kyle Krampe

Heat 3: 2Z Zach Rawlins - 69X Jon Snyder - 47 Josh Truman

Feature: 1. 69X Jon Snyder (Ames); 2. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 3. 2Z Zach Rawlins (Kellogg); 4. 19D Darin Duffy (Hazelton); 5. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 6. 505 Racer Hulin (Laurel); 7. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 8. 21K Kyle Brown (Kellogg); 9. 20M Josh Most (Red Oak); 10. 1BC Tony Cox (Boone); 11. 47 Josh Truman (Indianola); 12. 75 Josh Sherbon (Cedar Falls); 13. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 14. 4 Tony Hilgenberg (Waukee); 15. 78S Steve Stoltz (Peoria, AZ); 16. 62 Hunter Marriott (Brookfield, MO); 17. 25 Ricky Stephan (S. Sioux City, NE); 18. K1 Kyle Krampe (Baxter); 19. 21 David Brown (Kellogg)

Amsoil IMCA Stock Cars

Heat 1: 3W Jeff Wollam - 12K Eric Knutson - 94 Steve Meyer 

Heat 2: 59 Tracy Gienger - 96 Chris Wiltse  - 76 Norman Belew

Heat 3: 99D Damon Murty - 19J Jay Schmidt - 20V Dustin Vis 

Feature: 1. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 2. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 3. 12K Eric Knutson (Slater); 4. 96 Chris Wiltse (Charles City); 5. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 6. 59 Tracy Gienger (Newton); 7. 20V Dustin Vis (LeGrand); 8. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 9. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 10. 5 Ross Marshall (Johnston); 11. 76 Norman Belew (Granger); 12. 71 Cory Piffer (Indianola); 13. 55 Dave Mehmen (Baxter); 14. 6R Adam Rickett (Marshalltown); 15. 196 Chuck Davis; 16. 46B Michael Bilyeu (Indianola); 17. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 18. 45 Matt Deaton (Newton); 19. Y55 Cory Bushnell (Madrid)

Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods

Heat 1: 7R Ryan Ashton- 9E Eric Elliott - 23K Ben Kates

Heat 2: 2G Geoff Olson - 25 Travis Peterson - 8B Brad Iverson

Heat 3: 3L Clint Luellen - 19J Jenae Gustin - 777 Jayme Duinink

Heat 4: 69JR Johnathan Logue - 05 Paul Nagle - 40S Shawn Simatovich

Feature: 1. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 2. 8B Brad Iverson (Grinnell); 3. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook); 4. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 5. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 6. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella); 7. 24B Brandon Brinton (Nevada); 8. 2G Geoff Olson (West Des Moines); 9. 05 Paul Nagle (Nevada); 10. 321 Andy Tiernan (Woodward); 11. 80J Jared Van Deest (Grundy Center); 12. 22A Shawn Albers (Wellsburg); 13. 25R Chad Ryerson (Wellsburg); 14. 40S Shawn Simatovich (Gilman); 15. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg); 16. 69JR Johnathan Logue (Boone); 17. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad); 18. 99B Jim BonSchmit (Clemons); 19. 67X Brandon Williams (Des Moines); 20. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 21. 7V Jesse VanderWal (McCallsburg); 22. 23K Ben Kates (Tonganoxie, KS); 23. 57R Ryan King (Marshalltown); 24. 7R Ryan Ashton (Beaman)

Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks

Heat 1: 3A Austin Luellen - 82 Jennifer Hulin - 500 Garrett Eilander

Heat 2: 99JR Nick Murty - 07 Jacob Keiser - 83 Eugene Nicklas

Heat 3: 26 Brice Udelhoven - 7B Eric Stanton - 20E Eric Larson

Feature: 1. 7B Eric Stanton (Hartford); 2. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 3. 20E Eric Larson (Holland); 4. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 5. 3X Scott Durlin (State Center); 6. 83 Eugene Nicklas (Grinnell); 7. 5x Kevin Fee (Knoxville); 8. 14T Mitchell Thomas (Marshalltown); 9. 55 Keith Miner (Granger); 10. 37D Shannon Deppe (Grinnell); 11. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 12. 05 Jason Cox (Maxwell); 13. 99JR Nick Murty (Chelsea); 14. 82 Jennifer Hulin (Marshalltown); 15. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); DQ 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton); DQ 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); DQ 07 Jacob Keiser (Marengo)

Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites

Heat 1: 6 Mike Morrill - 82 Charlie Brown - 5J Jimmy May

Heat 2: 46Z Bryan Zehm - 64 Randy Bryan - 99 Josh May

Feature: 1. 99 Josh May (DeSoto); 2. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 3. 5J Jimmy May (DeSoto); 4. 15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny); 5. 95 Mike Kennedy (Boone); 6. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 7. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 8. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada); 9. DC5 Adam Larson (Ames); 10. 46Z Bryan Zehm (Ames); 11. 11R Jason Whitehead (Nevada); 12. 4 Travis Brandt (Des Moines); 13. 28 Terry Brown (Nevada); 14. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); 15. 03 Joe Glick (Des Moines)

IMCA Sport Compacts

Heat : 02 John Gill - 2 Merv Chandler - 7C Chad Larson 

Feature: 1. 6M David Moorman (Beaman); 2. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 3. 02 John Gill (Marshalltown); 4. 49 Joe Alday (Marshalltown); 5. 7C Chad Larson (Brooklyn) 

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