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Murty is Stock Car King of the Hill at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN — Damon Murty proved to be the Stock Car King of the Hill last Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. In the final event of the night, Murty out raced Jay Schmidt and Justin Temeyer in the showdown.

Temeyer won the first round and advanced to the finals. Murty took on Schmidt in the elimination round and came out on top. Murty beat Temeyer in the final race.

Murty had posted the victory in the Amsoil IMCA stock car feature race earlier Friday night. Temeyer bolted to a strong lead but a couple cautions brought him back to the pack and on the restart after Lap 6, Murty, Robbie Merkle, Derek Reimer and Steve Meyer were right on his bumper.

Temeyer and Meyer got together two laps later. Murty went to the front and stayed there through another caution. Schmidt crossed the line in second place followed by Reimer, Jeff Wollam and Temeyer.

Merv Chandler broke into the lead after five laps and held off all the challengers to win the IMCA sport compacts feature. John Gill, who led early, finished second followed by Chad Larson and Danielle Webster.

Dusty Masolini took advantage of race leader Charlie Brown’s car losing its grip on the track on Lap 8 of the Toby K’s Hideaway mod lites feature race. Masolini gained the lead and never relinquished it. Josh May ran second and Andy Hennigar finished third. Randy Bryan and Mike Kennedy rounded out the top five.

Eric Stanton was the third and final leader in the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA hobby stocks feature Friday night. Jennifer Hulin led the first two laps but a caution came out when the cars of Jonathan Juett and Keith Miner got tangled up. Eric Larson pushed past Hulin two laps later.

Stanton went around Larson on Lap 6 and pulled away for his fourth win of the season at MoTown. John Watson worked his way up from his 10th starting position to finish second. Bill Bonnett finished third, Kevin Fee was fourth and Hulin placed fifth.

A handfull of cars had trouble early in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA sport mods feature race with Neil Follett holding the lead. On the restart, Brandon Brinton grabbed the lead but it was Jenae Gustin’s later run to the front after a caution that produced the winning  order.

Gustin picked up her second win of the season with Paul Nagle in the runner-up spot. Brinton finished third and Jayme Duinink was fourth. Matt Lettow worked his way from 19th to claim the fifth-place spot.

In the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA modified feature, Jon Snyder came out the victor through several lead changes and restarts. Snyder took over on Lap 12 and took the checkered flag for his fifth win of the season at Marshalltown. Ronn Lauritzen, Cayden Carter, Scott Simatovich and Kyle Krampe rounded out the top five.

Only two weeks of regular-season racing remains at Marshalltown Speedway. This coming Friday is Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar & Grille Night. Aug. 30 will be the Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championships. Grandstands are $9 for adults, children 11 and under is $2. Hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.

Marshalltown Speedway will hold the 7th Annual World Nationals Sept 19, 20, 21, where modifieds will race for a top prize of $10,000-to-win. 

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 515-432-4703.

Marshalltown Speedway Results

Aug.16 , 2013

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds

Heat 1: 10C Cayden Carter - 10K Ronn Lauritzen - 92 Tyler Droste

Heat 2: 47 Josh Truman - 505 Racer Hulin - 69X Jon Snyder

Heat 3: 87 Joel Bushore - 20 Luke Wanninger - 5 Todd Shute

Feature: 1. 69X Jon Snyder (Ames); 2. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 3. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 4. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 5. K1 Kyle Krampe (Baxter); 6. 5 Todd Shute (Des Moines); 7. 21K Kyle Brown (Kellogg); 8. 92 Tyler Droste (Waterloo); 9. 47 Josh Truman (Indianola); 10. 20 Luke Wanninger (Minburn); 11. 14E Chase Ellingson (Williams); 12. 1BC Tony Cox (Boone); 13. 505 Racer Hulin (Laurel); 14. 3W Chris Webb (McCallsburg); 15. 32 Chris Snyder (Raymond); 16. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 17. 87 Joel Bushore (Boone); 18. 21 David Brown (Kellogg); 19. 2Z Zack Rawlins (Kellogg)

Amsoil IMCA Stock Cars

Heat 1: 17R Derek Reimer - 94 Steve Meyer - 12K Eric Knutson

Heat 2: 75 Curt Hook - 59 Tracy Gienger - 199 Nick Thelen

Heat 3: 19J Jay Schmidt - 3W Jeff Wollam - 54 Robbie Merkle

Heat 4: 99D Damon Murty - 56T Justin Temeyer - 50X Kevin Balmer

King of the Hill: 99D Damon Murty 

Feature: 1. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 2. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 3. 17R Derek Reimer (Marshalltown); 4. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 5. 56T Justin Temeyer (Independence); 6. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 7. 12K Eric Knutson (Slater); 8. 45 Matt Deaton (Newton); 9. 43 Nate Thelen (Newton); 10. 71 Corey Piffer (Indianola); 11. 4JR Russell Damme Jr. (Waterloo); 12. R31 Ryan Leeman (Roland); 13. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 14. 5 Ross Marshall (Johnston); 15. 52 Robert Engelkes (Dike); 16. 21K JD Kennedy (Ackley); 17. 199 Nick Thelen (Kellogg); 18. 52E Mitchell Engelkes (Dike); 19. 6R Adam Rickett (Marshalltown); 20. 196 Chuck Davis (Center Point); 21. 75 Curt Hook (Ackley); 22. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 23. 59 Tracy Gienger (Baxter); 24. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon) 

Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods

Heat 1: 24B Brandon Brinton - 26J Joel Rust - 7R Ryan Ashton

Heat 2: 777 Jayme Duinink - 9E Eric Elliott - 25R Chad Ryerson

Heat 3: 23K Ben Kates - 40S Shawn Simatovich - 19J Jenae Gustin

Heat 4: 32N Neil Follett - 98 Bill Hildreth - 22A Shawn Albers

B-Feature (top 4 transfer): 1. 25 Travis Peterson; 2. 32L Ty Luellen; 3. 69JR Johnathan Logue; 4. 13T Mike Timm; 5. 64 Brandon Leeman (Roland); 6. 57R Ryan King (Marshalltown); 7. 52R Marty Rouse (Grundy Center); 8. 99B Jim BonSchmit (Clemons) 

Feature: 1. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 2. 05 Paul Nagle (Nevada); 3. 24B Brandon Brinton (Nevada); 4. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella); 5. 21L Matt Lettow (Roland); 6. 23K Ben Kates (Tonganoxie, KS); 7. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 8. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 9. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad); 10. 22A Shawn Albers (Wellsburg); 11. 80J Jared Van Deest (Grundy Center); 12. 7R Ryan Ashton (Beaman); 13. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg); 14. 40S Shawn Simatovich (Gilman); 15. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 16. 02A Coty Albers (Wellsburg); 17. 33R DJ Robinson (Des Moines); 18. 25R Chad Ryerson (Wellsburg); 19. 69JR Johnathan Logue (Boone); 20. 67X Brandon Williams (Des Moines); 21. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 22. 13T Mike Timm (Mingo); 23. 32L Ty Luellen (Minburn); 24. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook) 

Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks

Heat 1: 7B Eric Stanton - 3A Austin Luellen - 4X Gary Pfantz

Heat 2: 05 Paul Nagle - 20E Eric Larson - 19 Bill Bonnett

Heat 3: 82 Jennifer Hulin - 52X Kevin Fee - 500 Garrett Eilander 

Feature: 1. 7B Eric Stanton (Hartford); 2. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 3. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 4. 52X Kevin Fee (Knoxville); 5. 82 Jennifer Hulin (Marshalltown); 6. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 7. 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton); 8. 7 Dustin Graham (Boone); 9. 05 Jason Cox (Maxwell); 10. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 11. T56 Tim Barber (Story City); 12. 83 Eugene Nicklas (Grinnell); 13. 38R Aaron Rudolph (Grand Junction); 14. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 15. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 16. 20E Eric Larson (Holland); 17. 2 Nick Welch (Cedar Falls); 18. 3X Scott Durlin (State Center); 19. 21J Jonathan Juett (Belle Plaine); 20. 55 Keith Miner (Granger); 21. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle) 

Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites

Heat 1: 99 Josh May - 82 Charlie Brown - 95 Mike Kennedy

Heat 2: 6 Mike Morrill - 15 Andy Hennigar - 8 Dusty Masolini

Feature: 1. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 2. 99 Josh May (De Soto); 3. 15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny); 4. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 5. 95 Mike Kennedy (Boone); 6. 57 Tim Hennigar (Clarion); 7. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 8. 5J Jimmy May (De Soto); 9. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada); 10. DC5 Tim Gannon (Des Moines); 11. 28 Terry Brown (Nevada); 12. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); 13. 33 Gayle Worthington (Des Moines); 14. 03 Joe Glick (Des Moines) 

IMCA Sport Compacts

Heat  : 02 John Gill - 7C Chad Larson - 57 Merv Chandler 

Feature: 1. 57 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 2. 02 John Gill (Marshalltown); 3. 7C Chad Larson (Brooklyn); 4. 3 Danielle Webster (Cedar Rapids) 

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