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Young drivers capture first wins at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN — From the drop of the first green flag to the final feature race every fan in attendance last Friday at Marshalltown Speedway definitely got their money worth. There was great three-four and sometimes five-wide racing by the drivers.

Sam Wieben and Tyler Droste, both younger drivers, posted their first wins of the season at MoTown. Wieben’s came in the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA sport mods, taking the4 lead on Lap 2 and keeping it through several caution and restarts. Droste used a caution restart to claim the lead in the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA modifieds and never game it up.

Wieben held off challenges by Neil Follett and Jared Van Deest in the middle of the IMCA sport mods. At the end, Shawn Albers came across in the runner-up spot followed by Van Deest. Ben Kates placed fourth and Joel Rust was fifth.

Droste’s win came right at the end as he beat Cayden Carter to the checkered flag in the IMCA modifiers. Ronn Lauritzen, who had a get-together with Luke Wanninger on Lap 5, battled back to finish third. Randy Havlik ran fourth and Dan Chapman crossed the line for fifth place.

Another first-time winner at Marshalltown was Donavon Smith. Smith worked his way up through the  Amsoil IMCA stock cars feature after starting 12th. Smith went to the lead on Lap 9 and reached the checkered flag first. Brian Irvine, who started in 11th spot, finished second followed by Steve Meyer, Derek Reimer and Damon Murty.

The Toby K’s Hideaway mod lites feature race came down to the white flag. Josh May gained the lead when the white flag flew and held on after a strong battle with Randy Bryan Jimmy May and Mike Morrill throughout the race. Charlie Brown, who led early, finished second followed by Bryan, Morrill and Jimmy May.

Merv Chandler grabbed the lead on Lap 4 of the IMCA sport compacts and stayed out in front of the field. David Moorman, who lost the lead to Chandler, ran second. John Gill, Chad Larson and Duayne Herb rounded out the top five.

In the Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA hobby stock car feature race, lap traffic became a problem lat in the race. That set up an exciting final three laps as a lapped car spot in front of leader Kevin Fee, resulting in Fee spinning into Turn 2. Brice Udelhoven took the lead on Lap 10, but he made contact with Eric Stanton on the final lap and garrett Eilander had no where to go.

Stanton kept going an raced Eric Larson to the finish line. Larson edged Stanton at the end for the win. Benji Irvine finished third followed by Bill Bonnett and Austin Luellen.

The IMCA Modifieds ran a King of the Hill just like the Stock Cars did the week before and it was Cayden Carter, Kyle Brown and Ronn Lauritzen winning the first round. Cayden Carter beat Kyle Brown to advance on to the final to face Ronn Lauritzen. Lauritzen cashed in the extra hundred dollars to win the King of the Hill.

Final event of the night was the Stock Car Australian Pursuit, which is if you are passed you are eliminated. Curt Hook started out front but was passed by Brian Irvine.

Damon Murty started fifth and passed Michael Jaennette and Scott Pippert on lap two eliminating them. Irvine lead all eight laps to take the win meanwhile Murty finish second and Steve Meyer end up third.

This Friday night is the Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championships, final night for track points. The Top 12 in points will be locked into the feature, all other cars will run a last-chance race for starting position.  Grandstands are $9 for adults, children 11 and under are free. Hot laps at 7 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.

Marshalltown Speedway hosts  the 7th Annual World Nationals, Sept. 19, 20, 21.

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

Aug. 23, 2013

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel IMCA Modifieds

Heat 1: 10C Cayden Carter - 92 Tyler Droste - 1 Dan Chapman

Heat 2: 20 Luke Wanninger - 21K Kyle Brown - 2L Adam Larson

Heat 3: 10K Ronn Laurtizen - 3Z Randy Havlik - K1 Kyle Krampe

King of the Hill: 10K Ronn Lauritzen

Feature: 1. 92 Tyler Droste (Waterloo); 2. 10C Cayden Carter (Oskaloosa); 3. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 4. 3Z Randy Havlik (Madrid); 5. 1 Dan Chapman (Clarence); 6. 85 Dustin Smith (Lake City); 7. 47 Josh Truman (Indianola); 8. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 9. K1 Kyle Krampe (Baxter); 10. 21 David Brown (Kellogg); 11. 21K Kyle Brown (Kellogg); 12. 2Z Zack Rawlins (Kellogg); 13. 505 Racer Hulin (Laurel); 14. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 15. 69X Jon Snyder (Ames); 16. 2L Adam Larson (Ames); 17. 20 Luke Wanninger (Minburn) 

Amsoil IMCA Stock Cars

Heat 1: 99D Damon Murty - 75 Curt Hook - 35 Donavon Smith

Heat 2: 93 Michael Jaennette - 12K Eric Knutson - 26 Brian Irvine

Heat 3: 94 Steve Meyer - 47 Scott Pippert - 54 Robbie Merkle

Heat 4: 19J Jay Schmidt - 25 Trent Murphy - 17R Derek Reimer 

Australian Pursuit: 26 Brian Irvine 

Feature: 1. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 2. 26 Brian Irvine (Oelwein); 3. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 4. 17R Derek Reimer (Marshalltown); 5. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 6. 25 Trent Murphy (Jefferson); 7. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon); 8. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 9. 93 Michael Jaennette (Newton); 10. R31 Ryan Leeman (Roland); 11. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 12. 87A Aaron Matthias (Fairbank); 13. 21K JD Kennedy (Ackley); 14. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 15. 71 Corey Piffer (Indianola); 16. 12K Eric Knutson (Slater): 17. 45 Matt Deaton (Newton); 18. 43 Nate Thelen (Newton); 19. 75 Curt Hook (Ackley); 20. 57 Keith Kuder (Rosedale); 21. 76 Norman Belew (Granger); 22. 199 Nick Thelen (Kellogg); 23. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); DNS/24. 6R Adam Rickett (Marshalltown); DNS/25. 7L Ben Lucas (Willow Park, TX)

Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA SportMods

Heat 1: 40S Shawn  Simatovich - 25 Travis Peterson - 69JR Johnathan Logue

Heat 2: 26J Joel Rust - 32N Neil Follett - 22A Shawn Albers

Heat 3: 23K Ben Kates - 80J Jared Van Deest - 19J Jenae Gustin

Heat 4: 05 Paul Nagle - 198 Sam Wieben - 9E Eric Elliott

B-Feature (top 4 transfer): 1. 19G Gatlin Leytham; 2. 13T Mike Timm; 3. 11M Mike Mitchell; 4. 99B Jim Bonschmit; 5. 35C Casey Heil (Eldora); 6. 00 Shawn Weatherly (Eldora); DNS/7. 52R Marty Rouse (Grundy Center); DNS/8. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella)

Feature: 1. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 2. 22A Shawn Albers (Wellsburg); 3. 80J Jared Van Deest (Grundy Center); 4. 23K Ben Kates (Tonganoxie, KS); 5. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 6. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad); 7. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook); 8. 24B Brandon Brinton (Nevada); 9. 40S Shawn Simatovich (Gilman); 10. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 11. 02A Coty Albers (Wellsburg); 12. 33R DJ Robinson (Ankeny); 13. 7V Jesse VanDerWal (McCallsburg); 14. 69JR Johnathan Logue (Boone); 15. 05 Paul Nagle (Nevada); 16. 13T Mike Timm (Mingo); 17. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg); 18. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 19. 57R Ryan King (Marshalltown); 20. 7R Ryan Ashton (Beaman); 21. 11M Mike Mitchell (Cedar Rapids); 22. 99B Jim Bonschmit (Clemons); 23. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 24. 19G Gatlin Leytham (Garwin)

Mike’s Hard Lemonade IMCA Hobby Stocks

Heat 1: 52X Kevin Fee - 20E Eric Larson - 7B Eric Stanton

Heat 2: 19 Bill Bonnett - 23G Dustin Tapp - 500 Garrett Eilander

Heat 3: 26 Brice Udelhoven - 3A Austin Luellen - 17K Kyle Parizek

Feature: 1. 20E Eric Larson (Holland); 2. 7B Eric Stanton (Hartford); 3. 79 Benji Ivine (Cedar Falls); 4. 19 Bill Bonnett (Knoxville); 5. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 6. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 7. 23G Dustin Tapp (Nevada); 8. 17K Kyle Parizek (Belle Plaine); 9. 121 Travis Staley (Hampton); 10. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 11. 37D Shannon Depper (Grinnell); 12. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle); 13. 05 Jason Cox (Maxwell); 14. 83 Eugene Nicklas (Grinnell); 15. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 16. 3X Scott Durlin (State Center); 17. 82 Jennifer Hulin (Marshalltown); 18. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 19. 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton); 20. 52X Kevin Fee (Knoxville); 21. 33X Matthew Howard (Des Moines); 22. 21J Jonathon Juett (Belle Plaine)

Toby K’s Hideaway Mod Lites

Heat 1: DC5 Adam Larson - 64 Randy Bryan - 82 Charlie Brown

Heat 2: 99 Josh May - 5J Jimmy May - 95 Mike Kennedy

Feature: 1. 99 Josh May (DeSoto); 2. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada); 3. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 4. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 5. 5J Jimmy May (DeSoto); 6. 4 Travis Brandt (Des Moines); 7. DC5 Adam Larson (Ames); 8. 95 Mike Kennedy (Boone); 9. 89 Travis Stensland (Nevada); 10. 03 Joe Glick (Des Moines); 11. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); DNS/12. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); DNS/13. 15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny)

IMCA Sport Compacts

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

Feature: 1. 2 Merv Chandler (Urbana); 2. 6M David Moorman (Beaman); 3. 02 John Gill (Marshalltown); 4. 7C Chad Larson (Brooklyn); 5. 3 Duayne Herb (Cedar Rapids); 6. 3JK Josh Keller (Toledo) 

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