MARSHALLTOWN — Newton’s Michael Jaennette powered to the front of the IMCA stock car feature race last Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. Jaennette led the final eight laps of the 18-lap event to pick up his first win of the 2014 season.
It was also Jaennette’s first-ever feature win at Marshalltown.
“It was an unexplainable feeling to finally pick up a win here,” Jaennette said. “None of this could of been possible without my amazing pit crew, girlfriend Kristin Carley and many supportive friends and family.”
There was three-and-four-wide racing in the IMCA stock car feature. Jay Schmidt had the lead before Jaennette took over and Steve Meyer had the real early lead in the race. Schmidt ran second followed by Meyer, Donavon Smith and Trent Murphy for the top five.
Mother Nature dropped a lot of rain at the Marshalltown Speedway on Thursday but that did not stop the track crew. It worked the track in to keep the 50th Anniversary season going on Friday night. There was some great racing all night long on KMJ Performance Night at the Races.
There was only three IMCA sport compacts on the night and they produced a very entertaining feature event the entire eight laps. David Moorman grabbed the lead and never looked back to take the win, his first of the young season. John Gill will get Moorman sideways after hitting his rear bumper on the last lap to take second. Aaron Miller came home third.
Charlie Brown and Larry Sorenson started on the front row in the 15-lap Mod Lite feature but it was Brown getting the great start and he began to pull away. Behind Brown there was Jimmy May, Mike Morrill, Andy Hennigar and Josh May battling for position. Brown began to see lap traffic and that did not become a struggle as Brown took the win. Hennigar finished 2nd, Jimmy May was 3rd, Josh May was 4th and Mike Morrill was 5th.
The IMCA Hobby Stocks 12 lap feature was a very exciting one as Jason See grabbed the lead on the opening lap but Jamie Songer worked his way from fifth starting spot to grab the lead on Lap two. Songer and See continued to battle but Eric Stanton joined the fun up front.
See took the lead back on laps five and six before Songer took the lead on lap seven. Stanton grabbed the lead away on lap eight but experience troubles on lap nine handing the over John Watson, who worked his way up to the second spot after starting tenth. Watson lead the remaining two laps to take his second of the season at Motown. Songer, See, Brice Udelhoven and Eric Larson rounded out the top five.
After experiencing troubles last week, it was Jenae Gustin got to the lead early in the IMCA sport mod 18-lap feature. Gustin got a great restart following a caution on Lap 2, and began to pull away, until she caught lap traffic. That allowed Clint Luellen to catch Gustin and take the lead on Lap 9. Gustin refused to give up, going to the front again two laps later. Gustin held off Luellen and hard charging Doug Smith to take the win. Luellen grabbed second, Smith was third, Brandon Brinton was fourth and Sam Wieben was fifth.
The final feature of the night was the IMCA modifieds. For the second week in a row it did not disappoint the fans. Following a lot of shuffling up front and lead changes, Ronn Lauritzen pushed to the lead on Lap 10 on his way to a second straight victory at Marshalltown. Jon Snyder ran second. Andrew Kinser finished in third place with David Brown and Kyle Krampe rounding out the top five.
This Friday night it is Johnny Ray’s Sports Bar and Grille of Grundy Center Night. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and Racing at 7:30 p.m.
Marshalltown Speedway Results KMJ Performance Night
April 25th, 2014
Feature: 1. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 2. 69X Jon Snyder (Ames); 3. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 4. 21 David Brown (Kellogg); 5. K1 Kyle Krampe (Baxter); 6. 21K Kyle Brown (Kellogg); 7. 19 Jimmy Gustin (Marshalltown); 8. 22H Clay Hale (Cameron, MO); 9. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 10. 20W Shay Woods (Humeston); 11. 505 Racer Hulin (Laurel); 12. 1BC Tony Cox (Boone); 13. 2Z Zach Rawlins (Kellogg); 14. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 15. 17R Derek Reimer (St. Anthony); 16. 40RC Rod Clement (Rhodes); 17. 2L Adam Larson (Ankeny); 18. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 19. 3W Chris Webb (McCallsburg); 20. 18J Jake Strayer (Newton)
IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 93 Michael Jaennette (Newton); 2. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 3. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 4. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 5. 25 Trent Murphy (Scranton); 6. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 7. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 8. 4JR Russell Damme Jr. (Waterloo); 9. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 10. 45 Matthew Deaton (Newton); 11. 04 Don Vis (Marshalltown); 12. 43X Nate Thelen (Newton); 13. 196 Chuck Davis (Conrad); 14. 042 Doug Russell (Conrad)
Feature: 1. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 2. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 3. 12 Doug Smith (Lake City); 4. 24B Brandon Brinton (Nevada); 5. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 6. 80J Jared Van Deest (Holland); 7. 6 James Aschenbrenner (Aplington); 8. 7SR Shawn Ritter (Keystone); 9. 22A Shawn Albers (Wellsburg); 10. 25R Chad Ryerson (Wellsburg); 11. 7R Ryan Ashton (Beaman); 12. 57R Ryan King (Montour); 13. 40S Shawn Simatovich (Gilman); 14. CH19 Colby Heishman (Brooklyn); 15. 19G Gatlin Leytham (Garwin); 16. 11 Michael Strait (New Providence); 17. 16 Austin Schuring (Newton); 18. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg); 19. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook); 20. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 21. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 22. 775 Justin Tharp (Vinton); 23. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella)
IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 2. 96R Jamie Songer (Ankeny); 3. 79S Jason See (Albia); 4. 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton); 5. 20E Eric Larson (Holland); 6. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 7. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 8. 82 Jennifer Hulin (Marshalltown); 9. 42 Riley Songer (Ankeny); 10. 14T Mitchell Thomas (Marshalltown); 11. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 12. T56 Tim Barber (Story City); 13. 42T Tyso Overton (Carlisle); 14. 79 Benji Irvine (Stanley); 15. 7B Eric Stanton (Carlisle) 16. 29 Jake Nelson (Newton); 17. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 18. 5H Andy Hick (Adel)
Feature: 1. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada); 2. 15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny); 3. 5J Jimmy May (De Soto); 4. 99 Josh May (De Soto); 5. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 6. 89 Travis Stensland (Nevada); 7. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 8. 4 Travis Brandt (Des Moines); 9. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 10. 13 Ryan McCrory (Pleasant Hill); 11. 95 Mike Kennedy (Boone); 12. 17 Cory Sauerman (Grimes); 13. 17S Chris Weir (Nevada); 14. 3G Joe Glick (Des Moines); 15. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); 16. 4M Matt Sorenson (Ames); 17. 46 Kevin Grisham (Ogden); 18. 12 Amber Coffman (Nevada); 19. 21 John Schuring (Kellogg); 20. 28 Terry Brown (Nevada); 21. 94 Dustin Marshall (Prairie City)
IMCA Sport Compacts
Feature: 1. 6M David Moorman (Beaman); 2. 02 John Gill (Marshalltown); 3. 01 Aaron Miller (Marshalltown)