Aikey cashes in big winning Summer Series Miller Lite 50
MARSHALLTOWN — Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls outlasted the field Tuesday in the IMCA Derry Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 at Marshalltown Speedway. The IMCA late models ran for the first and only time in 2014 during the 50th anniversary season of Marshalltown Speedway.
The Deery Brothers Summer Series Miller Lite 50 was presented by H&F Distributing and Rumor’s Bar & Grill and fueled by Casey’s.
Tyler Bruening and Jason Hahne drew the front row with Aikey and Curtin Martin, a pair of veterans, right behind them. Aikey took the lead from the inside row two and pulled away, however, another veteran Ray Guss Jr. worked his way to second by Lap 2. Guss tried to chase down Aikey.
Aikey was able to hold off Guss as they continued to tick off lap cars. Just as it appeared the lap traffic was getting heavier or the feature was going to go caution free, the caution came out on Lap 43 when Denny Eckrich encountered problems ending his his car towards the billboards on the front stretch.
Aikey, Guss, Andy Eckrich, Bruening and Martin were the top five on the restart and when the caution came out again two laps later. It set up five-lap shootout.
Aikey held on to take his 62nd Deery Series win and his fourth at Marshalltown in the series. Not only did Aikey take the $3,000 to win, but he also picked up the extra $1,000 for being a veteran that raced at Marshalltown from 1985 to 1990. Andy Eckrich worked his way from 12th to finish in the runner-up spot followed by Guss in third. Justin Kay managed the last two restarts perfectly and found his way to a fourth place finish and Martin was fifth.
Before the late models’ feature three other classes raced on the Marshalltown track Tuesday night.
The Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks opted to run two 10-lap features as oppose to the normal heat and feature format. In the first feature race, Lou Siplot took the lead and never looked back to take the win. Pat Fagen was second, Kevin Sather was third, Brad Moyer was fourth and Carl Knight was fifth.
In feature two, AJ Nelson grabbed the early lead but got crossed up allowing Bret Moyer to get by on Lap 3. Bret Moyer continued to lead until his brother Brad tried to take it away on six laps later. The Moyer brothers made contact, allowing Sather rolled to the front where he stayed. Sather took the win over Fagen, Brad Moyer, AJ Nelson and Bret Moyer. The series points awarded was determined by average finish in the two races.
Scott Pippert jumped to the race lead early, sustain it through several cautions to win the 20-lap IMCA stock car feature. Pippert held off challenges from David Smith, who finished second. Devin Smith was third, Damon Murty was fourth and Donavon Smith was fifth.
The IMCA Northern sportmods feature saw the caution flag come out before the completion of lap one when Logan Anderson spun in Turn 2. Andy Tiernan grabbed the lead on the restart but that was short lived. Clint Luellen worked his way from the sixth starting spot to take the lead away. Luellen would not let any of the other cautions bother him. Luellen led the final six laps to take the $1,000 prize. Sam Wieben, Taylor Musselman, Andy Tiernan and Carter VanDenBerg rounded out the top five.
The Speedway is back to action on Friday night for Shawn’s Custom Hay Grinding Night at the races. Hot Laps at 6:45 p.m. and racing at 7:30 p.m.
On Friday Night July 4th, it will be Fan Appreciation Night with fireworks, as well as the 50th Anniversary Celebration. There will be activities rain or shine all day. Races will start at 7:15 p.m.
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Marshalltown Speedway Results
June 27th, 2014
H&F Distributing and
Rumor’s Bar & Grill
Deery Brothers Summer Series
IMCA Late Models
Feature: 1. 77 Jeff Aikey (Cedar Falls); 2. 56 Andy Eckrich (Oxford); 3. 58 Ray Guss Jr. (Milan, IL); 4. 15K Justin Kay (Wheatland); 5. 45 Curt Martin (Independence); 6. 15R Brian Harris (Davenport); 7. 16 Tyler Bruening (Decorah); 8. 78 Rick Wendling (Hazleton); 9. 76 Jason Hahne (Webster City); 10. 51 Ryan Dolan (Lisbon); 11. 98 Jason Rauen (Farley); 12. Z50 Joe Zrostlik (Long Grove); 13. 99D Darrel DeFrance (Marshalltown); 14. 88 Kevin Kile (West Liberty); 15. 74 Ron Boyse (Kalona); 16. 29 Spencer Diercks (Davenport); 17. 43 Jeremy Grady (Story City); 18. 24 Scott Fitzpatrick (Urbandale); 19. 40 Joel Callahan (Dubuque); 20. 87 John Emerson (Waterloo); 21. 50 Denny Eckrich (Tiffin); 22. 12 Ron Klein (Sherrill); 23. 07 Matt Ryan (Davenport); 24. 22 Charlie McKenna (Clear Lake)
B-Feature 1: 1. Callahan; 2. Rauen; 3. Harris; 4. Emerson; 5. Grady; 6. Fitzpatrick; 7. Pestka; 8. Nezworski; 9. Foote; 10. Kastli; 11. Conrad
B-Feature 2: 1. Diercks; 2. DeFrance; 3. McKenna; 4. Ron Klein; 5. Boyse; 6. Schroeder; 7. Ryan; 8. Lyle Klein; 9. Hansen; 10. Umbarger; 11. Gustin
IMCA Stock Cars
Feature: 1. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon); 2. 8 David Smith (Lake City); 3. 81 Devin Smith (Lake City); 4. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 5. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 6. R31 Ryan Leeman (Roland); 7. 2 Dave Atcher (Marshalltown); 8. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); 9. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 10. 23HR Rod Richards (Madrid); 11. 4JR Russell Damme Jr. (Waterloo); 12. 12 Duayne Herb (Cedar Rapids); 13. 43X Nate Thelen (Newton)
IMCA Northern SportMods
Feature: 1. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn): 2. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 3. 13T Taylor Musselman (Norwalk); 4. 321 Andy Tiernan (Woodward); 5. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 6. 30 Joey Schaefer (Waterloo); 7. 95J Jason Hall (Grinnell); 8. 24B Brandon Brinton (Nevada); 9. S16 Kip Siems (Cedar Falls); 10. 7SR Shawn Ritter (Keystone); 11. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad); 12. CH19 Colby Heishman (Brooklyn); 13. 21L Matt Lettow (Roland); 14. 82 Jake McBirnie (Boone); 15. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 16. 29B Ben Wilson (Nevada); 17. 9A Logan Anderson (Oskaloosa); 18. 6T Siraj Thomason (Montezuma); 19. 7D Dakota Sellers (Vinton); 20. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 21. 80J Jared Van Deest (Holland): 22. T23 Tony Olson (Cedar Rapids); 23. 11 Michael Strait (New Providence); 24. 57R Ryan King (Montour); 25. 4 Ryan Maitland (Waterloo); 26. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 27. 22 Matt Petrzelka (Cedar Rapids)
Karl Chevrolet Dirt Trucks
Feature 1: 1. 9 Lou Siplot Jr. (Altoona); 2. 25 Pat Fagen (Des Moines); 3. 51 Kevin Sather (Ankeny); 4. 21 Brad Moyer (Alleman); 5. 23K Carl Knight (Des Moines); 6. 98 Bret Moyer (Polk City); 7. 23 AJ Nelson (Des Moines)
Feature 2: 1. 51 Kevin Sather; 2. 25 Pat Fagen; 3. 21 Brad Moyer; 4. 23 AJ Nelson; 5. 98 Bret Moyer; 6. 9 Lou Siplot; 7. 23K Carl Knight