Two drivers earned their first win of the season Friday night at Marshalltown while three others returned to the winner’s circle. Racing action was exciting and intense all night long on J&V Napa Auto Parts Night at the Races.
Mike Rupe won the first race of the night, the Flattrack Quads, after taking the lead from Travis Brandt on the final lap. Brandt finished second, Jordan Brown third, Mark Johnson fourth and Brandon Gillette fifth. Quads were invited back Aug. 29.
The Mod Lites were out next in a 15-lap feature event. Travis Stensland started on the outside front row and led every lap en route to recording his first win at Marshalltown. Behind Stensland, drivers battled two and three wide at times. Terry Brown took the runner-up honors while his brother, Charlie Brown, ended upside down in Turn Four coming to the checkered flag. Tim Hennigar, Mike Morrill and Jimmy May placed third through fifth.
Several lead changes in the 12-lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature resulted in Austin Luellen grabbing his seventh win in Motown in 2014. Eric Stanton finished second, Tyler Pickett third, Kyle Parizek fourth and Brice Udelhoven fifth.
Lapped traffic played a role in determining the winner of the Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18-lap feature. After Jenae Gustin and Logan Scott maneuvered around slower cars and traded the lead in the race’s final laps, Gustin pulled away to win her third in a row and fifth of the season at Motown. Sam Wieben worked his way up to finish second. Keagan Scott placed third, Clint Luellen fourth and Brett Lowry fifth.
A blown motor and spilled oil helped Donovan Smith win the 18-lap IMCA Stock Cars feature. Jeff Wollam appeared to have a victory secured until Don Vis’ motor failed, dumping oil on the track. Smith saw that and went to the high side to take the lead with two laps to go. Smith claimed the win over Wollam, Trent Murphy, Robert Stofer and Jay Schmidt.
The final feature of the night was the 20-lap IMCA Modifieds feature. This week’s feature was different from last week’s as the race went green-to-checkered. Jake Strayer grabbed an early lead and picked up his first win after holding off several challenges from Ronn Lauritzen and Joel Rust. Rust grabbed second away from Lauritzen; meanwhile Rod Clement fell back to fourth and Scott Simatovich finished fifth.
Friday will be Old Timers Lounge and Witten’s Warriors Night. Hot laps begin at 7 p.m.and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Marshalltown Speedway Results
J&V Napa Auto Parts Night
Aug. 8, 2014
Feature: 1. 18J Jake Strayer (Newton); 2. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 3. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 4. 40RC Rod Clement (Rhodes); 5. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 6. 69 John Logue Jr. (Boone); 7. 17R Derek Reimer (St. Anthony); 8. 1J Jeff Streeter (Madrea, Calif.); 9. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 10. 12X Trent Jackson (Marshalltown); 11. 505 Racer Hulin (Laurel); 12. 02A Coty Albers (Wellsburg); 13. 2Z Zack Rawlins (Newton)
IMCA Stock Cars
Feature:1. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 2. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown); 3. 25 Trent Murphy (Scranton); 4. 50 Robert Stofer (Jefferson); 5. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 6. 24 Eric Brown (Boone); 7. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 8. 22K Kevin Rose (Boone); 9. R31 Ryan Leeman (Roland); 10. 87A Aaron Matthias (Fairbank); 11. 43X Nate Thelen (Newton); 12. 46 Trent Barker (Floris); 13. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 14. 04 Don Vis (Marshalltown); 15. 2 Dave Atcher (Marshalltown); 16. 93 Michael Jaennette (Newton); 17. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon); 18. 042 Doug Russell (Conrad); 19. 196 Chuck Davis (Conrad); 20. 3 Scooter Dulin (Cedar Rapids); 21. 45 Matt Deaton (Newton)
IMCA Northern SportMods
Feature: 1. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 2. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 3. 83 Keagan Scott (Odebolt); 4. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 5. 72 Brett Lowry (Montezuma); 6. 80J Jared Van Deest (Holland); 7. 69JR Johnathan Logue (Boone); 8. 7 Carter VanDenBerg (Oskaloosa); 9. 82 Jake McBirnie (Boone); 10. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad); 11. 80 Duane Van Deest (Grundy Center); 12. 3S Adam Shelman (Ames); 13. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 14. 26B Bryan Johnson (Roland); 15. 6T Siraj Thomason (Montezuma); 16. 38X Logan Scott (Odebolt); 17. 16 Austin Schuring (Newton); 18. 55V Jared Vandewalle (LeGrand); 19. 33R DJ Robinson (Ankeny); 20. 57R Ryan King (Montour); 21. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbook); 22. 21L Matt Lettow (Roland); 23. 7R Ryan Ashton (Beaman); 24. 13T Taylor Musselman (Norwalk); 25. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg); 26. 7SR Shawn Ritter (Keystone); 27. 7V Jesse VanderWal (McCallsburg); 28. 406 Shawn Weatherly (Eldora)
IMCA Hobby Stocks
Feature: 1. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 2. 7B Eric Stanton (Carlisle); 3. 5A Tyler Pickett (Boxholm); 4. 17K Kyle Parizek (Belle Plaine); 5. 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton); 6. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 7. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 8. 88 Mike Leffler (Ankeny); 9. 3X Steve Fricke (Marshalltown); 10. 81M Travis Merical (Marshalltown); 11. 82 Jennifer Hulin (Marshalltown); 12. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 13. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle); 14. 20E Eric Larson (Holland); 15. 85M Dillon Million (Marshalltown); 16. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 17. 14T Mitchell Thomas (Marshalltown); 18. 18D Kevin Deery (Boone)
Feature:1. 89 Travis Stensland (Nevada); 2. 28 Terry Brown (Nevada); 3. 57 Tim Hennigar (Clarion); 4. 94 Dustin Marshall (Prairie City); 5. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 6. 5J Jimmy May (DeSoto); 7. 15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny); 8. 01 DJ Schmalzried (Nevada); 9. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 10. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 11. 4 Travis Brandt (Des Moines); 12. 13 Ryan McCrory (Pleasant Hill); 13. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); 14. 12 Amber Coffman (Nevada); 15. 3G Joe Glick (Des Moines); 16. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada); 17. 95 Mike Kennedy (Boone); 18. 46Z Bryan Zehm (Ames)
Flat Track Quads
Feature: 1. 08 Mike Rupe; 2. 4 Travis Brandt; 3. 47 Jordan Brown; 4. 45 Mark Johnson; 5. 57 Brandon Gillette; 6. 00 Richard Blom; 7. 8y Justin Sutherlin; 8. 3 Shane Houston; 9. 69 Doug Sylvester; 10. 22Vance Misel; 11. 2 Brian Eley; 12. 96 Rich Hesseltine; 13. 20 David Petithory