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Races finish at Marshalltown before rain poured in

Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 10:57 a.m. CST

MARSHALLTOWN — On the next-to-last points night of the 2014 racing season at Marshalltown Speedway, all five stock car divisions finished feature races before the heavy rain moved in.

Marshalltown Speedway holds a special night of racing Wednesday. The United States Modified Touring Series will run a Casey’s Hunt Race along with the Iron Man Challenge series for USRA Stock Cars and USRA B-Mods. Hot laps start at 7 p.m. followed by the races.

Then Friday night, it will be the North 3rd Ave Dairy Queen Larry Wollam Season Championship Night. It is the final night for track points. Top 12 in points will be locked into the feature, all other cars will run a last-chance race for starting position. Also making a return visit to the quarter-mile track are the flat track quads. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

Bryan Zehm went to the lead early and stayed there through Friday night’s 15-lap Mod Lites feature race. Zehm was not going to denied the win — not by any other driver or by a couple of caution restarts. Josh May ran second followed by Jimmy May, Charlie Brown and Joe Glick. 

In the 12-lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature race, Jamie Schirm used a strong move on a restart midway through the event to gain the lead and record a victory. Garrett Eilander edged out Gary Pfantz, who had led the race early, for second. Fourth went to John Watson and Travis Staley finished fifth.

A caution-filled feature for the Big 8 Tyre Center IMCA Northern Sports Mods went to Clint Luellen. Luellen won for the seventh time at Marshalltown. Matt Lettow, who led the field near the middle of the 18-lap race, came across in second place. Jenae Gustin, Johnathan Logue and Sam Wieben finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Donavon Smith got the job done in the 18-lap IMCA Stock Cars feature. Smith worked his way through the field from his 11th-place starting spot to the lead by the third lap. Smith saw the caution come out twice on Lap 4, but when racing resumed, he pulled away. Damon Murty. Steve Meyer, Robert Stofer and Michael Jaennette rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Modifieds feature went green-to-checkered caution free. The field went three wide on Lap 1 with rookie Jake Strayer grabbing the top spot. Strayer held on to the lead until Richie Gustin worked his way from ninth to second. Gustin took the lead away on Lap 6 and went on to take his fourth win of the season at Marshalltown. Racer Hulin was second, Jon Snyder was third, Strayer came in fourth and Ronn Lauritzen was fifth.  

Marshalltown Speedway Results

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IMCA Modifieds

Feature: 1. 19G Richie Gustin Jr. (Gilman); 2. 505 Racer Hulin (Laurel); 3. 69X Jon Snyder (Ames); 4. 18J Jake Strayer (Newton); 5. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 6. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 7. 64ZC Brandon Leeman (Roland); 8. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 9. 12X Trent Jackson (Marshalltown); 10. 40RC Rod Clement (Rhodes); 11. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 12. 19 Jimmy Gustin (Marshalltown); DQ/13. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center)

IMCA Stock Cars

Feature: 1. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 2. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 3. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 4. 50 Robert Stofer (Jefferson); 5. 93 Michael Jaennette (Newton); 6. 59 Tracy Gienger (Newton); 7. 22K Kevin Rose (Waterloo): 8. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 9. 042 Doug Russell (Conrad); 10. 04 Don Vis (Marshalltown); 11. 43X Nate Thelen (Newton); 12. 199 Nick Thelen (Kellogg); 13. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 14. 196K Kyle Rhoads (Grinnell); 15. 25 Trent Murphy (Scranton); DNS/16. 22R Todd Reitzler (Grinnell); DNS/17. 8 Mitch Evens (Independence); DNS/18. 3W Jeff Wollam (Marshalltown)

IMCA Northern SportMods

Feature: 1. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 2. 21L Matt Lettow (Roland); 3. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 4. 69JR Johnathan Logue (Boone); 5. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 6. 80J Jared Van Deest (Holland); 7. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella); 8. 7SR Shawn Ritter (Keystone); 9. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 10. 3S Adam Shelman (Ames); 11. 57R Ryan King (Montour); 12. 99B Jim Bonschmit (Clemons); 13. 7R Ryan Ashton (Beaman); 14. 6K Mike McNeal (Van Horne); 15. 55V Jared Vandewalle (LeGrand); 16. 82 Jake McBirnie (Boone); 17. 9 Scott Williams (Atkins); 18. 16 Austin Schuring (Newton); 19. 71 Glenn Gladson Jr.  (Des Moines); 20. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad); 21. 406 Shawn Weatherly (Eldora); 22. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook); 23. 63 Matt McCahen (Waterloo); 24. 7V Jesse VanderWal (McCallsburg); 25. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg)

IMCA Hobby Stocks

Feature: 1. 56 Jamie Schirm (Dexter); 2. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 3. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 4. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 5. 121 Travis Staley (Hampton); 6. 5H Andy Hick (Adel); 7. 82 Jennifer Hulin (Marshalltown); 8. 7B Eric Stanton (Carlisle); 9. 20X Calvin Dhondt (Kellogg); 10. 3X Steve Fricke (Marshalltown); 11. 81M Travis Merical (Marshalltown); 12. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 13. 85M Dillon Million (Marshalltown); 14. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 15. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle); 16. 52 Josh Saunders (Newton); 17. 5A Tyler Pickett (Boxholm); 18. 14T Mitchell Thomas (Marshalltown); 19. 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton)

Mod Lites

Feature: 1. 46Z Bryan Zehm (Ames); 2. 99 Josh May (De Soto); 3. 5J Jimmy May (De Soto); 4. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada); 5. 3G Joe Glick (Des Moines); 6. 15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny); 7. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 8. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 9. 17 Cory Sauerman (Grimes); 10. 4 Travis Brandt (Des Moines); 11. 01 DJ Schmalzried (Nevada); 12. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); 13. 95K Steven Kennedy (Boone); 14. 12 Amber Coffman (Nevada): 15. 11R Jason Whitehead (Nevada); 16. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 17. 57 Tim Hennigar (Clarion); 18. 89 Travis Stensland (Nevada); 19. 66F Eric Hendrickson (Ankeny)

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