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Races return to Marshalltown Speedway

Marshalltown Speedway held its long-awaited season opener and Old Timer Tavern Night on Friday, with 143 hungry race drivers on hand for some racing action. Logan Duffy claimed the IMCA Late Model feature, and Tom Berry, Jr. snagged a win in the IMCA Modified division. It was Steve Meyer taking home the trophy in the Class too Tough to Tame, the IMCA Stock Cars, Kaden Reynolds took the checkers in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, and Bryan Zehm won in the Mod Lites.

Feature racing kicked off with the Mod Lites with 23 cars vying for the checkers. Bryan Zehm would take the early race lead and never look back on his way to that checkered flag. Joe Glick took the runner up spot, Charlie Brown came from 13th starting spot to take third place, Randy Bryan was fourth, and Jonathan Braathun rounded out the top five.

The IMCA Northern SportMods went 18 laps for their main event. Austin Kaplan would lead all laps on his way to the checkers. He finished comfortably ahead of second place Brayton Carter. Johnathon Logue started 10th, and finished third, Jenae Gustin, sporting a new look and a new #44, her mom Judy Gustin’s number back in her racing days, was fourth, and Maquire DeJong came home in fifth.

Up next was the 15-lap IMCA Hobby Stock A feature. Kaden Reynolds went home with the season opener win in this one. Tom Killen finished a distant runner up. Solomon Bennett was third, Aaron Rudolph came from 13th starting spot to capture fourth place, and Dustin Filloon completed the top five.

The IMCA Stock Car 20-lap feature had a hard time getting the first lap in the books, but when they did get going, it was Damon Murty at the front of the field. Jeff Mueller was up to challenge quickly, and then the two swapped the top spot back and forth several times. Meanwhile, Steve Meyer had set his ride on the topside and was coming fast. The final circuits would have all eyes on Meyers as he worked the rim, inching closer to leader Murty. His timing was perfect, gaining the upper hand with a lap to go and keeping it to the flying checkers and the win. Murty had to be content with second, Mueller, who started 11th, finished third, fourth went to Jay Schmidt, and pole sitter Dallon Murty was fifth.

Logan Duffy found himself in the winner’s circle in taking the 15-lap IMCA Late Model main event. Duffy led all laps on his way to victory. Curtis Glover took the runner up spot, Luke Pestka went third, hometown boy Darrel DeFrance took fourth, and Dalton Simonsen was fifth.

The night cap was 20 laps of IMCA Modified ground-pounders going at it. Tom Berry Jr. made it look easy, taking command early and pulling away from the field to take the checkered flag. Jeff Aikey and rookie Jake McBirnie battled it out for position, but it was Aikey making it a runner up finish, McBirnie going third. Fourth went to Joel Rust, and Tim Ward came from 11th starting spot to finish fifth.

The next races at Marshalltown Speedway will be this Tuesday, June 9, for the Dale DeFrance Memorial and 500th IMCA Deery Brothers Late Model Summer Series race. Also on tap is the Dirt Knight IMCA Modified Tour Series opener. The IMCA Stock Cars, Northern SportMods, and Hobby Stocks will also be competition. The green flag drops at 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s Race Results

Dwarf

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 46Z-Bryan Zehm[1]; 2. 3G-Joe Glick[5]; 3. 82-Charlie Brown[13]; 4. 64-Randy Bryan[6]; 5. 96-Jonathan Braathun[4]; 6. 6-Mike Morrill[15]; 7. 4G-Ben George[7]; 8. X50-Joel Huggins[11]; 9. 3T-Tanner Gannon[9]; 10. 23K-Kaden Cochrun[2]; 11. 47-Cory Sonner[8]; 12. 31K-Kevin Grisham[14]; 13. 92-Ryan Mills[22]; 14. 4B-Doug Byers[17]; 15. 2X-Craig Davidson[20]; 16. 4-Matt Sorenson[3]; 17. 18M-Chelsea May[21]; 18. 14-Bryan Compart[18]; 19. 69-Jacob Osborn[23]; 20. 829-Zach Holerud[12]; 21. 17S-Chris Weir[16]; 22. 28-Terry Brown[10]; 23. 07-Travis Messamer[19]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 3G-Joe Glick[2]; 2. 47-Cory Sonner[7]; 3. 4-Matt Sorenson[8]; 4. 829-Zach Holerud[1]; 5. 82-Charlie Brown[6]; 6. 17S-Chris Weir[3]; 7. 14-Bryan Compart[4]; 8. 18M-Chelsea May[5]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 64-Randy Bryan[4]; 2. 3T-Tanner Gannon[2]; 3. X50-Joel Huggins[6]; 4. 4G-Ben George[7]; 5. 31K-Kevin Grisham[3]; 6. 69-Jacob Osborn[8]; 7. 07-Travis Messamer[5]; 8. 92-Ryan Mills[1]

Heat 3 (6 Laps): 1. 96-Jonathan Braathun[1]; 2. 46Z-Bryan Zehm[2]; 3. 23K-Kaden Cochrun[4]; 4. 28-Terry Brown[6]; 5. 6-Mike Morrill[7]; 6. 4B-Doug Byers[5]; 7. 2X-Craig Davidson[3]

IMCA Late Models

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 14-Logan Duffy[3]; 2. 32-Curtis Glover[1]; 3. 99-Luke Pestka[5]; 4. 99D-Darrel DeFrance[2]; 5. 60-Dalton Simonsen[4]; 6. 22-Jill George[7]; 7. 7-Jenna Johnson[8]; 8. 301-Shawn Cooney[6]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 14-Logan Duffy[7]; 2. 60-Dalton Simonsen[1]; 3. 32-Curtis Glover[3]; 4. 99-Luke Pestka[4]; 5. 99D-Darrel DeFrance[8]; 6. 301-Shawn Cooney[2]; 7. 22-Jill George[6]; 8. 7-Jenna Johnson[5]

IMCA Hobby Stock

A Feature 1: 1. 1-Kaden Reynolds[8]; 2. 1K-Tom Killen Jr[3]; 3. 11B-Solomon Bennett[9]; 4. 38R-Aaron Rudolph[13]; 5. 51X-Dustin Filloon[4]; 6. 73-Aaron Martin[6]; 7. 11K-William Klosterman[5]; 8. 17X-Ben Newhouse `[12]; 9. 88-Luke Bird[7]; 10. 19-Bill Bonnett[11]; 11. 14J-Jacob Floyd[20]; 12. 47-Ray Fees[10]; 13. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews[21]; 14. 67J-Jadyn Stevens[17]; 15. 47X-Darin DeZwarte[16]; 16. 1S-Scott Siems[22]; 17. 71A-Kyle Dulin[15]; 18. 14-Christian Huffman[18]; 19. 10D-Brian Derry[25]; 20. 72RJ-Joey Hughes[24]; 21. 28-Josh Killen[19]; 22. 40SE-Scott Ellis[14]; 23. 13N-Dylan Nelson[2]; 24. 81M-Travis Merical[1]; 25. 21P-Shane Palmer[23]

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews[2]; 2. 1S-Scott Siems[4]; 3. 21P-Shane Palmer[3]; 4. 72RJ-Joey Hughes[6]; 5. 10D-Brian Derry[5]; 6. 17-Andy Peck[1]; 7. 15D-Dan Brady[7]; 8. 9M-Christopher McDonald[8]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 13N-Dylan Nelson[3]; 2. 1-Kaden Reynolds[7]; 3. 47-Ray Fees[1]; 4. 38R-Aaron Rudolph[6]; 5. 67J-Jadyn Stevens[4]; 6. 17-Andy Peck[5]; 7. 10D-Brian Derry[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 81M-Travis Merical[2]; 2. 11B-Solomon Bennett[1]; 3. 1K-Tom Killen Jr[7]; 4. 40SE-Scott Ellis[3]; 5. 14-Christian Huffman[5]; 6. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews[6]; 7. 72RJ-Joey Hughes[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 51X-Dustin Filloon[6]; 2. 88-Luke Bird[2]; 3. 11K-William Klosterman[5]; 4. 71A-Kyle Dulin[1]; 5. 28-Josh Killen[3]; 6. 21P-Shane Palmer[4]; 7. 15D-Dan Brady[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 17X-Ben Newhouse `[2]; 2. 73-Aaron Martin[1]; 3. 19-Bill Bonnett[6]; 4. 47X-Darin DeZwarte[4]; 5. 14J-Jacob Floyd[3]; 6. 1S-Scott Siems[7]; 7. 9M-Christopher McDonald[5]

IMCA Modified

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[4]; 2. 77-Jeff Aikey[7]; 3. 82-Jake McBirnie[3]; 4. 26J-Joel Rust[6]; 5. 4TW-Tim Ward[11]; 6. 44T-Tanner Black[14]; 7. 111-Ethan Braaksma[9]; 8. 5T-Todd Shute[20]; 9. 19-Jimmy Gustin[10]; 10. 31X-Corey Dripps[17]; 11. 15J-Jeremy Richey[24]; 12. 31-Justen Yeager[15]; 13. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[16]; 14. 38T-Dylan Thornton[22]; 15. 33BY-Braxton Yeager[1]; 16. 44K-Kelsie Foley[2]; 17. 05-Paul Nagle[5]; 18. 15JT-Justin McCreadie[21]; 19. 5G-Gatlin Leytham[23]; 20. 41-Thor Anderson[18]; 21. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[12]; 22. 2-Zack Rawlins[19]; 23. 19G-Richie Gustin[8]; 24. 48J-Jacob Murray[13]

B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 15JT-Justin McCreadie[3]; 2. 38T-Dylan Thornton[11]; 3. 5G-Gatlin Leytham[5]; 4. 15J-Jeremy Richey[12]; 5. 8-Chase Rudolf[4]; 6. 198-Sam Wieben[8]; 7. 2W-Casey Delp[10]; 8. 42RH-Ronnie Hults[1]; 9. 43S-Scott Simatovich[6]; 10. 32-Chris Snyder[9]; 11. 80J-Jared Van Deest[2]; 12. 18F-Mathew Fox[7]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[1]; 2. 111-Ethan Braaksma[3]; 3. 19-Jimmy Gustin[5]; 4. 48J-Jacob Murray[4]; 5. 31X-Corey Dripps[7]; 6. 42RH-Ronnie Hults[6]; 7. 5G-Gatlin Leytham[8]; 8. 32-Chris Snyder[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Jeff Aikey[7]; 2. 82-Jake McBirnie[5]; 3. 33BY-Braxton Yeager[1]; 4. 44T-Tanner Black[4]; 5. 41-Thor Anderson[3]; 6. 80J-Jared Van Deest[2]; 7. 43S-Scott Simatovich[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[8]; 2. 05-Paul Nagle[1]; 3. 44K-Kelsie Foley[5]; 4. 31-Justen Yeager[3]; 5. 2-Zack Rawlins[2]; 6. 15JT-Justin McCreadie[4]; 7. 18F-Mathew Fox[6]; 8. 2W-Casey Delp[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 19G-Richie Gustin[3]; 2. 26J-Joel Rust[5]; 3. 4TW-Tim Ward[4]; 4. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[8]; 5. 5T-Todd Shute[7]; 6. 8-Chase Rudolf[1]; 7. 198-Sam Wieben[6]; 8. 38T-Dylan Thornton[9]; 9. 15J-Jeremy Richey[2]

IMCA Northern SportMod

A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 146-Austin Kaplan[1]; 2. 01-Brayton Carter[4]; 3. 69JR-Johnathon Logue[10]; 4. 44-Jenae Gustin[7]; 5. 30M-Maguire DeJong[5]; 6. 14X-Austin Schrage[12]; 7. T23-Tony Olson[8]; 8. 007-Zach Nitsch[6]; 9. 25R-Chad Ryerson[2]; 10. 98-Thomas Egenberger[11]; 11. K9-Brian Kauffman[21]; 12. 62C-Cory Pestotnik[3]; 13. 34Z-Cory Van Zante[17]; 14. 11-Izac Mallicoat[9]; 15. 57R-Ryan King[13]; 16. 4T-Tyler Titus[14]; 17. 19F-Fred Leytham[16]; 18. 33J-Joseph Luethje[23]; 19. 98S-Dennis Stewart[25]; 20. K3-Kyle Olson[15]; 21. 14-Brian Schrage[19]; 22. 117-Zach Hovell[18]; 23. 4J-Jared Dew[24]; 24. 40J-Jason Doyle[22]; 25. 4-Chance Titus[20]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 146-Austin Kaplan[1]; 2. 25R-Chad Ryerson[3]; 3. 62C-Cory Pestotnik[5]; 4. 57R-Ryan King[6]; 5. 34Z-Cory Van Zante[2]; 6. K9-Brian Kauffman[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 007-Zach Nitsch[1]; 2. 69JR-Johnathon Logue[5]; 3. 01-Brayton Carter[4]; 4. 4T-Tyler Titus[2]; 5. 117-Zach Hovell[7]; 6. 40J-Jason Doyle[3]; 7. 98S-Dennis Stewart[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. T23-Tony Olson[3]; 2. 14X-Austin Schrage[5]; 3. 98-Thomas Egenberger[4]; 4. K3-Kyle Olson[6]; 5. 14-Brian Schrage[1]; 6. 33J-Joseph Luethje[2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 44-Jenae Gustin[1]; 2. 30M-Maguire DeJong[3]; 3. 11-Izac Mallicoat[6]; 4. 19F-Fred Leytham[2]; 5. 4-Chance Titus[5]; 6. 4J-Jared Dew[4]

IMCA Stock Car

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 94-Steve Meyer[7]; 2. 99D-Damon Murty[3]; 3. 77M-Jeff Mueller[11]; 4. 19J-Jay Schmidt[6]; 5. 99-Dallon Murty[1]; 6. 3W-Jeffrey Wollam[9]; 7. 22R-Todd Reitzler[4]; 8. 38C-Kellie Drury[2]; 9. 2-David Atcher[10]; 10. 5A-Tyler Pickett[13]; 11. 2K-Kyle Everts[8]; 12. 22D-Jared Daggett[19]; 13. 38-Joe Schmit[5]; 14. 4JR-Russell Damme Jr[12]; 15. 3T-Terry Dulin[18]; 16. 8E-Mitchell Evens[15]; 17. 19-Donnie Pearson[24]; 18. 14C-Leah Wroten[17]; 19. 7SR-Casey Delp[14]; 20. 48G-Austin Gray[26]; 21. 50X-Kevin Balmer[23]; 22. 95J-Jason Hall[25]; 23. 121-Kenzie Ritter[22]; 24. 20V-Dustin Vis[20]; 25. 77-Tobie Talk[21]; 26. 4-Scott Rice[16]; 27. 9C-Tyler Carey[27]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2-David Atcher[4]; 2. 38C-Kellie Drury[1]; 3. 2K-Kyle Everts[6]; 4. 5A-Tyler Pickett[2]; 5. 14C-Leah Wroten[3]; 6. 77-Tobie Talk[5]; 7. 95J-Jason Hall[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22R-Todd Reitzler[1]; 2. 77M-Jeff Mueller[6]; 3. 4JR-Russell Damme Jr[2]; 4. 7SR-Casey Delp[7]; 5. 3T-Terry Dulin[5]; 6. 121-Kenzie Ritter[3]; 7. 48G-Austin Gray[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 99D-Damon Murty[4]; 2. 94-Steve Meyer[1]; 3. 19J-Jay Schmidt[5]; 4. 8E-Mitchell Evens[6]; 5. 22D-Jared Daggett[7]; 6. 50X-Kevin Balmer[3]; 7. 9C-Tyler Carey[2]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 99-Dallon Murty[3]; 2. 3W-Jeffrey Wollam[6]; 3. 38-Joe Schmit[1]; 4. 4-Scott Rice[2]; 5. 20V-Dustin Vis[5]; 6. 19-Donnie Pearson[4]

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