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Marshalltown Speedway primes for Dale DeFrance Memorial

One of Central Iowa’s best known racing families will be celebrated this Thursday at Marshalltown Speedway.

Five IMCA divisions are on the card for the third annual Dale DeFrance Memorial on July 9. IMCA Sunoco Late Models run for $2,619 to win that evening in their 500th and final Summer Series event, and DeFrance’s son Darrel will complete his perfect series attendance streak at his hometown track.

Top prize for IMCA Modifieds is $1,125 in a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $650 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $575 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400.

“The number of individuals and businesses who have contributed to the expanded purses to be paid in each division or given contingency awards for this event is amazing,” commented promoter Toby Kruse. “These are the people who support Marshalltown Speedway, IMCA and IMCA drivers. This event is not possible without them.”

Minimum start money is $220 for the Late Models, $200 for the Modifieds, $130 for the Stock Cars, $100 for the Northern SportMods and $95 for the Hobby Stocks.

There is no entry fee for the draw/redraw show and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State, but no track points will be awarded.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults and free for kids 10 and under. Pit passes will be $30.

The pit gate opens at 5:15 p.m. and the front gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:50 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.

More information abut the Dale DeFrance Memorial, to be broadcast by Speed Shift TV, is available from Kruse at 515 231-5444.

The same five IMCA divisions are on the weekly program Friday at Marshalltown.

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