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Rust, Dallon Murty, Carter and Bryan post wins, Reynolds remains unbeaten

Rain on Thursday washed out what was to be the first of two races at the Marshalltown Speedway this week, when the Dale DeFrance Memorial race, as well as the 500th and final IMCA Deery Brothers Late Model race, fell victim to the rain. That race will be made up on September 17, the first of three consecutive nights of the annual World Nationals. Friday’s show was Williamson Repair Night at the speedway, and went on as usual.

It was a Fast Shafts Qualifier for the IMCA Modifieds and a $1,000 payday for the winner. Joel Rust would take home that win. Brayton Carter won going away in the IMCA Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. Young Dallon Murty put on quite a show for the fans when he won the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event. Kaden Reynolds continues with his perfect season in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, but under strange circumstances, and Randy Bryan went home with his first win of the season at the High Banks in the Mod Lites.

Randy Bryan started seventh in the 15-lap Mod Lite feature, swung to the topside of the track, and took the lead by lap five. Cory Sonner and Johnathan Braathun dogged the leader for much of the race, the final circuits finding Braathun peeking under the high running Bryan in a last ditch challenge, but could only chase winner Bryan across the finish line in second place. Cory Sonner finished in third, Zac Forster, Bakersfield, California, started 11th and finished fourth, and Ryan Mills, Des Moines, Iowa, was fifth. This was Bryan’s first win of the 2020 season at the speedway.

The IMCA SportMods rolled to the track next for their 18-lap feature. Polesitter Dylan VanWyk shot off to the lead immediately, but by lap two, it was eighth place starter Brayton Carter on his tail. Carter saw his chance as lap six was about to be scored when he swung under VanWyk to take over the lead. From there on, Carter would stretch out his lead to take the easy win. VanWyk was scored in second, third went to 10th-place starter Jenae Gustin, fourth was Tony Olson, and Johnathon Logue came from 11th starting spot to finish fifth. This was Carter’s first trip to victory lane this year.

The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks ran their 15-lap A main next, and the way the cars crossed under the checkers did not reflect the final outcome. Mike Kincaid pushed his fast hot rod from 12th starting spot and into the lead at lap six, and then would pull away to cross the finish line first. Following him across to finish in second, was 14th-place starter Austin Mehmen. Unbeaten so far this season, Kaden Reynolds started dead last in 24th position, and crossed in third place. Fourth place finisher Solomon Bennett came from 11th starting spot, and Aaron Rudolph came from 20th, and crossed in fifth place. However, winner Kincaid, as well as second-place finisher Mehmen did not pass post race inspection. This would then hand over the win to Kaden Reynolds, keeping his string of five races in a row, and a perfect season going. Solomon Bennett was then awarded the runner up spot, Aaron Rudolph was third, Gary Pfantz fourth, and veteran racer Bill Bonnett would complete the official top five.

Lady racer Leah Wroten would lead the early portion of the 18-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, holding off Dusty Vis. When a yellow flew at lap 13, Wroten was still in command, Vis in second, and now ninth-place starter, young Dallon Murty was setting in third. That restart was all it took for young Murty to seize the moment, taking the lead just before lap 14 was scored. The closing laps would find Murty pulling away to score the win well ahead of second place Dusty Vis. Todd Reitzler took third, fourth went to early leader Leah Wroten, and the winner’s father, Damon Murty chalked up a fifth place finish. This was Dallon Murty’s first win at the track this year.

There was not only a $1,000 waiting for the winner of the 25-lap IMCA Modified feature, but also a chance to be on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational at the IMCA Super Nationals. Tim Ward wasted no time in getting to the front from his second row starting position, sweeping to the lead by lap three after going topside. Ward continued his run at the front of the pack, and stretching his lead. However a caution at lap 10 would tighten the field, and by this time 12th-place starter Joel Rust had made his way into second place. When the race restarted, it was a close fought battle between the two, until Rust took command at lap fifteen. From there on it was Rust out in front the rest of the way to the checkers and the win. Ward had to be content with the runner-up spot. Tom Berry, Jr. came from 17th to finish third, fourth was Kollin Hibdon, and Ethan Braaksma hard charged through the field from starting 22nd to complete the top five. This was Rust’s second win at Marshalltown this year.

Racing continues next Friday night, July 17 when the green flag drops at 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s Race Results

July 10

Dwarf

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 64-Randy Bryan[7]; 2. 96-Jonathan Braathun[3]; 3. 47-Cory Sonner[5]; 4. 11-Zac Forster[11]; 5. 92-Ryan Mills[9]; 6. 82-Charlie Brown[8]; 7. 3T-Tanner Gannon[2]; 8. 23K-Kaden Cochrun[10]; 9. 46Z-Bryan Zehm[15]; 10. 28-Terry Brown[19]; 11. 4-Matt Sorenson[13]; 12. 4B-Douglas Byers[17]; 13. 4G-Ben George[14]; 14. 31K-Cliff Barber[12]; 15. (DNF) X50-Joel Huggins[18]; 16. (DNF) 20X-Cody Yaw[1]; 17. (DNF) 3G-Joe Glick[6]; 18. (DNF) 14-Bryan Compart[16]; 19. (DNF) 6-Mike Morrill[4]

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 6-Mike Morrill[5]; 2. 20X-Cody Yaw[2]; 3. 3T-Tanner Gannon[3]; 4. 64-Randy Bryan[7]; 5. 47-Cory Sonner[6]; 6. 11-Zac Forster[9]; 7. 4-Matt Sorenson[1]; 8. 46Z-Bryan Zehm[8]; 9. 4B-Douglas Byers[4]; 10. 28-Terry Brown[10]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 96-Jonathan Braathun[4]; 2. 3G-Joe Glick[6]; 3. 92-Ryan Mills[8]; 4. 82-Charlie Brown[7]; 5. 23K-Kaden Cochrun[9]; 6. 31K-Cliff Barber[2]; 7. 4G-Ben George[5]; 8. 14-Bryan Compart[1]; 9. (DNF) X50-Joel Huggins[3]

IMCA Hobby Stock

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 1-Kaden Reynolds[24]; 2. 11B-Solomon Bennett[11]; 3. 38R-Aaron Rudolph[20]; 4. 4X-Gary Pfantz[1]; 5. 19-Bill Bonnett[7]; 6. 1K-Tom Killen Jr[8]; 7. 73-Aaron Martin[17]; 8. 11K-William Klosterman[15]; 9. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews[9]; 10. 43-Kevin LeBeau[22]; 11. 10D-Brian Derry[2]; 12. 40SE-Scott Ellis[13]; 13. 17-Andy Peck[19]; 14. 28-Josh Killen[23]; 15. (DNF) 47-Ray Fees[3]; 16. (DNF) 11R-Braden Richards[5]; 17. (DNF) 17X-Ben Newhouse `[10]; 18. (DNF) 14J-Jacob Floyd[6]; 19. (DNF) 21P-Shane Palmer[16]; 20. (DNF) 47X-Darin DeZwarte[4]; 21. (DNS) 81M-Travis Merical; 22. (DNS) 20W-Matt Wahl; 23. (DQ) 5M-Austin Mehmen[14]; 24. (DQ) 12-Mike Kincaid[12]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1K-Tom Killen Jr[6]; 2. 12-Mike Kincaid[8]; 3. 17X-Ben Newhouse `[7]; 4. 14J-Jacob Floyd[5]; 5. 40SE-Scott Ellis[3]; 6. 21P-Shane Palmer[2]; 7. 17-Andy Peck[1]; 8. 43-Kevin LeBeau[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 4X-Gary Pfantz[2]; 2. 47X-Darin DeZwarte[4]; 3. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews[6]; 4. 47-Ray Fees[3]; 5. 5M-Austin Mehmen[8]; 6. 73-Aaron Martin[7]; 7. 38R-Aaron Rudolph[5]; 8. 28-Josh Killen[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 11R-Braden Richards[4]; 2. 10D-Brian Derry[2]; 3. 11B-Solomon Bennett[7]; 4. 19-Bill Bonnett[5]; 5. 11K-William Klosterman[3]; 6. (DNF) 81M-Travis Merical[1]; 7. (DNF) 20W-Matt Wahl[6]; 8. (DNF) 1-Kaden Reynolds[8]

IMCA Modified

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 26J-Joel Rust[12]; 2. 4TW-Tim Ward[4]; 3. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[17]; 4. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[5]; 5. 111-Ethan Braaksma[22]; 6. 5T-Todd Shute[11]; 7. 3-Kelly Shryock[16]; 8. 83G-Josh Gilman[2]; 9. 48DT-Dylan Thornton[13]; 10. 43S-Scott Simatovich[3]; 11. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[21]; 12. 48J-Jacob Murray[19]; 13. 198-Sam Wieben[10]; 14. 3W-Garett Wilson[20]; 15. 67X-Brandon Williams[24]; 16. (DNF) 05-Paul Nagle[6]; 17. (DNF) 80J-Jared Van Deest[1]; 18. (DNF) 5G-Gatlin Leytham[18]; 19. (DNF) 71C-Troy Cordes[23]; 20. (DNF) 82-Jake McBirnie[7]; 21. (DNF) 10C-Cayden Carter[14]; 22. (DNF) 19G-Richie Gustin[8]; 23. (DNF) 77-Jeff Aikey[9]; 24. (DNF) 02-John Davis[15]

B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[1]; 2. 111-Ethan Braaksma[2]; 3. 71C-Troy Cordes[7]; 4. 67X-Brandon Williams[8]; 5. 2-Zack Rawlins[6]; 6. 41-Thor Anderson[11]; 7. 42RH-Ronnie Hults[3]; 8. 81-Jesse Belez[5]; 9. 12R-Bret Ramsey[9]; 10. (DNS) 31-Corey Dripps; 11. (DNS) 223-Jake Pike

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 198-Sam Wieben[1]; 2. 5T-Todd Shute[4]; 3. 4TW-Tim Ward[3]; 4. 48DT-Dylan Thornton[6]; 5. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[7]; 6. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[5]; 7. 81-Jesse Belez[2]; 8. 12R-Bret Ramsey[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 83G-Josh Gilman[2]; 2. 82-Jake McBirnie[4]; 3. 48K-Kollin Hibdon[6]; 4. 10C-Cayden Carter[7]; 5. 5G-Gatlin Leytham[3]; 6. 111-Ethan Braaksma[5]; 7. (DNF) 2-Zack Rawlins[8]; 8. (DNS) 223-Jake Pike

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 19G-Richie Gustin[4]; 2. 05-Paul Nagle[8]; 3. 80J-Jared Van Deest[5]; 4. 02-John Davis[1]; 5. 48J-Jacob Murray[3]; 6. 42RH-Ronnie Hults[2]; 7. 71C-Troy Cordes[6]; 8. 41-Thor Anderson[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 77-Jeff Aikey[6]; 2. 43S-Scott Simatovich[2]; 3. 26J-Joel Rust[7]; 4. 3-Kelly Shryock[4]; 5. 3W-Garett Wilson[5]; 6. (DNF) 31-Corey Dripps[1]; 7. (DNF) 67X-Brandon Williams[3]

IMCA Northern SportMod

A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 01-Brayton Carter[8]; 2. 17-Dylan VanWyk[1]; 3. 44-Jenae Gustin[10]; 4. T23-Tony Olson[6]; 5. 69JR-Johnathon Logue[11]; 6. 11-Izac Mallicoat[3]; 7. 14X-Austin Schrage[9]; 8. 62C-Cory Pestotnik[5]; 9. 1-Austin Kaplan[13]; 10. 98-Thomas Egenberger[4]; 11. K9-Brian Kauffman[2]; 12. K3-Kyle Olson[19]; 13. 25-Travis Peterson[7]; 14. 66-Trevor Noonan[18]; 15. 7L-Brian Lepa[21]; 16. 33J-Joseph Luethje[20]; 17. 57R-Ryan King[23]; 18. 14A-Brandon Allison[16]; 19. 14-Brian Schrage[22]; 20. 16-Jason Pansegrau[24]; 21. (DNF) CB25-Chris Burke[12]; 22. (DNF) 4-Chance Titus[15]; 23. (DNF) 4J-Jared Dew[17]; 24. (DNF) 8T-Tom Lathrop[14]

B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. K3-Kyle Olson[1]; 2. 33J-Joseph Luethje[4]; 3. 7L-Brian Lepa[7]; 4. 14-Brian Schrage[2]; 5. 57R-Ryan King[6]; 6. 16-Jason Pansegrau[5]; 7. (DNF) 98S-Dennis Stewart[3]; 8. (DNS) 2-Bill Wears

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 17-Dylan VanWyk[1]; 2. K9-Brian Kauffman[4]; 3. T23-Tony Olson[6]; 4. 69JR-Johnathon Logue[8]; 5. 1-Austin Kaplan[5]; 6. 14A-Brandon Allison[2]; 7. K3-Kyle Olson[7]; 8. 33J-Joseph Luethje[3]; 9. 7L-Brian Lepa[9]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 25-Travis Peterson[6]; 2. 14X-Austin Schrage[7]; 3. 11-Izac Mallicoat[4]; 4. CB25-Chris Burke[8]; 5. 8T-Tom Lathrop[3]; 6. 4J-Jared Dew[1]; 7. (DNF) 14-Brian Schrage[5]; 8. (DNF) 16-Jason Pansegrau[2]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Thomas Egenberger[4]; 2. 62C-Cory Pestotnik[5]; 3. 44-Jenae Gustin[7]; 4. 01-Brayton Carter[6]; 5. 4-Chance Titus[1]; 6. 66-Trevor Noonan[8]; 7. 98S-Dennis Stewart[2]; 8. (DNF) 57R-Ryan King[3]

IMCA Stock Car

A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 99-Dallon Murty[9]; 2. 20V-Dustin Vis[3]; 3. 22R-Todd Reitzler[8]; 4. 14C-Leah Wroten[2]; 5. 99D-Damon Murty[10]; 6. 3W-Jeffrey Wollam[18]; 7. 95J-Jason Hall[16]; 8. 5A-Tyler Pickett[5]; 9. 18-Anthony Goldsberry[15]; 10. 7-Andrew Lokenvitz[12]; 11. 4-Scott Rice[14]; 12. 50X-Kevin Balmer[13]; 13. 123-Kyle Rose[11]; 14. 22K-Kevin Rose[4]; 15. 4JR-Russell Damme Jr[1]; 16. 48G-Austin Gray[21]; 17. 20J-Josh Vis[19]; 18. (DNF) 94-Steve Meyer[7]; 19. (DNF) 2-David Atcher[6]; 20. (DNS) 2K-Kyle Everts; 21. (DNS) 8E-Mitchell Evens; 22. (DNS) 42W-William Russell

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20V-Dustin Vis[3]; 2. 2-David Atcher[4]; 3. 22R-Todd Reitzler[5]; 4. 99D-Damon Murty[6]; 5. 50X-Kevin Balmer[1]; 6. 95J-Jason Hall[2]; 7. 20J-Josh Vis[7]; 8. (DNF) 42W-William Russell[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 7-Andrew Lokenvitz[7]; 2. 123-Kyle Rose[6]; 3. 4JR-Russell Damme Jr[1]; 4. 22K-Kevin Rose[3]; 5. (DNF) 4-Scott Rice[4]; 6. (DNF) 2K-Kyle Everts[5]; 7. (DNS) 8E-Mitchell Evens

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 14C-Leah Wroten[2]; 2. 99-Dallon Murty[5]; 3. 5A-Tyler Pickett[3]; 4. 94-Steve Meyer[4]; 5. 18-Anthony Goldsberry[6]; 6. 3W-Jeffrey Wollam[7]; 7. 48G-Austin Gray[1]

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