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SPEEDWAY REPORT: It’s Berry again for the win

It was a beautiful night for racing at the Marshalltown Speedway on Friday for Triple E Insulator Night at the races. Two new winners stepped into victory lane for the first time this season: Nathan Ballard in the IMCA Hobby Stock Class, and Joel Huggins in the Mod Lite division. Two-time winners were Curtis Glover in the IMCA Late Models, Dallon Murty in the IMCA Stock Cars, and Johnathon Logue in the IMCA Northern SportMods. Tom Berry continued his domination in the IMCA Modifieds, chalking up win number six.

Things kicked off with the Mod Lite 15-lap feature and Joel Huggins appeared to be a man on a mission. Huggins grabbed the early lead and pulled away to a hefty lead and win the race that went flag-to-flag. Mike Morrill finished a distant second, with Randy Bryan a close third. Fourth went to Ben George and Travis Sensland was fifth. This was Huggins’s second win at the track this season.

Johnathon Logue went home with the victory in the IMCA Northern SportMod 18-lap contest. Logue started 10th and took command on lap five. From there on he never looked back on his way to the checkers. Kyle Olson came from eighth starting spot to finish as the runner-up. Osceola’s Garrett Nelson started 11th and finished third. Travis Peterson and Ryan King rounded out the top five. This was Logue’s second visit to the winner’s circle at the speedway this year.

In the IMCA Hobby Stocks, it was Nathan Ballard winning for the first time ever at the track when he took the checkers. Ballard started on the outside front row and led all 15 laps on his way to victory. Jacob Floyd chased Ballard the entire distance, but trailed a distant second. Braden Richards finished a close third, fourth went to 11th-place starter Solomon Bennett, and Tyler Ollendieck was fifth.

The IMCA Late Models went 20-laps for their feature event. Bobby Hansen held down the top spot through the first portion of the race until Curtis Glover snatched it away on lap seven. A couple of #99s duked it out for the second spot, with Luke Pestka finally laying claim to it as he finished in second place over Darrel DeFrance in third. Fourth went to Logan Duffy, and early leader Bobby Hansen came home in fifth. This was Glover’s second feature win of the season.

Kenzie Ritter, fresh off of her recent first career win on a trip to South Dakota, was looking strong in the IMCA Stock Car feature after taking the lead on lap two. Dallon Murty was quickly up to challenge her for the lead however, and at the halfway mark of the 18-lapper, Murty took command. He would then hold that top spot the remainder of the way to the checkers and the win. Damon Murty would follow his son across the finish line in second after a late race pass on Ritter, who finished third. Dave Atcher and Tyler Pickett completed the top five. Dallon Murty made his second trip to victory lane at the track this year.

Tom Berry, Jr. had another dominate win in the IMCA Modifieds as he won the 20-lap feature convincingly. Berry started eighth, had the lead at lap three, and then just drove off from the field. Only one caution would slow the race, that being on lap 15 for debris. When the race restarted, Berry sailed off again, never to be contested on his way to the win. Tony Haufbauer finished in the runner-up position, Tim Ward finished third, just getting by Ronn Lauritzen in fourth in the closing moments. Rounding out the top five was veteran racer Scott Simatovich. This was Berry’s sixth win of the year.

This Friday is Shawn’s Hay Grinding Night at the Races with season championship for the IMCA Late Models. All other classes will be in competition as well. The green flag drops at 7:30 p.m.

Friday’s Race Results

Dwarf

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. X50-Joel Huggins[4]; 2. 6-Mike Morrill[7]; 3. 64-Randy Bryan[10]; 4. 4G-Ben George[5]; 5. 89-Travis Stensland[8]; 6. 46Z-Bryan Zehm[9]; 7. 20-Jeff Stensland[6]; 8. 4-Matt Sorenson[2]; 9. 31K-Cliff Barber[1]; 10. 4B-Douglas Byers[3]; 11. 17S-Chris Weir[12]; 12. T3-Tonia Stevens[13]; 13. (DNF) 8W-Joe Wood[14]; 14. (DNS) 3T-Tanner Gannon

Heat 1 (6 Laps): 1. 31K-Cliff Barber[2]; 2. 6-Mike Morrill[5]; 3. 4G-Ben George[4]; 4. 64-Randy Bryan[7]; 5. 4B-Douglas Byers[3]; 6. 3T-Tanner Gannon[6]; 7. (DNF) T3-Tonia Stevens[1]

Heat 2 (6 Laps): 1. 20-Jeff Stensland[4]; 2. 89-Travis Stensland[5]; 3. 4-Matt Sorenson[2]; 4. 46Z-Bryan Zehm[6]; 5. X50-Joel Huggins[3]; 6. 17S-Chris Weir[1]; 7. (DNF) 8W-Joe Wood[7]

IMCA Late Models

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 32-Curtis Glover[4]; 2. 99-Luke Pestka[10]; 3. 99D-Darrel DeFrance[8]; 4. 14-Logan Duffy[7]; 5. 9-Bobby Hansen[1]; 6. 60-Dalton Simonsen[9]; 7. 301-Shawn Cooney[5]; 8. 10-Jacob Waterman[11]; 9. 22-Jill George[6]; 10. 66-Todd Johnson[2]; 11. 13JR-Colton Leal[14]; 12. 11-Randy Faux[12]; 13. 7-Jenna Johnson[13]; 14. 3D-Thomas Stevens[15]; 15. (DNF) 13-Michael Leal[3]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 99D-Darrel DeFrance[6]; 2. 32-Curtis Glover[4]; 3. 9-Bobby Hansen[1]; 4. 22-Jill George[5]; 5. 13-Michael Leal[3]; 6. 10-Jacob Waterman[7]; 7. 7-Jenna Johnson[2]; 8. 3D-Thomas Stevens[8]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 60-Dalton Simonsen[6]; 2. 14-Logan Duffy[5]; 3. 99-Luke Pestka[7]; 4. 66-Todd Johnson[1]; 5. 301-Shawn Cooney[4]; 6. 11-Randy Faux[2]; 7. 13JR-Colton Leal[3]

IMCA Hobby Stock

A Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 29-Nathan Ballard[2]; 2. 14J-Jacob Floyd[3]; 3. 11R-Braden Richards[4]; 4. 11B-Solomon Bennett[11]; 5. 24T-Tyler Ollendieck[9]; 6. 73-Aaron Martin[10]; 7. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews[18]; 8. 43-Kevin LeBeau[17]; 9. 1-Kaden Reynolds[21]; 10. 19-August Bach[12]; 11. 47X-Darin DeZwarte[22]; 12. 20A-Steven Crees[1]; 13. 40SE-Scott Ellis[13]; 14. 12-Mike Kincaid[14]; 15. 57C-Cory Ogden[24]; 16. (DNF) 17X-Ben Newhouse `[6]; 17. (DNF) 18S-Gary Ollendieck[8]; 18. (DNF) 3X-Scott Durlin[23]; 19. (DNF) 21P-Shane Palmer[15]; 20. (DNF) 20W-Matt Wahl[20]; 21. (DNF) 11K-William Klosterman[5]; 22. (DNF) 4X-Gary Pfantz[7]; 23. (DNF) 1K-Tom Killen Jr[16]; 24. (DNF) 00A-Carl Agan[19]

B Feature 1 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Kaden Reynolds[7]; 2. 47X-Darin DeZwarte[2]; 3. 3X-Scott Durlin[5]; 4. 57C-Cory Ogden[9]; 5. 17-Andy Peck[4]; 6. 43J-John Irwin[3]; 7. (DNF) 28-Josh Killen[6]; 8. (DNF) 57-Malena Betzer[8]; 9. (DNF) 15D-Dan Brady[1]; 10. (DNS) 57M-Mike Holtz

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 73-Aaron Martin[6]; 2. 18S-Gary Ollendieck[5]; 3. 20A-Steven Crees[2]; 4. 40SE-Scott Ellis[3]; 5. 43-Kevin LeBeau[4]; 6. 15D-Dan Brady[7]; 7. 3X-Scott Durlin[8]; 8. 57C-Cory Ogden[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 29-Nathan Ballard[2]; 2. 14J-Jacob Floyd[3]; 3. 11K-William Klosterman[4]; 4. 12-Mike Kincaid[6]; 5. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews[5]; 6. 47X-Darin DeZwarte[7]; 7. 28-Josh Killen[1]; 8. (DNF) 57M-Mike Holtz[8]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 17X-Ben Newhouse `[4]; 2. 11R-Braden Richards[3]; 3. 24T-Tyler Ollendieck[5]; 4. 21P-Shane Palmer[2]; 5. 00A-Carl Agan[1]; 6. 43J-John Irwin[7]; 7. (DNF) 1-Kaden Reynolds[6]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 4X-Gary Pfantz[4]; 2. 11B-Solomon Bennett[6]; 3. 19-August Bach[7]; 4. 1K-Tom Killen Jr[5]; 5. 20W-Matt Wahl[3]; 6. 17-Andy Peck[1]; 7. (DNF) 57-Malena Betzer[2]

IMCA Modified

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[8]; 2. 13-Anthony Hofbauer[4]; 3. 4TW-Tim Ward[7]; 4. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[6]; 5. 43S-Scott Simatovich[3]; 6. 5G-Gatlin Leytham[5]; 7. 82-Jake McBirnie[11]; 8. 175-Kyle Heckman[9]; 9. 5L-Cody Laney[10]; 10. 3W-Garett Wilson[2]; 11. 164-Brandon Leeman[18]; 12. 41-Thor Anderson[17]; 13. 77X-Austin Kuehl[20]; 14. 2-Zack Rawlins[1]; 15. 42RH-Ronnie Hults[19]; 16. 198-Sam Wieben[14]; 17. 333-Rob Charapata[15]; 18. 5-Jason Morehouse[21]; 19. 27-Tim Love[16]; 20. (DNF) 80J-Jared Van Deest[12]; 21. (DNF) 48J-Jacob Murray[13]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4TW-Tim Ward[4]; 2. 3W-Garett Wilson[2]; 3. 5G-Gatlin Leytham[3]; 4. 175-Kyle Heckman[5]; 5. 48J-Jacob Murray[7]; 6. 27-Tim Love[6]; 7. (DNF) 42RH-Ronnie Hults[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 43S-Scott Simatovich[2]; 2. 11X-Tom Berry Jr[4]; 3. 5L-Cody Laney[6]; 4. 82-Jake McBirnie[7]; 5. 198-Sam Wieben[3]; 6. 41-Thor Anderson[1]; 7. 77X-Austin Kuehl[5]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 13-Anthony Hofbauer[2]; 2. 10K-Ronn Lauritzen[3]; 3. 80J-Jared Van Deest[7]; 4. 2-Zack Rawlins[1]; 5. 333-Rob Charapata[5]; 6. 164-Brandon Leeman[6]; 7. (DNF) 5-Jason Morehouse[4]

IMCA Northern SportMod

A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 69JR-Johnathon Logue[10]; 2. K3-Kyle Olson[8]; 3. 95N-Garrett Nelson[11]; 4. 25-Travis Peterson[5]; 5. 57R-Ryan King[4]; 6. 14X-Austin Schrage[9]; 7. 14-Brian Schrage[6]; 8. 19F-Fred Leytham[19]; 9. K9-Brian Kauffman[13]; 10. 22JR-Brady Hilmer[15]; 11. 98X-Bill Hildreth[1]; 12. 14A-Brandon Allison[14]; 13. (DNF) 98S-Dennis Stewart[18]; 14. (DNF) 62C-Cory Pestotnik[12]; 15. (DNF) 7L-Brian Lepa[16]; 16. (DNF) 4J-Jared Dew[17]; 17. (DNF) 33J-Joseph Luethje[3]; 18. (DNF) 1-Austin Kaplan[7]; 19. (DNS) 4-Chance Titus

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 69JR-Johnathon Logue[6]; 2. 4-Chance Titus[2]; 3. 14-Brian Schrage[4]; 4. 62C-Cory Pestotnik[7]; 5. K9-Brian Kauffman[5]; 6. 7L-Brian Lepa[3]; 7. 19F-Fred Leytham[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1-Austin Kaplan[4]; 2. 57R-Ryan King[3]; 3. K3-Kyle Olson[5]; 4. 98X-Bill Hildreth[1]; 5. 14A-Brandon Allison[2]; 6. 4J-Jared Dew[6]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 95N-Garrett Nelson[6]; 2. 25-Travis Peterson[3]; 3. 14X-Austin Schrage[5]; 4. 33J-Joseph Luethje[2]; 5. 22JR-Brady Hilmer[4]; 6. 98S-Dennis Stewart[1]

IMCA Stock Car

A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 99-Dallon Murty[9]; 2. 99D-Damon Murty[10]; 3. 121-Kenzie Ritter[3]; 4. 2-David Atcher[7]; 5. 5A-Tyler Pickett[5]; 6. 94-Steve Meyer[17]; 7. 7SR-Shawn Ritter[2]; 8. 20V-Dustin Vis[8]; 9. 38C-Kellie Drury[12]; 10. 14C-Leah Wroten[13]; 11. 1X-Michael Peterson[6]; 12. 95J-Jason Hall[1]; 13. 4-Scott Rice[15]; 14. 5JR-Jami Ritter[4]; 15. 3X-Josh Capalla[22]; 16. (DNF) 7B-Jim Ball Jr[20]; 17. (DNF) 78B-Andrew Burg[21]; 18. (DNF) 56-Joseph Hofbauer[11]; 19. (DNF) 20J-Josh Vis[19]; 20. (DNF) 22R-Todd Reitzler[18]; 21. (DNF) 48G-Austin Gray[16]; 22. (DNS) 22K-Kevin Rose

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 7SR-Shawn Ritter[2]; 2. 99-Dallon Murty[6]; 3. 5A-Tyler Pickett[4]; 4. 20V-Dustin Vis[5]; 5. 14C-Leah Wroten[3]; 6. 48G-Austin Gray[1]; 7. 3X-Josh Capalla[8]; 8. (DNS) 78B-Andrew Burg

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 1X-Michael Peterson[4]; 2. 99D-Damon Murty[6]; 3. 5JR-Jami Ritter[3]; 4. 56-Joseph Hofbauer[7]; 5. (DNF) 22K-Kevin Rose[2]; 6. (DNF) 94-Steve Meyer[5]; 7. (DNF) 20J-Josh Vis[1]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-David Atcher[4]; 2. 121-Kenzie Ritter[2]; 3. 95J-Jason Hall[1]; 4. 38C-Kellie Drury[7]; 5. 4-Scott Rice[3]; 6. 22R-Todd Reitzler[5]; 7. (DNF) 7B-Jim Ball Jr[6]

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