Lauritzen leads Marshalltown Modified finish

By Jeremy Fox

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 17) – Making the most of a lap eight restart, Ronn Lauritzen raced to the Coors Light IMCA Modified checkers Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.

Lauritzen had sped to the front from the 11th starting spot, taking the lead before back-to-back cautions on the eighth circuit. Brian Irvine started 10th and settled for the runner-up finish. Jimmy Gustin was third.

The door opened for Trent Murphy with four laps left in the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Car 18-lap feature. Steve Meyer tried to regain the lead but Murphy held on for the win. Third went to Donavon Smith.

Jared Van Deest snuck up on the high side to take the lead on lap nine of the Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod feature and saw the caution come out with two laps to go but was not to be de­nied the victory. Jayme Duinink finished second and Travis Peterson was third.

Eric Stanton took the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock win over Nathan Ballard and An­drew Burg.

One hundred and ten cars signed in for action Friday night.