Strayer scores Modified win at Marshalltown

By Jeremy Fox

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 15) – Jake Strayer held off all challengers in winning Friday’s 20-lap Coors Light IMCA Modified main event at Marshalltown Speedway.

Trent Jackson took the early lead while Kyle Brown and Strayer battled behind him. After securing second, Strayer set his sights on Jackson and was in first by lap four.

Strayer looked comfortable out front when the caution came out on lap seven and then again for a mul­tiple-car incident on lap eight that resulted in a red flag. Strayer paced the rest of the distance and held off several challenges from Jimmy Gustin to take the win.

Adam Larson, Brian Irvine and Josh Gilman finished third through fifth, respectively.

Donavon Smith started 10th, took the lead on the 10th circuit and drove to the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers.

Keegan Scott was the fourth and final leader in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod contest.

Eric Stanton took charge with two laps left and scored his second local Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock victory of the season.