Strickler Wins on Fast Shafts Night at Marshalltown 

Marshalltown Speedway

By Jeremy Fox

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 17) – Kyle Strickler became the first candidate on the ballot for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational with his $1,000 Coors Light IMCA Modified feature win Fri­day at Marshalltown Speedway.

California’s Ethan Dotson and North Carolina traveler Kyle Strickler led the field to the green and it was Strickler taking the early lead.

Strickler did not let any cautions bother him, pulling out to a solid lead after restarts before and following midway. Strickler held off challenges from Jon Snyder before the final caution came out on lap 22 and set up a three-lap dash to finish.

Snyder slid up the track and fell back while Strickler went on to take the checkered flag ahead of Ronn Lauritzen, 11th starting Tim Ward, 15th starting Josh Gilman and 13th starting Scott Simato­vich.

Michael Jaennette started sixth and held off Donavon Smith in winning the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Car feature. Sam Wieben held off challenges from Jared Van Deest to take his first local Karl Chevro­let Northern SportMod of the season.

Thanks to Supreme Lawn & Landscape and Jamie Songer the Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock feature paid winner John Watson $400.