Snyder takes first checkers of season at Marshalltown

By Jeremy Fox

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 31) – Jon Snyder took the lead early in Friday’s Coors Light IMCA Modified 20-lap feature and stayed in front to the checkers, despite the best of efforts of Jake Strayer and then Brian Irvine.

The local win was the first of the season for Snyder. Irvine ran second the last 11 circuits and Strayer ended in third.

Donavon Smith took charge just before a couple mid-race cautions and drove to his sixth Miller Lite IMCA Stock Car victory at Marshalltown this season.

Garrett Eilander worked his way through lapped traffic and held off hard-charging Austin Luellen for Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock honors.

Jared VanDeest caught Sam Wieben for the lead and eventual win, his fourth locally in 2015, in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event.