By Jeremy Fox
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Aug. 14) – Richie Gustin was the winner when IMCA Late Models made their first visit of the season Friday to Marshalltown Speedway.
Todd Cooney grabbed the early lead In the Rumours Sports Bar & Grill IMCA Late Models 20-lap feature but had to contend with Paul Nagle and Gustin following an early restart.
Cooney and Gustin battled for the lead before the caution came out when Nagle slid off the top of the track. The front pair raced wheel-to-wheel with Cooney scored first at the conclusion of each lap.
Gustin was able to complete the pass for the lead on lap 11 and did not let the caution on lap 14 deny him the victory. Cooney settled for second and Darren Ackerman took third from crowd favorite Darrel DeFrance. Chad Holladay was fifth.
Visitor Chris Abelson was the Coors Light IMCA Modified winner and Damon Murty topped the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Carss.
Curt Hilmer ruled the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods while Eric Stanton notched his sixth local Toby K’s Hideaway IMCA Hobby Stock victory of 2015.
Late Models are also on the Aug. 21 card at Marshalltown.