New car takes Murray to victory lane at Marshalltown

Marshalltown Speedway

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 6) – After Mother Nature ruined last week’s racing at Mar­shalltown Speedway, a great field of cars was eager for racing Friday evening for Cliff Chambers Memorial Night.

Jacob Murray put his new car to the test and at the end of the night had it sitting in victory lane. Murray won the 20-lap Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature, outrunning 26 other contenders. Murray started on the pole and led the entire race, maneuvering the slicked up track to take the win.  Kyle Brown came from eighth starting spot to finish in second, just ahead of Ricky Thornton Jr. in third.

Trent Murphy put his ride into the winner’s circle in the 20-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car fea­ture. Murphy came from the fourth row and took a comfortable win over runner-up Tyler Pickett. A close third was 10th place starter Donavon Smith.

Eric Stanton went home with his third win in a row at the speedway, in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock division. Stanton took the lead on lap one and never looked back. He finished comfortably ahead of second place finisher Tyson Overton, who battled by third place Leah Wroten in the clos­ing laps.

A marathon Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature ended with Jared VanDeest taking his se­cond win of the season. VanDeest was 12th in the starting line up, pestered early leader Joey Schaefer for several laps, and took over the top spot by lap nine.  He kept the top spot, as the yellow/checkers flew to end the race.  Cory Rose came from eighth starting spot to finish as run­ner-up and Curt Hilmer was third.