Murray, Murphy and Stanton repeat at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 20) – After a week off due to weather, Marshalltown Speedway sprang back into action Friday evening and three drivers took home back-to-back wins.

Jake Murray repeated his win in the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified division, earning $1,000 and a spot on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. Trent Murphy repeated in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car class and Eric Stanton made it two in a row by winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature.

Murray wasted little time in getting to the front of the field in the 25-lap Modified feature, snatching the lead from Jon Snyder on lap three. Eleventh place starter, Tom Berry from Medford, Ore., hus­tled through the field to grab the runner-up spot.

Murphy gained the lead with a handful of laps remaining and then took the Stock Car win by a comfortable margin over Donavon Smith. Jay Schmidt started 12th and came away with third place.

Stanton had to run down Gary Pfantz and Nathan Ballard, taking command on lap eight and hold­ing off the field in the 15-lap Hobby Stock feature. Ballard finished second and Pfantz third.

Sam Wieben dominated in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main. Randy Roberts chased Wieben most of the race and finished second. Jared VanDeest started 12th and finished third.