MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 14) – The Central Iowa Fair provided the background for blue ribbon outings Friday night for Jenae Gustin and Richie Gustin.
Jesse Belez led the first 10 laps of the IMCA Modified main as Jenae Gustin began reeling him in. Gustin made the move to first on lap 11 and then distanced herself from the rest of the field, taking the checkers by a comfortable margin.
The 20 lap IMCA Late Model feature was dominated by Richie Gustin. Gustin started seventh, and was leading when lap one was scored. The only caution of the race came at lap two when Joe Zrostlik and Curtis Glover tangled on the front stretch, closing out their night and mangling a couple of infield sponsor signs. When the race restarted, Gustin rocketed off, racing around the rim of the track and was never seriously challenged.
Sam Wieben made it to victory lane for the first time this season at Marshalltown by winning the 18-lap Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Wieben started 10th, passed last week’s winner Shawn Cooney on lap 11 and then sailed away to the win in the final laps.
Shannon Anderson got back to his winning ways in the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock event. It took Anderson less than two laps to take over the lead, as he raced from his 10th starting spot. From there on, Anderson never looked back on his way to the checkers. His father Jeff chased his son the final handful of laps but could muster no better than the runner-up spot.
After a near-photo finish last week…and a loss by inches, Damon Murty got to stand in the winner’s circle following the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature. Murty started eighth, moved to the topside early, and stayed there, on his run to the flying checkers.
The features were run with only a total of three yellow flags.