Carter masters Marshalltown SportMods in photo finish

Brayton Carter was the photo finish winner of Friday’s Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod main event at Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

By Joyce Eisele

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 31) – Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods vied for a $500 top prize Friday at Marshalltown Speedway and Brayton Carter took home the top check in a photo finish.

Thirty-one cars battled in an 18-lap main event that saw both Carter and runner-up Cory Rose come from the ninth row.

The final laps turned out to be a barnburner with Johnathon Logue, Rose and Carter battling it out in an epic duel.  All three drivers would hold momentary leads through those final circuits, but as they crossed the finish line, the win went to Carter in a photo finish.

Rose was second by inches and Logue was a close third.  Fourth went to Carter VanDenBerg and Tyler Inman was fifth after starting 15th.

Marshalltown Speedway got back to racing after having its last four scheduled events scrapped by the weather. 

The IMCA Modified win went to Joel Rust, Jeff Aikey won in the IMCA Late Model ranks, Todd Reitzler went to the winner’s circle in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Shannon Anderson made a return to victory lane in the IMCA Hobby Stocks.