Marolf masters IMCA Late Model field at Drive For 5

Nick Marolf led every lap in winning the second installment of the Drive For 5 for IMCA Sunoco Late Models at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. (Photo by MF Photography)

By Brian Neal

DONNELLSON, Iowa (June 26) – Round two of Pepsi Lee County Speedway’s Shottenkirk Parts Ex­press Drive For 5 ended with Nick Marolf taking home $1,000. 

Marolf and Andy Nezworski drew the front row for the 25-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature, and Marolf used the draw to his advantage by leading lap one over Dustin Griffin and Nezworski. 

While Marolf paced the field out front, Griffin and Nezworski battled side-by-side on numerous occasions for the runner-up spot. On lap 13, Nezworski got by Griffin for the spot and went to work on Marolf for the lead.

Late lapped traffic, however, allowed Marolf to pull away for his first win of the season at Donnell­son. Nezworski was second, Griffin was third, Tommy Elston was fourth with Sam Halstead com­ing home fifth.

Round three of Drive For 5, presented by Ideal Ready Mix, Floyd’s Waste Systems, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH, Woodworth Attorney at Law, Triple Seven Trucking, Triple R Performance Engines, KQ92, and Big Country 103.1, will be July 17.

Feature results – 1.  Nick Marolf; 2.  Andy Nezworski; 3.  Dustin Griffin; 4. Tommy El­ston; 5.  Sam Halstead; 6.  Matt Ryan; 7.  Denny Woodworth; 8.  Matt Strassheim; 9.  Ron Boyse; 10. Jay Johnson; 11. Darin Weisinger Jr.; 12. Ray Raker; 13. Mark Burgtorf.