Simonsen, Everts race to first wins at Marshalltown

Dalton Simonsen’s first IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature win was also good for the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus, presented Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motor­sports Photography)

By Joyce Eisele

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 26) – Two drivers earned first feature wins on a busy Friday night at  Marshalltown Speedway, Dalton Simonsen in the IMCA Sunoco Late Models and Kyle Everts in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. 

Kaden Reynolds doubled up in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.  Make-up features were also won by Darrel DeFrance, Late Model, Joel Rust in the IMCA Modifieds and Brian Schrage in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.

Other winners from the regular night’s racing went to Tom Berry Jr., Modified, Jeff Mueller in the Stock Cars and Kyle Olson in a thriller for the Northern SportMods. 

Simonsen got past early leader DeFrance on lap five and from there on pulled away to secure his first-ever win, which was accompanied by the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus.  DeFrance fin­ished second, just holding off Logan Duffy in third.

Jason Hall led the make-up feature for the Stock Cars from the drop of the green and was poised for a win until he slipped up in turn one, allowing Everts to take over the number one spot.

The final laps saw Damon Murty make his usual hard charge through the field, coming from the 11th starting spot, but he would fall just short and finish second. Third went to Todd Reitzler.

Kyle Everts became a first-time IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature winner at Marshalltown Friday evening. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)