Marshalltown checkers fly for DeFrance

Darrel DeFrance was the Friday night IMCA Sunoco Late Model winner at Marshalltown Speed­way. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

By Joyce Eisele

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 24) – Hometown hero Darrel DeFrance got his second win this year when he captured the IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature Friday night at Marshalltown Speed­way. 

DeFrance was running second to Curtis Glover on lap nine when the leader drove off the track as he exited turn two. DeFrance then held the lead the rest of the way to the finish line to seal his second win at the speedway this year.

Dalton Simonsen finished in the runner-up position and pole sitter Shawn Cooney took third.  

Tom Berry Jr. continued his domination at the track this year, taking win number five in the IMCA Modified division. Damon Murty took his third victory in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Brayton Carter made it three in a row in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Eric Knutson took the tro­phy home in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.