DeFrance takes Late Model title, Mueller sees 100th victory at Marshalltown

Jeff Mueller’s Friday night win at Marshalltown Speedway was the 100th of his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

By Joyce Eisele

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Aug. 7) – Feature wins were especially notable Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.

IMCA Sunoco Late Models wrapped up their regular season and hometown hero Darrel De­France claimed the track title as well as winning the feature. He led from the drop of the green to the checkers in a 20-lap race that went non-stop.   

Jeff Mueller had to dig around the bottom of the track in the 18-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car fea­ture to get the win, but he got the job done. Mueller started 12th, caught and passed rim-riding Dallon Murty at lap 12 and held the lead to the finish to earn his career 100th win in the division. 

Tom Berry Jr. continued his domination in the IMCA Modified division, winning for the seventh time at the High Banks, and Johnathon Logue made it two in a row in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. 

Solomon Bennett snagged his first-ever win at Marshalltown in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.