Berry, Jerovetz take midweek checkers at Marshalltown

Tom Berry Jr. was very good again Tuesday night at Marshalltown Speedway in leading every lap of the $1,000 to win Friesen Performance IMCA Modified feature. (Photo by Jordan Hanisch)

By Joyce Eisele

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 16, 2023) – Tom Berry Jr. and Troy Jerovetz both took the IMCA checkers during the Tuesday Race Night in America show at Marshalltown Speedway.

The 20-lap feature for Friesen Performance IMCA Modifieds paid $1,000 to win and 39 cars were whittled down through a “B” main for the 24-car starting field.

Berry, already Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational qualifying eligible, started on the pole and led all laps in this one on his way to victory.

Todd Shute started sixth and was on Berry’s tail by lap three, then chased him all the rest of the way to finish second. Third place went to 14th place starter, Tim Ward, Cody Laney started 10th and finished fourth, and Johnathon Logue rounded out the top five.

Jerovetz started on the pole and lead all laps on his way to the $750 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car victory.

Already guaranteed a starting spot in the B & B Racing Chassis All-Star Invitational, Jerovetz was challenged at times by Jay Schmidt and Berry but pulled away in the closing laps and took the easy checkers.

Berry was a distant second. Schmidt crossed the line in third place but post-race inspection would disqualify him for the right rear shock being too long. This handed third over to 12th place starter Dallon Murty. Jake Sachau, who is usually piloting a Friesen Performance IMCA Northern SportMod, took fourth and Todd Reitzler was fifth.

Hudson O’Neal was the Super Late Model winner of the Castrol FloRacing Night in America show.

Marshalltown Speedway will not have racing this Friday night, but will return to action on Friday, May, 26.  It will be API Solutions Salute to Military Night plus the Corn Belt Clash for Stealth Racing IMCA STARS Mod Lites.

Sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts will also be racing.  The green flag drops at 7:30 p.m.

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