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Wins keep coming for Grabouski as World Nationals checkers pay $10,000

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Oct. 26) – Jordan Grabouski made a banner 2019 season even more memorable Saturday night, winning the IMCA Modified main event at Marshalltown Speedway’s 13th annual World Nationals.  The $10,000 paycheck came near the end of a campaign that saw the Beatrice, Neb., driver race to IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco national crowns. His 69 total feature wins during the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season also included the April Frostbuster at Marshalltown. Joel Rust, defending race winner Richie Gustin, Cayden Carter and Jeff Aikey completed the top five. Grabouski and Gustin had lined up on the front row for the start of the 50-lapper. Grabouski grabbed the immediate lead and was still in front when the race was red flagged at 20 laps down after Jeff Larson went over turn three. The race resumed with Grabouski leading the field to green. Rust was running second when the next lap was scored and set his sights on overtaking the leader.  It wasn’t to be on this night, however, as Grabouski held [Read More]

Events

Marshalltown primed for 13th annual World Nationals

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Marshalltown Speedway puts the wraps on the 2019 race season with the 13th annual World Nationals Oct. 24-26.  The $10,000 special for IMCA Modifieds is a qualifying feature for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win during Friday and Sat­urday, Oct. 25 and 26 programs.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. both nights. Friday spectator admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. On Saturday, admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Kids 10 and under get in free and pit passes are $30 both days.  The Thursday, Oct. 24 Cookies BBQ Sauce Kickoff to the World Nationals practice session runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Camping is $20 a night and showers and limited electri­cal hookups will be available. More information is available from promoter Toby Kruse at 515 231-5444. The track website is www.marshalltownspeedway.com.

Results

Marshalltown postpones World Nationals

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Rain Wednesday plus rain Thursday equals no racing this weekend in Marshalltown.  The $10,000 to win World Nationals special for IMCA Modifieds has been postponed, due to wet grounds and the resulting lack of time to get the track ready, to Oct. 24-26. The 13th annual event is a qualifying feature for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win during Friday and Sat­urday, Oct. 25 and 26 programs. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. both nights.  Friday spectator admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. On Saturday, admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Kids 10 and under get in free and pit passes are $30 both days. The Thursday, Oct. 24 Cookies BBQ Sauce Kickoff to the World Nationals practice session runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Camping is $20 a night and showers and [Read More]

Results

$10,000 is top IMCA Modified prize at Marshalltown’s World Nationals

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – World Nationals wraps up the season at Marshalltown Speedway Sept. 12-14, with the IMCA Modified winner going home with a hefty $10,000. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods both race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $500 to win during Friday and Sat­urday, Sept. 13 and 14 programs. Saturday’s Modified feature is a qualifying event for the 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark plugs State points will be awarded.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. both nights. Friday spectator admission is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. On Saturday, admission is $20 for adults and $15 for seniors. Kids 10 and under get in free and pit passes are $30 both days.  The Thursday, Sept. 12 Cookies BBQ Sauce Kickoff to the World Nationals practice session runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Camping is $20 a night and showers and limited electri­cal hookups will be [Read More]

Results

Champions crowned at Marshalltown

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Aug. 23) – It was the Larry Wollam Season Championship night on Friday at the Marshalltown Speedway where family, friends, and fans celebrated the man who was such an inspiration to the track and racing in general.  It was the 20th anniversary of the passing of Wollam, who had been a racer, promoter, and big supporter of the speedway. Leah Wroten had the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock track title wrapped up before the race began, leading by 40 points.  It also appeared that she won the 15-lap feature race, but that was not the case.  Wroten led all laps but when she got into Kaden Reynolds as they approached the checkers, spinning him out, she was penalized for the contact and the victory was awarded to Jacob Floyd. This was Floyd’s first time ever to win at the Marshalltown Speedway.  Jake McBirnie kept his point lead in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature, winning the track crown and also added to his quest in the hunt for the national title [Read More]

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Lauritzen takes thrilling Modified win

By Joyce Eisele  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Aug. 2) – Two drivers earned their first local victories of the year in the IMCA Modified and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod divisions, while the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks saw repeat winners Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. The 20-lap IMCA Modified feature was up for grabs between three drivers. Tim Ward hustled from 10th starting to the lead by lap seven, only to have Joel Rust and Ronn Laurtizen tag in behind. Rust got the upper hand with six laps left but it was still anyone’s race between Rust, Lauritzen, and Ward as the laps wound down. Lauritzen gained the lead on lap 18 only to have Rust regain it on the white flag lap, but the race the checkers found Lauritzen surging ahead to cross the finish line first.  Rust was the runner-up followed closely by Ward in third. A yellow at lap 13 bunched the Northern SportMod field and on the restart, Johnathon Logue made the pass into the runner-up spot, and then with [Read More]

Results

Aikey takes two wins at Marshalltown’s DeFrance/Davis Memorial

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 11) – Jeff Aikey put on quite the show at Marshalltown Speed­way’s Dale DeFrance/Bill Davis Sr. Memorial, winning IMCA Modified and IMCA Late Model fea­tures to bring the curtain down on the Thursday show.  The finale was 44 laps of Late Model racing, in honor of the late DeFrance’s car num­ber.  Fittingly, his son Darrel drew the pole start, then led until Brian Harris nosed under him to take over at lap five.  Harris soon had Richie Gustin to contend with, and after running side-by-side, and a couple of slide jobs, Gustin made it stick and took over the lead. The race was far from over however, as a pair of no. 77 cars came calling.  Visiting York, Neb. racer, Cory Dumpert moved from 14th starting to run second and Aikey had moved from 19th starting to third. The closing circuits saw Aikey make his move and he took over the top spot. He held on to the checkers and $1,500 payday.  Dumpert was second, DeFrance took third, fourth [Read More]

Results

Dallon Murty earns first career IMCA Stock Car win

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 5) – Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature at Marshalltown Speed­way was one for the record books as 14-year-old Dallon Murty, son of the “Chelsea Charger” Damon Murty, led all 18 laps to score his first career win in the division. Murty set his ride to the top of the track much like his dad, and finished well ahead of second place Steve Meyer. Shawn Ritter finished in third place, Todd Reitzler was fourth, and Dave Atcher completed the top five. Todd Cooney had to fend off Jeremiah Hurst most of the 20-lap IMCA Late Model feature in order to capture his second feature of the season. Cooney came from eighth starting spot to take the win.  Hurst, who started ninth, finished as the runner-up.  Leah Wroten paid her second visit to victory lane in winning the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event. Wroten started eight and quickly moved herself forward, taking the top spot at lap three. She never looked back from there on, on her way to [Read More]

Results

Storjohann motors to Marshalltown victory

By Joyce Eisele  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 7) – Travis Storjohann put his no. 12R machine across the finish line first in scoring the victory in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod 18-lap event Friday at Mar­shalltown Speedway.  He finished just ahead of eighth starting Jake McBirnie. Joel Rust set his hot rod on the top of the track and sailed to the win in the IMCA Modified 20-lap­per.  Tim Ward finished in the runner up spot, Cody Laney was a hard charger, coming from the 17th starting spot, to finish in third. Ethan Braaksma made his debut in the division, moving up from the SportMods, and took fourth after starting 12th. Randy Havlik charged through the field from starting 18th and was fifth.  Rust came from ninth to score his third victory of the year. The 20-lap IMCA Late Model contest went to Jeff Aikey.  Aikey, piloting the car of Rick Dralle, took the lead from Todd Cooney on lap three, and never gave it up. Shawn Ritter led the 18-lap IMCA Stock Car main event [Read More]

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Gustin cashes in at Marshalltown with Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights win

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 4) – The driver who’s won the most Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour features added to his total Tuesday evening at Marshalltown Speedway.  Richie Gustin topped the $2,000 to win main event for IMCA Modifieds, taking the lead on lap eight and pulling away from Jordan Grabouski to capture the opening night checkers.  Gustin was already on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational. The victory was his tour career ninth and third at Marshalltown. Tim Ward had led the stout field as the race went green, with Gustin tucking in behind to run in second.  Gustin took several peeks in the corners, tried an unsuccessful slide at lap seven, then managed the pass on the front stretch at lap eight to take command. Gustin soon had Joel Rust reeling him in, with Grabouski coming with a head of steam to run third after starting 11th.  Gustin continued his untouched run at the front of the field while Rust and Grabouski battled it out for the number [Read More]