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Marshalltown first on Friday for Ballard

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 31) – Nathan Ballard raced to his first-ever Marshalltown Speed­way feature win, taking the Friday night IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock checkers. Ballard started on the outside front row and led all 15 laps on his way to victory.  Jacob Floyd chased Ballard the entire distance but trailed a distant second.  Braden Richards finished third, fourth went to 11th place starter Solomon Bennett and Tyler Ollendieck was fifth. Tom Berry Jr. posted another dominant win in the IMCA Modified feature as he won the 20-lap main event from the eighth starting spot. Berry had the lead at lap three and then drove away from the field. The IMCA Sunoco Late Models went 20-laps for their feature.  Bobby Hansen held the top spot through the first portion of the race until Curtis Glover snatched it away for good on lap seven.  Luke Pestka finished in second over Darrel DeFrance. Kenzie Ritter, fresh off of her recent first career win on a trip to South Dakota was looking strong in the IMCA [Read More]

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Marshalltown checkers fly for DeFrance

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. 

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Murty takes $1,000 win, Richards collects bounty, first career win

By Joyce Eisele  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 17) – The Chelsea Charger Damon Murty went home $1,000 richer when he took the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers and Braden Richards took the bounty money in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks as well as getting his first career win Friday at Mar­shalltown Speedway.  The featured race of the evening was the 20-lap event for Stock Cars. Veteran Robert Stofer led the opening laps but soon had a flying Murty coming fast on the topside, and running him down.  On lap four, Murty took command, sailing to the lead.  A caution at lap nine saw Stofer briefly take back the lead on the restart, only to have Murty come right back around and into the lead, keep­ing it to the checkers and the $1,000 payday.  Dustin Vis took the runner up spot, Steve Meyer made a late race charge to finish third, Kenzie Ritter had a good run and finished fourth, and Da­vid Brandies came home in fifth.  There was a $350 bounty hanging over the head of the unbeaten [Read More]

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Rust, Reynolds among Marshalltown winners

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 10) – Joel Rust was the $1,000 IMCA Modified winner Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.  Tim Ward wasted no time in getting to the front from his second row starting position, sweeping to the lead by lap three after going topside. Ward continued his run at the front of the pack and stretched his lead. However, a caution at lap 10 tightened the field and by this time the 12th starting Rust had made his way into second.  When the race restarted, it was a close fought battle between the two until Rust, the defending Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational winner, took command at lap 15.  From there on it was Rust out in front the rest of the way to the checkers and the win. Ward had to be content with the runner-up spot. Tom Berry Jr. came from 17th to finish third, fourth was Kollin Hibdon and Ethan Braaksma hard-charged from starting 22nd to complete the top five.  Brayton Carter won going away in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature. [Read More]

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Marshalltown Speedway primes for July 9 Dale DeFrance Memorial

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – One of Central Iowa’s best known racing families will be celebrated Thursday at Marshalltown Speedway. Five IMCA divisions are on the card for the third annual Dale DeFrance Memorial on July 9. IMCA Sunoco Late Models run for $2,619 to win that evening in their 500th and final Summer Series event, and DeFrance’s son Darrel will complete his perfect series attendance streak at his hometown track.  Top prize for IMCA Modifieds is $1,125 in a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying feature. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars race for $650 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $575 and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400.  “The number of individuals and businesses who have contributed to the expanded purses to be paid in each division or given contingency awards for this event is amazing,” commented promoter Toby Kruse. “These are the people who support Marshalltown Speedway, IMCA and IMCA drivers. This event is not possible without them.”  Minimum start money is $220 for the Late Models, $200 for the Modifieds, $130 for the Stock Cars, [Read More]

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Glover, Murty, Logue get first wins of season at Marshalltown

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (July 3) – Three drivers scored their first wins of the year Friday at Mar­shalltown Speedway, Curtis Glover in the IMCA Sunoco Late Models, Damon Murty in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Johnathon Logue in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods. Glover led all 15 laps of the caution-free Late Model main and did so going away.  Last week’s winner Dalton Simonsen finished second and Logan Duffy took third.  In another green to checkers contest, Murty started 10th, claimed the topside as his own again and overtook then leader Dusty Vis at lap nine. Son Dallon followed his dad’s lead, rim riding his way to second place after starting ninth.  Kyle Everts came from eighth starting spot to finish third. The ninth starting Logue made the bottom side work to his advantage, finding just enough mois­ture to make it work in his 18-lap event. Logue caught leader Brayton Carter, making the pass with four laps remaining, and then sailed to victory.  Carter finished as the runner up while Jenae Gustin [Read More]

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Simonsen, Everts race to first wins at Marshalltown

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 [Read More]

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$250 Sunoco bonuses for winners at Farley, Davenport and Marshalltown this week

VINTON, Iowa – The paydays get even better this week for a trio of IMCA Sunoco Late Model feature winners.  It begins Wednesday evening at 300 Raceway in Farley as the IMCA Late Model winner pockets an extra $250 courtesy of Sunoco Race Fuels. Thursday night the bonus moves to Davenport Speedway, and the night begins with last Friday’s make-up feature. Then the pot gets richer as the next $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus of the season will be paid to the scheduled June 25 IMCA Late Model winner. The final bonus of the week will be presented Friday night at Marshalltown Speedway. Double Late Model features are also on the card at Marshalltown, with the $250 Sunoco bonus presented to the night’s second feature winner – the evening’s originally scheduled feature. Sunoco bonuses are being presented at IMCA Late Model sanctioned weekly tracks this year. Drivers are eligible for only one bonus during the 2020 racing season. Previous winners were Jeff Aikey at Independence Motor Speedway, Matt Ryan at 34 Raceway, and Joel Callahan [Read More]

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Marshalltown reschedules Dale DeFrance Memorial to July 9

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 9) – Wet weather will be the winner tonight at Marshalltown Speedway and the result is the postponement of the Dale DeFrance Memorial to Thursday, July 9.  The 500th and final Summer Series event for IMCA Late Models will be part of that program, with other divisions to be announced. The Speed Shift TV Dirt Knights Tour for IMCA Modifieds event will not be rescheduled to that evening.  “With inclement weather on the way and drivers coming from a long distance, we needed to make the call early,” explained promoter Toby Kruse. “We will have information to follow regarding the make-up date as it becomes ready.”

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Logan Duffy is IMCA Late Model winner in Marshalltown opener

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 5) – Marshalltown Speedway held its long-awaited season opener Friday with 143 drivers on hand for racing action. Logan Duffy found himself in the winner’s circle in taking the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Late Model main event.  Duffy led all laps on his way to the victory ahead of Curtis Glover. Tom Berry Jr. made it look easy in the IMCA Modified headliner, taking command early, and pulling away from the field to take the checkered flag.  Jeff Aikey and rookie Jake McBirnie battled it out for position, but it was Aikey making it a runner-up finish. In the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature, it was Damon Murty at the front of the field.  Jeff Mueller was up to challenge quickly and then the two swapped the top spot back and forth several times.  Meanwhile, Steve Meyer had set his ride on the topside and was coming fast. The final circuits saw all eyes on Meyers as he worked the rim, inching closer to leader Murty. His timing was perfect, [Read More]