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]


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]


Carter masters Marshalltown SportMods in photo finish

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 31) – Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods vied for a $500 top prize Friday at Marshalltown Speedway and Brayton Carter took home the top check in a photo finish. Thirty-one cars battled in an 18-lap main event that saw both Carter and runner-up Cory Rose come from the ninth row. The final laps turned out to be a barnburner with Johnathon Logue, Rose and Carter battling it out in an epic duel.  All three drivers would hold momentary leads through those final circuits, but as they crossed the finish line, the win went to Carter in a photo finish. Rose was second by inches and Logue was a close third.  Fourth went to Carter VanDenBerg and Tyler Inman was fifth after starting 15th. Marshalltown Speedway got back to racing after having its last four scheduled events scrapped by the weather.  The IMCA Modified win went to Joel Rust, Jeff Aikey won in the IMCA Late Model ranks, Todd Reitzler went to the winner’s circle in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars [Read More]


Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour opener moves to Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – With hopes that the third time will be a charm, opening night for the Arnold Motor Supply Dirt Knights Tour moves to Marshalltown Speedway. Traveling IMCA Modifieds race for $2,000 to win their Tuesday, June 4 main event.  A Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot berth is at stake, as are IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region, E3 Spark Plugs State and special series points. Also on the midweek program are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods, chasing $500 top checks, and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks in a $300 to win feature. National, regional and state points will be awarded in those divisions. Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow.  Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and free for kids ages 10 and under. Pit passes are $30. More information about opening night for the 10th annual tour is available by calling 515 231-5444 and at [Read More]


Olson scores first Marshalltown win

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 3) – Kyle Olson made his first visit to Marshalltown Speedway’s victory lane on Cliff Chambers Memorial Friday night. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods ran 18 laps and in the end it was Olson weathering the yellow flags to take home the win.  Olson started sixth but had command of the race by the time lap three was scored.  From there on he remained as captain of the ship, capturing his first win ever at the speedway.  Brayton Carter had a good showing as he finished as the runner-up after starting back in 16th. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main event went flag to flag with David Rieks leading all but that opening lap on his way to victory. Rieks pulled away as the race wound down, leaving Shannon Anderson to finish a distant runner-up.  Another first time win at Marshalltown came in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature as Shawn Ritter led the 18-lap event from flag to flag. Ritter weathered several cautions during the race but was [Read More]


Thornton doubles up at Marshalltown

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 26) – Ricky Thornton Jr. bested both the IMCA Modified and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. Tony Hofbauer took the lead in the Modified main and kept hold of it until Joel Rust ran him down at halfway.  Rust was looking strong but soon had Tim Ward and then Thornton bearing down on him.  Thornton slipped into second and set his sights on the leader.  He then made a slide job work with four laps left in the contest to nab the lead. Thornton sailed home to the win, Rust took second and Ward was third. Jarred Daggett led the Stock Car troops in the opening laps only to have Jeff Mueller dig his way to the lead on the bottom at lap three.  There was a fierce battle going on behind Mueller as tenth place starter Thornton was now fending off Jeff Wollam, Daggett and Jay Schmidt. Thornton began reeling in Mueller, setting sail on the top of the track, while Mueller held firm [Read More]


Ward rewarded with opening night win at Marshalltown

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (April 19) – Tim Ward saw his efforts rewarded with the opening night IMCA Modified feature win Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.  Troy Cordes led the troops when lap one was scored, with Jimmy Gustin hot on his tail and Ward closing the gap quickly as well. Ward made his way into the lead at lap six, kept it and pulled away in the closing laps to take the comfortable win. Gustin followed from a distance in second, and Cayden Carter came from start­ing 10th to score third place honors.  Steve Meyer got the lead back from Jeff Mueller, then held off Ricky Thornton Jr. for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers. The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature went to Shannon Anderson, who knows victory lane very well at Marshalltown and beyond. Anderson started eighth and snatched the lead on lap six from Mike Kincaid. David Rieks started seventh and chased Anderson much of the distance to finish in se­cond. Jake McBirnie took home the trophy in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod [Read More]


Marshalltown postpones Bill Davis Memorial

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Marshalltown Speedway’s inaugural Bill Davis Memorial, scheduled for tonight (Thursday) at the famed High Banks has been postponed to July 11 during the Central Iowa Fair.  The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season opener will be pushed back a week to Friday, April 19.  “Due to cold temperatures and the amount of rain we have received, it will make it impossible to get the track ready,” explained promoter Toby Kruse. “It’s always hard to cancel an event but we want to make sure our fans and racers have the best experience when they come to Marshalltown.”  On the card next week at IMCA’s longest sanctioned track will be IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.


Stuart Frostbuster now canceled, Marshalltown, Boone dates still on

STUART, Iowa – Both the Wednesday, April 3 practice night and Thursday, April 4 IMCA Frostbuster at Stuart Speedway have now been canceled.  Rain in the forecast, a lack of drying time and a frozen water line share the blame.  Marshalltown Speedway hosts the Friday, April 5 show and Boone Speedway hosts the Saturday, April 6 finale.  Ken Schrader joins IMCA Modified fields at Frostbusters Friday, April 5 at Marshalltown Speedway and Saturday, April 6 at Boone Speedway. Modifieds race for $1,000 to win in Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying events both nights.  IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $500 to win, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods for $400 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $250 to win Friday and Saturday while IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars vie for $1,000 to win at Boone.  Gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps at Mar­shalltown. Boone opens the pit gates at 2 p.m. and the grand­stand at 3 p.m. Hot laps start at 4 p.m. [Read More]


Gustin motors to Marshalltown World Nationals win 

By Joyce Eisele MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Sept. 14-15) – Richie Gustin took the lead at the drop of the green and 50 laps later took home the biggest share of green from Marshalltown Speedway’s 12th annual World Nationals. Gustin outran Jordan Grabouski for Saturday’s $10,000 IMCA Modified payday. The outside pole starter was fast from the onset, getting the lead back after Grabouski enjoyed a brief stay at the front of the field, and then pulling away after the final restart with two laps to go. Already on the ballot for the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational, Gustin got the victory ahead of Grabouski, Cayden Carter, Tim Ward and former World Nationals winner Benji LaCrosse. Terry Phillips, who’d won ahead of Gustin at last year’s World Nationals, was sixth. Friday night feature winners at Marshalltown were Jeff Mueller in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Chanse Hollatz in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Austin Luellen in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods. On Saturday, Damon Murty topped the Stock Car main, Dylan Nelson paced the Hobby Stocks [Read More]