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Atcher repeats at Marshalltown during the Central Iowa Fair

Published: Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:13 p.m. CDT

MARSHALLTOWN — Capturing his second consecutive win in the IMCA Stock Cars division at Marshalltown, Dave Atcher went to the front on the second lap and never looked back. There was some three and four-wide racing behind him in the 18-lap feature race.

Donavon Smith worked his way to second, and Steve Meyer, Michael Jaennette and Damon Murty rounded out the top five in the IMCA Stock Cars feature.

It was Casey’s General Stores and Racers Against ALS Night at the Central Iowa Fair Friday. At intermission, the youngsters joined the fun with bike races. 

On an early caution restart, Andy Hennigar wrangled the lead away from Mike Kennedy in the Mod Lites 15-lap feature race. Hennigar went on to take his third win of the season at Motown. Mike Morrill came home in second, Jimmy May was third, Eric Hendrickson was fourth and Charlie Brown was fifth. 

The 12-lap IMCA Hobby Stocks feature was thriller for the entire distance. There were seven lead changes in the race. Austin Luellen took the lead for the second — and final — time on Lap 9. Luellen recorded his fifth win of the season after battling with Tyson Overton and Eric Larson through the middle of the race. Larson, Dustin Elliott, Overton and John Watson rounded out the top five.

Jenae Gustin had a possible winning run come to a sudden halt on the final lap of the 

Big Eight Tyre Center IMCA Northern SportMods 18-lap feature race. Just after taking the white flag, Gustin’s car shut off forcing her to spin. Gustin also collected second and third-place runners Clint Luellen and Ryan King. That handed the lead over to Jared Van Deest and the he led the final two laps to take his second win of the year at Motown. Sam Wieben worked his way from 14th to second, Neil Follett was third, Travis Peterson was fourth and Jared Timmerman was fifth. 

Jon Snyder won the final feature race of the night. Snyder held off a hard-charging Ronn Lauritzen down the stretch for the victory in the IMCA Modifieds 20-lap race. Eric Elliott ran third followed by Joel Bushore and Joel Rust.

Racing continues Friday on KMJ Performance and Marshalltown Police Night at the Races. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing begins at 7:30 p.m.

Marshalltown Speedway Results

Casey’s General Stores/Racers Against ALS Night 

July 11th, 2014

IMCA Modifieds

Feature: 1. 69X Jon Snyder (Ames); 2. 10K Ronn Lauritzen (Jesup); 3. 9E Eric Elliott (Boone); 4. 87 Joel Bushore (Boone); 5. 26J Joel Rust (Grundy Center); 6. 20 LukeWanninger (Minburn); 7. 43S Scott Simatovich (State Center); 8. 10B Josh Pruitt (Stuart); 9. 2Z Zack Rawlins (Newton); 10. K1 Kyle Krampe (Baxter); 11. 12X Trent Jackson (Marshalltown) 12. 12 Andrew Kinser (State Center); 13. 415 Josh Barta (Cedar Falls); 14. 021JR Chris Mills (Sioux City); 15. 40RC Rod Clement (Rhodes); 16. 18J Jake Strayer (Newton)

IMCA Stock Cars

Feature: 1. 2 Dave Atcher (Marshalltown); 2. 35 Donavon Smith (Lake City); 3. 94 Steve Meyer (Grundy Center); 4. 93 Michael Jaennette (Newton); 5. 99D Damon Murty (Chelsea); 6. 47 Scott Pippert (Elberon); 7. 19J Jay Schmidt (Tama); 8. 54 Robbie Merkle (Des Moines); 9. 7 Jason Minnehan (Churdan); 10. 22D Jared Daggett (Marshalltown); 11. 50X Kevin Balmer (Garwin); 12. 042 Doug Russell (Conrad); 13. 4JR Russell Damme Jr (Waterloo); 14. 21K JD Kennedy (Ackley); 15. 196 Chuck Davis (Conrad)

IMCA Northern SportMods

Feature: 1. 80J Jared Van Deest (Holland); 2. 198 Sam Wieben (Dysart); 3. 32N Neil Follett (Conrad); 4. 25 Travis Peterson (Gladbrook); 5. 7+ Jared Timmerman (Norwalk); 6. 98 Bill Hildreth (Marshalltown); 7. 7SR Shawn Ritter (Keystone); 8. 82 Jake McBirnie (Boone); 9. 777 Jayme Duinink (Pella); 10. 3L Clint Luellen (Minburn); 11. 2K Garrett Alexander (Milo); 12. 16 Austin Schuring (Newton); 13. 19J Jenae Gustin (Marshalltown); 14. 57R Ryan King (Montour); 15. 777X Dustin Enabnit (Rockford); 16. T17 Tom Rawlins (Kellogg); 17. 29B Ben Wilson (Nevada); 18. 321 Andy Tiernan (Woodward); 19. 22 Paul Siefken (Grundy Center); 20. 6T Siraj Thomason (Montezuma)

IMCA Hobby Stocks

Feature: 1. 3A Austin Luellen (Minburn); 2. 20E Eric Larson (Holland); 3. 19D Dustin Elliott (Marshalltown); 4. 42T Tyson Overton (Carlisle); 5. 4W John Watson (Des Moines); 6. 7B Eric Stanton (Carlisle); 7. 4X Gary Pfantz (State Center); 8. 500 Garrett Eilander (Newton); 9. 26 Brice Udelhoven (Newton); 10. 7C Chad LeGere (Des Moines); 11. 29 Jake Nelson (Newton); 12. 4 Jeff Bailey (Des Moines); 13. 14T Mitchell Thomas (Marshalltown); 14. 4P Matt Pohlman (Keystone); 15. 89R Ryan Wells (Runnells); 16. 17 Andy Peck (Newton); 17. 85M Dillon Millon (Marshalltown); 18. 9H Kenny Hay (Des Moines); 19. 55 Vince Buchholz (Tama); 20. 3X Steve Fricke (Marshalltown); 21. 77G Ryan Grochala (Des Moines)

Mod Lites

Feature: 1.15 Andy Hennigar (Ankeny); 2. 6 Mike Morrill (Altoona); 3. 5J Jimmy May (Desoto); 4. 66F Eric Hendrickson (Ankeny); 5. 82 Charlie Brown (Nevada); 6. 95 Mike Kennedy (Boone); 7. 4 Travis Bandt (Des Moines); 8. 8 Dusty Masolini (Des Moines); 9. 3G Joe Glick (Des Moines); 10. 17 Cory Sauerman (Grimes); 11. 64 Randy Bryan (Ames); 12. 94 Dustin Marshall (Prairie City); 13. 17S Chris Weir (Nevada); 14. 4L Larry Sorenson (Ames); 15. 13 Ryan McCrory (Plesant Hill): 16. 12 Amber Coffman (Nevada); 17 89 Travis Stensland (Nevada); 18. 57 Tim Hennigar (Clarion); 19. 99 Josh May (Desoto)

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