MARSHALLTOWN (MARSHALLTOWN SPEEDWAY) – Marshalltown Speedway kicked its season off Friday night with the very appropriately named Frostbuster special. The large crowd had to hunker down as the crisp temperatures and as an unbelievably strong south wind persisted. The IMCA Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods, and Hobby Stocks were in action with 194 race cars packing the pits.

Feature racing kicked off with the IMCA Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods 20 lap feature. Austin Schrage led from the drop of the green with Josh Appel, Jenae Gustin, and Alec Fett in tow. Fett worked his way into the runner up spot at lap thirteen and then began hounding Schrage. Schrage managed to hold his lead until that all important final lap, with Fett making the pass and taking the checkers. Schrage finished a close second, Josh Appel, Jenae Gustin, and ninth place starter Dylan VanWyk completed the top five.

The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks put on the next feature event for the fans. Kaden Reynolds wasted no time in getting to the front from his fourth place starting spot, establishing the lead by lap one and going on to lead all laps on his way to a Frostbuster win. Eric Stanton took second after starting eighth, Eric Knutson hard charged his way to third from starting sixteenth, Aaron Martin started seventh and took fourth, and rounding out the top five was eleventh place starter Dylan Nelson.

Defending track champion in the Sunoco Stock Cars found Dallon Murty picking up where he left off last year, taking the dominating win. Veteran racer Kelly Shryock came from eleventh starting spot to take the runner up position. Damon Murty took third place ahead of Malone, Wisconsin racer Tim Warner, and Steve Meyer was fifth.

There was $1,000 on the line for the winner of the 25 lap IMCA Modified Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Cayden Carter and Kyle Brown started on the front row, and this would be how they finished as the final checkers flew on the 2021 Marshalltown Speedway Frostbuster. Cody Thompson, who moved up from the Northern SportMod class this year, took third place. Troy Cordes was fourth, and defending track and National IMCA Modified champion, Tom Berry, Jr. came from tenth starting spot to finish fifth.

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Next week the speedway will be holding a two-night special as the IMCA Stock Cars vie for the title of King of the Highbanks and a $5,000 prize. Qualifying beings on Thursday night, April 8 with the final night on Friday April 9. Each night will also include IMCA Hobby Stocks, IMCA SportMods, and IMCA Modifieds, with the IMCA Stars Mod Lites joining the Friday night show. Wednesday, April 7 will be a practice night for all classes.

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