Thornton, Murty, VanWyk, Richards, and Sabin take wins at World Nationals Night 2
September 18, 2021
Night #2 of the World Nationals was held at the Marshalltown Speedway Saturday, with 148 entries packing the pits. The Sport Compacts joined the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods, and Hobby Stocks.
The Sport Compacts brought sixteen competitors for the night's action. Their A main event went 12 laps and was led from start to finish by Colby Sabin out of Des Moines. Second place finisher Max Heimbuch, Mason City, chased Sabin the entire race. Third place went to Atkin, Iowa's Logan Clausen, who started fifteenth, Jay Crabill, Cedar Rapids, Iowa driver was fourth, and Stuart, Iowa's Tyler Fiebelkorn was fifth.
Thirty-eight Northern SportMods were whittled down to a 24 car starting field through two B Mains for their 20 lap feature event.
Veteran racer Brian Schrage was in charge as the race went green, and held it until Tony Olson came calling at lap seven, snatching the lead as the cars crossed the flagstand. Olson was then the man at the helm and soon had Kaylin Lopez, Dylan VanWyk, and last night's winner Brayton Carter to reckon with. As the race wore on, VanWyk was able to take over the top spot with just three laps remaining... Carter slipping in to second place and applying pressure. Carter's last ditch slide out of corner four as they approached the flagstand fell just short, and VanWyk took the checkers first. Third place went to Kaylin Lopez, Colby Fett was fourth, and Tony Olson was fifth.
There were 29 Hobby Stocks in the house, and they ran a 20 laps feature event. John Watson, Des Moines, started on the pole, and jumped immediately to the lead. Meanwhile battling it out for second place were Braden Richards and Chris Krug. Watson was content to let the two duke it out as he continued to lead the troops. However, a late race yellow was not what Watson was wanting as it resulted in a green-white-checkered finish. Watson was still leading as the cars came out of turn four, but Richards was able to execute a perfect slider, just beating Watson to the finish line and stealing the win. Chris Krug, Emmetsburg, Iowa went home with a third place finish. Minburn, Iowa's Solomon Bennett came from twelfth starting position, to finish fourth, and Jeremiah Andrews, Union,, Iowa started sixteenth, and rounded out the top five. VanWyk went home $1000 richer.
The Stock Cars went 25 laps for their main event. Dave Atcher was the one in charge for the first six laps of the race, but coming fast on the topside was the familiar 99X of Dallon Murty. Murty started sixth, and had the lead by lap seven, never to look back. He matched his win from the previous night, and another $1000 pay day. Tom Berry, Jr. in the Jeff Wollam hotrod, finished as the runner up. Third went to eighth place starter, dad Damon Murty. Early leader Dave Atcher was fourth, and completing the top five was Independence, Iowa lady racer, Leah Wroten.
The Modifieds had 45 cars vying for $2000 to win. It took two B mains to set their 24 car starting field.
Jacob Hobscheidt had looked exceptionally fast in his earlier heat race, and it was no surprise that he took off like a rocket from his pole starting spot when the 30 lap feature went green. However Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, California visitor, came calling quickly, and was able to slide it out of turn four and around Hobscheidt, taking the lead on lap seven. It was Thornton's race from there on out, as he was in command the rest of the way to the flying checkers. Meanwhile, it was a shoot out for position behind him as Richie Gustin, Kollin Hibdon, and Tom Berry, Jr. battled it out. At the finish, it was Gilman's Richie Gustin taking the runner up spot. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nevada started tenth and was a close third, as was fourth place finisher, Tom Berry, Jr., who started twelfth. Early leader Jacob Hobscheidt, Plattsmouth, Nebraska was fifth.
The Marshalltown Speedway now falls silent until the 2022 race season. Watch for a schedule to be released in the coming months.
Article Credit: Joyce Eisele
Submitted By: Jerry Vansickel