Griffin, Embrey, Hansen, Gilman, Ganoe and Musselman Pick up Wins on Gettler Dairy Farms Night at the Races

Story by Josh Reynolds


 
Stuart, Iowa (June 20) – After a week off due to mother nature, race cars once again took to the Stuart Speedway for a wild night of racing. Josh Gilman, Kenny Hansen, Curt Ganoe and Taylor Griffin all picked up their second wins of the season while Jeremy Embrey and Taylor Musselman netted their first of the season.
            IMCA Sport Compacts would grace the stage first with Jacob Peters on the pole. David Archibald led the first six laps and looked poised to pick up his fourth win of the year. However, it was not to be as Taylor Griffin passed Archibald on a restart and held on for the win. Archibald was second followed by Peters and Garrett Nelson.
            IMCA Northern Sportmods were next on the track with pole sitter Jamie Schirm leading the way for the first seven of the scheduled fifteen laps. He could not hold off eighth-starting Jeremy Embrey, who would go on to lead the last eight laps en route to the feature win. Following Embrey at the line was twelfth-starting Mike Pruitt, Clinton Luellen, Schirm, and David Schlicht.
            For the first three-quarters of the IMCA Stock Car feature it appeared to be the Jeremy Gettler show as he led the first seventeen laps. After a caution for debris brought the field back together, Gettler, Kenny Hansen and Cory Bushnell put on a three-wide battle for the lead until Gettler’s engine expired. Bushnell retired to the pits after contact with Marcus Fagan leaving Hansen the race leader. Hansen had his hands full with Fagan for the last three laps, but after some door banging between the two Hansen pulled away for the win. He was followed to the line by Fagan, Josh Daniels, Tim Bengard and Bryan Snell.
            The IMCA Modifieds put on a flawless feature race, running all twenty laps flag to flag. For the third time in three races the pole sitter led all the laps as Josh Gilman found the checkered flag first. Gilman ran away from the field for the first half of the race, but young Nate Caruth settled into second place and began hitting his marks to try to run Gilman down. Caruth made some ground up, but it was not to be as Gilman picked up the race win. Caruth kept his second place run at the line, followed by Kent Crosky, Rex Parkison and Ron Bash.
            Curt Ganoe paved the way in the IMCA Hobby Stocks, leading all fifteen laps from the outside front row. While the race for the lead was over, the action behind was exciting to say the least! Pole sitter Charles Belew and Tyler Pickett battled back and forth while Brandon Pruitt and John Watson made their way through the field from ninth and tenth starting spots, respectively. After a lap ten restart the four spots behind the leader changed place every lap for the rest of the race. Ganoe took the feature win followed by Pruitt, John Watson, Tyler Pickett and Nyle Godwin. Ganoe’s engine was claimed and exchanged after the race with Richard Yaw II.
            For the first time the 6 Cylinder Front Wheel Drives made their way around the clay oval. The race would be fairly tame compared to the night’s previous features, but considering that this was the first night this class has raced at the speedway, all of the drivers did a great job. One who didn’t take it easy was Taylor Musselman, as he led all ten laps on his way to the feature win. Musselman was followed to the line by Casey Tucker, Justin Berry, Jacob Peters and Kyle Byrd.
            We hope to see you next week for Sportsman's Warehouse Mid-Season Championships. We will have a candy throw so bring the kids and enjoy another night of side by side racing at the Stuart Speedway!
 
Hobby Stocks - Feature   

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 2 20    Curt Ganoe    Stuart , Ia 40.00
2 9 10B    Brandon Pruitt    Dexter , Ia 39.00
3 10 4W    John Watson     , Ia 38.00
4 4 5A    Tyler Pickett    Boxholm , Ia 37.00
5 8 11G    Nyle Godwin     , Ia 36.00
6 7 78B    Andrew Burg    Adel , Ia 35.00
7 6 3A    Austin Luellen    Minburn , Ia 34.00
8 1 79    Charles Belew    Adel , Ia 33.00
9 5 17    Nathan Lange    Menlo , Ia 32.00
10 12 23G    Dustin Tapp    Ames , Ia 31.00
11 14 20t    Richard Yaw Ii    Pleasant Hill, Ia 30.00
12 3 33    Nick Ginkens    Stuart , Ia 29.00
13 11 9R    Matthew Hudspeth    Madrid , Ia 28.00
14 18 66    Andy Mahlstedt    Bagley , Ia 27.00
15 15 43    Nick Shearer     - 26.00
16 17 45D    Matt Deaton    Newton , Ia 25.00
17 13 3    Nathan Rorebeck    Norwalk , Ia 24.00
18 16 11B    Solomon Bennett    Perry , Ia 23.00
 

Stock Cars - Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 3 17    Kenny Hansen    Audubon , Ia 40.00
2 5 1F    Marcus Fagan     , Ia 39.00
3 9 25J    Josh Daniels     , Ia 38.00
4 7 19B    Tim Bengard     , Ia 37.00
5 8 3S    Bryan Snell     , Ia 36.00
6 10 92b    Brian Blessington    Breda , Ia 35.00
7 14 26K    Butch Bass    Winterset , Ia 34.00
8 12 25    Bob Daniels    Des Moines, Ia 33.00
9 2 48    Kevin Godwin    Earlham , Ia 32.00
10 15 711    Michael Walrod    Desoto , Ia 31.00
11 13 27    Gary Bass    Des Moines, Ia 30.00
12 4 55    Cory Bushnell     , Ia 29.00
13 1 23A    Jeremy Gettler     , Ia 28.00
14 6 11    Steve Campbell    Des Moines, Ia 27.00
15 11 32t    Tim Feltner     , Ia 26.00
  

SportMods - Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 8 41    Jeremy Embrey    Granger , Ia 40.00
2 12 92    Michael Pruitt    Redfield , Ia 39.00
3 7 3L    Clinton Luellen    Minburn , Ia 38.00
4 1 56    Jamie Schirm     , Ia 37.00
5 6 19    David Schlicht    Adel , Ia 36.00
6 5 B00K    Dylan Book    Adel , Ia 35.00
7 2 23JR    Nick Roberts    Des Moines, Ia 34.00
8 11 5J    Jimmy May     , Ia 33.00
9 13 99    Josh May     , Ia 32.00
10 4 60    Tanner Powers     , Ia 31.00
11 9 1T    Bobby Davis Iii     , Ia 30.00
12 10 18J    Jake Strayer    Newton , Ia 29.00
13 3 32L    Ty Luellen    Minburn , Ia 28.00
    

Modifieds - Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 4 83G    Josh Gilman     , Ia 38.00
2 5 7C    Nate Caruth    Ames , Ia 37.00
3 1 12C    Kent Croskey     , Ia 36.00
4 3 31R    Rex Parkison     , Ia 35.00
5 8 14    Ron Bash     , Ia 34.00
6 7 131S    Ed Seibert     , Ia 33.00
7 6 14B    Scott Bash    West Des, Ia 32.00
8 2 3z    Randy Havlik    Madrid , Ia 31.00
    

Spt Compact - Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 4 87    Taylor Griffin    Portsmouth , Ia 33.00
2 2 82B    David Archibald    Harlan , Ia 32.00
3 1 18    Jacob Peters    Des Moines, Ia 31.00
4 3 95N    Garrett Nelson    Osceola , Ia 30.00
    

6 cyl. FWD - Feature

Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points
1 2 13T    Taylor Musselman    Norwalk , Ia 40.00
2 1 27T    Casey Tucker    Lorimor , Ia 39.00
3 6 13B    Justin Berry    Winterset , Ia 38.00
4 7 18    Jacob Peters    Des Moines, Ia 37.00
5 4 21    Kyle Byrd     - 36.00
6 3 90    Jake Coughennower    Indianola , Ia 35.00
7 10 51B    Jim Britton    Indianola , Ia 34.00
8 8 07    Krystal Byrd     - 33.00
9 12 U81    Christina Powell    Norwalk , Ia 32.00
10 9 66    Don Shelley    Indianola , Ia 31.00
11 5 199    Mike Powell    Norwalk , Ia 30.00
12 11 4NU    Dustin Polage    Des Moines, Ia 29.00