BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – Tyler Frye got the lead back just in time to get himself a spot on the front row for the start of Saturday’s Northern SportMod main event at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
Frye led the first 11 laps of the first qualifying feature Tuesday at Boone Speedway, lost the front spot to Jerry Hoffman following a restart on the 12th circuit and then saw Doug Smith slip by for second.
Frye rallied in the final laps, catching Smith and then Hoffman before the race ended a lap short of the scheduled 24 circuits when another car got hung up on the turn four berm.
Smith also caught Hoffman before the final caution came out.
Completing the top eight, who also advance to the middle row on Saturday, were Matt Hoeft, Clinton Luellen, Tracy Wassenberg. Bobby Anders and Cody Hudson.
Wassenberg, the 2007 Super Nationals champion, will make his career fifth main event start. Luellen qualified for the fourth time, Smith and Hoeft both for the third time and Frye and Hudson both for the second.
Hoffman and Anders make their Super Nationals SportMod main event debuts.
Feature results – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan.; 2. Doug Smith, Rockwell City; 3. Jerry Hoffman, Oronogo, Mo.; 4. Matt Hoeft, Forest City; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn; 6. Tracy Wassenberg, Shawano, Wis.; 7. Bobby Anders, Quincy, Ill.; 8. Cody Hudson, Shawano, Wis.; 9. Cory Rose, Boone; 10. Shane Swanson, Forest City; 11. Mike Stark, West Des Moines; 12. Cody Hennings, Boone; 13. Geoff Olson, Sioux City; 14. Mike Carlson, Algona; 15. Nelson Vollbrecht, Norfolk, Neb.; 16. Brandon Leeman, Roland; 17. Greg Taylor, Sioux City; 18. Lynn Brockett, Ogden; 19. Kile Vohringer, Maquoketa; 20. Brian Miller, Grand Junction; 21. Jeremiah Vanscoy, Tupman, Calif.; 22. Austin Carter, Beloit, Kan.; 23. Kurt Moeding, Mason City; 24. Greg Sidles, Emmetsburg; 25. Rod Staats, Columbus Junction; 26. Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, Minn.; 27. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 28. Eric Elliott, Boone; 29. Kyle Bentley, Independence; 30. Chad Shaw, Trimble, Mo.