BEATRICE, Neb. (March 13) – More than 180 drivers are already pre-entered for Spring Nationals, which starts tonight (Friday) at Beatrice Speedway.
IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $2,000 to win this evening and on Saturday, March 14. Berths on the ballot for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational are also at stake.
IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods race for $500 to win and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win each night. Mach-1 Sport Compacts run for $200 to win on Saturday.
Modified pre-entries are now in hand from Jacob Adler, Holyoke, Colo.; Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun; Eddie Belec, Lakewood, Colo.; Josh Blumer, Marysville, Kan.; Bland Bohannon, Williston, N.D.; Matt Bonine, Onawa, Iowa; Corey Burch, Junction, City, Kan.; Clayton Christensen, Spencer, Iowa; Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa; Mike Densberger, Lincoln; Patrick Donavon, Sterling; Cole Ferguson, Dexter, Iowa; Josh Gilman, Earlham, Iowa; Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice; Michael Greseth, Harwood, N.D.; Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; Travis Hatcher, Honey Creek, Iowa; Bill Heinkel II, Perry, Iowa; Jeff Hunter, Henderson, Colo.; Andy Johnson, Highmore, S.D.; Aaron Krohn, Slayton, Minn.; Jeffrey Larson, Lakefield, Minn.; Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa; Jeremy Leiting, Valparaiso, Neb.; Erik Mahlik, Green Bay, Wis.; Les McLenehan, Estevan, Sask.; Justin Medler, Minot, N.D.; Brian Mullen, Seymour, Wis.; Kyle Oberding, Seneca, Kan.; Aaron Pella, Lincoln; Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; Jesse Richter, West Bend, Kan.; Anthony Roth, Columbus; Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice; Jason Schneiders, Sioux City, Iowa; Keagan Scott, Odebolt, Iowa; Dave Shipley, Argusville, N.D.; Dustin Smits, Friesland, Wis.; Chad Ten Napel, Sioux City, Iowa; Mike Van Genderen, Newton, Iowa; Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; Billy Vogel, West Fargo, N.D.; Luke Wanninger, Minburn, Iowa; Daniel Woodle, Pierson, Iowa; Jordan Zillmer, Cleveland, N.D.; and Bob Zoubek, Dorchester.
Northern SportMod drivers pre-registered are Jason Andrews, Estherville, Iowa; Kirk Beatty, Sioux City, Iowa; Derek Benes, Crete; Dusty Blake, Belvidere; Lance Borgman, Beatrice; Todd Boulware, Jefferson, S.D.; Austin Carter, Jamestown, Kan.; Benjamin Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, Minn.; Brandon Clough, Wallace; Shawn Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa; Brenden Damon, Great Bend, Kan.; Jayme Duinink, Pella, Iowa; Tyler Frye, Belvidere, Kan.; Ryan Gilland, Beatrice; Joey Haase, Norfolk; Matt Haase, Norfolk; Colby Heishman, Brooklyn, Iowa; Lee Horky, Fairbury; Brian Konze, LeMars, Iowa; Jake Krone, Beloit, Kan.; Jeremiah LaDue, Trenton, N.D.; Benji Legg, Beatrice; Mary Lenz, Elmwood; Johnathan Logue, Boone, Iowa; Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa; Dusty Masolini, Cedarburg, Wis.; Cameron Meyer, Pierce; Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa; Taylor Musselman, Norwalk, Iowa; Jeremy Noonan, Lincoln; Trevor Noonan, Lincoln; Gunnar Pike, South Bend; Kyle Prauner, Norfolk; Jerid Ratzke, Williams, Iowa; Darin Roepke, LeMars, Iowa; Rick Rohr, Pickrell; Gary Saathoff, Beatrice; Jared Sasser, Cuba, Kan.; Joe Schidler, Lincoln; Arie Schouten, Blair; Ben Schultze, Algona, Iowa; Delbert Smith, Wichita, Kan.; Brandon Spanjer, Beatrice; James Stewart, Aparahoe; Andrew Whitmore, Beatrice; and Sam Wieben, Dysart, Iowa.
Stock Car pre-entries have been received from Chris Adams, McIntire, Iowa; Andrew Altenburg, Truman, Minn.; Brent Alverson, Oskaloosa, Kan.; Lance Borgman, Beatrice; Randy Brands, Boyden, Iowa; Brandon Conkwright, Wamego, Kan.; Jon Courchaine, Pound, Wis.; Kyle Frederick, Oconto Falls, Wis.; Ryan Fullenkamp, Bloomfield, Iowa; Gary Goudy Jr., Sloughton, Sask.; Derek Green, Granada, Minn.; Geoff Jermark, Beloit, Kan.; Andrew Knode, Adel, Iowa; Brendon LaBatte, Weyburn, Sask.; Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn.; Jim Larson, Rushmore, Minn.; Michael McClure, Bloomfield, Iowa; Lloyd Meeske, Champion; Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa; Chris Palsrok, Sibley, Iowa; Tyler Phelps, Beatrice; Chris Pruitt, Stuart, Iowa; Jason Purvis, Boone, Iowa; Eric Rempel, Palmyra; Dustin Schmidt, Fairbury; Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa; Trevor Schmidt, Hays, Kan.; Jason See, Albia, Iowa; Leon Sidney, Sioux City, Iowa; Bob Staiert, Carroll, Iowa; Shane Stutzman, Milford; Kurt Trusty, Wallace; Kyle Vanover, Beatrice; Leif Weyer, Centralia, Kan.; Casey Woken, Norton, Kan.; and Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa.
Early entries for the Hobby Stocks are from Zach Ankrum, Sioux City, Iowa; Adam Armstrong, Beatrice; Roy Armstrong, Beatrice; Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa; Shelby Barnard, Beatrice; Bill Bonnett, Knoxville, Iowa; Justin Busboom, Lincoln; Tyler Davis, Fairbury; Cody Dignan, Burlington, N.D.; Neil Forsberg, Slayton, Minn.; Rusty Gyles, St. Charles, Iowa; James Hadorn, Beatrice; Matt Hanson, Slayton, Minn.; Jacob Harms, Beatrice; Taylor Huss, Fairbury; Derek Husted, Sioux City, Iowa; Bryant Johnson, Graettinger, Iowa; Chris Klein, Wilber; Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa; Mike McAtee, Beatrice; Marvin Penry, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Jeremy Purdy, Bedford; Josh Reynolds, Greenfield, Iowa; Dalton Ronnenbaum, Onaga, Kan.; Jayde Saathoff, Beatrice; Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn.; Shay Simoneau, Damer, Kan.; Shawn Slezak, Milligan; Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan.; Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa; Brendon Stigge, Fairbury; Jesse VanLaningham, Beatrice; and Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa.
Sport Compact drivers confirmed for Beatrice are Alex Bratt, Beatrice; Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa; Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn.; Larry Cronin, Lincoln; Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa; Kaytee Devries, Spencer Iowa; Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus; John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa; Joelle Gustin, Onawa, Iowa; Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa; Cole Krichau, Lincoln; Ramsey Meyer, Pierce; A.J. Myott, Spencer, Iowa; Michelle Nicholson, Omaha; Neal Reynolds, Onawa, Iowa; Dillon Richards, Beatrice; Elmer Rolfes, Merrill, Iowa; Lisa Rolfes, Merrill, Iowa; Sly Shively, Beatrice; and Todd Tacheny, Mankato, Minn.
Modified pre-tech starts at noon and pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon, with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing at 7 p.m. On Saturday, gates open at 2:30 p.m., hot laps are at 5 p.m. and racing is at 6 p.m.
Pit passes are $25 each night. Grandstand admission is $14 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under.
IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be given each night for the Modifieds, Stock Cars and Hobby Stocks. National and state points will be awarded to Northern SportMod and Sport Compact competitors.
RACEceivers are required in all divisions and both Spring Nationals programs will be broadcast live on Speed Shift TV. The track website is www.beatricespeedway.com.