Tailgate party, concert on tap for Sunday before Super Nationals at Boone Speedway

BOONE, Iowa – The fun starts on Sunday, the day before cars start taking serious laps at the 35th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Ca­sey’s.

Complimentary chili and beverages will be served in the pit area after tech inspection and an open practice session on Sept. 3. A repeat performance by country western artist Cody Hicks follows the tailgate party and brings the night before the Nationals to a close.

“The chili feed and concert are a great way to start what is obviously a hectic week,” IMCA President Brett Root said. “Cody Hicks is extremely popular and we had a lot of people ask about getting him back to Boone Speedway again this September.”

The tech inspection process in place since 2014 will be continued: Beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod drivers are encouraged to go to the lineup board behind the pitside grandstand and get their inspec­tion sheets and hard cards as soon as they arrive with their race car.

Drivers will be called over the PA system for staging and then sent to the inspec­tion area in groups of 20.

Pre-tech for those three divisions runs from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A $10 pit pass fee will be refunded to everyone who exits the pit area by 4:30 p.m.

The open practice session for all divisions is from 5-7 p.m. There is a $10 admission for anyone who did not purchase a pit pass.

All Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock drivers pre-entered for Super Nationals are eligible to compete in the Saturday, Sept. 2 Wild Rose Casino and Resort Prelude to the Super Nationals at Boone.

The Modified feature pays $1,000 to win and is a qualifying event for the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded in all divisions. Side Biter Chassis North Central Region points go to the Modifieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region points to the Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region points to the Hobby Stocks.

Grandstand admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25.

Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.