Hobby Stock, SportMod qualifying starts today, Deery Series program at Boone moved to Thursday

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 3) – Qualifying races for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods are on the schedule for Labor Day at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

All start times will remain the same.

The complete Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models program will move to Thursday, Sept. 6. That’s a switch also made several years ago, which will accommodate race schedules for both days, and with an improved forecast and pit park­ing.

Setting the stage for 36th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s, 285 cars in four divisions saw Prelude action at Boone Speedway.

Defending Super Nationals champion Richie Gustin, already on the 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, won the Modified feature and $1,000.

Jake McBirnie was the Northern SportMod winner, Andrew Borchardt was best in the Stock Cars and Eric Stanton topped the Hobby Stock main.

Fourteen Hobby Stock heats and 15 Northern SportMod heats are on the Monday schedule with qualifying features to follow for both divisions.

Two hundred and seventy-two cars will see their first Super Nationals action this evening, three more than on opening night last year.

Jesse VanLaningham was the first winner of Super Nationals, checking out from the rest of the field in Monday’s first Hobby Stock heat and then drawing the pole start for his qualifying feature.