300-plus cars in action on opening day of Super Nationals

BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 2) – More than 300 cars in three IMCA divisions see action Monday, open­ing day of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway.

One hundred and twenty-two Hobby Stocks vie in 14 heats, 144 Northern SportMods in 20 heats and 35 Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Models in four heats.

The 50-lap Late Model main event, the 499th in series history, will see the crowning of the first champion of the 37th annual Super Nationals this evening.

Two 25-lap qualifiers for the Hobby Stocks and a 25-lapper for the Northern SportMods are also on the Labor Day card.

Brothers Cody and Cory Stone made the 1,100-mile tow from New Mexico to compete at Super Nationals for the first time. Both have a pair of Hobby Stock wins on their resume so far this sea­son. (IMCA Photo)

BOONE, Iowa – Cory and Cody Stone did their homework before travelling 1,100 miles to com­pete at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.

The New Mexico brothers and Hobby Stock drivers know Boone Speedway has a racing surface similar to what they race on weekly, and the banking is comparable to home track Cardinal Speed­way.

They also know what they want to accomplish in heir first trip to America’s Racin’ Vacation.

“We want to make the show, for sure,” said Cody, from Hobbs. “We’ve talked to a couple guys about racing here. They said you’ve got to be aggressive.”

‘We’ve been racing for 11 or 12 years and we’ve wanted to come to Super Nationals for about 10 years,” added Cory, from nearby Lovington and eligible to qualify for the race of champions. “It would mean a lot for us to make the main event.” 

Both have two feature wins this season. They’re part of a four-car team at home that also in­cludes their father/crew chief Shawn and friend Kevin Griffin.