BOONE, Iowa – The record number of Stock Car entries could result in a record payout Saturday night at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.
An event-record 202 Stock Cars will compete today (Wednesday) at Boone Speedway. IMCA President Brett Root announced before the start of this afternoon’s program that the Weekly Racing Bonus paid to the winner of the Sept. 7 main event would be doubled to $100 for each of as many as 50 sanctioned starts made during the 2019 season.
With as much as $5,000 in bonus money added to the guaranteed $1,000, that makes the Saturday night checkers worth a potential $6,000.
“We have not lost sight of the core of IMCA racing, the weekly racer,” said Root. “There is no better way for us to support the drivers who support IMCA and no better event to do so than at Super Nationals.”
Stock Cars have been part of the Super Nationals program since 1988. The previous divisional car count record was 193, set in 2015.
A $100 bonus for each of as many as 50 starts is already in place for the Modifieds.
“We’d love to see bonuses paid at the (50-race) cap every year in every division,” Root said. “There is no bigger or better stage to pay bonuses at than Super Nationals. We will back the racers that back us.”
Two hundred and twenty-nine Modifieds also begin qualifying today at Boone putting the total car count for the 37th annual Super Nationals squarely at 800.