Jerovetz, Knutson go back-to-back at Boone

Troy Jerovetz raced to a second straight IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature win at Boone Speed­way on Saturday night. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

By Joyce Eisele

BOONE, Iowa (June 20) – Troy Jerovetz and Eric Knutson repeated trips to victory lane Saturday at Boone Speedway.

Jeff Mueller got the early race lead in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car 20-lap main event. He was quickly tailed by Jerovetz and then the race was on between the two.  Mueller held on to that top spot until the final lap when Jerovetz was able to take the low road, grab the lead, and hang on to the flying checkers.

Mueller held on to keep the runner-up spot.  Then came three Smith brothers, David in third from starting 16th, Devin in fourth from 11th and Donavon from 15th to round out the top five.

Knutson also matched his IMCA Sunoco win from last week in taking the checkers, this time from 12th starting.  Aaron Rudolph gave it his all as the two raced to the finish line, but fell just short and had to be content with a second place finish.  

Dylan Nelson took third after starting 10th, Solomon Bennett came from 11th to finish fourth and Shaun Wirtz completed the top five. 

Jimmy Gustin led all 20 laps of the IMCA Modified feature to visit the winner’s circle for the first time at the speedway in 2020. Austin Kaplan held off Daniel Tasler to take the Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod win.

June 27 will be the first Super Saturday of the season, with $1,000 to win for the IMCA Modifieds in their Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and all other regular divisions in competi­tion.  Grandstands open at 4 p.m. with hot laps at 5 p.m. and racing at 6 p.m.