Boone holds Season Championship night races

Aaron Rudolph raced to his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature win of the season at Iowa’s Action Track Saturday evening, during the season championship night show at Boone Speedway. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)

By Joyce Eisele

BOONE, Iowa (Aug. 29) – Saturday was Season Championship night at Boone Speedway.

The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods ran 23 laps in their championship feature.  Johnathon Logue had the track title wrapped up before he started the main event but he would also go on to dominate the feature as well, leading the entire race and winning comfortably ahead of the rest of the field. 

Jake McBirnie sat alongside new brother-in-law Tim Ward for the start of the IMCA Modified main.  Ward had the track title wrapped up before the race began but it was a battle between the two for much of the race with McBirnie holding the upper hand.

Ward’s challenge for the lead disappeared when he slipped off the rim of the track, losing several positions. As the race continued on, McBirnie pulled away and take the checkers well ahead of the competition.

The IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars went 25 laps for their feature.   David Smith and brother Donavon Smith finished one-two in this contest. It was David Smith’s first win at Boone this year while Donavon Smith is the 2020 track champion.

The nightcap was 20 laps of IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature event racing.  Dylan Nelson and Eric Knutson waged a good battle for the lead, swapping the top spot a couple times.  The tight racing resulted in contact between the two, with Nelson having to exit the track after Knutson went spinning.

When the race restarted, Aaron Rudolph inherited the lead.  He held that top spot the remaining distance to the checkers and the win, his first at Boone this season.  The Hobby Stock track cham­pion is Nelson.

All 2020 IMCA point standings become official on Oct. 26.

Saturday night, Sept. 4, is Wild Rose Casino Prelude to the Super Nationals. Drivers will be want­ing to test the waters for the upcoming 38th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s that begins on Labor Day.