BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 10) – The second-place finishers in Stock Car main events each of the last two years at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s were first-place finishers in Thursday night qualifying features.
2018 runner-up Kyle Vanover topped the first qualifier at Boone Speedway, ahead of Mitch Meier, Loren Pesicka Jr. and Buck Schafroth. 2019 runner-up Abe Huls took the checkers in the nightcap, with Kelly Shryock in tow and former Super Nationals champions Jeffrey Abbey and Jeremy Christians next across the stripe.
Top four finishers in each qualifier advance to the inside row for the main event grid.
Meier led the first qualifier before being slowed by contact with a lapped car. Vanover drove by and took the checkers by a margin of just under two seconds.
Huls was the fifth and final leader in the second event, tasked with holding Shryock at bay following a caution with three circuits left in the 25-lapper.
2010 champion Christians makes his career 13th main event start, Huls his eighth, Vanover his seventh and Abbey, the 2016 Southern SportMod king, his second.
Meier, Pesicka, Schafroth and Shryock each start the Big Stock Car Dance for the first time. Shryock has qualified for the Modified main 14 times, the Late Model main another three.
Two hundred and five Stock Cars saw Thursday night action at Boone.
1st qualifying feature – 1. Kyle Vanover, Beatrice, Neb.; 2. Mitch Meier, Chilton, Wis.; 3. Loren Pesicka Jr., Burt; 4. Buck Schafroth, Orient; 5. Les Lundquist, Sioux City; 6. Wayne Landheer, Thompson; 7. David Smith, Lake City; 8. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk; 9. Chad Palmer, Renwick; 10. Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; 11. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan.; 12. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern; 13. Luke Lemmens, DePere, Wis.; 14. Devin Smith, Lake City; 15. Kevin Opheim, Mason City; 16. Cody Gustoff, Scranton; 17. Austin Bouzek, Trenton, Mo.; 18. Brad Whitney, Trenton, Mo.; 19. Donnie Gustoff, Scranton; 20. Tyler Boyda, Redwood Falls, Minn.; 21. Kyle Everts, Holland; 22. Mitchell Evens, Independence; 23. Dustin Larson, Rushmore, Minn.; 24. Rich Pederson, Sioux City; 25. Troy Woelber, Hull; 26. Shaylon Holloway, Osborne, Kan.; 27. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; 28. Larry Sutton, Beloit, Kan.; 29. Anthony Hofbauer, Huxley; 30. Bruce Plumisto, Colby, Kan.
2nd qualifying feature – 1. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill.; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 3. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas; 4. Jeremy Christians, Horicon, Wis.; 5. Damon Murty, Chelsea; 6. Josh Steele, Platte City, Mo.; 7. Shane Stutzman, Milford, Neb.; 8. McCain Jennings, Algona; 9. Shawn Ritter, Keystone; 10. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake; 11. Blake Peeler, Trimble, Mo.; 12. David Brandies, Wilton; 13. Chad Schroeder, Belle Plaine, Minn.; 14. Dustin Vis, Cedar Rapids; 15. Kole Nordquist, Beresford, S.D.; 16. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn.; 17. Mike Nichols, Harlan; 18. J.J. Baumli, Lathrop, Mo.; 19. Jacob Dahle, Morristown, Minn.; 20. Austin Brands, Boyden; 21. Jared Siefert, Luxemburg, Wis.; 22. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz.; 23. Eddie Ingram, Linn Valley, Kan.; 24. Bryce Carey, Nashua; 25. Randy Brands, Boyden; 26. Todd Decker, Edmond, Okla.; 27. Randy Smith Jr., Hamilton, Mo.; 28. Donavon Smith, Lake City; 29. Tom Cannon, West Branch; 30. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake.