Nominations sought for honorary starters on Sept. 11

BOONE, Iowa – The three honorary starters for Sept. 11 Modified last-chance races during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s will be chosen to represent the many American heroes who put their own lives on the line.  

IMCA fans and drivers are asked to submit nominations of military and law enforcement personnel, firefighters and First Responders to wave the green flag for the start of those Saturday afternoon events at Boone Speedway.

Letters or emails of nomination should be 500 words or less and tell about the nominee and their service to country and community. Nominations should be directed to IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at

“9/11 also marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of Hope For The Warriors and officials from that organization will be on hand that day,” Yoder said. “The honorary starter program has been super popular since it was started and remains one of the highlights of the week.” 

For the ninth consecutive year, Super Nationals presenting sponsor Casey’s General Store gives $10 and IMCA matches that donation for each heat win during the week at Boone. Honorary starters will help present the proceeds to Hope For The Warriors officials during the Saturday program. 

Donations by Casey’s and IMCA to Hope For The Warriors since 2013 total $40,000.