Split draw planned for IMCA Super Nationals Modified, Stock, Hobby, SportMod heat races

BOONE, Iowa – Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod drivers will be guaranteed different starting spots in qualifying heats at the 39th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. 

A computerized split draw system will be used for Hobby Stock and SportMod qualifying Monday, Sept. 6 and Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Modifieds and Stock Cars Wednesday, Sept. 8, Thursday, Sept. 9 and Friday, Sept. 10.

“With so many entries coming to Boone Speedway from so many parts of the country, the goal is to ensure that each driver has the opportunity to start a qualifying heat race, or races, from different spots on the grid,” explained IMCA President Brett Root. “With this split draw system, drivers are guaranteed a chance to start in the front half of a heat race. They are also guaranteed they will not start in the back half each night they attempt to qualify.”

“This is the first time we have used a split draw at Super Nationals,” he added. “It will be managed by MyRacePass and MRP deserves a lot of credit for its implementation.”

The initial draw will be from 300 numbers in each division. 

Hobby Stock and SportMod drivers who draw numbers 1-150 on Monday and do not qualify for the Saturday, Sept. 11 main event will draw from numbers 151-300 on Tuesday; those that draw 151 or above on Monday will get a number from 1-150 on Tuesday. 

Modified and Stock Car drivers will draw numbers from 1-100, 101 to 200 and 201 to 300, with main event non-qualifers drawing progressively to the next group of numbers.

Drivers missing the first-day draw for their division automatically draw from the next highest number group. 

Last-chance features for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods on Wednesday and for Stock Cars on Saturday will start the top 24 non-qualifiers based on points, as will last-chance heats for the Modifieds on Saturday. 

“It’s important that every driver coming to Super Nationals has the opportunity to qualify for their main event,” Root said. “The split draw system has been used successfully at other IMCA events with big car counts with very positive feedback from drivers.”